Motorcycle
Adventure, 2001


Motorcycling through the Western USA, June/July, 2001

Travel route
(click to enlarge)

I wanted to go for a motorcycle ride. Road trip!

24 days, 10 states and 6700 miles later, I believe I'm done. For now.

What a great way to see the west! Riding almost exclusively on 2-lane back roads. Staying mainly in small towns and where possible with friends or at historical lodgings. Taking in well-known and not so well-known sights. Traveling from the sweltering heat of Death Valley to to the cool breezes of Glacier National Park.

I sure saw a lot, sitting on my BMW R1100RS for 8 hours or more a day. Most of what I saw was beautiful, from the desert to the mountains, from the Mexican to the Canadian borders. A bit of it was plain boring. This sure is one large country we live in. And I only rode through a fraction of it, this time...

The links below offer some of my insights and photos of the areas I did cover, from state to state. Actually I should say we, as I had the pleasure of riding with 2 good friends for parts of the trip; Eduardo and Greg . And I got to stay with Dave and Karen at their cabin on the border of Colorado and New Mexico. And I stayed with my Aunt Carol and Uncle Roger in Buena Vista, Colorado. And Greg and Don tracked me down at Crater Lake, Oregon. It was a perfect mixture of friends, riding buddies and some time alone to think and just enjoy the west on the bike.

California

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Nevada

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Arizona

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New Mexico

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Colorado

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Utah

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Idaho

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Montana

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Washington

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Oregon

(Click on any image in these pages to enlarge. Most images were taken with a Canon PowerShot S20 digital camera.)
 
On the road again...




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