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A view of the Sierra Buttes

Motorcycling has been a passion of mine for 20 plus years and it’s always been my dream to travel to far away places by motorcycle.  Riding down a road, feeling the nuances of the temperature change when I dip down into a cool valley or ascend up a tree-lined mountain pass is bliss.  Smelling the bite of pine trees,  or the musky aroma of the Fall leaves are experiences missed in the sterile confines of an automobile.  I experience it as a great freedom to be this close to the world around me and it’s a thrill that lingers long after the ride is done.

Exploring the trails near Downieville.

Exploring the trails near Downieville.

Track Day on my BMW 650 GS.

Track Day on my BMW 650 GS.

Fall colors on the Topaz ride.

Fall colors on the Topaz ride.

I’ve ridden different styles of bikes, one of my favorites was a Suzuki V-Strom 650, affectionately known as Dirty Sally.  Dirty Sally is a bit more rough n tough and goes where the pavement ends. FullSizeRender_2 4

Since the new year, I went back to a Triumph but this time I’m on 2007 Bonneville T100, lovingly named, Bonnie, of course.  I ride on the road more than I do dirt, and the dirt I ride on is mostly gravel or fire roads, easily handled by Bonnie.  Throw some light knobbies on it, a skid plate and some engine guards and POOF!  It’s a Scrambler.


Stay tuned for further journeys that will include long trips, short trips, camping trips, and backpacking trips.  Many times I ride solo but sometimes I like the company of one of my riding buddies.  If you share the same passion of travel by motorcycle, or you’re just curious, feel free to follow along.  You may catch my sightings of mountains, oceans, winding roads, roadside diners, red rocks and maybe even Big Foot or an alien in the desert.  Until then, have a look around my blog, share your thoughts and enjoy!moto boots


  1. Bravo on the motorcycle travel. My wife and I wore out two Goldwings. Traveled much of the USA. Ate a lot of bugs. In all, I owned 11 motorcycles over the past 55 years. I’m 78 and it’s time to watch.


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