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Old 11-24-2012, 04:54 AM   #211
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Cheers

Thanks for another great RR. Seems like you have some fantastic roads within easy reach. Cheers fro sharing
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #212
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The thing about your RRs is that food is a high priority.........I like that.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:29 AM   #213
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The thing about your RRs is that food is a high priority.........I like that.
Guess we can call those stops the sub-destinations or micro-destinations?


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Old 11-26-2012, 02:07 PM   #214
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Excellent ride report. Awesome pictures and narration along the way.

Quick question - what are details for bags used on your wife's bike? I saw all of the other details of equipment, but nothing for bags about those used on her bike. I am specifically interested in the tailbag.

Thanks!
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #215
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Excellent ride report. Awesome pictures and narration along the way.

Quick question - what are details for bags used on your wife's bike? I saw all of the other details of equipment, but nothing for bags about those used on her bike. I am specifically interested in the tailbag.

Thanks!
Her tail-bag is the OEM Ducati Monster tailbag. Worked great. Found this link which may be helpful.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:06 AM   #216
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[QUOTE=GP1152;19494744]scenery along HWY-20:


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Reminds me of the snow-capped mountains of Norway even during summer...the bridge's iron rails, alright, your bike's hotter
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/o...1/DSC06826.jpg
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:00 AM   #217
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scenery along HWY-20:


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Reminds me of the snow-capped mountains of Norway even during summer...the bridge's iron rails, alright, your bike's hotter
http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/o...1/DSC06826.jpg
Guess that's why they call them the American Alps :)


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Old 12-02-2012, 06:26 PM   #218
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Great stories and photo's
Thank you!
oh - She's beautiful ----
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:51 AM   #219
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Great stories and photo's
Thank you!
oh - She's beautiful ----
lol, thanks. She's actually getting a new steed for Xmas....




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Old 12-16-2012, 11:00 AM   #220
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Was never a fan of yellow, but the color in person is stunning. This is a stock photo I found that gives a better idea as to how it looks:




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Old 12-16-2012, 04:08 PM   #221
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Wow



WOW - that's beautiful!

Bike's not bad either
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:23 PM   #222
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WOW - that's beautiful!

Bike's not bad either
Man if I had a dollar for every time I heard that ;)


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Old 12-20-2012, 08:41 AM   #223
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Awesome Ride Report.

"I'll end by saying this: (and not to sound like Ferris Bueller…..but) If you have the means, I highly recommend getting out and seeing what's out there. Doesn't matter what you ride. It could be an adventure bike or a naked one. Or if you want to rough it like we did (just kidding) or if you want to go posh. Just do it. You'll be amazed at the places you'll see and the people you'll meet. Take the time to do it without hurrying through it even if you're on a bike that'll chew up the speed limit AND the sign it's printed on and spit it out. You'll be glad you did. We sure are."

Perfectly stated.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:05 AM   #224
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...As I mentioned before, when we rode off and approached the customs booth the female customs officer waved us both up to see her. Good to see american efficiency at work ;)

Great RR! Just stumbled across it now, so it feels a bit weird commenting on something that happened months ago, lol...

For what it's worth, this seems to be "luck of the draw" with Border Guards in or out of the different countries.

21 years ago, a buddy and I were going down to Texas on our bikes (me: CX500Turbo, him: CB900F) and we pull up to the Washington State border, going south from Canada.

The previous car leaves the booth, and buddy and I start our bikes and begin to both go forward. The dude in the shack *SPAZZES* and literally shrieks out the window: One at a time! One at a F*cking time!



He looks like he's going to shoot us, and sits there livid, with a finger pointing at my buddy all the while he's trying to waddle his bike backwards all loaded up with 3 weeks worth of luggage and tents 'n crap

Who knows, eh?

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Old 12-20-2012, 02:15 PM   #225
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Great RR! Just stumbled across it now, so it feels a bit weird commenting on something that happened months ago, lol...

For what it's worth, this seems to be "luck of the draw" with Border Guards in or out of the different countries.

21 years ago, a buddy and I were going down to Texas on our bikes (me: CX500Turbo, him: CB900F) and we pull up to the Washington State boarder, going south from Canada.

The previous car leaves the booth, and buddy and I start our bikes and begin to both go forward. The dude in the shack *SPAZZES* and literally shrieks out the window: One at a time! One at a F*cking time!



He looks like he's going to shoot us, and sits there livid, with a finger pointing at my buddy all the while he's trying to waddle his bike backwards all loaded up with 3 weeks worth of luggage and tents 'n crap

Who knows, eh?
No worries. Glad you found it and enjoyed it.

Yeah, as you read, that's pretty much the experience we had going into Canada at the Washington border. I didn't get it. If we were at the airport and were traveling together we'd go up to the customs agent together, not separate. Guess its a big deal to them there. Who knew. Actually have video of it. It's pretty funny. Halfway up you see the red light go off and the lady jamming her hand out the window in a "Stop" motion. From there I backed up and let Stephanie go first. Ohhh those crazy Canadians.


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