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Old 08-04-2012, 04:41 PM   #46
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John, I really am not positive of what to expect. Seems like the original riders were clipping along at around 55 most days which is certainly no problem on a GS or similar, or even on my WRR. We will NOT be trying to set a speed record but enjoying the ride. Most likely we will take a full two weeks to go around, maybe a day or two more. This does not look like a technical ride based on the trip report. Figure back to Oak Creek on the 18th to 20th.

We've picked up a 3rd from my riding friends here, or at least he is about 90% "in". He has a R1200GS which should be perfect for this ride. Craig still uncertain.

I will be changing tires this week, putting on the bags, and staging my gear. I can fit the GS, my Husky and my WRR on my trusty, but old, three rail trailer. Wish my pickup had a crew cab so all of us could fit.....but having two vehicles along isn't a bad idea on a trip like this one.

Leave a message for me while you are on the trail and we will eventually get it. Bigdon has my cell phone number. Hope to cross tracks!
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:48 AM   #47
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Except for the one big downhill I think after Echo Park I don't remember anything technical either. We're all on KLR, DR and Xchallenge so no worries. We will be returning to Oak Creek 14th-15th time frame. Don't want it to be a race as I want to take it all in and enjoy the scenery. That said we all are still employed and have limited time so trying to fit home to FW to home into 10-14 days. Hope to run into you somewhere soon. You need some business cards or stickers to leave as bread crumbs for us :)

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Old 08-05-2012, 06:11 AM   #48
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You fellas will love it. What an adventure is all about. Non stop, always chaging, sensory overload. You shouldnt be picking up loaded bikes off the ground or needing to focus 10' in front of your bike the entire time and missing what is all around you on the grand scale. You can do that at home, no need to spend all the money and time to just to go out there and do that.
As mentioned before here, the 2 spots which may be a tick up are the Oregon Trail (somewhat runtted 2 track and a bit sandy, not bad though) just before fueling at Farson and the long rocky decline outside of Echo Park.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:39 AM   #49
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You fellas will love it. What an adventure is all about. Non stop, always changing, sensory overload.


I plan to take a million pics but it will be impossible to duplicate what your group did. Thanks for sharing your adventure and luring me in And thanks to Tony for all his hard work on the route. 2013 I'm thinking Idaho. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next.

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:28 AM   #50
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Tony on the FW route North of Crooked Creek
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:20 PM   #51
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #52
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Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next.

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Since ya asked........
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #53
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Awesome!

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Old 08-05-2012, 04:54 PM   #54
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Second that "Awesome!"

We are getting a bit more interest in this ride, and Thanks so much to Tony and DockingPilot, and crew, for breaking trail. Damn, there is still a little over three weeks to go before we load up and head out.

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Old 08-06-2012, 06:15 AM   #55
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Except for the one big downhill I think after Echo Park I don't remember anything technical either. We're all on KLR, DR and Xchallenge so no worries. We will be returning to Oak Creek 14th-15th time frame. Don't want it to be a race as I want to take it all in and enjoy the scenery. That said we all are still employed and have limited time so trying to fit home to FW to home into 10-14 days. Hope to run into you somewhere soon. You need some business cards or stickers to leave as bread crumbs for us :)

John
I was going to take my GSA, but I read another RR where they had rain off and on the whole time out there. I love my GSA, but not when I'm in mud. I'm getting too old to be picking it up.. DP and his group had 100% rain free riding. I'm not usually that fortunate. Now, if we have perfect weather, and perfect aspens, I'll be worried about running out of gas! Ha

DPs next trip looks just as good. Can we wait until 2014 to ride it? I've got it in my head, that I have to get to Alaska before I hit 60. That means I've got to get it done next year..

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Old 08-06-2012, 12:18 PM   #56
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Those of us who can't get the time off to do the FW have to settle for dreaming about other places....

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Old 08-06-2012, 02:40 PM   #57
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I have to get to Alaska before I hit 60. That means I've got to get it done next year..

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Don't think I'm gonna make it by 60. Oct 24th I hit it.

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Those of us who can't get the time off to do the FW have to settle for dreaming about other places....
I'm disappointed to miss that one. Really wanted to make it but just don't have the time.

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Old 08-06-2012, 05:25 PM   #58
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:40 PM   #59
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John, Jeff, Andy, those day jobs sure get in the way of some good riding don't they!

Next year it's going to be Mex to Can kind of the way Big Dog did it. It's not too soon to start making plans!
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Second that "Awesome!"

We are getting a bit more interest in this ride, and Thanks so much to Tony and DockingPilot, and crew, for breaking trail. Damn, there is still a little over three weeks to go before we load up and head out.

Ken
Maybe our paths cross. We'll camp at Echo Park Aug 31 and take Tony's route west to Nevada. My buddy thinks we can stay on the PE trail all the way to Carson City, but I doubt it. It'll be his job to find out for sure before we get too lost. It's pretty rugged and empty in Nevada.

I'm interested on Docking Pilot's west coast route too. Have a lot of friends out there we could probably scare up for it.

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