The Americas 2013

A Motorcycle Diary

2 September 2013

02 Sep

Unlike many large cities in the US, like San Francisco and a few others where most restaurants close by 9:30pm and bars and clubs not too long thereafter, Montreal knows how to party!! The bars and restaurants on our street for the 3 nights that we have been here have been pumping until 3 and 4 am which is terrific, unless you have ideas of sleep and early departures!! So although we had great intentions of being on the road early, by the time we had breakfast, packed the bike and were ready to go, it was already after 10am and we had a long 550km ride to do today.  On the upside, its a public holiday called labour day today so there was almost no traffic leaving Montreal which was a bonus as it enabled us to exit the city quickly.

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Our 550km Days ride to Boston…

Although it was threatening since we left Montreal, we were fortunate enough to not have encountered rain until we entered Massachusetts where it was coming down in buckets. This was coupled with bumper to bumper traffic for Miles heading back into Boston after the Labour day weekend which meant that we got soaked for the last 150km of our ride.



Our final crossing back into the USA from Canada!!

Needless to say, its always a treat to visit Boston so it didn’t matter if the conditions of the last few kilometres were uncomfortable. We are spending 3 nights here so we are looking forward to the time to explore and enjoy.

Be a sport Many of us have the means and wherewithal to undertake the dreams we want but elect to choose otherwise, many however, do not and that is the purpose of this plea. Afrika Tikkun (http://afrikatikkun.org// ) is a South African non governmental, non profit charity organisation run by the Lubner family that in essence does just that; re-provide the possibility to dream and to create the possibility of turning those dreams into a reality.

Unlike many pleas of this nature, I am not looking for any kind of sponsorship for my trip, but I am looking for your donation, regardless of its size to Afrika Tikkun. Please pledge generously as this is a fantastic cause that will assist them to provide food, care, education, health and social services to those that are desperately in need.

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