At the Start

      And so we begin....   I have been ordering and installing many new things lately getting ready for the trip.  Mostly it is a way to cope with the long hours while Dolores sleeps.  Something to keep my mind busy so I won't dwell on the fact that I'm losing her very soon.  How does one go on?  I know I'm not the first nor will I be the last. We all will have to deal with death someday, but until it starts to happen it remains just that, someday.

     If I might offer some advice,  Don't put off your dreams!  Time is shorter than you think!

The New Geezer Glide

     This is my  2004 LC 1500 Suzuki Intruder, Known as "the couch".  It is one of the best kept secrets in the cruiser world.  I have over 15,000 miles on this one and never had a minute of trouble.  Talk about a smooth ride!  Plenty of power and with the Vance & Hines pipes all the noise you need to be heard, so you will be seen.  I have every confidence in this little lady to haul me and the camper anywhere we wish to go!!  If you want one you will have to buy a used one, (this is the last year of production) or you can buy the replacement model, the Boulevard C90.  I understand it's a good bike, but it sounds too Yuppie for me.

The new Time Out Camper


Well I must say that I am impressed with the camper so far.  As you may be able to tell there is plenty of room even for a big guy like me.  When I get out on the road I will get the real story.  It does set-up pretty easy just by myself. (which is what I need).  If you would like to check out more about this camper here is the link   Like I said, all I know about this camper is what I've said so far, but after 11,000 + miles and setting up and taking down every night for a month or two I'll bet I can give you a more accurate opinion.  Just so you know I am not receiving anything from Timeout Trailers so if I say it is good it will be my honest opinion. Time will tell. Stay tuned.

I can say one thing, the people that I have dealt with there have been very helpful and friendly.  The camper was shipped right to my door and the crate was well made and very protective.  If you buy one you will have enough wood to build yourself a new doghouse!!  Everything goes together easy and is well made.  More later.


Garmin 550

      After long and arduous searching I have decided on this navigator over all others.  Two reasons really, one I own another model for the car, and two, a friend of mine, Harold has one and is very pleased.  This thing is very pricey, but what isn't on a motorcycle!   It does have a lot of features, to name but a few it is a mp3 player I have over 400 songs loaded.  If that wasn't enough you have XM radio (you will have to buy an antenna)  More money!.... Book on tape or file....  Pic's... Oh yea, it also has one of the best navigation systems around.  The reason I bought it in the first place.  This thing interfaces with Google Earth.. so if your geekish this little feature will keep you mesmerized for days.  Check out the features online.  I got mine from Abe's of Maine (which is located in New Jersey?!)  They had the best price around...  I will let you know how easy or hard it is to operate when i'm out on the road....

More later....