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Ok, ok…

Posted by TommyBoy on July 27, 2015 in Comments |

I’ve gotten a whole bunch of inquiries as to whether I went ahead with my plans and got a Can-Am ‘Spyder’; – well… I DID! It took me a while. What I do when I’m gonna get a new bike is… do a little research on the ‘VEE-hickle’ (that’s the way they say it in […]

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Reflections…

Posted by TommyBoy on July 14, 2015 in Comments |

The trip from Twin Falls southward was ‘uneventful’’. – I hate to say that because no trip on a motorcycle is ever “uneventful.”  The ‘gestalt’ / perception / understanding you get while riding on a motorcycle is DIFFERENT. In a lot of ways, it’s very ‘primal’. — You FEEL the wind (you don’t in a […]

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Gettin’ Outta Dodge…

Posted by TommyBoy on July 13, 2015 in Comments |

When last we talked, I had just finished washing clothes in an out-of-the-way motel in Salmon, Idaho. Things were a little low at that point. I gotta tell ya, when your bike is busted, it’s a bummer, a BIG bummer. All sorts of thoughts go screaming through your brain: Did the problem get fixed? / […]

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Motorsickle Gremlins-II…

Posted by TommyBoy on July 11, 2015 in Comments |

Would you believe that when I cranked up this morning, my motorcycle gremlins are baaaaccckkkk…. Yep, that bike ran fine all day long yesterday, and OVERNIGHT, the same problem was back. I was pretty sure it was the battery, (and not the ECU, the onboard computer)… I wasn’t sure what to do, then, I asked […]

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Upon Leaving LoLo…

Posted by TommyBoy on July 11, 2015 in Comments |

When I cranked up my bike in Lolo, Montana yesterday, – it was ‘slow to crank’, and almost failed to start; huh? – a BMW not starting?? – I thought it was curious as I headed southward toward Salmon, Idaho. There are a lot of small towns down along highway 93; mostly 10 to 15 […]

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Where in the world is…

Posted by TommyBoy on July 10, 2015 in Comments |

…Tommy San Diego? – Remember that old television series about Carmen San Diego? – It even had a catchy tune… (Sometimes you can’t get things like that out of your mind)… “Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?  — Stop it… Anyway, “Where in the world I am…” is in Lolo, Montana. “Lolo??” I’ve […]

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Check-point, Charlie…

Posted by TommyBoy on July 9, 2015 in Comments |

Sub Title: Jeez… those Canadians are a little ‘touchy’ about their border point… So anyway, I got out of Calgary… After a bit of a hassle getting gasoline, — I fueled-up, and told Gladys to ‘take me to the border.’ It’s about 150 miles to the border; and I took a leisurely ride to it. […]

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The Calgary Stampede…

Posted by TommyBoy on July 7, 2015 in Comments |

I might as well go ahead and get this out of the way; it’s my favorite 6th grade joke:  “How do you stop a herd of stampeding elephants? – You cut their stampeders off.” There, I feel better now. That’s the first time I’ve ever been able to work that (corny) joke into a blog-post; […]

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Dawson Creek, Redux…

Posted by TommyBoy on July 6, 2015 in Comments |

Yo-hey… I’m back in Dawson Creek. The ride from Muncho Lake was uneventful… Put another way, “There are no atheists on motorcycles.”  Altogether, it was 462 miles of rain, pestilence, plague, road hazards, re-construction, cold, heat, snakes, frogs, and blistering fellow travelers; – mostly wide-eyed, Stephen King truckers who were already late for an important […]

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Muncho Lake??? (MilePost – 300 and something)

Posted by TommyBoy on July 4, 2015 in Comments |

This is a goat in the road, folks… They call them, “Stone-Goats” Actually, there aren’t a lot of mileposts up this way; (but there ARE goats!) I’m GUESSING I’m about 200 miles from Watson Lake, Yukon Territory…. YuKON TERRITORY?!?!  — “what the frank?” – Put another way, I’ve been 2500 miles DEEP into Canada… You can’t […]

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