An ADD friendly report: 14K miles across the US in 10 minutes + watch me almost die on White Rim

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Livestrom, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. Livestrom

    Livestrom Life is short and the world is wide

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    Glad you liked it Bob. Doing my best to make sure a video is not boring is always job 1 (and 2 and 3).

    People are busy and attention spans are short (me included).

    That's why I call it "ADD friendly"!
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  2. dammitdave

    dammitdave Long timer

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    Thanks Livestrom! Your hard work is much appreciated!
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  3. TheSweeper

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    Great video! There wasn't one time in ten minutes that I didn't want more.
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  4. Livestrom

    Livestrom Life is short and the world is wide

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    Thanks, love the username!
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  5. WHYNOWTHEN

    WHYNOWTHEN where are the pedals?

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    Very nicely done!
    Thanks for sharing.
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  6. N22WLZ

    N22WLZ Been here awhile

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    Thanks for 10 great minutes! Well done
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  7. Kyron

    Kyron Oncler Inds

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    Great video!
    Would love to do a ride like that someday

    I enjoyed seeing Pacifica ca

    You spelt Sedona wrong ... its not sonoma :D
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  8. Bob204bc

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    Great Trip! Great Video!
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  9. Livestrom

    Livestrom Life is short and the world is wide

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    Thanks for watching!
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  10. Livestrom

    Livestrom Life is short and the world is wide

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    Always leave 'em wanting more, right?

    Thanks for watching sweeper.
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  11. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    I could only watch a few minutes of the vid. So many flashy things, I had a seizure.


    That's a joke. I liked it!!!
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  12. Livestrom

    Livestrom Life is short and the world is wide

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    Thanks, glad you liked it.
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  13. Livestrom

    Livestrom Life is short and the world is wide

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    Thank you N2, it was fun making it.
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  14. Livestrom

    Livestrom Life is short and the world is wide

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    Yes, I realized this error a couple of hours after it was posted. Oh well, like a dent or scrape, I guess this gives it character? haha
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  15. Livestrom

    Livestrom Life is short and the world is wide

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    Appreciate it Bob, thanks for watching.
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  16. Livestrom

    Livestrom Life is short and the world is wide

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    Haha, you laugh, but I actually cut down on the number of "flash pics" during the intro because I felt like I might have a seizure!
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  17. Flyboy52219

    Flyboy52219 Been here awhile

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    Incredible Journey Livestrom! Trying to plan a White Rim visit in September but I think you convinced me the Tiger 1200 should stay on the sidelines for that one. Our view of Mt. Rushmore on our cycle trip in May. :rofl
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  18. Livestrom

    Livestrom Life is short and the world is wide

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    Don't let me dissuade you Flyboy, I saw a couple big 1200GS's make it through. But I also saw one GS rider who was having his more skilled buddy do the technical sections for him.

    It all depends on your skill level off road, and most of all, it depends on the conditions. I would never attempt it if it had rained recently or was going to rain on my attempt. Leave early and take plenty of water.
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  19. Livestrom

    Livestrom Life is short and the world is wide

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    GS, just noticed I missed this part of your question.

    It was on this trip that I put in the longest riding day I ever had, and likely ever will.

    This is how it went down:

    I woke up pre-dawn in Big Bend NP, rode to the edge of the Mexico border to see the sunrise over the Saint Elena Canyon, then rode out through the Texas Hill Country and the 3 sisters area.

    It was getting dark by the time I got to San Antonio. Then I pressed on towards Austin. I was planning to stop for the night somewhere around Austin, but by the time I got there, I found that I wasn't really tired and decided to just keep going. It was a beautiful warm night and I was listening to some interesting podcasts, so i just kept riding.

    Morning came and I stopped for breakfast at a Denny's in Texarkana. With my ultimate goal of Nashville now in site, I pressed on. Quick detour into Memphis to ride by Graceland , Sun Record and Beale Street. Some more riding and I arrived in Nashville at 4:30PM.

    All told, I'd ridden about 35 hours straight, with the hour stop at Denny's my longest break.
    In those 35 hours, I covered ~1,600 miles (approx 2,500 KM).

    Here's how that long day (and night, and day) looks on the map:

    Biggest day.jpg
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  20. NinjaRider

    NinjaRider Been here awhile

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    Excellent ride, video and especially editing! I have trouble editing a 40 minute ride down to 20 minutes! :)
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