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Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 06:35 AM
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Thanks for the reply

Thanks, I appreciate information from someone with as much first hand experience as you. Your report is a great inspiration and one way or another I will make it down south. Thanks again
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,110,331
Posted By ADVtortoise
Question

Fantastic report John. As long as your are answering questions about traveling in South America, do you take any anti malaria drugs when in South America? How common is malaria down there? I would...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,959
Posted By ADVtortoise
This is Tom, I am the one with the camera mount...

This is Tom, I am the one with the camera mount and will be going with Don on the trip. I bought the camera mount at a motorcycle show from Chubby Cups. Someday I will probably spring for a GoPro...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 23,802
Posted By ADVtortoise
Great Report

Great ride report. I enjoyed it. I am planning on doing a ride around Lake Superior next summer and I made a note of some places from your report that I want to make sure I see. Thanks for posting...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Don, glad you liked the report and enjoyed the...

Don, glad you liked the report and enjoyed the ride. I was surprised how much work it was for me to write a ride report, but writing it let me relive the trip, which was a great bonus.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Thanks for the complement and I am glad it...

Thanks for the complement and I am glad it brought back some good memories. I am also glad to hear there are good pasties in other parts of the country. I will have to remember this about the Butte...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Yes, that was Whitefish Falls. Thanks for...

Yes, that was Whitefish Falls. Thanks for reminding me what it was. I have often wondered how many great views or interesting things I ride right by without knowing. I know some riders believe you...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Talking Here is an email from my daughter: Great...

Here is an email from my daughter:

Great job on your ride report! You have a good balance of personal opinions/experiences and interesting facts about the places you went. The photos definitely...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Thanks for the comment and for reading the ride...

Thanks for the comment and for reading the ride report.
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Day 8 Saturday, August 18, 2012

My cell phone said it went down to 42 degrees last night. However, once the sun came up it warmed up and was great riding weather. The temperature was in the low 70's until late in the afternoon when...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Day 7 Friday, August 17, 2012

Woke up to good, but cool, weather. My plan for today was to go to the Buckley Old Engine Show. I have never been to the show. They were predicting rain tomorrow so I decided to pack up, go to the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Day 6 Thursday, August 16, 2012

I woke up to a light rain today. Looking at the sky it didn’t look good. My original plan for today was to take a ride up north of Petoskey on highway M119 which is known as the “Tunnel of Trees.”...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Day 5 Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nice weather today. After cooking breakfast and leisurely packing up, I headed towards <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Thanks for the support. I am glad you are...

Thanks for the support. I am glad you are enjoying it.
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Thanks

Thanks <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Gary</st1:City></st1:place> for the kind words, I really appreciate it...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Day 4 Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Don put his motorcycle in line for the ferry in the morning. Motorcycles go on first so they are at the beginning of the line. You can see by the number of motorcycles and cars in line that this is a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
More Day 3

Here is a better map of the route we took. The first map I posted was just an approximation and didn’t have the correct way points. This map also appears to show in gray the route I took from...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Day 3 Monday, August 13, 2012

We stayed Sunday night in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Sudbury</st1:place></st1:City>. Monday morning we...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Day 2 Sunday, August 12, 2012

The weather was much better today. We stopped at the Big Chute Marine Railway. This is the only marine railway still in use in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
More Day One

Here is a map showing the first half of the ride. This was a ride around Lake Huron, not necessarily the lake shore. We took roads that looked interesting. When I got to Michigan I actually spend...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,514
Posted By ADVtortoise
Around Lake Huron 2012

This is my first ride report so we will see how it turns out. This is about a recent 8 day ride I did around Lake Huron. The ride starts off at the southern end of Lake Huron. It goes up around...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 89,390
Posted By ADVtortoise
Donnie, wanted to let you know I read your last...

Donnie, wanted to let you know I read your last ride report and enjoyed it. I will be following this one. I have never ridden in Mexico. But I hope to once I retire in 4 years.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-28-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,807
Posted By ADVtortoise
Great report and great photos. I just did the...

Great report and great photos. I just did the lower half of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Dragon 2 weeks ago. Your photos are way better than mine. Thanks for reminding me how much fun this trip was.
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