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Trip: My USA Canonball Run

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Arrived in Beunos Aires

USA | Sunday, 2 Dec 2007 | Views [512] | Comments [2]

Just a very quick note to say I have arrived safely in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  I am here visiting my mate Steve and to see to Police concert tomorrow night.  I will publish some stories tomorrow about my last two days in the U.S. and to say some thankyou's ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

My VISA card arrives in Simi Valley, Los Angeles.

USA | Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | Views [1562]

Yeah - everything is back on track!  After a magnificent ride down the Pacific Coast Highway, I arrived at the Grand Vista Hotel, Simi Valley and received the great news my replacement Visa card was delivered to the hotel lobby.  I now have US$800 cash ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter

Oh what a day!

USA | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Views [893] | Comments [1]

Well what an interesting day - full of sheer delights and pure frustrations!   The day started magnificently with one of the best night sleeps I have had on the whole trip and awaking to a beautiful morning right in the middle of the Yosemite Valley ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Larry, I got your message about the bike freight

USA | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Views [429]

Larry, I read your email about the bike freight. Thanks a heap mate.  I am on the road to SF after staying in Yosemites.  Wow what a place.  I am just about to go to the bank and get some money... hopefully everything will work out there.  Then hopefully ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Yosemites National Park

USA | Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | Views [734]

If you have read my blog yesterday, you will have seen that I lost my bank card.  God what a pain!   And I just don't know where it has gone either.  I suspect I left in an ATM at the town I visited after Death Valley, but the bank says it’s not ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Update on card problem...

USA | Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Views [454]

It looks like the card has been lost and not at the ATM - maybe it sucked out of my wallet at Mach5.  Anyway, I have been in contact with VISA Intl and it looks like they can wire me some money this afternoon or tomorrow morning that I can collect at ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Dramas! - Lost my bank card

USA | Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Views [618] | Comments [1]

B U G G E R ! ! ! I was just heading off to Yosemites Nat. Park and went to the ATM to get some money.  Where is my card?  Shit, I think I have left it in the Bank of American ATM in Ridgecrest, the last town I stayed at near Death Valley.  It was one ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Arrived safely in Oakhurst, near Yosemite National Park.

USA | Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Views [611]

What an amazing day!   I had a good night sleep last night and managed to get away by 9am, despite the cold.   I was looking forward to today, as I was entering California and hopefully a real change in terrain with forests and canyons.   A welcomed ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

I made it through Death Valley

USA | Sunday, 25 Nov 2007 | Views [1839] | Comments [2]

Well today I realised another lifelong dream – to ride through Death Valley.   I don’t know why this has been an ambition of mine.   Maybe because this place is regarded as one of the most extreme places on the planet as far as temperature differences ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Arrived in Death Valley

USA | Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Views [442] | Comments [1]

Well after partying in Las Vegas last night I arrived safely, but with a hangover in Beatty, just on the edge of the Death Valley National Park. So today I was going to head off to Yosemite National Park, but the forecast says it will only be 17’F ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Viva Las Vegas

USA | Thursday, 22 Nov 2007 | Views [491]

Vegas was cool, but so much bigger than I expected. I tried to see all of the major casino’s, but didn’t even scratch the surface. I started my Vegas experience with a bang (of course) and did a night chopper flight over the lights of Vegas. http://picasaweb.... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Arrived in Las Vegas

USA | Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | Views [377] | Comments [1]

Hey Guys, I have finally made it to Las Vegas, after a couple of day’s hardcore riding across Arizona, Utah and Nevada.   After the Grand Canyon, I blasted up through Navajo country into Utah and into the Zion National Park, which is apparently ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Grand Canyon on a Rotor and a Prayer!!

USA | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [686]

Oh man what a day!   I was up at sunrise for an early departure to the Grand Canyon.   After popping my head outside after waking, it was pretty bloody obvious that it was below freezing outside.   After checking the Weather Channel, it was confirmed ... Read more >

Tags: Adrenaline

Arrived in Flagstaff, Arizona

USA | Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Views [358]

Just a quick note to say I have arrived safely in Flagstaff, Arizona.  I didn't quite make it to the town on the rim of the Grand Canyon, but I am only 50 miles away towards the south.  I will write more about the days travel.  Now I need to have a shower ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Arrived in Santa Fe, New Mexico

USA | Saturday, 17 Nov 2007 | Views [410]

I arrived safely in Santa Fe, New Mexico this evening.   I had one of the best rides of the whole trip today.   Probably because yesterday was so boring going across Texas and today crossing into New Mexico, the landscape changed into the classical ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Arrived in Armarillo, TX

USA | Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | Views [741] | Comments [1]

Arrived safely in Armarillo (Texas) last night around 8:00pm after riding 330mi from Dallas.   The weather was good all the way and I was happy that the temperature actually rose somewhat as Dallas was quite cold when I left.   The ride, just like ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Wired for Sound!!!

USA | Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | Views [333]

I finally purchased a decent pair earphones so I can wear them in my helmet.   I found a slimline type with kind of sound deadening plugs, made by Sony.   Combined with a balaclava, I can still clearly hear good music at 90mph.   Connected to my GPS ... Read more >

Tags: Party time

Leaving Dallas for the Grand Canyon

USA | Friday, 16 Nov 2007 | Views [1903] | Comments [1]

Two weeks to go and I have made pretty ambitious plans to cover some extreme miles and see some amazing country.   Unfortunately it appears that all the good country is either on the East or West coasts and there is very little in the middle like Texas.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Arrived in New Orleans.

USA | Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | Views [447] | Comments [4]

Just arrived in New Orleans safe and sound in my Hotel.  Big ride today... 355mi in 5.5 hrs.  Not too bad I guess.  GPS said I had a moving average of 79mph... but I'm bloody knackered.  Staying in a nice hotel near the French Quaters.  Time for quick ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Riding my butt off!

USA | Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | Views [447]

Hi everybody, Everything is going fine.   Sorry I haven’t added anything to the blog for over a week – but I have simply been having too much fun riding my butt off with some new found buddies.   I will detail everything about what happened in North ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

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