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A perfect cap

Great capps to be had in SLC. A pleasant surprise. … [Read more...]

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Looking For Death

I flew into Seattle for the weekend. Tickets were so cheap that I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. My good friend Marla rode the train up from Portland and met me at the airport. From there we headed north to the border. During my travels by motorcycle in Canada the last few years, I’ve … [Read more...]

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Monk’s Mistress clothed in bubble wrap

Michael and I drove out of Grantsville, Utah heading south on 36, crossing over the range through Eureka. The cutoff from Grantsville to 36 was riddled with potholes large enough to take a bike down or do tire damage. Michael (riding in front) would wave a leg off the bike to point it out for me … [Read more...]

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Construction 129

We met Craig, a co-worker, at this nice little place that served homemade chicken sausage and potato-carrot pancakes for breakfast (Home Plate). Craig has worked out on Alcatraz for 20 years. He spent an hour telling us about the ins and outs of riding a boat to work every day and what it’s like to … [Read more...]

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The trail of closed lighthouses

We woke up in some town, not sure where. Was it Cambria? No wait. It was Monterey Bay. Losing track. We drove the coastal highway today, stopping at fruit stands and nibbling on fresh berries all along the way. We drove from state park to state park, looking to see what we could … [Read more...]

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Is that a Kiss Dispenser?

Not that kind of kiss... When I left Anchorage yesterday, it was on the tail end of 15 inches of fresh snow in my back yard. I had been thinking that we might get an early break-up and I would be able to pull the KLR out of the garage soon. Not so sure now. I think the fact that I was flying … [Read more...]

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The BMW has gone Utahn… or Utahan?

I lived in Utah for 27 years; you would think I would know the answer to this question. I guess it could easily be Utahian, or maybe an ite? How about Utahtite? Playing catch-up on the blog today, I thought I would wind my year up and finish lose ends. When last I wrote, Michael and I were … [Read more...]

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I wish I filmed that…

Wow! I’m sitting to blog about the last couple of days and I can’t remember where I was. It seemed like I crossed into three different states (Arizona, Nevada, and Utah), and stayed in a couple of motels. We left Phoenix late and only made it to Wickenburg on account of the smell of food in … [Read more...]

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Kitt, koffee (not), and kurves

We left Tubac and headed towards Arivaca for coffee. It was a bummer; the coffee shop is closed Tues-Thur. Those are nice hours, three days off a week. We sat at an outdoor table and had snacks and water. We continued rolling through the curves until we found ourselves at the foot of Kitt Peak … [Read more...]

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A parka in Palmer

I was getting a little stir crazy around the house. I asked Kim if she wanted to go winter camping. She did. Off we headed. You would think that winter camping would be pretty easy, but I had a couple of requirements. An outhouse (in case we needed to poop), a great view away from city lights to … [Read more...]