2nd full mOOn nOOb's DV 3/12-15

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by traveltoad, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    once we hit the road to leadfield/titus, the FFs blasted away
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    the bastards vanished quickly
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    checking out the guys behind me
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    that's wotevah leading one of the 2 riders who decided to hanged out with us
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    the 2 ds rider
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    a beautiful road waiting for us
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    wotevah caught up with me
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    this place is wonderful and awesome
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    this rider was quick in picking up his steed
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    ruggedly beautiful
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    i live to the expectation...sito already asleep when i get to join the group...:cry and dsm8 done eating his sandwich...:eek1
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    wotevah coming in
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    dsm8...slaved away as a sweep
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    rhinoeater and purelick..thanks for the sat night hospitality..:thumb
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    strange looking rock...charred or carbon deposit; there was plenty of daylight left when we start moving
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    no more pics from hereon...the gravel and sand at the bottom of titus was extremely heavy

    the answer to the many same questions people asked..:deal
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    i need to fix the 640a and will post more pics later on.....:wave

    8)H
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  2. cranbo

    cranbo Adventurer

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    Hey RiverRat,

    Nice to meet you on Sat night and Sun afternoon, that was me and two of my buddies! :1drink One of my friends with a VStrom burned out his clutch going up Lippencott about 8 miles in. We got very lucky: a Toyota Tundra with two really nice folks helped get his bike down to the intersection; otherwise we'd probably be spending the night there with the bats and luna moths circling. We spent a comfortable night at the intersection, got up the next day, when 2 of us rode out to Panamint and arranged a $250 tow...a local Panamint guy helped us get the VStrom.

    Hope Jeff is doing OK, was very concerned to hear about the crash.

    Will have to lurk less any maybe join in on future rides...the three of us are n00bs, we need all the help we can get :D The VStrom clutch is being quoted at $1300 to fix by Suzuki, and it ain't under warranty :eek1


    --cranbo
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  3. RiverRat

    RiverRat Long timer

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    Good meeting you at the intersection. Too bad about the clutch and tow. You could have gotten a place in the adv rescue trailer :rofl That would have been a record for that little trailer. Join us n00bs for future rides!

    wotevah, dude, you need tires. I can't believe you are still have those.
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  4. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Did anyone find my 2 gallon fuel can at that intersection? Half gallon of fuel in it??

    spafxer
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  5. cranbo

    cranbo Adventurer

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    I think RiverRat looked for it, but I don't know if he found it; our group didn't see it anywhere, sorry!
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  6. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    Thanks for that. Yeah, RR looked too and said someone took off with it I guess. No worries, our route changed and that's why I left it there in the first place..

    spafxer
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  7. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    i saw it at the time jab took this picture...jim, you're terrible when it comes to hiding something valuable...:D
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  8. A.Vern

    A.Vern One Man Wolf Pack

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    I'm sure eveyone was trying to make up some good time, but as I didn't make it to Eureka this time,

    Anyone take pictures at the dunes?

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  9. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second... Super Supporter

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    the dunes...

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  10. traveltoad

    traveltoad Aaron S

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    AHA!!! Good, I am glad that you will be treating the GS the way she was meant to be treated! :clap That very fine machine has been on all these roads/trails.:wink:

    I don't know about the 950ADV seat. The 950SE seat sucks. But the Renazco Racing seat is fantastic!:D
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  11. trailtrick

    trailtrick goat trail rider

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    I have a 950 s 2006 for sale for $8k
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  12. dstock

    dstock Adventurer n00b

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    Well...I'm damn sure going to give it a try, as soon as time permits!
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  13. dstock

    dstock Adventurer n00b

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    Got pics/info? I will gladly pass it along...
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  14. the_austrian

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    i whant to post my pics but i can't remember how i did it the last time from smugmug
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  15. the_austrian

    the_austrian Adventurer

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  16. the_austrian

    the_austrian Adventurer

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    ahh that's how i did it
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    the_austrian Adventurer

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