USBYGS on the road...

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by USBYGS, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. akrider

    akrider mild adventurer

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    Tell Kit I am about to join the x-university employees group. Friday, 6/30 is my last day.

    Dennis
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  2. MotoMamma

    MotoMamma Living Life

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    So much riding:ricky
    No time for reports!
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  3. GRIZ

    GRIZ COMMANDANT

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    WHERE ARE YOU??? USXGS...REPORT!!!
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  4. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    I know where these two are. Click the pic-
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  5. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    Well, all I can say is that we have suffered from heat stroke and hypothermia multiple times within several hours time during our ride up highway 1 from San Francisco to the 101 up to Lincoln City, Oregon. I think that the sides of the tires are catching up to the center flat section. We have been surfing these roads and carving up the corners along the coast, mostly in a thick fog that has limited - yet enhanced - our view of the coast. We camped in the Redwoods one night and the next on the coast near Coos Bay in Oregon. Today we are at a beach house in Lincoln City for a couple of days thanks to a co-worker of sister Diane' (thanks Cindy!). What a sweet pad.

    I am planning on re-treading the rear in Salem on the way to Bend to the in-laws. By the way, Diane, Kit, and Dee and here at the beach house with us. Nothing like vacationing with this family. So, today, we spent time on the beach crabbing! Kit brought his traps and we went after Dungeness. Sitting on the beach, soaking the traps, sipping a beer, smoking a cigar, and taking in some sun. What more could one ask for? We will be at the casino later squandering away some bling money...
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  6. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    Yesterday we spent the day crabbing. We only ended up with 3 legal ones and many -many small ones. Oh, yeah, I did get a real nice sun burn on the top of my feet. We (I) almost went swimming when one of our traps (mine) pulled a stake and drifted off shore. After stripping down and getting ready to dive in, I balked and opted for tossing the other crab ring out to try and hook the line (it was poly with a stick on it) that was floating 50 feet off shore. Third try we snagged it! Off to cook up the Crabs!

    Later that night we went to the casino and I went down 50 and right at the end was dealt 2 aces and split them. Was handed another ace. Split. Another ace split. So in the end I had 5 aces, was only allowed to split 4. The dealer busted and I ended up only 10 down and walked away. Gina spent 18 in quarters and walked away with a 160 dollar pot...

    One more day here and then we head to Bend. On the way I will hook up new rubber in Salem. Pictures are on the way...
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  7. Katoomer

    Katoomer Silver Surfer

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    Thanks for the updates......enjoying everything but the sunburn.:rofl Keep em coming.

    Katoomer
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  8. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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  9. Katoomer

    Katoomer Silver Surfer

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    All I can say is WOW!:eek1 Beautiful! Love the double yellow shot!! :rofl
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  10. vegasphotog

    vegasphotog Las Vegas Cheechako

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    GREAT, GREAT photos.....keep 'em coming!
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  11. ptero

    ptero Been here awhile

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    Love the pictures. Exciting stuff. And it's great to be able to spend time with your family. Yeah, the double yellow road shot was really fun.

    I'm getting ready for ya! Today was rehang the forks and front wheel. Did new seals and rubber. See you soon.

    Thanks for the updates. Keep 'em coming (in your spare time!!).

    :clap :clap :clap
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  12. MotoMamma

    MotoMamma Living Life

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    My old stomping grounds!
    Salem and the Oregon Coast!:rayof
    Hope you had some Mo's clam chowder!:dg
    I envy both of you!:tb
    Keep the reports coming!
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  13. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    We will have access for a few days in Bend then we may go dark on our way to Headquarters. We were gonna try and make Tensleep for the 4th but the festivities are gonna happen on the 3rd so we won't make it. From headquarters we will regroup and see were the road goes... It is nice to hear for you back home!
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  14. TRACTOR RIDER

    TRACTOR RIDER No Rules Gruver

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    :eek1 :lurk :bow This is Good stuff!!

    Thanks

    TR:huh
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  15. GRIZ

    GRIZ COMMANDANT

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    HOW LONG DO YOU FIGURE IT'LL TAKE YOU TO GET HERE ON THAT "TRACTOR"?
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  16. TRACTOR RIDER

    TRACTOR RIDER No Rules Gruver

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    Well if I put wings on it and do a little tuning maybe, 8hrs:lol3

    TR:huh

    I e mailed you
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  17. Fighter

    Fighter Head Gruver

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    Not sure how long for Jermo and Gina.....
    but go ahead and start without me.:cry :cry :cry :cry
    Currently in Squarebanks waiting on another load of Daisys. Fite
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  18. USBYGS

    USBYGS Riding the World

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    Rode yesterday from Lincoln city to Bend and picked up a new tire in Salem on the way. Great service - I took off the wheel, they put the new one one ($10 mount and balanced) and I was on the road, less than an hour. Very warm ride to Bend, lots of JohnLaw on the road. Rode easy and was starting to go into that warm weather zone...

    I was following a car, just on auto-pilot, when out of a turn-out came a herd of Harlies (I like the spelling). They were like hooked together and once one started out the rest followed... The car in front of me almost had to come to a stop before one there was a break in the chain. I mean, none of them looked, they just started pulling out. The one that broke the chain was paddle walking his bike up to the main road and about dropped it when he saw the car right there.

    So, anyway, I suddenly perked up like I had just mainlined a RedBull and yelled "PYLONS!!!". I had been following this car in front of me for quite a while and was content. Without even thinking, I blipped the throttle and went around the car and put my front tire almost up a straight pipe... I might have been a little close to the back of the chain but I wanted to make sure they saw me and knew that I was not one of them.

    Okay, so I really am not doing anything rude or viscious. I was suddenly in a game of some kind. I noticed the last link I was following seemed like a decent couple, so I gave them a little room. Judging from the sound, he was working it pretty hard to create some room, so I slowed down to give him the illusion that he was going faster. I had to keep in mind that the cops were pretty thick today so passing would be done legal. No right sides, no pulling up next to them in the same lane, no slalom runs, no double yellows.

    There are numerous short passing lanes so I take them one, two, or three at a time. Each time there is the same response. Their bike gets louder, and they get slower. Just as long as it saves lives, right? They were a well trained group as far as group riders go. Nicely staggered and spaced. It was actually pretty amusing because whenever I passed one or more and squeezed into the line they reformed the stagger. I was so amused by them re-staggering that I almost wanted to pass one at a time just for the visual in the rearview of them swapping sides of the lane... Almost.

    I finally made it to the front of the pack - behind the "leader". I don't think he wanted me to pass. He slid one way then the other - not sure of what I was gonna do. He did stay in his lane and was making sure I was not going to try until another straight away. He was like a nervous wreck, twitching and bobbing around. Damn, I sure miss my videographer on the back 'cuase this was some good stuff (Gina is riding with her parents to Bend in the truck so she didn't have to deal with the tire change). This "leader" was actually starting to freak me out with his convulsing body movements. For safety reasons only, I made a double yellow pass. See ya. Now relax and enjoy the ride.
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  19. TRACTOR RIDER

    TRACTOR RIDER No Rules Gruver

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    Whan are u planing on getting to Spearfish???

    TR:huh
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  20. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Herds of sheeple?
    Sad. It just ain't right.
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