The Great Southwest Tour of 2013

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Mr_Gone, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. XRangerRides

    XRangerRides Been here awhile

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    Thanks -I had that impression too, but was not sure.
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  2. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Viking Berserker

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    Now, since you're near Goosenecks, you'll probably want to ride Moki Dugway and Valley of the Gods.

    Moki Dugway is paved except for three miles or so of gravel, from what I understand.

    Valley of the Gods is 17 miles, all gravel, except for some of the turns are paved.

    Apparently these rides are DO NOT MISS rides. I'm planning on being there in a couple weeks, so I can give you a ride report on the road conditions.
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  3. forxlr8n

    forxlr8n Adventurer

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    MY bike is loaded and sitting in the shop facing the door. When I went to check on a couple of things last night I could swear it's moved closer to the door. Two and a half days to go.
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  4. XRangerRides

    XRangerRides Been here awhile

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    Moki Dugway, Natural Bridges, Monument Valley, etc...., all on the list and the list keeps getting longer. Cameron Trading Post is a great stop, I think we'll be staying at Goulding's by monument valley.
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  5. Mr_Gone

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    :d
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  6. forxlr8n

    forxlr8n Adventurer

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    Doing to much surfing and reading about the ride. This is causing me to be very unproductive at work this week. I personally think they should give me Thursday off too, simply because I've already left for my ride in spirit. If I could get the rest of the people to quit with the email and requests for CMM work I'd be good.
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  7. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Viking Berserker

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    If I called your boss with a great excuse for you to be absent on Thursday, do you think you could get away with it?

    Anyway, all I do is scrutinize maps when I have downtime at work. I did get to ride for a couple hours for work today, which is a perk of the job sometimes.

    I'm lucky... I have a pretty flexible work schedule, so if I needed to leave early I could. Last year, I had planned to leave Friday after work and make Wichita. But Hurricane Isaac forced me to move my departure date up to Thursday unless I wanted to ride through torrential rains, 50 mph winds, and some lightning and hail.

    But I'm like you... mentally, I'm already gone.
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  8. forxlr8n

    forxlr8n Adventurer

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    Make the call. It's crazy already here today. I don't think he's going to let me go. I'm the only one here on daylight doing this job. I check all the parts for Volvo Trucks in North America here at the assembly plant in Dublin,Va.
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  9. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Viking Berserker

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    Well, I was halfway through writing a funny response here about calling in a bomb threat to your workplace so you can take off on your vacation early, but then I realized that would not be funny, it would incredibly STUPID. I don't need the FBI and NSA and Homeland Security suddenly investigating me for telling a joke.

    So... here's hoping for something benign to happen at your work, like a REALLY bad odor emanating from an unknown source, which causes the place to close down for, say, 48 hours or so. :d

    Ride on!!!

    Have a great trip!!!
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  10. forxlr8n

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    Sending 3000 people home early.....yeah someone would come to see you.
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  11. forxlr8n

    forxlr8n Adventurer

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    I went outside and sat in the sun during lunch (80 degrees).

    WHAT A GAINT MISTAKE. Trying to make tracks now.:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:rayof
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  12. forxlr8n

    forxlr8n Adventurer

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    left this morning.

    In Nashville now.:clap
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  13. Mr_Gone

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    I hope you have a great, safe trip!!!

    I am leaving tomorrow after work. So... 28 hours. Then I'm gone. Of course, I mentally checked out about two days ago. :D
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  14. forxlr8n

    forxlr8n Adventurer

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  15. Mr_Gone

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  16. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Viking Berserker

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    I crossed most of Oklahoma today, and Oklahoma sucks!!! The crosswinds kicked my ass and I feel like I've gone twelve rounds with the heavyweight champ. And there's nothing to see.
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  17. forxlr8n

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    In Flagstaff tonight. Doing the Grand Canyon first thing in the morning. I've never been. I feel your pain the wind put a stomping on me as well. Amarillo to Here in a jet engine. 2080 miles on a Night Rod SPecIal
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  18. Mr_Gone

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    Left grand junction, rode through Colorado national monument, then did 141. Hit Moab mid afternoon, and spent about five hours in arches national park.
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  19. Burro driver

    Burro driver dba John

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    So what do you think so far?
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    Colorado national monument was great.

    141 was a great ride. Too much rain slowed me down, and limited my photo opportunities.

    The arches was a huge surprise, in a good way.