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

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

  1. Serbchaser

    Serbchaser Chasin' the Serb

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    You...just...can't...make...this...shit...UP!!!:freaky:deal
  2. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    I've seen a lot of very impressive things over the past six months, but have to say this one might just be the most impressive:

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    122 countries I believe? A lot of them more than once. Insane!!!!!

    The next night we went out to dinner. Ghost Rider also has a V-10 M6 and drives it like he stole it from a guy who's still chasing him. Endless fun. We ended up at one of the best sushi restaurants I've been to. Yummy Sushi. (No, I didn't make that up.) I'm guessing the chef let his 10 year old daughter name the place after vetoing her first choice (Herro Kitty Sushi!). Silly name or not, we both loved it. I only wished I'd brought my camera so I could have done what they served justice:

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    Oh yeah--I'm not a big Uni (sea urchin) fan. And there's a reason--most of the time it isn't good. But these guys had live urchins (we couldn't eat that much), and swore by its quality.

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    This is the look of questioning what's going on.

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    A squishy, flavorful and cold moment later the look of satisfaction washed over my face. MMMM. Was like fresh fois gras with a little more texture, flavored by the ocean.

    And this is one of the unholiest of sushi concoctions that would give Jiro nightmares:

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    (Spicy tuna over crispy rice, drizzled with unagi sauce and other deliciousness.)

    After going over some maps of epic roads in/around Death Valley, we called it a night.

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    Yet another supremely awesome guy who has worked extremely hard to live the life only a few ever dream of. Don't let his friendly, dignified, patient and seemingly reserved demeanor fool you, though. I'm not sure I've ever met such a calculated and calm TOTAL FUCKING ADRENALINE FIEND. (If my Hendrick's memory serves me, he has over 1000 jumps out of a plane and isn't a commando (that I know of)).
  3. RhinoVonHawkrider

    RhinoVonHawkrider Long timer

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    Epic as usual

    Feliz Navidad y Feliz Ano Nuevo a usted y todo
  4. Sgt93

    Sgt93 Adventurer

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    What point-and-shoot camera are you using? My guess would be a Canon S95 or S100? Stellar photos for a pointer camera.
  5. DRSapp

    DRSapp n00b

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    AnitHero - Been following your R/R for awhile and decided to join to drop you a line. Fantastic adventures and views on life itself - Thanks for taking the time.

    Happy Holidays!
  6. Blader54

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    Looking forward to the rest of the story. Meanwhile, AH, Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays!!
  7. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Sony RX100. My S100 broke in MA--thank god, because the replacement takes far superior pics and has a much better battery life.
  8. AntiHero

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    Thanks, everyone! Happy holidays to all of you as well. I've got a lot of updates in the pipeline and should have more time in the coming week or two to spend on documenting my favorite place on earth: Death Valley. But for now:

    Festivus for the rest of us!

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  9. prooney377

    prooney377 Pete Rooney

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    Happy Christmas and New Year fella, looking forward to more of your reports.
  10. nicola_a

    nicola_a Adventurer

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    Happy holidays AH. Your last couple of posts have been truly epic.
  11. DRSapp

    DRSapp n00b

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    Festivus indeed. :)
  12. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    So this didn't exactly happen on Christmas, but it was close. Once again I am blown away again by the tremendous support I've received from the motorcycling community. A fellow inmate noticed I'd had computer problems a while back--and also probably noticed that my laptop is anything but small or light (or reliable). Here was his message to me:

    "I have a Macbook Air that I would be more than willing to donate to the trip. Don't want anything for it, nor would I take anything. It is a perfect computer for what you are doing...."

    I am still blown away, as I hope you all are. Pay-it-forward-type generosity isn't just the stuff of fiction and film.

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    I've said it before, but I will say it again--six months ago I had what I thought was a very realistic view of humans: that most (nearly all?) people were were selfish, manipulative, unethical and hypocritical (all while having a good conscience none-the-less). Though I'm totally stoked to have received such an elegant, powerful and sleek MacBook Air (wow this thing would have saved 20% of the weight I have been carrying and about that much space, too!), I'm most grateful to have found like-minded souls who give and ask nothing in return; people who, in essence, fight for truth and justice in their every day lives wielding nothing more than a code of behavior. It's everyone on this forum, everyone I've met or corresponded with or been fortunate enough to share a sandwich or a Hendricks with who have completely overwritten my estimation of humanity. Merry Christmas to all of you, sincerely, from the bottom of my cold (but getting much warmer) AntiHero heart.
  13. MeinMotorrad

    MeinMotorrad Long timer

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  14. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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  15. xrcris

    xrcris Been here awhile

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    I'd guess that's how most of us come off - jaded & cynical, but you've shared with all of us a pretty cool journey, and I don't just mean the roadtrip.

    YOU have earned the trust of the inmates.:beer
  16. GP1152

    GP1152 Been here awhile

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    A well deserved and timely Christmas gift. Cheers to you and the donor!!
  17. Tgpatrsn

    Tgpatrsn Adventurer

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    This has been a great RR to read. Can't wait for the next entry. Merry Christmas!
  18. sunset_ryder

    sunset_ryder aka "toots"

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    Merry Christmas and a happy new year! I've been here since the beginning, and I am amazed by your journey. Though I had nothing to do with it, I am proud of the man you have become and proud of those who contributed to you. I have often thought "he will never be the same, he will be much better". Great report, thanks for sharing.
  19. Lloyd Christmas

    Lloyd Christmas Adventurer

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    This has been such a great thread to follow, thanks for inspiration, AntiHero. We're not so different, all of us, it's so easy nowadays to fall into the trap of a jaded mindset. This RR was just what I needed, to get out of a funk and to regain that sense of adventure that I feel I've lost through the years. Thank you for that. If you ever make your way up to Vancouver, Canada, feel free to give me a shout.
  20. Pepemoto

    Pepemoto Road-slicer

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    Still green with envy!

    Happy Holidays!

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