LOADSA MONEY Tour 2021

Tour Stats So the usual final roundup…. What’s the verdict? Ultimately it was disappointing not to be able to go into Canada and to miss the New England states due to returning home early. I was talking to Gloria and I think that I am ‘over’ touring in the US, I mean I have visited …
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Day 56/57 – Homeward Bound

Newark, NJ to London, UK – 10th/11th August 2021 Today is Glo’s birthday… I really wish I could have gotten home in time for it, but not to be. I have sent a gift and some flowers, but will get something better when I get home. This morning is very jam packed as I have …
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Day 55 – Poking Around the Poconos

Rochester NY to Newark NJ – 9th August 2021 This morning still no word from Tom or indeed anyone else interested in buying the bike so time has definitely run out. I remove the adverts for the bike from Facebook and Craigslist; my friends Jackie and Chris are happy to hold on to the tent …
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Day 52/53/54 – Bad News

6-8 August 2021 – Rochester NY Friday 6th August This morning I have a very upsetting conversation with home, my partner is seriously ill so I must now return home asap. The first thing to do is sort out the bike. All along I have been dithering re taking it home or selling. I know …
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Day 51 – Eerily Erie

5th August 2021 – Willoughby OH to Rochester NY I am planning a scenic ride for the last 250 miles along Lake Erie and up into Rochester via Buffalo. I would really like to visit Niagara Falls again if I have time as I didn’t really spend enough time there when I was here back …
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Day 50 – Go Irish

South Bend IN to Willoughby OH – 4th August 2021 So, I’ve checked it out and it is indeed THE Notre Dame, so I am off exploring this morning. I know I am tight for time, but I absolutely cannot miss having a look around. The first campus I come upon is St Mary’s, which …
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Day 49 – Hoodly Doodly – She Say Yes

Milwaukee WI to South Bend IN – 3rd August 2021 Before I go in to the Museum I need to eat… it’s becoming a thing… After another excellent lunch.. I had the same as yesterday, very good, it’s time to have a look around the Museum, but first into the shop to pick up a …
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Day 48 – Hoodly Doodly Day – Not

Johnson Creek WI to Milwaukee WI – 2nd August 2021 I have been researching used bikes locally and have come up with a dealer nearby in Big Bend so I will go and have a look. They have loads of bikes. I chat with the salesman MJ, who asks if their mechanic can take mine …
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Day 47 – Another Tri-State Day

Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Johnson Creek, Wisconsin – 1st August 2021 Packing up this morning and Tom offers to tighten up the front indicator for me.. so grateful for everything. What a lovely couple, so glad to have met them and the super sweet Kitti too. I hope they have a great time at Sturgis.. …
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Day 45/46 – Runaround Sioux

South Sioux City, Nebraska to Cedar Rapids, Iowa – 30th/31st July 2021 30th July So guess what I did today?? Absolutely nothing… well of course I caught up my washing/blog, but for the most part I sat on my arse all day. Also watched a little bit of television for a change. There is a …
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