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Old July 16th, 2008, 02:43 PM
parantaeyang parantaeyang is offline
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There is a Korean guy on a 50cc scooter who did the cross country trip twice.

Thread link to East to West trip

Thread link to West to East trip
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Old July 16th, 2008, 03:08 PM
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Oh man, the engrish in the second one is hilarious.

"toll redwoods came out."

"Happy camping with beer! "

"I took another trail to see Elks.
It looked just muscle deer.
"

"shit! shit! shit! shit! shit! shit!
The patches were came out.
Flat tire again. I should've bought a air pump.
I was in mountain again.
I just passed 10miles from some small town and next town is over 40miles.
I waited for someone's help for 30minuets.

It was getting dark. I pushed it to the small town.
shit. 10mile is so far!
I was taking a break after I pushed it for 30minuets.
I saw a pick up truck opposite side.
I waved my hand and wished 'stop stop stop stop'
The brake light was on! and the truck stopped on shoulder!
"

I love the part where a racoon steals his last Ramen and he takes a dead crab off the beach:

" heard some noise while I was sleeping last night.
In the morning, I found that my bike cover bag was tore.
some animal stole my Ramen. Maybe Racoon?
That was my last Ramen!
"

"anyway I need to change mt menu.
I'm getting sick of Spam and Ramen.
"

"I made crab soup! I was super delicious!!

Scooter Wan is down with the SafetySeal:

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Old July 16th, 2008, 11:04 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JSQ
There are plenty of risks to be taken just 1.5 hours south.
Plenty.

I agree. (And way less expensive gas and diesel.)

I have wondered at times about the safety of the blood supply in Mexico and Central America. You never know when a traumatic injury might occur causing severe blood loss.

I carry my blood type along with my ID but it would be good to know the blood type of those you are traveling with as well for compatibility.

Then again, draining a pint from Sheki or Jack may be more risky than the local blood supply...
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Old July 17th, 2008, 07:40 AM
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I put together a short video showing a bit of last weekend's dual sport ride.

I was riding with the 650 Dakar but somehow we picked up a DRZ 400 that showed up with no riding partner (for half of the ride).

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Old July 17th, 2008, 08:18 AM
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Great video.

As much as I love my GS... I may just need to get something smaller with more suspension.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 09:23 AM
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You should.

I know the GS is capable, but i'm too lazy to fight a large motorcycle like that through the rough stuff, it's not fun to me.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 10:55 AM
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I put together a short video showing a bit of last weekend's dual sport ride.


That was cool.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 11:10 AM
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Yeah nice work.
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Old July 17th, 2008, 01:18 PM
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I'm glad you guys liked it.

I'll try to do better next time . .
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Old July 17th, 2008, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by greghirst
I agree. (And way less expensive gas and diesel.)

I have wondered at times about the safety of the blood supply in Mexico and Central America. You never know when a traumatic injury might occur causing severe blood loss.

I carry my blood type along with my ID but it would be good to know the blood type of those you are traveling with as well for compatibility.

Then again, draining a pint from Sheki or Jack may be more risky than the local blood supply...

While we didn't take transfusion equipment, when I did the little trek through Western China in 2002 we took a whole bunch of surgical supplies so that if anyone in our party was injured we could hand the hospital staff new (sterile) equipment (syringes, scalpels, IV sets, etc.) instead of their regular stuff (we were in the boonies - anything local was suspect). We also had something on the order of $1,200 in immunizations before leaving! (ow!) Happily we didn't need anything from that kit. We did use a bit of the CIPRO for some stomach disorders that cropped up in one of the lady climbers with us.

-n
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Old July 18th, 2008, 09:36 AM
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Crossing the Divide and into Moab

Quick update.

So far, the trail has been exceptional. Every day yields several technical and scenic highlights. Yesterday was without a doubt the most technical yet, with miles of muddy tracks, deep bogs and water crossings. Several crossings were half-way up my boots. The mud was relentless.

This morning, we left Moab and rode the Gemini Bridges trail, which was slow-speed climbing up sandy tracks and slickrock. This would be the greatest challenge for a bike with limited suspension travel and a dry clutch. I used second gear and lots of clutch slipping to manage the ledges and rocks.

We have solid cloud cover at the moment, giving relief from the heat of the desert.

The sand waits for us in the next leg...
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Old July 18th, 2008, 09:55 AM
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Here is an image from another beautiful road in Colorado


A friend of mine in Colorado (professional videographer for Channel 5) put together a little video of our departure from Denver. VIDEO, leaving Denver






Here is a little POV video from day two (it is an iPod format, which you will need to download, as it will not play in a browser). DAY TWO VIDEO

The sand waits for us in the next leg...
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 09:05 AM
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The adventure has begun...

The largest storm in Northern Nevada in years. Hail, thunderstorms and MUD!



VIDEO
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 10:39 AM
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Very cool, Scott.

Keep up the pics.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 07:54 PM
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Utah


Climbing up to the Gemini Bridges

Video of riding in Moab


A canyon in the Swell


A technical single-track near Richfield

Purple Mountains - Majesty
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Old July 24th, 2008, 08:58 PM
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Good Stuff! I can't wait to see the full report!
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Old July 28th, 2008, 03:08 PM
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The ride...



We can ride no further west
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