Bakery Quest - a year hacking the US with our kid and dogs.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by szurszewski, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    Now you sound like @thewbee ... except I think he can imagine the cost - in fact, he's probably seen the work order.
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  2. thewbee

    thewbee Been here awhile

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    Exponential. All for 38 more horsepower.
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    Mofrid Been here awhile

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    I bet the sales price for the 356 made up some of the difference. My friend sold one of (I think he had 7 of them) his last year for a quarter million dollars.
  4. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    Careful now - some of the folks here ride Urals, and that's all they've got to start with!

    Why, that's enough to cover nearly 12,000 miles of driving - well, maybe 11,000 if you include the fuel cost. ...bet it would be a fun ride though!
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  5. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    :hmmmmm Has young Jeremiah achieved social nirvana yet? Is he in school? :y0!
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  6. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    Does cooking school count?
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    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    In your family?
    I think it would be a requirement! :deal

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  8. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    I got a nice letter in the mail on Tuesday...

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    Thanks for the letter, Jeremiah! Nice printing!
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  9. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    ....ok, it's January 1st and I still haven't pushed trip stat compilation to the top of my to-do list (it has been really close once or twice...), but to start the year our right I do want to stick in a little update.

    We had a great Thanksgiving with some friends from Portland, Jeremiah has been perfecting his pancake recipe,

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    I've been doing my best to avoid getting a real job by doing rideshare stuff (in a German car, if you can believe it - probably proves I'm not a quick learner), puttering around the house and getting ready to help my folks sell this gem
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    which has been in my stepmom's family since it rolled off the dealer lot back in 1950 (if you want it, let me know!), and Laura has been generally keeping an eye on the surrounding shenanigans.
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    We had a barely but true white Christmas with lots of family and some friends,

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    and Jeremiah gets to go back to school for the second half of third grade - starting tomorrow!

    We still don't know what the heck we're up to next, and I really still will get some trip stats up and maybe clean the thread a bit here and there, but as of now we're officially on travel hiatus through the Spring semester at least. After that - who knows?

    In the meantime, if you hear of any bakeries looking for bakers/owners/etc, or anything interesting in the world of travel, motorcycles or small lodging, do post it up.

    And of course, if you're coming near the PNW do look us up - we'd love to go for a ride, or a pastry, or a ride to pastries!
  10. noshoes

    noshoes soñando con México

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    I was wondering if you were still alive. Thanks for letting us know.
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  11. MrAndMrsZINC

    MrAndMrsZINC zero income,no children... Lots of time

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    That pretty little gem looks like a good bakery delivery vehicle...:nod

    That or it just needs to be in my garage...
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  12. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    Thanks for wondering about us! Hey - what do your know about Yarnell, AZ?

    Well, it does have a cavernous trunk...
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    noshoes soñando con México

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    Small town on a great motorbike road. Yarnell hill is famous around the Phoenix area for riding. Not a lot else going on there. Only one restaurant that stays in business. Several come and go every couple years. A couple junk/antique stores, no groceries stores or liquor stores that I remember. Closest large towns are Wickenburg to the south, and Prescott to the northeast. A lot of horse people in the hills around there. One really large ranch has most of the surrounding land. Nice little town, but not much to make a living on. I don't think a bakery would make it there. (my opinion) (obviously not the opinion of the local chamber of commerce) (if there is one) But I'd come by for some pastries or pie if you end up there. I promise.
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    szurszewski Long timer

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    hmmm...what kind of a pastry budget do you have? I mean, how many customers could we possibly need? Like, six? Yeah, that's probably enough. So....let's see, six...there's you, that's one...and then we'd just need like pretty much everyone in Yarnell. Easy!
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    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    :y0! I'd come and get some pastries in Yarnell. :nod

    :uhoh Not every day though. :dunno

    Horse people need pastries too! :razor
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    BMWBUD Should be old enough to be better.

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  17. Foiler

    Foiler Adventurer

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    all of us AZBeemers LOVE pie
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  18. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    I appreciate your dilemma and we understand people can not always schedule a daily trip to their favorite bakery. To avoid any trouble or confusion when you come to OUR bakery someday, we have devised a simple equation for your use:

    365/V x V= # of items to buy per visit. (V, of course, is the number of times you plan to visit the bakery per year - easy!)


    Turtles and a penguin - that snail is in good company!

    You were the first person I thought of when I heard a rumor about Yarnell ;)
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  19. szurszewski

    szurszewski Long timer

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    BMWBUD Should be old enough to be better.

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