Oregon to Ushuaia on an XR650L

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Ulyses, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. DiggerD

    DiggerD Been here awhile

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    Well now! Guess who made it back to Corvallis for a little show and tell ..
    Yep the two bro's made it down the American Dream for bike night. Good showing of other bikes and bikers too! Made my day. That was so cool to see his mug live after seeing it posted here. And the bike, the bro too.
    And the Bro's exit wheelly down 2 nd St.....ya man...you guys can ride with me anytime.
    Stay real and see ya down the road:clap:clap:clap:clap, or trail......:wink::wink::wink:
  2. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    Would love to have been at that Corvallis rally (if just to deface duck flags....)
  3. aviatorbdm

    aviatorbdm Been here awhile

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    Great journey, thanks for sharing. Bummer about the mark on the record. But like you said other doors are opening. I have a name of a gent I know very well that is a retired Marine and Oregon National Guard. He now works for the state of Oregon helping vets find/transition to the job market, aka helping find jobs. PM me if you want his name.
  4. aviatorbdm

    aviatorbdm Been here awhile

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    oh ya, also inspired me to take a closer look at the XR for my next bike. Was going to pull the trigger on a KTM 640 but after seeing you rode 20,000 miles with minimal mechanical problems made me think twice.
  5. DiggerD

    DiggerD Been here awhile

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    You need to keep drivin 30 miles south to see ducks in Eugene:rofl

    We got BEAVERS here . Nice, warm, soft beavers:wink::wink::wink:
  6. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    What were you riding? I was on the XRL with the black tank and rally fairing.
  7. DiggerD

    DiggerD Been here awhile

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    "What were you riding? I was on the XRL with the black tank and rally fairing. "<!-- / message --><!-- sig -->
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    I had my Black KTM 950 out last night. I had to get non-ethanol gas to burn in my lawn tractor. I had the yellow 5 gallon diesel fuel can strapped to my luggage rack. The diesel can usually has my 2 smoke mix in it, today it's non-ethanol.
  8. BRUTSQD

    BRUTSQD 2 scoops of stupid

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    Hey man, thanks for making the effort to include us. I don't even know where to start with what I was most impressed with. Entertaining, informative and incredibly human from someone who otherwise appears to be bulletproof. Thanks again and if you ever wind up in Denver I'll get you drunk.
    -T
  9. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork I wish I was cool

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    Thanks man! Next time I roll through Denver, I'll hit you up! :1drink
  10. Ulyses

    Ulyses Long timer

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    Thanks man! Next time im in denver I'll hit you up! :1drink
  11. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    Parked my Transalp next to you in front of Kearney Hall last night.

    Wouldn't mind getting a drink sometime to hear about your trip :beer
  12. alvincullumyork

    alvincullumyork I wish I was cool

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    I'm glad it was appreciated!:evil

    That was me actually. Ulysses is on his Harley again.
  13. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    See you guys at the OSU Motorcycle Visibility Day on the 29th?
  14. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    I'll be there. Should be helping with setup in the morning too.
  15. Ulyses

    Ulyses Long timer

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    Sounds like a plan! What time is it at?
  16. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    I wish that I could join you guys. Not this time.

    BrownFalcon, how long until this term is finished? What is the plan over the summer (no classes, right)?
  17. purpledrake

    purpledrake No Pretensions

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    By the way, do you guys get those irritating punks who drive around with the humungous Duck flags posted from their car windows? These guys show up even up here during the Autumn. Just like mushrooms, magically appear when it rains.

    Very hard to stomach.
  18. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    I probably should not chime in. :wink: However, I lived in Wilsonville, Oregon for 9 years before I returned to Idaho. I definitely root for the Beavers over the Ducks. :deal

    Spud :evil
  19. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    I should be finished with all of my finals by June 11th. I won't be taking classes over the summer, but I got a job with BLM down here working as OHV patrol for a local offroad area. So, I'll be doing that 5 days a week, and spending time with my wife and son when I'm not at work. Won't have much time for traveling/adventures.

    Yep, plenty of duck flags around... And not enough shotgun shells.

    Good man Spud!
  20. young1

    young1 Been here awhile

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    Greetings from New Zealand, I am only up to page 36 of your RR but enjoying every kilometre :-)

    Thank you

    Mike