This post is to announce my “Big Trip” of 2011. I have been delaying this post for some time even though I have been thinking about the ride since January. The reason for the delay has been due to the silliness at work which nearly made me cancel the entire trip due to financial reasons. This past weekend, I decided to just do it anyways. I will figure out the funding later. I would regret it if I didn’t.
My “Big Trip” for 2011 is to ride to the BMW MOA Rally in Bloomsburg, PA, visit the missing New England states, and then circle the Great Lakes back through Canada. Unfortunately, my wife can’t get the time off work this year, so I will be solo. I will be riding my 2001 BMW R1150GS as the SV needs a bit of TLC (chain, sprockets, and speedo cable). To save on funds, I will be camping as much as possible. If you have some suggestions, I would love to hear about it. Please use the “Contact” link above or leave a note in the comments!
As last year, I will be using google latitude, so you can follow my progress (see "current location” on the right side). I also hope to make regular posts and tweets as I’m travelling (depending on internet availability).
I plan to ride 4,000 miles, over three weeks, visiting fifteen states and two provinces. I hope to leave Minnesota on July 17 or 18th and then head east; I should be back in Minnesota by August 6th or 7th. This is the rough plan:
MN – WI – MI – OH – PA – MD – DE – NJ – NY – CT – RI – MA – NH – ME – NH – VT – QC – ON - MN
If you have suggestions on fun places to visit or ride, I would love to hear about it!