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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Motorambling, Nov 1, 2019.
Thanks I am a mess of mismatched attire and bikes ...my gloves are HD ...and yes they were over priced happy riding!
You got me the TKCs were the stock tires I switched to the Heidenau right before the trip! Thanks for following along I just discovered this site and will contribute in the future...Feel free to read more of my previous adventures on my blog in the meantime
Great report. Nice writing and pics. Thanks for sharing.
We just got back from Colorado in September and yeah, Cinnamon is much easier now than years past but I wouldn't have considered Ophir a novice pass. I admire your grit and resilience and loved the ride report. I'm from the right coast and also enjoy my trips out west a great deal. Looking forward to your future endeavors chronicled here.
A friend of mine in SoCal linked me to this report. He said that it reminded him of me and my trips that I would take around the western US (and across the country a couple of times, too). I enjoyed reading it and your pictures were fun to look at. So many memories!!
The heated jacket is a game-changer. Get the full jacket and not just the vest, and get the "troller", where you can vary the temperature and not just have an off/on switch. I've had my Gerbings for over 15 years and it is still going strong - and I use it a lot!
Thanks for following along and for not considering Ophir novice I’m a fan of your coast as well especially Virginia North Carolina and Tennessee....happy trails!
Thanks for the jacket advice! It will be put to good use and thanks to your friend for linking you in on my ride... I’ve covered 42 states so far still a few more to roll through
Now I want to buy a R Nine T even more than I did before! Great RR, I look forward to hearing about more adventures!
It is an incredible “do all” machine
This adventure has again convinced me that less is more. The R Nine T has an understated elegance about it. As I've posted many times, I'm not a HD fan so much as a Sportster fan. It's more than enough for the task at hand.
Shhhh.... Stanley, ID does not exist.
What a great trip,thanks for sharing your brilliant R.R. and pictures!
It was fantastic! I’ll share my next adventure here as well
I've used a similar setup, using a 1/16 piece of aluminum, to spread the heat and prevent the bottom of the pot from burning. I had a cheap Al pot, and a kick-butt German Army gas stove that really put out the heat. That's what I thought the OP was doing!
Now you make me want to post my trip from 2018 where we (me and my son) went from Madison to CA and back. He was on a R1100GS (which we traded for am R1200GS in SLC) and I on my R75/5.
Were you at Slimey Crud this year? I don't recall seeing an R9T like yours.
You should post your trip!!! I was at the May crud run on a 1974 Honda 350 I missed the fall one by a day on this trip
My first LD trip was on a 1972 CB350 in 1975. Champaign, IL to Berkeley CA to deliver it to its owner, a friend of mine, who had started grad school there the previous spring. I did it in 5 days. I have no idea how. I didn't own a camera so no pics. CB350s bring back a lot of memories.
I've ridden most all of the tracks you were on since I got my 2005 R1200GS and your pictures and comments do it more justice than I could have ever experienced. Next time not so many pictures of your NineT and more of you. It did not bother this olddirtbiker seeing a lovely lady in the pictures a few times. At 73 I won't make a lot more long hauls, but I will continue to enjoy the Pacific Northwest to include Northern California. Travel more and post more and spend at least one whole trip in Utah and another in the Death Valley area. Aron
I think a NineT Scrambler will be my next bike and if you are ever in Meridian, Idaho area free room and board available and some nice day riding in 150-200 mile loops to include Stanley which is a great ride from here. Aron