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Questor 05-16-2014 11:24 PM

Questor- Survivor of the wasteland after the Last Great War...
 
Nobody knows why it happened...
Nobody remembers how long ago it happened...
It doesn't really matter anymore...

What matters is that you keep moving and keep finding the three things you need to survive.
- Water
- Fuel
- Food

In that order.
If you stop moving, you will stop moving forever...

When I was younger and the world was still alive life was easy.
Then the Last Great War happened...

We think somebody, or some system, tripped a security system, and everything changed...

The bombs fell.
All the great cities were hit with EMP bombs.
The Electro Magnetic Pulses wiped out any complicated system that used electricity.

Anything that used a computer. Anything that used a high pressure fuel pump, or fuel injection stopped working.

The resulting lack of transportation quickly lead to mass starvation...
Millions starved in the cities within a month.
Most could not escape.

I did...
I had a simple motorcycle without even a battery.

I fled the cities and headed out to the wastelands that I knew so well.

Because the cities...
Well... they're not really there anymore.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps86c1d774.jpg

The nations capital was hit hardest...
Many bombs crippled the infrastructure.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...pscb8cb193.jpg

The great monuments no longer represent what they once did...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps61cc378c.jpg

At one time I used to go to the cities...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps24406eae.jpg

Looking for fuel....
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psd88d45ea.jpg

But all I found was destruction and decay...

There is nothing for me there anymore...
So I left everything else behind...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psa6e60578.jpg

Out here, in the wasteland I don't see living things very often....
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps9d407a4d.jpg

And that's good...
Most living creatures aren't doing to well...
I think this used to be a bear.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psa21af5e9.jpg

Life is different now...

It's just me and my XRR...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psd4b1d23b.jpg

But to survive, you have to keep moving...
And that's what we do...

Searching....
Searching for Water, Fuel, and Food, in that order...

So come with me as I ride, and ride and ride...
Q~

byways 05-16-2014 11:37 PM

:eek1

Mr Dual Sport 05-16-2014 11:43 PM

:super

Questor 05-16-2014 11:45 PM

Every day is pretty much the same...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psd5bd1150.jpg

You ride, and keep your eyes open...



http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps17884b05.jpg

Looking for resources...
Looking for threats...

But mostly you ride...

Occasionally you see structures.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps097fbef2.jpg

But they are usually empty by now...

But you ride and you keep looking...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps17b3b80e.jpg

And look for any signs that might help you find, water, fuel or food.
Small towns or cities tend to be better than big ones.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psb37c0f19.jpg

They tend to still have stuff you can use...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps7c33ad9e.jpg

But it is best to be careful.
It's good to find high ground and look around for danger before you enter them...

This volcanic butte will offer that opportunity.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps914346fc.jpg

It's far away, but we keep riding in that direction...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps57b812eb.jpg

We need to head this way...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psadddcf3e.jpg

Getting closer.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...pseabaccf2.jpg

The road begins to gain elevation.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps6f8c3bb0.jpg

Switchbacks as we climb.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psf47ba0de.jpg

Yeup. We're definitely gaining elevation.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psafa3bd98.jpg

The dust that is still in the atmosphere after all these years is more visible as you climb.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps628b4977.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psece1c477.jpg

We finally get to the top.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps98e819b7.jpg

Good 360 degree views up here.
That's good. We can see what's around us.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps71ed3372.jpg

More to come...
Q~

LittlePosum 05-16-2014 11:57 PM

:eyes more.... Please.

Questor 05-17-2014 12:02 AM

There used to be structures up here.
I wonder what they were for?
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps149b0b9c.jpg

There's nothing around for miles in any direction...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...pse24a74f1.jpg

But I think I see a small town or city down there...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps44c44ed8.jpg

I don't want to go, but I have to.
I need fuel and water.

So we descend the butte and head North East.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps3ff1be51.jpg

Miles of dust and empty terrain...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps7c33ad9e.jpg

I'm a man alone.. and have been for years.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps646c072f.jpg

But the rule is, you MUST keep moving.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps3c1003f7.jpg

The roads from long ago are the best way to travel, but they can be tricky.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps31f3b7ab.jpg

Due to the lack of irrigation, the deserts have taken over and winds are constant. The winds blow fine dust that settles into the depressions in the road. They can been quite deep, and you never see them till it's too late.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps0502b634.jpg

Getting hurt out here is not an option...
You have to keep moving.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psb0109ae7.jpg

Power lines lead to cities...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psee70bb83.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps3d606ae5.jpg

What's that?
Could that hold fuel?
We have to check.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps41ac836e.jpg

This looks promising.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps456d4c8b.jpg

We approach carefully. Wary of traps or other people.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psb210b216.jpg

Aw crap...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...pse052d9eb.jpg

We will have to keep looking...

Q~

Questor 05-17-2014 12:15 AM

So we ride, and we ride...
Eventually we see another sign...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psc4236850.jpg

This could be dangerous...

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps45ec8aad.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psf52c9986.jpg

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps766e2ccf.jpg
But we have to try.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psbb13ea85.jpg

Eventually we come to a building...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps0fc07f22.jpg

We get closer to check it out.
Oh....

That is not a good sign.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psa3b15468.jpg

But we need to check.

Behind the gates are two large engines.
These are the types of machines that caused this apocalypse.
Nuclear powered heat exchange engines...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps46974095.jpg

They represent the genius of mankind, but also the folly.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps03111cf3.jpg

Monuments to a by-gone age...

We have spent enough time here.
We need to leave before we catch the sickness.



http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps79d4df65.jpg
Perhaps there is a town near here..
I think I see one over there in the distance.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps8db32330.jpg

Yes. It is a town.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psa22e4029.jpg

Q~

Questor 05-17-2014 12:21 AM

We need to find fuel...

There were people and vehicles here long ago.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psf08e720a.jpg

So there might be fuel...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps15e176c6.jpg

If there was, it's gone now.

Maybe we can find food.
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps96e705fe.jpg

Questor is hungry...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psf0ed94b3.jpg

I'll park here in the shade and take a look around.



http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...pscede291d.jpg

Nothing...

It's getting late, and cities are not good places to be at night.
We need to find high ground...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps92955ca8.jpg

That will do...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...psd4f9091c.jpg

We find a defensible position in the lava rock and decide to stop for the day...
It was disappointing, but at least we are still alive.
And that's probably a good thing...
http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j3...ps589ee925.jpg

More to come.... I hope.

Q~

RedRockRider 05-17-2014 12:28 AM

Creative . . . suspenseful . . . and entertaining . . .:wings

LittlePosum 05-17-2014 12:29 AM

Me too!

jmcg 05-17-2014 04:27 AM

:thumb

Great!

JM.

bomose 05-17-2014 07:53 AM

I want some of what he's smoking.:johntm

dave6253 05-17-2014 11:45 AM

*****
 
May only the strong survive!

Keep the rest of the resistance updated... when possible.

LittleWan 05-17-2014 11:57 AM

I hope you don't run into this guy! :eek1

http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/...ps13d7c4fb.jpg

(very entertaining report, Q!)

:lurk

BigWan 05-17-2014 12:13 PM

Godspeed Q,

If you're trying to survive on an XRR you're going to need all the fuel you can find. :lol3

Since you seem to have some extra time on your hands, you might want to check out this classic.

Keep it up.:freaky


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