Author: Richard Swim

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2021 Underdog Rally

The inaugural 6-day Underdog Rally was based out of Springfield, MO.  A checkpoint in Laramie, Wyoming brings the riders back together for a short rest.  I’m traveling to the start and finish of the...