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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-11-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
Thanks guys. Mom's back at her condo now and in...

Thanks guys. Mom's back at her condo now and in the past week or so we've lined up a bunch of in-home medical and non-medical care to ensure she can stay there.

Despite how absurdly tragic the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-10-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,338
Posted By Raoul Duke
Correct.

Correct.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-10-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
a phone call* Right as we sat down in Woody...

a phone call*

Right as we sat down in Woody Creek, BIL’s phone rang. “Hey, it’s BIL-wife/Duke-sister, I’m going to step out and take this…” When BIL wasn’t back 30 minutes later it didn’t take a...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By Raoul Duke
Pizza King in South Bend. :D

Pizza King in South Bend. :D
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,338
Posted By Raoul Duke
Bump for breakfast this Saturday. I'm probably in...

Bump for breakfast this Saturday. I'm probably in but will need to bail after breakfast. No ride for me.

Who else is showing up?
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
Boulder to Snowmass Via RMNP, Independence Pass...

Boulder to Snowmass
Via RMNP, Independence Pass and Woody Creek - 272 miles

http://evanfahey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Out-West-2014/i-Pdk39qq/0/L/boulder%20to%20snowmass-L.png
...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 236,364
Posted By Raoul Duke
Congrats Kurt. Did you demand a recount? ...

Congrats Kurt. Did you demand a recount? :1drink

When you do another, post up here (maybe you did and I missed it) - I wouldn't mind attending and my vote is well within your price range. :deal
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
The next morning... Rather than walk over to...

The next morning...

Rather than walk over to the House of Motorrad (http://houseofmotorrad.com/), I rode pillion for the first time in my life. I half-joked with BIL on the way that if this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
Ok, so we landed in Boulder! Let's see.... ...

Ok, so we landed in Boulder!

Let's see....

You know how they say you shouldn't haul a motorcycle on its kickstand? True statement. Other than that, no damage done. The towing guy was really...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
The good news is that the K1200S achieved...

The good news is that the K1200S achieved light-speed breakaway factor.

The bad news is that even with the expandable side cases there ain't no way to get a humpback on board.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
We interrupt the report currently in progress for...

We interrupt the report currently in progress for a weekend riding break.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
Yeah, we wound up at Mike's. I'll get to that. ...

Yeah, we wound up at Mike's. I'll get to that. :D

Interestingly, a lot of the route you outlined there was covered. In particular that left turn at Carbondale and then on south is spectacularly...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 236,364
Posted By Raoul Duke
Thanks for the heads up. Just watched through...

Thanks for the heads up. Just watched through most of them. The last part of episode 4 is Moki Dugway and Valley of the Gods. :D

There last week.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
Day 2: Omaha to Akron? 430 miles ...

Day 2: Omaha to Akron?
430 miles
http://evanfahey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Out-West-2014/i-qSvzdFB/0/XL/day2-XL.png

On the advice of some of my Omaha riding buddies we took a chance on highway...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
Day 1: Iowa City/Des Moines to Omaha 263 miles ...

Day 1: Iowa City/Des Moines to Omaha
263 miles

http://evanfahey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Out-West-2014/i-BDnbx9B/0/O/day1.png

On Friday evening my brother-in-law (BIL Rizer, thanks 5th) blasted...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
The first thing to mention... ...is that,...

The first thing to mention...

...is that, unlike every other motorcycle trip I've ever taken, this was not a solo mission.

http://teddieboi.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Contra-Base2.jpg

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
Ok, so where to begin? This is kind of a...

Ok, so where to begin?

This is kind of a hard one to write for a couple of reasons. First, there's some personal/family stuff intersecting it that definitely colored the experience in an...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-03-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,376
Posted By Raoul Duke
If you helped out with this, thanks again. My...

If you helped out with this, thanks again. My ride report is starting over here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1007019

:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
Before proceeding, a quick thanks to... ...

Before proceeding, a quick thanks to...

Ackme
TC626
DavisWelding
Gale B.T.
jimmex
eakins
DADODIRT
Wudscrasher
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 236,364
Posted By Raoul Duke
Getting the RR started in earnest this evening...

Getting the RR started in earnest this evening (probably).... :D

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1007019
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Raoul Duke
Cool2 Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, CO, Start

http://evanfahey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Out-West-2014/i-qpsSGX7/0/XL/DSC_0034-XL.jpg

http://evanfahey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Out-West-2014/i-9LZXVbj/0/XL/DSC_0059-XL.jpg
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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,338
Posted By Raoul Duke
Second Saturday is the 13th. :freaky

Second Saturday is the 13th. :freaky
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 236,364
Posted By Raoul Duke
Going strong here. Crested Butte last night. ...

Going strong here. Crested Butte last night. Headed through Cripple Creek today and maybe land in Breckenridge. Rode two of my top five roads ever so far on this trip.

Tiger has been a champ....
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-24-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Raoul Duke
Thanks guys. I acquired a Tiger this morning and...

Thanks guys. I acquired a Tiger this morning and we're already proceeding on. Left a note and the keys at Mikes. Will see what happens!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Raoul Duke
Alright - handled. Progressive is hauling me up...

Alright - handled. Progressive is hauling me up to Boulder for free.

Taking it to Mike's Motorcycles because they're open Monday. Any feedback on the place?
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 510
Posted By Raoul Duke
Help in Akron Colorado?

Bike died and won't start. Cranking but won't turn over. On the RT. Anyone around?

515-451-6691
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-21-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,252
Posted By Raoul Duke
I'm a definite maybe.

I'm a definite maybe.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-21-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4,845
Views: 236,364
Posted By Raoul Duke
Leaving tomorrow evening for 9-10 days out west. ...

Leaving tomorrow evening for 9-10 days out west. If anyone is feeling stalker-ish, the SPOT link is

HERE...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,687
Posted By Raoul Duke
Thanks for the report! :D

Thanks for the report! :D
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-17-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,651
Posted By Raoul Duke
Keep it in the basement.

Keep it in the basement.
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 54,136
Posted By Raoul Duke
Glad to hear you're doing fine and ready to roll...

Glad to hear you're doing fine and ready to roll again. Maybe we'll see you all out in Colorado... :D
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-17-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,651
Posted By Raoul Duke
It was great seeing everyone! Here are some...

It was great seeing everyone! Here are some pictures...

http://evanfahey.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous/i-MxvjwPF/0/X3/CA_08171414305072-X3.jpg
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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-15-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,651
Posted By Raoul Duke
T-24 hours... ...

T-24 hours...

http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/infocus/burn090313/s_b01_RTX133BX.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 39,153
Posted By Raoul Duke
Trice my man. Just read your whole report and it...

Trice my man. Just read your whole report and it was most excellent as usual.

If you're doing RAGBRAI stuff nowadays, we live in Johnston (essentially Des Moines). Mi casa su casa.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Raoul Duke
Now you're just getting me excited. What's the...

Now you're just getting me excited. What's the worst that could happen? :D

http://evanfahey.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Top-of-the-World-Moto-Odyssey/i-bKzsHvc/0/L/resized_IMG_1844-L.jpg
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-15-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Raoul Duke
Thanks. I have it marked on my map now. Will...

Thanks. I have it marked on my map now. Will see how weather/conditions are when we get to that area.

Appreciate all the feedback and help!
Forum: Trip Planning 08-14-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 59,816
Posted By Raoul Duke
Weird to be reading a thread to learn more and...

Weird to be reading a thread to learn more and see yourself referenced... :rofl
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,651
Posted By Raoul Duke
Anyone like chocolate pecan? ...

Anyone like chocolate pecan?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i8JmVuxuKow/TsZJ72scRaI/AAAAAAAAEWo/Ed4KuWVE4Lw/s1600/Medium_ChocPecanPieSlice_FNL.jpg
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5,875
Views: 341,350
Posted By Raoul Duke
Must be on a 2-hour shift.

Must be on a 2-hour shift.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Raoul Duke
Thanks, we'll have to play it by ear. I'm riding...

Thanks, we'll have to play it by ear. I'm riding my RT (not ideal but whatever...) and my partner is on a DL650.
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