||03-03-2016 03:28 PM
My Grand Motorcycle Adventure
On Sunday Iíll begin my Motorcycle Adventure, which may encompass as many as 23,000 miles. I have mentally established seven segments:
Home (Vista, CA) to Key West, FL; To Fairbanks, AK; To Seattle, WA; To Prince Edward Island, Canada (Perhaps Newfoundland); To Glasgow, Scotland (explanation below); To Washington, DC; To Home.
My tentative completion date for the entire trip is sometime in August, but Iím reserving the right to adjust or cease the Adventure at anytime. Because I have a few specific events in mind on the first leg (Spurs game and some Spring Training games), I've formulated a detailed itinerary. The remaining legs will be much less structured. This is emphatically not a race to the finish line! My goal is to camp five out of seven nights, thereby focusing on natural wonders, not cities. I have set aside about 65 days with no forward progress planned at all.
In early July (somewhere in the Northeast) Iíll suspend the trip to spend 8 days walking across Scotland with my sister Connie, along with maybe a week of just driving around the countryside. Visiting Scotland is certainly the first item I ever put on my bucket list (1973). I clearly remember the time and place when I thought ďI have got to go there!!Ē
I have a web site set up: dlajourney.com. Iíll try to make entries and provide pictures along the way. It also has a link to a tracking app.
While planning this trip I received numerous nuggets of advice from this forum. I sincerely appreciate all the input and will be seeking more as I go.