RTW on a thumper... Round the World ADVenturization

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwpaul, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    ...and the best part is they're not fattening at all :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
  2. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    after Louisiana its two days across Texas, staying as far south as possible, the weather is cold, we get caught in freezing rain, the ice on the windshield is over 1/4" thick :eek1

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    when we stop for the day the thermometer shows the days high temperature 36 degrees!!!

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    the next day we head out of TX, quickly across NM and into warmer AZ, each time we stop i leave the bike in the sun to warm the seat a little before carrying on

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    Eventually we get to AZ as windmill truck head in the opposite direction to start building back where there was high winds

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    only in AZ...

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  3. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Looks like Space X is shipping another one...
  4. Canadese

    Canadese n00b

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    Been waiting for this thread to start going again. When I first found this forum it took me a few days to go through this whole thread from start to finish, I like your pictures.

    Are you heading to South America again?
  5. rtwpaul

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    gonna finish up this part of the ride and then make some decisions on directions to head to next part of me likes the idea of south america again but then another side of me is shouting New Zealand at the top of its lungs
  6. szamor

    szamor Adventurer

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    Hi Paul, although NZ is a fantastic motorcycling destination any time, Autumn (fall) does generally yield better weather for biking. It's pretty windy, wet, sunny and the occasional snow fall at the moment. Much better to come on down from Mid January, February to the end of March.
    Your more than welcome to visit my family and I in North Canterbury.
    :freaky
  7. prsdrat

    prsdrat Been here awhile

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    Hey Paul, I'd love to see your photography of New Zealand. Especially
    since you're taking such a photogenic partner along.
  8. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    i'll drop you a PM
  9. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    :thumb
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    we stopped by Tucson and stayed with Ghostrider FC...good times

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    then the next morning it was north bound to El Mirage, we took the long route out to the mountains to the east and past all the copper mines

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    then around Roosevelt Lake and took a photo by the bridge

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    ...had a Deja Vu moment, that i'd been there before...

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    Animal Instinct Long timer Supporter

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  12. GhostRiderFC

    GhostRiderFC Just a guy who rides

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    :huh... shit... I need to go on a diet. :cry
  13. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    :clap:clap:clap You past right by my hood Paul. Lacassine area. Pun in many times at the bridge to go fishin'. And one of my fav rides on the KLR through the swamp headed East. Hope you enjoyed your ride though South Louisiana.
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  14. rtwpaul

    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    get a bigger bike it's less work :lol3:lol3:lol3
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    rtwpaul out riding... Supporter

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    i'd sent you a PM letting you know we were real close, we were going to stop by and say hello, guess it never went thru for some reason :deal
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    Animal Instinct Long timer Supporter

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    Nope, I was solo and coming from the other direction, but I met two bikes about 10 minutes before I took that picture. I remember thinking how badly I'd be hating to ride into the blinding afternoon sun if I were them.:lol3
  18. rtwpaul

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    Straight west from Roosevelt we head to some friends who live in El Mirage who we meet up with every year at Overland Expo they convert old ambulances to overland vehicles, so when we go there Jenn got to drive one

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    also staying there were my good friends Ken and Carol Duval from Australia, they have been on the road for 16 yars, and Ken was in the middle of a motor rebuild on his BMW airhead with 870,000 k's on the clock

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    also on his list was a final drive rebuild

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    we were watched the whole time by the family dog!!!

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    when you stay with Auzzies there is always a little reminder hiding somewhere

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    as a lot of time was in the garage there was a large ex army unimog sitting there, Jenn just wanted to drive, she got her wish

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    we took it around the rose fields across the street, not a single flower was damaged in this drive :lol3:lol3

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    What a great update... :clap 16 years on the road, 870,000 k on an airhead!
    Wouldn't that be the bike to travel on? Someone certainly knows how to do it right :deal
  20. gperkins

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    Wow the Duvals. I met these two intrepid adventurers in about 98 or 99 at a little restaurant in Italy. We had a mutual friend working there as a chef. Just "google' Pompone. The restaurant is in the foothills of the Dolomite's. These guys, live, sleep, eat and breath motorcycles. All based at the restaurant. If you ever get the chance, visit. You want be disappointed.:freaky:clap and of course the food is fabulous.

    Graeme.