Motorcycle trip diary 1916

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by crooked roads, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Spike

    Spike Time Traveller

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    This bump reminded me that I had copied all of the posts into one file, back when it was first posted. I just uploaded that to one of my blogs. Here is a link to the full diary, with photos.

    FWIW:

    http://walnutandpearl.blogspot.com/2010/07/trip-diary-1916.html
  2. BusinessSocks

    BusinessSocks A real Trucker Cap

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    Spike, I dig the blog post. I just wish I could get the pictures to zoom or enlarge (maybe I just don't know what I'm doing).
  3. Spike

    Spike Time Traveller

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    They might zoom if you ctl-shift-+ . Otherwise, try right clicking on the image and copy the image. You can then put it into a file and zoom it as much as you like. Cool pics, no?
  4. EbarDP48

    EbarDP48 Got Adventure?

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    I was talking to a friend this past week and told him about this thread. I thought I'd dig it up and bump it for those who had not seen it before.
    It was a classic.
    Bert
  5. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Great bump Bert !
  6. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Serrving multiple purposes:

    -bumping this thread which has everything of a 'barnfind'

    -kudo to your blog which has this remarkable ride report and the much announced part II that never got through.

    -a tribute to an regular fellow that just rode his stock motorcycle with all the gusto of a true human.

    -a call to something like those humongous Alaskan signposts that would direct to reports that are so out of the ordinary and peculiar as this one.
    :deal
  7. rthuey

    rthuey twist your wrist!!!

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    June 8th 1916

    June 8th 2016 will be here before we know it. :evil
  8. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Is that a hint, sir? :wink:

    By the way, an attempt to reconstruct the route and a ride has been made sometime ago. I had the impression it turned out a bit of a disappointment.
    A reenactment would likely benefit from a decent dose of dirt roads, small bikes and big balls. Remember the scene where a deer jumps in his path, he starts shooting, then realizes not having room for the venison so just swerves and rides on in a cloud of dust and gunpowder. 1916 rocks! :clap