Rides and Shows

Pics from different rides we've been on and Shows we have attended....

 

Alaska 2016

 

On July 23, 2016 Greg, Joshua, and Lukas left Potomac bound for Alaska. We were on the road for 43 days and rode 13,369.7 miles. We headed northwest from Mayland and crossed into Saskatchewan from North Dakota. We then headed West to the Canadian Rockies (Alberta) and turned North to Dawson City. We took the "Top of the World Highway" into Alaska, got new tires installed in Fairbanks, and then rode the Dalton Highway to Prudhoe Bay. South to Anchorage, the Western route through Canada to Seattle, along the U.S./Canada border to Lake Superior, and then home. Below are the links to those pictures:

https://goo.gl/photos/AsAZzsZe1P12jsX46

https://goo.gl/photos/xcNzob5fR3XB6Yp58

                                                                                       https://goo.gl/photos/SczzoKLXknfEJbPAA

 

 

SmokeOut 2015

SmokeOut 2015

Jalopy Showdown 2015

Jalopy Showdown 2015

The Big Adventure 2014

The Summer of 2014 Greg, Joshua, and Lukas crossed the United States on these 2013 Suzuki VStroms. These bikes are the furthest thing from cool but they were perfect for this trip. 32 Days, roughly 11,000 miles. We ended our trip by meeting up with everyone else at Rockingham Motor Speedway for SmokeOut 2014.

Day One

Day One. Potomac, Maryland to Elkhart, Indiana

Day Two

Day two. Elkhart, Indiana to North Sioux Falls, South Dakota

 

We ran into a crazy rainstorm along the way and had to duck in behind a car and follow his tail lights to stay on the road. Dealt with that for about 50 miles until we found an off ramp and an underpass to hang out under until the storm passed. The riding suits did a pretty good job keeping us dry considering how heavy the downpour was.

Day Three

Day Three. North Sioux Falls, South Dakota to Keystone, South Dakota.

 

We rode through the Badlands, visited Sturgis, Tombstone, and Mount Rushmore.

Day Four

Day Four. Keystone, South Dakota to Yellowstone, Wyoming.

 

Visits to The Devil's Tower and Yellowstone National Park.

Day Five

Day Five. Another day enjoying Yellowstone National Park...

Day Six

Day Six. Yellowstone Wyoming to Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

 

It got really cold here..... we stopped at a sports store and bought snowboarding gloves.

Day Seven

Day Seven. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming to McCall, Idaho

 

Oil change number on here

Day Eight

Day Eight. McCall, Idaho to Bend, Oregon

 

Spent a few hours riding into what seemed like a 60 knot headwind. In order to stay at highway speeds and not get runover we pushed the bikes to the point that they were getting 29MPG rather thantheir normal 55MPG. Got rained on a bit but nothing major..

Day Nine

Day Nine. Bend Oregon to Lassen Volcanic National Park, California

We stayed in a beautiful campground on a lake. Visits to the Twin Sisters Mountains, Crater Lake, and several other great places.

 

Joshua perfected his motorcycle kartwheel in Northern California

Day Ten

Day Ten. Lassen Volcanic National Park, California to Lake tahoe, California

 

We picked up Ingrid at Reno Airport and brought her with us to Lake Tahoe. She will be riding with us for the next few days.

Day Eleven

Day Eleven. Lake Tahoe, California to Yosemite National Park, California

 

Hot and dry but still beautiful....

Day Twelve

Day Twelve. Another day at Yosemite National Park..

Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen. Yosemite National Park to San Francisco, California.

Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen. Ingrid caught a flight home and the boys and I took the Pacific Coast Highway down to Los Angeles.

We stopped in Monterey for Lunch and hit up Big Sur for the most expensive fuel on our entire trip ($649.9 a gallon)

Day Fifteen

Day Fifteen. Not wanting to cross Death Valley on questionable rubber we arranged to have new tires installed at a shop in Receda, California.

 

The guy was waiting for us when we got there and hooked us up while we waited. Great service at a good price! We spent the rest of the day riding around Southern California. In the evening we walked around Hollywood.... it smelled like pee.

Day Sixteen

Day Sixteen. We departed LA and headed northeast to Kings Canyon/Sequoia National Forest.

Day Seventeen

Day Seventeen. We left Sequoia National Forest, crossed Death Valley and headed to Las Vegas.

 

Once we got to Vegas we stayed with a friend of mine from the Army.  Thanks Ken for putting us up!

Oil change number two here.

Day Eighteen

Day Eighteen. Another day in Vegas! We took a ride out to Hoover Dam and checked out Lake Meade.

 

Ken took us down to see old Las Vegas and we had dinner there.

Day Nineteen

Day Nineteen. Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon..

Day Twenty

Day Twenty. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona to Moab, Utah.

 

Next to the rains of South Dakota riding through the sandstorms of Arizona/Utah was probably the most dangerous/creepy part of the trip. Once the storms cleared up it was totally worth it though. We camped in this georgous white burch forest at the top of a mountain about 25 miles outside of Moab.

Day Twenty One

Day Twenty One. Moab, Utah to Monument, Colorado.

 

We got caught in a blizzard crossing the Rocky Mountains. It was cold and wet with ice building up on the bikes and the road. We cut our speed way down and pushed through until the weather cleared up on the east side of the mountains. Jason, a friend of mine from Baghdad put us up for a couple days. Thanks Jason!

Day Twenty Two

Day Twenty Two. Jason joined us for a ride up Pikes Peak.

Day Twenty Three

Day Twenty Three. Monument Colorado to Amarillo, Texas.

 

We checked out the Cadillac Ranch and had dinner at the Big Texan Steak Ranch

Day Twenty Four

Day Twenty Four. Amarillo, Texas to Dallas Texas.

 

We stayed with a friend Sue in Dallas and had dinner at the new Gas Monkey Bar and Grille.  Thanks Sue for putting us up!

Day Twenty Five

Day Twenty Five. Dallas, Texas to New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

We stayed with Tom and Darlene (who use to put me up in Kabul). They happened to be vacationing on the eastern edge of Lake Ponchartrain and invited us to stay with them. Tom and Darlene are awesome..... they've been taking care of people for as long as I've known them.

Day Twenty Six

Day Twenty Six.  New Orleans, Louisiana to Enterprise, Alabama

 

We traveled along the Gulf Coast and turned north near Panama City Beach. I was station at Ft Rucker, Alabama in the 80s and 90s. We stayed with my friends Richard and Judy who live just outtside of Enterprise.  It was great to catch up...

Day Twenty Seven

Day Twenty Seven.  We left Enterprise, rode through Fort Rucker and up to my parent's home in Loudon, Tennessee

Day Twenty Eight

Day Twenty Eight.  We stayed with my parents in Loudon and went down to ride the Tail of the Dragon.

 

Lukas turned 19 this day.

Days Twenty Nine through Thirty Two

Final days of the trip..... We rode from Loudon, Tennessee to Rockingham, North Carolina and met up with the rest of the guys at the SmokeOut. Stayed the weekend and rode home with everyone. Great end to a great trip!

 

SmokeOut 2014 pics included here.

Cadillac Show 2014

Cadillac Show 2014

Jalopy Showdown 2013

Jalopy Showdown 2013

Jalopyrama 2013

Jalopyrama 2013

SmokeOut 2013

SmokeOut 2013

Jalopy Showdown 2012

Jalopy Showdown 2012

Rolling Thunder 2012

Rolling Thunder 2012

 

Chandler and I were asked to do an interview for BBC Persia. The interview was about Rolling Thunder and why Veterans are so involved. They contacted us about the interview because 1. We build bikes, and 2. Chandler and I are Veterans (Viet Nam and the Gulf War).

Here is a link to the interview

SmokeOut 2012

SmokeOut 2012

Sturgis Bike Week 2012

Sturgis Bike Week 2012

Jalopy Showdown 2011

Jalopy Showdown 2011

 

SmokeOut 2011

SmokeOut 2011

Sturgis Bike Week 2011

Sturgis Bike Week 2011

Key West 2010

Key West 2010

Ride to New York City 2010

Ride to New York City 2010

Rolling Thunder 2010

Rolling Thunder 2010

SmokeOut 2010

SmokeOut 2010

Sturgis Bike Week 2010

Sturgis Bike Week 2010

Daytona Beach Bikefest 2009

Daytona Beach Bikefest 2009

SmokeOut 2009

SmokeOut 2009

Sturgis Bike Week 2009

Sturgis Bike Week 2009

Daytona Beach Bikefest 2008

Daytona Beach Bikefest 2008

Mid-Atlantic Motorcycle Show 2008

Mid-Atlantic Motorcycle Show 2008

Myrtel Beach Bike Week 2008

Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2008

Rolling Thunder 2008

Rolling Thunder 2008

Mid-Atlantic Motorcycle Show 2007

Mid-Atlantic Motorcycle Show 2007

Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2007

Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2007

SmokeOut 2007

SmokeOut 2007

Tail of the Dragon 2007

Tail of the Dragon 2007

Daytona Biketoberfest 2006

Daytona Biketoberfest 2006

East Coast Sturgis 2006

East Coast Sturgis 2006

Hooters Spring Show 2006

Hooters Spring Show 2006

Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2006

Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2006

SmokeOut 2006

SmokeOut 2006

Devil Dawg Grand Opening 2005

Devil Dawg Grand Opening 2005

Dulles Cycle Show 2005

Dulles Cycle Show 2005

East Coast Sturgis 2005

East Coast Sturgis 2005

Carlisle Bikefest 2005

Carlisle Bikefest 2005

Hooters Fall Show 2005

Hooters Fall Show 2005

Hooters Spring Show 2005

Hooters Spring Show 2005

Mid-Atlantic Motorcycle Show 2005

Mid-Atlantic Motorcycle Show 2005

Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2005

Myrtle Beach Bike Week 2005

DC Cruisers Rides 2005ish

DC Cruisers Rides 2005ish

Woodstock Show 2005

Woodstock Show 2005

HOG Rides 2004-2005

HOG Rides 2004-2005

Rides around PA 2004 - 2005

Rides Around PA 2004 - 2005

Rides Around VA 2004 - 2005

Rides Around VA 2004 - 2005

Carlisle Bikefest 2004

Carlisle Bikefest 2004

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