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Old 11-06-2008, 10:06 AM   #46
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Seriously enjoying this

Great ride report, thanks! Got a kid in Duluth (okay...the "kid" is almost 30...*sigh*) and those are the SCREWIEST highways, you're right. Used to live in Georgia and trucked all over, so this is like old home week. Looking fwd to "following you back home". Please continue.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:22 PM   #47
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Every time I go by exit 69 at big beaver, I think of a song. Winona's big brown beaver.

Interesting RR, enjoying it!
"Even though my trip turned out badly, I don't regret the kind of life I chose to live. Adventure!" RIP-Clay Schwartz 9/14/07
The bike never has been, never is, and never will be the limiting factor in my, your, or anyone else's ability to have an adventure. -jake28-
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:14 PM   #48
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Again, not a very interesting last day. Got up and left Champaigne and headed home to atlanta. the thing about having mechanical problems is that I really have learned a lot since I've been home. I didn't know if I had the balls to do what I did, but I forced myself to do it. I read all your RR's and just drool and wish I had you're bad ass approach to travel. Now, I know I do. I enjoyed being mechanically fucked and having to rely on other people made me feel pretty good about humanity. I will always dream about that Alaska trip even after I've achieved it. I want to thank everyone on this site for being so honest and passionate about this great sport. I made it home at 7pm, not bad. I sat in the saddle for 350 miles without stopping, thats a new record for me. I can't believe how much money I've dumped into the old girl and she still breaks down.. but she will never quit!!! Got myself the omega charging system that should give me a little more confidence. now i know how to trouble shoot my charging system, and installed everything on my own. I dare it to fucking break now, 'cause I've got a back up!!! Hope to write another, longer and more interesting report soon. for now....ta ta.
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:38 PM   #49
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Hey Great ride report!
i have a full size gel truck battery strapped on my bike luggage rack all the time! [and i thought i was the only one!]
mostly due to the cooler winter climate in cincinnati, the regular battery won't get me started below 25 degrees.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:42 PM   #50
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Good choice

sweat stained JD hat and budding mechanical skills, keep up the good work. Alaska on the big tanked airhead ready to go. I admire girls that do some of the things you've done. Rock On.
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:03 PM   #51
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Thanks all for the replys. hoping to head up more into canada in the coming year. merry christmas!!! just a note on the sweat stained jd cap., my cousin gave it to me on the day of my moms funeral. it has always brought me good luck, and will never leave my tank bag. i know shes always smiling down on me when she sees i will never quit and will always beat the odds of misfortune. what an adventure every day is. happy holidays all!!!!
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:00 PM   #52
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Good on you, hardwaregrrl. I like your grit and pluck.

If you're ever coming to Southern Ontario let us know and the Ontario Adventure Riders will mobilize to take care of you and show you a fine time.

All the best in the New Year.

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Old 12-28-2008, 01:12 PM   #53
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Nice Hat!

Fun report.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:37 PM   #54
Enjoying empty roads...
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Great RR and you definitely have a way with (four letter) words!
01 KTM LC4-E
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My TAT Ride '08
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:59 PM   #55
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I usually don't read ride reports, "Amsterdam was great, the Ritz was sooo divine, the tour leader Fritz," etctetc, ad nauseum
But I stumbled on this by accident. FuKKin awesome. Sounds like some of my
thousand milers.
Keep it in the wind my dear and don't change, ever.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:33 AM   #56
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Enjoyed this one, thanks jenna
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:57 PM   #57
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Biautyfull pics and ride report.
Thanks for sharing it
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:53 PM   #58
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I've done a couple of rides around Lake Superior. Next time you go past Grand Marais, stop and eat at The Angry Trout.

I drive Hwy 69 every day.
I am Charlie.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:41 PM   #59
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Good temporary fix

Keep the battery well charged and it will work for you in a car when you need it.

I live close to Toronto and am in the BMW book but there are lots of us airhead owners everywhere, next time, (hopefully there won't be one) just call.

Have an R90S myself and have used the book once many years ago in Front Royal.

I assume that you know that the pictures on pages 1 and 2 of your report are not showing up.

Good report keep riding and writing.
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Old 02-10-2009, 02:14 PM   #60
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