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Old 07-16-2012, 06:47 AM   #31
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Subscribed. Great photos - the one of you swimming with the pelicans is great. All the best on your trip.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:16 AM   #32
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #33
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Traveling alone

I enjoy traveling alone sometimes. It is the best way to meet new people.
And I love hearing from you regarding my blog and pictures. It let's me know I am not alone and talking to myself. here
So send me a note and say "hi"
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:54 AM   #34
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Fears

Everyone tells me that I should watch out for the bears or they will eat me.
Or to watch out for the boggie man because he will sneak up on me in the middle of the night and kill me
And the people that actually do get out side and travel tell me that I should watch out for things like moose and dear as they will be my biggest threat to my safety (and I will agree with that).
But there is something that I fear more than anything and I hope to conquer this fear soon enough........and that is getting wet and not being able to get dry.
I know this might sound crazy but I am from So Cal and we don't see a lot of rain. I know I am going to get rained on on my travels. But when will I have an opportunity to dry things out? Will my tent be waterproof? Will my sleeping bag get wet? And if so, how will it ever dry out if I have to pack those things away?
So many questions.
I know once I cross up in to Canada, I am going to see rain and I just need to figure out a system. I don't have the time to wait a day for things to dry. I am not staying in hotel rooms at night to string out my wet clothes in the room.
I am sure it will not be a big deal but I would love to hear your thoughts on this even if it is to tell me to stop being a big pussy and man up........it's only water!
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:52 AM   #35
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Rain

Looks like I am going to see some rain this week
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:52 PM   #36
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You can do this! You and Gordon just told me the story about riding the pre-run in Baja when it was pouring rain!
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:08 AM   #37
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Yes Carmen but I had a warm shower that night
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:15 AM   #38
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Day 6

Riding quads in Mendocino with my buddy Jim




Cow petting



Horseback riding on the Ranch with Jim



More quads



option 1 for spending the night



Where I spent the night

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Old 07-17-2012, 12:17 AM   #39
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Back to reality and the tent

I am leaving Mendocino tomorrow and heading up the Lost Coast.
It might be raining
Wish me luck
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:25 AM   #40
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Man up - its just water ...... says he who hates being cold and wet. I hate hate hate it when my tent doesn't dry. So good luck and I hope the sun shines for you - if it doesn't can you motel it and look out at the rain from the spa again?
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:57 AM   #41
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:02 PM   #42
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[QUOTE=flyingdutchman177;19147275]

Cow petting







Who does the cow's hair?

Same guy that does Trump's?
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #43
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Rain!!

Well, I survived the rain and didn't get wet.
I learned to put on the rain suit BEFORE the rain starts.
And it didn't rain that night so my tent stayed dry.
I am looking at good weather for the next week so its time to enjoy the blue skies and have some FUN!
Here's some more pictures
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:08 AM   #44
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Northern California and Southern Oregon

The Lost Coast (north of Fort Bragg.......where the pavement ends and the fun begins)



My camp spot along the lonely road to Petrolla along side of the road. I was able to sneak my bike around the barricade and snag this spot all to myself that night



The bumpy road in to Petrolla

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Old 07-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #45
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Putting the adventure in adventure riding

I look at others blogs. And I have spoken to others that have done the same trip to Alaska. It seems that most people rush up there and rush back and miss the journey along the way. I am doing the opposite. The whole point of my trip is not just to say I did it and strike Alaska off my bucket list. It is to see this beautiful country from off the saddle of my motorcycle.
I have been traveling for over a week now and just crossed in to Oregon from my home in So Cal. !500 miles so far. I have been taking routes that I am sure no other person has gone on their way to Alaska. I want to make sure I don't miss anything along the way. And get off the interstate.
I have the time.
I am not rich by any means.
I am camping and staying with friends along the way. I am hoping to meet some new friends so I don't wear out my tent.
Enjoy the ride
Enjoy the journey
Enjoy the adventure
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