So, Here I go again,... Heading South of the Border

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Idahosam, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    get some Sam! and maybe you'll even get some. :D subscribed!
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  2. cbmma1969

    cbmma1969 Been here awhile

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  3. rj72

    rj72 Adventurer

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    Sounds like you have things all mapped out and a game plan. Looks like you will have a good trip and lots of sight seeing. Good luck on your adventure.
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  4. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Day 1 September 21
    Well in tradition of Radioman man My starting numbers, don’t know where this is going but looked cool.
    My day was anything but exciting as I hummed down the road this first day of fall. I did feel that littler extra snap in the air this morning that crisp, and then it warmed up good on the Nevada highway.



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    Didn't take many pictures, cause like, really not much in the way of changing topography, I missed a few cool shots because I couldn't get the Camera out in time.


    Here's what I looked at all day




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    I;m holding back enthusiasm

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    Somewhere I pulled off on a gravel road for a bladder check

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    Looked at my new tire, me likey so far.

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    That's it.

    Thanks, I'll keep it in mind.

    Man, do I have you fooled, I haven't a clue what I'm doing,,, you'll see:lol3
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  5. OaklandLion

    OaklandLion Been here awhile

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  6. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    Last time I was in Baja we ended the first day with a nightime bashing through ditches sand and boulders on 650 Stroms,turns out their not dirt bikes. We had missed a turn so the dirt road became the way to head.
    A quart of Wild Turkey was broken in the process.

    Your trip will go much smoother. We'll keep an eye on you
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  7. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    That's a typical Sam smile. :D

    You need to wash your visor it's full of NV bug guts. :lol3

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  8. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Quick and to the point. Did you all know it's HOT here. I am sorry no pictures as I feel like the Turkey in the oven all day today, sweltering hot 106 to 108. I so done. Maybe something tomorrow. 550 miles today... Tucson tomorrow. Radioman and I tried to link up but didn't happen, he's somewhere around Needles CA tonight.

    I promise it gets better, just need to get to the jump off point.

    Ladybug that particular self shot............. well no I'm not smiling, thinking are we there yet,... I finally cleaned the bugs off.
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  9. gaspipe

    gaspipe Wandering Soul Super Moderator

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    That, sir, is the plan of a genius going to Mexico. :deal

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  10. Radioman

    Radioman Moto rider

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    Sam and Radioman met for breakfast, slab down to Tucson. Taking a few days off to rest, relax, meet up with some other advrs in Tucson in all air conditioned rooms :lol3

    100 + again today
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  11. Ladybug0048

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    Glad you two are together now.

    Sam, if it makes you feel any better it's hot in Boise, in the 90s. I know it's hotter where you are but it's hot here for this time of year.

    I'm headed back North. :D
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  12. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Go Sam Go, you guys have fun!
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  13. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

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    Hola everyone, doing a little catchup as I've been in need of recovery.

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    Nothing really new to add other than it was a very hot ride, almost stifling going through Vegas and Laughlin NV was 106 to 108 made that tough in riding gear. Ely NV to Wickengurg AZ; 550 ish miles today. I think I was fighting off heat exhaustion all day, been sucking down Gatorade at every gas stop, didn’t pee all day either, so I knew I was barely keeping the heat stroke at bay. Slept like a log.
    Day 3
    Got up early and hit the road before daylight to beat the heat going into Phoenix, and glad I did as I-10 had a couple miles of grid lock at 7 am bike almost over heated while stuck in traffic; On a Saturday morning WOW imagine a work day! Made it to the predefined rendezvous Point in Tempe to wait for Radioman, Denny’s.
    We Bs’d for a bit he ate and we headed on the final 120 miles to Tucson, we both agreed the heat like to suck the life out of us so we are extending our layover for a day. Next to do some maintenance, and self re-hydration .


    Mark and I in the parking lot of Denny's with a new ADV associate David whom Mark struck up a conversation with.


    Damn I'm getting fat:D
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    Arrived At Mark's brother casa .... in the neck of time. My total to here 1059.5 miles

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    Radioman and his brother catching up


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    Sunday morning

    Mark catching up and trying to get his International paper work in order.

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    I walked out to the bike, need to take care of some issues, like this front tire; it served me well.

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    Need to do an oil change too

    Did I mention it Mui calinante down here. think I'll go take a nap, as Mark has us going over to some fellow ADv'ers this afternoon for cervesa and maintenance on the bikes and possibly a BBQ:freaky
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  14. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,204
    Location:
    Arizona--Land of the free and heavly armed
    TAKE THAT TIRE W/YOU & WHEN YOU RUN ACROSS MISERY GOAT GIVE TO HIM, HE'LL GIT ANOTHER 50,000 OUT OF IT ---:rofl
    #34
  15. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2003
    Oddometer:
    2,914
    Location:
    West Texas
    Might consider a Camelback; makes a world of difference to stay hydrated as you ride. Have a great trip. Copper Canyon in October is wonderful.
    Jim
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  16. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,147
    Location:
    Back in the Saddle

    Thanks, I did consider that as I have 2 hanging in my garage. I just didn't want to have it on my back for month or two. I had 2 liters with me just didn't seem to be enough and Gatorade.
    #36
  17. shutterman

    shutterman some call me bop

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2008
    Oddometer:
    57
    Location:
    Boise, ID
    And I thought black was supposed to make us thinner!!!
    Sam, all you need to do is add 4-5 inches (in height) and you would be thinner.

    Safe travels

    Doug
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  18. danceswithcages

    danceswithcages Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    258
    Location:
    Missoula Montucky
    Looking forward to your ride :thumb

    Are you planning on being gone a long time? If so, your RR will help me get thru another Montana winter!
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  19. Idahosam

    Idahosam Set Adrift

    Joined:
    May 23, 2006
    Oddometer:
    4,147
    Location:
    Back in the Saddle
    If
    anything I'm getting shorter:D So that's it compression bulge:lol3 Thanks, crossing on Wednesday morning




    Not sure how long I'll be out.
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  20. Adv Grifter

    Adv Grifter on the road o'dreams

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    6,128
    Location:
    Passing ADV Stalkers in California
    I have one of the big Camelbacks and wouldn't go anywhere warm without it. Mine holds 3 liters. The beauty of the Camelback is you can constantly take little sips ... which the experts say is the best way to avoid dehydration. I carry all kinds of other stuff in the multiple pouches and pockets that are part of the Camelback. I get used to it on my back ... and after a few days I forget it's even there. But I have a big neck so no stress.
    I love it ... and adds protection when you crash and land flat on your back! :D

    Safe going man! :freaky
    #40