Thursday, July 21, 2011

Map Update


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5,931 is the total mileage so far. One more day of riding to Albany, drop dad off, then driving solo back to Maine. The weather has been hot. We left Bowling Green around 4 this morning to get a jump on the day, figuring it would get too hot to deal with. So today, we are in Jamestown, NY.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Map Update


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Waiting for the Badger

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Had a stupid moment this morning. I decided to check out the pusher tire(the tire behind me). So I placed the rig on the center stand, and started to spin the rear tire, except it was not moving very easy. At this point, I'm thinking something is wrong with the final drive, or transmission, or I don't know what. Long story short, I forgot I set the parking brake, which if you know Urals, usually needs to be adjusted, as well as the rear brakes.

So I left my mistress North Dakota behind:), and drove the width of Minnesota, and now I'm in Superior, Wisconsin. We will drive route 2 east to Ironwood, then 51 south to Stevens Point, then east on route 10 to Manitowoc, Wisconsin, where we will take the ferry across Lake Michigan. This is a move to avoid the greater Chicago area. That is all for now.

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Ending it with North Dakota

Saturday, July 16, 2011

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Audio Check in from North Dakota

The Journey Back Map Update as of July 15th

Return trip pins are green in color.


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Friday, July 15, 2011

387 miles... a personal record. ND has been a challenge. There is an oil boom in this area, so there are many big trucks on the road, driving fast, rough roads, potholes, sharp rocks looking to puncture a tire at a moments notice. I admittedly was a little stressed today. Oh, and there was 3 sets of long road construction.:(

On the good side, Circle, Montana's museum was a nice treat today. Lots of pics on the blog already of that. Enjoy!

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