About Us

In September of 2019, life as I know it changed. My husband Mike died in a motorcycle accident. He made a mistake on a corner and there happened to be a truck coming the other direction. I was riding my own bike behind him and watched it happen. I know this sounds terrible, but in so many ways it wasn’t because I know exactly what occurred, I can’t doubt the cause, or have anger towards the truck driver (he did everything he could to avoid the collision).

With no kids (just cats), and both of us retired early, we spent most of our time exploring and riding (when I could get him away from his motorcycle and car collecting habit).  We had various riding buddies over the years, but most of the time it was just the two of us.

Riding motorcycles (and owning them) was our passion (okay, probably obsession is closer to the truth) since we first married in 1989.

I worked for a motorcycle performance shop, and Mike was a driver for UPS. My job gave us really fun opportunities in the motorcycle world (and good parts discounts!), and Mike’s gave us the financial security to make our lifestyle possible.

Over the years we rode quads, dirt bikes, dual sport, street, and adventure bikes, and we loved to travel!  Many great memories come from travels in the western and central US, in a motorhome, with quads or dirt bikes in tow, or on bikes. Two big month-long rides took us to Alaska, and then the following year, eastward to St. Johns Newfoundland.

Virtual pins in a binary map don’t really mean much, but this shows some of the places we traveled.

And now I’m learning how to be happy alone…well, as alone as one can be with two very cuddly cats! I miss Mike, but I still love life and want to make the most of it while I’m here.

18 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Mike was telling me about a collapsible fuel can you were looking at for your trip. Can you forward me some information on this? Also great job on this site. Always look forward to your new adventures.

  2. Hi Keith,

    Here’s what we got:

    http://www.safetycentral.com/gasohaul.html

    The actual bladders are tiny, but you need the box to make it ‘legal’.

    I’ve also heard of people using the ‘box o coffee’ from Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts for the same thing – it’s just that they could tell you no at the gas station when you’re filling it up.

    Glad you’re enjoying our ramblings!

  3. Thanks Jeff, we had a great time! You would have really enjoyed it, and probably had a bunch more energy than I did.

    You should think about planning an epic Alaska adventure in the next few years, it’s just the kind of thing I think is perfect for you!

  4. Mike,

    I handle public relations for Mono County and have received a query from a motorcycle publication asking for a photo of US 395. I saw your photo of your bikes above Mono Lake on Flickr and wonder if you’d be willing to let them use the photo. Please email your reply to me. Thanks.

  5. Hi Guys we are headed to Idaho for 10 days in July either going up to Courd’ elane or down towards boise to hit the water parks. Any great camping spots you are aware of would be appreciated. We will be pulling out trailer too.

    Thanks

  6. Pam and Mike,
    I love your site. Ray and I should do this for family and friends to view!
    The next time you go to Orlando you need to make a trip over to Kissimmee (not far at all for the Mouse House) and check out The Warbird Adventures, Inc. Kissimmee Gateway Airport. 233 N. Hoagland Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34741, USA. Phone: (407) 870-7366 or (800) 386-1593.
    Sonya and Ray Meadors

    • Thanks Sonya! I use it as sort of a diary, so it’s easier to remember where we’ve been and what we’re doing. Now if I could only get my Mom to use a computer and check up on us every once in awhile, that would be perfect!

  7. I was wondering about the old homestead photo, taken outside the Dalles. I am planning on doing a photo shoot with a model there very soon, and was wondering where exactly it was. I would like to use it as a background.

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