Category Archives: Road Tales

In a fast-paced world where most long journeys are viewed from 20,000+ feet in a jet airliner, we miss out on the detail afforded by the low viewing angle of a motorcycle saddle. In this category I have stored a collection of interesting experiences gleaned from years of motorcycle touring. Each tale may describe a multi-week trip, a single day, or one sublime instant. Some tales even have photographic evidence. While I post these tales largely for my own amusement, I have been told they have inspired some to try motorcycle touring. If so, then that seems like a useful purpose. May they help you realize that the universe still holds many thoughts to consider, humor to be enjoyed, and wonders to behold.

Newfoundland Day 22 – Back into Canada

I exercise the shortcut through Canada to get from New York State to Michigan… and visit some friends along the way.

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Newfoundland Day 20 – Adirondack Storm Dodging

I could have used this “extra” day to rest, but I decided to get in some extra riding in the Adirondacks. What could go wrong?

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Newfoundland Day 19 – Back in the USA

After 16 days in Canada, we finally ride back into the USA. It’s one highlight on a bit of a death march of a day.

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Newfoundland Day 18 – The Cabot Trail

Today we rode the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, subsequently heading west as far as possible.

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Newfoundland Day 17 – Ferry Day

Today, we ride almost nowhere, but we cover a lot of ground because we take the ferry from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia.

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Newfoundland Day 16 – Southwest Corner

Our last full day of riding on Newfoundland, with a forecast for rain, and a go/no-go decision on the last really scenic peninsula before we board the ferry tomorrow.

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Newfoundland Day 15 – Sunny West Coast

We travel down the Viking Trail that we traveled up two days ago, but this time we have a gorgeous sunny day.

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Newfoundland Day 14 – L’Anse aux Meadows

Today is short on ride and long on history because we wanted to spend lots of time at the L’Anse aux Meadows historical site.

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Newfoundland Day 13 – The Viking Trail

We ride the Viking Trail up the west coast of Newfoundland almost all the way to the top of the island.

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Newfoundland Day 12 – Botwood and Rocky Harbour

Today was basically a travel day, with a museum stop in Botwood at an old flying boat base used in the 1930-1950 era.

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