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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    to the valley, things settled a bit,

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    I mean, this was just primo dual-sport riding,

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    "No, don't worry... I'll get this gate" :brow

    (I get every gate, actually)
  2. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    green lake up ahead...

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    as we got closer, we saw a "Jesus-cow" walking on the water...

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    This was Horse Lake... so, that must be a... horse? :brow
  3. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    to Susanville, was smooth

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    Yeah, it was a short day of riding...

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    deal with it. It was just what we needed. :D
  4. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    at the Susanville chamber of commerce (and Parks and Recreation headquarters)

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    gave us the 411 regarding the best B&B in town, (which we spared from turning into a super-fund site since we were so dirty), and the best restaurant in town... the Sage Hen; with "a new French chef, who cooked authentic French cuisine using local ingredients and has really turned the place into a destination," according to the clerk.

    So, follow our logic: the promise of a good dinner. therefore wine. therefore no motor-bikey. no taxi cabby here either. therefore, we must find a motel within walking distance to the restaurant!

    Makes sense to me. :nod
  5. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    (way on the other side of town from the B&B, btw), and pulled into a quaint-looking mom & pop type motel, the Apple Inn, which we quickly pulled out of when we saw what looked like (unconfirmed... just bad vibes) a drug deal going down. :brow

    Across the street, and down a ways was a Best Western, and we got ourselves a real, honest-to-goodness motel room. We felt so civilized.

    We peeled off our riding gear, and de-bugged: :scratch not sure how we picked up so many passengers...

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    also LDF's:

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    Mine:

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    these were all between skin & base layer... yeck :puke2.
  6. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    at this photo. And wondering why the heck I snapped it. It's just an ordinary parking lot outside a mall. Could be anywhere.

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    Exactly. You know when the above scene strikes you as foreign, you've been livin' right. :thumb
  7. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    from the grocery store. (appetizers and cocktails)

    :yum

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  8. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    I found a map of the area and worked on resurrecting the shambles of my hours of routing into something coherent...

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    Before I got too lit, this is what I came up with,

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    Didn't make much sense to me either. :dunno
  9. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    to roll a few,

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    we got cleaned up, hailed a cab,

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    and when that didn't work so well, we walked to dinner.

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    It wasn't bad,

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    If I recall, correctly...

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    which is pretty much a toss-up, since I don't even remember what we ordered. :1drink

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    but it looks good in the photos... :brow

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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    present; our stats for the day:

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  11. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    I guess the right comparison is whether controlled burns avoid real forest fires. Then you compare the emissions of controlled burns to that of real forest fires (this analysis has to include the probabilities of forest fire with controlled burns and without). If this balance is negative towards controlled fires, then you can move to make the other comparisons you are talking about. Of course, you need to include that forests consume CO2 in this process as well, which complicates the analysis.
    Lion


  12. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Well, maybe.... in a Darth Vader-I'm-gonna-kick-your-butt sort of way.

    Is LDF's side stand bent to accomodate the lowering links or is it just the angle of how she parked? What kind of gloves is she wearing and did you guys carry two pairs, one for cold/wet and one for hot/dry?

    I love reading this. Every night I sign on to see the rest of the story. BTW, if M-4 takes you through SE OR, you'll see more of those strange clouds. The terrain is almost exactly what you faced in NV. As you go through the Cascade Range, it gets more damp and gets wetter the further west you go.
  13. bpeterson

    bpeterson I just tweeted it

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    Doc - great story - keeps getting better and better.

    Sweet water crossing shot there too. :clap :clap
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    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    Awesome picture. :thumb





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  15. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    If I may be so bold (and please take this as it's intended, not in the "oh, geeze, there's some dude on the 'net cyber-stalking LDF!" way), I thought you were a pretty lucky guy a couple pages back with the photos of the campsite and LDF. I thought "Wow...a nice-lookin' dame that rides a dirtbike, rides it well, all day long, and yet is still enough of a girly-girl to wear earrings around the campfire! Now THAT'S a great woman! ":clap
  17. Revelstoker

    Revelstoker Been here awhile

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    DR. Rock & LDF; thanks for a great ride report! It has been fun to check in a few times a day for the latest pictures and update. I'll be down that direction later this Summer and will keep my eyes open for a Mobius decal or two. Also, thanks for the report on the Leatt/Blais Jacket - ended up making the plunge on both after reading your comments elsewhere on ADV Rider.
  18. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    I 99% sure her side stand is shortened, but I'm don't know if it was a custom mod, or if it's an OEM- or aftermarket-available part. :dunno The bike was already lowered when she got it. I do know that she has the longest Kouba links (#3?) that shorten the height the most.

    We both are wearing Fox Bomber riding gloves ($40/pr),

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    Which are decent protection, and not too hot. I wear through the tip of the left index finger in about 2 weeks, which is fine, since that makes manipulating the camera that much easier. We also each carry a pair of regular leather work gloves (<$10/pr),

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    which we use for camp chores -- collecting firewood, etc, and use when riding in colder weather, and as a back-up for the Bombers. We both have heated grips, so that's usually plenty warm. We debated taking insulated gloves on this trip, and I'm glad we didn't. We'll rethink that come Sept. since we'll be at elevation and heading north. We also each have a pair of Fieldsheer waterproof overgloves, ($12/pr)

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    which coupled with a pair of gloves, would probably be good into the 30's. The only downside of the overgloves, is that it makes it impossible to raise a proper ADV salute. :lol3
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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Where we made our way down the Sierras towards Graegle, where we hoped to stay at the Plumas-Eureka state park campground. We'd be taking pavement for about 40miles to get us back onto the higher elevation route, with the expectation that we'd run into snow at some point, and have to reroute. :wink: If we had continued on the lower elevation route, we'd be in Reno by lunchtime, so we figured... what have we got to lose? :dunno

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    It ended up being a long day with a lot of ups and downs, but still fantastic to be up in the mountains with trees, instead of out in the desert.

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    It's interesting... I can look at the elevation profile above, and tell which were the paved sections, and which were dirt based on how jagged the line is. :nod
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    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    drinking and carousing the night before... :loaded:choppa we still managed to have the wheels rolling at 8am.

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    We would cut though Lassen N.F. on pavement 'till we got past Lake Almanor.

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