Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    He's rolling early this morningn, stopped @ Stovepipe Wells Village... :ricky
  2. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    early is good in DV in the heat of fall.

    I blew through there once in late afternoon in october, and it was 107F in the shade and there isn't any. I was wearing black leather. as long as I went 80mpg and sucked a liter/hour through my camelback, I was OK. I made it to Lost Wages by nightfall (god, I hate that town).
  3. Narsisco Lopez

    Narsisco Lopez Addlepated

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    His SpotWalla account shows him heading out of Death Valley East Entrance (as of 11:30am Chicago time)...

    http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=2e1b4de3265776584&showInfo=yes

    Hey Doug... you probably have no shortage of offers, but if you're heading through Denver and need a place to crash, we've got a comfy rack in our guest bedroom and cold beverages in the 'fridge :freaky
  4. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Looks like decision time on the tracker, at some point you have to go north before you can go south. :lol3


    Edit;Picked the right direction!!!
  5. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    You'd think he knows what he's doing or something. : )
  6. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Nah, he has a Garmin Zumo. :deal
  7. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    Shows him in Pahrump. Hmmmm, what is there to do in Pahrump.........:evil
  8. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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  9. pierce

    pierce Aven'Tourer

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    not much :-/

    anyways, shows him heading towards Lost Wages.
  10. Escaped

    Escaped Been here awhile

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    So you must know :wink: You have a ride report :lol3

    I guess you could say " I just had to see the varmit"

  11. rkadair

    rkadair n00b

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    I take it Doug is going to the Las Vegas bikefest downtown this weekend
  12. Ratman

    Ratman Lucky Rider

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    I got a couple questions for you, Doug....What kinda mileage do you get, both MPH and range on a fill up.
    ..........and what caused the problem with the rear Cyl before Sturgis?

    Sure hope you take the Charleston Blvd way into Vegas...
  13. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    would be some great pictures of that bike in Monument Valley (hint, hint)
  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Just rolled into Vegas! :freaky
  15. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Trackday!!!!!!
  16. rtwdoug

    rtwdoug prominent underachiever

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    I made it to my friends in vegas.

    For the past several nites, when i drained the sump oil from the bottom of the motor, there have been pieces of metal stuck to the magnet on the drain plug.

    This is not good

    So, i think this is a good spot to end the indian part of the trip.

    Now, i have to figure out what option to take

    Ship the bike and fly home, or

    Buy a pickup and drive home, or

    Ship the bike, and buy another bike to ride home

    Im limited by funds as to how nice a bike or truck i can buy, so ship/fly makes the most sense

    But its the least fun.......
  17. Salsa

    Salsa Been here awhile

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    I bet you could thumb a ride with ADV people all the way with little delay. Sorry, I am 300 miles west of you.

    Who is game?

    Don
  18. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Looking at the map, it appears I-40 is the most direct route, for him.
  19. waybill

    waybill wayward

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    Well that sucks. Doug, been keepin an eye on you, I'm in Salida, Co. headed for Fla tomorrow afternoon. Could probably meet you in Santa Fe, Abq, or Amarillo. Pretty sure the bike will fit in the airstream, had a Drz400 in it. Maybe get a u.haul to one of those places. Goin thru Alabama, no charge. Taking you and your bike home, priceless. :D 904 6fivefive-03sixfive.

    Oh, no cell coverage for me till early afternoon Fri.
  20. DWR302

    DWR302 Justan Nudderboomer

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    Dang! Sorry bout the '28. No fun being sensible. Find something interesting on the local craigs list, ride it home, then sell it at the Barber swap meet. We hate for this to end too soon. edit: oops, looks like the answer just arrived above.