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The push to North Carolina

Posted by on Nov 17, 2009 in Mexico & Central America | Comments Off on The push to North Carolina

Hillsboro, WV – Fletcher, NC Moving time= 6:39 367 miles I woke up this morning to fog and a thermometer that read 29 degrees. I guess I was getting out of the Northeast just in time. Joel made me a nice breakfast, I followed him around taking care of all his animals, and I got the industrial tour of the farm. 11-ish I was back in the truck, across the river to retrieve my bike, and on the road. My GPS got a devil in it when leaving Hillsboro, and kept trying to route me back to Joels to pick up the beginning waypoint, but several circlesa round town I ot a nice photo and got on the right road. It was definitely fall, and a lovely ride. West Virignia is a beautiful state, and while I had 350+...

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Twitter Updates for 2009-11-16

Posted by on Nov 16, 2009 in Mexico & Central America | 2 comments

Left Dallas yesterday, back in Valley Mills, TX at Camels on the Creek. Carolyn went off to California, and Mike and I are changing tires # My friend Moira, of Elite Track Days in Austin, TX, offered us a (free!) track day. So we're putting off crossing into Mexico for 3 days # Please follow and like...

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Joel’s Place

Posted by on Nov 15, 2009 in Mexico & Central America | 2 comments

So Joel lives across a river. He has a refuge / animal sanctuary where he helps animals in need — both domestic and wild. He’s an interesting character. Former motorcycle rider, he told me he called in “well” to work when he was “38”, told his boss he was going for a motorcycle ride, and left for 5 months. He went back to work and tried to resume his duties at the NIH, but it didn’t jive any more for him, so he left permanently and has never looked back. Joel is now 60-ish, with this wild wild grey Einsteinian hair, and is full of tales of travel and out-of-the-box lifestyle. He can rant as good as by boyfriend Edward, and Joel has definite o-p-i-n-i-o-n-s. Joel has the distinction of being the only person to win a case in...

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Continuing with my story…

Posted by on Nov 15, 2009 in Adventure for the CURE, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on Continuing with my story…

Nov 4th Machester, MD – Hillsboro, WV Moving time: 6:00 298 miles Jeez, I was cold today. It seemed pretty warm when I got started, but it never got above about 50 degrees today…so my body core eventually got cooler and cooler. Twisted Throttle set up the bike with heated hand grips and a plug for my electric (Gerbings) . The DR650 has a puny alternator, so Twisted also very cleverly installed a battery monitor — a little dashboard device — that shows me whether I am running the battery down or whether it is being charged. It took some getting used to because it was another light that I had to keep track of. Anyway, since the DR650 has a puny alternator, I cannot run all the electrical heating devices all at once. I have to decide whether...

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DR650 Pics

Posted by on Nov 15, 2009 in Adventure for the CURE, Mexico & Central America, Motorcycle Vagabonding | Comments Off on DR650 Pics

A couple of people have asked for pictures of my bike… BEFORE AFTER Please follow and like...

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Twitter Updates for 2009-11-14

Posted by on Nov 14, 2009 in Mexico & Central America | Comments Off on Twitter Updates for 2009-11-14

Canadian Mike has landed! Mike showed up in his little red civic with his little red Honda XR650L. It looks sweet with the Trax boxes on it. # Made it to Dallas! After 4 days without internet accesss, Im feeling good about bein "Connected again. # Come to the Dallas, TX International Motorcycle Show–I'll be in the Twisted throttle booth all day today talking to people. # Please follow and like...

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