Tilting at Windmills, A Masked Campaign Around Southeast Utah

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Animal Instinct, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. bomose

    bomose Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks for taking us along. Here's to many more trips with Yeller.:photog
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  2. jredford

    jredford Ninja Racer

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    Bravo - fantastic report.
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  3. JoToPe

    JoToPe JoToPe

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    Trusty steed Yeller should get special recognition for taking you there and back. There is something about traveling on a thumper that is magical. They just do what they need to do without any complaint, aren’t finicky, and in their own way, are a beautiful piece of machinery. Thanks for taking us along on your journey with Yeller.
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  4. Ol Man

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    Well done. Nice adventure.
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  5. Wumpletoad

    Wumpletoad Last of the Late Brakers.

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    Sharing the pillion with the others has been a bit cramped but nevertheless, a thoroughly enjoyable experience. I hope we shall be invited to the next sortie into the vastness which is America.
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  6. idea man

    idea man Remote Plate Spinner Supporter

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    Thank you again. Great ride. Great report too.
    On the subject of windmills, I might suggest a right from where you are through the Mojave and toward the town of Tehachapi. It’s a windmill fest through there.
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  7. staticPort

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    Another great ride and superb report! Thanks for letting us ride along, Scott.
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  8. Salsa

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    "When the smoke cleared, it cost me ~$75.00 a day. Not too shabby for a paid vacation, right?"

    Cheaper than staying home !!!!

    Don
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  9. Animal Instinct

    Animal Instinct Long timer Supporter

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    Exactly. :photog
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  10. BadPoet

    BadPoet Proper grammar is over-rated

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    Wow. Just got caught up finally. Thanks for such a great report. I’m leaving Houston in about three weeks to do a fly n ride from Colorado back to Texas and your trip report is a great resource. I’ll only have 7 days to get back and it will be my first real trip and I’m considering doing my first ride report as well. I too was heavily influenced by Beverly Cleary’s books. Still have an original copy. Started riding at 8 yrs of age and can’t remember if I read the book first or started riding first but either way it started me on this crazy adventure. I worked in the oil fields a couple of summers through high school in your area out around Burkburnett in the early 80s when the temps hit 121 F during a bad heat wave. Brutal. Empire of the summer moon - great book . It’s cool you’ve traveled that path. I’ve read some of your other reports and though it’s been a while and I don’t remember all the details I do remember enjoying them. There is definitely an art to good story telling and people from West Texas have a natural talent for it Keep up the good work and Thanks Again.
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  11. Animal Instinct

    Animal Instinct Long timer Supporter

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    Greatly appreciated, BadPoet.

    People don't get it, but the heat and cold in this area are amplified. I hope your fly n ride turns out to be a fine adventure and I encourage you to post a report.
  12. BradB.

    BradB. Been here awhile

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    An absolutely captivating read and the images are inspiring! I want badly to do such a trip. Mine will be a tad further starting from St. Louis. I will certainly revisit this thread and reference your route for an idea of just how to do this. It will be a first for me doing anything of this scale. And I’m solo too. (He says nervously.)
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  13. Animal Instinct

    Animal Instinct Long timer Supporter

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    You can not go wrong with this area and there is so much more out there to see and experience. The toughest part is getting the bike packed up and leaving the comfort zone. The rest will fall in place as the miles stack up. Thanks for taking time to have a looksie at my humble ride report. I'll be looking for yours. Safe travels. :ricky