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Author Archives: amansell

2015 Ride with My Buddies

June 13 2015 finds me in the little town of Fernley Nevada which is located just east of Reno. I arrived here about 2 pm and obtained a 3 bed motel room and am now waiting for Mik and Steve to show up from the bay area. My ride started on Monday and it has … Continue reading »

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Going Home

Although the main reason for this trip was over, there was still a few things I wanted to see before this great trip would be called finished. One of them was to see some of the country and deserted towns in the coal mining areas of West Virginia. After leaving the fogy, misty, Blue Ridge … Continue reading »

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Civil War Site, Four Roses Bourbon and More

We left Birmingham and headed to Chattanooga Tennessee where we would visit the last civil war site of this trip. After obtaining a motel we found our way up to Look Out Mountain, which as you can imagine over looks Chattanooga and the Tennessee River. What a great view and while on the top we … Continue reading »

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The Civil War Trail

I finally made it Marietta, which is a suburb of Atlanta. This is one big city with freeways everywhere, and thank heaven for my gps that talks to me via my helmet, as I would never have found my motel. Mik and Steve arrived about 9:30 pm so it gave me some time to do … Continue reading »

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The Appalachians

I rode through Tennessee with out much happening, travelled a few good roads but nothing real special. I decided to stay in Maryville TN. but had troubles finding a good motel and settled for one that only cost $35.00. It was this price for a reason as before the evening settled in I was asked … Continue reading »

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Mississippi the Magnolia State

I have had a couple awesome days riding in these mountains with very favourable weather, and the most incredible roads. Well more of that later.   I left Arkansas after traveling down Hwy. 7 and it was a very nice road, it wasn’t incredible but still quite worth taking. After crossing over the Mississippi River … Continue reading »

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Rain in Arkansas

May 14 finds me holed up in a Best Western Motel in Russellville Ark. I arrived here yesterday after a very wet sodden day travelling over what would have been very scenic back roads in the Ozarks Mountains. The rain blurred my visions of the rolling hills that surrounded me, and even if the roads … Continue reading »

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Leaving Victoria

May 2 finds my bike ready and the heath insurance needed to travel in the US of A complete and so I make my way down to the inner harbour to catch the 10:30 am Coho Ferry over to Port Angles. The weather was great, quite warm and not a cloud in the sky. Having … Continue reading »

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Departure Day Has Arrived

The first leg of my 2014 ride was started this morning from our farm on Agate Bay Rd. I rode out at 8:45  amidst  a canopy of clouds and sun with a temperature of only 2 C. and headed to Kamloops where I would then travel down the Fraser Canyon to Hope and then to … Continue reading »

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2014 has been a great year and I’m sure will continue

I am counting down the days till I saddle up to go on another great M/C ride. May the first will find me heading south along the Washington, Oregon, and California coast to San Francisco to meet a couple riding buddies. I will then be heading east to my destination of Atlanta Georgia to meet … Continue reading »

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