Day 10 – Quick update

I was able to take two nights off and use a day to replenish some items I needed for the trip back , like get a new camping stove.  I broke my other one days ago.

Now I can get back to at least boiling water when I want and need to.

It was nice to get off the bike for a bit and to hang out with my brother and his family.  They live in a beautiful comfortable house here in North Carolina.  First time I have made it down since they moved from NY in 1999.  I moved to Canada in 1998 and haven’t been able to fit this trip in until now.

Good food, crazy kids that are growing up and nice company.  Should stay longer but the road is calling and I do still have that reality of returning home to work.

This newer version of the stove I had is pretty cool. Drips fuel into a little pan and the almost if not vaporizes it into a blue flame right away.  Pretty neat little thing.  So, all tested and seems to work well.  Now all I have to do is take care of it while in my luggage. 🙂

Took advantage of this layover and did some laundry.  Even washed my gear.  I will be reviewing this new KLIM Altitude suit soon and have been in touch with KLIM as well. They just need to know about the leather panel issues (the gray dye wears off quickly showing the black natural leather) and perhaps just some input from me regarding this suit as a long distance suit, etc.  Nothing major. Constructive criticism.

My bike has an even driveway to be parked on for 2 days now.  But I am off heading north-east today to WIlliamsburg, VA and then north to Long Island.  I will be in need of a service, new tires etc by NY,  I hope to get my bike taken care by a BMW dealer in Connecticut.  More on that later.

Going to have a decent breakfast and off I go.  I want to stop by the Charlotte BMW dealer on my way out-of-town too.

If you want to see where I am while I am riding, follow this LINK and click here to have a peek.  The map will refresh every 10 mins and if you want in the left side panel you can play with filters to see weather, traffic and how many days you want to see the track from.  It’s neat I think but up to you.

Next post maybe in a few days.  My route as always will take form day by day.  Leslie

Author: advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!

7 thoughts on “Day 10 – Quick update”

  1. Enjoying your trip-I just got back from 3500 miles in 20 days on a big dual sport Explorer 1200. I left the camping tent and stove home this trip and used the credit card for a long hot shower and a soft bed. I guess at my age I need the soft bed but loved the tent and campgrounds but they are getting so pricey a room seems a bargain. Plus I don’t have to lug the gear. Luckily I can flat foot this Explorer and feel for you that your tippy toes. Your amazing and most of all I worry about your recent relationship issues that have no place in the mind of a focused dual sport rider. Your doing great. The number one reason planes crash is “not flying the plane” So you have to ride the bike and that’s all to think about.

    Now that Klim gear-I’m so glad your spending the big bucks to find out it’s not all it’s supposed to be.

    I am going to give Motoport my measurements and get a custom made Kevlar Mesh jacket and pants-black with big mongo reflectors. The only true 4 season gear is going to have mesh on the outer layer. They with an electric liner and a rain suit I think I would have it covered from 25 to 105 degrees.

    To spend that much on Klim and have even the leather go funky is bad news. Tell them the whole world is watching and this reader is not buying the Kilm but drinking the Motoport Koolaid.

    My BMW All Around boots are really working out well and I finally have a waterproof boot that is comfortable to walk around in.

    Good luck on the rest of your trip.

    1. Klim is aware I have concerns and will email them my review before I post it. Glad your gear is working out etc. this suit has many pros just needs some rethinking

  2. How was the weather near W-burg? Had a line of storms move across most of the state, or here in the north of it anyway.

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