When life gives you lemons, go ride Lemonade!

We are Bob and Kathy Eggett and we are based in beautiful Southwestern Washington, USA.

 

Attention!!  As of August 2nd

Returning visitors will notice a change.  The pages are yellow!.  And there is now a “dropdown” menu system.

I have bought a new laptop with Windows 10 as it’s operating system.  And this version of Microsoft windows will NOT run the Microsoft  program that I had been using to update these pages.  So I bought a new, non-Microsoft, program and will be using it.  I have spent hundreds of hours the last few months recreating the existing pages, re-linking the links, reformating the pictures, and generally going crazy.  It has taken months and delayed the updates of our rides.  But I think it is ready for public consumption.  If you find errors please send me an email and I will try to correct them.

Thanks, lemonade@bobkatsjaunt.com

 

These are pages of our adventures riding GoldWing motorcycles in North America, Europe and a small piece of Africa.  They are intended to keep our relatives and friends updated with the progress of our travels and will be updated at irregular intervals with our adventures.

New pages will be announced on this page as well as being in the menu system.

2016 Pages (with date posted)

2016 Rides (April 7)

Oregon 500 (Aug 2)

Western States 1000 (Aug. 2)

Australia (with date posted)

Australia (Sept 12)

Nullarbor (Sept 22)

Coober Pedy (Sept 28)

Uluru (Sept 28)

Older Pages by Year:

2000 - A month in Mexico on a GoldWing

2004 - Polar bear Run

2005 - California

2005 - Western Canada

2006/7/8 - 45,000 miles through Europe - Direct links to each of the 100 European travel pages are here.

2008 - A sunny weekend in February at home

2009 - Alaska with friends from Europe

2010 - Mountain Run and the Advanced Rider Course (ARC)

2011 - Rose City MC Club's Grand Tour and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

2011 - Mt. St. Helens with friends from Australia

2012 - Rose City MC Club's Grand Tour and Sturgis MC Rally

2013 - Eleven Rides through the Pacific Northwest

2014 - The East Coast, 24,500 miles in 7.5 months

2015 - Rose City MC Club Grand Tour and other Rides

 

Many people have asked us about our tent trailer.  So I have built a Trailer information page.

 

Introduction to Us

We started with a 1980 GoldWing GL1100 (never named).  After 95,000 miles we sold it and bought the 1995 GL1500 (The White Dragon, 147,000 miles) and a TimeOut tent trailer.  In 1999 we bought a CycleMate cargo trailer for our trip to Mexico.  In 2006 we shipped The White Dragon to Europe for three years.  In 2007 we purchased a matching 1995 GL1500 (The White Bear, 25,000 miles) because we had no bike to ride while we were home from Europe.  In 2008 we wrecked the White Dragon on a rain slick freeway in the heel of Italy.  In November of 2010 we bought a bright yellow 2003 GL1800 (Lemonade) with ABS and sold the White Bear.

After we wrecked the White Dragon in Italy in October of 2008 and ended our European travels we still had the matching white GL1500 at home to ride.  It is the bike we took to Alaska with Dirk and Hetty (our friends from Holland).  Now we have the yellow GL1800 and Kathy decided to name it LEMONADE because of the trials we had during our European adventures.  Her motto is "If life deals you lemons, go ride Lemonade".

We traveled over North America west of the Great Plains and the Black Hills of South Dakota where we attended the Sturgis Rally for 35 years.  During those 35 years we have toured points from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Guadalajara, Mexico in North America; and, after retirement, in Europe, from the Ring of Kerry in Ireland to the shore of the Black Sea in Bulgaria and from the Sahara Desert in Morocco to Nordkapp, Norway; always on GoldWings.  In 2014 we added an East Coast USA tour of 24,500 miles.

The White Dragon was white and was normally draggin' a small trailer, hence the name "White Dragon".  We still tow the CycleMate trailer but now it is yellow to match the new bike.  In 2011 we travelled the length of Baja to complete our list of areas west of the Great Plains.  In 2013 we bought a Lees-ure Lite tent trailer for our 2014 tour of the East Coast of the USA.

Viewers interested in the European tour should probably start with the Planning page and go on to Plan B and Plan C and Plan D and Plan E,  this will explain what happened to our plans.  After that one can explore the Europe and N. America (including Alaska) pages.  The story of our burned house is on the Fire! page in the About Us section.

Under the Links, Quotes, Fun page there are some pages of interesting quotes on travel, retirement, motorcycles, beer.

Email us at: Lemonade@bobkatsjaunt.com.