Dad’s Travels

DAYTONA 2024

DAYTONA 2024

Cabbage Patch Saloon, Samsula Fl   The time has arrived! Departure time for Daytona Bike Week 2024.    This year two participants, “Jetson” from Denver and “Speechless” from Medina. We have all done rode trips in the past. Nothing new!    “Jetson arrives a few days...

DAYTONA 2024

50-YEAR ROAD TRIP

   You know it does not seem like 50 years has passed since I picked up that brand new Harley- Davidson Super glide in February 1974. Ivey’s Harley-Davidson in Grand Prairie was the dealer.    Anyway, this year is special, 50 years running the highways and byways. And...

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

   Just finishing up 2023. How many times have you seen this movie, starring Jimmy Stewart, “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”? Well always good to watch it and remember what’s important in life! God, family, and friends. Money not so much, always helps though!    Let’s retrace...

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

TAKE IT EASY TOUR

   I was in Winslow, Arizona last year on the Route 66 trip. “The Standing on the Corner Music Festival” was happening the following weekend, I missed it! The plan was to make it the following year. That time is here.    I rally the troops, “Easy G” and “Roadrunner”,...

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

LACONIA, 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

   I first attended this rally in 2009, Quite the journey! about 2100 miles from my house.    After that initial trip had to plan a return trip. The 100th anniversary the perfect time.    This rally started in 1917, In the early years, a hillclimb event.    Started...

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST

   Sounds like a title to a song? Well, it is, released by “Dire Straits” in the 70s.    This is not about the song, although it was a good song.    Once again we focus on a trip west, through New Mexico and Arizona.    We made our arrangements to meet in Junction....

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Daytona Bike Week 2023

   Funny how time slips away! Sure doesn’t seem like it’s been a year since the last trip to Daytona.    Anyway, here we are again. Do my normal calling to see who might go. As usual, medical problems, work, or just excuses! Everybody seems to be busy.Doug &...

A Blast From the Past

A Blast From the Past

   It’s that time of the year, Spring is approaching, we hope! Our thoughts are for the next ride. Daytona Bike Week comes to mind. It’s only 2 weeks away. Sure doesn’t seem like a year has passed since the last trip to Florida. Anyway, getting the bike serviced for...

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Reflections of 2022

   Let’s recap the rides and happenings of 2022!    Seems like yesterday we were sitting at the Pecan Grove. Our conversation moved to Daytona Beach, Bike Week. Rick says, let’s go! We all agree, why not!    Rick secures a room on the beach. Just a waiting game now....

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Route 66 the Mother Road

   Been wanting to take this trip for many years! Finally, the stars aligned, September 8th was the departure date. All my riding friends were busy, owell, I’ve been on long trips before, not my first rodeo!    Pull out on September 8th, about 8 am. Run hwy 16 through...