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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    Early season. Lakes still frozen.

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    Even though it was sunny, it was still pretty chilly. We were running road we'd done before when we did the big go-around to get to the Dempster on M6.

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    We knew which stops had good grub, etc. Maximum miles, minimum adventure.

    Home made:

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    One last big slurp of cheap gas, and then:

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  2. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    The US and Canada presents the potential for an interesting situation:

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    The inspection / customs houses are separated by about 20 miles (american, 10 kilometers in the other direction). It's conceivable that you could leave the US (or Canada), and be denied entry into where you're headed. Then if you turn around to go back, you could be denied entry back into wherever you came from. Like say, if you were mexican, or something. In fact, this defacto DMZ, this no-man's land, is populated with just such ex-ex-patriots. They forage amidst the tundra and scrub for whatever berries they can, competing with the bear and the elusive border moose, sustaining themselves by sucking whatever nutrition they can from ketchup-stained french fry containors thrown out of the windows of american RV's, and eventually starve to death when the tourists dwindle and the winter winds howl.

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    Really sad, actually. If I were a movie star, or other kind of celebrity, this would be my charity-cause. Definitely.
  3. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    on the AlCan?

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    There's tons of dirt. :rolleyes

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    "We lied about the bear spray... why would we have bear spray??? You don't have any BEARS in Canada, do you???"

    :lol3

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  4. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    AND a live bear-sighting caught on video! :clap

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    just as I was starting to get a little bored, too. :thumb

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  5. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    1. I now have secured 70% of the vacation days necessary for M8. Fingers crossed for getting the rest.

    2. After lots of research and long contemplation, I've finally pulled the trigger on a major Drz improvement. I found this thread especially fascinating (and strangely disturbing -- 9 pages???). Without giving away too many details... until they arrive and are installed, I have to say I think is going to be the one thing that puts Honeybee way over the top in performance, durability, fuel efficiency, comfort, AND style.

    I can't wait.

    :1drink
  6. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    9 PAGES, UNBELIEVABLE!!!....in a sad and pathetic way.
  7. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    EXCEPT, at the same time, having tassels is gonna be really, really awesome. :nod
  8. jeickerman

    jeickerman Full of it.

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    Agreed, you will be at the cusp of a new farkle for all adventure touring bikes. Touratech is already working on the engineering for the new GS', however, they project a 6-12 month wait for shipping.

    :rofl

    John
  9. Rectaltronics

    Rectaltronics Barned

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    CNC machined T6061 Aluminum tassles, coming soon!
  10. perryg114

    perryg114 Been here awhile

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    Personally I think the ape hanger bars are the way to go. I mean if they are good enough for a Harley they must be even better on a DRZ.

    Perry
  11. Stan Dalone

    Stan Dalone Gotta get me somma dat

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    I want Ape Hangers







    for my Ruckus. :rofl
  12. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    I was walking into a local convience store and there was a little girl on her pink Barbie bike riding beside her dad. Just before I got into the store, a pirate pulled up to the gas pumps with very long tassles on his levers.

    The little girl looked at the motorcycle and said in a loud clear voice, "Look Daddy, his bike has pretty laces, just like mine!"

    Yeah, keeping a straight face was challenging.:rofl
  13. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Hey Doc...stating where you did while in Anchorage. Great house, great hosts and really good food! These guys are awesome. Enjoy your trip!
  14. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    I think you're on track.

    1) Calling a tassel "fringe" is by itself; kinda Gay.

    2) Asking a bunch of guys if the image it projects is gay, is REALLY gay.

    Doc, you're on the right track. Calling it a tassle, and just announcing how awesome it is. I personally think that the leather fringe thing is super-annoying in a 'you must have fifteen pieces of flair' sort of way, but if _I_ were to do it, it would have to be pink and white plastic, cuz I don't need no fringe to express, MYSELF:fyyff
  15. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

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    Ape Hangers & Fringes for ya I present the new Honeybee with flames on it - :lol3

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  16. keetmanaa

    keetmanaa Adventurer

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    Are we stuck on page 275?
    Page 276 displays but when you click on it page 275 reappears.
  17. keetmanaa

    keetmanaa Adventurer

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    Looks as if my post cleared up the problem as I'm now on 276
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    dustyrider dirt is good for you

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    I saw the same thing for several days. On 276 now so maybe the problem has cleared up.
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    joenuclear Long timer

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    The number of pages depends on your settings. I see a little over 200.
  20. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffeur

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