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Old 04-30-2012, 01:38 PM   #1816
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So now that we're back to our regularly scheduled programming...

I had to go up the coast a bit yesterday to check on the moving of a portable building, and after that task was done I decided to take a little side-trip up the coast, and thought you guys might like a pic of *TWO* things that are rock-solid reliable and that you can depend on...






That's the "Goose Island Oak" behind my Super Tenere. Also known as "The Big Tree", "Bishop's Tree", and "The Lamar Oak", it is over 1,000 years old and one of the largest oaks in Texas.

http://famoustreesoftexas.tamu.edu/T...20Island%20Oak

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=849103

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Tree,_Rockport








Saw some other friends out exploring a bit yesterday, too...







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Old 04-30-2012, 02:10 PM   #1817
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Hey Murphco, which screen is on your bike?
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:28 PM   #1818
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Testing offroad

Just returned from a short trip (3 days) to Argentina through the Libertador Pass on the Andes and back because the Agua Negra (500 kms north) pass closed due to a heavy snow downfall ... but we had a nice time enjoying our bikes on heavy dirt roads with some spills ... and testing my high fender and its low brother ...

Nice and shiny before the trip ...


my Black Pearl ready to ride ...


nice dirt road ... deep gravel mixed with sand ...


and the first touchdown ...


and another one ...


bush landing ...


Tenere to the rescue ...


reloading ...


another spill with me trapped under waiting for rescue ...


and the last one ...


who said this steed is not dirt road worthy? ...


some views ...


and ready to go again ...


Cheers,
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:06 PM   #1819
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The good news:
I never went down! Hell, I never even had a close-call! Calling this bike sure-footed is the understatement of the year! This thing ROCKS! Even on the stock street tires... Incredible!
Great pics mate. Did a similar thing the other week and was surprised just how easy (er than expected) it was to ride around on mostly worn out stock tires on the crap. (Even though I had read it 100 times)

Hope your friend makes a quick and complete recovery.

Cheers
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:08 PM   #1820
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Just returned from a short trip (3 days) to Argentina through the Libertador Pass on the Andes and back because the Agua Negra (500 kms north) pass closed due to a heavy snow downfall ...
Thagua
Thanks for the pics Roberto.

And everyone else.

More inspiration.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:00 PM   #1821
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MurphCO, where is this?

Heading to Colorado in a few weeks and it looks GREAT!!!
Mike,

That is Phantom Canyon Rd from Florence, CO to Victor/Cripple Creek CO

Take a look here

http://www.sangres.com/coloradobyways/goldbelt.htm

http://www.takemytrip.com/colo/76a.htm
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:10 PM   #1822
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Hope your friend makes a quick and complete recovery.

Cheers
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No broken bones, so he'll be alright. Street moto boots didn't quite cut it though!
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:20 PM   #1823
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Wow totally brilliant pics.
Yes amazing pics, such a beautiful place you live in
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:20 AM   #1824
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Awesome pics everyone, Thanks for posting them. I didn't ride anywhere beautifull or special yesterday but I did do this.After every mile this bike gets better and better.

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Old 05-01-2012, 08:33 AM   #1825
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Mike,

That is Phantom Canyon Rd from Florence, CO to Victor/Cripple Creek CO

Take a look here

http://www.sangres.com/coloradobyways/goldbelt.htm

http://www.takemytrip.com/colo/76a.htm
yeah that's it.



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Hey Murphco, which screen is on your bike?
Thanks
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http://www.madstad.com/s.nl/sc.7/category.3189/.f
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #1826
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Just returned from a short trip (3 days) to Argentina through the Libertador Pass on the Andes and back because the Agua Negra (500 kms north) pass closed due to a heavy snow downfall ... but we had a nice time enjoying our bikes on heavy dirt roads with some spills ... and testing my high fender and its low brother ...

Nice and shiny before the trip ...


my Black Pearl ready to ride ...


nice dirt road ... deep gravel mixed with sand ...


and the first touchdown ...


and another one ...


bush landing ...


Tenere to the rescue ...


reloading ...


another spill with me trapped under waiting for rescue ...


and the last one ...


who said this steed is not dirt road worthy? ...


some views ...


and ready to go again ...


Cheers,
Thagua
Great pics, beautiful place, thanks for sharing
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #1827
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How do you find the Calsci screen compared to the original (apart from on the front of your bike of course !) and also could you post some close up pics of the fixings for the bash plate please. I am fed up with bashing my Yamaha ones back into shape. I would rather loose a bit of clearance than loose the sump.

Oh, and you could edit your profile to show where you come from.
I advise to use a smooth (no holes) 4.5mm stainless bottom skid plate and lodge a piece of 15mm (or so) conveyer belt between sump & plate. This way the shock is displaced over many load points (and not only the crashbars bolts). Your bike will slide over the rocks without slowing down :)
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #1828
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Mike,

That is Phantom Canyon Rd from Florence, CO to Victor/Cripple Creek CO

Take a look here

http://www.sangres.com/coloradobyways/goldbelt.htm

http://www.takemytrip.com/colo/76a.htm
Thanks, Steve!!
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:56 PM   #1829
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Here's a couple of pics from a recent trip in Australia. Love this bike.


This was within hours of nice warm 25 degrees Celsius home


Must be on the right track ;)


Stanley in Tasmania Australia


lots of nothing around this area







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Old 05-01-2012, 04:08 PM   #1830
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Excellent Ozmac.

Where and when was the snow

It was getting a bit cold in the high country last week but not that cold
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