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Old 06-23-2008, 12:54 PM   #1
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My Eyes Are My Ears: A solo journey thorough the USA and Canada by a deaf Adv rider

This is my first attempt to post a ride report. It will be a perspective from a deaf ADV rider who will report visual travels, sans sound. I may be the first culturally deaf rider who will ride the Trans-Labrador-Highway on a motorcycle. I'm retired and like most, have trouble finding people to ride with me on extensive trips. What began as a great idea one day suddenly seems to become a reality. So, with the confidence inspired by pure ignorance, I plan to launch a summer expedition to the great eastern White North. The plan is to ride leisurely through the North Eastern US into Canada and visit the following; New Brunswick; Prince Edward Island; Iles de la Madeleine; Nova Scotia; Newfoundland+ (Petit Miquelon, St. Piere Island); Labrador; transit the Trans-Labrador Highway to Baie Comeau, Quebec and on. My ride is a 1200 GS. She’s ready set to go and eager to carry me to points north. I plan on departing this week. As pictures will tell a thousand words--stay tuned. I will try to post as many as I can, subject to internet availability. I hope you enjoy my pictures and posts.
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Old 06-23-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Looks like the making of a great ride! Be safe and lets see some pictures.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:52 PM   #3
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Look forward to your ride reports & pictures! Good luck & ride safe!!
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:30 PM   #4
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Atleast you dont have to wear earplugs.

Definately looking forward to your trip report!

Good luck!
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:39 PM   #5
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you have a great trip planned there, look forward to reading about it.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:51 PM   #6
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Good luck on your trip. Last year, when I went to Alaska, I ran into a couple of hearing impaired brothers that were riding to Prudhoe. On Harleys no less.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:00 PM   #7
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Awesome! Another great ride to follow along with.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:01 PM   #8
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First Day...

Here's my steed and the rider



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Old 06-24-2008, 06:13 PM   #9
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Nice setup Thanks for taking along with you and best wishes for a great and safe journey
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:16 PM   #10
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Great use of color on your GS! looking forward to reports....bruce
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:40 PM   #11
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continued....

on the road thru North Carolinas backroads....







Needing a fix at Starbucks...





Old Locomotive sitting in Town as memorial...



As I have been a product of Deaf Schools and their education decided to visit the 4th oldest school for the deaf in the US. Staunton, VA.






Woodrow Wilson's birthplace...





Oldest House in Staunton, VA....1700's and is today still occupied





Dear viewers: This concluded my report and pics...maybe it's kinda dry, but give me a few more 100 miles..needs polishing and spicing up?? Commends please!
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:43 PM   #12
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The trip has a great start. I'll be following along with you through your ride report. Look forward to more.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:52 PM   #13
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Enjoyed your first report...not dry at all cuz you've given us an insight on NC & VA. Especially liked the pics of the deaf school and other historical site. You did look like you needed a cup of coffee and could have used your comb. Enjoy your ride and look forward to the rest of your ride report. Good start!
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:01 PM   #14
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Sweet report and pics. I am really surprised to see that the old house in Staunton, VA is still occupied. Have fun on your trip and keep the pics coming.

Stay safe and take care,
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:11 PM   #15
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Thanks

Will follow along with anticipatation, you are off to a GREAT start.
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