The USA on 40 bucks a day...

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Vance, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. Vance

    Vance On my meds...

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    Well...I am not in the saddle yet...but it all starts today:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56675
    I am selling everything and hitting the road as of the 18th of November beginning with the Lone Rider Baja event and then across the bottom (warm) states during the winter. I will have a strict budget of $40.00 per day to work with, so it should be interesting in that I will have to stop after 1 tank of gas per day. Never know where I will end up...and if I have to make a longer ride to make it to camp...I guess I'll just eat less.[​IMG]
    To be continued...

    Here is where all of the pictures will be for the trip: http://www.cornfed.smugmug.com
    I will update as much as possible while trying to get lost in small town America with a tent. :-)
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  2. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    good luck on your jorney Vance,,sound like you are a cool and gentle fellow,,is a shame i live to close to offer you a place to stay,,
    I'm sure the ADVrider fraternity will help out,,also get the BMW Anonimous box from the MOA you never know when you will need a hand...

    If you need one last final check on the bike i can give you a hand and for sure a few mecanical tips for repairs and service along the way..

    this month that i spend in europe was really helpful for me to realize my priorities and how much I miss home and a super wonderful friend that was waiting for me all along:rabia, hopefully the results are some how similar in your case...
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  3. Vance

    Vance On my meds...

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    Welcome back Ricky. Glad to hear that you are happy. Well, my trip is starting early because I just broke up, but that is a good thing. My ex needs someone who can pay a lot more attention to her. I think I will be ready for love again after this ride...

    I would like to take you up on your offer for looking over the bike. I can't think of anyone else I would rather do that! I also need a little advice on which tools to add to the kit so that it is not too heavy but will get me through some problems that might come up. I have the rear seal being replaced on the drive this 26th under warranty. I will PM you after that and hopefully be able to ride by your place for a visit before the Baja ride. I will buy you and your girl dinner for the trouble. I think I met her briefly at one event? 49er? Anyway...thank you so much.

    Vance
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  4. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    You might be interested in finding more info on traveling by bike on the Horizons Unlimited website. Great place to find answers to all your questions.
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  5. Vance

    Vance On my meds...

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    I'll sheck it out. Thanks.
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  6. experiment70

    experiment70 Been here awhile

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    Congratulations on having the nuts to actually do what most of us, me at least, only dream of. I look forward to hearing about your adventures.
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  7. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    Pics, dude, lots of pics.

    When you hit the mid-west you can save a few bucks on dinner one night.

    Just let me know when you get near Indy.


    dave
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  8. Dick

    Dick Its a big old goofy world

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    Take him to St. Elmo's for dinner - don't worry he doesn't eat much :lol3
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  9. knary

    knary sunshine and puppies

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    What they said. We wanna see lots of words and lots of pics. You're doing what few of us can do (fear, reality, whatever).

    If you head this way, be sure to let us know!
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  10. BlueSkyGuy

    BlueSkyGuy Been here awhile

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    Keeping to one tank a day will allow you to really take it all in. Eat from the super markets, carry fishing gear, what ever it takes.
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  11. richard cabesa

    richard cabesa The Mayor

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    Hey, I'm only a tank and a half away but stop by anyway. Food onya for making the trip :thumb
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  12. Sheriff Sarah

    Sheriff Sarah Keep'em in line...

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    Way cool Vance! We'll miss you. Do you plan on a running ride report?
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  13. Buzzez

    Buzzez Wind Powered

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  14. SofaKing

    SofaKing What the fark!!

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    Not if, but when you make it to San Diego, do stop in. Get you a good meal, brew and a place to crash for the night.
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  15. cyclecat

    cyclecat half post a day wonder

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    Same thing in Austin, TX.

    Will you be online occasionally to let us know when you're approaching so we can confirm arrangements and get you our contact info (so you don't have to carry a bunch of random phone numbers?
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  16. Pally McGee

    Pally McGee Eater of Sandwich

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    Good luck to you, Vance ol' buddy!
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  17. JamesJWeg

    JamesJWeg "Speedy"

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  18. Pawk

    Pawk .

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    $40/day is a good target amount.
    The hard part is when you want to go to an art museum or some special event, that alone can use up a days coin.

    Good luck!
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  19. Omi

    Omi 0o0o0o

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    If you are in the DC area pm me. I'll buy ya a beer and dinner. Good luck!
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  20. Tiras

    Tiras Been here awhile

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    I'll also swap beer/food for stories! Just let me know when you are in Southern Oregon. Can't wait to hear about the adventures. :lurk :thumb
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