The furthest point from here, is right outside the door.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by larryboy, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    It's time to get back some of what I missed last year on the Trans America Trail in Nevada.

    Wanna go for a ride?

    :ricky





    Forget the things that you own

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    and, Travel almost anywhere you can go

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    Dance across the tree tips..set them ablaze

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    Soaking in their pleasant warm summer haze

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    and, Weeping on her streets and school city blocks

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    and, Finding streams on her while you're skipping rocks

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    and, Feeding on her touch as it will barely keep you alive

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    She said...

    Show me the world that's inside your head

    Show me the world that you see yourself

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    It can be so bold and so cavalier

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    To reach out to the fire her soul's sending here

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    It can be like death that blows like a breeze

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    Making all ones strength go weak at the knees

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    I hate to feel the shallow ground giving way

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    I'll never let myself fall this much astray

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    and, Feeding on her touch is all one does to survive

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    She said...

    Show me the world that's inside your head

    Show me the world that you see yourself

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    She said...

    Show me the world that's inside your head

    Tell me your secrets of life and death

    and, Your one regret

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    If...I'm ever alone

    Then...my heart will know

    It can call to yours

    and, You'll be at my side

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  2. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    I love the way you do that...you make us want
    more
    more
    more!

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  3. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Why don't you sing a song for him, LittleWan? :evil

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  4. brad21

    brad21 We have a pool... and a pond.

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    in...:thumb:lurk
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  5. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Oh good! :clap
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  6. AZ_ADV_RIDER

    AZ_ADV_RIDER Demons In My Helmet

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    Two wheeled poetry - Nice!
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  7. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    With you, larryboy?

    Hell yes! :clap




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  8. LittleWan

    LittleWan You can do it!

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    Nixels!
    Who let you out?!


    So.
    You like disco AND musicals, eh?








    :D
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  9. trailrider383

    trailrider383 867-5309

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    Let's get this show on the road!!! :clap :pynd :eyes
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  10. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    So In for this!:lurk
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  11. T O Double D

    T O Double D Pogue Mahone

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    I've been wondering when we'd see another one from you. Kick ass!
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  12. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Wahhhhooooo a LarryBoy Adventure :clap And Little Wan came out of Romper Room long enough to do a pee pee dance for him. :thumb

    Hi everyone, nice to see you here so where's the man of the hour? :scratch

    OK LarryBoy on with the show :lurk I want something to read with my coffee in the morning. :*sip*
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  13. $kywalker

    $kywalker what's next?

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    Yep! Ready and waiting...
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  14. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    larryboy will be along shortly, Ladybug & $kywalker.

    LittleWan's going to be dreaming of Kevin Bacon all night, so larryboy should be able to write the first installment without being interrupted.

    :pot

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  15. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Hi everybody!! :wave


    I had to spend some time with my dog earlier today, he gets a little depressed when I'm gone. Some time at the park and he's happy again.:jose

    Then I went to work, now I'm back. :evil

    More in a minute.
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  16. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Well, I decided to see how light I could go on this trip. The bike is packed except for my tool bag and fresh tires. I'm going to ride the loneliest highway to get out to the Utah border with Nevada and I'll need new tires by the time I make it there.

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/Nevada%20TAT/IMGP8012.jpg">


    It took me a bit to figure out how to carry the tires, but we're all ready to go now.

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/Nevada%20TAT/IMGP8013.jpg">


    I had the impression that hwy 50 would be straight and boring, but it was interesting with corners here and there.

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/Nevada%20TAT/IMGP8014.jpg">


    I took this picture for my dog as that's his name, the Louie part. :lol3

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/Nevada%20TAT/IMGP8015.jpg">


    Just to the west of Eureka, Nevada.

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/Nevada%20TAT/IMGP8016.jpg">


    I realized in Eureka that I had forgotten to bring a valve core tool to change my tires, so I cranked up the pace before all the shops closed in Ely. I found a tire shop winding down for the day and they gave me a core cap on an old valve stem, handy little tool for the kit.

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/Nevada%20TAT/IMGP8019.jpg">


    From Sacramento, CA to Sacramento Pass, over 500 miles for the day.

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/Nevada%20TAT/IMGP8020.jpg">
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  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    I made it to Baker, Nevada near dark and went to T & D's for a small snack. I'm trying to costs down and go with a dinner salad and some onion rings, only meal of the day. I get to talking to Terry and he said that the bar area used to be a two bay repair shop that he converted, but he kept the compressor and I can use it to air up my tires!!

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/Nevada%20TAT/IMGP8021.jpg">


    It really sucked to change tires after a 500 mile day, but it had to be done. I went back in for some water and a beer. Terry and I traded some ideas, pretty soon we were having a great time talking. I asked what I owed, he said I became a friend an hour ago and friends don't pay. Pretty soon he was dragging out the top shelf tequila for a taste test. I really have no idea how late we talked, but Debbie was asleep in a chair when I left. :lol3

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/Nevada%20TAT/IMGP8022.jpg">


    They have a "No Camping" sign at the visitor center, but I'm just visting..so I slept on the sidewalk under the stars. Up early I found the restrooms unlocked and loaded up on water for the trail.

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/Nevada%20TAT/IMGP8026.jpg">

    <img src="http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a32/plunger-ears/XRR%20ABUSE/Nevada%20TAT/IMGP8027.jpg">


    Let's hit the Trans America Trail!!!! :ricky

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  18. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Good idea! :clap
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  19. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    :strum larryboy and the BRP on the TAT. :strum

    How are you liking the BRP compared to the Husky?
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  20. WoodsChick

    WoodsChick Long timer

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    Dude, HWY 50 is what got us interested in exploring in Nevada in the first place! We used to take 50 every spring to ride southern Utah (San Rafael Swell, Moab, etc.) for a few weeks but we kept looking up into the hills and stuff, wondering what the hell was out there. We finally decided to find out and we've since been spending a ton of time out there. We could probably spend the rest of our lives (probably not that many years to go, really :D ) exploring all Nevada has to offer and still never see it all.

    I better see some more photos before going to bed tonight!




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