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Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 12:34 PM
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Posted By aalegado
Videos - Here's a link to the playlist on my...

Videos - Here's a link to the playlist on my YouTube channel of all the videos I took during the ride.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgXc4iG4C1KyBa1uzNMLrBSST4reR5nP_
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Good to hear from you Gary! Climbing Pike's...

Good to hear from you Gary!

Climbing Pike's Peak was spooky. I kept thinking about how much (or how little) I had given how cold it was! I think I mentioned it in a write-up that later in the day...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 130
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Posted By aalegado
...I couldn't get the dog a gift and not give her...

...I couldn't get the dog a gift and not give her something too. :D
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Sorry, I got caught up in adjusting back to life...

Sorry, I got caught up in adjusting back to life in the Real World™. I just uploaded the photos. I owe you guys six write-ups which I will get done before the weekend is done.

I'm still a little...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 22: Hoovah Dam and, Yup, I'm Home ...

Day 22: Hoovah Dam and, Yup, I'm Home

Tuesday, October 14th., 2014

I woke up today knowing that it was probably the last day of the ride. Williams isn't too far from Kingman, 115mi or so....
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 21: The Grand Canyon Monday, October...

Day 21: The Grand Canyon

Monday, October 13th, 2014

This picture sums up the Grand Canyon:
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 20: Windy on the Way to Williams Sunday,...

Day 20: Windy on the Way to Williams

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

I got up this morning and heard howling wind outside. Uh-oh. Took my time getting ready (as usual) and when I finally got outside...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 130
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Posted By aalegado
I appreciate the invitation but I changed the...

I appreciate the invitation but I changed the ride to limit its scope to the southwestern states mostly due to money and time limitations. I would have loved to try some of that chowder!

I really...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 19: Santa Fe to Gallup Saturday, October...

Day 19: Santa Fe to Gallup

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Other than the great view from the road (which doesn't really photograph well), there wasn't much to report today. I basically blasted...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 130
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Posted By aalegado
Day 18: Santa Fe to, uh, Santa Fe Friday,...

Day 18: Santa Fe to, uh, Santa Fe

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Today was called for rain. If I managed to stay ahead of the rain yesterday, it caught up with me today because it rained all...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 17: Trinidad to Santa Fe Thursday,...

Day 17: Trinidad to Santa Fe

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

I woke up and wondering if the weather forecast was right looked out the window saw that it was right: Rain. Or at least, it had rained....
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 16: Pike’s Peak! Wednesday, October 8th,...

Day 16: Pike’s Peak!

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

I have to say this right at the outset: Those guys that actually RACE up Pike's Peak have got to have their jeans custom tailored because...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 15: Gunnison to Cascade Tuesday, October...

Day 15: Gunnison to Cascade

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Not much to say about Gunnison, CO—it was just a town I was overnighting in, sorry to say. No offense intended if anyone reading has any...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 14: Moab to Gunnison Monday, October...

Day 14: Moab to Gunnison

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Yeah, not much to say here. I discovered that I missed an opportunity to check out Black Canyon National Park but there was no time for it so...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 13: Arches, Arches, Everywhere! Sunday,...

Day 13: Arches, Arches, Everywhere!

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Write-up TBD.

Google+ Galleries:

Link to iPhone Photo Gallery (http://bit.ly/Z9aoJ1) | Link to Canon Photo Gallery...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 12: WTF? Why is There Red Dust in Everything?...

Day 12: WTF? Why is There Red Dust in Everything?

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

OK, it was definitely a splurge but I'd never driven on to them before and a UTV would a lot more capable vehicle...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
It was great meeting you too. As I said, one of...

It was great meeting you too. As I said, one of things I wanted to do on this ride was to meet people and you definitely counted as "people." Now I have to find "persons" and my mission will be...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 11: Dinos, A Wooly, and Red Rocks ...

Day 11: Dinos, A Wooly, and Red Rocks

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

OBTW, I finally did the write-up for Day 7 (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25179990&postcount=77)...go back and read...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 10: The Wet Dry Lake and Deeper into the Utah...

Day 10: The Wet Dry Lake and Deeper into the Utah Bush

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Explorer's Journal Entry...

I've landed in the Utah bush-town of Pee-Ri-Cee ("Price" is the closest English...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
I take back everything j said about there being...

I take back everything j said about there being nothing out here. While taking pictures out in the salt flats a fellow ADVer rode up and we chatted for quite a while about life, the universe, and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
I've not really noticed (of course, I've...

I've not really noticed (of course, I've "noticed," I've just not minded) the winds but I've got a lot of experience riding in windy conditions on my bikes (previously a BMW F650GS [the thumper, not...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Not my picture but I did pass this sign and...

Not my picture but I did pass this sign and couldn't get my camera out to take my own:

http://www.funnysigns.net/files/deeth-starr-valley.jpg

This isn't a 'shop. It's an actual sign for an...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Everything from Tongue-in-Cheek to Vulcan...

Everything from Tongue-in-Cheek to Vulcan Seriousness to Outright Bullshit is welcome here. I'm easy.
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Good question. It depends on what kind of life...

Good question. It depends on what kind of life the scooter lives.

I ride my Beverly every day and I ride it like I ride my motorcycle (street/freeway, all range of speeds, all range of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 9: Winnemucca to Wendover. Both of Them. ...

Day 9: Winnemucca to Wendover. Both of Them.

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

I expected to be cold on the scooter today so I put on my Rev-It pants today but I didn't think it'd be too cold so I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 130
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Posted By aalegado
Yeah, go figure.

Yeah, go figure.
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 10:16 AM
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Posted By aalegado
True and you have to cross a lot of it to get to...

True and you have to cross a lot of it to get to the bits that are worth seeing, unfortunately.

So far I've spent so much time getting through California that I've eaten into my original 23-day...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
I'm planning to spend at least two days in Moab...

I'm planning to spend at least two days in Moab because Moab. :D

I did buy an annual NP pass before leaving Vegas as I'd anticipated visiting X number of NP's although to date I've not been...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
In that case (your being an ER Nurse), I'm glad I...

In that case (your being an ER Nurse), I'm glad I didn't see you! I've discovered your Mongolia thread and will be reading up on it when I get to Moab where I'm planning on spending an extra rest...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 8: Reno to Winnemucca Tuesday, September...

Day 8: Reno to Winnemucca

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

A very uneventful ride-day. Two things of note:

Before setting off I dropped by the nearby FedEx Office and posted (do you "post"...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 7: Donner Pass Road and Back to Flat-Land ...

Day 7: Donner Pass Road and Back to Flat-Land

Monday, September 29th, 2014

I'm writing this write-up on Friday, October 3rd and even though that's only last Monday, it feels like Monday last...
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By aalegado
Also consider Freedom Motorcycles. They rent...

Also consider Freedom Motorcycles. They rent Triumph 's full range of bikes.

Yosemite NP is more like 10 hours away if the pass is open. However, if you're riding up CA-395 after riding through...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 6: Cold Ride Up to Truckee Sunday,...

Day 6: Cold Ride Up to Truckee

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Today I rode to Oakland to meet up with cousin for lunch and coffee. I couldn't get in touch with her in the morning but we'd...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Quit My Job, Got Divorced, Selling the House. Phuket, Time for a X-Country Ride!

Day 5: Bay Area Tour

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

My plan for today was to ride up to Bodega Bay because I'd never been there before. I have ridden up CA-1 north of the Golden Gate before....
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 4: Making Even Less Progress Than Yesterday....

Day 4: Making Even Less Progress Than Yesterday. WTF?

Friday, September 26th, 2014

I started the day knowing that I wouldn't be leaving Monterey right away since I'd gotten in tired the evening...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Oh, nuts. Is the snow sticking? I want to ride...

Oh, nuts. Is the snow sticking? I want to ride down the Donner Pass Road...I rode that twisty road 2007 as a brand-new rider and want to repeat the experience but if it's snow-covered that would...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Day 3: Pacific Coast Highway...Actually, It's the...

Day 3: Pacific Coast Highway...Actually, It's the Cabrillo Highway

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

You're riding along a coast road, it twists and turns in and out as it follows the contour of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Whoa, 10,000 bikers in town all at once. The...

Whoa, 10,000 bikers in town all at once. The place will burn down for sure!

At the rate I'm going through California I may JUST make it to Reno by Saturday afternoon. In that case, I won't be...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
Don't know if you've kept up with the changes on...

Don't know if you've kept up with the changes on campus (I haven't) but man, has the place changed. The ring road around the campus core is now blocked off at the Performing Arts Center. I didn't try...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,329
Posted By aalegado
I actually was going to do this when I came up...

I actually was going to do this when I came up with the first route which included a run up the Pacific coast. Somewhere during the coast run I was going get my feet wet and then do the same in the...
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