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Old 10-07-2011, 09:39 AM   #61
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I think what JWROVER was asking is how can a bunch of college age guys afford to travel for 8 months.

How do you guys finance it?? ????? .........
Figured as much.

I know I was poor coming out of school. Still am but sold all my toys to afford my trip (two motorcycles and a hobby car).
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:14 AM   #62
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OK, You boys are from Canada, right? So half the year you work to pay the Govt and the other half you work to survive...What exactly do each of you do for a living? Do any of you have a wife? Any kids?

And above all else...How do you manage to get 8 months leave to do this sort of trip?


By the way, the KLR's are a fantastic hook! I'm in!

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...and in return: great jobs, a solid economy, and free health care


Go easy Roughshod, the have the right to pay less taxes and go into to debt to the health-care system for life when ever they get sick or are injured. LOL

I'm just having fun with you jwrover
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:18 AM   #63
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Go easy Roughshod, the have the right to pay less taxes and go into to debt to the health-care system for life when ever they get sick or are injured. LOL

I'm just having fun with you jwrover

We also have the right to buy beer that is not $20 a six pack

How do you guys survive??
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:19 AM   #64
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I think what JWROVER was asking is how can a bunch of college age guys afford to travel for 8 months.

How do you guys finance it?? ????? .........
I figured that, I was just having some cross border us and them fun. No harm meant
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:20 AM   #65
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I think what JWROVER was asking is how can a bunch of college age guys afford to travel for 8 months.

How do you guys finance it?? ????? .........
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We also have the right to buy beer that is not $20 a six pack

How do you guys survive??
I surrender take me to your leader.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:21 AM   #66
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I figured that, I was just having some cross border us and them fun. No harm meant
Me too...J/K, I love my brothers up north.

Can't wait to take me new wife up to BC.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:54 AM   #67
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Thumb I'm in....

As a fellow KLR rider, have to follow along.
as for "How do you guys finance it?? ????? ......... " first post again, planning (and I'm assuming) saving for 2 1/2 years.

Ride on guys, Live life to be happy!!!
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:35 AM   #68
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It's Obvious what this is!

@a.j.44, @dec181966,

Its Obvious this is a Socialist Spy trip to link up the Canook Commi's with the Fanatical Oil Socialists of Latin America!
It must be stopped at all costs!

Rememebr when we stole the scientists from Germany in the the 1930's! Imagine the trouble these wee Saskatoon Terrorists could cause!


Free Oil for All! Free Health for all! Good God! Next they'll want a Free Market Econom....wait, never mind!

jwrover!

PS- Let's face it! Their just northern sluts, slutting their way around Latin America! Hahahahah! That's how they pay for this kinda trip!
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:36 AM   #69
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Sorry for the Hi-Jack

Guys, Sorry for the Hi-jack....not intentional!

Have a great trip! Plenty of picks please! I'm US Educated, we need photos!
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:35 AM   #70
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No worries trailbruthas, all in good humour. We'd better let Hishooter and his riding partners get some RR in between the ribbing, or maybe they're too busy riding...which reminds me: time to put heels to belly and go for a ride myself. (maybe pick up some of that $20 beer on the way. Much prefer quality over quantity ;)
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:43 AM   #71
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@a.j.44, @dec181966,

Its Obvious this is a Socialist Spy trip to link up the Canook Commi's with the Fanatical Oil Socialists of Latin America!
It must be stopped at all costs!

Rememebr when we stole the scientists from Germany in the the 1930's! Imagine the trouble these wee Saskatoon Terrorists could cause!


Free Oil for All! Free Health for all! Good God! Next they'll want a Free Market Econom....wait, never mind!

jwrover!

PS- Let's face it! Their just northern sluts, slutting their way around Latin America! Hahahahah! That's how they pay for this kinda trip!
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:44 PM   #72
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Hello All,

So we have been a little distracted by an event for the last couple days so we are Phoenix now and we will be here until Wednesday when we will be crossing into Mexico. I will be updating the thread up to current events over the course of the weekend.

On days 7, 8, and 9 we drove from Vancouver, Canada down to San Francisco. We rode down the 101 and the 1 all the way down the coast and the riding was the best we have come across so far.

Day 7 350km

We woke up to a day of rain and decided to just push through and get through the border and see if we can out ride the weather. We got through our first international border with relative ease however Billy who had done some volunteer work in the US that this summer had to be asked a couple questions. But after that we grabbed a bite to eat and pushed south. We didn't really take too many pictures that day because we were wet and cold and wanted to eat up some ground. We arrived in Olympia Washington after making 350km in the rain. We pulled into the motel and took off all the wet gear and crashed into bed.




We were rather tired....


and our sheepskins filled the room with a overpowering smell of wet dog. Awesome.

Day 8 550km

We woke up the next morning with everything wet but with the forecast to clear up the later it got we were looking forward to riding down highway 1. It turned out to be the best riding any of us had ever done. It was better than the hells gate to in BC.




Everybody getting ready for the day, we have no idea what is in store for us..

and here I am feeling very waterproof.


I had too...Braydon happy to be going out into the weather again.

We rode out to the coast and once there the weather got...perfect. We decided to stop near a rest area to take some pictures.





The views

The beautiful road.

We climbed a little peak to get a better view of the area and the take more photos.

The Group.

The bikes from the little peak.

and everything. It was a very good place to stop.

After the rest stop we pushed on to just outside Coos Bay, we ended up riding the last 70km in the dark, which was a new experience for us and we will not be doing it again.

Day 9 850km

Today we rode from Coos Bay to San Francisco. We continued on our ride down the coast road and it was a fantastic ride. We also went on a couple scenic routes through the giant redwood forests, we even got to ride through one of them.


We started the day with a visit to Paul Bunion and his cow; we actually had a nice conversation with him about taking the scenic route the Path of the Giants.




Here we are at the start of the Path of the Giants

We have not seen trees this tall before

Here is the road, I highly suggest it as a route, it is fantastic.

Braydon is excited about getting going.

Once we were through the path we saw a turn off for a tree that you could ride through, and we managed to get all four bikes into it as you can see.


This is us after just finishing riding the highway 1. It added 50km to our trip to San fran and about two hours and it was totally worth it! Best riding again the any of us had ever done. There is a reason why it is famous for motorcycles and now we know why. It is tempting to move to CA just for the riding.



As we continued we stopped for a quick break beside the beach and we touched the ocean for the first time on the trip. This brings us to the next three hour ride though the dark on the interstate to get to the condo we were staying at in San fran. Again we got a taste of night riding and didn't like it. After riding the coast and the number 1 the interstate was quite a shock and we will be making a point to avoid that in the future. Our entrance to the city was over the Golden Gate, which was impressive to say the least, it is too bad that we didn't get to ride it during the day but beggars can't be choosers I guess.


Colin
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Old 10-09-2011, 02:20 PM   #73
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So that is who we passed on about 9/21?

I was on a blue 08 KLR, sandwiched between a gray BMW K1200 GT and Black Honda Goldwing, somewhere before you got to Kamloops- passed you going in the opposite direction. It was in a corner and I caught a glimpse of 4 KLR's. We were all from Houston TX and were on out way home from completing a tour of the Canadian Rockies, MT and WY, coming down from Jasper that morning - up Alberta and Down BC. At our next stop I remarked to my friends how unusual it was to see 4 KLR's and light colored ones at that.

Have a great trip!
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:40 PM   #74
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I found you!

Hi boys! This is Kate (Braydon's girlfriend, for anyone wondering). Finally found your ride report, Colin. So excited to be able to follow along your trip from this angle. Hope all's well, look forward to reading/seeing more!

Kate :)
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Old 10-09-2011, 06:53 PM   #75
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I'm in!!

I rode to cabo from LA and back on a KLR, and looking forward to your adventure on KLRs.
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