Radioman Rides the World.......

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Radioman, May 19, 2011.

  1. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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    See, being a hilljack weedbender, I interpret that as saying that if you pee here, get away as fast as possible............Bon Temps, Mark!
  2. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    "You got look mean!"

    This is more like it.

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  3. yzfcathy

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    Mark, if you want some garage time, or just a refreshing beverage here in Tucson give us a ring. We're a couple miles from IronHorse BMW.
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    I thought the same thing!! :D
  6. Johnny Dakar

    Johnny Dakar Fuckin' Smartass

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    Ok Mark...Lisa's pissed you aren't coming this way. :dunno
  7. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :eek1 Really sorry it did not work out. But now it will have to happen on the my return trip.:deal
  8. IceCreamSoldier

    IceCreamSoldier suffering somewhere

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    Is it too early to book the "RadioMan Returns" session at the school :lol3 Just would like to let everyone know that Mark had those kids ( and the two teachers ) spell bound. Wouldn't be surprised if Chapter Four for our travelin' man has something to do with elementary education :deal
  9. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding...

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    Bon Voyage...good talking with you today, see you on the road somewhere around the world:beer
  10. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Today was travel day, meeting up with Sam who is joining me riding south and then getting to my brothers house in Tucson.

    Mileage: about 235

    Weather: it was in the 90's at 7am. just kept getting hotter. reached 105 on the ride to Tucson:eek1

    I was packing the bike in front of the hotel, and Gary walks by and gives me the "nice bike"..... We start talking about the ride, motorcycles, life etc. Turned out to be a real great meeting!!:clap He is a sculpture and he and his wife were down selling his sculptures from Utah. He left, but came back while I was still packing and gave me one of his Stainless steel Necklaces. The image is of two hands grasping each other.

    Had to get a photo as the dialog and meeting was special.

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    Here is the Necklace: The Statue of Responsibility http://www.sorfoundation.org/
    Based on Dr Viktor Frankel Meaning of Life which I had read 20 years ago.

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    Just before I left, his wife came out and we were talking about Alzheimer's Disease, caregiving and family. Amazing how many people are effected with this disease.

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    Sam and I meet up for breakfast in Tempe and me David who rides a GS, he was interested in our trip and wanted a photo.:huh

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    Then roll on down the hwy to my brothers house.

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    My brother and I catching up.

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    Getting the bikes unpacked in the garage, I notice a sticker on Sam's bike........:lol3

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  11. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Was a day off from riding, time to evaluate the gear and then doing some Bike maintenance.

    Miles 24 for the day :deal

    Weather Hot and Sunny 90's

    Hung out with my Brother Bruce, had lunch together and then Czfcathy invited us over to work on our bikes and for dinner!

    Her Husband Skip has a collection of old Penton Motorcycles that he has restored :clap:clap
    Sam was really excited as he raced once against John Penton (who was Skips neighbor growing up!)

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    Look it was the precursor to KTM

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    Then we jumped right into Bike maintenance. Sam needed to change his front tire, and Skip was showing us a different way to spoon on the tire. :deal always time to learn.

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    Then onto Oil changes for both of us. Skip and Cathy jump into action to help Sam after he dropped a bolt and then a tool into his KTM :lol3 (of course they helped me replace a couple flanged nuts that had worked themselves loose on my GS)

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    Sam finishing off his oil change.

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    The hospitality of our hosts was amazing! The helped get our bike work done, then prepared a great meal as we talked about motorcycles, travel, and life. What a great afternoon and evening!

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    They sent Sam off with a "hello Kitty" with instructions to take her to Bolivian Salt Flats :evil

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    Cathy's Hello Kitty saying goodbye to Sam's Hello Kitty

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    Thanks Skip and Cathy for the wonderful time! :clap:clap:clap More great times with generous ADV community!
  12. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Another day relaxing and getting rested for the ride.

    We took a little ride to get coffee and take a few photos amongst the Suguaro's

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    The Catus are very sharp. Ouch!

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    Had ordered a new Windscreen and it arrived via FedEx. It is a Britannia Composites ltd Mirage 2. It was really hot in my brothers Garage for guys from the PNW. So what would you do.... Bring the bike inside :D

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    Much better working temps!! Hope my brother does not see this post :rofl Getting the instrument cluster attached to the new windscreen.

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    Getting it all bolted in place. This should give me better wind management and adjustability.

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    Getting it all tighten down.

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    Then Sam and Radioman had a little fun!!

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    Then getting all the gear settled and taking some time to rest and finalize some details.
  13. sector

    sector Long timer

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    It looks like you guys are getting off to a good start! I can tell you're going to have an enjoyable trip, for sure. I'm glad Sam is riding along for this leg of your journey. It will make for some entertaining stories, I'm sure! :clap
  14. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    :rofl Hats !!! :D


    And :deal for new windscreen...mebbe don't clean this one with HD sandpaper? :lol3

    good luck man...loving the mods, trip and especially "mileage for the day, 24"
  15. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Where's the third amigo :lol3
  16. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Two was all we can handle :lol3
  17. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    As we continue our rest and preparations. Decided we need to watch Cycle South.

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    Bike of the 70's ...... had fun watching this movie on the eve of us heading further south.

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  18. AceRph

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  19. rpage11

    rpage11 Skip

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    That was a lot of fun. You guys are always welcome. Cathy and I had a couple good chuckles the next day. Take care and have fun, Skip
  20. Pansy

    Pansy Not much of an Adventurer

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    Anyone want to make book on how long will it take before that shiny new windshield looks like this one ? :scratch

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    Glad to see you are off on another exciting Adventure, Mark :wave