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Got a burr up my ass to ride to Maine. Dunno why, just seemed like a good idea. So I talked my riding buddies Dave and his wife Debbie (R1250GS) as well as Todd (junky assed Ducati) to come along with me.

10 days and about 6,500 miles for me, 1,500 less for Dave (he lives in Indy) and Todd is in between as his lives in Columbia, Missouri. The basic route....

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As with any trip, new tires are the first thing to get sorted. Slapped on yet another set of Trailmax Missions this week.....

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All set to head out on Tuesday the 24th and ride to Todd's in Missouri. And then this shit happens today. 20 fuckin' inches of slop....

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So Plan B is to throw my bike into the truck and haul it to somewhere in Kansas, drop the truck and continue onwards. Just gotta find someplace to leave the truck for 10 days. Then it's onwards to New York, Vermont , Maine and a bunch of lobster dinners.

More to come.........

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1 minute ago, XTreme said:

Great to see you posting again Eric!

You've got snow and we've got 35C/95F here!

You said he fucked off because we are a bunch of twats.

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2 minutes ago, Buckster said:

You said he fucked off because we are a bunch of twats.

I never said that. I said you were a twat.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (just kiddin')

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16 minutes ago, Earache said:

So Plan B is to throw my bike into the truck and haul it to somewhere in Kansas, drop the tuck and continue onwards. Just gotta find someplace to leave the truck for 10 days. Then it's onwards to New York, Vermont , Maine and a bunch of lobster dinners.

More to come.........

Be careful i remember a film with Burt Reynolds in where he was looking for somewhere to leave his truck didn't end to well for him  :classic_laugh:

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7 minutes ago, Earache said:

I never said that. I said you were a twat.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (just kiddin')

I feel guilty for arranging the snow now.

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12 minutes ago, XTreme said:

 

You've got snow and we've got 35C/95F here!

It was 90F/33C  in Denver on Thursday.

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I did get out on Thursday before swapping my tires out. Just rode around the neighborhood for a bit. Thought I should at least ride 10 miles before setting off on a long trip. Bike felt pretty much like I remember it from last year....

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Roads above 12,.000' were still closed due to snowpack and I'm sure it's much worse now. So it was hard to really go anywhere...

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So I just swung past the old gold mines and headed back to town.

10 mile shakedown ride completed - ready for Maine!

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Missed seeing your stuff Eric.......cos this lot are fucking useless!

Having said that, I've hardly ridden this Winter cos it's been grim here!

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3 minutes ago, XTreme said:

Missed seeing your stuff Eric.......cos this lot are fucking useless!

Having said that, I've hardly ridden this Winter cos it's been grim here!

Well let's hope for a nice summer for all of us then with lots of great riding.

Have a July trip to Canada and the West Coast planned as well. Tried to get into Canuckistan last year but they had their panties in a bunch over Covid so we couldn't. They recently relaxed their requirements to get in so we'll attempt it again in July.

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9 minutes ago, XTreme said:

Missed seeing your stuff Eric.......cos this lot are fucking useless!

Having said that, I've hardly ridden this Winter cos it's been grim here!

I’ve posted loads of ride reports you ungrateful ginger cunt.

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Nice one Eric, good to see you back  👍

 

Did you go into any of those abandoned buildings to see if there were any midgets or dead dogs,  asking for a ginger dago friend ..................

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1 hour ago, boboneleg said:

How many miles on your Super Tenere now @Earache  ?

Around 50,000 miles - gonna have to start looking for a new bike b y next year.

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3 minutes ago, Earache said:

Around 50,000 miles - gonna have to start looking for a new bike b y next year.

What would you be interested in?

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2 hours ago, boboneleg said:

Nice one Eric, good to see you back  👍

 

Did you go into any of those abandoned buildings to see if there were any midgets or dead dogs,  asking for a ginger dago friend ..................

I didn't. Assumed the coyotes and mountain lions would have eaten them by now had there been any in there. Same for the ginger dagos.

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3 minutes ago, XTreme said:

What would you be interested in?

Dunno, really. Maybe a KTM? I really hate to fuck around with chain  s though and would like a driveshaft. BMW's are out for me so there's not a lot of options left. Maybe another Super Tenere?

I'd also consider the HD Pan and maybe the new Tiger.

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