Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last Ride of 2008!

I managed to get in a ride while my son and his girlfriend were here for the holidays. We had a very warm day after Christmas an I invited Yeseul for a ride. We cruised up the Blue Ridge Parkway and got in about 20 miles or so. After I dropped her off at home I took the airhead out for a spin just to keep the fluids moving around.

For 2009 I have several events already in planning. My "Chasing Hemingway" tour to Key West, FL (Arctic Circle to Key West in one year, pretty cool, huh?); "Coast to Coast with Kurt" (Ocracoke Island, NC to San Diego, CA maybe via Mexico?); the BMWMOA National in Johnson City, TN; the BMWRA National in Caanan Valley, WV; and the Horizons Unlimited USA East Meeting in North Carolina on my birthday. The new year is already getting full and it is still hours away!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

I just want to wish all of my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! To end my entries for the year here is a video highlight from this years Solo to the Circle trip. Stay tuned!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano!!!
Frohe Weinachten und einen guten Rutsch!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dreamin' of Ridin'

Today I took both bikes out for about 20 miles each just keep the fluids moving and the batteries charged. While riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville I kept thinking about my upcoming trips. Regular readers of my blog know that I went to the Arctic Circle this year. During Spring Break I plan on riding to Key West. Not only will it be cool to ride from the Arctic Circle to the southernmost point in the U.S. in one year, but I am also a huge fan of Earnest Hemingway. I also plan to see his home which is now a museum and stop in at Sloppy Joe's. I hope the town is not too engulfed with Spring Breakers. Shortly after that trip, in June, I will begin my coast to coast trip IF my son still lives in San Diego. Also the BMWMOA International Rally will be held in Tennessee this year. I sure won't be receiving the long distance award! Also, the Horizons Unlimited USA East meeting is scheduled for August. Looks like another great year ahead if I can just make it through winter!

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