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Old 10-07-2013, 07:48 PM   #16
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See you at Gold Point!

Takes a lot of work to post pictures while traveling, trust me I'm in MN right now! Thanks for posting those up, and see you soon.

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Old 10-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #17
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Takes a lot of work to post pictures while traveling, trust me I'm in MN right now! Thanks for posting those up, and see you soon.

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Old 10-08-2013, 06:22 AM   #18
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Good luck

Have a great trip. I did not notice a Sargent seat on the KLR, if you can have one waiting for you at a stop I would, and ship the stocker back to the house sitter.

Rode my old KLR from TX to AK and back, can't imagine doing that on the stock seat.

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Old 10-08-2013, 09:06 AM   #19
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Mom in the red shirt on the left, me beside her. One of the bagpipe crew across from us. If love to learn to play bag pipes but the kilt is a bit much

.... if yer gonna play the pipes ... ye gotta wear the Kilt, man !
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:12 PM   #20
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.... if yer gonna play the pipes ... ye gotta wear the Kilt, man !
Yer right, will do!

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Old 10-11-2013, 11:13 PM   #21
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Too much riding, visiting and chatting with folks, owe updates!

Before leaving SC, BBQ and a visit with my friend Jane. SC BBQ is second to none, and I eat BBQ all over North America.



I originally went east to head west, i finally headed west.

I always enjoy finding on deserted back roads an apocalyptic service station. We are now in Mississippi, the klr is amazing me.






Arrive in Philadelphia MS, visit a general store. They sell everything from animal feed to Ralph Lauren clothes to fresh meats and groceries to horse saddles to Justin boots.



Fresh slab bacon right out of the slaughterhouse



Women's Columbia brand threads



Horse and tack



Remember the theater on the movie "Mississippi Burning" the FBI set up so in?... this happens to be that old theater.



OK I arrive at cousins property and as promised she left the fare unlocked. My excuse to spending hours on her fire break trails is in looking for the perfect spot to pitch camp. Deep down I know I'll be throwing the sleeping bag in the little cabin.



The little cabin.



Leave for another 500 mile day, head to Dallas. Of course I have to do in Monroe, Louisiana steer being tipped off about a cabin joint. Chatted with locals and ate the best seafood gumbo ever with shrimp, crab, and crawdad tails. I added the saltines.



Onward to Dallas and arrive. First stop i noticed they sell unique brand wine and wine bottle holders.



Wow TX brisket is second to none, and Cajun and brisket in the same day? Thanks klr. Now i remember last time i was on Dallas. Bonedaddy's House Of Smoke.

Made new TX friends here tonight



Then ate this HUGE fresh jalapeño, plus the sliced brisket and pulled pork. Just friggin' wow. The fried okra was all that too.



Eat here when in Dallas.



Now, is quite the challenge to haul all this camping gear into a hotel! Its just too late to figure out a campsite tonight. Tomorrow I'll meet the Dallas BMW group for breakfast, then head west.




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Old 10-11-2013, 11:25 PM   #22
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:26 AM   #23
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Something in the blood just makes me read all KLR stories. Have fun guy, looks like you're off to a good start.
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #24
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Roll that odometer

As a fellow KLR owner, I'm jellous of your trip. As a professional firefighter I'm envious of your father's retro fire engine. As a man, I'm pissed you are hanging out with beautiful "new Texas friends" and I'm not partaking. Enjoy the journey.

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Old 10-12-2013, 05:13 PM   #25
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Something in the blood just makes me read all KLR stories. Have fun guy, looks like you're off to a good start.
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:46 AM   #26
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Thanks guys and wow firefighter, thanks for doing what you do!


693 miles on the klr today! 35 degrees when I arrived here on the Nm/Az border at Gallup, NM, glad i wired the bike for heated gear.I'd have done a lot more but I got a late start because I met up with the Dallas BMW Club. A guy had same jacket as me with size 34Long Gortex pants that didn't fit him. We made a deal and I was going through TX anyway. Got invited to their shindig meet and scheduled trip for it.


We looked like nerds in the same Klim jackets? That's his KTM 690. Was a great time with Joel and his crew.



Just what I needed, more cargo. No room so I just strapped the britches on.




There were a whole lot more bikes than this pic, my klr being the only Japanese type.



I rode a bit on famous rural Highway 66 in New Mexico, didn't take many pics but an old abandoned gas station from back in the day that hwy was active appeared apocalyptic, and I like zombie gas stations. This one had a wooden roof.




I been slabbing it and visiting folks. Now that I'm out west it's game on starting with dice and meeting friends in Vegas then the real fun starts for the next few weeks, off roading/rural roading/ camping and some sport touring miles

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Old 10-13-2013, 07:11 AM   #27
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Glad to see somethings don't change Philadelphia, Ms looks much the same as it did the 30 years or so when I was last there. This ride reports making me hungry.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:37 PM   #28
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Glad to see somethings don't change Philadelphia, Ms looks much the same as it did the 30 years or so when I was last there. This ride reports making me hungry.

Yes Sir, but there has been a lot of growth in town due to the casinos and new hotels.

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Old 10-13-2013, 09:52 PM   #29
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Left this morning Vegas bound. I was on the nm/az border and man wow it was nice at the edge of the desert. I so miss living in AZ



Long story short got to Vegas after another LONG ride. talked to the last at Starbucks, explained I need a room unlike most in this town. i need to park the bike in front to easily unload.She phoned a friend and I got a suit for 39 a night local rate, and a card waiting good for 9.95 all u can eat prime rib buffet there. Geez I owe her a favor I didn't realize how she had hooked me up with that call till I got checked in and saw it. My door is behind the bike, 1st floor as requested



Of course I jump on the buffet after a long shower



Then none of the desserts on the buffet appeal to me and I ask the sweet lady if she can help. I requested cheese cake with strawberry pie filling and fresh strawberries on top, with extra cool whip or such. Geez she fixed me a nice one!



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