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Old 04-07-2013, 11:50 PM   #19426
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So I take it that you left the grade and got stuck. Not got stuck while riding the old railroad grade?

We did the same ride two years ago. I loved the isolation out there. Gave new meaning to the sound of silence.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:16 AM   #19427
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Can you belive they both had a good time and are allready planning the next ride :)
Awesome.

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:15 AM   #19428
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We were so stuck and with smoked clutches we had to call the wife to bring a trailer to wendover and retrive us. Problem was she couldn't get the truck down to us so we were on our own to get us out of the predicament. We had one bike with a good clutch so I swapped 2 good plates into the other 2 bad bikes and that allowed us to gimp out.

In one of the many low speed wrecks my son broke his top box, here it is being burned in hopes of making a black smoke signal fire for the wife to see. FYI innertubes make far more smoke
Awesome! My last mud ride wound up being very costly. I still find mud tucked away in places from that ride almost 3 years after the fact.

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Old 04-08-2013, 06:59 AM   #19429
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There are several great "Front Page" shots in there.

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Old 04-08-2013, 07:17 AM   #19430
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If you saw what I do (or lack of do) for a living you would understand...plus Harley's make my ass look big..
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:55 AM   #19431
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I tried crossing that area once. Didn't work...........

Great idea with clutch plates though! Guess that's the advantage of identical bikes.

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:47 AM   #19432
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Thanks for a chuckle at your expense this morning. We have all been there at one point. If not ride more, its inevitable. Somewhere in the chaos, someone surely muttered "this is why they call it an adventure"

I know that mud, how you guys unstuck those 950's is a story itself. Thanks again for sharing.
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:25 AM   #19433
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Holy cow you guys must be sore today! As was mentioned, I have no idea how you unstuck those bikes....damn....

Glad I missed that ride!
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:57 AM   #19434
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So for clarification, was the mud the only route available, or did you leave the railroad grade to find that? I'm planning to do this ride for the first time this spring and just want an idea of what I might encounter. Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:32 PM   #19435
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Where did you start out from? How was the road until cut across the flats?
Hey Gunnner, even the main road had sections that had us on the ground due to the unseen bottom layer of mud. its nasty out there right now
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:34 PM   #19436
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So for clarification, was the mud the only route available, or did you leave the railroad grade to find that? I'm planning to do this ride for the first time this spring and just want an idea of what I might encounter. Thanks.
Hey Utahrpm, even the rail grade was bad in sections. the mud on the rail grade is what packed up and ripped my fender and abs sensor off. the lower section next to the grade was actually better then the elevated bed was....who knew?
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:40 PM   #19437
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Holy cow you guys must be sore today! As was mentioned, I have no idea how you unstuck those bikes....damn....

Glad I missed that ride!
your right sore as hell, and to top it off today I found out I broke my wrist
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #19438
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I tried crossing that area once. Didn't work...........

Great idea with clutch plates though! Guess that's the advantage of identical bikes.

man that some real slop you were in
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:45 PM   #19439
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Thanks for a chuckle at your expense this morning. We have all been there at one point. If not ride more, its inevitable. Somewhere in the chaos, someone surely muttered "this is why they call it an adventure"

I know that mud, how you guys unstuck those 950's is a story itself. Thanks again for sharing.
Hey kajendog, glad i could make your day. looking back at it now i can laugh at the event. funny thing is i told my dad and he said "thats why you own and Adventure" and he just laughed ha-ha
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:01 PM   #19440
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Leaving Sunday with a UHaul to Orcas Island,WA with the Tiger in tow. Gonna take 12-14 days to come home the long way, the map is just a guideline, plan to hit as much dirt as possible, I'm sure there will be pics posted somewhere

The longer way home

Oh and i finally got the tiger rebuilt after it's little accident last fall, kinda like the black...

Nice Jake... Super late notice / too late but I was gonna say you could do the top end over at my place with heat etc /shorter drive... Still need to hook up about that TIG. Got the MIG hooked up and dialed at the house for now, down from the shop up in Silver Creek...

Good luck on your trip man!
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