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Title: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on December 12, 2008, 08:14:03 pm
OK. I ended up all lonesome and nowhere to go and decided to do the only thing left that was good and decent to do for a man in my situation :'(. I gave up my single apartment on the 3rd floor, packed my stuff and mounted the Baton Rouge (Red Stick).   :mwink:

Now remember I am not a stop and take photos rider. I keep forgetting and only once back on the bike I remember and think Sh1t, I should have ... So bear with me, Some days there are photos and others not.

This is a journey that taught me lots and meet lots of new people. Chicks and stuff. I even kicked Wyatt Urpâ??s ass. Found myself an alien and rode the highway 1 on the coast of California. Had an erection in the redwoods and ... well lots of Mexicans. They do look pretty when they are young.

Now the Versys did very well and not once did I have any problems. I changed the back tire and put some chain wax on but that was it. What a good machine. I have even done some mountain climbing with it, ye I know it was not made for it, but it went as ez as pie.

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Heading for Chattanooga to sit down and cry.

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The first day was just to get away and out of North Carolina. I camped in State parks and in KAO camp sites. This first night was such a campsite.

Here is "apie" and "flat stanley" (a school thing of my boy).

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The next day I headed out to Mississippi

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Found this at a town somewhere.

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Heading into Alabama. Now Alabama was NOT sweet home. It was wet and cold and wet and I think I found all the rednecks.

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And slept somewhere.

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Then heading out the next morning to Baton Rouge. When I heard what it meant I decided that the Versys needs another name, hence, Baton Rouge (Red Stick).

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Even had time to fill up on the Jagermeister. Ye, during the Sweet home Alabama ride i picked up a nasty flu and this were the only way I could treat it. And it might not have helped but it did feel better. And as the photo say, there is always a silver lining at a booze shop.

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Over here I am camping on the state park grounds somewhere, I think Texas or Oklahoma.

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OK. So far boring, but just to let you know. I will put up the rest later. Wait till you see New Mexico and Arizona. WOW! And the Texas girls and the steaks.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Plothond on December 12, 2008, 08:20:05 pm
A Zonks report  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I will almost cry  ;D

Cannot wait for the rest - no wonder you been so scarce. And happy birthday you fairy
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Tonteldoos on December 12, 2008, 09:03:14 pm
Hey Zonk we miss you here in ZA  :3some:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: BlueBull2007 on December 12, 2008, 09:32:54 pm
Nice report so far. Got any pics of the people you met?
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Matroos (aka JJred) on December 12, 2008, 10:09:44 pm
Keep'em comin !!!
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on December 14, 2008, 05:00:02 pm
... And happy birthday you fairy

jy ook plottie
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Welsh on December 14, 2008, 05:05:46 pm
... And happy birthday you fairy

jy ook plottie

Cheers Zonk  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Ratel on December 14, 2008, 09:18:25 pm
Baie nice, nou waar's die res? ;D
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: The TRANSPORTER on December 14, 2008, 10:02:17 pm
Kom nou Zonk,gooi die res ons wag ......... :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Mark Hardy on December 15, 2008, 07:24:34 am
Come on young man, where's the rest of RR or has the bottle of Jagermeister got the better of you  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on December 15, 2008, 07:01:28 pm
OK. Here goes the next bunch.

After the sleeping in the Eisenhower State park (N33 49.519 W96 36.960), and having one huge mother of a steak at a place here (N33 45.375 W96 32.068) in Denison with some serious nice looked after girls with short everything  :o, I left the next morning heading to New Mexico.

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With my Baton Rouge catching a glimpse of the rising sun, I headed out. Where I encountered these funny windmills. Being out of water I figured a good smoke and snakebite and some refreshing water.

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But alas, these windmills got a kick.

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I went around Dallas and man, you will not believe me but from where the houses start and end it is 95 miles, guys, that is about 160km's. It is HUGE! As Fort Worth and Dallas are one, It took me 3 hours to pass around. So much for Gauteng.

I also found this old hotel called the Baker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker_Hotel). Very famous and so pretty. Not working anymore but man the inside looks like it must have been a ace in it's heydays. Found at Mineral Wells, i think.

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I stopped the afternoon at Carlsbad (N32 35.135 W104 25.003). This was a very good stop with great facilities.

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And here am I. Still alive and kicking.

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The next morning I decided that I have to find myself an alien. Heading towards Roswell. Doesn't it look so much like the Free State or Karoo? So beautiful!! :'(

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Got to this town called Oil Center. This place was booming in its good days of oil flowing. Very sad what is left.

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The town does not exist anymore but just some old buildings and something Sharkie would love, a Church without borders  ;)

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Getting to Roswell.

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And not finding a Alien for me to take on the trip, they were all dead. Poor things. I have to say this, there are no such things as aliens. I went into the alien research center and told them about a dream I keep having where I see weird colors in the sky and then I realize that it is alien craft and shout at the man standing next to me to run. I clearly remember the feeling of "it is to late". Fear grips me and then I wake up. This is a real dream I have. But they looked at me funny and when I ask them if they really believe they said that "We are working here aren't we?â?ť Where upon I ask "but should I worry about the dreams?â?ť They said "Relax, we are still researching aliens, we have nothing.â?ť It was not weird as even the exhibition doesnâ??t have any evidence just explanations. No real prove.

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I decided to buy a green little alien and take him (it) with me on the trip.

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So i headed out to Las Cruces (N32 19.470 W106 43.234).

I stopped on my way at this antique shop where I started chatting  :mwink: with a blond girl working there. Just before things got down, she told me her name - Candida. WTF!! So I decided to make a beeline out of there. She was pretty I must say but the risk was more than the reward.

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On my way down I stopped for a real Mexican Burrito. This was the best I ever had. Dirty place with smiling faces and service for $3 all included.

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At a 5 star pozie  ;)

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Look at this red chilly. All the shops got them along the road.

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Also I passed White Sands and its Army testing range. And with missiles flying over, I went in and took some pics.

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My sleeping pozie at Las Cruses

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You know what; I think I am messed up. I slept lots in-between and now see photos of Silver city? O yes, after this. Sorry.

OK. I need to figure my travels out. I am a bit confused so I will be back...
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Plothond on December 15, 2008, 07:36:34 pm
This is so interesting
Thanks Zonks - you can even go back and add in some more detail

Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on December 15, 2008, 07:46:55 pm
OK. I got it. Silver City is after Las Cruces. Sorry but the memory of a beautiful blond gypsey girl believing in free love with a name of Candida got me racing again. No, I made the right decision. I should not doubt. No stop it.

OK. just before Silver City I stopped at this coper mine.

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Here is my camp for the night.

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Because I was in such dispair for not ridding my frustration of many months without woopie, I raced past the museum of billy the kid so I had to settle with the town where he grew up. the story goes that he worked at a clothes washing place. The owner accused him of stealing clothes and then he decided to stab the owner to death. that is when he became an outlaw. And man he was ugly. Bud ugly. Now next year I am heading down in that same direction into /mexico and South america so then I will stop at the town he was held in prison with his museum, but until then You have to be gratefull for the next fotos. Graveyards are a real fetish with me and I have lots of photos but will not bore you.

I stopped on the street next to a graveyard where an old man was on his knee in front of this grave resting on his cane. I looked at him for long and just wept. It was as if I could feel him longing and decided not to take a pic. It was one of those moments that will stay burned in memory forever and out of respect I did not take a photo. I think I must have been crying for more than 10 minutes for when I got my senses together, the old man was gone.

So here is the grave of Billy the Kid's mother. and some others.

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A replica house of Billy the Kid

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Now this is Billy the Kid. Or should I say that he accepted the wilddog culture real ez.

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Heading towards another town. I don't know where. I did not take notes. But just enjoy.

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OK. this is for now. Next I will be showing you some Tombstone. kicking ass and drinking in a real saloon.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: redtiger on December 15, 2008, 07:50:48 pm
Great RR Zonkel keep it coming I am enjoying the pics as I know I will never get there in person.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: funacide on December 15, 2008, 08:06:57 pm
HEy Zonk....

Great to see you on a ride again...

Hope to see more... So PM me your contact no...

Hope you had a good BDay dude...

Enjoy

Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on December 15, 2008, 08:15:52 pm
HEy Zonk....

Great to see you on a ride again...

Hope to see more... So PM me your contact no...

Hope you had a good BDay dude...

Enjoy



Ye, I visited SA from 18th to the 9th. Had my B-day there. All alone. Me myself and I. Now I am also an adult.  ;)
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: funacide on December 15, 2008, 08:35:44 pm
HEy Zonk....

Great to see you on a ride again...

Hope to see more... So PM me your contact no...

Hope you had a good BDay dude...

Enjoy



Ye, I visited SA from 18th to the 9th. Had my B-day there. All alone. Me myself and I. Now I am also an adult.  ;)

So thanks for the F&*$($KING phone call....
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: JourneyMan on December 15, 2008, 08:46:50 pm
Blerry moegoe! Could have called us and we could have a beer and talk good shite!  >:(  :biggrin:

Nice report there and congrats on the birthday! 8)
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: The TRANSPORTER on December 15, 2008, 08:57:28 pm
Lekke Zonk,or our new adult on the forum..... :ricky: :ricky:

Love the pics and places......same with me,will never be there..... :'( :'(
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: the_BOBNOB on December 15, 2008, 09:03:50 pm
Very nice  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Iron Shark on December 15, 2008, 09:18:27 pm
Nice one mate, looking good  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Tonteldoos on December 16, 2008, 07:39:59 am
HEy Zonk....


Ye, I visited SA from 18th to the 9th. Had my B-day there. All alone. Me myself and I. Now I am also an adult.  ;)
At last!! the forum has an adult.. Nice RR Zonkman
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: michnus on December 16, 2008, 08:33:14 am
Regte Meerikaner nou, watse swart poser sakkie hang langs jou bike?  ;)

Gooi, dis n moerse lekker report thanks. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on December 16, 2008, 05:17:40 pm
Regte Meerikaner nou, watse swart poser sakkie hang langs jou bike?  ;)

huh??  ???
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: popipants on December 16, 2008, 06:46:01 pm
Hey Zonk.
Great to hear from you!!!!    :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

..you need a shave dude!!!



Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on December 16, 2008, 07:10:01 pm
Hey Zonk.
Great to hear from you!!!!    :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky: :ricky:

..you need a shave dude!!!


popi, you ain't seen nothing yet bro!

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Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: JourneyMan on December 16, 2008, 07:17:58 pm
Nee moer!  :eek:

Nothing wrong with the look. Quite cool. Almost Brad-pittish on this photo?  :imaposer:

Just would not recognize you if you walk past me in the street.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: michnus on December 16, 2008, 08:08:31 pm
Regte Meerikaner nou, watse swart poser sakkie hang langs jou bike?  ;)

huh??  ???

Nee hel, jy's hulp nodig verstaan nie meer Afr nie?  :biggrin:

Skryf bietjie meer man, wat like jy daar, hoe's die mense, wat dink jy van die plek, kom nou al lieg jy bietjie by, dis moer interesant en dit om van n regte SA ou se oog te sien.  ;)
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on December 16, 2008, 09:05:43 pm
Regte Meerikaner nou, watse swart poser sakkie hang langs jou bike?  ;)

huh??  ???

Nee hel, jy's hulp nodig verstaan nie meer Afr nie?  :biggrin:

Skryf bietjie meer man, wat like jy daar, hoe's die mense, wat dink jy van die plek, kom nou al lieg jy bietjie by, dis moer interesant en dit om van n regte SA ou se oog te sien.  ;)

O die poser sakkie is seker die Harley D sakkie. Yes It is and it works great for my tyre repair kit and pump for ez get-out-and-fix. It is leather and did cost only 9 dollars. You should look on the other side is a $3 bag for water bottle or slangbyt.

P.S. Michnus, I like HD stuff and their culture. But don't tell anybody.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on December 16, 2008, 09:06:51 pm
Nee moer!  :eek:

Nothing wrong with the look. Quite cool. Almost Brad-pittish on this photo?  :imaposer:

Just would not recognize you if you walk past me in the street.  :biggrin:

Now I just short a girl that looks Angelina Joli-ish  ;)
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Iron Shark on December 16, 2008, 09:19:10 pm
Regte Meerikaner nou, watse swart poser sakkie hang langs jou bike?  ;)

huh??  ???

Nee hel, jy's hulp nodig verstaan nie meer Afr nie?  :biggrin:

Skryf bietjie meer man, wat like jy daar, hoe's die mense, wat dink jy van die plek, kom nou al lieg jy bietjie by, dis moer interesant en dit om van n regte SA ou se oog te sien.  ;)

O die poser sakkie is seker die Harley D sakkie. Yes It is and it works great for my tyre repair kit and pump for ez get-out-and-fix. It is leather and did cost only 9 dollars. You should look on the other side is a $3 bag for water bottle or slangbyt.

P.S. Michnus, I like HD stuff and their culture. But don't tell anybody.

Next he'll be ridding a HD can like to look like it will do dirt roads wiff tassells on the handle bars type thingee !!!   :pot:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: JourneyMan on December 16, 2008, 09:27:46 pm
Nee moer!  :eek:

Nothing wrong with the look. Quite cool. Almost Brad-pittish on this photo?  :imaposer:

Just would not recognize you if you walk past me in the street.  :biggrin:

Now I just short a girl that looks Angelina Joli-ish  ;)

Give me a call when you find one.  :deal: :biggrin:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: I&horse on December 16, 2008, 10:31:59 pm
i'M IN!!
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on December 19, 2008, 09:13:06 pm
Ok. some more countryside pics

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Tombstone, AZ

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The dead left by the Urp brothers

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a woman not sticking with her man

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Ole Geronimo

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OK coral gunfight. the story goes that it was Wyatt Earp that was making the crap and not the others. And it was Doc Haliday that caused the gunfight. The other dudes was about to accept their fate and leave Tombstone when doc called Wyatt and as they faced each other, fired a shot in the air where upon the people pulled their guns not knowing what was going on and then Wyatt shot the first and they shot back and the rest is history. He got away for being a sheriff or marchal or something and that doc did not fire at them. So according to the law Wyatt just defended himself. But the others did not want a fight. Bluddy Wyatt, Afterwards I wanted to give him a slap. The only scene accurate in the films about Tombstone was the one where Wyatt was ambushed in the gully. And not one shot did hit him.

Here are some pics of the show.

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Doc, shit sturrer

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Wyatt Brothers

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Scene after the shootout with Doc walking around.

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Other of Tombstone

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A piss crip in a saloon and the lady of the place. Apparently lady's for hire were looked on with respect those days. Well, I even looked on with respect and some lustfull feelings which i should not talk about.

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After that I poped into Mexico at Douglas border and did a hour riding around. It looks like africa all dirty and not looked after. But nice. I did not stop for photos as I was kinda in a hurry to get to Bisbee.

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Some other pics

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Going on a mountain trail with Baton Rouge

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Had chow in this place, another great baritto

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An old forgotten civilization

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Bisbee, AZ. now if I ever go missing, this is where you will find me. all I can say is WOW. Old narrow streets like tuscany and nice arty farty people and woman staying there. Free Love rules baby!!!!

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OK, the next bunch I am back into the country visiting Morman lake and the grand canyon.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Tonteldoos on December 21, 2008, 08:03:28 am
Nice!! Why are there never people in your pictures??

Show us some picture of the people as well how they dress, live etc through your eyes.

Did you plan your route or just picked an end destination and started riding??

Keep em coming Zonk
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Welsh on December 21, 2008, 04:22:31 pm
Nice!! Why are there never people in your pictures??

Show us some picture of the people as well how they dress, live etc through your eyes.

Did you plan your route or just picked an end destination and started riding??

Keep em coming Zonk

No people, but WOW all those Fairies, amazing Zonk that you found them there....
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Stephan on December 21, 2008, 10:33:03 pm
Great to read a RR from you again Zonk.  Miss you around here on the rides.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on December 22, 2008, 06:51:16 am
Nice!! Why are there never people in your pictures??


On purpose. Did not want to mingle with people. I dodged them. The fewer the better.



Did you plan your route or just picked an end destination and started riding??


Nope, the route chose me  ::) No I am joking, knew I wanted to get to LA with 2 months. So the rest was ez
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: The TRANSPORTER on December 22, 2008, 09:35:13 am
Dis lekker om te lees en geniet dit,jy op n lang vakansie lyk dit vir my....... :ricky: :ricky:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on January 02, 2009, 07:44:40 pm
on my way to Morman Lake

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Morman Lake (N34 54.440 W111 27.646)
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Casa Grande Foothills (N32 59.710 W111 32.198)
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Grand canyon (N36 03.387 W112 08.206)
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Route 66
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a Wild Dog outhouse
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Perkinsville (N34 53.390 W112 11.873)
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Jerome (N34 44.985 W112 06.929)
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Las Vegas
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Moapa Valley (N36 34.739 W114 28.158)
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Lake Mead (N36 22.700 W114 24.283)
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Hoover Dam (N36 00.992 W114 44.264). Prime Evil from Transformers were in this dam. He was not there anymore.
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A video in Nevada
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Isch, somewhere here (N37 35.221 W112 52.997) . lawa flow
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Some bison
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Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on January 02, 2009, 07:51:17 pm
OK. now this was the highlight of my Utah experience. Zion National Park (N37 14.300 W113 05.928). Just look at this mountains and rocks and colours.

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Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: The TRANSPORTER on January 02, 2009, 08:33:18 pm
Thanks Zonk,that Utah valleys looks like real cowboy movie stuff........ :thumleft: :thumleft: :ricky:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: redtiger on January 02, 2009, 09:07:02 pm
Awsome RR zonke I am really enjoying the pics and the comments keep it coming and thanks for taking the time to post.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on January 03, 2009, 06:46:38 am

Shoe tree (N39 23.397 W117 51.240)
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Pony express (N39 17.239 W118 01.611)
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Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Welsh on January 03, 2009, 06:54:54 am
with this i have to say goodbuy. i have not completed this ride across america. But I will be away for a awhile. I guess, this is the end for me. sorry for not completing but life is as you know.

Friends, just keep on riding and follow the road. Hope, Love and Faith.

Go safe Zonk... may your Dog go with you.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: JourneyMan on January 03, 2009, 08:30:13 am
Till we meet again.  8)

Go well and be safe! :thumleft:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: tok-tokkie on January 03, 2009, 11:05:23 am
Till we meet again.  8)

Go well and be safe! :thumleft:
Absolutely agree with that.
What initially seem to be an arbitrary selection of photos have really informed me.  Did not appreciate the attraction of a Gold Wing until I saw this document of the terrain.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 03, 2009, 11:53:00 am
Ride safe en sit asseblief n nuwe agtertyre op. Hy lyk maar kaal!!
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Iron Shark on January 03, 2009, 07:02:41 pm
with this i have to say goodbuy. i have not completed this ride across america. But I will be away for a awhile. I guess, this is the end for me. sorry for not completing but life is as you know.

Friends, just keep on riding and follow the road. Hope, Love and Faith.

Nice one mate, so where you off to?? Are you heading back to work for a while?   ???
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Grootseun on January 05, 2009, 07:37:19 am
Zonkel.

Hope your turmoil gets sorted.

Ride safe, looking forward to hearing from you again.

Great report, and really awesome pics.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Stofstreep on January 05, 2009, 09:57:55 am
Wow What a trip.
I would love to do the Route 66 trip.
Don't know your situation, but wish you all the best!
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Stephan on January 05, 2009, 02:07:12 pm
Ride safe Zonk and keep well.  :thumright:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Harvey Mushmin on January 05, 2009, 11:20:23 pm
Super kool dude.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: letsgofishing on January 20, 2009, 08:42:20 am
Great ride you've done so far Zonkelnut!
Take the time to sort things out.
Take care.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: keithk on January 20, 2009, 07:04:56 pm
Hey HOMBRE" next time you go to MEXICO I come too  ;D I don't think you are a fairy even if your avatar says so, you ride to all these hard core places on a Versys nogal well done ! thanks for sharing  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Plothond on January 20, 2009, 07:42:49 pm
Ride well Zonkel

Remember these ?  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 15, 2009, 05:15:00 pm
OK. I have to apologize for the long time away and will continue with the report. Ye, life do have a strange way with me but with every step taking me closer to ... LIFE! I would want it no other way.

I think why I like bikes so much is that it’s so far away from the pain and stuff given to us to deal with. I think everybody on this forum will understand when I say biking takes you away and brings you into the perfect love of life.

Whatever happened to me or the turmoil given to me by life out of love is of no consideration to the roads you or me travel and brought on to us by that dire need to be free and feel the purest form of love healing and filling the emptiness that can not be gained by prayer or meditation or spending time with whomever or wherever or chasing the unreachable goals forced upon us by society. Biking frees us from the you, them and all the others. It is our capsule into unlimited joy and peace. It is the 'my space'. The space reached by only you. And although we are social beings trapped by our fears of being alone, we still crave for this substance that fill what can not be filled. Emptied from daily issues. Like putting gas in the tank, each bike trip represents a 'filling up' process that gains the momentum that needs to be reached every day.

It brings live, love, passion and unlimited peace. While in the ‘helmet-shell’ of seclusion, we experience the one thing feared by many, obsessed by all, but once reached - peace! It is the being with oneself. Such a thing that scares us and walked away from loneliness. But by being a biker, the one thing cherished above all.

Imagine where you are sitting right now. The office, study or in front of the TV with or without the family. Just by reading this wild dogs forum ride reports and seeing the stuff that others do that you know you should be doing. So many things enter your thoughts. Why am I sitting here? When is the next ride? Why can I not just pack up and go? Where will I go? So many places I want to see. So many routes and people to see and cultures that allude my giving. And then the thought of 'one day' pops un-controlled into your mind. But alas, no amount of 'one day' would ever be enough you then realize with a feeling of remorse.

But just in that is the essence of the adulterous feelings that enters your core. "But I am not an adulterer?!" you scream out in silence. Knowing well enough that each and everyone of us on this forum are an adulterous being. Not ever being happy with what we got or where we are we look for more. More and even more. Just to get sustained by nothingness of wishing.

A wise china man called Tao Te Ching once said that there is a difference and yet the same between ‘wanting to’ and ‘doing’.  Wanting to take out the garbage compared to taking out the garbage. Wanting to go to work and going to work. Wanting to ride your bike and riding your bike.

There is a well know forum member from Canada, I think he was called ‘Ranier the Canadian’ or something (forgive me for not remembering or having the slack of not searching). On the first wild dog bash he said something, which I remember very little people took notice of. This is what he said “One day I got up and realized that on paper I can not ride the world. I wrote down the Not To’s and it encompass many pages in many books. And the Do’s only a few. That is when I realized I am either going to do it or, I am doing it.” He then sold everything, got on his bike and started riding. Not trying to, but doing.

Now everyone’s story is different than the others. For the ‘long way round’ team it was for adventure driven by fame and money. StrikingViking for just doing and I think, mid life crises. And so everyone got their story and own reasons.

Mine was for something way different but still for the same reason. What it is is of no concern as I said before. But rather for doing it. I am now currently in SA (again) and will spend some time here until I regain control over my uncontrollable Baton Rouge arriving in May 2009.

I will then again amuse ya’all on the shallow expectations that we, us Dual purpose riders have and the bias nature we practice our culture with. The Versys not being a ‘pure bred’ dual purpose bike, will truly offend many and amuse most.

There are very little if not none forum members I have met that I dislike (needless to say it will not be the same the other way around), I like you all and learned from all. But there are some that I have a huge respect for when it comes to their own domain.

But for some I have so much respect and acknowledgment as they share the same spirit. The same fate of uncontrollable passion. The same dire need, but maybe with more brains than me for knowing the risks of doing solo riding. For these I hold a special love and bond. Not any different than the others but, just different as I can relate to them.  For these are the men that makes this forum a dream. A dream of what we can be and what we can become in ourselves and still be part of this forum and for that, the world of working, slaving, pain and hardship.

I have to conclude by saying that as members on this forum know me I am not the best or the bravest or the epitome of what a man should be like. I ride Bikes that are not DS accepted nor did in the past portray the true spirit of the group player. I was merely a wannaby and someone lost and oblivious to structures and life skills. Experienced in nothing. But what I did have and still admire is the true pure love of riding without excuses.

I will not try and complete this report but will do it. So stay tuned and enjoy.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Ratel on March 15, 2009, 05:37:29 pm
...ek sien uit daarna :)
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Plothond on March 15, 2009, 05:45:15 pm
Hi Zonks,
Good to have you back again.
I know I speak for your other friends here - when you ready, give us a call, we'll visit your favourite shebeen and talk about days gone by, and even more importantly - days to come.

Well back mate  :)
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: JourneyMan on March 15, 2009, 06:56:20 pm
Welcome back to SA, D. 8)

You busy 4th April?
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Welsh on March 15, 2009, 07:33:14 pm
It was fun last time round, I am sure you can have some again.... the forum has gotten more respectable, the hip flask at 60km/h ish would be frowned upon... ::) ::)  Welsh
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 16, 2009, 12:27:49 am
that is strange? who changed the slangbyt tradition then? you are left with one thing and you can not do it?

Joking. the one constant in life - change. Good thing.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: funacide on March 16, 2009, 01:09:53 am
Hey Zonk

Good to have you back dude, when we riding again (I am sure we can arrange you a lone bike before May2009)

Give me a call if you still have my number or PM your number lets has a beer or 5...


that is strange? who changed the slangbyt tradition then? you are left with one thing and you can not do it?

Joking. the one constant in life - change. Good thing.

No we now have a secret community of slangbyters that meet on weekends in secret for fear of abuse and discrimination on the forum :biggrin:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: KiLRoy on March 16, 2009, 06:59:48 am
Great to have you back in SA, if only temporary.  Thanx for the beers and chat last week - do so again soon??  Cheers on adventure and a wandering spirit....

H
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 16, 2009, 07:14:07 am
Great to have you back in SA, if only temporary.  Thanx for the beers and chat last week - do so again soon??  Cheers on adventure and a wandering spirit....

H

Tx for the chat and the beers. i needed that. even tho just to relax.  thx H.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Ama ride ride on March 16, 2009, 07:17:25 am
Hi Zonk

Kom sę hallo.

Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 16, 2009, 07:21:18 am

Good to have you back dude, when we riding again (I am sure we can arrange you a lone bike before May2009)


And who will that be? Or are you in your esteem love proposing YOUR bike? Nope, I did not think so. No Fun, I do not ride lone bikes. It is not right. So the beers will be ok but not the bike. tx and sorry. And no pillion. with a few in the system, you guys turn into evil fire-spitting bats from hell. So I guess I will just relax till May.


No we now have a secret community of slangbyters that meet on weekends in secret for fear of abuse and discrimination on the forum :biggrin:


Oh! my mistake then. lets keep it that way.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 16, 2009, 07:26:49 am
Welcome back to SA, D. 8)

You busy 4th April?

Low profile for me for a while yet.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 16, 2009, 04:04:47 pm
OK. I skipped the first part of the US50 in Northern Nevada comming from Ely (N39 14.755 W114 53.701). I stopped at Eureka (N39 30.905 W115 57.642) and some photos of the town.

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then I moved on to another town called Austin (N39 29.586 W117 04.301)

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The international bar photos with a very good looking painting.

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right. after the pony express route and travelling along the US 50 in Northern Nevada, I ended up in Reno. I spend two days there and visited a town called Virginia City (N39 18.689 W119 38.961). Some of the photos taken there of this old town. It was created in the silver rush and the town is like it was since the late 1800's. Very nice saloons, etc.

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Then I went to an old bordello and checked out the antique goodies. Very interesting stuff. It was down some stairs and ... You get the picture.

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Well, you can think what that is.

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Some condoms and other enhancers.

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And this bar where the woman get rid of their bra's. Should say this was a dirty bar and also had a strange smell, but the beer still tasted the same.

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also check out the T-Shirt.

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OK. my photos are messed up and all over the place so i will sort them out and post some more. Going to lake Tahoe.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: redtiger on March 16, 2009, 04:36:12 pm
Thanks for the continuing post and photos Zonkelnut, a great read I am amazed how clean the streets are and that the town does not appear busy.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: michnus on March 16, 2009, 09:30:17 pm
Bliksem Zonk jy weet hoe om n adventure te he.   Thanks for sharing I really enjoy this.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: JourneyMan on March 17, 2009, 07:47:17 am
Welcome back to SA, D. 8)

You busy 4th April?

Low profile for me for a while yet.

Doing a few shebeens that day. Make a plan.  8)
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 17, 2009, 09:01:51 am
After spending some time in Reno and some towns in the area, I headed of to Yosemite National Park (N37 38.885 W119 42.175). Now this lead me past lake Tahoe and some of the most amazing twisted roads I have done in days. Breathtaking scenery and mountain passes. I headed for a town called Mariposa (N37 29.039 W119 57.871). But before I show you the pictures of the day, I need to confess a serious and fatal stupid mistake I made.

On my way to Yosemite, I started to realize that I made a huge mistake by going into the wrong direction. The closer i got to Yosemite, I started reading the roadside indicators as different to the way you pronounce Yosemite. It is hard to type the way I read it but I will try. Yosemite  is pronounced (Joe-se-mi-tee). I started reading it as (Yo-se-mite). I hope you get it. Now this is two completely different pronunciations. And when I stopped at my sleeping spot, I was angry for spending the whole day riding and ending in the wrong place. Now I could not change direction and search for Yosemite as I promised a friend of mine I will attend his b-day (40) in San Fransisco, which was in 2 days. i was upset to say the least and drank myself stukkend on my slangbyt (which you will see in the photos).

I even felt worse the day after on my way to San Fran when I realized my mistake and was indeed at Yosemite. Just show you even staying in US does not take away the afrikaner English. I could kick myself.

But OK. Let me show you some picks. It starts with Lake Tahoe and end in Midpines (N37 32.839 W119 55.266). Just see the clear blue water of the lake. This lake is fed by the snow on the mountains so it is very clean.

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The next morning I stopped at the town called Mariposa (N37 29.039 W119 57.871) to have a coffee. Here I met a homeless oak (one of many I got to know along the way). Very friendly and also, like the others, very well educated. I can remember him due to his very Lake Tahoe clear water color eyes. We chatted for a while. A very nice beautiful woman stopped in a Mustang and joined us and we chatted and laughed. Turnes out they know him well in town and he was another one that decided this is it and stopped. The woman was very purdy I must say and by then my testosterone levels were playing tricks with me.

I left and went into town and saw this old courthouse. This was the first courthouse in CA. as the board in the front says.

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So off to San Fran. I stopped just before on a wine farm (Nicholson Ranch Winery - N38 15.320 W122 23.674) to pick a a bottle of very expensive read wine for my friend just to hear he can not drink it as he caught a illness that cause him to not drink for a year or two. So ye, I drank it. that will teach him. I did not take photos as it was highway all the way and very ugly dark cities along the way. I stopped at Petaluma at his house (N38 16.473 W122 38.718).

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OK. Next we will see the golden gate bridge and then I am heading off to Seattle. Going thru the Redwood forests and down the Highway 1 on the coast of CA.

Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 17, 2009, 10:20:01 am
just to show you my route. the yellow was the going and the pink the return to NC. Riding in a blizard for 5 days dont allow for photos so the back only got 3 or 4 photos. Some days are missing and thus some places. Like Mexico with the most beautiful girls.   

but here is the route.

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Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 17, 2009, 10:26:14 am
I did not venture into the northern part as the winter was setting in and the cold was what I never experienced. I cried like a girl in Lesotho with Fun, Popi and Leo and Ama and the rest. But Lesotho is NOTHING! Reaching Oregon and my way back to NC thru the blizzard I rode for 5 days in freezing rain and snow. I lost, yes believe me, 15kg in 5 days. Did not get sick (thank you Under-Armour) but man, being the only biker on the road just showed the predictability of stupidity. I was wet to the bone in -3 degrees celcius. But the Under Armour is amazing and even wet your are ok looking like a michelin man with all the clothes and rain coat. But it helped.

OK. but i am running ahead. Will talk about this later.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Tonteldoos on March 17, 2009, 10:43:27 pm
Hey Zonk Good to have you back! :cheers:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 19, 2009, 12:18:40 pm
Some pics of San Fran and the golden gate bridge

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I had to take a photo with my boy's little man called flat Stanley. And yes, I was soaking wet and freezing my ass off. A nice lady took the photo. Seems like every school got a Flat Stanley project.

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These photos are taken of one of two gun postings used during the 2nd world war

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Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 19, 2009, 12:27:37 pm
Then I headed up to Oregon. Passing the redwood forests and sleeping in Eureka (N40 49.503 W124 04.957).

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Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 19, 2009, 01:04:28 pm
I also met this 2nd generation guy at Eureka. He lives and travels with his bike. Don't have a drivers license and never owned a car. But do not think he is illiterate, he is a qualified dental something (he makes false teeth), or use to. He stays in his tee pee and was very quick to pull out his Apple notebook (more than what I could afford) to show me the places he visited and all his travels. He pick up sticks and stuff as he rides during the day for a fire at night and eat minute noodles and cheap stuff. But he was very happy and did not want me to leave after my 3rd herbal tea.
He designed the bike himself and had a friend make it for him. He charges his electronics with his solar panel thingie.

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After encountering freezing cold I decided that Oregon is not for me so I headed back down and all along the most amazing route. The Highway 1 running all along the coast of CA. Passing strange and wow towns. Even went thru the town where Angela Lansbury shot that series Murder She wrote. Stopped at the house and now can not find the photos. I think I just did not take any photos. It was very misty and cold the whole way down.

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On top of the world

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Some towns I passed thru.

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Carmel by the sea. that place Clint eastwood use to be major of. With no street names and people with lots of money.

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Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 19, 2009, 01:08:53 pm
A very nice possie I stayed at.

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And then getting a very low depro that night and indulging in the California wine got me to receive a coal from the fire just below my eye. All swollen face after a strange night with my bike tied so the wind don't blow it over (as can be seen in photos) and ag tog, just one of those nights you get.

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Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 19, 2009, 01:42:03 pm
I slept at my friends garage/room in Los Angeles that night and cleaned myself up.

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I stayed there for 4 days and got into some serious Hispanic and Mexican trouble (ai tog, those girl are beautiful) and decided to leave the next day. My friend wanted me to stay another day or two but without explaining my situation, I tail gated out of there back to NC. It took me 5 days to go across and could have done it in 4 if that damn blizzard did not get me. I did not take photos as it was so cold and I looked like the michelin man with all my clothes on and camera somewhere dry.

This photos was taken outside Flagstaff AZ.

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Lots of people asks me how do I manage to do these things alone without accident. Well, without this thread being discussed in the Religeon section please, I do it based upon miracles. Below you will see a photo of another miracle. The roads were completely frozen over. I stopped just outside a gas station and when I got of my bike i could not stand up. I could not even walk without slipping. I am not lieing. I was so shocked and could not understand how in the world did I not feel it being slippery on my bike. I took this photo cause I just could not understand it. I looked back and saw that nobody was on this road and the reason was that the entire road was frozen and even cars would spin out. The bike did not. I got back on the bike and again, did not feel it being unstable and drove off with lots of strange looks from people, probably thinking this man much be crazy and from Africa  ;D

I encountered many such miracles during my rides and much more in Africa.

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Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Zonkelnut on March 19, 2009, 01:54:17 pm


I stopped in NC and thanked God for doing the entire trip without 1 accident or breakdown.

So, here again is the route

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Baton Rouge at the start, looking the same afterwards

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And me at the end.

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Not being stopped by some snow, I started up the webber and enjoyed a good steak and some Yankie wors.

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And my little snowman. Strange how snow just changes us into little kids again.

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It cost me just under $1400 and spend nearly 2 months on the road eating for $2 per day and still have enough for a slangbyt. When I returned the gas prices ($3.90/gallon) went more than half ($1.54/gallon)  of what I started with. It was cheap and I have met the most amazing friendly people. From the travelers, gypsies, hippies, to handicap drivers parking in the handicap spot with a handicap registration plate but in normal shape. So yes I met ass-holes also but this is just according to me.


And with that, i end this of and thank those who gave me kind words and hopefully I might live a bit longer to add much more ride reports. I started in many peaces and ended in one peace.





Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Pistol on March 19, 2009, 02:25:50 pm
Great stuff Zonkelnut, inspirational to do things like that yourself :thumleft:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: IceCreamMan on March 19, 2009, 02:44:50 pm
Fantastic  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Trailrider on March 19, 2009, 03:32:24 pm
Great report!
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: BigEd on April 07, 2009, 11:09:50 pm
I should have done this when I lived there...

Good to hear from you again. Ace RR :thumleft:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: BlueBull2007 on April 10, 2009, 04:50:07 am
Hey Zonks, great report. When are you going to do the famous trip from the USA to South America and come and visit us?
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: ®©errie on June 23, 2011, 01:36:50 pm
Only saw this hidden treasure RR now, Great Stuff
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Rough Rider on June 23, 2011, 02:26:44 pm
Only saw this hidden treasure RR now, Great Stuff


Glad you found it; I enjoyed it too.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: landieman on April 14, 2013, 09:50:05 am
absolutely brilliant.a hidden treasure  :thumleft: :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Hinksding on April 14, 2013, 11:56:08 am
 :sip:
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Legend on June 21, 2013, 11:04:56 am
Great RR. What a journey? You are an inspiration Zonkelnut.
Title: Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
Post by: Vintage_Mania on June 21, 2013, 11:22:00 am
Wow! Great RR. Man you can get lost in small town USA and no one will ever find you.