Why Nova Scotia?

Why not Nova Scotia might be the better question. It's one of those exotic sounding places that I've never been to and that's reason enough for me. I plan on leaving around the 8th of May and spending several weeks on the ride. Along the way I'll be camping out, visiting unsuspecting friends , and maybe getting to ride along with them for awhile. Let me know if you're up to either!


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Apr 22 - New Improved Departure Date?

It occurred to me the other night that I really don't have to wait until June 1st to head out on my trip, I can go any time I'm ready. With that in mind I've decided to move my departure date up to leave as soon as possible. The few remaining items on my to-do list have dwindled down to nearly nothing of importance, the main exception being the arrival of my renewed passport. According to the lady in the Coos Bay post office it should be here somewhere around the 8th of May and then I'll be ready.

I've been riding a lot lately and as often as I go I'm always amazed at how beautiful the southern Oregon coastal area is. Jerry Smith, who's usually busy writing for various biker publications and an old hand at riding in this area took me on a 75 mile jaunt through some of the best twisties I've ever been on. We left Bandon mid-day and headed east towards Myrtle Point via miles of unspoiled back roads. The weather was co-operating and we reveled in glorious sunshine, capping off our afternoon with a coffee stop in Coquille. What a treat that was; I've lived in this area for over 7 years and had never been on any of the roads we followed.

One local ride I like a lot is south to Cape Blanco State Park, not very far but always pretty. There’s never very much traffic on the road and the scenery is spectacular. I ran down there again a couple of days ago, stopped for a few pics and then it was time to head back home to wait for that damn passport.


  1. Wow! You're the man. Hope all goes well with your trip. Please add my emial to your posted notes. That way when Griff forgets to forward them to me I won't have to question him too much. So Easy Rider......Ride WILD AND CRAZY and have the time of your life. Hugs,

  2. Lucy! I can't add your name to the email list, there's a limit of 10 and it's already filled up. Dang it anyway, just jab Griff in the ribs and tell him to forward them to you. Or maybe I could substitute your address for his? Let me know.