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Offline joepopp

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Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« on: July 30, 2012, 07:36:53 PM »
A day-by-day chronicle of my 23 day coast-to-coast trip on a 1988 BMW K75. 6975 miles total distance. Sort of the Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance approach. Getting it updated little by little...



Cross Country Eve:
Tomorrow I begin...

Day 1:
NYC to Trout Run, PA

Day 2:
Trout Run, PA to Pittsburgh, PA

Day 3:
Pittsburgh, PA to Chicago, IL

Day 4:
Chicago, IL to Lincoln, NE

Day 5:
Lincoln, NE to Boulder, CO

Day 6:
Boulder, CO

Day 7:
Boulder, CO to Telluride, CO

Day 8:
Telluride, CO to Las Vegas, NV

Day 9:
Las Vegas, NV

Day 10:
Las Vegas, NV to Santa Monica, CA
Joe Popp
Please check out my 1988 BMW K75 Blog: Tales of A Flying Brick

Offline DRxBMW

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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2012, 08:41:24 AM »
Day 1 - NYC to Trout Run, PA
http://joepoppk75.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/day-1-nyc-to-trout-run-pa/

Wow, only 14 miles from my abode dude.

Had I known, I would have piloted the K 75 north for a visit.

PS: run into any gas drilling traffic gaggles ? The water trucks SUCK, hard to get around them even on a BMW.

Gary
Williamsport,Pa

1994 K 75 ABS "custom"
2005 F 650 GS

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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2012, 08:46:12 AM »
Day 1 - NYC to Trout Run, PA
http://joepoppk75.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/day-1-nyc-to-trout-run-pa/

Are you a player or a producer ?

Curious ?

Got any tunes on the web ?

Have a GREAT scoot to Cali _________________.
Gary
Williamsport,Pa

1994 K 75 ABS "custom"
2005 F 650 GS

Offline joepopp

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Offline Crapdealerbob

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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 09:24:27 AM »
I am really enjoying your blog.  We traveled some of those same roads last year riding to the rally in Bloomsburg. Love the breakfast description  - rancid, oh my!
Crapdealerbob
Wickenburg, AZ
1991 K100 RS

Offline joepopp

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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2012, 10:11:33 AM »
Up to 10 days! 13 more to go!
Joe Popp
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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 02:23:47 PM »
Day 11
Details here: Santa Monica, CA to Marina, CA

Joe Popp
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Offline sh00ter

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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2012, 04:20:18 PM »
Joe,

I'm enjoying the hell out of your posts.   Great writing, nice photos, really enjoyable stops, scenery and people.   Excellent all the way around.  To say I'm jealous would be an understatement.  Keep it coming and excellent work.

-sh00ter
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Offline joepopp

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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2012, 08:28:31 AM »
Joe,

I'm enjoying the hell out of your posts.   Great writing, nice photos, really enjoyable stops, scenery and people.   Excellent all the way around.  To say I'm jealous would be an understatement.  Keep it coming and excellent work.

-sh00ter

Dang. Thanks sh00ter you just made my day. This old brick has changed my life to say the very least. I was going to sell her at the end of this trip but I think were are going to be together for quite some time. I would not have been able to complete this journey without this forum. That's not hyperbole either! I didn't know about the altitude plug until I came to this board. Learned a ton of maintenance tricks too.
Joe Popp
Please check out my 1988 BMW K75 Blog: Tales of A Flying Brick

Offline leecow

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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2012, 09:45:44 AM »
Awesome job on the trip and the writing Joe. I certainly enjoy the pictures and people stories and I really appreciate the 'hard questions' you toss around and wrestle with in the context of this pasttime we all enjoy so much.

Ride safe.
Lee
'93 K1100RS

Offline joepopp

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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2012, 03:09:02 PM »
Awesome job on the trip and the writing Joe. I certainly enjoy the pictures and people stories and I really appreciate the 'hard questions' you toss around and wrestle with in the context of this pasttime we all enjoy so much.

Ride safe.

Thanks Lee. I really enjoy doing it and the Brick has replaced my therapist!
Joe Popp
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Offline Crapdealerbob

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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2012, 09:08:47 PM »
Donna & I can certainly relate....stopped and watched the elephant seals also, same trip almost.  We didn't make it to L.A.  Great Post...the "K" is great for the Soul!
Crapdealerbob
Wickenburg, AZ
1991 K100 RS

Offline joepopp

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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2012, 10:25:16 AM »
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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2012, 03:16:55 PM »
Day 13
Details here: Marina, CA to Tonopah, NV

Joe Popp
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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2012, 10:44:14 AM »
Day 14
Details here: Tonopah, NV to Green River, UT

Joe Popp
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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2012, 10:25:04 AM »
Day 15
Details here: Green River, UT to Boulder, CO

Joe Popp
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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2012, 11:59:51 PM »
Day 16
Details here: Boulder, CO to Kansas City, MO

Joe Popp
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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2012, 05:37:36 PM »
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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2012, 11:28:01 PM »
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Re: Posts from my NYC to California and Back trip.
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2012, 09:45:26 AM »
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