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Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
I reached the top of Florida Mountain and...

I reached the top of Florida Mountain and continued east across the plateu...the sky growing steadily brighter as I progressed...and I was speeding...hoping to reach some sunlight and some warmth. As...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
Right around this time of year...40 degrees...

Right around this time of year...40 degrees becomes t-shirt weather. Hell, I'd be wearing shorts and doing yard work if it were 40 today. But at the end of the summer, 40 feels COOOOOOOOLD. I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
THe bike is lit up like a Christmas tree in the...

THe bike is lit up like a Christmas tree in the perfect blackness of the back roads which will bring me to the locally famous Mohawk Trail and all points east...the GPS...the iPhone...Sirius...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
Up came the garage door...like the creaky...

Up came the garage door...like the creaky portcullis of an ancient castle...light spilling out into the predawn darkness...silence...stars...

Within...the heroic knight kisses the fair maiden...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
I looked out the bathroom window...dark...clear...

I looked out the bathroom window...dark...clear sky...stars...no rain! This trip is at least starting better than the last one. I collected up my toiletry bag and made my way downstairs...

...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
Definitely not a no on the Trans-Lab...and I know...

Definitely not a no on the Trans-Lab...and I know what you're saying about Maine...I've spent numerous trips banging around Big Paper COuntry and chasing moose. I could spent a month exploring...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! 5:00 AM ...

BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!


5:00 AM


I have no idea how much research and product development went into the modern alarm clock, but that sound is quite possibly the worst sound in the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
Friday night I was checking some emails and the...

Friday night I was checking some emails and the weather forecast when I received a private message from a guy on the BMWMOA forum.

"Hey Ross, just thought I'd remind you in case you've overlooked...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
Tom actually set out from his home in upstate New...

Tom actually set out from his home in upstate New York on Friday morning. He was going to visit family in Maine, sleep at his sister's in Bath, and then meet me at an exit in Topsham, ME on Saturday...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
By Thursday night, I had packed and repacked...

By Thursday night, I had packed and repacked multiple times...verified air pressure, oil level, battery voltage, and brake fluid. After the clutch troubles I had on the Colorado trip, I had removed...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
OK...OK...I'm back in business. I've been...

OK...OK...I'm back in business. I've been struggling with this ride report a little bit. My last report really revolved around making fun of my buddy Mike for a week straight. We've been friends...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,108
Posted By Hondarider
That's some beautiful work right there. YOu...

That's some beautiful work right there. YOu should be proud of that for sure.
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
I guess a thread without pictures doesn't gather...

I guess a thread without pictures doesn't gather much momentum. I'll try to fix that.
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
I checked in for the second time at 10:30 and...

I checked in for the second time at 10:30 and the same officious gentleman told me that I'd have to wait until 12:15...not even a hint of flexibility...this guy was the model of compliance and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
From what I had read, it seems that the recipe...

From what I had read, it seems that the recipe for getting through the renewal process is VERY specific. YOu need to have copies of just the right documents...multiples in some cases...arranged in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
So after reading just about everything on the...

So after reading just about everything on the internet in regards to getting your passport quickly, I decided that I would go to the nearest regional passport agency and take a shot. Unfortunately,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
Then I read about a fellow traveler who had found...

Then I read about a fellow traveler who had found herself in a similar position and had gone directly to the regional passport office and managed to beg and plead her way into a passport on the same...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
Like Cameron Frye discovering 304 miles on the...

Like Cameron Frye discovering 304 miles on the odometer of his father's Ferrari in Ferris Bueller's Day off, I freaked out.

It was Labor Day weekend, Monday was a holiday, and I was utterly...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
Thanks for the kind offer to look after my wife...

Thanks for the kind offer to look after my wife during my absence. I'm constantly surprised by the giving nature of people. So many of my "friends" are always volunteering to look after my wife while...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
So here comes the first plot twist... So...

So here comes the first plot twist...

So its Saturday on Labor Day weekend, 31AUG2013, and I'm packing the bike. We're leaving in precisely 7 days...just 4 business days. I've got my handy...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
I suspect the wife wouldn't be too keen on...

I suspect the wife wouldn't be too keen on that...especially since my Jeep is a stick and she can't drive it. She'd be stranded wherever I left her.:D
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
It took a bit of fiddling, but I finally found a...

It took a bit of fiddling, but I finally found a combination of mounts for my electronic doodads that wouldn't obstruct my gauges, the bars, or my vision. Once I paired everything up with the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
The next best thing to having someone to talk to...

The next best thing to having someone to talk to all day is having someone interesting to listen to...

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i334/rbcsci/Nova%20Scotia%202013/DSC05920.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
The trip is approaching quickly and I've got some...

The trip is approaching quickly and I've got some preparation to do. I'd been trying to talk Tom into buying a Scala headset for the ride so that we could communicate without the typical series of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 67,250
Posted By Hondarider
Oh yeah...I'm terribly annoying as a rule...I...

Oh yeah...I'm terribly annoying as a rule...I assume ditching me for a week is a vacation in itself.
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
All right...time to recap...I'm about a week away...

All right...time to recap...I'm about a week away from setting out on a motorcycle road trip to another country (Canada is almost another country)...we've got ferry tickets...4 nights worth of hotel...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
After surveying the map, measuring distances,...

After surveying the map, measuring distances, looking at drive times, and reading the ride reports of fellow riders, I decided that nights 3 and 4 should be in Ingonish, Cape Breton Island...up near...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
Not knowing much about bike travel in Nova...

Not knowing much about bike travel in Nova Scotia, I reached out on a couple touring forums for advice. One thing I heard was that I had not set aside nearly enough time to see N.S....a week...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
The first topic of debate was whether or not to...

The first topic of debate was whether or not to take a ferry across the Bay of Fundy from St. John, N.B. to Digby, N.S. I was initially on the fence due to the time constraints associated with making...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 67,250
Posted By Hondarider
Unfortunately, sister #4 is getting married this...

Unfortunately, sister #4 is getting married this spring. Sorry. I credit their father with making them strong and independent women while setting the precedent for boys and their need for toys and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
While a couple of his buddies remained...

While a couple of his buddies remained noncommittal about whether or not they'd be going, it was time to start making serious plans. I generally resist making reservations on a motorcycle...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 67,250
Posted By Hondarider
I cannot overstate the importance of an...

I cannot overstate the importance of an understanding wife (or husband I suppose) in any of these endeavors. Without her support and willingness to play the role of single parent in my absence,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 67,250
Posted By Hondarider
We ate well...no fast food or gas station egg...

We ate well...no fast food or gas station egg salad sandwiches this time around.
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
Tom had given up on the notion of buying a BMW...

Tom had given up on the notion of buying a BMW and was planning to ride his ElectraGlide instead. This concerned me a little as my primary goal of the trip was to reach Meat Cove on the northern tip...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
As the trip got closer, Tom's buddies started...

As the trip got closer, Tom's buddies started dropping like flies. This seems to happen with any big trip you're planning. At this rate, the trip was shaping up be another "Hope and Crosby Road to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
IN the following days, a flurry of emails and...

IN the following days, a flurry of emails and text messages passed between Tom and I. He was still shopping feverishly for a new bike and gathering up equipment for a road trip. His riding buddies...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
I immediately started making plans... ...

I immediately started making plans...

http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i334/rbcsci/Nova%20Scotia%202013/NovaScotiaTripPicture.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
The wife's a saint! Either that or she secretly...

The wife's a saint! Either that or she secretly hates me and prefers when I'm away. Either way...I'M FINALLY RIDING TO NOVA SCOTIA!

I immediately texted Tom "I'm in!"
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
I returned home mid-afternoon... "How was...

I returned home mid-afternoon...

"How was the ride?" she asked

"It was good"

"Where did you go?"

"You know...up through Vermont...over towards Lake George...stopped at the lodge to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,424
Posted By Hondarider
So I told the wife I was going out for a SUnday...

So I told the wife I was going out for a SUnday morning ride...no particular destination...just a ride...no ulterior motive...

2 hours later I was hanging out with Tom while he wrestled with a...
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