Home to Starbucks, and back again!!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Alanjnc, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Alanjnc

    Alanjnc AlanjNC

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Oddometer:
    38
    Location:
    North Carolina
    After a few days of preparation, I was ready.
    Geared up, started the GS, and put in the GPS coordinates. I was off!
    GPS showed 3.1 miles, so I planned a 15 minute (in town) traffic, with perhaps a brief stop at the post office to check the mail.
    Made starbucks on Peace street in 11 minutes!! WOO HOO!!
    A good Americano (venti of course) , and I started out for home.
    The GSA (with full panniers and pillion case of course) performed perfectly![​IMG]
    #1
  2. Osmin C

    Osmin C Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2012
    Oddometer:
    110
    Location:
    SoCal
    Epic :clap
    #2
  3. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,334
    Location:
    Southern Nebrahoma
    Peace street? You're in Raleigh and you didn't go to Cup a Joe?

    For shame, sir. For shame.
    #3
  4. Dirt2007

    Dirt2007 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,536
    Location:
    NEOK
    Nice report. Is the final drive ok?
    #4
  5. some call me...tim

    some call me...tim Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Oddometer:
    284
    Location:
    Seattle
    No pics?
    #5
  6. Alanjnc

    Alanjnc AlanjNC

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Oddometer:
    38
    Location:
    North Carolina
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    I was going for the stereotypical "GSA at Starbucks with $1000 in gear" (helios is my favorite).
    In Jest (no, i actually did do SB) re: this post, I am trying to get my technology, posting, photos, etc straight for my outerbanks trip this week, and my month long rockies trip in June....rather figure it out now! (and by "figure it out" i mean, I haven't figured out the photo posting yet....working it)
    AJF
    #6
  7. Alanjnc

    Alanjnc AlanjNC

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Oddometer:
    38
    Location:
    North Carolina
    and so it begins, the baby trip in preparation for this summer to the rockies, and, dare I say, Inuvik?
    the first stop (3 miles from home..) HELIOS!!
    then, off to the outerbanks for a very civilized "camping" trip to check out what really needs to go on the bike.
    A Hudson Bay start is already looking like a wise idea ( i CAN make them!!!) before embarking on longer voyages...I had SOO much junk stacked up...like redundant rain gear....and in the process, damn near forgot the coffee.....thank goodness for the list I created on the iPad!
    #7
  8. Alanjnc

    Alanjnc AlanjNC

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Oddometer:
    38
    Location:
    North Carolina
    [​IMG]
    #8
  9. Alanjnc

    Alanjnc AlanjNC

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Oddometer:
    38
    Location:
    North Carolina
    [​IMG]
    #9
  10. LittlePosum

    LittlePosum Scrappy Marsupial

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    441
    Location:
    Weizy, ID
    Nice little story and as far as the tech stuff goes practice makes perfect! Sounds like you're planing up a good trip.
    #10
  11. Alanjnc

    Alanjnc AlanjNC

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Oddometer:
    38
    Location:
    North Carolina
    [​IMG]
    Okay, being from Montana, and seeing that I wasn't around in the 1860s, had no knowledge that the Outer Banks played such a role in the Civil War.
    Hopefully you can read this.
    #11
  12. Alanjnc

    Alanjnc AlanjNC

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Oddometer:
    38
    Location:
    North Carolina
    [​IMG]
    I'm sorry for those of you from Ohio, all of the signs here say aviation started here
    #12
  13. kid_A

    kid_A who dat ninja

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Oddometer:
    93
    Location:
    the bay, WI
    Someone start this thread: "Baby Trips: 1 picture minimum, 3 picture max."
    #13
  14. harleymac1

    harleymac1 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    28
    Location:
    Mooresville, IN
    I thought you Eastern North Carolinians were fond of Krispy Kreme. At least that is where my ex father in law hung. Lived in apartments by Wake Med and then a house in Youngsville for awhile. Sure miss east NC. Great people and great place to live.
    #14
  15. Alanjnc

    Alanjnc AlanjNC

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Oddometer:
    38
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Must do the prerequisite Hatteras lighthouse picture, and then I'm out of here back to the mainland.

    [​IMG]
    #15
  16. 8thdwarf

    8thdwarf perfect,just perfect

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Oddometer:
    129
    Location:
    Ventura Co. CA


    starbucks in 11 min? you live in the middle of nowhere?
    #16
  17. wipfel

    wipfel Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Oddometer:
    404
    Location:
    Nashville
    He said he was testing out the gear, so he probably took the long way there.
    #17
  18. Dukerdr

    Dukerdr New old guy

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Oddometer:
    137
    Location:
    McKenzie, Tn
    Aye, but they think they have good BBQ in NC too.

    When the Bishop's boys were done there, they packed up and went back to Ohio for the debrief and product improvement. :D


    .
    #18
  19. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,318
    Location:
    Michissippi & Nuevo Mexico
    Always good to get a "shakedown ride" in before venturing on into the next town.
    #19
  20. motoree

    motoree Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    234
    Location:
    West Covina, CA
    I was wondering how the gear performed during the trip and how they held up.
    #20