I am an ordinary guy who enjoys riding motorcycles. I love riding all makes and models. I love short rides, long rides, and multi-day road trips. I post reviews about motorcycle gear, motorcycles, roads, restaurants, sights, gadgets and more. The Motorcycle Facts,Trivia and History page has a lot of good info. Be safe and enjoy the ride, Oz.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


A friend and I recently rode our motorcycles up to Des Moines, Iowa and we camped on the way up.  My son competed in the National Junior Forensic League tournament in Des Moines.  This was my first long trip on my new motorcycle, Yamaha Venture.

We will be camped in Petit Jean State Park and Mount Magazine State Park in Arkansas, Lake of the Ozarks State Park and Stockton State Park in Missouri, and staying in a motel while in Des Moines.  On Saturday June 26th we visited J and P Cycles in Anamosa, Iowa.  They were host their "Open House" that Saturday and Sunday.  We picked up some good deals!

On July 10th my son and I along with 7 others will depart on our trip to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.  We have not been there or ridden a great deal in Wyoming.  It will be a 14 day trip with lots of great roads and places.
Picture of Yellowstone Falls borrowed from http://grandcanyon.free.fr/images/cascade/original/

We are trailering through Texas and New Mexico to Pueblo, Colorado.  From there we will be riding the rest of the time.  We are spending 5 nights in West Yellowstone before heading back.  We have plans for a rafting trip, a visit to a gold mine, some hiking, and visits to some museums. 

Of course there will be plenty of eating and a lot of sights.  I will be posting about many of these items.