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    Where did you ride this summer?

    Hi everyone! This forum has been pretty quiet since weve all been out riding! Now that I need to get back into the classroom I'd like to see and hear where everyone went this summer! We did four rallies and ate way too much great food for our own good! What a summer!
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    Thanks for the post, Malaszka. I'll start out.
    My first big ride was to the Chicken Rally in Alabama, after a ride through Mo, and Miss. Too much humidity for me.
    My second and most challenging ride was from Milwaukee to Homer Alaska, solo. I continued on down to Cal., then back up to Wash. before settling at the national in Redmond.
    I do have one more trip planned to the falling Leaf in Oct, and I'm thinking of doing another Lake Superior Circle ride in late Sept.
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    To be continued!

    Well I did a few short rides this year, Madison to northern Wi a couple times. I rode around Lake Superior in late July, great ride again! This ride has become an annual event for me. In a couple days I'm leaving for Glacier National. My goal is to ride the Rockies down to Colorado and then back to Madison. It has been a great summer, my first on a BMW! I love the bike and so far have put about 7000 miles on it. I hope to end the year with about 14,000 miles on the RT. Ride safe and have fun along the way!

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    I'm just doing my best not to be "average" again this year.


    Just kidding!

    I rode to St Louis a couple of times, out to Oregon, then down the California coast before returning home, oh - - and a trip to Salt lake City in May. Plus a few rallies in there......

    I will need new tires again soon, and summer isn't over yet! W00T!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    I'm just doing my best not to be "average" again this year.

    You've always been above average in my book.
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    Planned Rides: Georgia Mountain Rally, Chicken Rally, ROK Rally, Pownal Vt RA Rally, Four Winds Rally, Sherando Lakes Rally.

    Actual Ride: To the hospital in May for back surgery, then back to the hospital in August for several epidural injections.

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    This year not many miles due to hubby's unexpected heart problem in May. Was all signed up for Hyder Seek but had to cancel when he failed a stress test in a big way. Layed low for a few months while he recuperated but then managed to take 10 days and ride to Coos Bay, OR and Ca coast. Prior to that we had a long weekend to Yosemite area and surrounding mountains. Rode to Morro Bay for tacos with a few friends. Planning on attending Beemer Bash this September by myself then both of us are going to try and do Fall Torrey with the BMWST group.
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    Well, hubby and I rode to Dayton, OH for a weekend gathering of "imaginary" friends from another rider forum... We rode back separately - he was heading to a more distant site for work.

    I got "lost" on the back roads of Ohio, and navigated this:



    But there was a lot more of this sort of road. I stopped for a short break at this pavilion/private park:



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    In the past two weeks, I've traveled over 4,000 miles. I went from my home in Maryland, up into VT, New England, making my way over into Nova Scotia. Came back home for a brief rest before heading out to Dresden, ON Canada via WV, PA and Ohio. While in OH, I went over to Indiana and back to OH before heading home.

    Why so many miles you might be wondering? Well, I have been traveling to different reported locations on The Underground Railroad. While in those areas, I found out there were more locations that I really needed to check out, but due to time constraints, I have to go back another time to devote more time to exploring. DARN! I so didn't want to have to go back and visit such interesting and fascinating areas again. Oh well, I just have to suffer through it all again.

    I'm still not finished with my learning journey.

    This is me at the International Bridge about to enter back into the country.
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    I spent a couple of weeks riding in California


    The Pacific Ocean near Cambria


    Rode over Sherman Pass from 395 to Kernville-ish


    and Yosemite

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomBarnhart View Post
    Planned Rides: Georgia Mountain Rally, Chicken Rally, ROK Rally, Pownal Vt RA Rally, Four Winds Rally, Sherando Lakes Rally.

    Actual Ride: To the hospital in May for back surgery, then back to the hospital in August for several epidural injections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gottago View Post
    This year not many miles due to hubby's unexpected heart problem in May. Was all signed up for Hyder Seek but had to cancel when he failed a stress test in a big way. Layed low for a few months while he recuperated but then managed to take 10 days and ride to Coos Bay, OR and Ca coast. Prior to that we had a long weekend to Yosemite area and surrounding mountains. Rode to Morro Bay for tacos with a few friends. Planning on attending Beemer Bash this September by myself then both of us are going to try and do Fall Torrey with the BMWST group.
    Hyderseek will be there next year. In the meantime it's great to see you're still sMiling!

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    Starting with the National Rally of Texas last spring and wildflower seeking, Paul and I have done a sMelling the roses kind of summer. The Blitz to Branson in April put me in touch with my dreamed of F800S, Rocket J. Squirrel. She's amazing!

    We spent lots of time in British Columbia (but not Hyder cause of the cold and rain) and visited our grandboys and daughter and son in the midwest in between the Lunatic Fringe Rally and the National in Redmond and our exploring the Black Hills, the Big Horns, the Colorado Rockies and all too soon the Sipapu Rally in New Mexico. Almost time to head back to the adobe . . .



    What a marvelous country we have! And it's a gift to be able to see it from the back roads.



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    Cross Country

    We did a 26 day, 11870 KM trip this summer from the Vancouver area of BC, Canada to Long Island, up to Bar Harbor Maine and back....check out our RR...it was AWESOME!

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=47909


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    Wow! All these amazing journeys! I wish I had time to just ride and write!

    Firebird, your trip sounds so powerful! Did you document it? Was it professional research? Will you write about it?

    Soph9, yes, the South Dakotans are crazy when they ride w/o helmets! Especially the ones in flip flops! They laugh at us but if you've ever seen road rash it doesn't bother you to hear them!

    Something to do for the heat . . . . get an evaporative vest, an evapodana from Aerostich, and a mesh tex jacket. You can ride in air conditioned comfort for about an hour then replenish the water.

    Voni and Sue, you two set the bar pretty high for the rest of us! I hope to attain Voni-hood some day!

    Remember if any of you are on your way through the Black Hills, let me know! If I can't host you i can at least send you in the right direction!

    These stories and photos will be great reading through the long cold winter!

    Here's the rest of my story! We started out on July 11 for the National, went from Redmond to the Washington rally in Menlo! Great folks, location, food! We usually go to Paonia so we did miss all out CO buddies. Then on to eat our way up the coast! Seattle, Friday Harbor, Bellingham. On to Northport, WA where I had built a straw bale house years ago. Then dipped into ID for the Stomp. I won the grand prize of an Olympia aerflow jacket! Gloat, gloat! Pictured attached! Then up to Missoula my old stomping grounds, Bozeman, Billings, (Michael Franti at the Magic City Blues Fest!) then home. It was supposed to be a month long trip but it was more like weeks. We were home for 2 days and I asked Doug if we could do just one more before I get my wings clipped for the year. So, off to the Beartooth Rendezvous. Home at last! Almost 7,000 miles! And 5 pounds heavier!
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