Monthly Archives: August 2014

Car Color of Choice – the Dumbest Research Project Ever

The Dumbest Research Project Ever Confession: I like to just sit and watch cars go by.  This started when I was very young, but peaked in 1969. Recovering from a broken shoulder, I was staying at my father’s house in … Continue reading

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Riders for Health Scavenger Hunt III

Riders for Health Scavenger Hunt III – August 15th – 17th,  2014 This year’s edition of the Scavenger Hunt would be different for me – my first time attending as a participant instead of as the representative of Ride West.  … Continue reading

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The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple: Part VII

The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple:    Part VII I reached Lewistown, Montana in the mid-afternoon, and stopped for fuel and to inquire about any reasonably priced motels with outdoor pools. I was told I could … Continue reading

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The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple: Part VI

The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple:    Part VI Every trip seems to have “the day,” a day of difficulties that you remember more for what you survived than the pleasure of the ride. Sunday the … Continue reading

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The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple: Part V

The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple:    Part V The all years’ reunion for Minnetonka High School is held every four years. It began in 2002, which was the 50th anniversary of the opening of the … Continue reading

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The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple: Part IV

The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple:    Part IV I headed East into Minnesota after breakfast with Robert, and into yet another batch of rain. By now I was pretty much expecting it.  This was to … Continue reading

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The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple: Part III

The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple:    Part III The Rapid City late afternoon was interesting, as I watched the TV weather reports growing ever more dire.  Heavy storms had Rapid City as their target, with … Continue reading

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The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple: Part II

The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple:    Part II I awoke on Monday to a pouring rain, further antithesis to the weather predictions I had been following so carefully.  It was 5am, or actually 4am by … Continue reading

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3700 solo miles on a Triumph Speed Triple – Part I

The Long Solo Ride – 3700 Miles on a Speed Triple:    Part I A word of caution!  This will be a lengthy series of reports on my recent motorcycle ride to Minneapolis and then back to Bothell.   I am writing … Continue reading

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