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Old 07-28-2012, 07:36 AM   #76
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:41 AM   #77
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Have only just found this thread, looks like a fantastic ride! Best if luck, look forward to following your progress along the way!
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:59 PM   #78
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we look for your pictures every day. keep sending. m&p
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:38 AM   #79
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Best camp spots

I hate to camp in camp grounds......and why should I when I can find places like this for free. I was up there watching the sun go down, sipping on some wine and dancing to the music on my i pod player. It was a special moment



Here's the view from my tent



Good thing my camera has a timer

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Old 07-29-2012, 11:42 AM   #80
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Wine tasting in BC

Here I am with the wine maker at Black Hills Estate Winery



Next to Central Otago in New Zealand, this is the prettiest wine country I have seen yet



My first bath in 3 days....swimming in Lake Oganagon

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Old 07-29-2012, 11:44 AM   #81
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Not my camp

My camp had a great view but I wish I could have stayed here (I have a funny story about this place. Ask me privately and I will share with you)

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Old 07-29-2012, 01:50 PM   #82
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I know a lot of people who ride motorcycles; they may enjoy day trips to the local watering hole, weekend getaways or even week long adventure trips but I have never known anyone who has planned a true “life experience” trip like the one you are starting. I realize you’re just getting some miles under your belt and have already seen and experienced some pretty amazing things that you haven’t been able to share here.
I am envious because not only do I want to be with you but I also want to experience what you are experiencing. I am also proud of you too for what you are doing. I know you say anyone could do this and they could but it’s not just anyone who actually WOULD do it! You inspire me Sweetie!
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:29 PM   #83
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My favorite Pinots in BC
Meyer Family

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:33 PM   #84
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At Marghill Winery on the Columbia River



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Old 07-30-2012, 08:47 AM   #85
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What a great adventure you are having..I have a trip to BC on my wish list, but in the meantime keep on posting and i'll enjoy the ride with you!

take it easy on all the "Tasting"
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:24 PM   #86
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Wheelman, I should be in S Africa about 2 year from now......see you then!
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:43 PM   #87
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Made it to the Yukon

It rained all day today. This is tougher than it looks

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Old 07-30-2012, 10:51 PM   #88
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Last day in BC......heading to Yukon

Everything is damp. My ass is sore The mosquitos are worse than anyone had warned me and I am still a couple of days away from Alaska.
Right now I am sitting in my tent in the middle of nowhere. It is raining outside. And I miss my GF. I have been traveling for almost 3 weeks now and I knew this part would be the test. I am about 250 miles north-west of Prince George. The ride was long and kind of boring. But I think from here it will get more interesting.
Yesterday, I changed the oil in my bike on my own. It was a snap. Today I did my laundry. Things like this really cut in to the fun but nonetheless, it all needs to get done. Sometime soon I need to put on the new front tire that I have been lugging around for the past 3700 miles……God I can’t wait to get rid of that tire!!!!!!
But the thing that keeps me going is the thought that tomorrow will be a new day to discover whatever is in store for me. I am not sure where I will be tomorrow. I am not sure what I am going to do (besides put on lots of miles). If I see something interesting, I will stop and check it out. But I don’t think there is much until Whitehorse.
I have seen many other people heading south on motorcycles. I wonder what their experience was like. I wonder where they went. I wonder if they are damp and can’t get dry. But I see a lot of bikes in front of hotels as I cruise by so they probably get to dry out at the end of the day. LUXURY! Are there that many people doing the same thing that I am doing? I am not sure. But where ever I go, whether it be the gas station or rest stop, people come over and ask about my trip and check out the bike. And my bike is the best equipped bike I have seen so far. Of course I have seen Goldwings pulling trailers with more stuff than I but I think I have a good balance…….just the right amount and all the good stuff.
Ok, it’s past 11 pm now. I need to get up early and put in a lot of miles tomorrow. Hey, it stopped raining. I hope the sun greets me tomorrow morning and shines on me all day…….that way maybe I can dry out all my stuff.
Good night
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:58 PM   #89
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tonight's camp spot

cooked dinner at the camp site and drank my bottle of 2006 Stangland Pinot.......................MAN THAT WAS GOOD.......................thanks Larry!

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Old 07-30-2012, 11:38 PM   #90
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Riding thru the Yukon

First time I saw the sun in days

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