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Old 04-29-2014, 10:15 AM   #121
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If you follow the great advice mentioned earlier and come through backbone rock give me a shout. I'm just a few minutes from the area. Be glad to show you around if I'm not at work! Lots of great roads in a very small space!
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:19 AM   #122
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Do yourself a favor and spend at least 1 day to ride around the Blacksburg, Va area. State 311 North out of Salem over into WV and wonder back to 460 in Christiansburg,South on route 8 to Tuggles Gap all the roads around here are great. I have a dry Shop in Radford if its still raining when you come through. Mike
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:40 AM   #123
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Looking forward to the adventure. Hit me up if you need anything in DC. Tons of rain at the moment :(
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:43 AM   #124
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Send me a message if you make it to Cleveland, Ohio
Looking forward to reading about your adventures.
Enjoy the journey.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:49 AM   #125
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Welcome to the states Weronika. Good thing you headed south quickly. It's getting cold back here in NY.
Have a great trip.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:31 PM   #126
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So I guess you're passing through the District (DC) right about now. It's just too bad that I didn't find this until today. My office is downtown, and there's really a lot to see and, more importantly, it's for *FREE*.

Anyway, good luck with your adventure, W.
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Old 04-29-2014, 04:04 PM   #127
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The expedition has begun but the beginnings were not easy. 24 hours before departure, I thought I’ll get crazy. Nothing went right… sometimes I thought that some people forget where I was going… like I would just ride a 100km trip around the home.

On Wednesday, I show up at the airport to fly off into the direction of my dreams with a smile on my face, because in the last second to the group of Partners joined Sony Mobile who provide smartphone Sony Xperia Z1 , which will capture all the fleeting moments during this trip. (With 23kg baggage limit I was terribly glad that I will not have to carry a DSLR camera with all the lenses. Additionally, this phone is waterproof… so screwy the rain

Somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean it occurred to me that it wasn’t a dream. And from now on I will be on my own and I can count only on complete strangers… the only question was… will they want to help me?

So far, I can say that this help for me is a little bit intimidating. First three days I couch surf in apartment of Polish girl who lives in New York for a last 5 years. Monica thank you dear for your help! You made the acclimatization much more easier.)

Big thanks also to the Guys from Triumph Westchester. They prepared Bonneville perfectly to the road. In addition, I can admit that my jaw dropped on the floor when I crossed the threshold of the dealership… of course motorcycles were beautiful… but surprise was the fact that the owners of this place are two Poles!

There was also setback :P from New York I wanted to leave about 9am, but the driver sent by the dealership had mistaken… Brooklyn with Manhattan. The result?! I jumped on Bonneville after 4pm… and I had still to ride 379km. And at the end someone turned on the faucet and added a few lightning. Delightfully right?! And all this on the first day in the saddle on American soil.
To Baltimore I arrived just before 10pm.






























More pic's here: http://ridingacross.com/?page_id=9

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Are here riders from Buena Vista/Natural Bridge/Lynchburg or Roanoke in Virginia?? I'm looking for a Couchsurfing Host for one night :) I'll be there in the end of this week.

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Old 04-29-2014, 04:33 PM   #128
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I assume you have been here, lots of people offering up places to stay, just a phone call, or PM away.


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Old 04-29-2014, 05:06 PM   #129
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Welcome to the states V!!

Just wanted to say I'm so proud to see you forging the path for adventurous women in the world... You're a great role model to guys and girls to prove you can do anything you set your mind to regardless of any and all obstacles!! I'm actually heading up thru North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway and wrapping around back to Cali myself.... I'll be stopping in Asheville, NC for a few days this week. Great little mountain town.. If you wind up coming down the parkway, hit me up and we can cross paths over a coffee and say hi! You are bad ass and adventure worthy, obviously you have endless support from all the crazy great characters on this site, so never feel alone if you need help in any way. You are going to have an amazing adventure!! Keep on leaning in!! D
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:23 PM   #130
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You can find Lynchburg people in this thread:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844053
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:46 PM   #131
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Just wanted to say I'm so proud to see you forging the path for adventurous women in the world... You're a great role model to guys and girls to prove you can do anything you set your mind to regardless of any and all obstacles!! I'm actually heading up thru North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway and wrapping around back to Cali myself.... I'll be stopping in Asheville, NC for a few days this week. Great little mountain town.. If you wind up coming down the parkway, hit me up and we can cross paths over a coffee and say hi! You are bad ass and adventure worthy, obviously you have endless support from all the crazy great characters on this site, so never feel alone if you need help in any way. You are going to have an amazing adventure!! Keep on leaning in!! D
thank you, thank you, thank you
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:51 PM   #132
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You can find Lynchburg people in this thread:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844053
thanks just i just write msg in this thread :)
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:15 PM   #133
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Are you riding tomorrow?? Supposed to be really crappy around here
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Old 04-29-2014, 08:26 PM   #134
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Starting my trip in 2 days across US with my bonneville! Excited to follow yours too :)
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Old 04-29-2014, 09:58 PM   #135
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In case no one posted this yet:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=149585

The Tent Space thread
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