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

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

  1. kneedrag

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    Damn that camera of yours takes some nice crisp photos. Hard to believe it is just a pocket cam.
  2. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Great to hear. I still haven't held a copy in my hands! (Still on the road.)


    I hadn't thought about a fundraising site, but I did contemplate a kickstarter project to support a European tour of duty. :) If anyone has any ideas or experience there, I'm all ears.

    I'm bummed, too, FJ--I have nightmares that the trip is over--and then I wake up and realize it is.

    Nice catch. Didn't see that.

    Yeah, I'm still amazed at what it can do. The video it takes is incredible as well. I should get a mount and attach it to the bike for onboard video.
  3. smiler147

    smiler147 n00b

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    Yep, you got me, I'm in, sounds, looks, feels fantastick. Craic on dude.
  4. salcar

    salcar Riding 4 Health

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    :thumb:thumb:thumb:thumb Great RR!
  5. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    actually I thought the track resembled a bit the outline of "hang loose"

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    guess we all have our own interpretations, its kinda like a Rorschach inkblot test :lol3
  6. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Received the (coffee table) book today :clap.....can't wait to read thru it...but thinking that it will push me over the edge and into the dealership to buy a Panigale.

    The book does look great. Congrats and continued success,
  7. VMSfan

    VMSfan n00b

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    Hey there AntiHero,

    Great read! You completed something that I was so close to being able to do myself, even got the OK from my wife to do so until doing the "right thing" backfired and turned our lives upside down (see http://vmsfan.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-ugly-side-to-being-hero.html)

    But reading this and seeing the pics, gives hope and inspiration that once I have recovered...to start back on track to completing my dream...like you - a solo round robin of the USA by bike.

    It is the opportunity to see the good in what others can and will do for the benefit of others and to taste the raw beauty of what our great nation has hidden.

    If you do decide to hit up a Pacific NW trip, let me kow. While I still have a spare room, it can be yours plus anything you may want to see or do here, I could point you in a direction.

    Definately need to get a copy of your book.

    Cheers!
    Aaron
  8. JakeS

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    Great job!
    This RR has had some of the best insight i have ever heard, made me think about things in my life i never really thought of before and was really a mentally opening read...

    Where is the book?
    Did i miss a section where to order it?
  9. AntiHero

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    Just make sure you post a pic here if you do get one! :) And happy you like the book. I'm still moving around a bit, so I haven't seen a copy yet! Soon, soon.



    Aaron: Sorry to hear about the foot. And the financial disruption caused by the injury. Appreciate the offer, though. And like you, I am also waiting for the moment when I can take off and do another long trip. If I head up North I'll let you know.


    Thanks for the feedback, Jake. Book links are in my sig.
  10. JakeS

    JakeS Yup

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    Ahh no wonder i dont see it i have the sigs turned off...
    Thanks
  11. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    How did I miss this thread! Brillian trip, simply brilliant! Thanks for sharing! :clap
  12. guavadude

    guavadude de-composer

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    Just a quick thanks for taking the time and effort to post this and take us along with you. I've been reading off and on for months now and that shot of the Duc in storage makes me physically ill. I know it won't be long before Spring lures her out again.

    Travel safe.
  13. Dunewar

    Dunewar Been here awhile

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    I see a european trip is considered. I would be very interested in seeing your experience of the old continent. Don't underestimate the cultural differences so close together. You have done thousands of miles and only seen American people that all speak english (sort of), but if I go 40 miles south I'm in France, and 40 miles north and I'm in Holland. Not only does language differ, but also cultural differences are much bigger than what you are used to.

    I for one would be very keen to see what the great observer of the human nature that you are makes of this. I think you either go crazy or stay here permanently...

    On another note : loved your ieas on limbic depravation. I am not an expert on this so i shall not comment, but great ideas. As a newborn I spent three months in a special chamber, and I recognise what you describe, albeit not that problematic (my parents could take me out and cuddle from time to time).

    And one final remark : I admire the people that take trips like this, and under different circumstances I would have done so also, but now I have chosen to live the live of a proud father, taking trips to the zoo instead. Not one ounce of regret, mind you, but I greatly appreciate the non-judgemental character of your writing. I am sick of tired of so-called adventurers calling us "sheep" simply because we made other choices. I love my babies and will never regret that choice.
  14. motopat

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    97 pages, loved it!
    "Right here, right now"
    Amazing how four words can change your attitude at any given moment.
    Thanks for the huge effort and bringing us all along for the ride.
    Happy trails
  15. Squidbrah

    Squidbrah Been here awhile

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    Finally done after 3 days of reading. Enjoyed every bit of it and I just bought a hard copy of your book. I hope it goes towards making another great RR for us to indulge in.

    I'm going to share your story with anyone that's having trouble getting off their ass and "living". So many people sit around and waste their lives while the opportunity to see the world is right in front of them.
  16. pubetmaster

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    Last week i recieved a copy of your book.

    Thanks for the great RR and keep going on with that - you have a kind of typing your words to bound someones mind to the story forgettin most of his surroundings.

    Thanks Anti !

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  17. AntiHero

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    Thanks, guys! It's a very profound experience to know that my words and my journey has inspired so many and encouraged others to live life more deeply.

    Today was a very good day for me for three reasons I thought I'd share:


    1) 2/9/13 marks the two year anniversary of surviving the brain tumor excavation that saved my life. I spent a lot of time today remembering the terrible days leading up to the diagnosis; a lot of time remembering the awful days after; and a lot of time thinking about how fucking great it is to be alive. (See celebratory video below!*)

    2) I ran three hilly SF miles and didn't have the usual coma-like symptoms I've had in the past when I ran or rode my Cervelo. (Ironman number 5--could it be a non-lethal possibility?)

    3) Ducati has been following along silently (those sneaky bastards!). They've also appreciated the ride enough to invite me to an event next month, but I didn't confirm what details I can share, so for now I'll only say it's going to f'in ROCK! I'll share the details when I can and of course--stay tuned for post-event Pics and Stories!!!!!


    (*A few weeks after surgery I got the ok to remove the stitches from my head, but didn't feel like driving all the way to UCSF to do something I could do myself. So I grabbed my Swiss Army knife, an Exacto blade, hooked up a webcam (so I could see what I was doing) and, well....you've been warned!)

    Removing Stitches - YouTube


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  18. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    AH, u are WOLVERINE! :D

    Swiss army FTW!

    All the best. Hope Ducati hooks u up!
    Your journey, pics,& words, was very inspiring.:clap

    Cheers, Dave.
  19. Lolodesiles

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    Yesss!

    since weeks i was wondering if Duc have seen your journey, and thinking they maybe do somethin' with you, like you know, master ceremony :clap

    i like the way you remove the stitches of your head :huh...............:eek1 .........:lol3

    obviously you have used the right tool :D

    cheers man ;)
  20. ducnut

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    Badass video! A true Ironman. :thumb