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Old 11-11-2013, 08:17 PM   #91
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Hi Colleen and James, I will be keeping an eye on this. See you on the Stahlratte on Dec 6th

See you there. First day and we are bang on schedule!
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #92
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First Pilot/Flying J in Arizona off the 10. I have a frequent Flyer Card for my 'RV'



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Old 11-11-2013, 08:24 PM   #93
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It looked pretty much like this all day.

We 'moving' averaged 63mph by GPS. Tried to stick at 70 per GPS which was 75 on the speedo. Top speed per GPS was 81mph, so we are really being good!

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Old 11-11-2013, 08:26 PM   #94
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Action shot of James in the hot afternoon sun. He remained cool and collective. His poise is perfect. This is before he got his sticker from Flying J!

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Old 11-11-2013, 10:13 PM   #95
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:25 PM   #96
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Have a great trip and thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:38 PM   #97
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Hey Tucker's,
The Newcomb's gang are living vicariously through you and wishing you the best for your trip. Raul was thinking that maybe we could meet you on your way home.
Keep the updates coming and take care of each other.
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That's Awesome, Paul!!! We'll be missing our favorite place in the whole wide world!!!!
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:44 PM   #98
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the tuckers are lucky fu@#^%$. have a great 6 months-will be following along.

I'll be the first to say it-its 2:50 Arizona time-where's the update for the day. couldn't resist

ride safe, ride on, ride smart. The douglas crossing is easy peasy. super good entry point to copper canyon. if you are going that way. once past Buenaventura(I think that's the town) you start some really good roads to creel.
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It's true what you say..... we are lucky fu@#^%$.
We were late to post as the minute we got here.... it was house tour, wine, dinner, more wine, visiting, fire, more wine, well, you get the drift.....
You all were neglected but we certainly weren't! This place is awesome!!!
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:01 AM   #99
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James will comment on the bike set up now we have ridden a full day.

I am so glad I talked to Pro-Cycle and he had me get the 8.3 rear spring for each bike and the .55 single rate fronts. My Dr. Black rides like a new Cadillac on the freeway. It is SO stable and the suspension REALLY works with all my crap piled on. I have factory mid way pre-load and factory lowering option. The bike just glides, it's amazing.

16/42 is rather long in the gearing for anything but freeway blasting. In the city you have to select first gear for most any corner. If you get behind a slow vehicle on the slab and then want to accelerate you 'almost' want to shift down under 60mph. I say almost, because I didn't shift down but rolled on real slow. After tomorrow in Mexico, even on the Toll Roads I think I will put 15/42.

The packing is working good so far. Happy Trails panniers, Touratech top box and Texport dry bag. It's neat and tidy and easy to use.

We have Autocom bike to bike and never said one word to each other all day!

Really need a throttle lock. (Cruise control)

Suzuki OEM speedo is 5mph high from 65 to 85 for sure.

Ipod is nice on the freeway, but I feel it's too intrusive, Colleen can't LIVE without hers.

I didn't check the gas mileage, but we did go 230 before getting gas (Acerbis) and there was lots left in both sides. We've decided to keep both taps on reserve and use sight/odo to monitor fuel level.

Just had some juice and a bagel from the top box for lunch so no $
Bed and dinner hosted by our friends in Goodyear.
Just gas money.

Tuesday we go through Tombstone and Bisbee to Douglas and cross the border in to Mexico We will get our TVIP's in Agua Prieta I suppose.

Our plan is to scoot right down the middle and skirt Mexico City.

Thanks everyone for all your well wishes, it means a lot, it really does.
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Our first day out did not disappoint! We rode happily along the 10 freeway to
Good Year, Arizona. Frances used to weave for me. Her brother Joseph and sister Mari also worked in the weaving business. They were all here tonight and we had a wonderful reunion.

I listened to George Thorogood, Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, The Rolling Stones, Crosby Stills & Nash, Shawn Colvin, UFO, Rocket 350, Alan Jackson,
Bob Seger, Canned Heat, The Eagles, JEM, Los Lobos, Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris, The Ventures on my IPOD today......


James and I are each sporting one..... We have 17,180 songs to go through.... that should get us to Argentina and back!:
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:24 AM   #101
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I really look foreward to reed your comming adventure story.Everything is so good planed, so just turn the switch, and go!
Good luck!



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HANS! How goes the U.S.A. tour? Are you missing your Norway some?
Will you be back in Claremont in December?

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Old 11-12-2013, 12:26 AM   #102
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Great to see that you're off !!!

I'm thrilled and scared for you both !!!

The SpaceMan wouldn't have even considered this trip ........... not enough room in that RED bag !!!!

Good Luck & Best Wishes !!!

Spaceman Kisses
Matt!!!!! It's not too late..... you can catch up..... you're on a bigger bike....
hurryyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
xox
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Old 11-12-2013, 05:43 AM   #103
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I'd suggest if you scoot past DF you do it on the Eastern side and make a stop at Sir Edward James garden of eden at Los Pozas. Worth a stop if you haven't looked it up already.

Located just outside the nice town of Xilitila, North and just a little East of DF.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:41 AM   #105
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I'd suggest if you scoot past DF you do it on the Eastern side and make a stop at Sir Edward James garden of eden at Los Pozas. Worth a stop if you haven't looked it up already.

Located just outside the nice town of Xilitila, North and just a little East of DF.
We'll do some research and see if it fits in. Thanks for the tip
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