Heading out of bounds (Part 2)

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Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/31/2014 Heading out of bounds : The Blindside (Part 2 of 2) Continued from Heading out of bounds: The Blindside Part 1 If you have ever had one of those moments where time stands still, you will understand ...

Heading out of Bounds

Oh look . . . more mud!
Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/24/2014 Heading out of bounds : The Blindside (Part 1 of 2) It’s our first full ride day together and we are getting a late start. I have been up for a bit, but have yet to see ...

Fanfare for Return (Half Way)

KLR Surgery for Round 2
Originally Published in my column for RoadRUNNER Magazine on: 7/10/2014 Fanfare for Return (Half Way) Arriving home is a strange and bittersweet feeling. The journey is only half over but coming home in the middle creates some type of finality. From this point forward I will have ...

TAT-1c Home in Tullahoma

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After my Lynchburg excursion yesterday I backtracked to Tullahoma, TN for dinner and a place to stay. Upon check-in I am virtually smacked in the face with a memory of home. What grabs my attention is the sound of undeniable New England accents. Not a haughty type of enunciation ...

TAT-1b Wet in a Dry County

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As I arrive in Lynchburg, TN it is raining. But I don’t get down. I ride past the large stone and metal gates and park the KLR just as the rain starts to let up. I guess the clouds got the memo about Lynchburg being ...

TAT-1a Trail of Tears

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As the miles click down closer to the starting point in Tellico Plains I feel the excitement and anxiety that comes with exploring a new place. I do not get this feeling when I ride on pavement, but the extra challenges associated with riding off ...

Trans-America Trail 2013 : Early Morning Start

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Originally posted to RoadRUNNER Magazine on August 15, 2013 Trans-America Trail 2013 : Early Morning Start Mmmm, the day’s first sip of coffee. I am waiting for the sun to wake up so I can make the trek from Knoxville to Tellico Plains, TN (paved) where ...

Riding the Beast

Kenneth Winter Beast Motorcycle
“We just want to be free to drink espresso, ride our machines, and not be hassled by the Man.” ~ motto of the Time Warp Tea Room File this under, “Are you kidding me?” As I mentioned in my last post I delayed heading out on ...

Dual Sport Riders Guide to the Galaxy

Dual Sport Touring Rider Shop Knoxville, TN
After leaving Maggie Valley, I headed west towards Tellico Plains to begin my route on the “Trans-America Trail.” At some point along the ride I had an epiphany and realized I had been incorrectly referring to the route as the “Trans-American” trail for about 2 ...

Homer Hears a Horn: What Dad Would’ve Done

Dad's KLR and the Horn
And with the addition of The Horn the final piece is in place. After three months of repairs and several days in the garage poking and prodding the KLR, my preparations are complete. My dad’s KLR, the bike that dragged him kicking and screaming out of the ...