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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by A Dent, Oct 9, 2010.
Left for a long trip, decided to make it a way of life. That is all.
Thanks for posting. I look forward to reading and seeing more!
It was great meeting you in the grocery store parking lot in Moab last week!
Great trip! Enjoy your ride south.
Awesome pics! When are you expecting to be at the US/Mexican border?
We've both spent lots of time down the west coast so we want to get to Baja as soon as we can. We aren't planning on spending more than 4 or 5 days through Western Canada and the down the West coast. I expect/hope to be in Mexico by the 22nd or 23rd of Oct. I expect we will spend sometime in Spanish lessons too since neither of us know much Spanish at all. Our schedules may meet up at some point.
Fantastic RR! Pics aren't all that bad via an iPhone - Seems you have some great gear and a sweet bike not to mention all the TT stuff - How come you didn't buy yourself a good digital camera before the trip?
Thanks for posting!!!
Great report! I give you the coveted '5 stars'. I had the F800 for a bit. I picked it up maybe 5 times one day and was pretty much crying and ready to leave it and walk out. You're a better man then me. I'll definitely be following this one, keep posting!
Looks like a great trip/adventure
Thanks for sharing
Hello Stu. Mike(nx&ace) here. Good ride report. I enjoyed riding Corkscrew with you. Hope our paths cross again sometime. Have a good ride and be safe.
Epic ride man!
I love the Alaska pics, I really want to go up there some day.
Great Colorado pictures!! Looks like you had perfect weather and the trees were turning for ya too!
Also looks like you took some of my suggestions but you did Corkscrew too! Next time I'm up there I will definitely have to try it out.
Thanks for the report!
I haven't had a chance yet to read all of your report or look through all of the pictures, but I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your trip with us. I'm planning a trip next year and hope to ride some of the areas in Colorado that you visited. Great pictures as well, Fred.
Great RR ADVExplorer!!! I did the CDR this year and the Alaska Ride last year for 5+ weeks. your phots were excellent and you talk the truth, I need to go back next year and do Telegrah Road and the Campbell Highway with adding on the road to Eagle. Thanks for the time it took for the RR....
I really like the photos of the crashes near Basin MT.
Ah yes...TESLIN (lake), YT is ONE of several bridges that have metal, see-through grating on the Alaska Highway. Advance notice of about 50 yards: sign saying "Rough bridge ahead".
You gets to look all the way down to the lake/river. Bike 'hunts' back and forth while you 'keep your eyes on where you want to go'...the END of the bridge. And, god forbid...don't dump the bike on the bridge as there are few railings that would stop you from going 'ker-plunk' into aforementioned lake/river. This bridge is about 2,500 feet long and is even more of a thrill when you have to share it with oncoming truckers.
How about trying one in the rain, as well? Holy-crapoly.
The other one of similar size/construction is leading into Fort St. John.
This is what the bridge really looks like:
OK...ok...I'm still alive. Whining finished.
If you're in Baja I'll be passing through there in November. If so, let me know if you have time and want to head out for a day ride...or tip back one, two or ten cold ones.
Thanks for reading! Cheers, Stu[/quote]
Hey Stu I am going down on Nov 14th returning after the BAJA 1000 race finishes in La Paz around the 21st. But I will be in a pick up pulling a fifth wheel flat bed, I'll look for your orange GS 800. Watch out for all the crazy locals but the gringos are worse during the race time.
Great RR! It seems we hit alot of the same places..... until CO. You certainly had a more adventurous time there than I did (yes Im jealous)!
Look forward to meeting you in AZ.
Hi Stu, nice catching up with you briefly in Moab. My North American adventure is about to end and I have arrived back at my starting point in Las Vegas after 6 months and 45,000km. My air ticket to Sydney is booked and now it's time to clean, fix and sell my F8.
I hope you have far more success with your F8 than I did. Never again would I use a BMW for RTW touring, it's all a 'delusion' and I am over the BMW 'bullshit'... I'm going back to 'Japanese'.
Great ride report.. I love all the pics. Thanks for posting this little treasure!