ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-03-2012, 07:18 AM   #196
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catours View Post
hey Kedgi,

Sounds like a great adventure so far!

If you make it to Antigua, Guatemala (definitely a popular spot to relax a few days), be sure to come by Moto Cafe and share some stories with fellow motorcyclists, join us for a ride, or just have a beer!

Always great to meet ADV'rs.

Moto Cafe
6a Calle Oriente #14
Antigua, Guatemala
1433'19.50"N
9043'52.43"W

Safe travels!

Chris

Awesome Chris

Thanks for the invite. I'll be sure to do that
Kedgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 07:21 AM   #197
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
I hate snow!

Quote:
Originally Posted by RForestR View Post
Awesome Kedgi....

Started snowing here today....SNOW for F*ck S@kes!!!'

Keep going bud...enjoying the ride so far...

Cheers and best wishes,
Chris
I hate snow.....hate it. I hate cold too! It was 90 degrees here in Galveston yesterday
Kedgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 07:25 AM   #198
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by achesley View Post
Heck, wish I would of caught your report early on. I run LA 82 quite often. Just love it from Port Arthur to Kaplan. Enjoying it. Many people miss this great road here in Louisiana by doing I 10 or I 20 or US 190 or US 90 across the state. Did you run through any of the other little beach communities going West. Only hassle is lack of gas stations along the coast. \
You're gonna love Galveston. Great rebuild there also. Hopefully you went down the Bolivar Peninsula and took the ferry.
Keep it coming.
Louisiana Rte 82 is awesome. I swear if I won the lotto I would buy a house in Holly Beach Louisiana. I saw Florida Beach and is it Grand Beach? and Cameron, I just love that stretch. Someone has built a large convenience store between Port Arthur and Holly Beach with gas pumps, near Young's Campground if you're familiar with that. I made it from Eunice to Port Authur via rte 82 on 1 tank no problem with the trusty KLR's big tank.
Kedgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 07:29 AM   #199
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nice_Rumble View Post
FEMA should send those trailers to NJ now. They could use them there instead of sitting along this highway.

Great report. Can't believe you are riding all the way to Terra Del Fuego. Are you shipping the bike and flying home? How many months do you plan on making the adventure?

I figure on 4 months then I plan to ship the bike to Miami and fly home. The bike will wait in Miami until the weather warms up and then I'll fly down, pick it up and ride home to NB
Kedgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 07:33 AM   #200
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Fema Trailers

I was wondering about those Fema trailers. They look to me like they are beyond the point that anyone would want to live in them. Moldy etc. But I can't help but wonder, what is the plan for them? They should be recycled at the very least.
Kedgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 07:50 AM   #201
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Galveston

Not long after I left Port Arthur I was riding west on Texas 73 which is a pretty lonely flat pice of 4 lane highway, when about 50 Harley's catch up to me, but they don't pass! WTF? Is this the Hell's Angels? Why are they following me? I was looking at my GPS and I figured it was about 7kms to the turnoff to Galveston and boy was i glad when that came up. I took it. They FOLLOWED me. Yikes. I made the left and the end of the ramp, ducked into the next gas station and they went by. Yay! It wasn't the Angels, just a huge group of bikes.


I started seeing lots of motorcycles LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of motorcycles. WTF is going on? Turns out the Lone Star Motorcycle rally is on the go in Galveston.

I rode the Bolivar Peninsula and took the ferry and talked to two nice guys on bikes I had been following. They told me about the Rally and said it was the third biggest bike rally in the USA after Daytona, and Sturgis. I had never even heard of it.

I never thought I'd get a room but I found one in a little hotel, a block from the beach and while the price was inflated I could live with it.

I walked the strip for hours looking on in amazement at all the stuff you can buy for Harleys and other big bikes for that matter. They were even bolting turbo chargers on and dyno testing them right there.

The latest fad I saw was 26" wheels for the front of your Harley

I'm not a Harley guy but I have to appreciate the ingenuity of the after market guys ans the amazing talent of the guys doing custom paint jobs on these bikes! WOW!

Some of the bikes were for sale for over $50,000

I took a bunch of pictures I will post soon. I have to get out of here. It 9;45, I slept in after a bit of fun at the biker bars last night and I intend to move on today. I have "done" the Lone Star Rally


I'll guarantee you I was the only KLR 650 here from NB

I stood out in the crowd.
Kedgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 03:21 PM   #202
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Lone Star Rally

I took lots of pictures at the Lone Star Rally


KLR Rat Bike





Diesel KLR




Diesel KLR Specs




Harleys lotsa Harleys, some with 26" front wheels, some with absolutely outstanding paint jobs


















BC Plate



Alligator hide for sale




Old BSA




Military Bike complete with rifle case





Cool Architecture





More to follow.....
Kedgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 03:38 PM   #203
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
More sights from the Lone Star Rally












I saw another ADV Bike but never found the rider




Saw a few T-Rex's





Found a quiet bar with lots of craft brewed beer on tap





The View from my seat





More amazing paint




Bikes on the strip at sunset




I went to a biker bar




Met some bikers







The view from my seat





More to follow......
Kedgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 03:44 PM   #204
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Thumb Great Paint

the paint on this bike was amazing. It looked wet like it had just been rained on but wasn't











Kedgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 04:05 PM   #205
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
100 Miles

I only rode about 100 miles today to Bay City Texas. I was riding toward a big dark thunderstorm. I could see and hear the lightning from miles away

This was the sky at 2PM





I stopped at a cheap hotel in Bay City which kept me dry and allowed me to bring you up to date. I am downloading some great video I shot but it's very slow. I'll post it later.

I beat the rain by just a few minutes



Weather is supposed to be better tomorrow


Watching TV til then
Kedgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 04:34 PM   #206
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Rain

I'm glad I stopped. They got 5.5 inches of rain just up the road.
Kedgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 05:03 PM   #207
Tsotsie
Semi-reformed Tsotsi
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: South Texas
Oddometer: 1,601
I live about 60 miles from where you are. Any specific needs before you move on?

Sent you a pm

Tsotsie screwed with this post 11-03-2012 at 05:32 PM
Tsotsie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 05:54 PM   #208
Kedgi OP
Banned
 
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Shediac NB
Oddometer: 1,388
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsotsie View Post
I live about 60 miles from where you are. Any specific needs before you move on?

Sent you a pm
Thanks for your kind offer! I got your PM and have sent a reply.

Its all good for now. I was disappointed to have to stop so soon today but I need a rest and I worked on the ride report and called home.

The hardest part of this entire trip for me is the time away from Angele
Kedgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 06:44 PM   #209
Nice_Rumble
Beastly Adventurer
 
Nice_Rumble's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2004
Location: New London, NH
Oddometer: 2,198
Why did you decide to do this ride alone? I would think it would be more fun sharing the ride with a fellow rider.
__________________
Friend us on Facebook to learn about up coming 2014 DARC Adventure rides Vermont, MA and RI.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/212396922304662/
Nice_Rumble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2012, 07:28 PM   #210
C-Stain
Beastly Adventurer
 
C-Stain's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Canoodia, eh?
Oddometer: 5,142
Keep it up Kedji! Riding with you in spirit and loving the pics and commentary. Continue to ride safe, and have fun!
__________________
Horizons Unlimited Maritimes 2014 Meeting

Interested in attending the HU Maritimes 2014 Meeting? Click HERE!
C-Stain is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014