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

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

  1. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Excellent! Thanks again for this.
    Can you clue me/us in on the climate this time of year and the type of gear you are using/need in Death Valley?
  2. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Ok, guys....been notified by the ADV Admins that this Ride Report is looking suspiciously like a blog. As per the rules, a ride has to have a beginning and an end and the official end is/was SF. Terminating DV and CotA coverage so I can finish up with where the ride finally ended: SF. Thoughts/pics/and "The End" coming soon.

    If enough people are interested, footnotes, outtakes and other adventures will be made available at: http://antihero-x.com/blog. Just click the blog title and subscribe by email to receive updates.

    Fritz: I'll PM you a reply.
  3. rickrwh

    rickrwh Been here awhile

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    Man you make me miss the desert.

    Ubehebe is cool as shit. Not really a volcano, more like a giant volcanic zit that went "POP!" :kboom

    Keep 'em comin'
  4. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    Well you can always do another ride!
  5. Bronco3738

    Bronco3738 Mike

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    I vote for another ride. Are you planning on moving your entire story and pictures to the blog?
  6. Urban Toreador

    Urban Toreador Banned

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    Great ride report but I too was wondering when all this waxing philosophical would end:pope

  7. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    A female inmates thread of flower and bridge pictures with an occasional motorcycle ride went over 600 pages and 5 years before going quiet.

  8. manban9888

    manban9888 Adventurer

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    I hope you transfer all your posts and pics to your new blog. I already have it as a favorite and hope to keep hearing about your adventures
  9. RacineWI

    RacineWI Adventurer

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    Wont let me subscribe, any one else having this problem?

  10. manban9888

    manban9888 Adventurer

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    I had the same problem. AH...check the website because we can't subscribe. There are a few good ones out there that last years. I hope yours outlasts them all. Ride free brother
  11. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    Actually, you can. You need to scroll down to see the link. Once you've clicked the blog title, it takes you to its page proper. The subscribe link is at the top-right area above the comment box.
  12. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    The blog will be for all things net-new. And as others have experienced, even the subscribe feature is not easy to use, so I'm wondering if I might just open a separate Tumblr account or separate blog site that makes it easier on me to publish (and easier for everyone else to use). Stay tuned.

    Where's THAT link, I can't wait to read! :) J/K. Please don't!

    Stay tuned for a better blog fix. I might abandon that feature on antihero-x.com and pick it up elsewhere.

    As for Necessary Death Valley Gear:
    Compressor, Tire Repair kit, tools, JB Weld, Duct Tape, Zip Ties (small and large industrial size), Machete, Shovel, #10 and #12 Machine Screws (for tire repair in the event plugs don't work), H20, Petrol, Sleeping bag, Food, Matches, Flint, Weber, flares, emergency medical kit.

    On a bike I'd ditch the shovel and machete. Replace Weber with a small Propane stove with a small screw on burner and replace Compressor with compressed air repair kit. In the event it's cold, a hot water bottle could mean the difference between freezing to death and staying nice and warm.
  13. 02Deuce

    02Deuce Where next?

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    I can't seem to make it work no matter which computer I try.
    But I do want to thank AH for the great Ride Report! It has truly been an adventure!
    Looking forward to your next Ride Report.
    Bruce
  14. manban9888

    manban9888 Adventurer

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    Hey AH don't forget to fill us in on your new website. Ride on
  15. RacineWI

    RacineWI Adventurer

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    Is it over? I still can't access the new blog. Guess the party is over.
  16. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    The new website blog lacks some basic functionality that I need, so I'll probably switch to a standard blog site like blogger or tumblr or ? for future adventures. The only things happening in my world right now are either too boring to report on or too unbelievable (to me at least). It's a f'in crazy world and is nothing if not an unexpected and delightful (and often a tangled mess).

    Not all has been great, though. I've had a couple episodes of paralysis (followed by a loss of consciousness) in the past month (tumor surgery related). It's happened before and I mostly know what type of activities bring it on. Neurologists have been stumped and ignored my self-diagnosis. After the last two incidents I went back to my Sports Doc who saved my ass in the first place and requested the drug used to treat the issue that neurologists are positive I don't have. Seems to be working and I feel better than I have in years. If/when I get confirmation (spinal tap, Cine MRI), under the scalpel my skull goes again.

    Will probably get my right hand operated on, too, while I'm at it.

    Not a day goes by that I don't think about shipping the Panigale overseas and losing/finding myself again. I'm being patient. Provided I can get my body functioning in a pleasant manner I'll be off again soon enough. For now the thought of another adventure on the supermodel (which I do ride every day) accompanies me to bed every night and wakes next to me in the morning.
  17. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    Heal well, man. Heal well.
  18. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    Glad to hear you are still with us! Hope everything medical works out! Once you get your blog or other form of communicating, let us know.

    Be safe.
  19. manban9888

    manban9888 Adventurer

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    I hope everything works out for you AH.
  20. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    Hey Antihero. I was just catching up with my sister and telling her about the ADVers I have had as guests lately here in Newfoundland. Then she tells me about this guy on a Ducati who stayed with them for a few days. Turns out it was you. My sis is Deanie on Penmerryl farm. She spoke highly of you.