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Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2014, 12:45 AM
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Posted By curiousthomas
A year later... Here's the whole trip in recapped...

A year later... Here's the whole trip in recapped video form.

Meandering Across America (http://youtu.be/ruMIEOwHiXM)
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2013, 04:54 PM
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Posted By curiousthomas
thanks kitesurfer! glad we connected there. ...

thanks kitesurfer! glad we connected there.

yeah, now that I'm home I'll be sure to give ADV a good concise write-up. of the trip as a whole. I just got tired of being behind in this original...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2013, 10:34 PM
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Posted By curiousthomas
oh man... this RR Is fucked. if anyone's...

oh man... this RR Is fucked. if anyone's interested in more frequent updates pm me and I'll give you my Facebook... next time I go out I'll bring a laptop. thumb typing is just too much of a pain in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By curiousthomas
@kitesurfer - I've already split. Phil told me...

@kitesurfer - I've already split. Phil told me about n.c. 208/209 as a route to Louisville - holy crap, a stunning set of roads!
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
made it last night to the blue ridge mc...

made it last night to the blue ridge mc campground. met a bunch of folks on the time warp retro bike run. good times on the back porch of the office. Phil knows how to put it on!
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2013, 09:36 AM
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Posted By curiousthomas
thanks kitesurfer!

thanks kitesurfer!
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2013, 01:53 PM
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Posted By curiousthomas
in Augusta Georgia. getting ready to venture into...

in Augusta Georgia. getting ready to venture into the smokies. I'm happy that ill be hitting most of these roads during the early part of this coming week. less traffic and competition for campsites....
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
REFLECTING ON MYRTLE BEACH well today is the...

REFLECTING ON MYRTLE BEACH

well today is the day that I "turnaround". it has been an absolutely amazing journey so far.

I set out ready for the open road, and the new experiences I'd find ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 64
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Posted By curiousthomas
AN ULTRA QUICK CATCHUP here are the cliffs...

AN ULTRA QUICK CATCHUP
here are the cliffs notes to catch me up to present day. Today I leave Myrtle Beach. Sorry for the lack of pics, but hopefully this will be an opportunity for me to start...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By curiousthomas
argh... I'm sitting here sweating my ass off in...

argh... I'm sitting here sweating my ass off in the Florida keys... let me try that again...
@bikergeek99 - I'm new here. never written a report like this (started riding in June) so I'm not...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 03:55 PM
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Posted By curiousthomas
@bikergeek99 - I'm new here. neve written a report

@bikergeek99 - I'm new here. neve written a report
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 01:10 PM
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Posted By curiousthomas
THE BIG BANG IN YUMA after the surreality of...

THE BIG BANG IN YUMA

after the surreality of salvation mountain i was ready to get to Yuma. the sun was setting fast, and I made one last stop to watch it go over the Arizona desert.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 11:03 AM
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Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
I'm going to do a couple of these shorter format...

I'm going to do a couple of these shorter format updates until my log here is caught up to real time again. thanks for hanging in everyone!!

JOSHUA TREE / SALTON SEA

the day of riding out of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 64
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Posted By curiousthomas
well... yes, that vid is down on key west. I'm...

well... yes, that vid is down on key west. I'm camping on Bahia Honda.
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
@kitesurfer - just north of key west. ill...

@kitesurfer - just north of key west. ill definitely give you a shout. I'm heading to Orlando tomorrow at dawn.
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2013, 10:38 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By curiousthomas
it's been too long since my last update... I have...

it's been too long since my last update... I have pages and pages of notes which I need to cull into a coherent post(or two or three) for you guys.

but until I get back to doing that... here's...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 64
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Posted By curiousthomas
Anaheim to palm desert today I left my...

Anaheim to palm desert

today I left my cousins and aunt in Anaheim. a quick jaunt down to palm desert to stay with my sisters boyfriends parents.

mike brews his own beer, and likes cars. we...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
gualala ca, to San Francisco, to napa, to...

gualala ca, to San Francisco, to napa, to Anaheim!

hey folks, sorry for the lapse in updates, but here's a biggun with photos, video, and a thrill a minute theme park recap.

someone said I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
been a few days since my last update. I've got to...

been a few days since my last update. I've got to update you guys on getting into SF. going backstage at a punk rock show. breaking down in downtown during rush hour. making new friends who were the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2013, 10:43 AM
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Posted By curiousthomas
will do

will do
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2013, 11:15 PM
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Posted By curiousthomas
what would you guys recommend for stashing my...

what would you guys recommend for stashing my gear? I'm pretty paranoid with leaving my saddlebags and camp roll on my bike while being a tourist about town...

my dad told me they have lockers at...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
legget ca, to guealala ca. today's riding...

legget ca, to guealala ca.

today's riding was amazing. highway 1 is super beautiful, twisty, and fun.

it's also been pretty cold and rainy all day. after camping the last two nights I caved and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By curiousthomas
Trinidad ca to Legget ca (standish hickey...

Trinidad ca to Legget ca (standish hickey campground)

as I was leaving Trinidad ca I stepped out front of the lighthouse grill for a cigarette before mounting up.

there was a big ford truck...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
@bESS I didn't take a lot of pics of the trees,...

@bESS I didn't take a lot of pics of the trees, but here's one more from behind that locked gate I mentioned...

http://i.imgur.com/HcoLRYk.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
joseph jedidiah smith campground to Trinidad CA. ...

joseph jedidiah smith campground to Trinidad CA.

I had a rad evening for st. patties. after setting up camp I paid a visit to my neighbors... actually the had taken the picnic table from my site...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2013, 08:37 PM
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Posted By curiousthomas
I'm camping tonight after riding CA199 from...

I'm camping tonight after riding CA199 from grants pass OR to just outside crescent city CA. camping in the Joseph jedidiah smith campground among the redwoods.

http://i.imgur.com/ymrJ2UN.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
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Posted By curiousthomas
day 2. morning. yesterday was a bit...

day 2. morning.

yesterday was a bit bittersweet.

started the day by having breakfast with my sister. we've lived together for the last 4 years. you might think living with your sibling is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
I'm definitely paying attention to what you guys...

I'm definitely paying attention to what you guys are saying about that rough route... like I said... it's rough!

ill post maps with each update with the actual roads. thanks so much for all the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
thanks for the reply airride. that map is just my...

thanks for the reply airride. that map is just my rough route. google maps ran out of waypoints I have another file going with better roads to take which will ultimately put me in the same places you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
@bESS here is a link to my rough route....

@bESS here is a link to my rough route. http://bit.ly/YW2Wxe Will send some pics of the bike and my packing setup today as I do my preparations. You're right about the unlucky and lucky parts... Good...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
Thanks GB - imgur it shall be then! Will post...

Thanks GB - imgur it shall be then! Will post some pics when I pick up my bike in a bit.... New tires, chain and sprockets.
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
I'm using tapatalk for iPad and iPhone on the...

I'm using tapatalk for iPad and iPhone on the rout (and right now) is using imgur to host images acceptable? Or is it better to do it another way?
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,882
Posted By curiousthomas
A curious journey - 1

Hey everyone, first post here, please be gentle :)

When I graduated high school I was hungry for adventure. I wanted to drive the perimeter of the US over the summer after my senior year. At the...
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