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North America » Canada » Nova Scotia August 14th 2006

This is the 11th 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 MON 14AUG06 I got up at 7AM this morning and was packing the bike by 7:30. When I went outside there was a pile of towels on my handrail at the steps. As I am packing up the maid came over to say she had left those rags there for me to use to wipe off the bike if I wanted to. Effie was in sad shape. But I thought that was such a neat thing to do, I have never had a motel offer me rags for the bike before. I wet one of the towels ... read more
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia

North America » United States » Maine August 13th 2006

This is the 10th 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 Sun 13 AUG 06 Whats a vacation for if not sleeping in, woke up at 9am and left the hotel at 10am. Great weather if not on the chilly side. I rode in my coat all day, but after crossing the Canadian border it got colder as the sun went down. Maine had some great views and I stopped a few times for a quick picture. There was one dealer that was open on Sunday Central Maine HD, it was just an accessories store as it only had 1 bike in the showroom. But there custom shirt ... read more
Maine
Maine
New Signs Appear

North America » United States » Massachusetts August 12th 2006

This is the 9th 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 SAT 12AUG06 Saturday was one of the better days in my life. You ever had one of those days where it starts out good and just keeps getting better and better? So I had stayed up late Friday night plotting the points of interest in my GPS. I had had trouble following the route instructions that were in the program guide for the dealers loop, so I wanted to make sure I saw Waldens Pond (I had read the book for a college ethics class) and the North Bridge along with finding Kellys HD for the free ... read more
Walden Pond Entrance
MA Shady Lane
An Example of Effie's Modifications

North America » United States » Massachusetts August 11th 2006

This is the 8TH part of a series about the ride I took 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 Friday 11AUG06 I left the hotel about 8:30 Friday morning. As I was leaving the other bike comes riding up, he had already been out to the laundry mat and done the laundry. The couple was from VA and just coming back from ME. The ride to the rally was uneventful and contained a stop at the RI line. I arrived at the MA/RI Hog rally about 1:30pm. The ABC banner was posted right outside the door and I got my picture taken right off. After registering for the rally, I checked into the hotel. ... read more
IBE #24 Boston

North America » United States » Connecticut August 10th 2006

This is the seventh part of a series about the ride I took 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 THUR 10AUG06 This morning the weather radar shows that if I were in DC I wouldn’t be wet yet, but the rain is tracking my path of travel and its far enough ahead of me that I will be in the rain probably most of the day. I treat myself, on days I know I am going to be wearing the rainsuit all day, those days I wear sweat pants instead of jeans. I only brought 3 pants with me, one pair of blue jeans, one pair of sweats and one pair of shorts (for ... read more
NJ ABC of Touring Picture
IBE #79 Haverstraw NY

North America » United States » North Carolina August 9th 2006

This is the sixth part of a series about the ride I took 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 9 AUG 06 The banners were not out for the rally last night, so I will wait for registration to start and go over to get my picture. Checkout is at 11AM so I am using this time to catch up on this log and clean and dry out my gear. The hotel had free breakfast this morning, but I forgot to walk around the corner this morning to get it, they had BISCUITS and GRAVY! That’s my favorite breakfast. I was up, I just plain forgot about it. Argh! The TN HOG Rally ... read more
NC Kodak Moment
Yet another NC Kodak Moment

North America » United States » Tennessee August 8th 2006

This is the fifth part of a series about the ride I took 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 Tuesday - 8 Aug 06 It rained over the night and I found I had left my gel seat out on the bike. By the time I get loaded and ready to go, its stopped raining and the roads are drying off. I put on my rain pants, but left the rain coat in the saddlebag. The ride to the Indiana and Ohio state lines was great. It was breezy and cool. On the return trip I wanted to find Santa Fe, KY (IBE #34). So it was back to little highways after spending the ... read more
Swaggerty  Fort
Swaggerty Fort
Congested Area Sign

North America » United States » Tennessee August 7th 2006

This is the fourth part of a series that is about the ride I took 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. MONDAY 7AUG06 Yesterday left me 35 miles short of The Tail of the Dragon. The goal for monday and Tuesday is to ride the Tail of the Dragon a couple times, then head north to OH and IN to get those states for my ABCs. There are a few IBE cities and other states that I will get on the way. The next scheduled stop will be the TN state HOG rally. The Dragon is a very popular motorcycle destination. It boasts 318 curves in 11 miles. Riders call them ‘twisties’ and if your ... read more
 More Smokey Mountains
Effie at Deals Gap
Tree of Shame

North America » United States » Mississippi August 6th 2006

This is the third part of a series that is about the ride I took 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 SUN 6 AUG 06 The morning started at 7:30 AM as the earlier wake up call never came. It was as usual a great morning, cool with a few cars on the highway. Most of the time going across MS will be the small highways. The first stop is for Quitman County, I need this to match up with my Quitman AR city that I got last weekend for my ABCs. This will now make 108 points on the ABCs of Touring, last year I only got 100 points for the year. The ... read more
IBE #21 Toccopola MS
Yuma, KS
NC Sunset

North America » United States » Mississippi August 5th 2006

This is the second part of a series that is about the ride I took 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 Saturday 5 AUG 06 The morning was a late start again…. This is the story of my life lately. Previously even if I couldn’t get up and moving in the morning to make it to work, I could be up at the crack of dawn to start a motorcycle ride. But I am resigning myself to the vacation atmosphere and just whenever…It was a great ride out to Bakersfield MO (IBE #57). Again it was miles of shady lanes. A stop at the Bakersfield city limit sign to get the picture and just ... read more
IBE #57 Bakersfield, MO
IBE #37 Black Rock, AR




Tot: 0.267s; Tpl: 0.012s; cc: 16; qc: 97; dbt: 0.0585s; 97; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 2; ; mem: 6.7mb