Coast to Coast (and back?) with an Italian Supermodel

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by AntiHero, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Back in da saddle

    Back in da saddle Adventurer

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    That's awesome DM to see your story getting the press it deserves. :thumb
  2. AntiHero

    AntiHero Long timer

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    Here's the article, which summarizes this entire R/R quite nicely I think. A couple paragraphs didn't survive editorial review, a few sentences were distilled, spelling was "Englished" and a couple typos appeared, but overall the article is as it was written.

    Back when I first started riding streetbikes, I read every motorcycle-related magazine I could get my hands on, with Bike and Fast Bikes my magazines of choice. Whereas American journalism attempts to be as objective as possible, Euro magazines tend to be far more direct and honest. It's bikes they're reporting on after all, not foreign policy--no reason to 'Dan Rather' everything, ya know? Worth picking up if you've never read one--and Bike is available in iTunes' newsstand.

    Here's it is from the iPad reader: [​IMG]
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  3. AntiHero

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    The COTA-experience insert:

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  4. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    I don't think I'll ever tire of this lesson.
  5. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    While this is cool he rode all that, what about the photoshop pics? Why include those
  6. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    Dennis took all those photos, putz.:huh
  7. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts. Supporter

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    Well written article. :thumb:thumb
  8. manban9888

    manban9888 Adventurer

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    Loved the article AH. And the adventure continues...been enjoying your new RR.
  9. AntiHero

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    Thanks for all the positive comments, guys.

    Flying Z--I can only assume you're accusing me of photoshopping the coyote picture? Good eye on you. Yes, I photoshopped a pole out of the background and I feel terrible about deceiving everyone. Let the truth be told! The coyotes, in fact, are quite real.

    http://youtu.be/FWOSUgO8dZQ

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/FWOSUgO8dZQ?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Now with the video of the coyotes below proving the existence of said creatures will you double down and claim that the fuzzy bastards are animatronic?

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  10. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Continued goodness. :clap
  11. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    Dennis, I've been here since the begining and it just gets better. Thanks for taking the time to share this!

    Mike
  12. strom thingie

    strom thingie Lost and Proud! Supporter

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    One of the great R&Rs. Even with the claymation coyots!:D
  13. nikkiwilts

    nikkiwilts Adventurer

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    Fantastic I loved reading the article in Bike.
  14. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    he stated before he photoshopped some:nod So no need to call my putz.

    plus do you really think the coyotes would get that close to the bike and him (the cover photo)??? if you do you drank the kool-aid:freaky
  15. AntiHero

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    Errr, I think you missed the video and are only making things worse for yourself.
  16. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8 Supporter

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    "he stated before he photoshopped some:nod So no need to call my putz.

    plus do you really think the coyotes would get that close to the bike and him (the cover photo)??? if you do you drank the Kool-Aid"


    Damm, how does this type of personality happen?
    This thread:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=927573
    was killed with BS like this.
  17. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    You don't know much about coyotes, do you? The only Photoshopping I know of removed some license plates/holders and poles for aesthetic purposes, and for which the author duly offered full disclosure. From reading his two threads, I 'know' Dennis to be insightful, talented, confident, and maybe even occasionally abrasive. "Intellectually dishonest" is not a description, however, that comes to mind.

    The original moniker stands. :ken
  18. Shesaid

    Shesaid Still Trippin'

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    I have to stand by Trane on this one: not only do you not have much experience with coyotes, but particularly the ones in Death Valley/eastern California.

    I've had them eating out of my hand before too. They're pretty desensitized to people, especially people with food.
  19. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    LOL.....
    Oh yeah, keep up the good work AH on your other thread as well!
  20. Dilligaf0220

    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    You caught him. Thank you for being the smartest cookie in class.
    And on behalf of the rest of the Kool Aid drinkers, thank you for not outing AH for really doing this trip on a KLR...and only banging fat chicks.



    Though I am still kinda pissed at Dennis, between him & Vice it's next to impossible now to get a good piece of raw horse at what was my favourite charcuterie !
    You can't swing a dead horse in there anymore without knocking off somebody's Wayfarer's, ugh.