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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by KamikazeKLR, Apr 16, 2013.
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That bag could be delayed for days especially if it is coming from the US. Sometimes they sit in customs for up to a week before being processed
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Unless you know it is in the city for sure then I'd leave without it.
We've had a lot of problems with shipments thru UPS.
Very poorly run company IMHO.
As has been said, just stop at a bike shop in the US on your way east and pick up a tank bag.
Hope you guys get to leave soon.
Sounds like a great ride lies just ahead.
My tank bag FINALLY arrived at 7pm. We suited up and rode 45 mins south. Not very far, but we had to leave. The cabin fever was driving us both nuts.
Here is our official departing pic!
And this is what we were waiting for
It's a really nice bag. I love it.
Anyway, more to come.
Bon Voyage...Mel and Chris
May the Adventure begin.....tons of good stuff ahead ...stay safe!
Best wishes for a safe ride.....
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Nice bag! ...not sure I'd of stuck around waiting for it myself (just not THAT patient!). I hope you guys are safely across the border and 1/2 way to Chicago already! Looking forward to a few pics of Americana
Congrats on getting underway, have fun and safe riding!
Why did I read that as "Congrats on getting underwear...." ? ? ?
We're in Chicago at the moment, sitting in a frozen yogurt place. A fellow ADVer let us park our bikes and leave our stuff at his place while we hit the town. (Thanks Mike!)
Today we're gonna shop around and do the tourist stuff. Tonight we go back by train to Mike's place, grab the bikes and ride down Lake Shore Dr which is supposed to be nice.
Pics to follow.
Send us information and pics when you can.
Hey! Everyone be on best behavior, Mel's mom is here.
Thats a great trip.
They stayed by me Mom Friday night. All was well great adventure. Got em inside for a bit had some tea and pie ala mode and a few laughs. All was well. Two very nice people on a great trip!!
Thank you Mike for everything. We had a good time in Chicago despite what everyone said. Nice city actually. Winnipeg should take some notes. Detroit on the other hand is the worst possible city i've ever seen. Thankfully mel had her gopro on so you all get a look. Im sure mels post will be much more detailed so ill let her tell you all about it. Long story short, the weather needs to warm up. Thats all
thanks Mike - yeah the timing was a bit off on our arrival. But, if you're ever headed up north, you know who to call for a place to stay!
And for what you've all been waiting for...
Our first full day was from St.Malo, CA to Minneapolis. The day started out right but boy were we caught by surprise. It started drizzling/raining and the temperature dropped dramatically. Then I was completely unprepared for the interstate highway traffic. Was quite the learning curve! We then rode through and past the city to a hole-in-the-wall campground, set up camp in the rain. Here is where we stayed.
From there was a long stretch to Mike's place in Chicago. Got there late. That's his Harley Davidson XR 1200 on the left there.
Then he left us a gift for our long day on the town..
A nice bike we saw in the 'hip' part of town
Some weird bean thing that is supposed to be a big deal in Millennium Park
A nice stage area, again in Millennium Park
Water Tower Place (one of the only buildings to survive the Chicago fire)
Chicago skyline from the beach
Good old fashioned ADV food pic. This place, Redamak's in Michigan was supposed to have the best burgers around.
After that we headed to Detroit to cross the border. I have a GoPro video but they take very long to upload.
After hopping the border we rode past Windsor to a grossly overpriced campground to sleep then made it here, to Kitchener the next day. Not sure where we're headed to next but I'll keep you posted
" From there was a long stretch to Mike's place in Chicago. " ...Chicago skyline from the beach:
Nice! Glad to see you guys are making out OK. Mel, I think you had your Mom worried - need more burger type shots as proof you guys are alive and well!