2.5 Bikes, 2 Riders, 9 wheels

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by stewy (Aus), Jun 4, 2013.

  1. poolman

    poolman Gnarly Poolside Adv.

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    Wow, what an inspirational journey! All the best for a safe and enjoyable trip.

    If you come through the MD/DC area send me a PM.

    Cheers,
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  2. stewy (Aus)

    stewy (Aus) searching for a ride

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    Stuck in Vegas for longer then planned, hoping tomorrow brings better news.......still unable to fix Lenna's bike, might have to dash back to la to get some gears machined up to replaced stripped ones :-(

    Time for a beer me thinks
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  3. DanVFR

    DanVFR Continent Crusher

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    So amazing, i wish you all the best and big big big respect to Lenna!!!

    Hope you have a great time and ride safe!!
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  4. rico2072

    rico2072 Been here awhile

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    What exactly happened to the KTM?
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  5. Cromoth

    Cromoth fan of the magic carpet ride

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    This is inspirational, thanks for shharing! Nominated to front pg pic thread.
    In NM consider a unique lightning rod location:
    http://www.diaart.org/sites/page/56/1301

    In UT consider a great view http://monumentvalleyview.com/*

    In PA sidecar shop. Search inmate Claude or see Hacks. I'm guessing he would set up an event around your arrival; if you want to ask.

    From previous post, if going into corner too hot & at lean limit - some riders can turn the bike by sliding the rear by locking up the rear brake in a controlled way. Maybe something to look into?
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  6. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    :clap Go girl go!
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  7. stewy (Aus)

    stewy (Aus) searching for a ride

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    Hey guys, we're back in reception and in san Francisco for tonight (and maybe tomorrow but probably not), if you want to catch up with us for dinner or drinks leave a message would love to catch up with other riders

    Updates coming, been busy trying to make up time since we fixed the bike

    Phone number 3235575291
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  8. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Stewy, great RR keep it coming!

    lovin' that KTM. :clap

    Where are you from in Melbourne?
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  9. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    So....is it 10 wheels now? :norton

    I LOVE my MotoMule!!
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  10. stewy (Aus)

    stewy (Aus) searching for a ride

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    Yep it's 10 Wheels now! (Does anyone know how to edit the title of a thread?). When we planned it we weren't going to get a trailer, but too much gear. Glad we did though, it makes hauling the chair easier, as well as being easier to get on and off than when it was on my bike.

    We've been so busy, it's hard to find time to get the photos uploaded to the laptop, let alone to photobucket so we can put them up on the forums. Sometimes it's just easier to put them straight up on Facebook (if we have taken pics with the phone, at least). You can find our Facebook page if you search for "Keepin' It Wheel".
    Eventually we will get around to putting up some pics here too though.

    So far we've been to Bryce Canyon which was breathtakingly beautiful and we could have spent 2 or 3 days there, then the same thing with Zion National Park, that was stunning too.

    Luckily the ride through Death Valley was unforgettable because we didn't take any pictures there :-(

    We did get quite a few pics from criss-crossing Yosemite though. We are loving the roads over here!!!



    It's our last day in San Francisco today and we will be down around pier 39 again for dinner tonight, then heading up hwy 1 maybe 50/80 miles to find somewhere to camp for the night... If you wanna join us for a feed or ride let us know... We'll be leaving approx. 7.30 tonight.
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  11. A.S.F.

    A.S.F. Adventurer

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    Well crap.:shog Sorry I missed you guys. I don't get on here often enough.:dunno

    It was a little surreal to look up while at work today and see you guys cruise by.

    Dang, and I wasn't doing much of anything this weekend either. :doh
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  12. stewy (Aus)

    stewy (Aus) searching for a ride

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    Bugger mate, yeah up in bend and at the speed they fit tyres we might still be here next week
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  13. stewy (Aus)

    stewy (Aus) searching for a ride

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    Heading for baker city on the 4th of July, 5th ride through hells canyon and camping out other side, then bosie and onto Idaho Falls......if anyone is bored on the weekend and wants to join in for a bit of a ride pm, or call phone no. is a bit further back........sorry not many updates riding into towns about 9ish then gotta find a feed and normally a beer and to bed
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  14. Shooby

    Shooby Long timer

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  15. caelaorn

    caelaorn Adventurer

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    Amazing story - Add me as another if you need anything while in the Virginia/Maryland/DC area!
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  16. Oldone

    Oldone One day at a time!

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  17. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    So what was the final determination of your problems with the 690 you never updated that part.
    :huh
    :ear
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  18. Sckill

    Sckill Been here awhile

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    Good luck to you both and have a great time. Drop by the NYC Commuters thread when you get over to our side.
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  19. stewy (Aus)

    stewy (Aus) searching for a ride

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    Hi dave, bearing flogging around on spline, loctited it in place and seems ok, bearing has a bit of play so might still swap it out before the trip is over
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  20. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    My brother & I rode through SD and into WY through Deadwood and Lead, SD then onto Spearfish and Gillette, WY on the 14A (alternate/scenic) route. It is an amazing road, lots of long sweepers, no tight technical corners, beautiful scenery along a river.

    Please take a look at routing that way off the 90 at Spearfish or whatever other route you're taking from Gillette, WY. It may look a little "off the course" but it's worth every single minute.

    short video of 14A from my RR: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNzmmKAciCs


    and i'm late but subscribed, have a great ride! :D
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