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Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By NuMexCaTex
Next step Nicaragua

So now I'm sitting in a coffee shop just off of Height, updating this report, and killing time. Tomorrow morning I fly out to Nicaragua to go surfing with my good friend from UCSB, Vlad.

He...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
so, to get back to the task at hand...

After jamming out of Arcata, hunger's vengeance and serendipity caught up with me 30 miles down the road.

Enter the California burrito, withdrawal from which I hadn't known was so deep in my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Where's Frodo?...basking in Cali bliss

Erik, if you say Frodo Munchkin with a funny foreign accent, you can almost halfway plausibly believe that the guy on the other end of the line wasn't as thick as he seems to have been.

Also,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Roberts, true. I'll be passing through Austin at...

Roberts, true. I'll be passing through Austin at the end of the month on my way east. Gotta make sure they haven't burned down the bar and all. Give Drew and Scott a shout if your there.
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Eugene OR to Arcata CA

So I've given up on what day it is in this journey. Doesn't really matter, because backdating it would be something I do for a corporate job, and I've got no definite end. I know I left on 6/3/14, I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 137,848
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Thumb NM Riders =helmetless fools

E.Motoman,

Glad to see you're enjoying the eccentricities of my home state. I noticed similar trends north of Santa Fe with Harley riders; truth be told I don't recall seeing anyone with a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
My route so far...

I cannot get Google maps to give me just one map with more than 10 destinations, so below are two maps of my route as accurately as I can do it.

Part 1-ATX to Kelowna BC
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 23/24 cont'd, because im noob

So after passing through Aberdeen, I finally found the road to Astoria after getting a bit lost again. It was worth the tome lost.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 23/24-Seattle WA to Portland OR, then Eugene cuz I pussed out

The weather gods were smiling upon me still in Seattle, and I woke to a crisp clear morning that warmed into a seriously beautiful day. I gotta say that today was the most pure joy of riding day...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 02:01 AM
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Views: 559,147
Posted By NuMexCaTex
The "thumbs-down"

A good trick a friend told me is to give the "thumbs down". On a mc, you gotta watch her Ass, but letting know people that they've been driving like a lukewarm lame-sauce I've found will not only...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 23,055
Posted By NuMexCaTex
sweet

El JefeATX

Ifn your still in Missoula, check out tamarack brew co.

On your way south CO 92 is worth the detour.

Cheers mate!
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 22-Vancouver/Squamish BC to Seattle WA

Waking up having slept like a rock, I remembered my stepbrother's girlfriend saying "just go to Squamish." While I was drinking my coffee, a group was headed to Whistler along the Sea to Sky Hwy, and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 21-Kelowna to Vancouver BC

Today was the day I came to realize that there's a nagging little voice in my head telling me I should have had some grand epiphany by now, but no. At the end of this day rolling into Vancouver, I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 20-Calgary to Kelowna BC

So I've been slacking, the riding in the pacific northwest has been too good so the miles have been rolling fast under my tires.

Here's that sign from Wicked Hostel, appropriately endearing for...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,385
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Thumb its good to know a trumpet classic can do it

Great report mastodon! And congrats on the engagement, alas I forgot to get a girlfriend for valentines day, again.

Its was great to see you prevail over a couple runs of tough luck on the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 238,396
Posted By NuMexCaTex
You and this ride report make the world a better...

You and this ride report make the world a better place my man. Truly amaze-balls
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 19-Missoula MT to Calgary, AB, CA

Today was a hog of a day. New helmet took some getting used to. I kept wanting to air Jordan it up like the old one, but it is quieter and overall more comfortable than the ol Scorpion.

So I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 17-18-Jerome ID to Missoula MT +1

Missoula is alright. Bitterroot views, super good beer, Montana Griz chicks (they were my favorite cheerleaders when the NCAA came through ABQ a few years back). Missoula also graped me financially,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 16-Strawberry Reservoir UT to Jerome ID

To day went from "snap it's cold," to "damn it's lovely."

A couple of shots from my driveway camp
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 15-Steamboat Springs CO to Strawberry Reservoir UT-Wind = STFU

STFU Wind.

At least the day was more clear.

I left Steamboat fairly early for me, by 10a. Then we got super-America in Craig, CO!
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 14 cont'd

http://hastafrodo.smugmug.com/Day-14-Berthoud-to-Steamboat/i-NjrjBJP/0/M/WP_20140616_031-M.jpg

There were a lot of riders around, but I booked it up and over several passes (I've now crossed...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 10:44 PM
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Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 14-Berthoud to Steamboat Springs CO

Wind sucks.

My stepbrother and his girlfriend convinced me to take the Trail Ridge Road through Rocky Mountain NP, crests at just over 12,100 ft. Super glad, except for the 40-50mph gusts. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 12 & 13-the Springs to Denver to Berthoud CO

So I got a lot of Aunts, and family in CO, especially the Denver area. I spent these days visiting my grandparents, and finally saw my stepbrother who I hadn't seen since vacationing in Sayulita...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 11-Cedaredge to Colorado Springs, CO

I woke up on the RV's sofa to the smell of steak and eggs and coffee. Madre making a man breakfast, what more could you ask for. After conferring via phone with my stepdad, a seasoned rider all...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 10-San Luis to Cedaredge CO

Waking up, I called my mother who was in Cedaredge CO, just north of Delta. She lives in an RV, so catching her is always hit or miss. Since she was close, I decided to cross the Rockies and head...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 9-Santa Fe NM to San Luis CO

Super hipster heading out of Santa Fe
http://hastafrodo.smugmug.com/Day-9Santa-Fe-NM-to-San-Luis-C/i-F6vTbPL/0/L/WP_20140611_002-L.jpg

Interestingly enough, after seeing very few bikes all the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Days 6-8-Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe is home. First girl kissed, first arrest, first hangover. I spent the three days eating and drinking, putzing with the family dog Kodar the Barbarian (below), and running errands for the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 5-Marfa TX to Santa Fe NM

This was no BS the toughest day so far. Woke up to an idyllic sunrise with a cat who would not stay the frak out of my tent
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 4-Big Bend to Marfa TX

That high up in the mountains, after minor heat stroke the prior day in the valley, I woke up chilly. View from the tent
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 3-Alpine to Big Bend NP, TX

So, after flopping in Alpine, I fought my bank to get some cash as I wasn't sure of the usefulness of cards in that remote an area. For future note, they take cards everywhere. All hail the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 2-Kerrville to Alpine TX

http://hastafrodo.smugmug.com/Day-2Kerrville-to-Alpine-TX/i-HJXVrMt/0/L/WP_20140604_037-L.jpgSo I woke up on top of a tarp, under my Mexi-blanket/asspad, feeling a might groggy and noticing that I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
Day 1-ATX to Kerrville TX

After spending a week putzing around in Sayulita MX on a dudes vacation, I got back to ATX and went to work doing a final packing, and throwing what stuff I wanted to keep/couldn't sell or give away...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,296
Posted By NuMexCaTex
So Frodo and Phaedrus bonny out of a bar...

So it's been nearly two weeks since I made two big steps:

1) Quit lurking and threw my hat into this virtual moto bacchanalia, and 2) Quit my job/sabbatical and hit the road :D

I've been...
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