Bumbling Through Life on a Motorscooter

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by NoMoIke, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. Johnny Locks

    Johnny Locks Adventurer

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    I'm enjoying your reports. Really good writing by the way.
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  2. Jim-Mer

    Jim-Mer Slowing Down

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    And if you know where to look there is a little trail that goes down into that gorge on the backside of those falls. Spent a lot of time there in high school with other folks enjoying a day in the sun. Grew up in Rome, GA that the OP rode through, and Little River Canyon was a great place to escape to!
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  3. NoMoIke

    NoMoIke Adventurer

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    Damn, sorry I missed that.
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  4. NoMoIke

    NoMoIke Adventurer

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    Thank you, sir.
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  5. MikeinSA

    MikeinSA Long timer

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    Fantastic writing! I only follow a few ride reports, this will be one of them - hope you keep it up. Maybe a bit bigger on the pictures? It's great as is, but I think many scan the ride reports by the pictures first and tend to skip over the ones with the little pictures - it would be a shame for folks to miss this one. The maps are great, by the way. It really adds to the RR knowing exactly where you are.

    Ride Safe,
    Mike
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  6. NoMoIke

    NoMoIke Adventurer

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    Thanks, Mike. I'm working on posting my pictures from a different place than nomoike.com so I can resize them more to my liking. Until then, they are clickable for a full sized view.
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  7. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Excellent writing.:thumb


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  8. NoMoIke

    NoMoIke Adventurer

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    1/24/13



    I come from a line of Eskimo that made their home northeast of Nome, AK. The nearest village is Teller, AK and the people there have lived lives for centuries that required basic survival skills. Just last spring I watched my cousin’s native husband start a fire by , what looked like to me, scraping two rocks together. Now if my ancestors could manage to keep the DNA flowing for millenia and my cousin-in-law could seemingly conjure fire from stone, I should surely be able to build a towering inferno with a modern Bic, right? Wrong. After my initial attempt at fire starting being a miserable failure I bought a mini blowtorch. Now fire, and maybe even brimstone, raining down into my fire pit were practically guaranteed! 45 minutes later I was rewarded with a flame the same size as my aforementioned Bic could create with one flick. Pathetic, but I’m not giving up.


    Some fun riding today on 20 plus miles of the orangest dirt roads I’ve ever seen. The total for the day was around 200 miles to Blackwater Bay near Pensacola, but those 20 were definitely the penultimate surprise of the day.

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    I'd hate to be on this when it's wet!

    As the sun was proceeding through its last few hours Violet and I traversed the last few miles of orangy goodness to Grassy Point Recreation Area. At that point it was hard to imagine free camping ever getting better than this, but I was in for one more pleasant surprise. Less than an hour later the sound of a thumper makes itself known, piloted by NomadGal to my very “doorstep”.

    If you’ve not read it, with nearly 100,000 views NomadGal’s ride report is highly informative and inspirational. The mechanical trials that she has faced would make a ship’s crew run for harbor, but instead of heading for the nearest Kawasaki dealer she dug right it and cured most of her beloved KLR’s ailments. Many great photos and miles of time wasting enjoyment found here. Even your boss couldn’t fault you for siphoning away his money on this one.

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  9. road_apple

    road_apple Hit the Trail

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    You are really not helping me get thru winter..quite the opposite. I change tires, bearings, chain and sprockets, plug, adjust valves, and it's still f'ing winter. My hands are chapped, my nose is running. I sit on the seat and am not modivated. Traffic here is still traffic except there's salt on the pavement and people are REALLY not used to seeing a bike in traffic this time of year around here.

    You point to the perfect time to see latitudes less than 35. You show us pictures that prove it's country to see, even better in the off season. You suck. Keep it up.

    PS an old set of Frogtoggs, wool socks and a cap will extend your sleeping bag range, duc tape the outside of ziplocks to make perfect waterproof reasonably durable bags, there's a million ways to improve without adding more and more 'stuff.'

    Looking forward to more. Nice meetup with NomaGal.
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  10. NoMoIke

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    1/28/13

    With rain on the way tomorrow, and my new pal NomadGal heading out I decided that it's time for me to move along. It is a real shame considering that the weekend is over and I would be the only one left in the nearly perfect camping spot that I'd inhabited for the last few days. Really, the only thing that bothers me about this idyllic location are the gnats. For those of you who have never experienced gnats, or no-see-ums, consider yourself lucky. They're tiny, fast moving, biting Beelzebubs. Even with the glorious scenery, relative quiet, white sandy beaches, and (barely) swimmable water temps, the only two characteristics of the gnats that make them tolerable are that their bite only itches a short while, and they're only "sociable" about an hour each in the morning and evening.

    With the exception of the first 20 miles, or so, today's ride was a 6 out of 10. The scenery wasn't boring, but I've been staring at a beach for days and its luster has worn a bit. Traffic was lite, but it hardly mattered since you couldn't find a curve with a protractor. On routes like this I usually find a cage that's going a speed I like and pace myself off of it. It makes it easier to enjoy the scenery without having to constantly babysit the speedometer.

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  11. eSTes1300

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    105L is not a lot of stuff when you're camping, cooking, tools and spares. I carry about 150L and consider it as minimal as possible and still be able to look decent in a public place. Long term on the road requires stuff, and good quality stuff. If the camping gear is poor, it's off to a hotel. Of the 3 cost components of travel (bike, food, lodging), lodging is the one that has the biggest impact. Camp and you save 1000 miles of gas cost.
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  12. NoMoIke

    NoMoIke Adventurer

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    Ain't that the truth? My biggest problem with camping up to this point is actually finding a place to do it on the cheap. I'm getting better, though.
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  13. Pete_Tallahassee

    Pete_Tallahassee Out Standing Member

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    A free place to stay is even better. If you find yourself in Tallahassee call me.
    PM sent.
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  14. NomadGal

    NomadGal Esther

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    Hey Chris, love your report! I have to agree, great writing!
    Finally getting around to posting the picture of you on your RR

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    Thought I might as well post this one too!

    Have fun with Rutabega
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  15. NoMoIke

    NoMoIke Adventurer

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    Thanks, Esther!

    I can't believe that even after 3, or was it 4 days, we didn't get a shot of both of us
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  16. StriderJim

    StriderJim Adventurer

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    Subscribed here, NoMoIke.

    I'm just up the road from your starting point, in Hickory. Just found ADVriders a few weeks ago, and starting to think I need a dual-sport, instead of this limousine I'm riding.

    In any case, I will be on the road a good bit this year. Hope to catch up with you at some point.
    You write well......an indication that you probably think well, too!

    carry on, pilgrim.....
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  17. blacktruck

    blacktruck Been here awhile

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    I'm in.
    Many years on the road too in a big truck. Looking forward to seeing it one of these days from a bike on my own trip. This helps a lot until that day. Keep the story going. Great writing.
    Stay safe man
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  18. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    I had the wonderful privilege of meeting NoMoIke Friday and enjoying his company. The opportunity of having a conversation with the person behind the story is appreciated. Thanks for the visit.
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  19. NoMoIke

    NoMoIke Adventurer

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    1/29/13

    Ever since I've been a traveler the mountain and Pacific states have held great appeal to me. That's not to say that I don't like the southeast, I just feel much more comfortable in the wide open spaces and dry climate of the two earlier time zones. Now normally when I feel the urge for the solitude that these places can offer I would just go. Unfortunately, because I need to move my Jeep and belongings back to Wisconsin from North Carolina I'm hesitant to head any further west. I don't know if anyone has ever used the term stir crazy in reference to an entire region, but I've definitely got it.

    Today I headed towards Tampa to visit my Uncle Rick. He's a crazy, funny little dood and just what I need to help me pass the time. I've not seen him for 7 or 8 years and it will be good to see what he's up to.

    As I've never seen a manatee in the wild I thought I would swing through Homosassa and Crystal River and possibly spot one of the portly mermaids. Alas, it was not to be. Before leaving I checked out Tampa Craigslist and found a replacement for my phone that I broke on day one. It turned out that Pete was a bridge inspector and would be working east of Homosassa and was willing to meet me for the deal. A bit of a surreal experience unfolded as I was to ride to his current job site for the exchange. I wasn't really expecting the Golden Gate or the Verrazano Narrows, but what I rolled up to was little more than a culvert running underneath the dead end of a gator path twenty miles from nowhere. Pete and I made the deal after he trudged up the muddy bank in his hip waiters and inner tube. The whole event passed free of dueling banjos, without the phrase "purdy mouth" being uttered, and conspicuously absent of Columbian drug mules demanding "Where's my cash, mang?" before they reboard their Cessna Caravan back to the home of Juan Valdez. ...sometimes my imagination gets the best of me.

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    After lunch, supper, some internet surfing, and a few phone calls it started to get dark. I headed for camp and was pretty bummed to see the gate closed. As it turns out, a decent storm rolled through that night and I would've been camping in the rain had I made it to the park in time. Quality Inn, Tampa.

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  20. NoMoIke

    NoMoIke Adventurer

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    1/30/13

    Simple Pleasures

    I'm trying to figure out if there is a formula to recreate those times in existence that seem perfect. You can rent a Lamborghini and it'll make you feel good, you can (theoretically) charm a beautiful woman into an evening of rapture, or you can cast your body from dizzying heights for the ultimate adrenaline rush but, sometimes the keystone that turns an ordinary situation into an exceptional one is just a Cuban sandwich. I spent this morning at a sidewalk table outside a Cuban cafe with my Uncle Rick in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. It was a treat to see him after so long, the temperature was comfortable, and the scenery was not drab. Nothing about the scene was unpleasant but, neither was anything extraordinary. Sometimes it's only after the scene concludes that we realize the Cuban sandwich was the rug that really tied the room together...the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Reproduction of these pictures in time are probably a delusion akin to alchemy, I suppose I'll have to find contentment just being aware that these snippets of life exist and that I'm becoming conscious enough to recognize them.

    Maybe this is the true gift of piloting a machine with only two wheels. One is allowed enough freedom of movement to encourage retrospection while the attention required to avoid disaster is a constant reminder of our mortality.

    "I'm afraid of a life that is so full of joy an love that every second just bursts by and is gone." - Penn Jillette


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