As much as I love riding my Blast - many of my recent journeys have been "Joint Ventures" with my husband, Thumper McKenzie. We have logged thousands of miles riding together across America. Our First long distance trip was aboard a 2001 Gold Wing 1800 to Michigan and Canada. Along the way we rode The Dragon at Deals Gap:
We visited with family members:
Rode with my sister Sherrie and her husband Eric to Northern Michigan:
We found the worlds largest picnic basket....
And rode across the New River Gorge bridge...
In June of 2005 Thumper and I took off across
Our challenge: ride 1,000 in 24 hours. We left Wesley Chapel,
The hotel clerk thought we were completely nuts as we requested a wakeup call, but nonetheless, called to wake us up at precisely . We were on the road by , heading towards
At we pulled into town and needed to find a station to gas up and collect our final timed/dated receipt and look for a willing participant to sign our witness form. As Murphy’s Law would have it, we could not find a gas station. A helpful, albeit somewhat inebriated (yes it was only 9 in the morning); individual attempted to help us with directions, but was not very accurate. With minutes to spare we finally rolled into a station, collected our receipt and found a witness. Our trip was off to a great start!
In the next 24 days we would ride through 22 states, 9 National Forests, 7 National Parks, 3 Indian Reservations and complete 8,300 miles in the saddle. We rode through 10 foot snow banks on the Going to the Sun Highway through
We experienced the dry heat of
You will find our photos in the “