Friday, August 28, 2009

Solo Motorcycle Camping Ride…9 days, 3000 mile, 11 states…September 5-13, 2009

Solo Motorcycle Camping Ride…9 days, 3000 mile, 11 states…September 5-13, 2009,

well time has come to start getting ready for the trip only seven short days until the ride of MY life time…and yes I plan on blogging the entire trip…here is how it started, I had saved up my vacation to take a week off to go to the big Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this year…

well to all my followers out there, you know it did not happen, due to a impending AT&T strike…looks like the strike is not going to happen, so now I have an extra week of vacation burning a hole in my pocket.
This is where I came up with the idea

of a Solo Motorcycle Camping Ride that will cover 11 states in nine days, camping along the way. Yep you guessed it most non riders think I’m crazy for even thinking about it, not to mention mom and dad…
so for those two have come up with everything bad that could happen to me along the way…and I mean EVERYTHING!!!... Ha-HA.

The plan…get up early Saturday morning (the 5th) and head out…no real plans…just a basic idea of the route I’m taking…the states I hope to see you ask?…Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama…Wow that sounds like a lot once you write it down. Ha-ha. This will knock out six more states I’ve traveled (See light blue states)

This will also make Chad “my packs to big” Smith, happy…


He thinks I have been engorging the more northern states and has told me so numerous times…

Over on the left hand side of this page I have created a place where I plan to put every post about this trip and this trip only…In case you miss one of the post and want to catch up on your reading…it will be called “Solo Motorcycle Camping Ride…9 days, 3000 mile, 11 states…September 5-13, 2009” the links will be titled with…a brief description followed by part 1…part 2…part 3…and so on…starting with this post…

More to come soon…
Big Al

4 comments:

John said...

Sounds like a big lot of fun...even if one has "lost his mind". When you make it into Arkansas, give a shout and we'll see about a beer or something.
John

bikin-ridin-nwa.blogspot.com

chessie said...

Al, that amost sounds like the trail of tears tour...
by the way, your not crazy...do it, have some fun...take some time to stop and REALLY see the land your going through....
HAVE A SUPER TIME!

Lady Ridesalot said...

Looking forward to keeping up with you along the way. Have a great ride and may the weather Gods be nice to you!

Keep the shiny side up!!

mq01 said...

FABULOUS!! ride safe and enjoy. i'll be following you along. bravo to you for going for it!! we only live once.

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