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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Rolling Down That Long Lonesome Highway

Maybe you remember that song from the late 60's TV show Then Came Bronson, one which my brothers and I watched and dreamed of touring America on a motorcycle.

Fast forward to modern times and two of my brothers and I get together every summer and take a motorcycle trip to different parts of the country and spend some great time together.  Last year we did New York State and Vermont, this year we headed in another direction to Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

I've had some serious medical issues this year, but despite those challenges, I was cleared to go on another trip with brothers Dave and Gordy.


Here I am doing my best impression of a giant Minion wearing my bright colored safety gear.


Dave and Gordy left New Jersey, I left South Carolina and we met up in eastern Tennessee to start our trip.  Dave and Gordy both ride Harleys, I ride my big Honda VTX 1800.  Can you tell which is which?


Because it has been so hot and humid, we stop every 100 or so miles to take a break, stretch and drink some liquids.  Some stops are at scenic views,


other times we multi tasked and stopped for fuel and cold drinks at the same time.


Even though Dave and Gordy are on vacation, they both were receiving work related emails and phone calls all through the days.



The first two nights, we stayed at hotels and ate at restaurants.  I passed on hot tubes and went straight to the pool at the end of the day.  Ah, it felt great!


Using meal times and nice air conditioning, we planned our next day's route.


Gordy rides in the lead,


I ride in the middle with Dave bringing up the rear.


We rode past miles and miles of cornfields.


Maybe that's why the cows grow so big around here?  But maybe they need more carrots to improve their eyesight?


After two days riding for me and three for Dave and Gordy, we arrived at the vacation house we've rented in Eureka Springs, AR.  We're going to use it as a base of operations while we ride the beautiful back roads of the Ozarks.


The bikes are safely tucked in the garage while we plan for the next day's ride.


We'll be here for a week to ride and relax and enjoy each other's company.  Stay tuned to see what we discover in such an amazingly beautiful area.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.



6 comments:

  1. So glad you were still able to make your annual trip with your brothers despite the medical issues you've recently had. Safe travels.

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful time you will be having with your brothers, nothing like roadtrips, especially on a motorcycle.

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  3. There is an awesome museum nearby in Berryville that has a great collection of historic guns. It is called the Saunders Museum.

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  4. That's some photos while riding and shots from the saddle too, both front and rear!

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  5. WOO HOO...you got to go!!! So glad the three of you are off on another adventure. Making memories is really what life is all about:o))

    Safe Travels....

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  6. Glad to hear your recent medical issues did not stop you from your biking trip with the bros. Have fun.

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