Old story, same old story...

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by larryboy, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. PinkPillion

    PinkPillion Been here awhile

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    Screaming burros-awesome and freaky. The hot springs looked amazing!

    It is good to see a new chapter in the same old story. :D
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  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I've been gathering everything together for some sort of book effort, still aways out. Thinking of doing one report in book form as a test to see how it comes out before doing the full monster effort.



    Wow, that looks really cool!! Thanks dude, I'll check it out. :clap


    Thanks for reading!!
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  3. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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  4. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    Did you slip your shackles again? Keep it up... I'm jonesing.
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  5. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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  6. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    Stovepipe Wells?
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  7. Byork

    Byork Novice

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    Thanks Larryboy! That was a good read, I'll keep following along :deal
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  8. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Well I’ve ridden alone, I’ve ridden down this long road

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    Some ride alongside for a while then go

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    I think back on them as the days go by

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    The roads we took were different in this life


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    We once drank from the wine of youth

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    Then it was gone

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    And when a desert takes your heart

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    The only thing left is a song

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    There are plenty of the bad times that I’ve had...

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    Seemed to last so long... while the good ones went so fast

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    But the best times I remember them most of all

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    They’ll stay with me forever

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    There are some friends who’ve ridden along with me

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    They’ll be there ‘til the end of the road

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    But in the middle of the night

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    When you’re alone with the pain-

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    Sometimes it’s not enough and you’re on your own

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    I’ve seen the morning break in Butte Valley

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    The winter stars above Death Valley snow

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    Everything in between, well it’s been a long ride

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    Wouldn’t trade anything under the sky

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  9. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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  10. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Poetry again! :thumb
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  11. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    In. Will there be deep fried mini-birds? :lol3
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  12. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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  13. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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  14. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Hi kids!!

    Poetry was Tiger Army~The Long Road, Nix.

    Birds coming up for Joe. :deal
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  15. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Same old route and the same old haunts on the way south...

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    Except this time it was nice and warm out, so I tried the June Lake Loop...very nice.

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    North Pass~Saline Valley

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    Made it through this rock patch pretty good...

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    Then fell pretty hard on an easy spot, packed pretty heavy for a self supported 8 day stretch with no stores.

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    The sand was tricky this time, soft silty stuff would come out of nowhere with hard packed sand on either side.

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    It took me one hour in the dark to go 7 miles from Saline Valley to the springs, I've made it in seven minutes on the smaller bikes. :lol3

    English speaking German sounding girl voice from the dark, "Do we know you?", me.."Are you tall?", "Ja."...haha, I have camped next to Scott and Annette!!

    Wish balloon time!!

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  16. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    It's Monday morning, most people are heading home today.

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    Scott, Annette and D.O.G.

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    Super nice folks, I was super happy for their new to them van...they looked for a year to find the right one and her Mom helped them with some cash.

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    We all just stay away when it's kid time in the tub, have never seen any pervs here...we just stay away so the kids can have fun too.

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    By evening there is only about 8 of us left here.

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    Dinner time!!

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  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    The best day for sunrise was today since we had some cloud cover.

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    Good day for flying jets too!!

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    Then it was time for more steaks...

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    Doe came to see me in the morning.

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    Time to work on my sunburn...

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    Getting onto dinner time...

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    Got me a fancy stainless pot I found in the trash, no more coffee cans...

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  18. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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  19. SFMCjohn

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    Hey larryboy,

    Looks like fun! :clap

    Thanks for the tip on finding this overlook ... wish balloons rock ... :deal

    see you around the campfire,
    -- SFMCjohn
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  20. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Well, it's Thursday and I'm ready for a ride. I was going to go up Lippencott, but Ruth and Peter got in last night and said that they had talked to the Sheriff near the Racetrack and he was going to rescue a couple drones stuck in a passenger car, that road is super narrow so I'll reverse my loop to allow more time for the car to be recovered.

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    South Pass was a breeze...

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    Panamint Springs, water, slurp...it was about four hours from the springs to PSR, it'd been 3 hours for Big Pine to the springs.

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    $14 cheeseburger...

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    $6.25 per gallon for regular, let's go...

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