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Old 09-30-2012, 03:27 PM   #181
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Great RR! I live in the Bay area, am a Ducati nut, my g/f rides, and I used to live in WA so this hit all the right buttons.

I'm tempted to have you come consult on how to get my garage to look like yours!
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:04 AM   #182
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Glad you enjoyed it. I think our next big trip will start somewhere in Utah with a loop that will go through Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Colorado

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Maybe that's a downside of living in a country that is so big and stuff is so spread out.
Nah....nice to have options!! :)


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Old 10-01-2012, 12:05 AM   #183
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Great RR! I live in the Bay area, am a Ducati nut, my g/f rides, and I used to live in WA so this hit all the right buttons.

I'm tempted to have you come consult on how to get my garage to look like yours!
lol, No problem!


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RIDE REPORT: Me, a blonde, 2 Ducati's.....3,000 miles
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:31 AM   #184
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Nice RR and photos

I live in Maryland and just did a cross country trip out west as far as Victoria to visit my two 21 year old twin nieces who live there. Beautiful place to live..it reminded me of Bermuda a little along the coast.Went through SD,Cody Wy. Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Tetons,Chief Joseph Hwy. & Beartooth Pass to Redlodge MT. Glacier NP to Banff & Jasper Alberta west through British Columbia to Whistler then Vancouver Island.Port Angeles Washington east across rte 20 to Spokane.East to Idaho south to Corde de' Lane, Lewiston,along the Columbia River on Rte 12 south on rte 55 to Boise Idaho to Park City Utah and back home...8300 miles in 16 days.Last day was the only rain I had the whole trip.I was riding a 2011 Road Glide Ultra.

You are a lucky man to have a wife who rides to share this passion of MC's and travel.By the way..nice garage also!
One of my close riding buddies just trade his GS for a new SF & a used 1200 Multistrada.I have owned a few BMW R bikes..I love riding twins.I test drove a new MS duck and could not believe the horsepower to wieght ratio.

Thanks for sharing your trip & photos with us.Its cool how your camera can send pics to your iphone cordless.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:52 PM   #185
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......Went through SD,Cody Wy. Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Tetons,Chief Joseph Hwy. & Beartooth Pass to Redlodge MT. Glacier NP to Banff & Jasper Alberta west through British Columbia to Whistler then Vancouver Island.Port Angeles Washington east across rte 20 to Spokane.East to Idaho south to Corde de' Lane, Lewiston,along the Columbia River on Rte 12 south on rte 55 to Boise Idaho to Park City Utah and back home...8300 miles in 16 days.Last day was the only rain I had the whole trip.I was riding a 2011 Road Glide Ultra.
Wow John, awesome trip!!! You covered a crapload of ground!! Any pics?




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Old 10-02-2012, 03:25 PM   #186
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How do you like those summit gloves? I'm looking for something that's warm but not bulky. I like to be able to feel the controls.

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I've gotten a few messages asking about our gear so here is a list of what we're using:

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Jacket: Dainese Avro D-Dry jacket
Pants: AGV Sport Telluride H2O Vented Pants. (they've been awesome, but run REALLY small. They must be fitted for an Ethiopian long distance runner because I'm a 30" waist and the large fits me well, although I had to adjust the straps all the way in. But it's the only way because there's no way in hell the medium would fit me.
Boots: Dainese Torque Pro Out Boots
Helmet: Shoei RF-1100 Chroma
Gloves: Rev'it SLR gloves & REV'IT! Summit H2O Gloves
Backpacks: Kriega R-20
Tailbag: Kriega US-20
Tankbags: Bags-Connection "Engage" EVO quick-lock tankbag

Stephanie:
Pants: Dainese
Jacket: Rev'it women's jacket.
Helmet: Shoei RF-1000 helmet
Gloves: REV'IT! Summit H2O Gloves & Rev'it SLR women's gloves
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:46 PM   #187
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Great report from a terrific trip! It is nice to read about a fun, uncomplicated adventure. I like your style of traveling - minimalist. Thanks for sharing.

P.S. Does Stephanie have a sister??
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:24 PM   #188
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How do you like those summit gloves? I'm looking for something that's warm but not bulky. I like to be able to feel the controls.
The gloves were great and definitely warmer than my other gloves. They have excellent dexterity so feeling the controls isn't an issue. Unfortunately, because neither of us has hand-guards, I think only a thicker, more insulated glove would be truly WARM. But of course you'd be sacrificing some of that dexterity you're referring to, which I'd rather not do. If you have a bike with hand-guards, I'm sure they'd be plenty warm. The gloves required zero break-in and were as comfortable as any glove I've worn.
Overall, I highly recommend them. For the money you can't go wrong.


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Old 10-03-2012, 10:26 PM   #189
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P.S. Does Stephanie have a sister??
Unfortunately, no sister. But she does have a brother ;)



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Old 10-04-2012, 04:53 AM   #190
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The gloves were great and definitely warmer than my other gloves. They have excellent dexterity so feeling the controls isn't an issue. Unfortunately, because neither of us has hand-guards, I think only a thicker, more insulated glove would be truly WARM. But of course you'd be sacrificing some of that dexterity you're referring to, which I'd rather not do. If you have a bike with hand-guards, I'm sure they'd be plenty warm. The gloves required zero break-in and were as comfortable as any glove I've worn.
Overall, I highly recommend them. For the money you can't go wrong.


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Thanks. That's exactly what I'm looking for. I have hand guards and heated grips so I think these will be perfect. Thanks again and great RR.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:19 AM   #191
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Well, this RR is still going strong! Obviously very popular, and for good reason.

Your riding gear is well thought-out. I bought a pair of the AGV Sport Telluride H2O Vented Pants on your recommendation (to include the sizing--I'm a 30 inch waist, too--5 ft 10 inch, and selected the LG size.) Couldn't be happier. GREAT pants.

Thanks!

/if you're ever down home in the MIA area, look me up. We live near Coral Springs/Boca.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:38 AM   #192
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Great RR! I've ridden the areas you rode over the last two years, with a few differences (Lewiston to Missoula via Hwy 12 & McCall to Missoula via Hwy 55/24/21/75/93). Did I miss it, but what camera are you taking the pics with?
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:12 PM   #193
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Thanks. That's exactly what I'm looking for. I have hand guards and heated grips so I think these will be perfect. Thanks again and great RR.
When i saw the BMW avatar then saw your profile I figured that you did. Those gloves should be perfect for you.


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Old 10-04-2012, 03:15 PM   #194
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Well, this RR is still going strong! Obviously very popular, and for good reason.

Your riding gear is well thought-out. I bought a pair of the AGV Sport Telluride H2O Vented Pants on your recommendation (to include the sizing--I'm a 30 inch waist, too--5 ft 10 inch, and selected the LG size.) Couldn't be happier. GREAT pants.

Thanks!

/if you're ever down home in the MIA area, look me up. We live near Coral Springs/Boca.
Awesome man! Glad to have been able to help. Can you imagine the medium?? My voice gets higher just THINKING of the fit.

Will do....I'm hoping to go down to MIA soon. Haven't visited in about 7 months. Gotta go see my nephews before they're off to college.


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Old 10-04-2012, 03:24 PM   #195
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Great RR! I've ridden the areas you rode over the last two years, with a few differences (Lewiston to Missoula via Hwy 12 & McCall to Missoula via Hwy 55/24/21/75/93). Did I miss it, but what camera are you taking the pics with?
Mentioned it a few times but no problem. I use a Nikon D7000 with a Nikon AF-S 17-55 f/2.8 lens. Stephanie was carrying a Nikon D5100 with a Nikon AF-S 24-85 f/3.5-4.5 lens. Both VERY well padded in the tankbags.


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