Kevin or Lyn Weller

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Red Canyons

Ah bliss! A lie in and no riding today. Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the riding and I don’t mind getting up early – I actually love being out in the early morning when the sun is coming up and there are fewer people around – but we have been on the go …

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Grand Canyons, Vermillion Cliffs and Pipe Springs

When we were working out where to go we’d discussed missing Grand Canyon as it was quite a bit out of our way. On reflection I decided we’d come all this way and if we didn’t visit Grand Canyon I’d feel a bit cheated. So Grand Canyon it was.

It was another early …

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Ancient Indians, Red Rocks and Monument Valley…well nearly

We were on our way to Natural Bridges National Park when we saw a sign saying Butler Wash Indian Ruins historic area. This looked much too interesting to bypass so we stopped. In the car park was another bike with a couple just preparing to go into the area. We had a bit …

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Arches, Red Sand and Tumbleweed

We weren’t aiming to get to Dan and Vicky’s until around 17:00 so planned a detour to the Rocky Mountain National Park that had been recommended by Brenda.

The first part of Colorado was not at all as I imagined, it was more prairie and seemed to go on forever. We …

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Michigan and Across the Prairie Peninsular

Our next stop was Michigan, not far from Niagara, to visit Brenda and Tom. Our tyres were probably OK for another thousand miles or so but this was the last place we knew we’d be stopping at for more than overnight and if we changed them now they should last until we finish …

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Toronto and Niagara

Neil picked us up from the dealer in his new vehicle – a humongous 4×4 pick-up truck. Kevin immediately started making “I’d like one of those” noises. What is it with men and their toys? 😉

We were dropped off at our hotel so we could shower and change then picked up …

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A Little R&R then We’re Off Again

After the rally it’s all a bit of an anti-climax. The job is done, now what? For most people it’s back home, for some it’s staying at the hotel for another day or two, for us it was moving on. While we were packing the bike I spotted this rather splendid specimen of workmanship. [After …

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Iron Butt Rally 2013

Leg: 01-04 July 2013

Following the evening meal we were presented with our bonus packs and after what seemed like an interminable series of questions were released to go to our rooms to work out our routes. In previous years bonus values had increased for legs two and three. With that in mind we intended …

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Are We Ready to Dance?

There was an email message from Vodafone waiting for us when we woke up telling us our mobiles had finally been unlocked. Yesterday’s complaints via ‘phone and email obviously had the desired result so we can now use our mobiles without breaking the bank.

Despite having a relaxed morning and a bit of a lie …

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Washington DC

We started the day by getting a taxi to take us a couple of miles to find a store that sold E-ZPass devices (similar to the Dart-tag for the Dartford crossing). We have been advised that these are extremely useful in this north-east region when going along the motorways. Once we’d bought our E-ZPass we …

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