Travel Journal & Motography...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by black 8, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    Thanks staticPort...

    While in the THC, I heard in the news that Earl Simmons, aka, DMX had passed away. He was an American rapper that appeared in the movie "Romeo Must Die" with Jet Li in 2000 and I liked that movie enough to buy the DVD. He passed from a heart attack at just 50 years young... I am reminded that I have a limited shelf life on this earth and that everyday I get to throw a leg over the saddle is a bonus day. So I choose to make each day count...
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  2. Manny U

    Manny U Been here awhile

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    The glossy reflection off the DQ cone that is ready to melt or be eaten is making my mouth water. Thanks Rudy
  3. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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  4. Manny U

    Manny U Been here awhile

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  5. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    ~ 11/12 Apr 2021

    ~ POD: None... make it up as I go along...


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    brisket and eggs taco... :dukegirl
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    decided to stop here for a late afternoon snack...
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    can't get any fresher than this...
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    glad to help a fellow rider with one liter of gas and a jump-start...
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    we're not in Texas anymore Toto...
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    refit and resupply...
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  6. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    That's some serious driving! You're getting your money's worth out of that truck! What percentage of the miles on that truck were done with a bike on the back?
  7. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    There was an overnight in Moss Point in between that drive. I just forgot to snap some pics at the hotel... it felt great to get cleaned up from a week of camping...

    The truck has 6,542 miles now... it's been to Idaho, Death Valley, and the current trip with 5,315 miles...

    That comes out to 81.24% of the Ranger's miles were done with a bike in tow...
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  8. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    my 2020 ranger has 18,940 on it as of yesterday, and i got it june 24, 2020.

    its been to seattle, new mexico, death valley, utah, arizona, vegas, etc. about 8000 of it with trailer in tow.

    are you home? or back in FL with the parents?
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  9. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    Not home yet but spendin' time with family...

    I've got about a week and a half to explore my way back before my second vaccine shot...
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  10. CJSRider

    CJSRider Been here awhile

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    It will be good when you get your second shot
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  11. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    Yep... it'll give me that added confidence whenever I'm out and about on adventures...
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  12. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    Both the Pfizer and Moderna give a high level of protection two weeks after the first shot. I'm almost there:rayof
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  13. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    Thanks for the great pics, I had not seen this thread before. :thumb I need to read more of the posts on my next pass. For some reason, I have a hankering for some BBQ. :dukegirl
  14. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    I reached 80% three days ago...

    Thanks for stopping by... you can never go wrong with bbq...
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  15. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    ~ 17 Apr 2021

    ~ POD: Refit and resupply complete; time to get back on the road...

    I spent the past week with my parents getting caught up to see how they're doing since I left a couple of months ago and I'm happy they are doing much better. My dad even managed to gain a few more lbs... Also, you know how mothers are, in between making my favorite dishes, we headed out every now and then for something different...


    Harborside restaurant in Winter Haven... right off the lake... those haddock fillets are HUUUGE though the photo may not show it...
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    Zoës Kitchen for some Mediterranean cuisine...
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    campfire beverage resupply...
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    After moving things around and repacking the Ranger, much needed laundry, and resupplying the campfire beverages; I'm ready to roll tomorrow to meander my way back home to SoCal...

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  16. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    Looks like the good life indeed. :D
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  17. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    just pushing the envelope to life's potential... I not content with just sitting on the sidelines...
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    staticPort Meditrider Supporter

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    Taking a bit of time out from 'pushing the envelope' to check up on parents may actually enhance life's potential; their's and yours. Well done!
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    black 8 motography memories...

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  20. black 8

    black 8 motography memories...

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    no bueno...
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    Lucky I had a tube of JB Weld Steelstik for a temporary patch and limped back to camp with Win’s help...

    Thanks Win