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Day 3: Lassen National Park

Day 3: Lassen National Park Today the route took us on a short loop and then dove into Lassen National Park. Here there vividly colored lakes (emerald was my favorite), hiking trails, hot springs, evidence of lava flows from early … Continue reading

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Day 2 Downieville to Mineral

Tuesday, Downieville to Mineral First things first. On Monday night, when Fred and I arrived in Downieville, a man with whiskers down to his knees came out and looked at the bikes. “I used to have a couple of those,” … Continue reading

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VOCNA 2013 Volcano Rally – First Day

After the week was over, a resident of Volcano, California who had overheard the many stories of breakdowns and get-offs told me, “The St. George is cursed you know.” Well, I don’t believe a word of that. Besides it wasn’t … Continue reading

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2013 VOCNA Spring Opener

John and Sue Ray did it once again For the VOCNA Spring Opener, they arranged with the weather gods for perfect riding weather, sunny but not too hot. Cool enough for Jim Abbott from Tucson Arizona to have goose bumps, … Continue reading

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Trip’s not over until we’re home

Sunday July 22 The 2012 VOCNA Ride and Rally was over. In camp it was a sad, but beautiful morning after the AGM. People broke camp, packed up, and said their goodbyes. There was a long drive ahead for all … Continue reading

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But Wait, There’s More: Waptki and Sunset Crater National Monuments (make-up loop)

Saturday July 21, 2012 I felt bad after missing the Waptki and Sunset Crater on the day that loop was scheduled. (We were supposed to include them after the Grand Canyon, the day Jeff’s Venom first gave up in the … Continue reading

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Day Five: Sedona, Mormon Lake Loop

Friday July 20, 2012 A sad day – Jeff decided to not even take his Venom out today. Magneto problems are not easy to fix. He did however have time to give Rick lessons in how a Velocette clutch works. … Continue reading

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Day Four: Navajo and Hopi Loop

Thursday July 19, 2012 Today was a long day of wide horizons and many miles. Although I’m not a sailor, I enjoy the expanse of desert and chaparral, the big dramatic sky. From Flagstaff, we rode up 89 to 160 … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Loop, Waptki, Sunset Crater

Wednesday July 18, 2012 How quickly we settle in to this kind of touring. Coffee, breakfast, check bike and get on the road. I shouldn’t speak for other riders, but I get into an altered state of alertness and relaxation, … Continue reading

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On the Road to Flagstaff and the 2012 VOCNA Rally

Saturday July 14th After work on the evening of Friday 13th, we gathered at Fred Mork’s ranch. (We consisted of Jeff S. , Jeff W. Amy, Fred and yours truly, otherwise known as the Chief Bottle-washer from the Lube Ranch, … Continue reading

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