I am a ghost, this is a dream, something is here...it calls to me.

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by larryboy, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Twenty-one days in Death Valley on an XR650R...alone.


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    Wanna go for a ride? :ricky

    You can go, if only you believe...

    and...You look real close

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    Cross the lines and the roads

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    It is there to decode

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    What you thought was a ghost

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/Part%20two/P1010669.jpg">


    or...A spark to explode, is the start of the show

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/P1000304.jpg">


    It's the part you love most

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    When your heart will implode within

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    Do you believe in hallucinations?

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/P1000786.jpg">


    Silly dreams or imagination?

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/P1000862.jpg">


    Don't go away, cuz I feel you this time
    Don't go away, cuz I need you here this time

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/P1000808.jpg">


    As the wind floats home

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    Carry us back to shore

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    End of the mountainous coast

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    Where the sun starts to glow

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/P1000358.jpg">


    From our head to our toes, to the stars that we know

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/P1000425.jpg">


    and...With you as my host, it will keep us afloat, begin

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    The silence is taxing

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    I'm waiting for something

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    There are images of love and war

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/P1000768.jpg">


    and...Everything's here to explore

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/P1000890.jpg">


    It's all alike, unusual
    A different place, but beautiful

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/P1000785.jpg">


    and...It is not quite as it seems

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    I hear the childrens laughs and screams

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    It's beautiful
    So beautiful
    It's beautiful

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/P1000593.jpg">


    Do you believe in hallucinations?

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/Part%20two/P1010170.jpg">


    Silly dreams or imagination?

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/Part%20two/P1010063.jpg">


    Don't go away cause I feel you this time

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/Part%20two/P1010225.jpg">


    Don't go away cuz I need you here this time

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/Part%20two/P1010379.jpg">


    Do you believe in hallucinations?
    Any dream or its revelation?

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/DV2010/Part%20two/P1010440.jpg">


    Don't go away cuz I feel you this time
    Don't go away cuz I need you here all night
    Don't go away cuz I need you here this time
    Don't go away cuz I'm making you all mine

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    I owe all of my trips and 'Moments' of self discovery to my incredibly supportive wife...
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  2. xymotic

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  3. 2on2off

    2on2off Head'n somewhere new

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    Great start on your rr. Trying to figure out what road you were riding. Recognized the sign to the Hot Springs.

    I have yet to ride North Pass and a bunch of other road in Death Valley.

    Looking forward to more, more, more...........
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  4. GB

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  5. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    great thread
    wonderful images, comments, and videos
    thanks for sharing it all with us

    on that last video....
    What was that music?
    soundhouse can't figure it out
    just wondering
    thanks, as always, in advance
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  6. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Starting my day with a Larry Boy adventure is a very good thing. :*sip*

    More please....:lurk
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  7. YAHBO

    YAHBO Grip and rip since 1983

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    Well done, Larryboy. Very relaxing vid. Soothed my agitated soul and let me breathe for a minute.

    Thank you.

    YAHBO
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  8. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    In! :clap




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  9. ThumperDRZ

    ThumperDRZ Bouncing off Rocks!

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    Sweet - looks like another great larryboy journey.....

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  10. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Wha???

    Another larryboy production? :eek

    :D

    Now I can :*sip* and have a good read for the next coupla days. :clap :clap :clap
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  11. Stravoxylo

    Stravoxylo Been here awhile

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    spent a couple of days in DV 3 weeks ago. Magical place.
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  12. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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  13. brad21

    brad21 We have a pool... and a pond.

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    In baby...:ear
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  14. Fireman1000

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    Great start and + 2 on the music. Who is that?
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  15. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Thanks for reading...ALL of you...mean it.


    The music in that vid is by a good friend and you can find out more here:

    www.gardeningnotarchitecture.com


    Her 11/25 entry is about being at my house and there are little tabs where you can listen to the full album or go to I-tunes to buy it. She's the real deal.:deal
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  16. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I had been invited to meet some friends at Saline Valley for Veteran's Day weekend. This was in front of seventeen days that I had already planned for Death Valley. I made my buddies promise to feed me when I got there and put some gas in the bike to help out as this extra trip wasn't in the budget. We made the plans and I started getting ready.

    There were a few things that I wanted to do for the XRR before the trip.

    The clutch basket and bushing were worn out. New Hinson basket and a factory bushing.

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    I've had this on my mind...RZ350 chopper.

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    I've had a new thermostat waiting to go in, it needed it.

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    I printed out the directions and made my own oil sight tube kit.

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    I've had this fan sitting here, but with the thermostat stuck open the bike never got hot enough to need it.

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    I started wiring in new switch gear, but I ran out of time...I don't have blinkers on the bike anyways.

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    All packed up and ready to go.

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  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I took my usual route to get out of town.

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    There had been a recent snow storm over Carson Pass, but it was listed as being open. There was about a 12 mile stretch of ice that was really horrible, waving cars around me so they wouldn't drive over me if I fell down.

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  18. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I'm freezing, found a dirt route to the south of Carson City to get to Hwy 395...time for a warm up.

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    It's been a long cold day and we're almost there.

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    I saw a street bike with a Husky 610 near here, it looked like they were airing down the tires on the cruiser.

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    I just might make it before dark.

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  19. Jimr80gs

    Jimr80gs Adventurer

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  20. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

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    Excellent, excellent.

    I am planning my return for march but after reading this I may have to go sooner.

    Joe
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