Around the world advrider mascot relay - Bacon's journey

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by GazzaFish, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. billybob

    billybob Adventurer

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    Never thought I could be entertained by a cloth pig until I met Bacon....
  2. patrick56

    patrick56 Adventurer

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    Go on Bacon, greetings from Finland!:clap
  3. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    Hand over to ATGREG at Collector NSW.
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    Bacon with his next ride, the mighty Africa Twin
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    He was then off to the ADV gathering at Limeburners.
  4. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    And the Pig had a good time too

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  5. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    On the way to the Adfvrider gathering at Limeburners flat

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    Arrived at Limeburners and the pig was checking everything out

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  6. atgreg

    atgreg Africatwinarama Super Moderator

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    A big night round the campfire and the pig was grovelling in the dirt with the best of them

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  7. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    He's gone for a few days and he's on the piss again and smoking :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1 :eek1
  8. Coho911

    Coho911 Long timer

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    Bacon's Back !

    Part 2


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  9. Matt

    Matt Dirt Virgin

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    Hey Coho,

    Love part two. Case of mistaken identity though, you put a shot of Oodeano (he's got the beard) up as me at the beginning of the video (I'm the good looking one........:huh )

    Matt
  10. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    Fanbloodytastic :clap :clap :clap :clap keep it coming its great to see it again with sound.
    I think he's on his way to the USA next week.
  11. davorallyfan

    davorallyfan Commonist

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    Whats that pinkish hand puppet doing in my tent ya bastards
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  12. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    Smoked Bacon?
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    Bad little piggy!
  13. conchscooter

    conchscooter Long timer

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    That pig deserves a bath. Poor little bugger being roughed up by a bunch filthy biker yobs.
  14. Kilroy Was Here

    Kilroy Was Here Carpe Diem

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    :ear I made it! :wave Helloooo from the land of the free, home of the brave :norton
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    I made landfall in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place><st1:City>Las Vegas</st1:City>, <st1:State>Nevada</st1:State></st1:place>, by way of hitching an airplane ride with “Oodeano”. Thanks for all that mate :freaky
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    So long Oodeano, see you back in OZ :cry
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    Hello “Kilroy Was Here” :D .
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    This first <st1:country-region><st1:place>US</st1:place></st1:country-region> segment of my journey started this morning, <st1:date Month="2" Day="9" Year="2008">Saturday, February 09, 2008</st1:date>, when “Kilroy” called the hotel room at the somewhat unreasonable hour of <st1:time Hour="9" Minute="0">9 am :snore.</st1:time> It’s Vegas you know:beer :jump .
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    After chatting for a bit and saying our farewells to “Oodeano”, we set sail and left town with no delay. No pictures or nothing. Just as well, as I couldn’t wait to get back on two wheels with the wind in my face and some free space between us and civilization:ricky .
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    This mornings’ air was a crisp with the temperature in the low 50’s and clear skies. We headed south on Interstate 15 and didn’t stop until we were at the state line.
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    Interstate 15 south of <st1:City><st1:place>Las Vegas</st1:place></st1:City> cuts trough the high Mojave Dessert. The view from the bike is of sharp cut rocks formations and sand with mostly small bushes.
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    This goes on for a couple of hours with mostly the occasional abandoned buildings or gas station. Not the best place to be living during the hot summer I bet.
    Not much business to be had here either unless you can sell sand for a living.

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    Except :ear - if you happen to be in the cutting edge of aerospace development …… :huh Yes, believe it of not, this is the place to be for that. Aviation buffs will recognize Edwards Air force Base as the place all the hot-shot pilots go to push the envelope:bubba , and the air above us is where Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in the X-1. NASA Dryden test and research is here;

    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/home/index.html

    ,and just south in the city of <st1:City><st1:place>Palmdale</st1:place></st1:City> is the famed Lockheed/Martin “Skunkworks”.

    http://www.lockheedmartin.com/aeronautics/skunkworks/

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    We make a stop at the gate to the <st1:place><st1:placeName>Mojave</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType>Airport</st1:placeType></st1:place>. Now referred to as “Spaceport” since the successful launch of Burt Ruttan’s “Spaceship 1” that won the Ansari X price a couple of years ago and is a civilian reusable spacecraft.

    http://www.xprize.org/x-prizes/ansari-x-prize

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    We wander around a little bit and climb on some of the old aircraft
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    We hear a lot of noise and observe a small white funny looking aircraft shoot skywards, and we are informed by some spectators that it is the test bed aircraft for “Spaceship 2’s” new rocket engine. Pretty cool for us, but just another day in the sky above the Mojave dessert I suppose.
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    The mountains in front of us grow larger as we approach the western edge of the desert and they are covered in snow.
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    Up in those mountains is our destination for today.
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    Today I rode a BMW R1150GSA from <st1:place><st1:City>Las Vegas</st1:City>, <st1:State>Nevada</st1:State></st1:place>, to Pine Mountain Club, <st1:State><st1:place>California</st1:place></st1:State> where I am presently, a total of 308 miles (495 km).
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    More follows :norton
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    P.S. may as well start preparing for the next leg of the journey so I’m holding my thumb out and hoping for a ride to continue my journey. “Kilroy” have told me he was hoping to hand me off to someone within 100 miles or so? Any body interested P.M. “Kilroy Was Here”
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  15. GazzaFish

    GazzaFish Been here awhile

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    YEAH!!! Bacon hits the USA!!! Whats that Tattoo you've got bacon??:huh Looks like something that seemed like a good idea at the time after a big nice on the jiuce. hahaaa:clap I bet its not the last Tattoo you get either...

    Look forward to seeing what you get up in the states..... happy travels.
  16. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    Welcome to the U.S.A. Bacon! :thumb

    A word of advice Bacon, stay away from people in white aprons and wearing white hats, standing in front of hot, flat metal surfaces...:eek1
  17. Kilroy Was Here

    Kilroy Was Here Carpe Diem

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    :wink: Sorry for the late posting. I needed a few days to get used to the new timezone. :rofl

    Hanging loose in Pine Mountain Club while coordinating the next relay :thumb
  18. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    Where is he going next???
  19. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    OK where is the little fellow??
  20. GazzaFish

    GazzaFish Been here awhile

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    Bacon,

    Im still curious what the badge is your now wearing? Looks like the start of something....:clap :clap