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Old 07-18-2019, 08:47 AM   #1
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I crossed the Alaska state line on that motorsickle. I rode to the Arctic Circle, took a pizz and turned around. Rode thru 31 states and three sets of tires.

I seen things
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:49 AM   #2
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Very cool. Time to do it again!
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:49 AM   #3
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Nice!!!
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:52 AM   #4
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That's impressive!
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Old 07-18-2019, 08:58 AM   #5
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Good grief thatís a long haul on a motorbike!

Iíd like to say one day that Iíve pizzed on the arctic circle.


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Old 07-18-2019, 09:00 AM   #6
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My boss started in NY, rode all the way across to Washington and then South through California and East down I10 to Florida a couple years back. Didn't make it all the way back though as he ran out of time and shipped his bike back to NY.

Said it was shockingly exhausting. He did it in the summer, so I'm sure that southern section was brutal.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:01 AM   #7
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I thought getting my iron butt was something, not anymore. I always wanted to ride up there, never had enough time off at one shot to make it happen though.

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Old 07-18-2019, 09:07 AM   #8
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Congrats to your bladder! I'da never made it out of Texas!
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:14 AM   #9
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I took off for 4 months between jobs, only wrecked once. They is Redwood tree in California that you can drive thru, on the little road going to that tree some yayhoo come around a hairpin turn on my side and I hit the ditch. I made him help me pick my bike up and turned around.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:16 AM   #10
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That’s American AF
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:26 AM   #11
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Who is that young bearded fella!



Surprised they had motored vehicles back then..
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:26 AM   #12
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That don't even look like you! Cool adventure.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:32 AM   #13
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Great adventure!
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:32 AM   #14
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That don't even look like you! Cool adventure.
It was long ago
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:35 AM   #15
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What a sense of adventure. I'll bet you felt like a different man when you got through with that little ride.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:36 AM   #16
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What a sense of adventure. I'll bet you felt like a different man when you got through with that little ride.
I left my azz cheeks in Bakersfield, I ought to go find them.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:38 AM   #17
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Wow
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:40 AM   #18
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Surprised they had motored vehicles back then..
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:44 AM   #19
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Man I'd like to see pictures of that trip and where did you hide your handgun?
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:50 AM   #20
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I spent two weeks in Alaska and put my bike on a ferry back to Seattle, I got a plane ticket back to Seattle. I got tired of it raining ever day in Alaska. Oh yeah dont ever order Mexican food in Homer, Alaska. You will leave a pair of your drawers in the ditch. I have no idea why I wanted fajitas that day, but is was a sad ordeal.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:53 AM   #21
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Bad to the bone!! My cheeks hurt reading this.
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:53 AM   #22
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sounds like a good time
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Old 07-18-2019, 09:54 AM   #23
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Man I'd like to see pictures of that trip and where did you hide your handgun?
I had to send my pistol back home, stopped in Bellingham, Washington and went to the post office. I got to the checkpoint and them Canadians stripped my bike, I had to put it back together in the parking lot. They was haters and was looking fer dope I guess. They left my gear in a big pile in the rain.
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:05 PM   #24
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Bucket list for me! Awesome!! Me and a friend rode from Wichita falls, TX to Custer, SD in one day bout 3 years ago...wish we'd have just kept going

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Old 07-18-2019, 12:08 PM   #25
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:12 PM   #26
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Radar, this is the coolest thing I've heard of in a good while. I've been all over Texas on my bike, but you are my new hero
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:23 PM   #27
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Me and some friends rode from Dallas to Royal Gorge in Colorado. My azz wasn't a happy camper. It was fun though. Congrats on the great adventure.
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:29 PM   #28
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I crossed the Alaska state line on that motorsickle. I rode to the Arctic Circle, took a pizz and turned around. Rode thru 31 states and three sets of tires.



I seen things
Dang you took the long way around if you went through that many states

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Old 07-18-2019, 12:30 PM   #29
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That was before GPS. He obviously can't read a map
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:53 PM   #30
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Rode from Houston to Las Vegas (and back) on a 750 when I was 18. It takes a lot out of you physically, especially riding in the summer. I was young and dumb, and had the wrong clothes. I didnt really understand that Arizona had a monsoon season either in June. I rode through that state with a trash bag poncho, no windshield and my teeth gritted.
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:02 PM   #31
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I did not care at the time, I left Texas and headed to New Mexico then down to Tombstone and back up to the Grand Canyon. Got caught in big hailstorm in Kingman, Arizona and the glass got busted out of my mirrors. I had to go by new ones at the HD store there.
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:40 PM   #32
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I wanna pee in Alaska


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Old 07-18-2019, 01:44 PM   #33
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I went on a few rides with two friends who took a picture of themselves with their bikes in front of every courthouse in ever county in Texas. I rode my KZ1000 to Brownwood with them and then rode back and that was enough for me
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:46 PM   #34
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You did all that inspite of the gloom and doom Y2K people
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:47 PM   #35
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I did not care at the time, I left Texas and headed to New Mexico then down to Tombstone and back up to the Grand Canyon. Got caught in big hailstorm in Kingman, Arizona and the glass got busted out of my mirrors. I had to go by new ones at the HD store there.
Seeing some of that scenery on a bike would be about as cool as it gets IMO.
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:48 PM   #36
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You did all that inspite of the gloom and doom Y2K people
Yes I had to get back home before the world ended
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:49 PM   #37
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I had to send my pistol back home, stopped in Bellingham, Washington and went to the post office. I got to the checkpoint and them Canadians stripped my bike, I had to put it back together in the parking lot. They was haters and was looking fer dope I guess. They left my gear in a big pile in the rain.

so much for Canadians being super friendly lol
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:49 PM   #38
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Awesome trip. I haven't done it on a bike, but my wife and I and the 2 kids did it in a Buick in 1983.
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:51 PM   #39
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SON!! You got a tougher arse than me!! Course, when I rode, it was on an old 750 Honda 4 cylinder and you just set on top of those things... Ridin' from Houston to Nacogdoches dang near killed me!!
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:03 PM   #40
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Seeing some of that scenery on a bike would be about as cool as it gets IMO.
I went to Havasu City to see the original London Bridge, I drove over it and did not know it. Its a little bitty brick bridge, I was looking for some great big bridge. Lol
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:08 PM   #41
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I crossed the Alaska state line on that motorsickle. I rode to the Arctic Circle, took a pizz and turned around. Rode thru 31 states and three sets of tires.

I seen things


That's awesome, Jeff! I could tell from meeting you that you're a worldly man!
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Old 07-18-2019, 02:52 PM   #42
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SON!! You got a tougher arse than me!! Course, when I rode, it was on an old 750 Honda 4 cylinder and you just set on top of those things... Ridin' from Houston to Nacogdoches dang near killed me!!


I could not do it now, Iím too wore out.


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Old 07-18-2019, 03:19 PM   #43
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Well that and you so skinny now yore arse is too bony to ride that ferr! From that pic, kinda looks like you had some meat on yore bones back then!
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Old 07-18-2019, 03:22 PM   #44
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Lol


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Old 07-18-2019, 03:27 PM   #45
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Did you wear a helmet the whole way because if you didn't here's what a runt your gas mileage

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Old 07-18-2019, 03:28 PM   #46
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So i calculated your position at 66į 33' 39" N when you relieved yourself
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:25 PM   #47
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So i calculated your position at 66į 33' 39" N when you relieved yourself
I got to North Pole, Alaska and went about a 130 miles north or so. Turned around and drove back down to Fairbanks. I did not care for Fairbanks.
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Old 07-18-2019, 04:27 PM   #48
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Yes,wore helmet everywhere. I did not know what each state law was so just wore helmet all the time.
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Old 07-18-2019, 06:58 PM   #49
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That's on my bucket list. I have never been able to take 4 or 5 weeks off and go riding.

Bet you have some great memories from that trip

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Old 07-18-2019, 07:07 PM   #50
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Sounds like an awesome trip! Been to Alaska, but never even been out of Texas on a bike!
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