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« on: July 25, 2019, 02:05:58 pm »
After suffering through another Michigan winter with a bad case of Cabin Fever, after caring for 2 elderly parents with 2 bouts of cancer, a heart attack, and my 30 year old cousin dying from getting a pin drop of Amoxycillin on her hand, I was mad at the world, my brain was melted, felt like I had goop filling my noggin.  I took my frustration out on you Wilddogs in the R&P section, something that affects me to this day.  I'm sorry for everything I put yous through.  I mean it.

I HAD to escape the insanity that was my life for over a year.  I decided to embark on a multi month motorbike adventure without any timeline. I set a goal about 10 years ago to ride a motorbike through all 50 States and Canadian Provinces. I had 15 States and a handful of Canadian Provinces to reach my goal.  It was time to cross more states off the list.  I ended up visiting, well, I've taken too many shots to the head to remember, there were so many.

I left the Great Lakes State 18 May 2018 making my way slowly to the Dallas Fort Worth area to spend a month while ordering and making certain I had everything I needed to conquer this multi month trip.  I bought a new point n shoot camera for packability during the trip, still not used to it, so please forgive my pics, many of them could be much much better.

I left DFW on or about 21 June 2018, to Carlsbad Caverns before beginning the New Mexico BDR (Backcountry Discovery Route). The plan was to then ride part of the Colorado BDR, before heading to Moab, Utah to ride the famous White Rim Trail and visit all the southern Utah NP痴, before riding parts of and visiting an old girl friend in Arizona.  I was wondering wherethefak wherethefakawe lived in AZ because I wanted to meet my hero from this forum.  He seems like a real sweetheart just like me, man that guy has a gift for telling you exactly how it is here,  so I wanted to buy him a beer or 10 and hear about his life.  Unfortunately, I was unable to contact him because of my departure from the forum.  I'm not complaining, I deserved the departure.  It is an honor and a privilege to be back.

After AZ, I hoped to rest for a few days in Vegas, before visiting friends in La Jolla, California. Then, touring north through the rest of CA, Oregon, Washington , Idaho, Montana, Glacier NP, Banff NP, and Jasper NP, maybe Alaska before heading back to Michigan.

I had a trip of a lifetime, although, yet again, I began the trip on my 17' KTM Super Adventure R, but she refused to bring me home.  I'm 0-2 taking trips on this bike expecting to make it back home, on the same bike, the first was not the bikes fault, this trip, ahh, I'll explain in my report.  I still don't care, this is the most fun Adventure Touring bike sold today FOR ME, I've ridden them all, no bike provides me the grins this bike does.

A few teaser peekchas to see if I can get any enthusiasm generated for me completing another lengthy RR.  This report may take months to complete as I was gone 6 months.  Will you join me on this adventure, fellow Wilddogs?
























































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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 02:20:23 pm »
In  :happy1:

Looking forward to this journey. I am sorry to hear about life's setbacks, and am glad you managed to find a way to deal with the demons.  :thumleft:

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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2019, 02:23:11 pm »
Gooi ek ry saam... :ricky:

I WOULD RATHER BE AN HONEST ASSHOLE .... THAN A FLIPPEN LIAR !   


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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2019, 02:24:59 pm »
Cool  :thumleft:

People usually look at me a little strange when I say USA is my #1 dream biking destination
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2019, 02:36:05 pm »
In  :happy1:

Looking forward to this journey. I am sorry to hear about life's setbacks, and am glad you managed to find a way to deal with the demons.  :thumleft:

Thank you, bro, means a lot :'(  You are one of my favorite muddafuckas on this forum, I mean it.

Still dealing with the demons in my head occasionally, I want them gone before I have to check myself in to a mental institution  :lol8: :clock:

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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2019, 02:37:20 pm »
Gooi ek ry saam... :ricky:

I don't know what that means, but I'll take it  :laughing4:
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2019, 02:39:22 pm »
Very nice! But honestly, they are still bad mouthing you in R&P!
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2019, 02:40:27 pm »
Awesome! :thumleft:
 
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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2019, 02:43:55 pm »
Cool  :thumleft:

People usually look at me a little strange when I say USA is my #1 dream biking destination

Well, just wtf are you waiting for?  I've got a 1290R for ya to ride and an expert guide, he's a little insane, but it'll be a good time.

Get over here, bring Noneking with ya, plenty of whiskey to drink.
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2019, 02:45:23 pm »
Very nice! But honestly, they are still bad mouthing you in R&P!

That's okay, it's none of my business what people say or think about me.

I've got to focus on what really matters.
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« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2019, 02:46:02 pm »
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2019, 02:47:12 pm »
I'm in for the trip ...... well, at least until you post more pics of the pretty blonde lady above.  >:D
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2019, 02:51:15 pm »
I'm in for the trip ...... well, at least until you post more pics of the pretty blonde lady above.  >:D

Wait till you see naked pics of her  >:D
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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2019, 02:56:37 pm »
Very Nice, thanks for sharing  :thumleft:
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2019, 03:00:01 pm »
Keeping an eye on this fred.

I spend about a week in and around San Diego in the beginning of June. Went up to La Jolla and surrounds for a day, what an awesome and beautiful place.
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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2019, 03:01:52 pm »
In  :happy1:

Looking forward to this journey. I am sorry to hear about life's setbacks, and am glad you managed to find a way to deal with the demons.  :thumleft:

Thank you, bro, means a lot :'(  You are one of my favorite muddafuckas on this forum, I mean it.

Still dealing with the demons in my head occasionally, I want them gone before I have to check myself in to a mental institution  :lol8: :clock:

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Them demons are always going to be there unfortunately, it is part of the price we pay for being sentient creatures.

If you haven't already read it, one of my favourite reads on someone dealing with similar demons is Neil Peart's Ghost Rider - http://www.neilpeart.net/index.php/books/bookdetails?booknumber=3

For those not familiar with the name, Neil Peart is the drummer and lyricist for the band Rush. With in the span of 10 months, Peart lost both his 19-year-old daughter, Selena, and his wife, Jackie. In the book he tells of the sense of loss and directionlessness that led him on an 88 000km (55 000 mile) journey by motorcycle across much of North America, down through Mexico to Belize, and back again. He chronicled his personal odyssey of grieving, thinking, and reminiscing as he rode trying to find personal peace.

 
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2019, 04:08:15 pm »
Cool  :thumleft:

People usually look at me a little strange when I say USA is my #1 dream biking destination

My wife says I have no ambition when I tell her I want to ride the USA - we quietly (maybe not so much quietly) agree to disagree - she can stay at home....

Bring it on, I say!!

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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2019, 04:09:38 pm »
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Waiting impatiently for this one to unfold!
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Re: Nasty Insane in the Membrane Austrian Conquer the USA
« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2019, 05:25:10 pm »
Buddy and his wife has just toured through north America, Mexico and into Canada, and kept sending back videos and photos.

I agree with Dwerg, what a country to tour a motorcycle in!!

Like Easyrider!

Btw; "Gooi ek ry saam" means, literally "Throw I ride together" :thumleft:  basically Let the RR roll, we're along for the ride!
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« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2019, 06:12:50 pm »
Good to have you back! Looks like this is going to be one helluva RR :thumleft:
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