If I could limp the crippled Nightowl to to Charlottesville, I’d have four days attending the Haystack conference to fix its dead fuel pump before I had to continue to the Fontana Getaway.Continue reading 2019 Haystack Conference and Fuel Pump Saga – Day 2
This year I rode the Nightowl down to the 2019 Haystack conference on search relevance. I rode the entire way there with a dead fuel pump. Strange, but true.Continue reading 2019 Haystack Conference and Fuel Pump Saga – Day 1
By diverting into Canada for the ride home, I was able to revisit some of the roads from the old Run to the Sun rides we did in the late 1990s. Continue reading Wandering Home from the ParTay – Part Two
With another righteous (and likely last) ParTay gathering in the books, it was time to point the Nightowl east towards home. Just how to get there, however, is a more complicated matter. Continue reading Wandering Home from the ParTay – Part One
Another two-week journey out west for the annual Par-Tay is in the books. Here’s the pertinent route and statistical information from the trip. Continue reading 2017 Par-Tay Summary
Here’s the summary, route map, and statistics from a trip to two parties, on consecutive weekends, on opposite sides of the country. Continue reading 2017 SPITS/MAMMARY 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
I recently installed a new plugin to fix the problem where all my old route maps in previous blog posts no longer work. The problem is that Google changed the Google Maps API with regard to displaying KML layers.
So, I plunked down $30 for the Pro version of the sexy WP Google Map Plugin and now I need to see if it works. This post will be my test bed for this new plugin. Continue reading First Test of WP Google Map Plugin
My friend Yo Adrian and I took a little ride over to Redbeard’s place for a party. Never mind that he lived on the other side of the continent.
Here’s a map of the route we took. Click the points for day number, start/end information, and daily miles ridden.
- Total travel days: 13
- Total distance traveled: 5,296 mi / 8,523 km
- Average distance/day: 407 mi / 655 km
- Longest day: 680 mi / 1094 km (Des Moines, IA to Denver, CO)
- Shortest day: 92 mi / 148 km (South Lake Tahoe, CA to Jackson, CA)
- Total fuel consumption: 152 gal / 575 l
- Average fuel cost: $3.896/gal or $1.03/l
- Average distance per fill: 118 mi / 190 km
- Average fuel mileage: 34.9 mi/gal
- Best fuel mileage: 39.77 mi/gal (Vail, CO to Fort Morgan, CO)
- Worst fuel mileage: 29.18 mi/gal (Omaha, NE to Grand Island, NE)
The 2012 run to Butch and Pam’s farm (known as MITM, Meet in the Middle) is over (actually, almost a month ago), and I’m finally getting around to posting photos of the trip.
Continue reading MITM 2012 Summary and Map