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Old 11-17-2012, 06:42 AM   #391
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Funny- I stopped at the same fruit stand. No owner berating employees (I would have walked out too) but the Key Lime milkshake was really good, a bit pricey at $5, but good and thick.
Yeah, I am sure we rode the same roads occasionally.
Did you go to the everglades as well?
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:46 AM   #392
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sorry I didn't click on your links before. I notice you are having quite the adventure. I don't think I could do what you are doing SOLO. I get tired of being by myself for long periods. I like to meet up with people on the road too.
I have started reading your blog from the beginning . . . keep the photos flowing . . .
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Hmmmm, I think everyone could do what I am doing. Just got to believe in yourself and be open to possibilities coming your way. I guess I never tire of my own company
I do enjoy meeting people though, but all in all, I am most comfortable being out in nature by myself enjoying the peace and quiet.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:57 AM   #393
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Totally understand your mild level of enthusiasm for the Keys.
In their favor. 1. They are islands.
2. Easy to get to.
3. ?
My history of islands is pretty short. First the Keys, several times. Then some of the Bahamas.
Then several of the Hawaiian Islands.
Nothing else I've seen comes close to Hawaii. I need to get out more but, Hawaii is what I want in an island chain.
Hi bk brkr baker, Cuttle is right, I did spend 23 years in Hawaii on the island of Kauai.
My son still lives there. I am not sure though if I wish to live there again. The cost of living is so high!
When I left a gallon of milk was almost $8! Not to mention the high rent and gas.
Beauty comes at a price!

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Esther did spend decades in Hawaii - off course the Keys won't do it for her.
And honestly, I never got the fascination about the Keys either (or Florida as a whole).
Hey Silke, any snow yet? I wished it was closer by, I would love to be in it for a few days!
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:59 AM   #394
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Hey, quit the dissin'.
LOL! I have to agree with Cuttle, it's just way too crowded here. I see you also live in NC, now that's some pretty country right there!
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:03 AM   #395
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I hope you can still have some adventures while you are working.
Ben
I hope so too Ben! Gonna google some dirt roads and ride them on my time off. That of course depends on how many shifts I got, and on how tired I am.

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Isn't being a punching bag for the rest of the States, Florida's main purpose?
Lol!
I am actually surprised to see how many Europeans, Canadians, and Michiganans there are here!
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:07 AM   #396
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Hey Silke, any snow yet? I wished it was closer by, I would love to be in it for a few days!

we had about 8" a couple of weeks ago - all is gone now... just frost at night.


snow is a total hit and miss here, some winters we get snowed in for days, others we barely get any.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:19 AM   #397
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[QUOTE=NomadGal;20063708]Hi bk brkr baker, Cuttle is right, I did spend 23 years in Hawaii on the island of Kauai.
My son still lives there. I am not sure though if I wish to live there again. The cost of living is so high!
When I left a gallon of milk was almost $8! Not to mention the high rent and gas.
Beauty comes at a price!
/QUOTE]

Yeah, I gathered that you had spent time in Hawaii, sometime in your report.

Sure the living costs are high, but, how much do you spend on heat ? And we ate a lot of free food gathered from the land. Coconuts, lillicoi , guava ,thimbleberries and if I had a gun I would have shot and chowed on some of the damn goats back in the Kalalau Valley. Sorry, I know you don't eat animals.
I'm going back some day ! Aloha
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #398
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Yeah, I am sure we rode the same roads occasionally.
Did you go to the everglades as well?
I camped in the Long Pine campground about 6 mi from the entrance to the park near Homestead. I went down to Flamingo but decided it was too far to town (I was waiting for a chain and sprockets to be sent)
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #399
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I see that Motion Pro just came out with a new set of tools for breaking beads. They look pretty sweet.
Anyway I thought of you when I saw them.
Here is the link
http://motionpro.com/motorcycle/part...m_medium=email
I have bought almost every bead tool made. Most of them don't work. However, if you lay the wheel on the ground and put the kickstand on the tire very close to the bead and then rock the bike up on the kickstand so that it is pressing down on the bead, it works every single time. Easy Peasy.

Very much enjoying your trip.....

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Old 11-17-2012, 08:35 PM   #400
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However, if you lay the wheel on the ground and put the kickstand on the tire very close to the bead and then rock the bike up on the kickstand so that it is pressing down on the bead, it works every single time. Easy Peasy.
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That doesn't make sense!
How is one supposed to rock the bike kickstand on the tire, if one wheel is missing?
If I did that then my handy dandy little jack rod that keeps the bike up, would fall down, and oh boy, what a pickle I would be in then!!
The skinny rod is the tool I use for keeping Spirit up while I take the tire off, it seems to me putting the kickstand on the tire is not really ideal! The tool only supports the bike's weight, but will not stay in position if I I move the bike off it. :)
It would be a great idea if I had a spare tire and I was in a garage, but on the road this will not work

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Old 11-18-2012, 03:02 AM   #401
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\Thread-jack on.

Well, the MP BeadPro bead breaker and spoon combo actually works well on everything I've tried them on, except the 150 on the back of my 950.

And no, the side stand trick doesn't work well if you've only got the one bike....


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Old 11-18-2012, 06:04 AM   #402
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Fantastic ride report! I joined in kind of late but thank you very much for sharing your trip
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:28 PM   #403
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Good pictures----the sequence of travel being reported is baffling to me though---I've been so some of those places but not all in the same day---'Spirit' must be enchanted somehow---a magic carpet ride?
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:20 AM   #404
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the sequence of travel being reported is baffling to me though---I've been so some of those places but not all in the same day---'Spirit' must be enchanted somehow---a magic carpet ride?
Not sure I know what you mean! I pretty much report once I get online, so it is sequential. Maybe in the beginning because I started late on my report, I might have been referring to earlier stuff, but I don't remember. Let me know which sequence is baffling.
But who knows........ maybe Spirit is a magic carpet
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:21 AM   #405
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Fantastic ride report! I joined in kind of late but thank you very much for sharing your trip
Better late than never! Thanks for following me, however, you picked a slow time, got to work for a little while now!
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