The way of Paks. USA

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Paks13, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Paks13

    Paks13 Adventurer

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    Hello to everybody.

    My name is Roman "Paks13".
    I'm from Kazakhstan (Asia), Almaty city.

    I love to traveller, and to write about my trips.

    3 days ago I bought a scooter 600cc Honda Silver Wing in Charleston, South Carolina.
    Thanks a lot to Dominik)
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    So I started in SC, and to the 31-st of December i have to be in Los Angeles, my sister is leaving there.


    The day before yesterday:
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    I bought some warm clothes, because it really cold. Today i bought trousers and a hat.
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    A house in Norwood:)
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    Yesterday, 400 miles
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    To SC i arrived by 3 buses from Miami, Florida.

    The lovely city Savanna in Georgia
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    Roads many-but the way is only,
    The way of Paks-it is Real!
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    And sorry for my English, it is not my first language.

    Please ask questions, and suggest which road to go, what to see, which city ti visit.
    I love antique and strange things.
    Cities with out people, or old factories-it is for me)

    Thanks
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  2. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    Your making great progress, and thanks again for buying my scooter. It will be cool to see it on a real adventure.
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  3. this is a RV

    this is a RV Been here awhile

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  4. sarhog

    sarhog Ride far...

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    Good luck. If you need to be in Los Angeles by Dec 31st, you need to put the hustle on. Texas alone will take 2 days.
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  5. Paks13

    Paks13 Adventurer

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    yes, I've been there:)
    It was nice.

    Today I'm planning to sleep somewhere between Dallas and Oklahoma.

    But now it is raining, so I'm not sure, that I will go anywhere
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  6. sealsam

    sealsam Sam...I am.

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    You must mean your sister is living in L.A. Where?

    How long are you going to be out here? Do you plan on staying in L.A. for awhile?

    Are you going to sight see? What are you going to do with the scoot?
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  7. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    Cool!

    I had thoughts of buying that scooter myself.:freaky

    Keep us updated and we will happily follow along.:deal
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  8. Chindog

    Chindog Old Guy

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    Looks like your stop on the first day was right where I live. I'll be following your progress on this blog. Hope you have a great time traveling across the country!
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  9. gumshoe4

    gumshoe4 Been here awhile

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    You're in for a lot of fun. Welcome to the States!! That's a great bike to tour on...
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  10. Paks13

    Paks13 Adventurer

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    Yes, my sister, her husband and a son. I don't know exactly where they live) But in 3 days I'll tell you.

    Firstly I'm going to stay in LA for 5 days, than I'm going to The Bahams for 10 days, then I'll come back and continue my trip on scooter.

    I love poker, so I'm going to poker clubs. Some museums, some shops)

    After all (may be in June-July), I'm gonna sell the scooter. But not sure, cause it is perfect)
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  11. Paks13

    Paks13 Adventurer

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    10 hours and 30 minutes...
    450 miles...

    Outside 29 degrees:(

    Today I was stopped by a policemen:(

    I feel really sick, but tomorrow will be a good day)

    Photos after sleeping.

    Thanks
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  12. lanceputnam

    lanceputnam Hayden's Dad

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    This is epic. Welcome to 'mercah and ride safe!
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  13. windburn

    windburn Long timer

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    I have done 500 mile days on my Silver Wing I was very sore and tired at the end of the day. I had little time for sight seeing so I looked for things to see on the route I was traveling. I'm assuming you are traveling on the Interstate highway system. You can make good time in west Texas. Good time generally with gas and food stops include you may be averaging 50-55 MPH for calculating freeway distances for a days travel.. It sounds like you are moving very fast. Flagstaff Arizona often has snow. You may think about heading further south along Interstate 10.
    :clap
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  14. Domromer

    Domromer Desert Rat

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    I'd get on interstate 10 before you leave New Mexico . Interstate 40 is way too high elevation to risk this time of the year. There will be snow and the elevation doesn't drop to a no slow level until you come over the hill to LA. The 10 will be warm and balmy in comparison. The 8 would be even better. It's very low elevation the entire way.
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  15. Paks13

    Paks13 Adventurer

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    The day before yesterday I went to an antique mall
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    To eat in Subway - 7 bucks, in a stakehouse 17.
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    And this is all my clothes, which are on me now.
    3 trousers, 2 shirts, 3 coats, gloves, hat, 2 socks
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  16. Rich B

    Rich B Long timer

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    Paks13 sez:

    "My name is Roman "Paks13".
    I'm from Kazakhstan (Asia), Almaty city."

    I have actually been to Kazakhstan...Almaty and Temirtau :D

    Welcome to the US! Travel and enjoy your trip....wish I was riding instead of having to get rid of the white death that is falling on Ohio again :eek1
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  17. Paks13

    Paks13 Adventurer

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    This was my yesterday day
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    So i'm going on route 66


    It is very cold, so i make my gloves warm)
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    Real Texas people don't call 911. Lol)
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    Some gambling in Luisiana
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    Food, gas, coffee. shower, toilet, laundary. I love it. It is so nice, that country is supporting travellers./
    I didn't see anything like this in Russian-Kazakhstan-Ukraine/
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    Today morning. VERY cold:(
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  18. chipper53

    chipper53 Cheap Rider

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    Paks13,

    Welcome to the USA.

    I'm enjoying your travel reports. You're making good time.
    Be careful on you way to your sister's house.

    Wishing you a safe ride,
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  19. Noth

    Noth Been here awhile

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    Following your forced march to LA.. Ride safe.. You need some better riding over pants and jacket for this time of year.. Be careful !:rilla
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  20. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Thanks for writing about your travels. Looking forward to the rest of the trip. Once you arrive in L.A. are you going to continue to travel? :lurk
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