Crazy? Yes! Stupid? Yes! San Jose to Alaska

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by grae313, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. jglaze

    jglaze You want me to do what?

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    Just came across this thread - and to think, I was convinced my GS 500 was nothing more than a point-to-point commuter. Guess I was proven wrong...and by a couple Bay Area locals!

    Awesome trip guys - wish I had the chance to meet you before you left for the East Coast.

    Cheers and good luck with school!
  2. letsxplor

    letsxplor Adventurer

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    I have a new favorite quote! With your permission...

    Thanks for sharing the ride, y'all inspire me!
  3. Mark-60

    Mark-60 nOObziIlLa!

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    Inspired to make my first post in this thread...

    I have been lurking this site for a while now and have really been enjoying the RR's. Yours is truly fantastic. I've been riding just short of 20 years, and I have never done a ride like that. The last few years, I have been WOB (with out bike). I feel the need to fix that, and fix that NOW!

    One thing I must add that might help on your next ride. Stop doing the "rain dance" if you don't want rain. Just Sayin'...

    Well done and Bravo! :clap

    and I feel I must add a :evil to this too...


    -Mark.
  4. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    Chupacabra.
  5. Dude69

    Dude69 Usurper of Gov'ts

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    Great report... really enjoyed reading it..
    WTH is an aye-aye?
  6. James Adams

    James Adams Long timer

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  7. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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    What an adventure you 2 had. I just spent the last 3 hours reading the whole thread. I just couldn't stop. Thanks for the time you spent posting so the rest of us could enjoy it. :clap


    Kenny
  8. CNCJake

    CNCJake SlaX0r

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    grae313, are you from Redwood Valley?

    Oops, never mind. I read the rest of the ride report. Wow two new Redwood Valley peeps, you and Jake0876.
    Ukiahi '98!

    Great ride report!
  9. RussellH

    RussellH Been here awhile

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    Noooo...I can't believe I've come to the end of this report :cry

    That was a super cool RR and I have to go back and read it again, this time not skipping through paragraphs.

    How'd the GS do overall? other than the rotor needing replacement and some dumbass at the shop forgot to put enough oil in it. How many miles on the bike when you were done with it? I'm a sucker for older UJM bikes.

    Where are you guys now, what's the latest?
  10. zed88

    zed88 n00bilicious

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    Fantastic ride report! Having graduated a year ago I'm really feeling the pinch now to go out and do something similar. RR's like this only make that itch worse. Thanks for taking the time to write it up. It was very enjoyable! Hope all is well in NY now.
    -Eric
  11. Klay

    Klay dreaming adventurer Super Supporter

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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=293142
  12. Belgian Waffles

    Belgian Waffles Been here awhile

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    I just dug up this thread and found it absolutely wonderful. As a college adventurer looking into an Alaska trip on a Transalp myself, it provides an immeasurable amount of inspiration, humour, and encouragement. I am so happy to see all went well in the end.

    You too are lucky to have each other... I would do just about anything to be able to do that with my girl :raabia:wings

    Thanks guys.
    BW
  13. Cromwell

    Cromwell n00b

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    Belgian,
    Thanks for digging up this thread. Fantastic RR!
  14. duckboy

    duckboy Been here awhile

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    thanks for posting your adventure. glad you two had a great adventure and made it back safe. amazing pictures.

    duckboy
  15. Mercenary

    Mercenary Mindless Savage

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    I'm glad you dug it up. I recall starting to read it back when it was first posted but it must have got lost under all the rest...

    Oh well...nothing like starting over again eh!