The Bumblebee and the Vespa 2014

I think it's time for me to redefine what this new blog is about. In the past I've posted individual blogs for motorcycle/motor scooter rides to places like Alaska, Nova Scotia, Key West, Mexico, Canada, New York, etc. That's all well and good but it seems nowadays I'm dividing my rides into shorter ones comprised of two or more weeks each on different bikes. The total time and mileage is about the same, it's just split into multiple rides with a break somewhere in the middle.

The summer of 2014 serves as a good example of that wherein I rode south to Tombstone, AZ on my '92 BMW R100GS Bumblebee/Ural sidecar rig, (phew!) then returned home for a few days and set out again on my '07 Vespa 250ie motor scooter to visit Canada. That summer has gone and the seasons have changed as will the reports, some will be about shorter rides, some will be about maintenance, and maybe on occasion I'll post a photo or two just for interest. I may even introduce other bikes, a few of which are lurking under cover in the barn...

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Jun 28 - Day 05 Bumblebee - All the way to Oracle

Today was shopping day at Wally World. Shaving soap, Oreos [the cheap imitation Safeway brand], stuff like that.My ride to see my bud in Oracle would be under 200 miles so I had plenty of time to dawdle around.

This was a pretty neat site to visit. Free admission as they were sort of closed.

Big ol' house made of mud. Cheap material.

Three floors. That's a lot of mud slinging. 

Back on the road to Oracle I stopped at the Tom Mix memorial. 

Mr Mix hisself. Bad ass.

Mr Mix's big ol' horsey all shot full of holes. Real cowboy horse.

It's just a name guys, move on....
Easy day today, 184 miles and plenty of stops. I'm starting to get used to this sunshine, kind of summer-like. I'm told it's raining at home. Brrrr....hardee har har!

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