7 of 9. I'm trying to remember a similar named song by... AFI? Nope... missed it by a month! It's called 6 to 8! But! This is about some more moto p0rn, right? But before that... smoke or not, Bend was kind to me the night before. Silly strong Belgian beers and all. Briefly intersected with a trio from Mexico.... Tres Amigos? who fly and ride The States... with Mexican license plates! Love it! Then suddenly... can I take off my gas mask now? Good weather and all, it was time to find more tubes. So i went to the place that was nearby, big place, they're supposedly "Pro" and of large "Caliber"... but I was met with the somewhat known "big store attitude" where everything is a problem, and I am asking for too much unless I want to sign some 100 pages of credit obligations for a new motorbike.... nothing in stock but world could be ordered right now, just with a signature...and that everything is on a backorder... Since I was there I did buy something small... Maxima Chain Wax. I do Not recommend it... worthless chainlube I've ever tried.... no fault of the store thought, I chose it on my own Then, the gem of the place opens at 1000 hours! I said, SEND IT! New tubes, and even a tire! Brandon over there couldn't open fast enough to help me out! What an awesome little shop. Everything in stock and no mythical "3 week long backorder" Braap-tastic! Don't hold it against the tech there... that the tire is backwards... even I did not know that my White Crow has the drive on the "wrong" side! Strange, huh? But I am really diggin this Tractinator! May be my new groove... watch out D606! 200 mile detour put me back to the "Pit Stop Point" of Riley, OR! Yeah, that flat tire gas station 6 miles away from the cow pasture campsite! The do have cool stuff in the back yard though. I kinda want one of these... make a camper+toyhauler out of it... that would be sooooooo F'in RAD! Gassed up and fueled, on with the main course! Enough appetizers, right?! wait what? I saw this in the distance from the camp 2 nights ago but... never thought I'd ride to it.... thought it would be some private property kinda thing... surprise surprise! What is it!? Wow... Then... wow again once you learn what the dude on the back of the trailer does... how now brown cow.... Suddenly.. A Local Appears! He preferred a little more older stuff... New now mixed with old though... quite nicely! The old door lock worked as it had for probably past decade! I found a modern electric pump there, a meter, some wiring and a huuuuge pack rat nest. I have no photo, but it was massive. Then... the old times were reveieled. Times long gone but still here for those who wander~ Wander I shall! Many many gates, in the Great Empty! @liv2day I'm trying this drone thing now... The Empty is really Big! and demanding! I'm kidding, that was the easy section, but, double pinch flats are in your mind right now, never forget ! Yet the one thought is always with you. Someone once ago when I rode my first long haul... to Kenai, from California... he said that I was on the "right track"... I'm on the trail I enhjoy, and that's all that matters! sun was getting lower... time to camp was looming and ....of course i braaaaaped into the sunset with a thought "yeah, whatever, I'll get it right " The star was rising! Ninja Star!? Eeeeh, I'm packing a spare... up the hill I go... more silly chain wax to keep that old DID happy-er...more then...chain wax...more... eeeh.... This is where I went. Sun Stones?! I suddenly had flashbacks of one of my most favorite Sci-Fi shows, where.. i gotta rewatch it! I think it was a Moon-stone there... yet, this is pretty cool to recall that memory! After 18 miles of rock-garden, I found a nice area to toss down a tent... 18 miles I could have bypassed. Training, I say! The night before was rather chilly... This was in the morning. after sunrise, in the town below... way below... it was rather nippy in the tent! See ya'll for the next day soon!