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

    Ol Man Long timer Supporter

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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 Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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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.