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Old 06-04-2011, 07:06 PM   #8146
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When you the Tat?
Leaving mid July. Just got some of the new maps as some were out of date. All in GPS bar UT and OR. All mods to the DR are done so all in all pretty ready for the off!
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:31 PM   #8147
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Eloy's Big Adventure

So Eloy's in town to attend some kind of cult swearing-in ceremony—here I thought he sold the DR350—and I took him on a little ride to show him around. We left the house at 9:30, got back about 6 p.m. Did 180 miles, prolly 70 percent dirt.

I started him on the Husky and we took off for Red Rock National Conservation Area.

He thought we were in Tijuana and wanted directions to the nearest donkey show. Sadly, that's the one kind of entertainment unavailable in Las Vegas.



Red Rock is famous for the "scenic loop," a one-way, 13 mile drive that's interesting but tame. I knew a secret back way out, and soon we found ourselves winding our way up to Rocky Gap in perfect weather. Having a lousy time, wish you were here.

I put him on the 950 right before the infamous "rock garden," tester of men's souls and crusher of skid plates. Strong, capable riders have been reduced to sobbing pre-pubescent girls in this section. He passed the test and has thus been deemed worthy of entry into the 950 club.



We celebrated his achievement with a stop at the Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings, opened circa 1903. The urinals look original.



I met a guy in the saloon who wrote a book about Michael Jackson based on interviews he'd done posthumously. Spooky. This being Vegas, the author was also an Elvis impersonator, though not a very good one.

I call this pic "Still Life With Beer and Weird Fucker's Book at the Pioneer Saloon"




We left the saloon and some chick goaded Eloy into trying this monster hill climb right next to the bar, which is a perfect place for a hill climb when you think about it. "Hold my beer and watch this!"








He made it back down, too. The biker chick's biker man said, "Guy's got bigger balls than me."







Our last stop was Jean dry lake, a flat playground about two miles across. When it's wet it's total slop, but when it's dry it's drag strip with jumps.
Eloy decided he likes the 950.



A lot



Keep an eye out in the Florida Craigslist Finds thread: V-Strom 1000 for sale. I just don't ride it anymore. Make offer.

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Old 06-08-2011, 02:36 PM   #8148
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I have always wanted a 1000... Yellow is my favorite color too
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:05 PM   #8149
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I have always wanted a 1000... Yellow is my favorite color too
Trade you my KTM 200 for it …
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Old 06-08-2011, 03:21 PM   #8150
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:17 PM   #8151
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Eloy, Well Done Wanker!! North Carolina trip Leave Wed night July 27 and ride thurs, fri, sat. Get up early Sunday and return to the Flatlands. Wanted to do the Sweaty Beaver ride, but scheduling conflict. Riding Near Murphy and Tellico. It is J. Africa's B-day trip. Near Crawfords Camp. Eloy, Steve, Rich???? Will sort the details out later. Cheers. Looks like a great trip you had.

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Old 06-08-2011, 04:39 PM   #8152
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Keep an eye out in the Florida Craigslist Finds thread: V-Strom 1000 for sale. I just don't ride it anymore. Make offer.




Epic ride Bob!

Thanks for letting me ride the Husky & the 950.

All I can say about the 950 is... . That fooker is a very capable 400+ lb dirt bike. I would have trashed the Vee if I would have ridden those trails with it. i gotta stop taking 'test' rides on other people's steeds... it can get expensive
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:54 PM   #8153
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North Carolina trip Leave Wed night July 27 and ride thurs, fri, sat. Get up early Sunday and return to the Flatlands. Wanted to do the Sweaty Beaver ride, but scheduling conflict. Riding Near Murphy and Tellico. It is J. Africa's B-day trip. Near Crawfords Camp. Eloy, Steve, Rich???? Will sort the details out later. Cheers. Looks like a great trip you had.
I can probably swing this. Let me know the details when you get them sorted out.
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Old 06-08-2011, 05:22 PM   #8154
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:01 PM   #8155
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Nice pics. Looks like it sucked but you smiled to be polite I guess.

Well done.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:13 PM   #8156
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This is a fun trail, rode it 09 Barstow to Vegas ride, it's challenging for sure.
Scribe , you gonna ride the LA-B- Vegas later this year?
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:33 PM   #8157
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Stop having so much fun Bob and Eloy! Great pics!
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:34 PM   #8158
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Great pics, Bob. I would like to see Eloy loose in ONF on a 950, bet he would be tearing it up.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:48 PM   #8159
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This is a fun trail, rode it 09 Barstow to Vegas ride, it's challenging for sure.
Scribe , you gonna ride the LA-B- Vegas later this year?

I'm thinking about doing it on an XR 100. There's a group of riders here going for the smallest bike award. Are you doing it?
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:58 PM   #8160
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Epic ride Bob!

Thanks for letting me ride the Husky & the 950.

All I can say about the 950 is... . That fooker is a very capable 400+ lb dirt bike. I would have trashed the Vee if I would have ridden those trails with it. i gotta stop taking 'test' rides on other people's steeds... it can get expensive

Yeah it were a good ride. You need to post up that pic of the KTM repair just to make Jerry happy.
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