Radioman Rides the World.......

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Radioman, May 19, 2011.

  1. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Hey Mark, just got out to my house this afternoon, thanks very much for the card, guidebook, and oil supplies; very generous of you.:1drink
  2. JemezMtns

    JemezMtns Been here awhile

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    Great ride! Great ride report. How did the K60's work out? I put a set on my F800....they look like a good 50/50 tire.

    Be safe, and thanks for sharing.

    Mike
  3. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Hey Mike,

    I liked the K60's. Had 2,100 miles and they were great on the gravel, and fine on the pavement. Bit louder than my Tourances on road. Had just a little wet pavement, so I cannot really tell. I will certainly put them on my F800 for the ride south. Gives me more options.

    Mark
  4. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    September 8th Sheridan, WY to Meridian, ID

    Was another day on the go. It is with purpose that I ride West, as I get myself to Bend Oregon on Friday for the ADV WetFest gathering. Looking forward to meeting many folks in person for the first time, and some other old friends too!

    At the last minute I contacted a Childhood friend, Tad who lives with his family in Boise, and he told me the guest room was open! It is so cool to meet up with friends that you have know since Kindergarden. We played all the sports together, Basketball, soccer, Baseball etc, and went to school together through High school. Still have fond memories of our time spend growing up in little Bellevue, Washington that is BM (Before Microsoft). always enjoyed spending time at Tad's house. :wave Bud and Joan!! for being great parents.... we now understand :)


    Mileage: 740 ish. Long day of riding but fortunately I really like riding:D Have a purpose to get to the WetFest gathering!

    Weather 40's in the Am.


    Nothing like starting a day riding in the early morning sun. It was amazing as the warm color of the rising sun covered the hillsides of Wyominga dn Montana with warm light as I rolled down the hwy. Loved this part of my day!

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    Flowers to smell today....

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    Heading west...

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    Beautiful Morning

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    Then through Red Lodge, MT ... Blue sky to ride Beartooth Pass:clap:clap

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    Rolling up the beartoooth....

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    Over the top. Did not stop to take photos as I have done it before a few times. Was just enjoying the ride!

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    Back down the other side.

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    had to stop for road construction just after "Top of the World" store. This little bird was working the stopped crowd for food.

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    Then onto toward Yellowstone.

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    Into the park.

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    Yellowstone is an awesome place to visit. 3.5 million acres of Park... Today I am just riding through

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    Lots of Bison to see

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    and steam off the land.

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    Met TJ who now rides a BMW Trike (after His Harley trike kept breaking down :rofl)

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    Riding west toward Boise.

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    Lots of road construction, and then high winds, and a storm over the mountains.

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    semi on fire, started a small grass fire too!

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    Arrived at my Childhood friends home. Spent the evening talking about life, Family, kids the ride. Really great to see Tad and Diane, and meeting his girls! Very great night. Just too bad it was too short a visit!

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    Was really great to see Tad and Family! Only got a photo of the two of us! It is amazing how you can just pick up where you left off, and have lots of history to draw from!!

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  5. levi's501

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    Radioman,
    Are you going thru John Day on your way to Bend?
  6. Gramp-Z

    Gramp-Z Been here awhile

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    Quote ; " Still have fond memories of our time spend growing up in little Bellevue, Washington that is BM (Before Microsoft). always enjoyed spending time at Tad's house." Amazing ! You seemed to turn out all right ! Been following along , enjoying your ride , wish I had time to go to Wetfest . Have safe and enjoyable days on the road .
  7. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Sitting having breakfast in Vale. Was going to go through Burns for a change then forest road 47/68 through paulina and post.

    Why you in John day?
  8. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    On to burns!
  9. levi's501

    levi's501 n00b

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    Man, I would have loved to buy you a meal. Hope some day to meet up with ya. You are welcome in John Day anytime.
  10. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Hey Keith says hi, he really enjoyed meeting you when you stopped in at the Toy Box, great guy who will do whatever it takes to keep you rolling.

    Thanks for the great scenery!
  11. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Sorry I missed you! Have ridden 26 many many times, and just thought I would do something different.

    Next time I will plan ahead!!
  12. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    :wave Keith, :wave Mike

    So glad I met you guys and Keith did a great job getting my the new tire shipped to Labrador!!! Thanks!!!


    Have not yet met Scarysharkface.... He is here somewhere...:deal
  13. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    September 9th Boise Idaho to Bend, Oregon.

    Was a great evening at Tad's Home. As Childhood friends it was easy to re-connect with all our history.


    Had a realization as everyone in the house was getting up for work or school. I have lost track of what day it is, and my Ride is what my "job" is! :ricky :clap:clap It has taken a couple months on the road to settle into the non routines of daily life. After so many years of getting up for work and being at home, this is a transition! I am certainly getting used to it!

    Mileage: only 320:evil Seems like a half a day.

    Weather. 50's in am, then warmed right up. High 80's in Bend

    Left Casa D Tad in the morning after checking my rear tire and deciding that is was too worn to really make it home.

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    Off to Big Twin BMW in Boise. Called and talked with Neil.... Yup he could mount the tire, come on over. Fortunately the rear tire I needed had just arrived:clap:clap

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    Pulled my tire in the parking lot again.... Saves a few dollars, and I have done it so many times....

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    Thanks Neil and Big Twin for the quick service!! off to Oregon:clap

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    Riding out in the morning the strong smells of Agriculture fill the air. Loving it!

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    Riding across Oregon on Hwy 20. Decided to ride 20 because it has been a long time and oregon is so diverse.

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    Across the plains.

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    Rolled into WetFest at 3Pm.

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    The reason I came to WetFest was to connect with other Adventure riders some friends, many I had not met in person.... but it is an amazing group of people. Faces of the ADV community!!:clap

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    Road Rash brings the health food from the OC.

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    Mark takes a ride with Mr Cob!:huh

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    About 120+ ADV riders camping out.

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    Eric grabbed my camera and took a photos of Radioman in full conversation.

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    Huh ... Talking with my hands! surprising :clap :lol3

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  14. Ladybug0048

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    Have a good time at Wetfest :thumb
  15. rgiroux

    rgiroux Invisible Man

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    Big Twin rocks!! :clap
  16. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    say hi and give him a hug for me will ya?
  17. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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  18. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    :wave Mark:

    Good to see you having fun!

    Don't forget to kick Shawn in the slats for me. :thumb

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  19. Patrick46

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    Old friends....eh?? :photog
  20. dwj - Donnie

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    Hi! :D