Amblin' about North America - half a year with a 2-wheeled home

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Sly-on-2, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. ki4idb

    ki4idb V Strom Rider

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    It only took three days but I have caught up on this thread ... now I am like everyone else ... waiting for the update ...

    Sounds like you had a great trip ... thanks for sharing!
  2. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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    That is classic!!:lol3 What a great read, you have a way with words that really engages the reader.

    Can't believe I just found this. I am only on page 2 so I have a lot of catching up to do.


    Kenny
  3. britman

    britman Britman

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    Do you know of the VW Lupo 3L engine?
  4. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    Yeah, heard of it, Don't know much about it. Why, you have one?! :lurk

    Wait, 3.0 litre? Too big, but it can't be 3 litres.
    ah ha... "consuming as little as 3 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres". (78 miles per US gallon)
    It is 1.2 litre 3-cylinder diesel engine with turbocharger and direct injection (61 hp)

    Thats enough for me!

    /hijack
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  5. britman

    britman Britman

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    I hooked on to your RR 3 days ago and I've just finished reading everything.............everything.

    I thought I had a great trip when i rode out to the Canadian Rockies but yours surpasses most.

    Excellent reading. Good to see you talk about the riding f' ups we all make but sometimes don't admit.
  6. 105mmgunner

    105mmgunner n00b

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    wow- I ride sport and try to race at my local club, a friend of mine showed me this site. I checked it out one day (last night) and this is the first thread I have read, I cant believe that it isnt finished- LOL.

    great read man and wow what a great ride.

    so many things have my head and heart pulling for the open road. Im on the track tomorrow but stayed up past midnight reading till the show ran out. not to much drags me away from dreaming about the track.....

    this is a special story- thank you for sharing.
  7. KCDakar

    KCDakar What are we waiting for?

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  8. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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    OK, so I'm all caught up now. Where's the end???? Don't leave me(us) hanging, give us the rest of the story.


    Kenny
  9. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road Supporter

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    Great RR. I enjoyed every page. I have to point out a couple of things though, that you probably are already aware of - first, if you had been wearing the gear, you wouldn't have lost it (I say that but I am a some of the gear most of the time guy also) - and second, less money spent on drunken revelry would have resulted in more money for gas, food, and lodging. You could have made the Gulf Coast part of your tour.

    I visited that same natural bridge in Alabama a couple of summers ago. I live about 4 hours north of there in Tennessee.
  10. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    And if he had a honda rebel, he would have saved even more money. But he did what he did and had fun and gave us a great report. :dunno :thumb
  11. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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    +1 It was his ride and he did it his way. I thought it was pretty damn good.



    Kenny
  12. Zeekster

    Zeekster Been here awhile

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    Fantastic !!! That is about all I ...Nah... I think it was Freekin Awesome to do that ride, Sly Good on ya... Thanx,Zeek:eek1
  13. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem Supporter

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    for the record a 357 mag at close range will not penetrate a dodge tranny. (it will cut the wires that control shifting ) Just thought i'd share
  14. Sly-on-2

    Sly-on-2 Rockin' Winger

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    Thanks guys! My life has changed drastically and now is all about working like a fiend and trying not to get fired. And not doing much riding.

    But Thanksgiving time, I want to re-read the comments. Great stuff.

    I've never shot an engine block or tranny with a .357, but a .38 is a different story.

    The OldWing is still in action - I'll be back in the States in Nov and hope to ride & write.

    Before becoming "responsible," I blew my first paycheck on a new sled.

    Stay tuned.

    The list of "must-read Ride Reports" is getting too damn long.

    -Sly-

    Keep rollin' both wheels down the road.
  15. RoyB

    RoyB Dartmouth, Massacusetts

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    BikerGeek99 Horizon Chaser

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    Cujo?
  17. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    :lurk Do tell old chap!!
  18. Sly-on-2

    Sly-on-2 Rockin' Winger

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    Hey there 100mpg - This one's for you.

    A real "reply" to follow, but here's a picture of the "new" bike.

    Taken from my state here in Colorado.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone and a big thank-you for those of you who read this RR.

    Best,

    Sly

    It's a '69 Honda 350 CL Scrambler. It's in damn fine condition and I ride the heck out of it. So far, over 250 miles of dirt and over 500 miles of raisin' hell.

    I love it!!!

    Though it will delay my DS purchase.

    Cheers!

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  19. lkoncor

    lkoncor Adventurer

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    Just caught up on this. Great read, and a great RR. I would love to do something like this, but the wife... well she insists I help pay the bills. damn her anyway. :D
  20. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    Are those snows you have on that thing? :lol3
    It does look in amazing condition!
    Good luck with it and if you get half the smiles out of it as you did the GW, you wil be having a good life.
    Speaking of GW's (not presidents), I walk in the Honda dealer looking to buy brake pads for my ST1300. I open the door and with angels singing, is a Blue 2009 Gold wing. :tb This is the bike. Long story short, I go home get online and apply for credit, I get the answer today approved, come down and sign the papers.

    All I have to say is SOMEONE HIDE ALL THE PENS! :eyes :tb