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Old 02-27-2013, 06:26 PM   #181
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Sorry to hear about the rear ender. City traffic scares the hell out of me, and down here there seems to be fewer rules of the road. Glad to see that they didn't have to put any screws or pins into you. Head north and look for an early Spring: there are reasons for all that happens to us. Vaya con dios.

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Old 02-27-2013, 08:14 PM   #182
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Hi Toad,

I am so sorry to hear about what happened. I've been following you and your
struggles to get your bike running right: You never quit, have a great attitude,
and you always love your girl! I've concluded the last point *is* a fault, but
(like you) have resigned myself to acceptance. :)

Now, to answer all your long ago questions... DJ is fine; I did take a trip on
my "kinda-new" bike in Sept last year right before winter, got back and was
going to post about it and was glancing at *other* people's posts to get the gist
of it and ran across yours, been following ever since - and no, I never did do
my ride report. :)

Hopefully the pain subsides soon, you can get some good sleep/rest to heal,
and your spirits remain high. You seem in a good mood for all that has
happened, but maybe it's the drugs. Doesn't matter; Good for you!

Gotta say, your situation touched me and I've really enjoyed your story,
appreciate your efforts to keep up with the posting, pictures, etc., and actually
toyed with an idea to do a cross State trip just to wave as you passed
through Idaho.

Maybe next time...

Regardless, please don't quit on your report. Everyone wants to know:
  • What type of deal you're gonna make on that Jeep. Don't be shy about
    the occasional limp and painful grunt. The extra $300 - $400 sympathy
    money can help with gas.
  • If your Guzzi ever makes it back to Canuckistan or has fallen in love
    with the MP3 and wants to stay. Does anyone *really* know what goes on
    when the lights go out and the garage doors close?
  • How close your "vague plan" actually gets to reality. My money's on
    pretty darn close. :)

Hopefully it won't be much longer with the pain (by yourself no less). Good
luck on the rest of your adventure and please keep posting. :)

All the best!
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:35 AM   #183
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Have been following your travels...first post...add me to your list...hope your recovery is quick and the Goose is not too badly beaten up..sounds like you are originally from southern Ontario(as am I-over 30 yrs in Pa USA)..hopefully next post I read and your back on the road...inspiring journey
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:48 AM   #184
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Wow. Looks like my six fans have grown.
Seriously, warm thank you to all my well wishers.
And when I build my man cave in the Beautiful Kootenays, you are all invited.
And, as for the bike. Steve has had a good look at it and it really does look like it only mostly cosmetic. I do have some concerns that it might have put a twist in the frame but Todd will check it for true. Fingers crossed.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:15 AM   #185
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Wow. Looks like my six fans have grown.
Seriously, warm thank you to all my well wishers.
And when I build my man cave in the Beautiful Kootenays, you are all invited.
And, as for the bike. Steve has had a good look at it and it really does look like it only mostly cosmetic. I do have some concerns that it might have put a twist in the frame but Todd will check it for true. Fingers crossed.
You are sounding more optimistic..that is good...where in Ont are you from..I'm from London/University in Waterloo...1200GS rider...mostly short journeys and looking to do longer now that I am retired...as I said in last post..inspiring...gotta get out of my comfy chair
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:18 AM   #186
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Raised in Galt (Cambridge) Ontario but left permanently for The Best Place On Earth in 1980. Had a warm long overdue reunion with my Brother who lives in Paris when I went thru last summer. I left Victtoria last summer and will not be returning there. Kootenays bound.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:44 AM   #187
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Raised in Galt (Cambridge) Ontario but left permanently for The Best Place On Earth in 1980. Had a warm long overdue reunion with my Brother who lives in Paris when I went thru last summer. I left Victtoria last summer and will not be returning there. Kootenays bound.
Very familiar with Cambridge area...left Ont in 1976..return several times a year...on that note I think I'll go for a ride..just hit 40 degrees and no rain till 3
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:00 AM   #188
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:27 AM   #189
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Scott, if your askin how long is a piece of string, well, I just don't know. But shortly I will continue the report with what was happening around Morrow Bay up to, and after the accident.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:39 AM   #190
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Back To Canuckystan

A lot of things have changed in a week. My whole modus operandai, of course. But I thought I would chime in with events leading up to and after the change.
Morro Bay

The picture perfect harbor with its many eateries and bars is a definite tourist trap.

Complete with bronzed Ford bench seat.

Fish and chips got me this great shot the first night.

But the combo platter and one drink ran over thirty bucks.
Sunsets were spectac those first days combined with awesome surf


More stuff



I did find a good cheap motel, the Rockview which has just been renovated to present you with big rooms, awesome soft beds and lots of fluffy pillows which turned out to come in real handy for me.
And, Carla's, of course is the best deal in town. Look for Jackie who is an amazingly friendly and wonderful waitress.

I spent my days planning and riding all the amazing roads around the area,

the best of which was the Old Creek/Santa Rosa Creek combo


And, as history now records it was on the last leg of a pleasant afternoon return that, as Roosevelt once said, the 'dastardly attack' took place.
Well, no, not dastardly. Just fateful, I guess. He may have been texting but, whatever.
So, plan B was formulated.
As I had always planned to get back to BC and buy a truck to start my new life, I thought I'd go looking. I had a week to conveless and get the follow up exam I rented a car and went looking.
Found this,
which I think is a good deal, to carry me back to Lotusland.
While I was waiting for the exam and truck I got out to see another Warbird museum at Paso Robles and found some interesting stuff
One of the first drones

First step in a long museum prep



There is a lot more stuff including race cars but right now my Photobucket account is pretty well full so, until I do some painstaking editing to make room, that's about it.
And, speaking of pain.
That little out really hurt. It's just damn hard to sit around in a motel room.
So, two days ago I picked up the truck and moved into a Holiday Inn to treat myself cause I'm hoping all the insurances I bought for this trip or the fella that has caused my 'demise,' are going to pay for it. Plus they have a spa which is something I could have used throughout the ordeal. And, this morning I'm off to the hospital for the follow up and to settle the fifty five hundred dollar bill for my three hour stay. How's that for a high class hotel?
And northward.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:32 AM   #191
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Just getting caught up on threads and came upon you getting wrecked. Glad you are able to mend VS the alternative.........

The report has been fantastic and I hope you get everything sorted and are able to complete your trip in the not too distant future.

Cheers
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:36 PM   #192
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How much damage to you and how much to the Goose??..is it rideble and are you able to ride??
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:56 AM   #193
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Hope you are recovering Toad! I've been reading your report and enjoying it a lot. I had a funny premonition it might take this sort of turn. Mend well, and get your rest. Being sick or injured usually gives me time to think things through, so hopefully you can rest well, body and soul. Godspeed!

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Old 03-08-2013, 04:26 AM   #194
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..is it rideble and are you able to ride??
Yes to one and No to the second. The bike is taking a rest in my garage until Todd from GuzziTech can get up here to take it down south for repairs. Damage to the bike appears to be mostly on the Traxx racks and left side box. Rest of the bike looks good, Toad let me ride it up and down the street to check it out and I didn't feel anything amiss but it was the first time I've ridden a Stelvio. It is now keeping my Tiger company for a bit.

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:14 AM   #195
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Toad...how are you doing...are you back in BC or still in California?..hope you are on the mend...best wishes.
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