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

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

  1. prooney377

    prooney377 Pete Rooney

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    I can vouch for the Kriega kit too. I've had the R30 for about 4 years now. I was using it for a while but the first time I used it in the rain it let a little water seep in. When i checked the waterproof inner there was a very small fold in the lining that was the culprit. I e-mailed Kriega (a relatively local company to me) and they sent me a replacement that I received within a couple of days and an apology from them. First class customer service and I have had no problem with the bag since. They even come with a ten year guarantee in the UK. As you say, the harness takes a lot of the weight off your shoulders but also, my rear seat is higher than the front and the bottom of the bag sits on this meaning I hardly notice it is there.

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  2. StevenF

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    After several weeks reading all 104 exhilarating and enjoyable pages, it's finally come to an end :( When is your next adventure beginning, so you can keep us 'keyboard dreamers' entertained?

    The pictures throughout the report are incredible, each and every one of them. You certainly have an eye for a good photograph. I particularly liked the images from New Orleans; the handheld night shots gave a very atmospheric and personalised style to the shots.

    Reading your report has inspired me to drag out my 22 year old CBR from the garage and get her ready for the spring. I'm almost finished and can't wait to ride her (it's been over a year). Here she is two years ago and is still immaculate (minus the graphs).

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    My girlfriend is moving to Spain in a few weeks to work for 6-12 months, so I'm hoping for a few weeks in Western Europe on the bike.

    If you do plan a Europe trip, get yourself over to Scotlad and sample our beautiful scenery and roads to match.
  3. lucati

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    exactly!
  4. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    stumbled upon this.

    I needs me some antihero swag.:D

    here's a couple of asian skateboarders.
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  5. AntiHero

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  6. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    Sweet. Ordered one in grey, changed to Hanes Comfort Blend (eco somethin or other stuff) and used COUPON CODE: PATSHIRTSALE to knock off 20% :deal
  7. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    Are the shirts also an idea you came up with to help out on your Euro trip?
  8. AntiHero

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    Nice! Thanks, fifthcircle! You have the first ever AntiHero shirt! :)

    Rico: The idea was all Mint Juleps. Course any of the proceeds will go towards getting me to Europe, but it's pretty clear that I'm going to need to self-back the trip or get corporate sponsoring (Hendrick's Gin, perhaps?) :) (To put it in perspective--the book/eBook sales to date would only cover about 3 days of expenses.) One very cool corporate sponsor has made an offer already, so for now any side-projects I do will be purely for enjoyment and fun.
  9. DigitalDissent

    DigitalDissent n00b

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    I ordered one too, thanks for all the time you put into this RR.

    I also ordered the ebook but I don't own any Apple devices and it looks like hell on Android and the epub readers I tried on my PC (running nix), So take this only as a suggestion, try and publish digitally in an open source format accessible to more than just Ipads. :*sip*
  10. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Ha, AntiHero shirt on its way here.:clap

    My contribution to the EU tour de AntiHero. :freaky

    Cheers,
    Dave
  11. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    Well...that's one approach to packing travel gear.:rofl
  12. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    :lol3
    That's cool!!!!
  13. 3B43

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    First of all, you can not judge 'toughness' by looking at someone, or even talking to them for a period of time. 2ndly, no one, repeat NO ONE, knows how tough they are until they are in a really TOUGH situation! I've seen ALOT of 'tough guys' fold like a cheap'o pup tent when things get 'tough'! Its a stunning thing to watch! The best/toughest man I've ever known, was the nicest, kindness, most supportive man you'd ever meet.....and he was with Manstein's army trying to reach Paulus at Stalingard (for those of you that don't know what I'm talking about, google it!!!!). BTW....he was my grandfather and I can only hope to be 1/2 the man he was!

    Track Day: my first track day was in '11, on my FZ1. It was STUNNING!! I've done 4 track days, bought a track bike (Gixxer 600 'ex' race bike) and my next day is April 25 at Thunder Hill. Track days change you!
  14. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Hey AH - loved the track day video - thx for posting.

    RE: the shirts I'm up for one or two but unfortunately they only go to XXL. Being 6'-7" and 290lbs and having had SOOOO many supposedly 2X shirts shrink after washing them a few times I need a 3X or 3XT ideally. Any chance they can make a freak-sized one for me?

    Either way, ride on. :thumb

    Desmo
  15. AntiHero

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  16. 3B43

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    Great! Dinner?
  17. AntiHero

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    Holy Shit! Your grandfather was part of the Battle of Stalingrad! :gun2 I would love to hear those stories. Black Bear on me in Willows. ;)
  18. 3B43

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    Deal!
  19. ShaneBaby

    ShaneBaby Been here awhile

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    Love this report. I have linked many friends to it. I have to give some awareness to the Antihero skateboard company they started in 1996 and have surreal take on skateboarding and long trips, having met the part owner in NZ on one of their epic adventures.

    I'd say support both Antihero's as much as you can please

    PS Down with the Nike and Quicksilver corporate scum!!

    As you were :clap
  20. Platinumgrit

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    That Kriega gear looks very functional, and really well made. It gives me a really good idea of the size when snapped with you on your steed.

    I've got a good idea of what I'll be getting for the R1.