Friday, May 7, 2010
Well in better spirits now. It seems all those energy things we drank put us in a bad mood. Well we are in Van Horn TX now and should arrive in San Antonio on Saturday.
So some where in NM there is a gas station that has this thing called "the thing" and that thing is a mummy with a baby mummy they found. The Ride today was great though good weather most of the way. El Paso was also bigger than I expected much bigger actually. Also saw Juarez and that place looks reallll bad all shanty town like.
Well that is it for now going to go to bed.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Also you can follow Noelin and the DR perspective of the trip on this blog DRTROOPER
Thursday, April 22, 2010
There is something about having all your essentials on a motorcycle and just riding to far places. The whole camping thing is also a plus. It's kinda like the whole cowboy riding across america deal but instead of a horse you have a bike.
I will try to update this as much as possible. To make it feel like you are riding along with. And there will be plenty of pictures to accompany the ride report :)
here is the trail we have so far for the whole trip
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Monday, March 29, 2010
We took a test ride with our bikes to various desert spots around vegas. The nicest spot was the trail along the side of a mountain. Not the one in this picture. The trail was not very wide. We will have some video of that later. The dry lake bed was really neat. Hit about 90 mph then we slowed down due to random sinkholes showing up. The trip that we have coming up will be amazing. After that I think we will do alaska.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
So, As you can see there has been a big change in plans. I will be doing this on my new BMW F800GS instead of the Ducati. This came about when I packed my tank and tail bag and saw that it cannot hold enough stuff for the trip. Sure I could buy those side bags too from Ducati and spend another 500 bucks. But why?? When a complete aluminum pannier set from happy-trail.com that is a combined 70 to 75 liters of space cost 750 with the frame and bags that go in them oh and lets not forget the locks too plus tons of companies actually make bags for this bike where no one made anything for the Ducati except Ducati. I just can't see how Ducati can charge a total of 1100 dollars for all the bags that will go on a monster(very sub par bags too). The end of the tank strap started coming all apart in less then 100 miles. So I went ahead and traded the monster in for the BMW. Now I have the space and most importantly the reliability to make this trip. Can't wait to get out there in a month
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
So I ordered mine today and it will arrive on Saturday. Noelin and I are doing some test runs on Sunday with our cameras then later they will get edited and posted.
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Here I am with my three bags. Sorry for the photo quality as it was shot with a phone. Trip is right around the corner and the excitement is building.
Expect a lot of great pictures from the trip. If you want to see my photography go to josearmenteros.com
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
I own a 2009 Ducati Monster 696 and I am taking her across the United States. Las Vegas to San Diego then all the way to Key West and back. I also do photography so I will be posting pictures of the whole adventure. We are going to be roughing it as much as we can. Even camping at some spots. I also will be joined by a good friend that is also doing the trip on a 2004 GSX-R 750. So book mark this site and comeback May 5th 2010 when the adventure of a lifetime starts.