A few words about a long trip on a small bike (250 cc)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Terrytori, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Congrats on knowing how to appreciate life...too bad you weren't able to smell enough of the roses. Would also like to hear more on the WR/ Mini GS..pics pls ?
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  2. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Hey KHVO... Bob's WR probably sucked up the most fuel of the 3 bikes with Charlie's '07 Ninja doing the best. At times it felt like he was getting 70 mpg.

    I think this is the only other reasonably close up pic I have of Bob's WR 250 X.

    It's parked in my garage still awaiting the shipping back to Texas.

    If i find the energy to drag out the 4 scoots and lawnmower and bicycles in front of it, I'll grab some more detailed shots.

    regards

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    terry
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  3. OUTLAND MOTO

    OUTLAND MOTO And then suddenly....

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    It was good seeing you guys in Concord, NH. I heard the engines pulling into the Holiday Inn and thought, "these guys are much more hardcore than me". Keep on pushing!!
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  4. OldCoot

    OldCoot Been here awhile

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    That was an excellent adventure for old coots! Way to go.
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    Next time, stop to smell the roses and take some more great pictures... I really like the black and white affect.
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  5. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Good seeing you also. Damn you looked fresh! :rofl
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  6. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Pretty spiffy looking 250...
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  7. Madhatter

    Madhatter More bike than brains

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    Nice to see you over here T.

    Cheers,
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  8. ddennis669

    ddennis669 Adventurer

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    One could live a worthwhile life by following that advice. Well done sir!

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  9. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Hey David... though we have not met, I thought of you often on this little
    jaunt and with affection proportionate to the ache in my knees.
    Seriously man... you were the inspiration behind 'The Big Stupid' and I am grateful for that.

    with appreciation


    terry
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  10. bouldergeek

    bouldergeek Filthy, poor KLR dweeb

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    Awesome and succinct ride report.

    I am reading this at an outdoor cafe on the beach on Costa Rica, eating mystery meat papusas and drinking duple espressos con leche.

    I am seriously considering not shipping my KLR down to South America next year, and just bringing soft bags and buying a 200/250 in a local market and using that. I could buy and write off the whole bike for the price of shipping a 650 to and from.

    Very cool endeavor that you three pulled off. I am sure you will hear terms like "inspiration" quite frequently as this thread develops. Whether you meant to or not, you've definitely shown that the spirit of ADV riding is not only for the young or displacement-happy. Ride well, and thanks for sharing!
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  11. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Terry, often wondered if you guys ever made the trip. Glad to have stumbled onto this. Great pics and great report! :clap :clap :clap

    Wish I knew you were in the area (Concord). Would have been my pleasure to buy you guys a cold one.
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  12. bikepolanski

    bikepolanski FTTW

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    Full Jealousy...really nice trip!
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  13. windburn

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    You have demonstrated the spirit of Adventure Riding, a real challenge, great friends, and dreams fulfilled. What a nice report.
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  14. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    I enjoy those big rides on small bikes. Thanks for taking the time to post about your adventure. :thumb
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  15. BackRoadNomad

    BackRoadNomad Wandering around

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    Great reading...great photos...inspiring all of us to seek adventure into a new territory! :clap

    Time for you to be planning another trek to keep us entertained along the way.

    Thanks for your fantastic ride report, looking forward to more.
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  16. Magestyk

    Magestyk Bicycle NINJA

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    What windshield does Bob have on his WR250x? It looks good not wide like most other cruiser windshields I see on the web.
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  17. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Man you guys really ate up the miles! That had to be a fun ride... how was the weather in the mountains?
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  18. Roam

    Roam If you want to

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    Cool story, but did you really ride across the country with your air brake deployed?
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  19. raycam01_au

    raycam01_au Sir Ray!

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    wow just read this whole thread, this is what its all about hey, a few good friends n out n about :) love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  20. badguy

    badguy Susan

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    Great report :thumb I hope I can get something similar done later this year...

    :rofl air brake...nice
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