Pacific Northwest with an Italian Supermodel

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

  1. jabreu

    jabreu Been here awhile

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    I'll Bite.
  2. Blader54

    Blader54 Long timer

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    Hi AH,
    That was one bigga steak! Reminds me of a place I used to go in Fernandina Beach, Florida where they would just bring out a two foot long chunk and ask you how much to cut off for you. Charged by the ounce, like ordering fish in Venice (recommend avoiding this when you get there...they charge you for the whole fish but only serve the fillet! Would love to see you blasting around the canals on a waterbike!!!)
  3. bluestar

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    That's the way I fix my boo boos too. :lol3 :lol3
    Great RR! Now I have to go back and read the coast to coast RR too. Also looking forward to the RTW. :lurk
  4. theycallmetrinity

    theycallmetrinity Adventurer

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    "And a very good reminder, boys and girls, that we're all mortal, we all die and our lives are bookended by two dates--only one of which we know. Tragedy isn't dying young trying to achieve a goal. Tragedy--real tragedy? Dying old with unfulfilled dreams."



    What a great line you wrote there! Great thread and very enjoyable writing you are doing here. I never wanted to own a bike like yours even though I always thought they looked amazing its just not my style. But this also reminds me we all are a family of riders regardless of the bike or the style of riding we do.

    I have to ask you though...the riding position didnt bother you on these long trips?
  5. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Thanks, I only hope that message gets more people out there doing what it is they want to do instead of what they think they should be doing.

    As for the riding position--watch a riveting 2 hour movie and you probably won't notice whether or not the seat you're on is made of wood or space foam. But watch Dances with Wolves in a lazy boy and guaranteed you'll think you have hemorrhoids 35 min. in.
  6. viper522

    viper522 Been here awhile

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    Spontaneity is the spice of life.

    I've read both R/Rs completely now. Perhaps there was some influence in my decision earlier today to toss my gf and some chairs in the car and race the sun to the Gulf of Mexico on the opposite side of the state. For the return trip we were treated to an incredible lightning show which lasted nearly 2 hours. Slid into the driveway at 3am after a great day of going with the flow. Sundays are usually spent dreading the start of a new work week. Not this time.

    Taking off the week leading up to July 4 to do some solo riding. It will be hot and humid but nothing like Death Valley.

    Looking forward to your next adventure, AH.
  7. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    More great stuff as usual. I'm looking forward to where you take us next.
  8. tagentry

    tagentry Northwest Silverback

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    Err, more like Valley of Fire. Red Rock Canyon doesn't have straight sections like those or the cut throughs. Very similar for the sandstone striations though. Both being some of the few roads with some curves in the immediate Las Vegas area.