A Roadie in Motion

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Lost Roadie, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. spenserj87

    spenserj87 Adventurer

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    I take it you like the screen you put on it. Keep the pictures coming.
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  2. Ze Red Baron

    Ze Red Baron Adventure seeker

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    You need to send this picture to BMW - absofrigginlutely awesome.
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  3. TedShred

    TedShred PHAT BASTARD

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    Joe the pics are amazing!!! Keep em comin:clap

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  4. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    I'm a "Harley Fuck" and I would've stopped, even if you were on a BMW. :D

    Awesome trip and even better pictures! :clap
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  5. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    probly not even real Harley's, just chromed out jap bikes... A few sportbikes passed me too.
    Glad to know someone would have stopped to help, even though I'm on a BM. :deal
    Back on the road after Marin BMW took good, fast care of me.
    In-N-Out... Hmmmm good

    Rad Baron - glad you like... With non-BMW accesories they wouldn't use it... ;)
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  6. bajesus

    bajesus perfecto, pero jodido

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    didn't realize you were headed back up north after death valley. i'm in SF and would loved to have hooked up for a beer... my brother (spenserj87) met up with you at A&S last week and i've been following your current trip since he linked me up.

    btw, we have many of the same toys... GS, D90, MacBook Air... and definitely the same interest in travel.

    keep the stories and the pictures flowing...
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  7. Jamie

    Jamie .

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    A most excellent report you've got going here. Thanks for taking the time to post it.

    I dunno about the whole riders not stopping to help thing. I was broken down on the side of a busy road last summer on my airhead GS and several bikes, including an R1200GS, with hardly a glance.:scratch
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  8. JemezMtns

    JemezMtns Been here awhile

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    Hi ChiTown
    Great ride report. I have a yellow 800GS I bought in December. I put the same windshield you have on it. I have been waiting to decide on hard luggage....how do you like the BMW bags? I bought the top case but am holding out on the panniers.

    I also put a bigger skid plate, brake resevoir protectors front and back, brush guards on the hand grips, and replaced the stock tires with Metzler Karoos. I ride in new mexico and do highways to get to the gravel roads and trails.

    I love that bike. Exactly what works for me.

    Look forward to following your ride.
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  9. tobes

    tobes n00b

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    Awesome ride and report! Looking for to the Mexico posts.
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  10. JayElDee

    JayElDee not saying what I mean

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    +1 on that one and this one, too. Very nice. So the scotch took that picture. Actually, I understand that, having had my Macallans take a couple of shots
    JOhn

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  11. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider

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    Glad youse guys like the photo's - it's all about the lighting... I must have drivin' my neighbors crazy with my SB-800 flash doing long exposures, muliple flash shots.... though the one you likey was all natual lighting.
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    Wish I'd have known, your brother told me of your travels - you are MY hero....
    Freelancing can be stressful, but great, eh?
    Ah, the freedom and the chaos...

    I blasted through SF and am just south of Santa Cruz... I could take a day and head back north, would love to hear your tales and have a beer or two....

    email me if you're around.
    mail@chitownrider.com


    so far so good with the bmw vario bags... I'll let you know what I think AFTER I drop the bike on them....


    frikin expensive campground, epic sunset, and I did get me first shower ( ahh the glory of a clean ... body) in quite some time + it's the first time I actually payed to camp since DV so it's a even wash... to make up for the $25 campsite I'm eating 75¢ Ramen tonight - like in college. :evil
    I passed on the ridiculous $8 a bundle firewood, with no where to scavenge...

    After talking with my Dad I'm really in no hurry to ride home to -20F temps with blowing snow... the ride home is gonna be brutal...
    I might be 30 something years old, but being away from home for 7 months takes help...
    This journey wouldn't be possible without the support team at home to help me along - shipping stuff, scanning mail, fending off the sherriff with warrants, etc. thanks Dad! you rock! :clap

    Everyone thank Big Larry for his support of my crazy adventures!


    until next time, take care, goodnight, and for crists sake neuter your pets! :freaky

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  12. GSA Ghost

    GSA Ghost LOST

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    :clap :clap :clap










    :lurk :lurk :lurk
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  13. Dead Eye Dan

    Dead Eye Dan Been here awhile

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  14. stormcloud

    stormcloud Adventurer

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    All together now: :clap :clap THANKS BIG LARRY!! :clap :clap :thumb :thumb :rilla :rilla :bow :bow
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  15. spenserj87

    spenserj87 Adventurer

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    You must be at Alice's...great roads around there, if you don't mine the deer ;).
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  16. AngryScot

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    great report!
    nice pics!
    I need more salt
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  17. swingset

    swingset Got the knack.

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    Great report, beautiful pictures.
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  18. ncooper

    ncooper starting again

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    :clap Great report!!

    Enjoy the time off, doing tours takes its toll. (I never had the stones for it)

    Riding is more fun than working anyway!
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  19. ktmnate

    ktmnate Long timer

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    Great report. It was a pleasure riding with you in Death Valley. You and that 800 are a good match. You sure put it through its paces.


    Nate
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  20. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    wow, great ride report so far. I'm still waiting for the F800 info (I didn't miss it, did I?).

    What's your GPS?
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