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Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
Trung Khanh to Cao Bang

Hangover, my third-oldest friend.

My eyes were crispy, my head was thumping and sounds hurt. It wasn’t too bad though, the Duck Lady’s moonshine was quality stuff.

After some instant coffee and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
OK Ok, Back on track. Definitely more Mosquito...

OK Ok, Back on track. Definitely more Mosquito grief but a lack of hook-ups until I hit the south.
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
Tien Yen to Ban Gioc

Tien Yen, it was a small town with a cheap motel, just what we needed. We rested up and started our multi-day trek north early in the morning. Most of the roads were pleasant, twisty two-lane...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
Looks familiar: ...

Looks familiar:

http://www.chipbitch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/IMG_20140523_205817627_HDR.jpg

Route 56?
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
Back at it

Hey guys, thanks for all the kind words.

Sorry it's been a while but work got in the way and I had quite the commute. I rode from CT to Las Vegas via the Trans Eastern and part of Trans America...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 341,962
Posted By Cheeseburner
Called the dealer in my neighborhood. He asked me...

Called the dealer in my neighborhood. He asked me three times if I was sure it was the oil fill cap and not the drain plug.

I told him it I was sure and he replied that in all his time working at...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 341,962
Posted By Cheeseburner
Hey everyone, so, I'm an ass and broke my oil...

Hey everyone, so, I'm an ass and broke my oil filler cap while changing the oil.

Does anyone know where I can get a new one?
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
Ha Long to Tien Yen

http://www.chipbitch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Waiting-for-ferry.jpg
Waiting for the ferry in Cat Ba

We got to Ha Long city and Johan -- equipped with a GPS -- took the lead. We filled the...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Cheeseburner
Too bad. Keep us updated on how the trail...

Too bad.

Keep us updated on how the trail is, you'll probably be one of the first down this season.
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
We did have some good times. Duck lady night is...

We did have some good times. Duck lady night is still one of my favorites. Hope everything's going well with you two.
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
Totally man.

Totally man.
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
Yeah, it helped a fair bit too. You should ride...

Yeah, it helped a fair bit too. You should ride it, it was one of the best times I've ever had.
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
Glad you're enjoying it. The best is still to...

Glad you're enjoying it. The best is still to come.
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
Hai Phong to Ha Long

The next day was considerably better.

It was hard for it not to be.

Still though, when we checked out of the whorehouse, we immediately took a wrong turn and spent an hour looking for the...
Forum: Americas 04-26-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Cheeseburner
Hey, I plan on going from Tenn. the New Mexico...

Hey, I plan on going from Tenn. the New Mexico portion starting on May 16th-ish.

That work for you?
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
Hanoi to Hai Phong

Thanks guys. This next part is a bit text heavy as it was too hectic for photos

******************************************************************

We weren’t even outside of Hanoi when I almost...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By Cheeseburner
Hahaha, I try to keep my mom in the dark when it...

Hahaha, I try to keep my mom in the dark when it comes to all things two-wheeled.

I've also started typing up my Vietnam adventures.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=972573

I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
Inception

After a short ride in Nepal (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=952806), visiting underground poker games in Calcutta (http://www.bluff.com/magazine/betting-on-india-19218/) and doing a...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,222
Sticky: TetS
Views: 107,149
Posted By Cheeseburner
Thanks

Got the .pdf Chip. Thanks for all your work down here.
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,935
Posted By Cheeseburner
In country: Ten weeks up, down and around Vietnam

I’ll never own a bigger piece of shit.

The bike cost less than a mediocre handjob at an upscale stripclub and it broke down more times than a John on his drive back to the suburbs.

I loved...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-14-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,422
Sticky: Tet
Views: 134,024
Posted By Cheeseburner
Got 'em

Thanks for everything Chip.

Got the .pdf and I'm looking forward to riding down the trail in a few weeks.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By Cheeseburner
Election Day

The bomb went off west and a bit north of where I was staying. A few people ran to go see what was going on and I was nervous and weirdly excited. I wanted to go see.

Mostly though, I wanted to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 341,962
Posted By Cheeseburner
New horse

Proud member of the XT 250 club now.

Found a '12 XT 250 for $2,800 and snatched it up.

<img src="http://www.chipbitch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/IMG_20140410_021425492.jpg" width="800">
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By Cheeseburner
Some ridin'

The Nepalese visa was simple, cheap and readily available at the airport.

At the airport, you wait in a fairly long line and need to have a passport picture. I, of course, was not ready, but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By Cheeseburner
My hangover was mostly gone when I landed in...

My hangover was mostly gone when I landed in Kathmandu.

After the stoned Nepalese feast -- and a few more days of high pinballing and an ecstasy-fueled Halloween party -- I went to Paris to stay...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 142,208
Posted By Cheeseburner
Thumb Got $20 in my pocket. Well, not anymore,...

Got $20 in my pocket.

Well, not anymore, Wara Wara does.
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By Cheeseburner
Will do. I went to one of their events in Vegas I...

Will do. I went to one of their events in Vegas I think, might've been a Nevada specific chapter though. There were a few good-looking strippers their too. Double incentive.



Loved being in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By Cheeseburner
Hey guys, thanks for all the support and...

Hey guys, thanks for all the support and compliments. I've been kind of off the grid for a while here in Vietnam, I even spent the last few days in the 'custody' -- they sent me to a hotel -- of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-05-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,564
Posted By Cheeseburner
Diarrhea, Democracy and the Himalayas - Nepal ride during the 2013 election

It was the first time I heard a bomb go off.

I thought it was a large firework but hints that I was wrong quickly sprung up. No firework in the sky, no follow up, people started running out of...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 142,208
Posted By Cheeseburner
Great choice, I've been riding around with a...

Great choice, I've been riding around with a bulky DSLR and have found myself not taking pictures because I don't want to pull the beast out.

Switching to a 4/3 Olympus Pen soon with a 20mm 1.7,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By Cheeseburner
We -- I -- drove back and after dropping Amy off...

We -- I -- drove back and after dropping Amy off at her place, I drove the Dolphin to its resting place for winter.

I digested a lot of it on the last ride -- and almost crashed a few times. I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By Cheeseburner
The end

Montreal was the first familiar city I hit since Vegas.

My couch there belonged to an old highschool friend and his girlfriend. He worked for some coffee company thing and had a slight beard. She...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 142,208
Posted By Cheeseburner
Definitely one of the best RRs out there. More,...

Definitely one of the best RRs out there. More, the people DEMAND MORE!
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By Cheeseburner
Yeah it was, looking forward to getting some dirt...

Yeah it was, looking forward to getting some dirt time when the weather gets better now.
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By Cheeseburner
Steaks and breaks

I thought the border would be a bit of a hassle but they only asked me two questions. The first was where I was staying, the second was if I had any drugs or weapons.

They were satisfied with my...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By Cheeseburner
Boats and Hos

I raced through Nebraska and camped in Iowa.

<img src="http://www.chipbitch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Nebraska1.jpg" width="800" height="533">

The rest stop I pulled over in had no picnic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 143,851
Posted By Cheeseburner
I agree with style and passion, but I don't agree...

I agree with style and passion, but I don't agree that we're destined to lose.

We have one ENORMOUS advantage over the leg draggers, we can procreate. Granted, if the world's overrun we probably...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By Cheeseburner
CO and ST

The Dolphin cruised into Colorado by lunchtime.

<img src="http://www.chipbitch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Colorado1.jpg" width="500" height="750">

I was starting to feel a bit underweather...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By Cheeseburner
Ca, nv, ut

The curvy, downhill Yosemite roads spit us out into the straight, flat California desert.

<img src="http://www.chipbitch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Murrca21.jpg" width="800" height="533">...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,225
Posted By Cheeseburner
Breakfast of champions. The Dolphin didn't...

Breakfast of champions.

The Dolphin didn't make it to Vietnam, got sold and then I bought a different bike here.
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