Tiffany Ambling through America

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Tiffany, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Tiffany

    Tiffany Airhead Adventuress

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    I'll be around for a few months, and I thought you might be entertained by some of my exploits,although maybe not as exciting as Tibet.

    First of all, I have been reunited with Thelma, my 1992 R80GS, I left her with friends in Mexico a while ago, and it seems to have taken me a long time to get back over to this side of the Atlantic to fetch her. We;ve been through a lot togehter including Africa, Australia, Mongolia, the 'Stans, Alaska to Ushuaia etc.

    I've started in Phoenix, Arizona at my friends' house, and my first port of call is going to be Chicago.
    I'll fill in the rest of the background stuff shortly, but first a quick couple of pics from early this morning,


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    I'm making a quick getaway after camping in a farmer's field somewhere on the Texas and Oklahoma state line, I'm looking a bit concerned, but so would you if you had just spent the night in a tent that looks like this...


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    One of the poles broke as I was setting up my tent last night, it's not repairable, and so I had to make do with attempting to sleep in something that looked like it should have been put in the rubbish a while ago. Being thankful for small mercies however, I suppose I should look on the bright side that at the moment I'm on the road solo and so I didn't have to squeeze anyone else in it.
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  2. Bun-bun

    Bun-bun Been here awhile

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    In
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  3. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Welcome to the colony!:D Called Mike @ Countryside and asked him to say hi for me. Ride far/ride safe!
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  4. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    If you find yourself in New Mexico & going to call it a day or night end, Check out the Bunk & Dinner in Truth or Consequences, or commonly called "T or C". Colleen includes laundry, dinner & all the hot water you need. Very bike friendly. Plus there is a bike shop less than a mile from your Bunk. 607-toto7-forone37

    Good luck on your ride. This country has everything.
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  5. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

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    Well enjoy riding in the states. If you have a problem it'll be easy for you to find a large support group here. I bet you could stay a year here and plan it so you had a roof over your head every nite...., but where's the fun in that?
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  6. RokLobster

    RokLobster Far from sanity

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    If you find yourself in the northeast, give a shout.

    Glad you started a thread on your adventures here. Take care and stay safe!
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  7. Nanuq

    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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    :lurk
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  8. M1tch

    M1tch Been here awhile

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    another great trip. subscribed :D
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  9. Isgro

    Isgro Free ranging...

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    I didn't see anything in the Northeast on your schedule, but if that changes please post up. Have a fun and safe trip around the lower 48.
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  10. camgregus

    camgregus riding gently now

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  11. lodom

    lodom Adventurer

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    I'll :bite
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  12. houndawgg

    houndawgg Been here awhile

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    I'm in
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  13. mnesci

    mnesci Adventure Dad

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    cant wait to see some more of your adventures......
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  14. ROAD DAMAGE

    ROAD DAMAGE Long timer

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    I'm in for this RR. :D

    If you find yourself in northwest Colorado get in touch.

    My wife and I have plenty of room and live in a place with lots of fun riding nearby . It's not the Taj Mahal ....... but it's nicer than your poor little broken tent. :lol3

    I'll even let you put one of your stickers on my bike. :rofl

    Ride safe and enjoy your jaunt around the states!

    Regards, Rob
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  15. wee_V_in_Calgary

    wee_V_in_Calgary Adventurer

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    If you're coming through Calgary Alberta, give us a shout. Have a garage and lots of places to lay your hear for a few nights to do laundry etc... We met you in Seattle a couple years ago at a BMW dealer you were getting parts... This is the 100th Anniversary for the Calgary Stampede.... Good times...
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  16. Desert2202

    Desert2202 Been here awhile

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    Looking forward to it.

    Did you get out my way near Ayers Rock when you were in Australia ??

    Cheers

    Geoff.
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  17. Lunatic

    Lunatic Dan Keyhoety

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    Subscribed :clap:clap:clap
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  18. BordenBmw

    BordenBmw TheFrenchRider

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    Welcome back to this side of the pond :D
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  19. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Tiffany arrived safe and sound in West Des Moines,

    Took her down to show her one of the infamous Bridges of Madison County and then out for a bite and some conversation. It's too bad she is in such a rush to get to Chicago or I would show her around this great desolate state of mine.

    Maybe she will have a day or two to stop again on her way back through. FASCINATING lady.
    I will have a couple of pics to post but after I see her off in the morning.
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  20. EmilianoXR650L

    EmilianoXR650L Been here awhile

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    Seras bienvenida por estas tierras !!!!!!!! :clap
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