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Old 05-28-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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ask a guy who spent almost 2 years living off a motorcycle, anything you would like

A lot of you all (ya'll fer the Rednecks) don't really know me, or get how much of a smart I am/ can be.

I have been on two wheels since the age of 10, I am now 7 weeks shy of 44 yrs old.

So to get to the title of it all....OH, and yes, I am an attention like the rest of the bunch

In 2009 (Dec. '09) I was medically retired.....My lease ran out, and I had nothing better to do. So I did what any idiot would do. I got on my bike with nothing more than a mission to find a place to call home and advance my career. I also was on a mission to meet as many riders as I could from another site.

I basically did 3 1/2 loops around the USA before calling it done.

Two bikes:

I had this to fit on it (at first)

ask a guy who spent almost 2 years living off a motorcycle, anything you would like

And this was bike #1
ask a guy who spent almost 2 years living off a motorcycle, anything you would like

I was right at Camp Lejune, so going east was not much of an option, North sucked, and Florida.

Westerly bound.
At this point I only had one place I needed to be.
Darby, MT......In July. This was this first week if Feb......IIRC.
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How did people take to you once they heard your story whilst you were still on the road? I imagine there was a lot of "you're crazy" comments in amongst the "good luck" wishes.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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How'd you end up settling in Houston? What was the second bike?
And how many tires did you go through!? D:
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So what was the most dangerous situation you were ever in? I have a friend that did the same thing when he got back from the Nam. He did 3 tours and said he was ready to just go somewhere, anywhere, I gotta respect you and him for being able to just go.I'd love to be able to do the same thing brother. Looking forward to reading some of your stories.
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:38 PM   #8
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How'd you end up settling in Houston? What was the second bike?
And how many tires did you go through!? D:
lets not get too far ahead of the game.
The 2nd bike had two wheels
a LOT.
Figure 5 k on the first bike
60, on the second

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So what was the most dangerous situation you were ever in? I have a friend that did the same thing when he got back from the Nam. He did 3 tours and said he was ready to just go somewhere, anywhere, I gotta respect you and him for being able to just go.I'd love to be able to do the same thing brother. Looking forward to reading some of your stories.
Nothing like the soldiers in Vietnam.....NOTHING.

The only danger I faced, was my own lack of self control of the right wrist and places i would take the bike......we'll get to that later
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Now tell us some stories.
we're gettin' there. I got a metric ton of them
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because life is an adventure.


NEXT!
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This looks like a good thread. Story time.
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Ha ha, well played
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Were you able to stick to your $42/day?
yes, after 12 months it dropped to $31.

I found creative ways to deal with it....that comes later too.
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we're gettin' there. I got a metric ton of them
Where are the stories?!?!?! Back when I worked at a gun store, I sold a Glock 21 to a guy who was planning a similar trip and always wondered what became of him. Since I no longer work there and you're offering to share... GET SHARING!!! please...
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1260.00 a month seems easy with zero bills
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Did you carry the pistol through all states you travelled, run into any issues with the law regarding the weapon?
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"And so, this tiny metal deathtrap becomes known as the ultimate form of freedom. Like a steampunk cyborg, man and machine fuse to make a symbol of what you can become when style and speed matter more than safety and efficiency. Is it any wonder that some people just get mad every time they see a motorcycle go by? Because it challenges everything they have, while proving to them that they donít have enough."
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1260.00 a month seems easy with zero bills
Living on the road doesn't include zero bills.
There's gas, food, places to take a shower and laundry that needs to get done pretty often since you can't take the whole closet... and beer.
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BTW the title of the thread is ask any question...

how often did you get laid vs. spanking it in the tent?
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