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Bread's Excellent Adventure

Postby bread » Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:41 pm

Hey All!

I am about to hit the road for my long journey of self-discovery :D :D :D
..maybe all I will discover is a really sore bum!

The bike is loaded, and I should be driving away from the house in about 20 minutes.

I'm taking a trip on the little K75 for about 18 days, and 4000 miles.
It will be the longest trip I have ever taken -- on two or four wheels!
I'll go through NY, NJ, PA, OH, MI, IN, IL, WI, MN, IA, SD, NE,.. and then return by the same route. The excuse is a family reunion, to be held a few hours south of Mt. Rushmore on fathers day weekend. Several distant relatives are even flying in from Finland for this one. I'll be visiting other friends and family on the way. Should be fun!

I hope to update my blog on occasion, with status and pictures.
http://iheartbx.blogspot.com

my route is here: (Google maps link)

Gotta run!

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Postby Maria V » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:06 pm

Have a great trip and be safe!
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Postby BMWGirl » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:11 pm

Tony - that's awesome!!! Have FUN and ride SAFELY!!
BECAUSE I CAN!!!
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Postby ERC Scott » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:28 pm

Just be sure to plan your ride thru Chicago to avoid the rush hours of 5 - 10 am and 3 -7 pm. And be prepared for the uninformed to stare at you for wearing your helmet. Buen viaje. Scott
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Postby BMWGirl » Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:44 pm

also be VERY aware of the tolls in Chicago area - they like to change the lanes at the last minute!!
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Postby Yellowjacket » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:12 pm

also be VERY aware of the tolls in Chicago area - they like to change the lanes at the last minute!!


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Postby Firebird » Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:16 pm

Safe travels Bread. :D

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Postby Rick F. » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:18 pm

Bread,

Sounds terrific. Be sure to have a few extra fun adventures for all of us stuck here!

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Postby Blaster229 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:20 pm

Surely you can do more than 4k miles in 18 days. I do more than that by accident :lol:
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Postby JimVonBaden » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:22 pm

Blaster229 wrote:Surely you can do more than 4k miles in 18 days. I do more than that by accident :lol:


On a plane doesn't count! :lol:

Besides, have you seen his bike? :shock:

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Re: Bread's Excellent Adventure

Postby epskalaw » Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:50 am

Safe travels Bread! Here's hoping you don't need those spares! Besides,
I had all the bad (K)arma so you're Golden!

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Postby Blaster229 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:07 am

JimVonBaden wrote:
Blaster229 wrote:Surely you can do more than 4k miles in 18 days. I do more than that by accident :lol:


On a plane doesn't count! :lol:

Besides, have you seen his bike? :shock:

Jim :brow


I don't have to see it to be jealous of his trip :)
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Postby Hello Kitty » Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:25 am

Have a great trip Bread!

I didn't know you were a Finn. I can teach you a few phrases if you like (and don't already speak Finnish...)

My first real trip was to MN for a wedding. Walt and I had a really terrific time, as I am sure you will too!

Take lots of pictures and write it up for the BTS!
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Postby Yellowjacket » Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:43 pm

If you decide to stop in Chicago. Check out:
http://annsather.com/restaurants/locations.shtml

I know you're a Finn. There are Swedish in Finland as well. Great cinnamon buns!
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Postby Dave K1200LT » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:08 pm

Have a safe ride Tony! Maybe MK can prepare a special Scavenger Hunt list to keep you occupied on your travels! :) Better yet, get some state photo's for the state's contest.
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