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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-18-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Love in Lake Tahoe

Billy picked me up from the airport. I leaned deep into his arms for a long, warm hug. After having so much fun on my own in Hawaii, I had missed him. We picked up the Radian with all my gear and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-11-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Hawaii- Part 2 of 2

Blue Blaze to Paradise Continued

I had just a couple days left on Maui. Mimi encouraged me to rent snorkel gear, something I had my own reservations about. The idea of splashing around shark...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-21-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Hawaii- Part 1 of 2

Blue Blaze to Paradise

As the end of the summer drew near, my longing to hit the road again became strong. My desire to be on the Radian, traveling solo distracted my mind. I imagined the wind,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-21-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Stay Tuned

Surprise!! I'm still alive and am working on this when I can....even if it takes me ten years.

Stay tuned! I will be posting a new bit soon...like today :)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-12-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Lol, not married and no babies (thank God). Just...

Lol, not married and no babies (thank God). Just working hard and hoping to finish this story soon so the book can be done!!

Thanks for checking in!!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-12-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Thank you so much for sticking with me! I am...

Thank you so much for sticking with me! I am working on the next one, although slowly. So hard to find the time and words sometimes. I did publish a shorter version on RideApart this summer that I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-01-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
I'm Alive!!

Thank you all for your concerns and interest in the rest of my story. I promise it is something I think of every day but unfortunatrly I just haven't had the time to work on it this summer. As some...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-29-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4,210
Views: 2,297,997
Posted By ruffntuff
Sure it's not petrified turds?:rofl

Sure it's not petrified turds?:rofl
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-24-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Hayasa Motorbikes

Hayasa Motorbikes
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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-23-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Stay Tuned

Thank you all for your patience and support....I am still alive and working on the next installment!

As I have said this before it gets harder to write but not less enjoyable, and getting all the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-26-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 342
Views: 108,231
Posted By ruffntuff
Motorcycles Heal!

It is amazing how healing motorcycles really are. I too made a similar journey a couple summers ago now, hard to believe. I'm still working on my ride report. Ha!

My brother was killed on his...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-24-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Have no fear, I will get to the end of this story...

Have no fear, I will get to the end of this story if it's the last thing I do. Thank you for your patience.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-15-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
So sorry for loss, I hope you are managing well...

So sorry for loss, I hope you are managing well and I'm happy my story can provide you with some comfort and relief. I'd be happy to meet you and any other reader that may live close by. Just send...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-15-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Lane Splitting San Francisco

Lane Splitting San Francisco

Although I had my “Big City” cherry popped in Vancouver, I was still anxious about commuting in San Francisco. Like Jules in Vancouver, Lena was an excellent guide to...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-30-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Cloverdale - Oakland, CA

Part 2 – Day 8
July 7th, 2012
Cloverdale – Oakland, CA: 90 miles

There’s something about waking to the call of a rooster that makes me feel at home. I didn’t grow up on a farm, but I always...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-11-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Crescent City - Cloverdale, CA

Part 2: Day 7
July 6th, 2012
Crescent City – Cloverdale, CA: 290 miles

Billy and I slept in, snuggled under the sheets, curled in each other’s warmness. Motivation to leave our comfy sanctuary...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-24-2013, 08:49 AM
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Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Portland, OR - Crescent City, CA

Part 2: Day 6
July 5th, 2012
Portland, OR – Crescent City, CA: 484 miles

After Dan died, I kept telling myself, “I will never fall in love.” I lived with his wife for two years while I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-18-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
read every work eh?

What was that you said about reading every word?
Sorry Oh-Bee-wan, just wanted you to know I did my research. ;)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-15-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Portland, OR

Part 2: Day 5
July 4, 2012
Portland, OR

It was a beautiful day in Portland for the 4th of July. The sky was blue and it was in the 70’s. It was one of the few clear days Portland gets in a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-13-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
I am honored to of been such an influence. Good...

I am honored to of been such an influence. Good luck on your own adventure!

anna
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-13-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Thank you so much!! Feedback like this really...

Thank you so much!! Feedback like this really keeps me motivated to keep working on this story and re-live my adventure in a way. I'm sorry the progress has been so slow. Thanks for following and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-13-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Thank you!! I still have SO much more to write,...

Thank you!! I still have SO much more to write, don't you worry....and at my rate it will probably take me another year ;)....lol. Thanks for your patience and following along.

anna
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-13-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Port Angeles, WA - Portland, OR

Part 2: Day 4
Port Angeles, WA – Portland, OR: 449 miles
July 3, 2012

It rained so hard last night I thought the roof was going to cave in. My bunk sat close to the ceiling. I could hardly...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-29-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
San Juan Island - Port Angeles, WA

Part 2: Day 3
San Juan Island to Orcas Island to Port Angeles, WA: 165 miles
July 2, 2012

As I laid in my tent, listening for orcas, I heard some rustling outside. Peeping out with my headlamp...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 08-11-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
San Juan Island

Part 2: Day 2
San Juan Island: 74 miles
July 1st, 2012

I woke up early from the top bunk in the hostel with bright sun shining through the window warming my face. I smiled and sighed.

I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-21-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Summer has taken me prisoner

Sorry guys....it's been WAY too long. Thanks for waiting.

anna
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-21-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Part 2: Day 1....part 2

Vancouver, BC - San Juan Island, WA: 132 miles
June 30, 2012

I followed 99 south leaving the rain in Vancouver behind me. It wasn’t long before I made it to the tail end of parked cars waiting...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-18-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
So I typically like to write each post to include...

So I typically like to write each post to include the entire day of riding....but since i'm taking so damn long and being such a damn perfectionist, i've decided to just post what I have as I work on...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-18-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Leaving Vancouver

Part 2: Day 1
Vancouver, BC – San Juan Island, WA: 132 miles
June 30, 2012

Everyone told me it rains all the time in Vancouver. In the two weeks I was there, it rained three times. It rained...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-15-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 32,787
Posted By ruffntuff
You guys are going the wrong way!!! Shouldn't...

You guys are going the wrong way!!! Shouldn't you be heading east?! ;)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-07-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
It's an honor to feel I could me a role model or...

It's an honor to feel I could me a role model or influence to your daughters. The thought makes me cry actually. Thank you.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-07-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 32,787
Posted By ruffntuff
Me too me too!!!

Me too me too!!!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-05-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
clearing things up

Before any rumors get started, I am NOT married and it says no such thing on my facebook profile...there must be another Anna out there, imagine that.

And, I am working on the next post, just...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-05-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 32,787
Posted By ruffntuff
Deb, I LOVE your writing!!! So poetic!! Love...

Deb, I LOVE your writing!!! So poetic!! Love that redwood highway too.....rode that on my way to San Fran....wish I was riding with you guys!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-31-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 32,787
Posted By ruffntuff
bear picture

That was the same exact spot where I saw a bear before getting on the ferry!!! Wonder if it was the same one......Loving the pics!!! You guys are are so cute! :)
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-26-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
hiking the AT

Hi thanks for reading!! Several people have asked me about the AT, and I haven't written anything on it yet. However, I am certainly now inspired to. I did journal every day and still have those...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-25-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium
June 18-29, 2012

I was so nervous about my first day at the Aquarium. Worried I was going to be late, I gave myself ample time to get there. I was an hour and a half early...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-20-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 32,787
Posted By ruffntuff
Hurray!!!!

Yay my favorite Alaskan's on an adventure!!! Looking forward to following along :)!!! Come to Virginia!!!! Love you guys!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-28-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island
June 24, 2012

I asked Bill, “If you had one day on Vancouver Island, where would you go?”

He said Victoria was a pretty city and if I was looking to tour around a beautiful...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-18-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 518,947
Posted By ruffntuff
Appologies

I know, I know, I FINALLY posted another report.

Sorry this is taking me so long. Thanks to everyone following along and for your patience. These last couple posts were especially difficult...
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