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Mainland USA Summary

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

It was a pretty quick trip through mainland USA. I was told to ride through the Northern Cascades which had the distinction of being the only place on my trip I got lost. I managed to get on a forestry service road. When it turned 1 lane I remembered they said it wasn’t a main […]

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Bends in Big Ben National Park

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

I met up with Mark who I am crossing into Mexico with in Apline Texas. Due to the rough weather he drove down his bike on the back of his truck. We checked out a few of the town’s bars and met up with the locals. I was called mam for the rest of the […]

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The good the bad and the ugly

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

The worse thing about riding through Texas was the cold. It was -8 degrees (18f) and I woke up to frost on the bike. Also it was windy. All along the road there was signs stating the next so many miles had dust storms and some that warned that total loss of visibility was possible. […]

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Desert Driving

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

I have decided to skip doing the whole route 66 thing as it was going to be under 0 degrees (below 30f) along it. So instead I am taking highway 10 to Texas where I am meeting up with a bloke from HU to do the Mexican border crossing with. I did 550 miles and […]

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Hotel Horror

Monday, December 8th, 2008

I only managed to do 250 miles on my first day as I spent the morning packing the bike and waiting for my cousin’s painters. This is my bike with it’s new black side panels and this is a picture of it packed. I am carrying more than I should as my cousin was getting […]

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Hit the road Jack

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

After three days of getting my laptop back and last minute preparations I am ready to hit the road early tomorrow morning and I can’t wait. Nothing like waiting around getting ready and fixing things to get rid of nerves. A couple of website for you if you get struck by an XP Antivir you […]

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Boots and Viruses

Friday, December 5th, 2008

So much for a holiday! For the first two days I sorted out stuff I should have done before I left. Wednesday and Thursday were spent riding all over LA looking for motorcycle boots and heated grips only to find out that stores here don’t actually stock anything and it is all ordered in. Then […]

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Hollywood Where Dreams Come True

Monday, December 1st, 2008

I went to check in online on Saturday night only to find out that my booking had been cancelled. Because I was using airmiles I had to wait to talk to the bmi diamond club desk at 8am on Sunday three hours before my flight was due to go. After five frustrated phone calls BMI […]

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Hot as Hell

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Is the title of this post swearing? Sorry if it is. But on last day of riding from the Corbin factory near San Fransisco to Los Angeles I just about died from the heat. It was 107 degrees fahrenheit (42 celsius) and it was easier to ride with my visor down as the wind on […]

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Wanted: Missing Side Panels

Friday, October 3rd, 2008

When I travelled up and down New Zealand I managed to leave something at every place that I stayed. Which wasn’t too bad as I was going the other way and picked it all up on the way back through. I was congratulating myself in San Francisco that so far I was doing all right […]

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