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Old 12-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #271
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I would have called it "The adventures of Silver Spoon and Princess".
lol, silver spoon?? It wasn't THAT luxurious!! I mean, We DID stay at some best westerns and Fairfield Inn type places :)



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RIDE REPORT: Me, a blonde, 2 Ducati's.....3,000 miles
CURRENT RIDE REPORT: Part 2: Me, a blonde, 2 Ducati's.....4,000 miles

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #272
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It looks like you guys got a nice bike, in the end. I bought my Tiger used (3 months old), too. Even after paying the shipping from NC, I still saved ~$4400 over new (I have the original sales invoice).
Same here. After shipping and adding the exhaust we still saved a little over $3,500 over that DEMO bike. Making it even better is the fact that this bike is literally like new.




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Old 12-30-2012, 03:07 PM   #273
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Thank you from Northern Spain

Just read your R&R. What a refreshing change to read your report. Not only have you met nice people in your travels, but it appears you and your lovely wife are form the same nice people planet. Thank you so much for sharing, you have a beautiful country, fantastic scenery. And bikes! Oh and garage!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #274
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I like it!!
This is the one from TN? I've not seen that color in real life. I was talking to my GSA today and Helga said she is lonely; I'm thinking SF or hypermotard....
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #275
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Enjoyed the rr, and seriously most of the pics are magazine quality.
You really need some mods for that water heater in the corner though! It is decidedly outclassed, you should be ashamed. There must be a sporty Italian or German model you could upgrade to, or maybe mock it up to look like your exhaust.... Just picking on ya!
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:33 PM   #276
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You really need some mods for that water heater in the corner though! It is decidedly outclassed, you should be ashamed. There must be a sporty Italian or German model you could upgrade to, or maybe mock it up to look like your exhaust.... Just picking on ya!
That's hilarious!! Dude you have no idea how much I hate that damn thing. Fear not....a tankless heater will be installed at some point ;) luckily that thing is on the opposite side of the garage and visually blocked by the truck.




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Old 12-30-2012, 05:42 PM   #277
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At the risk of inciting another "silver spoon" comment (lol)...here's a shot of the better side....




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Old 12-30-2012, 05:49 PM   #278
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to you import the google map to the gps or just input the destinations as you go?
Sorry, I forgot to reply to this:
I input the next day's ride the night before. Since these GPS's sometimes have a mind of their own, I just always make sure to "force" it to take me the way I had planned ahead of time by putting in a good amount of way-points (or via-points). Some of them might be a place we decided to stop at for food ahead of time and others might just be random spots. I find a good thing to do is use the iPhone (or ipad) and drop a pin wherever it is I want to go. This gives me the address with city and zip MUCH faster than the Garmin does


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Old 12-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #279
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We heard good things about the BC ferries and decided to go that route.

Not too sure who you've been gettin your info from but....They do sink ocassionally.

Also hand down The WORST employer I ever had.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #280
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your garage is amazing..... good luck with the new bike. looking forward to many pics of it on the road.

btw, time to update your signature. im guessing the Monster is gone
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #281
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Thank you for the wonderful ride reports and gorgeous photos. I just found this thread tonight and read through it in one sitting.

It made me feel...wistful. I fell in love with motorcycles while riding as a passenger on my boyfriend's Sprint ST. We spent a week in 2010 riding 2-up on Vancouver Island, including Victoria. (The Blue Fox is my favorite breakfast spot there.)

I got my endorsement and spent the summer of 2012 practicing on my CBR250R while my boyfriend was out to sea on the last deployment of his career. I made good progress and was planning on celebrating his return with our first trip over highway 20 to Winthrop on two bikes instead of one.

Unfortunately, it was not to be. He died in a motorcycle accident the day after his return, on August 22nd. In a "small world" kind of coincidence, we would have been in Winthrop with in a day or two of your visit.

It's heartwarming to see a couple share the journey and truly appreciate the time together. Thanks again for taking the time to post.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:08 PM   #282
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Not too sure who you've been gettin your info from but....They do sink ocassionally.

Also hand down The WORST employer I ever had.
A buddy of mine that lives in Victoria was the one that mentioned it. We had also taken in once before. I think it was in reference to the actual ships being nicer, which, they are. We took the Washington State Ferry on the way back and it was perfectly fine. Probably take that again next time since it would be quicker to get to.


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Old 12-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #283
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btw, time to update your signature. im guessing the Monster is gone
Yeah, sold the Monster already. Just haven't had a chance to change that yet.



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Old 12-30-2012, 09:40 PM   #284
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Thank you for the wonderful ride reports and gorgeous photos. I just found this thread tonight and read through it in one sitting.

It made me feel...wistful. I fell in love with motorcycles while riding as a passenger on my boyfriend's Sprint ST. We spent a week in 2010 riding 2-up on Vancouver Island, including Victoria. (The Blue Fox is my favorite breakfast spot there.)

I got my endorsement and spent the summer of 2012 practicing on my CBR250R while my boyfriend was out to sea on the last deployment of his career. I made good progress and was planning on celebrating his return with our first trip over highway 20 to Winthrop on two bikes instead of one.

Unfortunately, it was not to be. He died in a motorcycle accident the day after his return, on August 22nd. In a "small world" kind of coincidence, we would have been in Winthrop with in a day or two of your visit.

It's heartwarming to see a couple share the journey and truly appreciate the time together. Thanks again for taking the time to post.
Candiya, words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. I'm at a bit of a loss for words right now. I just really want to say I'm sorry. Sorry for your loss. Sorry your time together was cut so short.
As you read in the thread, Stephanie and I are very close. We have no children, only each other and family back in our respective home states. For this reason, I DO value the time we share together probably more than most. I watch people go through their day-to-day lives as though it will be there forever. But one really never knows.
I am glad that the stories I've shared here were able to bring back fond memories for you. If I may ask....Are you planning to go forward with some or all of that trip?




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Old 12-30-2012, 10:08 PM   #285
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Cool trip and sweet bikes.

I have the poor mans version... DL650.

It's always sad to hear about somebody going around their last corner.
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