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PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - May 14, 2013 - 02:39am PT
Enjoy!



pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
May 14, 2013 - 09:25am PT
Nice.
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
May 14, 2013 - 09:35am PT
WHOA NELLY!

TFPU!
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
May 14, 2013 - 09:44am PT
WOW, again. . . plus. . . I wanna meet that dad!

WHOA!
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
May 14, 2013 - 09:49am PT
Love it!!! Great way to start the day!

eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
May 14, 2013 - 10:01am PT
Let me tell you. . . the first time he passes on the right, I just about lost it.

RAD.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
May 14, 2013 - 10:44am PT
Damm that little narrow road at 1:48 ... great video .
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
May 14, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Hand in Northern Chile
Hand in Northern Chile
Credit: Dapper Dan

I have been to that giant hand at 1:21 ... it's in Northern Chile in the middle of nowhere .
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 14, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
As soon as the 'music' started I had to turn it off. Besides, I've heard
all about the same trip from my friend. When he finished in Chile he sold
his bike to a Chilean who just reversed the trip on the same Kawasaki!
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
May 14, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
Bummer , I don't really enjoy that sort of techno music but I think it fits the shots and editing style the video had ...
Lineman

Trad climber
Mariposa Ca
May 14, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Thats it! Now ya done it!
Quit my job,
loading the KLR,
Launch on Friday!
Tierra del Fuego or bust!
Always wated to improve my Spanish!
To Fat to climb anyways!
Vaya con Dios!

eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
May 14, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
I could easily talk myself into doing a long motorcycle ride. . . like back up to Skagway on the ferry with a BMW and ride back down here (NW Montana). . . it's actually really hard NOT to talk myself into that!

:-/

The time clock is tickin' SuckerFish. . .
skywalker

climber
May 14, 2013 - 08:56pm PT
Hell yeah!!! TFPU!!!

S...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 14, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
Wow!

I'm taking baby steps in that direction.
Real me drive Chinese Vespas!!
Credit: Jaybro
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 14, 2013 - 09:31pm PT
I sold my bike last summer to a guy that did really minimal restoration work on it.

Finished result.

68-R69S
68-R69S
Credit: TGT

Now it's on it's way to the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport NY.

http://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org/

That makes me really feel old!

Still riding an 80's vintage Schwinn though

enjoimx

Trad climber
SLO
May 14, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
That was a sweet video. The hand looks like a burning man art installation!
eKat

Mountain climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
May 14, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
I thought the music was PERFECT!

:-/
elistar12

climber
San Diego, CA
May 18, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Pretty rad Paul. I recognized a few places: Zion, Grand Canyon, possibly White Sands NM??
Totally into the beat. Ties in well with his nerdy dance moves.

Hope to see you...no no you BETTER still be in the valley when I get up there dude! ;)
skywalker

climber
Jan 11, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
Just got an X-mas gift. Sweet lined leather gloves for touring with wiper, armor, etc. Rode all day in the cold (35 F). Sweet!!!

Bump for this man!

S...

Thanks Paul!
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Jan 11, 2014 - 07:27pm PT
Very nice.
T.J.

climber
Jun 25, 2015 - 01:34am PT
Bump. Just got back from a long ride with new accessories and some new tweaks and lovin'it. Dreaming to cut that cord...

Dan...

Dog was T.J.
tripmind

Boulder climber
San Diego
Jun 25, 2015 - 03:45am PT
Not a bad way to get around at least when the weather is perfect and everything is good mechanically. Seems to be a unique experience, not many people can say they've seen a huge chunk of the new world in person in a condensed time period.

I dream of doing a large cross country journey, ideally across australia as to not have to deal with border crossings and having to speed through crime ridden zones as quick as two wheels will carry. One tough thing about going through some of these places is the lack of part availability the farther south you go. If something breaks odds are you're gonna learn how to jimmy rig it or your trip certainly wont last a long time. I've been following these peeps as they go to the horn and back so im just a little aware of the risks and challenges.

PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2015 - 07:42am PT
I've been doing A LOT of touring on the BMW since I got her back on the road this past January and have put almost 7,000 miles on her since. I'm planning on a trip to Alaska next year and ride the Dalton...

Credit: PAUL SOUZA

Credit: PAUL SOUZA

Credit: PAUL SOUZA

Credit: PAUL SOUZA

Credit: PAUL SOUZA

Credit: PAUL SOUZA
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 8, 2016 - 02:16pm PT
CAUTION: Speed bump ahead.

Nice travel shots, Paul.

Roaming around Main Street and Canal Street in Merced.
Parked in front of Edward Scissorhands hair-cutters.
Parked in front of Edward Scissorhands hair-cutters.
Credit: mouse from merced
Just had the engine replaced for beaucoup dollars.
Just had the engine replaced for beaucoup dollars.
Credit: mouse from merced
Big guy on a big bike, off to the Big Fresno Fair on Friday.
Big guy on a big bike, off to the Big Fresno Fair on Friday.
Credit: mouse from merced
Just down at 18th and Canal.
Just down at 18th and Canal.
Credit: mouse from merced
At the Merco Credi Bureau lot.
At the Merco Credi Bureau lot.
Credit: mouse from merced
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Oct 8, 2016 - 06:08pm PT
Tahoe
Tahoe
Credit: pud
Central Valley
Central Valley
Credit: pud
Big Sur
Big Sur
Credit: pud
SoCal
SoCal
Credit: pud
Somewhere in Nevada
Somewhere in Nevada
Credit: pud
Mexican border
Mexican border
Credit: pud
Long day start
Long day start
Credit: pud
Napa Valley
Napa Valley
Credit: pud
Kern County
Kern County
Credit: pud
4am on the 5
4am on the 5
Credit: pud
San Simeon
San Simeon
Credit: pud
Point Magoo
Point Magoo
Credit: pud
MikeL

Social climber
Southern Arizona
Oct 9, 2016 - 07:18am PT
Excellent video.

Had to be a BMW.
Peater

Trad climber
Salt Lake City Ut.
Oct 9, 2016 - 07:50pm PT

Can't compare my trips with riding down to Chile but I rode this thing across the US and Canada twice (1979 and 81 I think). Never visited Texas on it or Alaska but pretty much everywhere else.

My big gripe with the bike (550 Suzuki) was that it didn't have folding foot pegs. So going around corners had to be taken with some degree of caution.

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Credit: Peater
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pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Oct 9, 2016 - 08:10pm PT
peater,
One of my favorite rides of all time was my 3 years on a '79 GS550.
It was my 'adventure' bike long before it was all the rage.
I once traversed a mile long landslide on it above Big Sur on highway 1 with CHP yelling profanities and threats at me for skirting their barriers.
Good times!

Peater

Trad climber
Salt Lake City Ut.
Oct 9, 2016 - 09:23pm PT

Hi PUD, Mine was a 78 GS550 that I bought new. I was mostly interested in canyon racing at the time and it was fast but didn't handle very well compared with my other bike (350 four Honda), go figure? I could beat other 500's with my 350 but couldn't with my 550.

So that led me to my touring days.

I've rode the PCH so many times I can't recall. We may have passed each other on that road.

So many tales to tell on those trips but that was before GoPro and digi cameras.

For I think 8 months on my first trip my address was my bike. I traveled 6 and spent 2 in the valley loaning it out once to some base jumpers so they could make a fast getaway.

Thanks for the reminisce.

Credit: Peater

Credit: Peater
zardoz

Trad climber
Denver, Colorado
Oct 10, 2016 - 05:16am PT
That was really excellent! I have seen quite a few riding videos, but they usually aren't edited so tightly and have way too much narration. I thought the music was pretty understated, too. I have the same bike, minus all of that crap. No way could I ride a quarter of what that guy did. The narrow wall was great.
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