Massive change to the Asphalt Journey website here upcoming. New domain provider, server space, and a complete update of the functionality and design to make it easier to navigate and view.
As of tonight, all of the images for the Alaska trip postings have been restored. Will continue to go back further in time to continue updating lost photos.
Website changes are still pending so check back often!
April is upon us and here at the Crossroads of America, it sure feels like the beginning of February. Light snow showers and cold winds are not the normal and make us really wish for the sixty degree days that should be upon us right now.
Been a lot of months since the last update. Lots of things happening both personally and in the family so blogging has been at the bottom of the list. That hasn’t kept me from setting up the final touches on some rides I’ve thought about for the last couple of years though.
The winter was spent planning this year’s rides. Later this month hopefully finds warmer weather as a friend and I shall make an oval path into Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina as we try to find some very serious curvy country roads to welcome in the new riding season. Looking forward to doing some camping off the motorcycle as well so hopefully the weather cooperates.
Been planning another epic adventure to try to meet or exceed last year’s Alaska journey. Putting the finishing touches on a journey to the Pacific Northwest…starting in South Dakota, and going through Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and California before taking a different route back home. This ride knocks out over a dozen of my bucket list items of specific roads to ride and sights to see. More information to come. Looking to met up with Rob from the Alaska adventure on this trip as well.
November has appeared and the the first nights of near freezing temperatures have already shown their selves. This week is unseasonably warm with temperatures in the middle seventies…a vast difference from last year when it was nearly a freezing rain on the night of trick or treating.
Feedback from the Journey Logbook site have been very positive. I had wondered how others would view them before they were published but it appears that each of the eight different logbooks have been well received. With Christmas coming, they make for very inexpensive but unique presents for family and friends. I have received some requests to create additional different types of logbooks so I may look into that over the course of the cold winter that will soon be here.
The Vstrom gets the occasional ride still but with lowering temperatures, it finds itself spending more time in the garage. It will get ridden throughout the colder months but just not as often.
Life continues to go by at a very fast pace. Plans are being made with Rob (one of the duo that joined me for the Alaska trip) for another simply epic ride that we hope will be possible this coming summer. I shall belay the details for now and create its own blog posting for that information. Rest assured, we are ensuring that we do everything we can to ensure that this become yet another adventure that is undertaken; hopefully without broken bones and damages to thy riding steed this time around.
Enjoy the autumn….
The Alaska adventure and some feedback I received upon return got me thinking about a way that somebody could document their adventure, journey, vacation, trip of a lifetime…in a very easy to do format that didn’t take up much time and take away from the enjoyment of the time away from home. When on that great adventure, we’re not sure exactly what to document. And after doing it for a few days on notebook paper, it becomes tedious. So we stop doing it. Then we get home, and can’t remember the name of that mom-and-pop restaurant that we wanted to tell everybody about.
Well, some friends and I have been testing some solutions…and this morning Journey Logbook was launched. Offering EIGHT different logbooks for the traveler, these adventure journals make it easy for the user to document what they want to document.
I’ll skip the big sales pitch. Check out the links below. If you can Share or Like our site, Facebook, or Twitter pages, we’d really appreciate it! If you have any questions, feel free to let me know. And, if you get one or more versions, let me know what you think about them…especially after using them for your future journeys. I plan to continually update these in the future!
After the Alaska trip and the 20+ part ride report I placed here, I heard from quite a few people that stated that they wished they had an easy way to document their trips, vacations, adventures, journeys, what-have-yous. Of course, this got me to thinking…and led to lots of follow-up questions, discussions with many others, and throwing some ideas down on paper. The result is something that will make anybody a wizard at capturing details of the future journeys that they take. You’ll never forget the name of a great restaurant, the contact info of somebody you meet, or those road names that took you to the view of a lifetime.
Stay tuned. Just for a couple of more days. I promise…something very interesting will be announced here. Website is built, Facebook/Twitter accounts ready to go, even advertising is set to hit on a number of websites. I’m just waiting on two graphics to get reworked for the website…then I’ll launch the idea. Few more days!
Due to the fact I have been working on the project above, I’ve not catalogued any more rides this summer. So, how about a quick update to get everybody caught up?