Excursions pour la Journee avec Gaston

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Gaston Gagne, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Gaston Gagne

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    Layla and I went bicycling.

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    The next day, Lucky and I did a Maple Sally run.

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    Tuesday evening Back Irish Creek shenanigans.

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    I rode 1A, 2, 1B, 9, 10 last night, but no photos. Brown is in nice shape right now.




    Today we found the connection we've been seeking for some time.

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    The Smoky Mountains.

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    An inmate had told me that you could connect point A to point B. Some recently chainsawed logs suggested that someone would invest some effort into connecting point A to point B. We ran the numbers, and we say, "Yes, you can connect point A to point B." Thanks. We cleared some trail.

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    DC came over with his new CRF450L. We ran around Brown Mountain after work.

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    That seems like a very nice motorcycle, and he seems happy with it.

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    I don't recommend this track.

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    I saw my first bear of the year. Be careful out there.
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    Utah, always a good time.

    I don't remember the name of this area. It's just north of I-70 on 6/191.

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    Poison Spider Mesa is hard and stuff.

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    I gotta get back there one day..... IMG_3996.jpg
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    Another day on motorcycles in Utah.

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    This was a short side trip. That plane dropped white dust on us. We tried to get out ahead of it.

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    Piston Pants made this look easy. Note the scratch marks. More dust dropped on us.

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    He made this look easy, too.

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    Hidden Valley

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    OK, now we're talking. Sovereign Trail.

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    The next day we did bicycles at North Klondike Bluff. Super nice trails. Thanks to Layla for letting me use her arm protectors.

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    That's it for Utah. Thanks to our hosts and to Piston Pants!
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    May the fourth be with you. We found the connector.

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    And then some.

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    Nut up!

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    The Colombia trip cut into my vacation time for Rick's Rendezvous. I still got a Thursday ride in spite of it all.

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    Chain maintenance and then on to Murphy!

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    Friday, we rode right across the street from the campground. My odometer said 12 miles, and it took me 6 hours. That 12 miles is even exaggerated because there were a number of hills that I had to take 4, 5, 6, and more runs at.

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    This guy is a woods ninja.

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    My new bike isn't new any more after Friday. I stll like it a lot.
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    Saturday at Rick's Rendezvous. After yesterday, I'm nervous, but I got to the top of Sled Runner without any pushing.

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    Here is @400psi blasting up it.

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    Cherokee County ESL Department

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    We did an out and back on 82. Are you listening Pablo?

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    Another gratuitous run up and down Sled Runner.

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    Sunday, I got a nice tour from C. That fellow does his homework. Unfortunately, I couldn't find my camera in the morning, so you have to take my word for it. We did a nice tour along the state line reminiscent of Caney Fork. Dirty, nasty jeeping.

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    I bagged another bear this evening. 120 pounder that wanted to get as good a look at me as I wanted to get at her.
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    Lucky puchased a 350 KTM.

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    We did a local shake down run.

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    He took it out to Hot Springs, I promise. My computer deleted the photos. I don't know what happened, but you will have to take my word for it. It was staggering around the ring with blood running down into its eyes before we ran the sword between its shoulder blades. Fun stuff.
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