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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    besides gas and groceries,

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    Francine picked up her nickname for the rest of the trip.

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    Early afternoon was spent cruising through stuff like this,

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    Kicking up dust,

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    and cutting through the smoky haze.

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  2. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    were spent blissfully on roads like these,

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    O'Dell Creek road,

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    East Fork Hanging Woman :grim Creek road

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    High speed stuff. Fun. (sorry about the audio -- gotta work on that, just turn the sound down and you'll get a taste of the terrain)

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    Lee Creek, Otter road... we were passing through gas and coal? mining areas,

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    We even skirted around a gold mine at one point, on the right is the slag pile.

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  3. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    threw up another road block,

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    out came the maps,

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    We were striking distance to Ranchester which was our next fuel stop -- we'd be in WY if we made it there. Seemed like a good target if we didn't have too many re-routes

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    or if anything else slowed us down... :evil
  4. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    :lol3

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    Care to explain, boys?

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  5. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    we refueled with gas and bourbon, and pulled into the RV park in town. The nice gal pointed out where we might pitch our tents -- not ideal... and then she graciously recommended we check out the Conner Battlefield park across the Tongue River, where camping was allowed.

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    it turned out to be a lovely recommendation!

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    We freshened up in the river, had a nice dinner, and sat around the Campfire Substitute¬ô

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  6. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    evening.

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    Peaceful, considering what went on here in 1865,

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    I wonder if years from now plaques will be raised commemorating Afghan, Iraqi, Israeli, or other villages destroyed in conflict. :hmmmmm

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    I guess in some context, destroying a village might be considered necessary. It just doesn't seem the kind of human endeavor worthy of celebration.

    More of the story:

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    Just something to reflect on, I guess.

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  7. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    .GPX file of the day's ride available here.
  8. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    Top photo, the silos are rail load out facilities for the coal mine. The little tan box in the foreground is a coalbed methane well aka natural gas. In the lower photo, the "slag pile" is overburden from a coal mine piled up along the road for a privacy fence. -David
  9. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Sorry I've not been helping out-----I went riding for a few days.

    But-------Dr. Rock posed the question why it was called "suicide pass" road---where the extremely irate woman was.

    After much thought-----I finally figure out why it was called "suicide pass".

    It was because all of the husbands of the crazy, irate lady had committed suicide. She was a piece of work. :rofl:rofl
    BigDog
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    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    So what did these 2 bad boys do to get those citations they got in their hands ????? :huh:huh:huh:huh:huh

    Me and the Dingleweeds on our WR250R's were feeling a little frisky and slip those big powerful bikes into 6th gear finally.
    We hadn't used 6th gear for over a week------------and look what happened. :eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:deal:deal:deal:deal



    Well---that sounds good---but hard to believe I guess.
    The truth of the matter was me and Dingleweeds both had our headlights off.
    We both have switches to turn our headlights off--------a modification that has come in really handy when sneaking around.
    Not that we'd every do that :D:D:D:D

    We were speeding a bit----but he said nothing of that----and after we showed him our headlights worked he let us off with a warning----after checking our drivers license and making sure we hadn't killed anybody in the last 3 days or so.

    Actually-----when he saw our no hassles tassels---he had to let us go.
    The tassels let you cut the wind like a hot knife thru butter.


    BigDog
  11. redroom

    redroom Adventurer

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  12. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    Thats my story and I'm sticking to it!!!!:lol3:lol3:rofl
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  13. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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  14. La Donna Fugata

    La Donna Fugata You're not the boss of me

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    Reflecting upon the things I am thankful for I've realized the significance the mobius trip has played in my life over the last five years. Ive been so blessed to have explored this country in ways that the majority of Americans will never have the opportunity to experience.

    This journey has exposed some raw emotions and shortcomings but yet has empowered me with a resolve to find the solution to any problem that crosses my path.

    I am so grateful to the motorcycle adventure community, both NYC local and afar, that have provided us extordinary support along the way.

    My heartfelt thank you to the love of my life that embraced this endeavor, had unlimited patience, and provided the support to explore this two wheel journey together.

    Happy Thanksgiving to an amazing community that I'm so grateful to be a part of.

    LDF
  15. dustyrider

    dustyrider dirt is good for you

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    Beautifully stated. Happy Thanksgiving.
  16. JackJack

    JackJack Dulce Periculum

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    I can't imagine how unsettling this must be for all involved. I think the nation, and indeed the world, is impressed with New Englanders' ability to march forward through tragedy and catastrophic conditions without missing a beat.
    I think you and LDF embody that fortitude in your Mobius adventures.
    Keep on keepin' on.:clap
  17. norseV4force

    norseV4force Adventurer

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  18. McDOPE

    McDOPE Adventurer

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    This journey has exposed some raw emotions and shortcomings but yet has empowered me with a resolve to find the solution to any problem that crosses my path.


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    :freakyCHEERS TO THIS SENTIMENT....Today I rode with a 9 year old on a ranch in Texas....He nearly kicked my butt. Before we rode he spent nearly an hour trying to get his bike started....he never gave up and I was thinking about the resolve of this young man as I read your piece. Thanks LDF
  19. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    Thanks for your exceptionally adventurous spirit and the grace including others on the road with you. I enjoyed my 3 days of travelling with you. - David
  20. dvwalker

    dvwalker Working to ride

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    Thanks for sharing this intermission backstory. Contingency plans are only as good as the weakest link. End of the day survival is all about the water (flushing toilets in this case).

    Appropriately, I read this editorial to my mom while waiting in a surgery pre-op room at Providence hospital. I prefixed the narrative with, we're 400ft above sea level. Then thinking to myself about the pressure building cascadia subduction zone off our NW coast :huh.

    I truly believe that the experiences and life lessons we receive on these multi-day dual-sport rides, really help keep the day to day life things in perspective.

    thanks to all on this thread for sharing your life lessons.