Coast to Coast (and back?) with an Italian Supermodel

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by AntiHero, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Bruising from the impact of the bird is starting to show now:

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  2. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    That bike gives me wood.:jose
  3. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    I am so sorry for missing the opportunity to tell you......

    GO TO "THE KEG"
    Manitou Springs......the little town at the bottom of Pikes Peak.
    Best Buffalo Burgers I've ever had!


    Dude, you are like my new HERO.
    Been keeping up with this thread more than I usually keep up with world news!
    If you happen to head to boring florida, let me know and I will try and give you a little advice.....on what to miss.
    If you head to the north end, go to JenningsGP and put that Italian model on the track!
    If you make it to Tampa FL, Let me know, I don't have much to offer what so ever, but a couch and some info on the local hang outs.
  4. rokklym

    rokklym one man wolfpack

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    :clap Awesome words......:thumb
  5. Jewiss

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    Absolutely amazing story! Thanks for sharing it!

    My dad passed away in '04 from a brain tumor. Although he wasn't much for motorcycles (or any motorized vehicles for that matter!) he was an ultra marathon runner and triathlete. No Ironman's like yourself as running was more his gig but he usually put a couple of olympic length ones away a year. Bike riding was more of a means of transport, but an enjoyable one.
    He put almost 60k miles on his feet in 20 years so we'll call him an ADVrunner.

    He would have loved this RR!
    Thanks again, keep it coming!
  6. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    :eek1

    Badwater?

    PS: Subscribed :D
  7. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Always wanted to do Death Valley on a motorbike....Badwater--I did 6 miles in Badwater a week before the race, which gave me enough of a taste of it to know that my insanity does have limits. What I meant was doing Badlands on the 1199 gave me a taste of what it would be like to do DV on a bike....
  8. Motojon76

    Motojon76 Dirty side down

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    I was wondering if you were going to mention anything about your foot. You Okay?
  9. travelintoNY

    travelintoNY Globe Trekker

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    You sir, are my fucking hero!
    Keep on rocking.

    This trip reminds me of my trip this past may. I decided to fly down to TX (from NY) and buy 2012 GSA and hit the road. 7500 miles in less than a month, all over West Coast (mostly national parks) Good times.

    I currently am in Afghanistan but will be home in a week or so... if you find yourself around Niagara Falls area, hit me up and I'll buy you a beer. Sorry, can't offer a place to stay as I myself am homeless at the moment.

    Love your narrative and pictures :clap

    Thanks for sharing your trip :norton

    Tony
  10. daveknievel

    daveknievel Long timer

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    You mentioned you were heading to motogp? Indy i would presume. If you make it, i will keep my eye out for you. Would like to meet someone as hardcore as you. My friends and i will be on supermotos. 2 ktm 690's and a black DRZ 400. If you see us before we see you, come up and say hi. Keep up the great RR!
  11. AntiHero

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    Foot is ok now. Still sore when I press on it, but I'm not limping anymore and I can shift without it hurting. Suicidal birds....


    Indy indeed! If we miss each other, keep an eye open for the Panigale S wearing California plates on Ducati Island..... ;)
  12. Seppo

    Seppo Been here awhile

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    Can someone please tell the Ducati officials in Indy that our hero "antihero" is on his way to the race? they need to roll out the red carpet for him!!!

    Great report, pictures and cool writing style, love it :clap
    there´s nothing like a ducati superbike out there!

    cheers
    josef
  13. NoSoup4U

    NoSoup4U Adventurer

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    That is finally ONE GREAT QUOTE! I love it!
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  14. AntiHero

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    Have to give credit to Campbell for the thought behind it. My undergraduate degrees were in Lit and Philosophy. Some ideas, once in your head, can never be removed and forever change your perception of the world, of people and yourself. Books, passages and even single sentences can be like mental viruses that infect you with just a single touch, leaving you suffering for days or even months with a form of truth-based insanity. Other ideas require action and experimentation before they become true or real. This latter type is obviously a little more fun....
  15. AntiHero

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    Thanks, Josef! :) Maybe they can spare an umbrella girl, too, because I have no room in my bag for sunscreen.
  16. NoSoup4U

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    Not for a second do I believe that you fancy an umbrella girl for the shade she can provide :)
  17. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Damn, you see right through me!
  18. kahoon

    kahoon who's yer daddy??

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    out-figgin-standing RR!!! well done, and that italian supermodel is hawt

    :clap

    :lurk
  19. lytew8

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    On top of an amazing ride report - I actually went out and purchased Joseph Campbell books. :1drink

    Amazing stuff all around Sir Anti-Hero! Enjoy Indy!
  20. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    Subscribed. Picking up my new sportbike (an R1200S) on Tuesday in Marin and taking a few days to ride down the coast back to San Diego. Nothing quite as epic as your ride, but should be fun nonetheless!