Monthly Archives: July 2009


I have done a very bad job of keeping the old Blog-a-roo updated on this trip. The rally itself was quite wonderful, caught up with the BMWBMW people for a little bit, but ended up spending most of my time hanging out at with the dozen or so people that were my tent buddies.

Plenty of meat, plenty of laughs, and of course a beer or two.

Yesterday I hopped on the road to Atlanta and am visiting with the Swiss Family Dougherty, they are becoming a tradition it would seem for my BMW MOA Rallies.

Tomorrow I will start the ride home, I am thinking right now I will take my time, split it over two days, it is about 700 miles or about 12 ½ hours. I plan to make a few stops on the way, I will go run the “Tail of the Dragon”, maybe go see Dublin VA and then make the burn for home.
Per Sybase Ron, I am going to spin by Crockett Tavern and see if I can learn about Davy Crockett. The forecast is for lots of rain,

It is about time to turn in now, hopefully I stay dry for a few hours tomorrow, and I look forward to returning to normal life.


Getting ready to leave

Today seems to be my most ilconvinced loading to date, the problem is since its just 400 miles to ride today I did not focus on business. So I ended up with all the heavy stuff on one side of the machine, I expect to be pretty sore by the time I get to TN but I am not ready to change it all now.

I also felt that since people would be coming a lot of miles to get to the rally I would bring a lot more tools that usual to try and help people out, it was only at the last minute that I pulled out a monster hammer, so we will see how it goes.

This should be the last outing for my trusty tent, it is a fantastic tent, but three years old and much too big for motorcycle camping.

I will check in from Johnson city, at just 1300 miles this trip is really a short one, so I hope to get some nice milage in the smokey mountains when down that way.


The boys arriving back 2 Pops Brian da Bro

It is almost time to take off on my next little trip. The milage on this one barely merits talking about, but I am still looking forward to some quiet time inside my helmet.

I feel much better prepared then for some of my other trips, its 4am, I think I am done with all my work stuff, and I replaced the last few brake pads on the machine. When I did the others a few weeks ago I left some undone incase I messed up, I would still be able to stop.

OK, I know very boring post, just trying to get someone committed to ‘paper’