F800/650GS Ride Reports

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Bartron, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer

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    Took a one day ride down the CDR in northern New Mexico. Plan was to ride from Del Norte to Cuba. Didn't quite go as planned.

    Here in the Main Ride Report section.

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  2. njoytheride

    njoytheride NJOYN' THE JOURNEY

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    I had promised myself a good long ride if at all possible. been a long couple of years. The F800GS was my bike of choice. It met all my needs quite well.

    Storm clouds pass the night before departure.

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    My Grandma used to live in Taos, I went through town just to reminisce on days past. The town sure has grown. Couldn't wait to see the Rio Grande river bridge. what a view.

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    After a great ride through New Mexico I hit the Colorado state line. Notice how packed the bike is ? I always over pack. hate to get caught needing something.

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    The view coming up Wolfcreek Pass.

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    Since I was by myself I told myself (like i've ever listened before) that I would not take any roads that could get me in trouble.. That said, I couldn't resist FS 520 out of Creed. It looked good on the map and head me in the right direction.

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    I'll say it even though it's been said before. It's steeper then it looks. Remember all the extra gear loaded on the bike ?

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    DOH!. My first thought was... my chain lube is in the other case. it would have been a great chance to lube the chain.
    I took off the camping gear bag, carried it to the top of the hill, stood the beast up and tried again.

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    Everything is back on and ready to ride..

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    The aspens were just starting to change.

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    Stoney Pass. FS 520 is was an awesome road. there is one water crossing that came up to my panniers. The rest of the road into silverton was great.

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    Sunset from the motel. My feet were wet from the water crossing so I decided to regroup in a motel. This was the third night on the road. should sleep well tonight. More to come later <>< Njoytheride
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  3. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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  4. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    I had plenty of spills making this one!
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  5. spqr

    spqr Been here awhile

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    I only have one just grab the link in my sig line.
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  6. njoytheride

    njoytheride NJOYN' THE JOURNEY

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    that is an awesome shot..great job
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  7. sfwo79

    sfwo79 euroromper

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  8. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    Finally got around to updating everyone's reports. Looks like y'all are getting out there!

    Lots more reading for those ever-colder nights.
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  9. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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  10. Heos racer

    Heos racer Adventurer

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    Hallo,
    rode on the famous military tracks of world war I and 2 in the French-Italian border area. See my pics and complete history on www.schotterfun.de
    Greetings from Germany

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  11. MotoLara

    MotoLara ADV rider wannabe

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    Mine is in my signature below. Currently in Mexico heading down to Guatemala in the next few days.

    Photo: Camping in Mexico
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    Cheers,
    Alberto.
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  12. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    How is yours going? I would love to read about it. Idaho is looking pretty great, although it was a place that just never occurred to me to go.

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  13. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

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  14. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Shit! Every damned time I see your bike it takes me at least two weeks to persuade myself that I don't need that Touratech tank! I'd only just got over the last time and there you go again! :lol3
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  15. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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  16. GiSpot

    GiSpot Adventurer

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    Harder to resist too, with the perfect colour match to the bike...maybe you really should get one...or maybe you can do without...ummm...:lol3

    Very nice pic GNP!!!
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  17. Animo

    Animo Been n00b awhile

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  18. Asianrider

    Asianrider Been here awhile

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  19. giodog2000

    giodog2000 Been here awhile

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    Just having fun editing many rides I'v made this summer and can't wait to share with all of you so I thought I would setup a trailer... ( I tried to keep it hollywood style haahahahahah)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pcEhPEQsNE
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  20. HeadinSouth

    HeadinSouth vroom!

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    love it!
    If you have a mac check out iMovie 11. It has some fun trailer features.
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