Around the world advrider mascot relay - Bacon's journey

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

  1. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    Its a Clubman Tourers MC club badge.
    That I pined on to him.
  2. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    Do you think that if we put this thread sticky to the top of the ride report section, more people would see it and we could get bacon moving around the country? I would like to see the little guy really rack up some miles.
  3. Loud Al

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    I'm heading down to Baja next week, I would love to take Bacon to Mexico
  4. Kilroy Was Here

    Kilroy Was Here Carpe Diem

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    Hi folks,

    After some relaxing in the central California Mountains I'm finally back in the saddle again.

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    I am currently going north on I-5 towards Bakersfield where I will meet my new driver.
  5. MikJogg

    MikJogg Weekend Adventurer

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    I think Bacon see his first snow,right? :eek1
  6. Kilroy Was Here

    Kilroy Was Here Carpe Diem

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    So long Pine Mountain

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    A popular stop around here in the summer for motorcyclists is "Mad Bailey's" Pub or the "Screaming Squirrel" restaurant.

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    Lots of beautiful twists leads out of the mountain

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    To Interstate 5

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    The stretch of I-5 that goes through these mountains are called "The Ridge Route" and are part of the old road structure of the Spaniard's, connecting the coast to Fort Tejon.

    We go I-5 north, down towards the Central Valley, and the road is now called "The Grapevine" from the vines that grow in the area or the way the Interstate twists like a grapevine:dunno

    Rendezvous :clap

    So long "Kilroy"

    Welcome "Toyanvil":wings

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  7. Hammock dweller

    Hammock dweller Been here awhile

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    Well done Bacon. :clap
    You're route looks a good one. I'll be following it in June on my way from Phoenix to San Simeon to see Hurst Castle. Now that's a nice little place to rest for a travel weary pig!
  8. Flash412

    Flash412 Elk Biffer

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    Dear Bacon,

    Monkey wants to welcome you when you get to Northern Colorado. Monkey has a warm garage for your bike, too. Monkey and you can discuss your travels together and Monkey's travels have also been fairly extensive.

    Monkey's pal,
    - Flash
  9. Toyanvil

    Toyanvil Adventurer

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    Toyanvil picked up Bacon from Kilroy Was Here on Friday, February 29
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    where he had a short ride back home. Although we didn't get to spend a lot of time with him, he did help us bake cookies,
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    pack for an overnight training,
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    played with the dog,
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    checked out some ADV,
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    he wanted to sit on the Bonne,
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    and then off to bed.
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    The next day Mrs. Toyanvil passed Bacon off to AlinBeaverton who was heading down to Baja.
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    So long Bacon, have a good journey.
  10. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    Go Bacon GO!!!!!
  11. Loud Al

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    Bacon arrived at the Hotel in the care of Mrs Toyanvil and her Mom. They also broght cookies which we enjoyed of the next couple of days.
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    Bacon getting ready to go in the morning
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    Checking out the scenery at Big Bear CA

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    Waiting for the rest of the group on the side of the road in Baja

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    Bacon giving Burt some advice on how to fix a flat, Burt didn't listen the first time and pinched the tube. Good thing there were plenty of spare tubes in the group.

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    Erica telling Bacon about her missing case lid, it disapeared after a gas stop.

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    Bacon and Lushbug hanging out.

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    San Felipe

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    On the road to Gonzaga Bay

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    Coco's Corner

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    Bacon ATGATT
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    After Crashing on the way to a mission outside of the Bay of LA Bacon was handed off to Ladybug. We didn't get any pictures of the hand off because I was worried about my banged up knee. The knee is fine now. Bacon is off to Death Valley and then to the Pacific Northwet. We had a good trip togethere and I will miss the little porker.
  12. GazzaFish

    GazzaFish Been here awhile

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    Good to see bacon back on another dakar. It was his very first ride and everyone knows how you feel about the first bike you ever rode..:clap :clap

    Go Bacon....Go. He's already traveled further than me..:cry
  13. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    looks like all bacon needs is the helmet! Ride on Bacon, you pink pig you!
  14. Lost Rider

    Lost Rider Roadie

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    Go Bacon! :clap
  15. Rainier_Rider

    Rainier_Rider Gone

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    Bacon"s Bacon
    <hr style="color: rgb(87, 87, 87);" size="1"> <!-- / icon and title --> <!-- message --> Hi, Bacon here.
    Well, Ladybug took me for a little ride with the group.
    There was something on the menu I was wanting to try...
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    But somehow I was tricked:
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    MunchMuch... Gulp!
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    Not bad, what was it???
    Uhh, What!!??
    OK, the hell with this, I'm getting outta here.
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    Well, they took me to 'Hog Lake'. Hmm, imagine that.

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    I guess the Dry Side isn't to bad after all....
    Hey, does anyone have a fishing pole?
  16. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    As you can see Bacon is alive and well and now in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (on the dry side). I still have custody of him but will be handing him off to TimF650GS on 4/5/08 at the Desert 100 in Odessa, WA :ricky

    After Alinbeaverton handed Bacon off to me we have ridden Baja, Joshua Tree, Mojave Desert, Death Valley, Virginia City, NV and back up to the NW where we went for a ride to Hog lake with local ADVriders. Bacon has been a very busy pig and ohhhhhh so very popular.:clap
    Ride report and pictures coming soon, maybe later today. :norton
  17. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    We'll welcome Bacon to the WetSide of Pacific NWet with open arms. Mrs. TimF650GS has already plotted a sumptious non-pork meal for him to purge him of the indescretions foisted upon him at Rockford. Bacon needs some lovin'. More details to come and it might turn out to be a gathering.
  18. CeeBee

    CeeBee The Cake Baker

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    Bacon had the opportunity to experience an XR650R near a mission close to the bay of L.A. in Baja Mexico
    Before the ride

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    After the ride

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  19. Rainier_Rider

    Rainier_Rider Gone

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    Rumor has it that Bacon and Lushbug where seen enjoying a Moose Drool together in Ladybugs hot tub.....

    :nomystery
  20. SaPPeR

    SaPPeR Equal Opportunity Hater

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    I think Lushbug got him so worked up there was a Cannibalistic moment at breakfast .... :eek2