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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Aug 30, 2012.
Let the fun begin............again !!!
I knew you'd get it working.
Yeah, don't waste your effort, truck it up. There are plenty more miles ahead as you know.
Really glad to hear that man. I know you were frustrated and tired of dicking with it. Hopefully you have gotten all of your bad luck behind you & it will be smooth sailing from here on out. Looking forward to the rest of the ride & hope to see you and Poly at Barber.
Obviously a smart move missing this first climb,its a big enough pain to run a motor in on a trip,big mistake done once by me but to try that on a big mountain climb would be pushing your luck,BTW love this thread.
Tailwinds and sunshine to you for the rest of the ride . Time for some R&R on the bike!
Way to geterdone.
Smooth sailing into the land of fruits and nuts,
If anyone following this ride wants to find out how hard it's been on the old machines, just go to the Cannonball web-site and read the Riders Blogs. Some of the blogs aren't being updated , others are.
Steve Rinkers and Shinya Kimura's blogs are up to date as well as some of the others. It's pretty much a constant flog for everyone , even if their bikes don't break.
its gonna be an awesome ride thru yellowstone !!
Keep up the good work !!
Way ta go Doug. Just watch out for those buffalo in Yellowstone.
Hopefully all your troubles are behind you.
That bike just doesn't like it that far north
Glad you are back in the hunt, hope its all down hill for you !
Man, what I wouldn't give to be riding along with those guys right now.
Yay! Keep her runnin' Doug!
And yeah, truck ride up that first range is a good choice.
I was counting on you, Doug, as I've got a kitchen pass to ride up and see you at the finishing line in San Fransisco. I hope you have the time and energy left to say hi. I'm a big fan of yours.
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Time for lunch! :dg
THis is the best ride report I've read in a long long time... It would have made a great documentary! Best of luck Doug!
Indians love buffalos dontcha know?:dg...
When we arrived in Gillette this is where we found CannonBall #88.
This was the condition of #88
Here is Doug finishing up in the parking lot at the Holiday Inn under the only light in the parking lot that kept flickering on and off.
At about 10PM Doug was motoring around the parking lot with a big smile on his face!
When we left he was looking forward to a good nights sleep and the ride on Sunday once he got hauled to the top of the Big Horn Mountains.
Great meeting you, Doug, and have a safe, exciting ride to San Fran!
Sorry about the small photos. I could not figure out how to make them larger and figured smaller was better than none at all. Help?!