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Old 06-11-2013, 02:37 PM   #31
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:32 PM   #32
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Now, all she does is shake her head...
so i was driving along, in the midst of moving my operation 200 miles closer to an airport, talking to AspentureRider on the cell about some final details, wife eavesdropping on the conversation...and that's when AspentureRider said

"dave, there's another bike in Seattle that needs to be moved to Anchorage",

damn, i'll be sleeping on that couch for so long i might have to sign a lease.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:52 PM   #33
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Dave - you're NOT the only one. Back in '04, planning my first (by bike...) Alaska trip, my wife said she can not understand WHY I want to go.... Same comment in '07, again in '09. Now, all she does is shake her head, gimme a hug and a kiss, stands there waving as I head out....
Great! Now I have a timeline. 5 years and my wife will understand/accept. Only 3.5 more to go.

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:34 PM   #34
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thanks kevin.

just thought of a couple things. i should have grabbed a handful of herder stickers, and...it was such short notice on this trip that i completely forgot about the planning thread, and now i'm getting a little, ya know, skeeerd. hope i don't get lost.
You're one lucky dog there Dave! Lookin' forward to the RR. If you need some Cat Herder stickers, send me a PM; I've taken over the operation to give Kevin a break. I've just gotten a batch in and can mail you some; you just need to provide me with an address, quantity, and color.


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so i was driving along, in the midst of moving my operation 200 miles closer to an airport, talking to AspentureRider on the cell about some final details, wife eavesdropping on the conversation...and that's when AspentureRider said

"dave, there's another bike in Seattle that needs to be moved to Anchorage",

damn, i'll be sleeping on that couch for so long i might have to sign a lease.
I know where you can find another pilot if needed!
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #35
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Great! Now I have a timeline. 5 years and my wife will understand/accept. Only 3.5 more to go.

Liking this and will lurk...
some bad news, 99/100 will never understand, but if you're a very good boy you'll get the free pass when you want one.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:06 PM   #36
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If you need some Cat Herder stickers, send me a PM; I've taken over the operation to give Kevin a break.

I know where you can find another pilot if needed!
hey XC,

i didn't think of the stickers soon enough, too late for mail.

as a former Versys dude and experienced northern traveler, i'll be on your old bike and roads you know well. no 130/80 front though.

there really is another bike that needs to be moved...too bad you're so tied up with the RTW prep. ok, that and looking for a replacement Versys.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:12 PM   #37
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my new bike...for a few days.



now i'm in Wyoming, what a freakin' day of travel, i can't remember exactly how i got here. plenty to write about. got felt up by the TSA, the body scanner said i was full of shrapnel, and i got swabbed for explosive residue. hang around those TSA dweebs long enough and i suppose anyone could fit a terrorist profile. plus, half of those people walking around barefoot in front of the scanner looked to have leprosy, at least of the feet. the whole place was crawling with germs, bacteria, exotic disease, god awful stuff. some of those folks shoulda been run through a vat of cow dip first, then through the scanner.

eventually, i'll get around to telling you about the person who was not allowed to board that Miami flight at the gate next door...the 6AM flight.

mike's great, the bike's great, the mountains are great. 350 miles in a half day of riding, i'm beat.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:32 AM   #38
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Awesome. Great start! Have a great time, my friend.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:58 AM   #39
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Awesome. Great start! Have a great time, my friend.
"ain't no Starbucks run"
so true, but speaking of Starbucks, i did see a girl drop her Grande while boarding the connecting flight to Denver. flight was packed sardine full, caused a little commotion.

flying is so much fun.

saw the turnoff for Kremmerling yesterday when i came over the mountains, one of your stops on the CDT, and i went through there myself in 2011, but i was routed differently this time.

more mountains today.
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:16 AM   #40
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Ride looks like a heck of a lot of fun.

Keep it shiny side up, and greasy side down.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:04 AM   #41
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Awesome.............. I actually stumbled onto ADVrider a few years back via your first Ninja build. Been enjoying it pretty regularly now that I've got a Vstrom. Love your writing style, always fun to read whatever you are writing about, traveling, bike building, etc.

So tell us more about this other bike that needs to be moved Could this be the start of an section on ADVrider for "bike move service". Post your bike where it is and where you want it moved to. I'm sure some people would freak out about the legal/liability side to it but maybe not.

Have a great ride.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:26 AM   #42
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Dave - LOVE that 'blue' bike...!

Outta here tomorrow early. I'll be watching for you.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:07 PM   #43
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Beartooth today, eh? We'll be doing it from the opposite direction in about six weeks- can't wait to hear what you think-
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:32 PM   #44
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Ride looks like a heck of a lot of fun.

Keep it shiny side up, and greasy side down.
thanks Patrick, betcha it was a little warmer in Virginia Beach today than this...



when it started sleeting, i figured i better get my butt down off the mountain.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:45 PM   #45
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[QUOTE=wheatfly;21634878

So tell us more about this other bike that needs to be moved Could this be the start of an section on ADVrider for "bike move service"...
[/QUOTE]

there was a college student offering this service on ADV recently, but i don't remember if the date of his thread was before or after this thread was started.

glad you enjoy the threads, i always have the feeling that some of the content is a little too crazy for anyone to sit down and follow along.

more on the way when i do the full write up. i have shot 325 frames in a day and a half, so some should turn out. that's hard to do when covering 850 miles at the same time.
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