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Old 05-23-2012, 10:29 AM   #76
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Did you guys sample the "Ho made pies"?

Great write up!

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Old 05-23-2012, 11:40 AM   #77
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I have been thinking we need to do something. Trying to get Baja Joe up this way, I will tell him too. Is Dave allowed?

Is this a Husaberg trip?
Did someone say free drinks at the International Hotel??!!!

Great writeup! Quite a bag of misfits I see. Perfect!!!

Travis (2), I heard you found a new way to add water to your oiling system? I guess since he's not on the internet much he cannot defend himself.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:16 PM   #78
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Great pix and story. We're departing for those parts Friday morning for 6 days...can't wait!
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:07 PM   #79
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Great pix and story. We're departing for those parts Friday morning for 6 days...can't wait!
There is no right or wrong way to do the Grand Canyon area....a gazillion routes that you can pick and choose from.....
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:24 PM   #80
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ged , nice report!! but i do miss YOUR pictures! carry on, as you still have a few day's left to divulge to us. thks cactusreid, another proud canadian!!
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:29 PM   #81
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Great ride report. Awesome motorcycle country! Thanks to you and the guys.

Close-up on the "Ho-Made Pies" -- make time for a slice the next time your coming through . . .

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Old 05-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #82
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ged , nice report!! but i do miss YOUR pictures! carry on, as you still have a few day's left to divulge to us. thks cactusreid, another proud canadian!!
Reid,
I have SOME pics in this collection....but didn't start taking any for a day or two....too busy riding and keeping up with these youngsters....hell-bent on seeing as much of the country as possible. It was a good pace....plus, I had initially thought I wanted to focus on the RIDE more than pics.....and wasn't going to do a RR on this trip....until they tied me up and tortured me with the thought of disappointing them....
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:51 PM   #83
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Geez, that girl can distract a guy from that Donkey Dong Bud growing in front of her...
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:12 PM   #84
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The line-up for one-way through the tunnel was a short wait:


It felt like forever sitting in that line for the tunnel at Zion. I was debating whether or not to shut my bike off....I did NOT want to kick start it again. After several minutes i shut off the bike and got the kick starter into position to start. Shortly after i shut off the bike the park ranger signals us to proceed forward. Thankfully my bike started with one kick and we entered the tunnel which had NO lighting at all. Not good when your headlight is already dim and covered with dirt.... but i had a plan to stay close to Roc so i could see with his light. sounds good until he starts pulling a wheelie and my light is gone. He finally sat it down and and we rode out. While i was dealing with my light problem Bobz had his own issues at the beginning of the tunnel..
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It felt like forever sitting in that line for the tunnel at Zion. I was debating whether or not to shut my bike off....I did NOT want to kick start it again. After several minutes i shut off the bike and got the kick starter into position to start. Shortly after i shut off the bike the park ranger signals us to proceed forward. Thankfully my bike started with one kick and we entered the tunnel which had NO lighting at all. Not good when your headlight is already dim and covered with dirt.... but i had a plan to stay close to Roc so i could see with his light. sounds good until he starts pulling a wheelie and my light is gone. He finally sat it down and and we rode out. While i was dealing with my light problem Bobz had his own issues at the beginning of the tunnel..
I forgot about all that...And the Herc drove into the tunnel one hand on the bike, one hand on camera and his headlight off

How much shit can go wrong in one little tunnel?
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:25 AM   #86
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Great write-up Ged.
I need to get out there and do some riding. Sooner the better.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:57 AM   #87
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I forgot about all that...And the Herc drove into the tunnel one hand on the bike, one hand on camera and his headlight off

How much shit can go wrong in one little tunnel?
dont forget the sunglasses Herc had on too
oh yeah I preped the bike and didnt think he NEEDED a headlight
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #88
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BobZ,
Here's your chance to let us know what gremlins were hatching in your 690....I only became aware of the situation once we left the east side of Zion (sounds biblical )....and we were looking for a campsite with shade and a picnic table for your mechanistic project...

I know that the motorhome guy gave bad directions so his weekend patch of gravel-heaven wouldn't be invaded by noisy, smelly dirtbikers....I know that Kevin's second choice was the shadeless gravel u-turn....and I know that someone (Travis Two ?) eventually realized that the verdant pasture with flowing water, shade, picnic tables and a lush setting for fireside pizza and beer would be preferable... (we had to initially ignore this area in order to consider the first two....).

So this band of brothers unsaddled and watered their horses.....one cowboy had to attend to a stubborn mare....
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:44 AM   #89
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ill try and get to it tonight
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:55 AM   #90
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This is an excellent report
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