The Summer The Uly Spent At The Dealership (and spring and some of fall)

My Uly started having issues around March 2016, with the oil level being inconsistent.  Sometimes the oil was foamy, occasionally it would look normal.  It developed a problem where the oil didn’t always return, and sometimes it wouldn’t even show up on the dip stick.  Other times it would puke & spit out caramel colored…

Sacramento to Ely, NV

The route from Sacramento, CA to Ely is a very diverse one.  It was a gorgeous day to ride.  The road up to the lake was curvy with amazing scenery!  It was cool as we crossed through the mountains, but once we were on the other side, it definitely heated up!  Our first noteworthy site was…

Day 3. Banff yes. Enjoyable? Not really.

There isn’t really any denying that today was somewhat miserable.  We didn’t roast, but we did freeze most of the day.  It rained most of the morning.  Once we rode out of the rain, the seemingly 100mph winds started as we trekked across Canada.  It never really warmed up, so most of the day was…

2016 West Coast Itinerary

Our bike adventure started in 2003 when we bought our first bike, a 2003 Buell Lightning.  For the first three years we explored “local” roads & landmarks in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Wisconsin.  In 2006 I brought home Shawn’s Uly as a birthday surprise!  With the comfortable upgrade, and the ability to carry more luggage, our trips got…

West Coast 2016

Summer is officially here and we are gearing up for a great ride to the West Coast.  We’ll also swing North for a few days at Banff with Rob & Staci.  Although it isn’t as epic as Alaska, we will cover close to 7,000 miles.  On this trip we’ll visit 14 states and 2 Canadian…

Packing List v100

    Below is our packing list, as of today. The list changes a tiny bit on almost a daily basis, but I think we are getting pretty close to the final version. Some of the items include links so you can see what make / model of the item we are bringing. If you…