Summer Tour 2013


On June 11, 2013, I embarked on another cross-country summer tour that included attending the MSTA national rally in Lexington, Kentucky, traveling through the northeastern United States and the maritime provinces of eastern Canada, crossing the continent to the Pacific Northwest, traveling through two western provinces of Canada, attending the COG national rally in Idaho Falls, Idaho, joining other Triumph riders in Taos, New Mexico, and then returning home through Oklahoma, Arkansas, etc.

On September 13, 2013, I returned to my home in Jupiter, Florida, after putting a total of 20,950 miles on the odometer of my 2013 Triumph Trophy SE during my 95-day odyssey, visiting a total of 29 states and seven provinces. Along the way I visited several friends and family members and I wish to thank them all for their hospitality.

Alongside the Cannonsville Reservoir in the Catskills of New York

Alongside the Cannonsville Reservoir
in the Catskills of New York

For the duration of this trip, I sent out daily travelogue reports by email with a few photos and also posted them to this website at the same time or as soon afterward as feasible. Time constraints limited the number of reports that I was able to prepare and distribute during my tour. After returning home, I prepared more extensive versions of my travelogue reports and posted them directly on this website. All additional photos taken during my journey have been added to the Additional Photos section. All maps from my tour are also available under the Maps section.

This year I again used the Spot Messenger device and the Spotwalla web service to track my path and show my current location during my journey. The following overview map shows my track around North America.

Summary Tour 2013 Map

Summary Tour 2013 Map

Click on the map for a larger version, or click on the following link to display the tracking map on for additional display options:

All travelogue entries can be accessed in chronological sequence by clicking on the underlined link in the following scrollable list. Links at the top of each travelogue page will move you to the prior or subsequent travelogue report.

  1. Jupiter, FL to Dublin, GA (June 11, 2013)
  2. Dublin, GA to Greensboro, GA (June 12-13, 2013)
  3. Greensboro, GA to Bluefield, WV (June 14, 2013)
  4. Bluefield, WV to Columbus, OH (June 15, 2013)
  5. Day Ride to Mount Vernon, OH (June 16, 2013)
  6. Visits to AMA Motorcycle Museum & German Village (June 19, 2013)
  7. Columbus, OH to Lexington, KY (June 21, 2013)
  8. Day Ride from Lexington, KY to Red River Gorge (June 22, 2013)
  9. Day Ride on Twisties (June 23, 2013)
  10. Day Ride for Photo Shoot and Tour of Horse Farms (June 24, 2013)
  11. Luncheon Ride to Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park (June 25, 2013)
  12. Final Day Ride during MSTA STAR 2013 Rally (June 26, 2013)
  13. Lexington, KY to Harrisonburg, VA (June 27, 2013)
  14. Harrisonburg, VA to Alexandria, VA (June 28, 2013)
  15. Alexandria, VA to Annapolis, MD for service (June 29, 2013)
  16. Alexandria, VA to Hershey, PA (July 1, 2013)
  17. Hershey, PA to New Paltz, NY via Pine Creek Gorge (7/3/2013)
  18. New Paltz, NY to Mystic, CT via Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome (7/4/2013)
  19. Mystic Seaport Museum (7/5/2013)
  20. Tour around Mystic, CT (7/6/2013)
  21. Niantic, CT to Bangor ME (7/7/2013)
  22. Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park Tour (7/8/2013)
  23. Bangor, ME to Moncton, NB (7/9/2013)
  24. Moncton, NB to Bridgewater, NS (7/10/2013)
  25. Bridgewater, NS to Sydney, NS (7/11/2013)
  26. Sydney, NS to Amherst, NS via the Cabot Trail (7/12/2013)
  27. Prince Edward Island Tour (7/13/2013)
  28. Amherst, NS to Campbellton, NB (7/14/2013)
  29. Campbellton, NB to Gaspé, QC (7/15/2013)
  30. Gaspé, QC to Campbellton, NB (7/16/2013)
  31. Campbellton, NB to Augusta, ME (7/17/2013)
  32. Service at Paul Blouin’s Triumph (7/18/2013)
  33. Augusta, ME to Lincoln, NH (7/19/2013)
  34. Lincoln, NH short ride into Vermont (7/20/2013)
  35. Lincoln, NH to Lake Placid, NY (7/21/2013)
  36. Lake Placid, NY Day Tour (7/22/2013)
  37. Lake Placid, NY to Niagara Falls, ON (7/23/2013)
  38. Niagara Falls, ON to Sault Sainte Marie, ON (7/24/2013)
  39. Sault Sainte Marie, ON to Thunder Bay, ON (7/25/2013)
  40. Thunder Bay, ON to Ladysmith, WI (7/26-28/2013)
  41. Ladysmith, WI Day Ride to AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI (7/29/2013)
  42. Ladysmith, WI Day Rides to Altoona, WI for Tires (7/31-8/1/2013)
  43. Ladysmith, WI to Grand Forks, ND (8/3/2013)
  44. Grand Forks, ND to Glendive, MT (8/4/2013)
  45. Glendive, MT to Shelby, MT (8/5/2013)
  46. Shelby, MT to Calgary, AB (8/6/2013)
  47. Calgary, AB to Valemount, BC (8/7/2013)
  48. Valemount, BC to Kelowna, BC (8/8/2013)
  49. Kelowna, BC to Merritt, BC (8/9/2013)
  50. Merritt, BC to Vancouver, BC (8/10/2013)
  51. Surrey, BC to Victoria, BC (8/11/2013)
  52. Victoria, BC to Gig Harbor, WA (8/12/2013)
  53. Gig Harbor, WA Day Ride to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic NP (8/16/2013)
  54. Gig Harbor, WA Day Ride to Seattle, WA for Hempfest (8/18/2013)
  55. Gig Harbor, WA to Arlington, OR (8/21/2013)
  56. Arlington, OR Day Ride in Area (8/22/2013)
  57. Arlington, OR to Boise, ID (8/24/2013)
  58. Boise, ID to Idaho Falls, ID (8/25/2013)
  59. Idaho Falls, ID Tour to Yellowstone & Grand Teton (8/26/2013)
  60. Idaho Falls, ID Tour to Mesa Falls (8/27/2013)
  61. Idaho Falls, ID Ride to Jackson, WY for River Rafting (8/28/2013)
  62. Idaho Falls, ID to Thermopolis, WY (8/30/2013)
  63. Thermopolis, WY to Boulder, CO (8/31/2013)
  64. Boulder, CO Tour to Walden and Trail Ridge Road (9/3/2013)
  65. Boulder, CO to Lakewood, CO for 30K Service (9/4/2013)
  66. Boulder, CO Day Ride along Peak-to-Peak Highway (9/5/2013)
  67. Boulder, CO to Taos, NM (9/6/2013)
  68. Taos, NM Tour to Eagle Nest, NM (9/7/2013)
  69. Taos, NM Tour to Cuba, NM (9/8/2013)
  70. Taos, NM to Enid, OK (9/9/2013)
  71. Enid, OK to Arkadelphia, AR (9/10/2013)
  72. Arkadelphia, AR to Evergreen, AL (9/11/2013)
  73. Evergreen, AL to Ocala, FL (9/12/2013)
  74. Ocala, FL to Jupiter, FL (9/13/2013)