The dream to experience Nort America

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by 1- Hansi, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. 1- Hansi

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    Now its time to tray, getting this site operating, and tell my story.
    Came from Norway,to USA 10 October, to fulfill a dream. See parts of North America. Tried to buy a bike thru internet, but the answers was few. So I took a plain to Los Angeles, where I got WERRY god help from James Tucker and his wife Colleen. After 10 days ,bike, plates, insurance,luggage, clothing etc.etc in place, my tour could begin. The bike I bought is a BMW R1150R.2004 with 2000 miles on the counter. Tires 9 yers old, so I bought new (Michelin Pilot Road3) and schooled of course also changed the battery. After some weeks the old ( Odesey don't last forever) one vas caputt, and in the midle of nowhere I got a new, but 3 mm to big. Kut half the battery case, and so it fit. Then I received tent etc, and vent to Cambria, Horizon Unlimited meeting. There, and on the road I have met many nice people, getting some contacts. For 3 weeks I have ride kross wise up the coast, San Francisco, Klaramath Mountains, Sacramento Valley, Sierra Nevada and are now heading for Death Valley. I believe they who build the roads, must be motorcycle riders. In addition through a fantastic landscape. Small towns, where time had stand still.
    Try to get some pics in here. How do I do that??( from iPhoto )
    How do I make a new page?
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  2. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Guru of Shoe Goo

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    Hi, and welcome!:D

    You can upload photos to a sight like Flickr, or photobucket, and then grab the HTML data and copy-paste that info into your new post. When you hit post, they will show up as photos.

    Hit New Reply to add new posts.

    Sounds like you're having fun! I've never explored the states!
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    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    Toiretto Getting into it!

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    Good luck in your adventure. Keep us posted :clap
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  5. 1- Hansi

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    Does this work? [​IMG]
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    Is this the way to aply photos??
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  7. 1- Hansi

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    Now its time to tray, getting this site operating, and tell my story.
    Came from Norway,to USA 10 October, to fulfill a dream. See parts of North America. Tried to buy a bike thru internet, but the answers was few. So I took a plain to Los Angeles, where I got WERRY god help from James Tucker and his wife Colleen. After 10 days ,bike, plates, insurance,luggage, clothing etc.etc in place, my tour could begin. The bike I bought is a BMW R1150R.2004 with 2000 miles on the counter. Tires 9 yers old, so I bought new (Michelin Pilot Road3) and schooled of course also changed the battery. After some weeks the old ( Odesey don't last forever) one vas caputt, and in the midle of nowhere I got a new, but 3 mm to big. Kut half the battery case, and so it fit. Then I received tent etc, and vent to Cambria, Horizon Unlimited meeting. There, and on the road I have met many nice people, getting some contacts. For 3 weeks I have ride kross wise up the coast, San Francisco, Klaramath Mountains, Sacramento Valley, Sierra Nevada and are now heading for Death Valley. I believe they who build the roads, must be motorcycle riders. In addition through a fantastic landscape. Small towns, where time had stand still.
    Try to get some pics in here. How do I do that??( from iPhoto )
    How do I make a new page?[/QUOTE]
    HAVE I NEARLY MAKE IT, PUT PISTURE IN HERE??
    http://blackbeemer.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery
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  8. 1- Hansi

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    http://blackbeemer.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery
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  10. 1- Hansi

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    Las Vegas, the town for party and playing. For some the day afther, seems rather hard. Many buildings are splendid, but with big areas, slum ore empty between, the general impression is bad.
    The Hoover Dam is realy magnificent. On the way to Grand Canyon, some small places, looking like they did in the 50-60, cosy. The road was mostly booring, so I let my thoughts fly, and forgot to pay atention. Grand Canyon, what can I say. Words and pictures can not tell what yoy feel, seeing those layers of rock, 1680 millions year old. I have avoided snow, but the temperatur by night is -10C ( what is that in F ?)
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  13. Bob

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    Glad you are enjoying your trip, your pictures are great.
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  14. 1- Hansi

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    Las Vegas, the town for playing and having fun. For some, "the day after" seems rather hard. The buildings are splended, but with big areas, slum and empty places
    between, my general impression are bad.
    Hoover Dam is realy a magnificient construction. The most of the road was Rout 66, a boring distance, but with som small nice places, looking as back in 50-60`s.
    Coming to a more fun road, I was stopped and got a reprimand. Grand Canyon cant justifyes by words ore pictures. It`s just, GRAND. [​IMG]
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    http://blackbeemer.smugmug.com/Las-Vegas-Grand-Canyon
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  17. Jim the grey

    Jim the grey n00b

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    Hey Hansi,
    Been reading your report of your travels and enjoying your photographs, thank you.
    There have been some familiar pictures! We too made a similar trip earlier this year, starting off with the Tuckers!
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your journey. Well done for overcoming the difficulties of technology, it was well worth it, your photos are great.
    Regards
    Jif and Jim
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    1 moth on the road in USA. California and Arizona have been a great experience. The bike and the gear work well, and just two days with rain is for me perfect. Be able to do what I want, when I want, is new to me, and I just enjoy it. Se new plases, talking to people and enjoying the ride.
    The long straight roads in Arizona was interesting to see, desert, agriculture and cactus, but boring. But going from A to B, one hawe to calculate with some "transport stages"

    http://blackbeemer.smugmug.com/From-Grand-Canyon-Tucson[/IMG]
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    This is one of thous days, nothing get right.My TomTom Rider quit (dont open the map), and finding the right road without is difficult in this large country.To find a shop in San Bernardino area, who sell TomTom, is like the needle in the haystack. So internett must be the solution, ore? Having a home/billing adress in Norway, and delivery adress in USA is of some reason not acceptable here. That`s why I used Paypal a week ago, but that too failed. So, tomorrow I try to find the " needle ".( now staying in Hemet) A big disappointment, the GPS just lasted for two months. At home I have had a similar, for five years!
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