Riding to Alaska for brunch on a dirt bike

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by daBum, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Go in to pay for gas. My core body temp was 102.7. A tad high for my normal 101.8°F.

    Needed something cool.

    Score!
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    Had some brain freezes on the way to the pasta.
  2. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Far as you can see.
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    Yesterday after pasta.

    Looks like Nevada.
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    A few rumbles overnight.

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    Nice quiet spot next to Birch Creek and the GS drop zone:
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  3. Critic

    Critic More or less!

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    Ah, what a life!
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  4. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    A nice ride over the Grand Tatas near Moose, WY.
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    That's Jackson way off in the distance.


    Very light traffic from the west. Horrific from the east.
    Jackson was the usual over-packed. Glad I bypassed it.

    Weather is cool. Nice riding temps to really embed the bugs into the jacket. Got a howa left to my sleep spot.
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  5. Jedi2Rider

    Jedi2Rider Been here awhile

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    "Grand Tatas"

    Very nice! :lol2
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  6. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Great sunset tonight.
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    A few revs from my sleep spot.


    Almost 7,000 feet altitude. Cool.


    Somewhere in Wyoming.
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  7. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    I gotta get outta bed.
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    Quiet peaceful area.
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    More dining choices this evening. Yay.
  8. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Nice ride today. Found some dirt. Cool temps. Suit got muddy.
    The rain at your 1 helped clean the suit.
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    Kate got a bit dirty. That road was slippy in the wet.
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    Grooved all the way to Steamboat Springs.

    Grabbed a hotel. Showa'd. In the hotel bar. Way overdressed. I just wanted to feel pretty. That and the bidness thang, you know.

    I have no idea what I ordered.
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    for the appetizer.

    Slab of meat for the Dave course.
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  9. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Awoke in a large, but short bed. Comfy.
    First hotel on the trip. after 7 weeks.
    It's so easy to ride and go to a hotel.
    Ride. Check in. Showa. Eat. Sleep. Wake. Ride.
    A little boring for me, but I like it.

    Once every 7 weeks.

    On my two wheel moto adventures, I prefer being outside and the challenge of finding those ZEN-able sleep spots. in my own bed.

    Nice and crisp this morning.
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    Standard operating procedure.
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    Here's the morning shift hotel manager.
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    She does high paws.
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    She's a 7 yo. What a cutie.
  10. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Been here awhile

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    Nice, including the sign re m/c parking on sidewalks. Yup, SOP for some.
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  11. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    You know they're a real rebel by the backrest.
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  12. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Got to hang out with some very cool people yesterday evening. Very nice.

    Thank you for your hospitality!

    So glad I stopped by.

    :-)
  13. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    On a porch just sitting listening to music somewhere near Boulder.
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    Crisp, but comfy outside.

    Gonna ride some twisty roads today. I'll snap some pics.
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    Project Mayhem Moto Aficionado Supporter

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    Thanks for stopping by and letting us be a little part of your trip, allowing us to try the Bum Hut, and of course for the stories. :beer
    Kate seemed to enjoy her evening with the herd as well. Safe travels to you both & we hope to see you next time you’re in our nape of the woods...neck of the nape...um, around here.
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  15. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Easy dirt. Lovely weather riding into Boulder. CO.
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  17. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Some nice weather this morning after a chilly 'sleep.'
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    Notice the single duffle on the back of Kate.
    The other one is/was on this road somewhere yesterday evening.

    My 'sleeping bag' last nite.
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    Not all that warm at 8750 ft MSL.

    Oh well.

    Route change this moring back to the closest sleeping bag and supply store.
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    That was a mood-lowering event.

    Not a fan of that red.
  18. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Weighed options. Going to Utah after my lunchtime coffee.

    My sleep spot tonight is at 9600 ft-ish.
    Let's hope my new bedding keeps me warm. I'll be keeping an eye on the new duffel in the whoop section near the GS drop zone.
  19. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Every few days I get this. Whether I'm near the bike or not. They pull in and block.
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    Rednecks.
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  20. Project Mayhem

    Project Mayhem Moto Aficionado Supporter

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    Didja yell ‘Hey, Randy, moveyershit!’? :lol3
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