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All Roads Lead to the High Desert

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Humunn, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Humunn

    Humunn Agent Provocateur

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    It has been a long gray winter and not much of a spring but the riding on the high desert couldn’t come any sooner or be any better in June. Plen<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:personName w:st="on">ty</st1:personName> of moist soil and very little dust.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    All roads lead to the high desert as a group of west coast <st1:personName w:st="on">rider</st1:personName>s from <st1:City w:st="on">Sacramento</st1:City> to <st1:City w:st="on">Vancouver</st1:City>, B.C. arrive Thursday night in the cowboy town of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Prineville</st1:place></st1:City>, OR for a 3 day, 450 mile off road adventure.<o:p></o:p>
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    Pre ride meet up at Dillons.<o:p></o:p>
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    Next morning, Day 1 – Prineville to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on"><st1:personName w:st="on">Chris</st1:personName>tmas</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Valley</st1:placeType></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
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    The crew meets up at the staging area. Traditional pre ride group pic.<o:p></o:p>
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    Chase truck loaded and ready to roll.<o:p></o:p>
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    We are off. Soil is perrrrfect, weather couldn’t be better!<o:p></o:p>
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    Todd from <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Portland</st1:place></st1:City> on a 250 XCF.<o:p></o:p>
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    His buddy <st1:personName w:st="on">Chris</st1:personName> on an XR 400.<o:p></o:p>
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    Wade from <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oakland</st1:place></st1:City> on a 250 XCF-W.<o:p></o:p>
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    Heath from <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Vancouver</st1:place></st1:City> on a TTR 250.<o:p></o:p>
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    Eric from <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">British Columbia</st1:place></st1:State> on a 950 Adventure.<o:p></o:p>
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    Red from <st1:personName w:st="on">Carl</st1:personName>sborg on the Olympic <st1:place w:st="on">Peninsula</st1:place> on an XL 650.<o:p></o:p>
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    <st1:personName w:st="on">Mike </st1:personName>from <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Vancouver</st1:place></st1:City> followed by Dave from Prineville, both on 450 EXCs.
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    Creighton from <st1:City w:st="on">Auburn</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">CA</st1:State> was too fast to catch a pic of him and Robin from <st1:City w:st="on">Vancouver</st1:City> will join us tonight in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on"><st1:personName w:st="on">Chris</st1:personName>tmas</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Valley</st1:placeType></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
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    Up next, the Cinder Cone and East Fort Rock…<o:p></o:p>
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  2. Mad Kaw Disease

    Mad Kaw Disease Dual Sport Diseased

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  3. Humunn

    Humunn Agent Provocateur

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    A few miles down the trail we head up to the top of the Cinder Cone.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Here’s Creighton. Finally was able to get off my bike fast enough to take some video of him.<o:p></o:p>
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    Spectacular views of the Cascades…and <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:personName w:st="on">Chris</st1:personName> and Todd.<o:p></o:p>
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    Drop down off the cone and continue heading south towards <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Pine</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Mountain</st1:placeType></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
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    Pit stop near Hwy 20. Should have put the camera in wide lens mode to get all of this bike in the pic. <o:p></o:p>
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    Knowing we were headed to a more technical trail section I was a little concerned about how the big bike would do but it turned out that Eric can rail the big machine just fine.<o:p></o:p>
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    Scenery shots on the way.<o:p></o:p>
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    I pick a spot to stop and take a few pics as the guys roll in. Here’s Creighton.<o:p></o:p>
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    Some of the guys seemed to have a little trouble here although it was not technical at all. Guessing they might have been concerned with me standing there with the camera…that I was trying to catch a good crash in a tricky spot.<o:p></o:p>
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    Here comes Mike, looking good.<o:p></o:p>
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    Until he sees me with camera…<o:p></o:p>
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    Eric follows up by creating an orange domino effect with his 950.<o:p></o:p>
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    We clean up our act and continue south through East Fort Rock. Lots of switchy, up and down trails…kind of like the off road moto version of a <st1:place w:st="on">Disneyland</st1:place> ride. Not too many pics through this (athletic) portion of the ride but the trails were recently groomed very nicely.<o:p></o:p>
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    Old logging roads.<o:p></o:p>
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    The sun on the pines makes them light up.<o:p></o:p>
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    Next stop, Hole in the Ground….<o:p></o:p>
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  4. Sparky216

    Sparky216 Adventurer

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    Thanks!!! Getting my mojo up for another Central Oregon ride:clap:clap:clap
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  5. Mad Kaw Disease

    Mad Kaw Disease Dual Sport Diseased

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    It just wouldn't be a ride with Mikey if it didn't include at least one pic of him on his back...:clap
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  6. Humunn

    Humunn Agent Provocateur

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    For sure!!!
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  7. Humunn

    Humunn Agent Provocateur

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    I saw him going down and had a strange instinctual reflex reaction to call St. Charles in Bend and have them send Life Flight...:lol3
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  8. Humunn

    Humunn Agent Provocateur

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    Panoramic video of Hole in the Ground from the top. Hole in the Ground is a volcanic crater that sits on the edge of an ancient sea.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    And from the bottom.<o:p></o:p>
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    Cresting the top of the crater heading east toward <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">Fort</st1:placeType> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Rock</st1:placeName></st1:place>. Look carefully you can see it in the distance.<o:p></o:p>
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    This is about the location that Eric’s 950 decides to take a siesta. More on that later.<o:p></o:p>
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    <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">Fort</st1:placeType> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Rock</st1:placeName></st1:place> is also a volcanic crater created about the same time as Hole in the Ground but because it sat in the middle of the sea its sides were washed of clean of soil creating a visual effect of a “fort”.<o:p></o:p>
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    We make a lunch stop at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Cabin</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType></st1:place> where we were given a tour and history of the old lumber sales and ranger station. I don’t remember the specifics but he said this was the location of the largest lumber sale west of the <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Mississippi</st1:place></st1:State> back in the first part of the 20<SUP>th</SUP> century.<o:p></o:p>
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    This is just one of the several buildings on site. The facili<st1:personName w:st="on">ty</st1:personName> has not been occupied for 20 years. You could tell this bothered our guide, to see the facili<st1:personName w:st="on">ty</st1:personName> vacant and slowly decaying. He spent most of his life here and had many personal stories that were fascinating. <o:p></o:p>
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    Originally built by the CCC in the early 30s, here is an original picnic table.<o:p></o:p>
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    Firefighting supplies were staged out of here.<o:p></o:p>
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    Old diesel generator.<o:p></o:p>
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    Would make a great moto camp!<o:p></o:p>
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    The old fueling station. He told us stories about actually pumping gas from this pump!<o:p></o:p>
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    I’ve ridden by <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Cabin</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType></st1:place> many times and wondered about the history…interesting to hear it from someone who actually lived it.<o:p></o:p>
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    Time to ride.<o:p></o:p>
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    Quick stop at the largest juniper tree in <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State>. Heath here posing for National Geographic.<o:p></o:p>
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    And a stop at a massive lava tube, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Derricks</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Cave</st1:placeName></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
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    And blazing on into <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on"><st1:personName w:st="on">Chris</st1:personName>tmas</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Valley</st1:placeType></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
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    On top of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Green</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Mountain</st1:placeType></st1:place> where it looks like a squall may be forming.<o:p></o:p>
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    We make <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on"><st1:personName w:st="on">Chris</st1:personName>tmas</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Valley</st1:placeType></st1:place> in time for happy hour…<o:p></o:p>
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    And chow.<o:p></o:p>
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    We are all pret<st1:personName w:st="on">ty</st1:personName> beat and hit the rack early. Big day tomorrow.<o:p></o:p>
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    Up next, “good” Fandango and the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Summer</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType></st1:place> playa.<o:p></o:p>
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  9. Mad Kaw Disease

    Mad Kaw Disease Dual Sport Diseased

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    No worries, Kaiser Permanente has told him he is sooooooooo cut off. :kurt
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  10. Humunn

    Humunn Agent Provocateur

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    A MAJOR reason the rest of our insurance rates are so high!!! :puke1
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  11. Mad Kaw Disease

    Mad Kaw Disease Dual Sport Diseased

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    Considering that this was Maddog Mike's last hurrah in the serious dirt and you were taking NooB Heath into Fandango, I'm a little surprised you didn't just arrange to have Life Flight as your chase vehicle. :hmmmmm
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  12. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer Super Supporter

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    Apparently they cut all the trees.
    There ain't many left out there these days....
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  13. Humunn

    Humunn Agent Provocateur

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    No, but I do have them on speed dial! :lol3
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  14. Humunn

    Humunn Agent Provocateur

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    Hey, how are you? Didn't we meet at the gas station in Prineville? You were on a 990 and I was in a boring pickup truck! :lol3
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  15. monrcar

    monrcar Been here awhile

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    Damn! Good to see Mike riding! Good times!
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  16. Humunn

    Humunn Agent Provocateur

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    Yah, this was his last off road ride...off to the hip replacement surgeon in September! :gerg
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  17. Humunn

    Humunn Agent Provocateur

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    Along the way we saw a group of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:personName w:st="on">rider</st1:personName>s camped in tents, most of them on big 990 Adventures. Hope they took “good” Fandango!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    And, of course, most of the time this happens it is in the middle of no where.<o:p></o:p>
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    Fandango trailer carnage.<o:p></o:p>
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    Roll into <st1:place w:st="on">Paisley</st1:place> for food and gas.<o:p></o:p>
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    The Pioneer Saloon is a cool place and serves killer pizza.<o:p></o:p>
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    And is well decorated…<o:p></o:p>
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    Chit chatted with this group of 6 guys. They were here on their annual “boy’s trip”. They’ve all known each other for over 60 years. Entertaining listening to them rib each other about some girl back in the 50s…just like it was yesterday!<o:p></o:p>
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    Original plan was to head up into the Fremont but with the late winter/spring the locals said there was no way through yet so we opt for a playa ride on the east side of Summer Lake. <o:p></o:p>
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    Quick stop at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Paisley</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Caves</st1:placeType></st1:place> where 14,000 year old human DNA has been found and the U of O is conducting a major dig.<o:p></o:p>
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    Quick recap of the story with his 950. Shortly after we left Hole in the Ground I received a radio call that Eric’s bike stalled and wouldn’t start. <st1:personName w:st="on">Dave</st1:personName> and Eric proceeded to tear the bike down and isolated the problem in the fuel pump. Oddly enough, Eric had just replaced the stock electric fuel pump (which are known to have problems) with an after market vacuum pump. The chase truck was relatively close and swung back to pick him up.<o:p></o:p>
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    Heath and <st1:personName w:st="on">Mike </st1:personName>getting cozy. Good to see Heath finally make a ride. He and I have been talking about this for 7 or 8 years now!<o:p></o:p>
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    We drop down into this sandy wash (I literally dropped straight down into it) where it’s a little looser than some of us expected.<o:p></o:p>
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    <st1:personName w:st="on">Mike </st1:personName>“digging” the wash.<o:p></o:p>
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    His friends in low places not stopping to help him.<o:p></o:p>
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    He eventually gets her out.<o:p></o:p>
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    Story about Mike. About ten years ago I started to get the itch to ride again. Hadn’t ridden off road since I was a teenager. <st1:personName w:st="on">Mike </st1:personName>was a co worker and we would have lengthy conversations about riding as a kid and how much fun it would be do it again. We both eventually got bikes and were drawn to distance dual sport/adventure riding in Central and <st1:place w:st="on">Eastern Oregon</st1:place>. Many years, off-road miles, adventures and stories later, <st1:personName w:st="on">Mike </st1:personName>is forced to hang up his off-road riding boots as he is scheduled for hip replacement surgery this year. This was Mike’s last off-road trip and the end of an era that we started together. The entire trip was sort of bitter sweet as I rode areas we had ridden years before and remembered so many good times. You’ll be missed out there buddy!<o:p></o:p>
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    Continuing up the playa you can really get the speed up but have to be careful for these. The result of late spring run off. They can reach out and remind you to slow down!<o:p></o:p>
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    Dust storm in the distance.<o:p></o:p>
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    Next up, from dus<st1:personName w:st="on">ty</st1:personName> playa to snow…all in just a few miles…<o:p></o:p>
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  18. Humunn

    Humunn Agent Provocateur

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    Leaving the playa we climb up into the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Fremont</st1:place></st1:City>.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    And high speed gravel flat track into <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Silver</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
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    A little R & R before dinner.<o:p></o:p>
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    Robin still tinkering with his electrical system.<o:p></o:p>
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    Parade in front of motel. These guys are riding in s<st1:personName w:st="on">ty</st1:personName>le!<o:p></o:p>
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    A couple boys from the Lobos club in <st1:City w:st="on">Portland</st1:City> are out scouting for the Lobos dual sport event in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">Fort</st1:placeType> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Rock</st1:placeName></st1:place>. They stop for a beer and chit chat.<o:p></o:p>
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    Next up&#8230;the world famous (almost) Cowboy Dinner Tree.<o:p></o:p>
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  19. BrockEvan

    BrockEvan Brock Warwick Supporter

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    loving it, keep it coming!
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  20. JDRobin

    JDRobin Adventurer

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    Vancouver, WA
    The electrical turned out to be the three rides old blue paper weight I had in the battery box. :deal After three days getting to know the kick starter real well, I'll gladly pay the extra for a good battery. Maybe all the kicking is what made me hungry?
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