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

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

  1. DucHym09

    DucHym09 n00b

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    This is a great story! I signed up the other day so I could finish it-I live across the lake from New Orleans and have been in the Ducati family for about a year now.
  2. Platinumgrit

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    Oh dear... seems I forgot the smileys. was meant to be tongue-in-cheek... sorry. T'wasn't funny.
  3. Frosty_spl

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    It took me over 3 hours to read all 73 pages. This is epic!
    You are living the dream! Good luck man!:D
  4. GP1152

    GP1152 Been here awhile

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    IMO, I certainly don't think there's anything wrong with someone chiming in with quick information like what he gave. Especially when a big part of a trip, especially on bikes like this, is how the hell one can carry stuff. This site thrives on recommendations. Could be destinations, experiences, bikes or equipment. If some of it comes from the people that sell the stuff and are more knowledgable about it, so be it.


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  5. 1960FL

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    No Disruption, Nice to know your an inmate and your here! and it is nice stuff....<o:p></o:p>
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    Anti, Excellent RR your defiantly the man, My best was 1611 in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:time Hour="23" Minute="40"><st1:time Hour="23" Minute="40">23:40</st1:time></st1:time> Frederick MD to <st1:place><st1:City>Burlington </st1:City><st1:State>CO</st1:State></st1:place>. will never forget it but I was on RoadGlide nothing in comparison to the Supermodel. A place I my heart, My first bike ever was a 450 Desmo, wish I still had her.<o:p></o:p>
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    God speed on your way home, not far now.<o:p></o:p>
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  6. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    This thread just keeps on delivering.
  7. Dooga

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    He said IronBAR club: prison :)
  8. Albal0ney

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    AntiHero,

    This is my first post, signed up just to give you proprs. Thanks for the great thread and taking up my entire Sunday evening haha.

    I found this thread on BARF and it's definitely delivered. I will try my best to live by always pushing to the limit, for I've always been insecure of being mediocre. Great lessons learned here.

    Cheers, and do let us know if you end up coming back to SF for a drink. The BARF salute is 2 ADVrider salutes btw, lol we riders are jerks.

    -Albert

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  9. AntiHero

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    I'm in a very strange place right now that I will most likely never understand. One of those times in my life that, if I could verbalize, I probably still wouldn't (some secrets should remain secret). I've read all the responses above a few times and I'm still surprised to find that so many are following along.

    So let me turn back to easier times: Scottsdale, AZ. After the 1000 miler, I crashed at the Springfield Suites, had a very strange Greek dinner across the street (packets of butter gingerly placed on top of salad greens?) and crashed out. The next morning I met up with flynturbo. We first talked while I was in Martha's Vineyard. I thought I'd been doing miles, but he's a jet pilot and makes Maine to Boston look like a stroll from the house to the mailbox and back.

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    Had a great breakfast and now he's in a truck with his brother moving from AZ to FL. Good guy, good times. One of the dudes on the trip I'm destined to meet again. And one of just a few people I've met (or even read about) who abandoned a life of regulated 'simplicity' and profitable desperation for a life of uncertainty and satisfaction.
  10. AntiHero

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    I will make it back to SF, but it's going to be at least a few weeks....
  11. deedub97GT

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    Anti Hero, This is my first post too, joined this site just for you! lol. AMAZING ride report by the way, Me and about 6 other people i work with have been following you via this website for 4 or 5 months now! never a dull moment!

    And i have to say it, you inspired me to do the same as you. I'm in the navy currently on my 4th deployment, Once i get back state side I start the process of getting out, I'm going to have 2 months of paid vacation and then a few more months until i start college.

    My plan right now is for a good friend of mine who is EX navy and myself to head north till we hit Canada, Turn left, head west until we see water, turn left, head south until Mexico, turn left, head east until water and head north again to end up back in VA. Then pack up my things, propose to my girl and head back home to Ohio. All on a couple of sporty's lol.

    Anyways Wanted to say thanks for the inpiration and a great RR that kept a bunch of people entertained for months on end!
  12. NitroRoo

    NitroRoo Been here awhile

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    Still here, still following along - awesome stuff as always. You knew from the start that this ride would change you. :clap
  13. AntiHero

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    Pics of Scottsdale to Vegas:

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  14. AntiHero

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    NitroRoo Been here awhile

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    Awesome photos dude! :bow
  16. GotMojo?

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    I've been following along myself, excellent stuff!

    Did you discuss this already... I was curious how the hell you travel cross country and back with just that small bag on the back of the Ducati. I'm guessing you are also carrying a laptop and camera equipment. So whats the scoop, how do you cram everything in that single Kriega bag? Or do you also have a backpack or something we don't see in the pics?
  17. Fasnacht

    Fasnacht Been here awhile

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    Have read from beginning to end....just want to add my nod of appreciation for this report.

    I very much enjoyed it and look forward to the bits still to come.
  18. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    Great pictures!
    There is just so much to see in the US.
    I hope my new venture will turn my life into a prosperous one, but I won't be one of those people that spends all their money on fancy things and a huge house. I will be spending a lot of it seeing this great country of ours.....then canada and alaska, then heading south! LOL

    Thanks for the pics, keep them coming!
  19. AntiHero

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    You'll spot a backpack in a few of the pics here and there. My camera is a point-and-shoot and resides in the left pocket of my Jacket typically, my laptop goes into the Kreiga (along with clothes) and I carry misc. things in my backpack. I should probably lay it all out and take a pic to demonstrate how it all works/what little I have/what little you can survive with.
  20. GotMojo?

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    If you get some time, do it. Some of us would be curious as to how you packed for the trip. I think most travel with way more than they need, but I was just amazed that all you had on that bike was the one bag...especially for a long cross country and back trip.