My Eyes Are My Ears: A solo journey thorough the USA and Canada by a deaf Adv rider

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Abenteuerfahrer, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    This is my first attempt to post a ride report. It will be a perspective from a deaf ADV rider who will report visual travels, sans sound. I may be the first culturally deaf rider who will ride the Trans-Labrador-Highway on a motorcycle. I'm retired and like most, have trouble finding people to ride with me on extensive trips. What began as a great idea one day suddenly seems to become a reality. So, with the confidence inspired by pure ignorance, I plan to launch a summer expedition to the great eastern White North. The plan is to ride leisurely through the North Eastern US into Canada and visit the following; New Brunswick; Prince Edward Island; Iles de la Madeleine; Nova Scotia; Newfoundland+ (Petit Miquelon, St. Piere Island); Labrador; transit the Trans-Labrador Highway to Baie Comeau, Quebec and on. My ride is a 1200 GS. She’s ready set to go and eager to carry me to points north. I plan on departing this week. As pictures will tell a thousand words--stay tuned. I will try to post as many as I can, subject to internet availability. I hope you enjoy my pictures and posts. :wings
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  2. LostRider

    LostRider Motorcycle Addict

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    Looks like the making of a great ride! Be safe and lets see some pictures.
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  3. VespaMamma

    VespaMamma Shutterbug

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    Look forward to your ride reports & pictures! Good luck & ride safe!! :clap :wave
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  4. LaOutbackTrail

    LaOutbackTrail Certified Smartass

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    Atleast you dont have to wear earplugs. :thumb

    Definately looking forward to your trip report!

    Good luck!
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  5. Dave Noel

    Dave Noel Giv'er

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    you have a great trip planned there, look forward to reading about it.
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  6. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Good luck on your trip. Last year, when I went to Alaska, I ran into a couple of hearing impaired brothers that were riding to Prudhoe. On Harleys no less.:eek1
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  7. kootenay kid

    kootenay kid Lets Ride

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    Awesome! Another great ride to follow along with.:thumb
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  8. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Here's my steed and the rider

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  9. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Nice setup :thumb Thanks for taking along with you and best wishes for a great and safe journey :lurk
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  10. funhouse

    funhouse Overdue

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    Great use of color on your GS! looking forward to reports....bruce
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  11. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    on the road thru North Carolinas backroads....

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    Needing a fix at Starbucks...

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    Old Locomotive sitting in Town as memorial...

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    As I have been a product of Deaf Schools and their education decided to visit the 4th oldest school for the deaf in the US. Staunton, VA.

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    Woodrow Wilson's birthplace...

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    Oldest House in Staunton, VA....1700's and is today still occupied

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    Dear viewers: This concluded my report and pics...maybe it's kinda dry, but give me a few more 100 miles..needs polishing and spicing up?? Commends please!
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  12. JMead11

    JMead11 Crazy Bastard

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    The trip has a great start. I'll be following along with you through your ride report. Look forward to more.
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  13. VespaMamma

    VespaMamma Shutterbug

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    Enjoyed your first report...not dry at all cuz you've given us an insight on NC & VA. Especially liked the pics of the deaf school and other historical site. You did look like you needed a cup of coffee and could have used your comb. :D Enjoy your ride and look forward to the rest of your ride report. Good start! :clap :nod :thumb
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  14. gaulstat

    gaulstat Keep on riding

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    Sweet report and pics. I am really surprised to see that the old house in Staunton, VA is still occupied. Have fun on your trip and keep the pics coming.

    Stay safe and take care,
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  15. gasandasphalt

    gasandasphalt Been here awhile

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    Will follow along with anticipatation, you are off to a GREAT start. :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap
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  16. Steve Glenn

    Steve Glenn Been here awhile

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    Looking forward to this one:lurk
    Have fun and keep up with the great pic's
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  17. jeff_in_rc

    jeff_in_rc A DRZ kind of guy

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    Looks good so far and I think you'll do just fine on your reports! :clap
    Have a great time, I know we will by reading about your adventures.
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  18. elmontanero

    elmontanero Practicing...

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    Great start.. did some of that terrain summer (see RR below if you like)... Don't miss the Cabbot Trail in Nova Scotia... fantastic!

    Keep us updated..
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  19. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Best of luck... :clap Looking forward to some pics.. :lurk
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  20. Jeffy

    Jeffy Hmm...

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