First Trip on 2 Wheels. 10,000 miles. 21 years old.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by OsoADV, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. OsoADV

    OsoADV Oso

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    Wow, yes, small world indeed. Thanks for reading along. Haven't met many people that know Lima exists.

    Jim texted me and told me about his dad's passing. I understand he'd been battling sickness (parkinson's, I think?) for quite some time. I got to meet him and his wife and visit their house, out on the farm the article talks about, while on passing through on my trip. I rememeber he told me about a Leica camera he picked off a german soldier in WWII. LOL.

    That's him seated in the photo with his son Jim standing on the right.

    I'm sure i'll be back through, i'll have to look you up when I am!
  2. themosjohn

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    I've been checking back on and off for the last month! Long reading but enjoyable and like your perspective. I've been driving a truck over the road for the last 4 years and seen a lot of the country....just wish it was by motorcycle. The day I found your report I was eating alone at an ihop in goodlettesville tn. It was an old out dated ihop and kinda depressing, especially eating alone. However your report had me sitting there about an hour after I was done daydreaming of my own trip. I live between hickory and boone so most of my rides are on the dual sport towards wilsons creek or with my wife up the mountains. Thanks for lifting my spirits with your words and pictures. John
  3. tt100

    tt100 Been here awhile

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    Nice words.... I've been enjoying your trip as well. Speaking from your heart and with honesty makes it good

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  4. GHT

    GHT Weeee Rider!!!

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    I'm in, thank you for sharing, not only your adventure, but your Faith! It is wonderful to read about young people making a difference! Carry on, I'm waiting for what's around the corner.
  5. sasha18yug

    sasha18yug Been here awhile

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    I have been reading all youre 10 pages....excelent RR ... i wish you good luck in youre quest for the perfect adventure...thanks for sharing this...wish you all the best from Germany...:D
  6. OsoADV

    OsoADV Oso

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    Hope everyone is doing well. Should have some new installments up soon. For those who care, the bandit is still truckin' along great. Carried me to and from Rick's RDV last weekend without a hiccup.

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    It was great meeting a few of my readers in person. Humbled to know over 23k people have viewed this thread so far.
  7. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Been here awhile

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    "When I imagined Washington state, I pictured pine forests. I saw also none of that and almost all what appeared to resemble desert. Again, a surprise to me. It was now hot and dry instead if cold and wet."


    "I got off the highway and made my way through Pasco, which was reminiscent of Central America - almost every sign was in Spanish. "


    :rofl:rofl:roflSorry, i just found this to be funny!! My GF's sister lives in kennewick, and i have no idea why!
  8. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    The RDV was over a week ago , Evan, get back on the report !:pierce
    Kidding, it was nice to meet you at the Black Bear .
  9. motoreiter

    motoreiter Long timer

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    Great ride report, thanks for sharing!
  10. MOFOREST

    MOFOREST forest explorer

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    Great ride report, I wish I would have done this when I was younger. Its great to see fellow Christians on ADV. If your ever interested in an adv trip in the Missouri Ozarks look me up.
  11. Phipsd

    Phipsd Older but not wiser.

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    Hey Evan, great ride report. You must be a true Christian. I would not have been so forgiving toward that joker who was putting down your faith, your size, and being an American.

    I can tell you that not everyone in Canada feels that way.

    If you ever get a chance to take another bike trip out West to Yellowstone it would be worth it to head north from the Park to Hwy 212 The Beartooth Pass. It is amazingly beautiful and an utterly thrilling ride.

    I would highly recommend getting off the Interstate and taking in some more of your wonderful National Parks, especially in the West.
  12. Yamarocket630

    Yamarocket630 Honey Badger

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    Great RR so far. As it's been said before, it's really nice to read a report about an average guy (or girl) doing a ride on an average bike. The just-because-I-can ride reports on the $$$ Beemers get old quick.
  13. zingo

    zingo @ ?

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    Wonderful Reports.Thank You Sir
  14. Woodenveins

    Woodenveins Adventure Rider

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    Thoroughly enjoy this report, keep it coming.
  15. Sevoman

    Sevoman Ever Vigilant

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    Evan,
    Just happened across your report. Great writing style and terrific pictures to accompany your narrative. I would advocate, as have others, when you plan your next big trip to route plan to avoid the super slab and get to see wherever your destination is via 2 lane back roads. You've seen lots of our great country and there is a tremendous amount more to see and appreciate via the small towns and burbs that are on the bypasses and back roads.

    I have been really happy with my Olympia riding gear. http://olympiamotosports.com/I am on my second hi-viz suit. I also have a hi-viz jacket and black pants. The nice thing about it is you don't need rain gear. The stuff is pretty water tight but is well-ventillated so its cool enough to wear in the summer months. Its a NC based company so you could, actually, head over and chat with them about sizing.

    Also, during my first road trip I was tremendously overloaded...I, actually, wound up shipping a huge box of stuff home from Missoula, MT when my brothers (who met me in MT) shamed me into it!! Its all a learning experience.:huh
    Thanks, again, for sharing your experiences.

    Sevoman.
  16. OsoADV

    OsoADV Oso

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    Thanks everyone for the kind words. I've got two more stops already written, just need to add in pics. Not even halfway done yet. Will keep it coming ASAP.
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    OsoADV Oso

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    Yep, the delay is a bit much. Sorry bout that. Good meeting you too. Which one were ya? :deal
  18. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    The guy shooting the arial fireworks , back in tent city.

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    Here I am in this pic by Knybanjo on top of Backbone ridge.
  19. gremor

    gremor RS'er

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    Great RR, you have a very easy style to follow.

    Keep it up.

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  20. jdn

    jdn Adventurer

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    Hi, thanks for sharing your story! Really got me thinking, need to do something similar myself. Waiting for the rest of the story. :freaky