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

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  1. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Things with docs going in the right direction.

    As for you, damurph--what a coincidence! I just spoke to Deanie via email right before they were about to set off to FL to pick up their sailboat. So happy to hear that they sold half the farm and were setting sail around the world. You've got a wonderfu sis. Was really hard to leave the farm.
  2. AntiHero

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    Representing the ADV community at Thunderhill over the weekend. :)

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  3. manban9888

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    Good to hear from you AH. Hope things are going your way
  4. lurw

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    Wait. Does your plate say ANTIHERO? So cool! :clap
  5. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    Looks like "ANTIERO"

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  6. flyingdutchman177

    flyingdutchman177 Edventurer

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    I have followed your story off and on over the past year. I think we started our journeys about the same time from the same county.....The OC.
    Your story is aspiring.
    I have got myself in to trouble along the way on my ride but my issues have been nothing like the ones you have endured.
    After finishing North and South America, I am now over here in Europe. And I have to say, if there is a way, I would get you at the supermodel over here.
    The roads are like nothing else in the world. I am currently in Andorra and the ride here was amazing.
    And I am no doctor, but I can't think of any better medicine for you.
    If you make it across the pond, look me up and let's ride

    Around the World in 800 days
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=801516&page=202
  7. AntiHero

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    Limited to 7 characters here in CA. ANTIHRO was taken (and always reminds me of "AntiHerro" as pronounced by Kim Jong Il in Team America), so I went with the closest I could get. Not really a fan of personalized plates, but I did it anyways.

    Flyingdutchman--I've read your story, too, and even posted on your thread a while back if I recall. Thanks for the push for Europe and the 202 pages--I mean reasons--to keep movin'.
  8. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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  9. AntiHero

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  10. MichaelBusa

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    Is it abandoned? Been reading for about 8 hours solid and it feels like there is still some unfinished business :eek1
  11. AntiHero

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    You are absolutely correct, Michael. There's unfinished business. Unfortunately a moderator requested I stopped posting updates on this thread, as the 'official' ride was over, so it ends with abrupt lackluster. Shame, too, because there's been some pretty epic shit I would have liked to share--NY with people I couldn't name or post pictures of, lots of great things with the good people at Ducati, MotoGP, track day insanity, another 5,000 rambling miles on the Pani and of course, lots of confusion, despair, awe, revelation, hope and hopelessness. I've continued living out of a backpack for the most part, bouncing restlessly around the west coast while the consequences of this R/R continued to change my life, while I continue to live as fully as I can until I decide what to do when I grow up.

    The good news: I started a new "official" ride this morning. What little I still own is again in storage. I've got exactly one bag of gear and one key. I'm sitting in a greasy hotel chair drinking Smirnoff and room-temperature Santa Cruz lemonade listening to Rob Dougan's "Furious Angels." I may smell like sweat-marinated dead bugs and my ligaments and bones reverberate with 9 hours of twin-cylinder propulsion, but I am happy.

    A "Pacific NW with an Italian Supermodel" R/R thread will come shortly. Stay tuned....

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    And SF is still yet to come....
  12. Eagletalon

    Eagletalon Been here awhile

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    Can't wait for this new chapter. Maybe than we can get an update of how you got to your new RR.

    Later
    John
  13. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    I love good news! Can't wait for this RR.
  14. lurw

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    YES! :1drink
    By the way, why don't you post the other epic stuff onto your blog? Given your style of writing and the things you live there will be many readers, including me.
  15. justafurnaceman

    justafurnaceman Imaginary

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    When do we ever listen to moderators around here?? POST THAT STUFF!!

    Can't wait to see your new stuff. You're an inspiration to us all.
  16. Blader54

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    AH, looking forward to reading your report on this ride! Will be looking for odd or funny road signs per usual.

    I was thinking that the stuff that came after you finished the c2c could go in a thread in "Inmates", e.g. "Fallout from the Italian Supermodel" or something like that. That seems to be where inmates can post stuff that's more wide ranging. Just sayin'......

    Also, since just about everyone starts an RR with some kind of statement or story about what led them to do the ride, I'd think you'd be justified in at least sketching out your life changes as a result of the first ride and how they led to this one....and you could put in a link to the thread in Inmates, if you put a thread up there and folks who want the backstory would get the word and zip down there? Just a thought. Dunno if the mods would go for it but can't hurt to propose it.
  17. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Let's get tropical

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    Hell yeah man! Been really hoping for an update to this thread, can't wait to read some more.
  18. JamesM

    JamesM Been here awhile

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    +1. At least post a link to your blog or another thread to follow your shenanigans.
  19. AntiHero

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    Put together a new website that was promising--allowed me to do everything I wanted, almost. The blog feature sucked balls, so I bailed on that. Perhaps I'm just so comfortable with the R/R format that I don't care for anything else.

    PM me with any suggestions for blog sites if you use one/like one/read one that you think works well as an 'after-party' way of sharing.

    In the meantime, I finally made it to Portland after another 6 hours of riding wicked twisted roads (+ 3 hours of one really boring one).

    Aiming to have the first post up tomorrow. Thanks for the welcome back, guys.
  20. AntiHero

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