Category Archives: Riding the BMW Dakar

These are the reports from the rides on the F650GS BMW Dakar. I had this bike from February 2006 to May 2012.

Let’s check the fall colors out there

This time of the year I start count downs.  There is a count down for December 21st, the winter solstice, after when I will enjoy days getting longer. And the count down to Spring, and the return of sunny and … Continue reading

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The trip that did not happen

I organized a couple of days off from work to go to the Steens Mountain and meet a few friends there. To accomplish this task, that was the plan: on Saturday I would prep the bike and gear. And on … Continue reading

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A July 4th Ride, back to the beach

Summers are short in Oregon.  Short but sweet, as when it engages it stays locked in gear for its duration. One is safe to say that once July arrives we can plan outdoor activities without worrying about rain gear until … Continue reading

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To Oregon’s Ona Beach for a Bowl of Gumbo and a Hotdog

I was invited to a cook out organized by the local Triumph dealership.  I had been thinking about riding on US101, always nice to go check the Ocean. And I had been thinking about testing my new screen and GPS … Continue reading

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A Winter Ride

When it stops raining in Eugene for a few days in the middle of the Winter, I take advantage of it. I always keep the bikes ready for action! January offered a few opportunities this year. On my first two … Continue reading

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Hooligan for a Day

“Let’s go for a ride!” advertised our local BMW motorcycle dealer.  They organized in early August a day-ride called “Conquer the Cascades” which would run on a dirt road on a ridge of the Cascade Mountains starting just south of … Continue reading

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BackYard Rides 2010

Time to get those cobwebs moved out of the way. Winter, move over! February can be cold, and wet. But we can get a few dry days… and when that happens, I just get the bike ready for a spin. … Continue reading

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