Category Archives: Travel

First multi-day ride of 2020!

And you are invited! If interested in joining in, e-mail me at david@davidpreston.biz East to Tour the Olympic Peninsula – 4 days  (June 26-29) Friday 7am Brekkie and then leave at 8:15am I-405 to I-5 to Smokey Point Rest stop            … Continue reading

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East to go West Tour – June 26th – 29th

East to Tour the Olympic Peninsula – 4 days  (June 26-29) Friday 7am Brekkie and then leave at 8:15am I-405 to I-5 to Smokey Point Rest stop            30 miles I-5 to 530 to Arlington to Rockport                   70 miles SR 20 … Continue reading

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Why I Prefer Lesser Motels

Why I Prefer Lesser Motels Not because I am cheap…entirely. I do not want, need, or will have use for a golf course or two, indoor an/or outdoor pool, sauna, restaurant, casino, bar, spa, tennis courts, hiking and tour opportunities, … Continue reading

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Trains, planes, and automobiles – and motorcycles!

Trains, planes, and automobiles – and motorcycles No trains, actually, but I could not resist the title. There’s an annual “fly-in” of mostly vintage planes at a small airport behind Concrete Highschool on Highway 20.  I am not all that … Continue reading

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Seattle Snow – Cause For Panic?

Why People in Seattle Lose Their Minds When It Snows   This is written especially for all of my friends back in Minnesota, land of my youth.  They must wonder what collective insanity seems to hit people in the Seattle megalopolis … Continue reading

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The Triumph Tour of Gentlemen

 The Triumph Tour of Gentlemen Can you tour on a Triumph Bonneville T 120? Of course you can. You can “tour” on any motorcycle capable of maintaining safe highway speeds – which in some areas approaches 80 mph.   The question … Continue reading

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Motorcycles and Hot Rods in Canada in late June

Motorcycles and Canadian Hot Rods in Late June – a 4 day adventure. This will be a lovely ride starting Friday, June 22nd, and ending on Monday, June 25th.  You might note that the distances are pretty reasonable for a … Continue reading

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Fun with Forest Fires

Fun with Forest Fires In these troubling times, when it seems like the entirety of the northwest United States is struggling with forest fires, perhaps an incident that was sort of fun will be appropriate.  It will take a bit … Continue reading

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The Re-Evolution of the Standard Motorcycle

The Re-evolution of the Standard Motorcycle (Caveat emptor:  I may have taken some liberties with history and facts on the way to a point. I presume my faithful readers will supply corrections and additions as needed.)   To take an explanatory … Continue reading

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The 200 Mile Triumph Touring Warm-Up

The 200 Mile Triumph Touring Warm-Up I have the hard won advantage of being able to take a few week-long rides in summer and fall. Retirement will do that for you.  In my 50th year of motorcycling, I’ve noticed that … Continue reading

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