6 Weeks on a 250

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ms. Chiff, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. Ms. Chiff

    Ms. Chiff just a little

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    Thanks Ward, hope to see you some time in the next week. The sprockets and chain are on and the bike feels great. :thumb
  2. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Ms C, thanks for taking the time. I've been loving it...I'm going to save some...gonna sleep overnight on page 11. Thanks for a great report.

    On-On!
    MSMD
    LWH3
  3. Te Hopo

    Te Hopo Nomad

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    Ooooh, new RR coming up?
    I'm ready and waiting! :1drink
  4. Ms. Chiff

    Ms. Chiff just a little

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    Thanks Gwen, I'll take you up on that VA Thai food :tb, but it'll have to be another trip.

    Just got back.

    Great time!
  5. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul

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    :wave

    Very cool to cross paths with you in CO! :thumb

    :freaky
  6. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    I miss Mis Chiff :cry

    This is one of my favorite trip trip reports EVAH!

    We need more.... :lurk
  7. wibby

    wibby BrotherFromAnotherMother

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    Wow finally finished this amazing RR!!

    Not sure I'm worthy to ride with you to Raindogs :bow :bow
  8. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    Dude, never question... just enjoy the ride :nod

    :wave Hi Ms. Chiff.... Lookin forward to seeing you again :nod
  9. Brain

    Brain mr. self destruct

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    Just finished reading the whole RR, a day well spent. :clap Where is the link to the next one?
  10. NCJWife

    NCJWife KnitChick

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    Bump.

    My husband nagged me 'til I found this and read it. Was thinking...well, lusting about a BMW G650...and NOW I'm thinking maybe I don't need all that HP...a nice 250 might be just the ticket. And WAY more within the budget. :D

    Absolutely loved this RR.

    Next one?? :ear
  11. Putts

    Putts Gettin' there.

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    She's a rider, there will be another no doubt. :deal









    Bump. :wave
  12. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    This was one of my intros to ADV. I'd joined but didn't surf or lurk. The attitude, outlook, community and friendship shown in this thread drew me in.

    Doble bump. :wave
  13. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    She is definately one of the cool kids and this is one of my all time favorite threads. I think I will read it again.
  14. River Runnre

    River Runnre Been here awhile

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    Wow!! Great RR and I could relate on so many levels. I found my way here from a link on the "minimalist 250 or less" thread. I recently picked up a Honda xl250r that I've been in the process of bringing back to life. That is how I ended up on ADV board.

    Last summer I had some vacation time banked and headed west from MA to NM then north to MT, crisscrossing the continental divide. It was great to see some familiar sites from your route.. Rio Grande, Pagosa Springs, Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Your ending was perfect too. My seven year old son is named Alex as well and I couldn't wait to see him. I sent him a ton of post cards along my route. One year later he now has a baby brother. Not a day goes by that I don't think of the great time I had on my trip and can't wait to share some adventures with my sons. I also met some great folks and enjoyed the same camping style as you.

    That was on my sportster. Looking forward to a get away backroads trip through New England on my 250! Thanks again for sharing your trip.
  15. Mulekick

    Mulekick 2.7 on Fu Man Chu

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    Putts was right about the map fetish.....:rofl


    :freaky

    Great having ya'll come stay with me.....:clap
  16. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Awesome ride report! I read every page! I'm glad you guys bumped this because it's one of those reports everyone should read! :freaky
  17. wickerman

    wickerman Been here awhile

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    Great RR and awesome pics :clap


    I am also now looking at a smaller 250 as a touring bike.