matiascorea @aranoff Everdeen at the range for the second birthday activity yesterday. Never thought it would be so much fun! It's awesome for groups and couples. I recommend Gotham Archery in Brooklyn. 5d

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matiascorea Took @aranoff on a birthday helicopter tour around Manhattan. Such a beautiful experience to see the city and Brooklyn for a new vantage point. #birthdaygirl 6d

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matiascorea Finally out on the streets. Feels great to hear the Barcelona sound in the streets of New York. I wonder if there's Any other Montesas in NY. Two stroke, 175cc, perfect city bike. #Montesa #Impala #175cc #barcelona #brooklyn #skyline #motorcycle #twostroke 1w

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matiascorea The pond is an amazing source of calm. This place is a different experience without the ice and snow covering absolutely everything. 2w

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matiascorea Always fun to see your work re-imagined and plaid around with. Some of Rob Forbes interpreted the 99U logo. #99uconf @99u 3w

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matiascorea Left the baby in Arizona and flew back home. This was not the trip to ride all the way back. #roadtrip #end #arizona 3w

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matiascorea One for my awesome companion in this adventure. At time I felt he was carrying me and other times I felt I was carrying him. Yes this one is a boy: aka Duncan. Entering in Phoenix at the end of the day I realized that altitude really does affect performance. For the last few days I've been between 3500-8500 feet of altitude and the bike felt a bit less peppy and just not as powerful in the top end as I remembered. I thought it was just me, but it was not. Oxygen, simple. #ontheroad #bmw #R80gs #r80gspd #grandcanyon 4w
  •   ladunn77 Beautiful picture-spaciousness 4w
  •   marcatgsb Noticed the same thing coming out of big bend on my KLR... That and the wind really affect a fully loaded bike. 3w
  •   greconomics Made it... 3w

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matiascorea This image doesn't even begin to explain the breathtaking proportion of this place. It was worth the trip and getting up really early. Grand Canyon: check 4w

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matiascorea I kiss the camping days in Texas. This is a MSR universal burner. It collapses in almost no space and it weights nothing. Differently than many other alternatives this one burns white gas, kerosene, gasoline and a couple of other alternatives which measles it really handy if you're not in a very choice-centric location. Made pasta sauce, spaghetti, curried garbanzo stew, sautéed veggies... Everything. Also the gas last forever and it's the best choice for food focused campers. I picked the larger bottle because it can also double as a gas canister in case of emergency! #ontheroad #camping #cooking #lessismore 4w

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matiascorea I started my afternoon at one of Sedona's energetic vortexes. It was a very beautiful sight and quite unusual since crowds like this are not that common. I learned Before I went to find one that a vortex is the funnel shape created by the motion of spiraling energy. I also learned that juniper trees also respond in a psychical way to the energy. So finding a tree where the branches have strong axial twists is a way to know where the energy is stronger. When I got there I saw everyone going to the same place, the top of a rock formation, I adventures far from the crowd and I came across a guy with a gentle manner. He looked at me and Sid: "what a view. Do you think the vortex is here?" I looked at the valley and then at him and I replied: "I think the vortex is wherever you want it to be." He said: "I like your definition of it." And he put his hands together and saluted me. I went off the path a little down where I found a comfortable spot to meditate. First time In my life, I thought it was a great place to start. This is a video of what I didn't see with my eyes closed. #ontheroad #meditstion #sedona #vortex #timelapse 4w

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matiascorea Part 3: After a 10 or so mile descent, my body started warming up, soon enough I made a right turn out of the mountain and I saw this. It was about 7pm and I had been on the bike for at least 3 hours straight, I was only 45 miles away and it felt very close. I knew Sundown happened between 7:30-7:45 so I was sure to get to my destination before darkness. It was another test of endurance and a lesson. I now feel it was worth it. The landscape, the twisty road and the strength test it put me through. The beautiful Sundown and the warmth of the air was a sort of 'well done' gift after the 'race'. I arrived to Sedona at 7:35pm, right before the last light went out and ready for the warmest shower ever. 4w

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matiascorea Part 2: once I made a left off interstate 40 onto 377 south I thought I was leaving behind all the side winds and the craziness that comes with a larger highway. I thought I made a perfect exchange from the straight windy road to a dream like riding experience. But so happens that I was wrong. As soon as I got into 377 the temperature started dropping, the side winds were very strong and I could see a massive cloud over me. The road was a narrow two way and it was busy, the max speed was 70 and people were going fast. I had to endure this sort of race for 50 miles or so, loving every time the massive clouds lend me some warmth from the sun. After that we entered the forest, the change of landscape was a gift but temperatures kept going down. Every time I looked at google maps I saw 2.5 hours left, seemed like I wasn't moving. I took this picture after I saw a sign that said "altitude 7700 ft" signaling what I imagined was a highest point. At least this explained it all and meant that soon enough we were going down which meant warmth again. I out my rain pants, my cutting board, the second jacket and kept going. Soon enough I saw my new favorite sign the 6% descent for 9 miles. That meant that I was going to get warmer fast and it was going to last. That happened indeed but after 30 minutes the ascent started again. This time it was even higher and colder. 8200 feet or so, I was shivering and my thumbs and pinkies were hurting. The only good thing I kept on my mind is that after the ascend there's a certain descent. The problem was that at the top of the ascent I turned left to go west. So I had to endure another 35 minutes of this coldness that got everywhere. Eventually I saw the yellow truck sign with the 6% in it and I smiled. I got through the worst. 4w
  •   marcatgsb Don't let those moments when the clouds break go unused. Soak up the warmth, grip the tank, and remember to enjoy yourself. Ride safe! 4w
  •   libbybrittain @quintendf took a cross-country moto trip last year, too. May all the solidarity come your way. 4w
  •   matiascorea Thank you for the good energy this way @marcatgsb and @libbybrittain! 4w

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matiascorea Part 1: Last Thursday started beautiful, perfect temperature and this massive skies that gave true proportion to the landscape. I was going from Santa Fe to Sedona and as I looked at the map that morning I saw there were twisty roads for a change. After crossing Petrified Forest Park I did a few miles in the interstate. I was doing well in time so I decided to take the long way around to Sedona through secondary roads. The sun was up, I had many hours ahead of me and I wanted to lean on the bike after many days of 90 degrees riding. Continues in the next image.... 4w

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matiascorea Music I found in my way. In Santa Fee Zooga Malaga plays beautiful Brazilian music. From Rio originally, he lived in Williamsburg for 20 years. Went back home and now is playing around the US for a bit. #ontheroad #santafe 4w
  •   yancann Always caught him at the Metropolitan Ave G platform. Small world. 4w

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matiascorea Five minutes after @greconomics was crushing it at fire making, he has it down to a science. This was the best campsite we were at. We shall be back. #campfire #texas #enchantedrock #camping #ontheroad 4w

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matiascorea Second time setting up my tent. Missing those warm camping days with @greconomics in Enchanted rock park in TX. It has been colder and rainy everywhere I go so I opted for a brick and mortar solution. #ontheroad #camping #enchantedrock #texas #lateagram 4w

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matiascorea After a long and cold trek through the mountains yesterday I decided to get a massage. As I pull out with my bike I see a woman trying to kickstart Her Little Honda 125cc. I ask if she needs help and she said "yes, it just died". I approach to try to kick it for her and I see the Kickstarter is all wanky. It was basically all the way out of the teeth and at an angle. Two moe kicks and that would have popped off. I grab a 10 wrench and 3 minutes later is fixed. With the proper grip at the KS the bike starts with a baby's kick. The issue was that she had an aftermarket pipe and every time she kicked it, it hit the pipe and pushed the Kickstarter outwards. She was on her way to the mechanic to fix the issue, now she's on her way home to hammer that extra 0.25 of an inch so it doesn't happen again. Happens that that's Stephanie's only vehicle and her way to and from work. Feels specially nice to have stopped and helped her. Thank you @motoborgotaro for teaching me to look. #roadsideassistance #karmah #honda 4w

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matiascorea Come ride with me. In the Petrified Forest Park in Arizona. Filming with an iPhone is awkward so this is the best I could do with one hand without dropping the phone or me. #newmexico #ontheroad #bmw #R80gs #r80gspd 4w

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matiascorea This formations followed me all over New Mexico. Today I head out to Arizona and the Grand Canyon. Might be at flagstaff or Sedona tonight, still figuring out my way about it. Improvisation seems to relieve me from stress when doing this type of traveling. Every morning I look at the map and make a choice, the rest is adventure. #ontheroad #newmexico 4w
  •   transistorplanet I did a similar trip back in September - one of the great experiences of my life. Not sure about your route but Utah was mind-blowing and I've heard great things about the Vermilion area. Ride safe and keep the stories coming 4w
  •   arielleshekel We really missed you at the 30 Weeks demo day.. But it seems like u have a good excuse! Have a great time, looks amazing! 4w
  •   matiascorea @transistorplanet I don't think I will make it to Utah. I think I made it too early to this parts, nights in the forests are averaging 33 degrees and I'm both not ready and willing to be that cold at night! I'll have to do another one when it gets a bit warmer. 4w
  •   transistorplanet I hear you. I got heated grips after only one day in Minnesota last fall. Cutting board is hilarious - I also recommend those little disposable heating packets you can get at outdoor stores and Home Depot. Tape them to the front of your shoulder and your chest over your t-shirt and drop one in each glove and boot. Sounds dumb but it helps. 4w

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matiascorea A few hours after I was riding on this massive and inhabited landscape towards Santa Fe. I had 189 miles to go and it was 5:30pm. The temperature was dropping and ahead of me I had 170 miles without a gas station, a rest stop, a house, nothingness. After breaking down I felt a bit uneasy but there was no other way that to plow thought it. As the dawn kep getting closer the cold was getting through every crack so I started putting layers on. Extra outer coat, a plastic flexible cutting board to stop the wind from freezing my chest, rain pants to stop the cold wind... It was far from ideal but it worked. One of the good things was that I got to see the most beautiful sunset. I called it "the dawn of times" it still engraved in my brain. I rode through pitch black night for a long stretch which was bad as I was already an ice cube. But I got there and the most beautiful place awaited me. Never a hot shower felt so good. #tenthousanswaves #ontheroad #newmexico #advriding 1mon
  •   matiascorea @uniongaragenyc old school bro! It's one of those thin plastic cutting Matt you can roll up. I like to cook when camping! Yes to heated gear. Upgrades in the old Gs are a better side stand, the fairing and heated grips! 1mon
  •   greconomics Shouldn't have thrown those two extra cutting boards away. 1mon
  •   ladunn77 Reminds me of when @motoborgotaro taped @ferret78 with duck tape on the outside of her jacket around her chest because she was so cold she thought her nipples were going to freeze off;) we were totally unprepared for the N. Cali weather. 1mon
  •   matiascorea @ladunn77 that is the best story thank you for sharing! 1mon
  •   ferret78 @ladunn77 a painful and valuable learning experience indeed. Also, the taping occurred in the parking lot of a gas station! @matiascorea this photo also reminds me of another time, on the same trip, when @motoborgotaro 's engine light went on in the middle of nowhere and we did remote support from New Orleans to get everyone up and running while standing in the blazing sun. Proof of how great that adventure was and also how it's possible to melt and freeze your butt off in NorCal all in the same day (or so) 1mon
  •   ladunn77 @ferret78 yes, I remember! We were only in the very beginning of our very first ride there when we ended up on the side the road and thugs looked pretty hopeless for a while. I have a picture of that moment somewhere;) 1mon
  •   matiascorea @ferret78 and @ladunn77 who would have said rim his picture would turn into a communal motorcycle diary! 1mon
  •   ferret78 @matiascorea visions of the open road have that effect on people :) 1mon

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