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Jim and Kermit's Big Adventure (well, big to us)

Postby JimVonBaden » Mon Jul 07, 2008 12:56 pm

Over the next few weeks my friend Kermit and I are going to take a little trip. The plan is to head out of the DC area on Friday the 11th and head west to the ocean, then north to the mountains, the east over the Great Lakes, and home.

Because I am into photography, I plan on taking a lot of pictures, and posting them here. I also plan on posting some interesting trip tidbits along the way, as well as thoughts and meanderings. I hope to post regularly when I have internet access.

The bikes:

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and Kermit saying hello!



Trip information:


Distance: 5,000-7200 miles


Time: July 11-27 (17 days)


Route: Roughly from DC to Mt Rushmore, then on to Tillamook, OR. From Tillamook up through Seattle, WA into Canada, through Banff, then across the Great Lakes in Canada, and back to DC. This route is variable depending on our moods, weather, and time.

Bikes:

2005 and 2006 R1200GS with 45,000 and 52,000 miles respectively.

The 2005 R1200GS has the following equipment:
Jesse Odyssey Saddle Bags
JC Whitney Top Case
Cortech SuperMini tank bag on SWMototech Mount
Garmin 2610 GPS on a custom mount
iPod Nano with S-plugs
Ohlins Shocks
Avon Distanzia Tires
Hella FF50 Driving Lights
Motolight conspicuity lights
P3 LED lights, and Brake LED tail light
Rick Mayer Seat
Removed hand guards, stock windscreen and Cee Baileys Wind Wings
Hepco and Becker Crash Bars
Kaoko Throttle Lock
Rock Stompa foot pegs
Hammerhead shifter
TT Dash cover and dash plate

The 2006 R1200GS has the following equipment:
Factory Saddle Bags
Givi Top Case
Marsee Corona tank bag on Marsee Mount
Garmin 2610 GPS on a Migsel mount
Ohlins Shocks
Avon Distanzia Tires
Hella FF50 Driving Lights
Brake LED tail light
Sargent Seat
Removed hand guards, stock windscreen
Hepco and Becker Crash Bars
Kaoko Throttle Lock
Fastway foot pegs
SPOT Satellite Tranciever

TO TAKE WITH ME LIST:

Gear:

Mesh jacket
Mesh pants
Frog Tog Jacket and pants
Gerbing liner & CONTROLLER!!
Summer gloves
Rain cool gloves
Rain Glove covers
Balaclava
Additional Water proof bag

Electronics:

Camera\w lenses
Computer and charger/BMW Eprom
Flashlight
Batteries AA
Nikon camera
CPAP, mask and power cords
iPod and charger
Blackberry and charger
Cell phone and charger

Clothes:

Various t-shirts and shorts
Socks
Skivvies
Long sleeve shirt
1 pair jeans
Tennis shoes
Cap
Mesh bag for drying clothes
Toiletries

Bike Supplies:

Tire gauge
Tire repair kit
Tire inflator pump
Full tool Kit
Tank bag
Extra ear plugs
Spare key
Water bladder
Bug Spray

Paperwork:

Bike insurance paperwork
Bike registration paperwork
Passport/creds
KOA/Allstate paperwork

I'll be posting the basic route, we plan to keep it flexible, within a couple days, and a map of the route. Also, some of the places we expect to be in case any FF's are interested in that kind of thing. I am not sure of exact times, but I will post as often as possible where we will be just in case anyone might have the time and inclination to meet up.

Jim :brow
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Postby Flash! » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:00 pm

:lol: :lol: Woohoo!!! You're gonna have a great time! I'll be waiting for updates as you go along. Be safe, both of you.

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Postby repo » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:01 pm

buy me something pretty :lol:


have fun!

JimVonBaden wrote:Gerbing liner & CONTROLLER!!


someone forget something once?
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Postby Chiba » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:10 pm

Have a great trip guys!

When you're out Mt Rushmore way, take some time to check out the Crazy Horse Memorial. Well worth the side trip!

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Postby Bauer » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:17 pm

Have fun and ride safe.... whaaa, I wanna go play too! Stupid work, they actually expect me to show up.... :roll:
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Postby BMWGirl » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:19 pm

Sounds like a good trip! Have Fun!!!


Does this mean - Party at Jim's house??!!!!!
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Postby BKling » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:23 pm

Ride safe, take lots of photos and take notes too.

Have fun you two, Wild and Crazy Guys. :lol: :lol:
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Postby DogHouse » Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:32 pm

Wild Hogs


Have fun guys
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Postby Bicyclist » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:11 pm

I'm looking forward to the trip reports. Have a great ride! I love riding in the West.
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Postby kjackson » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:48 pm

I apologize for the rambunctious hello. It was directed at the ADVRider crowd. Jim sneaked that one in on me.

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Postby griffin738 » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:51 pm

DogHouse wrote:Wild Hogs


Fixed!!!

Seriously, have a blast guys - - Massive amounts of good luck and best wishes for fun roads, clear skies and near-sighted women!!!
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Postby DogHouse » Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:52 pm

kjackson wrote:I apologize for the rambunctious hello. It was directed at the ADVRider crowd. Jim sneaked that one in on me.

Kermit


It's cool. We're, at least I, am OK with it
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Postby BKling » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:38 pm

I just though he was telling how many times he had fallen down. :roll:
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Postby Yellowjacket » Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:43 pm

That is a BIG TRIP for anyone. Long time on the saddle and all.
Ride safe and look forward to the reports.
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Postby R4R&R » Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:19 pm

Have a great trip; I'm looking forward to the reports.

Can we have a picture of the bikes loaded? :lol:
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