Mike B.'s Road Trip Web Page
I ride my motorcycle all over creation. Everwhere: I mean it. The
United States offers an incredibly diverse landscape, and I mean
to see it all before I die. More importantly, I like dragging my own
bad self across the whole place to meet people who I'd never otherwise run
into. You have to go far away from where you are to get a different
perspective, I think, and that makes you different even after you
come back to where you started. I'm going to divide the United States
into 525-mile little strips and ride one every day for the rest of my
While I'm riding (or, for a couple of the trips, driving) I keep a journal.
I like to write down what I think and feel as I travel the coutnry.
Sometimes, the stories aren't that interesting. Sometimes, they're funny
as hell. Sometimes, they're even more than a little embarrassing. They're
always very cathartic and soothing for me. Whether you read these pages
just to pass time, or for help in planning your own trip, or to see what
I think of this big huge show, I hope you enjoy them.
If you don't like words, you can look at the
pictures I took.
I've taken several substantial motorcycle which you can read about here:
While I've ridden a long way, sometimes in a very short time, I'm
not yet where I want to go. I still haven't ridden in all 50 states,
and I'm still not an official member of the
The Iron Butt Association. I've only
driven one long trip in my car:
Traveling's fun, no matter how I do it. I'll keep adding trip reports here
as they happen!
- Round trip from Hartford, Connecticut, to Memphis, Tennessee, in June of 1993.
- One way from Virginia Beach, Virginia, to Seattle, Washington, in June of 1995.
- A Four Corners tour, in June and July of 1996.
- The Cascade Classic Butt Burner: 1500 miles in 36 hours on 13 September, 1996.
- Back and forth from Seattle to Boston in 1997.
- Another shot at the Cascade Classic Butt Burner 1500 in July of 1997!
- Seattle to Vegas to Hartford and back, for my ten-year reunion in July, 1998
I've also taken a few other, shorter trips which I think are worth
documenting because they're either great rides or changed my life
I'll keep updating these as I find better ones or do them again. If
you only have time to read a couple, please read the Mount Saint Helens
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Last modified on 1 June, 1999