Mission: To ride the lower 48 and have a lot of fun…

This blog is about my adventures as I ride the Trooper around all of  the mainland states below Canada – the “Lower 48”.


The Trooper is the star of the show. A 2010 Harley-Davidson FXDC Dyna Super Glide Custom.

The Trooper before the saddlebags were fitted

I’ve not named my bike before but on this occasion I thought I should since we are going to be spending so much time together. Why the Trooper? Well hopefully it will be prophetic and  the Trooper will march effortlessly through all of the Lower 48. And those that know me, the name will come as no surprise – I’m a big Iron Maiden fan and the Trooper was my first tattoo.

The Trooper in flesh

My Trooper tattoo

The Trooper and I started the trip on 22nd July 2011, when we both flew from Glasgow, Scotland to Toronto, Canada. We spent 3 months on the road and managed to visit 34 states.

We’re coming back on 4th July 2013 to do the rest….


17 thoughts on “About

  1. Great to hear from you and what a fantastic adventure you will have. We will all be reading avidly about your journey. Backwater america really is stunningly beautiful and the people are truly helpful- my own 3 month tramp, twice, across the continent opened my eyes to a wonderful country and people. Have a fantastic time. March on Trooper.

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  3. “Have a safe journey Trevor, hope it turns out even better than you imagine. Have fun, enjoy the magnificent sights and may it be the trip of a life time —-” XXX

  4. Trevor, I hope you and the Trooper have a fantastic ride through the States! I highly suggest the Blue Ridge Parkway – winds through Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee, and is absolutely gorgeous, especially mid-October when the leaves turn. The Tail of the Dragon here in Tennessee is also a popular ride for bikers, but quite dangerous – if you tackle it, be very careful!

  5. Hi Big Brother

    So now I know why you said you’ll see me in October…….hope it’s all going well and be careful out there!


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