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Old 09-26-2012, 07:37 AM   #16
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Wow! Am I glad to see another woman on a KLR650 taking a ride through the US by herself.
I have been on the road for 4 months now doing the same, I hope you have as much fun and excitement as I am having.
I'll keep checking your RR to see if sometime we might be in the same neighborhood.
If you need any advice, just PM me.
Have fun doing the prep work.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:47 PM   #17
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Cool! I bought the G10 right when the G11 was announced, as I wasn't a big fan of the fold-out screen on the G11. They've gone back to the integrated screen on the G15.

If you ever want to use a polarizer on the G11, I can highly recommend the LensMate. I bought one a few months ago and love it:

http://www.lensmateonline.com/newsite/G10.html
And i love the fold out screen! Its great for framing up the self portraits (comes in handy when all that is around to take the picture is yourself.) I recently bought a polarizer for it too. I use the same set up with a basic UV filter while riding to help save the lens from bugs.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:54 PM   #18
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Awesome!!!!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:54 PM   #19
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Wow! Am I glad to see another woman on a KLR650 taking a ride through the US by herself.
I have been on the road for 4 months now doing the same, I hope you have as much fun and excitement as I am having.
I'll keep checking your RR to see if sometime we might be in the same neighborhood.
If you need any advice, just PM me.
Have fun doing the prep work.
Once you start it's hard to stop! The US has a lot of fantastic spots. Possibly see you on the road...Will you be riding south of the border at all?
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:54 PM   #20
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Thanks guys and gals for your early enthusiasm...

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:56 PM   #21
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congrats on your trip!!
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:18 AM   #22
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Hello Alison,
I think I ran into you at a gas station last year in BC. You were on your way up and I just started with my long way down to Ushuaia. I was on a black 1200GSA. Your orange cases are hard to miss. Good luck with your trip. Here is my blog about the trip. I will be following your report as well!
www.stevenisgoingsouth.blogspot.com
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:37 AM   #23
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Great Start Alison,

Subscribed, kicked back, feet up, sweets at the ready... can't wait for your RR.

Good Luck

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:06 AM   #24
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Once you start it's hard to stop! The US has a lot of fantastic spots. Possibly see you on the road...Will you be riding south of the border at all?
Thinking about heading into Mexico with Feyala this winter for 12-21-2012 at the Mayan temple. but not sure yet, it depends on a lot of things, especially dough!
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:12 AM   #25
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Have a safe and joyful ride. Just wondering, do you speak Spanish?


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Old 09-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #26
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Cool, We hosted Hewby from Tasmania 2 weeks ago on her way south through Mexico. It is great to see so many women out there riding.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:41 PM   #27
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Just tagging along.

Say, how about a pic of you close-up without your helmet… so we can see who we're riding with.
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #28
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Just tagging along.

Say, how about a pic of you close-up without your helmet… so we can see who we're riding with.
You are truly n00balicious.

Clicking on her blog in her sig takes you to a link to her SmugMug, which has some shots of her.

http://alisonswanderland.smugmug.com...6862&k=nkPm7Br

Leghump away!

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Old 09-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #29
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Hello Alison,
I think I ran into you at a gas station last year in BC. You were on your way up and I just started with my long way down to Ushuaia. I was on a black 1200GSA. Your orange cases are hard to miss. Good luck with your trip. Here is my blog about the trip. I will be following your report as well!
www.stevenisgoingsouth.blogspot.com

Is this your bike?



Thanks for the blog...i'll be looking through that tonight and see where you headed off to!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:42 PM   #30
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Thinking about heading into Mexico with Feyala this winter for 12-21-2012 at the Mayan temple. but not sure yet, it depends on a lot of things, especially dough!
Nice. I'm looking forward to checking out a couple of those myself.

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Have a safe and joyful ride. Just wondering, do you speak Spanish?


Not super well. I am hoping two years of high school spanish will come back to me...but that was a while ago, so I am not counting on that. I have been listen to audio in the car, and hoping for learning by osmosis, but realistically, I just signed up for an immersion course in Antigua, Guatemala. (http://www.ixchelschool.com/spanish-...-travelers.php) I don't have time for the full two weeks due to a boating schedule (more on that later) but am excited about a 1 week program.

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Cool, We hosted Hewby from Tasmania 2 weeks ago on her way south through Mexico. It is great to see so many women out there riding.
I'm running into more and more on the road. It's great... gives it a different flavor.
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