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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by cyberdos, Jan 4, 2019.
I agree that the discussion should be moved to the thread that started this all! Thank you all.
Whoops, wrong thread.
Mary & I had a blast and made some great new friends from the left coast & all over (& down under too). Thanks to Julio, Scott, Julie , Tim & everyone who made this happen. Each morning was a new adventure and the nights were hilarious, everything we expected from this great clan of misfits. Taking Mary down the Schafer switchbacks in the big pickup was terrifying - you absolutely lose all sight of the trail over the hood on the tight turns.
After La Sal we hit Idaho, camped in Teton NF (34 degrees) and Yellowstone, had a snowball fight yesterday in Bighorn National Forest and spent last night in Teddy Roosevelt’s room in Buffalo WY. Mt. Rushmore today then slabbed it hard all the way to Sioux Falls - or almost. I-90 is closed for miles due to flooding, so we spent hours rerouting through farm road after oil road only to find another washout in the dark. It’s now after midnight and we just checked in. To Green Bay tomorrow for the Sunday game.
Pics when we get home. Thanks again everybody - be safe!
Bringing the bike down for you was easy peasy. The best part for me was being able to help you & meet Jeff's staff, Mike in particular. I got sucked into buying more farkles on returning the bike & enjoyed a tour of the shop.
Saturday morning & I still have another day to get home. Did 2 days in Moab at Sand Flats. Did some slick rocks & loose sand with JimfromSF & Eastboundanddown. A huge thanks to them & son J-min for helping to sort a flooded airbox after a deep sand get off that stuck my carb float.
Tuesday saw ustouring Arches Natl. Park before going west across Hwy 50, the "Loneliest Road in America" Up to 119 miles between gas stops in place. Sagebrush , dried mud, & sand A splendid desolation. First night out in Ely, NV waiting to get new trailer tires after a separation issue. Several passes over 7,000 ft to get into northern California at Alturas. A quick blast across OR got us to a state parkon the ocean nearTillamook. Crossed the border late last night to stay with son Jeff in North Vancouver. Off today to Vancouver to pick up some East Indian sweets for the wife, then home tomorrow.
The main camera tanked from too much dust, so no photos until I get the card into the computer in a couple of days
Best bike trip in years! Thanks to you all for being part of it.
Maintenance and storage aren't free.
and nobody wants to pay.
Still not home,one more days ride.450 miles.
It was great meeting you and I enjoyed your tales of motorcycle adventure!
And the accent!
Made it home ..10:30 sat night .. 3914 miles . It was great meeting every one ,had a awesome good time ..
hope to see ya all again ....
What accent?You guys have the accent.Even Bergdonk.
Yes that was a great event alright.It was nice to be a member of the first DR meet.
Who’da thunk you could meet someone at La Sal Utah who would offer a free parking spot and ride to Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin a week later? Thanks @Blue Mule and Go Packers!
And also meet that guy Heywood.
Hey you DR_Hippie. Thanks for inviting me along to meet up in Utah with the other crazies you've been following. Epic scenery all around. Good times.
Even the flat tire was no problem when riding with the pros. Watch out for those damn carpenter nails.....
Until we ride again or hang out in the Ol' shop at Lonsum Acres. Keep on Truckin' ! ChrisD
Oh, and thanks for the Rally stickers @drhippie2
That was unexpected and very welcome. IMO those little details are what make these events great. Rather than sitting back and expecting stuff to be provided, bring something to the table instead. Whether it be stuff, food, beer, stories, help etc. Things always are better when everyone chips in with something unique.
I thought I was the only one to bring a folding personal sun shade...
It was a bit warm.
Rode into my place last night just before dark.Put on just over 8200 kms.18 days total,1 day I didn't ride,visited a friend and it poured all day.Lucky for me I wasn't camping.Only had my raingear on for two days the whole ride.
On my way through Idaho I was looking for a place to camp the night and saw a campsite along the Salmon River as I went ripping by.Turned around and found a perfect spot by the river.I was just unpacking my bike to set up my tent and this guy with a jeep camped nearby called over to me"suppers ready".How cool is that.He was making supper and saw me ride in so threw on some extras for me.Had a beer with him and watched the full moon rise.In the morning 15 elk crossed the river and climbed the hillside opposite the camp.
I don't think I was on an interstate highway for more than a hundred miles total.A bit of divided highway going around or through some city that couldn't be avoided.Lots of twisty narrow 2 lane roads on the route I chose or somebody I met along the way suggested.The scenery was first class all the way.
Thanks too all those who showed up and the ones responsible for making it happen.I was nice to see and talk to those rather than just an internet handle.For those that are riding through my area,I have lots of tent space and are welcome to stop by for a meal and a shower.