The Mobius Trip

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

  1. malibu_dan

    malibu_dan Adventuring Mystic

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    You are such a tease... :sweeti
  2. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    So true...
  3. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    The next day's batch is uploading to Smugmug now... Looks to be a rainy weekend coming up, hopefully I'll finish writing up M9 so's we can start plotting M10. :evil
  4. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Doc,

    We will all wait. We just love to read and see the places you and LDF get to go. BTW, when was the last time either of your DRZ's got their valves checked?
  5. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Rain? You guys are getting rain?

    We haven't had rain here in three months.
    Everything is burning. Forest fires everywhere.

    Standing by for more Mobius goodness...

    Q~
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    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Hi :wave, what did we have on Saturday of the KLIM event??
    I just looked at the inciweb site and its like 5 pages of active fires in ID :eek1
  7. DRRambler

    DRRambler AKA Albertastrom

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    The next few days were beyond what I could have imagined...
    I'm getting all worked up anticipating re-living them:lurk
  8. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Today we'd be tourists. We'd made it back across the Great Basin, and we were in Wendover. Civilization -- showers, groceries, laundry, email, cell service, tourist attractions. We'd been pushing hard, and sitting down with the maps, reviewing the route, we realized there was no reason we couldn't sleep in, and take a breather.

    Of course, it never works out that way. LDF & I were up early, and decided to hit the grocery store while Dave was recharging his batteries.

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    We passed this, statue,

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    which in silhouette looks disturbingly similar to Cristo Redentor

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    but in reality, is Wendover Will, the world's largest mechanical cowboy.

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  9. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Red Garter Casino,

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    like most gambling establishments, the facade,

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    is far different from the reality behind,

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    Dave was packed up and pretty much ready to roll. :freaky
  10. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    our tires as they clicked over 4000miles, rear:

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    and front:

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    I think we're looking at a rear change only for M10. Gonna try some MT43's on the rears, Desert IT's should last another 2 weeks. I hope.

    The critical question though, is how will these tires perform on our next destination...

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    :evil
  11. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    there's a gas station at the head of the access road to the salt flats. That meant that we wouldn't have to backtrack all the way back to Wendover to fill up before our next leg.

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    As it was, we were fully loaded with gas, extra gas, water, and all our gear. No matter, these vehicles can speed with the best of 'em. :ricky

    Honestly, I didn't quite know what to expect. As we droned along the paved access road, for a brief minute I thought... OK, we're here, we've seen it, we usually don't do so well visiting touristy places on Mobius... let's just get on with our trip. :hmmmmm

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    Perish the thought.
  12. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Long timer

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    <"The critical question though, is how will these tires perform on our next destination..."

    Eh ??? Hmmm... it's gotta be Baja.
  13. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    simply ends at a sign:

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    This place is the stuff of legends. We'd watched "The World's Fastest Indian", and just being there sent chills up our necks.

    We scanned the curved horizon,

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    Dave took the first run:

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  14. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    I was pretty sure she'd take top speed for the day. She has been called a "hot-rodder" on at least one occasion. :evil

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  15. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    This place is magical... it just BEGS for speed... whatever you've got, wring the bejezuz out of the throttle and wind out the rev's 'till it screams for mercy.

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    We didn't really have a plan,

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    the surface was like sandpaper,

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    We rode back and forth for awhile,

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    and then gathered to compare max speeds from our GPS's.

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    The current Mobius speed champion:

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    :ksteve

    But then Dave invoked the actual rules which decree that the average of each direction determines the speed trial.

    :bluduh
  16. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    the bikes for a group photo,

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    and then figured, how much worse can the photo be with us in it?

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    :freaky:1drink

    And then it was back to the speedway... :pynd
  17. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    should I shave off some knobs???? Hmmm....

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    I thought he was just making up rules, but he's actually correct about the bi-directional requirement for a speed trial.

    The hot-rodder's second run:

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    Dave had done 87.6mph on the way back. :huh

    His second run upwind:

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    and then mine. :D

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    Good, clean fun!

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  18. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    My downwind run:

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    I DID run out of room!

    And the final results...
  19. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    :clap
    Very cool !
    New tires and a good bike hose down in your future's Doc ?
  20. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Isn't that what water crossings are for? :lol3