Honda CT 110 surf tour of the Americas

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by afewsketchymoments, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. afewsketchymoments

    afewsketchymoments Been here awhile

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    So the trip I am on, is perhaps not the most thought out thing I have ever done in my life. Saying this however it is turning out to be a really good, be it cold time.
    I brought a 1980 Honda CT110 for the sum of $1300. From a older gentleman on the sunshine coast of B.C Canada. Why it is called the sunshine coast I am yet to find out. From there I took the ferry over to Vancouver island. where I have been riding around in search of waves. The weather is what I can only imagine you would describe as less the perfect for a motorcycle trip and living in a hammock
    This is my first ever motorcycle trip. I have no idea where it will take me or how long it will last. But so far so good.

    A little chilly but beautiful.

    For full details visit www.bicyclerust.com

    All the stuff I am cramming on to the poor little CT.

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    Here is a sample clip of the absurd nature of the trip thus far.

    A little cold but beautiful.

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  2. afewsketchymoments

    afewsketchymoments Been here awhile

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  3. GB

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  4. afewsketchymoments

    afewsketchymoments Been here awhile

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    well I made it to Santa Cruz.
    $46.00 in fuel from Vancouver island, B.C

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  5. afewsketchymoments

    afewsketchymoments Been here awhile

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  6. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    Excellent ! Will be following your travels.
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  7. Pugsley/Hobbfather

    Pugsley/Hobbfather Been here awhile

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    As the proud owner of a 1967 CL90, I am happy to see an overloaded old bike used, to make new stories rather than sit around having stories told about it.
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  8. jbcaddy

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    I did a few 100+ mile rides on a trail 90 years ago, so I am really impressed on seeing your load and distance covered. Hope you find some great surf on your journey. I'll be reading along as you post. JB
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  9. novaboy

    novaboy Been here awhile

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    Love it, old bikes and surfboards, doesn't get any better. Good luck, stay safe and hope the surf gods are good to ya.

    Peace
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  10. Blader54

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    So, how did you find Steamers? Hope none of the old boyz gave you a hard time for sampling "their" waves. If you should happen to run into a soul surfer named Jay Olivares in Santa Cruz, I can attest that he's a good guy who's been surfing there for decades.
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  11. bobfab

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    im in for this one :lurk !!
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  12. junglemototours

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    Ct and a swallow tail fish, I'm in.:ear
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  13. jckid

    jckid Been here awhile

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    Very cool. I'll be watching this for sure. I have an '84 CT110. The thought of traveling on it has crossed my mind, but I was thinking more along the lines of an overnighter in the mountains. This is interesting to see you riding it so far. Do you ride on the shoulder/white line? Since I have one, I know they don't go very fast. :D I've read 50mph tops, but I haven't been able to get mine up to that speed.
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  14. Tod.

    Tod. Old, but up for it

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    Just goes to show, you don`t need big cc`s to tour.:D
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  15. afewsketchymoments

    afewsketchymoments Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the comments guys.
    Santa Cruz has been a good time.
    Getting back on the road this tuesday. Baja bound. But will be riding a bicycle into Baja.
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    The bicycle has some pretty crazy tires on it for sand. So with any luck I will be able to get to some empty surf spots.
    Will keep the updates coming when I am back on board the CT.
    if you care to follow the bicycle/surf journey you can do so at www.bicyclerust.com.
    Matt.
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    afewsketchymoments Been here awhile

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  17. HardWorkingDog

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    Nice job!
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