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You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« on: June 27, 2013, 08:24:49 pm »
Well it is time for my annual long mileage trip.  Last year was just over 2,500 miles and this year seems like it will be just under 4,000 miles.
The plan is to leave Central CA on 7/7/13 and begin the trip in earnest on 7/8/13.  From CA will make my way to Oregon then Washington then into British Columbia, through Idaho and back around to CA.
Still working on all the actual roads (I prefer a loose idea of the route and then change it around as my mood dictates).  This ride I will not be solo but have picked up a BMW rider (figure I can siphon off his gasoline if I run low  ;)).  Hoping to pick up some SOHC-4 riders (Jimmy and Greg are possibilities) along the way.
I will be relating my adventures in my blog and here is the link in case anyone is interested.
http://backdoormotoadventures.wordpress.com/
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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 03:15:27 am »
Along for the ride. Will you be hitching the trailer to Dash for this trip?
(That pic is hilarious!)
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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 08:50:13 am »
Yes, Rocky thinks he is very clever...For those of you who have not seen the image here it is--


For the history and reason for the image you will have to read the blog and scroll down a bit...
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 10:27:56 am »
Subscribed! Good luck Mooshie will be following along for the adventure!

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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 08:01:05 am »
You do Meet the Nicest People on a Honda, but their some cute ones also ;D

Best of luck to you Mooshie, be safe and enjoy the time on the road.

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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2013, 09:07:12 pm »
You do Meet the Nicest People on a Honda, but their some cute ones also ;D

Best of luck to you Mooshie, be safe and enjoy the time on the road.

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Thanks to FunJimmy's recent post on the "pics of your bike on the road" thread, I checked your blog out, Lisa. Some great stuff, and great pics!! ;D
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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2013, 11:29:33 pm »
Glad your trip has not had some of the "adventures" you had earlier getting Dash sorted before the trips.  Great pics and trip from the story thus far...
Advil or Aleve make the soreness more bearable, fwiw.
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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2013, 06:14:54 am »
I have definitely found my way to the Aleve aisle.  Hitting 3000 miles thus far has been an adventure in and if itself.  I will be posting a few choice pictures when I return to CA.
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2013, 07:30:28 am »
Looking forward to it and great report and pics on your website so far. Your weather looks pretty good from the photos.

Enjoy the trip and ride safe!
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2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2013, 09:22:50 am »
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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2013, 09:45:27 am »
Mooshie,

How is your knee doing? Any better? Any idea of the cause?

I see you are traveling light this time! Looks good!

Great photos on the blog!
Andy
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1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour , 2017: 836 kit install and bottom end rebuild. And rebirth: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,173213.msg2029836.html#msg2029836
2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
3. VStrom DL1000 2003
4. XLR650L 2006

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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2013, 09:05:36 pm »
Hi Andy. The knee is fine so far.  It was the new Langlitz leather pants.  They were tucked into my riding boots (by design) but did not give me any room when I got into the riding position for give while riding.  They did stretch but they never would have stretched enough. They are making me a different pair now that do not tuck in. Great guys and good customer service.  I of course haven't worn them since the second day.
So far over 3000 miles and the bike is doing well.  I'm exhausted but Dash is hanging in there. Ha ha.
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« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2013, 05:21:05 am »
Hi Lisa

Ah yes I can see how that would restrict movement and blood supply. My own custom leathers that I had made back in 1997 still fit but only just - a bit tight on the waist but the length is great. Nothing like having custom leathers - worth the investement for years of use. I hope you didnt get the Rangers:

http://www.langlitz.com/rangers/

And if you did I want to see a photo!  8)

Sounds like you are having a great time and really enjoying the scenic photos on your blog. You have got me thinking about next year and a trip to Alaska....

Ride safe!
Andy
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1. CB750K4: Long distance bike, 17 countries and counting...2001 - Trans-USA-Mexico (CB750K4), 2003 - European Tour (CB750K4), 2004 - SOHC Easy Rider Trip (CB750K4), 2008 - Adirondack Tour 2-up (CB750K4) , 2013 - Tail of the Dragon Tour , 2017: 836 kit install and bottom end rebuild. And rebirth: http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,173213.msg2029836.html#msg2029836
2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
3. VStrom DL1000 2003
4. XLR650L 2006

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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2013, 05:27:40 am »
The East German police used to wear pants like that.

The common joke was they wore it to safe on trips to the bathroom - don't visualize  :) :)

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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2013, 04:11:31 pm »
It's great to hear your having a good and save trip Lisa. Been checking out your website and keeping up with your ride. Beautiful pics by the way. It's good to hear that Dash has done his part and hasn't let you down over the 3000 miles ;) that's a plus for sure. Looking forward to more about the trip in the coming days 8)

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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2013, 02:36:01 pm »
Hi all: I am exhausted!  Dash (my CB550) rode exactly 4, 040 miles without any mechanical issues.  It did wonderfully.

Andy: The pants I ordered initially were these:
http://www.langlitz.com/competition-breeches/

but now I am going for these with only a 10 inch zipper
http://www.langlitz.com/westerns/

Here are some trip highlights:
Starting out in Yosemite CA


At the Canadian Border


At Glacier National Park in Canada.  A beautiful sight do not miss it if you are there




Somewhere in Canada


With Fun Jimmy in Vancouver (what a kind hearted host) he invited me into his home sight unseen.  Check out his 550.  He rides super crazy fast!


Deception Pass in WA


Coming home on Hwy 1


Next year I am going to Tombstone and New Mexico.  I am calling it my "Cowboy and Indian Tour"
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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2013, 02:58:30 pm »
Fanastic pics, bet you make the calendar again.  Glad you had a great trip, especially without any bike issues. 

A bike trip to AZ sounds good, but not during the summer heat. 
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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2013, 03:47:08 pm »
Great write up and photos. Keep ratcheting the bar higher on the photos.

Tombstone will not allow vehicles on the street that is the tourist attraction but there are plenty of historic buildings and Boot Hill could be photographed with Dash. Charleston Road between Sierra Vista and Tombstone is fun if it is not traffic encumbered. Bisbee and its colorful character, steps, and saloons and the microbrews are recommended if you like beer. Then plan on visiting and possibly staying in Sonoita, AZ. The wineries in the El Freida area and Sonoita area are respectable and they have a couple good restaurants that are unique in Sonoita.
By May the daytime temps are consistently in the 90s or higher and it is not uncommon to see 100 before the end of May in Tucson and Phoenix. Better to consider a trip in April or in October or later. The monsoon season also would dampen the travels a bit during the summer making it less pleasant.  But this would work against you for New Mexico as its higher altitude typically has it being cooler.
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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2013, 08:07:10 pm »
Congratulations Lisa on another superb trip! Great photos and write up on the blog which I have been enjoying reading. Glad bike and rider made it back ok!

thanks for sharing!
Andy
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« Reply #19 on: July 22, 2013, 02:39:39 pm »
Congratulations Lisa on another superb trip! Great photos and write up on the blog which I have been enjoying reading. Glad bike and rider made it back ok!

thanks for sharing!
Andy
I only do these trips Andy so I can get in the 2014 calendar!  ;)

Fanastic pics, bet you make the calendar again.  Glad you had a great trip, especially without any bike issues. 

A bike trip to AZ sounds good, but not during the summer heat. 

No kidding, not wanting to go in the summer.  Was thinking April or October.  Those seem like good months.  But I would prefer to start on April 1st (because no one would believe me  ;D)
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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2013, 06:48:24 pm »
Very enjoyable read. That was one great trip and I am jealous.
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2013, 09:39:50 am »
My wife Laura and I enjoyed a wonderful evening with Lisa & Rocky on their trip to Canada. The weather was perfect for sipping Tequila and Margaritas on the deck while telling tales of our reckless childhoods.

At some point the conversation turned to the crazy culinary delights of Pop Tarts and a few other childhood fav's. I haven't seen or tasted a Pop Tart in decades and my kids only know them from commercials, but as we walked up the stairs after retuning from vacation last night we found this mystery package.

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Thank You Lisa, that was very thoughtful of you.

Hope to see you next year.
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Re: You Meet the Nicest People on a Honda: Canada 2013
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2013, 12:30:08 pm »
Pop-Tarts are a nice treat from time to time, but man are they sweet. Some of my favorite flavors you have there...
The white iced chocolate ones (or is it white centered chocolate iced chocolate ones) are good too.
Toasted they taste better I think.

Hope Lisa enjoys her SW tour of AZ and NM (next year?) as it can be a fun place to ride and visit.
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« Reply #23 on: August 11, 2013, 06:39:07 pm »
Chocolate fudge are my hands down favorite!  Jimmy don't tell Jaime I sent you them he was a bit mad at just the discussion-he may go ballistic if he knows non-food has found its way into Canada  ;)
Rafster: yes the Cowboy and Indian tour is for 2014 I am looking forward to it and have received a lot of ideas from fellow SOHC-4 riders which has been very helpful.
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« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2013, 07:32:11 pm »
Chocolate fudge are my hands down favorite!  Jimmy don't tell Jaime I sent you them he was a bit mad at just the discussion-he may go ballistic if he knows non-food has found its way into Canada  ;)

So true. Maybe I'll stop by his place with a box of beer in one hand and a box of Pop-Tarts in the other. See where it goes.
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