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 only failed once. It's a known weakness of DRZ's. I don't know of any fix, other than to carry a spare. Doesn't take much space at all.

  2. perryg114

    perryg114 Adventurer

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    I was thinking more like her bike draws more current for some reason causing overheating of the stator coils. Putting an amp meter on there might reveal some answers.

    Well sounds like a spare is a good idea then.

    Perry
  3. La Donna Fugata

    La Donna Fugata You're not the boss of me

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    That's exactly the contributing factor.....:wink:
  4. perryg114

    perryg114 Adventurer

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    Did you save the failed part? Maybe an autopsy would be informative. Why did it fail? I will volunteer to take it apart and see where it failed.

    Perry
  5. malibu_dan

    malibu_dan Adventuring Mystic

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    LDF in full squid mode in NYC?
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    As an ED Doc you must know that if the critter wasn't seen it's always a "spider"...at least it is here in Colorado. I saw one confirmed Brown recluse bit in 20 years work in the ED.
  7. McDOPE

    McDOPE Adventurer

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    Yes Dr. R has certainly got the photo manipulation of "burning in" the sky and "sharpening" :clapdown to a art. Very Brooding
  8. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    racked up, so on with the show. :freaky

    We continued to make our way towards Tok:

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    The big St. Elias range loomed in the distance.

    We passed gas at Posty's, and recollected meeting the young guy who we met last august working there who had washed out of the new world economy having been on wall street.

    Wonder how he's doing.

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    just a short snippet of riding -- it's 5:30pm, we've got a hundred miles to Tok.
  9. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    this was one of our better days, weather-wise.

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    Just cruisin'. Actually, a cruiser with a big windscreen would have suited this riding just fine.

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  10. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    and I must have been dehydrated, 'cause my wedding ring slipped off my finger and promptly disappeared into the ground. :eek1

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    I took a photo of the ground where it went -- can you find it?

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    LDF used her x-ray vision to locate it -- I didn't want to give up. That thing is a chick magnet. :evil

    We set up camp,

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    Checked out the place -- we were the only guests, and the steam/sauna wasn't yet fired up. No biggie.

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    Dinner-time:

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  11. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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  12. malibu_dan

    malibu_dan Adventuring Mystic

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    Is this it? Do I win something? Glad to see you're done with all that silly riding again, and are supporting our vicarious adventures.

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  13. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

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    I've found that wedding rings are more trouble than they're worth. It's just to awkward when you're caught with it in your pocket or trying to put it back on because big ugly is heading your way.
  14. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Better get that ring resized or put on a few pounds... unless LDF wants to get rid of you.:lol3
  15. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Glad you did find it. I lost my wedding ring on a backcountry 2-track ride in New Zealand, ironically right at one of the locations they filmed Lord of The Rings. :huh Stopped to take photos, it was hot, and when I pulled the sticky riding glove off the ring came with it, right into foot-tall dense grass and brush. Never did find it, maybe the Golem will... :lol3
  16. La Donna Fugata

    La Donna Fugata You're not the boss of me

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    bloody hey. What a dumb shit I am. :eyes......will be watching you. :lol3
  17. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    LDF - I wouldn't be too concerned, Good motochicks are way to hard to come by - he would never risk it! Now that would be a "dumb shit" move. :loco
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    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Easy there girl. Your hubby gets the "Dork among us" award for "almost" losing his wedding ring.:wink::lol3
  19. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    I'm splitting time between photos & RR of M7 and routing / GPS for M8! :evil

    So back to the story:

    Tok to Haines Jct.

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    We woke up and noticed the guest book near the dishwashing area:

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    We were the first to sign in for the season! Do we win a prize?

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    It was comforting to see that our friends Ariel & Brendon from MotoQuest were the last guests to sign in from last year! :wave

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    We broke down camp. Our plan was to stop in Tok for gas, and ask for local intel regarding whether the Top of the World and boarder crossing was open yet.

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    I figured I'd be able to poach some WiFi in town and check the Yukon DOT web site. I knew the river had broken up, but the ferry still wasn't running as of when we'd left Anchorage.
  20. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    was the visitor's center. The volunteer told us "of course it's open... they faxed the new border hours to us just last week."

    I remained skeptical.

    We rode across the street to where she'd told us there was WiFi, and tried to check for myself, but...

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    The connection must have been loose as I had it charging overnight. :baldy

    We decided to let it charge for a few minutes while we fueled up, and at the gas station we ran into some US border agents. They confirmed that the Canadian border would be closed a few more days while they were repairing the TOW highway.

    Figuring that was as reliable info as we'd get, we headed on down the Alaska Highway.

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    :twitch Not ideal, but not the end of the world either.