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Old 03-09-2008, 07:37 AM   #391
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I agree 100% Snowriders trip reports are inspirational. Snowrider any trips planned?
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:38 AM   #392
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Looks fun, be safe...thanks for the pics
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:02 PM   #393
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Aaron, fantastic ride report!! Your attitude about traveling is just great. I say you're primed for bumming the world.

I'm in the process of planning for my own ride to Alaska this summer on my DR. Maybe I'll swing by Madison in the spring.

Cheers,
Just send a message if you're coming by, I've got a shop if you need to get anything done on your bike and space to crash.
The problem with this kind of "bumming" is it's so expensive. If I could find a way to combine motorcycle travel and real hoboing, I'd love to. Maybe I need a bike that runs on cooking oil or chicken scratch, or used starbucks cups.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:16 PM   #394
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When you goin' again Snowy?
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Snowrider any trips planned?
The next logical step is the rest of this hemisphere, central and south america. I need at least $5k to go. Currently, I'm saving no money towards this goal as my shop and recording space is costing me about as much as I make. I'm really going to try to make some money with the shop this year by getting some more lucrative bikes to strip and part out than the old freebies filling my shop now. If I can't start making money to at least come close to paying it's rent, I need to find a cheap space and start saving for the next trip. Or maybe I need to just work on some of this other stuff and the next trip is years down the line. I don't know right now, but I sure wish I could do a trip every year. Last summer I went nowhere. This summer I'm hoping to at least get to the appalacians for a week.
Too bad none of you guys own travel magazines or publishing companies.

I'll go as far and long as anyone wants, on any bike they want, if someone hooks me up. And I have a standing offer to any motorcycle company, if they want their bike ridden N. E. WHERE., I will find a way to ride it there, any time of year or weather, no matter what motorcycle...
if they foot the bill. (in case any execs happen across this)
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:51 PM   #395
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Snowrider, I first read this report a couple of years ago, but I wish I had been reading it when you were on the trip. I'm pretty sure you went pretty close to my house when you went from the Oregon coast to see the spruce goose. I would've ridden to the Evergreen Aviation Museum with you. I've never been there, and it's only 30 miles south of where I live.
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Old 04-10-2008, 04:16 PM   #396
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Snowrider, I first read this report a couple of years ago, but I wish I had been reading it when you were on the trip. I'm pretty sure you went pretty close to my house when you went from the Oregon coast to see the spruce goose. I would've ridden to the Evergreen Aviation Museum with you. I've never been there, and it's only 30 miles south of where I live.
Well I definitely recommend it. Lots of neat stuff to see, and of course the spruce goose, which you can step into.
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:05 PM   #397
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Stumbled across this thread while doing some research on the DR650. I had almost written it off, but after seeing what is possible on it it's back on my short list. Wasn't sure it was capable of this kind of trip, but you have proven me wrong. It seems like a very capable bike. BTW - Great Report! Thanks for taking the time. I enjoyed every page of it. If you ever decide to explore Ohio (or just pass on through - which is what I recommend... ) and need a place to stop, let me know.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:08 PM   #398
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A few people told me a bunch of the pictures had stopped working so I just re-uploaded all the ones that weren't working. If anyone finds any that quit just send me a message and I'll fix it when I get a chance.
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Old 07-23-2009, 01:20 AM   #399
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:34 AM   #400
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:41 PM   #401
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I just got done scanning this awesome trip you did, and I don't know if I missed it somewhere in there, but about how much $$$ did you go through ? I would love to do a trip like this someday..... Hopefully the photos and chronicles of rides like this will give me the motivation to carve out the time and money to go do one...... Did you sit down and plan every detail of the trip, or did you just do it by the seat of your pants and hit the atm & credit card whenever you needed ? Great pics and narrative..... Way cool.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:52 AM   #402
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:13 PM   #403
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Ended at page 21. The rest must be well-deserved kudos. Great report.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:52 AM   #404
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About $5,000. I didn't plan anything except getting there and what I'd take. You can do it for a lot less, I wasn't even trying to be frugal. The mexico trip was done for much less, and after losing my atm card I had money wired to me and kept most of it in a zip lock bag in my boot (mx boot). I recommend this method if you don't want to blow through lots of cash.

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I just got done scanning this awesome trip you did, and I don't know if I missed it somewhere in there, but about how much $$$ did you go through ? I would love to do a trip like this someday..... Hopefully the photos and chronicles of rides like this will give me the motivation to carve out the time and money to go do one...... Did you sit down and plan every detail of the trip, or did you just do it by the seat of your pants and hit the atm & credit card whenever you needed ? Great pics and narrative..... Way cool.
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:35 PM   #405
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Hey Snowrider did you have to make reservations on any of the ferrys, or did you just wing it. Great report and pictures.
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