Going Home Tour – Day 4

Yesterday we rode through hours and hours of corn fields, today we rode through hours of whet fields which turned into scrub lands with  cattle / chicken feed lots.  Now that is a nice smell, Wow!

Flat boring highway riding made interesting by the construction diversions every half hour where they put opposing traffic on the two lane rebuilt section….. Made even more interesting when we see the cars stopping at an Oxxo Store to pick up another 6 pack….

Now in Hermosillo for the night, we know we are getting closer to the US border due to the popular commercial stores popping up in the larger Towns.  Yes Costco, Walmart, Home Depot, McDonalds, Burger King and Starbucks, all places that we are used to seeing, but now other chains as well, pizza, clothing stores and lots of other eateries.  We are starting to see trucking companies on the roads we recognize and manufacturing plants especially Ford and their suppliers in this area.

Polarsteps – a new trip tracking program

So this is a new program that we are trying out.  It’s a real time GPS tracking program that we will be using on future trips…for now I have started to enter some of our most recent tips.

It tracks total miles and has the ability for me to add text and pictures to every stop along our trip…kind of fun.

Click on the screenshot below for our page:

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An F18 in Markham!

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Markham (September 10th actually) we heard the unbelievable sound of an F18!  He made 6 passes over our house and back over to Buttonville airport in a huge sweeping bank.  He was so low that we could see the pilot!

Mike is doing great with his hip recovery.  We have been going to the gym 2 – 3 times a week and have just started mountain biking again…first time in over 20 years!

Boy are we spoiled!

If you can’t be bothered to get the bikes out in March…..on a +18C day….you must be spoiled by 2 weeks of riding in Mexico..right?    RIGHT!!

We spent the day in the backyard cleaning up the downed branches, listening to the returning birds, smelling the wonderful fresh earth smells of spring….and burning stuff….(my favorite)….but not riding…….!

It was not an entirely lost bike weekend though…we had an R6 and a KLR make it down the long, wet, pot-holed driveway for a visit…wow even at idle the R6 is a treat for the ears…

AND

Friday night was a “Team Wally” get toghether and Supercross Party at the Spicres (great job guys)..to get ready for the Toronto Supercross next Saturday…..has it really been 28 years ago since we all met and started riding together…..wow  and the numbers are growning…the next generation of riders gets bigger every year…this year the Toronto Supercross will see 50 of us in our section…

Happy riding everyone!

March 11, 2012

Wow what a beautiful day in Markham.  Outside all day doing yard work and listening to the Harley’s on the neighbouring streets.  It is currently 9:00 and 13 degrees….the trees are in bud and the robins have arrived.

We could be riding any day over the next 2 weeks as the temps are double digits and the skys are going to be clear.

Where should we go this summer…how do you top the “Divide Ride”, or the “Coast to Coast Ride”???

 

 

Learning to Blog..

Ok so I have figured out that loading the pictures at a MUCH smaller size will help most of you view the blog….sorry I had no idea it was taking so long for everyone to view…and this might have helped me stay on track to complete the blog while on the road…..Mike and I have been spending 1 to 2 hours a night loading pictures from the 5 cameras on this trip (ours and friends) and organizing them to post on the blog….