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The R2S Journal

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. 

Galena (via Stagecoach Trail)

The trip to Galena via Stagecoach Road is probably one of the best rides in the state of Illinois. It is a memorable ride and this post attempts to capture my personal highlights from one of the previous rides. The ride really begins on the West side of Rockford in a town called Lena. Stagecoach Road is a winding road that flows across the country

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Long Way Round

Long Way Round

Two men, 4 wheels and 20,000 miles. Long Way Round is truly the adventure of a lifetime. This documentary (and book) is one of the most entertaining motorcycle adventures I’ve seen. It is a 7-part documentary that shows the ups and downs of circumnavigating the globe….on motorcycles! I’ve got the book and dvd set, so if you ride with us, talk to me. I might

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River Ride to Peoria, IL

This proposed route would take us down the Fox River to the Illinois River to Peoria, IL…and back. Here’s the proposed loop: View Larger Map Leave your comments/feedback in the comments section below.  

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Daily Rides in Chicagoland

Hey Wild Hogs! I found a site that lists rides around the Chicagoland area. It includes upcoming events that you/we may be interested in joining. Take a gander and let me know what you think using the comments section below: http://www.chicagomotorcycleguide.com/EVENTS.HTM  

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Public Enemy #1 Escapes from Crown Point Jail (with fake gun)

Public Enemy No. One (a.k.a. John Dillinger) escaped from the Lake County jail in Crown Point using a gun carved from a piece of wood. This also happens to be county hub of Lake County, Indiana….and my hometown. I think it’d be fun to take a ride down to Crown Town and check out the jail, ride through the covered bridge in the fairgrounds, and

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Lake Michigan Tour

Here’s a few fun facts about Lake Michigan: Lake Michigan is the third largest Great Lake by surface area and the sixth largest freshwater lake in the world. The northern part of the Lake Michigan watershed is covered with forests, sparsely populated, and economically dependent on natural resources and tourism, while the southern portion is heavily populated with intensive industrial development and rich agricultural areas

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Tail of the Dragon

There is way too much to say about the Tail of the Dragon – the crossing of the Tennessee/North Carolina state line is known as the Tail of the Dragon. It is considered one of the world’s foremost motorcycling and sports car roads. It is an 11-mile stretch of US129 with 318 curves!!! If you’re a motorcycle enthusiast, the Tail of the Dragon is a ‘must’

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Rock River Ride

Rock River Ride

This ride involved Dave and myself. It was an all day trip that involved about 5 hours of riding time (plus stops). We departed on Saturday  morning, August 1, 2009. The trip took us to Rockford, South along the Rock River on Route 2 (IL) to Oregon, Illinois. The Rock River is a 300 mile tributary of the Mississippi River. It is also the river that Ronald

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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.