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Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 09:23 AM
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Posted By poppawheelie
Laugh rtw

I recently (Memorial Day) completed my round the world trip on my beloved DR650.


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Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Thank you, RiderRick, juno, Bayner the Helpful,...

Thank you, RiderRick, juno, Bayner the Helpful, Vitruvian Mike, TimoTheFrench, Muncle, Enduro0125, Oppy, Walter, Polay, and anyone else who chose not to comment, for watching.

:nod :clap :wave...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Home again

And so ends my round the world trip on Memorial Day 2015. A muted celebration though, because a family member passed away the night before. I celebrate the end of my journey within, as she completed...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Ohio and Pennsylvania

I continued on two lane blacktop through Ohio. A couple of years ago I worked out a route across Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to avoid Interstate 70 or 80. I80 is particularly distasteful with...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
I love GIVI bags. The repair part cost all of...

I love GIVI bags. The repair part cost all of $10. Four screws and less than 5 minutes later it's fixed, in the parking lot in Seattle. They absorb impact like a soft bag, but they're secure and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 73,309
Posted By poppawheelie
Continues at . . .

Final leg of trip, across the USA at:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1065413
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Illinois & Indiana - off the Interstate

Wind and rain continue. At least it's not cold. Although I70 is very scenic west of Denver, I don't much care for any Interstate east of Iowa. I did Illinois and Indiana on two lane blacktop, went...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Iowa

I crossed Iowa today, approximately 300 miles. Iowa's rolling landscape breaks the wind, so I have escaped Nebraska's nasty crosswind. Iowa is not flat, as anyone who has bicycled across it knows....
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Across Nebraska - hypothermia

North east Colorado to Omaha, 400 miles of hard rain, high wind, and cold. Mid day the temperature dropped from 45 to 41. I didn't realize I had mild hypothermia until I stopped near Omaha. I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
I70 through Colorado

I70 in mid Colorado has colorful, imposing rock formations to rival Capital Reef, right on the Interstate.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Capital Reef

I rode north through Capital Reef National Park to Interstate 70 to continue east.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
A good day - May 14th

I left Panguitch in 40 degree weather and entered Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
On a lighter note

Quilt Walkers. Yep, just as it sounds.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Sometimes things just work out wrong

According to the weather forecast, I could reach Cedar Breaks 2 hours before bad weather. This is what I got.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Idaho into Utah

Parting shot from Idaho, Malad Gorge, right on I84.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
A little adventure travel

I sought out a remote dirt track for a bit of off-road. Researched it before leaving home, by way of an old book I have about 4WD travel on BLM properties. I called the BLM in Oregon and Idaho. Very...
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Oregon Trail

I traveled a bit of the Oregon Trail today.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Day 1

I dropped south, then east through the Columbia River Gorge.

I knew this, the middle paragraph, that is. Very dramatic to imagine the power and the distance.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Satellite Track

Here's the link to my satellite locator. Click on satellite view upper right and zoom in, lower left.

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0upmTJlgZPtdZXqLlDf7tt5dyC33nesRr
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Thanks but I'm already past that point. This ride...

Thanks but I'm already past that point. This ride across the USA is not going to be as I'd imagined, a leisurely trip visiting many National Parks and doing some off-road high mountain passes. Those...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Har! Nice to hear from you. :D Thanks for the...

Har! Nice to hear from you. :D Thanks for the words of encouragement.
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Room Security

That is, the bike is secure in the room.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
Thoughts on the trip so far

Regarding Stage I, I made a huge mistake in going with a tour company. Not because the company did anything wrong, but I did not remain true to my goals, London ---> Moscow ---> Magadan, and cross...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,035
Posted By poppawheelie
RTW the Easy Way - Part 2 - Final Chapter

After a winter of countless doctor's appointments, various biopsies, treatments, and a recent surgery, it sure is good to be on the road again. Even better I'm now in a country where I understand the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,378
Views: 937,802
Posted By poppawheelie
Yeah, I'd vote for that. A happy way to end it...

Yeah, I'd vote for that. A happy way to end it and settle back in. :ricky

BTW, what makes this such a great thread is that you post often and don't post too much at a time. There's something new...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3,378
Views: 937,802
Posted By poppawheelie
What he said. :nod

What he said. :nod
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,378
Views: 937,802
Posted By poppawheelie
Don't beat up on yourself. Everybody does stuff...

Don't beat up on yourself. Everybody does stuff like that. From the rest of your ride report, I think you're already over it. Enjoy! $200 can't buy the good time you're having. :D
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,378
Views: 937,802
Posted By poppawheelie
Stans

Just rode through three of them last summer. See PM. BTW "Stan" means land.
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,378
Views: 937,802
Posted By poppawheelie
Those orange dots are anal sacks! But you knew...

Those orange dots are anal sacks! But you knew that. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 147,096
Posted By poppawheelie
Fan-f**king-tastic. :clap

Fan-f**king-tastic. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,626
Posted By poppawheelie
Ditto, Couldn't say it better. :clap :clap ...

Ditto, Couldn't say it better. :clap :clap :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,626
Posted By poppawheelie
Regarding the Tompkins'. Wow, what a memorable...

Regarding the Tompkins'. Wow, what a memorable experience.

Regarding the wind in that area. That's someth'n in't? :eek1 Did you notice you must park your bike with sidestand opposite the wind,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,626
Posted By poppawheelie
Good to know. Looking forward to his...

Good to know. Looking forward to his continuation.


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Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 73,309
Posted By poppawheelie
Yes, have been through Argentina and Chile from...

Yes, have been through Argentina and Chile from Vina Del Mar, down to Ushuaia and looping back up along the Atlantic. Also have ridden PA to Prudhoe Bay.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,626
Posted By poppawheelie
I know that spot. Whoohoo! Great ride.

I know that spot. Whoohoo! Great ride.
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,626
Posted By poppawheelie
So it's not all fun and games for you or Alvaro....

So it's not all fun and games for you or Alvaro. Stay cool and ride safe. Ride with others when you can. Do you carry a SPOT or Delorme?
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,626
Posted By poppawheelie
You are going to love the Carretera Austral!...

You are going to love the Carretera Austral! :eek1 Watch for unusual plants and trees and waterfalls coming off glaciers.
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,378
Views: 937,802
Posted By poppawheelie
Merry Christmas, Ed. <a...

Merry Christmas, Ed.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 73,309
Posted By poppawheelie
Hey, nice to hear from you! PM sent.

Hey, nice to hear from you! PM sent.
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 73,309
Posted By poppawheelie
Ship arrived late. Then customs selected...

Ship arrived late. Then customs selected container with my bike inside for through inspection, delaying release even further. Cleared customs at the worst possible time, just before the "Polar...
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