Fun, Fun, Fun!
Just got back from a 5,500 mile solo trip from the Phoenix area to NYC and back. It was an adventure.
So many observations and insights gained on this journey. I'm still exhausted and sore, so I'll be brief.
The sights along the backroads and mountains of Pennsylvania are stunningly gorgeous. What a beautiful state.
I used to think that the cagers in LA and Houston were the worst, now I'm convinced that car drivers along I80, south of Chicago are contenders for the title of scariest cagers in the USA.
Davenport, Iowa seems like a nice clean place to live, but it's incredibly hot, humid and insect-infested in late May.
Hartford, Connecticut is a very pretty area.
St. Louis, MO still has the arch.
I still get restless if I'm in NYC for more than three days.
Note to self: Don't try to ride through Indianapolis on the day the Indy 500 is held.
The stretch from Denver, CO through Breckinridge, Vail and Glenwood Springs is a delight. I got excited thinking about the fun we'll all have next month during Shark Week VIII when I rode through Grand Junction.
Moab, Utah and the Monument Valley area must be what the planet Mars looks like.
It's great to catch up with old buddies that you haven't seen for more than 35 years, just remember, your body pays a price if you party like you did 35 years ago.
The citizens of Cleveland, Ohio have done a great job revitalizing the downtown district.
BurnCo BBQ in Tulsa is still my choice for best pork ribs and burnt ends in the USA.
It can be spooky when you're passing an 18-wheeler at 85mph and the nubs underneath your throttle grip wear down and you suddenly have no means to continue accelerating.
Three quick pictures: John Mellencamp's 1965 Honda and Elvis' mid-seventies trike on display at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and RoadSpud geared for rain and thunderstorms in Oklahoma.