Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cross Country Day 1 – NYC to Trout Run PA

My good friend Steve has a summer/weekend place out in Trout Run, PA that he bought when he felt the crush of New York City becoming too much. It’s 7 acres of land with a nice house, two barns, and … Continue reading

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Tomorrow I Begin

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. … Continue reading

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Hope (Cold) Springs Eternal

I figured I would squeeze in one more ride before taking off on my 3-week cross-country adventure to places westerly. It seemed like a nice day on the outset. I checked the weather maps and I had a decent chance … Continue reading

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Finding My Way To Storm King

On one of my previous rides I was going to visit Storm King Art Center, but I got lost instead and wound up touring Storm King Mountain. I still had a great day on that ride, but I wanted to … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the Long Road

Ever since I read On The Road and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance I have dreamed about going cross-country on a motorcycle. I took a trip to Canada last year on a rented Triumph Street Triple, but that … Continue reading

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Taking the Long Way to Sancho Panza

“Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them.” ~ The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miquel de Cervantes What Don Quixote thought were … Continue reading

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Folklore From My Youth: The Legend of Jenny Jump

When I was young, my mother used to take her entire gaggle of 5 kids on day trips around the state of New Jersey. One of the places we visited was a small theme park called The Land of Make … Continue reading

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