Monthly Archives: September 2012

Chasing the tail of the Dragon thru the Smoky Mountains

We LOVED the roads in Tennessee. The Dragon though the most famous is far from the only beautiful curvy scenic drive. There are stunning views of the Smoky Mountains from the parkways. Professional photographers wait along the Dragon ready to snap your picture in one of the 318 curves in the 11 miles.… Read the rest

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Riding in search of the Dragon….

Heading east from Santa Fe we plotted a course for The Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. This involved fighting horrific gusting winds for 3 days across the Texas panhandle, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. If was well worth it though as we encountered much more scenic riding in Mississippi and Alabama.… Read the rest

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Video episode 1 : Vancouver to Inuvik

This is the first instalment of our trip video series. Enjoy!

Episode 1 Vancouver to Inuvik

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New Mexico…TEX/MEX

The Welcome to New Mexico sign says it all. On the way to Albuquerque we took a detour thru the Zuni Nation to take in the Petrified Forrest National Park. There were some cool petroglyphs there too.

Lucky for us we booked some service at Sandia BMW on the day they had a big event on.… Read the rest

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Arizona….Not just a desert.

What’s surprising about Arizona is how green it is. When you are driving down to the North rim of THE Canyon there are forests and meadows right up to the rim. If you have only a short time choose the south rim for sure.… Read the rest

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MOAB….Arches, Canyons, Bridges….

We set up camp at the Moab KOA and met up with Deb Hewson again. She showed up and cooked us up an amazing gourmet meal including smoked Cornish game hen, Morel mushroom risotto, and rose hip panacotta. The camper in the next site Calvin is a very cool dude so we asked him to join our BMW commune.… Read the rest

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Colorado….Not just a winter wonderland

We were in Nebraska Sylvia, but only for 3 hours and nowhere near Omaha. Welcome to Colorful Colorado! We had so much scenic driving here. Each road seemed better than the last. We headed out down a dreaded interstate 25 in super windy conditions, but luckily we headed west on 34 thru Rocky Mountain National Park.… Read the rest

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South Dakota and the Black Hills

You could spends weeks riding in the Blackhills of South Dakota. There are lots of off road routes too. The town of Deadwood is a bit too Vegas for us and there were over 20,000 people there for Hot Deadwood nights.… Read the rest

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Wyoming and the Beartooth….WOW

Jackson WY is a quaint touristy town at the gate to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. We had a great camp spot near the river at Gros Ventre. We met Marshall this amazing motorcycle traveler (he should write a book for sure).… Read the rest

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Montana and the Gravelly Range

Welcome to the BIG SKY of Montana! We followed the old west trail to Ennis. This might be the perfect town for Daniel they have auto parts and ice cream in one location. We spent the day swimming and sunning at the lake.… Read the rest

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