Butte to Missoula. Did an easy ride to Missoula. Week trip is over. Stopped by Colins shop. Dropped off the Harley rental. Got the XR’s back on the road after a year of sitting. Week overview: – 1600 miles – 5 states – 4 National parks – 2 state parks – 0 key lime pie […]
N of Salt Lake to Butte. Well, we made it to Montana. Long day of ripping highway. Caught a little rain but not bad. Didn’t really get wet. Stopped in Dillon MT which is a little cowboy town Adam, Colin and I were in last August. Went into a cowboy store and met Aaron Buckley […]
Ed hates everything about Vegas, except Fat Tuesday Pina Colada. After 2 hours at Eagle Rider Ed finally got the insurance so we could leave. He is also the proud owner of a new Harley cut off. The drive through Zion was incredible. Exceeded all expectations. Grand Canyon was surprisingly underwhelming compared to everything else. […]
Capitol Reef to Great Salt Lake. Entire trip has been great on the best back roads, but now we’re near Salt Lake it’s highway the rest of the way to Missoula. The Harley really eats up highway. 80mph / 6th gear / 3000rpm. Pretty mellow cruising. Skipped downtown Salt Lake City and decided to spend […]
Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef. Capitol Reef national park was a nice surprise. Great colors. The Harley has developed a weird hesitation once in a while which I’m guessing is due to rapid elevation changes and the sensor that picks that shit up to tell the EFI what to do is getting confused. I dunno. […]
North Rim to Bryce Canyon. Saw a ton of deer, kinda sketchy. Harley transmission is way too notchy and really annoying. Met older guy in a diner who was on same Harley as mine. We talked and he said he bought a z1 brand new when he was 16, before I ever mentioned anything about […]
Zion to North Rim. Such great roads to the Grand Canyon. Zion was insane. Really happy we started in Vegas instead of Denver. My back is holding so far so happy about that. The bike is still working out great. I’m really enjoying it. It’s smoother than I anticipated. I get it. I get why […]
This past weekend I got in on the beach ride through the Pines trip. Sadly, this is my last official ride with the guys as a Philadelphian since my Fiance and I are escaping the urban nightmare that is Philly very soon. The day started out with Brain, Will, Dana, Steve, and I meeting at […]
Vegas to Zion national park. I’m spending the month of August in Montana again. Figured I’d do a fun little week MC trip with the lady on the way out to MT. I considered a week trip from Denver to MT but then thought Vegas to MT had more scenic stuff and national parks. So […]
Part 2: Days 4-6 Day 4 – Lovell, ME to Benton, NH The sun rose and so did we. Dave had some coffee for us. What a guy! Going to Dave’s was the right move. It’s kinda wild that you can meet total strangers who will take you in and treat you as their own […]
Part 1: Days 1 – 3 After hearing about Ed and Adam’s planned month in Montana, an extreme FOMO kicked in for me. A couple of days later, I overheard Young Will say on a Thursday night pocket beer ride that he was doing the newly created North East BDR in August. Boom! FOMO problem […]
The film photos I posted months ago were my favs. I still have a ton extra film shots I didn’t think were great. Below are some unseen ones that were somewhat decent.
Finally got the film developed and scanned. Same exact camera/film setup I used on the Denver trip about a decade ago. I’m into it.
I’m waiting to get my 5 rolls of film back. $250 to get it all developed and scanned and only a few places on the east coast still do it, bummer. Guess I’m not buying E-6 slide film again. I’m the meantime a few pics from my phone.
Trip is over. Most of the guys flew home. Adam and I fly home in a couple hours. Hanging at Colin’s shop “number 8 wire” at the moment. Film photos to come in a month probably. Thought I’d do a quick recap. Overall I had a ton of fun. Really great time I’ll quote Quinn; […]
Seeley Lake MO to Philipsburg MO Great weather We do some more off road riding to get to Colin’s town which is Philipsburg which is just outside Missoula Great scenery out here. Cowboy movie type scenery with all the rolling hills Again – I’m shooting 5 rolls of film so I’m saving all the photos […]
Glacier MO to Seeley Lake MO Woke up in shit rain Colin has a huge tarp to sit under which is great Waited out rain but rain never stopped so we packed up, shit soaked Rode in rain for over an hour Got to Seeley Lake. Weather got awesome Hung and had bbq and basically […]
Polebridge MO to east Glacier MO Wake up and hang at general store in Polebridge. Such a great spot Colin takes us into Glacier Take the Going to the Sun road up 6k miles … great views at top Pretty touristy area Rode in a bunch of rain to get to campsite Watched some dude […]
White swan lake Alberta to Polebridge Montana Leave our campsite and go back to hot springs in the morning Met some cool girls from Portland Head back into America Do a 40 mile off road trail up and over a couple mountains, it was epic XR650L ripped Quinn’s Guzzi held up but front wheel didn’t […]
Jasper Alberta to White Swan Lake Alberta Leave Jasper fuck the cold Head south Pass Banff entirely. Never saw the town of Banff Waitress few days ago told us about natural hot springs We went. It was awesome. Great to warm up. We made friends Camped down road after Quinn tried to go up a […]
Published - Mar 21, 2016
I awoke well before the roosters started crowing and the sun had yet to rise. I snuck out to see what I believe was my first sunrise over the ocean. The Caribbean sea lay flat like a sheet of glass. Very quickly the sun was on the horizon, then I headed back to the hostel […]