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Forum: Trip Planning 06-18-2014, 07:09 AM
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Posted By mon the biffy
I’ve finally got myself set up after returning...

I’ve finally got myself set up after returning from my trip around the US last year. I met a bunch of you awesome folks who made my travels the best ever, so now it is my turn to return the favour.
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Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Yeah. I made it home to the UK late last night...

Yeah. I made it home to the UK late last night after 24hrs of travelling, and 36hrs of no sleep :(:

I'm feeling a bit more human today. So i managed to go through my pictures.
There is lots to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Thank you for the suggestions, Baker. They were...

Thank you for the suggestions, Baker. They were both cool things to do.

Day 29

Todd showed me around Carlsbad in the morning. As well as taking me too this amazing little, family run Mexican...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Update I've been riding with some guys for the...

Update
I've been riding with some guys for the past few days. An old uni friend, a good friend from back in the UK, and some random guy I found in Bryce. The story is to come, once I get it written...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Quick update. I'm in Vancouver, BC :) Heading...

Quick update. I'm in Vancouver, BC :)
Heading back to Seattle tomorrow. The plan after that is to go west to Glacier and then down to Yellowstone. Before seeing Moab and Arches in Utah. Then into...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Everything is going great. Thanks. I have done...

Everything is going great. Thanks.
I have done cool things to share :)

I'm just in the Redwood National forest tonight. Hopefully getting to Portland tomorrow, via crater lake.

I have to be...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Day 26 I left the campsite nice and early...

Day 26

I left the campsite nice and early with my target for evening being Big Bend National Park.

As I'd taken an extra detour down the 337 last night, it meant I had to back track on myself....
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
I am enjoying writing this down. It just takes...

I am enjoying writing this down. It just takes longer than I hope it would do. Here's another day.

Day 25

With my cold developing. I struggled to get out of bed. Roni was out at work early in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
There are many reasons why I chose the USA. ...

There are many reasons why I chose the USA.

The main reason is the diversity and abundance of amazing places in terms of topography, geology, and nature. It's what I love. I could spend all my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
No, not held captive. I made it out of NO alive. ...

No, not held captive. I made it out of NO alive.
I'm on the west coast now heading north.
I've just found out that the motoGP is in Laguna seca this weekend, so I'm trying to get a ticket and a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2013, 07:04 PM
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Posted By mon the biffy
Tent space request for Monterey/laguna seca the this weekend motogp

Hi all

I'm in the middle of my travels around the USA and happen to be in the area when the motogp is on :)

However it's too expensive with the price of the ticket and camping at the track....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-17-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,837
Posted By mon the biffy
Hey guys I'm from the UK and traveling across...

Hey guys
I'm from the UK and traveling across the USA. As luck has it I'm in the area for the GP :)
Is there any chance of getting a ticket and camping still?
It would be an amazing addition to my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Zion was beautiful, and getting to the top of...

Zion was beautiful, and getting to the top of Angels Landing and seeing that view. Wow! Possibly my favourite thing on this trip so far.

Day 23

Dranrab had to be up and off to work early. So...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
It's getting harder and harder to write these....

It's getting harder and harder to write these. Since getting into Texas and now the south west the distances between places is huge. I'm therefore spending more time on the bike and unable to write...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
That sounds delicious.:thumbup: I have been...

That sounds delicious.:thumbup:
I have been picking up a few fresh things if I have time in the evening. With the hot weather down here. It is impossible to keep them fresh any longer than the one...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Day 20 The morning task was to change the...

Day 20

The morning task was to change the tyres on the V Star.
The wheels came off relatively easily with the help of John's jack.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/08/yja3eban.jpg
We took them...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Cheers Jamie I'm in the Chisos Basin right now...

Cheers Jamie
I'm in the Chisos Basin right now on their WiFi. Gorgeous place. (You will all have to wait till i catch up on my ride report to see the photos.) Thanks for the advice, I'll see what...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Oh and if anyone is reading this suggesting...

Oh and if anyone is reading this suggesting places for me. Thank you very much. I really do use them, so keep them coming.
However I'm way behind on the days. :rolleyes:
I'm writing this in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
I didn't miss out on a chance to sleep in the...

I didn't miss out on a chance to sleep in the van. I stayed in Eureka Springs for another day.
Partly because I wanted to ride a few more roads around the area. But mainly because I was so hungover...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
The silly thing is, I had told my banks what I...

The silly thing is, I had told my banks what I was doing. I've also been using the cards since I arrived with no problems. It was just strange why they blocked them then, after nearly 3 weeks of use!...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
I'm getting quite far behind on this ride report!...

I'm getting quite far behind on this ride report! Sorry.
Phone signal is getting more and more patchy now, making it harder to get posts up. That's my excuse anyway :p

I'm in New Orleans tonight...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Hi AlbaLife I assume you're not from the USA...

Hi AlbaLife
I assume you're not from the USA either?

The bike was bought through a friend I have here. That is the only thing that you really do need. You have to have an address in the US to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Day 15 Exploring Memphis Jamie very...

Day 15

Exploring Memphis

Jamie very kindly offered to show me around Memphis for the day. So after a slowish morning we went and saw the sights.

Graceland...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Wow. Thank you for your generosity, but I can't...

Wow. Thank you for your generosity, but I can't take your money. I'll take a free place to stay, but I ask for no more. If food and beer are offered, I will graciously accept though :p
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
I'm tempted by Missouri, but I think I need to...

I'm tempted by Missouri, but I think I need to start heading west. If I have time left, I'll definitely be coming back down this way on my way back to Virginia.
Oh, and being from England where it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
I've been a bit slack on updating this, so here...

I've been a bit slack on updating this, so here is a run through of my past 3 days. The general idea of the past few days had been getting a few miles in, on generally boring roads.

Day 12
Over...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
I'm a bit behind on my ride report. Sorry. I will...

I'm a bit behind on my ride report. Sorry. I will make an effort tonight so you guys know where I am.

Brookside's would have been a great place for lunch today. But I decided to go down the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Cheers basketcase It a shame I missed it, as it...

Cheers basketcase
It a shame I missed it, as it looks really good. However I'm in western Tennessee tomorrow I don't think I'll will have chance to go back through Georgia again.
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Thanks for all the tips and pointers, they're...

Thanks for all the tips and pointers, they're very valuable, and they are definitely helping me plan my trip.

The BBQ place in Atlanta was worth the trip on its own. The food has been amazing...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Day 10-11 Atlanta Thanks for giving me...

Day 10-11

Atlanta

Thanks for giving me a place to stay and showing me around Dean. It has been great fun!! :)
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/22/4arypyty.jpg

I took a slow ride over to...
Forum: Europe 06-21-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,998
Posted By mon the biffy
Unfortunately it doesn't seem that popular with...

Unfortunately it doesn't seem that popular with British riders. It's a great forum though, and if you're looking to do anything in the US then it's definitely the place to be.

I have been told...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Day 9 I left the iron horse campground and...

Day 9

I left the iron horse campground and headed straight to 'The Tail of the Dragon'. 11 miles of tight twisting tarmac. :)
I got there and I was amazed at the number of people, bikes, and cars...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Day 8 Rain! The day started out with...

Day 8

Rain!

The day started out with miserable weather. Luckily Kenny and his girlfriend PJ laid on a gorgeous breakfast to make an excellent start of the day. They also kindly let me hang...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Day 6 More of the parkway. I went from...

Day 6
More of the parkway. I went from Lynchburg down to the Willville motorcycle camp ground.
I think I've said it before. This road is great, but once you've done part of it, it's pretty much the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Obviously i do speak English, but i still...

Obviously i do speak English, but i still definitely feel foreign here. Probably as much as my travels into Europe.
It's excellent though. I know I've only really met people from this forum, and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
So day 5 started at Cameron and Bess' place in...

So day 5 started at Cameron and Bess' place in Charlottesville, with breakfast from a local farmers market in town. Beautiful fresh crepes and a spicy taco to follow. Don't ask me why those two...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Thanks again Cameron. And send my thanks to Bess...

Thanks again Cameron. And send my thanks to Bess for showing me around the farmers market for my breakfast.
Forum: Europe 06-15-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,998
Posted By mon the biffy
Cheers Joe. Anyone from the UK dreaming of...

Cheers Joe.
Anyone from the UK dreaming of going and touring the USA? Do it! The guys over there are great and will help you out to keep the accommodation cheap. As well s pointing you in the right...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
Day 3 I took a steady ride over to Front...

Day 3

I took a steady ride over to Front Royal from DC. Trying to avoid the 'severe' thunderstorms that were passing through the area on Thursday. I managed to stay mainly dry, but I got some...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,865
Posted By mon the biffy
*double post. Stupid phone! Another update...

*double post.
Stupid phone!

Another update to come tomorrow.
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