Fetch the truck

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by PSYCLOPS, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. PSYCLOPS

    PSYCLOPS Diduseedasizeofdatchickin

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    PSYCLOPS - Go fetch! <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>


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    OK so this buddy of mine has a brother that lives in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Omaha</st1:place></st1:City>. He has been looking for a decent little truck for my buddy. Well he found one and my buddy sent him the money to buy the truck. So what does all this have to do with me and riding. That's right, I'm the transport service.

    When he tells me that Timmy found him a truck, I sit up and bark "I'll go get it." About a week later we plan it out "Easter weekend". That's it wheels are in motion. Bruce hands me a wad of cash on Thursday, and Friday morning I leave
    <st1:City><st1:place>Dallas</st1:place></st1:City> headed north.

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    OK west but who cares, I'm outtahere!


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  2. PSYCLOPS

    PSYCLOPS Diduseedasizeofdatchickin

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    The Bush to DNT north. I'm making good time. Falling into the groove of long travel mode, when passing through Denton I stop and change a tire for a woman that is trying to tell roadside assistance where she is. I told her to tell them nevermind. I whipped that tire's ass Nascar style and was back on the road in about 15 min. Hope that's gonna be enough good Karma to get me through.

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    I've been working on the KLR and have been able to get some more topend out of it.

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    I keep after it till I get to The Arbuckle mountains where I pull over and pee on Oklahoma.

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    Back on the road looking for OKC.
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  3. GB

    GB . Administrator

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  4. ff45726

    ff45726 Adventurer

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    Seeing 08 KLRs on long trips give me faith that my trip this summer will go alright. Keep up the good work. :clap
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  5. PSYCLOPS

    PSYCLOPS Diduseedasizeofdatchickin

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    There it is.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    I pull into a Sonic in Guthrie and wolf down a double jalapeno burger.

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    I throw the leg back over the bike and blast off. I roll out on the highway and head north to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Wichita</st1:place></st1:City>.<o:p></o:p>
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    <o:p> </o:p>WOW, someone has their work cutout for them.<o:p></o:p>
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    <o:p> </o:p>I get to <st1:City><st1:place>Wichita</st1:place></st1:City> and head northeast on the Kansas Turnpike towards <st1:City><st1:place>Topeka</st1:place></st1:City>. Just outta <st1:City><st1:place>Wichita</st1:place></st1:City> I pull into a truck stop for gas and to take a leak. I go into the bathroom and there is this chick staring at me while I’m peeing.<o:p></o:p>
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    <o:p> </o:p>I get down the road a ways and see the open range ablaze.<o:p></o:p>
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    The rest of the trip was uneventful and I was focused on making it to my destination as early as possible.<o:p></o:p>
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    It was cold. the sun went down and it got cold coming into <st1:State><st1:place>Nebraska</st1:place></st1:State>. I passed through <st1:City><st1:place>Topeka</st1:place></st1:City> and took the 75 north route towards <st1:City><st1:place>Omaha</st1:place></st1:City>.<o:p></o:p>
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    I pull into a Liquor store in downtown <st1:City><st1:place>Omaha</st1:place></st1:City> at about <st1:time Hour="23" Minute="0">11:00 pm</st1:time>. I ask for directions and the lady behind the bulletproof glass lets me take a peek at the phone book map through the little package door/box/ tunnel thingy. I left <st1:City><st1:place>Dallas</st1:place></st1:City> with no maps at all. I studied the maps on googlearth before I left and would have made it, but I got cold, tired, and frustrated in downtown <st1:City><st1:place>Omaha</st1:place></st1:City>.<o:p></o:p>
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    I get back on track and find the street I’m looking for. I can’t see the house #’s. I remember back to where my buddy said the house was on the sat. photo and put myself in that area and just make a lot of noise until Timmy flags me down.<o:p></o:p>
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    I pull right into his open garage. They had my spot all ready for me. A spot for the bike, my gear, and a comfy bed for me. Thanks Tim and Mary.<o:p></o:p>
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    <st1:City><st1:place>Dallas</st1:place></st1:City> to <st1:City><st1:place>Omaha</st1:place></st1:City>: approx 14 hours and 705 miles.
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  6. PSYCLOPS

    PSYCLOPS Diduseedasizeofdatchickin

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    I wake up around 9 and my hosts take me to breakfast. Thanks again guys ya’ll rock. We get back to the house and I gear up and follow Timmy to the shop to get the truck. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    We pull in and He and Lucy give me a tour of the property. The highlight is the outhouse with the glass door.<o:p></o:p>
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    The view from the seat.<o:p></o:p>
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    We back the truck up to a small hill and ride the bike right in. No problem. Strap it down and I’m ready to go.<o:p></o:p>
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    Thanks for the truck dude. I gotta get back to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:State><st1:place>Texas</st1:place></st1:State> for Easter, later.<o:p></o:p>
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    Bye, Lucy.<o:p></o:p>
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    The bike is riding great. Fits perfect in the back of the little truck.<o:p></o:p>
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  7. We Can Do That

    We Can Do That n00b

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    thats a nice small ride




    bump
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  8. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    So are you still in Nebraska then? PM me if you are!
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  9. Mr. Disaster

    Mr. Disaster Professional Gypsy

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    Great report, love the fire picture.
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  10. FloridaSteve

    FloridaSteve Long timer

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    Good quick report.

    FYI about the truck. They're rock solid. I put 225,000 miles on my 89 (1 clutch, 1 water pump and 1 starter in 16 years) and donated it to charity when I bought my new a new 06 Frontier. I still see it around my side of town and it's still running strong. I think the guy who eventually bought it works as a painter and uses it daily.

    Peace
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  11. Saeed

    Saeed Life-long learner

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    &#140; Looks like a great ride<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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  12. Makalu

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    Nice!
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  13. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !! Super Moderator

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    I think this is a first RR with the new KLR. It looks good, and the ride looks good too.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  14. princess jamaica

    princess jamaica OLD DOG-NEW TRICKS

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    i didn't recognize your bike without all the gear!!:eek1 nice ride!
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  15. PSYCLOPS

    PSYCLOPS Diduseedasizeofdatchickin

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    Yeah, You just wait till you see what I did to 'er.

    :deal
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  16. PSYCLOPS

    PSYCLOPS Diduseedasizeofdatchickin

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  17. PSYCLOPS

    PSYCLOPS Diduseedasizeofdatchickin

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    O.K. I been thinkin' about how to end this.

    It's not really a ride on the way back, so, I will just post the pics and leave the rest up to your interpretation.

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    About 750 miles on the bike and 735 miles in the truck , 39 hours!

    Thanks for taggin' along with me.

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  18. PSYCLOPS

    PSYCLOPS Diduseedasizeofdatchickin

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    Day Trippin'?
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  19. fxdlrider

    fxdlrider Adventurer

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    That Huey and other airplanes are on Forbes Field in Topeka KS. I work there full time for the 190 ARW. Probably seen our big hanger with Wile E. Coyte on the side.
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