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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:52 AM
Replies: 25
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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: Ride reports 05-23-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
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: Ride reports 05-22-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
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: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
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: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
Posted By poppawheelie
Capital Reef

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

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Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
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: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
Posted By poppawheelie
On a lighter note

Quilt Walkers. Yep, just as it sounds.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
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: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
Posted By poppawheelie
Idaho into Utah

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

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Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
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: Ride reports 05-16-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
Posted By poppawheelie
Oregon Trail

I traveled a bit of the Oregon Trail today.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
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: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
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: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
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: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
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: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
Posted By poppawheelie
Room Security

That is, the bike is secure in the room.

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Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
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: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,307
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: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 925,066
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: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 05:02 PM
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Views: 925,066
Posted By poppawheelie
What he said. :nod

What he said. :nod
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2015, 10:50 AM
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Views: 925,066
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: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 04:34 PM
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Views: 925,066
Posted By poppawheelie
Stans

Just rode through three of them last summer. See PM. BTW "Stan" means land.
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 04:35 PM
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Views: 925,066
Posted By poppawheelie
Those orange dots are anal sacks! But you knew...

Those orange dots are anal sacks! But you knew that. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 146,415
Posted By poppawheelie
Fan-f**king-tastic. :clap

Fan-f**king-tastic. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,516
Posted By poppawheelie
Ditto, Couldn't say it better. :clap :clap ...

Ditto, Couldn't say it better. :clap :clap :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,516
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: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,516
Posted By poppawheelie
Good to know. Looking forward to his...

Good to know. Looking forward to his continuation.


:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 72,417
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: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,516
Posted By poppawheelie
I know that spot. Whoohoo! Great ride.

I know that spot. Whoohoo! Great ride.
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,516
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?
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,516
Posted By poppawheelie
You are going to love the Carretera Austral!...

You are going to love the Carretera Austral! :eek1 Watch for unusual plants and trees and waterfalls coming off glaciers.
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 925,066
Posted By poppawheelie
Merry Christmas, Ed. <a...

Merry Christmas, Ed.

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Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 72,417
Posted By poppawheelie
Hey, nice to hear from you! PM sent.

Hey, nice to hear from you! PM sent.
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 72,417
Posted By poppawheelie
Ship arrived late. Then customs selected...

Ship arrived late. Then customs selected container with my bike inside for through inspection, delaying release even further. Cleared customs at the worst possible time, just before the "Polar...
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 146,415
Posted By poppawheelie
Rolling Hobo: "Then again, given the option, I...

Rolling Hobo: "Then again, given the option, I think most Mongolians would prefer to have decent roads through their huge country. I don't think it's in the common desire of any nation to remain the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 68,516
Posted By poppawheelie
Just stumbled across your thread today. I'm...

Just stumbled across your thread today. I'm really enjoying your pictures and stories, and now I'll be following along. I rode Chile and Argentina, including Ushuaia of course, in 2005.

More...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 146,415
Posted By poppawheelie
Turkey, the Stans, Russia, Mongolia, even Europe...

Turkey, the Stans, Russia, Mongolia, even Europe are soooo different than the USA where land ownership rules. I don't believe these countries have such a concept of every square centimeter belonging...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 146,415
Posted By poppawheelie
Regarding "The Shortcut." Now that's real off...

Regarding "The Shortcut." Now that's real off road Mongolia! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,326
Views: 925,066
Posted By poppawheelie
Hang in there man. We're all watching wishing you...

Hang in there man. We're all watching wishing you good luck.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-22-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 52,960
Posted By poppawheelie
Just tipped off your comment on the first page of...

Just tipped off your comment on the first page of my rtw thread to get to this thread. Didn't notice it there before as I was busy riding round the world.

I love Sportsters and will be following...
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