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Day 131 Crossroads and Back Roads

Day 131, my last full day of traveling on this wonderful road trip. The next day, day 132, will take me home, but the journey’s not over yet. There were still 450 miles in between me and my final stop. I decided to break this up into two days to leave a little extra time … Continue reading

Day 122 the THING and I

Heading home at a blistering pace, compared to my pace going west, sets me up for a tremendously different daily schedule. I would love to take my time, knock out a post , and do some site seeing all in one day, like I’m accustomed to, but my bank account is on “E” and there … Continue reading

Day 99 Thank you, thank you, thank you for the tire!

I woke with a mission. The Goose needed a rear tire. I’m guessing I could squeeze one or two more days out of it before it let go and left me stranded on some unfamiliar road in California. Luckily I had teammates on my side. My good friends at Crossroads Yamaha-Suzuki in Albe Marle, North … Continue reading

Day 68 Frustration, Catching up, and Christmas Shopping

Last night was COLD! I had to pull what I’m calling, the groundhog maneuver, and get all the way into the sleeping bag and pull the drawstring tight. Once I did that I was nice and warm, but then I started feeling claustrophobic and  I would have to let a bit of air there with … Continue reading

Days 66 and 67 Out of this world and Under this world experiences

Day 66. My motel room at the Caverns Inn of Carlsbad New Mexico was slightly more cozy than the caverns themselves, but not by much. I didn’t waste any time getting packed and out of there. 18 miles southwest of Carlsbad is the Carlsbad Caverns National Park. My agenda for the day was to go … Continue reading

Day 65 Fast track to New Mexico

Marfa and its mysterious lights must have had an effect on my camcorder. That morning I took the battery out and put it back in and, wallah, it worked again. Sometimes electronics just blow my mind. I may never know the reason why Ojo the camera took a day off, but inside I’m slightly happy … Continue reading

Day 64 Amazing ride with a mysterious side

Here is a poem about my camcorder, which I’ve named Ojo. That’s pronounced oh-ho and it means, eye, in Spanish. After the day it’s given me, I should have named it Oh No. In the morning when I wake. It is cold and you shake. You shake and shiver and always quiver. I drink more … Continue reading

Day 62 TWO MONTHS DOWN!

December 14th marked my two month anniversary on the road. This short time has, without a doubt, been the most incredible life enriching experience I’ve ever had. To have the opportunity to live life exactly as you want for anytime longer than a weekend is special. We work all year to take that vacation, and … Continue reading

Day 61 Big Bend does it again

Morning began with a couple of catch-up projects. First on the list though was coffee. A short walk  to the campground store and I had that one checked off the list. I could brew up some coffee at the campsite, but I decided to save my resources (butane and supply of coffee) for a more … Continue reading

Day 57 Ozona to Fort Stockton TX

Let’s see. How can I turn 106 miles of riding through a desert wasteland into an interesting post? Well I’m not really sure. The ride out of Ozona toward Fort Stockton on 10w is what most would describe as no mans land. One big brown rolling hill after another speckled with the same red and … Continue reading

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My name's Mike Krabal and I am from Jefferson County WV. I'm a thirty year old guy who still believes that you can be anything you want to be. I'm on a mission to find out exactly what that is.

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