San Antonio Hyatt Hill Country

•September 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The Hyatt Hill Country was the opposite of the Riverwalk – really nothing to do but sit around in the pool and relax. Oh, and eat. Which was all fine with us! Love the trees here too. So cool.


The rooms are tiny.


Traci chillin’ in one of the many pools.


The view overhead at nearly all times.


The lazy river.

San Antonio Riverwalk

•September 4, 2017 • Leave a Comment

We’re on a little 4 night / 5-day getaway down in San Antonio, staying on the Riverwalk the first 2 nights and then head out to the Hyatt Hill Country Resort the last 2 nights. I told Traci about the Riverwalk years ago and have been wanting to take her here ever since – stoked we’re finally doing it!

EDH to Home

•August 26, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Traci drove home in the truck with the dogs (and her bike in the back) so I was solo the last 175 miles. I opted for the long way, following the Delta down to the Bay Area, avoiding freeway as long as I could. It’s great to be home, but honestly a little surreal. Were we really in Banff less than a week ago? Seems like a dream. Thanks to everyone who followed along on our adventure!


Home!


3245 glorious miles. Can’t wait to do it again some day!

McCloud to El Dorado Hills

•August 25, 2017 • Leave a Comment

We avoided the freeway and opted for the long way through the woods (Lassen National Forest) to Chico. What a great ride! Chico to El Dorado Hills was hot, flat, boring and full of traffic, so no photos from that stretch. :)


Mmmm….


Not quite, but we’re getting there!

McCloud, CA

•August 25, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Traci picked the coolest spot for our final stop – the McCloud Mercantile Hotel. The place has been here since 1897! The whole town has a great vibe. Wish we had more time here. We’ll definitely be back.


Bend to McCloud

•August 25, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The ride today was a little smoky.

Pendleton to Bend

•August 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Today was fantastic. And a total surprise. We both had low expectations about riding through the high desert of Oregon, but it ended up being one of the best / funnest rides of the trip. The scenery was great, the road was amazing and we had the place completely to ourselves. Would love to do that stretch again some day.

Sandpoint to Pendleton

•August 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Today’s ride through Idaho, Washington and Oregon proved you don’t need mountains or rivers to form a beautiful landscape. Golden rolling hills (with nice twisty roads) do the trick all the same.

Banff to Sandpoint

•August 20, 2017 • Leave a Comment

It started off as a cold ride (40º the first 80 miles), but it was still beautiful. And the place we’re staying in Sandpoint is amazing!


My bike’s (partial) resumé


The view from our balcony


The Pend Oreille River


The Lodge at Sandpoint


The view from dinner


Mmm… Filet Oscar


Love it here.

Banff / Lake Louise

•August 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Breakfast at Lake Louise, a quick ride up the Icefields Parkway, then back to Banff for some bumming around. ‘Twas a day of perfection.


Motorcycles get rockstar parking, which is a big deal here. Cars had to park at a lot 4-5 miles down the highway and take a shuttle.


I mean seriously…


View from the pedestrian bridge in Banff


This trail runs along the river


The Fairmont is no joke


A couple Old Fashioneds with a view


The water is sooo clear


Downtown Banff


Park Distillery and Restaurant

Glacier to Banff

•August 19, 2017 • 1 Comment

Another unbelievably beautiful ride. 5 1/2 hours of awesomeness.


Leaving Montana


Canada! 🇨🇦


B.C. was beautiful from the get-go


Wildlife bridge


Downtown Banff


A park in downtown. There’s an amazing view from literally everywhere.


Our view from dinner

Going to the Sun Road

•August 17, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Words just can’t describe the sights one sees and the feelings that come with those sights while riding this road. And try as I might, I wasn’t able to properly capture any of it with my camera. You simply have to be here in person and experience it for yourself to “get it.” What a magical place Glacier National Park is.


Our new friends who we met back in Idaho, Sam and Steph! So great to run into them at the summit! See you guys in Banff!


Lake McDonald

Missoula to Glacier Nat’l Park

•August 16, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Beautiful 2 1/2 hour ride today. Flathead Lake is amazing!


The Mission Range


Staying at the Great Northern Resort

Tomorrow we ride Going to the Sun Road!

McCall to Missoula

•August 16, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Absolutely beautiful ride. One we’ll never forget and need to do again some day. This is one that should be on any motorcyclist’s bucket list.

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Boise to McCall

•August 15, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Beautiful, quick ride to McCall. And what a gem McCall is! We love it here!

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Winnemucca to Boise

•August 13, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Leaving Winnemucca

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Heading into the hills

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First pit stop

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Heading into the smoke

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Second pit stop

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El Dorado Hills to Winnemucca

•August 12, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Nice ride around Lake Tahoe and into north central NV today!

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6:30 am departure

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Entering Eldorado Nat’l Forest

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Getting into Lake Tahoe

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First pit stop

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Lake Tahoe is always a treat

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Traci taking the lead


Bikes parked for the night

Santa Cruz to Banff – it begins!

•August 11, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Finally, after all these months, departure day has come.

Mile 0 of 3,000


Packed and ready to roll.

Today after work I ride up to Traci’s parents’ house where she’s been since yesterday. Her parents are kindly watching our dogs for us so she drove up in the truck with her bike in the back. Tomorrow we head north!

4:30 pm – made it to Traci’s parents’ house!

Bike Wreck

•July 15, 2015 • 2 Comments

Some say if you ride a motorcycle every day it’s not if but when you’ll get into an accident. I was really hoping to prove those people wrong, but unfortunately I’m now one of the statistics. Thankful to be alive!

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Hangin’ at the Land O’ Nod

•June 21, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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