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Old 04-10-2011, 10:22 AM   #166
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As my beautiful Grandma said(as seen in my signature), but this
time more as it sounded from her lovely voice when I would complain
about this'n that....................

"Cain't never could Bobby Gale"

Ride on MoFo!
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:10 AM   #167
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or if you needed a place to stay/fellow explorer(s) in dutchess county NY!!
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Old 04-10-2011, 02:47 PM   #168
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Your writing style catches the exact spirit of motorcycle traveling.
In the past 5 month i carry in me about the same hardware as you, a titanium rods from the hip to the ankle. Your description of the rehab is very familiar to me. My down side is that i have 20 years on you so it is all happening on a slower pace
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Old 04-10-2011, 03:38 PM   #169
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Now this is an adventure in life. Ride safe and free.
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:33 PM   #170
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THC in the Texas Hill Country.....I will be in NC (Coastal, near Wilmignton) until the 26th....I think.

Ima drunk text ya, and I dont even drink
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:46 AM   #171
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You rock.
The first part of the story sounds a bit familiar. Gotta love anxiety and adhd.

I just stick to cigarettes though, they work for me most of the time, I'm allergic to the other stuff.
How did your equipment fare in the crash, are you still using it(tent, sleeping bag etc)
I couldn't remember reading how you patched your floor, did you just leave it as a ventilation hole?
If you lose your stove again, or manage to destroy it, check out the penny stoives I'm really enjoying mine. Couple beer cans and a penny.
How's the leg do on the bike these days?

Wicked trip report by the way, your writing style is coherent, readable and keeps me scrolling to find out what's next.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:06 PM   #172
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You rock.
The first part of the story sounds a bit familiar. Gotta love anxiety and adhd.

I just stick to cigarettes though, they work for me most of the time, I'm allergic to the other stuff.
How did your equipment fare in the crash, are you still using it(tent, sleeping bag etc)
I couldn't remember reading how you patched your floor, did you just leave it as a ventilation hole?
If you lose your stove again, or manage to destroy it, check out the penny stoives I'm really enjoying mine. Couple beer cans and a penny.
How's the leg do on the bike these days?

Wicked trip report by the way, your writing style is coherent, readable and keeps me scrolling to find out what's next.
Holy crap.

The equipment survived. Most of it was set up at the camp site at the time. The ammo boxes did an awesome job of protecting their contents and my computer came out unscathed, as did everything else.

I patched up the floor with gorilla tape, two strips from the outside and two from the inside. It held up the entire time I had that tent, until it was stolen back in October.

I've farted around with the penny stoves a bit but find it more of a novelty than anything else. When I want coffee, I want it an hour ago, and pressurized 85-octane gets the job done nicely.

The leg does surprisingly well. I can do hundreds of miles before I gotta pull over, and that's usually do to boredom/add. After 20 minutes in my truck I was in agony. Don't know what to make of it.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:07 PM   #173
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Thanks for the offer. I'm at a buddy's house in Denver now.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:31 AM   #174
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Holy crap.

The equipment survived. Most of it was set up at the camp site at the time. The ammo boxes did an awesome job of protecting their contents and my computer came out unscathed, as did everything else.

I patched up the floor with gorilla tape, two strips from the outside and two from the inside. It held up the entire time I had that tent, until it was stolen back in October.

I've farted around with the penny stoves a bit but find it more of a novelty than anything else. When I want coffee, I want it an hour ago, and pressurized 85-octane gets the job done nicely.

The leg does surprisingly well. I can do hundreds of miles before I gotta pull over, and that's usually do to boredom/add. After 20 minutes in my truck I was in agony. Don't know what to make of it.
That's a bit of luck at least. Especially the computer.

Weird, at least it's not the other way around though! Being stuck in the truck would suck.
I can do about 300 miles, then I gotta get off and find something to mess around with.

As for the penny stove, I get a liter boiled in just over 3.5 minutes, my multi-fuel stove on full blast used to get it done in just under 3. A close fitting wind shield is the biggest thing, without it it takes so much longer, well set up legs, and I'd never go back to pumping and fiddling around. My first one was crap, but the second one is a bit modified, and way more precisely built, it made a huge difference. I've raced a guy I met with a multifuel stove here, with the extra priming time needed for it, I found we were close in time.


What are you doing these days for tent/shelter?
mine's gone too now. I got a hammock and blanket for 30$.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:03 PM   #175
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Fuckin aye. I'm having computer issues and may have lost my report. Thankfully, I had the photos backed up.

I'm gonna try goin in as an external drive and saving what I can, then do a fresh install. Wish me luck.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:20 PM   #176
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:43 PM   #177
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Thanks for the great report and good luck with your next adventure.
I've spent some time around kootenay lake, love it.
Also, love the deadwood bike pic.
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Old 04-16-2011, 04:10 PM   #178
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Eh? Gooood luck

Hope it pans out brother.... you back in NY now? I'm still up in N. Wash just branded calves today. hittn the road to Lew 2mro.
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:28 PM   #179
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Yeah man, I got back Thursday night. 2,827 miles. After sleeping at rest stops between water fountains and on the side of the road propped up against trees, I crashed for a solid 16 hours. My boss was pissed.

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Old 04-17-2011, 07:30 AM   #180
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Eh? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

HE NEEDS TO CHILL MAN.... tHIS NEEDED TO BE DONE.
Glad ya made it back safe!
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