Author Archives: Andrew Pain

Grilled Meat–Part Two


Having reached the northern part of Lower Michigan, surviving the Might Mac Bridge and a flat tire, I headed for one of those little secrets the Midwest keeps from the rest of the country. Nice riding roads and beautiful scenery, … Continue reading

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Grilled Meat – Part One


One of my favorite places to hang out online is Region 4 of Sport-touring.net. They are a fun, active community and meet regularly for coffee and rides. I don’t usually ride with them, since I prefer solo travel even before … Continue reading

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At the Expo–Sunday (Day Three)


Sunday morning  the classes start later, and the various vendors are encouraged to cook breakfast for the attendees. Given the amount of cooking stuff for sale, it makes more sense than you would think at first. The Adventure Trio, while … Continue reading

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At the Expo– Saturday (Day Two)


I woke up at 6, about half an hour before the alarm I had set. With an 8am class I didn’t want to oversleep. I‘d known there was no chance at a shower in the morning, confirmed when the line … Continue reading

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At the Expo – Friday (Day One)


The Overland Expo officially started at 8 in the morning, with “Opening Remarks.” Instructors were supposed to be there, and my first class was at 10 so I was up. There was another instructor meeting in the morning, but we … Continue reading

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At the Expo – Arrival


Despite my best intentions, I just couldn’t keep up the daily posts while at the Expo. There was too much going on, usually at the same time, and every time I did something there was something else I had to … Continue reading

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Overland Expo Road Trip, The Last Post


These last two days of my ride home have been more about getting there than enjoying much along the way. It isn’t my preferred way to travel, but life places requirements on us all. The trip has been awesome, not … Continue reading

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Overland Expo Road Trip, Day 17


It was hot when I found camping, but cooled off. While the national ‘forest’ I’d camping in didn’t offer much in the way of facilities (or trees) there was a state park with showers on the way to Clinton, so … Continue reading

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Overland Expo Road Trip, Day 16


I woke up early, but breakfast and packing, and people stopping to talk, slowed me down enough that it was 8am before I finally hit the road. I was determined to spend more of the day on Route 66, the … Continue reading

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Overland Expo Road Trip, Day 15


I  aware of a certain gap between day 10 and 15. Those were the days I was at the Expo, and were so full of friends, stories, classes, and laughter I didn’t get much writing done. Its more than can … Continue reading

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