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The Modern Motorcycle Diaries

Alaska to Argentina in 500 Days, the sights and roads of a motorcycle journey, a one man video documentary of the craziest, most beautiful and intense roads the Western World has to offer.


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Lol! My partner is leaving

in June to do this for the third time. He is only 71 years young. Will be on a BMW R1200GS. I've done the lower 48 in 48 days but my next adventure will be this one. Last year did 3300 miles in 3.5 days. Quite a ride.


1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Harley-Davidson: You got to be taxing me!

Slides from Harely-Davidson 1950's ad campaigns.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Reading it now for the Xth Time

I've lost count. The only other book I've re-read is Atlas Shrugged.

awesome, beautiful and scarey

would love to know what was shot where. too hard to keep track i'm sure.

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Must Be Nice!

I have so much "baggage" I can't hardly even go to the store for groceries! LOVED watching that!


ahh, to have that kind of

ahh, to have that kind of freedom in life.....by default, to just pack up and go, and let the wind take you

African Hayride by Ryan

is the story of three people driving a tricked out Italian car from the top of Africa to the very bottom, sometime in the 1950's.

The Gobi Desert by Cable and French is the story of three Western women crossing the Gobi by oxcart in the 1920's.

Cape Cold to Cape Hot by Pape is the tale of two men driving from the top of Norway to the bottom of South Africa in the 1950's

Weird and wonderful true stories.

That was great.

Ride till ya die !!

It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people that pay no price for being wrong.
Thomas Sowell

Live to Ride!

BUMP for later viewing.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

'Lawrence of Arabia' T.E. Lawrence & his Motorcycle Tours

T.E. Lawrence & his Motorcycle. WW I British Army issue.
T.E. Lawrence, WW I British Army in Arab Wardrobe.
Lawrence of Arabia's secret 'X-flights' revealed in diary
Details of secret missions flown by Lawrence of Arabia almost 100 years ago have been uncovered by a retired lecturer.

George Hynes maintained contact with Lawrence before the army officer died in a motorcycle accident in 1935 aged 46. George himself died in 1973 aged 78. James Dean & his first motorcycle. Several other famous men & their motorcycles is this photo essay.

Charles Lindbergh ~ Clark Gable ~ Marlon Brando ~ Steve McQueen ~ Buddy Holly ~ Clint Eastwood ~ Hunter S. Thompson ~ Bob Dylan

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I read the Buddy Holly piece and had to comment

"But the owners, unaware of who these young lads were, treated them dismissively; the owner of the Harley dealer practically pushed them out the door".
The Harley Davidson dealers still treat people that way! How things change, how they remain the same.

The only reason that company is still around is thanks to the Federal Reserve that funneled 2 billion dollars to them.

Harley: The Federal Reserve disclosed $2.3 B loan, 2008.

Federal Reserve disclosed $2.3 B loan to Harley during the 2008 financial crisis. $2,300,000,000.
These excerpts taken from the HOG 10-K filed Feb 17, 2009. Cost of Goods Sold sold was $3.66 billion for the Motorcycles segment in 2008. Increase of $50.7 million or 1.4% versus 2007. Higher manufacturing and raw material costs of $117 M...
[Oh the irony. Pretending to sell you stimulus after increasing your National debt $2.3 B.]

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Familiar with 'Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance?'

Reading it again. This time I vow to finish it.

It is reminiscences by a man on a motorcycle tour with his young son, remembering the time before he went insane trying to figure out the definition of 'quality'.

Fits in a saddlebag, thick enough to use for a pillow...

Defeat the panda-industrial complex

I am dusk icon. anagram me.

This is very cool...

I posted this last week...it's still awsome!


Silence isn't always golden....sometimes it's yellow.

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." - Patrick Henry

The Kawasaki KLR 650

One great bike.