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Old 08-05-2012, 08:12 AM   #196
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I love this thread.......
I've been planning a trip like this for while........
BUT after reading this, who cares about the planning and just worry about where to store the trip goodies!
Will be doing it on my beloved R1!
Thanks for the inspiration and helping me move along to get this facking thing started!



By the way, GREAT WRITE UP!
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:14 AM   #197
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This is so fucking amazing to read about your travels AntiHero! It feels like a rebirth of sorts. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us! Im so glad to know I am not the only nut touring regularly on a super sport bike! Heading out in two weeks to Pikes Peak with a buddy for a two week trip through Utah and Colorado. I'm doing long trips every year on my 1198S and its no problem. After 2-3 days the sharp pain makes room for a general numbness of the joints and then its a piece of cake
Keep the good stuff coming, I can't wait for the next round.
Every year? Shit, man, you're a masochist! I hear you about the numbness....pain turns to dull ache and you just get on with it. I wish I could have stuck around for Pikes....which means I'll probably be doing it next year. :)
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:37 AM   #198
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I'm still trying to work out a happiness index of the cities I've been through....I've narrowed it down to being very activity based. More on that (hopefully) to come.

The most valuable lesson I've extracted from this trip so far involves experiencing an idea I've known--but was a bit suspicious of (sorry Joseph Campbell!)--all along. Our lives can be spent carrying out actions that we hope will lead us to a greater sense of purpose, accomplishment and meaning, but all these are secondary to the need to feel alive. And when we pursue the activities that make us truly feel alive, we discover the places and people and things we always had wished existed--people and places and things that have always been there--waiting patiently for our arrival.

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:40 AM   #199
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Amazing RR! Like your mentality to change what wasn't working for you and take on adventure of a lifetime. Be safe and keep taking us along for the ride.

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:22 AM   #200
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Bruising from the impact of the bird is starting to show now:

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Old 08-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #201
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:31 PM   #202
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I am so sorry for missing the opportunity to tell you......

GO TO "THE KEG"
Manitou Springs......the little town at the bottom of Pikes Peak.
Best Buffalo Burgers I've ever had!


Dude, you are like my new HERO.
Been keeping up with this thread more than I usually keep up with world news!
If you happen to head to boring florida, let me know and I will try and give you a little advice.....on what to miss.
If you head to the north end, go to JenningsGP and put that Italian model on the track!
If you make it to Tampa FL, Let me know, I don't have much to offer what so ever, but a couch and some info on the local hang outs.

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Old 08-05-2012, 04:23 PM   #203
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The most valuable lesson I've extracted from this trip so far involves experiencing an idea I've known--but was a bit suspicious of (sorry Joseph Campbell!)--all along. Our lives can be spent carrying out actions that we hope will lead us to a greater sense of purpose, accomplishment and meaning, but all these are secondary to the need to feel alive. And when we pursue the activities that make us truly feel alive, we discover the places and people and things we always had wished existed--people and places and things that have always been there--waiting patiently for our arrival.
Awesome words......
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:04 PM   #204
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Absolutely amazing story! Thanks for sharing it!

My dad passed away in '04 from a brain tumor. Although he wasn't much for motorcycles (or any motorized vehicles for that matter!) he was an ultra marathon runner and triathlete. No Ironman's like yourself as running was more his gig but he usually put a couple of olympic length ones away a year. Bike riding was more of a means of transport, but an enjoyable one.
He put almost 60k miles on his feet in 20 years so we'll call him an ADVrunner.

He would have loved this RR!
Thanks again, keep it coming!
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:56 PM   #205
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I've always wanted to do Death Valley on motorbike....been there in my FJ, ran miles there in my Asics and put in some time on my mountain bike, but never on a motorcycle. Badlands came close.


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Old 08-05-2012, 07:24 PM   #206
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Always wanted to do Death Valley on a motorbike....Badwater--I did 6 miles in Badwater a week before the race, which gave me enough of a taste of it to know that my insanity does have limits. What I meant was doing Badlands on the 1199 gave me a taste of what it would be like to do DV on a bike....
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:35 PM   #207
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I was wondering if you were going to mention anything about your foot. You Okay?
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:59 AM   #208
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Antihero!!!

You sir, are my fucking hero!
Keep on rocking.

This trip reminds me of my trip this past may. I decided to fly down to TX (from NY) and buy 2012 GSA and hit the road. 7500 miles in less than a month, all over West Coast (mostly national parks) Good times.

I currently am in Afghanistan but will be home in a week or so... if you find yourself around Niagara Falls area, hit me up and I'll buy you a beer. Sorry, can't offer a place to stay as I myself am homeless at the moment.

Love your narrative and pictures

Thanks for sharing your trip

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Old 08-06-2012, 06:59 AM   #209
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You mentioned you were heading to motogp? Indy i would presume. If you make it, i will keep my eye out for you. Would like to meet someone as hardcore as you. My friends and i will be on supermotos. 2 ktm 690's and a black DRZ 400. If you see us before we see you, come up and say hi. Keep up the great RR!
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:32 AM   #210
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I was wondering if you were going to mention anything about your foot. You Okay?
Foot is ok now. Still sore when I press on it, but I'm not limping anymore and I can shift without it hurting. Suicidal birds....


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You mentioned you were heading to motogp? Indy i would presume. If you make it, i will keep my eye out for you. Would like to meet someone as hardcore as you. My friends and i will be on supermotos. 2 ktm 690's and a black DRZ 400. If you see us before we see you, come up and say hi. Keep up the great RR!
Indy indeed! If we miss each other, keep an eye open for the Panigale S wearing California plates on Ducati Island..... ;)
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