Lillooet overnighter. Day 2

A pleasantly firm bed, but a disturbed sleep. The joys of motel life. Day two was to be a less arduous ride,about 100 Km less than day one. I was heading to Pemberton. When i set out I had no idea that the next 80 Km would be the best of the ride; pleasant surprise! The bends tightened and became […]

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Washington road trip

After a number of training rides it’s time to go for the real thing. I’d hatched a plan at the tail end of last year. Lesley wasn’t over interested in doing the motorbike thing for herself and the Ducati was too small to tour together. What to do? The inspirational idea was slow-tour or more accurately, scootour. I sold the […]

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California road trip day 6

The food was delicious and I wasn’t mistaken for an Aussie. Todays target was literally a town called Eureka. It would be the final stop in California and, the way the weather forecasts were shaping up, possibly a final day of uninterrupted sunshine. Elliot had mapped out another cross country route that maximized twists, turns and coastline. The route turned […]

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California road trip

There was a time when I thought it might not happen. But come the weekend, California here I come. After my 2010 road trip in to Oregon I desperately wanted to extend the bike road trip and take the Ducati to California. San Francisco was set as the destination and the plan started to come alive. Initially the road trip […]

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Steveston cycle ride

Steveston is a quaint village in the south west corner of Richmond that has some great cycling along the sea front; and cycling was the order of the day. What to do on a searingly hot Sunday morning? Air conditioned mall? Nope. Relax by one of the numerous lakes around here? Nope. A 3 hour round trip on the dykes […]

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