Moose and Mini Travels

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  1. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

    Nov 26, 2007
    Moose and Mini Travels.

    PART 1
    Starting from page 1
    Doing a 6 months ride around the US with no plan.

    Minneapolis - Minnesota: Buying and prepping bikes.
    Leaving Minnesota, Riding in South Dakota, The Badlands, Mount Rushmore and Devil tower
    Wyoming and bad weather.
    West Fest 09 in Colorado
    Riding in Colorado, Pikes Peak and visiting Salida.
    SALARR (Second Annual Adventure Riders Rally) and Jackson Hole in Wyoming
    Great Tetons and Yellowstone
    Craters of the Moon and Boise in Idaho
    Northern part of Idaho and the Louis and Clarcke trail
    Leathbridge, Alberta, Canada
    Banff and Jasper NP
    Vancouver BC, Mining trip, and Vancouver Island
    North Bend WA and single track riding
    Bend in Oregon and first snow!
    Eastern Oregon, Hotspring and freezing nights.
    Northern California and Napa Valley
    A visit from Mini's parents including Sanfrancisco, Napa Valley, Route 49, Yosemite NP, Sequia NP, Kings Canyon and Highway 1
    Halloween parte and San Francisco
    Siearra Mountain range
    Death Valley and Las Vegas
    Route 66 and Thanks giving in Apache Junction AZ
    Two weeks in Florence AZ
    Biosphere2 and Southern AZ
    Slap City and trail riding
    Christmas in Ramona CA
    New years in Hollister Hills OHV area
    Relaxing in Cancun in Mexico

    Complete Video recap

    PART 2
    Doing a ride from Sanfrancisco CA to Alaska and back

    Flying back to USA
    Getting ready.. Atleast mentally
    Highway 1 to Oregon
    Crater Lake in Oregon
    Getting bikes ready in Bend OR
    Northern Oregon and dead ends
    Seattle, Tractor pulling and TOO much vodka
    Vancouver BC
    Prince George
    Cassier Highway to Yukon
    Ross River in Yukon
    The long way to Dawson City
    Dawson City
    Dempster Highway to the ARctic Circle
    Alaska and Top of the world highway
    Ancorage Alaska
    Valdez and Columbia Glacier
    Valdez to Haines
    Haines Alaska
    The inside passage, Haines AK to Seattle WA in three days
    Down the Coast, Seattle, Oregon and back to Oakland
    Tourist in San Francisco

    And the we went back home and did a lot of funny stuff

    PART 3

    Superbike in Salt Lake City
    AMA Superbike in Elkhart Lake
    First week of Minis vacation
    Yosemite National Park
    Bodie State Park
    Bald Mountain, Nevada
    Rachel and Litll Alinn, Nevada
    Pit Stop in Las Vegas
    Grand Canyon National Park
    Zion National Park
    Natural bridges national monument!
    The road to hell...!, MOAB
    The road IN hell...!
    BASECAMP and Moab UT
    The Slickrock trail in MOAB.
    Weather and Disc Golf
    White Rim Trail, UTAH
    Arches National Park
    Animals and strange noises in the night!
    The long road to Reno
    Riding, Shooting and cars in Reno
    The last week for Mini
    Moose in the dust and broken leg
    Plane trip home and surgery!
    Im OK

    PART 4Starting from page ??????Well We are not sure yet.. Mini got a new job, Im in school but we are hoping to do a 3 week long trip in the summer of 2012 together with Minis parents and her brother.
    We will proberly visit some of the places we rode to in part 3 (summer 2011)
    It was warm and nice in both california, Nevada and Utah.

    But lets see what happens. No matter what... I will do updates on our trip.. Maybe not on the road since it only 3 weeks.. but then when we are done!
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    The Beginning

    Hi everybody

    First of... I'd like to present ourself.

    Esben aka Moose and I'm 28.
    Camila aka Mini is 24.
    (Got really bored and played a little in photoshop)

    We live in denmark in Europe.
    The home country of NFL kicker Morten Andersen og the farytale author H.C.Andersen. You know the guy that wrote "the little mermaid".


    The idear.
    My girlfriend and I got the crazy idear that we will take about 6 months leave from our studies and go travel. :clap That was about a month ago.
    So where would we go? I went to school in Minnesota in 1999 for 6 months.
    Why not start there.
    Now all the paperwork is done, our stuff is packed dowm and we are ready to leave.!

    The plan!

    Tomorrow the 9th of July we will board a plane from Copenhagen airport and arrive in Minneapolis just a "few" hours later.

    From there the plan i very open.
    We just plan to go where you good poeple tell us to!
    We have a tent, our clothes and a brand new mastercard. That all that is needed.. Right? :eek1
    We hope to camp a lot :kumbayaand hope that some of you nice guys will maybe lets us stay at your places also?:beer

    We wrote down a lot of places that could be fun to see and plugged it into my GPS. So if why get near the waypoint will pop up.

    This is not an excact plan.. not at all.! Lets se where the wind blows :clap

    The bikes
    The trip will be done on two DRZ400S..!! One is already in stock at GSdiablos place. Number two will be bought when we get there.

    The mission.:gun1

    So why do we do this?

    1: To meet you of course!!!
    2: To experience nature.
    3: To drive some fun offroad tracks.
    4: and just have fun

    So if would like a visit from us, mayby show us where you live, what you think is fun or just wanna go have a beer. Then please do send me a PM.

    This RR

    We will try and update this thread as often as we can, post pictures and tell all of you nice guys what we are doing, where we are and where we plan to go.

    Hope meet you soon.

    Best regards Camilla and Esben

    So just to let new readers know.
    The NEXT chapter of our travels begin summer of 2012

    Its proberly going to be a family trip together with Minis parents and her brother. Its going to be great.!
  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

    Aug 16, 2002
    Thanks for the intro.. looking forward to your USA impressions and pics. It looks like you're going to cover just about everything there is to see in the lower 48 states :thumb

  3. xilimmns

    xilimmns Das Moto

    May 16, 2009
    2M's: Good luck on your adventure! Have fun and be safe. If you are ever in Chicago and/or metro Detroit I'd like to meet you.
  4. andmoon

    andmoon Long timer

    Oct 28, 2004
    NJ exit 10
    Looks like you two are going to have loads of fun.

    Those are some serious miles to do on drz400s!

    Be safe.
  5. courtmm11

    courtmm11 n00b

    Jun 15, 2008
    Well I would say if you can get around to the upper part of New England....
    then you would have a place to stay in New my house...let me know....

    We have some great mounains here....and you'll be welcome to come and stay.....:thumb Much luck on your travels.....and I wish you all the best.
  6. rcook52459

    rcook52459 Been here awhile

    Jun 11, 2009
    portland ore.
    hope you have a great time and looking forward reading about it.oregon has alot of great roads to ride.don't forget the oregon coast when your out here.
  7. GSdiablo

    GSdiablo cubical farmer

    Jan 23, 2007
    On the wrong side of the river
    Just got a email from Moose and he is packing away his computer. He should be landing in the states Thursday eve. I will update this thread once they land:clap
  8. Raw_force

    Raw_force Dansker!

    Apr 6, 2008
    Esbjerg Denmark
    we'll be sure to check your blog. Fingers crossed, you'll have the time of your life.

    have fu guys.

    Bjørn her! hehe ses
  9. JJMSP

    JJMSP Cervicalgia

    Feb 20, 2006
    on the horns of a dilemma
    Goddag ~

    Looking forward to meeting you both. Enjoy Minnesota while you are here.
  10. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

    Nov 26, 2007
    Im sitting here in an almost emty airport in Iceland.
    and my plane isnt leaving for another 6 hours.. :waysad
    What to do???:dunno
    But lucky me!! I found a computer I can use for free..
    Browsing, checking my mail, looking out the window.... clouds.. thats boring .... why wont something exciting happen...:evil
    Getting a snack...a dry sandwich... I think they made it long ago.... :)
    F... that I'll go find a nice cauch somewhere.. Maybe a can get a few hours of sleep.. sooooooo tired.. only got 2 hours of sleep within the last 24 hours.. and still about 4700km to go..:cry

    So talk to you soon... im of to...... ZZZZZ ZZZZZZ ZZZZZZ :snore
  11. GSdiablo

    GSdiablo cubical farmer

    Jan 23, 2007
    On the wrong side of the river
    They stopped by a few minutes ago after a very long day. Oh too be young, they looked pretty good. They are heading north for a few days and I will pick them up on Monday. Many pics Monday, I can;t fricken believe I forgot to take a pic.:cry Oh well, stay tuned
  12. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

    May 6, 2007
    Santa Barbara
    PM me if you get to SB......I'm always home unless I'm not......Bruce
  13. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

    Nov 26, 2007
    So here we are. went to bed last night after 30 hours of traveling... only slept a little on the plane and on a cauch in Iceland..
    This weekend We are spending a my friends house. Just relaxing and getting used to talking english again.. Hard to get the tungue in the right position :-)
    will buy some kind of memory card reader today so I can upload a few pictures for you..

    Met up with GSdiablo on the way and took a look a Bike #1. looks great, looking forward to trying it!!
  14. ScorpioVI

    ScorpioVI Some people juggle geese.

    Jul 18, 2008
    San Jose, CA
    Subscribed! Good luck guys!
  15. JJMSP

    JJMSP Cervicalgia

    Feb 20, 2006
    on the horns of a dilemma
    :clap :clap :clap

    Celebrate with a good cigar ... Macanudo. If you do make it to West Fest 09 - there will be two cigs waiting for you (I hope.) Enjoy the weekend up north.

  16. Moose_DK

    Moose_DK No stress

    Nov 26, 2007
    So we just spend a few days in Pengilly (up north) just chilling out a getting some sleep. (pictures will come)
    But today GSDiablo came by and gave us a ride. He had the trailer behind the car so we would go and pick up bike number two on the way back to Minneapolis....
    There we where. just driving.. minding our own business.. then out of nowhere a car showed up... He had missed a stop sign and tried to T-bone us.
    Luckily he didn't hid the car but he did hit the trailer and took it right of.
    Nobody got heart but.. Damm I just saw my whole life flash by!

    We got a few picture with GSdiablos camera.


    My first run in with State Patrol... He was really nice.. :devildog

    After much waiting and talking we got back on the road... Now with no trailer... at least the car was still running...not like the other one.
    We got all the way to Crosslake MN, without anymore crazy stuff happening.
    and there it was.. Bike #2.. a nice DRZ400s from 07.. only 790 miles on it.:clap

    well the trailer was gone so I had to find all my gear in the bags and drive it back to Minneapolis.:ricky
    Nice ride and not tooooooo long..:huh
    and we all got there in one piece!

    Now its time for a cold beer and a good nights sleep. :1drink
    And we learned our lessen... Do not trust the other drivers on the road.. all they do is try to kill us!
  17. GSdiablo

    GSdiablo cubical farmer

    Jan 23, 2007
    On the wrong side of the river
    Gonna need me a new trailer thou:evil.
  18. GSdiablo

    GSdiablo cubical farmer

    Jan 23, 2007
    On the wrong side of the river
    How lucky are the three of us to be unharmed after yesterdays mishap. I would estimate his front end missed my car by 2 feet:huh. Funny how alittle drama brings out the best in people. These 2 kids are of good stock:evil
    Please welcome them to America
  19. Footprint

    Footprint Rat race Dreamer

    Dec 18, 2007
    Bettendorf, Iowa
    Yup welcome to the good ol US of A and the maniac drivers we have driving on the roads.

    "THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL YOU".... keep that attitude and ride like you are invisible to all!
  20. judjonzz

    judjonzz Beastly

    Mar 14, 2002
    Not Fargo, not Butte, not Cheyenne
    Lucky indeed. Perhaps this incident will give some karmic prophylaxis for the rest of their trip.