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Old 07-24-2012, 10:03 PM   #16
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Thanks for sharing your most excellent adventure. Really an amazing ride!
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:14 AM   #17
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Ah, that's where I also want to go
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:09 AM   #18
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awesome ride, thanks for sharing, goes to show the 'busa is a very versatile beast in the right hands
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:15 AM   #19
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Great Pics... Great Report....And...... Fantastic Hair Colour !
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:33 AM   #20
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Great ride report. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:30 AM   #21
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Well done Shnizzle! I like Alaska ride reports.

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:10 AM   #22
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GREAT report!!

Thanks for sharing and...

a 'Busa to Dawson...

...didn't you know you have to have an "Adventure" bike....

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:12 AM   #23
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:05 AM   #24
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Great ride report!
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:11 AM   #25
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I like solitary reports like these. May have to try one myself one of these days. Well done!
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:44 AM   #26
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What an EPIC adventure!!! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:04 AM   #27
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I'm very impressed you did that ride on that bike! what is the tarp and pole you have?
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:30 AM   #28
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One of the sub-forums has this in the title.

Is it an adventure if you ride a street bike?
I think you answered that question.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:35 AM   #29
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I'll look for your ride in the upcoming 2013 Guiness Book..............!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:11 AM   #30
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Thanks all,I really appreciate the positive response. I was kinda nervous to post up a RR. Upon reviewing I see that a couple of pics are missing but the corrasponding text is there,sorry. I am not techy and I had to type into my tablets Supernote,add the picture numbers,then email it to my son,who posted it for me.

Hey, when I look at my busa,I think I see adventure bike!!.....LOL.

The tarp and poles came as a set advertised as a "sunshade" from Crappy Tire. I set it up in the yard then held the hose full blast on it and no leaks. The poles collapse into 3 parts they are heavy steel,so not the lightest by far....BUT....the tarp and poles I bought on clearence for 30.00!. The tarp when I use the full configuration is big.

Doing that trip on my own,battling rain wind ect,ect and ,I neglected to add,significant arthritis in my fingers wrists and elbows,hips and one knee,with my torn rotator cuff to boot was another obstacle to manage, Oddly, my shoulder started to feel better the more I rode. See.....motorcycle physical therapy,its good!

I tried to stay away from painkillers,only when I had trouble keeping the throttle open and using the levers,did I pop a couple,just over the counter Advils ect.

I am a much more confident person now, I feel like I have something to offer and I have applied to become a Big Sister. I overcame a husband who walked out after 16 years, leaving me with 5 children and no real work skills, I had been a stay at home mom,coupled with 2 immediate family suicides, as horrible these experiences were,they are part of the fabric of who I was, I guess, and who I am now.

I am very proud of myself for completing this journey because you know its not just a physical journey now is it? It's such a exploration of the inner you that can be suppressed and ignored.But that other you is in there and what a great personal reward when that person emerges through good and bad experiences.

I am especially proud that I did it on my own with no riding partner or group. And not take the easy way out either,with motels and restaurants. Maybe this was my own custom " Outward Bound".......? ( offence to those who motel and eat out,btw,it just wasn't in my budget)

I hope that one young girl somewhere in the Big Sisters program will look at me and know that despite the shit that you get dealt in life sometimes,you either curl up in the fetal position and hide under the bed, or pull yourself up by the bootstraps and get on with your life.

I know that I didn't traverse the world or go on a particularly exotic adventure,but it was MY mountain on a bike that everyone said would be a complete folly and I overcame the my trepadations,tried to turn negatives into positives...( I tried, OK....I tried...!!!) and came out the other end a better person.

umm...that all a bit heavy isn't ,hey, when I bathed in the lake,that water was fucking COLD!!!!!!......LOL
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