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Offline Zonkelnut

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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #80 on: March 19, 2009, 01:42:03 pm »
I slept at my friends garage/room in Los Angeles that night and cleaned myself up.



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.




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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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #81 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



Baton Rouge at the start, looking the same afterwards



And me at the end.



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



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




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.





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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #82 on: March 19, 2009, 02:25:50 pm »
Great stuff Zonkelnut, inspirational to do things like that yourself :thumleft:
 

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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #83 on: March 19, 2009, 02:44:50 pm »
Fantastic  :thumleft:
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #84 on: March 19, 2009, 03:32:24 pm »
Great report!
 

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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #85 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:
 

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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #86 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?
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #87 on: June 23, 2011, 01:36:50 pm »
Only saw this hidden treasure RR now, Great Stuff
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #88 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.
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #89 on: April 14, 2013, 09:50:05 am »
absolutely brilliant.a hidden treasure  :thumleft: :drif: :drif:
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #90 on: April 14, 2013, 11:56:08 am »
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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #91 on: June 21, 2013, 11:04:56 am »
Great RR. What a journey? You are an inspiration Zonkelnut.
 

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Re: Across US on Baton Rouge
« Reply #92 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.

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