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Re-Connecting…

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Since my return to South Africa, I have been itching to make contact with the many people who assisted me before I left to start my journey, and who in…

A Much Longer Wait Rewarded…

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The same day that the Big Fella was released to me, was my eldest daughter’s 22nd birthday. I had been at the airport all day and sent my best wishes…
The Big Fella is brought out from the warehouse. The open flap on one end had me dreading what I would find, or rather wouldn

The Long Wait to Freedom…

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After seventeen days of separation, the Big Fella finally touched down at O.R. Tambo International Airport (still Jan Smuts to me…) at 10 pm on Friday the 6th of September.…
We took the short cut to the start of the Cabot Trail via the Englishtown Ferry

The Cabot Trail…

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The weather had improved, and after checking to see how long before the next cold front would come tearing down over Cape Breton, I saw that I had a very…
The exact place wher the Big Fella reached a huge milestone of his own. This is on the Nova Scotia / New Brunswick border.

BIG Birthday, No Bash !!

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Since the day we started out on our epic ride, the Big Fella and I have marked our journey by the numbers… The exact place where the Big Fella reached…
South African Toll Roads take note !! In every other country in the world, tolls for motorcyclists are either half that of cars, or FREE !!

Cape Breton…

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I left the farm we had been staying on and ride along the coast towards the Confederation Bridge. South African Toll Roads take note !! In every other country in…
Ode to Prince Edward Islanders...

Prince Edward Island…

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Prince Edward Island, or just P.E.I., as it is most often referred to, is Canada’s smallest province, both in area and population. It lies cradled between three other provinces; to…
Steve Filion on his Honda Varadero.

New Hampshire to Maine…

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I was up early, eager to start riding in what looked to be the perfect day for it. Clear blue skies greeted me as I strolled to the dining area…
Rhode Island would be a "ride through" state only. We had a long day ahead of us and three more states to cover...

Connecticut to New Hampshire…

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With good weather forecast for the next few days, I left Niantic and began the long ride north to New Hampshire, which would take me through Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and…
Poughkeepsie is part of the history of our furniture factories back home.

New England –

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I set out to ride the New England states with a few specific ideas in mind. The six states that this region is comprised of would complete the “25 State…
No kidding !!

The Long Island Saga…

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Patricia has spent many a summer in the Hampton’s on Long Island, not only teaching Pilates, but also working at a much respected restaurant in Sag Harbor. Naturally, she had…
Freehold Bike Night, sponsored by Budweiser. "Grab a Bud" the sign said...!!

Freehold Bike Night.

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About 80 motorcycles were present at the Freehold Bike Night, the vast majority being Harley’s of various hues and sizes. With my “double-flag” flying, we rolled into the parking lot…
Leaving Freehold as part of a large group of riders...

Test Run to Pennsylvania…

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Keith Weber, a close friend of Ken’s, with whom I had made a short ride to Pennsylvania before our wedding last year, again invited me to join him and his…

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