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Old 08-30-2012, 06:29 AM   #21
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Or maybe that guy just sits around and poses and tells guys that he's been gone for 3 weeks for cred.
I did see his Utah tags.

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:34 AM   #22
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Amazing journey! Thanks so much for sharing, incredible job.
I have never tried the priceline thing, always assumed it was a gimmick. I will try it.
I would imagine you were in far greater danger riding through LA than you are dealing with Montana wildlife.
I've never been to the southwest other than airports, but I want to now.
Thanks again for posting this, I will print it so I can read it over and over.

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:44 AM   #23
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The Priceline name your own price, totally rocks. I have saved literally thousands of dollars on rooms. The way to do it right is to create two accounts each with a different email address and credit card. That way if your original bid is too low, you can counter with the other account right away and not have to wait the 24 period.

HOTWIRE is a complete fucking scam, stay away from them or you will be very sorry.

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Old 08-30-2012, 11:57 AM   #24
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Your assessment of your gear in Taos was correct as leaving anything out will get swiped.
Shire, I knew my Spiddy senses were working.. I could just see it in their eyes when they said to me "Oh park right over here and we will watch your stuff" Yeah, watch it disappear...

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Old 08-30-2012, 12:08 PM   #25
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Is there more to tell of the interesting people you met along the way?

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Old 08-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #26
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Great pics, I hope I do something like this myself.

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Old 08-30-2012, 12:38 PM   #27
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Epic trip. I have one coming up in 2 weeks, I am getting excited! Except that I need to send my ride in for a 12000 mile check before I leave I think. it has 10.5 now but by the time I get back it'll likely have 13.5 or so.

I'll have to look at your route again. For my trip I kind of have to make rapid progress towards SW Colorado (Durango area) but I am thinking if I make fast pace to Utah I could hit some of the stuff you did out there... do you have it set into google maps by chance?

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:43 AM   #28
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Really nice trip report Mike.
I've made a few long ones myself, but your pictures and narrative are superb.

One question (well two). How the heck do you get all that gear piled so high on that bike? Do you have some sort of tall "sissy bar" on the VFR?

Thanks for the report.

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:55 AM   #29
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Wow what a trip, good for you man! Amazing pictures, I can only hope I am able to do something like this someday.

I saw your gun in the first picture (Glock 26/27?), whats the legality on carrying across state lines? My buddy is planning a multiple state trip next year and we were discussing carrying across states. But neither of us knew the legality of it (im pretty sure Wa CPL doesnt transfer to too many states).

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Old 09-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #30
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One question (well two). How the heck do you get all that gear piled so high on that bike? Do you have some sort of tall "sissy bar" on the VFR?
I have a Venture rack system on two of my bikes. A little pricey, but the damn thing will not budge while riding.

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I saw your gun in the first picture (Glock 26/27?), whats the legality on carrying across state lines? My buddy is planning a multiple state trip next year and we were discussing carrying across states. But neither of us knew the legality of it (im pretty sure Wa CPL doesnt transfer to too many states).
I have a Washington CPL, but I guess I use "The what they can't see" policy. I will not travel without it. Depending on the state I'm in I may not have the clip in it. It is a 26.

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Old 09-01-2012, 11:08 AM   #31
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Amazing pics! I so want to hit a trip like that in the next few years.

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Old 09-01-2012, 11:33 AM   #32
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That was an really nice report. Excellent pictures, I almost felt like I was there. It was also a treat to read such articulate and entertaining text accompanying the pictures.

I'd hoped to do a similiar trip this summer, but instead I've been building a small backyard shop, which has taken most of my $$$ and time since February.

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:11 PM   #33
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Jealous. And inspired. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 09-05-2012, 06:37 AM   #34
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Awesome Trip! Your pics are stirring the wanderlust in me again.
I'll have to dig out my old 2009 Bucket List Trip pics now...

Seattle - Montana - Grand Canyon - Meteor Crater - Scottsdale - Alamogordo - Carlsbad Caverns - Houston - Cape Canaveral - Atlanta - Pikes Peak - Yellowstone - Montana - Seattle. 21 Days.

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Old 09-06-2012, 03:24 PM   #35
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One word: Inspirational.

Do you have any photos of the gear you packed? Besides the clothing. Just curious on what items one would bring on such trip.

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Old 09-06-2012, 03:41 PM   #36
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Saw a 25yr anniversary version of your machine. They are nice looking bikes!

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Old 09-06-2012, 08:18 PM   #37
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Great ride report, I will be taking off soon for my first week long trip over to Yellowstone, your pics convinced me I need to take my DSLR not just a point and shoot.


And for anyone curious about carrying firearms into other states Handgunlaw.us is a great resource.

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Old 10-27-2012, 07:35 AM   #38
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Just beautiful!!!!

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:44 PM   #39
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fantastic...more, please.

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Old 11-09-2012, 05:21 PM   #40
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I'm just in the beginning phase of planning a similar trip. How many miles did you cover in 19 days? What was your average daily mileage, how often did you lay over, etc?

Great trip.

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