US & Canada Trip
Sept 2, 2005 - Jan 2, 2006

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Ride Reports
Pictures, video, a few notes
(Look in the "Notable Items" column for something of interest
then click a date in the left column to view that days items)

Date Destination   (start: Rockford IL) Miles Notable items
Sep 2, Fri WI, Trempeleau 287 Mississippi River, Potosi Brewery, La Crosse Brewery
Sep 3, Sat MN, Kandiyohi 262 Miss. River Bluffs, Winona MN, Storms
Sep 4, Sun ND, Grand Forks 295 Headwaters of the Mississippi River
Sep 5, Mon ND, Kenmare 267 Open rural space, "grad year" dates on hills
Sep 6, Tue SK, Swift Current 331 Des Lacs Lake, Border crossing, Prairie
Sep 7, Wed AB, Banff 386 Prarie, Rockies
Sep 8, Thu AB, Hinton 254 Rockies, trees, streams, Lake Louise, Japser
Sep 9, Fri AB, Grand Prairie 232 Trees, trees, trees
Sep 10, Sat BC, Fort Nelson 372 Wisconsin-like scenery, open space
Sep 11, Sun BC, Watson Lake 322 Mountains, Signpost forest
Sep 12, Mon YT, Whitehorse 287 Rock Graffiti, foothills, Rockies, Rancheria Falls
Sep 13, Tue YT, Whitehorse 0 A few days off in Whitehorse.  Web work.  Bike work.
Sep 14, Wed YT, Whitehorse 49 Ride about town, Miles Canyon
Sep 17, Sat YT, Whitehorse 24 Right about town, the dam, Long Lake
Sep 18, Sun AK, Skagway (round trip) 220 Skagway, White Pass railroad
Sep 19, Mon YT, Beaver Creek 278 Mountains, Kluane Lake
Sep 20, Tue AK, Chatanika 349 Rivers, North Pole
Sep 21, Wed AK, Chatanika 0 Dizzy head cold - slep most of the day
Sep 22, Thu Arctic Circle (round trip) 396 Yukon River, Arctic Circle
Sep 23, Fri Old F.E. Gold Camp 0 A great place to stay & meet some great folks
Sep 24, Sat AK, Willow 315 Fairbanks, Ride down to near Anchorage
Sep 25, Sun AK, Anchorage 102 Moose and airplanes, airplanes, airplanes
Sep 26, Mon AK, Homer 233 Mountains, lakes, Cook Inlet
Sep 27, Tue AK, Seward 238 Mountains, lakes, rain, Seward / Resurrection Bay
Sep 28, Wed AK, Anchorage 183 Exit Glacier, Whittier tunnel
Sep 29, Thu AK, Tok 335 Mountains, Mountains, Mountains - a nice ride
Sep 30, Fri YT, Whitehorse 389 Loran station, nice folks at the border, open road
Oct 1, Sat YT, Watson Lake 530 Alaska Hwy vid, Liard Hot Springs (no pix of springs)
Oct 2, Sun BC, Iskut 224 Cassiar Hwy vid, Mountains & streams
Oct 3, Mon BC, Fraser Lake 455 Mountains and lakes - lots of'm
Oct 4, Tue BC, Boston Bar 449 Thompson & Fraser River canyons - trains too!!
Oct 5, Wed WA, Edmonds 255 More Fraser River canyon, Mt. Baker
Oct 6 - 12 WA, Edmonds 46 Welding, the Keenan House, time off
Oct 13, Thu WA, Seattle 25 Lost key issue, Start moving again
Oct 14, Fri WA, Clallum Bay 252 Ferry, Hurricane Ridge, Cape Flattery - in the rain...
Oct 15, Sat Makah Nation 60 Cape Flattery - in the sun!!
Oct 16, Sun WA, Sequim 104 Shoot back to a city to prepare for the next jaunt
Oct 18, Tue WA, Forks 162 Hoh Rain Forest
Oct 19, Wed WA, Elma 156 Quinault Valley & Lake - Olympic Natl Park
Oct 20, Thu WA, Randle 269 Mt. Rainier area (so-so day)
Oct 21, Fri WA, Cougar (east of) 205 Mt. St. Helens - Windy Ridge!!
Oct 22, Sat WA, Kelso 223 Mt. St. Helens - N/W access road
Oct 23, Sun OR, Seaside 100 10,000 Miles (GPS)
Oct 25, Tue OR, Florence (ST.n) 172 Tillamook Air Museum, KurtW & Georgeanne
Oct 26, Wed OR, Roseburg 199 Dunes, trains, bridges, beach ride
Oct 27, Thu CA, Crescent City 304 Nice valley roads, Crater Lake
Oct 28, Fri CA, Eureka (ST.n) 255 Southern Oregon coast, side road
Oct 30, Sun CA, Eureka (ST.n) 9 Time out with Dr. Gil and Beck-Zuki
Oct 31, Mon CA, Eureka (ST.n) 298 CA 299 & 36, Back with Dr. Gil
Nov 1, Tue CA, Sausalito 295 Redwoods (Ave of Giants), Nor Cal US 1
Nov 2, Wed CA, Palo Alto 120 Golden Gate Bridge, hang gliders @ Fort Funster
Nov 3, Thu CA, Sausalito 87 '68 Ford folks, Bike work, Lane splitting
Nov 4-5 CA, Sausalito 16 Web work
Nov 6, Sun CA, Santa Cruz 111 Alice's Restaurant, family friends
Nov 7, Mon CA, Midpines (Yosemite) 185 Monarch Butterflies at Santa Cruz
Nov 8, Tue CA, Midpines (Yosemite) 0 Web work
Nov 9, Wed CA, Midpines (Yosemite) 159 Yosemite valley, Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove
Nov 10, Thu CA, Monterey 216 Nothing much - process miles to the coast
Nov 11, Fri CA, Cambria 139 Lagua Seca Raceway, US 1 views, Hearst Castle
Nov 12, Sat CA, Westminster 348 Ocean views, twisty side roads
Nov 13, Sun CA, San Diego ( 120 Ocean views, old cars
Nov 14, Mon CA, San Diego ( 55 Border Field S.P. (kind of)
Nov 15, Tue CA, Hesperia 246 Fort Rosecrans, Cabrillo Nat Mon, S1 / Sunrise Hwy
Nov 16, Wed CA, Lancaster 155 Cajon Pass, Pinyon Ridge Road
Nov 17, Thu CA, Mojave 112 SR-71, Tehachapi Loop
Nov 18, Fri CA, Joshua Tree 256 Open spaces, Cajon Pass
Nov 19, Sat AZ, Flagstaff 438 Joshua Tree, 89/89A to Jerome
Nov 20, Sun AZ, Stafford 387 Meteor Crater, Petrified Forest, US 60 @ Salt River
Nov 21, Mon MN, Albuquerque 363 Phelps Dodge Morenci Mine, US Hwy 191 (666)
Nov 22, Tue CO, Highlands Ranch (Denver) 496 El Vado Dam, C&T NGRR, Great Sand Dunes NP
Nov 23 - Dec 5 CO, Highlands Ranch (Denver) 27 Time off with family - Thanksgiving and web work
Dec 3, Sat CO, Highlands Ranch (Denver) 0 TRIP DELAYED (LOL)
Dec 5, Mon NM, Raton 214
Dec 6, Tue TX, Fort Stockton 510 Pictures of wide open spaces, Route 66 sign
Dec 7, Wed TX, Alpine 309 Big Bend National Park (lots of pix)
Dec 8, Thu TX, South Padre Island 601
Dec 10, Sat TX, Victoria 282
Dec 11, Sun LA, Lafayette 397
Dec 12, Mon FL, Sumatra 514
Dec 13, Tue FL, Clearwater Beach 309
Dec 14, Wed FL, Sarasota 66
Dec 15, Thu FL, Key West 354 Everglades, the Keys
Dec 17, Sat FL, Key West 0 Sunset, southernmost point of the US (for non-military)
Dec 18, Sun FL, West Palm Beach 249
Dec 19, Mon FL, St. Augustine 268
Dec 20, Tue SC, Mount Pleasant 302 The boardwalk story
Dec 21, Wed VA, Virginia Beach 473
Dec 22, Thu PA, Philadelphia 287 Battleship Wisconsin, globe at Nauticus
Dec 23, Fri NJ, Heightstown 69 Dead battery, flat tire, watch a car accident
Dec 24, Sat MA, Boston 268 Christmas Eve in Boston, Meet up with Nate (TurboPackMule)
Dec 25, Sun ME, Bar Harbor 304 US-20 eastern end
Dec 27, Tue ME, Bar Harbor 45 Cold bike pix
Dec 28, Wed ME, Bar Harbor 286 Acadia Natiional Park, Eastport ME, Quoddy Head S. P.
Dec 29, Thu CT, Southington 382 See JasonS in Damariscotta ME, drive by DeLorme in Yarmoth
Dec 30, Fri PA, Waynesburg 548+43 Final drive failure (wheel spline), FANTASTIC help!
Dec 31, Sat IN, Indianapolis 349 Help from Greg (?) - out of gas 0.6 mi from a gas station
Jan 1, Sun IL, Streamwood
290 Statemark MI, fuel mileage, friends
Jan 2, Mon IL, Rockford
52 Short jump to home