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Dispatch from Maine

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We’re halfway through our month on the East Coast. Now on our 11th week on the road, we’ve been through 21 states, and yesterday we rolled over the 10,000 mile mark since leaving British Columbia last September. And for the…
So after a week with the nose at the grindstone or in the trough whatever you prefer it was time to catch up on some maintenance. Saturday was spent fitting screens to the Guzzi and to the yellow Norton and changing the postage stamp size screen on the...

Maintenance

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So after a week with the nose at the grindstone or in the trough whatever you prefer it was time to catch up on some maintenance. Saturday was spent fitting screens to the Guzzi and to the yellow Norton and…
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Reykjavik and the Golden Circle

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From the Bleu lagoon we continued north towards Reykjavik, but stopped for the night in nearby Hafnarfjordur, which according to the signage is the city of Vikings, Elves, and lava. It apparently has the largest concentration of elves, dwarves, and…
Canmore is in a stunningly beautiful part of the world, the front range of the Rocky Mountains.  We take advantage of the time we have here to go see Banff and Lakes Louise and Moraine.  Nevil suggests we take the... <a href="https://sturgischick.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/6062/">Read More ›</a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=sturgischick.wordpress.com&blog=49567018&post=6062&subd=sturgischick&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

Riding across Alberta

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Canmore is in a stunningly beautiful part of the world, the front range of the Rocky Mountains.  We take advantage of the time we have here to go see Banff and Lakes Louise and Moraine.  Nevil suggests we take the…
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Iceland South Shore Part 2

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Leaving camp on our second morning we again were treated to views of the glaciers behind us. After leaving the glacial area you pass thru the volcanic region with huge lava fields. In fact the road did not exist here…
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Icelands South Shore Part 1

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We had already heard from other riders that all the central roads on the island were still closed due to snow and lack of melting after a very cold spring. It looks like the dream to ride the “central cross…
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All done

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As noted on our last blog post, it’s time to shutdown the JustGiving page for Shelterbox. Nearly £1,200 was raised so a huge thank you to you all. When will motonoodles ride again? We don’t know yet but we will…
<div>Wednesday night after a day lazing around Poolewe we went to the local ceilidh, earlier I had been given a disapproving look in the shop as I bought a half bottle of whisky to fit in my pocket for the ceilidh , guess who was taking the entrance money at the village hall, yes, the same woman. That didn’t spoil my fun or whisky consumption anyway, a great night and a great band, the lead singer / musician Sandra MacBeth who’s from the area but coincidentally we found out lives above Fiona’s Cousin in Portobello in Edinburgh, is a name to watch, very talented.</div><div>A pleasant run to Lochcarron for a stock up and a late breakfast at Kate’s Riverside café followed by a visit to Lochcarron weavers, the weather surprisingly warm and pleasant. The run over the Bealach was a challenge for Fiona who was piloting the sidecar, difficult enough without the handful of ignorant arseholes on bicycles and in vehicles not actually suitable for the hill, everybody else has to murder their clutches so that the inconsiderate people can hold everybody else up, that said most users are courteous, a great effort by Fi who kept it together on the way over. Applecross was bathed in sunshine on the Thursday so we sat outside and waited for Alex to arrive, and then we waited some more, just at the point worry was creeping in he arrived with the worst excuse yet for lateness he couldn’t find his boots ! Alex pitched camp then we had a jolly night in the pub, great crack as always and met a couple from Dunkeld who recognised us from a wedding last year, small world again.</div><div>The weekend was spent in typical Applecross fashion joined by David and Anne, Liz and Ewan (who arrived at midnight on the Friday, top marks) Bert and Laurenne (in the new Land Rover) Ian, my brother John and  Lesley made up the troupe for the fun weekend. A reasonable run down the road with only torrential rain for the last 20 miles spoiling the fun.</div><div>Another great trip, less miles than normal, more wind and rain than normal but it had many special moments, Scotland really is a great place to ride a motorcycle and I suppose if it were warmer the roads would be more congested and the wind and rain kept the midges away. Now I’m lagging behind in the Bealach stakes, I haven’t ridden a sidecar over and Fi’s done it twice!!</div><div><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ESA4FmBVYtQ/Va6WneNDMqI/AAAAAAAAIN0/6AprypQxrxM/s1600/a1.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ESA4FmBVYtQ/Va6WneNDMqI/AAAAAAAAIN0/6AprypQxrxM/s640/a1.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>River flowing fast</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cOr336IyfnE/Va6WpEgh4fI/AAAAAAAAIOQ/UPKvtJSEUcw/s1600/a2.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cOr336IyfnE/Va6WpEgh4fI/AAAAAAAAIOQ/UPKvtJSEUcw/s640/a2.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>Poolewe</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RX6XX_i6pl0/Va6WpANw8ZI/AAAAAAAAIOM/mRTZd1HoiKs/s1600/a3.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RX6XX_i6pl0/Va6WpANw8ZI/AAAAAAAAIOM/mRTZd1HoiKs/s640/a3.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>Hoochin and chuchin</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_LHH2Rq6XCo/Va6Wp5pbcVI/AAAAAAAAIOc/us-iSHlqcAc/s1600/a4.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_LHH2Rq6XCo/Va6Wp5pbcVI/AAAAAAAAIOc/us-iSHlqcAc/s640/a4.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>At last a sunset</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iDcti3bh8jY/Va6WqJCiqtI/AAAAAAAAIOU/BwQdUQ878IA/s1600/a5.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-iDcti3bh8jY/Va6WqJCiqtI/AAAAAAAAIOU/BwQdUQ878IA/s640/a5.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>Starting the Bealach</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Rfq-dlixnak/Va6WqdXKk2I/AAAAAAAAIOg/RRt3_m1-LzQ/s1600/a6.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Rfq-dlixnak/Va6WqdXKk2I/AAAAAAAAIOg/RRt3_m1-LzQ/s640/a6.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>Heavily loaded Royal Enfield (from Germany) at the campsite</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LknBS5t9kQU/Va6Wqj-uIcI/AAAAAAAAIOk/S4Ve3T02Ohg/s1600/a7.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LknBS5t9kQU/Va6Wqj-uIcI/AAAAAAAAIOk/S4Ve3T02Ohg/s640/a7.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>Bonny vista</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C6KC_6StoRg/Va6Wq993DNI/AAAAAAAAIOs/BIFhZdWzJdM/s1600/a8.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C6KC_6StoRg/Va6Wq993DNI/AAAAAAAAIOs/BIFhZdWzJdM/s640/a8.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>The mountains of sky shrouded in mist</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kjlnbtMVuK0/Va6WrDoOP8I/AAAAAAAAIOw/P-ZEIxVtsgA/s1600/a9.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kjlnbtMVuK0/Va6WrDoOP8I/AAAAAAAAIOw/P-ZEIxVtsgA/s640/a9.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>The boys were up for a stag night</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HVBbo2Y-ImM/Va6WnYLxnuI/AAAAAAAAINw/1QOeAvkyQSo/s1600/a10.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HVBbo2Y-ImM/Va6WnYLxnuI/AAAAAAAAINw/1QOeAvkyQSo/s640/a10.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>Dinner</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MEI8Qe8OUbw/Va6WnYhEkyI/AAAAAAAAIN4/iJckJhn-7Dw/s1600/a11.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MEI8Qe8OUbw/Va6WnYhEkyI/AAAAAAAAIN4/iJckJhn-7Dw/s640/a11.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>Must have been a good story</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PzdQwM9qmew/Va6WoeclnZI/AAAAAAAAIN8/lvfd_L7gbSU/s1600/a12.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PzdQwM9qmew/Va6WoeclnZI/AAAAAAAAIN8/lvfd_L7gbSU/s640/a12.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>Descent of the Bealach</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G0vBkjMfrC0/Va6WodwILCI/AAAAAAAAIOA/Xu0OGM6k7H4/s1600/a14.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G0vBkjMfrC0/Va6WodwILCI/AAAAAAAAIOA/Xu0OGM6k7H4/s640/a14.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>There she goes</td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z6CACik3KC8/Va6WooHD-GI/AAAAAAAAIOI/AtMY_v8RMqw/s1600/a15.JPG"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Z6CACik3KC8/Va6WooHD-GI/AAAAAAAAIOI/AtMY_v8RMqw/s640/a15.JPG"/></a></td></tr><tr><td>Very bright waterproofs donned (thankfully)</td></tr></tbody></table>

Outer Hebrides final part

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Wednesday night after a day lazing around Poolewe we went to the local ceilidh, earlier I had been given a disapproving look in the shop as I bought a half bottle of whisky to fit in my pocket for the…
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Sometimes, Timing is Everything

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We rode out of the small fishing village of Camarones before the sun rose and the anxiety and tension that had kept us awake for most of the night eased out of our shoulders. Soon we were eagerly making our…
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Travel Map

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Hamburg to Hirtshals

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We had been invited to the home of fellow rider Wolfgang and his wife Brigette near Hamburg. We had met him on line and passed on some tips for his trip to Morocco, which was just a few weeks after…
After a wonderful several days with Al and Lucie spoiling us rotten, we have to pry ourselves loose from our newfound comfortable oasis and head east.  We have friends in Alberta to see and eventually we should get back to... <a href="https://sturgischick.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/crossing-british-columbia/">Read More ›</a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=sturgischick.wordpress.com&blog=49567018&post=6019&subd=sturgischick&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

Crossing British Columbia

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After a wonderful several days with Al and Lucie spoiling us rotten, we have to pry ourselves loose from our newfound comfortable oasis and head east.  We have friends in Alberta to see and eventually we should get back to…
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The Netherlands

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It is a sad day since we have to leave Scotland. Even with all the bad weather it was stunning and one of the few places we really hope to come back to. We rode south and east to Newcastle…
Al and Lucie take us on a fun walking tour of their gorgeous city – Victoria, B.C.  Will Ferguson’s book, Beauty Tips from Moosejaw, is a favorite of mine. And actually getting to see some of the landmarks he mentions... <a href="https://sturgischick.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/6002/">Read More ›</a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=sturgischick.wordpress.com&blog=49567018&post=6002&subd=sturgischick&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

Victoria, British Columbia

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Al and Lucie take us on a fun walking tour of their gorgeous city – Victoria, B.C.  Will Ferguson’s book, Beauty Tips from Moosejaw, is a favorite of mine. And actually getting to see some of the landmarks he mentions…
We left our campsite and headed a bit further South to the Loch Erisort Hotel, a warm inviting sight after our stormy camp, as we booked in I looked around and saw a similarly confused Ian Coull and family, Ian is our treasurer for the Tay Valley NOC a...

Outer Hebrides tour part 4

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We left our campsite and headed a bit further South to the Loch Erisort Hotel, a warm inviting sight after our stormy camp, as we booked in I looked around and saw a similarly confused Ian Coull and family, Ian…
Just wanted to let everyone out there know of a few things that have happened since finishing up my trip. Justin Long, from Long Riders Radio interviewed me for one of his podcasts. You can listen to it on his … <a href="http://apatonamotorcycle.com/2015/07/14/a-podcast-and-some-articles/">Continue reading <span>→</span></a><img alt="" border="0" src="http://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=apatonamotorcycle.com&blog=48572655&post=5793&subd=patrickeharris&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

A podcast and some articles!

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Just wanted to let everyone out there know of a few things that have happened since finishing up my trip. Justin Long, from Long Riders Radio interviewed me for one of his podcasts. You can listen to it on his…
After the stop at Kilbride we rode through Benbecula (strangely very populated) and then to North Uist to stay in Lochmaddy for a couple of nights avoiding the heavy rain and the possible strike by cali Mcbrayne, as it was the strike was called off aft...

Outer Hebrides tour part 3

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After the stop at Kilbride we rode through Benbecula (strangely very populated) and then to North Uist to stay in Lochmaddy for a couple of nights avoiding the heavy rain and the possible strike by cali Mcbrayne, as it was…
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Ullapool & Lands end

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We fought the gusting winds back to the port at Stornaway on the Ilse of Lewis and were glad to hear the ferry was still running , since the sailing was on hold last evening due to predicted high winds.…
Anxious to feel the difference a new steering head bearing might have made to my bike, I take her for a short spin through Victoria and out to the waterfront road.  Crazy as it sounds…the bike feels worse!  And when... <a href="https://sturgischick.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/riding-on-vancouver-island/">Read More ›</a><img alt="" border="0" src="https://pixel.wp.com/b.gif?host=sturgischick.wordpress.com&blog=49567018&post=5981&subd=sturgischick&ref=&feed=1" width="1" height="1"/>

Riding on Vancouver Island

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Anxious to feel the difference a new steering head bearing might have made to my bike, I take her for a short spin through Victoria and out to the waterfront road.  Crazy as it sounds…the bike feels worse!  And when…

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