Welcome to the Great Alaska Adventure

If you followed my western U.S. adventure last year, welcome back. If this is your first visit to hdriderblog, thanks for coming.


Everyone who has heard me talk about motorcycle riding (and that’s about all I talk about) knows I’ve been planning this Great Alaska Adventure for more than five years. This is my long-dreamed-of retirement ride. And as the planning unfolded, the ride, in my twisted mind at least, got better and better as I plotted and re-plotted the 12,500 mile route.

Marilyn, with only three years of piloting her own bike, will keep her ’07 Deluxe pointed at my tail light and follow where my new Ultra Classic leads.


And for one month of the trip, our newly-minted high school graduate granddaughter, Hanna, will saddle up behind me on the princess seat for a butt-numbing graduation present few 18 year olds can only dream of.

The ride starts in five days when we begin our northern adventure by heading south to Key West. There we’ll execute a u-turn and set our compasses for the majestic vistas and open spaces of the spectacular 49th state.

I’ll start posting regular, daily updates on Wednesday, May 29, (the day before we leave) and leave a blog trail of textual and photographic crumbs for you to follow for the next two months. Please feel free to post comments and let me know how jealous you are. Thanks for coming along and letting me share my dream with you.

“I can’t wait to get on the road again.”

Location:Orange Park, FL

3 responses to “Welcome to the Great Alaska Adventure”

  1. Mark Stevens says :

    I am looking forward to your tales of adventure! Safe travels!

  2. Bob and Pat Ramer says :

    Have a wonderful time. We will think of you at Happy Hour. Looking forward to following you on the blog. Bob and Pat Ramer (Raven Ridge)

  3. Bishop says :

    All I can say is “WOW!”

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