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Old 04-02-2009, 08:21 AM   #436
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Hey Stickfigure looking forward to your Baja RR

Lets see your 990 pic here




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Old 04-06-2009, 11:16 PM   #437
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Time will tell

Informative report, cheers. Pictures are worth a thousand words.
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Nir and I rode the wonderfully twisty hwy 131 to Oaxaca to meet up with Scott and this cutie... remember her?



She hopped on a bus to Guanajuato and that's the last I've seen of her, although we still talk regularly over IM.
I'm just some random internet dude and only have what you've written to understand the situation, but for what its worth, I think you missed the boat on this one, big time. I think you need to apply your great attitude to motorcycling to women as well: Things happen because you make them happen and they don't hae to be perfect to be awesome. Life starts where plans stop, go get her!
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:29 PM   #438
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Lets see your 990 pic here
You're going to cry when you see it:



They're in the process of paving that section RIGHT NOW
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:54 AM   #439
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I'm just some random internet dude and only have what you've written to understand the situation, but for what its worth, I think you missed the boat on this one, big time. I think you need to apply your great attitude to motorcycling to women as well: Things happen because you make them happen and they don't hae to be perfect to be awesome. Life starts where plans stop, go get her!
The new girlfriend would never approve

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Old 04-23-2009, 02:40 PM   #440
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Conclusion

This is the final (and much belated) entry of my adventure in Central America.

After several months of waiting for parts to be shipped in from Austria, the shop in San Antonio had my bike repaired. I have to admit that I wasn't looking forward to this part; my new 990A at home had spoiled me and made me wonder why on earth I took a single on this trip in the first place. The weather across the southwest looked cold and the New Girlfriend was waiting at home in a nice warm bed. But like this story, dammit, I had to finish it.

I picked a week, flew out, and was finally reunited with my bike. I owe big thanks to advrider's Tricepilot for giving me crash space and taking me to the Best BBQ In Texas. It really was. I failed to take pictures of it.



Despite being a lifelong California snob, I really like Texas. Unfortunately what I don't like about Texas is driving across it. BORING! I've never seen so many long, straight, flat roads in my life. I only took one picture. I only needed to take one picture. It went on like this FOREVER:



...and this was one of the small minor highways!

If it weren't for audiobooks I would have dropped into a coma long before the New Mexico border. I'm particularly thankful to Max Brooks for World War Z: An Oral History Of The Zombie War.

Food in Texas is like food everywhere else, except all the restaurants are BBQ. I ate my fill. For the rest of the year!





Having just broken in a new engine, I stopped in Santa Fe for a 600-mile service and to see an old friend from high school that I hadn't seen in fifteen years. We ate more BBQ.

Unfortunately the rush schedule kept me on the boring main highways. I didn't really have the option of taking extra days; a major snowstorm was scheduled to hit central Arizona the day after I zipped through it. I was already wearing every piece of thermal insulation I had just to keep feeling in my toes.

Just for kicks I rode though Amboy again. This time the gas station and store were actually open!



For the final stretch home I did some exploring, and discovered my new favorite way to get from SoCal to NorCal: Highways 33, 198, and 25!



That's pretty much it. Now I need to move on to stories of the next adventure!

THE END.

(for now)
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:20 PM   #441
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Excellent ride report , i've been following along since the beggining and am sorry to see it end . i will be looking forward to your next adventure.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:59 PM   #442
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I owe big thanks to advrider's Tricepilot for giving me crash space and taking me to the Best BBQ In Texas.








In honor of Stickfigure's epic report, and his friendship:

Joe Satriani's "Always With Me, Always With You":




Now, Voyager....

Thanks Jeff!!!

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Old 04-23-2009, 11:50 PM   #443
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Thanks Bob! I hope to cross paths with you in Mexico sometime!!

If y'all haven't read Tricepilot's ride reports (linked in his sig), check them out... the man knows how to capture the local color, literally!

Also, if you have more time to waste, I've started the story of the next adventure... How I Nearly Killed My Friends In Baja
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:40 PM   #444
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For the final stretch home I did some exploring, and discovered my new favorite way to get from SoCal to NorCal: Highways 33, 198, and 25!
25 is pretty sweet indeed, I rode em last weekend for the first time. If you have a chance, ride the rode that continues south past the 25/198 intersection...it's called Peach Tree Road/Indian Valley Road and is about 40 miles of narrow 1.5 lane tarmac with no center line....very lightly traveled.

Excellent ride report! Reinforces my current plan of saving money, just in case!
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:39 PM   #445
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Hey Stickfigure,

I wanted you to know that I loved your report and you were a great inspiration/planning resource for the trip in my sig. Thank you,
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:07 AM   #446
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Bike for sale

After collecting dust in the garage for a couple years, I finally took the 640A into Scuderia, had *everything* fixed up and polished, and put the bike up on Flea Market:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=631802

Anyone want to buy a "lightly used" 640A?

Actually, despite the miles and the scratches the bike is in great shape (especially with the new engine) and it still has over a year left on the extended service contract. It's a pretty good deal.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:43 AM   #447
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wow, great adventure jeff!

for the record:
i just bought "the orange girlfriend" a couple weeks ago from jeff in SF.

how often do you get a photo documented history of the bike you want?

i just got back in june(010) from a two year version of the same trip (on a 99 r1100gs) that ended in the ocean off the coast from the darien.
myself and two other bikers (on klr650's) were switching cargo boats (in about 10-15mtrs of water) when the panga flipped with all three bikes.
we retrieved the bikes, got them into colombia and revived the klr's after a few weeks. i couldnt afford to keep up with the $bmw$ after drowning in the sea, so i returned to the USA to save up for "la Naranjada".

i should mention that the time i spent with my GS was priceless; bmw makes a superior machine for long distance adventures. some of the best money ive ever spent!

i look forward to connecting with my new(used) BST!

thanks jeff

new owner,
Justus D.T.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:00 PM   #448
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i just got back in june(010) from a two year version of the same trip (on a 99 r1100gs) that ended in the ocean off the coast from the darien.
myself and two other bikers (on klr650's) were switching cargo boats (in about 10-15mtrs of water) when the panga flipped with all three bikes.
we retrieved the bikes, got them into colombia and revived the klr's after a few weeks. i couldnt afford to keep up with the $bmw$ after drowning in the sea, so i returned to the USA to save up for "la Naranjada".

Justus D.T.
I'd heard about that story, that would totally suck, you should have used some floatation devices for your BMW, it is a little tricky sometimes passing the bikes to launches and such


What do you do with the big BMW anyway?
I bet you are going to like that little orange bike. Goodluck on your next crossing btw...
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:03 PM   #449
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i just bought "the orange girlfriend" a couple weeks ago from jeff in SF.
I'm glad to hear she's headed back south again!

Here's your sendoff picture:

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Old 01-11-2011, 03:59 PM   #450
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I love ADV you can find treasures like this.

Jeff thanks so much this report was a huge surprise. Totally awesome.

Bump for anyone who missed it as well.
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