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North America » United States » Kansas » Kansas City December 25th 2006

++ In DEC 09 I found a bunch of my old Xmas letters so I thought I would post them here in my blog. ++ Merry Christmas to ya’ll. Its been a pretty busy year. We are busy as beavers at work, lots of new products coming in and lots to do. Its been a good year for us and promises to be pretty good year next year. I spent most of JAN and most of MAR in the Philippines. I really like the people there, they are so eager to please, at least the ones that don’t want to kill you. J My year has been consumed with the ABC’s of Touring challenge from Harley Davidson. I started planning trips for it in DEC of 05 and took the last trip the 2nd weekend of ... read more

North America » United States » Kansas » Olathe December 16th 2006

16 December 2006 was forecasted to be a warm Saturday. Correction, make that an unseasonably warm December Saturday. Any December day that is above 60 degrees F yells for a motorcycle ride. I heard the call and started making arrangements on Thursday for the up coming Saturday. This wasn’t going to be an ordinary ride, this week I had been entertaining Santy, an associate from our sister company in the Philippines. This was his first trip to the US and I was trying to show him as much of it as possible in the 2 weeks he was going to be here. When I am in the Philippines, Santy and the rest of the staff there go out of their way to make sure I am comfortable. I try to make their trips special when they ... read more
Santy's HOG Ride
Da Gang
Wells Overlook Park

North America » United States » Kansas » Leavenworth November 11th 2006

When a fellow veteran in my HOG group said he wanted to do something for Veterans Day I was excited. Gary Palmer asked all the Vets to meet in the back of the room after the regular meeting was over. That was the start of something great. It soon worked into an event that would start at our local dealer then proceed to Ft. Leavenworth, KS. Yes the one known for the military prison. While in Ft. Leavenworth we would join the local VFW group riders for the big Veterans Day Parade downtown, tour the National Cemetery and eat at a Mexican restaurant before coming home. Veterans Day morning was COLD. When the Saturday morning news said it was 32 degrees outside, I found it hard to get out of bed and think about riding in ... read more
HOG Group and Patriot Guard Bikes
The Parade
The Parade

North America » United States » Kansas September 10th 2006

This weekend was one of the last ones for my ABC’s. Thats the ABC's of Touring a challenge that Harley has for its HOG (Harley Owners Group) members. You accumulate points by finding a town and county for each letter of the alphabet, you get points for each country, state, HOG Rally or other defined locations. Harley Davidson sends you free stuff depending on how many points you accumulated in the year. Members taking up the challenge send pictures that verify that your bike reached the locations. I really enjoyed participating in the challenge in 2005 and decided to pour all my efforts into the ABC's for 2006. The goal for the 3 day weekend was to leave Kansas City, hit 3 HOG Rallies (MO, KY, GA) pick up my last continental state FL and get ... read more
Segar Mem Park in Chester, IL
Plaque on Popeye Statue
KY HOG Rally Photo

North America » United States » Missouri August 20th 2006

This is the last part of a series about my trip on my 2005 883 Low Harley Sportster ‘Effie’ from Kansas City to Nova Scotia and back. This was part of my vacation from 4 to 20 AUG 2006 Sorry about the map or should I say lack of a map. The map here at travelblog isn't working right, it randomly moves the route all over the world. I took it off rather than have it just be garbage info. --Cindy 1MAR08 Sunday 20AUG06 Last day starts at 7:30am, with 511 miles to go as I pullout of the Knights Inn located near Jackson TN. It was all interstate home except 40 odd miles of 412 that lead to I-155. The riding was great except for an hour or so of I-55 when we were traveling ... read more

North America » United States » Virginia August 19th 2006

This is the 16th part of a series about my trip on my 2005 883 Low Harley Sportster ‘Effie’ from Kansas City to Nova Scotia and back. This was part of my vacation from 4 to 20 AUG 2006 Sat 19AUG06 Yesterday I passed a caravan of 10 new school buses traveling in the slow lane. They were not letting any one in the line and thus were playing havoc at entrance ramps. They were not loaded with kids and looked like new buses being delivered Laidway or something like that was painted on the buses. Well today I passed school buses again. These were older and were in pairs. One would be towing second one. One of these buses was pulling a flat bed trailer, that had a panel van and a trailer on the ... read more

North America » United States » Pennsylvania August 18th 2006

This is the 15th part of a series about my trip on my 2005 883 Low Harley Sportster ‘Effie’ from Kansas City to Nova Scotia and back. This was part of my vacation from 4 to 20 AUG 2006 Friday 18AUG06 Up, packed and gone by 8AM. Traveling mostly interstates today, basically all but 30 miles, I made it to the PA State HOG Rally about 3PM. Because of the change in my work schedule I couldn’t stay at the PA rally at all. Managed to stay for a few minutes, it took a little while to find someone to take my picture. I drove by the vendor area and did a quick peek at what they had. One vendor was offering a kickstand that was mounted on the right side of a Harley. At the ... read more
York HD Factory visitors center
IBE #36 Glen Rock

North America » United States » New York August 17th 2006

This is the 14th part of a series about my trip on my 2005 883 Low Harley Sportster ‘Effie’ from Kansas City to Nova Scotia and back. This was part of my vacation from 4 to 20 AUG 2006 Thursday 17 AUG I wake this morning to Dan back out back again working on his wood project. Up and gone by 7AM, I am still a half day behind the plan, so I need to keep pushing. I really wanted to spend time at the PA rally, don’t want it to be mostly over by the time I get there. There is also a day ride I want to take in the surrounding area getting some IBE pts. As soon as I cross into the US I stop to get some gas and turn on the ... read more
VT / NH State HOG Rally
Cajun Snack Bar
Vermont #1

North America » Canada » Quebec August 16th 2006

This is the 13th part of a series about my trip on my 2005 883 Low Harley Sportster ‘Effie’ from Kansas City to Novia Scotia and back. This was part of my vacation from 4 to 20 AUG 2006 WED 16AUG06 Up at 4AM, gone at 5AM. It’s a thick fog today, so thick it seems that I could cut it. With this being yet another day of rain and cold I am beginning to not expect any different. I need to get going as the PA Hog is coming up and I am many miles away. The next planned stop is Prince Edward Island. I am short of cash. My ATM card does not seem to be usable up here in their machines, so I am concerned about if I am going to have enough ... read more
New Brunswick #2
Quebec #1
Quebec #2

North America » Canada » Nova Scotia » Cape Breton » Cabot Trail August 15th 2006

This is the 12th part of a series about my trip on my 2005 883 Low Harley Sportster ‘Effie’ from Kansas City to Novia Scotia and back. This was part of my vacation from 4 to 20 AUG 2006 Tue 15 Aug 06 Finished the Cabot Trail. I can’t put it in words. The pictures say it all. Man that takes a long time to go around. I think I was on the trail for 8 hours, the road was in good condition. Its just awesome. I had the best seafood chowder ever at a local café, followed by a platter of scallops and chips. Even the McDonalds here offers the ‘McLobster’. Around every corner I kept expecting to see Moby Dicks ‘Try Pots' inn. People were spotting whales from the cliffs. In the afternoon the ... read more
Nova Scotia
Cabot Trail
Cabot Trail




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