Author: Richard Swim

American West Ride

July 19, 2022 Dale “Warchild” Wilson was bringing the Cognoscente Group back together in Ely, NV for the 2022 Blaze of Glory 35-hour rally.  This event was the catalyst for me to plan a...

BMW MOA Rally – Springfield, MO

June 16, 2022 This year is the twentieth birthday of my K1200RS BMW.  I thought it would be fitting to ride Katrina up to the MOA Rally in Springfield.  Rob had put the word...

Missouri Rally

Bob Bowman put together this rally for the 1st, uhhh,,, 2nd, ummm,,, 3rd time.  Ultimately, it ran as the 1st, no wait… third inaugural Missouri Rally.  COVID disrupted a lot of activities, and this...

8th Annual Celina RTE

April 2, 2022 Paul Tong hosted the 8th Annual Celina RTE on Saturday in absolutely beautiful Texas spring weather! Larry Telling won the longest ride with 2400+ miles. Roy Kjendal won the longest ride...

2022 Gathering of the Defectives

February 25, 2022 The 2022 Defective Gene Pool gathering was hosted over the weekend by Cliff Wall and Bill Thweatt in Allen, TX.  Crappy winter weather with glaze ice prevented the majority of the...

Mississippi Ride

October 21, 2021 The weather was nice.  It was time for another ride.  The Butt Lite Grand Tour and America’s Ultimate Long Distance Rider gave some incentives for stops along the way to my...

Motorcycle Cannonball 2021

September 23, 2021 The Motorcycle Cannonball was making an overnight stop in Nacogdoches on Saturday.  Lonnie Isam, Jr envisioned recreating the journeys of motorcyclists on early-1900’s motos.  The inaugural run was from from Kitty...

2021 Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas

The Motorcycle Grand Tour of Texas kicked off on March 15th.  This event is hosted by David Canada with stops all around the state of Texas to entice one to ride and explore.  It...

IBR 2021 Provo Finish

The Iron Butt Rally started the previous Monday in Provo, Utah.  I had not planned on making the ride up to the finish until I started reading the daily ride reports.  Then, the bug...