“You just keep going You just keep trying to get right down to the crux.” —John Coltrane I discovered these lines painted on the wall of the Equinox room of the McMenamins Grand Lodge, where I am right now practicing my paper for tomorrow’s meeting of the International Motorcycle Studies Journal Conference. Coltrane is a …
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Greetings from Hermiston, OR
Day 1: Oregon
Made it to Oregon. Tougher day today because I’m a bit groggy from yesterday. I might have fixed the problem with comments, folks. Thanks for trying. Onwards!
Day 2 (starting out)
Dreamt of rain & an involved Dungeons and Dragons game with a coworker. Did a double take when I realized I still have another 600 miles ahead of me. Lots of Harley’s in the lot. Two weeks or so from Sturgis, they’re all headed east.
Day One: Twin Falls, Idaho (688) miles.
Phew. That was a handful of miles in the hot sun. Maybe the longest day of my trip. I’m glad to get it done with first. My hands ache. My left foot has a blister from the sun baking it in my boot. But The biggest day is behind me. The rest will be a …
Day 1 (first gas stop: Rawlins)
211 miles in. First gas stop in Rawlins, WY. Some unpacked sections. Saw a little foxy guy with a prairie dog in his mouth cross the road. Took it as a good sign.
Day One minus 1
The bike is packed. I’m still figuring out how to make this wordpress site work. It ain’t as easy as they make it. But I’m excited for my trip. A good clearing of the head. I’ve really enjoyed writing trip reports, but I’ve dropped facebook completely. This is a bit more challenging, for sure, but …
Day One minus 2
Packing and Planning Ready to pack: what’s a good trip without a copy of the Odyssey, Batman Year 100, and Sapiens