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Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Back on the gravel

It didn't take long and we were soon back on the gravel. Cattle grazed all along the route but didn't pay much attention to us so we rolled by as we watched each other pass.
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Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Homesteads

Pat,

I agree that the homesteads look to be in great condition. But of the several we saw, none appeared to be occupied. I am going to guess they are used part time when the livestock are in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
End of the day

We found some old homesteads dotting the plains.

http://kimike.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycle/Wander-West-2014/i-tH8B78g/0/XL/Wander%20West%20167-XL.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Wide Open

The wide open spaces continued.

http://kimike.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycle/Wander-West-2014/i-wjszp2r/0/XL/Wander%20West%20140-XL.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Thanks Everyone!

Thanks acidman1968, we had a great time and there's more to come!
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Bike Rental

Juno,

Great to hear from another NH'ite. The trip actually occurred in July of this year. We rented from Colorado Motorcycle Adventures and the bikes were excellent. They even delivered them...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
The Fork In The Road

Just like Yogi Berra once said, "When you get to the fork in the road, take it." So it was on this day. We reached the fork, stopped, looked around and took it.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Ready to roll again

We spent a pleasant night at the Ferris Mansion B&B with an excellent breakfast. It wasn't long before we were off the pavement and on the gravel.

Fairly quickly we were in some canyons...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
So That's What Those Signs Mean

We were enjoying a bit of Wyoming 75 MPH speed limit two lane road and came around a corner to find this...
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Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Back Underway

After the brief stop among the birches, we again mounted the bikes in anticipation of what was to come. We were not to be disappointed.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Gravel At Last

We continued our ride and finally got our first real taste of gravel.

http://kimike.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycle/Wander-West-2014/i-q2cnkzT/0/XL/Wander%20West%20008-XL.jpg

And then we found...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Next Day

When we awoke the following morning, it was a bit overcast but it did not look like it was going to rain. We got off to a fairly late start, but we had a fairly short ride planned so there shouldn't...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Route planning

gregdee

We generally plan routes ahead of time but this trip along with our earlier ride of Europe, I did not plan. What I did was get loaded with maps and the evening before departure, looked...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Nearing the end of the first day

The twisties continued for a couple of hours. Soon we were gaining some elevation and the temperature started to drop. Smatterings of snow could be seen in piles peeking out through the trees. The...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Better late than never

With the daily grind getting in the way, we really did not have time to plan the ride. Normally I plan the route and places to stay prior to leaving. This time, all we really did was rent two nice...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Sorry for the delay

Sorry everyone for posting the teaser and then nothing else. It's been a bit crazy around these parts. But I hope you enjoy the report now that I can start it for real.
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,072
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Kim and Mike's Most Excellent 2014 Western Wandering Adventure

Having ruminated on where to go for our summer ride this year, we've finally settled on "The Western US". Most excellent. But you're probably thinking, "That's not a very specific ride location,...
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By 2touringtheworld
2TouringTheWorld Tries A Book

Hello Everyone,

Well we've decided to branch out a bit and try writing a book on our recent Wandering European Adventure ride. The book is titled:

Mr. Cotton Wanders Europe. Where To Next?
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Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,580
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Sorry

Sorry everyone. I started blogging and as such, published the trip report on Ride2ADV.com. The link to the actual ride is here:

2touringtheworlds Wandering European adventure. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-07-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Thanks

Skip,

Looks like a great ride. Thanks for recording and posting the fun!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-23-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,977
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Most excellent!

Looks like a great time. Thanks for the DR Skip!
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,580
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Omg!

We have a arrived in Andorra. Spain's Pyranees are amazing. In 200 miles I th ink we passed only ten cars. Today had it all, amazing views, twisties and thunder and lighting. To late to post today....
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,580
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Evening comes...

By the time we arrived back at the hotel, we were toast. Hot and sweaty, we dropped into the rack for a couple of hours shuteye. Somewhat refreshed, we decided it was time for dinner 20:30 local...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,580
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Checking out Plaza de Cataluna

We arrived at Plaza de Cataluña and walked around sampling the various statutes and fountains.

http://kimike.smugmug.com/Travel/07122013/i-gKfWNbX/0/XL/20130712_054123-XL.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,580
Posted By 2touringtheworld
What to do, what to do?

We didn't want to lose a day just hanging around so we decided to take in some sights. We grabbed a bus to ride to Plaza de Cataluña. We must have really looked like tourists because people on the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,580
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Making the Best of No Riding? We can still have fun.

We pulled up into Madrid Barajas Airport and figured out our precise location.

http://kimike.smugmug.com/Travel/07122013/i-GFdRJBL/0/XL/20130712_014214-XL.jpg

Then it was into the terminal to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,580
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Making the Best of No Riding? We can still have fun.

We pulled up into Madrid Barajas Airport and figured out our precise location.

http://kimike.smugmug.com/Travel/07122013/i-GFdRJBL/0/XL/20130712_014214-XL.jpg

Then it was into the terminal to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,580
Posted By 2touringtheworld
The Adventure has begun!

We are pleased to report that our little Unplanned European Wandering Adventure has well and truly started. :clap

Most of us arrived safe and sound at the airport. Kim and I are safe and sound as...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,580
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Made it to the airport. The adventure begins...

Made it to the airport. The adventure begins tomorrow morning. Can't wait! http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/12/saja9agy.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,580
Posted By 2touringtheworld
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/11/a7ataze9.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/11/a7ataze9.jpg


You can see that we are traveling light again! :lol3

Only a few more hours until we depart.
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,580
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Laugh Kim & Mike's Most Excellent Unplanned European Adventure

Well we're going to head out this summer again in an attempt to have another most excellent adventure. This time everything is unplanned. Really.

Usually we plan (perhaps over plan) our little...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-13-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Thanks Everyone

Thanks to everyone who offered suggestions and help. It turns out that Kim and I won't make it way this year. But again, thanks to all who tried to help.

All the best,

Mike and Kim
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-27-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Place To Ship 2 Bikes

Kim and I are going to do the Heart of the West ride in July and will be shipping our bikes from NH to the Salt Lake City area. Can anyone suggest a place where we could ship our bikes both ways...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 03-16-2013, 03:17 AM
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Posted By 2touringtheworld
US Deliveries of 1190 Adventure

Kim and I were passing through the Zurich Airport late last week and found a full up KTM display booth with a bunch of models on display. Long story short, US deliveries (i.e. availability) are...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,301
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Aw shucks or something like that!

I am so pi$$ed that I missed this ride. Looks like another DARC gem and with Bob leading, wowee!!! Oh well, maybe next time. Looks like everyone had a great time and even the mishaps got squared...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-08-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8,079
Views: 7,601,349
Posted By 2touringtheworld
My Wife Kim On The TAT and After The Day's Ride

We did part of the TAT last summer, wickedly hot and muggy, but Kim rode through like a trooper. Here are some pics from that ride.
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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-14-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,740
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Thanks to Fredo and Bob

Fredo and Bob,

Another spectacular ride! :clap How do you guys keep doing it? Anyway, as always it was a great ride and I had a great time. Thanks to everyone who turned up and made it moreso....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-27-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,653
Posted By 2touringtheworld
What, no Fredo? Can't be a DARC then can it?

I'd like to make this one, if the work gods will comply I'd like to say "In". Kim is working for sure so if I make it I'll be solo. Sorry Skip. Is this more of a 690E ride or a 990A ride? Fredo, if I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-28-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,548
Posted By 2touringtheworld
DARC IV Eh?

DARC IV eh? I wonder if this will be any fun at all? Fred leading, awesome roads, great people. Let me think about it for a while. IN!!!!!!!
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,088
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Loving this RR and have always enjoyed Iceland. ...

Loving this RR and have always enjoyed Iceland. Keep up the great report. We ride with you both looking over your shoulders as you ride. Oh and CONGRATS!!!! :clap:freaky
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