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Old 12-08-2012, 02:16 PM   #1021
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See, right there is what separates guys like Antihero from us mere mortals.
If I had a woman put me up for the night, and I woke up in the wee hours of the morning to that.......I would have a hard time choosing between going back inside to a warm bed & throwing a leg over that cold wet bike knowing I wouldn't be stopping for another 17 hours!
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:55 PM   #1022
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I had a particular time in mind I wanted to beat. I fired up MotionX GPS on my iPhone when I started out (good thing, too, because I forgot to reset my Trip2 odo until I was on the freeway):



Once on the road, however, I quickly realized that the Texas freeways I would be taking were anything but superhighways. Lots of 35mph zones heading out of Austin, a plethora of patrol cars, a stop at the ATM machine and a chocolate hostage that cried for release resulted in a 46mph avg during the first 63 miles.

Here's the progress via MotionX:



Progress on iPhone:




Ah yes--here's how I charge up when my phone has died out on the road and it's what I plugged my iPhone into while running GPS all day:

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:00 PM   #1023
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No sense in bluing out the max speed. We've seen your brother's posts showing that.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:03 PM   #1024
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Texas backroads in the AM when it started to get light:





And more random pics of the few places I stopped along the way:









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Old 12-08-2012, 03:10 PM   #1025
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One of many stops:
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:24 PM   #1026
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:50 PM   #1027
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About the fifth or sixth town I saw that looked like this I began to regret my decision to just blaze through this jaundiced section of the world:





Made it to Tucson and met up with my sis and her family. She has two cats (one of which is some feral bobcat, cantankerous monstrosity) not in the pic who spit on me with this hissing-from-hell sound. Though I was COMPLETELY out of it (920 miles to Tucson It think it was) the shot of adrenaline I got from the damn creature almost resulted in an involuntary steel-toed boot to the whiskers.)



Finally made it to Scottsdale:


The look of exhaustion, satisfaction, completion:

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Old 12-08-2012, 04:24 PM   #1028
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Haha, the good genes run in the family. Congrats Dennis. What an epic day, and what an awesome way to challenge your mind and body. Glad you got there safe.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:25 PM   #1029
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Awesome. Simply awesome.
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:56 PM   #1030
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No sense in bluing out the max speed. We've seen your brother's posts showing that.
All top speeds were done on private roads outside of Police jurisdiction. :) Only bluing out because I'm not trying to encourage or boast about what sometimes may happen on an open stretch of deserted road with no cars around.

And thanks, guys--now we all know it IS possible to do an Ironbutt on something as recalcitrant as a Ducati.

More to come on just HOW it felt to do it....stay tuned.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:55 PM   #1031
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:46 PM   #1032
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Great meeting you today! Next time stay a while (and indulge in some crown!)
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:02 AM   #1033
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jeez is that all ya got, couldn't make it to 155.2!
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Congrats D, now it'll take another 16 hrs to de numb ur ass and lose that perma "deer in the head lights" look.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:43 AM   #1034
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Great job once again!
The pictures are great, as always, and like you stated, those little towns like that are what I like about traveling.
I was planning to shoot across Texas when I finally do my trip, but it looks like I will be doing a slow crawl to see it all.

Once your trip is over, I hope you stay around here. Hopefully you can guide some of us sportbike riders, on the subject of long distance crotch rocket travels! lol
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:12 PM   #1035
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Sorry I missed you - I think we were both in Austin at the same time.

My motorcycle has been a journey of self-discovery for me so it's wonderful to read your philosophical musings. I'd love to read your end-of-journey thoughts.

Be safe!
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