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Old 12-08-2012, 12:21 PM   #76
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methinks you need to do a Baja trip......(just sayin')-----
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:15 AM   #77
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What you need now is a ROADTRIP, Tony!
Come on out to the west coast, dinner's on me.
(we can find some KLR adventures/mototrial adventures/Biketrial adventures to do while you're here)
+1.
If you get the urge to go north, there is a spare bed available at my place :)

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:21 AM   #78
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My wife and I split in Dec. While she didn't pack out while I was gone ( how cowardly) it was still a shock to find out how unhappy she was.
I can tell you that things WILL get better. Everyone has much to offer and all are worth more alive than dead.
Come to visit, come to ride, or come to recoup.
Btw,I only have a spare bed..no bridge ;)

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Old 12-13-2012, 10:21 AM   #79
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Hey BikerBob.

I want to ride up the east coast into Labrador and Nova Scotia. I will make my way to your house even if you have no bridge. Thanks for the offer. This time next year I will be doing something different for sure.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:24 AM   #80
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Hey BikerBob.

I want to ride up the east coast into Labrador and Nova Scotia. I will make my way to your house even if you have no bridge. Thanks for the offer. This time next year I will be doing something different for sure.
The east coast is a beauty ride. Nova Scotia is a good ride from my place...though i'm sure you've done longer..;)
PM me when your setting it up and I'll meet ya:
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:36 PM   #81
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Just in case anyone is wondering. My wife and i have been "dating" or whatever you want to call it. Never say never. I have some hope but also I am a realist. Not sure what will happen? If I can obtain some sort of real employment, then things will improve me thinks. They put the flag in the hole on the putting green for a purpose, to give you fucking hope (Robin Williams).

So we shall see what happens in the new year. Put 2012 behind me, it was a crazy year. My Baja trip with Burq Magoo in February will change things and then there is the RAMAR ride that i may be able to do. There is a DR400 that I have my eye on. I have found a few killer bridges near major infrastructure in town. Plan your work and work your plan.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:43 PM   #82
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What DRZ are you looking at?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:50 PM   #83
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HMMM. Well, I have never seen it before. But there is this guy, who lost a friend recently and his friend left him a DR. His friend would want that DR to continue riding the great trails in the SW right? This guy needs an old trials bike to play on and see if he likes trials? So, an old Gas Gas with a bit of schwag thrown in, the Gas Gas rides on and the DR rides on? Plus I need this bike for the RAMAR 1000 this summer....... The KLR would die and rattle apart and the XR250 is just a wimp for camping.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:52 PM   #84
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HMMM. Well, I have never seen it before. But there is this guy, who lost a friend recently and his friend left him a DR. His friend would want that DR to continue riding the great trails in the SW right? This guy needs an old trials bike to play on and see if he likes trials? So, an old Gas Gas with a bit of schwag thrown in, the Gas Gas rides on and the DR rides on? Plus I need this bike for the RAMAR 1000 this summer....... The KLR would die and rattle apart and the XR250 is just a wimp for camping.
Ahhhh.... I understand your thinking. That would be a nice bike!
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:54 PM   #85
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Your 1st big KLR ride and your camping for free and living the KLR lifestyle.......right-on.

Looks like you hit some real nice rural roads...I love the pics of the road winding out in front of the photos....

A tip for re-installing the rear wheel. 1st thing take the brake caliper off with the 2 allen bolts. It makes lining things up a lot easier. When the axle is back in, re-install the brake caliper.....
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:17 PM   #86
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brilliant read, loved it all, great pictures of the US too, its 3am here now, i couldnt get to bed until i finished it all,

proper employment is a drag sometimes....suppose we have to have 1 foot in the camp though.....hope it all works out.....place to stay here if you ever get to ride in the UK
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:47 AM   #87
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Wal2........ I love ya man.

Thank you. I will be there next week.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:55 AM   #88
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no problem.......coffee's on

we have some good trials country here in the North of England, some famous events too, The Scott Trial and the Travers Trial are 2 big ones
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:27 PM   #89
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I was asked by a friend tonight to send him some great ride reports. Acquiring the links I went to my favorites. The top of my list is one that I enjoy sharing. This report and also a friend who ride a bicycle from Mexico to Canada at 50 years old was part of my inspiration for my trip.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716516

This is a report from a high school kid who rides his rebuilt Honda Cub from LA to Broadway. I think this is one of the best ride reports I have ever read. My comments on his report below.

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This has been a very entertaining read. I love your minimalist writing style. You're kind of like the Honda Super Cub of writers. Tough, no nonsense. Simple, yet magnificent.

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I laughed hard for a good two minutes. Then I quieted down and just smiled. A teenager has just crossed the country on a moped.

I must say that you did good Raphael. Great report. Mark Twain of 2012. I read this report in the last 14 hours of my other life. I felt the bumps, I heard the wind and the asphalt mixed with that whine or that buzz of the Honda cub. I got cold, I was creeped out at the crazy house. There is a bit of Stephen King in your prose, your missives were adorable. I was with you in the deserts of Nevada and I saw the corn in Nebraska. I saw the tears from the child. I can hear you kicking Buddy, communicating to him, silent prayers.

The lack of pictures made this RR better than most. You killed it over and over. Large in descriptions, yet a sparsity in words. You sir are a great American, salute and thank you.

Thought I would share a few great quotes in your report.



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"Holy shit Buddy, we made it. We finally made it."

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We're here Buddy.

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Well done Buddy. Well done.

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"So where would you sleep?"
"Well I had a tarp but I didn't really trust, I slept under RVs when the thunder came out."
"You slept under RVs? You're okay with that?"
"Yep"
"Weren't you concerned about the sewage?"

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The only reason I went on was for that smile that would creep across my face every once in while. I was crossing the country on a moped .

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But for some reason I wanted the pain, I wanted that mind numbing, seat jumping pain that just felt so sublime. It's a complex dilemma that still plagues me today. Whenever I travel I want to head home to comfort but whenever at home I feel the need to travel. I started to call this the traveler's paradox.


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I looked outside the window and thought again. How did I end up here? Two months ago I was sitting in front of a computer watching porn. Today, I had just finished a moped trip across the country.

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WHY ARE YOU HERE? THERE IS AN ENTIRE WORLD OUT THERE WAITING FOR YOU, GO EXPLORE IT.

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It idea of my death bed scared me the most. Will I feel the same way? Will I feel as if the moment that I was born to be the exact same moment as the day that I die? Am I perpetually alive in this single moment?
All I can say is bring it on fate. I'd rather face death in a shit storm of problems than in a nice clean casket. You won't get Mr. Rafael without a long drawn out fight. Cut me all you like I can take the scars.

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Home is just base camp for the summit push anyways.

PS. No need for the farkle gear, minimalistic to the extreme here.

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I of course provided Coalbatch's link. The absolute best AD ride reports I have ever read.
http://www.endless-highway.info/
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:16 AM   #90
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I hope the Baja report is as entertaining as this one was Tony!!
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