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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By abhicles
Glad to hear it! Haha - I get this...

Glad to hear it!



Haha - I get this complaint a lot! Just wait, he'll get a LOT worse on this trip. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By abhicles
Day 8 (6/11) Juneau, AK - 0 road miles

As I said before, the primary reason for our inconvenient detour through Juneau was to see Mendenhall Glacier - today was finally the day.

I'll be the first to admit that I have a bad habit of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By abhicles
Day 7 (6/10) On The Ferry, 0 road miles

I realize that most people doing this trip don't take the ferry - it's expensive, it ain't quick, and...you 're not enjoying your bike when you're on the water! But one of the milestones we wanted...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By abhicles
I'm not surprised! I was stunned to see the bear...

I'm not surprised! I was stunned to see the bear there, and just around the corner there were plenty of unaware pedestrians - so I'm guessing they haven't seen bears there, either!
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By abhicles
Haha - considering the quality of the food they...

Haha - considering the quality of the food they were serving, you might not even need to break the law to enjoy a disease!

Glad you're enjoying it - more coming soon.
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By abhicles
Day 6 (6/9) Vanderhoof, BC to Prince Rupert, BC ~385 miles

<strong>June 9, 2014 Vanderhoof, BC to Prince Rupert, BC ~385 miles</strong>

Got an early start the next day because we had to catch the ferry that night, and the ferry system says you should be...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By abhicles
Day 5 (6/8) Pemberton, BC to Vanderhoof, BC ~435 miles

Before going to bed the previous night, we noticed another couple of bikes, presumably belonging to ADVRiders, that were also parked outside the motel. There was a BMW XChallenge and a KTM that I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By abhicles
Day 4 (6/7) Portland, OR, to Pemberton, BC ~410 miles

The next day, our primary goal was to get to the airport in Vancouver in time to pick up Vy, who was flying in from Los Angeles. Almost immediately, we enjoyed an uneventful crossing into Washington...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By abhicles
Day 3 (6/6) Fort Bragg, CA to Portland, OR, ~550 miles

End of the 1.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By abhicles
Day 2 (6/5) - Fremont, CA to Fort Bragg, CA, ~215 miles

Did I say we planned on an early morning departure? Well, by the time we had finished uploading GPS tracks and taking care of some other administrative necessities, we were finally on our way at the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By abhicles
Day 1 (6/4) - Los Angeles to Fremont, plus a little background.

You're going to meet 3 people (and our weird mascot) on this report.

Apparently, this is the only photo of all 3 of us together on the trip - with Mendenhall Glacier in the background.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By abhicles
Los Angeles to Prudhoe Bay

Fellow Inmates,

Hello! My name is Abhi, and while I'm no expert in long distance touring, I'm lucky enough to have had a few trips under my belt, personal favorites of which include a 2-up ride...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 06-10-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,593
Posted By abhicles
Rental Assistance

I know this thread is over 18 months old, but I'm wondering if there's anyone that could give me a hint when it comes to renting a bike for my girlfriend and I to explore Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for a...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 06-10-2013, 02:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,786
Posted By abhicles
Rental assistance?

Alon - I'm in a similar boat and would love to know if you hear anything. My girlfriend and I will be in Tel Aviv for the first two weeks of July, and I'm looking to rent something for a couple of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,928
Posted By abhicles
I couldn't not believe how much there is to see...

I couldn't not believe how much there is to see in Southern Utah. Got any other recommendations of your area for a LA guy who'd be glad to come back the next time I've got a break from classes?
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,928
Posted By abhicles
bikerman - all said and done, I was away from...

bikerman - all said and done, I was away from home for 6 days. But as you can probably guess, there were some days where I covered 500 miles and a few days where I only covered 200 or so. Hope...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,928
Posted By abhicles
Thanks! I wish I had stayed, but I only packed...

Thanks! I wish I had stayed, but I only packed what I needed for hotels. Didn't think my bike with Tourances would keep up with what you guys were planning on doing. :eek1

I guess there's...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,928
Posted By abhicles
Ah. Well, I typically go for the cheapest place...

Ah. Well, I typically go for the cheapest place I can find that has wifi. I don't care much for any other amenities because I usually get in late and leave early. But here's where I stayed, if it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,928
Posted By abhicles
No worries - I'd love to see more! You've got a...

No worries - I'd love to see more! You've got a great looking Forester. Is it the XT model?
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,928
Posted By abhicles
txplants - Hotel the entire way. It approached...

txplants - Hotel the entire way. It approached 30 degrees at night when I was in Utah, and I don't enjoy camping unless it's quite warm outside. Why do you ask?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 339,157
Posted By abhicles
Just outside of San Felipe

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-03-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,928
Posted By abhicles
Your wish is my command....

I guess I'm just not much of a lake guy.:hide

As you asked, here's a few more of the truck and semi:

Have to look closely for the truck in this one:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-03-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,928
Posted By abhicles
No worries, post away! Like you noted, this site...

No worries, post away! Like you noted, this site teaches you a lot about the things you'd normally ride right by. I wasn't using the map, unfortunately - seems like I'll need to grab one for the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-02-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 1,086
Views: 181,095
Posted By abhicles
Monument Valley

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-02-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 500,601
Posted By abhicles
Hell's Backbone, Utah

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-02-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6,976
Views: 2,337,055
Posted By abhicles
Ouch.

Saw this somewhere in Oklahoma. Always got a kick out of the two signs together.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,928
Posted By abhicles
I ended up making some changes on the fly - the...

I ended up making some changes on the fly - the Charles Hall Ferry wasn't open yet so I ended up having to take the long way around (but that's how I discovered Natural Bridges Monument.

Let me...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,928
Posted By abhicles
Exile - just under 2,000 miles. Thanks for...

Exile - just under 2,000 miles. Thanks for reading!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,928
Posted By abhicles
Thumb Spring Break in Utah

I recently started grad school, and it's ruined my ability to take long rides. So, when spring break finally rolled around, I gave myself the week off from work and headed out to Utah.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By abhicles
My girlfriend's in Buena Park (right next to...

My girlfriend's in Buena Park (right next to Anaheim). There's only street parking available, but it's in a gated community. If that interests you, let me know.

If all else fails, I can offer...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-16-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By abhicles
Thanks, guys! Glad you enjoyed the photos. I'm...

Thanks, guys! Glad you enjoyed the photos. I'm looking forward to fixing up a Honda NX650 I just bought so I can do this trip with a lot more dirt next time...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By abhicles
Thanks all, I was able to get by without having...

Thanks all, I was able to get by without having to store the bike - here's a quick summary of my trip, if you're interested. Thanks to all of your for your help!
...
Forum: Latin America 01-12-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By abhicles
Thanks all, I was able to get by without having...

Thanks all, I was able to get by without having to store the bike - here's a quick summary of my trip, if you're interested. Thanks to all of your for your help!
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By abhicles
Day 7 - the last day!

Woke up to plenty of condensation:
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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By abhicles
Day 6

Enjoying some breakfast before heading out:
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Again, near Catavina I needed some more...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By abhicles
Day 5

Alright, back to motorcycling:

So kick off the new year, we got up early, said goodbye to the resort and our friends, and headed back to Los Angeles:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By abhicles
Day 4

We decided to do a little snorkeling, but the normal carts weren't big enough for our group. We all piled into the back of a truck:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By abhicles
Day 3

Woke up to this the next morning:
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A few of us took the opportunity for a morning...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By abhicles
Day 2

We had to leave early the next morning to make sure I got to La Paz before sunset. I originally wanted to get in around the time that my friend's flight came in, then I found out she had an audition...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-09-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,594
Posted By abhicles
Thumb Baja New Years

Hello all,

My name's Abhi, and I'm a frequent lurker around these parts. A friend of mine called up saying that he had a place to stay in La Paz for NYE - did I want to fly down with them for the...
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