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Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
For those interested in an update, now that I'm...

For those interested in an update, now that I'm home, see below. In short, it's been damn hard. A few times a week I just wish I could get back on my bike and go... Then again, that's not so far...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 05:34 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Yup, Finnish. Tapio was a relative. My grandad dropped our 2nd "k" to be more unique in a community of Finns. I'd like it back!

30's great!!
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 11:23 AM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
In the news

A recap of events! More coming soon for those still interested :)



NASELLE — As Elisa Wirkala drove down the driveway on her Honda 125 near nightfall recently, there were sighs of relief and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 05:58 PM
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Views: 50,560
Posted By Travelbugblues
I love extreme ironing :) Send an update!! ...

I love extreme ironing :) Send an update!!


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Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
Thanks Airmail :) Tips? Leave the tire in the hot...

Thanks Airmail :) Tips? Leave the tire in the hot sun to warm up, unless you've just been riding on it in which case it'll already be warm. Use soapy water on the lip of the tire. Sweating and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
The horrors of culture shock. Friends, the...

The horrors of culture shock. Friends, the transition hasn't been easy. I did have a great last-day ride from Naselle up to Seattle, taking the Bremerton ferry across and avoiding I-5 completely. A...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 01:56 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/02/3ymesy8u.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/02/3ymesy8u.jpg

Saying goodbye for now!


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Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 01:39 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

About to leave Naselle for my very last ride of this particular trip. I got up really sad this morning and tried to come up with excuses for why I shouldn't go yet... But alas, the time has come!...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 01:01 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

I hope the ADV readers following this thread know how much their support has meant to me along this journey.



Upon arriving home, dad asked me, "What's Motohank?", referring to the tshirt I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 09:32 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Meeting up with eBum, Kevin, ADVrider at his dad's fabulous French bakery and cafe in Portland. Kevin will be posting his own RR soon, right Kevin? :)
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Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 03:16 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Love this philosophy! And useful too, since the fuse blew again. My Frieda's Justin, who met me for a week in Peru/Ecuador, is meeting me in southwestern WA to help out. He was planning on joining me...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 09:34 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Yeeeeeehaw!

First thing I did was ride to Bend, with no lights, but the sun was still shining. Then stripped bike, looked for melty/fried wires, checked bulbs. Didn't see anything funny.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 07:31 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Update: I found the fuse and it looked burnt out so I changed it. The bike momentarily had electricity. Then it burnt out again....

But at least I got that far aaaaall by myself!!!
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Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 07:22 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
Rob, I didn't get a message from you! ...

Rob, I didn't get a message from you!


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Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
I was able to kick start the bike, but the lights...

I was able to kick start the bike, but the lights are all out. Every one of them. Ideas??


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Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 05:49 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
Hmmmmm. My bike just died in the middle of...

Hmmmmm. My bike just died in the middle of nowhere. At least I have cell reception! Time to trouble shoot.... Near Bend, Or, about 50 miles.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 03:20 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

It's been a long few days leaving Aspen! Some 400 mile days and rides well into the night. I crossed into Oregon yesterday and just can't believe it... My blog Travelbugblues.com has an update, brief...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 01:06 PM
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Views: 50,560
Posted By Travelbugblues
So hope to see you guys and catch up. I'm in...

So hope to see you guys and catch up. I'm in Colorado (Aspen), which has been gorgeous. Should be heading northwest to Seattle in a few days for my final week of riding!!

Xoxo


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Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 12:34 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Thanks so much to ColoradoRed and Motobiko for riding out to Aspen. I had such a great time!

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Ninja moves
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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 09:34 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
I always prefer the scenic secondary or tertiary...

I always prefer the scenic secondary or tertiary routes. That said, if I'm in a hurry to get somewhere I take the main highways or tollways, like between Monterrey, Mex and Austin. Yes, it kind of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 05:14 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
That's great! I had someone do that for me entire...

That's great! I had someone do that for me entire prom group of 10 at a pretty nice restaurant. I'll always remember that.







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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Hi MikeS, thanks for the comment. In Latin America no one ever asked if I had any weapons. They'd suggest I ride only during the day, stay away from certain places, and mostly just assured me I'd be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
Mitch, I'd love some route suggestions for Aspen...

Mitch, I'd love some route suggestions for Aspen to Idaho, through northern Utah. I did a road trip through the NP in Utah a year and a half ago. Beautiful.

I hiked 3 miles around the Maroon...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 01:08 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Independence pass to Aspen. Don't miss this area. I'm having a hard time moving on.

Thanks for the route suggestions Animal Instinct!

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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
Your 16 year old daughter is riding a Versys?...

Your 16 year old daughter is riding a Versys? Certainly sounds like a family I'd love to meet!







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Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
Thanks! May try to make it. My family wants to...

Thanks! May try to make it. My family wants to have a get together for my arrival though, which may be that weekend.


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Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 11:17 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
Only spare tire I'm carrying is from all the damn...

Only spare tire I'm carrying is from all the damn cookies I've been living on! I borrowed camping gear from a friend in Texas- the blue bag- since I sent mine home in Colombia. Didn't want to camp in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 06:39 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
They're hiking and playing in the water. Nice...

They're hiking and playing in the water. Nice place!


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Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 10:54 AM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Colorado is beautiful! Was glad to have stopped at the the Great Sand Dunes National Park.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 10:53 AM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
I wouldn't go so far as to say that. I just met a...

I wouldn't go so far as to say that. I just met a man who's been riding the Americas for almost two years- he's a very serious riding. He was so miserable in his nice gear in the heat that he shipped...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 09:46 AM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
107 in WA state? You must have been east of the...

107 in WA state? You must have been east of the mountains!

I'm in Colorado now, between Trinidad and Great Sand Dunes NP. Heading towards the dunes today, and up towards Aspen. Won't be in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 10:28 AM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
It's not the safest, but I do love night riding...

It's not the safest, but I do love night riding as much as I try to avoid it. It's so quiet, hardly anyone else on the road, and is just a different experience. I slow down even more and scan the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
That sounds more effective than dumping water...

That sounds more effective than dumping water down my shirt, which I do as well. Good tip- thanks!








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Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 11:38 PM
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Views: 13,233
Posted By Travelbugblues
So cool! I want to stay in a tent like that!! ...

So cool! I want to stay in a tent like that!!


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Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 11:22 PM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Thanks so much to Animal Instinct Scott and Lois in Wichita Falls! I had such a great time with these two. Now that they're moving to Arizona, I'll just have to go visit them there :)
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Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

I wouldn't want to use either if I could avoid it. But I'd use either if I absolutely had to. I need something to slice cheese with though, so I have a knife anyway :) And they aren't illegal in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 12:37 AM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
South America and back on a 250 Super Sherpa Minimalist Adventure

Tioooo! Guess where I am? Wichita Falls with two LOVELY people I think you know :)

Wish we had been able to meet up in Texas. I unfortunately got stuck on a friend's couch for 4 days in my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 12:32 AM
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Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

For sure. Tons of non-jerk Americans (and other nationalities) doing all sorts of good work. It just sucks when you meet travelers being nasty to locals because they feel they have a right to be...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 12:22 AM
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Posted By Travelbugblues
American girl Down Under- Exploring Oz on a 250cc Super Sherpa

Big thanks to ADVrider JD for a great night on the town in Austin!! What a nice city. I'd seriously consider moving here between the months of Sept-May. Too hot in the summer. Tons of great...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 160,941
Posted By Travelbugblues
Using your brains allows you to avoid getting...

Using your brains allows you to avoid getting into bad situations in the first place, much of the time. If something still happens and you're at risk, you give them what they want. Chances are...
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