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Old 07-08-2009, 04:39 AM   #1
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Moose and Mini Travels

Moose and Mini Travels.

Starting from page 1
Doing a 6 months ride around the US with no plan.

Minneapolis - Minnesota: Buying and prepping bikes.
Leaving Minnesota, Riding in South Dakota, The Badlands, Mount Rushmore and Devil tower
Wyoming and bad weather.
West Fest 09 in Colorado
Riding in Colorado, Pikes Peak and visiting Salida.
SALARR (Second Annual Adventure Riders Rally) and Jackson Hole in Wyoming
Great Tetons and Yellowstone
Craters of the Moon and Boise in Idaho
Northern part of Idaho and the Louis and Clarcke trail
Leathbridge, Alberta, Canada
Banff and Jasper NP
Vancouver BC, Mining trip, and Vancouver Island
North Bend WA and single track riding
Bend in Oregon and first snow!
Eastern Oregon, Hotspring and freezing nights.
Northern California and Napa Valley
A visit from Mini's parents including Sanfrancisco, Napa Valley, Route 49, Yosemite NP, Sequia NP, Kings Canyon and Highway 1
Halloween parte and San Francisco
Siearra Mountain range
Death Valley and Las Vegas
Route 66 and Thanks giving in Apache Junction AZ
Two weeks in Florence AZ
Biosphere2 and Southern AZ
Slap City and trail riding
Christmas in Ramona CA
New years in Hollister Hills OHV area
Relaxing in Cancun in Mexico

Complete Video recap

Doing a ride from Sanfrancisco CA to Alaska and back

Flying back to USA
Getting ready.. Atleast mentally
Highway 1 to Oregon
Crater Lake in Oregon
Getting bikes ready in Bend OR
Northern Oregon and dead ends
Seattle, Tractor pulling and TOO much vodka
Vancouver BC
Prince George
Cassier Highway to Yukon
Ross River in Yukon
The long way to Dawson City
Dawson City
Dempster Highway to the ARctic Circle
Alaska and Top of the world highway
Ancorage Alaska
Valdez and Columbia Glacier
Valdez to Haines
Haines Alaska
The inside passage, Haines AK to Seattle WA in three days
Down the Coast, Seattle, Oregon and back to Oakland
Tourist in San Francisco

And the we went back home and did a lot of funny stuff


Superbike in Salt Lake City
AMA Superbike in Elkhart Lake
First week of Minis vacation
Yosemite National Park
Bodie State Park
Bald Mountain, Nevada
Rachel and Litll Alinn, Nevada
Pit Stop in Las Vegas
Grand Canyon National Park
Zion National Park
Natural bridges national monument!
The road to hell...!, MOAB
The road IN hell...!
The Slickrock trail in MOAB.
Weather and Disc Golf
White Rim Trail, UTAH
Arches National Park
Animals and strange noises in the night!
The long road to Reno
Riding, Shooting and cars in Reno
The last week for Mini
Moose in the dust and broken leg
Plane trip home and surgery!

PART 4Starting from page ??????Well We are not sure yet.. Mini got a new job, Im in school but we are hoping to do a 3 week long trip in the summer of 2012 together with Minis parents and her brother.
We will proberly visit some of the places we rode to in part 3 (summer 2011)
It was warm and nice in both california, Nevada and Utah.

But lets see what happens. No matter what... I will do updates on our trip.. Maybe not on the road since it only 3 weeks.. but then when we are done!

The Beginning

Hi everybody

First of... I'd like to present ourself.

Esben aka Moose and I'm 28.
Camila aka Mini is 24.

(Got really bored and played a little in photoshop)

We live in denmark in Europe.
The home country of NFL kicker Morten Andersen og the farytale author H.C.Andersen. You know the guy that wrote "the little mermaid".

The idear.
My girlfriend and I got the crazy idear that we will take about 6 months leave from our studies and go travel. That was about a month ago.
So where would we go? I went to school in Minnesota in 1999 for 6 months.
Why not start there.
Now all the paperwork is done, our stuff is packed dowm and we are ready to leave.!

The plan!

Tomorrow the 9th of July we will board a plane from Copenhagen airport and arrive in Minneapolis just a "few" hours later.

From there the plan i very open.
We just plan to go where you good poeple tell us to!
We have a tent, our clothes and a brand new mastercard. That all that is needed.. Right?
We hope to camp a lot and hope that some of you nice guys will maybe lets us stay at your places also?

We wrote down a lot of places that could be fun to see and plugged it into my GPS. So if why get near the waypoint will pop up.

This is not an excact plan.. not at all.! Lets se where the wind blows

The bikes

The trip will be done on two DRZ400S..!! One is already in stock at GSdiablos place. Number two will be bought when we get there.

The mission.

So why do we do this?

1: To meet you of course!!!
2: To experience nature.
3: To drive some fun offroad tracks.
4: and just have fun

So if would like a visit from us, mayby show us where you live, what you think is fun or just wanna go have a beer. Then please do send me a PM.

This RR

We will try and update this thread as often as we can, post pictures and tell all of you nice guys what we are doing, where we are and where we plan to go.

Hope meet you soon.

Best regards Camilla and Esben

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So just to let new readers know.
The NEXT chapter of our travels begin summer of 2012

Its proberly going to be a family trip together with Minis parents and her brother. Its going to be great.!
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Mini (Camilla) and Mooose (Esben)

Our RR: M & M Touring the states. July 2009 to January 2010

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Old 07-08-2009, 04:54 AM   #2
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Thanks for the intro.. looking forward to your USA impressions and pics. It looks like you're going to cover just about everything there is to see in the lower 48 states

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Old 07-08-2009, 05:09 AM   #3
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Looks like you two are going to have loads of fun.

Those are some serious miles to do on drz400s!

Be safe.
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Old 07-08-2009, 06:46 AM   #4
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Thumb New Hampshire...

Well I would say if you can get around to the upper part of New England....
then you would have a place to stay in New my house...let me know....

We have some great mounains here....and you'll be welcome to come and stay..... Much luck on your travels.....and I wish you all the best.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:14 AM   #5
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hope you have a great time and looking forward reading about it.oregon has alot of great roads to ride.don't forget the oregon coast when your out here.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:49 AM   #6
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It's starting to come together

Just got a email from Moose and he is packing away his computer. He should be landing in the states Thursday eve. I will update this thread once they land
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:08 AM   #7
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2M's: Good luck on your adventure! Have fun and be safe. If you are ever in Chicago and/or metro Detroit I'd like to meet you.
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:43 AM   #9
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Finally there

So here we are. went to bed last night after 30 hours of traveling... only slept a little on the plane and on a cauch in Iceland..
This weekend We are spending a my friends house. Just relaxing and getting used to talking english again.. Hard to get the tungue in the right position :-)
will buy some kind of memory card reader today so I can upload a few pictures for you..

Met up with GSdiablo on the way and took a look a Bike #1. looks great, looking forward to trying it!!
M&M on tour.
Mini (Camilla) and Mooose (Esben)

Our RR: M & M Touring the states. July 2009 to January 2010

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Old 07-10-2009, 04:51 PM   #10
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Subscribed! Good luck guys!
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:37 PM   #11
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Celebrate with a good cigar ... Macanudo. If you do make it to West Fest 09 - there will be two cigs waiting for you (I hope.) Enjoy the weekend up north.

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Old 07-13-2009, 06:20 PM   #12
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Eek Almost died today!!!! but still alive

So we just spend a few days in Pengilly (up north) just chilling out a getting some sleep. (pictures will come)
But today GSDiablo came by and gave us a ride. He had the trailer behind the car so we would go and pick up bike number two on the way back to Minneapolis....
There we where. just driving.. minding our own business.. then out of nowhere a car showed up... He had missed a stop sign and tried to T-bone us.
Luckily he didn't hid the car but he did hit the trailer and took it right of.
Nobody got heart but.. Damm I just saw my whole life flash by!

We got a few picture with GSdiablos camera.


My first run in with State Patrol... He was really nice..

After much waiting and talking we got back on the road... Now with no trailer... at least the car was still running...not like the other one.
We got all the way to Crosslake MN, without anymore crazy stuff happening.
and there it was.. Bike #2.. a nice DRZ400s from 07.. only 790 miles on it.

well the trailer was gone so I had to find all my gear in the bags and drive it back to Minneapolis.
Nice ride and not tooooooo long..
and we all got there in one piece!

Now its time for a cold beer and a good nights sleep.
And we learned our lessen... Do not trust the other drivers on the road.. all they do is try to kill us!
M&M on tour.
Mini (Camilla) and Mooose (Esben)

Our RR: M & M Touring the states. July 2009 to January 2010

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Old 07-14-2009, 05:46 PM   #13
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don't waste your time stopping at the white house. They will likely tax ya for something!
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:32 AM   #15
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Mini here

Well I finally got online the site! Read the RR and now I am ready the join you all. It is my first long, big, exciting, crazy.... travel.

Well I have all you and "the moose" so I am sure that It will be at great and funny travel. I am really looking forward to get on the road.

Well... first the bike has too fit me, we are working on it right now, so when it done, you will hear from me again. It will be get to go on at little run up and down the street. Talk to you soon.

A big hug from me to you.... Mini
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