I would sell my soul to feel this passion.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by larryboy, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    1. Oregon Backcountry
    2. Continental Divide
    3. Transamerica Trail~West
    4. Solo
    5. 6500 Miles~10 States



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    Come with me and I'll show you my empire of dirt.:ricky

    I will lead you on with this song:


    Here I go again

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    Here we go again

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    You will never know

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    What you could have known

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    No matter where this takes me

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    No matter what this takes of me

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    I can see the end

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    I can't change the end

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    but, I understand
    I will understand that,
    No matter where this takes me

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    No matter what this takes of me

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    It's better than missing these moments with you

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    No matter where this takes me

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    No matter what this takes of me

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    It's better than missing these moments with you

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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Passion for riding is coming through loud and clear :thumb

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  3. Agave

    Agave El Corazón

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    Been waiting for this one!:super
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  4. nwgs

    nwgs Danned

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    larryboy f'n rocks.

    Yea baby :clap
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  5. hennikerjd

    hennikerjd I am Jack's wasted life

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    in till the end.
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  6. Jman955i

    Jman955i Falls Down A Lot

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    :lurk Very Creative Report. I'm in.
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  7. massspec

    massspec -mah

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    Another Larryboy rr! Great rotating pics--thanks for taking time to bring us along again:clap
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  8. Miss Adventure

    Miss Adventure I left my fear behind me

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    Another amazing Ride Report from my dad!! (:
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  9. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    oh geez - bring it :lurk
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  10. redpillar

    redpillar Been here awhile

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    I'll bite!! Looks Gooood! :D
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  11. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister Supporter

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    Good stuff as always.
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  12. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Supporter

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  13. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb Bacon is a fad.

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    Colorado? I think I recognize this tunnel.
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  14. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    +1000 oh yeah!
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  15. rockchucker22

    rockchucker22 Been here awhile

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    can't wait to see it all:thumb
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  16. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat Supporter

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    Thanks for hitting pause on my constantly running internal dialogue.
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  17. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    Let's go!
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  18. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman Back in Black!

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    I thought this was going to be the ride report for the trip around the
    Barnical Bistro... who knew? :lol3
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  19. Super Suz

    Super Suz N00b with B00b

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    Holy Schmoly! It's here! It's here!



    And the road report that I've been waiting for begins! :clap :clap :clap :clap
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  20. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Thanks, everybody. I meant to post more last night, but something was wonky and the site was offline for awhile for me. Then I hit the wall this morning and had to sleep...23 days on the road, half a day off when I got home and started graveyard again...I need to find a new job or something.:loco


    Yes, that picture of the tunnel is Colorado. :thumb


    Let me see if I can get day one to post, I moved a few files last night before something happened with the site.



    Let's back up the story a little bit. Things weren't going well as I was getting ready for this trip. I have always planned to tear this engine down at 20,000 miles for inspection and repair rather than let it grenade. I dumped the oil a week before I was to leave and found a nice handful of metal. I dug out all the big stuff and put in a parts order with MotoXotica.

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    Somehow I broke the water pump gasket and had to make another 100 mile round trip to get another one...there is a closer dealer, but they suck.

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    I installed all of my new parts..cam chain,wheel bearings and stuff...flushed the engine from top to bottom, inspected the oil pump for scoring, cleaned all of the screens and rode the 610 to work for a few days. It seemed to be running as good as ever so I set out on the trip. I planned to wander around within range of home to make sure things were good. The Zumo lost all maps as I left the house...sure am glad I'm taking two Garmins.

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    You can really wander around without a GPS. I don't have much loaded into the 376C aside from the trip details, so it doesn't do much aside from major roads.

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    Freaked me out when I noticed her.

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    I put on 150 miles or so and the bike was doing good, so I went out for fuel and found a nail in my tire. Please, no flats...not today. I was having a tough time getting into ride mode, felt like going home.

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    I made my way over Soda Springs Road.

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    I'm starting to feel it.

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    I made my way to the train tunnels...no active rails today, I'm not going down that road again.




    I stopped at Cabela's in Reno to get a new pot and pan mess kit. I made a few calls as I won't have cell service for a few days.

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    I made my way north towards Pyramid Lake.

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    I found a nice camp site on the reservation, you're supposed to pay and get a permit, but I don't really do that stuff until somebody makes me.

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    The end of day one...twenty-two more to go.
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