Two 950's the TAT and for cause

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by juniorsktm, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Hey Frank.

    When we rolled into Port Orford we saw that the local paper had an article on you guys. Nice. :thumb

    I took a picture of the article and will post it when I get the chance.

    Again, congradulations. :thumb
    Q~
  2. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    now thats alright right there. :D
  3. juniorsktm

    juniorsktm Been here awhile

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    Congrats to you as well! Glad you made it!

    Look forward to the article picture!

    Frank
  4. Brown Dog

    Brown Dog North Georgia Dual Sportr

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    hope your 2 bikes got shipped back ok without any damage,
    from the brown boys UPS ?? no relation to me. :ear
    .
    was the riding better in colorado or utah ?? the colorado pics
    looked more my style.
  5. Doorguy1979

    Doorguy1979 Dreamridin'

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    Awesome rr, makes me want to do the TAT even more than before, hope your charities did well.
  6. juniorsktm

    juniorsktm Been here awhile

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    Glad you enjoyed the RR. I know we enjoyed writing and riding it........:D
  7. Questor

    Questor More Undestructable

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    Hey Frank.

    Here's a picture of the newspaper article I saw in Port Orford.

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    It was an epic ride...
    I miss waking up, and riding more of it everyday.
    Q~
  8. TroyWolf

    TroyWolf Student in the art of less

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    I don't have any pics from this years trip to the dune, but I have a few from my 2007 trip that barely show the sand. It was near impossible for me to ride, so I was fatigued and not getting my camera out to take photos. Riders with more skeelz actually enjoy this deep powder sand I guess. :)

    The Great Sand Dunes National Park is on the West side of the Sangre de Cristo range.
    http://www.nps.gov/grsa/index.htm

    You can enter the park from the west on the highway or from the East over Medano Pass--a popular 4x4 road. This 4x4 road's final approach to the dune is a sand road of perhaps 2 to 3 miles. They actually put plastic down under the sand to keep you from sinking too deep into it.

    I would probably have the guts to let her rip and get up on top of the sand so I can actually ride except the road is lined with short wooden posts about every 15 feet on both sides. My throttle hand is limited by my fear of impaling myself on one of those posts. So when I did ride it, I waddled my way through it which really sucked. I know that I would not be able to get a 950 through it myself. Frank is a really good rider.

    If you look at the small section of ground shown in this photo you can get an idea of how deep and fine the sand is. This is actually BEFORE we got into the deep sand of the last few miles. Notice you don't see any wood posts lining the road. The final approach has wooden posts along both sides--to impale yourself on.
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    Here is the dune from the parking lot.
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    And a warning to travellers as you start to enter the deep sand from the park -- minimum $400 tow bill.
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  9. biosci

    biosci Tumbleweed54473

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    Back in the late fiftieys, when I was a kid on the farm we had several cows struck be lightning. Some died, but we had a holstein (black & white) hit by lightning which removed ALL THE BLACK HAIR, but none of the white hair. Cow lived. Hair grew back. She ended up acting weird and then stopped producing milk, so we put her in the freezer. Lots of steaks.