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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:33 AM
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Posted By Wotnext
Goodby to San Franciso

Days 102 and 103
I am ready to ride tomorrow I leave for lake Tahoe area and from there wend my way down to Yosemite and onwards.:lol3

Today I bought some cheap AAA maps for the South, not good...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Relaxing and waiting on spares

Days 98 to 101
It is good to catch up with family and we skype Yuri's folks and generally do some domesticated stuff while also enjoying some good old South African bbq (braai). :1drink

Yuri and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Base camp

Days 96 and 97
I did not sleep well, it may be the fact that I am in an RV parked in a street in Oaklands, California and not in a tent or some more rudimentary form of accomodation. :rofl

Today...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
To San Francisco

Day 95
I have to move on today and the heavy dew on the tent dries off in the sun and light sea breeze by 10:00, so I pack my stuff onto Suzi once more. Dan and I say our goodbyes, he heads North up...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Laugh Change the rear tyre and rest up

Day 94
My left leg is really stiff and I cannot lift or bend it without using my hands. Today I am not going anywhere, so I book my camp site for another night....
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Hi there Bruce

Been doing some R and R here in San Francisco, waiting on spares to repair Suzi and relaxing myself. All about ready now so I will be moving on soon.
:freaky:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Out of the mist

Day 93
The day greets me with a heavy mist, soaking the tent and surrounding greenery. I pack Suzi inside the tent's garage but am too enthusiastic in tightenig the luggage straps and pull her over....
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
The Lost Coast

Day 92
At 05:30 Will's alarm wakes us, I am not sure if Will wants to leave early to avoid paying or he has the ''scent'' of home and needs to be getting on. I leave $10 at the campground office...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Good Will

Day 91
In the morning the wind has dropped and I eat breakfast and pack for todays trip in warm sunshine. By 9:00 i am riding down the sun dappled road towards Florence. In Bandon I stop at the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Air museum at Tillamook

Day 90
I am woken by traffic fairly early and take a shower and do laudry while blogging and picking up mail. Good and clean and fresh i am back on the road by 12:06 and soon pass Tillamooks pride...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
North Pacific coastline - Route 101

Day 89
Left Beaver by 09:00 in overcast but ''promising to clear'' weather. Next town was Fork on the 101 Pacific highway, not much town and then I am travellling down a misty road lined on either...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Leaving Vancouver Island for North Pacific coast line

Day 87
Today the "stone" turned to slush, it rained all day despite predictions to the contrary.:puke1
I decided not to drive to Gold River as planned and spent the day blogging and skyping.:wink:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Tolfino and beyond

Day 86
I pack a dry tent this morning and am heading North to Parksville on the 19A, left at Parksville and past Port Alberni after travelling through some huge cedar and pine rainforest onwards...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Vancouver and Island

Day 85
To make up for the expensive campsite I fully utilise their "all you can eat" pancake breakfast, sinking 8 pancakes and 3 cups of coffee to the surprise of the elderly KOA camp cook when I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Departing from sunny Osoyoos and new friends

Day 84
Its my day to leave the idyllic Osoyoos lifestyle but travel I must.Daybreak sees me heading up the mountain in early morning chill, to get a birds eye view of this quiet resort and farming...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
BruceT

That he is and great immediate AND extended family. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 07:26 PM
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Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Osoyoos cherrie festival and wine tasting

Day 83
Its Canada day and a big day for Osoyoos. The Cherrie Festival kicks off the celebration with floats and beauty queens:clap
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Osoyoos you beauty!

Day 82
For the first time in nearly 3 months I needed to use a torch to see after 23:00. Being so long in the North I had forgotten that some places it gets dark at night.:lol3 It certainly makes...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Vancouver or Osoyoos??

Day 81
I wake shower and do my laundry while skyping Bravefromafar and getting general emails one being an answer from BruceT. Spitting rain greats me as I leave at midday but is soon forgotten and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Down to Clinton

Day 80
I awake to rain and drift off to sleep again. The wet tent is packed and I head off for places unknown at a little after 09:00, my wet clothes packed on top of the waterpfoof food bag....
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Out from Stewart and Hyder

Day 79
Overnight the weather changed, today is overcast and threatening rain. I am back on the road out of Stewart by 09:10, heading back to route 37 (Cassir Highway) and down to the T-junction with...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Thanks shallowskiff

Glad you are enjoying the report.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Stewart and Hyder

Day 78
I arise late after a innitial fitful nights sleep and am on my way after tipping Suzi over twice in deep soft ruts at the back end of the siding. Sweating and tired ....and the day has just...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
The Cassir Highway

Day 77
Today Shaun turns 22 and Suzi clocks over 20 000 miles. :clap:clap
It's a beautiful day for riding, clear and sunny, everything washed clean in yesterdays rain. There is one problem....I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
From Cottonwoods ...onwards

Day 76
Its my oldst sons birthday tomorrow, he turns 22 and I make a mental note to send a email when I get wifi. I see a tent like mine and the owner is also pleased with his accomodations. He and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
No fuel in Chitina

Day 75
So I get on the road to the town of Chitina and arrive in about 5 minutes at 08:15. Big surprise, no fuel station! :eek1 OK its decision time. Fuel is 30 miles back near the turnoff from...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Whittier to Valdez and Chitina

Day 74
Early this morning I was woken up by "bears" eating my food stash. Well thats what I thought was happening as there were heavy movements, rustling of nylon and soft clacking of aluminium.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Back up towards Whittier

Day 73
Summer solstice here and the camp ground has filled up considerably. Seems that the Alaskans take the longest day as serious celebration and all go on a road trip. It's raining intermittently...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
At home in Homer Alaska

Day 72
I'm up at 07:15 and strip off the panniers and seat to find out why the acccessories linked to the PDM aren't working. Can't pinpoint the fault but remove and reconnect ground and live look...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Halibut Country!

Day 71
It was raining lightly when I awoke this morning :puke1, so I snuggled down and slept some more.. having only a short distance to cover has these benefits. Had a leisurely breakfast as the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
ONWARDS to Kenai Peninsula

Day 70
It rained most of last night and I packed a wet tent between showers and was on my way to Homer by 09:15. It started to rain steadily and continued for 2 hours getting colder each minute. My...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
inhousebob

Yessir, have lost quite a bit of ugly fat LOL!
Gotta work out how to bottle long distance riding as a weight loss product. Make a fortune while riding the world:clap

Must be all the vibration...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Wotboet

Tempted to go up? Not sure, but I wuz up some! :wink:
Higher you need special stuff like crampons, there are mountaineering trails on Mt. McKinley.
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
The grand Denali bus tour

Day 69
Had a good day and a hike up a mountain. :clap

Some examples of the striking mountain colours...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Hi all

Just to let you know all is well and I am in Stewart/Hyder in Canada/Alaska:lol3:clap. As Totsie says.....its all down hill from Prudoe Bay :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Down to Denali National Park

Day 68
Last morning in Fairbanks spent on blogging then head down to North Pole to tell father Christmas that I have been a good boy this year.:evil. I thought a personal meet and greet would be...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Meanwhile back to Fairbanks

Day 66
Slept like a baby in the hammock, always seem to have my best sleeps in it:lol3. The mozzies chased me out without breakfast and I am back in the Fairbanks campground by mid day. Used a high...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Thanks KapItUitPiet:1drink

Thanks KapItUitPiet:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
I rode to Deadhorse Alaska

...... and all I got was this crappy hotel photo to show for it. :rofl
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h130/peterpressusa/Trip%20month%203/SAM_0129_zpsej2mcayf.jpg

Day 65
I wake at 03:45 and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 31,482
Posted By Wotnext
Turbobob

ALASKA is calling you! Welcome and immerse yourself:clap
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