Alaska bound

WELCOME TO MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT A BLOG. I PLAN ON USING THIS SPACE TO SEND "REPORTS FROM THE ROAD" FOR A MOTORCYCLE TRIP MY FRIEND BOB AND I ARE TAKING THIS SUMMER. MASSACHUSETTS TO ALASKA! A FIVE WEEK ODYSSEY THROUGH BRITISH COLUMBIA, ALBERTA, The YUKON And ALASKA....ALL THE WAY TO THE ARTIC OCEAN. If you would like to be notified when we update this blog, simply drop me an email or send me a "comment" and I'll add you to the notify list......... THANKS FOR COMING ALONG FOR THE RIDE!

Friday, June 30, 2006

FINALLY!




I writing this from a motel room in beautiful Miles City Montana. Let me tell you about the trip thus far. We left Bob's house at about 7AM on Thursday, June 29......Bob lives in Western Massachusetts so it seemed like a good idea to head out through upstate New York to Pa and on out west. Sounds easy, except for some major flooding in and around Binghamton NY. Route 88 and Rt 90 (NY State Throughway) were shut down. It took us most of three hours to figure a way west as all the secondary roads were also closed........Once we accomplished that we hit a major traffic jam on the border of NY and PA. An accident that took the life of a fellow driving a new Hummer required Med Flight and created a thirty mile back up and a wait of over an hour. At this point we are over four hours behind schedule so we decided to drive straight through the night, taking four hour turns behind the wheel while the other one slept. We hit more major traffic in Chicago at 1:30 AM and lost another hour. We have spent 36 hours straight in the truck! And we have another ten to twelve tomorrow to get to my friends house in Polson MT.........But we are having a ball. This afternoon we took back roads through Wyoming and Montana to look for animals..........saw tons of Antelop, and a few mule deer.

The plan is to be on the bikes and on the road first thing Monday AM.............Later

5 Comments:

At Fri Jun 30, 06:28:00 PM, Blogger Daniel Brewster said...

Coolio - sounds like it's going to be an awesome trip. I'm leaving one month later on a similar trip - I leave Chicago on July 29th and take a month or so to do a ton of National Parks and then Alaska and then the ferry from Valdez to Bellingham.

I'll be following along on your trip - ride safe!!

 
At Sat Jul 01, 12:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So far so good RoyBob. Can't wait till "we" get those two-wheelers between "our" virtual legs!

 
At Sat Jul 01, 12:17:00 AM, Anonymous Lee Eckhart said...

Anonymous is YBLee in last comment!

 
At Sun Jul 02, 04:29:00 AM, Anonymous jefe said...

Trouble with starting a blog onna trip like this is, you hafta tell us stories every day. It's like, the rule! So, quit lookin' at the spectacular scenery, boys, and TYPE, willya...?

 
At Sun Jul 02, 04:03:00 PM, Anonymous YBLee said...

What jefey said! Tomorrow is the big day and I can feel the rev's between my legs already! Although not quite the same, I'm doing Rt 7 to the Canadian border tomorrow to be riding virtually with you guys. Ride, ride ride!!

 

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