Thursday, May 21, 2009

SF 2 NY...

Well guys it is Friday morning and I am off. Will see you and post the whole trip in 3 weeks
Cheers PB

Sunday, May 17, 2009

SF 2 NY test run...

Fast friends

Flat tire DAM it

Coming through

Those GS's are HEAVY

With a week to go till I take off, thought I'd do a test run. One the check out the bike and try to do some big days (miles). And glad I did because hopefully I got some bad things out of the way. Got on the bike at 1PM and went as hard as I could to Elko NV. Got there at 9 PM at night. Was not up for camping so got a cheap hotel. That run felt looking but it was only 517 miles. Next day on the road at 9.30 after coffee back the same way. Got to Grass valley and was going to camp but the maps lied. A local told me a a site "just down the road". Next thing I am on the I 50 going to Sacarmento in the heat and traffic. Stopped at Davis, question... Go home or push ??? PUSH.
got on to 128 up to Napa on the winding roads over to the 101 and down to the 116. At this point it was getting dark...Home or camp ??? CAMP, pushed on to Bodega Bay and got there at 9 PM. That was almost 701 miles. Some nice people (Timco construction) from Glassier let me share there camp site. Not a bad nights sleep. Packed up and thought the back tire looked low on air,this is where to fun began,so I went in to check it while doing so the bike almost feel on my head. Put some air in and off I went up the beauiful Hwy 1. While riding the RID unit I had put in some timw ago (remember the story back a few about the electical bike fire) kept telling me that the oil temp was MAX. Tried to fix it while riding,thought I would try all the other buttons to see if they were working and when I pushed the horn, it went down to normal. Guess the load of the horn corrected it ???. Next I pull over as the bike was moving around alot ???, guess what I found, and they are not just for hanging sheet rock,yes a screw was making love with my back tire. Hot and pissed off, I had to fix it,3 tries later got it. After all that got up the one and over the redwoods, rode the bike thought the famous tree then pulled in to a store for some water as it was getting up to 100 degrees. Walked out and guess what, the GS is on it's side (fully loaded). Some nice local man helped me pick it up, just cosmetic stuff. Then home would to SF and the cool (cold air) over the Golden gate bridge. You know what they say what does not kill you make you stronger, well I am 2 1/2 days stronger.
Cheers PB

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

SF 2 NY...

Well people it is official my cross country trip is on. San Francisco to New York. Starting May 22
and back June 10. On my BMW GS 1100 motorcycle.

Via Bell Rd - remove
114 Lyon St
San Francisco, CA 94117
1.Head north on Lyon St toward Oak St
154 ft
2.Turn right at Oak St
1.0 mi
3.Turn right at Octavia St
0.2 mi
4.Take the ramp onto US-101 S
0.7 mi
5.Take the exit onto I-80 E toward Oakland
Partial toll road
81.4 mi
6.Take the exit onto I-80 E toward Reno
Passing through Nevada
Entering Utah
654 mi
7.Take exit 304 to merge onto I-80 E toward Cheyenne
Passing through Wyoming, Nebraska
Entering Iowa
1,053 mi
8.Continue on I-235 E (signs for W Des Moines/I-235/Des Moines)
14.0 mi
9.Take exit 137B for I-80/I-35 toward Kansas City/Council Bluffs
0.1 mi
10.Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Davenport/I-80 and merge onto I-80 E
Entering Illinois
179 mi
11.Take exit 14 to merge onto I-280 E/I-80 E toward Chicago
Continue to follow I-80 E
Partial toll road
Entering Indiana
169 mi
12.Take exit 16 to merge onto I-80 E/I-90 E
Continue to follow I-90 E
Partial toll road
Entering Ohio
307 mi
13.Take the I-90 exit toward Cleveland
0.2 mi
14.Keep left at the fork to continue toward I-90 E and merge onto I-90 E
Partial toll road
Passing through Pennsylvania
Entering New York
268 mi
15.Take exit 44 to merge onto NY-332/Rochester Rd/State Route 332 toward Canandaigua
Partial toll road
2.5 mi
16.Continue straight to stay on NY-332/Rochester Rd/State Route 332
0.5 mi
17.Slight left to stay on NY-332/Rochester Rd/State Route 332
Continue to follow NY-332
6.6 mi
18.Turn left at Eastern Blvd/NY-21/NY-5/US-20/Western Blvd
Continue to follow NY-5/US-20
3.3 mi
19.Turn right at NY-247/Reeds Corners Rd/State Route 247
Continue to follow NY-247
7.1 mi
20.Turn left at N Main St/NY-245/NY-247
Continue to follow NY-247
4.0 mi
21.Slight left at NY-364/State Route 364
2.5 mi
22.Turn right at Bell Rd
2.3 mi
23.Turn left at County Rte-29/Guyanoga Rd
0.9 mi
24.Turn right at NY-364/State Route 364
3.9 mi
25.Continue on North Ave
1.1 mi
26.Turn left at Clinton St/NY-54
Continue to follow NY-54
4.0 mi
27.Turn right at NY-14/State Route 14
Continue to follow NY-14
37.4 mi
28.Continue on Main St N/Watkins Rd
Continue to follow Main St N
2.0 mi
29.Turn left onto the NY-17/I-86 ramp
0.2 mi
30.Merge onto I-86 E
0.3 mi
31.Continue on NY-17 E/Southern Tier Expy E
Entering Pennsylvania
19.1 mi
32.Continue on Rte-17 E
Entering New York
28.3 mi
33.Continue on NY-17 E
11.7 mi
34.Merge onto I-81 S
Entering Pennsylvania
57.6 mi
35.Slight right at I-380 S
29.1 mi
36.Merge onto I-80 E
Entering New Jersey
85.9 mi
37.Continue on I-95 N
Partial toll road
Entering New York
5.0 mi
38.Take exit 2 for Harlem Riv Dr toward FDR Dr
0.7 mi
39.Continue straight
1.9 mi
40.Take exit 20 to merge onto Park Ave toward E 132 St
3.0 mi
41.Turn right at E 75th St
0.2 mi

5th Ave
New York, NY
Will keep you up to date
Cheers PB