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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    I slept well knowing my new friend was safe and had help. In civilization.

    I set up my house in the twilight. Slept like a dog. Bum

    Peaceful brook tricking water beside me.


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    I'm liking my ride distance today.

    Look first 1,000 miles this trip. Woohoo.
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  2. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Blasted 50 miles up I-80.
    Kate drinks a bit more petrol when we cruise at 80mph. Slightly faster, maybe.

    In Winnemucca, NV. Gassing up. Grabbing lunch.
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    Threw the chain some love.

    Oil level still good. Husky started drinking a little oil at this point in the ride last year.

    I hope the engine upgrades and my break in procedure pay off.

    Gonna go north for a few howas.
    To the playa.
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  3. Bigger Al

    Bigger Al Still a stupid tire guy Supporter

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    I was out on the playa a coupla weeks ago....

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  4. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Sooooo much fun to blast across the lake wot.


    The advantage of the no clutch shifting. Holding the phone whilst blasting!
    Note: I think the speed is kph, not mph. :hmmmmm


    A small gathering and a huge chair.
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    and a phone
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  5. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    That big chair moves!



    Very cool.
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  6. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Lunching at Crane Store & Cafe.
    Crane, Oregon. Hwy 78. Recommended.

    You'll thank me later.

    I'm covered in dust. Though yesterday was not windy, today is.

    When I blink my eyes, they crunch.

    Kate got dirty.

    Gotta short ride today to a sleep spot with less activity than last night. No bonfires. Smaller chair.
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  7. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Beauty day to ride.

    North of Burns
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  8. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Extremely madmax-esque. Digging the report.
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  9. tag3

    tag3 Doofus

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    Glad to see the wheels going round and round again.
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  10. black 8

    black 8 motographer

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    How was the UnRally?
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  11. shuswap1

    shuswap1 Long timer

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    MadMax, no less.
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  12. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    It was Very groovy. Pete and Andrew throw a nice party. Kudos to Ashley, et. al., for setting it up well.

    Nice turn out this year.
    Weather was nice Saturday. Bonfire went well. There are flame thrower thingees on the top of the big chair.

    A zillion stars at night there. They seem so close. Could have been my imbibing.

    Windy Sunday morning. I didn't need to brush my teeth, just smiled real big facing east. Still a little gritty when I chew.

    My house was fine in the wind. Packing it up in that 20kt wind was you-toobable
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  13. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Nice ride yesterday when the wind died down.

    Twisty and chilly.

    I rolled into this place for a sleep break.
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    Generator-man


    I was waaaaay away from noisy dude.
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    These were snapped this morning.


    Sitting in Starbucks. Pendleton, OR.
    Coffee's nasty. I'm here for the challenge.
    Parking lot is safer, wash rooms are awesome. Yoga pants are a bonus.
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  14. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Riding to Spokane Valley today.

    Gotta pass through Walla squared, WA to 'discuss' my dissatisfaction with my passport acquired there last year.

    Seems like Wilhelm Wahacka had some international investments that were questionable. Said he owned a mansion and a yacht. Didn't pay his taxes. Dwessed like a wabbit, once.

    I'll be 'encouraging' my contact for a better passport this year. I'll need to get groomed to match the photo. Not a fan of pork chops or lamb chops. I can't grow good beard.
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  15. Jedi2Rider

    Jedi2Rider Been here awhile

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    That sounds interesting...do tell the final resolution of that little tidbit.
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  16. Gordon

    Gordon MC Rider Supporter

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    Glad you are doing another RR. They are fun I am in.
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  17. Wreckman

    Wreckman Been here awhile

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    Love the RR. wish I could do dat. Rode to Alaska once need to go again.
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  18. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Ok.
    So my instructions were: Gas pump six. Near the building that looks that way. Drop my keys on the ground. Shake my head. Fumble with the gas pump like I don't know what I'm doing.

    A bystander will offer help, that's when we make the exchange.

    Spotted him on my arrival. New guy. Looks like the other guy, only a generation younger. His son. Great, I get to deal with junior.

    Junior's not too bright. Keeps looking around. I tell him to calm down. Told him about last time. He said pops was sorry about that. Told him there's a discount this time. Junior was freaking. I growled a little.

    He submitted to my proposal. Handed me the passport. I sniffed it. Looked at him. He swore it was legit. Gave him that Clint Eastwood style chat through my teeth. Coming from me it's more like Clint Howard.

    Either way, junior parted with my discounted donation. I got new papers. They better work.
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  19. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Sitting in spot 23.
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    Will set up my house in a bit. Can't feel my bum.

    I'll take a few days off. Maybe an omelette or two.

    Possibly a steak the size of an omelette.

    While I learn about Merge R Johnson.

    Sounds made up.

    Merge is from Texas.

    Merge better get across the border.

    Merge Johnson better not have a history.
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  20. daBum

    daBum Dave the Bum

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    Laying in bed. Kate peering in the window.
    "dude, get up"

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    OK, already!

    She's excited about possibly getting new shoes. Shoes! What girl doesn't like shoes?

    Still hates her dress I made.
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