Travels with Blanche DuBois: The Robert Johnson Ride

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Re: Travels with Blanche DuBois: The Robert Johnson Ride

Postby mnnden » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:31 pm

Having sold my "R" some time ago, I don't get back to this forum as much as I should, so I know I am a little late to the dance, but it is always in the back of my mind to check from time to time and see if the Doc has anything to report, I wasn't disappointed, The "Robert Johnson Ride" may be my favorite so far!, I am hoping someday to walk into a bookstore & see the "Travels" on display, not only for the wonderful reading but also for the great pictures. The last couple of years we have spent most of our time in SoCal, & as you describe, the roads are fantastic, I have ridden some of the roads you describe in Nevada, & you are right on with your assessment {"I know I’ve said it before, but there is something special riding across Nevada. It is a distance, a wide state, but the scenery is special, otherworldly, desolate with good pavement. You have to be prepared for it. Gas when you can, maybe carry some extra, just in case, and physically alert. It can be hard if the winds are not in your favor, but it is a mental exercise. “Mindfulness” can reign supreme along any of the routes, except maybe the most southern. It’s the land of the pony express, gun toting ranchers and Area 51. I never find it boring, and when I think about the trip afterwards the Nevada crossing always comes to mind. It seems that when people hear I rode out to California, the crossing of Nevada is invisible to them, but not to anyone who has done it. A challenge, eh, maybe not so much, but an experience, yes.") Thanks for sharing
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Re: Travels with Blanche DuBois: The Robert Johnson Ride

Postby Dr. Strangelove » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:08 pm

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Re: Travels with Blanche DuBois: The Robert Johnson Ride

Postby mnnden » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:52 pm

Thanks for the link & Congrats on the new MC.
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Re: Travels with Blanche DuBois: The Robert Johnson Ride

Postby buck prior » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:53 pm

Thanks again for 'taking us along John' I always enjoy your photos & the narrative , Congrats on the new ride !! Hope it serves you well.


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