Two Moto Kiwis Arctic To Antarctic May 2012...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Two Moto Kiwis, May 8, 2012.

  1. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    We don't have our return ticket but we have evidence of our travel and plan, we also have a B2 Visa for 6 months at a time so hopefully we can still get in under one or the other.
  2. UltiJayne

    UltiJayne Sister on a KLR

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    Hey Guys!

    Really sorry to read about the crash. Glad Ellen is recovering.

    Phil and I are about to cross into Mexico finally tomorrow.

    Let us know when you start back down South and hopefully we can meet up for some of the trip. We can take some of your extra luggage on our KLRs. :D

    Stay in touch.

    Jayne

    www.ultimateride.ca
  3. Caliduc

    Caliduc n00b

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    Yea I guess they must not do background checks before letting people sign up :wink:

    I have a better idea.......I can keep the torture rack and just add a new one to the stable. Wifey doesn't mind parking outside.:ricky

    Keep me posted if you come this far North. Glad to hear you guys are doing well. I still have two cases here if you need them!
  4. AK Smitty

    AK Smitty Self life coach

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    Awesome that you are getting things all sorted and Ellen is on the mend. I have been on the road and haven't checked your RR for six days and the whole world changes!!

    I am late to the game and it looks like it is handled. If you need any information on the road ahead let me know.

    Chucked my F800 in to bushed and dirt yesterdays at about 50 MPH Wet roads, going too fast and not being 100% focused. Got things straightened today and think it is going to be fine. I was sure I bent the front forks but nothing shaking a 50 so good for now. Off to Anitgua in a day or two for a week. Let me know when you catch up to me.

    First round of beer on me to swap crash stories!! Ellen's more spectacular looking for sure!!!
  5. cold comfort

    cold comfort Been here awhile

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    Hi Guys,
    Outstanding effort there. An awesome bike with all the fruit. Was wondering if Ellen was going in the Giant Loop for minute there. Well done on the true grit response. "When times get tough, the tough go shopping" (and buy a KTM ).
    Ellen will get a good opportunity to convalesce without the pressure to ride so prob not such a bad thing saying hasta la vista to Chiwi.
  6. huzar

    huzar Pastor of Muppets

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    :lurk

    I should spend more time following your RR, especially now that you have that dreamy SE
  7. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    Great timing, Ken and Carol move out , you move in :D I bet Al will be able to fix you up.
  8. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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    Sorry to hear about your wifey and her trusty steed. You definately have a thoroughbred now though. Well farkled to boot. Craig makes good stuff. (CJ Designs) I have an 04 950 Adventure. It does great two-up on gravel and tarmac. I'm using Touratech panniers and a large North Face waterproof bag for my topcase. Set-up works very well. I've switched to a single exhaust which allows room for a bag on the opposite side. Great bike!! Good luck to you both. Should you 'mates happend to pass through Virginia, I'll buy ya'll dinner and show you some cool places to ride.
  9. Ducatijim

    Ducatijim Hopeless Poseuer!

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    All the best for the future you two, great lookin bike ur replacement is!

    I hope it is a steady, stable and reliable 2 up platform, cause quite frankly it looks like a bloody racehorse mate!!

    Onya:clap
  10. flying kiwi

    flying kiwi Adventurer

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    Hey guys, I'm gutted to hear about Ellen's spill, but thank goodness she is OK. Pierre summed up the kiwi spirit, and I'm sure you will continue and complete your personal journey.
    My apologies for not chiming in earlier, but we have been on annual leave - one week is all Tracey would allow us, but, it was under a palm tree in Fiji:D
    Now back to the story...
  11. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Hi guys, thanks for that, hopefully you are progressing well, we are back to the US today and tomorrow, remit then awy again.

    Catch up with you guys somewhere. :clap
  12. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Now you talking bro, I will come up and help you ride the Adventure home ...... via Reno and Pruhdoe Bay :rofl
  13. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Damn man any crash is no good and considered career limiting, will catch up along the way when we are sorted.

    Lucky you were ok too mate .... don't do it again!! :rofl
  14. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Sorry we didn't jump to the Trumpy side mate but Maya was sitting there with the right gear.

    Yeap say bye bye to Chiwi ..... mixed emotions.
  15. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Ouwh yeah we in the col club now :rofl .... the only thing that will change in the 1 bike in the pics and there will be more from the bike shots. :clap
  16. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Hoping so, like the Jesses, gotta recover some of our stickers now and paste em on Maya!
  17. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Cheers mate, hopefully made a right choice, think we have.

    Bit of time to re shuffle then we will eb into it again.
  18. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Yeah it will be ok, long wheelbase on gravel, nice suspenders etc ... should be good.

    As Jeremy Clarkson said "It doesn't matter what you do as long as you look cool while you are doing it", we won't be fast but hopefully make points on the coul aspect :evil

    Heya Richard

    Trying times, and possibly a BIT much adventure from this week.

    Hey it is not crime to have a holiday mate specially in Fiji :clap

    Back to the US today to deal with Chiwi and Hobbit and organise getting Maya.
  19. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Sorry to anyone we have not replied directly to, I have lost it a bit.

    This week although fun buying a fancy new steed has been some real torment, can't get the vision of Ellen and Chiwi going flying in my mirror then out of sight :eek1 :cry , had a few hours sleep the whole week.

    Got two days to sit back in the truck while we head back to the US and get sorted.

    Many thanks for all the well wishes and props, we are very lucky to have you guys come on our trip and support us when things don't quite go to plan, emotionally I feel like a chick this week...have cried a bit, just not in front of the camera.

    So onwards and upwards from here, things will be a little quiet for a while, will bounce back two weeks to Mazatlan and get that report done anyway, so we won't see you till next time :D
  20. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Love the new scoot! :freaky I reckon you are getting everything set up in Phoenix? If you happen to find yourself in San Diego for some reason, I'll be around there until the end of the week so if you need anything, or a place to stay, shoot me PM.