The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.

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  1. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Death Valley, Johnson Valley, Saline Valley, Rock Crawlers, Motorcycles, New Friends, Old Friends, Together, Alone.


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    This will be another strange one, you may not have any idea what I'm talking about until I'm done.

    Wanna go for a ride? :ricky
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  2. SFKLR

    SFKLR Noob. Again.

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    :lurk Mmm, Husky pics coming up! Settling in for another epic Larryboy report ...
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  3. CamoGreg

    CamoGreg aka Camorpheus

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    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Let's go... :lurk
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  5. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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  6. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Here's how it works, press play, let the song catch up to the written lyrics, then scroll and read along with the song...no cheating.:deal








    I awoke on the roadside,
    In the land of the free ride

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    And I can't pull it any longer,
    The sun is beating down my neck
    So I ran with the devil

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    Left a trail of excuses,
    Like a stone on the water,
    The elements decide my fate

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    Watch it go...
    When I offer you survival,
    You say it's hard enough to live,
    Don't tell me that it's over,
    Stand up!
    Poor and tired but
    More than this.
    How do you know that you're right?
    If you're not nervous anymore

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    It's not so bad, it's not so bad
    I feel my vision slipping in and out of focus

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    But I'm pushing on for that horizon

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    I'm pushing on,
    Now I've got that blowing wind against my face

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    So you sling rocks at the rip tide,
    Am I wrong or am I right?
    I hit the bottom with a "huh!"
    Quite strange,
    I get my glory in the desert sun

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    Watch it go...
    (I offer you survival!)
    When I offer you survival,
    You say it's hard enough to live,
    And I'll tell you when it's over,
    Shut up!
    Poor and tired but

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    More than this.
    How do you know that you're right?
    If you're not nervous anymore,
    It's not so bad, it's not so bad...
    Higher and higher,
    We're gonna take it,
    Down to the wire

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    We're gonna make it,
    Out of the fire,
    Higher and higher
    Higher and higher

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    We're gonna take it,
    Down to the wire,
    We're gonna make it,
    Out of the fire

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    Higher and higher
    Higher and higher

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    We're gonna take it,
    Down to the wire,
    We're gonna make it out,
    Whoa-oh-oh Higher and higher...
    It ain't hard to hold,
    When it shines like gold

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    You'll remember me.
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  7. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I started south after working my graveyard shift..it's going to be a long day.

    South on 99 to the 155 heading east. Rather than push too hard when tired I stopped to smell the flowers.

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    I had gone by these guys when they were regrouping at an intersection. I had no doubt that the SuperMoto 950 KTM's were going to catch me, so I pulled off to get pics of them coming by.

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    I went around behind Lake Isabella this time. I usually drop into town at hwy 178 for a snack, but I wasn't hungry. I had been just cruising along with no hint of wind, I came around this corner and a blast of wind smashed me from the left...it hit me so hard I killed the bike in 5th gear and just about fell. :huh

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  8. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    Thanks for the cool pix and choreography . . . . . . Excellent!!!!!
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  9. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I like the video in the link best(2 million dollars worth of high tech video and some motorcycles in it), but there is a spot of nudity and I don't want to get banned mid-report like somebody I know. :rofl



    This one is tame, yet very good. Play/scroll/read/look at pics.



    What are you waiting for?


    He's here

    He's a star, somewhere in the night time sky

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    The snow has come down on top of everything,

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    The town, is alive and well without you.

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    The lights - they peer out of the leafless trees,

    And you won't be alone, I am beside you.

    True love - the stars in the sky illuminate below,

    The light is the sign that love will guide you home.

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    The stars in the sky illuminate below,

    If the world were to die, the light will guide you.

    Tears spilling out across a dead end street,

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    Your house is a lonely box that holds you.

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    A star, bright and loud, is in dire need,

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    Of that fear - it is an empty fear inside you.

    True love - the stars in the sky illuminate below,

    The light is the sign that love will guide you home.

    The stars in the sky illuminate below,

    If the world were to die, the light will guide you.

    The stars in the sky illuminate below,

    The light is the sign that love will guide you home.

    The stars in the sky illuminate below,

    If the world were to die, the light will guide you.

    True love - the stars in the sky illuminate below,

    The light is the sign that love will guide you home.

    The stars in the sky illuminate below,

    If the world were to die, the light will guide you.

    The stars in the sky illuminate below,

    The light is the sign that love will guide you home.

    The stars in the sky illuminate below,

    If the world were to die, the light will guide you.

    True love - the stars in the sky illuminate below,

    The light is the sign that love will guide you home.

    True love - the stars in the sky illuminate below,

    If the world were to die, the light will guide you.

    True love - the stars in the sky illuminate below,

    The light is the sign that love will guide you home.

    True love - the stars in the sky illuminate below,

    If the world were to die, the light will guide you.

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    He's a star
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  10. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Since I'm unable to just ride directly to a place and call it a day I went thru Jawbone and rode some single track. I realized how tired I was when a kid passed me on a 150. I bailed and took the easier trails after that.

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    I made it to Cougar Buttes and found the best camping spot in the area was empty. I win. This is the only spot that is out of the hot late afternoon sun for napping and out of the wind.

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    AnnieGS is going to kill me. She did some repairs to my jacket recently and I had asked her to make me a new collar since I had been unable to find mine after my last trip to Death Valley. As I was shaking the spiders out of my sleeping bag the collar fell out. I hope she didn't spend too much of her time trying to figure out a collar design..we had agreed to not try and make one since it is a pretty complicated design that would be really hard to duplicate.

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    I went out and played trials bike on the 610.

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    Later I met a feller with an RC rock crawler. He had stopped by on his way home from work to figure out where the competition was going to be. He was planning to bring his family back the next day. Nice d00d, he would just hand the controller to random kids so they could play with the car.

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  11. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    The sun shows no mercy this morning

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    I'm staring thin-eyed as the rolling ground comes to a halt

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    A heart once close has stopped beating

    But its memory lives forever

    And your blurry eyes will make some sense of this

    You will always be remembered

    You will be celebrated

    You will never be forgotten

    These tears still haven't faded

    I feel I'm awake today with this memory that was once misplaced

    And I never thought I'd live to see this overpouring sadness

    Our eyes wide, receptive

    A family without a face learns that hands around them will help give direction

    and our mourning hearts will skip a beat at every single mention

    You will not be forgotten

    And we will sing

    You're not lost, you're not lost

    You're watching over us

    You're not lost, you're not lost

    Oh just listen to these words we're screaming out

    Oh God, it's gotten so loud now

    You're not lost, you're not lost

    You will never be forgotten

    You will never be forgotten

    You will always be remembered

    You will be celebrated
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  12. AnnieGS

    AnnieGS Namasté, bitches!

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    that was good news about the collar...:poser
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  13. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I about fell on the ground laughing when I saw it. I think I'm going to trace a pattern of it this time.

    :deal
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    larryboy Stable genius.

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    pencipa Life, is chance...

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    Here's what I think:

    If, at the peak of my photo-journalist "career" I'm *half as good* as Larryboy, That's good enough for me!
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  16. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    After a long night of howling wind, I got out of my tent and brushed the sand off. Let's get the show started!!! :thumb

    This crawler drew the 1st contender spot. He drives so well that he's easy to judge and that gives me time to snap a few pics. Most of the other rigs required more attention so I didn't get many pictures.


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    We call this style of truck a 'moon buggy'.

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    That's Mike hooking up the winch line, he was running the stop watch and working with me. My knees don't let me run around on the rocks so I made Mike do most of the running around. Super mellow guy that was easy to get along with.

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    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Please drive slow





    I've never been this way before

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    Violence reels in the underground

    Yes, I am waiting

    In silence throne

    To fill the meetings

    To strike me down

    No more a reason

    Than God above

    Let your curses run

    Yes, I am waiting

    For your love

    For your love

    Radio waves of a dying sun

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    Radio speaks my soul alone

    Forget my names, erase the page

    And dinners draw the passengers

    Yes, I am waiting

    In silence throne

    My blood of treason

    My tears of home

    No more a feeling

    Than being cold

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    Of playing on

    Yes, I am waiting

    As I walk your street

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    Yes, I am waiting

    As I ride your dreams

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    Yes, I am waiting

    Inside your doubts

    Inside your doubts

    Just let me out

    Just let me out
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  18. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    Well, we finished up the rock crawl for the day.

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    For the second day in a row I couldn't get a good picture of this flower next to my tent.

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    I had met this kid the day before when the kids were playing with the RC car. I didn't think much of it, I meet lots of people here and there. Evidently I had made quite an impression on him with the Husky and all. His parents said he had been talking about me all day. What the heck, I have a new best buddy. :thumb

    Cooper on the right:

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    He had a rough afternoon, stabbing himself right between the eyes with a Yucca tip. Ouch.


    We helped/watched Cooper's Dad fix the hitch on the motorhome until it got dark. One of the competetors had a little 110 welder that got things patched back together.

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    We all hung around the fire. Murphy started with 65 beers and we pretty much got rid of all of 'em.

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  19. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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    I’'m your worn in leather jacket

    I’'m the volume in your fucked up teenage band

    A pack of smokes and a six pack

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    I’'m the dreams you had walkin’ down the railroad tracks

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    You and me

    I’'m your first taste of romance

    I’'m your first broken heart on a Saturday night

    Guys like us ain'’t got no chance

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    But I’'m the thing that keeps you and me alive

    But not forever

    So take me down the road

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    Take me to the show

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    It’'s something to believe in

    That no one else knows

    But don’t take me for granted

    I’'m the blood on your guitar

    I’'m that wave you caught back in 1975

    I’'m as strong as a thousand armies

    I’'m as soft as a petal on a long stem rose

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    I am love

    So take me down the road

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    Take me to the show

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    It’'s something to believe in

    That no one else knows

    But don’t take me for granted

    I’'m with you when you’re born

    You can take me when you die

    With all the reasons why

    But don’t take me for granted

    No one knows

    Don’'t take me for granted

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  20. CamoGreg

    CamoGreg aka Camorpheus

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    Awesome shot
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