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Old 06-05-2009, 08:54 PM   #1
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Adventure Trio departing

The local newspaper did a story on us today.......

We are leaving next week and will be updating photos and status both here and on our site. http://www.adventuretrio.com

Our son is stoked to be picked up from school next week with fully loaded bikes and heading north to parts unknown.

Enjoy-

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Old 06-06-2009, 01:17 AM   #2
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Fantastic. Good on you. Have a safe journey.
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:31 AM   #3
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Better avoid Arkansas

Arkansas has a minimum passenger age of 8 years old for motorcycles. There may be other states as well.
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:50 AM   #4
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We'll be looking for your ride report Thanks for the great intro, and safe journey
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:47 AM   #5
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Arkansas has a minimum passenger age of 8 years old for motorcycles. There may be other states as well.
Luckily Arkansas is nowhere near where we are headed.....

-Terry

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Old 06-06-2009, 05:16 PM   #6
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:16 PM   #7
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Awesome!

I hear so many people say they cannot do this kind of stuff because of family responsibilities and such, which I can understand but it is refreshing to see you just pack those responsibilities on the bikes and head out. Life doesn't stop when you have children, you just bring them along, like my parents did with me and my sister..

Your kid will have some good stories to tell when he is older. Both me and my sister were born on the rodeo circuit. My dad rode bulls and broncs for a living for 16 years not to mention our 3 week trek through Mexico in a shoddy VW van LOL! Ya, we met more people getting stuck in the sand than anywhere else!

I am Lovin this RR already!

And on another interesting note, we lived in Davis for a couple years when I was really young. I think we were there around 1980-82...

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Old 07-05-2009, 05:44 PM   #8
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Arkansas has a minimum passenger age of 8 years old for motorcycles. There may be other states as well.
Dude..... Buzzkill............ WTF? who cares.....
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:12 AM   #9
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Day 5

Jack helps get the last few items strapped down. He's getting pretty good at this...



Again on highway 5 to make a beeline to the city. Nothing too exciting on this part except for the teenage driver that almost ran us in to the center divider. Stay alert....

We got to the hotel around 2pm and were met by curious hotel employees wondering what we were up to. Not being a dick to the bellmen got us a free parking spot right up in front where the bikes could be watched 24/7. I only say that because we watched alot of folks snapping there fingers and barking orders at these guys....totally unnecessary.

We grabbed the boxes and bags off the bikes and got them to our room to relax for a bit before heading off to explore Seattle. It was Monday and Ride West BMW was closed. I checked the status of my UPS shipment from Ohlins and it was on time for Tuesday delivery.


It was nice to be off the road for a while......




The next day was spent with me shuttling the bikes back and forth to the dealer. The F650 for new tires, and mine for the new shock. Everything was installed and I was comfortably able to carry everything including the kitchen sink with my even more heavy duty setup.

I joined the rest of the trio downtown for the usual sites.





Couldn't pass this up



Then to finish up some laundry before we leave......



Day 6

We were up early to depart the city before traffic stacked up too bad. The plan was to head north on 5 and cut east to highway 9 to enter Canada at Sumas Washington.

First we had to stop at the Pike street market to get a few pics....







And to sugar up the big guy for the ride to Vancouver.....



Off to the border we go......

More later-

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Old 07-14-2009, 06:28 PM   #10
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Day 7

We decided to cross in to B.C. via Sumas to avoid the trucks and other commercial traffic at the border. We rode highway 5 to Arlington and then cut east to higway 9.

It was cold and dark but it stayed dry





Some nice houses along "Big Lake"



And then to find a spot to fill up and get out of the cold



Diner theme....



For all you Loony Tunes fans, we had to stop here.






Weird thing was that we passed this town and had to make a u turn to go back. The truck that was behind us continued on. When we got back on the road we saw that the truck had been in a 4 car accident just a mile or so up the road. EMS was on scene and no one was hurt but it gave us the creeps that we would have been in front of him. ACME was meant to be....

We stopped just before the border to get our things in order.



And wake the dozing passenger......who was excited to hear that we were close to crossing.



Then hurry up and wait



This is the border agent saying "oh, no photos!" Ooops



Off with the helmets to make sure we are who our passports say we are. Not sure why I look pissed.



We were asked the usual questions from the border agent, and then a hard ass male agent came over and was digging deeper. He was curious why we had no reservations anywhere, no plan for where we were going, and did not know exactly how many days we would be there. As we pulled away we say a 12GS Adventure totally stripped of its luggage and decided we got a pretty good deal.

When we got rolling again Jack yelled in to the Autocom "Adventure Trio in Canada!"

Onward to Vancouver.......
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