Day 14…the Journey Home

The last day of our trip was just a full day of driving to get home.  It wasn’t very eventful, and it felt long as all last days do.  Dale and I both felt two ways about our trip…that we had been gone a very long time, and that it had gone way too fast. […]

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Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail – Part 2

During our first leg, in Sept. 2014, we rode the Trans Wisconsin Trail from Galena, IL to Marquette, IA. Our plan for our Sept. 2015 trip  was to pick up where we left off and ride as far as we could go in 2 days and use the 3rd day to ride home. You are […]

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Riding The Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail – Part 1.

In September of 2014, Renee and I were able to take our first overnight motorcycle trip. Our plan was to ride to Galena, Illinois and then jump on the Trans Wisconsin Adventure Trail and ride it as far as we could in one day.  This was our first overnight trip, so as you can guess […]

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show

Dale and I recently went to Schaumburg, IL to shop at a Cycle Gear store where I was interested in checking out a new jacket. The staff was super helpful and I got a great deal on the jacket and some new gloves.  When we were checking out our sales clerk entered us in a drawing […]

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West Salem/Mindoro Ride – August 2016

In Mid-August Renee and I took a 2 day ride in Southwest Wisconsin.  Having grown up in the area, I already knew how awesome both the roads and the scenery would be, and I had really enjoyed the MayHem route (see previous blog), so I wanted to share it with Renee.  Since we had an […]

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Review Sena SMH-10R Intercom

Renee and I have always enjoyed riding together, but struggled with communicating to each other.  When I saw something cool, i would point to it, and most of the time Renee would miss what I saw.  If Renee wanted me to stop for a picture, she would wack me on the leg until I stopped. […]

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Galena Illinois Loop – July 2016

In early July Renee and I took a 1 day ride around the Galena, Illinois area.  Here is a rough idea of our route: I created this route based on input from another motorcycle rider who hosts a group ride in that area every summer. We started our ride by hauling the bike up to […]

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Visit to Capt. Kirk’s Birthplace

You may not know this, but Riverside, Iowa is the future birthplace of fictional character Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek. For a great summary of how this came about, go to this website. This past June, my youngest son and I decided to ride to Riverside and see what all the hype was […]

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Chasing Waterfalls…In Iowa?

Who would have thought that there are waterfalls in Iowa?  Renee and I were surprised to discover that there are several.  What could be a better reason for a ride, than to visit some. So May 21st, one week after the 2016 MayHem ride, Renee and I packed up and headed north.  Here is a […]

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