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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Heading Out Today on Annual Spring Solo Ride

Well Folks, I'm heading out today on my annual spring solo ride. I live in northern WI and will be stopping by to see an old college friend in southern WI, then I'll head west into IA before pointing the Road Glide straight south.

I'll keep you guys updated with the highlights, lowlights. I've so far ridden the bike in 34 states and plan to 'pick off' a few that I've not yet rode in. The Gulf States and AR are among those (LA, AL, MS, FL). Then I'll head back north up through GA, TN, KY, IN, and MI before pulling back in my Northwoods WI home.

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Have fun,and ride safe! Looking forward to hear of your travels!


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Have a nice trip and be safe!

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Awesome. Safe journeys and have fun! Looking forward to reading about your highlights. Hopefully there will be zero lowlights...


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Ride safe Ran, looking forward to your updates. Mine has been delayed a couple weeks and I'm not leaving till this Friday. I'll look for you on the road!


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Look forward to the ride reports. Keep up posted
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Ride report and lots of pictures please!


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Not much to report today. Ended my day in Maquoketa, IA (About midway between Dubuque and the Quad Cities. Rain held me up and I don't know if I'm getting old or what, but I just didn't feel like putting on the raingear today (that's not normal for me). But I'm still 383 miles from home, so its not like I was sitting still all day.

Stopped to see my first wife for an hour or so (1983-86). A relationship I value because I believe she led me to my current wife with whom I have my beautiful daughters.


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Had a great 500 mile ride today. It started out a little cold and wet, but ended up warm and dry. This morning, while I was out wiping down the bike from a rain the night before, the pretty young lady working the counter at the Hotel came out and said, "Sir...would you a like some dry towels to wipe down your bike?" How cool is that! My 'standard equipment' towel was already pretty wet.

State highway 19 running north and south through MO is a great motorcycle road. Smooth pavement, sweeping curves, cool little towns. If you haven't ridden it and you're heading to MO, give it a try.












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