"WANDERLUST" - Commonly defined as a burning desire to travel and see the world.I will be retiring in early 2007. Borrowing a line from Mark Twain, "It's time to throw off the bowlines." My primary retirement goal will be to satisfy an overwhelming case of "wanderlust". I have planned numerous solo bike adventures in addition to extensive travel plans with my wife.
I will also be spending considerable time spoiling our long awaited grandson. (Grandson Update) Keaton James Stepp made his debut Dec. 7th. 2006 at 9:13 am, 8lbs 15oz, 20.5 inches long.
I am 59 years old and live in Paducah, KY. After a long absence, I returned to riding a motorcycle four years ago. I quickly progressed through four bikes to the point I am today. It didn't take me long to realize I enjoyed long distance rides. I rode my first Iron Butt Saddle Sore 1,000 in July 06, and had a great time. At this point, I'd like to ride a BB1500 and then reevaluate. At my "advanced" ;^) age I doubt I will ever get into the "extreme" category. I'm also very interested in the Iron Butt National Parks Tour.
This is my first attempt at posting my own blog. I hope to chronicle a trip to Alaska in June of 07. This web page will provide on the road, up-to date pictures, and personal safety information for my family and friends. I will record other motorcycle trips including Iron Butt rides, and National Park stamp hunting adventures. Additionally, I will also use this format to post eclectic tidbits of trivia I find interesting.
Regarding my writing, I claim " bikers license" for style and grammar. No doubt I will blithely switch between past and present tense. I will always "attempt" to correct grammar and spelling, but I won't always succeed. I will also try to provide proper credit and reference links when possible.
This blog is a work in progress with constant updates, so, if interested, check back when you can. Comments and suggestions are important to me and always welcome. Click on the "Post a comment" button at the bottom of any page, and tell me whats on your mind. Naturally I reserve the right to delete anything offensive. I also welcome email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I have used long-time favorite quotes at the bottom of each page. I hope you enjoy the wisdom in them as I do.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the live you've imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau~
Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled. ~Mohammed~