Burning Man and Beyond: Three Months in the US ...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Peter640, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. GirlRyder

    GirlRyder Queen of Flugistan

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    Here's a pic of Peter taking one of the last pics of his gorgeous bike in the US.. (Cragsmoor, NY) 20151023_113503.jpg
    It's a place that could make a non-believer say AMEN!
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    Looking northwest, toward the Catskill Mountains from whence he came, from atop the lower portion of the Shawangunk Ridge.
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  2. Peter640

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    image.jpeg Anne a spectacular last ride before storage and hitting the Big Apple where I met up with in mates Dr Rock and the Urbancowboy.

    Great night and a magnificent dinner

    THANK YOU!
  3. Peter640

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    So last days riding ... Anne has already shown some pics ...

    Here are a couple more ...

    It started with a perfect ride across to Anne's place ...

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    A healthy breakfast!
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    Some glamour shots!
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    Some Posing shots!
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    And then the bike was put down!
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  4. Peter640

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    But not before the Stone Church shoot!

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    The Queen of Flugistan conquering the BMW

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    Then back to base to wipe down, spray with some protectant and fill up tank with ethanol free for the winter!

    I felt very odd getting in a car to head for the train and NYC! As I left the house I picked up my crash helmet on auto pilot!!

    So a few trip stats:

    Over all mileage ....

    16,004.6 (the trip rolled back to zero at 9,999.99) ... That is 25,607 kms!!

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    The bike now run in!
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    In her winter quarters ...
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    Long face ....
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    Heading to NYC ...
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  7. Peter640

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    And consolation is found!

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    Great photograph as always.Keep it coming.
  9. Peter640

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    Some NY shots ....

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    Saw amazing live music at The MiKittrick hotel...

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    The Empire State at night ...
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    And a blurry picture from the Aussie RWC semi final watched At the Shearing Shed in Brooklyn ....
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    Thanks so much ... Last day in NYC today ...
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    Last day already... what an adventure! It's fascinating seeing an overland report about my own country. Thanks for doing that! :)
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  13. ross

    ross Been here awhile

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    Peter, Thanks for taking us along. I started your ride report a week ago and just now caught up. Great photos and cool to hear your take on North America. I dream of the day when I can take a block of time like this to ride. For now people like you who let me vicariously live along their travels fuels the dream. Looking forward to next years installment.
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    I have loved NY but next time will stay in central city area as I foolishly took cheapo motel out in Jamaica by airport and spent a fortune on transport as I seemed to find my self moving about late a night quite a lot! It didn't look that far on the map!

    Loved the bar, club and restaurant scene and found everyone looked intense but when you asked for help or directions were really friendly.

    Found the 9/11 memorial and new tower quite a moving experience, especially the little chapel (St Pauls).

    Did the Walks of NY walking tour and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND. Really well done. Loved seeing Wall St and had to laugh when I saw the Trump Building! So very him!

    Any way thanks to all who have helped and supported me in this mission ... I feel I am going home with a bunch of new friends, amazing experiences and a strong sense of excitement about next year!

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  17. Bruincounselor

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    Great RR. Can't wait for next year.
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    Bon voyage Peter! Safe travels back home.

    Thanks you so very much for taking us all along on your adventure.
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    So the order of States was ...

    California
    Nevada
    Oregon
    Washington
    BC
    Utah
    Nebraska
    Montana
    Wyoming
    South Dekota
    North Dakota
    Idaho
    Minnesota
    Ontario
    Quebec
    New Hampshire
    Vermont
    Maine
    Nova Scotia
    New York

    Obviously some done more than once!

    Home now and back to the wonders of Sydney!

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