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Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 07:44 PM
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Posted By cleandirt
and here's one of the group… ...

and here's one of the group…

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Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5509/14590356502_2e...

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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3921/14589179114_07...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3921/14589179114_079bc535dd_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oecmEW)

Mitsuru Nakamura and me behind a display of his pots



The first thing I noticed about Mitsuru’s...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
I've quietly suffered jeers and jokes of other...

I've quietly suffered jeers and jokes of other riders concerning the size of my tank, knowing that one day this would happen. Bret may have been eating crow but I was finally feeling vindicated. Now,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
It has had just about forty years to weather in...

It has had just about forty years to weather in the elements sense it burned (hows that for the sunny slopes of long ago?) I wonder when it was built?
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
I was trying to find info on the church, all I...

I was trying to find info on the church, all I came up with from google was that it burnt in 1975 or thereabout.
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14568012616_51...

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Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
Congratulations on the new bike Bret, great snag!

Congratulations on the new bike Bret, great snag!
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
Hmmm, you think Colorado would be far enough?

Hmmm, you think Colorado would be far enough?
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
No, I'm trying to get over a gut rot stomach...

No, I'm trying to get over a gut rot stomach ailment. Don't think camping and riding are in the cards for me this weekend.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
I can't believe the gal at the train station had...

I can't believe the gal at the train station had any doubt I was competing for mr universe.
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
A fist sized dandelion at our camp north of...

A fist sized dandelion at our camp north of Pagosa Springs
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Train at the pass coming out of Chama. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
The Fina's diner experience was right on up there...

The Fina's diner experience was right on up there with the Black Canyon of the Gunnison! The culinary equivalent of our ride though Gateway! Way better than the Jimmy Hendrix experience! Fina...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
Gina's Diner is Flex approved too!

Gina's Diner is Flex approved too!
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
Ok, I'm always up for a ride. Dude,...

Ok, I'm always up for a ride.


Dude, that's kind of profound.
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
I stayed behind to work on my fairing at Clear...

I stayed behind to work on my fairing at Clear Lake, and again missed the ride to Canyon Lands. At the time I was feeling pretty patient about staying behind to do repairs, it's all part of the trip...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
Thanks for the complement and plug for my work....

Thanks for the complement and plug for my work. I'm a lucky guy, I get to do work that I love and have great motorcycle riding buddies. I also have to express my gratitude to my parents and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
I'll do about anything to keep from interacting...

I'll do about anything to keep from interacting with other humans, but I volunteered for this because I couldn't stand another minute of Bret's crying over his broke lever. As soon as I got back with...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
My solution to fitting a Honda clutch lever onto...

My solution to fitting a Honda clutch lever onto the DR involved a file which we didn't have at present, and parts from the old lever to use as a template. It would have taken a good portion of the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
Don’t let the goofy birdlike nickname fool you,...

Don’t let the goofy birdlike nickname fool you, Goose is a living male archetype from a bygone era. You may think, sure every other ride report on advrider is full of tales from such men. For...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
It was a great day but I don't seem to have a lot...

It was a great day but I don't seem to have a lot to say about it. Getting a new tire mounted on my bike did a lot to lift my spirits, as did finding an air compressor and fixing Bret's flat. Then we...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
Gothic ...

Gothic
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Gothic
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Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
Talking about highs and lows, this day had 'em!...

Talking about highs and lows, this day had 'em! Waking to the view of Gothic CO was doubtless one of the many high notes on the trip. Then the research assistant kid walks into camp asking for a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5563/14590147292_7c...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5563/14590147292_7c0e18299c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oehjtE) Gothic Camp
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
I don't think that was a northerly wind. If I...

I don't think that was a northerly wind. If I recall correctly the previous night we ate the freeze dried cajun dinner which had a powerful effect on Brian.
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
A couple of points about Thumpstart & Dogjaw's review of the first day...

• yes, Brian did ride to breakfast wearing a pair of flip flops, the first-aid kit never needed to be deployed.
•if I only had a nickel for every time I saw Bret washing the windshield of a complete...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
Remember the lunatics plan? Back in Little Rock...

Remember the lunatics plan? Back in Little Rock when Bret was laying this all out for me, my BS meter was redlining. I was thinking, sure, y'all are going to roll into Raton looking and feeling like...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
Relieved to get to Raton and loose from a truck...

Relieved to get to Raton and loose from a truck and trailer, I unloaded my bike, set up camp, and explored Sugarite Canyon State Park. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,107
Posted By cleandirt
I'm Fletcher, or Fletch, or flex. I acquired the...

I'm Fletcher, or Fletch, or flex. I acquired the nickname flex on this trip, apparently due to an image Bret, Brian, and Zach developed of me being some kind of a bad ass. I don't know when exactly...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,125
Posted By cleandirt
I'm not going to be able to make it tomorrow,...

I'm not going to be able to make it tomorrow, bummed about missing this ride, looks like it will be a good weekend. I hope everybody has a fun
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-23-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 112,926
Posted By cleandirt
I'm all right, but I had the pizza. Sorry I never...

I'm all right, but I had the pizza. Sorry I never made it down to that end of the table to meet you, maybe we'll get a chance to ride together soon.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-07-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,125
Posted By cleandirt
This sounds like a good antidote to the cabin...

This sounds like a good antidote to the cabin fever I've had too much of this winter. I'm looking forward to it.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-23-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 112,926
Posted By cleandirt
I've been to Lake City and drove around on the...

I've been to Lake City and drove around on the Alpine Loop in a Jeep. I've been wanting to go there with my bike. Sounds like I'm a little more than half of you guys age, but my experience riding...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-22-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 112,926
Posted By cleandirt
I'll bet you could talk some of us into showing...

I'll bet you could talk some of us into showing you around here in exchange for you showing us around CO later in the summer.:wink: I'd gladly drive two days to get out of the Arkansas heat sometime...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-01-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 112,926
Posted By cleandirt
Happy New Year! I took a quick jaunt around the...

Happy New Year! I took a quick jaunt around the Lake Winona area this afternoon. Reform road going between Lake Winona Rd and 132 has really washed out a lot more than when I last rode it in...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-13-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 112,926
Posted By cleandirt
I've had that notion. Sounds like a fun project.

I've had that notion. Sounds like a fun project.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-01-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8,585
Views: 651,075
Posted By cleandirt
Glad you took some pictures, I was lazy and never...

Glad you took some pictures, I was lazy and never got my camera out during the whole day. Dave knows all the good roads in the area, inspires me to spend more time learning my way around. It was a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-28-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 112,926
Posted By cleandirt
IceBikeDave is leading us on a route he's got...

IceBikeDave is leading us on a route he's got planned for Saturday so it should be good. He wants us to meet at the Lake Winona Spillway (http://bridgehunter.com/ar/saline/lake-winona-spillway/) at...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-24-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 112,926
Posted By cleandirt
Me and Tim from Lonoke are in for a Saturday...

Me and Tim from Lonoke are in for a Saturday ride. I've let 3 others know about it that I haven't heard back from yet.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-25-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 137,163
Posted By cleandirt
I skipped out after lunch, looks like I missed...

I skipped out after lunch, looks like I missed some fun. I still had plenty of fun on the first half of the ride. It was good to see everyone, thanks to everyone involved in organizing the ride.
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