The Mobius Trip

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

  1. McDOPE

    McDOPE Adventurer

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    Check out these crazy glass! A TOAST to DR. ROCK, LDF and M11 come spring.

    When The Mobius 10 leg came to and end in Denver my wife Lyn missed the fun. She was away in Dallas nursing her sister after bypass surgery. Lyn had gotten a rough diagnosis herself which came up in the conversations with Dr. Rock and LDF. A few weeks after they returned to NYC a box arrived in the mail with a wonderful "Thank-you" gift and the best ever wishes for Lyn's full recovery following mastectomy. Lyn and I, my son and his fiancé used these brilliant glasses to toast the generosity of spirit that drives the Mobius duo to ever greater adventures. Lyn is doing great....no small thanks to these glasses which you may notice are always "half full":freaky

    Just another example of how these wonderful characters ROLL.:rofl
    We can't thank you enough for your contributions to our vicarious enjoyment of moto adventures...and foodie fanaticism.
  2. Cubdriver

    Cubdriver Stampede Swimmer

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    Well I have watched this RR for some time now, lurking in the shadows from time to time when I get a chance to catch up. Of course the trip is awesome, everyman's dream to cover the country like that. We have tried to do something similar, although limiting ourselves to pretty much pavement while in the lower 48.

    My biggest take-away is not so much the details of the trip but how you are able, Doc, to harness your apparently-driven-type-A-personality (and all the quirks that come with that) and plan a trip that turns out to be so much fun for everyone else. Almost an oxymoron. I can't seem to pull that off. I have learned much about how to handle my wife's riding idiosyncrasies from watching you interact with LDF. For that I wish to thank you. We share a medical background, sounds like, and we tend not to be the most patient tolerant people. Well done.

    I look forward to the next leg of your trip. Wish we could join you. If you ever decide to take another run up North it would be a delight to meet the two of you. Dick
  3. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Wonderful trip, wonderful read for dull ride-less winter days. Thank you so much for taking us along. As always, I really enjoyed going along.
  4. biosci

    biosci Tumbleweed54473

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    Hey, Thanks Dr.R & LDF for allowing us into your riding world.

    Really appreciate all the work put into your RR's, and for updating the index.

    The Mobius Trips are as important as morning coffee.
  5. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Well it appears the Mobius 11 is going to be riding in quite a bit of sand.
    Feet on the pegs---throttle wide open----hanging off the rear of the seat.

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  6. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    lol. I think I'll leave the 800 at home then. :lol3
  7. DingWeed

    DingWeed Been here awhile

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    David,
    Your CRF250x would be a Good choice for this ride!!:wink:
    Scott
  8. MTrider16

    MTrider16 Ridin' in MT

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    Its set up for trail riding, light, small gas tank, no lights. I dunno, I might have to get a WR or something similar. I like the new VFR I rode in Florida also. Too many bikes not enough time. :D

    David
  9. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    And if it's not too busy, I'll be posting an open casting call for characters to join the crew for the next installment of the Mobius trip... dates, .gpx routes, specifics, etc.

    Yes, there will be some sand. -- Highlights will include the Mogollon rim (if the snow melts), the Old Mojave road... (secret question: "How far is the mailbox on the Old Mojave Road?"), full-contact immersion in Death Valley, a healthy dose of the North, East, and South rims of the Grand Canyon, and some other surprises along the way getting forth and back to Tucson.

    In other news, I scored 134 yards of dark brown leather 1/8" laces for $20 on ebay, so now I can make and distribute Anti-hassle Tassels™ 'till the cows come home. They render riding sand a piece of cake, ...and totally make life worth living. :nod And I'm not just saying that because they're our only corporate sponsor.

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  10. Rutsref

    Rutsref Been here awhile

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    :clap..too easy :D Mailbox is at mile 73-74 depending on who's counting..and yes, if you like sand you'll LOVE this road:wink:
    Oops, time for church, later.
    jw
  11. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Why not sell the extras to help pay for the trip? You've got way more supporters who'd be willing to buy just to be part of this thing called Mobius.
  12. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    "till the cows come home" I'll take one at my home... tassels that is.
  13. rycomm

    rycomm Been here awhile

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    I think anti hassle tassels are earned, not purchased.
  14. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    my bad
  15. Stan Dalone

    Stan Dalone Gotta get me somma dat

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    I dont really wanna cow at my home, but hey, ya know, :lol3
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    byways byways

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    Watch out for these little critters. I thought this one was a rock, 'till I went back and looked more closely.

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  18. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    The script, er... I mean route, is DONE!

    Would you like to play a role in one of the longest on-going two-wheeled adventures in N.A.? Sign up here for all or part of Mobius 11. :evil No dramatic experience necessary. In fact, we HATE drama!

    We will be departing from Tucson AZ on the morning of Saturday April 6th, riding for two weeks, heading north, then west through national forests, and across deserts, around the Grand Canyon, and back down to Tucson arriving on the 19th or 20th. We'll be camping as much as possible.

    The routed mileage is 2481mi. There will be plenty of technical riding, and some pavement. I anticipate <10% pavement, 50% gravel or hard pack, 30% challenging terrain, and 10% to be outright big-bike malignant. We'll be on 400cc & 250cc bikes. There may be big bike go-arounds for technical sections, but if you choose to bring a beast you'll have to be responsible for figuring out where those are before hand -- I haven't scouted the route with big-bike go-arounds in mind. :deal

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    As of now, we have a party of 4 confirmed -- Me & LDF, Dingweeds and BigDog. We have a few maybes. If you're interested in joining us, or intercepting us along the way, send me a private message on ADV with an email address, and I'll send you some GPS files to look over and load up, and we'll start sorting out logistics.

    Sorry for the short notice, but as usual, everything takes longer, and the hills are steeper than they look in pictures, etc. yadda yadda.

    By the way, we spent a few days in Tucson at the end of Feb, and our bikes are amazing. Tons of labor, parts, and love went into their maintenance and rehabilitation. We brought all our gear down and left it, so the bikes are packed and ready to GO! :ricky:ricky

    Huge, HUGE thanks to :bow Dingweeds for his efforts and assistance, and to Julie :super for her patience! I'll try to post up some photos from our visit.
  19. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Dr. Rock didn't say ------but I know he'd appreciate anybody that did show up to ride with us show up with the gps files loaded into their gps and know how to navigate the route on your own without help.
    Knowing how to use your gps fully would be great and could be a huge safety factor for you.
    It's makes thing so much easier for all of us.
    We gather everybody up after a few miles but don't stop at every turn and never eat each others dust.
    It will be essential for you to know where you are going, where you are at----and where you might need to go if trouble arises.
    Maps will not cut it.
    He didn't mention gas range---but we all have close to a 300 mile range. It would be best for you to have that also.
    Getting lost-----hitting impassable mud---locked gates---road washouts---downed trees--etc., can drastically dig into your fuel reserves.

    BigDog
  20. DRRambler

    DRRambler AKA Albertastrom

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    Route looks pretty darn cool. I'm sure all the roads will be perfectly good.
    Wish I could come :cry

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