How I spent my summer vacation, or 6000 miles on a WR250R

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by skierd, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Skierd, You do have a talent for finding trails uh... "roads" that don't end well!!!:lol3 Did ya have to lift your bike over any guard rails to get outta this one?:roflI'm lovin that WR.
    Great job on the report. mean it.

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  2. Sandflea

    Sandflea One Lump or Two?

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    Great Report! This is what this site is all about. Wish there was more adventure touring like this and less trail riding. Very good show!! Bravo!
  3. OnOff

    OnOff Long timer

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    What a ride report!!!!:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
    VERY cool report and thanks for all the pix, etc. Your bike was just a tad cleaner when I last saw it at my house :huh
    OUTSTANDING!
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    I'm just glad no wheels fell off! :D
  4. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Even if they did, I've had the wheels off several times since then. :lol3

    Jax - I learned my lesson the first time at least, and turned around. :rofl
  5. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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    skierd, my question for you is, where you going next summer ?????

    I've learned a lot from your RR, thanks so much bro!
  6. Boxall

    Boxall Adventurer

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    Absolutely fantastic! I've waited on each of the days as you have uploaded them. I've been riding since the 1960's and I've learned a great deal from this report as well. You are the man!:clap
  7. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Awesome report and pictures. Thanks so much for sharing. I remember hearing that the Jack Daniels Distillery is in a dry county in Tennessee. How amazing is that?
  8. smsteve

    smsteve Adventurer

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    Just a plain damn GREAT RR. Loved every minute of it. Your photos and descriptions put me right there with you. Awesome, awesome job!!!
  9. Boxall

    Boxall Adventurer

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    Well said and I fully agree!:D
  10. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Next summer? No idea. Maybe further, maybe closer to home. Depends on how things look, but I'm going somewhere, that's for DAMN sure.

    But first, I have to get home.

    Day 22 - Home

    Back to US 50 East, which turns simply amazing once in West Virginia

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    I stopped taking pics until I stopped for gas at this neat little roadside park because it turned into 40 miles of switchback and mountain hugging curves. Easily one of my favorite roads of the trip.

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    And shortly thereafter...
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    What a sight for sore eyes! Home at least... well not quite. I'm way down in the wasp tail of Maryland and still several hours from home. Still, it was nice to see the sign and be back in the state.

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    Little did I know I was in for one more surprise:
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    Wasn't planned on at all, but I think it was a nice bonus considering the elevations I'd covered in the last three weeks.

    Back into West by God Virginia:
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    Near Winchester, VA I left US50 for the last time on this trip and headed northeast. Didn't plan on coming past this way, but I had to stop when I realized it.
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    Hopefully I'll be able to go back again one day, only with a car or a sportbike for a race.

    Passing the White House Manor
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    Charlestown, WV
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    Shennandoah River
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    Potomac River
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    Back into Maryland and on the home stretch. Followed US340 out from Charlestown to Frederick, and hopped on Liberty Road to head home like I like to do in order to avoid I70 and beltway traffic.

    Almost there... I can smell it...
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    Finally, 3 weeks and 6000ish miles later, home sweet home!
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    Time to be greeted by one excited hound dog (from the walk a little after I got home)
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    get myself a beer, and start unpacking. When I got home I had 3 full days left before the start of fall classes, meaning I had a nice 3 days during which I did absolutely nothing. :lol3 Well thats a lie, I had to unpack, clean the bike, get books, and sit by the pool staring at the hotties.

    Hmm... guess he wasn't that excited after all, just wanted to get back into my room so he could get to my bed!
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    Thanks to everyone who helped me finish this trip, all of those whose rides inspired me to do this, and all of you who are reading it now.
  11. avbjessup

    avbjessup Growin older but not up

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    Wow! Great RR! I feel like I was right there. Beautiful photos, funny, informative, inspiring stories. Can't wait to see where you go next summer! And maybe where I go . . . ! :clap
  12. bash3r

    bash3r I ain't no DingWeed

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    Rawk awesome RR, and lets not forget this dude rode very single mile of this trip, the many miles in between each photo, he sat on the bike, cranked the throttle and rooooodddeeee!, I just don't want to belittle the freak'n crazy miles you rode and how incredible an accomplishment this is, i mean its not walking on the moon but dude.. you should and I'm sure you do feel proud of this chapter in your life.

    Much Respect. Thank you for sharing!!!
  13. chrishay99

    chrishay99 Adventurer

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    Awesome...a Thumper, the TAT, tons of photos and great writing.

    Perfect Ride Report. I thoroughly enjoyed riding your ride w/you via ADV.

    Well done!
  14. MULLETHEAD774

    MULLETHEAD774 Adventurer

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    A friend of mine turned me on to your ride report. I've read a few on here from begining to end. Yours is something that resembles something I could possibley pull off myself. Maybe just the inspiration I need for when I get a little more vacation banked up. And you've given me a new found respect for the WR. Thanks for let us all tag along.

    Is Your dog a Walker Coonhound? I loved to listen to mine howl.
  15. Hosebag

    Hosebag Difficult but Useful

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    Great work Skierd!

    Thanks for all the effort and energy you put into your RR.

    That WR's got my attention....
  16. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    Great Trip Report! :clap :clap :clap

    Donnie
  17. Jordan Y

    Jordan Y Adventurer

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    Excellent report, thanks. That was a fun trip.
  18. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

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    Really entertaining write-up and great pics. Thanks.
  19. Hog Chain

    Hog Chain Adventurer

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    Excellent ride report! Enjoyed it all. Thanks for taking the time and effort to put it together.
  20. wvdeuce

    wvdeuce Adventurer

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    Great RR. I spotted it this evening and sat here and read it to the end.
    You passed with in a ΒΌ mile of my home in Bridgeport, WV when you came through here on US RT 50.