November 2022 John East led Kevin Clarke, Red Lester, David LeGros, Dwight Minton and I on a trip to visit Barber Motorsports Museum and Park in Birmingham, AL. Also enjoyed touring the USS Alabama, aviation exhibit and USS Drum nuclear submarine in Mobile on the way home. Good ride with great friends! 

     May 2022 Sherry & I took a little trip to Kentucky/Ohio area to visit scooter freinds. Showed Sherry the Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway and the Ark Adventure along the way. Good trip!

     April 2021 10 Bikes, 13 Riders departed for the Big Bend area of West Texas riding along the Rio Grande at the border and the Chisos Mountains. Lodging at the Ole Gringo Biker hotel provided indoor parking for the bikes at the end of the day, great place to stay when you're in the area!

    Gibby Lyons (Membership Officer) departed for Hot Springs Village in the Fall of 2022 to meet up with another motorcycle group. They rode for 3 days in the northwest Arkansas area and into Missouri. During the trip they visited Pig Trail HD in Rogers, Little Rock and Texarkana dealerships. Gibby has been a member of Chapter #1686 for 7 years, his cross-country trip was 1589 miles of great road.

     June 2022 John & Linda Nordberg, Red Lester, Sammie and I rode to Arkansas to pre-ride some routes I drew up. Rained out the first day but the rest was great!

    July 2021 Sherry and I took a little scoot to show her Million Dollar Highway, Black Canyon in Gunnison, Pikes Peak and dropped over to Loveland, Co. so she could visit an ex-coworker. Fun Trip!

     October 2021 John & Linda Nordberg, Sherry and I made a quick trip to visit the Three Sisters in Texas Hill Country. The weather was great!

     October 2022 Red Lester and I departed for New Braunsfel, Texas to meet up with the Texas Road Rats, a group of guys that were born and raised in that area. They put us on roads that we have never heard of before, great job by this group. Safe rides despite several deer encounters, weather was spectacular!

     August 2021 Red Lester, John and Linda Nordberg, David LeGros and I departed for different destinations. David was headed to Sturgis, the rest for Beartooth Pass and the Glacier National Park to take on the Ride to the Sun Highway. David split off in the Dallas area for a more northerly trek to North Dakota.

     August 2019 Red Lester, Scott Granger and myself departed for an 8,200 mile journey with a long list of destinations to visit.

Yellowstone National Park, Beartooth Pass, Lolo Pass, Lewis and Clark Trail along the Columbia River, Mount St. Helen, Redwood and Sequoia Forest, Pacific Coast Highway, Crater Lake, McKenzie Pass, High Desert Museum, Sonora Pass, Yosemite National Park, and finally Lake Tahoe. 23 days on the road for a trip of a lifetime!

     This page is dedicated to stories and pics of cross country rides conquered by our 1686 HOG members. I encourage you to summit photos and a brief description of your ride and memories for all to share!

     These rides are;

     1. Out of state from Louisiana

     2. Exceed 1,000 miles round trip

     3. Are "overnighters"

     4. Chapter # 1686 member participating

     5. Are 4 years or less old.