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Tallulah Gorge State Park, GA

March 30 April 2, 2010
1310 miles in 3 days (only 205 miles on the Interstate)

I rode from Lakeland, FL to Tallulah Gorge State Park to do some camping. I took US-441 from north Florida all the way to the Gorge. I camped at the park and went for a hike on the morning of April 1. After lunch, I went for a short ride that ended up being 230 miles round trip; and it ended up taking me to Deal's Gap (The Dragon) on the NC/TN border. But the Dragon was closed because of a rock slide. Still, it was a nice ride up there. The next day I rode home to Lakeland.

Dauphin Island Research Lab

April 8 - 11, 2009
~1100 miles in 4 days

I went to Dauphin Island for a professional development workshop related to marine science education. I rode up to AL, spent a couple days there, and then came home.

The workshop I was attending ended at lunch time, so I only planned to ride to Tallahasse and spend the night there. When I got to Tallahassee, I stopped at a couple hotels that had nothing available. Finally, a hotel deskclerk asked if I was just passing through. When I said yes, she told me it was graduation weekend at Florida State University, so rooms were few and far between...and expensive. No problem, I just asked my GPS where I could find the next Super 8, and I ended up spending the night in Lake City.

Trips made on my 2005 Suzuki C90T

Natchez-Trace Parkway

March 24 March 29, 2007
2394 miles in 6 days

I rode from Central Florida to Manchester, TN, where I camped at the Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park. Then, I jumped on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Nashville and headed south. Along the way, I camped at the Meriwether Lewis National Monument and Jeff Busby campgrounds. After completing the 444-mile Trace in Natchez, MS, I headed down US-61 to St. Francisville, LA and the Louisiana State Penitentiary. There, I conducted some research I hope to get published. Then, it was back to Florida.

Blue Ridge Parkway

June 29 July 3, 2006
2210 miles in 5 days

I rode to Robbinsville, NC with two friends and spent a day riding the Dragon, US 129, with 318 turns in 11 miles. We rode that a few times, then toured the surrounding mountain roads. I then went my own way for a few days, taking the Blue Ridge Parkway from its beginning in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to the end near Charlottesville, VA. Along the way, I visited Station's Inn Motorcycle Resort, Hollins University, Washington & Lee University, the Virginia Military Institute and the University of Virginia. On the ride home, I also visited the University of Richmond.
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Iron Butt SaddleSore 1000

Sept 3, 2005
1000 miles in 24 hours

My friend
Dan and I completed our first Saddle Sore ride, 1000 miles in 24 hours. The Saddle Sore is the basic ride to earn membership in the Iron Butt Association. We rode from Deltona, FL to Savannah, GA, to Atlanta, to Macon (and Ft. Benning) to Lakeland, FL.


Agape, Sophia, Servitutis: de Deo, cum Deo, pro Deo