Charlotte to Canada to South America

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by funklab, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. funklab

    funklab high plains drifter

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    Well I will give you guys a quick update.

    Just got accepted to medical school, so the pressure of that whole application process is off.:D

    Now I am looking for some kinda cheap sidehack-type of ride to head back out on the road. If you got eyes on one reasonably close to NC, shoot me a message. I got at least 8 free months to kill...
  2. snowangel

    snowangel n00b

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    enjoyed reading your report.....congrats on getting into med school!
  3. timk519

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    Congrats on getting into med school! :D I hope you can find a hack to suit your needs in the meantime.
  4. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Rock solid!


    Looking forward to the upcoming ride report. :lurk
  5. funklab

    funklab high plains drifter

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    Just bought a trike, its a Harley:eek1, but what are ya gonna do, the price was right.

    Gimme a couple months to get started on that ride report....:wink:
  6. timk519

    timk519 Long timer

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    Congratulations - I think. :lol3

    Looking forward to "Funklab 2.0 - the adventure continues." :clap
  7. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Right on, man. :bow

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  8. salcar

    salcar Riding 4 Health

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    let's see a pic! :D congrats on med school!
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  9. funklab

    funklab high plains drifter

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    I'm back.
  10. salcar

    salcar Riding 4 Health

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    NO WAY!!!! that looks awesome!!!
    Congratulations!!! :Dwhere have you taken it?
  11. timk519

    timk519 Long timer

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    and all the riders got nervous. :D :deal

    Great news - good to read it! :thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb

    So - where are you headed first with this ride?
  12. adentre

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    Wishing you well on the rode again. I got into riding late in life. I have an above knee amputation and ride a Suzuki burgman, don't laugh scooter. It allows me to ride on paved roads over mountains and pretty much loaded down. Its only a 650, but has lots of power. Hope your Harley gives you as much fun as my bike has. Cheers, :clap
    Andy
  13. danthemotorcycleman

    danthemotorcycleman n00b

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    just found this thread tonight. i am researching my own trip from waterloo, ontario to argentina.
    it was great to see that you bought a trike and are getting back on the road.
    do your best to make the trip you planned 4 years ago. i look forward to hearing about it.

    and congrats on med school!
  14. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer

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    Word.
  15. NomadRip

    NomadRip Always a n00b

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    That thing is ugly as hell! :D But glad to see you getting back on the road! Shout if you need anything.
  16. bdubbin

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    Uhhh... so I'm slightly late to the game here but what's the latest funklab? I see you've been logged in as recently as this past July... what's new with school? did you/are you getting out on that Harley trike? Is traveling through a Spanish speaking country still in the plans?
  17. YellowstoneBen

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    That's awesome - the story continues!
  18. funklab

    funklab high plains drifter

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    You were a couple years late to the game, so I don't feel extra bad about being a couple months late on this reply:D

    Still doin the school thing... 18 more months and I can change my screen name to Dr funklab, but then there's the whole residency gig for at least 3 years. It's tough going, this med school thing... keeps ya busy. I still have the Harley and I took it out for several rides, but in all honesty I haven't so much as laid eyes on her in over a year, she's locked up in a storage unit three hours from where I live at the moment. Last time I took I dropped in to take her out for a ride, the Harley disagreed with me. Seems that gas shouldn't be left in an old bike for months on end.:huh I've never had a bike that I didn't ride for months on end, but then again I've never been this busy before... live and learn I guess.

    Traveling thru a spanish speaking country or twelve is still on the agenda, but my time is spoken for... at least for the next 6-7 years. That being said I'm having a great time doing what I'm doing. I'd still love to get back out on the road, and plan to do so, but apparently I need to do some growing up first (read that as getting a job that pays money, instead of school that tends to have the opposite effect on one's finances).


    Summer of 2012 I took a road trip (in a car unfortunately) out your way...

    Camped out by Meredith lake in Texas
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    which ain't much of a lake any more...

    Drove up some crazy volcano in New Mexico and got caught in a thunderstorm at the top
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    Capulin

    Saw this big hole in the ground from the north rim this time.
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    Then drove over to Yellowstone where the wildlife apparently doesn't give a shit that people are four feet away snapping photos...
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    With the obligatory visit to that geyser...
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    ...and a peek inside the lodge nearby which was really quite impressive... they don't build lobby's like this anymore...
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    ...it's a terrible photo, but the Old Faithful Inn is a pretty cool building. As you can imagine it costs a pretty penny to stay there as well, so we camped outside with the buffalo and grizzlies.

    Drove a few thousand miles in-between and there and back.





    Well at least if I'm going to bump an ancient ride report I posted a couple more photos:wink:

    I've been dreaming up new trips lately... I'll have to see if I can peel off some time over the holidays and get the old harley running again. It's a damn shame to be reduced to riding a harley:puke1, but it's even worse to have one sitting around and not ride it.

    I'll see ya'll again in another couple years... or maybe sooner:thumb

    funk
  19. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Awe.Some.

    Keep on truckin', funk. :webers
  20. timk519

    timk519 Long timer

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    Glad to read that you're doing well Funk :clap - I hope the future holds "more of the same'. :evil