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wow, that was fun.

except i blew most of my vacation cash on a new rear tire in b'ham... guess i should listen to those wear indicators. oops. had cord showing all the way around the center when i got to the shop to have it changed.

man i hate florida even more now.
 

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Man, I would like more info on this trip. I have been thinking about doing a similar run out to Oregon from Minnesota later this summer to visit my brother. How was the s3? Did you camp? Stay in hotels? How many miles per day did you do? Can you still walk and talk and function semi normally?
 

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that's the gist of it... there were different back roads taken, but streets and trips is a bitch to get it to go where you want.

06 s3, just hit 6k miles. was perfectly comfortable once i pulled off my pack of clothes and attached it to the rear seat. it was a bit cold, but i camped when i needed to. the first night out i slept at a friends house, the second night i ran into 3 co-workers in b'ham who had a spare bed in the hotel, third night i camped in north georgia at a horse trailer campground thing, the fourth night i ran into my roommate in north georgia and slept in his van. it was better than outside that night... i think it got down to 45 or so, and i didn't have a sleeping bag.

i seemed to get about 110 or 120 miles per $8.50 in gas, and i ate as cheap as i could after having to buy the tire($212 installed for pilot power).

i rode from whenever i woke up to about 2 hours past dark most days. no physical problems, actually my back StOPPED hurting like it does every day after the first day on the bike.

also, i recommend bicycle shorts. they make it SOOOO much better to ride.
 

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sweeeeeeeeet hoostine, that's awesome man! Sounds like a blast. I'm leave'n fer my trip Wednesday! Won't be that many miles, but I should git in a good 1400 miles or so. ;D

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sorry, only took a few pics with my cellphone, nothing interesting. i was too busy riding to stop and look at overlooks and such :)

you bunch of picture takers!
 
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Sounds like a great trip, glad you got back safely. I admire you guys that can sleep under the stars, I'm too old and too used to room service ::)
 

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hoostine said:
the first night out i slept at a friends house, the second night i ran into 3 co-workers in b'ham who had a spare bed in the hotel, third night i camped in north georgia at a horse trailer campground thing, the fourth night i ran into my roommate in north georgia and slept in his van. it was better than outside that night... to ride.


dude, were you the guy that i didn't know who used to live on my couch in college? ;D...seriously, you are the man...sounds awesome...you embody the rider spirit :drink: ...i'll let you know how mine goes
 

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why do ya hate FL....looks like ya just shot down 95....which does blow....ya shoulda jumped on A1A.....slow ride...but much nice'r views :wave: :popcorn:
 

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limey said:
Sounds like a great trip, glad you got back safely. I admire you guys that can sleep under the stars, I'm too old and too used to room service ::)

I heard that limey, my idea of roughing it is a motel without a satellite dish.
 
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Awesome ride! Just my kind of thing. Only thing is, if i'd set out on a 2600 mile trip i'd end up the other side of Europe.

I so gotta start saving for a trip to the US! Just seems so awesome there to be able to ride that far and then speak the same language to people you meet...oh well, future plans...
 

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Awesome ride! Just my kind of thing. Only thing is, if i'd set out on a 2600 mile trip i'd end up the other side of Europe.

I so gotta start saving for a trip to the US! Just seems so awesome there to be able to ride that far and then speak the same language to people you meet...oh well, future plans...
You can do that in Australia too,ride on. :wave:
 

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yea just need to rig up an extra gas tank to strap to your back :smitty: :violent1:
 

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sounds way fun!
photos next time! you'll be stoked you took them. good way to bring it all back.
any interesting stories along the way?
-b
 

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Yer whetting my appetite! I spend a lot of spare time planning trips. If I get to take even one, I'll be happy. :) :)
 
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