February 06, 2015

Dream a little Dream with me...

Cabin fever got me, and there's wanderlust in my heart. I find myself digging through my photo archives in quest of open roads, in order to travel, albeit virtual.

Saying it with Jack Kerouac: 

"I preferred reading the (North) American landscape as we went along. 
Every bump, rise, and stretch in it mystified my longing.”

And how are you coping?

Alberta Roads

BC Roads

Maritimes Roads

Alaska Roads

Western US Roads

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Träumt mit mir!
Es ist wieder soweit, mir fällt die Decke auf den Kopf und ich bekomme Fernweh. Ich wühle mich durch die Foto-Archive und begebe mich auf die virtuelle Reise durch Nordamerika.

 Frei nach Jack Kerouac:

"Ich zog es vor, die (Nord-) amerikanische Landschaft in mich aufzunehmen, die an uns vorbei zog. Jeder Hügel, jede Erhebung und die Weite des Landes versetzte meine Sehnsucht auf's Neue ins Staunen."

(Im Englischen hört sich das wieder mal viel poetischer an...)

Und wie kommt Ihr über die Zweirad-lose Zeit hinweg?

26 comments:

  1. Lovely set of pics and memories Sonja.....So that's what the Sea to Sky Highway looks like without snow on everything..... ;)

    Really like how you captured that bridge/highway, first pic in Maritimes Highways....

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    1. Right, you got snowed on while riding it. Thanks, the bridge is a wonderful motive.

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  2. Try and get hold of Henry Cole's DVD series World's Greatest Motorcycle Rides

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  3. I think it's time for a road trip...

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    1. You betcha, Richard. I am itching to get out but it's too cold right now, and tons of snow in the mountains.

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  4. That's too much for me to look at...Plus, the person I sold my Metropolitan to never rides it, doesn't have a garage (only the cover I gave him) and I'm so upset now that I almost want to go get it back. But I won't. I have enough to deal with right now. But I do miss my scooter rides thru the WI countryside.

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    1. Oh, Martha. That is heart breaking. One day you might want to have another scooter but this one you have to let go.

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  5. Wow, just.........WOW. I'm speachless. Those photo's are just fantastic.
    Thanks for sharing them.

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    1. Glad you like what you see ;-) I am sure you'd enjoy those roads.

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  6. “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” - Jack Kerouac.

    He's my favorite author and it's a shame he never rode a motorcycle...and was a raging alcoholic, but that's beside the point. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Kerouac must have been a motorcyclist by heart, Robert. I am sure, he was.

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  7. Ah, the open road beckons... Winter is hard for motorcyclists. I ride year-round except when there's ice on the road. Looking sadly out at my snow-covered bikes makes me want to visit blogs like yours!

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    1. Hi Ally, thanks for stopping by. I used to be a year-rounder but that was at the Pacific We(s)t coast. In the Black Forest we get real winters, and snow tires are mandatory on bikes (well, on cars anyway), but I don't want to spend the dough. It's that time of the year when one simply has to deal with cabin fever... I am not good at it though.

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  8. Beautiful set of pictures Sonja!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Brandy. Thanks for tagging along on the virtual ride.

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  9. There's nothing like good memories and beautiful photos of places you've been to help you (and us) through the dreary winter.

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    1. It's the best therapy I can think of, Karen.

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  10. Great shots! I love the Alaskan roads. Hope to see them first hand some day.

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    1. I keep my fingers crossed, that you'll make it there, Thomas.

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  11. Ein Traum von Landschaft.

    Wie wir über die zweitradlose Zeit hinweg kommen? Nun, Nancy ist durchaus im Einsatz ... grummel grummel ...

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    1. Ach ja, Funny... stimmt. Nun gerade wohl eher nicht, oder ist sie bereits repariert?

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    2. Oh ja, am Freitag hatte wir Nancy wieder ... also Lil' Ben hatte sie wieder ... grummel ...
      Für nächsten Freitag sind 12°C und herrlichster Sonnenschein angesagt. Ich fürchte, Lil' Ben muss dann laufen :-)

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    3. Na, er ist ja noch jung, das muss er abkönnen ;-)

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  12. Als jemand, die wie ich, viel im Rhein Main Gebiet unterwegs ist, beeindruckt mich die Auto Armut Deiner Aufnahmen ganz besonders... Hier sind die Dosen ja überall und man braucht schon bald eine Fliegenklatsche dafür.

    Die Motorradlose Zeit? Ich warte derzeit darauf, daß es mal zwei Tage ordentlich regnet, damit ich wieder fahren kann. Denn das viele Salz auf den Strassen, die sind regelrecht weiß von Salz in der Zwischenzeit, möchte ich Gesa nicht antun.

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    1. Genau deshalb bleiben die Orange und die Sporty im Stall. Beim Fahrrad ist der potentielle Schaden durch Salz und Schotter begrenzt.

      Die dosenlosen Touren vermisse ich auch ganz besonders. Hier ist immer Verkehr... grummel.

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