Financial Suicide: A new life behind bars

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by stuntheavy, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. stuntheavy

    stuntheavy Been here awhile

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    Anyone else having trouble sleeping?

    Tomorrow(well I guess technically today) is the day...
    [​IMG]

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  2. tattewell

    tattewell Mad Poser

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    Good luck, you'll be fine. Just remember it's the journey not the destination that is important.
  3. atadloco

    atadloco Ouch.. Ta Daaaaaa..

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    Awesome!! Have fun!!
  4. GRinCR

    GRinCR Oppressed Nomad

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  5. ShaneBaby

    ShaneBaby Been here awhile

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    +1 on the dont feel guilty about hitting up the people offering tent space, they wouldnt do it if they werent happy to help. I dont know yet....but I suspect and hopefully will find out that the world is actually full of helpful people when I do drop this collar and become free like you. Go for it mang!!

    When the time comes can I request a ADV salute at about 10 o'clock please?? no spreader needed :D (I get the feeling being as gentle as you can with the bike is going to be the name of the game for you)

    In for the haul for sure
  6. woodzrider

    woodzrider Been here awhile

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    You are doing what most of us wish we had done. Much respect for you.
    Keep looking forward- don't look back.

    Yesterday I was 25.
    Today i'm 55.
    30 years gone in the blink of an eye!

    :thumb:thumb
  7. henryporter

    henryporter Adventurer

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    Ain't that the shits. And it wasn't like I wasn't paying attention.
  8. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    Awesome dude! I can totally understand your position, enjoy every single day you can do this. I know you are planning on only making it as far north as Tennessee before you head her west but you've got help in Kentucky if you need it! Take lots of pics and post when you can! :lurk
  9. rodr

    rodr Been here awhile

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    The Trace is about history, wildlife and solitude. There's nothing else quite like it. You won't enjoy it if you're focused on the motorcycle. I understand the part North of Tupelo and into Tennessee is the most interesting.
  10. dieselcruiserhead

    dieselcruiserhead Long timer

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    congrats.. If it helps the thing that made my XR650R great for highway instead of a painful dirtbike, more than anything else was a decent seat. Seat Concepts came to the rescue for $150. Hope it helps. I could hammer out 300 miles easily on my old XR..

    Also that subframe hopefully it holds up. Best solution I've see is this from globetrottin.com he ships these things all over the world... More $$ i know, just mentioning it...
    http://www.globetrottin.com/Steel-subframe-for-XR650R_p_16.html
  11. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    subscribed
  12. Merlin III

    Merlin III Lone Wolf-No Club

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    Subscribed. Always good to see Mainers on the road especially with Grittys stickers!:1drink
  13. troublefingers

    troublefingers n00b

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    My new hero, subscribed
  14. Hessian42

    Hessian42 Been here awhile

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    I know the exact feeling of liberation from giving up one's "life" you're talking about. after 7 months on the road, 14,000+ miles and still going even after going broke in california. i can say you're in for a hell of a ride! Word of advice don't plan anything learn to follow the gut. "If the gut says so the gut knows so" that's my personal moto. If you want any tips/advice shoot me a pm, specially about free camping, cheap food and so forth. couchsurfer and tent space thread are your friends! hotels and fancy meals your worse enemy!!!!
  15. stuntheavy

    stuntheavy Been here awhile

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    Alive and well gentleman! (and the occasional lady that hasn't been scared off by you crazies)

    Currently in Vicksburg Mississippi.

    The goal is to find free wifi tomorrow to make a real update, with pictures and details. Until then...this is home tonight.

    I may very well find out if an MSR PocketRocket can spitroast an entire Canadian Goose if these aholes don't shutup.

    [​IMG]

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  16. HPTuner

    HPTuner Been here awhile

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    Ride safe, my friend. If for some reason you end up in southeast Ga., you have help here. You livin' my dream.....
  17. Bicyclist

    Bicyclist Been here awhile

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    Earplugs will gain you a lot of sleep when yer on the road.
  18. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    Nice waterfront property. :evil

    Subscribed. :lurk
  19. Speeder54

    Speeder54 Adventurer

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    Go for it Chris! Thanks for sharing.
  20. Inoplanetyanin

    Inoplanetyanin One day closer!

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    Chris, you made my evening and I m definitely going to follow your journey.
    I respect your decision! I've been a mechanic back in early 2000s and changed a career for similar reasons.

    I've since made many lonely trips including a cross country on a bicycle. Those times are wonderful for the soul and self discovery. I am sure you will have a time of your life. Have fun but I hope you agree that safety is first.
    I'll be riding a scooter from TN to Los Angeles from end of May to Mid June. Who knows, maybe we will be in the same vicinity at that time. Thanks for sharing man! Keep it up. You've got a family here thinking of you and supporting you all the way.:freaky