“I Can’t Afford Not to Go!”

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by braveteacher, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. braveteacher

    braveteacher Been here awhile

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    Long dirt road...but the Bonnie can take it. She is a tough old girl.

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  2. braveteacher

    braveteacher Been here awhile

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  3. Ken0312

    Ken0312 Adventurer

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    Thank you for the free tour of Graceland, I feel like I owe you some money :-). BTW, I like your spirit to free camping, this is something I need to do more of. Oh no, are you going to mark me down for ending a sentence in a preposition? Enjoy your last night on the road.
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  4. Gripsteruser

    Gripsteruser Got a handle on it

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  5. N-Id-Jim

    N-Id-Jim Long timer

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    Awesome !! Thanks!
  6. BkerChuck

    BkerChuck Been here awhile

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    Thanks for taking us all along! Makes me want to go visit a few more states I haven't reached yet.
  7. braveteacher

    braveteacher Been here awhile

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    I'm home! Bonus of this trip is when you wear a helmet all day you can not stuff your face. I lost 15 +- lbs on the trip! (yes I looked like a fool on the side of the road jumping 20 + times for this pic)

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  8. braveteacher

    braveteacher Been here awhile

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    Cost of Trip:

    Two Hotels = $101.66
    Motorcycle tire, oil, gas can = $203.68
    Three T-shirts = $57.89
    Entertainment (parks, spring bath, museums) = $129.63
    Stickers = $65.69
    Gas = $375.05
    Food (miscellaneous, band-aids, etc) = $490.71

    Trip total minus food = 933.60 (wind blew couple receipts away so maybe $20 more?)

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  9. braveteacher

    braveteacher Been here awhile

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    Back to work I go...

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  10. braveteacher

    braveteacher Been here awhile

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    20 states
    8 nights with family and friends
    2 nights in hotels
    1 night at a church in the tent
    19 nights stealth camping

    7300 mile one epic trip! Hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.

  11. chudzikb

    chudzikb Long timer Supporter

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    Thank you very much for taking the time to bring us along. Had to be a fantastic trip for you for not a lot of $$$$. Were you happy with the performance of your bike?
  12. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Thanks, I can see you have already started dreaming about the trip!:clap:jack
  13. twowings

    twowings Comfortably Numb... Supporter

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    Quit work! Ride your bike...:thumb
  14. bodine003

    bodine003 Long timer

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    Awesome stuff !!! Never knew about the Pantera. My dad did business with Carl Stanton of 929 Auto Sales. Over time got to know Jeffrey & Steven Carl's sons. After Jeffrey totaled 3 Pantera's in 8 months Carl shot him dead.
  15. bodine003

    bodine003 Long timer

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    Hey Teach!! Thoughts on the Bonny as a solo tour'r and what motorbikes have you owned prior. Other than a tyre and oil/filter
    I'm guessing it ran like a Singer sewing machine. Great ride/story. Thanks Geoff
    PS ACE Café O'town July 19th having a Euro & Brit bike nite shindig
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  16. Trip Hammer

    Trip Hammer It's not the years, it's the mileage Supporter

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    Well done, braveteacher, well done. I thoroughly enjoyed this! You and your triumphant Bonnie should be proud!
  17. Speedtrap

    Speedtrap Adventurer

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    Its been a long time since I enjoyed seeing a high school teacher again. Really liked your report, thanks for taking us along.
  18. Daniel3640

    Daniel3640 Moto_Dans

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    Great trip. You have a really good writing style that is easy to read and brings across your situations very well, had me laughing more than once! Enjoyed all the pics and wild camping locations!

    Daniel
  19. BkerChuck

    BkerChuck Been here awhile

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    Cost of Trip:

    Two Hotels = $101.66
    Motorcycle tire, oil, gas can = $203.68
    Three T-shirts = $57.89
    Entertainment (parks, spring bath, museums) = $129.63
    Stickers = $65.69
    Gas = $375.05
    Food (miscellaneous, band-aids, etc) = $490.71

    Trip total minus food = 933.60 (wind blew couple receipts away so maybe $20 more?)

    Memories to last a lifetime = Priceless!

    Fixed it for you
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  20. Ken0312

    Ken0312 Adventurer

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    Welcome back home and what a great ride report. Thank you for taking us along. Your trip has to be one the most enjoyable and economical adventures I've seen. I need to increase my stealth camping experience.
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