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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Thursday August 30th Dear Family & Friends, Here is a blog just about the Isle of Man.. More motorcycles in the next blog… This week I have really enjoyed learning more about the Isle of Man and exploring the entire island. I have really fallen in love with the island’s beauty and history. I wouldn’t say it is the ideal vacation spot...
Monday August 27th.   Dear Family & Friends,   Yesterday was pretty much a wash out. Heavy rains and wind so the Jurby event was cancelled which was to bad since that is one of my favourites. We spent the day in a local pub watching Formula 1 races and walking around town a bit. I really like the city of Douglas. It reminds me...
Saturday August 25th Dear Family & Friends, Another day on the Isle of Man has been exciting with good and sad. The island is just as I remembered it. A beautiful Victorian Era resort area. The excitement is in the air, and lots of motorcycles and motorcyclist every where you look. It is fun being in a city where where ever you go everyone has...
Friday August 24th Dear Family & Friends, Thursday we left The Gateway Inn in the Lake District and rode a couple of hours to the Liverpool Ferry Port for our trip to the Isle of Man. The weather was good and the ride was easy. We arrived 5 hours  early so we had time to kill.  We decided to walk around downtown Liverpool....
Wednesday August 22nd Dear Family and Friends, Our trip is moving along smoothly.  Ray has recovered from his surgery and is in good spirits. His son came over and is escorting him home. Also the Isle of Man travel agency has agreed to refund his ferry tickets and hotel room costs so that is a help. Monday we left Inverness and found a...
        Sunday August 19th   Dear Family & Friends,   Another couple of days and more sites and adventure.. Yesterday we left Ullapool and rode north east. Our route took us along the coast to the very north east tip of the British Isle and then down the east coast to Inverness. As we rode along in the morning we passed Castle Mey so we...
Friday August 17th? Dear Family & Friends, First an update on our fellow riding friend Ray.. Yesterday he had four stints successfully installed. He made need more in the future... His son flew over to sort him out so he is in good hands. He will need a week of rest and then he can fly home. We will miss him at the...
Dear Family & Friends, I am not even sure what day it is.. I have lost all concept of days and dates.. sign of a successful vacation! So to get you caught up. Yesterday we were finally got to see the Isle of Skye. Five years ago when  Duane and I were on a motorcycle trip here we attempted to get...
Sunday August 12th Dear Family & Friends, Another couple of days of fun and more adventure.. Friday morning we left Warwick and rode north for about 20 minutes to what else? A motorcycle museum.. The National Motorcycle Museum is a great visit. I have been going there for over 30 years and still love it! They have basically one of very British motorcycle every built.....
                  Thursday August 9th Dear Family & Friends, This is the official start of the Old Farts United Kingdom Motorcycle Tour (OFUKMT). My four friends from California arrived in the UK Tuesday afternoon. Duane Leib, Brian Louwe, Ray Reid, and Mark Johnston. All from the SLO area and the Coast Riders Motorcycle Club.  I rode my motorcycle down to Woking to meet them at...

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