Category Archives: Travel

2016 California Motorcycle Ride – Part I

My 2016 California Motorcycle Ride – Part I A broken helmet, a car break-in, and a murder = not your usual. Friday, July 15th                     Beginning Odometer read.  1590 miles I started with breakfast with friends, leaving Bothell at about 8:30am. … Continue reading

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A Ten Day Motorcycle Ride to California

6th and final (?) draft and last call! I’ll be departing from the Crystal Creek Cafe in Bothell after brekkie on July 15th.   Here is proposed route – and of course I reserve the right to make changes along the … Continue reading

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Gambler 500 Prep

The event (Google it) is still two weeks away, and preparations continue. Here are the crew coveralls Bill Hucks has put together. You will note there are more coveralls than can fit in one well-used Volvo station wagon.  That is … Continue reading

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How to Form a Breakfast Group

How to Form a Breakfast Group By far the smartest thing I’ve done since I retired a tad over two years ago is the formation of a small group that meets every Friday for breakfast. It has become the social … Continue reading

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Delights of the Bay Area

Bay Area Treats We travel to the Bay area several times a year to visit with our grandson and his parents, plus Susan’s sister Meghan and her family. Both clans live in Los Gatos, and over the years we’ve enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Motorcycle “Good to Go” Pass

The Saga of the Motorcycle “Good to Go” Pass Well, I think it is finally done. I hope. Maybe. The saga of a month’s duration in my quest to receive one of the new Good to Go passes so my … Continue reading

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David’s 2015 California Ride – Part the Third

David’s 2015 California Ride –     You Can Go Home Again After five days of riding and three days of family fun with one and all, it was time to ride home.  The route for the ride home I had “scouted” twice … Continue reading

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California Ride – Part the second

David’s 2015 California Ride – Part II I had several intents for my time in California. Although Susan flew to Los Gatos just after I left home Friday morning, I would not see her until Tuesday evening.  She spent the … Continue reading

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California Ride – Part the first

David’s 2015 California Ride – Part I I’m just back from an almost 3,000 mile ride to the Bay Area and back.  I am going to break up my thoughts into three parts, since the ride had three segments. Part … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Trip Planning the Old Fashioned Way

Motorcycle Trip Planning the Old School Way In less than two weeks I’ll be launching off on a two plus week ride to Minnesota and back that will cover more than 3500 miles.  This is not a stunning mileage statistic … Continue reading

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