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starlagurl
post Jul 2 2009, 10:27 AM
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I want to do a big tour of the US on my motorcycle next summer.

Hopefully, I'll be starting in Seattle, and then going south. If not, I'll leave from Ottawa, drive all the way west and then south to California.

Do you have any suggestions of places to stop along the way?


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post Jul 2 2009, 11:59 AM
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What about this summer Louise!!
Or is it a surprise?
I wish I could help....I have heard that Seattle is fantastic.


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post Jul 2 2009, 12:40 PM
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This summer, I don't have much on the books. A short trip out to Halifax in August, that's about it.


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post Jul 11 2009, 03:06 PM
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You're still planning on riding out to Vermont and NH later this month right?


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post Jul 15 2009, 09:51 AM
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Yeah, I posted a little thread about it here: http://www.travelpod.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=17152


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post Sep 21 2009, 09:40 PM
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I didn't know you had a bike. That's awesome. I miss my Harley's! I have an old army motorcycle here in China. It is a monster. It was built in 1970 and is a copy of the old Russian army bikes. I miss road trips. when I lived in the States and had a week off I would hop on and drive for three days and then turn around and go back. After all it's not the destination, but the ride. Ihope you have a great trip!


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post Sep 22 2009, 10:33 AM
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Yeah... my bike is broken at the moment. I kind of wrote this season off... I did one trip to Chicago and it broke on the way back. My mechanic friend is just fixing it right now. *sigh*

Yours sounds really cool! Do you have a picture?


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post Sep 23 2009, 08:02 PM
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I don't have any photos of it. I should take some. It is a monster and ugly as heck.


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post Sep 24 2009, 09:03 AM
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I would LOVE to see it.


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post Sep 24 2009, 09:13 AM
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post Sep 24 2009, 10:46 AM
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Yes, we know your motorcycle is awesome, Bill tongue.gif


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post Sep 24 2009, 02:30 PM
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I've never been on a motorcycle, I want to go on the back of one frantics.gif


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post Sep 24 2009, 03:03 PM
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If mine is back on the road when you get here, you know you are going on the back of it Paula!


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post Sep 24 2009, 08:22 PM
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You still haven't said what kind of motorcycle you have Louise. I'm curious!


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post Sep 24 2009, 09:09 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Sep 24 2009, 11:46 AM) *

Yes, we know your motorcycle is awesome, Bill tongue.gif

Yep...she is, now show us a picture of yours....preferably from a good ride you've taken!!


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post Sep 25 2009, 10:12 AM
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You know what, I don't have any pictures of my bike on any rides... I just have this one from when it was "newish", it's a Suzuki Marauder, very girly.

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post Sep 25 2009, 06:48 PM
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It is a very pretty bike. What was wrong with it?


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post Sep 28 2009, 01:39 PM
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It is leaking oil from somewhere... I haven't figured it out yet, my friend is looking into it, slowly...


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post Sep 28 2009, 08:00 PM
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It's great when you have a friend to help you with such things, but it usually ends up taking more time than it is worth. Sadly I'm one of those people more oftenthan I would like to admit.


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post Sep 29 2009, 09:04 AM
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You're one of what people? The helper, or the waiter?

I don't mind waiting, I've totally given up on the motorbike. It would cost $1,600 to fix it at a real mechanic, so I don't care how long it will take him to fix it later.


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