The Mobius Trip

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DR. Rock, May 23, 2008.

  1. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    it's a bird:

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    it's a plane,

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    it's a killer whale:

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    it's a candied salmon:

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  2. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    this almost looks tropical: (click on image for bigger version)

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    Nap time:

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    "take my picture sleeping... I salute you!"

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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    or was that from Bewitched?

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    Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about? :lol3
  5. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    wow !
    more incredible additions to your awesome thread
    love the photography and video
    thank you for continuing to share with us
  6. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    fishfund:

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    the view from inside,

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    the foredeck:

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    The return ferry, i believe:

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    I remember 6th grade (1976) like it was yesterday.

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  7. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    gearing back up,

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    broken water mains:

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  8. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    (NOW! with actual motorcycle riding content! :D)

    The Whittier tunnel was waiting for us after we disembarked the ferry. And we had to wait for it. It's a one-way at a time vehicle and railroad tunnel, the longest of it's type in North America, surpassed only by Boston's big dig project.

    Ride along with us... :evil

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    Those turn-outs house fire trucks.
  9. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    we decided to check out the Portage Glacier visitor's center to see the movie that Phil recommended we see at the beginning of our northern Mobius adventures back in May (recall that it was closed for the Memorial day weekend) :rolleyes

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    We paid the fee, hustled into the theater just as it was starting, and watched the film...

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    review: I think it would have been a good introduction, but having been knee deep in the areas they were showing, it seemed, well... anti-climactic.
    :dunno Especially when the Portage glacier has receded so far.

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  10. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    and ran into Brenden (of Motoquest fame) and Nora, who are now living in NYC -- we stupidly didn't take pichers there, (I think they were going camping at Seward). But we did get celebrity photos of them at our ADV winter party last weekend:

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    It was another beautiful ride up the Turnagain,

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    "Beluga whales... little water marshmallows... delicious, taste like chicken."
    :yum
  11. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    to Motoquest Headquarters:

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    Little did we know we'd been tracked by the eye in the sky by our other Anchorage friends,

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    Gary & Deb! :clap
  12. DR. Rock

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    We followed Gary & Deb out to their place. We'd accepted their gracious invitation to hang out, wash and wrench the bikes, and enjoy their company for the next day 'till our flight back home.

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  13. rugbyrtcwka

    rugbyrtcwka railroader

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    If your next leg is through the prairies and your approaching Winnipeg look my wife and I up and we'll make sure you are comfortable and fed well.

    We've got a beach cottage where you can kick back for a spell.
  14. mtnman

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    Way to go, another great adventure!:clap
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    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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  16. kaia

    kaia team F5 ⌘R

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    great end to the current leg, congrats on making it back to your starting place safely. (yes, i know it happened a while ago)


    since the gear / equipment is such a big part of your continuing trip... how did the tires you used for this leg (Mefo Stone Masters, right?) stand up to LDF's heavy throttle hand, and your constant abuse of them? did you happen to get any pictures of how well they lasted through this leg before you flew out of town? would you use the same tires again?

    as usual... astounding reporting, it just keeps getting better, leg after leg; can't wait for the next one to start.

    :lurk
  17. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Thank you kindly for the offer... our next leg will end tentatively in Edmonton, AB... (late May '11), and the one after that in Idaho Falls, ID (Sept. '11) But you never know. :evil

    You'll get some photos of the tires when I am able to post the next day hanging out with Gary & Deb. We'll prolly run these tires to Edmonton, and then they'll be toast. They saw a lot of abuse, and more pavement than we'd liked to have ridden. They held up well, but I'm not sure they're worth the money for the long haul. Likely we'll go back to D606's, or MT-21's. We're talkin' rear tires here... fronts wear so slow it's worth putting on the most aggressive hard compound we can get our mitts on. I dig the desert IT, mainly for it's illegal bad-boy status.
  18. racergirl479

    racergirl479 Flying Merkel

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    Ive been playing catch up for about a week now.
    Love your ride report! Excellent details! looks like yall are having a blast!!
    my boyfriend and i are planning a trip this summer starting in mid TN to at least colorado, hopefully california... being a noob, not to riding but to trips like this, what would you suggest the most or has been the biggest problem you two have faced...?
  19. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the ridalong....Fantastick pics and RR:clap:clap

    Scott
  20. Zodiac

    Zodiac loosely portrayed

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    Simply wonderful pics D&F. Living vicariously I say...... :D is better than watching the tube any day.....:lol3