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Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 28,304
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks for the inspiration:clap:clap. I am...

Thanks for the inspiration:clap:clap. I am following along with great envy:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Welcome aboard Brad! I was beginning to think...

Welcome aboard Brad! I was beginning to think that my portrayal of your Donkey had offended you:lol3 Thanks for posting.

Merry bloody Christmas! Hopefully you are moving as much snow as I am...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks Pantah, Yeah, there are so many great...

Thanks Pantah,

Yeah, there are so many great rides to do throughout this country, and just not enough time. I have done most of the "more established" rides in the US (many of them solo like you),...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks. As usual, I wish I had more time to spend...

Thanks. As usual, I wish I had more time to spend on nice pictures.......or even had some talent:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks Eduardo, Yeah, some of the rocks in...

Thanks Eduardo,

Yeah, some of the rocks in that section could grind you down after a while:knary. Add some heat to the equation and it makes what should have been pretty simple into a much bigger...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 43,520
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Great RR

Thanks jdrocks for a great report:clap:clap

I have been following along with great interest. We went down the AZBDR in September - and the section coming down from Pioneer Pass (south side) was a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Yeah, maybe we could do a High country loop,...

Yeah, maybe we could do a High country loop, IDBDR.......and a little birdie has hinted that there might be a MTBDR in the works:clap. Lots to ponder. Since it is not snowing much here at the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
mmmm......... Come to think about it.......... I...

mmmm......... Come to think about it.......... I am still receiving regular anonymous death threats via email with a strange audio clip of a steam train choo choo'ing away. :lol3:lol3

Yeah, that...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Hi Tony, Thanks for reading. The duct tape...

Hi Tony,

Thanks for reading. The duct tape finally fell off:loll:lol3

I'll be up in Idaho next year for sure. I actually have a bit of an idea for you - I'll pm you when I get it sorted out.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks Stan. We missed you! Next time........I am...

Thanks Stan. We missed you! Next time........I am already working on a cunning plan:evil
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
DAY 11 - Going home

Day 11: Saturday Sept: 20 Mileage: 111

Al woke us up with the aroma of fresh coffee, crispy bacon and frittata:thumb – our last breakfast as a group.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Day 10 - Should have been easy

Day 10: Friday Sept: 19 Mileage: 210

This morning, our slightly smaller team of adventurers was once again relaxed. Our goal was to take it easy for a quick ride to Crested Butte where...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks. Yeah. I have been :slurp

Thanks. Yeah. I have been :slurp
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Chapter 9: Fall colors in the mountains

Day 9: Thursday Sept: 18 Mileage: 130

We woke up and had a fairly leisurely start to the day:bore. We were all in good spirits, as we had plenty of time and the pressure to keep moving...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Chapter 8: Escaping Odile

Day 8: Wednesday Sept: 17 Mileage: 344

I woke up fairly early, nice and relaxed but also relieved that I had resisted Andrew and Brad’s requests to join them in their beds:evil. A...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Chapter 7:DISCOVERY OF ANOTHER NEW ROAD SURFACE: Seriously Not for Overland Travel wh

Day 7: Tuesday Sept: 16 Mileage: 210

I awoke to the sound of heavy and unrelenting rain. Evidently, it had rained all night and we were caught in the clutches of Hurricane Odile:deal....
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
10.5 days and 2600 odd miles. Thanks for reading!

10.5 days and 2600 odd miles. Thanks for reading!
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Chapter 6: The Great Wall, and beyond!

Day 6: Monday Sept: 15 Mileage: 310

Thoroughly refreshed, our fearless troupe departed Benson with great expectation.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Chapter 5: Cactus and Sand

The merry band of adventurers awoke to yet another beautiful day. Although it took a while for the sun to reach our location deep within the valley, we could see the clear blue skies above us. It was...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Surely they can't be offended by the BMW...

Surely they can't be offended by the BMW reference to Donkey's.....:pot
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks Andrew. It was a really cool side trip,...

Thanks Andrew. It was a really cool side trip, and I think we all enjoyed it!

Are you noticing the conspicuous absence of input from our other riding colleagues?
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Chapter 4: The Mogollon Rim

Day 4: Saturday Sept. 13 Mileage: 187

As had been the case at all the previous camp locations, I had not put the rain fly on my new GoLite tent, and the bright moonlight had left me with...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Chapter 3: A great big hole and otherworldly surface

Day 3: Friday Sept 12 Mileage: 201

Our hero awoke early as the sun came up, refreshed and rejuvenated. He was excited to continue their chosen path on the AZBDR. George ambled over to his...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks guys. I have been a big fan of yours over...

Thanks guys. I have been a big fan of yours over the years - thanks for following along. I just read about your Kokapelli ride in Overland Journal - great stuff:clap:clap. My buddy Anthony and I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Chapter 2: Discovery of the Navajo Nation

Day 2: Thursday Sept 11 Mileage: 352

Our hero was rudely awoken by the nasal symphony :rofl being merrily conducted on the other side of the picnic table just as the sun was attempting...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Chapter 1: Meet and Slab

Day 1: Wednesday Sept. 10 Mileage: 380


I awoke early to a crisp, cool but clear day (unusual this summer in the Kingdom of Coloradistan:jose) after the usual frantic days that...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 18,543
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks for the great RR and pics...

Thanks for the great RR and pics guys:clap:clap:clap. It brings back some great memories of our ride last year.

All the best,

Dave
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
The characters

A good writer could probably think of a creative way to introduce this motly band of travelers to our readers, but I am currently starved of creativity :mully(and time), so here they are:

Our...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,435
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Laugh In search of the Great Wall and back (AZBDR & CDR) – A FAIRYTALE

Once upon a time in the beautiful and rugged Kingdom of Coloradistan there lived a handsome and talented young Prince called …… ,Dave:D – OK, so this is my fairytale. DISCLAIMER: I should warn you...
Forum: Racing 10-13-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 39,352
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Congratulations to the whole team. Good luck!!! ...

Congratulations to the whole team. Good luck!!!

Signed up for Extreme pack.
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,870
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks guys. Nice report and some great...

Thanks guys. Nice report and some great pics:clap:clap:clap. I think I will add this ride to my list in the Fall. Thanks again.

Dave
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,390
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Great video

Great video Casey!:clap:clap:clap At one point (during the Bannack scenery) I was a little concerned about the company you were keeping.:yikes

Let me know if you manage to get down to Moab and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,871
Posted By Tragic Overlander
I would have thought that being a KLR owner, you...

I would have thought that being a KLR owner, you would have more interest in lawn mowers:poser
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,871
Posted By Tragic Overlander
OK. So now we are riding Baja, Spain,...

OK. So now we are riding Baja, Spain, Portugal......Sounds like we should be buying some Powerball tickets:rofl:rofl. If I win, I'll take you for an extended ride around Australia as well:deal.
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,871
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks Tony for all your help. We obviously had a...

Thanks Tony for all your help. We obviously had a great ride:wings.

Dave
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,871
Posted By Tragic Overlander
990's or possibly 1190's:evil

990's or possibly 1190's:evil
Forum: Vendors 11-08-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 27,995
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Hey Andrew, I'm in for a fat bastard size...

Hey Andrew,

I'm in for a fat bastard size blue jacket:rofl. Do you still have any Mefo / k60's?

Cheers,

Dave
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,871
Posted By Tragic Overlander
:rofl:rofl:rofl Yeah, this is an area of our camp...

:rofl:rofl:rofl Yeah, this is an area of our camp technique that needs a little more focus.:deal

Me thinking......Baja or UBDR, CDT, COBDR LOOP????:evil
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,871
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Thanks Mate. Your pics are amazing - as I have...

Thanks Mate. Your pics are amazing - as I have said before, you have some talent with a camera! Next time we ride together, you take the pics, and I'll put all the lies into a story:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 15,871
Posted By Tragic Overlander
Summary

The Route:

The Heart of the West Adventure Route is an absolute must for those looking for a new and really interesting adventure in the west. IMHO, this route goes down as one of the great...
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