Category Archives: Nightowl

The Nightowl is a 2015 BMW K1600GTL. Six cylinders of smooth effortless power coupled with all the electronic safety and comfort features you could want on a mile-devouring sport-tourer. Yeah, baby!

Home in a Hurry, Part 1

It’s Sunday and I’m headed back home from the SPITS run. I have another party to attend on the east coast (Chesapeake Bay) and want to arrive there this coming Friday. I also need to swing by the house and pick up Karen for this trip. That demands more riding and less sightseeing. Continue reading Home in a Hurry, Part 1

Posted from Delta, Utah, United States.

California at Last

Compared to the last few days, the last ~350 mile ride into California was pretty uneventful. It was still a very enjoyable ride. Continue reading California at Last

Snow to Start, Wind to Finish

As reported earlier, I already knew I had to ride through some snow today. What follows is the tale of how I survived the day.  Continue reading Snow to Start, Wind to Finish

Posted from Tonopah, Nevada, United States.

Canyons, Red Rocks, and Snow Flurries

Since I rode further yesterday than planned, I was able to splurge an entire day to cross Utah and experience it’s natural wonders… and fickle weather patterns. Continue reading Canyons, Red Rocks, and Snow Flurries

Posted from Panguitch, Utah, United States.

Colorado Passes and Dodging Snow

This day would start with never ending vistas of mountain beauty and end with a mad dash to beat the weather over a few mountain passes.  Continue reading Colorado Passes and Dodging Snow

Posted from Monticello, Utah, United States.

Wind, Tank Test, Light Show, and Mexican Food

As a part of the ongoing effort to get to Fins and Vina’s SPITS party in California, the goal for today was very simple: get the rest of the Great Plains behind me. Continue reading Wind, Tank Test, Light Show, and Mexican Food

Posted from Denver, Colorado, United States.

2017 SPITS – Introduction and Day 1

And herewith, my dear and cherished friends have screwed me over again.

They have conspired to schedule two wonderful fun-filled, food-filled, and riding-filled parties on consecutive weekends… on opposite sides of the country (and we’re not talking Lichtenstein). This will require me to haul ass from our home in Ann Arbor all the way out to California (through several mountain ranges), back home to pick up Karen, and then haul ass out to the Chesapeake Bay Area (the land of boats and righteous crab cakes), all in just over two weeks.

Damn them. Just damn them to hell. Continue reading 2017 SPITS – Introduction and Day 1

Posted from Clive, Iowa, United States.

2016 ParTay/SCUM Map and Summary

Here are the posts, the final route map, and the trip statistics for this years ride out to the ParTay and then on the the SCUM Run. Continue reading 2016 ParTay/SCUM Map and Summary

Posted from Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.