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Old 01-31-2013, 10:56 AM   #1426
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im amazed at how many motorcycle stores are promoting this thread considering the amount of photoshop in it
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:57 AM   #1427
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So I'm thinking about selling my Supersport 800 and buying a Vstrom. I really don't know how you did it AH, you don't look short. My knees and hip are sore enough that walking hurts for a minute after about 3 hours on mine. I'm 6'2", and most bikes I sit on seem like they're made for someone with much shorter legs. But alas, I can't afford a multi and my knees won't let me take the Italian out AH style.So anyway, need to do some wandering...
? I think it's one of the most comfortable positions ever. Maybe the limbic resonance triggers some sort of anti-inflammatory biological response? :)

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im amazed at how many motorcycle stores are promoting this thread considering the amount of photoshop in it
There's a pretty significant difference between illusion/deception (photoshopping) and enhancement/correction. ;)

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:04 AM   #1428
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Maybe the limbic resonance triggers some sort of anti-inflammatory biological response?
I don't feel worthy of the "Nerd on a Bike" subtitle after this and several other things throughout your RR.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:34 AM   #1429
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Not to hijack the thread, but ewaugh, you should keep the 800 and buy a good used Vstrom. A tall buddy loves his. Btw, there is a really good article about "improving" the Vstrom in the February issue of Rider motorcycle motorcycle magazine. The accessories in this article are heated grips, special seat, nice exhaust, PIAA running lights, etc.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:32 PM   #1430
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I know Colorado is lovely and other states that are squiggly are boring, but it's just a joke guys, not a dissertation.

See 4:25.

http://FunnyOrDie.com/m/n0v



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I do have to say about the states, I think it is more of how long you have lived somewhere.
I am from PR and visit regularly, live in florida and lots of people come down here and talk about how beautiful this paradise is, then complain about all the mountain roads they have to take to get to the closest gas station......when in fact, I would consider that paradise.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:12 PM   #1431
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I've enjoyed reading your thread. Perhaps I missed it...but I didn't see anything about you riding the Tail of the Dragon. Could this be true???
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:28 PM   #1432
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I think this is even harder 2 up than alone... I've seen this pair do it (dump their jobs and live on the road for ~1350 days and 160 kkm):
That looks like an awesome ride. I've gotten as far as plotting out a ride from Edinburgh to Hong Kong via the Orient Express and the Silk Road, but I doubt I'll ever actually do it.
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Old 01-31-2013, 01:46 PM   #1433
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I've enjoyed reading your thread. Perhaps I missed it...but I didn't see anything about you riding the Tail of the Dragon. Could this be true???
I rode it. The day Sandy brought a freezing rain storm through NC.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:09 PM   #1434
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Bad day for riding the Dragon. Under normal conditions it is nice to experience the ride from both directions.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:44 AM   #1435
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Thanks for all the encouraging comments. One of the most unexpected and rewarding parts of this trip has been all the feedback, which has motivated some very real changes in my life, too. :)

I'll be adding a few footnotes soon, but here's a condensation of all my geotagged photos. The map reminds me of a board game where sometimes I rolled 12 and covered great distances and sometimes I rolled snake eyes. (Hint: the higher the condensation of pins mark areas of the country that might be more visually interesting.)



While on the topic of interesting states--If I may quote Demetri Martin: "I learned something while on the road. State Shapes: The easier a state is to draw, the more boring it is to live in. Culture is attracted to squiggles!"

Is it just me and my left brain focus but does anyone else find it amusing that the tracks of your trip with " An Italian Supermodel" take final form in the shape of a big beautiful Italian red smiling lips...............jusayin
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:46 AM   #1436
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So I'm thinking about selling my Supersport 800 and buying a Vstrom. I really don't know how you did it AH, you don't look short. My knees and hip are sore enough that walking hurts for a minute after about 3 hours on mine. I'm 6'2", and most bikes I sit on seem like they're made for someone with much shorter legs. But alas, I can't afford a multi and my knees won't let me take the Italian out AH style.So anyway, need to do some wandering...
Look into the used Multistrada market. The older ones are 2-valve, air cooled simplicity. The "S" model has Ohlins suspension and great brakes. I'd suggest the Tiger 1050, too.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:55 PM   #1437
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Great thread

Just finished up your thread AH, amazing reading and I am so glad I StubledUpon it randomly. Just a thought about future trips, have you ever considered starting an account on a fundraising site? I can't speak for anyone else on here, but I know I would donate some cash to keep reading your RR's...Just a thought...Again, love your story, and I am super bummed its over.

Also was bummed you missed Zion National Park and the southern canyon land areas in Utah, thats some beautiful country.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:41 PM   #1438
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I got my book today!!!

The quality of the book is outstanding and the content.......Awesome, awesome, awesome!

My wife and son never read the thread but the book was on the counter for only a minute before both of them started going through it, remarking how spectacular the photos are.

Thank you again AntiHero.

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Old 02-01-2013, 04:58 PM   #1439
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Hmmm....is there an outstanding warrant out for you in Florida?
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:23 PM   #1440
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Damn that camera of yours takes some nice crisp photos. Hard to believe it is just a pocket cam.
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