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robmack


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Agreed Woodie! Thank you all for the great breakfast, enjoyable conversation and camaraderie. I appreciate that you were able to wait until I arrived (amazing considering that I was able to cross the border on an expired passport).

TWB and I made good time on the 407ETR avoiding lots of congestion on the other highways, which compensated for a later than desired start to the journey.

Looking forward one day to another similar meetup; who knows.

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Spanish, Ontario was the stopping point tonight after considerable roadworks along highway 17. I don't mind this at all. I will drift off to the sound of clop clopping of water against the dock. Today's ride was under 650 kilometres all up.
Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 20180825


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

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Agreed, a very good meeting. Thanks to all who participated, and to .75 for getting us through Youngstown and the gateway to Canada.


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

SteveK1

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Rats, I missed the sKroll. Here I am working in NYC. If I was at home in Michigan instead, I could've still had time to catch up. Nice to see the photos of the meet ups.


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BMW R60 /5 1973
BMW R100R 1992
Honda CB360T 1975
    

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Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 20180826
Bienvenue & adios, too


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

Point-Seven-five

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Was great meeting everybody.  Sorry to hear that Bocutter Ed has been sidelined with a broken wrist.  Wish I could be doing that trip over the lakes.  Wonderful scenery.


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Present: 1991 K100RS "Moby Brick Too"
 
Past:
1994 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
1988 K100RS SE "Special Ed"
1994 K75S "Cheetos"
1992 K100RS "Moby Brick" R.I.P.
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 20180827
The Wawa goose, famous Canada-wide, and now perhaps the world.  Wink


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

Woodie

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Love it all Dazza!  I'll be doing this ride in about 3 weeks to go and visit my old mom


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1985 K100RT  52667
1990 K75RT 6018570 (project)

"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

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Woodie wrote:Love it all Dazza!  I'll be doing this ride in about 3 weeks to go and visit my old mom
Amazing that Wawa was road inaccessible until 1960!
Next stop, White River, home of Winnie the Pooh. I am not making that up. The sign as you enter town says "Where it all began."


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

Gaz

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Great to see that lineup of K's and smiling faces in front of the Mug & Musket.

A special mention for that famous "Special K" of Robmac's down the end - nice to see it in a real life scenario.

Those sort of meet ups are what we in Oz thrive on & I think the Eccentrics in Ireland as well.

Well done!

Cheers


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1990 K75 6427509; 1987 R80G/S PD 6292136; 2010 G650GS ZW13381; 95 K1100LT 0232224
    

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Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 20180828
Approaching Nipigon. Next stop, Thunder Bay.

For some perspective, if all the water in Lake Superior could cover both North & South America entirely, it would be 30cm (1 foot) deep...


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

Woodie

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"A special mention for that famous "Special K" of Robmac's down the end - nice to see it in a real life scenario."


You're telling me!! and I was parked next to it. I can only imagine how much work it actually took to bring that project all together.  All I did was a bit of cleaning, painting and replace a few parts on mine and that was my winter and well into spring.  There is so much detail on that bike that can't even be seen until you are up close.  


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1985 K100RT  52667
1990 K75RT 6018570 (project)

"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

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caveman

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This was the first time that I have met people on the internet and then in person. Thinking about it.... I came to the conclusion that it is like a picture of a spectacular place it just is not the same as seeing it. I have heard that people tend to be something that they are not on the inter-web and in this case that is true. The men I met Wednesday are far more interesting and talented than I would have guessed. 

I too would like to get together again, possibly on the north shore of Superior the second week of August 2019?

    

dee why

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Yes Caveman, meeting internet people takes some getting used to.
Well done to everyone for making the effort and thanks for posting the photos.

Cheers,


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04/86 K100 VIN 0009479 Columbia Silver
    

charlie99

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good onya guys ...for taking the time for a meet

pictures were great to see

I guess you all realise the komeraderie of many of the fine members in the forum , something that is greatly appreciated for those who make the effort

lets hope you all get together again in the not too distant future

cheers

ride well dazza ...awesome effort mate


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O
'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
1987 k100rs ########   "Red"  - (red sports rs TWB style )
1989 K100rt #009637   "Black Betty"  (naked rt ala Nigel , now sporting an rs main fairing )
    

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Thanks, Chaz. The effort has been made by everyone in regards to the Banners, I'm just out burning up tyres. Hee hee.

Next stop, Winnipeg Manitoba, then the prairie begins. Going west, young man.


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

robmack

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Two Wheels Better wrote:Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 20180824
The Upstate New York meet up near old Fort Niagara, Youngstown.
FYI Left to Right: Caveman, Point Seven-five, Robmack, Woodie, TWB


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88

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Epic! Amazing the way the forum has turned virtual contacts into real people and friendships.


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Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 Ir-log1188....May contain nuts!Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

K1 - 1989 - AKA Titan (unique K1/K1100RS hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K100RS - 1991 AKA Ronnie. Cafe racer project bike
K75RTP - 1994
K75C - 1991 AKA Jim Beam. In boxes. 
K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red (gone)
K100LT - 1988 - AKA the Bullion brick. Should never have sold it.
    

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robmack wrote:
Two Wheels Better wrote:Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 20180824
The Upstate New York meet up near old Fort Niagara, Youngstown.
FYI Left to Right:  Caveman, Point Seven-five, Robmack, Woodie, TWB

thanks Rob ...good to put faces to names


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O
'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
1987 k100rs ########   "Red"  - (red sports rs TWB style )
1989 K100rt #009637   "Black Betty"  (naked rt ala Nigel , now sporting an rs main fairing )
    

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Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 20180829
Welcome to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. It's Texas, Kansas and Nebraska all rolled into one. At least the Trans-Canada speed limit is 110kph here - and drivers ignore it willfully. I thought Ontario's 90kph was never gunna end.

There are almost as many blowflies as OZ, too.

Tent is up in Brandon, MB. What a blast the last hour and a half was as the red orb dropped lower in the sky ahead of me, haze from smokey fires keeping it aglow. Must be the latitude because still, at half past eight there's plenty of daylight left. Summer Solstice was nearly two months ago...


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

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Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 Img-2010
It's the little things, but I have been either too late for LCBO or The Beer Store (it's called that) or the town has no bar, often due to the proximity of a res, in my estimation, that I have not had a coldie since entering Canada. Well, I fixed that. A mere 300 metres from my campsite in Brandon Manitoba I am blowing the froth off this fine red ale.



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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

Woodie

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What? You went the speed limit across Ontario?  Shocked  No wonder it took you two days to get to the other side of the province.  If you need a small bit of twisty variation then check out the all too short run through the Qu'Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan.  Years ago I was hanging out with two cousins who decided to race each other through there.  I was in the passenger seat of the Camaro and we were duking it out with the the GS1100.  That was my first introduction to drifting.  Those prairie boys know how to go fast


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1985 K100RT  52667
1990 K75RT 6018570 (project)

"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

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Oh, no, Darren knows what rules are made to be broken. It's just that one has to keep a keen eye out for the local constabulary. I tailed local number plates and went round them when they were too slow. It was three days and two nights across as I sight saw, as well.


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

Woodie

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"Oh, no, Darren knows what rules are made to be broken"


I thought nothing else   Very Happy


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1985 K100RT  52667
1990 K75RT 6018570 (project)

"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

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Did I mention the 13 is a fine companion?
If only it wasn't painted 'Arrest Me Red'.

Tomorrow I ride through places with names like Regina, Indian Head, Swift Current, Moose Jaw and Medicine Hat. I once knew a girl named Regina. She rhymed ever so sweetly.


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

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Two Wheels Better wrote:Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 Img-2010
It's the little things, but I have been either too late for LCBO or The Beer Store (it's called that) or the town has no bar, often due to the proximity of a res, in my estimation, that I have not had a coldie since entering Canada. Well, I fixed that. A mere 300 metres from my campsite in Brandon Manitoba I am blowing the froth off this fine red ale.

Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 112350


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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O
'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
1987 k100rs ########   "Red"  - (red sports rs TWB style )
1989 K100rt #009637   "Black Betty"  (naked rt ala Nigel , now sporting an rs main fairing )
    

Woodie

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"She rhymed ever so sweetly".....with 'angina'?


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1985 K100RT  52667
1990 K75RT 6018570 (project)

"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

Point-Seven-five

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Two Wheels Better wrote:
If only it wasn't painted 'Arrest Me Red'.

I once knew a girl named Regina. She rhymed ever so sweetly.
Arrest me red...I love it.

I once knew a girl named Regina,
Who's home was in North Carolina,
'Twas often said,
With significant dread,
Beware her carnivorous Minah.


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Present: 1991 K100RS "Moby Brick Too"
 
Past:
1994 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
1988 K100RS SE "Special Ed"
1994 K75S "Cheetos"
1992 K100RS "Moby Brick" R.I.P.
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 20180830
"I can say Saskatchewan without starting to stutter..."*



*The Proclaimers, Cap In Hand from the album Sunshine on Leith.



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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

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Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 20180831
Smoke haze from BC wildfires, visibility about a kilometre, refreshing heavy rain for a coupla hours, and gusty winds from the north, meant frequent lane changes whether I wanted them or not! In Lethbridge AB for the night. 

It's three weeks today since I left Tacoma. I've covered over 10,500 km or 6,500 miles so far and have 1066 km or 662 miles to go before I sleep (in my own bed).


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

dee why

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Amazing effort Dazza. Thanks for taking us along.
Good to see you have warm, if slightly wild weather.

Lucky your not riding Central Vic today - 10C, wet, windy, snow down to 500m.

(I know the Youngstown crew will think that's almost tropical.)

Stay safe. D


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04/86 K100 VIN 0009479 Columbia Silver
    

Point-Seven-five

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-10C in the winter around here means nearly nude sunbathing in a snowbank.


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Present: 1991 K100RS "Moby Brick Too"
 
Past:
1994 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
1988 K100RS SE "Special Ed"
1994 K75S "Cheetos"
1992 K100RS "Moby Brick" R.I.P.
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

88

88
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It's wonderful to travel and great to be in your own bed, the two sides of our particular coin. A mighty trip TWB.


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Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 Ir-log1188....May contain nuts!Cross Continent Return Ride with the Banner(s) - Page 2 Ir-log11

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine from 1600 years ago & still true!

K1 - 1989 - AKA Titan (unique K1/K1100RS hybrid by Andreas Esterhammer)
K1100RS - 1995. AKA Rudolf Von Schmurf (in a million bits)
K100RS - 1991 AKA Ronnie. Cafe racer project bike
K75RTP - 1994
K75C - 1991 AKA Jim Beam. In boxes. 
K1100LT 1992 - AKA Big Red (gone)
K100LT - 1988 - AKA the Bullion brick. Should never have sold it.
    

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88 wrote:It's wonderful to travel and great to be in your own bed, the two sides of our particular coin. A mighty trip TWB.
Sometimes riding is my own version of self abuse, but I press on regardless. I've learnt, over the years, to make easier the difficulties by preparing myself physically and mentally for the challenge, having a solid and reliable mount under me, and relaxing into what I cannot change when it inevitably comes. Here I am on what was planned as my last day out, with eleven hours to go, a lady at home urging me on soothingly, and I'm stopping and looking about, clearly I will not be home tonight. My life will be there when I arrive at the garage door.


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The Frank Slide, near Crowsnest Pass. In 1903 at 4AM Turtle Mountain dropped half a side of boulders onto the sleeping town of Frank, below. Everyone died.
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The beautiful southern Alberta mountains continue to be obscured by the 550-odd wildfires burning in British Columbia.


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

club_c

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You are in BC already??  Are we going to meet or are you heading south before Abbotsford?


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"There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over."

1988 K100RS SE VIN 01477554
    

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club_c wrote:You are in BC already??  Are we going to meet or are you heading south before Abbotsford?
The intensity of the smoke made me change course. I dropped into Famous Potatoes and am steaming towards home. Currently in Moses Lake WA getting fuel n food. Washington state is no better. The haze is incredible. Night riding visibility will suck. It'll be a long day but three hours til home. Let's catch up next time I'm in White Rock. You'd like my Aussie-Canadian couple friends.


Lethbridge AB to Fife WA in one day. Not bad at 1,100kms.


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

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9PM Pacific Daylight Time, I rolled in the driveway after 13 hours all up, nearly 11 of which was straddling the saddle.
Sweet relief. 

Cheers to all who followed, commented or met with me. It was an eye opening trip, and one I'd recommend and do again anyday.


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

Woodie

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Glad you made it home safe TWB.  An impressive ride all the way around.  Thanks for taking the time to post about it and it was a pleasure meeting you on your stop here on this bit of the continent.


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1985 K100RT  52667
1990 K75RT 6018570 (project)

"Keep your stick on the ice.  We're all in this together."  Red Green
    

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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

'86 K100 RT..#0090401 ..."Gerty" ( Gertrude Von Clickandshift ) --------O%O
'86 k100 rs.. #######..  "Fred " (f(rame) red ) ( Fredrick leichtundschnell ) - -
bits and pieces from many kind friends across the k100 world ...with many thanks ..
1987 k100rs ########   "Red"  - (red sports rs TWB style )
1989 K100rt #009637   "Black Betty"  (naked rt ala Nigel , now sporting an rs main fairing )
    

robmack

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Glad you got home safe, TWB. It was an equally great adventure for us, your readership, through these forums.


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1987 K75 @k75retro.blogspot.ca
http://k75retro.blogspot.ca/
    

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When I finally went to sleep I managed ten hours flat out. I'm a five hour a night sleeper. Musta needed it. For those nearby who'd like a chance to sign the Banner(s) I'm not leaving for OZ until Saturday, 15 September. I'm willing to ride to BC, ID or other close states. Ping me and let's get more sigs on them before they go back Down Undah!

The total trip was 6,977 miles (11,228km) over 23 days, covering 6 provinces and 15 states. I snapped a fair few photos except for the three province run, of Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC, I did to try to get home by Sunday night. I'll try to get a few good ones edited that I've not previously posted up here. 

Time for laundry, give the bike a good cleaning and service, and to plan the next ride. I'm thinking Washington state, a four corner tour. It's a big'un relative to the other 49 US states, so 1,400 miles (about 2,300 kms) all up. It'd take four good days due to the circuitousness nature of the local two lane highways and the variety of terrain from mountains to sea to forest to fruited plain. The Big Block would be the ideal easy cruiser...


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

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Woodie wrote:"A special mention for that famous "Special K" of Robmac's down the end - nice to see it in a real life scenario."


You're telling me!! and I was parked next to it. I can only imagine how much work it actually took to bring that project all together.  All I did was a bit of cleaning, painting and replace a few parts on mine and that was my winter and well into spring.  There is so much detail on that bike that can't even be seen until you are up close.  
And here it be in all its Samsung s8 glory...I got to follow the bike across the US/Canada border and 100 kilometres down the highway towards 'Tronno'. She's a sweet runner, and her builder a stellar gent. That recovered K11 (did he say it was a Corbin?) comfort seat had me eye as I have a Corbin Dual Canyon needing re-skinning.
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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

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cheezy grin whilst riding, kinda bloke ....oh the joy !!!! ...... ( brick aviator )

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Some randoms from the trip, not in totally accurate chronological order.
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Last stop before South Dakota and the Sturgis area, in Alzada, Montana. The signs says 'cheap drinks, lousy food'. It's true.
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Crazy Horse monument from the Museum and Gift Shop. There's a lot of rock yet to move, but impressive nevertheless.
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Close Encounters of the cheap souvenir kind.
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Imagine if you will, no roads, bridges or fences, and 100 million of these majestic creatures thundering across the Great (north) American basin.
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'Sitting on a park bench...' Hulett, Wyoming gas station rest. Just next to it were Ford and Chevrolet tailgates.
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'It's gonna be a hot one...' Phillips, South Dakota sunrise. It rose to 101f degrees (38.5c) that day.
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The sun (and moon) rises through fog over upstate New York's Lake Chautauqua, after my 1,000+ mile overnight ride, which extended a further 450 miles that day into New England after a solid hour on my back, snoring in a roadside rest stop in the shade.
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A very typical central New England (Barre, Massachusetts) town 'common' area, dead smack in the middle of town, which most often include the town hall, a towering white-steepled church, library, school, post office, and usually a shop or convenience store. Having moved away from this region many years ago (23) I'd forgotten how quaint and rural these places can be.
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Route 13 heading into the state of New Hampshire, the 'conservative' state amongst the other relatively liberal New England states. I recall thinking that I just wanted to Ride Free and Not Die after nearly getting scrimshawed by several inattentive car drivers within several miles of here.
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My aging father was building his eco-friendly dream home near a pond in Massachusetts when in '03 he called my younger brother, who is a master carpenter and his wife, due to the sudden onset of cancer. He passed shortly after so my brother and his wife finished the home and have lived there since 2004. We sprinkled dad's ashes amongst the lily pads in Autumn of 2003 in the pond where he often fished, swam, paddled, and ice skated in Winter. It is a quiet, restful place with only a few ghosts.
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Dawn over the pond.
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Jo & I ready for the two day ride up to meet Bert to retrieve the Banners.
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Whilst waiting for our dinner to arrive, over some fine ales, at the confluence of the Meduxnekeag and St John Rivers, a belting thunderstorm dropped copious rain down around us. A double rainbow appeared just before our ride back to the motel.
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The inestimable Bert, in his Donington Park K Fest tee shirt, lays down some ceremonial ink.
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Heading back to Massatucky from New Brunswick through the White Mountains of New Hampshire on the excellently twisty Kancamagus Highway in the Pemigawasett wilderness. Ain't that a mouthful?!
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Kancamagus means 'motorcycles go swiftly here' in ancient Abenaki.
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Back to western Mass to meet up with my daughter, I was reminded by this road sign, as compared to Australia and the western US, just how long 'settlers' have made New England their home. This is, of course, during the days of smallpox infested blankets and cheap beads traded for thousand of acres of land. Still, 'Lord' Jeffrey Amherst gets a town named after himself.
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The view of Connecticut River's Oxbow from atop Mt Skinner, part of the Holyoke Range in the Pioneer Valley.
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The old Summit House on Mt Skinner, burnt down and rebuilt a few times over the 100+ years its been there.
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I would be remiss if I didn't post a piccie of the real reason I was willing to ride all the way across the US and back through Canada! My daughter Rhiannon.
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The entrance to the canal in Youngstown, New York. Point-Seven-Five recommends this place to camp or park a boat. I was impressed with this and the surrounding area for history, accommodation and restaurants & bars and will need to re-visit in the near future.
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The olde fort at dawn, Fort Niagara, Youngstown, NY, where the Krew met for breKKY and the signing.
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Point-Seven-Five
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Woodie
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Caveman
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Caveman's very lovely lady Marie snapped this one for us. She was a trooper, putting up with all the eccentric and obscure K bike talk that went on round the brekky table. I saw no yawns of boredom nor detected wiggles of discomfort from her during the two-plus hours we emptied Koffee Kups. She rides a mean V-Rod, too! Excellent folks, all.
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Heading west above the Great Lakes, in this case, Lake Superior. The signs, both in French and English, said Vue Panoramique! Agreed, no matter what language.
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Some well-meaning Chamber of Commerce Canuck said to himself 'Let's build one more Inukchuck'. Humour aside, all along the highways, people have cobbled together a variety of them in all shapes and sizes out of roadside rocks and shale. It's truly impressive.
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This recently built tower over Lake St Helen in Nipigon, Ontario....
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...served up a great view of this bridge!
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Prior to my purchase of this wonderful piece of bleet skin, the slab topped Teutonic Tool of Tush Torture had me arse screamin' after less than 200 miles!
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Many thanks to the ladies & gents of Egli's Farm in Minnitaki, Ontario.
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Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan has its very own Moosezilla.
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By western Manitoba the skies were growing hazy. By Saskatchewan something was truly amiss. By Alberta it was difficult to breath. By BC I was turning south towards Idaho, wishing to get into Washington state in the hopes of reducing my equivalent of a statistical and unwanted 9 cigarette a day habit. I was just rolling, hoping to make it home under smoked-in hazy skies from wildfires in British Columbia and northern California. The smoke lingers still today, four days after arriving home on the west side of the Cascades in Washington.
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the famous Burris pine, a limber pine that is purported to be seven centuries old, is propped up by aluminium poles and a pole through its trunk. Near Crowsnest Pass, Alberta.
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Mountains and a normally blue-water lake obscured by smoke haze.
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That very day I was at home by just after dark, having ridden in smoke haze about 14 hours all up from Lethbridge AB.
A fantastic trip and many wonderful memories. I hope you liked it too.


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History is a vast early warning system ~Norman Cousins - Political Journo, Editor, Author & World Peace Advocate, 1915 - 1990 - Wikipedia
1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

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Thanks TWB


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Great stuff TWB - excellent tour and beautifully captured. 

I don't know which I like better, your pics or your picture inducing narrative as you went along. Your description of those guitar playing singers and their belle outside your motel room evoked such vivid picture in my mind, I could have been there!

Top adventure. Roll on the next one.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

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The guitar players remind me of a rest stop outside of Mancos, Colorado where I ran across a trumpet player in a cloud of reefer smoke playing jazz with a full recording setup in the men's room.  When I asked him if it was okay to flush, he said it was and that it added some authenticity to the recordings.  We talked briefly and he told me that the natural reverb in there was amazing and the best he could find locally.

Of course this encounter occurred after Colorado legalized reefer. drunken


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Past:
1994 K75RT "Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS"
1988 K100RS SE "Special Ed"
1994 K75S "Cheetos"
1992 K100RS "Moby Brick" R.I.P.
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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Born Again Eccentric wrote:Great stuff TWB - excellent tour and beautifully captured. 

I don't know which I like better, your pics or your picture inducing narrative as you went along. Your description of those guitar playing singers and their belle outside your motel room evoked such vivid picture in my mind, I could have been there!

Top adventure. Roll on the next one.
Well, she got us both thinking that night as evidenced by her quiet demeanour for the remainder. I held no malice in my choice words to her, only to tamp down her apparent fire, and anyway, it's good to self-reflect.

Glad you all enjoyed the pictorial. The next 'big' trip will be Down Undah during September & October, but I've got a nearer ride, closer to home planned for several days of next week.


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1977 R75/7-100, '93 K11/K12 Big Block, '93 K1100RS, '95 R100 Mystic, '96 K1100RS, 2 x '98 K1200RS, '06 K1200R & '09 K1300GT. Projects: 1993 & '96 K1100RS, & the 2nd '98 K1200RS
    

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