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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 15 – Parting Shot from the Weather Gods

Today I finish following US2 east and turn south across the Mackinac Bridge for a nice slab blast home on I75. Then the weather decides to throw me one last curve.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 14 – Riding Underwater

Yesterday I flirted with two storm fronts and managed to stay dry. Today, the weather gods had me right where they wanted me. All I wanted to do was take a swing by my alma mater and get part-way home.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 13 – Dodging Storms

Yet another day of US2 east. This one features carefully timed merging between two storm fronts to arrive in Duluth without needing to don raingear.

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 4 – Minor Derailment

Bad luck prevents me from getting a reasonable start down Montana highway 200. By the time I get to Missoula, the remaining route is drowning in rain and wind. Decisions…

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2021 Snarl Par-Tay Day 3 – Smokey Scenic Route

Why take the direct slab route from Sheridan, Wyoming to Great Falls, Montana when you can scale several mountain ranges, tangle with a thunderstorm, and dodge deer? All it takes is a few hundred extra miles. Who’s in?

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Redbeard Cruise – Day 16

The last day of this trip. All I have to do is dodge a few rainclouds between Des Moines, Iowa and Ann Arbor, Michigan. What could go wrong?

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Redbeard US50 Cruise – Day 1

I begin yet another journey west for yet another party, but this time the reason and route have more significance than usual.

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2019 PITS Cruise – Day 5 (Frostbite to Balmy)

Today we started in the deep freeze, imitated border collies, added two members to our happy little band, and crossed a desert. Continue reading 2019 PITS Cruise – Day 5 (Frostbite to Balmy)

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2019 BMW MOA Rally – Day 1

This year I finally got around to visiting a few BMW MOA events, including the national Rally. Continue reading 2019 BMW MOA Rally – Day 1

2019 Haystack Conference and Fuel Pump Saga – Day 1

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.

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