Round Way Round! Fishy's 2012 Adventure ride!

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Mr. Fisherman, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Well, its that time again... I have 9 weeks off with pay....

    I have a full tank of gas, an empty cigar box, I will be leaving in the dark of morning after working a 13 hour shift, wearing sunglasses...

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    I have been preparing for this adventure for some time, but I still don't know for sure where I am going. I do know this... I will be able to find interesting areas, get there and stay there until I want to move on.

    Last year showed me what I can do on a little bike, and I like it. This year I am taking my trusted WR250X even further...

    I have made some changes...

    I put beefy knoblies on my motard wheels.... stoopid fun :lol3

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    I added a trailer...

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    I added fuel storage to the trailer...

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    and I changed the gearing to be the same as Mark AKA Bigdog... and I really likey so far.

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    This year I will be taking my Tipi and stove for true 4 season comfort.

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    I got a great battery for my C-Pap so I can be better rested for the long days traveling...

    The adventure will begin with a short hop, but a challenging one.
    With little to no sleep my buddy, who has very little dirt riding experience and me with my overloaded little bike will challenge Lolo pass and Powerline.

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    I have heard a few have made it over already so we are going to give it a try. We plan to camp at a friends "Lazy Ranch" then continue to Enterprise the next morning. There, we will set up camp and explore the area. That Sunday he gets to head home and I get to decide what comes next.

    On my short list are Magruder Corirdor, Lolo Historic Motorway, The Phasemeroi range and who knows? A lot will depend on how much snow is left in the high country and what I am willing to endure.

    So stock up on your snacks and beer. I think this is going to get entertaining.

    While you wait you might want to read up on last years adventure... or not. I am soon to be on extended vacation, why would I care? :lol3 :freaky :ricky :eek1 :wink: :clap :1drink :norton
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  2. Utah Bones

    Utah Bones Gas X ready!

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  3. sector

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  4. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I still need to find my passport...
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  5. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Setting up camp at Enterprise, OR and exploring the area? :lol3 That's all you have to say about that? What about the 60 + ADVers you will be camping and riding with while in that area?

    Subscribed. :lurk This is going to be fun.

    Will you have a SPOT with you?
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  6. sector

    sector Long timer

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    :nod Keep the doors open, buddy.:D But, right now, I think the rides worth doing here are still snowed in. But, in late July... well.... there're lots of awesome places here you can go to on that bike!!
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  7. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Yea, I'll have Spot. So... we are starting this foray in Hood River at the Lazy Lodge riding over Lolo Pass with a good friend or four...

    Then we are headed to Hells Canyon!

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=734889

    Can't get this song outta my head :D

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    Still looking for it... chaos leading up to an epic adventure... happens EVERY time :lol3
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  8. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Chopped liver. :D
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  9. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I was getting to it.... :lol3

    This may be a long trip.... I gotta pace myself :lol3:clap:deal:rofl:1drink:freaky:norton
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    wachs just passin' through

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    woo hoo pop a wheeelie . . . er, better not :lol3
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  14. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Its ok, of I can find the plate I can zip tie it on :lol3
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  15. Cromoth

    Cromoth Inspection due 5_31

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    I read your other RR some time ago & enjoyed. Looking forward to this one too!

    I've got a WRR pulling the Moto-Mule trailer. In it's steerer tube, I used a boat drain plug to make a humidor. Not sure when (bumps or tight turn) but I saw the latch open on the box so I plan to double up with a strap or second latch pin. Didn't lose any gear thankfully.

    FWIW Here's the weekend fun: https://picasaweb.google.com/chriss...&authkey=Gv1sRgCJHzktLi_smuIA&feat=directlink

    Have a great trip!!
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  16. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Like I said, I haven't found my passport yet :lol3

    Could be state 6, 7 or 8 though :1drink

    Yea, but not very far... where have you heard that before? :lol3
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  17. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Looks like you had a great time!

    I have been trying to come up with a better idea for pins on the lid closures... it will for sure be tested on this trip.... definitely...

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  18. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Well the laptop didn't fit so updates will be sparse.
    Made Hood river the back way over Lolo pass. Great night with friends.




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  19. Eagletalon

    Eagletalon Been here awhile

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  20. BigDogAdventures

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    Mr. Fisherman,

    I'm in too !!!!!!
    I'm lovin' how you have set up your bike and trailer to work for you.

    I'm sure I don't have to tell you how nice this trip is going to be for you since you can
    be out for so long and not have to worry about making time---or destinations.

    You've got a real good head on your shoulders and I can feel your excitement.

    Me and Dingweeds will be up that way I bet later this year----we've been talking what we'll do next and
    The PNW (Pacific Northwest) gets the nod again.
    We'll be on itty bitty girls bikes. :D:D:D:D:D
    Me and Dingweeds both have right at 35,000 miles on our WR's-----and they run like new.

    I envy all you guys living up there.

    I'll be hanging on every word of where you go----I have lot's of options already---but would be nice to
    have some more.

    BigDog
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