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    Wall Mounted Route Map

    Here is a photo of my BMW Routes & Pin Map
    Over 100 rally Pins collected since 1987
    430,000 miles traveled on my 1977 R100RS

    Anyone else display their travels?
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    I like it! I think I'll start one.

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    I tried it once on a map like yours but gave up. Not enough detail on the map to find my routes and some areas of the US that I had been to 5 or 6 times turned into a big blob.
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    Very impressive. I want your life!

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    Really nice trophy wall!
    A question though, you haven't been to manic cinq or done the james bay road?
    With all that travel - what was your favorite road/ride?

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    I was totin' my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road,
    When along came a semi with a high an' canvas-covered load.
    "If you're goin' to Winnemucca, Mack, with me you can ride."
    And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside.
    He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand.
    And I said, "Listen, I've traveled every road in this here land!"

    [Chorus:]
    I've been everywhere, man.
    I've been everywhere, man.
    Crossed the desert's bare, man.
    I've breathed the mountain air, man.
    Of travel I've had my share, man.
    I've been everywhere.

    I've been to:
    Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
    Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
    Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
    Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
    Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
    Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I'm a killer.

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    I've been to:
    Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,
    Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,
    Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,
    Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,
    Tennessee to Tennesse Chicopee, Spirit Lake,
    Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake.

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    I've been to:
    Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,
    Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,
    Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,
    Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,
    Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,
    Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean-a.

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    I've been to:
    Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado,
    Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado,
    Larimore, Admore, Haverstraw, Chatanika,
    Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika,
    Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City,
    Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity.


    Ya think Cash had a wall map?

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    Hmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by DARRYL CAINEY View Post
    Here is a photo of my BMW Routes & Pin Map
    Over 100 rally Pins collected since 1987
    430,000 miles traveled on my 1977 R100RS

    Anyone else display their travels?
    Looks like you've missed British Columbia and Washington state. Well, I tell you my friend, you've missed a lot of great motorcycle roads. And you've also been a lot of places!

    Www.destinationhighways.com For some great roads in BC, Washington, California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-foiler View Post
    Really nice trophy wall!
    A question though, you haven't been to manic cinq or done the james bay road?
    With all that travel - what was your favorite road/ride?

    Never heard of manic cinq, will have to look that up!

    Isn't the James Bay Rd. all gravel? Not too good with a RS pulling a trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboyatheart View Post
    Looks like you've missed British Columbia and Washington state. Well, I tell you my friend, you've missed a lot of great motorcycle roads. And you've also been a lot of places!

    Www.destinationhighways.com For some great roads in BC, Washington, California.

    Neil
    We caught the lower tip of BC coming back from the Montana Rally, the plan is to do more.
    I did all my travels while still working a job, plan to retire soon so more riding is in the works after 2 knee surgeries.

    Did the coastal ride in California from Oregon down to Eugene across Sacremento to lake Tahoe, maybe hard to see on the map.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-foiler View Post
    Really nice trophy wall!
    A question though, you haven't been to manic cinq or done the james bay road?
    With all that travel - what was your favorite road/ride?
    Actually this is my Trophy Wall , not bragging!
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    Excellent ! Mary and I have been talking about the map part (my life would have to be more focused to get the rest of the stuff ). The map that you have would be perfect but I do wish that the north east side extended just a wee bit more so that all of our rides, because they begin and end in Nova Scotia, can fit on one map I won't post a picture of that rag-tag display that we have in the barn/shop. Good job! - Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by tourunigo View Post
    Excellent ! Mary and I have been talking about the map part (my life would have to be more focused to get the rest of the stuff ). The map that you have would be perfect but I do wish that the north east side extended just a wee bit more so that all of our rides, because they begin and end in Nova Scotia, can fit on one map I won't post a picture of that rag-tag display that we have in the barn/shop. Good job! - Bob
    Yes, it's unnerving when you ride off the map!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DARRYL CAINEY View Post

    Isn't the James Bay Rd. all gravel? Not too good with a RS pulling a trailer.
    Someone correct me but I'm certain my late friend Hubert (who rode it at least twice) told me that the James Bay Road was all pavement, although, very, very rough pavement, if my memory serves me correctly (of course as the years pass, my memory is no longer my best friend ). If I ever travel that road, it is one that I wish to do with a riding partner, as you are really in the wilderness on that road. Again, I could be wrong, but I believe the days are numbered for that road as I think I read that Hydro Quebec might be flooding that area with a new power station in the future.

    I have done the map thing a couple of times but it is a tad too big to really display in our house. However, I have a different exhibition of my travels; my bathroom. My bathroom is about 5'x6'; quite small. I have a lot of mounted 5x7 and 8x10 photographs of various places and people that I have visited, met or hung out with over the years. My four kids think the bathroom is quite idiotic, my wife thinks it's rather unique. Here are two of the walls. Next year the bike and my portrait will be moved to make room for additional photos.
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    Very nice Paul, we have understanding Wives!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DARRYL CAINEY View Post
    Very nice Paul, we have understanding Wives!
    Later this morning Darryl, I realized that our living room wall documents some of my 2011 rides. Rode through the US southwest and up the Pacific coast and then home, then Bloomsburg Rally, home again and then left for Quebec City. From there headed over to the Gaspe Bay area, the Bay of Fundy, PEI and Cape Breton's Cabot Trail. Saw both oceans that summer. A wall in the garage is also dedicated to riding photos. I decorate the front hall with larger pictures of our travels. Something to smile about during our non-riding winters. I used to spend my summers taking wedding photographs but now when couples call, I tell them I'm booked for whichever date they need covered. At my age , I'd hate to miss out on a ride because of a job!
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