Return to the middle! Or, stuck in snow, heading North!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by flying.moto, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. flying.moto

    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    Hi, All!

    I have totally gotten sidetracked with this September's surprise flying adventure (no good photos of that yet, but soon, very soon) and the prep for it, then computer failure, where I have lost most of my photos... but so unusually, thanks to my work, I am holed up in a hotel in Kansas right now, with at least half a day to spare, and managed to recover some of the photos from my phone, so here it goes!

    It's another July mad dash to Colorado for the places, that are.... still to be explored for various reasons:vardy

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    The original idea was to meet up with Sean (chokozip) and combine our little vacations this year with as much of holiday freebie days as we could and head out for a ride!

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    Plans were good, timing was decent, but challenges appeared where no one expected them much! So hold onto the screens, more fantastic scenery, a few silly moments, and more singletrack trouble than.... we bargained for :smile6

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    More high flying circus action to come!

    :ricky:ricky
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    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    Day 1 was as many of my last-minute-packing-it-up days. It seems I can never get away from the last minute mad dash, but hey, at least my angry neighbor saved me the grief until i returned :rofl more on that later...

    Skip most of the drive with only one roadside stop photo, and to the staging grounds... Good morning Colorado!

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    We staged near Denver, as before, and off to the better and prettier places! All that snow made me feel that some epic photo-ops are just around the corner!

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    Epic beginnings are made of these!

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    Right about then, I looked around and caught Sean grazing on... maybe clovers? :happay

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    The trail climbed higher and higher, connecting to some small road bypassing the highway...

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    Little did we know, it would lead us to this new-to-us pass! Score! :thumb

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    The daylight was beginning to run out, and a little bit further, somewhat traditionally now we hoteled the first night. After driving through the night, all that is required is half a days' of riding and sound sleep is guaranteed. Besides, a lodge for under $80? Sure!

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    On to the Day 2! :ricky:ricky
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  3. flying.moto

    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    Day 2 was a bit more historic and picturesque!

    Good morning sights! Good bye sleepy little ski resort!

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    And hello historic sites!

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    How old is the tank you say?

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    older than me... a few times over :deal

    And the ride up to it is a joyful bliss! Easy and full of awesome sights!

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    The summit will surprise you with a railroad station! Complete with a section of the rails and a car still intact~

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    Wait, is that a pass sign?!

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    Yup, a new one for me! Never been up this one before! :super

    As you descend away from the summit, recall that historical marker and think how (fun) would it be driving a steam locomotive up this mountain!?

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    Then pause and soak in the nature. It's mandatory!

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    A few miles further, after a short break for gas and a snack, the mountain will be calling... it told me to "Get My Ass up the Pass!" :jack

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    The burro fascination continues in other parts of the town...

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    Little did the little poster told me.... that the views will be EPIC!

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    But we were a week too early. The ranger told us this winter was particularly cold and snowy... so she did not expect the snow to be off the passes until later...

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    Right about here, we watched a guy in a Razor try it over and over... and eventually really get stuck in snow trying to ford that last 50 yards or so... instead we hiked around a little, took some photos, and bid a farewell to the Mosquito Pass. Sure we could have hillclimbed a new trail, but then that's what gets everyone kicked out of such beautiful places... next time, next time :ricky:ricky

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    A little bit of history was discovered along the hike.

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    Then, a slight detour via Weston Pass, yielded us more epic scenery!

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    Colorado should be definitely a wonder of this world! :super

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  4. flying.moto

    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    Day 3!

    Another snowed in pass... and another little detour! Good morning lakeside!

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    We paved it up from here for another neat sight...

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    and of course, a fitting pass!

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    Sure, it might have been a day early but we beat the major crowds! :rofl

    Since the dirty way to Aspen was a bust, lets try something totally different!

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    Great views on the way there~

    And from there!

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    Have you ever ridden on a skiing slope? :rofl

    I've been so many times here for work, but most always in the winter, and never had a chance to ski these hills... and now I don't really have to! :ricky:ricky

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    Ski's, we got em!

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    What was hiding behind it all was even better!

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    And after many awesome sights up above the dirt track drops down into the valley below and connects to a small paved road, Cooper Creek Rd.

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    that leads to either Taylor pass, which we were later told was snowed in... or... Pearl Pass!

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    Not too far from here I got to jumpstart a lexus suv, that somehow made it past the water crossings, with a mom and two kids, who somehow killed their battery. Yay for pocket jumpstarters! :pynd

    And the views kept on being more and more beautiful!

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    Fingers and toes crossed for the pass to be open... as this backtracking was getting a little old.

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    and then, you guessed it... had to ford a few snow berms and...hike, to get this shot...

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    Somewhere below I can sense a lot of profanities... Sean is catching up :rofl

    But up above...

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    uh oh... :becca

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    Where did the trail go?! :devildog

    The photo-op was splendid though!

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    By the time i extracted my bike from the snow drift in the background... the voices from the woods were getting louder :augie

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    that snow can be quite sticky quick :ricky

    And then right about here, somehow, Sean found me and was so spent getting there, that had no energy for a fistfight :rofl

    And then it started to rain!

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    There was some sort of a cabin here, that had combo locks on it... apparently it was one of those forestry cabs you could rent as there were obvious checklists for visitors and supplies... but it was locked up. No easy last digit trick worked, and after scrounging for a hidden combo anywhere, nothing was found... *sigh* i had better luck in the middle of the desert with this! :baldy

    Hey, but at least the outhouse was not locked up :flush

    And about then, we said, screw it, we are too early to do these passes, on a year with late snow... lets go... North?! :loco

    The clock said 15:21.

    Day 3 is not over yet! :ricky:ricky
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  5. flying.moto

    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    After the decision to detour was made, we raced on my planned track backwards. The point to swap directions was nearby, so we jumped on it yielding warmer temps, less rain and lightning in the mountains...

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    Action!

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    The track took us closer to the Colorado River

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    And eventually it all led us past a few small, seemingly forgotten towns, where the only living souls seen were these guys (near Bond, CO)

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    to a place called Rancho Del Rio! What a rockin' place it was! That would be a dinner/firework show/outdoor bar/campsite for the night. More photos of it in the next installment, but here is a tidbit about it!

    http://www.ranchodelrio.com/

    and did i mention it was the little known, but still, a center of the universe?!

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    (not my pic above, but you get the idea how fun this can get :photogi think i have a few too, but they might have gotten lost forever in my computer crash)

    Stay tuned, for day 4!
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    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    Day 4!

    See you later, Del Rio! Thank you for the hospitality, inexpensive camping, beers and great times! :wave

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    Goodbye Colorado River, we are headed inland and more north! A few forest fires were looming on the horizon but the trail wound its way around them very well~

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    Action! :ricky

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    This area again reminded me of upper Arizona... less the red soil...

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    Up on a plateau, we got to more flatter grounds, crossed a few paved roads and kept it dirty still :smile6Right about here we shed some layers~

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    Did I read it right? we actually found another pass in Colorado? Gore Pass? hmm... not too gore-y when we passed it :thumb

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    Salute!

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    Lost? who? me?

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    And the countrysides changed again, more ranchy and less rocky this time :ricky

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    And then it started! :confused

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    Me: Sean, let's see where this goes!

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    Sean: I'll just wait for you here, I know you too well! :hmmmmm

    Me: Ok! :thumb:ricky

    His view:

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    And mine:

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    I think i marked this spot on my GPS as an awesome roadside campsite. :clap

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    A few miles later, suddenly... Wyoming!

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    Land of huge open highlands!

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    We rolled in to Rawlins, did our laundry, restocked and watched the fireworks from the upper floor of a hotel. Somehow, we were too crusty and this opportunity just fell in our lap.

    More debauchery in day 5! Stay tuned! :rofl
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  7. waylongway

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    How is that new seat V...? :kat......:jkam.......:nod

    Just Great pics BTW.......:choppa.....:tb......:bow
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  8. flying.moto

    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    Oh you (and the rest) have seen nothing yet! Best photos and some vids to come. The places where I try to kill Sean.... again... :rofl

    Man! I gotta tell ya, 5000miles down and that saddle is bliss! :clap

    Edit: i should send some of them to James and the Renazco gang!
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  9. flying.moto

    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    Day 5 started in Nevada...

    Wait a minute!

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    It only looks like a section of the Extraterrestrial Highway! :imaposer

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    But I wouldn't have too much of that... where's the dirt?!

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    Ahhh, life is good again :ricky

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    Sometimes when the track disappeared a little, i had flashbacks to a few photos I saw here on ADV, mainly from Mongolia... :tb

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    Now i can sense it... there are some loose cattle here somewhere!

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    There they are!

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    Sean: wtf are you doing there? :confused

    Me: ahhhh... was distracted by all them ladies on the side of the road. I'm sure ill take one to dinner soon :lol3 I told you I'll get us lost in a pasture soon, didn't I? :rofl

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    Those were good (read: tasty) looking... but these were a bit alarming... :loco

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    They must be quite nuts... it really stunk there :scratch but then again... some humans sniff worse stuff..

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    I actually backtracked to take that photo... after asking Sean, if he saw what I saw :augie

    He elected not to sniff the gas second time :rofl

    So on we roll :ricky:ricky

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    Fun trails indeed. Lots of deer and antelope all around.

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    And then... suddenly... hunger strikes!

    And if you are in Riverton, Wyoming, do drop in here! Best Mexican food we got on the ride! :freaky

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    But the trail was calling to the endless Wyoming expanse! Lets roll! :ricky:ricky

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    While cranking down this fast gravel stretch... i screech to a halt... what was that behind there :confused

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    This guy did not like the audience and dragged himself into the grass... take a look at his coloring... impossible to see him in the grass... yikes! :eek2

    Off we go...

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    Tomorrow, Day 6!
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  10. flying.moto

    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    Day 6 welcomed us with a nice morning in Greybull, Wy!

    Wait, was that an airport we just passed on the right? Lets check it out!

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    Once military planes, were given a new life at firefighting duties...

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    A little side note on their career and use...

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    Lets fire it up! :pynd

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    Some of them even came with a helper jet engine, lovingly called "Westinghouse defueler" by those who flew them. That little jet had no throttle, it was either on or off, and ran on aviation gasoline.

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    Some of the more rare planes around were the Neptunes

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    And some were actual bomber conversion, like this Liberator/Privateer.

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    Some of these aircraft still have the original, loading placards for external pylons...

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    But as more and more, with vintage planes in service today, someone somewhere called in a horde of scavenging lawyers, and sued the crap out of this operation. The whole fleet of these great machines is now idle, but at least thanks to volunteers, and a few donations from visitors, are on display and can be enjoyed in a museum environment.

    I could only imagine what it was like to lift one of these up in the air and roar down the runway to rescue a team of firefighters stuck in the grind on a hilltop... :bow

    Back to some riding, right? :ricky:ricky

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    A little bit more pavement that I wanted but this little section of the road gave me flashbacks of other RR's i've read from somewhere in Europe, something that has to do with Trolls? :lol3

    But the dirt did not make us wait long. On track once more! :rofl

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    The sights were breathtaking! And the weather, even more so! I still am amazed we did not hit much rain...

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    Atop the mountain pass, suddenly...

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    Wyoming border?

    And a new hood ornament? :scratch

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    Not to worry, after a brief lunch...

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    we found a good campsite and set our tents before the sun was down, to do some fishing riiiiiiiight there!

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    More pictures soon! Next day we fished the outskirts of Yellowstone, saw some wildlife, killed maybe 100 biting flies each... and loved every minute of it! :freaky
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    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    Day 7 was filled with a whole lot of Yellowstone cutthroat trout!

    But.

    Those photos i took did not survive the computer crash... maybe, just maybe i have them in my camera still... time will tell.. i never clean the memory cards until before i leave on the next adventure, so everything is backed up twice... gotta get back to my garage and see if i'm lucky about that :drink Not too much riding, mainly fish hole to fish hole... stream to stream... still.. wish i had those shots now...

    Day 8 started with a....bison?!

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    Apparently this guy was walking around between our tents very very early in the morning... and then just chilled on the other side most of the morning.

    We packed up, for another half a day of fishing~

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    I bet i could cover more river if i was riding this trail instead of hiking :dllama:

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    But the scenery was awesome, and the flies were biting... but the scenery was awesome! :lol3

    Short lunch detour and a mandatory stop at the local attractions, only because timing worked out this time but the sight is pretty cool!

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    But the trail was calling! We may return to Yellowstone just to fish sometime, but for now, lets :ricky:ricky

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    The sun was getting close to setting, and I was pondering where to camp... but then the area got more and more wet~

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    Where was it, some random dirt road i found on GE to the Grassy Lake!

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    And it was sure nice!

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    But this... spawned so many hungry mosquitoes that i thought for a second they could fly at 20+mph! :scratch

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    Sean was long gone by this time, saying something like: feed those bugs on your own :rofl:ricky

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    The only thing that was missing on this photo-op stop was a moose somewhere in that grass over yonder!

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    The next stretch of gravel was very nice! 80mph nice! As we popped out of the forest, and looked back, we saw lightning on the horizon:permazot

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    And then i point out there, and tell Sean that i'll show him my super secret camp site i discovered a year ago while on my way to Canada :super Grand Tetons!

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    Now, lets find a place to hole up for the night and a brew :beer

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    But first, whacky looking clouds!

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    Next up, the really... silly track planning and free beer! Day 9 will be posted soon! :rayof
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    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    Day 9!

    By far the most adventurous day... we rode all day... and only made a 40 mile progress... if that :lol3

    And it started out with:

    Me: Sean, i want to show you one of my best highlights of the Canadian ride... and probably the most favorite place in Idaho...
    Sean: Sure!

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    Nice gravel road, eh?

    Beautiful farmlands, eh?

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    But this is better! :D Last time I was here, i had an hour until everything in Driggs (below) closes, and I was about 1.5 hrs mad dash away... so it was granola bars and beef jerky for dinner then. You'll find the story on this camp site in my signature RR :deal

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    Just beautiful sights! The mountain ridge we came from is up there! We'll be back to it!

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    But first, the best bagel breakfast in Driggs, Idaho! Big Hole Bagel Cafe!

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    Back up the hill we go, via some tricky looking barely visible track i mapped on GE. :hmmmmmit looked rideable! What's the worst that can happen!? :ricky:ricky

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    No need for a kickstand anymore :rofl

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    Ooooh! I smell excitement ahead! :ricky

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    Sean?

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    Hurry up! You're missing bitchin' photo-ops!

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    Ooh! This is not going to be easy on a loaded travel bike :pynd

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    Looking the other way~

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    And still waiting...

    Hmm... only after making it back down this climb... i realized how steep it was. Before, i just hung onto it nearly wide open :lol3

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    Right about here, i thought i better hide :hide

    After we turned around, i spotted another neat shot of Tetons, while catching a little break below.

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    And so, the decision to make it to the top of that mountain via somewhat questionable track, was detoured via a more known one... kinda... but successful!

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    And then my famous detour from a detour happens... Hey Sean, lets go see where that goes, the map says its only 20 miles to the main road that way! Looks like a two-track most of the way!

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    Sean: :loco

    But but... the trail looks awesome ! :ricky

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    And it was!

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    I even got an epic shot of you! :wave

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    Right about here, we hear bikes. But where are they!? Maybe Sean, you have a pic, but three guys on light dirt bikes, are riding the ridge and come down to check us out... tell us we are nuts to bring our "pack mules" on this trail, and advise we take the second right at the next fork or be ready to camp on this mountain :scratch

    Then comes a single track loose rocky step descend that we both look up and say... hell no we ain't going back up that way! :loco:augie

    The next hillclimb, singletrack of course, i nail a giant root-stump and go in the bushes, while looking right at it and saying "don't hit it, don't hit it" like a total rookie... and hit it of course... the right pannier took some damage :doh

    Where were we? I still am not sure :rofl But here is a sign! It says "Great Western Trail" but somehow i doubt any wagon has ever been up here :lol2

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    Then the real fun started :hmmmmm

    Stay tuned~
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    :nod.......:stupid



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    X wagon .........:super.......:pynd
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  14. flying.moto

    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    X wagon will storm this trail with maximum effort! :pynd

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    But then, down the hill i go, through the creek and man that mudhole was deep! :fpalm

    Sean was thinking right about here, WTF did you get me into :loco

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    and then shot this video....


    So then i found a rotten log... and filled the mud with it. otherwise it was nearly a foot deep of sticky clay mud... Time to construct a ramp! :norton

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    Then, it was easy :ricky
    The other video, of Sean making it, and me too are loading. Soon soon. But for now just stills. This hotel has shitty internet connection :beccaBut the sights were turning up.

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    Another mile or so, and we reached the exit of the trail. Where, you may have guessed it, an hour and a half later, but still waiting were the three guys who we met on the top of the mountain, handing us some cold brews! :beer

    Incredible! They said they did not hang out around here, but just rode a lot together.. and were amazed we made it out there as fast as we did. If it wasn't for the muddy creek hole, i bet we'd be there another 30 minutes earlier. Lots of bsing happened, and we all forgot to take any photos! :doh

    But all was well... except i think Seans' bike caught something in the creek... and had a case of massive, explosive diarrhea :photog

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    Sorry, Sean, I couldn't help it :lol2 :freaky

    That night, we moteled it, did some bike maintenance... and i also needed to sew on the right water bottle pocket, as that root-stump i mentioned earlier pretty much tore it clean off... those Magadan Bags are quite something, but man, i do put them through some punishment :lol3

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    Next up, Day 10! or maybe more videos from day 9? :wave
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  15. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks

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    Another great report. Love to see the X bikes out there.
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  16. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    Great ride report. Awesome that you stayed at Rancho Del Rio. I lived there for 5 summers, straight out of high school. Crazy place to be a teenager. The people in those hills can really party!
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  17. djroszina

    djroszina Been here awhile

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    awesome ride, I'm looking at a G450X of 2009 vintage, any input or advice?
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    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    Hi! Thank you!
    If the 450 any alike the 650, since i have never ridden one, it may be a little under-engineered as far as traveler goes. Make sure that the engine is Austrian made. i know some years of 650 were made in China and the quality suffered. then the manufacturing returned to Austria... If BMW kept same frame... forks especially, they're a little gimped. But, overall, i'm happy with it. If it has the airbag rear shock... it rides well when you're on it and pressure is right... as soon as you stop, and step off on one foot, the rear end will pop-up like a windup box toy... and then there is reliability. Blow a oil/spring shock, you still have spring. blow an air bag, and youre SOL. But, I come from the 650, and know not much of 450 other than it was Beemers stab at new-then Dakar regs if i remember correctly? Overall, my 650 is the best bike i've owned to date~

    So, off to the Day 10!

    The track to Georgetown was awesome! twisty and rather fast gravel road through small canyons and little bit of mining grounds, but the town was tiny! Yet welcoming. We had a quick snack stop at a local country store, and pushed on~

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    The country landscapes are even better than the weather! There was a parallel dirt road to the highway but far enough to make it seem like there was no pavement nearby at all :rofl

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    The next stop.. was awesome! Back in August of 1896 Butch Cassidy and his gang robbed a bank here in Montpelier ID, and there is even a little wall devoted to that... and the craziest thing is...

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    ...yeah, that building on the right, yes, it is again a Bank :rofl

    Fueled up and headed further down the trail, I found this neat meadow, with a fork, and wait for Sean before attempting yet another detour.. but he isn't coming... i wait, take photos all around.. and then i see this sedan racing down the dirt path and some guys waved me back... :confused

    What do i find?

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    Tube change in progress! :lol3 Sean looks happy!

    Oh wait,.. wrong photo!

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    Happy camper! :clap

    Sean: now that you are here, get to pumping! :augie

    One of the coolest shots is still coming... but... we did do the detour, and surprisingly found this :scratch

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    Let's go check it out!

    Look like another planet! :eek2

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    Thanks, Sean!

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    I had another shot from the inside, that turned out ridiculously awesome but... it's still missing somewhere in the memory cards/dead computer story... if i can find it when i get back to my place, i'll post it :thumb

    Next up, getting close to a sunset, finding new trails that i've never been on before and they are AWESOME! :ricky:ricky

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    And then the real light came out, not to mention the trail got really fun as well!

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    Braaaaaaap!

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    Yup, it went all the way down to that meadow far mid-frame :super

    And it occasionally leveled at some rather chilly, and somewhat overrun with mozzies meadows :uhoh

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    Right about now, I was starting to think about where to toss down the tent... stopped, and got swarmed :becca Lets ride! :ricky

    That night, we found ourselves on the shores of Bear lake, on the border of ID and Utah!

    Next up, Day 11!
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  19. djroszina

    djroszina Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info. I currently also ride an 06 F650GS Dakar and that is my load her up and travel bike. The 450 would be more for day rides off pavement and with minimalist gear for a weekend trip here and there.

    Dave
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    flying.moto Earthbound Misfit, I

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    Day 11 greeted us with awesome weather, a good view of Bear lake, but the mountains were calling~

    See ya later, Bear lake!

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    The mountains were right there! Waiting to be ridden and explored! :ricky:ricky

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    Its awesome how much great riding there is in the North~

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    And then suddenly... a fork in the road... and a little geek in me just burst laughing :lol3:norton

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    Thats right, not quite a "byte" :augie

    Keep going? :ricky

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    And then we found a fun little cabin, jsut randomly standing there, set up with wood to burn and... outhouse full of flies :topes

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    A little further... Some sort of.. divide?

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    Not to far from there, we hit a really wide and fast track, but on the way to it... somehow... at nearly 55-65 mph, i hit a huge pothole, with maximum effort to wheelie over it at the last moment, and thne bike suddenly died! :scratch

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    Sean might have a pic of the roadside repair... but you guessed it. THE only rock in that pothole, surgically found my sidestand switch and smashed it to hell :lol2

    Short triage on the side of the trail with leatherman and some electrical tape and off i go back to speed of 55-65mph :rofl

    The road had many pull offs to unimproved campgrounds and small hiking trails, but this little stream stopped us curious~

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    The track wound its way across hills and valleys, via some small two-track that we even saw some huge cattle trailers on once :eekers those guys in the diesel 4x4's weren't taking it easy getting through either... some nice driving up these roads!

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    The road then took us to a some sort of staging grounds and a camp site...

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    ...where I let Sean talk some sense into me while to not attempt this trail on our "Pack Mules" with 2.5 hrs of daylight left and rain starting to... restart :rofl

    I kept saying: "so at worst we'd have to camp somewhere on that trail... c'mon! How hard can it be!?" :lol3:photog

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    Have any of you here ridden it yet? :ricky I put a marger on my gps about it, and will come back solo or not and conquer it some day soon :super

    In 1936, Willie Carter commented, "To the traveler who comes upon this road at any part of its course through the Uinta Range, it seems to present an unusual example of wasted effort and money, but like many other of the works of man, it served its purpose, and gave way to changes in the development of the country."

    But for now... we will stay a little bit safer... i suppose.. :augie

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    And enjoy an early sunset~

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    Day 12 up next! :wave
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