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Old 09-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #166
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Great ride report. I live in Victoria BC (and work for BC Ferries, so I hope you enjoyed your trip) and it is always cool to see it in pictures.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:24 PM   #167
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Thanks for the pictures. Many dealerships should look at those to see what a proper garage is.
lol, yeah I wonder the same thing. Really isn't that hard to make it look like that. I painted it all myself and the pictures on the wall are all mine and are mounted canvas prints.


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Given the look of your garages, you must spend time at The Garage Journal Forum.
I go on there from time to time. Actually got a great forum member discount for the black RaceDeck flooring you see in the pictures.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:26 PM   #168
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Great ride report. I live in Victoria BC (and work for BC Ferries, so I hope you enjoyed your trip) and it is always cool to see it in pictures.
The bc ferries are great. As I mentioned in the RR, they are hands down a lot nicer than the Washington State Ferries. We'll be back soon for sure. Do you work on the ferries?
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:18 PM   #169
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And yes that's our personal garage. It was something I always wanted and I now have a history (among family and friends) of redoing the garage in the different homes we've had. And I'll say this first: yeah, yeah, yeah....I know it's too clean and too this and too that, but to me it's another room in the house, my man-cave if you will, not just ...
Excuse me but that is not another room in the house...it is THE ROOM!!!
And it seems you like "euro motors": Mini, TT, Ducs..

Thank you VERY MUCH for this great RR!
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:16 PM   #170
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Ok new cameras...
Ok photoshop...

...stillsome of your pictures are too cool!

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:10 AM   #171
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Nice RR with nice pics,
I got so in to it I'am planing to do my own first roadtrip, now I (we me and my gf) just got to start planing, at least the dates but probably it will be one week in Norway with som nice roads and sceenery.
So thanks!
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:39 PM   #172
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Nice RR with nice pics,
I got so in to it I'am planing to do my own first roadtrip, now I (we me and my gf) just got to start planing, at least the dates but probably it will be one week in Norway with som nice roads and sceenery.
So thanks!
Glad to have been able to give you guys a little "push" towards planning your trip. I see you're on a Speed-triple so just remember....don't overpack!! ;) U Wear your riding gear all day on these rides and only need basic items for when you get into town (dinner, etc). I make sure to take two shirts, dark and light (both dress shirts and t-shirts) and a pair of sneakers that works with both. In this case a black pair of Nike Free running shoes that also packed light. If it weren't for the other things I take (ipad, tools, air compressor, go-pro cameras, big camera and lens, etc, etc) I'd be able to take just the backpack. Assuming you're riding 2-up, get something like the core-tech saddlebags and have her wear a (light) backpack. Again, that's assuming you're both riding on your bike. If she has her own bike, the congrats!!! :)
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:58 PM   #173
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Great write up and photos. Many of the areas remind Arlene and I of the trips that covered some of the same great twisties. We will now need to go back to the west and take the other roads we missed. We are also looking at hauling the motorcycle to miss the boring and get there sooner. Also the tires do not get the flat spot before we get to the twisties. I like the way you find grrrrreat food "yelp". I notice you do not have rain gear. What is your secret, riding and never coming across rain?
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:26 PM   #174
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Sweet!
If I actually knew how to do the fingers in my mouth whistle i'd be doing that!!
Great photos!
Glad to see the Griots garage stuff!
Check out : www.bridgestreetcottages.com
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:14 AM   #175
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First stop, the gas station. Simple enough. Once there, it's the same ritual; gloves off, credit card in slot, etc. this time though I see Stephanie trying to get her gas cap open. I go on over and sure enough, the gas cap won't open. Can you imagine?? After all the planning, all the waiting, it all comes down to a few pins in a cylinder. This isn't the start we were looking for.
I always take along a spare.


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Old 09-26-2012, 09:41 AM   #176
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I always take along a spare.


lol, that works!!


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Old 09-26-2012, 12:29 PM   #177
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i hated you when i saw your duc, now that you've shown your garage...........


finished up my 4200mi loop through North Dakota & 10 other states, here's a link to the RR. not as well done as this one, but it sure was a fun time.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829203
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:40 PM   #178
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i hated you when i saw your duc, now that you've shown your garage...........


finished up my 4200mi loop through North Dakota & 10 other states, here's a link to the RR. not as well done as this one, but it sure was a fun time.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=829203
lol, thanks man.

Just read yours. Good stuff man!!! That's a hell of a lot of miles in a short time. Well done ;-)


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Old 09-28-2012, 11:40 PM   #179
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Didn't go on the bikes, but figured I'd share some pics from this past weekend when we went to Death Valley (via Yosemite). They say March is a good time to go, with cooler weather than say....NOW:

Yosemite:


Death Valley - Like being on the moon:






Notice the elevation BELOW sea level:


One of the reasons we didn't take the bikes:


This was the temperature when we got there....at sundown:


Premium isn't just what you're getting...it's what you're PAYING:



Sand dunes are really cool:






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Old 09-29-2012, 12:50 PM   #180
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Great RR....can't wait for you guys to take us on your next bike adventure! I fully agree that often the distance between where we are and where we want to ride is too great to permit or encourage riding there. Either riding to get to the point where you really want to ride is boring and dull or it would take far too long given the length of one's vacation. Hauling the bikes to the real starting point makes sense. Maybe that's a downside of living in a country that is so big and stuff is so spread out. Sometimes I think that's why riding in Europe is so attractive to Americans......the landscape, being more compact, makes for better day trips or weekend jaunts. Then too, though, maybe those quaint little villages we love to discover are considered old hat and boring by our Euro cousins! The grass is always greener, perhaps. Again, loved the RR----attention-holding writing and photos! Also nice to see proponents of pared-down packing! Shows there's another way besides loading up with tons of luggage. Way to go!
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