Chanderjeet Explores the U.S.A.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Chanderjeet, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Hey all,


    First of all, I want to thank everyone who participates and supported the idea posted by SV in "PR for international relationship" thread. For those who are reading about this for the first time, well all i can say is before you start reading on i just want to say "Its not just the ride, but people who matter the most".

    Never in my life i could have thought that something like this happen but today i can swear to god that everything is possible. What this community has done for me cannot be put into words. Its all because of you guys that i have been to come all the way from India to USA to ride through this wonderful country for a whole month. The day has so far been amazing, I cant describe the excitement i have for the whole trip and all the guys that have come to meet me at NWGS's place have been awesome.

    I am starting this thread to keep the ride report and the planning thread different.


    Delhi to Seattle:

    Starting off from Delhi Airport.
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    ADV Stickers. Right on.

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    I was trying to call home when Jettech01 approcahed and pointed towards his ADV T-shirt.
    We spoke for about an hour at the Houston Airport. Really nice guy.

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    Me, NWGS (driving), Fat Toney (who isnt Fat al all) :thumb


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    Apart from the Suzuki V-Strom 650 i have been able to ride....

    1. URAL - Mr. Cob
    2. DRZ400 - Mr. Cob
    3. BMW 1150GS - NWGS
    4. KTM 950 Adventure - Johnny drunkard.
    5. Cagiva 900 - Godspeed
    6. Yours ????
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  2. Rogue 1

    Rogue 1 Walking Nike Ad

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    Okay then...

    I have seen a bit of this plan while I've been OTR but I had no clue it was this far along!!!!

    Let me be one of the first to state WELCOME TO AMERICA CHANDERJEET!!!!

    I have admired your posts for some time!!!

    You ADVers really did a great thing here!

    Have a great and safe ride Chander and I will hope that one day our paths may cross...

    :clap:clap:clap:clap
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  3. xrmattaz

    xrmattaz sputum is my bread/butter

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    CJ,

    Welcome to the asylum! Now, go get some sleep...you deserve it mate.

    See you bright and early.
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  4. WaywardSon

    WaywardSon Long timer

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    Looking forward to this one & hoping you have the time of your life...hope to have the chance to meet you.
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  5. toothy

    toothy Grin

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    Mr Cob and Chanderjeet at Nwgs' house 9/30/07

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  6. E-man

    E-man 4-4-09, 12-6-09, 1-13-10

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    Ride safe Mr. Chanderjeet...

    Stop in Pittsburgh PA? Gimme a PM. Iam in for buying him some food and beer...

    Must see the first minute or so of the video
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  7. Fat Toney

    Fat Toney Long timer

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    Mr Cob Posting:

    Howdy All,

    Just in cast any of you FF's want to join CJ as he drives the Ural, we will be meeting at the Chevron gas station located about one block EAST of the junction of Jordan Rd. and Hwy 92. This station is located on the right hand side of Stanley St. just after you enter the huge megatrapolis of Granite Falls. The GPS coordinates are,

    N48 04.987
    W121 58.383

    We will meet at the gas station at 11:AM, fill up and LEAVE. If you want to eat breakfast come EARLY. We will be riding up the Mountain Loop Hwy for a few miles then turn off the Hwy. and ride UP Green Mountain, weather permitting we will reach around 4,000 feet of elevation. This is a good logging road, any bike with decent tires will be able to do this ride. It has been raining, the gravel will be wet and there may be some mud in a few places. Great views if the weather permits. The ride from the gas station, up the mountain and back down will take anywhere from two to three hours depending on how much fun we have or how soon we want to get out of the rain. All are welcome, join us and lets give CJ a great first ride and a wonderful send off. :deal
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  8. pacman1

    pacman1 Long timer

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    :ear:lurk:wave:beer
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  9. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    Hahaha! Welcome to the US of A! Here's hoping your trip creates many happy memories!
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  10. Steve Glenn

    Steve Glenn Been here awhile

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    welcome to the states, looking forward to your trip report.
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  11. makinwaves

    makinwaves Long timer

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    :huh Yikes, was that video supposed to make you hungry......or an invite for a coronary bypass??!!

    CJ, note to self....avoid the sandwiches in PA!!! :lol3
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  12. jjustj

    jjustj cum petris et choris

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    post when ya can, not as a chore but to share the adventure as you have time! thanks, ride safe and WELCOME!!!:ricky
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  13. PacWestGS

    PacWestGS Life Is The Adventure!

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    I'm in for hooking up either tomorrow or Tuesday someone PM with details or point me to the right thread. Please...:D

    Welcome Chanderjeet...:clap
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  14. PacWestGS

    PacWestGS Life Is The Adventure!

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    Thought this might help...

    Chevron
    502 W Stanley St
    Granite Falls, WA 98252


    I'll try and make it :D
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  15. Zen Slug

    Zen Slug Spineless Adventurer

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    +1



    :lurk
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  16. Adios Pantalones

    Adios Pantalones AdventureDeficitDisorder

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    WELCOME! :freaky
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  17. Redbull Addict

    Redbull Addict I need another one...

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    Welcome CJ!

    Take your time and let the experience sink in. As much as I want to follow this and get as much up to date info as possible, its more important that you enjoy yourself. Don't be a slave to technology.

    Best wishes and have a great adventure.
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  18. Odysseus

    Odysseus Stoic Philosopher

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    +1! Definately let us know if you will be anywhere near Pittsburgh Chanderjeet.

    Thanks for the video E-man, I will try one of those sandwiches!
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  19. massspec

    massspec -mah

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    :clapAlright CJ! What a Trip!:clap

    Hey Nixels I knew one of you FF's could make a phone call!!! Now I am not the only dork whose got his voice out there for all to hear.:lol3

    CJ plans to ride from Portland to SF on Thursday! So everyone in the Bay Area get ready to meet and greet either Thursday or Friday. I think the boy is on a mission.

    Try MotoCJ's widget and listen to Nixels greet Chris to America, leave your own voice post greeting, send him a text to his phone and dont forget to hit follow if you want Chanderjeet's Journey Into Friendship sent directly to your phone.


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  20. GTomic

    GTomic Ape Descendent

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