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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-01-2015, 08:02 AM
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Posted By poppawheelie
Wow! You did the Pamir! I'll bet that's your...

Wow! You did the Pamir! I'll bet that's your deepest adventure yet? Or is it South East Asia? Can't wait to read about it. :ear
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-09-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Post Script

What a bike! Ride nearly 21,000 miles around the world, slap on Dunlop 606 knobbies, a roll chart holder on the handlebars, and do a National Dual Sport event. :lol3

I did take off the windshield....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-03-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3,805
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Posted By poppawheelie
Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan

Re: Heading for the Stans. Uzbekistan has the most difficult border crossing I've ever encountered. The boarder guards had their hands on everything, pulling out my camera, taking it out of the case...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-02-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 1,078,078
Posted By poppawheelie
I was fortunate enough to visit Durinkuyu without...

I was fortunate enough to visit Durinkuyu without the tourists. That would have ruined it. I was able to explore on my own, hardly saw anyone.
Great pictures of the balloons!
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 111,225
Views: 22,606,389
Posted By poppawheelie
Laugh rtw

I recently (Memorial Day) completed my round the world trip on my beloved DR650.


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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-27-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Thank you, RiderRick, juno, Bayner the Helpful,...

Thank you, RiderRick, juno, Bayner the Helpful, Vitruvian Mike, TimoTheFrench, Muncle, Enduro0125, Oppy, Walter, Polay, and anyone else who chose not to comment, for watching.

:nod :clap :wave...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-26-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Home again

And so ends my round the world trip on Memorial Day 2015. A muted celebration though, because a family member passed away the night before. I celebrate the end of my journey within, as she completed...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-26-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Ohio and Pennsylvania

I continued on two lane blacktop through Ohio. A couple of years ago I worked out a route across Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to avoid Interstate 70 or 80. I80 is particularly distasteful with...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-26-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
I love GIVI bags. The repair part cost all of...

I love GIVI bags. The repair part cost all of $10. Four screws and less than 5 minutes later it's fixed, in the parking lot in Seattle. They absorb impact like a soft bag, but they're secure and...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-26-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 75,386
Posted By poppawheelie
Continues at . . .

Final leg of trip, across the USA at:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1065413
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-25-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Illinois & Indiana - off the Interstate

Wind and rain continue. At least it's not cold. Although I70 is very scenic west of Denver, I don't much care for any Interstate east of Iowa. I did Illinois and Indiana on two lane blacktop, went...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-23-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Iowa

I crossed Iowa today, approximately 300 miles. Iowa's rolling landscape breaks the wind, so I have escaped Nebraska's nasty crosswind. Iowa is not flat, as anyone who has bicycled across it knows....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-22-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Across Nebraska - hypothermia

North east Colorado to Omaha, 400 miles of hard rain, high wind, and cold. Mid day the temperature dropped from 45 to 41. I didn't realize I had mild hypothermia until I stopped near Omaha. I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
I70 through Colorado

I70 in mid Colorado has colorful, imposing rock formations to rival Capital Reef, right on the Interstate.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-20-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Capital Reef

I rode north through Capital Reef National Park to Interstate 70 to continue east.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-19-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
A good day - May 14th

I left Panguitch in 40 degree weather and entered Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-18-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
On a lighter note

Quilt Walkers. Yep, just as it sounds.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-18-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Sometimes things just work out wrong

According to the weather forecast, I could reach Cedar Breaks 2 hours before bad weather. This is what I got.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-17-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Idaho into Utah

Parting shot from Idaho, Malad Gorge, right on I84.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-16-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
A little adventure travel

I sought out a remote dirt track for a bit of off-road. Researched it before leaving home, by way of an old book I have about 4WD travel on BLM properties. I called the BLM in Oregon and Idaho. Very...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-16-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Oregon Trail

I traveled a bit of the Oregon Trail today.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-15-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Day 1

I dropped south, then east through the Columbia River Gorge.

I knew this, the middle paragraph, that is. Very dramatic to imagine the power and the distance.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-15-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Satellite Track

Here's the link to my satellite locator. Click on satellite view upper right and zoom in, lower left.

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0upmTJlgZPtdZXqLlDf7tt5dyC33nesRr
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-15-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Thanks but I'm already past that point. This ride...

Thanks but I'm already past that point. This ride across the USA is not going to be as I'd imagined, a leisurely trip visiting many National Parks and doing some off-road high mountain passes. Those...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-15-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Har! Nice to hear from you. :D Thanks for the...

Har! Nice to hear from you. :D Thanks for the words of encouragement.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-14-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Room Security

That is, the bike is secure in the room.

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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-14-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
Thoughts on the trip so far

Regarding Stage I, I made a huge mistake in going with a tour company. Not because the company did anything wrong, but I did not remain true to my goals, London ---> Moscow ---> Magadan, and cross...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-14-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By poppawheelie
RTW the Easy Way - Part 2 - Final Chapter

After a winter of countless doctor's appointments, various biopsies, treatments, and a recent surgery, it sure is good to be on the road again. Even better I'm now in a country where I understand the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-07-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 1,078,078
Posted By poppawheelie
Yeah, I'd vote for that. A happy way to end it...

Yeah, I'd vote for that. A happy way to end it and settle back in. :ricky

BTW, what makes this such a great thread is that you post often and don't post too much at a time. There's something new...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-20-2015, 05:02 PM
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Views: 1,078,078
Posted By poppawheelie
What he said. :nod

What he said. :nod
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-17-2015, 10:50 AM
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Views: 1,078,078
Posted By poppawheelie
Don't beat up on yourself. Everybody does stuff...

Don't beat up on yourself. Everybody does stuff like that. From the rest of your ride report, I think you're already over it. Enjoy! $200 can't buy the good time you're having. :D
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-12-2015, 04:34 PM
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Posted By poppawheelie
Stans

Just rode through three of them last summer. See PM. BTW "Stan" means land.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-26-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,805
Views: 1,078,078
Posted By poppawheelie
Those orange dots are anal sacks! But you knew...

Those orange dots are anal sacks! But you knew that. :rofl
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-16-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 158,368
Posted By poppawheelie
Fan-f**king-tastic. :clap

Fan-f**king-tastic. :clap
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-04-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 70,047
Posted By poppawheelie
Ditto, Couldn't say it better. :clap :clap ...

Ditto, Couldn't say it better. :clap :clap :clap
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-17-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 70,047
Posted By poppawheelie
Regarding the Tompkins'. Wow, what a memorable...

Regarding the Tompkins'. Wow, what a memorable experience.

Regarding the wind in that area. That's someth'n in't? :eek1 Did you notice you must park your bike with sidestand opposite the wind,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-13-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 70,047
Posted By poppawheelie
Good to know. Looking forward to his...

Good to know. Looking forward to his continuation.


:lurk
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-10-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 75,386
Posted By poppawheelie
Yes, have been through Argentina and Chile from...

Yes, have been through Argentina and Chile from Vina Del Mar, down to Ushuaia and looping back up along the Atlantic. Also have ridden PA to Prudhoe Bay.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-08-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 70,047
Posted By poppawheelie
I know that spot. Whoohoo! Great ride.

I know that spot. Whoohoo! Great ride.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 70,047
Posted By poppawheelie
So it's not all fun and games for you or Alvaro....

So it's not all fun and games for you or Alvaro. Stay cool and ride safe. Ride with others when you can. Do you carry a SPOT or Delorme?
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