The Bike

America…

So I made it across America, with a proper report on that to come. But to summarise, in total I covered 10,000 kilometres (6,000 miles) in six weeks, starting in New York and heading first up through Pennsylvania. From there I took in Detroit, Chicago, then down along the old Route 66 to St Louis then due west across Kansas until finally I hit the Rockies. Rather than dip below them we rode up and over, taking in a trail at 13,000 feet – me having to push Dot some of the way – before dropping down in to Utah and Nevada, taking in Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Zion and Las Vegas along the way, before finally hitting the coast just above Los Angeles. I rode up to San Francisco, stayed there a few days, then pushed further north, riding 900 miles of Oregon coastline until I made it to Seattle. I left Dot there – storing her in a friend’s garage – before flying home to England, the plan being to return to Seattle next year and finish the push up to Alaska…

For now, a few photos from the trip…

5 thoughts on “America…

  1. hi,
    glad to hear you made it!

    I took the time this year to do my trip to sweden.

    have a good one!

    Martin from Dresden, Germany

  2. Just finished your book, could not put it down. Did Alaska with a mate in 2010 on an old BMW GS, He was on a old Honda,  6000 miles in 30 days. Used the Alaska marine highway to go up to Alaska because time was an issue. Did the Dalton, up to Prudo Bay, worth the trip. Check out Toke, Eagles Claw camp site, try and hook up with the “Dust to Dawson” M/C rally, and the Rockys. looking forward to your US book.