Friday, July 31, 2009

Not Exactly as Planned

Well, my little tour did not go exactly as planned. I did make it to TWO in Suches, GA for a weekend and then on to the Riders of Knoxville Rally in Del Rio, TN. Both were very enjoyable. The Riders of Knoxville really go out of their way to make sure you have a good time at their rally! If you have never gone to one of their events, you should make plans to.

Then it was on to the BMWMOA National Rally in Johnson City, TN. When arrived I phoned home and my wife informed me that my father-in-law had passed away in Bergedorf, Germany. She said I should stay at the rally since we could not fly to Germany until Monday. The rally was great as you can see from the photos. I did cancel the rest of my trip (RA National Rally, OBX).

Monday, July 6, 2009

Still Here!

Well the "family" vacation is over and I must say that the frau and I had a good time visiting with the Texas side of the family in Niagara Falls, ON and our subsequent trip to upstate New York. One of the highlights for me on this part of the trip was seeing the sight of the "Miracle on Ice" in Lake Placid, NY.

Now on to the motorcycle part of the summer. My new tires arrived today and tomorrow I will be mounting them on my GS. I will leave Friday for the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Camp in Cruso, NC and then on to the Riders of Knoxville Rally in Del Rio, TN. On Wednesday of next week I will ride to the BMWMOA National in Gray, TN and from there to a state park in West Virginia to rest up and get ready for the BMWRA National. From there I will either head to the Outer Banks of North Carolina or possibly ride the Natchez Trace in Tennessee and Mississippi.

I will NOT be taking the laptop with me as I want to get away from email and most other electonic media on this trip. But, look for a full ride report once I get back. As you know, I like to name my trips (Long Way Round, Solo to the Circle, etc.). This trip will be called Expedition Southeast because I will be riding over much of the Southeastern US. Check back the first week in August!