tuckers to tdf

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by TUCKERS, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Muncle

    Muncle Adventurer

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    Home safe and sound, hugs from family and friends, toasts to adventure.
    mmmmm Wondering how long before the road starts calling?
    Well, when it does, I'll be tagging along.
    Thanks for sharing.
  2. dano619

    dano619 Been here awhile

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    Well.....sad that this adventure is in the books. Nothing like walkin into your house after being away for along time and getting acquainted with everything again. Having the pleasure to be part of your adventure everyday and getting to see your zest for life..........It wont be to long till you 2 wild and crazy kids are plotting another adventure------Keep rockin and ridin!!! Have fun on Saturday and when you open that whiskey bottle.....just throw the cap away!!! Cheers
  3. sopascat

    sopascat not much of an adventurer

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    I think I'll try to make it up there, I haven't ridden since I had hand surgery last month ....


    what time?
  4. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Cathy! I hope that you are o.k. to ride.:eek1 I know you'll turn your bike around if you feel uncomfortable. If we don't see you then, we'll see you another time soon.
    We'll be up there at 10:00 a.m.
    xox
    Colleen
  5. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    We're always ready for a ride! :D We want to ride Europe next..... Must save up for that one!! It will be expensive! James says that we will buy motorcycles over there.:clap
    Come on up for our party at the compound...... spend the night!!!
    C
  6. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    We'll probably take a run down to Cabo yet this winter.
    It's only 1,000 miles..... doesn't seem like much of a report after tdf.......
    but, it would be a way of connecting again.....
    C
  7. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Whopppeeee!!!!:clap
    Is 10:00 a.m. too late?????
    We can adjust that time.......
    C
  8. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    I'll take as many pictures as I can, Maureen!
    Newcomb's is AWESOME! The motorcycles are FABULOUS! The riders THE BEST!!! You'll see!!!!!!:nod
    Your sista'
  9. mo jo

    mo jo Been here awhile

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    Have fun - love ya:clap
  10. Scubalong

    Scubalong Been here awhile

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    Never too late for party, I do need direction to the Ranch:evil
  11. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    10:00 a.m. is when we will be up at Newcomb's Ranch!

    Party date at the compound to be announced...... :clap
  12. EltonAvenue

    EltonAvenue Banned

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    Will you two please stop enjoying life so much!!!:huh
    You're just making us all a wee bit jealous y'know!!!:rofl

    I wish the weather was better between here'n'there or l'd threaten' to join you for the knees up!!!!:freaky:1drink:freaky:1drink:freaky:1drink:freaky
  13. EltonAvenue

    EltonAvenue Banned

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    Do you see that Mo'>>>>>?:evil

    You'd better take your motorcycle test before they arrive!!!:muutt
  14. 805gregg

    805gregg Long timer

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    Welcome back to SoCa, a great ride and report, thanks. You may create a new category of ride, how long did it take you? Is it a blog, where you ride 15 miles then rest for 3 days or do you do the ride. You two are amazing, not many could keep up that pace, enjoy you're return
  15. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    We had scheduled 3 months to get there.
    It took us about 70 days.
    We had figured 200 miles a day.
    We did average 171 miles a day.
    200 miles a day was too high an average.
    I think if someone wanted they could do it in 60 days, but not much less.
    In places the going is just SLOW.
    You do need to rest and maintain the machines, get tires and etc.

    Yep. It was a RIDE. Not a tourist sight see-ing trip or photo opportunity.
    We rode 13 countries and that was the simple goal. Just to RIDE, ride, ride ride. It's what we do. Others do it differently and we love that.

    We've often wanted a Mexican dinner and rode from our house to San Felipe (350 miles) had dinner. Slept at Georges Motel. Had breakfast there, then rode home. (350 miles) Only extra thing we do is walk down the Malecon to pick out a restaurant. In 2013 we did this six times! It's all about the ride and the roads. We particularly like the road from Ensenada over to the San Felipe side.

    There are other roads we like and ride regular. Highway 2 in California is a good day ride, sometimes twice a week. (200 miles round trip).
    Joshua Tree, 100 miles from our house, nice short day ride for a round trip.

    Las Vegas is only 240 miles from our house......they know us at Palace Station!
  16. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Thanks everyone for your kind words.

    We will keep this going for just a little while yet, just for interest sake, but soon enough this thread will sadly end.

    We will try and post some of our NEW rides.

    We have over 500 photos from our Dust to Dawson in 2012, but we never did a report. We did 13,000 miles in 70 days on that trip.

    We have a few pics way back from 2003 when we did one of the first Trans Labs...on BMW R1100RSL's with street tires!

    We had a thing going for a while 'TAR' Tucker Adventure Ride......just easy four/five day rides with a friend of ours from the UK. This is a great way of riding. About 200/300 miles a day in a circle not too far from home.
    San Felipe
    Death Valley
    Joshua Tree
    Bonneville Salt Flats
    Mexican Border road to El Paso
    that type of thing......................plus we motel it...so it's a piece of cake.
  17. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Welcome back, you two. Like you, Marina and I ride for the ride, but sometimes sight seeing is nice too. It's all about the diversity!

    Once you are settled in, expect a PM for a dinner invite.

    Cheers,
    Steve
  18. 805gregg

    805gregg Long timer

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    I know a very authentic Mexican restaurant in Santa Paula, to save you riding 700 miles for Mexican food
  19. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Santa Paula would take us about the same amount of time. Have you ever tried to cross Los Angeles County east to west :puke1
  20. EltonAvenue

    EltonAvenue Banned

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    This is a note from the DON'T LET THIS THREAD DIE SOCIETY....:deal


    We request that you keep this thread going until your Baja reports start!


    PS, we would also like photos & a report on the Party at Tuckersville!!!:deal
    :freaky:1drink:freaky:1drink:freaky:1drink:freaky:1drink:freaky:1drink:freaky:1drink