Category Archives: Summer of 2005 11,000-mile, All-48-state Journal

Join Joel as he ventures on a 10,000+ mile, double cross-country, all-48-state motorcycle jaunt!

July 16, 2005 – Saturday – Day 21

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 278 – Total Miles: 5,273 – Average: 263.71:30pm-8:30pm – 7 hoursCorvalis, OR to Crescent City, CA (OR,CA – 22/48)(-staying at an Econolodge -)- ON THE LEFT COAST – OVER … Continue reading

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July 15, 2005 – Friday – Day 20

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 278- Trip Total: 4,995 – Daily Average: 262.9 (travel days)Boardman, OR to Corvalis, OR(-stayed at cousin Scott’s -) (OR – 21/48)- THE COLUMBIA GORGE – We rode through the … Continue reading

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July 14, 2005 – Thursday – Day 19

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 342- Trip Total: 4717 – Daily Average: 262.1 (travel days)10am-4:30pm – 7.5 hours (with time change to Pacific Time)Superior, MT to Boardman, OR(-stayed at an Econolodge -) (MT,WA,OR – … Continue reading

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July 13, 2005 – Wednesday – Day 18

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 0- Total Miles: 4375 – Daily Average: 257.4 (travel days)Rest Day in Superior, MT(-stayed at the Budget Host Big Sky Motel (MT– 18/48) Yup, decided on a rest day. … Continue reading

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July 12, 2005 – Tuesday – Day 17

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 300 – Total Miles: 4375 – Daily Average: 257.412:30-7PM – 6.5 hours Livingston,MT to Superior,MT (just west of Missoula)(-stayed at the Budget Host Big Sky Motel (MT– 18/48)- HEAT … Continue reading

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July 11, 2005 – Monday – Day 16

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 232 – Total Miles: 4075 – Daily Average: 254.79:30AM-7PM – 9.5 hours Cody,WY to Livingston,MT (just east of Bozeman)(-stayed at the Livingston Inn-) (WY,MT– 18/48)- YELLOWSTONE – ROAD CONSTRUCTION … Continue reading

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July 10, 2005 – Sunday – Day 15

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 183 – Total Miles: 3843 – Daily Average: 256.211:30AM-6PM – 5.5 hours Buffalo, WY to Cody,WY(-stayed at The Western 6-Gun Motel-) (WY – 17/48)- MOUNTAIN RIDING – HAILSTORM! – … Continue reading

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July 9, 2005 – Saturday – Day 14

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 327 – Total Miles: 3660 – Daily Average: 261.411:30PM-10PM (!) – 7.5 hours (time zone change!)Rapid City, SD to Buffalo, WY(-stayed at an EconoLodge-) (SD – 17/48)- THE FOUR … Continue reading

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July 8, 2005 – Friday – Day 13

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 217 – Total Miles: 3,333 – Daily Average: 256.811:30PM-6PM (MST) – 7.5 hours (time zone change!)Pierre,SD to Rapid City, SD(-stayed at a Rodeway Inn -) (SD – 16/48)- BADLANDS … Continue reading

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July 7, 2005 – Thursday – Day 12

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 341- Total Miles: 3116 – Daily Average: 259.72:30PM-9PM (CST) – 6.5 hoursFargo, ND to Pierre, SD(-stayed at a Days Inn -) (ND,SD – 16/48)- ROADS OUT TO INFINITY – … Continue reading

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July 6, 2005 – Wednesday – Day 11

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 309 – Total Miles: 2775 – Daily Average: 252.32:30PM-9PM (CST) – 6.5 hoursSuperior, WI to Fargo, ND(-stayed at an EconoLodge -) (WI,MN,ND – 15/48) Okay, okay, so we would … Continue reading

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July 5, 2005 – Tuesday – Day 10

Miles Today: 362- Total Miles: 2466 – Daily Average: 246.611:30AM-8PM (CST) – 9.5 hoursEscanaba,MI to Superior,WI(-stayed at a Super 8 -) (MI,WI – 13/48)- Cloudscapes Galore – Into the Icebox? – Finally, I thought we’d get an early start. But … Continue reading

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July 4, 2005 – Monday – Day 9

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 213- Total Miles: 2104 – Daily Average: 210.212:45pm-6:15pm – 5.5 hoursGaylord, MI to Escanaba, MI(-stayed at an Econolodge -) (MI – 12/48)- Across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula – This was … Continue reading

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July 3, 2005 – Sunday – Day 8

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today:194 – Total Miles: 1891 – Daily Average: 23611:30am-4:30pm – 5 hoursFlint, MI to Gaylord, MI(-stayed at an Econolodge -)(MI – 13/48) Awoke with a charley horse cramp in my … Continue reading

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July 2, 2005 – Saturday – Day 7

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today:459 – Total Miles:1697 – Daily Average:242.411am-9:30pm – 10.5 hoursErie,Pa to Flint,MI(-stayed at Don & Krista’s-)(PA,OH,IND,MICH– 13/48)- A NEAR-PERFECT DAY – NIGHT RIDING – (9am) Joel reporting in during laundry … Continue reading

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July 1, 2005 – Friday – Day 6

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today:203 – Total Miles:1238 – Daily Average:206Buffalo,NY to Erie,PA(-stayed at EconoLodge -)(NY,PA – 10/48)- About 100 miles in before we got anywhere – Massive Power – Had another middle-of-the-night call … Continue reading

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June 30, 2005 – Thursday – Day 5

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today:402(!) – Total Miles:1035 – Daily Average:2079:30am-8pm – 10.5 hoursBrattleboro,VT to Buffalo,NY(-staying at Lord Amherst Motel -)(VT,MASS,NY – 10/48)FINALLY, A BREAKOUT DAY! We scanned the horizons right after awakening, and … Continue reading

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June 29, 2005 – Wednesday – Day 4

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today:69 – Total Miles:631 – Daily Average:157.8 (soooo embarrassing!)10:45am-1:45pm – 3 hoursBrookline,NH to Brattleboro,VT(-stayed at the Hampton Inn -)(NH,VT – 9/48)- Rain, Rain, Rain – So, we’re standing in the … Continue reading

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June 28, 2005 – Tuesday – Day 3

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today: 133 – Total Miles:562 – Daily Average –187.311:30am-6:30pm – 7 hoursBrookline,NH to Concord,NH (via Kittery, Maine)(-stayed at a Comfort Inn -)(NH, ME) – 8/48)- Rain and more Rain – … Continue reading

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June 27, 2005 – Monday – Day 2

48 States or Bust – The USA on Two WheelsMiles Today – 198 – Total Miles – 429 – Average – 214.512:30pm-6:30pm – 6 hoursNew Haven, CT to Brookline,NH(-stayed at Karen’s brother’s home -)(CT-RI-MASS-NH – 7/48)- DISCONCERTING EVENT – WONDERFUL … Continue reading

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