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Welcome to the Road to Somewhere (R2S) journal. This is where you can read about the miles, smiles, sights and experiences that Christopher John Vezeau has logged on his 2012 Triumph Thunderbird Storm. 

Upper Peninsula – Day 2

Upper Peninsula - Day 2

We departed Manistee after a quick bagel breakfast provided by the motel at which we were staying. We headed North on 31 a couple miles out of town to pick up the infamous M-22 that follows the Western shoreline of Lake Michigan. The road was getting a little more scenic with each passing mile. We turned off at Arcadia Bluffs overlook to catch a glimpse

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Upper Peninsula – Day 1

Upper Peninsula - Day 1

Aside from a few short out-of-state stints, I have lived near Lake Michigan for most of my life. I have been to numerous beaches stretching the shorelines of the southern half of the lake, including Kenosha Beach, North Avenue Beach in Chicago, the Indiana National Dunes, Warren Dunes State Park, Grand Haven and Ludington. I have swum in the chilled waters of Lake Michigan on

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Woodstock Triumph – A Welcome Sight

Woodstock Triumph - A Welcome Sight

I was pleased to learn that Woodstock Harley-Davidson was adding an “add-on” Triumph dealership to their retail location. Although I have not issue with MCC, where I bought my bike, Villa Park is a bit of a haul for me. The next closest Triumph dealer was Chicago Motor Works which is located on the West side of the city. Having a Triumph dealership within a

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GlobeRiders – IndoChina Expedition

GlobeRiders - IndoChina Expedition

Adventure in IndoChina One of the things that attracts me to motorcycling is the inherent sense of adventure it provides. It doesn’t matter if you’re running local errands or on a weekend trip, riding a motorcycle is a better way to travel because all of your senses are aroused. Since buying my first bike, I’ve enjoyed this immensely, however, I’ve always been a bit jealous

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So you think you can ride?

I honestly don’t know which one is more impressive. The Japanese seem to have more fluid control, but the American cops are on bigger bikes on – possibly – a tougher course. Either way, these guys put most motorcycle riders to shame. [tab_container initial_open=”1″] [/tab_container]

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Sunday, October 21st – Coffee Run!

When: Sunday, October 21st Forecast: 64 degrees and sunny; 0% chance of rain Depart: 8:00 am from Thorntons (Cary) Arrive: ~9:00 am at Full Moon Diner (in Lake Bluff) Proposed Route:   View Larger Map

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Triumph sets World Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats

Triumph sets World Speed Record at Bonneville Salt Flats

As a proud Triumph owner, it is cool to see Triumph in the headlines for conquering the new world speed record on a motorcycle. The record was set using the Triumph Rocket III – the largest production motorcycle in the world. Read about it here: http://rideatriumph.com/disalvo-conquers-the-salt-flats/ This makes me want to watch the movie “World’s Fastest Indian” starring Anthony Hopkins in which the previous world record

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Say "Hello" to my little friend

Say "Hello" to my little friend

I finally did it. After four years and 7,000+ miles later, it was finally time to say goodbye to my 1988 Honda Shadow VT800c. The Shadow has treated me well with very little maintenance outside of routine oil changes and tune ups. But, with a bike approaching 25 years old and my desire to have something a little more stylish, a little more modern and

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October 13 – Byron, Illinois Turkey Testicle Festival

The annual Byron, Illinois Turkey Testicle Festival is scheduled for Friday, October 12th through Saturday, October 13th.

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Evening Ride – St. Charles (20 September 2012)

The fall riding season is in full swing (woo-hoo!). At least a handful of us are heading out for a night ride towards St. Charles this Thursday, September 20th. We’re going to hug as many Fox River roads as we can on the way down and leave it TBD on the way back. We’ll hit at least one watering hole in St. Charles and possibly

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Road to Somewhere

Road to Somewhere motorcycle blog is the personal journal of Christopher J. Vezeau. I am a writer and a rider.