30: Unemployed and Homeless

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Tex76, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. JamesK

    JamesK Been here awhile

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    Tex76, I know so many people have already said this, but freaking awesome pics and RR :clap
  2. 00SS

    00SS Always a vicious cycle

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    Fellow Texan (Keller) - loved the RR and great photography.. I have been to everyone of those places and you did a great job of capturing them (loved the ND filter shots). Hit me up if you ever want to take a day ride to do some shooting.. i'm down to a RE bullet (i may as well run, it would be faster.. lol) but i'll be in the market to get a new ride soon. Again, awesome RR :freaky
  3. Finkie

    Finkie Adventurer

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    bump! You need to see the pics!
  4. jglow

    jglow Two wheeled traveler

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    Tex, just came across you RR. Wow, great pics :nod!

    Jordan
  5. kingofZroad

    kingofZroad Been here awhile

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    Love the photos!!

    Congrats on taking some time to live NOW!
  6. Guaro

    Guaro Adventurer

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    This ride must have been awesome, nice photos. I hope one day in the near future I can do something like this. Safe travels ...
  7. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    Rumor is he's about to head east. I will try to steal his camera before he leaves. To keep myself from feeling too bad with his next RR. ;)
  8. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Saw Ryan's map planing. Hell, it must be not less than 5,000miles!!

    :freaky
  9. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    Hey guys!! I am indeed planning a trip East, this is becoming addictive :D

    My "plan" is going to be to leave Dallas and head through Arkansas to Hendersonville Tenn, this is where I went to high school so I'll be visiting friends I haven't seen in a decade or more, I'm really excited. Then I'll be shooting down to Tellico Plains Tenn to ride in the March Moto Madness rally. I haven't been before but it sure looks like those guys know how to put on one hell of a ride. From there, head Northeast through Tail of the Dragon, Blue Ridge Parkway, get in some offroad in West Virginia and ultimately end up in New York and then Boston. I have always wanted to take my time and photograph New York so this is gonna be a real treat for me. Then I will come down the coast till I hit the Gulf and head back East through New Orleans and seeing some extended family in East Texas.

    I've upgraded my camera, lenses and hopefully skills so this trip will be even more photo-centric than the last one if you can believe that. I've been debating how I should pursue my love for photography and travel without making compromises. I have no desire to shoot senior portraits or families on the beach in matching outfits :puke1 So instead I have created a Kickstarter page as a way for people to back the trip and get either a print or a book compiling the best photos from this ride. I'll be taking pictures with me and the bike in the shot like I always do but also taking more landscapes and things you would want to display on a wall, e.g. Brooklyn Bridge, New York cityscape, sunrise over the Atlantic etc..



    MOD EDIT: Read the posted rules in Ride Reports.

    Whether you have any interest in that or not you can still follow along here or on Instagram @ryansharp76, I'll be creating a new RR soon, hopefully leaving in about 10 days, but wanted to give everyone here the heads up. I'm still in awe of the motorcycling community's support and really enjoy sharing these trips with like minded folk. On the road soon!

    Ryan
  10. akula802

    akula802 Been here awhile

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    I can't tell you how much I enjoyed this. Looking forward to the next set!

    I also just turned 30, resigned, moved out, all that stuff. Fed up I guess. The bike is all but packed, but I can't leave Minnesota until sometime in May. Your RR has been an inspirational reassurance that I've made the right decision.

    Ride on brother!
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  11. Stretch67

    Stretch67 Mad Scientist

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    That was one hell of a trip. Well done, sir.
  12. BISHOP

    BISHOP Roadracer goes Dirt

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    You have killer photog and storytelling skills! Your posts really "paint the picture" of your travels. Thanks for sharing your journeys!
    I'm a Texan who no longer lives in TX but will always be a Texan!
  13. ThirtyOne

    ThirtyOne unfiltered

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    Fantastic photography and great stories. Best of luck on your continuing adventure.
  14. mightys4

    mightys4 Adventurer

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    This has been a great read, and an even better view. Its been said before, you take some stunning photos!

    As a Canon guy, I can really appreciate your "L" lens, those are some fabulous optics.

    Can't wait for your great east tour!

    :clap
  15. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    Thanks a lot guys, the support helps me justify my habit :lol3

    I'm taking off tomorrow and could not be more excited. Let's do it!!

    The Lost Texan, Wanders East
  16. enceladus

    enceladus I want off this rock

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    Please post more pictures.
  17. jorrie

    jorrie Been here awhile

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    What awesome pics love it
  18. mooreph2

    mooreph2 BARBENDER

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  19. mooreph2

    mooreph2 BARBENDER

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    What an eye!

    Your pictures are awesome!!!!
  20. jfman

    jfman Long timer

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    Great photography.

    You got skills!