|04-16-2012, 10:01 PM||#1|
YETI ADV RIDER
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Watertown, NY
South bound to NEW YORK???
We all go through our daily grind. Desperately trying to find equilibrium between college, work, bills, family…the list goes on and on. But if you’re anything like me, it all gets old, and after a while you need a form of morphine to escape the daily hustle and reach a state of numbness. Well… I found my escape!
Born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, I started riding motorcycles at the age of 10. Long before legally earning my motorcycle license, I found myself taking long rides and exploring back roads and new locations; sometimes with friends, but mostly alone. There’s something about the windy roads, the firing pistons, and vibrations of the mechanical horses under you in full stride that kick your senses into overdrive; and you keep wanting more.
After moving to Ohio, United States for college in 2007 and being trapped in a car for 4 years, I found myself craving the same feeling day after day. So one morning I decided to gear up… and find my next adventure.
Now, A few weeks from graduation, I FINALLY aquired a 1994 HONDA XR650L in search of great adventures. I do not have a set route, planned stops or even the appropriate gear to take on this trip, but I think I should go ahead and do it anyway.
What I do know is I will be traveling through the following states
4. West Virginia
7. New York
I have done a few adventure rides on my old horse, a Honda Unicorn 150 back in high school but its been a while and I would love to get feedback, info, tips and what ever ya'll have to offer that would assist me in my ride.
Here is what I have so far.
-Tools (sockets, wrenches, flat repair kits etc.)
- 1 man tent
- sleeping bag
- Camping equipment (small fire stove, utensils, matches, flashlight. blah blah blah)
- 1 handy multi tool and a big knife/dagger thing for...well what ever i need it for
- GPS (wont be using it unless my map reading skills fail me)
- Courage and crazy intentions
I forgot to mention that I will only be taking back roads since the highways piss me off. And I plan on camping at state forests and national parks.
I know there are MANY MANY more experienced riders out here and would love to hear from you guys. Anything you have to say would probably help me out.
Thank you! =)
***ALSO! I would really appreacite it if you guys like my facebook page that I made for people who like to read and amature riders like myself. Please spread the word.
|04-17-2012, 11:51 AM||#2|
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
I would suggest investing in some rain gear. The midwest and east coast can get pounded with some decent rain in the late spring and early summer.
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