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Old 05-26-2012, 07:12 PM   #91
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I had a tight deadline to get to LA, not much time to linger but there were some impressive views to see, first of all crossing the Rockies themselves, some great twisting roads



and even the occasional snow patch





detours and road closures got me a bit off track, when I wasn't expecting to be on dirt



sorry, got to go give a talk now, the audience are awaiting me, more later
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #92
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Talking Pasty Alert

I've met up with a few ADV Riders yesterday and today, some of them have been asking about pasties and I've shown them the pasty bumper sticker I have. Us Brits were a bit slow to catch on to the bumper sticker thing, but they've even managed to filter down to us in Cornwall.

Here is a popular one, which if you know Cornwall is quite funny

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Old 05-27-2012, 09:45 PM   #93
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Pissed Into the Dry Country

Damn just lost the whole page because I accidentally hit the backspace button...don't you hate when that happens?

You can get the photos, but I'm too tired to do all the words again so brief notes...
ski resorts closed, when I had hoped to get a snowboarding session in.
motionless chair lifts beside the highway.




lots of downhill and out into the arid landscape of Utah


Tennessee riders who were horrified by the fact I was going to be camping rough that night- and even more concerned that I didn't have a gun




loving the landscapes and taking selfy pics as I ride - that's my Tiff patent sunshade made from a piece of card and sellotape


following the gravel tracks to find somewhere for my tent




finally finding a good place and having a humming bird dive bomb me as I put up the tent, time for a sunset prtrait of me and Thelma

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Old 05-28-2012, 02:54 AM   #94
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Tennessee riders who were horrified by the fact I was going to be camping rough that night- and even more concerned that I didn't have a gun.
I'd be more concerned if you did
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:27 PM   #95
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I go to the best places for lunch, here I am in the shade around the side of the petrol station, eating junk food and fruit. Happy to be out of the sun and enteratining the garage cashiers with tales of my travels, although they were relating more to the minimum wage deals in the UK vs US and the cost of renting in Cornwall compared to Nevada- much cheaper in US they reckon.

I may be looking like I've got a Bobby Charlton combover but actually it's just a bit of a windswept look.

Hmm, decision time, Vegas or LA



the world's biggest caravan, actually I was trying to get a picture where it looked as if Thelma was towing it, but the State Troopers came over for a glare at me so I made a hasty exit.

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Old 05-29-2012, 11:02 AM   #96
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Los Angeles?

When? Where? Details pls.
btw; not a caravan...
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:07 PM   #97
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When? Where? Details pls.
btw; not a caravan...
It's my RR so I can call it a caravan if I want

just found out that the Yanks call them trailers- that's something we use to transport horses and livestock in England.
Sorry, no talks in the LA area, the shops there didn't seem that interested, so I just had a relaxing time with friends and sorting out Thelma, you could have come round to Erdem's for the overland chats we were having..
Or you could have ridden over to the Overland Expo (in Flagstaff) to hear me and many others talk and present about a myriad of fascinating destinations around the world. maybe next time, or maybe in SF if they get a date sorted there.

meanwhile a picture to be going on with

The Nevada Highway Hounds



they were so cute, I wanted to take them home.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #98
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Pissed Desert Life

From quiet empty highways


to the chaos of Vegas, where I barely managed to grab some shots as I rode through- on my own I didn't really fancy stopping, maybe next time




don't worry I'll get it tilted the right way up.
off into the desert next...


Trying to be discreet with Thelma in the Mojave



I must have got far enough off the beaten track because our only company was Eddie, who I think must be a wild mule (do you have those in the Mojave?)- he was pretty frightened and wouldn't come any closer than this...yep look closely enough and you will see him peering out. I'm not sure how to to get the shot zoomed in any closer.

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Old 06-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #99
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #100
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Where is Tiffany now?

Echoing somewhat LiveWire's post, where are you now, Tiffany?

And I have another itinerary-related question - do you plan on making it to Nakusp for the HU Meeting in late August?

Thanks for the pictures and commentary on what we here in N. America usually take for granted. Just as when we Canadians and Americans travel around the world and marvel at the cultures we see elsewhere, people traveling here from somewhere else in the world see NA contrasted to their own experience and culture.

It's fun to some of our part of the world through your eyes! So please keep the pics and commentary coming!

Thanks

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Old 06-02-2012, 12:45 PM   #101
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Echoing somewhat LiveWire's post, where are you now, Tiffany?

And I have another itinerary-related question - do you plan on making it to Nakusp for the HU Meeting in late August?

Thanks for the pictures and commentary on what we here in N. America usually take for granted. Just as when we Canadians and Americans travel around the world and marvel at the cultures we see elsewhere, people traveling here from somewhere else in the world see NA contrasted to their own experience and culture.

It's fun to some of our part of the world through your eyes! So please keep the pics and commentary coming!

Thanks

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We were fortunate enough to have Tiffany as company last night here in Northern California. If you have the opportunity to hear her speak, by all means do so. She's got some fascinating stories to tell, and Thelma is a real feast for the eyes.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:55 PM   #102
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Echoing somewhat LiveWire's post, where are you now, Tiffany?

And I have another itinerary-related question - do you plan on making it to Nakusp for the HU Meeting in late August?

Thanks for the pictures and commentary on what we here in N. America usually take for granted. Just as when we Canadians and Americans travel around the world and marvel at the cultures we see elsewhere, people traveling here from somewhere else in the world see NA contrasted to their own experience and culture.

It's fun to some of our part of the world through your eyes! So please keep the pics and commentary coming!

Thanks

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Hi Ian
glad you're enjoying my RR, unfortunately I won't be at Nakusp as I fly home to the UK at the end of July- a shame as I had such a great time when I was there two years ago, it really is an idyllic location. Enjoy.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:06 PM   #103
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Cool2 Mojave Camping

Another beautiful camp spot



a bit off putting to find this on the ground in the morning,


and then later having to confess to carrying a bullet...is there a law against carrying concealed ammunition? is it even safe?

trying to get out of the arroyo was harder than getting in



the sand seemed to get softer



the other cute highway hound.



breakfast, a few miles down the road at Peggy Sue's Diner, which I'm sure many of you are familiar with.

and YES!! they serve tea, although I have learnt the hard way that I need to ask for HOT tea- otherwise it's a cold, sweet drink which bears no resemblance to real tea.
The waitress was dressed for the part as a diner waitress




I'm not sure what happens in some parts of America, do you just run out of names and inspiration for things to call places..this is a classic one

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Old 06-04-2012, 06:31 AM   #104
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I'm not sure what happens in some parts of America, do you just run out of names and inspiration for things to call places..this is a classic one

LOL!!! I remember thinking the same exact thing when I drove past that road!!
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Buddy of mine from the Army grew up not too far from "Zy-Zick" Rd. Here is the wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zzyzx,_California
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