The adventure continues

Toronto Ontario to Sault Saint Marie, Michigan – 704km

Looking in my mirror as I pulled away I could see four other motorcycles riding out with me and four people on the sidewalk waving goodbye. It was not how I imagined my departure. I had pictured myself riding away quietly into the sunrise, solo. This was one of those times when I unexpected was much better.

My daughter and friends had breakfast with me. Saying good bye is not easy but I felt very special hugging and shaking hands with my friends.  My daughter wants to meet me at Christmas time. I expect to be in Peru and will fly her down, I can’t wait.

My motorcycle friends were riding with me part of the way on my first day.  The “biker chick” (Ting) who I wrote about on May 8th was directly behind me, followed by Sean on his Kawasaki Vulcan, Jim then David both on the Harley’s.  Ting was the first to leave the group, I hate long goodbyes but the light changed red. Not much was said but it was a nice goodbye. Not one for long goodbyes either, Sean pulled past me about 30 minutes later, waving and wishing me luck before taking the off ramp. Jim and David continued on until Sudbury where we stopped for lunch.

I continued on to Sault Saint Marie, MI solo but not alone. I had the best wishes of friends with me. It has been many years since I have been on highway 17 from Sudbury to Sault Saint Marie and had forgotten how beautiful the scenery can be, ride it sometime. 

Now I am relaxing with a class of Glenlivet and planning tomorrows ride west.



If you are ever in Sudbury and are looking for a great place to eat try Buzzy Brown’s at 1984 Regent Street. Jim, David and I all loved our food and Olivia our waitress was fantastic.

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7 Responses to The adventure continues

  1. Sean says:

    It was a great morning with mixed emotions on your leaving. You will have a great time and I do wish I was there, great travels buddy.

  2. Randy says:


    Hi from Yakutsk! We are having a beer and enjoying Rambo III dubbed in Russian on the small screen.

    The people of Silver Bear miss you (our little Rambo) and are following your adventures closely. Yulia Erly talks about nothing but you. She wishes she could be on the back of the hog.

    We are looking forward to further reports as you continue your triumphant one-man barnstorming of the Americas. No mercy, no excuses, and leave a seed or two behind.


  3. II-6R8 says:

    Great start of your unique life, enjoy your spirited adventure!

  4. JohnnyG says:

    Good luck.
    Look forward to meeting up with you somewhere in “South America” next year.

  5. Kevin Sullivan says:

    Have a great and safe journey Greg,

  6. Jeffrey L. Johnson says:

    Hi Greg, This is from Jeff and Gail Johnson . (the couple you met at the Soo with the blue harley) we just got home from our 2200 mile ,6-days around lake superior and back to UP and home)we wanted to touch base with you on your travels. after you left we found your camp light and battery back-up and left them at the hotel desk for you with your email address. didn’t know if you heard from them.sounds like you covered alot of ground since we left you last mon.a.m..,we ran into the same problem with hotel in munising but we got last room available and no tornado. Jeff would like to know when you are in alaska and california what dates and where you think you might be and maybe hook up and ride or meet have his kingsbury email or you can use this one. safe travels, the johnsons

  7. greg says:

    Thanks everyone. It has been a great adventure so far!

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