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Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« on: November 07, 2013, 06:41:55 PM »
So, whatcha all hoping to do - or already have planned - for next year?

I know for me, a pathetic riding season would be an improvement.

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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2013, 06:46:53 PM »
Hopefully Clay's. $ is crazy tight now with the house college and other responsibilities. Lots of local stuff with a couple of overnights to the Cape and Vermont.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2013, 06:52:31 PM »
Well I gotta ride somewhere this coming year. I didn't ride on a trip longer than 70 miles this past year. Pretty sad. Yellowstone?
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013, 03:24:10 AM »
Well I gotta ride somewhere this coming year. I didn't ride on a trip longer than 70 miles this past year. Pretty sad. Yellowstone?
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013, 02:19:51 PM »
Perhaps Nova Scotia.  $$ and time being the deciding factors as always.




No trips longer that 70 miles!  Blasphemy!  I think a typical Saturday Flying Pigs ride is usually in the 4-500 mile range.  Many times more during the longer days of mid summer.

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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 03:48:01 PM »
Not sure, but thought about SW Wisconsin again- that was a great trip.  I'd love to do James Bay again, but that probably won't happen for a few years until I go with my son and ADVT it (Adventure Truck). 
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2013, 04:09:39 PM »
Perhaps Nova Scotia.  $$ and time being the deciding factors as always.

Guess I need to get my passport.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2013, 01:56:42 PM »
Anyone want to ride to Alaska next summer?
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2013, 05:40:58 AM »
For me, I hope I can get a proper job, ditch this cycle of unemployment and temporary work and be able to afford a Griso. Then I shall tour again.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2013, 06:10:19 AM »
I knew 2013 would be a slow riding year for me when I joined a local band. It seemed we always had a gig booked on my three day weekends (9/80 work schedule) when the weather was nice. I did a few long weekends and had some nice day rides. Probably the highlight was a four day dual sport trip to WV in June.

If anything, the band will be busier next year (recording an album next month), so I will need to plan stuff more in advance and block it off the calendar. I would like to do another long dual sport trip. There is talk of going to the Michigan UP next year.

I need to do a five or six day trip to the Dragon again. Maybe the STN/STO National will be down in that region.

Those two trips will pretty much eat my moto vacation days. I want to do an AMA dual sport weekend or two with my son next year as well.

And finally, we are supposed to be installing our new process control system in Switzerland in the fall, so maybe I can swing a few days on the bike in/around Switzerland before the snow flies.

Luckily I have great day rides available to me and no shortage of options for over nighters and long weekends.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2013, 08:38:47 AM »
I'm determined to go to Clay's next year. If not there then PNW.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2013, 01:40:04 PM »
It's always raining in the PNW...plus the cat is delish.  I'd stick with plan A.

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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2013, 02:11:30 PM »
For next year's "big trip" we're hoping to ride either in Iceland or the Alps.  Haven't yet decided which.

And I'd like to do another cross country; re-ride some roads I haven't been on in over 10 years.

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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2013, 02:38:08 PM »
If anything, the band will be busier next year (recording an album next month),

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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2013, 04:41:58 PM »
2014 will probably be a lame year for me again, mileage-wise.  If I could stop getting knocked up all the time, I might have better riding seasons.  But as it is, I'll try to get in a bunch of day rides and hopefully one overnight trip.  :D

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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2013, 04:47:39 PM »
2014 will probably be a lame year for me again, mileage-wise.  If I could stop getting knocked up all the time, I might have better riding seasons.  But as it is, I'll try to get in a bunch of day rides and hopefully one overnight trip.  :D


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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2013, 08:31:27 AM »
more riding. Paved, dirt, gravel, machs nichts, more riding.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2013, 03:35:12 PM »
more riding. Paved, dirt, gravel, machs nichts, more riding.

I would love to try a gravel/dirt trip.  Not sure I have tome right now, but that would be fun.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2013, 09:38:55 PM »
Not sure, but thought about SW Wisconsin again- that was a great trip.


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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2013, 09:58:38 PM »
Two Trips:

1. Western Tour to visit my daughter and her family in California

2. Southwestern Tour to visit my youngest daughter in Texas.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2013, 09:16:16 AM »
more riding. Paved, dirt, gravel, machs nichts, more riding.

I would love to try a gravel/dirt trip.  Not sure I have tome right now, but that would be fun.   :thumbsup:

Michigan has many trails and forest service roads . . . . .
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2013, 09:31:07 AM »
Anyone want to ride to Alaska next summer?

I did AK in 2009 - unbelievably cool trip. 

The current vote on our end is Vancouver Island and possibly Banff.  I've only got a week to burn and AK really needs three to be done right.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2013, 09:40:41 AM »
Going to China in April, and hoping to ride cross country to California late summer.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2013, 11:27:50 AM »
If I could stop getting knocked up all the time, I might have better riding seasons.    :D

Well if you were on your motorcycle......you wouldn't be getting knocked up.  ;)


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« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2013, 11:37:54 AM »
For 2014? I'd just like to ride. My mileage was pitiful this year.

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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2013, 11:41:42 AM »
2014 will probably be a lame year for me again, mileage-wise.  If I could stop getting knocked up all the time, I might have better riding seasons.  But as it is, I'll try to get in a bunch of day rides and hopefully one overnight trip.  :D

Wait, did I miss something?  Are you knocked up AGAIN?   :o
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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2013, 11:44:33 AM »
World peace.     

Or a trip to Alaska.   But I had planned to do that with DNA.   

I think I should hope for world peace.

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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2013, 01:05:07 PM »
A new bike...either a GS, Tiger, or Super Tenere. Then a trip to the Black Hills to check out Mt Rushmore with a swing through Yellowstone perhaps.

There were also rumors among the gang of a trip north along the coast to Seattle and Vancouver.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2013, 02:36:58 PM »
Wait, did I miss something?  Are you knocked up AGAIN?   :o

Yep!  Or "still", depending on when you last heard.  :lol:  We've got a little boy due on January 13.

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« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2013, 02:44:41 PM »
Wait, did I miss something?  Are you knocked up AGAIN?   :o

Yep!  Or "still", depending on when you last heard.  :lol:  We've got a little boy due on January 13.

Need a filter for the water there I think.


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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2013, 03:12:42 PM »
Michigan has many trails and forest service roads . . . . .

Yes it does!   :bigok:  2012 I rode a bunch of them on the XR- but never overnight.  This summer- not so much...
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« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2013, 03:17:50 PM »
I need to ride across the country next year.  I made it half way once, but never all the way, it has been a dream for far to long.
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« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2013, 06:14:53 AM »
I need to ride across the country next year.  I made it half way once, but never all the way, it has been a dream for far to long.

See if Giaka has a bike for sale, hopefully possessed.  The ride it back home. 

Could be quite an adventure. . ..   :augie:


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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2013, 06:42:06 AM »
Utah, Colorado, the whole four corners deal, probably with my oldest and maybe middle son. Also a trip to NC to visit my riding buddy who moved this year.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2013, 09:40:47 AM »
See if Giaka has a bike for sale, hopefully possessed.  The ride it back home. 

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« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2013, 10:08:12 AM »
That ride scarred me.  I just added a 4.7 gallon tank to a WR250r, additional lights and an Eastern Beaver 3 circuit solution.  The GSA has tanker capacity, more lights than I have sense, a fuzeblock and a voltmeter.  I hope to never, ever, repeat a crossing with a limited fuel, limited lighting and an electrical system from the damned.   :pope:

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« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2013, 10:10:01 AM »
What happened to that bike, anyhow?

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« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2013, 10:15:47 AM »
MacGyver saved it from Peter sending it the blow things up show, and it went to the home of a new rider when I went yellow.  No, not yellow as in frightened of the ride (even though it sparked the first time I saw her in Chicago before the final fix), but when I got the GSA.  I do not know what happened since.  I confess to checking the news now and then for catastrophies involving spontaneous combustion, unexplained explosions, or immolation. . ..  Haven't heard of any. . ..











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« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2013, 10:30:55 AM »
If my wife is comfortable taking our girls on solo for a few days by next October, I want to get to the Barber Vintage festival via BRP and Cherohala.  If no dice on that one, then I'll have to hope that AMA Vintage at Mid-Ohio is not scheduled for the weekend of her birthday (again).

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« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2013, 10:33:53 AM »
Perhaps Nova Scotia.  $$ and time being the deciding factors as always.

Do it! I ran the Gaspe and Cape Breton in '06 on a tight budget--alternated camping with hotels--and that was still the best time I've had on a bike. Had a great 3-course dinner of sauteed skate with mussels in a waterfront restaurant in Perce for $17.95, camped at Meat Cove, saw moose, and rode through gorgeous scenery.

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« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2013, 10:37:16 AM »
If my wife is comfortable taking our girls on solo for a few days by next October, I want to get to the Barber Vintage festival via BRP and Cherohala.  If no dice on that one, then I'll have to hope that AMA Vintage at Mid-Ohio is not scheduled for the weekend of her birthday (again).



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« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2013, 10:44:14 AM »
MacGyver saved it from Peter sending it the blow things up show, and it went to the home of a new rider when I went yellow.  No, not yellow as in frightened of the ride (even though it sparked the first time I saw her in Chicago before the final fix), but when I got the GSA.  I do not know what happened since.  I confess to checking the news now and then for catastrophies involving spontaneous combustion, unexplained explosions, or immolation. . ..  Haven't heard of any. . ..

Oh, man. I must have missed when it went up for sale. I wanted a chance to try my luck with the possessed bike.

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« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2013, 11:31:59 AM »
MacGyver saved it from Peter sending it the blow things up show,

He still talks about how he should have given that bike to Mythbusters. :

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« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2013, 12:31:39 PM »
If my wife is comfortable taking our girls on solo for a few days by next October, I want to get to the Barber Vintage festival via BRP and Cherohala.  If no dice on that one, then I'll have to hope that AMA Vintage at Mid-Ohio is not scheduled for the weekend of her birthday (again).



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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2013, 12:35:43 PM »
I need to ride across the country next year.  I made it half way once, but never all the way, it has been a dream for far to long.

See if Giaka has a bike for sale, hopefully possessed.  The ride it back home. 

Could be quite an adventure. . ..   :augie:


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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2013, 01:49:58 PM »
Well I gotta ride somewhere this coming year. I didn't ride on a trip longer than 70 miles this past year. Pretty sad. Yellowstone?
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« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2013, 01:51:27 PM »
Anyone want to ride to Alaska next summer?

I did AK in 2009 - unbelievably cool trip. 

The current vote on our end is Vancouver Island and possibly Banff.  I've only got a week to burn and AK really needs three to be done right.

I would want to ride back as well and for some reason I see that taking longer then three weeks.  :D  I have "driven" the Alcan several times but want to try it on a bike.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2013, 01:54:55 PM »
That ride scarred me.  I just added a 4.7 gallon tank to a WR250r, additional lights and an Eastern Beaver 3 circuit solution.  The GSA has tanker capacity, more lights than I have sense, a fuzeblock and a voltmeter. I hope to never, ever, repeat a crossing with a limited fuel, limited lighting and an electrical system from the damned.   :pope:

That being said, it was fun . . ..  :rolf:

Meh and uneventful ride across the US would have been boring and soon forgotten. Freaking demon spawn of a motorcycle.
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #48 on: November 13, 2013, 05:16:49 PM »
I know I'm going to Rapid City, SD in June.  That's where MSTA STAR national is.  I will NOT be trailering!  There will be many forays into Arkansas.  The rest, I guess I'll make up as I go :)
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Re: Hopes, dreams, and trips for 2014
« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2013, 07:59:48 PM »
I need to ride across the country next year.  I made it half way once, but never all the way, it has been a dream for far to long.

See if Giaka has a bike for sale, hopefully possessed.  The ride it back home. 

Could be quite an adventure. . ..   :augie:




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Prefer not that type of "adventure".  Riding an RT with the omnipresent FD worry would be adventure enough for me.

You know what they say, once you've gone possessed, you never go back . . ..   :bigok: