My new scoot

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yankeejib
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My new scoot

Postby yankeejib » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:59 pm

I'm back in the world of motorcycles. My woman wasn't too thrilled. My last two bikes both were killed at the fault of other drivers. One was a left turn out of nowhere, the other was a stoplight runner. Neither my fault. Both times I flew away and managed not to encounter anything before I came to a stop. The last one was 10 years ago.
But, I digress. I've long distance hiked and ridden my bicycle all around the United States. Appalachian Trail, Long Trail, rode from Seattle to Tampa in 2005, rode Tampa to Maine in 2007, and rode a big mid-west circle in 2009. 12K miles on my bicycle in 8 years. Since then, I've suffered some health setbacks, had a couple of surgeries, and now the wife is not too thrilled with my "Lone Wolf" wandering ways lest I expire where I purposefully hid myself not to be found.
So, my next adventure (3 year plan) is a North American motorcycle circumnavigation. Florida to Labrador, around the Hudson Bay, Northern Canada territories, Alaska, the Pacific Coast, Baja, Mejico, and then back to Florida. 14K miles in 6 months, and to that end, I bought a new ride: Kawasaki KLR650. Lo-tech, proven platform, utilitarian, self-servicable. I got it Friday and have pains in my face right now from constant smiling as I have ridden it around in Tampa since then. I bought a rack for it so I can carry it on the back of my truck and take it to NC with me. Now I have $1K worth of wish list upgrades.
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Re: My new scoot

Postby Nathan » Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:18 pm

That looks sweet! I sold my bike six years ago and miss it often but the laws of physics (15 year olds driving while texting versus me on a bike) prevent me from replacing it.
The road trip sounds awesome! What will you do about carry through states prohibiting carry?
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Re: My new scoot

Postby deadguy » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:05 am

Looking forward to your travels.

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Re: My new scoot

Postby yankeejib » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:13 pm

Nathan wrote: What will you do about carry through states prohibiting carry?


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