Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 54

Thread: Your most "Unfullfilled" Motorcycle wish

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Super Member JimmieS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Name
    Jim
    Location
    San Ramon, Ca.
    Bike(s)
    GL1800
    Posts
    1,179

    Your most "Unfullfilled" Motorcycle wish

    After reading Jonkull's "Not feeling too Pashnit Lately" thread I got to thinking about what keeps me interested and wanting to continue riding. I decided that it wasn't just the sport of riding, but also of the travel I get to do and the people I get to meet.

    I also realized that there is a lot of things I want to do, places I want to go, sites I want to see before hanging up my gear.

    So I'm wondering - what is the one thing that you have yet to do on your bike that you want to do before you quit riding - it could be "ride all the pashnit roads" or "ride Ca-36 with perfect lines the whole way" or just about anything.

    My biggest unfullfilled wish is to ride my bike (not the Goldwing) from Purdue Bay South through the US and then Central America and then as far South in South America as I can make it. (Where's Ewen McGreggor when you need him....)

    What's yours?

    Cheers!
    Jim

    When you find yourself in a ditch the first thing to do is ease off the throttle.

    http://www.jimnlyn.com

  2. #2
    Jumping G Horsefat Girl O' Flight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Name
    Snoozie
    Location
    Canyon Country CA
    Bike(s)
    '09 gsxr 1000
    Posts
    2,537

    Re: Your most "Unfullfilled" Motorcycle wish

    I don't have any single one motorcycle wish....I have many! We hope to start riding further next year, exploring alot of places around the west that we'd never probably bother to go otherwise (if we had to go by car). I hope to sell my '02 Gixxer before then and buy one that's newer/less miles. I really want a Yamaha R1, but that's way beyond my budget/riding skills!

    To see as much of this country as possible before I can't ride anymore (for whatever reason) is what I aim to do in the coming years! Also, would like to take more training classes and become a better rider!

    And while we're talkin' 'bout it....meet more folks with similar interests in riding and making new friends. Which I seriously need after having virtually NO social life for YEARS!! Those are just a fraction of my motorcycle dreams and wishes!!
    A watched plot never thickens........

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Name
    Melvin
    Location
    Indiana
    Bike(s)
    lookin for another
    Posts
    359

    Re: Your most "Unfullfilled" Motorcycle wish

    I want to travel as much on the bike as I can. Dad was a traveler and mom loved the mountains. I cant wait to see the Pacific Northwest. People ask me why I want to do my trip on 2 wheels instead of 4. I just look at them and say, it's the passion within me that drives me to ride. You cant catch the smells of the world in a car like you can on a bike. Sure I have traveled the country in a truck, but it just isnt the same. I guess, in a way, it's an adventure every time I get on. Even if it's just a short ride.
    ---Zippo---

    Miles to go and promises to keep
    Before I lay my head
    Down to sleep.....

    Living in fear is good....sometimes!!

  4. #4
    Brickus Turkus Turkus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Name
    Bruce
    Location
    Riverside County
    Bike(s)
    1993 BMW K75S
    Posts
    4,241

    Artist Painting Your most "Unfullfilled" Motorcycle wish

    ALL of Western Canada, my birthplace of North Vancouver, B.C., and then on to Alaska where they can bury me with the bike, right then and there....game over

    that's my story and I'm sticking to it !!
    Bruce

    Adventure is just poor planning - Roald Amundsen

    GMR1 2009

    Ride Safe and with a purpose
    www.streetmasters.info

    Follow Streetmasters on Facebook

  5. #5
    Senior Member jonkull's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Name
    Jonathan
    Location
    Burbank, CA
    Bike(s)
    '73 Triumph
    Posts
    586

    Re: Your most "Unfullfilled" Motorcycle wish

    I'm boring...I'd like to actually leave for Big Sur and make it the whole way there and back. On a grander scale I'd love to tour Australia on two wheels. On an even grander scale I'd like to get over my fear of heights and actually see a lot of the places you people ride in person and not through pictures posted on a website. I don't know... It's hard to think of one thing.

  6. #6
    Super Member Gojira's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Name
    Paul
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    Bike(s)
    Yamaha Venture
    Posts
    1,676

    Re: Your most "Unfullfilled" Motorcycle wish

    I want to see the East Coast on my bike, instead of from the inside of a C-130 at altitude. Kind of like a triangular route from OKC to Florida, to Maine, the back to OKC.

    I also want to see Yellowstone, the Monument, etc in that area.
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    But, then, the pious optimism and the glib theatricality are disturbed every now and again by intrusions of shattering realities.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Name
    Melvin
    Location
    Indiana
    Bike(s)
    lookin for another
    Posts
    359

    Re: Your most "Unfullfilled" Motorcycle wish

    I would liek to do all 4 corners of the country on the Busa as well.

    And Turkus, I second the Alaska ride!!
    ---Zippo---

    Miles to go and promises to keep
    Before I lay my head
    Down to sleep.....

    Living in fear is good....sometimes!!

  8. #8
    Junior Member tanstaafl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Name
    Ric
    Location
    In the moment
    Bike(s)
    Triumph Thunderbird
    Posts
    77

    Re: Your most "Unfullfilled" Motorcycle wish

    Can't narrow it to just one:

    1. Four corners of the US, but take 1-2 months so I can really SEE the sights, not just ride through them.

    2. Ride to Alaska and back - got a cousin up there that keeps asking me to visit, never have gotten around to it.

    3. Tour Europe on a bike, see the sights, explore some of my pre-Ellis Island family history.

  9. #9
    Brickus Turkus Turkus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Name
    Bruce
    Location
    Riverside County
    Bike(s)
    1993 BMW K75S
    Posts
    4,241

    Thumbup Your most "Unfullfilled" Motorcycle wish

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl View Post
    Can't narrow it to just one
    I know what you mean...
    looking back at my knee-jerk response I will qualify it with this:

    there a TON of other places that I like to ride to and ogle, if I manage to get them in then they are gravy.....

    going home to Canada/Alaska will ALWAYS be at the top of the list....
    Bruce

    Adventure is just poor planning - Roald Amundsen

    GMR1 2009

    Ride Safe and with a purpose
    www.streetmasters.info

    Follow Streetmasters on Facebook

  10. #10
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Name
    Mark
    Location
    Texas
    Bike(s)
    Two of Them
    Posts
    11

    Re: Your most "Unfullfilled" Motorcycle wish

    I did one of my big motorcycle wishes two years ago when I did a 11 day ride thru the the Swiss Alps and the Italian Dolomites. That trip included riding over the Passo Del Stelvio. My memories of the ride are still vivid and fresh. It was all I thought it would be and more.

    I have several MC wishes on my list that are yet unsatisfied.

    Ride the Pacific Coast Highway.
    I'm a Cal native and never gotten to do this. I'm hoping 2010 might be the year I do get to take the ride

    Ride Deals Gap/The Dragon
    This one's still on the table. I'm hoping my son and I can do this one together in the near future.

    Ride to Alaska
    Still on my list, but looking less likely as each year goes by and I still haven't made the trip. Never say never.

    Attend Intermot
    Again, as the years go by this is looking a lot like it'll never happen.

    Isle of Man TT
    Hmmm, this might stay a wish. It's getting harder to make plans for big trips like this as I get older.

    I still try to take one big trip every year. And the local stuff like the Texas Hill Country and Arkansas still gets my blood going. As long as I have a motorcycle in the garage I'll be planning trips. The planning is part of the fun for me.
    Mark
    2008 Suzuki Bandit 1250SA
    2003 Triumph Sprint ST

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. British Motorcycle Gear "Challenger" Jacket
    By Turkus in forum Mods, Gadgets & Gear
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-01-2008, 03:08 PM
  2. Tim: Reports tied to "motorcycle roads"?
    By paste007 in forum Road Reports- Conditions, Construction
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-08-2007, 08:41 PM
  3. A "ghostly" motorcycle trip to Death Valley
    By wbunning in forum California - Meetups and ride reports
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 04-30-2006, 07:32 AM
  4. POLL: Have you subscribed to Pashnit "California Motorcycle Roads"?
    By Mehran in forum General Bike Related Topics
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 03-30-2006, 01:20 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •