Sunday, May 30, 2010
We're drawing nearer to Walt Ride 2010. The plan is to start in Red Wing, and leave for Fond Du Lac sometime in the AM after breakfast. Probably gonna hit a few twisty hightlights on the way to Mark's, time depending. This should be ab awesome ride for all involved.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Why am I posting this? Could it be that I am biased toward Triumph. Yeah, and so what? Looks interesting and Triumph is selling it in the $13,000 range. Now if I could only convince my kid to not go to college this fall......
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Little Timmy and I got a chance to bust loose for the day. (I promised the Fair Marie that my weekend would be divided thus: one day for riding and the other for projects around the estate.) Nothing against Wisconsin roads, but we ride the ABCs a lot. It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to ride down to Winona and Houston counties, and today was the day. All in all, you can string along a pretty decent route on the Minnesota side of the river. Sure, there may be a few stretches of pavement that are straight for 20-miles, but there is no shortage of twisty roads. I still contend that Houston Co. Roads 4 and 10 are two of the best in the region. Not a lot of traffic; decent pavement. (There is about a half-mile stint of gravel on Co. 10 that crosses a bridge, but it's been like that for years for some reason or another.) And Hwy 76 between Houston and Caledonia, is one of the most kinked-up stretches of road out there. (Too bad we had a LEO in front of us.) We racked up about 300 miles, and still managed to miss other county highways that I recall being good to ride. Sounds like another ride down there will soon be in order.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
by the sharp eyed Doug, our man in the field. The esscence of the Crud Run is that it is rife with good, ol' bikes that included a nice Moto Morini; a pimped out Triumph chopper; a Harley with attached canoe and a nice small-displacement Honda.