Erica's Highway to Hell: Two months on the Road

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by erica728, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. AdvRydr

    AdvRydr De asini vmbra disceptare

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    Wow, hope Erica's ok :eek1
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  2. RMac

    RMac Cheese!

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    I'm in Portland but willing do what little I can from here. I sent you a PM.
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  3. SGrider

    SGrider This space for rent Supporter

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    I hope everything is okay, I was looking forward to reading this thread as she shows so much of an adventurous spirit.
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  4. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider Supporter

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    I just received two calls from different Sheriff's - she's on the border of 3 counties in two states so they're figuring out who's going to help... help's on the way I'm told, though it might take them a minute - she's pretty far out there on a switchback gravel road... probably to find her there camping on the road, sitting around a fire in a bikini drinking beer and toasting marsh mellows! :lol3

    I have a feeling of what happened, and am confident she's going to be fine, with some good stories to tell.


    [​IMG]
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  5. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider Supporter

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    Just had more conversations with the dispatcher, I email them the SPOT shared page link, they forwarded it to the responder who is using it in real time in his truck to find her. They said it would be hours until they could get there - if it was an "emergency" they would send a chopper.
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  6. Balzac

    Balzac Curses! Foiled Again!

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    Watching this closely. :ear
    Is she still sending help messages?
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  7. Lost Roadie

    Lost Roadie Rider Supporter

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    help messages have stopped about an hour ago, but no movement. They were coming every five minutes.

    sheriff just called again, with a few questions about SPOT and thanking me because the Hess road the SPOT map shows isn't even on the Sheriff's maps - they're using SPOT maps online to find her.

    I'm on the east coast and it's late... I'm going to sleep with my phone by me but probably won't update until the morning.
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  8. maiden.jade

    maiden.jade Been here awhile

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    Just when I was enjoying her story and pictures, I read this. :eek1

    I sincerely hope she's okay.
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  9. ian408

    ian408 Administrator Administrator Super Moderator

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    I hope all is well with Erica.
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  10. beefalumpalo

    beefalumpalo Been here awhile

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  11. SR1

    SR1 Going to America!!!!

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    I hope everything's ok....
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  12. mtndragon

    mtndragon Traveler

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    This RR is about to get even more interesting. Best wishes in Hell's Canyon Erica-

    :huh
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  13. BitesTheDust

    BitesTheDust Been here awhile

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    Oh boy :eek1

    Hope all is well, Erica.
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  14. Squirrels

    Squirrels SoloSquirrel

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    You had me at peanut butter and bread...!

    And then salt flats!? You are truly one after my own heart.

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v80/Squirrels/BMW%20OR-NV-CA%205-09/?action=view&current=DSCN1794.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider-photobucket-images/images/S/Squirrels_BMW%2520OR-NV-CA%25205-09_th_DSCN1794.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket" ></a>

    Hope all is well. Isn't SPOT awesome?
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  15. gabrielu

    gabrielu Mo' Beta!

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    I am hopeful Erica is allright. Probably another front end push thanks to a loaded bike, no knobbies, and downhill gravel,
    this time with more bike damage. The good news is that for sure she will not need to spend the night on the hill.

    [​IMG]

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  16. 2laneblacktop

    2laneblacktop Tarmac

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    You're the MAN for giving her the SPOT :thumb


    She'll be ok, help is on the way
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  17. Mileater

    Mileater Been here awhile

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    I hope all is well.

    Waiting to hear :ear

    Hold on Erica... assistance be on the way.
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  18. kurvenwetzer

    kurvenwetzer Adventurer

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    what a thread!! :clap

    at first thx for good pix and sharing with us

    second: your help n assistance is great!! i never thought about this possibility!

    third: hope eric´s well - if nothing honest is happen, it´ll be a great memory

    ride on girl, keep over water!!
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  19. kurvenwetzer

    kurvenwetzer Adventurer

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    hey chitown whats this spot-system i don´t know this,....
    would u explain it to me european?
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  20. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    I have a truck, a trailer and the next 2 days off. Whats the update?

    I am about a day away but willing to help.
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