The Adventures of Tyson and Hobbes

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by av_mech, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. booniebasher

    booniebasher Been here awhile

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    HI
    how do you like doing these kind of adventures solo ? please explain your take on it
    keith
  2. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I ride everywhere with my wife, it's always nice to share a great road, a spectacular lookout, scary roadside food with someone. :deal

    Plus it's a lot of fun chasing her down a twisty road. :freaky

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  3. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Thats the way we do it!
  4. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Hi Keith,

    "Happiness is best when shared."

    I do a lot of solo riding out of necessity. Mainly, I fear it is because of the reputation I have built riding this difficult terrain on this big bike People don't believe me when I say that I am perfectly content riding the fire roads. I'd rather do an easy ride and have somebody along with me. Every time I ride, I call, email, text, and post that I'm going. Just haven't gotten takers lately. I've now been in three situations that I have almost hit my spot help button. I will always choose to have somebody with me over going alone. But, if nobody wants to go, it is necessary that I ride for my own sanity and relaxation. So, I go alone. Not by first choice though. Hope that answers your question.
  5. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    I hope you don't feel we are snubbing you. I know that my schedule just hasn't aligned with yours (and my bike is in the shop still).
  6. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    I also ride alone because of lack of anybody to go with. Or, lack of anybody truly compatible to go with. It's hard to find people you really get along well with and not end up feeling like you're both there just because it was better than the alternative. I run into that snowmobiling, where I never ever ride alone. But with motorcycles, you CAN go by yourself, so I often do.

    On top of that is finding people that you can truly trust. I've ridden in the past (on ATVs and motorcycles) with people who, again, are there for the ride, but to hell with you if something happens. A friend and I got left behind in the middle of BFE Nevada back in 2005 after my friend wrecked his quad and got hurt, because the other guys wanted to keep riding and figured he was on his own. Then in Death Valley this past year, I got run off the road by a guy in our group, and ended up crashing and f'ing up my left arm. While the rest of the group was great about it, when they tracked that guy down, his attitude was, "fuck him." So since that point, I will NOT ride with anybody I don't already know any trust. I'd rather go by myself.

    I'm planning a trip this weekend or next where I'll ride from NW Oregon up into Washington... I'm either going to head up to the Mount St. Helens area, then up to Mt. Rainier, down to Mt. Adams, down to Mt. Hood, and back. Or, Plan B is to ride the coast all the way up to the northernmost tip of Washington and loop around back down. And I'll probably go by myself since there's nobody else to go with. Tyson, if you wanted to come out here, you'd always be welcome to join me of course. But it sounds like you're occupied. :)

    Rob
  7. daxm

    daxm Been here awhile

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    I have to admit that I like riding along too. I don't mind riding with others but I'm constantly worried about their state. Are they having fun? Are we going too fast/slow? If someone is behind me I am constantly checking my mirrors to make sure I see them occasionally.

    I think that due to the dust generated by riding on the dirt we don't get the "pack" comradery that cruiser bikes can get on pavement.

    That said, I do enjoy riding with others (and I'll be damned before I leave someone behind).
  8. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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    Very well said Tyson! I know what you mean. :nod
  9. av_mech

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    FINALLY! The conclusion of my first trip to Yellow Pine this year from way back in July!

    After I gassed up in Yellow Pine, I had made the decision that home was the best option for the night. I was just going to run Johnson Creek to Deadwood, hit the challenge point there, go over Scott Mountain and hit the challenge point there, then slab it home. A Venison ribeye steak awaits me in the freezer.

    Off we go! Motoring South on Johnson Creek. There's a few scenic spots, but mostly, it's just a big gravel high way with out too many interesting things. Well, other than the fact that I'm on my moto in the woods of Idaho. I guess that's pretty interesting in and of itself.

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    22 miles later I run into the pavement of Warm Lake Road. A right takes one to Cascade on the pavement and 55 South to Boise. I'm gonna keep it dirty and make a left. 100 yards of pavement and it's back on the dirt as I traverse a beautiful high alpine valley. The name escapes me and it's not on my map.

    Speeds and spirits are high. Even though I am still very alone, it doesn't feel so much like that anymore. Maybe because this is becoming familiar territory now. Several hours of dirt riding away from my couch and grill, but it somehow feels close. This is my backyard. It feels good. It feels like home. Finally, it feels like home.

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    Road signs are few and far between out this part of the world. Far from civilization and there are avalanche warning signs. The evidence is unmistakeable. Chutes with trees twisted, bent, and snapped. Uprooted, stacked, and piled. Some are still even hanging across the road. Still, and it's mid July.

    Looking into Deadwood from the summit.

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    A quick stop at the Deadwood historical mine for the challenge pic.

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    The reservoir is close now. The river widens and the view breaks. Time to get off and have a look.

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    Another fast stop at the bottom of the damn to soak in the misty cool air. We are still a long ways from pavement and this reservoir really is quite secluded.

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    Slowly gaining altitude as I rise from the reservoir floor towards Scott Mountain Summit. A long ways to go, so Hobbes and I are happy to plug along at our normal pace. For those of you that are new to this thread, that's pretty damn fast.

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    The jagged Sawtooth Mountains some 50 miles away.

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    We came skidding to a halt as this rare view of Deadwood reservoir came into sight for just a brief second. This may be the only look you can get of the reservoir from the Scott Mountain side. I've never noticed this one before. Just a small window of opportunity.

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    The haze and smoke from far away fires settles in the valleys and creates a relief view of the ridge lines. I turned right to get my challenge photo at the Scott mountain lookout. I've seen the summit of Scott Mountain several times now, but never taken the ride to the lookout. Today was a perfect day.

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    The look out sits high atop that mountain.

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    I took the walk up to the building that clings to the rock. It was late, but I'm sure whoever is up there would like the company. I would. I talked with the ranger for a few minutes. But soon the hunger was becoming noticeable and the thought of tasty little deer searing on the grill motivated my exodus from this pristine location.

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    Almost to the slab.

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    The sun sets on another solo adventure with many moments of wonder. Mainly, why the hell do I do this shit alone? I'm home and the deer is on the grill. What will the next adventure hold for me n' Hobbes?
  10. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    Tyson, I've been reading your thread, and the discussion on riding alone with interest. We all know it's much safer to ride with others . . . .

    But I love to ride alone. Stop, take photos, eat, just watch the scenery. Company's cool, alone can be just as good, and better than bad company.

    As an old fart (62 . . . . :cry) I just don't push the envelope at all when I'm alone. Picking up a GS on the flat's not too bad, but off in the woods or over the side, I'd be toast. So I just slow down, enjoy being on two wheels.

    Guess I should get a Spot at some point. :lol3
  11. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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    Great photos as per usual Sir!! :thumb
    Oh and YOU SUCK!!!!! :ddog..... I love it out there in the Rockies. It's nice here, but AWESOME out there.
    Wish i had a mess of lives to live!!!

    I just got a spot for riding far afield, solo or not. Just do it OREX!!!! Your wife will thank you! JaxWife really digs it. She watches my progress and isn't waiting/dreading for the phone to ring. And what JaxWife digs, I dig. Almost all the riding I do is solo, in places where there is no cell service, I really like the insurance policy!
    One cautionary tale from JDRocks, Turn your spot off BEFORE you stop at the tittie bar. :lol3
  12. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    Actually going riding this weekend and taking break from all this other exciting stuff I've had going on. Gonna head out with the bro on a road trip with his new bike! Post some pics of your your new toy brother!
  13. Petrolburner

    Petrolburner Noise Maker

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    Hell's Canyon here we come!

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  14. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    So what is the outcome of your rear wheel?

    TIA
  15. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Wow, PRETTY bike!! What is that??

    Rob
  16. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    2002 Aprilia ETV 1000 Caponord
  17. Rob.G

    Rob.G Mostly Harmless

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    Nice!! Explains why I couldn't find anything even remotely like it on the Aprilia website.

    Rob
  18. av_mech

    av_mech Risk Taker

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    That 3M 5200 pulled out of my rim dish in two chunks! I have a big long strip of solid 5200 that didn't stick to my rim AT ALL! Back to a tube for now. I'll be using what I should have used in the first place. Pro Seal PRC1422B1/2. That shit sticks.

    BTW, big thanks for taking on that group buy for the Uni. Just let me know when you are ready and I'll Paypal you the second I read your message! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    I expect to see a good ride report out of this one, interested to see how the Italians hold up to the Brits&#8230;.
  20. Petrolburner

    Petrolburner Noise Maker

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    Thanks Rob, she's an Aprilia Caponord. 100 hp, totally flat torque "curve", slipper clutch, 45 mpg on 87 octane, 6.6 gallon tank, 6.5 inches of travel front and rear, and tubeless spoked wheels.