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Old 05-02-2012, 07:24 PM   #211
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So glad to see Pea-Eight-Ore is coming to ride with you. Isn't the BRP great. Just love it. Could definitely consider the Asheville area a place to live if I could find a job there.

Holy crap with that Bike Museum.. Most Excellent. All that time I spent in Huntsville and Birmingham for work and never knew... Is Burt Monro's bike really there??

Thanks for the posts and thanks to the ADV board for this great forum. I dont have the Balls to throw a leg over a Bike with all the texting nut jobs on the road nowadays. You see things so much better-different being out in the open. Wish more people could appreciate it.
safe trip home guys
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Hi Luke, Nice to hear from you again. Unfortunately I haven't had internet for almost two days and missed your suggestions. I'm already off the parkway.
I hope all is going well.

Edit- Burt Munro's bike is on display in a hardware store in Invercargil (One "L" like Ol' Burt used.) New Zealand. The bike at Barber is the famed Britton. He and eric Buell are likely the best modern bike designers, Too bad Britton died young.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:25 PM   #212
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Mama has been my wife for over 25 years. We are usually together 24/7. It is odd to be without her this long.
Only reason I might be posting a bit more is that my thick skull has learned a few quicker ways of doing this.
Soon it will be a memory. The ride is almost done.
Don't misunderstand me, I'm just noting that the updates are more frequent. My wife and I really enjoy your RR and miss your wife's input. But you do have more time to update..... just sayin.

BTW, what are your thoughts on 1 wheel drive vs 2WD for touring?
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:30 PM   #213
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Don't misunderstand me, I'm just noting that the updates are more frequent. My wife and I really enjoy your RR and miss your wife's input. But you do have more time to update..... just sayin.

BTW, what are your thoughts on 1 wheel drive vs 2WD for touring?
I talked to Julie a couple hours ago. She just signed up for her own account here but is waiting for official approval before she can post. Anyone have pull with Gadgetboy to get her online tonight?

As for 1Vs. 2wd, I've used the 2wd twice when I was dumb and tried to go in sand. 1wd and 300 extra pounds does not like sand. 2wd got me out of my stupidity quickly. My brother says it's neat to watch the axle spin from behind me.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:34 PM   #214
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So yesterday around dinnertime I pulled into the Peaks of Otter Lodge. After almost a week to myself I was very happy to see a familiar bike.
I present you with Panzir's Great Pumpkin:





Und Herr Knecht hisself!

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Old 05-02-2012, 08:10 PM   #215
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Yesterday and this morning we talked with Jeff and Lisa from Winterhaven, FL who were also staying at Peaks of Otter and enjoying the parkway.



The views like this are countless.









The one and only famous BRP motorcycle sign.











I saw a mother bear and three cubs at the side of the road. Panzir had just passed without noticing them. Luckily he pulled into one of the few gas stations 50 yards later. I told him to grab his camera and jump onto my sidecar to film them as I passed. He'll have to post his pictures and movie of them in a day or so.





Better than the three nut and bolts that vibrated loose over the trip. Nothing loose on the Ural, but this windscreen has been a bother from day one. I need it for this trip, but it's wall art after I get home.



ADV food shot. My cheeseburger looked suspiciously like Panzir's "steak and cheese" except for the bun.



Over the helmet shot. Once again, gloveless with the HippoHands made taking pictures on the fly easy.









We did a fairly quick and easy tire swap on my bike here in the hotel parking lot. You can see how these bikes were designed to make quick repairs in the field.





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Old 05-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #216
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So yesterday around dinnertime I pulled into the Peaks of Otter Lodge. After almost a week to myself I was very happy to see a familiar bike.
I present you with Panzir's Great Pumpkin:





Und Herr Knecht hisself!

I see he has a real motorcycle!
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:25 PM   #217
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I see he has a real motorcycle!
Waddaya mean?! We both ride air cooled, pushrod twins. Manly bikes for manly men. For some reason nobody believes that mine is a year newer than his.
I really appreciate that he took the time to finish this ride with me. That's my big brother.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:26 AM   #218
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Hi to all!
Been home almost a week and just got on! Must be an exclusive group. Honestly though what wonderful people you all are. I know you want to hear all the bike and trip stuff, and don't get me wrong it was a life changing ride. The biggest thing for me though was the people. I could honestly feel the good wishes from everyone along the way. People I will probably never see again, and still won't forget. I am humbled and deeply grateful to you all. Now on to the real scoop about madeouttaglass........ he's great! Sorry to disappoint but there are few people who could spend as much time together as we do and not kill each other. Not only that but this trip was a ball. I'm not really the one who has the travel bug, but you really have to get out there and experience this stuff at least once. Well he is due home for dinner tonight and I'm making all of his favorites, (Beer and burgers), and the ride will be done. I guess it's fitting that my motto now is 'on to the next adventure' whatever it is (although its hard to top a sidecar!) Love, Julie aka #1Farkle
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:53 AM   #219
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Hi to all!
Been home almost a week and just got on! Must be an exclusive group. Honestly though what wonderful people you all are. I know you want to hear all the bike and trip stuff, and don't get me wrong it was a life changing ride. The biggest thing for me though was the people. I could honestly feel the good wishes from everyone along the way. People I will probably never see again, and still won't forget. I am humbled and deeply grateful to you all. Now on to the real scoop about madeouttaglass........ he's great! Sorry to disappoint but there are few people who could spend as much time together as we do and not kill each other. Not only that but this trip was a ball. I'm not really the one who has the travel bug, but you really have to get out there and experience this stuff at least once. Well he is due home for dinner tonight and I'm making all of his favorites, (Beer and burgers), and the ride will be done. I guess it's fitting that my motto now is 'on to the next adventure' whatever it is (although its hard to top a sidecar!) Love, Julie aka #1Farkle

Great first post!

And we can relate....totally. When the wife and I do one of our long distance rides, we're always happy to get home and sleep in our own bed again. A week later we're chomping at the bit trying to decide where the next one will be to. It's definately addicting for some of us. And that's why we all lived through you two, vicariously, through this great ride report!

So...........where are we going next?
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:20 PM   #220
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I'm Home!

Great ride, more later.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:44 PM   #221
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I'm Home!

Great ride, more later.
Woohoo! What a trip. Glad you made it home safely with lot's of memories. Can't wait for the rest of the report. Thanks for taking us along.

I just picked up a wrecked 2011 Gear Up, got it ready to go and tagged and ready to go. Your report makes me want to take off tomorrow
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:52 PM   #222
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Woohoo! What a trip. Glad you made it home safely with lot's of memories. Can't wait for the rest of the report. Thanks for taking us along.

I just picked up a wrecked 2011 Gear Up, got it ready to go and tagged and ready to go. Your report makes me want to take off tomorrow
Hi Foster, I think you bought the bike that I almost did back around November. Is the tank stoved in and the speedo gone? You are going to love it.
I'll work on my report in the next two days. 24 days of virtually rainfree riding over almost 10,000 KMs. I need to readjust to life here.
That was my ride of a lifetime.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #223
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Great report, if I wasn't a Ural nut I would need to go look at one. I have 19000 km's on an 07 Retro that I bought new in 08, they are great fun and as you know they will travel.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:44 PM   #224
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Sounds like the same rig you described. The tank was dented and the speedo smashed flat. I bought it over the holidays, put a new tank, dashboard, speedo, indicator lights and headlamp mounts on her and she's good to go. As you might imagine, the painted Gobi tank took a while to ship from Russia but I've had it inspected, titled and tagged and took my wife for a nice dual sport ride last week. I am already thrilled with the Ural - it's even fun to work on. Should have bought one long ago!

Thanks again for the ride report - what an adventure!
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:35 AM   #225
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Congratulations on a great and safe trip. We will remember your visit. How many tires did you go through?
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