Adventure Is Out There! - 1500 Miles of Desert Fun. Mines, Hot Springs Etc.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Hodakaguy, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. CatSailor

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    Tom, Allen, and Craig

    Tom, Thanks for making this possible and all of the additional effort in documenting the adventure! Tom, Allen and Craig - you guys rock! It was an awesome trip, and thanks for being such a great bunch of guys!


    Mark
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  2. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Greatest ride report. Best use of helmet cam footage ever. The bikes were a prime example of perfect set up and refinement. Intriguing ride routes with great follow up info. You've definitely mastered many crafts here, including the bike set-up, travel prep, technical riding ability, journalism and group organization. Luckily no med skills required. Well done, can't wait for your next one.
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  3. Jamie

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    Great report. I'd love to get out there some day. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.
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  4. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Me too, it's been on the list for awhile and I keep missing it.

    Nice report!!

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  5. SnoozeRat

    SnoozeRat Been here awhile

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    Sweet! I know what I wanna do next :)
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  6. aDave

    aDave Lovin' Life!

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    I really enjoyed following your trip. This is a part of the country that I know very little about. I loved all of the mining pics. Good job! :clap

    Dave
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  7. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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    That was a great report and i really enjoyed keeping up with it.

    If it wouldnt be too tacky to ask, is there any way you'd share the gps tracks with me? Im not far from a good chunk of that route and would love to check it out.
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  8. Hodakaguy

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    PM Sent

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  9. HAULINDAVE

    HAULINDAVE Adventure Rider

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    Awesome trip , have ridden lots of that area over the last 30 years ! I need to get out there again soon . :clap Thanks for taking as along !
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  10. Zecatfish

    Zecatfish XTique Rider

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    Awesome report Hodaka Guy. :clap
    5 Stars
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  11. BikePilot

    BikePilot Long timer

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    Fantastic report! I'd absolutely love to come out and ride that area sometime :bow
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  12. screwit

    screwit One more time

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    That was such a good ride report. Awesome pictures. Would it be to bold to ask for the GPS tracks if you saved them? I would love to explore some of that someday. We are doing the CDT in August but maybe we'll get up that way next year.
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  13. Hodakaguy

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  14. Gunslinger1

    Gunslinger1 GIVE'R

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  15. JossaXR

    JossaXR Been here awhile

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    Great report as always from you:clap :lurk
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  16. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Ok...starting to go through some of the HRS of helmet cam footage from the trip. Here's the first video with a mix of pictures, Helmet footage (HD GoPro) and music. More to come when I get the time.

    Make sure and select 720P HD for best picture.

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    Hodakaguy
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  17. mamacone

    mamacone Been here awhile

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    I love that clip, brings back great memories. The XR is serviced and ready to go, almost, just need new tires, chain and sprockets. Looks like Craig is ready for an October adventure. Lets do it. Thanks again.
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  18. CatSailor

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    Tom, Allen, Craig -

    You guys rock! I had an epic time with the three of you! I still laugh and smile when I see the pictures and think of our time out there! OK- except drunks at Fish Lake Hot Springs that nearly burned down my tent and kept me up all night! (The 5:30am warm-up of my XR650R made me feel a little better :evil)

    Thanks for including me with the three amigos on this trip. Really, these are three of the best guys you could ride with and it was the chance of a lifetime try to keep up with them! Each has endless patience and an unforgettable sense of humor. Each is a great riders and it would be impossible to find a better bunch to spend two weeks with off-road!

    My BRP needs a new pair of shoes and a valve adjustment - other than that it is about tuned up again. Took a little time off to do some local catamaran racing but am itching to get out again. Our Northern California trails are just now losing the darn late season snow and are becoming available again - my local trips will never seem the same again!
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  19. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider Supporter

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    Ok, finally starting to go through the hrs of HD Helmet Cam footage from the trip. I'll be posting a short series of videos from the trip.

    Here's the first video in the series. Double click the video to watch in full screen and make sure and select 720P for the best picture.

    Hodakaguy

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  20. Nijntje

    Nijntje The Riding Dutchman

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    What an amazing trip! I could only hope to do something that epic. I look forward to the rest of the videos!
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