Pacific Northwest with an Italian Supermodel

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by AntiHero, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Continued fantasy material. Love the food, the wit and accommodation inclusion. Naturally the bike is kick ass, as is the photography. As usual. :clap
  2. ///Monster

    ///Monster Does it have wheels?

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    That room is pretty stark.:puke1

    I find it a funny contrast, the sophisticated palate you have developed and the picture of the motel 6 that you stayed at. I wouldn't want to pay much more for that hotel room than you probably paid for that peanut butter sandwich haha.
  3. mart´n

    mart´n Adventurer

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    WOW! That´s just insane!:eek1
  4. BenZvan

    BenZvan N7

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    I didn't call in sick, per-se, but I did take Friday off, hop on the bike for the weekend and ride for 700 miles to the north shore of lake superior and back. Had a great time in the rain, snow, and slush, sleeping in a hammock. I wish I had stopped to get a shot of the tracks in the slush, but I did get the frost on my seat:

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    and the rain on the everything:
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    and the dramatic sky over the rocks and water:
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    So there's that...
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  5. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Man, Antihero....just how many Panigales are you going to sell with these pics anyway ?
  6. omfgitsjeff

    omfgitsjeff Custom User What?

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    I second this, I also didn't introduce myself. I'm the guy that showed up with Ed at first. So that would have been 5 inmates, probably too many for Lardo to handle. 4 was pushing it. It's been fun seeing your trip take a turn towards the Northwest. Let us know if you need a couch in Portland, Ed and I have a place with another rider, or message one of us and we can grab a drink.
  7. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    In the past few weeks, three orders that I know of (1 1199 and 2 899s). Several more before that, including a couple Multis. The real question is--how many people have purchased either a Strider folder or Hendricks Gin? :)

    PM me your address, a die-cut, 3M reflective AntiHero decal has your name on it. :)
    Much appreciate the offer. My body is currently ahead of my ride report by a few hundred miles and one state. You (and my editing of food photos) are making a trip back to Portland tempting, though!
  8. pilot3

    pilot3 Been here awhile

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    Such wonderful gin. Emptied a bottle tonight and need more before the weekend.

    Great RR sir. Thanks for sharing.

    p3
  9. NoSoup4U

    NoSoup4U Adventurer

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  10. Todd34

    Todd34 Toubab

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    I've been hitting the Hendrick's as well. The wife is flying back to Dakar right now and she even picked up another bottle for me at Duty Free!
  11. BenZvan

    BenZvan N7

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    Will do. Thanks. Honestly, I had been planning to make the trip for a while and ended up doing it last weekend, well after the fall colors had gotten going. I'll have to do a ride report next summer when I do the Lake Superior Circle Tour.
  12. BenZvan

    BenZvan N7

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    I do love Hendricks, but I can't give you credit for that one. You should also check out Bittercube bitters for some excellent flavors.
  13. deedub97GT

    deedub97GT n00b

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    Hey man. Just want to let you know I abso-fuckin-lutely love your work. read your first RR two times while I was on deployment last year and I'm glad your working on another!

    I'm still going to take a trip around the U.S. on a bike I restored/built But i gotta put it off for about two more years lol.

    Anyways. Here is my submission if no one else has jumped on it.

    It was March and we left out of virginia beach VA (south east VA) I was dropping my fiancee off at work for her last day. then I had to swing by my command and drop off a few papers before I transferred to Mayport, Florida.

    We were at a stoplight on my sporty (sorry guys, yeah I like Harleys..actually you know what. I only like sporties - no frills no gadgets bare bones bike) and my fiancee Amber yelled in my ear "I DONT WANT TO GO TO WORK WE SHOULD GO SOME WHERE." So with that the light turned green and off we went. No map, no plans, and no destination. We took the chesapeake bay bridge tunnel and followed that road all the way up through VA and into Maryland, where we stopped ate and had a few drinks then kept heading north. It started to get a little chilly around 6pm so we turned around and headed back a different route and got home a little after midnight.

    Once i got to a computer and found out where we were i was sort of upset I was no shit about 3 miles south of Delaware. a state ive never been to. and probobly never will lol.

    Oh also I never went back to that command. Just mailed them the paperwork they needed and we left for florida a day later.

    So thats my attempt at a 3 sheets to the wind sixteen hour ride to no where. It was the most fun ive had in a long time, and it got Amber hooked on it. And now i want more...MORE!!!!

    Anyways here is the only couple of pictures that i took from that ride. sorry about the cell phone quality....they were taken with a cell phone.

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  14. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Jesus, looks like my Hendricks consumption is lagging behind. Then again Oregon and Idaho make it less than convenient to buy....

    deedub--love the line, "I DONT WANT TO GO TO WORK WE SHOULD GO SOME WHERE." Last time I heard that the girl who said it ended up robbing a few banks, so be careful, hombre! And shoot me a PM with your mailing address. AH decal coming at ya.

    I had one of the best rides of this--or the last--trip today. Here's a little glimpse as to what's comin:

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    Tomorrow will be more of the same epicness. Got taxed for 86 in a 65, though. Better than being dopplered at 145!
  15. bills3t

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    just dropping aline to say thanks for sharing your thoughts along with the great photos . ( gotta love that your Italian Supermodel not afraid of the dirt )
  16. D-R0CK

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    :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap loving the RR. My hometown is 20 minutes from Portland and it really is a depressing place! In Utah at college now, and a much happier environment :D The NW is really oppressive about 9 months a year, I'm so with you. And a lot of what you said has resonated with me as a college student. What the F am I doing here?! I toured U.W. too to see if it was worthwhile, and I absolutely agree, the place just SCREAMS "Rat-Race" :puke1 Does skipping classes make me eligible for a sticker? If so I may run your sticker collection dry :lol3
  17. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Speaking of... Back in Pharmacy School we had an "Ethics Class". Yes people, an entire 4 months of healthcare "ethics". I browsed through the course book the first day of class and after rolling my eyes did not step foot back in the class except on test days (3 of them all semester.)

    Got an A in the class without missing a single question on any of the tests. :1drink

    PS. Subscribed for round 2 of the AH's and supermodel's antics :evil
  18. AntiHero

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    Wait till I upload some of the videos in the dirt. Haven't gone down yet....

    I'm lagging behind on the RR, but I'm continuing to snap pics and vids along the way. I have a very good excuse, though....more on that to come, if I can finish in time. Deadline looming.
  19. lurw

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    Don't hurry. I think part of the awesome thing this whole thread is is the anticipation that comes with waiting for new posts, pics, and experiences.

    Also... cool to see it in the dirt, looking forward to the video, but please keep it upright. Seeing you or the Pani hurt would be something I think most of us couldn't stomach. :cry:D
  20. amanlikemike

    amanlikemike Recovering Speedfreak

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    Ouch. :(:

    There's no suggestion of you being ungrateful whatsoever, mate - it's a free(ish) country and YMMV etc. Likewise, I hope you don't think I'm coming across as a defensive asshole, when I ask whether this unfortunate situation could have possibly arisen due to the unusual way in which the R30 arrived in your life?

    I can only theorize, but might it be that the usual hours of online geekery and asking around that most of us (myself included) perform before even the smallest part or accessory purchase, were skipped? And that, in this instance, the following points listed on the website and in the catalog were only noted after your gear took its first serious bath?

    • 100% waterproof main body with 6-point pack compression
    • Internal taped seam liner
    • 2 x zipped outer pockets (water-resistant)
    • YKK water-resistant zips.

    Hopefully the reply I sent after you contacted me about this, explained the reasons why (as with the one on the top of your US-20) these pockets are only ever claimed to be water-resistant. But regardless, I am genuinely gutted to hear that your stuff got messed up in one of our packs – especially the irreplaceable sketches in your book – and completely understand your urge to vent.

    I am also more than a little concerned by your experience of the main compartment being only “95% waterproof”. There is no way the main compartment should allow rain in. So, if this one leaks, please send it back to us and a replacement will be issued, because it must be defective.

    That said, do let me know if my theory is off the mark and I'll be sure to make things clearer on the site. I will admit to whacking those R30 related superlatives into the description, but - in my defense - I was only paraphrasing!

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    RiDE magazine 31 Best Motorcycle Backpacks shoot-out.

    Now where’s that *wraps knuckles with crowbar* smiley at?...

    ... Oh well, guess this one will have to do: :hide


    Cheers!



    Michael