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Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
Black Hills: The poor Black Hills. * Were...

Black Hills:

The poor Black Hills. * Were they on the east coast they would be known as the Black Mountains.

I am in Custer, Wyoming, and the weather is becoming unsettled. *I left the hotel...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
Broken: Last night after the horror of that...

Broken:

Last night after the horror of that shrimp I hung in the pool a bit and then watched a bit of the film True Lies, because it had escaped my mind what a worthless, mysoginist piece of shit...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
Late: I just went down to commune with the...

Late:

I just went down to commune with the F800. * Its poor, flogged front tire is now effectively a slick in the contact patch. * That means if I encounter rain I need to force myself to stop if...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
The Forge of Sentience: I woke early, but...

The Forge of Sentience:

I woke early, but slept longer to avoid disturbing Lori. * I did not need to leave super early even though I did intend to go a long distance. *I wanted to make Cedar...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
Arcade: I forgot to mention that when I was...

Arcade:

I forgot to mention that when I was leaving Lake Placid the chain lube I bought had somehow jizzed all over itself despite having a hard plastic cap on it. * It must have been altitude...
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,535
Views: 769,676
Posted By daq7
Marathon Man: I woke up very early in Lake...

Marathon Man:

I woke up very early in Lake Placid. *It was 4:30 and the sun was already coming up casting early-morning orange on the trees and the water. * That was too early go get going so I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
Fade: I woke up in Plattsburgh at 5 am,...

Fade:

I woke up in Plattsburgh at 5 am, *with the following line lingering from sleep state, "The sun fades to the west as we know is its wont. *By then I'm ten thousand miles gone." * At various...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
Sick: Last night I finished early enough...

Sick:

Last night I finished early enough that I did decide to go to the Godzilla movie and check out the old theater. The theater was built in the thirties so the seats were not optimized for...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
White Mountains: Grateful for a better day...

White Mountains:

Grateful for a better day than expected, I am now winding my west and toward home.

My food grazing strategy last night did not so much work out as it did not work out. *I had...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
When the Rain Comes: Last night I went to a...

When the Rain Comes:

Last night I went to a little pub for the obligatory Marg. *The pub had nice things claimed about it in Yelp, so I decided to go there for a drink. *By the way, I tend to use...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
Thunder Hole: I am sitting in The Coffee...

Thunder Hole:

I am sitting in The Coffee Hound with a blueberry tart and a latte. *The Bee Girl song is playing in the background creating a counterpoint of irony on a day born bright for joy and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
Bar Harbor: I had a great dinner with Simon...

Bar Harbor:

I had a great dinner with Simon and his wife and two kids. * SImon remodeled his kitchen on his sabbatical. * Howmotivated. * And he did a professional job too. * He said the guy who...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
Provincetown: I am writing today from a...

Provincetown:

I am writing today from a coffee house in Plymouth. *I do not know if I will have time to write tonightas I am staying with my friend Simon. * I worked with him at times at Intel.*...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
The Grind: I am not entirely sure where this...

The Grind:

I am not entirely sure where this ride report is going to go. *My state of mind is very much in flux.

I did not get up particularly early as I inteded to meet Jeremy, and had not...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
Loss: I title this loss, because I am...

Loss:

I title this loss, because I am retyping probably a half an hour of work, maybe more. Something I did caused me to lose it, and now I have to force myself to redo it.

I woke early in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
I am trying to figure out my plan. After the...

I am trying to figure out my plan. After the slow down in the Boston area, I will start the northeast loop, which is the whole reason I am doing this. I think I may want to stay a whole day in...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
Scranton: I have been pretty lucky with...

Scranton:

I have been pretty lucky with weather so far on this trip. * Last night I knew a storm was building as I walked to dinner, but just figured I would take my chances about having to walk...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
May 26. *Joliet. I made it to Joliet, which...

May 26. *Joliet.

I made it to Joliet, which I presume is named after the chick in the famous play Rumio and Joliet.

Ok, *with that out of the way I will mention that the F800 passed 60,000...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
Pool in Council Bluffs: *I am sitting here at the...

Pool in Council Bluffs: *I am sitting here at the indoor pool at the Best Western with a tub of ice and a bottle of cheap brandy. * The pool is indoors but five doors with windows above are evenlyt...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
May 25. *Council Bluffs Iowa. * Oy, a bit of...

May 25. *Council Bluffs Iowa. *

Oy, a bit of a brutal day, but I will get to that. * I am in some local sports bar waiting on the very slow service to bring me my first margarita of the trip, oh...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
I was looking around for a tool to make sure I...

I was looking around for a tool to make sure I can tighten the bolt in my kickstand. It has a persistent tendency to work itself loose. On my trip to the lower 48 last year it fell out, but the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,327
Posted By daq7
New York and Maine 2014

I am heading out tomorrow on a ride to New York and Maine. I will ride fast to get there and back but try to slow down there. I was in the area last summer, but was moving too fast to enjoy it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Yea though I ride through the Valley

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Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Metroplolis in the Morning

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Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Lori Borealis

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Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Nebraska Glory

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Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
A Long Cold Road: Yesterday was Friday and I...

A Long Cold Road:

Yesterday was Friday and I arrived home at around 3:30 PM.

The experience the nightt before that in Nebraska city was pleasant enough, and I had some of the best chicken wings...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
A few of my favorite things. I seriously...

A few of my favorite things.

I seriously just had to look up where I was last night. * I don't think I ever even realized it was in Indiana. wo I guess that is one of the states I have hit more...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Creep *of the Week: What the hell happened...

Creep *of the Week:

What the hell happened today? *Hold on, let me collect my thoughts. * I woke up in Kentucky I think. *I remember a lovely Caprese salad the night before. *No no, that was the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Damn dude, I am not sure I could do 700 outside...

Damn dude, I am not sure I could do 700 outside of Texas. 500 really taxes me.
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Silent Running. I woke up at 4 am with a...

Silent Running.

I woke up at 4 am with a bunch of different philosophical threads running though my head. *I was thinking that I really had to add these to the trip report, but the light of day...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Psychosis

Done tonight with whiskey and coffee.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Where will I be when I am thinking of now? I...

Where will I be when I am thinking of now?

I crossed over 10,000 miles today. *It is taking at least a minor toll. *Most of the symptoms of the cold are gone, but the cough is hanging around. *The...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Close Call: I woke up early even though I...

Close Call:

I woke up early even though I had no reason to do so. * I felt ok at that point even though I over indulged last night. * I went down to the lobby to have some coffee and read a bit....
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Via Chicago: "The wind blew me back via...

Via Chicago:

"The wind blew me back via Chicago in the middle of the night. *All without fight at the crush of veils and starlight." * I love thatt song. *It is right in the range I can sing, that...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Hills for Hobbits: Last night after eating I...

Hills for Hobbits:

Last night after eating I came back and put on the swim suit and headed down to the pool for a bit of a float. * I thought and did some aggressive stretching, and tried to avoid...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Danger Will Robinson: The day seduced me and...

Danger Will Robinson:

The day seduced me and then left me for another.

I am not exactly sure what that means, but maybe I will figure it out.

I got up at he usual time, around 6 am. *I knew...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
The Long Nonwinding Road: I guess today's...

The Long Nonwinding Road:

I guess today's theme is roads that run straight forever and hypothermia.

The room last night was really dingy and depressing, and the restaurant was run by mentally...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Unstuck in Time: Unless I have become...

Unstuck in Time:

Unless I have become unstuck in time, tomorrow is the 21st day of this trip. * I just wandered up the street in Chinook, Montana, to a lonely pharmacy to get some triple...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,589
Posted By daq7
Pacifica: I woke up in the Best Western Plus...

Pacifica:

I woke up in the Best Western Plus at around 7. *I slept in. * This in has a big garden courtyard with a truly massive koi pond and you could hear the frogs that presumably were imported...
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