RTW the Jamie Z Way: Winter Hiatus

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Jamie Z, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    thx Jamie Z.
    it's been great!
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  2. Geezerguy

    Geezerguy In the shadows Supporter

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    Thanks for taking us along Jamie Z. Have a good rest period and we’ll be waiting to hear from you when you are on the road again.
  3. EZ-D

    EZ-D Davidprej Supporter

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    I usually just "like" posts, but want to second all the good thoughts about your trip while you take a break/pause. If you are ever in S. Louisiana, let me know.

    Let's hope spring brings and end to...you know what, and opens up the world again. I'm ready!
  4. kmag

    kmag Average Sedentary Man

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    This is going to be like waiting for the next season of Ted Lasso.
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  5. bigjohnsd

    bigjohnsd '14 BMW R1200 GS Adv Supporter

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    Thanks for your diligent upkeep on this report.
    It was good to meet you, ride with you, host you.
    Looking forward to the next edition.
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  6. fasttortoise

    fasttortoise Smartest Idiot Here

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    It’s so hard to keep up with a report at the pace you are. Thanks for the effort and entertainment!
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  7. Contrarian

    Contrarian Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great job Jamie, excellent reporting! Enjoy your break.

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  8. Golden955

    Golden955 Been here awhile

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    I'd read about non riding Jamie! I know it would be funnier and more interesting that hearing about how my wife's day went at work:)

    Denver? How do I get in line to buy you a beer?
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  9. Mofrid

    Mofrid Been here awhile Supporter

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    Be well Jamie!
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  10. codebot

    codebot Neophyte RTA (Round The Americas).

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    Even earlier this year I could not have imagined that Covid restrictions would still be in place. I am truthfully hoping things will let up by spring of 2022. That is when I am going to throw caution to the wind and go on my own ride. In the meantime... What the #@$% are you going to do for the next few months?
  11. farleywilbur

    farleywilbur Been here awhile

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    Have a great break from riding and the effort you put into this blog. I know your non-riding stories are great because I loved reading your Uber Chronicles thread!!
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  12. scudo

    scudo Adventurer

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    Thanks for the great report Jamie. Would like to know about the compact wood burning stove. Have a nice rest.
  13. TNC

    TNC Candyass Camper

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    Well heck!...I was just getting ready for Jamie to head to other parts of the planet that are warmer to continue the RTW. I'll miss these stories, Jamie.
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  14. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    One of my moring ritualls is seeing where Jamie is at and reading the wonderful updates with the stellar pictures. Now will be missing Jamie's and Dan's (Ohio Danimal) updates as the days get shorter.
    Thanks for sharing your trip and taking all that time out to post it up. Good luck with the re-charge time and getting set up for the next leg of your adventure.
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  15. ScottA

    ScottA Adventurer

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    Thanks Jamie. As others have said, before work each morning I would check your report for updates, have a well deserved break and I can't wait for you to return!
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  16. holckster

    holckster dougholck Supporter

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    holckster said:
    Glad the Mitas E-07 tires we mounted here are working for you.
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    Jamie's reply:
    I like the tires a lot, but curiously I find them quite squirrely off pavement. Their grip on both wet and dry on pavement is phenomenal, but off pavement, they feel quite slippery to me. I wouldn't expect that, as these are the most aggressive tires I've ever used.
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    holcksters reply:
    If you'll recall I recommended the Mitas E-10 knobby front.

    I also found the E-07 front felt not planted (squirrely) off-road.
    Switching to the E-10 front will plant the front and still be great on pavement.
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  17. Eyes Shut

    Eyes Shut See no evil Super Supporter

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    Thanks, Jamie, for a wonderful and entertaining ride report!
    You know you've always got a place to stay if you visit Santa Barbara again.
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  18. GulfCoast

    GulfCoast formerly SWLAStrom

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    Thanks for the ride along Jamie Z. My mornings (or today, lunch) will not be the same without an update to your ride report. Alas, all good things must come to an end. I'm looking forward to the next installment!
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  19. ZGirl

    ZGirl Girly Adventurer

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    Nice RR Jamie. Enjoyed visiting new places through your travels. :thumb Be safe and Bill and I look forward to seeing you again sometime.
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  20. Arbolmano

    Arbolmano Not so Studly

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    Say, I'm with "eyes shut" come spend the cold months where it's NOT cold! I've plenty room and a pipeline to Desert Nirvana
    The prettiest girls in the World are in Santa Barbara don't ya know. Santa Monica is "the Home of the Homeless" for a reason.
    Cold living is for folks that want to or have no choice. California the safest state for virus last I heard. I'd bet you could couch surf all Winter and keep riding. Prospects for viral control by next Spring are not looking to good.......
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