The Pan American Trail

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by stoltzfii, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. hatchetdan

    hatchetdan Don't Look in the Freezer

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    Just finished, awe
    some, but what happened to the Bow and arrows?
  2. stoltzfii

    stoltzfii Been here awhile

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    James got tired of carrying them and gave them to our favorite pizza store owner in Huaraz, Peru. He was pretty excited.

    Unfortunately we never lived out our dream of living off of animals will killed with the bow...
  3. hatchetdan

    hatchetdan Don't Look in the Freezer

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    So roadkill was out?
  4. Randy Kovacs

    Randy Kovacs n00b

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    Sounds awesome! Have a blast.
  5. RobertRidesandCamps

    RobertRidesandCamps n00b

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    I'm with all the others here congratulating you for the excellent decision to make this trip, and your timing for it! You will probably never have this kind of opportunity and freedom again.
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  6. NYTrainer

    NYTrainer Been here awhile Supporter

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    The stock seat is a huge mistake.
  7. yakmike

    yakmike Adventurer Supporter

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    What an awe-inspiring journey! Hats off to the three of you and I appreciate the huge volumes of work putting this together. Best of everything for all future endeavors where ever they may lead.
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  8. apetersen

    apetersen Adventurer

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    Would love to have you over for dinner once you hit Denver and learn more about traveling in SA. Check out Northern Colorado Adventure Riders on Facebook to connect with locals here.
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  9. AGIANT

    AGIANT n00b

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    Congratulations, this is a wonderfull thing you'll are embarking on.
  10. FR700

    FR700 Heckler ™©®℗

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    No spoilers for this dude :deal
  11. McRuss

    McRuss Been here awhile

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    I just spent two days reading this awesome report! I've ridden in all 49 continental states, AK three times, Copper Canyon, Colorado 500 15 times, and nine days in Ireland on a rental and I thought I was a rider. Ha! These three guys raised the bar so high no one will ever top it! But I'm not giving up; I turned 75 in February and am planning another trip to AK in June of this year. As for living in Colorado, more power to you! I was born there, my daughter and her family live in Denver and you are right, it is motorcycle nirvana! I'll be in Denver some time in July and would buy Allen a beer or more just to be in the same room with him!
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  12. stoltzfii

    stoltzfii Been here awhile

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    Absolutely. I'll be moving out the end of April. We can meet up then.

    That's great, keep riding :) Contact me when you're out here and we'll meet up.
  13. Jolly Roger 250

    Jolly Roger 250 n00b

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    There comes a time in every man’s life, and in some cool chicks’ lives, when the thought of owning a motorcycle trumps everything else – the plea from your significant other telling you no, the fact that you may not have a clue how to ride one, and your own conscience saying, “Dude, is this a good idea?”
    The answer? Hell yeah, it’s a good idea!
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  14. stoltzfii

    stoltzfii Been here awhile

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    Hey everyone, James and I did a podcast with Jon Beaver from Bend Motorcycle Adventures. We chatted about the trip, how it started, things we learned, and a few things in between. Check it out if you're interested. Links below.

    iTunes

    Android/Desktop

    Website

    Big thanks to Jon for setting up this podcast! It was a first for me.
  15. steved57

    steved57 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I've replied to this report several times but I still says it's best ride report ever

    Thanks for heads up on podcast
  16. Champ57u

    Champ57u Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing your story on our podcast!
  17. RG1984

    RG1984 Been here awhile Supporter

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  18. DesertRatliff

    DesertRatliff Tinker Tinker Ride Ride

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    Fan-@#$%-tastic, gents. What an amazing trip and all-time ride report. You're legends.

    Thanks for taking us along.
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  19. jlevers

    jlevers Type 2 fun

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    Allen, I followed along with this RR the whole time, and it's by far my favorite one ever. So much so, that I'm thinking about doing something similar this winter/next spring (minus Alaska). My question is, what was your experience as far as how hard it was to get internet access? I'm a programmer, and the only way I'd be able to afford this is to have solid internet access at least two days a week. I'm thinking about getting something like Google Fi, and hoping they have good enough coverage, but I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.

    Thanks for putting in the work of keeping this updated for your whole trip!
  20. cBJr

    cBJr Adventurer

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    Truly epic trip! Thanks for the awesome story. :drums