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Forum: Vendors 04-13-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
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?
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
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, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
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, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,796
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Most excellent!

Looks like a great time. Thanks for the DR Skip!
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
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, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
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, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
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, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
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, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
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, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
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, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
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, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
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, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 622
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: Orange Crush 03-16-2013, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,541,693
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, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,173
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, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7,760
Views: 7,045,608
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, 05:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,425
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, 06:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,487
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, 06:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,327
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, 12:24 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,576
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
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 43,716
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Preliminary report from the coroner

Our little Katooms arrived back from New Mexico last week and we got them off to the wrench's for an autopsy on my little guy. With his head opened up, they found...

Carbon...

Lots and lots...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-20-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,039
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Fred, Its all part of the camera itself. ...

Fred,

Its all part of the camera itself. It's built right in. All you have to do is turn it on and it does the rest. Then you download the video to the contour site and link to ADV. Nothing...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,039
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Mr. Smooth (Skip Wareham) Shows His Stuff

Mr. Smooth, shows his stuff. All economy of motion, no wasted energy, he just glides and the bike turns. Great stuff! :clap

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,039
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Ron and Mary Richard Riding in the Woods

Ron and Mary Richard rode DARC III and showed their good form...


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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,039
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Some Video From the Helmet Cam

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-18-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,039
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Now How Much Fun Was That?

Every time you ride with Fred and the DARC crew its fun. Throw in VT and Skip taking pics and what happens? A great ride. Thanks Fred and Skip for another great ride and thanks to everyone that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By 2touringtheworld
If Rick has to do a flyby first... I'm probably...

If Rick has to do a flyby first... I'm probably just walking it. :D
Forum: Vendors 06-27-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 94,963
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Rig Was Awesome

We put this in our TAT ride report already, but we had to chime in on this thread. I bought the GeigerRig 1600 for our TAT ride and it was indespensible! We left a bit early to beat the heat, but we...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 43,716
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Dave, You were and are very right with what...

Dave,

You were and are very right with what you said. Although my little Katoom did indeed suffer a temporarily terminal failure, cooler heads have prevailed and we have started to plan the next...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 43,716
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Lee and George, Thanks for the best wishes....

Lee and George,

Thanks for the best wishes. We will get back and finish the job soon. Our best to you both for most excellent riding in the future!

Mike and Kim
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 43,716
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Rufus, Thanks for that info. It's nice to...

Rufus,

Thanks for that info. It's nice to have the real story. Thanks for taking the time to let us know! :clap

Mike and Kim
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 43,716
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Detour

Oh yeah, I forgot to tell you, there was also a little detour involved. Yes indeed.

http://kimike.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycle/TAT-06-13-2011/i-xhrVrGR/0/XL/023-XL.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 43,716
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Running out of time...

Time had run out for my little Katoom. The engine had well and truly blown up. So I called U-Haul to rent a truck to get both bikes to Santa Fe where Kim and I had originally intended to end our...
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 43,716
Posted By 2touringtheworld
ta2240, Nope, you didn't miss anything. My...

ta2240,

Nope, you didn't miss anything. My bike is still in transit (it probably won't arrive until early July) so I won't get a good look at it until then. My best guess is that it is a valve...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 43,716
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Off the TAT

Sojourn,

I believe that Frostbit and MaryLee intended to stop in NM so they are on course. Kim and I would actually have stopped there as well but at a differrent destination.

However, we...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 43,716
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Us Too!

Christian,

We too are sorry that we did not get to meet in person and that your adventure had to end early as well.

Hopefully our paths will cross in VERY short order.

All our best!
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 43,716
Posted By 2touringtheworld
Abenteuerfahrer, I'll shoot you a pm tomorrow. ...

Abenteuerfahrer, I'll shoot you a pm tomorrow. :D

Mike
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