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Old 09-20-2013, 05:53 AM   #46
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I'll have to add the some descriptions later. Difficult to type on the phone. And I need to keep the odometer rolling.

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Old 09-20-2013, 06:06 AM   #47
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:00 AM   #48
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:50 PM   #49
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:57 PM   #50
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So it drives me nuts how little experience you two have out on the road.

And quit simply you have no business undertaking this trip.

Your gear sucks, your obviously completely unprepared for whatever comes your way.

Your bikes do not match, and what a pair you must make riding down the road.

With that said this is the epitome of what a motorcycle adventure should be.
Honestly I think it is wonderful that you are undertaking this journey and tossing caution to the wind. Anything can happen and you guys are simply willing to deal with it as it comes, just as it should be.

I absolutely Love what you two are doing.

I bid you both a wonderful safe trip, I hope you make it to your destination and back on time. Thanks for taking us along, great once in a life time experience.
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:48 AM   #51
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This picture is a reply to above comment. :)

As we're eating breakfast in some diner in South Dakota. We both thoroughly enjoyed your comment sir!
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Old 09-21-2013, 11:03 AM   #52
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So it drives me nuts how little experience you two have out on the road.

And quit simply you have no business undertaking this trip.

Your gear sucks, your obviously completely unprepared for whatever comes your way.

Your bikes do not match, and what a pair you must make riding down the road.

With that said this is the epitome of what a motorcycle adventure should be.
Honestly I think it is wonderful that you are undertaking this journey and tossing caution to the wind. Anything can happen and you guys are simply willing to deal with it as it comes, just as it should be.

I absolutely Love what you two are doing.

I bid you both a wonderful safe trip, I hope you make it to your destination and back on time. Thanks for taking us along, great once in a life time experience.
eggzackly! This thread is the perfect antidote for all of the usual mental masturbation that goes on in trip planning and a multitude of other ride reports. Good Lord men! How could you consider leaving sight of your home without at least 6 pieces of Touratech gear and a $600 dollar helmet!!! No to mention $2500 of specialized riding gear and a nifty camp stove!

Well done Men! Carry on!
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:54 PM   #53
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A motorcycle Safety Course would not be bad. That said I though I was doing pretty good learning how to ride in the past few months. Since first getting my scoot in May, I've been riding daily even if it rained bad. I practice braking hard at least every two days. I've learned how to lean and take corners pretty well by now. Also now I no longer need to force myself to look far ahead in curves and general driving. As for general defensive driving I have decent car driving experience, but more importantly after the SUV did the no blinker U-turn in front of me. Now I drive as invisible. I watch those russian motorcycle crash dash cam videos every once in a while to keep myself on my toes. It's surprising how often the motorcyclist is at fault overpassing cars in dumb ways.

That said, I though I will be the less experienced and will have trouble keeping up. I'm not sure now :/
If you take an MSF course, you can bypass the drivers road test and take the written test. Then you'll get your license endorsement.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:07 PM   #54
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:07 PM   #55
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:33 PM   #56
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The Badlands are amazing
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:11 AM   #57
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:48 AM   #58
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Loose gravel and the burgman with so much weight on the back does not make it for a good match... The ass be sliding all over the damn road.

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Old 09-23-2013, 01:18 AM   #59
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Looks like you two are having a good trip. Stay safe, ride in the middle of the road thru towns. If your in the middle of the road, then they can't say they didn't see you. Good luck. Love all your luggage on the scoot.
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:16 AM   #60
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Enjoy your trip guys!

I see ya'll are in CO. now. How's the floodings?

Ride on!!
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