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Forum: Face plant 06-02-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,891
Posted By duncanmac
Summer break means no return to work for a couple...

Summer break means no return to work for a couple of months? Good thing.

Will the screws and plate be removed, or are they with you forever?
Forum: Face plant 03-25-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,891
Posted By duncanmac
Glad to hear you are on the mend. Not being able...

Glad to hear you are on the mend. Not being able to ride must be HUGELY frustrating!! Will keep an eye on you so I am on board when you commence your next trip.

My RR was problematic on my tablet...
Forum: Face plant 03-24-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,891
Posted By duncanmac
Hi Sue Just calling in to see how your...

Hi Sue

Just calling in to see how your recovery is going!
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,893
Posted By duncanmac
There are some roads that are iconic, even though...

There are some roads that are iconic, even though there may be others that have better bends, more bends, better scenery etc etc.

The Tail ticks a few of these boxes for sure, but what has made it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-01-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,291
Posted By duncanmac
I ordered my Inreach from the USA and for reasons...

I ordered my Inreach from the USA and for reasons of convenience had it delivered to a friend in North Carolina who brought it home for me.

When I started the online registration process, I was a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Superhawk, thank you for your kind words. It has...

Superhawk, thank you for your kind words. It has been my pleasure to share.
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Epilogue.

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Forum: Trip Planning 01-22-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By duncanmac
Portland Oregon via Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia

Having been let down by Melbourne-based Get Routed in relation to shipping my bike home from Portland, I was compelled to make my own arrangements.

A search of the internet quickly threw up a...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By duncanmac
Melbourne (Sydney) Australia to Portland Oregon May 2013

Not the happiest experience from the project management point of view, but the bike (2012 BMW R1200 GS Adventure) arrived undamaged.

The crowd that organised the trip was Get Routed, run by Dave...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Rick, thank YOU for coming along for the ride,...

Rick, thank YOU for coming along for the ride, and the compliments. As I have said before, not sure I deserve them, but the encouragement is always welcome.

I have visited your website and you...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Mike, thank you so much. I really don't deserve...

Mike, thank you so much. I really don't deserve such high praise. I just consider myself so fortunate, indeed blessed; to have been able to undertake this journey. Being able to share it has been a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
USA on a GSA - Check!

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Shaliach Mitzvah is a Jewish tradition in which a traveler is given a gift of money which is to be donated to charity at...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Thank you for your kind comment. As I review the...

Thank you for your kind comment. As I review the photos, I also often smile, but some of them are just so beautiful and evocative they bring tears to my eyes.
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Thank you for your interest and comment. I am...

Thank you for your interest and comment. I am going to make the effort to get back to Beartooth before I am past it!
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Getting Back to Where I Started From.

A clear but chilly morning in Ritzville, Washington, lends itself to taking photos. I negotiated the labyrinth of roads closed because of construction and made my way to the main street. The short...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Thank you too for your kind words. It has been an...

Thank you too for your kind words. It has been an honour to find out that quite a number of fellow riders have been interested in my trip.

I am only a few years behind you and your sentiments...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Thank you for your kind words. Charlotte really...

Thank you for your kind words. Charlotte really impressed me as a medium sized city; and it is also well located relative to some fantastic biking roads.

My love affair with the USA is full blown...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
A Long and Sometimes Winding Road. Livingston Montana to Ritzville Washington.

Yesterday it dawned on me that I am running short of time. My flight to Australia leaves LAX about on Wednesday so I need to be there by Tuesday evening. Before I leave Portland I must clean the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Thanks very much Herky. Please send me a message...

Thanks very much Herky. Please send me a message when you start your ride report. I would like to tag along.
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
The Long Way Around. Red Lodge to Livingston Montana.

This morning the lady on the front desk at the Yodeller confirmed to me that Beartooth was closed and that Chief Joseph was open. Definitely a bad news, good news story. As previously mentioned,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Faith is Enough; and then Isn't. Riverton Wyoming to Red Lodge Montana.

It is Sunday. I have not been to church since Pennsylvania and I want to go. Doctor Google informs me that the local Presbyterian Church is PC(USA) so I pass. Liz grew up a Lutheran and we...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
An Act of Faith. Heading North into Wyoming.

In Vernal the day dawned bright and clear, but pretty cold, only 4C, it having been below zero overnight. The forecasts for the towns on the way to Montana were showing no precipitation although...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Another Day in Vernal, Utah

This morning I woke up, resolved to ride to Rock Springs Wyoming to stay the night and await the expected improvement in the weather. On my way to breakfast two of the ladies that work here said...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Uncertainty and Opportunity. Grand Junction Colorado to Vernal Utah.

For several days now I have been contemplating my route back to Portland Oregon from Denver. While a notional route had been set out months before the trip, talking to people had brought a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
boatpuller, high praise indeed. You are most...

boatpuller, high praise indeed. You are most kind. Thank you.
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Leadville CO to Grand Junction CO, via Independence Pass.

The morning dawned bright and clear in Leadville, Colorado. And freezing. It was sub-zero overnight and when I went out to the bike it was only 4C and there was frost on the bike cover. As I was...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
There's Snow in them thar Hills! Denver to Leadville Colorado.

John's alarm went off at five am, but as is so often the case, one always sleeps fitfully the night before a trip, so we were both awake. He left in plenty of time to get to the airport bus and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
An Introduction to American Tribalism (Continued) - Denver, Colorado

Today was meant to be a quiet day and to the extent that bike riding was minimal, that was so. After breakfast we took a short spin to the post office to post John's bike gear back to Australia...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Gunnison to the Mile High City - Denver

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Denver CO. 16th Street Mall

I cleaned my bike yesterday and predicted it would rain today. Too easy a prophesy. The ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado. No one ever told me.

The plan for today was to visit the Black Canyon. I had not heard of it until I found it on the internet when sorting the itinerary and John heard about it from me. We have both had people...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Thanks very much, Rick :-)

Thanks very much, Rick :-)
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Silver Thread Scenic Byway, CO 149

Today dawned crisp and clear. As we walked into the village of Pagosa Springs for breakfast, we could see on the eastern horizon the San Juan Mountains silhouetted against the brilliant blue...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
A Quiet Day in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

Today was scheduled as a bike free day to relax and perhaps do some walking in the area. John is the expert on all things to do with perambulation and he put in the requisite study last night to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
New Mexico: State of Enchantment.

'State of Enchantment' is the slogan that appears on the number plates of New Mexican cars. It is apt, as this place has cast a spell on me. I am not sure I can really explain why. But let me...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
New Mexico. Floods, Beautiful Vistas; and Route 66 just keeps Following.

It has been raining heavily for days in Colorado and northern New Mexico. The news is full of lives lost and property damaged. Having been further south and west we have not been troubled by rain...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Mike I much appreciate your comments and...

Mike

I much appreciate your comments and interest; and will appreciate your company on the remainder of the ride.

Duncan
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Happy New Year!

Wishing you and yours all the best for a healthy and happy 2014.

Keep the rubber side down!
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
That was Texas.

This morning John and I agreed that as far as Best Western's go, this one in Elk City was pretty shoddy. Breakfast only confirmed it. We have a suspicion it is actually a Best Value Inn...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
Thanks to All.

The number of views of my ride report has just exceeded 16,000. Wow! I would never have thought there would be that much interest, given the huge number of far more exotic journeys that are...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 26,584
Posted By duncanmac
By Popular Demand: Route 66

We had a most excellent time with Terence and Martha Ann. We were close friends back in South Africa but then they moved to the USA and I moved to Australia. This was our first meeting in more than...
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