Motorcycle Photos Coming Soon

I’m writing this post in advance because I’m going to be enjoying our ride through Canada when it’s supposed to come out.  I doubt that anything untoward will happen on our ride, but I wanted you to know that this is not written the same day it’s posted.

Having gotten that out of the way, I also need to share with you that the photos from our ride will be reviewed and posted in the near future.  If you’d like to see your photos posted on a private page on this website, please send me a copy of them.  Remember, keep the photos family-friendly.  Even though they will be found on a private page, the previous group voted that they wanted them to be viewable by anyone of nearly any age.  Thanks, in advance, for your cooperation.

If you’d like to share your thoughts with me, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

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Fall Ride Finalized

As promised last week, each of you who signed up for our Canadian motorcycle ride should have received the itinerary, our schedule, and general information aimed at making our trip as enjoyable as possible.  If you haven’t received my email, please contact me so I can get you the info you need.

I know we’re going to have a good time, eh?  (Sorry, I couldn’t resist practicing my Canadian ahead of time.  Yes, I know they speak English and French in Canada.  My Canadian is much better than my French.  Nous allons passer un bon moment au Canada!)

If you have any questions about our ride, or would like to share your thoughts, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Fall Ride Canadian Paperwork Resolved

Good news!  We have all of the paperwork issues sorted out for our ride into Canada.  I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank Bob, Stephen, Sally, Shelly, Bonnie, and Conner for all their help.  They worked on the issues that kept coming up until they resolved all of them.  Thanks to each of you for your hard work and diligence!

Those of you signed up for our ride should have already received an email spelling out all the information required for a legal passage into and out of Canada.  Just to make absolutely sure gets fouled up, we also have a letter from the Canadian government saying that our understanding is correct.  I doubt that we’ll need it, but I’ll have it with me, just in case.

With all of the bureaucratic paperwork resolved, we can now plan the final details of our ride.  I’ll get that information to you in the next couple of days.  Stay tuned.

If you’d like to share your thoughts with me, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Ride Paperwork in Progress

This is a short note to let you know that we have a number of people working to figure out what we need in order to get into and out of Canada on our Fall ride.  Just as soon as they get it all figured out, I’ll contact you so that you know what you need in order to have a legal and safe ride into and out of our northern neighbor.

Based on the information that our volunteers have already shared with me, there are options that I had no idea even existed.  We’ll get it all sorted out and then pass along the laws and regulations to each of you who signed up for the ride.  I’ll even share the information with the folks on the waiting list so that they can make sure they have what they need if people are unable to ride with us.

If you’d like to share your thoughts with me on this or naytnig else, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Fall Ride Location

The votes have been tabulated and the top three places were: 1) Glacier National Park and Canadian Rockies, 2) Arizona desert, and 3) Western ghost towns.

I wish I could say that I expected such a wide variance, but I had no idea that you’d come up with as many different options as you did.  Thanks to each of you who took the time to vote and, in many cases, share your thoughts with me on why you voted the way you did.

It looks like we’re heading up to Glacier National Park and then scooting into Canada for some riding in and around Banff and Jasper National Parks.  I hope we can sneak in a ride through the Whistler area because it’s incredibly pretty.

As you know, this ride will cross an international border, so we’ll have to comply with laws that might be foreign (no pun intended) to us.  I don’t know Canadian motorcycle laws, but I’m sure one of our volunteers will help explain them to all of us.

I’m asking for a volunteer, or two, to look into our need to have passports to get into Canada.  Some of you said that one is needed to fly into our northern neighbor, but not to drive (or ride) into the land of the Maple Leaf.  Others said that a passport is required, regardless of means of entry.  Another person said that you can get into Canada with proof of US citizenship (birth certificate) and a state-issued photo ID.  Someone else said that we could get into Canada with rudimentary documents, but we couldn’t get back into the US without a passport.  Obviously, there is a lot of information to sort out if we’re going to follow US and Canadian laws.

If a couple of you could look into this and let the group know what paperwork we need to get into and out of Canada, we’d all appreciate it.

If you’d like to share your thoughts with me, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Fall Ride Update

Last week I asked for thoughts on where we could go for our fall ride.  I received a plethora of suggestions that I’ve passed along to the group on the page with the photos from our Fourth of July ride.  Please let me know which areas would be of most interest to you.  If you’d rank them from 1 to 3, it would help me cut down the large number of possible locations to a manageable few.

I also asked for volunteers and received more than enough offers to lend a hand to make the ride happen.  I’ve contacted the volunteers in the order in which I received their notes.  I need to thank, Dave, Betty, Dashaundra, Lew, Tom, Shelly, Sabine, and Rose for getting back to me as quickly as they did.  I’ve emailed them the information they need to start lining things up once we choose the location for our fall ride.

Please take a moment or two to select your favorite locations for our next ride.  The ride’s location will be announced in the near future.

If you’d like to comment on this or something else, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!

Fall Ride

I know this post will come as a shock to many of you because I usually wait until much later in the year before broaching this topic.  I thought I’d try something different, just to shake things up a bit.

If you’d like to have a spring ride, please contact me.  The same rules apply that we’ve followed for several years.  The total number of participants will be 24 or less and the slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you don’t get your reservation in fast enough, you’ll be put on a waiting list so that you can move up if someone cancels.

I also need your help in figuring out where we can ride.  I have no preference, but I’d like to achieve a consensus so that the planning for the event can be done more quickly and easily.

I also need to ask for volunteers to help out with the arrangements and logistics that are critical in our rides.  Without your assistance, it would take much longer to get everything done that has to happen so that the ride is a success.

If you have a favorite place that you’d like to share with the rest of us, please contact me.  If you have the time and inclination to volunteer, please send me a note.  In the days ahead, I’ll let you know that happens and how things shake out.

In the meantime, if you’d like to share your thoughts with me, please contact me.

As always, thanks for your continued support!