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Old 11-18-2012, 08:41 AM   #3016
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Hands up all those who think Pluric is going stir crazy having been snowed in at Salt Lake.
I did try to make the best of it yesterday and take a quad where I took the Tenere a
couple weeks ago. There's been some snow since. I was making fresh tracks.
Got it so stuck I thought I would be walking out. Mr ATGATT here had levis and
slip on shoes riding in the area of lowest recorded temps of the lower 48 States.

Anyway, just in case I tried to pee my last will and testement in the snow. Damn tiny bladder.
Had to finish it with a number two, That way it will look like no one gets shit.
Too bad I made it out. nrspence had a shot at getting the Tenere.

Hand dug it out and was a lot more careful in the drifted areas. I know it's not a Tenere
photo. I figure I've already destroyed this thread and since it is the Tenere/KLR post area
this is a Kawasaki. Sue me.

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Old 11-18-2012, 09:01 AM   #3017
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Naw, I think he maybe got 'show us your BIKES confused with something else :eek:


Thank God for snow and ATVs!

Like you, Tremor, next I thought the "Bikes" Pluric was going to be posting were these...











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Old 11-18-2012, 09:20 AM   #3018
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Looks like you left your sock in that one. Nice try.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:22 AM   #3019
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Wicked We don't need no stinkin' socks!

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Looks like you left your sock in that one. Nice try.


Hey, that's not mine... I have *BLUE* one, remember?


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Old 11-18-2012, 09:41 AM   #3020
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Hey, that's not mine... I have *BLUE* one, remember?

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Dallara, it's okay. Even blue bike owners can feel a little insecure at times.
If carrying your extra socks there makes you feel better, so be it.

At least you didn't blame it on the lack of capacity of the OEM bags
that left you no option.




Can you tell it's raining out????
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:44 AM   #3021
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Your good pluric I ride a v twin, brute force as well.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:55 AM   #3022
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Dallara, it's okay. Even blue bike owners can feel a little insecure at times.
If carrying your extra socks there makes you feel better, so be it.

But I thought that's what tank bags were for...





OK, I'm off to cook lunch and watch all I can of the inaugural Austin F-1 race!

Enjoy the rain!

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:32 AM   #3023
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Coming to America

Right then all you yanks, eyes down and look in, it's time to help some crusty old Bits out.

Mr & MRS (i.e. no 'broke back' malarky) Old Git are coming to America next year. We intend to arrive at New York mid April and exit via Mexico to South America around mid September.

As all daft Brits do, we are visiting Prudhoe Bay and I am asking what would be the earliest that 2 oldies could cope with the Dalton, bearing in mind that we will already have traversed the Northern US ?? I just do not want to get there only to find that the snow is still down or so cold that us oldies will die of hypothermia.

I do appreciate that timings are subject to weather fluctuations, I just want some idea if it is feasible.

And yes Pluric, Salt Lake is on the list ! We just do not know when.

Answers on a post card marked "FAO Santa Clause" please.

I need some rolling time so I can post some decent piccys on this thread.

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:43 AM   #3024
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Right then all you yanks, eyes down and look in, it's time to help the oldies out.

Mr & MRS (i.e. no 'broke back' malarky) Old Git are coming to America next year. We intend to arrive at New York mid April and exit via Mexico to South America around mid September.

As all daft Brits do, we are visiting Prudhoe Bay and I am asking what would be the earliest that 2 oldies could cope with the Dalton, bearing in mind that we will already have traversed the Northern US ?? I just do not want to get there only to find that the snow is still down or so cold that us oldies will die of hypothermia.

I do appreciate that timings are subject to weather fluctuations, I just want some idea if it is feasible.

And yes Pluric, Salt Lake is on the list ! We just do not know when.

Answers on a post card marked "FAO Santa Clause" please.

I need some rolling time so I can post some decent piccys on this thread.

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Yes! Plan on a little extra time if you can. You deserve the same guest treatment as my Aussie friends.

http://www.fjrowners.com/forums/12-t...-2012-a-3.html

As far as Prudhoe I went in mid July. It was still chilly and at times plain cold. I've read where
some do it in June. Brrrrr.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196720

Will this be on a bike or your Rover?
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:47 AM   #3025
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Right then all you yanks, eyes down and look in, it's time to help some crusty old Bits out.

Mr & MRS (i.e. no 'broke back' malarky) Old Git are coming to America next year. We intend to arrive at New York mid April and exit via Mexico to South America around mid September.

As all daft Brits do, we are visiting Prudhoe Bay and I am asking what would be the earliest that 2 oldies could cope with the Dalton, bearing in mind that we will already have traversed the Northern US ?? I just do not want to get there only to find that the snow is still down or so cold that us oldies will die of hypothermia.

I do appreciate that timings are subject to weather fluctuations, I just want some idea if it is feasible.

And yes Pluric, Salt Lake is on the list ! We just do not know when.

Answers on a post card marked "FAO Santa Clause" please.

I need some rolling time so I can post some decent piccys on this thread.

OGR
I went in July, you can read it on my blog but I haven't finished blogging the trip, I'm only up to day 12 and haven't reached Alaska yet.
Didn't encounter any snow, just rain and mud but you already know about that

The entire trip so far can be found on this link:
http://www.riding-the-usa.com/p/alaska-trip-2012.html

I will be finished with the blog before you come over, put it on your favorites
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:47 AM   #3026
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Your good pluric I ride a v twin, brute force as well.
MIne's the pussy Prairie model. Next round EFI, independent rear suspension and a 750.
I've always used the smaller ATVs. Getting spoiled by full auto and plusher ride. Wished
I'd been on a 350 this weekend. I couldn't budge the 4 wheel Tenere. Heavy, but better in sand.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:21 AM   #3027
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Old Git Ray sounds like you l have a legendary adventure ahead of you! Very jealous.

Pluric getting the brute force stuck is a bitch, only surpassed by the joys of getting an RTV stuck in a drift.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:25 PM   #3028
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Yes! Plan on a little extra time if you can. You deserve the same guest treatment as my Aussie friends.Appreciated,,,and looking forward to it.

http://www.fjrowners.com/forums/12-t...-2012-a-3.html

As far as Prudhoe I went in mid July. It was still chilly and at times plain cold. I've read where
some do it in June. Brrrrr. I think June is when we will be there. I need to get it done ASAP to fit the rest of the US in before the end of August. Looks like I need to factor some electric vests in.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=196720

Will this be on a bike or your Rover?
Wohoo. I should have said, its on the bike. Managed to arrange air freight for about $1600.

Still in the where the F... am I going planning stage. I've only got to Mount Rushmore so far and I've clocked up nearly 4000 miles.

Bloody hell America is big.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:38 PM   #3029
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Wohoo. I should have said, its on the bike. Managed to arrange air freight for about $1600.

Still in the where the F... am I going planning stage. I've only got to Mount Rushmore so far and I've clocked up nearly 4000 miles.


Bloody hell America is
big.


Just make sure you make it on down to Texas, OGR! I'm sure you'll make as big a splash as another ol' Brit did today in Austin!

Even if you don't make it through my lil' ol' town on the Texas Gulf Coast just lemme' know your route and itinerary and I'll try and meet up with ya' and show what i can of the Lone Star State!

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Old 11-18-2012, 05:44 PM   #3030
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Just make sure you make it on down to Texas, OGR! I'm sure you'll make as big a splash as another ol' Brit did today in Austin!

Even if you don't make it through my lil' ol' town on the Texas Gulf Coast just lemme' know your route and itinerary and I'll try and meet up with ya' and show what i can of the Lone Star State!

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Talk about big OGR, you could spend a month in Texas alone

Wait until you start heading north on the Alaska Highway, talk about long distances but you will love it
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