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Old 01-19-2010, 07:48 AM   #121
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Can't believe I missed this the 1st time around. Epic RR, brings bac some good ol' memories.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:57 AM   #122
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Awesome ride, what an amazing trip!
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:13 PM   #123
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So Ive found this report for the second time...I read it first on your blog a while ago and it was really the first well documented trip of its kind that I had seen. Then I eventually found this forum and was contemplating asking you to post it here until I came across this today. Really inspiring stuff. Glad to see that you and Trevor (kerncountykid) are aware of each other as your respective trips have been a huge inspiration to me - a fellow 70s cb550 owner in his twenties. This has made all of the work on my bike through the winter at once inspired and gut wrenching as I cant wait to get back on the road come spring. I hope we can all cross paths someday, planned or otherwise.

thanks for the story

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Old 02-04-2010, 04:24 PM   #124
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I'll add to the heaps of appreciation here.

Fucking balls dood!
I hope to make some travels (longer ones) on my 550 in the future as well (mines a cafe'd '75).

And flatout in TX I'd say you were travelling ~110mph (if you were near redline). I always say that 100+ on these bikes is akin to 160 on a modern sport bike - nothing like a 35yr old motor between your legs screaming for it's life at redline in top gear

550 = nearly unbreakable.
I've overreved mine sooooo many times missing a shift, hitting 12,000rpms, and it KEEPS ON RUNNING.

Keep it up man!!

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Old 09-06-2010, 07:49 AM   #125
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Just read this mate. Its like 4am in the morning before I finished it. Twice I tried to bugger off and go to bed and decided to stick it out as I wanted to get the end.

Bloody good read. Well done.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:41 PM   #126
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Nice post... interesting !
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Old 09-25-2011, 03:39 PM   #127
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Loved your story.Iknow im way behind the times.First post here.You still got the bike?
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Old 09-26-2011, 08:13 AM   #128
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Great lookin bike, Really enjoyed the story.
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Old 09-26-2011, 04:35 PM   #129
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What an awesome ride report!! Thanks for taking the time (in 09) to share it. What does your bike look like now? I am searching for more posts from you. All the best!!

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Old 09-26-2011, 06:19 PM   #130
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absolutely inspiring! amazing journey! i love the old gas station. wish i ran into while you were in ny, you probably went right by my town on your way up to buffalo.

great trip, cool bike, awesome pics!
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:00 PM   #131
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Awesome trip! Definitely inspiring. If you don't mind me asking, how much money did you spend on the trip. I only ask because I plan on taking a trip from ny to the west coast this summer and I want to get a good idea of how much I should save. Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:39 PM   #132
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this report deserves to be brought back to life.

My son turned 13 this week. I'm going to make him read it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:35 AM   #133
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I'm bringing this one back from the dead. I Google'd cb550 road trip and found this. Really enjoyed the read! I have a 74' 550.
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