Fat Chicks and Mopeds

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by crashmaster, May 6, 2008.

  1. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Thanks for the kudos. My skills on the big bike have improved enough over the last year that I'm completely confident that now I can get myself into a really serious situation.:lol3 When shit starts to go wrong you just have to take it in stride, relax and enjoy the adventure. I read a funny quote somewhere once, "An adventure is something which while you are having it, you wish you were someplace else." I find that to be true sometimes.

    It was a fun solo trip and I intend to do another solo DV trip in the coming months but this time in some more interesting terrain.
  2. Puddleglum

    Puddleglum Precious Snowflake

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    Beautiful scenery and stunning pictures. I really enjoyed your ride report. You have the right idea: as long as there is plenty of gas and water you're not lost. Thanks for taking the time to share your ride. :thumbup
  3. TheMule

    TheMule Been here awhile

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    She's not fat...........she's just big boned, like Helga the Austrian Massage babe!

    thanks for a fun report,

    Todd
  4. katoomon

    katoomon Rocket Surgeon

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    I read in another ride report, wish I could remember which one, that the burritos at the gas station in Trona are excellent. Who da thunk it? If I'm eating at a gas station, I'll hold out for the Mobil station on Hwy 120 in the eastern Sierra.

    My dad did hard time in Trona during the late 60's building homes. Apparently they are still standing but no reason to live there.
  5. IceCreamSoldier

    IceCreamSoldier suffering somewhere

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    Hey, I'm glad this RR percolated back to the heap. I was laughing out loud about that ride up the hill where you field stripped your peripherals. I guarantee that will happen to me and then I'll be thinking of you :D.

    On the Trona topic. I have actually gone there numerous times, just to camp out in the pinnacles. Took my kids there a few years ago and it was all closed off cuz they were filming the latest Planet of the Apes there. Just went through there last week heading to DV to camp with the family.

    oK, now I"m going to have to check on your other RR's. Great pix and narrative:clap:clap
  6. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Thanks amigo. :thumb I am kinda proud of this report since it was my first one and I had no clue what I was doing. I pretty much spilled my guts in it cause it was the right thing to do. :D I'm not a good rider, the 990 kicks my ass, and I really dont care where I wind up, and I'm all about having a good time. Is what it is I guess. I'm having fun, thanks for coming along and enjoying it with me! thats good stuff.

    thanks man.:thumb
  7. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Good stuff!:thumb

    Love those desert scenes. Got me thinking about heading out west again. Thanks for taking the time to write it.
  8. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    I should spend more time in RR :lol3

    Great job and nice work on the star trails--dug it.
  9. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Thanks man! Well actually those star trails sucked, but I am getting better at them. Will have some more for you later this year on my south america trip. :thumb

    From Grandview Camp, White Mountains, Inyo N.F. CA on a recent KTM 990 trip. About 3 hours worth of exposure for the star trails.

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  10. ian408

    ian408 Oh? Administrator

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    yeowzers! those are some trails...
  11. MasterB

    MasterB Adventurer

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    Superb picture.
  12. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    Thanks! I would have liked to get the bike in there as well but it didnt work out. I illuminated the trees with a very small campfire.

    FWIW, Grandview Campground has inky black dark skies. Only a little light dome from Bishop is visible in the northwest. I do alot of astrophotography from that site and it doesnt disappoint, every bit as dark as the north end of Death Valley, and at 9000 ft. its above alot of atmospheric crap which is a bonus.
  13. ztrab

    ztrab Been here awhile

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    Can't fool me Vin, that is the underside of the stem of a grande margarita glass shot in macro. Start packing, Aaron & I are pulling out of Tucson July 8................. :freaky
  14. izom

    izom Been here awhile

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    ....some of your pics are desktop/background material !!!! :clap

    -great!
  15. y2blade

    y2blade Long timer

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    some amazing pictures there and a great read too :freaky


    thanks for posting

    :)
  16. y2blade

    y2blade Long timer

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    hope you dont mind, i am using these as part of my "adv screen saver"


    superb shots

    thankyou
  17. Jenn

    Jenn praise seitan!

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    Great ride report - I have heard that Lippincott Pass is easier going up than down - and you did it in the dark on a big bike! Btw, after you got to Ubehebe, you basically missed Racetrack - it's probably not fun in the dark, though, but worth a return visit and then you can try Lippincott in the other direction.

    I went down Lippincott a few weeks ago and was wishing for a 400 instead of my 650!
  18. Strokizator

    Strokizator Been here awhile

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    Guess I'm not as big a puss as I thought. Took my Uly down this trail last year and when I got back to Panamint I was glad not to have gone the opposite direction. I found the trick to going down was to keep up your momentum and avoid your instinct to just crawl along. Sure it bucks around a bit but keep moving and looking ahead for a decent line. Take a breather when you get to a flat spot, summon up some more courage and go again.
  19. drmlabs

    drmlabs noobster lvl60

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    I stopped in this town in Idaho for a beer & a sandwich a few years back, Hayden Lake, and got this same 'vibe' you described. Just found out last month it was the Headquarters town of the Aryan Nations group. That explained a lot.
  20. Vinbowie

    Vinbowie Been here awhile

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    I had to drag my KLR through the gravel, one day in the middle of nowhere,
    to the side of the road so I could get some footing to pick it up. It broke my heart as the gravel was grinding away the side covers. :cry
    Loved your report. Thanks. :clap