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Old 05-15-2009, 01:30 PM   #151
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The only real folly as I see it was using cheap bottles to hold my water. I didn't bring a nalgene or my aluminum bottle because it's quick and easy to just buy jugs at the store. I'll likely pack my good bottles for the next trip.

Otherwise the difficulties I had were just risks making themselves known. I almost always ride solo off-road, and always have.

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But as for the sailing trip (aka 'Mancation') - that's another whole adventure which won't be recounted here.






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Old 05-15-2009, 03:08 PM   #152
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What a great ride!!! It makes our guy that got trucked out of somewhere between gonzaga bay and puertocitos with 8 broken ribs, broken clavical, broken scapula, punctured lung and collapsed lung look like a puss!
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:23 PM   #153
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What an adventure and the writing ain't half bad either.

I tried to put myself in your place in a couple of the stickier moments. I'm still wondering about how I might have handled them, I might even lose sleep tonight?

Glad you succeeded and looking forward to the next RR but I got to ask...is there anything you might have done differently!

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Old 05-15-2009, 08:42 PM   #154
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Everyone has to remember. That we can always learn something from this ride reports. But we should not judge how people decide to have a adventure. Ben
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:37 AM   #155
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Sweet dolphins :) Thanks for a great read, glad you are okay.
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:59 PM   #156
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Originally Posted by stickfigure
I'd add...

* Always carry 3L of water, one meal, and camping gear.
* If your bike is broken, stick to main roads.


Nice work Kta...

We completed this ride in great style.
You can always find more crap to strap to your bike you don't need. Minimalist is the way to go. If you roll into town with food, water and fuel in your tank you have carried to much. You absolutely must push it to the edge, so you to truely identify where the edge lies.

I also believe you were within both major rules of any trip.

1- Don't do anything dumb.
2- Only break one law at a time.

Push starting your bike. That is F@#kin classic...
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Old 06-06-2009, 03:48 PM   #157
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We don't need no steenkeeng kickstarter!!!
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:20 PM   #158
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I am pleased to announce that my bike is back in business. It has been completely renovated and I have retired all damaged components from the Baja ride.



It's time to get back to travelling the world. Heading out soon, north to Canada, south to Ushuia, time-frame unlimited. GO!
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Old 06-11-2009, 10:30 PM   #159
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Very Cool. where in Canada?
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Old 09-16-2009, 12:48 PM   #160
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Awesome awesome report man! I envy you, I truly do. I've thrown a xr600 down a hill and been stuck too. I walked out, eating snow on the way, you are a much tougher person than I am. I absolutely loved the animalistic shirt tearing off, bellowing and hauling the bike up the hill, epic.

Keep it up!
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:06 PM   #161
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Great Report, thanks for the honesty I'm sure it would have been easy to skip over bits that would cause words like car less to be thrown about. I openly admit I've done some stupid shit in the middle of nowhere but I lived and I learned a new lesson, I think they call it an Adventure.
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:31 PM   #162
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Keep it up!
Hey Istzephyr and Rockjohn - thanks for the notes. I intend to keep going. Here is a random sampling of other riding photos from the last year.

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Old 09-16-2009, 06:07 PM   #163
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Right On!!!!
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:28 PM   #164
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Great stuff!
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:12 AM   #165
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Fantastic read. I cant wait for more
Thanks!
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