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Dieselboy 06-02-2010 06:19 AM

Weigh from the Conch Republic
 
IGNITION and LAUNCH!!! ...

it begins...
1http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al...ckingout-M.jpg

from...
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to...
3http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al...rudoebay-M.jpg

Dieselboy 06-02-2010 06:34 AM

Them: So what do you want to do now that you are done with the Army?

Me: Well that's a silly question. Ride motorcycles, of course.

Me: Hey Oduibhir, I'm riding to Alaska.

Oduibhir: Cool, I'll join you.

When? How does Sunday sound? Works. Let's ride...

GB 06-02-2010 06:51 AM

Sounds like a great ride coming :lurk

CPTBLY 06-02-2010 07:09 AM

:clap About time...you have only been planning this the entire 4 years I have known you.

Subscribed of course. :lurk

Katoom119 06-02-2010 07:20 AM

:lurk

akshaymurthy 06-02-2010 07:45 AM

:lurk

Dieselboy 06-02-2010 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CPTBLY
:clap About time...you have only been planning this the entire 4 years I have known you.

Subscribed of course. :lurk

Well Bly (argh!), "planning" would be too severe a term. It's akin to saying, "I'm going to win the lottery." But, yes, I have been eager to do this for a while.

The actual toughest part has been to keep the calendar clear. As the Squier said "Everybody wants you". :super But I've been obstinate. They may forclose the house, but I am riding to Alaska!!! :pynd


Quote:

Originally Posted by Gadget Boy
Sounds like a great ride coming :lurk

Quote:

Originally Posted by Katoom119
:lurk

Quote:

Originally Posted by akshaymurthy
:lurk

Maties, Stay tuned for humor and mischief...

Dieselboy 06-04-2010 02:41 PM

Black NRS Driduffle=camp bag: tent, mat, sleeping bag.
Tan dry bag=pole bag (food):
4http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al.../Packed5-M.jpg

3 straps to hold load:
5http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al.../Packed6-M.jpg

Pole bag with one transverse strap:
6http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al.../Packed7-M.jpg

Campbag on top with 2 longitudinal straps:
7http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al.../Packed8-M.jpg

8http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al.../Packed9-M.jpg

Wanted to use the bag’s D-rings to fix to bike, but they are reinforced to pull “up” not “down” :huh :
9http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al...Packed11-M.jpg

10http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al...Packed14-M.jpg

:lift Loaded:

11http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al.../Packed2-M.jpg

12http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al.../Packed1-M.jpg

CPTBLY 06-04-2010 09:09 PM

Bad news...you got trumped. Those of us who were going to take part in the first part of your epic journey are required to be at the CoS retirement ceremony on the 14th:cry

Dieselboy 06-05-2010 05:11 AM

Sorry to hear you guys are diverted. Give my regards...

Dieselboy 06-05-2010 05:24 AM

Oduibhir's steed:
13http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al...95205327-M.jpg

Of note, I am using a Motorola Droid to do this upload. Traveling without the camera and computer. Tried to get either Motorola or Verizon to sponsor us, but got no bites. This pic was taken with a camera though.

Dieselboy 06-05-2010 06:02 PM

First Adventure
 
Soooo, Oduibhir is saddling up to leave Wyoming to join me in Key West to "start" this trip.
Daughter: hey, dad, what's that liquid under your bike?

...burst fuel line...

14http://dieselboy.smugmug.com/2010-Al...76b58e7a-M.jpg

Noone 06-05-2010 08:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dieselboy
D - 8 and counting ...but the packing starts now

it begins...


from...


to...

Depending on your duration, might pass you in route (up or back).

I leave 1 July. Safe riding.

Dieselboy 06-06-2010 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Noone
Depending on your duration, might pass you in route (up or back).

I leave 1 July. Safe riding.

Well excellent! Drop in a photo so we can keep a eye out. :wave

Dieselboy 06-06-2010 07:03 AM

Here Spot!
 
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Track "Dieselboy" and "Oduibhir"


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