Planning very long trip on very small bike, much advice needed

Discussion in 'Americas' started by zad, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. Gripsteruser

    Gripsteruser Got a handle on it

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    Snow level in Colorado is going down to 8,500' tonight.
    Mountain passes will probably have some snow and ice on them in the morning.

    I don't think there's time to spend on heated grips.
    Once the bike is ready to go and the plates are installed it's time to get going.

    Remember what happened to the Donner party.........
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  2. zad

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    Bike is ready to go, I'm ready to go. Plates are the only thing keeping me here day after day. It's making me crazy. Tried out the interstate today with the new clutch and sprockets. I can make the speed, but it's not comfortable.

    On the donner party side of things, at least there's nobody else coming to eat me.
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  3. zad

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    I think if my plate isn't here by Friday I'm going with no license plate.
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  4. Gripsteruser

    Gripsteruser Got a handle on it

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  5. zad

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    Plates issued yesterday! i work my last day today. If the plates aren't in my mailbox I'm going up to the dmv friday morning and getting temporaries made and leaving the same day. I'm on my fucking way! leaving Friday. I'll put up another picture of my loaded rig before i go and start a ride report thread. :)

    Once I get to Casper I'll make my decisions about whether or not i can just shoot the mountains or have to go farther south.
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  6. AdvRich

    AdvRich Long Time SmugMug Patron/Supporter

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  7. thetourist

    thetourist Just passing thru

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    It appears your timing is perfect. Temps are rising this weekend and next week. And dry.
    60's north of Yellowstone and mid 70's in north ID. to 80's in Denver.
    Cool in the mornings. Maybe ice in the mountains.

    Have a good ride.
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  8. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    :lurk
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  9. zad

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    Just so you all know, I made it and I'm not dead. 8 days Sunday to Sunday. I'll post the ride report when I get to a library since I live in the mountains now. I took a lot of picture, my bike looks different now than when I started the trip.
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  10. Gripsteruser

    Gripsteruser Got a handle on it

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    Congratulations!
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  11. AdvRich

    AdvRich Long Time SmugMug Patron/Supporter

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    Yeah, Congratulations! Looking forward to reading of your journey.
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  12. froger

    froger Been here awhile

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    Woo Hoo! Good for you, and welcome to the club..
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  13. Mastery

    Mastery Mr. Funny Man

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    Ah, it has developed "character". Best bike to have. :D

    Congrats on the ride!
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  14. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

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    we got the before pic. now post up the after one.
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  15. zad

    zad Adventurer

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  16. bonebreaker

    bonebreaker n00b

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    THANK YOU !!! Best "advice" there is...:clap
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