Jammin thru the Global South

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Jammin, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. TheFrenchCanadian

    TheFrenchCanadian Frog Prince

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    :lurk Subscribed!

    Really enjoyed your other ride reports, and am very much looking forward to this one!

    Best of luck Jay...

    Take care,
    TFC
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  2. jenx

    jenx misadventurer

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    PM me when you're in South Africa, Jammin. Subsribed :1drink
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  3. pdedse

    pdedse paraelamigosincero

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    Whoa! This looks to be a good one. Your planning and prep are cool. I liked the chart with the cities / rainfall / and when you plan to be going through. Some of those dark blue areas can be spectacular with the rain fall.

    All the best!
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  4. chilibizkit

    chilibizkit Wanderer

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    Another subscribed. :nod

    Have a safe/fun trip.
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  5. TeeVee

    TeeVee His mudda was a mudda!

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    Buen viaje!
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  6. jerrygriffies

    jerrygriffies n00b

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    "I joined you as a fan over on Facebook so I hope that you post a bit over there too."

    Good luck on your trip! Be safe.

    ~jerry
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  7. BobRob

    BobRob Been here awhile

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    I loved your other reports and am sure this one is going to be equally spectacular. Good luck and have fun!

    :lurk
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  8. luv2race

    luv2race Confused

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    As you're heading south through California, if you need a bite to eat or a couch to crash on, PM me here in Anaheim. We're about 2 hours from the Mexican border. If you want to burn big $$, we're 1/2 mile from Disneyland. Now put that DR to the test!

    Safe Travels :thumb

    John
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  9. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    Just got done with Arkansas, great state for motorcycling. Starting to shed layers at it warms up. Loving the new Arai XD's visor as I head west. Getting 50 mpg going 60 on the highway, moving roadblock for the 70 speed limit, lol. When I cross over, I should fit right in :)


    Thanx for offer to stay in Anaheim, might just. After SF, meeting a friend in San Diego to go ride Palomar mtn - must do from my sport bike days :)


    (Posting with great tmobile 3G coverage in rural Teaxs :) )
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  10. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Hot damn! Subscribed. Looking forward to following this adventure. Ride safe.
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  11. Black Ice

    Black Ice Sovereign Individual

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    This trip will redefine the word 'epic.' :lurk
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  12. Katabolism

    Katabolism Bruhahahaha

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    This looks like it should be amazing.

    I am in absolute awe of what you are about to do !

    Good luck and stay safe !

    Chris
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  13. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    Thanks for the support. In Ft Worth tonight, staying with ADVer Texasyeti, got a nice collection of old BMW GS's and 2 dogs :) Had dinner in the old Stockyard part of the city, very nice western culture.

    Got the whole of West Texas to do tomorrow and probably in some rain, heading to Las Cruces. Bike is running fine.

    I'll post more pictures of the trip prep once I get to San Fran.
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  14. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    Keep updates as you go regarding anything you might need. Im sure there's ADV'ers all over that would be more than willing to lend a helping hand along your travels! :beer Like if you need a screwdriver, poor directions, or a beer while near los angeles, let me know!:beer
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  15. TEXASYETI

    TEXASYETI Call me "thread killer!"

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    Great to meet you, Jay. :freaky Hope everything goes well through Texas. Pleasure to host you and look forward to updates! :wave
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  16. Acadian Rider

    Acadian Rider Adventurer

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    I enjoyed reading your previous reports and I'll be following this thread. :lurk

    Hope everything goes right for you Jay.
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  17. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    Jay, we all have enjoyed your other RR and will surely look forward to this awesome trip.

    Ride safe, ride smart,

    gale
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  18. Jammin

    Jammin Living on a DR

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    Riding in and out of rain, but enjoyable as I'm dry :) Rhythm on these long days is 2 hrs in the saddle then 30 mins break. Pace will slow down after I cross the border.

    Texas is definitely truck country, lol, but they're all nice. Never did like Texas' exit ramps onto the frontage road, on coming traffic. Saw an accident like that ystdy.

    Thanx for hosting me James. Enoyed your dogs :) would like to tour with a sidecar someday and a pooch.
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  19. dave6253

    dave6253 aka. dave62538675309

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    Jay,

    I've enjoyed all of your reports to date. I am really psyched about following your writings about this epic trip. Give all of us 9 to 5ers married w/children types something to dream about!:bow
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  20. gypsyrr

    gypsyrr in flux

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    This is going to be great! I'm in for the 2+ years....... if nothing more than to hear how your goals stated above work out.

    Safe journeys!
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