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Old 09-08-2012, 03:48 PM   #31
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I would have given you a bed in Billings. I've slept in a Denny's before (didn't end well) Enjoyed your Thrills & Spills RR and am enjoying this one also. I'm in. xrjak
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I would have given you a bed in Billings. I've slept in a Denny's before (didn't end well) Enjoyed your Thrills & Spills RR and am enjoying this one also. I'm in. xrjak
haha done it maaaannny times... thanx for the offer of the bed man.
Glad ya liked Thrills Spills aand Puurty Giirrls, and this one too... it only gets better... much better.

Gonna try to move thru these next weeks kinda fast... since we've got another 15,000miles to cover... then up into the Great White North.

I lead NomadGal South toward Moab with a smile in my helmet knowing the Beauty she is gonna be seeing for the first time... it helps me to remember to see it again.... all anew.

I wonder to myself, what thoughts are running through her mind as the horizon sweeps one beautiful vista after another past her eyes.

We hit a bit of rain and construction pulling Winchester Grade but I figure it will pass quickly and don't pull over to suit up... we get good and damp but I know we'll dry quickly down on the Salmon... I want to show her that you don't always have to waste time suiting up... only to have to unsuit again a couple miles down the road.

It passes and we're onto the Camas Prarie...

More dirt to hone her skills on the Grangeville cuttoff road...

Then down Whitebird grade... you can barely see her helmet LOL.

White Bird Battlefield

Nez Perce National Historical Park
White Bird battlefield from the Highway 95 overlook. Most of the battle took place on the otherside of the basalt bluffs in the center of the photograph.

Captain David Perry, commanding officer of the First Cavalry, was ordered to arrest the perpetrators of the Salmon River raids and escort the remaining Nez Perce to Lapwai. Perry led 106 cavalry men from Companies F and H, accompanied by eleven civilian volunteers to the location of the Nez Perce camp site at the head of Lahmotta or White Bird Canyon.
As the cavalry marched down the canyon slopes, 60 to 70 Nez Perce warriors prepared to meet them. As the Nez Perce positioned their warriors along the cavalry’s expected route, they sent a small truce party to talk to the soldiers. As the truce party approached, a shot rang out as one of the volunteers opened fire, ending any possibility of a peace parley.
Within minutes of the opening shots, A Nez Perce marksman killed a Trumpeter, making it difficult for Captain Perry to communicate orders to his unit. While the cavalry formed a skirmish line, making ready to advance, the Nez Perce responded by attacking the flanks of the extended line. Unfortunately, Perry had placed the volunteers on the left flank and as volleys of rifle fire poured into their position, they panicked and broke, running toward the line of cavalry at the top of the ridge.
As the volunteers scampered up the slope, panic spread through the line. As the flanks collapsed, Perry ordered a retreat. As soldiers panicked, many dropped their weapons as they fled, leaving behind thirty-four soldiers dead on the battlefield. When the soldiers reached the top of White Bird Valley, they continued their pell-mell retreat to the settlement of Mt. Idaho where they dug in and waited for help.
The Nez Perce retrieved the fallen weapons, picking up approximately 63 carbines, pistols, and ammunition. Realizing the gravity of the situation, the Nez Perce quickly broke camp and crossed the Salmon River as General Howard gathered his forces for a pursuit that would continue for the next four months.

I always remember the recent past as I roam this region...

The Mountains loom closer and I'm excited to lead Esther down into the twist and turns between us, Smiths Ferry on hwy 155 into Boise...

A man and his wife Salmon fishing near Lucille...

As I take the first picture I zoom in, he then senses me and looks across the river at me... all while I move upriver at 70+ and he holds position in the current.

We clear Riggins and get down near New Meadows then onto the backside of Cascade and the excellent ride along the Payette...

I know Esther must be eating this up.... cuz I know I AM!^)-

As we get near Horeshoe Bend I run out of fuel again... I went on reserve 23mi or so back. I pull off the road and lay Desiree' down to get into my Reserve-Reserve... I get a blurry pic of Esther as she zips by...

I pass a buch of traffic to catch up to her always using my signals and waving as I pull in... still I piss some folks off and when I pull in for fuel near the Bend a guy rolling by in a lifted Dodge yell some Fu** you buddy stuff at me:/ oh well can't make everybody happy eh?!?!

This gives me a chance to meet BEAUTIFUL Annell Allen... as she had heard the guy yelling and wondered what was up...

She has a KLX in her toy hauler and turns out IS a SERIOUS rider! She has raced in Chile on the National Enduro Pro-team back in '07 and is quite the HARDCORE chick... be still my heart LOL hahahahaha. She knows the folks at Carl's Cycle and a few other places I've been to. I love her vibe and the conversation we share.

Preparing for the "Olympics of Motorcycling"

By Andrew MardenPublished: Jul 15, 2007 at 5:26 PM MDTLast Updated: Nov 7, 2008 at 11:18 AM MDT

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By day, 29-year-old Annell Allen is a marketing manager at Commercial Tire.

"(A) typical day is a lot of phone calls, lot of sponsorship," smiles Annell.
But now, Annell is looking for sponsors of her own. Thanks to a 2nd place finish in Colorado earlier this year and a win at the Idaho City qualifier, Annell became the first woman in Idaho to qualify for the International Six Days Enduro.
"I think the nervous part will come during opening ceremonies and reality hits that I'll be sitting on this thing for six days," she says.
And that's no exaggeration.

Annell will start the race November 12th in La Serena, the second oldest city in Chile. From there, your guess is as good as hers.
"They don't really tell you a whole lot about the terrain or where it is, that's part of it," adds Annell. "It's a secret, you're not supposed to know what you're getting into."
But we do know that no one else is allowed to touch her bike or she could get disqualified. And there's a good chance of seeing rain, rocks, rivers, creeks and logs which makes the race extremely dangerous.
"This sport's the only sport I've ever been injured in," says Annell. "I've broken my wrist, broken collarbone, broken ribs. I broke my femur. Recovering from that, it does something to your core and it just feels good to be able to overcome an injury and come back."
Annell has been riding motorcycles on-and-off for eight years but she's never done anything like this before. That's exactly why she wants to.
"I guess if I have to mow lawns at night, or whatever, I'll do it 'cause I'm going," laughs Annell.
The 82nd annual International Six Days Enduro runs November 12th-17th. Annell Allen expects the entire trip to cost her around $15,000.
*Note: A lot of people who qualify for the ISDE never finish the race. Annell says her goal is to do just that...finish.

As night falls we get into Boise and I take the Nomad to the best Organic food joint I know of and a place where she can eat to her Vegan hearts content... The

Again I get the pleasure of spending time with Jennifer.... who I met on last years ride. Two more cuties come in and tell us of their friends from Louisiana who did a fundraiser for the Gulf Restoration called the La La Ride... one of them a Hottie from the old BattleStar Galactica series...

We go to Carl's and just throw our bedrolls down in the parking lot next to the bikes.... no hassle and FREE!


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Meeting Merlyn the magician.............

We wake up just before the heat hits us and Esther makes some oatmeal....

We go inside where I say hello to the gang and we both get a pair of new gloves.... then it's off to fuel up, I need a new GPS and then south.

As we fuel up I talk with this puurty girl who's name I've forgotten... She gets it and is hungry for truth so I give her one of my books...

We hit up a Cabelas and I splurge on the new Montana 650... while waiting for them to open we meet none other than a Super Fine Dude.... Merlyn Townley...

We instantly connect on a spiritual level and long talk insues..... he shows me a picture of Sai Baba who is looking THROUGH the pigeon.

Then we talk Mtn bikes and stuff. He gives me some stickers including the LuluLemon womens team sticker who he's wrenching for right now... they've won every race the've entered in the last two weeks.
He tells me of the year long Adventure race Odyssey 2000 and visiting 60+ countries plus other grand adventures etc...etc.
I know I've met someone special and when I get home I do some searching.

Townley Headed for Rwanda To Develop Bike/Coffee Project
By Martha Slater

Townley Headed for Rwanda To Develop Bike/Coffee Project By Martha Slater
Bicycles and volunteering to help others have been the two big passions of Merlyn Townley's life. (Herald / Bob Eddy) Normal Martha 1Merlyn Townley, son of the late Hugh Townley of Bethel, leaves next week to live in the African country of Rwanda. As part of Project Rwanda, he’ll be there for a minimum of a year developing a western style bike shop, which he notes “will be the first of its kind within 1,000 miles in any direction in that country, and will also be combined with a coffee shop.”
Townley heard about the project in its early days and the founder, Tom Ritchey, who is famous within the bicycle industry, called him about a month ago and asked him to come on board.
“I’ll work on the coffee shop and bike shop project and also teach bike mechanics to local people there, so they can build and maintain the bikes that will be given to them through Project Rwanda,” Townley explained.
Coffee is the major export of Rwanda.
“It’s all fair-trade shade-grown coffee and they just connected with Starbucks,” Townley said. “The country has such a problem with deforestation that it’s now illegal to cut down a tree. The way the farmers get their coffee from Point A to point B is on bikes made entirely of wood—even the wheels! They have no brakes or gears, so they’re treacherous. The coffee is grown in the mountains and this is their only source of transportation, so we’re importing bikes to give to the farmers to help them.”
Townley explained that, “The new bike that Tom Ritchey has designed for them is like a mountain bike, with three extra feet behind the seat so that it will carry their goods to market, but has brakes and gears so it’s an actual rideable machine.”
A small country in east central Africa, bordered by Tanzania to the east, Congo to the west, Uganda to the north, and Burundi to the south, Rwanda is said to be the most densely populated country in eastern Africa.

“It’s also a democracy, and the only stable government,” Townley pointed out. “It’s about 100 miles south of the equator and has a temperature range year-round of 50-75 degrees, so they have never seen snow.”
In addition to running the bike and coffee shops, and teaching mechanics, Townley will put on seven bike races, the last of which will be an international race, with all African nations encouraged to compete.
Townley has nearly 30 years experience in the cycling industry. He has worked both as a bicycle mechanic since 1982 and providing neutral support for over 1,000 national and international races.
In addition, he served as head mechanic for the Odyssey 2000 cycling tour, a one-year, world wide cycling expedition that encompassed 45 countries on six continents with 250 riders.
One of only 11 category one licensed bicycle race mechanics worldwide, Townley’s diverse work experience also includes serving as a volunteer with the American Red Cross Disaster Services since 1988 in areas such as Hurricane Wilma, the Rhode Island nightclub fire and at the World Trade Center. His volunteer work also includes helping during the Tsunami disaster relief.

In the Cabelas I strike up talk with the cute checkout girls and give their day a SUPER BOOST...... of course this bouces onto me to and I feel just fiiiiiiine!

As I go next door to grab a screen saver from the Best Buy, I see on the building front a HUGE billboard advertising Tom Clancy's newest virtual War game.... a guy all in a chemical mask waving his assault rifle...sigh.
I think to myself... in our Culture it's OK to flaunt War games and Killing on the front of a store...
BUT when I'm in a health practitioners office... it's TABOO to show the simple truth of a male and females anatomy???? Always just kinda erased as though our reproductive organs don't exist?!?!?!?!?
Really people..............

Anyway we roll on South again from Mountain Home and I'm feeling really gooooood despite the billboard... just thinking of Merlyn and the cute checkout girls...

Plus as much as Boise is an OK City as far as Cities go.... I much prefer OPEN SPACES!

An Exodus of our own so to speak....

We head into the dry zone and decide we'll meet up somewhere later tonight... gives us a chance to ride at our own paces and her a chance to get used to long expanses of lonely...

A bit of an Oasis known as the CJ Strike Reservoir which has the Ol' Oregon Trail running along it's side...

What a nice lush valley in the midst of this arid dessert...

Nice stonework...

Aaaah some twisties.. THANK YOU....

And the Wild Horse Reservoir... with McAfee Peak in the distance 10,443ft.

As the kids get off the bus I give a wave and think about their lives out here on this open expanse....

I decide to stop and put in my earbuds for some muzak... been just in my head most all of the ride sooo far.

In the middle of NOwhere I see this ranch and take a few pics.... as the road splits the farm.

This ranch distraction along with the music playing in my ears gets me my second ticket in 13 pull overs...while rolling 84mph doesn't hurt/help either LOL.
I'll be calling Elko to pay via Visa when the docket clears... Elko.

Things start greening up a bit near Jigs...

As I'm pulled over eating a Cliff bar I get a txt from Esther... she's holed up in Eureka NV. I decide to take a 60mi dirt road into town and meet her whenever I get there. She's found a town park a local turned her onto and we're sleeping for FREE again woohoo.

It's getting onto sundown and the Jackrabbits are THICK! Antelope too... as well as a few head of cattle.

I've gotta be SUPER on my toes as I'm railing at 60-70mph on this dirty lowlit road. The surface is hard packed so the roads not my biggest problem.

It does then get a bit looser for a few miles adding some more fun into the mix...

Then it's dark with just enough moonlight to keep the animals out and moving...

As I'm about 4 miles North of Eureka the road has turned back to asphault and I'm cruis'n at just over 70mph... when out of Nowhere (yea right dummy he is standing right in front of you!!!) A calf appears in the middle of the road 30yds ahead with 5/8 of his body into my lane. I always ride centerlane at night to afford a bit of cushion from critters on either side. I've relaxed now that I'm on the slab again and the nights nearly over... a fatal mistake I know better than to allow... yet here I am... I'm hard on the brakes and start to swerve right, but he's more in the right than the left and I'm slightly left, sooo I correct and go left instead which is the side he's facing which is normaly a touchy move but I've only got a little over a second to get clear at this speed and can't waste anymore time........

Woooosh I just cleeear him and then coast...... and coast...................................
I pull over and get on my knees for a long, long while... that was really, reaally close man.

I pull into town get some fuel and late night food... The guy at the register is cranky soo I leave looking for food but havta come back... it's the only place I can still eat... I go the other way and give him an extra tip and treat him kind even tho in the past I would've threatened to knock his head off.
It works and I go set out front to eat in the moonlight... glad to still be walking and chewing after the close calf call.
I find Esther in the park in her tent with Spirit a ways off in the street. I pull my bike into the fenced yard then grab hers and make a quick leanto next to Desiree' in the grass... I like to be near my girl when I sleep.


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We roll out of our cacoons to the 34deg air... I like this lean-to deal. Havta get a longer pc so it wraps under me too.
Nomads in the park.....

Esther makes oatmeal, but.. I'm craving some eggs an meat sooo we decide to meet up somewhere down the road and I'm gone.

I find this homestyle joint just on the East side of town...


It's pretty empty when I roll in but soon fills. Quaker/Shaker style dress... The food is Great and near the end I stike up convo with multiple families.

One particular fellow says he's heading to Alasks in two weeks sooo I ask.... work or play? He says work... He's a preacher going up to the remoter regions to convert the natives. Oooh boy this is a sore spot for me... BUT I let it go and casually say "we're in Mormon country 'round here eh." He responds "Yup I got my work cut out for me" aaah man really. I say "hmmmm well that's one of the things I find a problem with in organized religion! Everyone saying it's my way or the highway!" So we go on about this for a while kinda casually and then as we both pay we take the convo outside. It's obyiously a contradiction in understanding that we share... As I pull out a new book by Deepak Chopra called "The Third Jesus" I say here I'll give this to you as it's highly rated by some biblical scholars and really gets to the meaning of alot of his teachings... he says "I know Jesus...I've got stuff to do" and walks away.
I'm thinking.. hmm here I am an engaged audience and co-speaker in a topic he is highly involved in and he does'nt want to continue. We could have continued sharing views and both of us may have learned something new... anyway.
I let it slide and Dave and his kids come out who I met inside and their excited about Desiree' sooo I ask "hey ya wanna get up on her for a picture?" oooh yes.
Nolan in the yellow and Legend in the blue... they have another brother Jaiden and a sister Kiaree...

Back on the Lonliest Highway and on toward Beaver...
Heading toward Ely I see the flashing blues of a couple bikers getting written up.... Nevada's being a tough A** lately eh?

Just west of Ely... formerly the Worlds largest open pit mine.

This dirt road (Osceola RD) on the right is an Excellent route up threw Osceola that pops out back onto Hwy 50 up on the pass, it's just north of the Great Basin National Park... I took it a couple years ago but don't feel it today... In a bit of a rush to get to Moab ya see.

Yea these Nevada Utah valleys are super WINDY!

Wheeler peak...

I wave...

And as I look back so does he...

Bad pic but.... MAN thats ALOT of Antlers!!!


Just across before the Utah line I turn off Southeast in baker on Hwy 487 to 21 ... figure I'll go this route.

I see these Ol' Corrals with round-up shack and decide to pull in for a break...

MIGHTY expansive...

As I pull back out onto the Hwy I see this... Reaallly??

Wasta money... for lack of confidence in common sense!

I think to myself..... there's gotta be better places to tour than this right? But here I am too:/

Another lush valley in the Dessert...

It's Beaver...

After some fuel I ask for a good mom and pop diner... I'm told Arshel's, North end of town.

For some reason I decide to see where Esther might be tho if she's riding she won't get my txt... Here she's right in Beaver LOL.
I stear her toward Arshel's and we get some goood vittles.

Funny though I ride a good bit faster than Esther does.... My BS'ing at all the stops gives her time to cover as much ground in a day as me LOL, kinda ironic.

Jane our Waitress on the left and Colleen the cook on the right... Two awesome girls!!! Really Great Food and Energy!

Esther leaves about 15min ahead of me again as I stay to talk.... then it's Hwy 153 through the Fishlake National Forest... Beautiful!!!

These rocky canyons between Utah valleys hide some SPECTACULAR bike and quad trails!

I get to this construction zone just minutes after the last escort car... sooo it's a 15min nap waiting for the next round... and giving Esther a bigger lead.

Aaah what a change from the Dessert floor....

I watch interesting shapes transform in the clouds...

We're up around 10,000ft now and the road goes to dirt.. slightly loose sooo I know Esther is/was probably puckered up pretty good. I look West into a rainbow.

High meadows and lotsa Mulies...

Cowboy chasing a calf... I shoulda turned back to help.

Down here in Junction I catch her.... she had some struggles on that loose rocky road but didn't go down and learned alot! Soo we keep on heading East and I stay closer to her now. We add layers for nightfall and I change outta my tinted shades to clear lense glasses too.

Here in Escalante I am a good 20min ahead of her and go out onto the road to flag her in for some chow in a Rustic Lodge on the edge of town where I get some Excellent fresh Trout. Turns out that tables on both sides of us are Foreigners soo Esther gets to speak Dutch to all of them... I'm sitting there feeling pretty unilingual/uneducated LOL.

Good stories for sure then A SUPER fun twistie ride up the Canyon on Hwy 12 through Grand Staircase Escalante National monument and Capital Reef National Park... to dark for pictures folks but... WHAT A RIDE!
On a safety note... deer all along the road and you should proceed with more caution than I used!
This is also where I stopped to teach Esther how to carry more speed through the turns. I rode standing for MANY miles to show her that she should be easily able to keep up in the turns sitting and leaning.
As it got darker it got WINDIER and as we hit I-70 north of the Hollow Mountain fuel stop we bee lined it to Green River and decided to hole up for the night and roll into Moab along the Green River in the morning....

Is it just me.... or do you see a Womans breast....


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Excellent RR! Looks like you're having the time of your life! Keep it coming so I can ride vicariously through you.


About the woman's breast pic, maybe you've been out on the road too long buddy! ;)

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Women's Breasts. I guess it's all in the eyes of the beholder. Somewhere
out near Sheiffield , Texas is a point I've been calling Maggies Tit for over
fifty years of back and forth. Now it looks as if the highway dept is carving
out a big chunk, at her base, and ruining a beautiful sight.
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If you get through Price, 60 miles North of Green River, send me a PM and I'll find us a good place to eat. Got a few to choose from in town.

If the bikes need looked after, we can do that too.
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Booobs aaaah.
Thanx for the offer brother.... I'm back on the East side now though. Heading for New Foundland in the morning to put a cap on this ride. Still have 15,000mi to report to you guys and will add about 6,000mi on this Newfy leg sooo lots to com, thanx for riding along.

Ok we wake up HOT in Green River and head down the road.... I accidently jump on 191 south, but only for 'bout 1/2mi, then I flag Esther down and show her the River Road. Aaaaah much betta ride.

No go....

Aaah that's more like it....

La Sal Peak in the distance...

Got Esther out of the dessert and to the river... she said she just wanted to pull over and jump in, (in a couple days we do.)
I suggest we go on our own so that she can go at her own pace and really soak up this fine area... sooo off we go.

The Ol' Dewey Bridge.... some youngster having a campfire caught it on fire.... oooh boy so much for that long standing history:/ Link to much of its info here:

Sunset at Dewey Bridge
Photo Courtesy of Rim Rock Road Runners

Cattle Drive Across Dewey Bridge

And on we ride...

Woop Woop...

I pull into the Sorrel River Ranch... a place I dicovered back in '09 on a ride through, very niiice. I'm looking for a gift for Sherri since when I tried getting her one and getting it shipped back then... my Credit Card was maxed and sooo a nooo go.

I meet and flirt/share love with, Heather and Jenni...

We have an awesome time and Heather promises to ship Sherri out a nice robe... I tip her xtra for her loving care then walk out to see how my other girl Desiree' is doing and meet Ali... WOW can my day get any better?!?

We have another Excellent talk and discuss life and Mother Earth. She's an Herbalist and Owns Sister Root Medicinal "Roots are our Sisters."

Ali Fuller, Sister Root Medicinals
Sister Root Medicinals is a small company that handcrafts herbal products out of wild, organic and naturally occurring ingredients. Sister Root’s line is based on products that proved most effective, useful or simply used most in the average daily life. The complete line consists of Salves, Sunscreens, Toothpowders, Bitters, Liniments, Poultices, and Flea & Tick powder and are available today at Kaleidoscope Wellness Center. In 2008 Ali Fuller received herbal training in Northern California with Jane Bothwell at Dandelion Herb Center and also completed Rosemary Gladstar’s Science and Art of Herbalism course. Ali’s interest in the human body and how it worked developed quickly after being healed by a “quack” doctor when all other doctors had failed. (He was however a Massage Therapist & Herbalist) From that point, at the age of 16, that therapist took her in under his wing and Ali has been studying herbs and the body ever since. In 2006 Ali went to massage school in Prescott, Arizona at Arizona School of Integrative Studies and received 700 hrs of training including Shiatsu, Cranial Sacral, Swedish, Deep tissue, Sports massage, Reflexology, Polarity, Hot stones, and Ayurvedic massage. Today Ali mostly practices a variety of all of the modalities learned and creates different sessions for each person according to their needs. Currently Ali is enrolled in The Feldenkrais practitioner training course and hopes to teach with the guild in 2012, with the possibility of hosting free recorded feldnekrais classes at Kaleidoscope Wellness in the meantime. She is very excited about teaching herbal courses at the center as well and can’t wait to empower people with basic knowledge of the plants around us and their uses.

It's a sweet day everytime I'm in this neck of the woods....

Another couple pretty giirrls...

People all over the River floating and campgrounds all full... but somehow no good picks.

Then we roll into my FAVORITE eatery in Moab........... "THE" Eklecticafe maaan the Organic food is THE bomb and my girlfriends will GAURANTEE make you smile!!!
Stacy and Angie... "Just puuurrty faces in the pic" they joked.

I love these guy's and every morning when I'm in town I'm down there for body and SOUL food!^)- such a B-L-A-S-T to hang out ther.
Birds eating off your table....

Good food....

Good Vibes...

Did I say I LOVE the Eklecticafe? haha yup ya gotta stop in I tell ya and tell 'em I sent ya... think I'll drop 'em a line in the morn'n.



352 North Main Street (435) 259-6896
Open 7 days a week 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Daily Breakfast & Lunch Specials. Homemade soups & quiche. Traditional & ethnic dishes. Famous for our scrambled tofu and vegetarian cuisine! "Wakame" recently featured in Sunset Magazine, April 2012.
EklectiCafe Menu

I head to the Campground to meet up with Esther again, and all the KLRWorld gang... gonna be a FUN couple days.

NOTE: 9-14-2012 I'm heading out in a few hours for some uncharted territory... Lab, New Foundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, sooo I may or may not keep the RR going till I get back in a couple weeks??? This is the final piece of the puzzle for me as far as riding in every State, Province and Territory in North America, all since getting back into bikes July 2008.

Once I get past the Adirondacks (and a meeting with more KLRWorld folks 2mro morning in Mansfield PA, as they go to a gathering/ride in the Allegheny Mtns for the weekend) I will be free of any connections and friends. Since I've traveled soo much all my life I seem to know someone everywhere I go and it kinda makes my adventure a connect the dots kinda thing.... hey it's really fun but this is gonna be great.
All new stuff to see and NEW PEOPLE to meet. Sooo I'll ketch up wit' ya asap!
Cheers and PEACE,
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You had me with linking a Supertramp song (also used for one of my ride reports long ago) and Eddie Vedder's "Guaranteed."

I'm in for the long haul man. Lovin' it.
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Dang Jim I'm sure I speak for the crowd here, you sure don't let too much grass grow under your feet! As always, good to see the reports and can't wait for more. You will absolutely love the Canadian maritimes, a few years ago, I did part of the ride you are doing and it was FANTASTIC! Lot's of beautiful things to see up there! I look at it this way, the more places you go, the more of the good word you spread! Keep it up man, this is GREAT! Oh, and travel safely!
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Since all the pics are on Jim's camera, he'll have to post 'em, but I sure enjoyed hanging out with him here in Maine (I'm on a 4 Corners odyssey, heading for the Easternmost in the contiguous US, Lubec ME). Jim showed up in Otisfield at my buddy's house and "accompanied" us to Lubec and hung out for the night.

Like I said, we had a great time. Jim, you're welcome wherever I land anytime.


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You had me with linking a Supertramp song (also used for one of my ride reports long ago) and Eddie Vedder's "Guaranteed."

I'm in for the long haul man. Lovin' it.
Haha cool beans maaan... Good sounds fer sure! Thanx MUCH for coming aboard. Will get better as the weeks roll by...

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Dang Jim I'm sure I speak for the crowd here, you sure don't let too much grass grow under your feet! As always, good to see the reports and can't wait for more. You will absolutely love the Canadian maritimes, a few years ago, I did part of the ride you are doing and it was FANTASTIC! Lot's of beautiful things to see up there! I look at it this way, the more places you go, the more of the good word you spread! Keep it up man, this is GREAT! Oh, and travel safely!
Hey Tim... hows it goin' brother?!?!?! Yup covering alotta ground maaaaaaan.
Yea been raining about half the time at least but still great up here... the PEOPLE are AWESOME!

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Since all the pics are on Jim's camera, he'll have to post 'em, but I sure enjoyed hanging out with him here in Maine (I'm on a 4 Corners odyssey, heading for the Easternmost in the contiguous US, Lubec ME). Jim showed up in Otisfield at my buddy's house and "accompanied" us to Lubec and hung out for the night.

Like I said, we had a great time. Jim, you're welcome wherever I land anytime.

Feike... my brotha from anotha motha! Man it was FRICK'n great hang'n with you n Phil!!! I really like that guy. I'll post up a couple current pics then back to getting the RR caught up...
Gotta say that the biggest drag of doing this thing after the fact is that the mood/energy/way I'm interpreting life right now, is different from a couple months ago! Makes it harder to pic music and cancel out my current thoughts and remember where I was then.
Aaaanyway I look forward to catching up with you again and maybe it'll be down Tenn N Carolina way come the end of November if yer still in that neck a the woods.
Peace Bro and tell Phil I said HIGH!

Oh aaand your also welcome to show up wherever I may roam... Anytime day or night.

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OK gonna cheat a leeetle....

OK gonna cheat here and put in a short interlude of the time spent with Feike and Phillbilly over the last two days! Feike had called me yesterday and said he was in the middle of his four corners tour, and I was invited up to his buddy Phil's place on the Isle of pine. It was gooood... we partied till late into the night and I realized we are cut from the same quilt soo to speak. Phil is a riot and Feike a damned mekanik' aaand Chef boy ardiiiie'

Sunrise on the Lake...

The bridge to Phils place... been in the family over a Hundred years.

Next morning Feike decides to make us Pancakes! WoooHooo no shit really... warm syrup and all, I think he's a fricken chef or someth'n.

Smil'n Phil...

Feike sport'n his Roadcrafter as we load up...

Phil in some cooler weather Snomobile duds I'm very familiar with... it was about 34F

Gotta add these guys RIDE... no pussyfoot'n around here... I like it!^)-

We split up on the way there since I decided to do a last minute oil change... Desiree' was talk'n to me, and I wanted to check out a couple trailers. I met up with them again just near sundown at a cool motel with a CUTE owner who I didn't get a pic of.. I know ASSHOLE!

A close up for ya'all...

We make our way to the Warf to see our most Easterly sunset uh huh...

Then its more PuffPuffPass and BSing into the night... before ya know it it's Bfast time and another Puuurrrty girl to flirt with. At least Phil was flirt'n LOL.
Lidia from Bulgaria... oooooh boy I think I could spend time with this giiiirrl lotsa time!!!!!

Then it's time for them to quickass beat it South and me to get North bad weather coming... gonna miss you fukkers!

I'm headed over to the Rock in the Morning from here in Cape Breton, think I'm goona ride the ol' rail trail thru the interior... sooo if anyone from here is over there and wants to chill or ride, drop a line here.

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