The Mobius Trip

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

  1. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    We've have the middle two weeks of September. I've just received the remaining TAT maps & roll charts. We'll head back up to where we left off, then do the CO and UT portions of the TAT for sure, then make our way either to Las Vegas NV, or to Flagstaff, AZ (My brother lives there). We've got to get cracking on plans, logistics and arrangements... only 3 months away! :yikes
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  2. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    So we get out of the Warloop all sweaty and thirsty and stop at the One Stop for gas and such and a guy walks by us and says... "Jeez, some of us have to work for a living :wink:"

    So I sez "Hey, we do too! This is our vacation!"

    And so we gets to talking, and his name is Mark, and he's on ADV, and has heard of the TAT, and is teaching his daughter how to ride (:thumb), and hopes someday to ride the TAT, and we're swapping stories, and he tells us that we should post on ADV that the owner of the land that borders Warloop is petitioning the county to allow him to gate and close the road, and that maybe some ADVRiders in the area or even out of the area could try to convince the County of the intrinsic value to the local economy and civic pride in leaving it just the way it is. :dunno

    That's all we know, Warloop's days may be numbered. :(:

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    I also got the card of a guy who ran a custom motorcycle shop in Mountainburg. I kept his card in my tankbag mapcase for the rest of the trip, and now I can't remember his name, or the name of the shop, and I was going to give him a plug. :doh My anti-spam brain circuits must be acivated now. Anyway, he was a nice guy. The card is still in my tankbag... he'll have to wait until the end of September for his ADV free advertisement. :dunno
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  3. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    We sensed we were near an area that had active logging... you could smell the fresh cut wood, and see the muddy ruts:

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    Sure enough, we had to wait a few minutes for this guy to do his thing. It was tossing and dragging tree trunks like matchsticks, and looked like it could drive over absolutely any terrain. It moved like a snake or something. Really, really cool. I wanted one sooo bad. I could have watched it all day.

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    LDF wasn't as impressed. Must be a guy thing. :loco
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  4. Jungle Jim

    Jungle Jim buckle up buttercup

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    I love this idea
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    when are you and LDF coming over for dinner?
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  5. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Hey, normally she makes me scout and prerun the water crossings for her, and then set up on the far side for a money shot of her splashing through...

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    Oh wait... you mean for once I get photographed in full aqua-exploding glory??? :clap:ricky:wings

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  6. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Hey, how's it goin?! Not before we see you guys on the 24th! :beer

    (You are coming, aren't you?)
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  7. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Two by two...

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  8. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Camels??? :scratch

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  9. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    She says honeysuckle

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    I say chamomile. :dunno
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  10. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    She's stopped. I pull up next to her. "What's wrong?"

    "I hate riding on this!"

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    "I thought that was open grates, this isn't an open grate :confused"

    "No, ...any grate :bluduh"

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    Who knew?
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  11. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Stopped us to chat. Knew about the TAT. Told us about a nearby campground, but we were heading further... I had scoped out a state park on the GPS with camping. (Preview: :rolleyes)

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  12. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    On one of these little turns:

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    One of these nearly took Francine out:

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    I guess as mid-week remote adventure riders, I have to point out to anyone riding in similar circumstances to beware of the school buses on their AM and PM routes. I don't know where these kids are living, but the buses lumber around these little roads like they own them.

    Like deer at dusk, add them to the list of things to watch out for at certain hours.

    Side note: the mind boggles when considering how dependent on cheap gasoline our society is. How will these kids get their education when the small municipalities and counties can no longer afford to transport them to school? :dunno
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  13. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    The wind-up:

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    the pitch:

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    We got to do this one twice (you'll see why in a sec.)

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  14. DR. Rock

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    Easy go-around... maybe 8 miles added.
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  15. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Backtracking:

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    Alternate river crossing:

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    (Looked like a nice swimming hole.)

    And into town. Salina, Oklahoma...

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    on the shores of Lake Hudson,

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    Where we're headed for Snowdale State park and the promise of lake-side camping (from what I can see on the Topo GPS maps.) :thumb
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  16. Jungle Jim

    Jungle Jim buckle up buttercup

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    we'll be there
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  17. wickedthunder.com

    wickedthunder.com Who's leading?!

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    The Toe.jpg

    Again, great report! Thanks for sharing...
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  18. kelsow

    kelsow Long timer

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    I am really liking this report.
    With all the pix you take and the story you tell, it really is like being there.

    Thanks for this.
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  19. JSPEED

    JSPEED 650 Strommer

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    Dr.Rock, you rock!

    Not only do you have a great way with words and also the camera, but you have a woman who shares your passion and that's a beautiful thing.

    It also gets you alot more seat time.:evil

    Keep the stories coming, I'm loving every minute.
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  20. haggeo

    haggeo Been here awhile

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    outstanding report!:clap