Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 41

Thread: How Was Your Summer?

  1. #1
    Left Coast Rider
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Vancouver Canada
    Posts
    1,170

    How Was Your Summer?

    With the month of September usually comes a reduction in the amount of travelling/holidays most of us do/take. My assignment for you, class, is a quick note covering "What I Did On My Summer Vacation".

    I'll start:

    - Went to the BMW Rally in Salem. Met a couple of guys (SeabeckS and K75S) from this site. Attended a bunch of seminars. Had a gas.
    - Rode south from there into Northern California, out to the coast, and then down to Napa Valley area. Outstanding.
    - Went to the BeeCee Beemer Rally in Nakusp, BC. Met Voni and Paul Glaves. Camped for first time in about 100 years. Had a gas.
    - Rode from Minneapolis through S. Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, California. Had a real gas.
    - No accidents, breakdowns, flat tires, etc.

    How about you?

  2. #2
    iscream-stop
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Rossville, In
    Posts
    162
    So far,
    Cliff notes here,
    Got to lots of riding with family this year!
    Son got his MC license this spring,
    Rode to Moonshine for burger with 2000 closest friends from all over country
    Entire family rode to 40th Sturgis mini-rally in Michigan, going every year from now on.
    wife and I took weekend ride to PUT-IN-Bay and lake Erie area.
    Couldn't go to National Rally this year so we took week and went south,
    KY,TN,NC,WV,VA,OH and some great roads with names like Dragon, Moonshiners 28, Back of Dragon, etc.
    after getting dumped on In VA by rain and 100 degree days rest of trip I decided I would rather have hotel and AC and showers than camping.
    so far we have covered 9 states this year. Not the most in year but not bad.
    I think for me riding season is just getting started, fall colors and cooler temps make just going out for a few hundred mile more enjoyable.

  3. #3
    Registered User ItsPhilD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    154
    Summer? I live in AZ, we're just getting to our best rinding weather now :-)

  4. #4
    sMiling Voni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    53 sMiles south of Alpine, TX USA
    Posts
    4,770
    Here's the long version:

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....-Summer-Wander

    Glad we got to meet you in Nakusp. Did I get a picture of you?

    Voni
    sMiling
    Last edited by Voni; 09-13-2013 at 01:24 PM.
    http://www.bigbend.net/users/glaves/
    Live fully. Laugh deeply. Love widely.
    BMW MOA Ambassador / FOM / Roving Forum Moderator/
    Selected Friends of Wile E Coyote/ A Million BMW sMiles

  5. #5
    Rpbump USN RET CPO Rpbump's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    1,003

    Cool

    Left 5 July for the Rally in Salem, OR. Traveled thru Tuscaloosa, Al en route to Memphis, TN to visit friends and relatives. Headed west and then north to Hot Springs, SD. Spent 2 days visiting Custer/Needles, Sturgis, Rushmore, and Crazy horse. Few things will get your attention like having a Buffalo ambling by your bike so close I could have reached out and touched him. I then went over the Big Horn Mtns on Rt 14 to Shell, WY and then Greybull, WY. On to Cody, WY and the Buffalo Bill Museum and then Yellowstone. I arrived just 10 minutes before Old Faithful did her thing and then enjoyed buffalo meatloaf at the cafeteria. Leaving Yellowstone I traveled Rt 20 to Mountain Home and I-84 west along the beautiful Columbia River. Arrived at the Salem, OR fairgrounds on Tuesday and proceeded to enjoy the Rally along with visiting The Evergreen Aviation Museum and The Tillamook Aviation Museum. Leaving Salem on Sunday I decided to take the northern route back east via Glacier National Park. There were 18 miles of road repair but the Road to the Sun ride was fantastic. I took Rt 2 across Montana to N Dakota to I-29 and south to Sioux City and then Kansas City. I crossed Missouri dropping down thru Sedalia and further south to I-55 to Memphis, TN for 2 days of rest. Back to Tuscaloosa and then home to Jacksonville, FL. July 5 to July 31 many great memories and last but not least only 1 full day of rain the whole trip.

    RIDE SAFE
    Cave Contents: 1980 R100RT/Ural Sidecar, 2004 R1200CLC, 2006 HD FSXTI
    Ride Safe

  6. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Gilbert, AZ
    Posts
    291
    Quote Originally Posted by ItsPhilD View Post
    Summer? I live in AZ, we're just getting to our best rinding weather now :-)


    I don't think I've been on the bike since early June. It's just too hot for me to ride in the summer plus it's when we do most of our RV'ing, mostly to escape the summer temps. Anyway, I just started getting the bike ready for fall/winter riding. I'm hoping to make up for the summer non-riding.
    2004 R1150RT
    BMW MOA 181289

  7. #7
    Riding where it's hot! AZ-J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Posts
    2,645
    Quote Originally Posted by ItsPhilD View Post
    Summer? I live in AZ, we're just getting to our best rinding weather now :-)
    +1 but riding. My bike with its new CF body gets matt-film coated Saturday and later when we're not 104, I'll ride it plenty.
    My bike shown here
    Jordan M, MOA #24434
    My Blog

  8. #8
    Left Coast Rider
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Vancouver Canada
    Posts
    1,170
    Quote Originally Posted by Rpbump View Post
    Left 5 July for the Rally in Salem, OR. Traveled thru Tuscaloosa, Al en route to Memphis, TN to visit friends and relatives. Headed west and then north to Hot Springs, SD. Spent 2 days visiting Custer/Needles, Sturgis, Rushmore, and Crazy horse. Few things will get your attention like having a Buffalo ambling by your bike so close I could have reached out and touched him. I then went over the Big Horn Mtns on Rt 14 to Shell, WY and then Greybull, WY. On to Cody, WY and the Buffalo Bill Museum and then Yellowstone. I arrived just 10 minutes before Old Faithful did her thing and then enjoyed buffalo meatloaf at the cafeteria. Leaving Yellowstone I traveled Rt 20 to Mountain Home and I-84 west along the beautiful Columbia River. Arrived at the Salem, OR fairgrounds on Tuesday and proceeded to enjoy the Rally along with visiting The Evergreen Aviation Museum and The Tillamook Aviation Museum. Leaving Salem on Sunday I decided to take the northern route back east via Glacier National Park. There were 18 miles of road repair but the Road to the Sun ride was fantastic. I took Rt 2 across Montana to N Dakota to I-29 and south to Sioux City and then Kansas City. I crossed Missouri dropping down thru Sedalia and further south to I-55 to Memphis, TN for 2 days of rest. Back to Tuscaloosa and then home to Jacksonville, FL. July 5 to July 31 many great memories and last but not least only 1 full day of rain the whole trip.

    RIDE SAFE
    Ok, you win.

  9. #9
    Left Coast Rider
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Vancouver Canada
    Posts
    1,170
    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    Here's the long versiion:

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread....-Summer-Wander

    Glad we got to meet you in Nakusp. Did I get a picture of you?

    Voni
    sMiling
    Not sure that you did but I was handing out autographed copies Friday night. Kidding!

    Thanks for coming up our way!

  10. #10
    Novice Adventurer Newstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Landenberg, PA
    Posts
    2,690
    I moved....

    That's pretty much it. Didn't really ride anywhere except an ADV weekend in WV and the Finger Lakes Rally. Made the best of both trips.

    But as for the summer....I moved....and all the headaches and hassles that came along with it.

  11. #11
    Survivor akbeemer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    MT - The Big Sky
    Posts
    4,244
    Recovered.

    Rode thru ID and WA and north on the Cassiar Hwy to Skagway to meet friends. On to Dawson City, YT for Dust 2 Dawson and many more friends. Back to MT via Jasper Park.

    Camping at Seeley Lake.

    Beartooth Rendezvous at Red Lodge; rode the Pass.

    Duluth, MN to visit friends and attend Aerostich's Very Boring Rally.

    Bought a new bike..... FJR1300

    Riding into ID this weekend for an annual retreat.

    May head to UT later this month and have a couple of club rides in Oct.
    Kevin Huddy
    Tm Pterodactyl MT Outpost

  12. #12
    Riding where it's hot! AZ-J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Posts
    2,645
    Too hot to ride, so I had the bike done in almost all CF (except tank panels) and removed 15 or so pounds of weight. Now, wheels and body match.
    My bike shown here
    Jordan M, MOA #24434
    My Blog

  13. #13
    rsbeemer 22600's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    New Braunfels,Texas/Taichung, Taiwan
    Posts
    338

    No Summer fun for my rs

    I'm not sure when summer starts or ends here; it's mostly warm. Winter was from Jan. to March and only got down to about 50 degrees F. Since then it's been anywhere from about 70 to 90 degrees F.

    I've ridden about 15,000 km on a 15 year old, 125cc Kymco scooter and about 5000km on a 1150gs. I ride the gs on Thursdays with a wild group of Taiwanese bikers; they ride the mountain roads like it's a closed racetrack; I usually bring up the rear and get lost often. The scooter is my everyday ride for fun and errands.

    My '78 rs is sitting in my dry but ventilated shed, with dry bowls and a full tank of treated fuel waiting for my return next summer. I disconnected the battery and put it on a tender; I hope that works.

    DW
    1978 R100rs MOA#22600 125cc Kymco
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

  14. #14
    Out There Somewhere bmwrider88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Harrisburg, PA
    Posts
    1,053

    Well...

    My summer began in mid May...

    A friend from England, along with his daughter, came across the "pond" and we rode a couple of my K bikes down to North Carolina to do a British ride in foul weather with about 50 friends. Had an awesome time of it all, riding thru WV down, and back up thru VA. Trucked my Norton Commando down in a buddy's truck, and left it down there for some work. Been day trippin' about South Central PA on it all summer. Now running like a bandit!

    In Late June I was invited to go over to Europe, so on July 26th I flew to Hamburg Germany. We loaded two bikes into my buddy's truck, and went up thru Denmark and Sweden, ultimately arriving at Valldall, in Southern Norway, to attend the 50th Annual BSA International Rally. Along the way, we visited with friends, & camped for a weekend at a major Swedish Hot Rod rally- probably 10000 people there, with most all the cars and bikes being ridden or driven in. 18 days of bliss, and amazing travel, with lots of really cool motorhead stuff along the way. Not to mention the scenery.

    SO, aside from the regular, "hum-drum" ( ) everyday riding all summer long...

    the motorcycling highlights from my summer include:

    The Back Of The Dragon (VA route 16)
    The Snake (US 421, Shady Valley, TN)
    BRP & Skyline Drive (various sections of the BRP in NC, SD in VA)
    Gothenburg to Udevalla (Sweden)
    50Th Annual BSA International Rally (hosted by Norwegian BSAOC Vall Dall, NO)
    Trollstigen (World Famous Troll Path- Route 63 Norway)
    Geirangerfjord/Dalsnibba (Norway)

    I dunno... in print it doesn't read like much. Guess I gotta get out more.
    Be The Change You Want To See In The World

  15. #15
    Registered User lkchris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    4,963
    First MotoGP race.

    Then another.

    Lap on the track at Indy was kinda cool.
    Kent Christensen
    21482
    '12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •