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July 8th, 2013 | New Jersey

Test Run to Pennsylvania…

Keith Weber, a close friend of Ken’s, with whom I had made a short ride to Pennsylvania before our wedding last year, again invited me to join him and his biker club, The Elks, on an out-ride. I urged Patricia to join us, and she agreed to use the ride as a “test” to see […]

July 4th, 2013 | North America

Downtime in Pennsylvania…

Doug and I spent the day driving around Pottsville, trying to find someone who was not only available, but prepared to knock my pannier back into some semblance of its former shape. After stopping off at four different places we finally managed to locate Bill’s Body Shop, and we agreed on a price for the […]

July 3rd, 2013 | Kentucky

The Longest Ride…

After what seemed like only a few minutes of sleep, I got up, took a cold shower, went to reception to have a cup of coffee, checked out, and was ready to roll. I had not taken much off the bike the night before, because my laptop was no longer functioning, and I had also […]

June 7th, 2013 | Maryland

Six State Ride…

As the eastern sky over Port Carbon showed the initial signs of daybreak, I stood sipping my first mug of coffee, watching a small group of squirrels chasing easy other through the treetops outside Doug’s home. Two rabbits skipped across the driveway just metres away from where I stood, and a chipmunk did a few […]

June 6th, 2013 | North America

Pennsylvania Pipe-Opener…

Long before Doug and Theresa had stirred, I had crept downstairs into the basement, and sat quietly astride the Big Fella. As strange as it may sound, I wanted some “alone time” with the bike. The day before, I had hardly had a chance to get a proper feel of what it was like to […]

March 10th, 2013 | Africa

And the latest from Pennsylvania…

This email just in from my good friend Doug McIllwain in Port Carbon, Pennsylvania… A few weeks ago, a snowstorm of sorts enveloped the east coast of the USA, and Pennsylvania, which is further inland, wasn’t exactly spared… I had hoped that Doug had thrown an extra blanket over the Big Fella, as he, like […]