The Mobius Trip

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

  1. CPTBLY

    CPTBLY Enjoying the Ride!

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    Very well said Doc. I wish more people recognized that life has and hasn't changed! Looking forward to your report.
  2. Dr. Zombo

    Dr. Zombo ADV Brewer

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    Great post Dave. Godspeed to you and Francine on M4, and thank you very much for the packing list spreadsheet and advice on prepping my DR-Z for my TAT ride next summer.

    If you two ever make it to west MI, the jerk smoked ribs, mango-mint slaw and tostones are on me (Oh yeah, the beers too!):freaky

    ~Rob
  3. bpeterson

    bpeterson no other way to say it

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    safe trip Doc, and LDF. :thumb
  4. lousot

    lousot Been here awhile

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    good post doc have fun be safe
  5. rc401

    rc401 Just Average

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    Dr. Rock,
    I think it is appropriate that my first post on this site is to you. After reading your ride reports I was inspired to ride the tat myself. So here I am at the Days Inn Jelico Tn ready to start my tat adventure tommorrow. Many thanks. You and LDF be safe and have fun I look forward to your continued report

    Roger
  6. GOT DIRT?

    GOT DIRT? Been here awhile

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    Doc,great post. Godspeed to you both.
  7. Whosoever

    Whosoever Adventurer

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    Doc and LDF....thru your ride reports I feel like I know you. You have been helpful with questions regarding equipment and always responsive to PM's. Thus I found myself "tracking your day" yesterday as you finished at the hospital...headed for the airport and subsequent arrival in NV. This is crazy! It is amazing how captivating the "Mobius Rides" have become....like a great novel you just can't lay down. Thanks for all the work you have put into these reports....have a great vacation...and God Speed!
  8. RenoDeano

    RenoDeano High Desert Drifter

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    After early and delayed flights Doctor Rock and LDF have arrived in Reno, NV (approx 9:30 pm PDT). :clap

    I will be heading over to the Grand Sierra Resort (near the Airport) to meet up with them and Mike Derby, another fellow Dust Devil. Remember all you adventure riders out there, the Reno Dust Devils MC (Dual Sport) is putting on their annual Ride Reno 200 on Oct 3 & 4, 2009. Entry info can be found at:
    http://www.dustdevilsmc.com/rr200/:deal

    Will have pictures of Doc and LDF prep'ng their bikes later.

    "A physicist's theories are worthless unless he can
    explain them to the barmaid at the local pub." --Rutherford
  9. Trailace

    Trailace Long timer

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    Thanks for the update.
  10. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    great day riding -- thanks to dean & mike for shepharding us onto a primo route. much better than I had on my own. and thanks to your families for giving you up for a saturday to play with us.we made it to quincy and decided to call it a day. hot, DUSTY, & tired, but happy.thanks again guys,d&fps: the greagle-mccrae-johnston-pilot peak- section (that we couldn't do last May on acounta snow) was awesome.
  11. RenoDeano

    RenoDeano High Desert Drifter

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    I and fellow Reno Dust Devil'er meet up with Francine and David Roccaforte (LDF and Doc Rock) in Reno on September 12th. I photographed their prep'ng the bikes at the storage facility and final packing at the Grand Sierra Resort. We then headed for Cabela's for some final items and over Verdi Ride to Dog Valley. Then via some local trails to Yuba Pass, CA. In all I rode with LDF and David for approximetly 80 Miles. My return trip to Reno (42 miles overland) involved running thru a thunder storm and 15 minute down pour. But, by the time I got back home in Reno I was dry. Hope LDF sends info about her experience with identifying Bear Scat and some of the things she experienced. Enjoy the photo's. Reno Deano

    Prep'ng

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  12. RenoDeano

    RenoDeano High Desert Drifter

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    Prep'ng (hey how do you post more than one picture)

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  13. RenoDeano

    RenoDeano High Desert Drifter

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    Ready to Return to GSR and finish packing gear.

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  14. NOTAR_520

    NOTAR_520 Been here awhile

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  15. RenoDeano

    RenoDeano High Desert Drifter

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    After finishing packing the bikes at GSR they headed for Cabela's for some last minute purchases, via downtown Reno and old Hwy 40.

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  16. katoomon

    katoomon Rocket Surgeon

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    Yep, what Dean said. Northern Nevada has been having record heat day to day. 9/12 was a little cooler, more humid, and yesperhaps an unstable air mass (afternoon t-storms).

    If you have seen the list, then you know that packing and weight distribution is well planned.
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    Blueberry gets a little attention, LDF went to reserve in the roundabout a few 1000 feet from the pumps.
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    cleanup on aisle 2
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    waiting for stragglers, er, leaders. RenoDeano is retired and knows the local trail and road system very well
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    fully loaded and dodging bear poop
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    fully loaded and looking for bear poop to dodge
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    a short break and gear check on the Emigrant Trail
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  17. RenoDeano

    RenoDeano High Desert Drifter

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    I have given up on posting to ADV, due to time and effort involved in posting multiple photos and videos. It took PhotoBucket 30 minutes just to down load 40 photos (with out comments and reloading to ADV). I can process the same amount (but high pixel count) online to Picasa, with comments in the same time frame as PhotoBucket takes to upload mine.

    Here is a link to photos and videos taken of Doc Rock and LDF on their trip from Reno, Nevada to Yuba Pass, CA. I will update the photos when I get Mike Derby's.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/SierraAngler/DavidLDFMobiusIVRenoOregonStage#

    Enjoy...Reno Deano
  18. CBAT

    CBAT occasional wanderer

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    Thanks for the photos and vids Deano.
  19. CPTBLY

    CPTBLY Enjoying the Ride!

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    Well done Deano, nice report within a report.
  20. Liza

    Liza Dirty Girl

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    Thank you for the wonderful ride report. Your adventures have inspired me. I'm looking forward to hearing how the current stage progresses.

    Ride Safe. :thumb