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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #60 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
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #61 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?

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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #62 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:
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #63 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....

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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #64 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.
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #65 on: March 16, 2009, 07:17:25 am »
Hi Zonk

Kom sÍ hallo.

Gewoontlik n@@i ek reguit aan op fyndraai.

 

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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #66 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.
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #67 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.
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #68 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.





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






The international bar photos with a very good looking painting.







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.









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.



Well, you can think what that is.





Some condoms and other enhancers.







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.



also check out the T-Shirt.




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.
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #69 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:
 

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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #70 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:

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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #71 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)
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #72 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.












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.




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).





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.

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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #73 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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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #74 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.
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #75 on: March 17, 2009, 10:43:27 pm »
Hey Zonk Good to have you back! :cheers:
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #76 on: March 19, 2009, 12:18:40 pm »
Some pics of San Fran and the golden gate bridge















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.




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



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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #77 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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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #78 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.







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.









On top of the world



Some towns I passed thru.








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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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #79 on: March 19, 2009, 01:08:53 pm »
A very nice possie I stayed at.




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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