Go West Young Man!

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by kerncountykid, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Good stuff, young dudes.

    Enjoying the style the pace and the attitude.

    :thumb :thumb
  2. Mimic

    Mimic Been here awhile

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    Great read. You have a future, dude. Keep writing. Unfortunately I have a great future behind me.:brow
  3. bhorocks

    bhorocks Been here awhile

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    Awesome ride report!

    Page is a great place. I grew up on lake powell!
  4. Shrek650

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  5. CETME

    CETME Been here awhile

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    one of the best ride reports i've read in a while. Thanks!
  6. RicH2

    RicH2 Ric H2

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    never mind this post...it's just my bookmark so i can find where I left off...

    Enjoying your report. really great stuff.....I'm restoring my CB450 so maybe I can get out there too...
  7. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    very well written :eek1 , very humorous :poser , very great pictures :thumb

    excellent job!!!! :bow I can't wait for more :nod

    subscribed!:thumb
  8. @large

    @large Wheel Man

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    I love this story. Thanks so much for telling it. Its really inspirational and fun.

    I'm quite curious to see how your adventure turned out.

    (BTW: You also inspired me enough to get off my a$$ and register on advrider so I could tell you this :-)
  9. fish tail

    fish tail n00b

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    Great trip, excellent blog, loved every bit of it except the AZ dissing just don't visit in the summer. good luck nice riding style.
  10. Mistress of the dual

    Mistress of the dual Some say....

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    Hey RicH2,

    You can click on "View Unread" and it will take you to where you left off. I don't know about everyone else but the "View Unread" option sure makes it easy to keep track of the many RRs I'm subscribed to.
  11. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    just loving the flow of your ride report and pictures. Working on the bike as almost a daily chore. Kinda sorta reminds me of Motorcycle travel in the 60s where you needed to be a mechanic or have a lot of money to pay them to keep them old bike going when roaming about the country.:clap :clap :clap
  12. Mr. Vintage

    Mr. Vintage Family Dude

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  13. kerncountykid

    kerncountykid Been here awhile

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    I loved AZ! Page is literally one of the only places I've visited where I would want to live. Alamo Lake in the desert is one of the strangest places I've ever been. No one could ever convice me it's anything other than a pit to throw tax dollars in. But overall the state was fantastic!

    Wrenching on the bike never stopped. I can change the oil and adjust the chain on this bike in under 10 minutes without evening thinking about it. It's all muscle memory now.
  14. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    :poser more like 10 minute oil change and 1/2 hour clean up :poser I love these 2 pics and all the rest of the pics .
    Your RR is definately 1 of the best I've ever read :thumb :thumb

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  15. Pelicanglider

    Pelicanglider Been here awhile

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    Thanks for sharing all of this. This is the trip I wanted to make when I was your age. Epic!
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  16. kerncountykid

    kerncountykid Been here awhile

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    haha, very true. that first oil change in las vegas NM was a disaster! i felt like i was leaving the scene of a crime when we rode away! the funniest thing to me is looking at the picture you can see i started to run in one direction and freaked out and went the other way
  17. Frustration

    Frustration What? Where?!

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    Excellent RR! Totally enjoying it, thanks for sharing... :D
  18. 000jeremy

    000jeremy 1st gear

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    2 questions:

    can you give me some info on your windshield? (on the 550)
    what kind of camera did you use? the audio on the videos is surprisingly good...

    great report, Im mulling over a few trips on my 77 550f for the spring...
  19. vanrooster

    vanrooster Kicker of Elves

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    Love seeing the older Hondas out on the road! :D Best value out there - I can't wait to take my '77 XL350 out to see the country this summer.
  20. RicH2

    RicH2 Ric H2

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    Oh well sure....if you want to do it like that :bubba

    ThX for the tip.....that is a big help !