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Old 09-12-2014, 07:24 AM   #1
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Eh? A Ginger on a Scramster goes for a ride.

* Skip to page four for the actual ride report.*


On Sept 27th I will be headed out on a multi-week ride through the southeastern USA. En route I will be heading to the first Overland Expo East as well as attending the Barber Vintage Festival. Other than that I have no real plans for this ride save one...Trying to find fun dirt routes along the way by poking at my gps with my grubby fingers and having it tell me where to go. The Scramster has a pavement allergy that I am only happy to accommodate.



A quick intro about the bike and the rider.


I've been riding motorcycles since I was a young lad back in the old country.. Okay, I was actually a prepubescent brat living in Loxahatchee FL and I was hellbent on being a pain in the ass so my parents did the most reasonable thing that they could do...They bought me a dirt bike. I was instantly addicted and I've been riding ever since. Mostly off road but I do have about 15 years of street riding under my belt at this point and commute daily through some of the nation's worst traffic. I really , REALLY prefer dirt and the middle of nowhere to street and vehicular crowds. I currently work as a bicycle mechanic in downtown Miami FL but I do dream of having my own moto/bicycle parts business which I have been hammering away at for the last year of my life. I also have no soul. Pray for me.

The bike. It's a 2001 Sportster XLH 1200 that I have dirtified to the best of my ability. I love this bike not just because I built it and it's fun to ride but also because it was a gift from my dad. It's the bike that he road from AK to FL on his cross country bucket list ride for his 70th birthday. This thing means a lot to me. You can find a link to the build thread in my sig.


The ginger. Sorry but this is actually what I look like.





The bike.




I will be trying to do an active RR as time and wifi permit. Wish me luck!



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Old 09-12-2014, 07:28 AM   #2
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That is a VERY COOL ride!!






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Old 09-12-2014, 08:46 AM   #3
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GB, you had me at "Scramster!" Subscribed. I may need to start shopping bash plated for my Road Glide based on this RR!
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Old 09-12-2014, 01:39 PM   #4
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That is a VERY COOL ride!!








Thank you! Hopefully it performs as good as it looks for this trip. Me? hopefully I perform better.
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Old 09-12-2014, 01:51 PM   #5
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Ok sounds like fun, I'm subscribed
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Old 09-12-2014, 01:51 PM   #6
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Ofam, I believe I have read through a couple of ride reports by you. hopefully my ride report turns out equally epic. Glad to have you along.
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Old 09-12-2014, 02:05 PM   #7
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Oh you bastard now that I know about the overland expo I have to beg my wife for one more bike trip this year I wish I never opened your thread. See you there
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Old 09-12-2014, 03:02 PM   #8
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Cool bike!
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:29 PM   #9
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Oh you bastard now that I know about the overland expo I have to beg my wife for one more bike trip this year I wish I never opened your thread. See you there
Ummm.... You're welcome?
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Old 09-12-2014, 05:30 PM   #10
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Cool bike!
Thanks!
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:24 AM   #11
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Ah! Now I know where you are going.. (Asked you that question in your build thread).

I am 50-50 on going to Overland Expo.. maybe see you there?
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:41 AM   #12
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Ah! Now I know where you are going.. (Asked you that question in your build thread).

I am 50-50 on going to Overland Expo.. maybe see you there?

I have terrible timing...I just responded in my build thread!!


That would be cool! Let me know if you decide to go.
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:55 PM   #13
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Ofam, I believe I have read through a couple of ride reports by you. hopefully my ride report turns out equally epic. Glad to have you along.
Epic. Wow, thanks! You mentioned your Dad gave you the Sportster. Both of my ride reports were of trips I made with my pops. Sounds like we're lucky guys to have motorcycle riding role models!
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:32 PM   #14
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I've always sort of admired the Sportster, and your is an excellent rendition!
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Old 09-14-2014, 05:24 AM   #15
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Da Sportster...

Awesome little machine you got there.
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