Across the Country on a Honda C70 Super Cub

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by hitchiker_forever, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. ThatGuyChuck

    ThatGuyChuck n00b

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    FYI - I live in San Francisco. If you would ever like to work on a machine (bicycle, motorcycle or motorscooter), look me up. On the weekends I'm often working in the garage and I offer coffee, good lighting conditions, tools and camaraderie.

    Chuck
  2. 125uCrazy

    125uCrazy Adventurer

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    Brilliant RR. Enjoyed every word. Underbone adventures rock. Total Respect
  3. Bullspit

    Bullspit Adventurer

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    I just found this one and read it in one sitting. Great job! Like many others have said, you inspire and shame me.

    My most adventurous trip at your age was a two state drive in an AMC Gremlin, floating a river, finding a wrecked canoe and wondering if I was in the middle of Deliverance!

    Keep having adventures and writing.
  4. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    Good to be young! Hell now that I think about it...at my age its good to be anything :rofl
  5. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    Yo DR Rock - Your not the only one! It kept happening to me on this guys RR thread also
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740190 :lol3
  6. The Virginian

    The Virginian Been here awhile

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    Awesome ride report. You speak and write from your heart and it shows in how people reacted to in this RR and on your journey. Who says you can't keep riding while your in school? :1drink
  7. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    Just picked up on this rr this morning and have just finished the whole thing (with a time out to go get some M&Ms and again for dinner.) Just rode a Suz 110 about 800 miles around Cambodia and a new CRF250 a couple thou around Thailand, my 1100 sure felt heavy when I first got back on her.

    Wanted to note for Rafael and any other young folks on this thread, we met a lot of kids out trekking the world during this recent trip and our Central America trip a couple years ago. Said to many of them, "Good for you! I didn't know we had that option when I was your age."

    Did the whole marriage/kids/mortgage/corporate thing for 32 years before getting a chance to break out,,, trying now to make up for lost time. Will say, tho, I've owned at least one bike continuously since 1967 and have no plans to ever quit.

    I have friends who have done similar trips, who have never married, who have avoided the traps of "The American Dream". None seem worse off for it. Society can afford, and probably needs, some free spirits; your inspiration, Rafael, may have created a few new ones.

    BTW, the the Clancy Centenary Ride is happening right now. I plan to meet it and join in for a couple days soon. Carl Clancy and his partner were first to circumnavigate the globe by moto.

    Now... GO RIDE!!!!

    (Reposting this link to st-owners.com)
  8. mnxs54

    mnxs54 Adventurer

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  9. piratehood

    piratehood discoverin' dual sportin

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    I couldnt agree more !!!!!!!!!!!1 and GREAT report !!!!!
  10. 1Down-5Up

    1Down-5Up Been here awhile

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    Good read... I would have died to see the cylinder wall on the Cub after the trip. Had a Honda ST90 as a kid, man those were fun days.
  11. hitchiker_forever

    hitchiker_forever Crazy

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    Finally got into the Sierras after 2 years of waiting.

    South Face of Charlotte Dome

    <a href="http://imgur.com/Ld4v4YL" title="Charlotte Dome"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/Ld4v4YL.jpg" alt="Charlotte Dome" title="Hosted by imgur.com" /></a>

    Seriously missing the bike though, never really realized how nice it was to get across a state on 15 bucks of gas...
  12. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    You were my inspiration when I did my NY to Oregen trip this august. I bought my atlas right before I left, packed the day I left, and slept in my tent when I got tired. Really no prep and had the best trip of my life.
  13. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    Do you have a Road Report, wee-twin? Always interested in such.
  14. wee-twin

    wee-twin Been here awhile

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    I consider doing a RR, but never took the time to take notes. Yea, I remember some stuff, but it is the little thoughts or experiences I should have written down. Feel free to pm me as I do not want to hijack this thread.

    Bill
  15. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I think Geology will allow travel to different places around the world, and seems to be a smart pick.

    Any time you can make money doing what you enjoy is a win.

    Thank you for the great ride report.



  16. AteamNM

    AteamNM Wonna Be ADVrider

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    I am a PG for 25 years. I wished I would have chosen something different but each to his own. Be patient in deciding what you want to do when you get all "growed" up. Maybe a RTW first and then decide?
  17. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    That is the way I do motorcycle trips. Too much preparing can make the trip a lot less fun.
  18. AJxr

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    this needs to get back to the top. greatest adventure on this site! :freaky
  19. hitchiker_forever

    hitchiker_forever Crazy

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    Friend is writing and hitchiking/biking/sailing to Brazil from SoCal for the World Cup, pretty interesting stuff if you guys are interested.

    Heres his blog:
    brianxkim.com
  20. George 99

    George 99 Been here awhile

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    Great pics, not much text. Will be fun to watch as he continues south.

    I've been reading Travel Bug Blues' blog, it's a fun read. She has both travel and life info, worth a read. She's in South America with friends right now.