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May 23 17 4:49 PM
Offcenter wrote:P.S. When you DO get up this way, I hope you do it while it's still reasonably warm
so I can get my CT out and ride with you a bit....Because there is NO WAY IN HELL
that I'll ride in the cold like you guys do!!
May 23 17 4:52 PM
Member Since: 02/04/2016
May 23 17 11:59 PM
May 24 17 1:04 AM
1Spuds wrote:Liked the video.Is that a Fiskar hatchet?
May 24 17 3:03 PM
Member Since: 02/21/2017
May 25 17 5:01 AM
May 25 17 8:54 AM
oldstorehouse wrote:Oh brrrrr! Makes me appreciate my Ravean heated jacket all the more.
May 25 17 8:59 AM
Member Since: 02/01/2007
May 25 17 10:03 AM
Paved roads, just more needless government spending...I pick up my mail in Santa Barbara, California, USA.
Member Since: 10/13/2011
May 25 17 10:27 AM
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May 25 17 10:58 AM
May 25 17 11:25 AM
May 26 17 2:03 AM
allen pierce wrote:Excellent on your current decision.
I vote for Canada, see as much as you want up there, now.
Enjoy the weather in Canada... now!Plus, the Canadians on the East coast are looking forward to getting some farm help in exchange for room & board.
There are some new livestock that need to be dealt with, not to mention the cleaning of the chicken coops.
Probably easier to ride into the North Eastern U.S. from Canada instead of going through customs in Miami (where you just might have Rosy & Mable disassembled completely ..."where have you been?").
And, then enjoy the end of Summer in the northeast U.S and along the Eastern seaboard.
Maybe find some time to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, a wonderful road to ride a motorcycle, at least I enjoyed the ride and scenery.
I could be wrong, however, I don't think it ever snows in Florida.
Then in Fall ride across the South going back West.
Just my two cents.
Hahaha. It took me a minute to get what you meant about cleaning the chicken coop! That seems like a lifetime ago now!.
We like the idea of your plan. Start in Canada go down the east coast, across Texas and probably through to LA and fly home form there!
I dont think Mabel would like a stranger to disassemble her and poke at her exposed bits!
May 26 17 2:08 AM
Offcenter wrote:I agree with Allen.
If you go to Miami first, you'll eventually end up back where you
are now, heading into winter, in Canada.
Go north now while it's summer in Canada and follow the warm weather
south as the year goes on.
P.S. You didn't make it to the tip of South America! Nuts!
I was really cheering for you to make it. Damn.
Thats what we are thinking too. In the end it comes down to the shipping cost difference between Miami and Canada. If its not too bad then all good, but if its a couple of grand difference...then thats a little different.
We would have liked to hae made it all the way to Ushuaia, but hey we made TDF so for me thats a great thing! We didnt even know if we would get this far! We only decided to cut it short for our own safety. Maybe if we understood the cold weather stuff a little better and had different riding gear (We ride in Walmart jeans and a leather jacket) then we might have tackled it a bit more. We knew if something went wrong and we got stuck out there that it would/could be very very bad for us! Ushuaia is just a town on the map. And it will always be there!
May 26 17 2:11 AM
rideagain wrote:You absolutely made the right decision. I was hoping you would decide to back off if the weather didn't improve. The closest I ever came to killing myself on a motorcycle was a fall on black ice.
If you get acceptable weather, you will enjoy the ride north through Argentina. I love the desert country of the southern provinces there. But I have to say, the wind does blow cold and constant across the Somencura Massif (provinces of Santa Cruz and Chubut).
I agree with Allen and Offcenter. If you plan to ride on the east coast of North America, start in Canada in the summer, and work south as the season passes.
May 26 17 5:14 AM
May 26 17 7:13 AM
tncpowell wrote:We are excited to go north. Both of us have been missing being warm! ...
We are excited to go north. Both of us have been missing being warm! ...
May 26 17 7:16 AM
allen pierce wrote:The Canadian Customs guys would probably be as easy to work with as it was when you went from Australia to Canada.
After all, you've got the same Queen.
May 26 17 8:19 AM
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