2 Texans to Alaska (and back)...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by jglow, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. whatsgnu

    whatsgnu Scheissekopf

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    Great to hear you both on "Side Stand Up" last night !! Great job !!:clap
  2. RockyNH

    RockyNH Older Than Dirt!

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    Yes, they were absolutely excellent... :clap
    The "passion" for the ride was obvious!

    Pat in NH
  3. jglow

    jglow Two wheeled traveler

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    Thanks guys, we had a good time doing the interview :ear... And thanks again to everyone for all the interest and comments we received on the Ride Report --- it sure made all the effort worthwhile :cob.


    Jordan
  4. ADVancing

    ADVancing Ducati Submissive

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    Great RR. Good interview.

    You guys seemed to have packed really light by all means.

    (Besides the 3 hardcover books.)

    What DIDN'T you use?
  5. rodr

    rodr Been here awhile

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    Just a little PSA -- the interview starts at 1:10:25 into the program.

    Good stuff guys!
  6. Jimmym1296

    Jimmym1296 Adventurer

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    Thanks for all the great pics. Really enjoyed the RR. Looking forward to your TAT trip/
  7. DUALATP

    DUALATP Adventurer

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    The Best Ride and Ride Report to Date....AWESOME guys, thanks so much....just read start to finish...:clap:clap:clap
  8. stfla

    stfla n00b

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    Thoroughly enjoyed your RR. Great photography too! I got my mc license in McKinney, TX back in '78; 1 honk was a right turn, 2 honks was a left...
  9. rakad

    rakad Been here awhile

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    I just picked up an inflatable back packing pillow at REI, then read your info, below, and I'm wondering if I did the right thing. I bought the Cocoon brand inflatable for about $30. I've tried it at home one night, and I'm just not sure it's going to be comfortable on my upcoming Alaska trip.

    What foam one did you get, instead? Maybe I'll go make the exchange before the start of my trip, rather than near the end, like you did!


  10. jglow

    jglow Two wheeled traveler

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    Yeah, the one that we were unhappy with was the cocoon inflatable pillow. If you tried it at home and didn't like it, odds are that you will hate it camping :puke1. It's a bummer because the thing packs down to the size of a small pair of socks. We went with the old stand by roll-up cotton pillow, REI brand, $9.

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    It doesn't pack near as small, but it's by no means huge. We have been happy enough with them.


    Jordan


  11. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    You could always use a pillow as a seat pad. I did something like that when I ran out of straps. :1drink
  12. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    we use Canadian Tire memory foam pillows...they pack very small and actually work! FWIW:wink:
  13. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    Some day I'm going to have to find myself a Canadian Tire. Looks like it's got a bit of everything. My kind of place.:D
  14. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Target or Walmart will have them...go to the camping section....you might be surprised
  15. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    It's not the distinct item, it's the random references I hear about it. In other words, I'm making it a destination the next time I'm near our (the royal our) frozen bretheren. :D
  16. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    gotcha!:deal
  17. jglow

    jglow Two wheeled traveler

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    Plus the fact that it's called "Canadian Tire" --- who would have guessed they had anything other than tires? :dunno


    Jordan
  18. ocived

    ocived ocived

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    Great RR I'm still new to ADVRider. Did you plan the camping or did you wing it and stopped where you wanted. These photo's are awsome, you guy's must of had a great time g.:clap
  19. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    Of course I determined this after moving from upstate NY to the middle of TX. Where it's a day of driving just to get to a different state. :patch
  20. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Jordan, just found this RR, absolutely fantastic! :clap

    Thanks for sharing

    GO THE STROMS!!! :lol3