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Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2014, 12:24 PM
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Posted By McDOPE
Thumb 3 Step Hideaway

Yes sireee...the Hideaway has been found and it is not the start of a "12 Step Rehab" unless you are trying to give up TV and cell phones along with the tourist crush and inflated prices of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2014, 05:58 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Ride Safe

Our plans to meet at 3-Step may be thwarted by issues with family business in Texas...hope not...I'd hate to miss the "conclave".:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 10:35 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Amen..

"but the point is to enjoy the ride, not to beat ourselves up"....Amen to this sentiment. At nearly 65 it took me too long to get on board...Thanks to you both...I enjoyed the ride.
For something...
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 09:15 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Decision Applauded...

Do what feels right and it will be....:clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2013, 07:01 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Best Christmas Gift Ever!

Seeing you two smiling is the best gift you could send along. That said...we are waiting patiently for the Mobius 12 Saga cum more beautiful adventure pix. Be well.:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2013, 06:26 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
The Road Ahead

I can assure you that you won't be disappointed...better yet, there is much to be learned should you and your wife set off for similar adventures.
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 04:21 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Back from the "front".

We'll be ready when you are.
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2013, 09:06 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
M12 in Gear

Super to hear y'all are having such a fine time and that LDF is saddled up and riddin' high.
Best Wishes for a safe trip. Please give my best to Scott and Julie. :rofl
PS..lovin' my steering...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 08:19 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Relief

Hooray, Huzzah....
Thanks for the update.
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2013, 06:15 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Amazing Grace

...HOW SWEET IT IS....to hear a few words from the source.
Good to know you are seeing and thinking straight again.
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2013, 04:37 PM
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Posted By McDOPE
Thanks for the Update.

Great relief to know you are headed to family in Flagstaff and doing well. Prayers answered I guess. God speed.:p3rry
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2013, 08:38 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Pleased and Relieved

So pleased and relieved to hear you are on the road again. Thanks again to all those who helped. I'll rest easier when I hear from Francine. We are toasting you at dinner tonight.
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2013, 06:29 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Rehab

A week at the Bellagio should serve as initial rehab center...Can't wait to see the pix of this turn of events. Please take care of yourself Francine and ignore my ADV tag line. I was thinking along...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2013, 05:02 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Hugs to all.

Awful luck but so glad LDF seems improved. Thanks to all who lent a hand. Here's hoping. Best wishes from the Denver crew for a rapid recovery.
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 05:45 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
...and there off!

Today is the day to show us once again how you roll. Ride safe on those newly refurbished DRZ's. Have another amazing adventure.:rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2013, 12:05 PM
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Posted By McDOPE
One More..Really the Last

http://mcdope.smugmug.com/photos/i-QjS7cSc/0/L/i-QjS7cSc-L.jpg (http://mcdope.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Imogene-Pass-2012/25487523_bgb625#!i=2377327561&k=QjS7cSc&lb=1&s=A)

Check out these crazy...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 11:24 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Dinner in Denver

http://mcdope.smugmug.com/photos/i-x7ZqPqk/0/L/i-x7ZqPqk-L.jpg (http://mcdope.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Imogene-Pass-2012/25487523_bgb625#!i=2117594058&k=x7ZqPqk&lb=1&s=A)
No Shrimp on the barbie this...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 11:08 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Dingweeds/Dingweedette/Dr.Rock & LDF do Denver

http://mcdope.smugmug.com/photos/i-4mnKz2c/0/L/i-4mnKz2c-L.jpg (http://mcdope.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Imogene-Pass-2012/25487523_bgb625#!i=2117574188&k=4mnKz2c&lb=1&s=A)
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 10:58 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Leaders of the Pack

http://mcdope.smugmug.com/photos/i-dSVWV6h/0/L/i-dSVWV6h-L.jpg (http://mcdope.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Imogene-Pass-2012/25487523_bgb625#!i=2117575181&k=dSVWV6h&lb=1&s=A)

Kicking back on day...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2013, 10:50 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Some More of the same. M10 Ends

http://mcdope.smugmug.com/photos/i-8rGFFQj/0/L/i-8rGFFQj-L.jpg (http://mcdope.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Imogene-Pass-2012/25487523_bgb625#!i=2117576975&k=8rGFFQj&lb=1&s=A)
Drying of tents..
First...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2013, 02:44 PM
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Posted By McDOPE
Keep it RAW

Couldn't agree more about RAW files. Why hamstring one's post production capabilities. Your camera work David is what initially drew me into this RR. It has only gotten better along the way.
As to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2013, 07:59 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Inseam Challenged.

I am Yama-linked and by tomorrow will be "Seat Concepted" with a new WR250R seat which is supposed to be wider (ahhh) :clap and 3/4 inch lower. Seat Concepts in California got my stock seat pan...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2013, 07:11 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Help is on the way.

Really nice example of "one for all and all for one." Nice!
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2012, 02:36 PM
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Posted By McDOPE
Book, book, book....

:deal...."BLURB" is standing ready...:deal But editing would take forever and R. Pirsig would likely be pissed and rolling over on whatever planet he is inhabiting.
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2012, 07:10 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Welcome back!

Really nice to be back on "track"...rollin' along with this RR. :rofl:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2012, 06:55 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Krikie!

A VERITABLE RIVER OF SAND.....:dog
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2012, 09:31 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
New Meaning

Yo Scott,
Your photo here lends new meaning to being "IN THE WEEDS".....enough sage to season a world of Thanksgiving dinners.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2012, 11:56 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Amen...

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This journey has exposed some raw emotions and shortcomings but yet has empowered me with a resolve to find the solution to any problem that crosses my path.


LDF[/QUOTE]

:freakyCHEERS TO...
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2012, 07:05 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
What Black Blobs?

We just thought that was Dr. Rocks new Diesel DR. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2012, 08:54 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Glad you're safe

I'm watching the news from the east coast with great sadness.... difficult to imagine what folks are going through. At least you two have the "camping out" bit down. Pax Vobiscum.
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 01:59 PM
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Posted By McDOPE
Dunn Ridge Raod

Dunn Ridge Road is destined to be added to many a "bucket list" :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2012, 01:54 PM
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Posted By McDOPE
Better Days

"I slide out of the sleeping bag, and unzip the tent. The smoke and haze has completely blown off, and we're treated to this:"

Every Tuesday, 9/11 not withstanding....This shows a better "fire in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2012, 09:47 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Art Justified.

This seems as acceptable, and realistic, an explanation for the "art of photography" as I've heard. That said, it is by no means new to the digital age. Man Ray was once chastened by a painter of his...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2012, 09:05 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
No Campfire Smoke?

A wee dram of "Peat Monster" would have completed the picture as it is akin to "drinking" a campfire.:1drink
Great Pix...Brilliant virtual campfire.
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2012, 10:38 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Thumb Huzza!

It was a Moto Honor to have hosted Dr. Rock, LDF, Dingweed and Dingweedette, at M10 trails end. Thanks!
Great conversation, beer, laundry, beer, bike work, company, pix, food, adult beverages, food,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 07:00 PM
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Posted By McDOPE
M10 near the end.

Looks like the Mobius crew is stopped atop Kenosha pass at 10K ft. tonight. Luckily daytime temps have been in the 70's. Arrival in Denver could be tomorrow or Saturday. Can't wait to hear of the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2012, 09:52 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Colorado OHV

I know this has been discussed ( and cussed). I have my stickers so it is a non issue for me. I did call Colorado Parks and Wildlife this morning and they directed me to the statue which they claim...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2012, 08:09 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
Many Thanks

Thanks for the "real time" update...Sounds like there is no lack of "adventure"....defined by having a few problems. I'm relieved that everyone fared so well and the weather is cooperating. Hard rain...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 11:29 AM
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Posted By McDOPE
State Inspections

Hi Lisa,
In March of 2012 Colorado began enorcing the display of a $25 OHV (Off-Highway Vehicle) Registration sticker. Prior to that, (street legal) "plated" motor cycles could ride off road w/o...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2012, 03:27 PM
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Posted By McDOPE
M10 Routing

I've been trying to scope out your M10 route on an 11 inch MacBook Air in Ouray. It has become an exercise in frustration compared to my 27 incher at home. Motel Wifi is maddeningly slow. Looks like...
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