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Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
Trust me, you can do it if the alternative is...

Trust me, you can do it if the alternative is paying thousands of dollars for a one-way rental truck. :nod

My ass hurt so badly at one point when we were heading north that I pulled over and just...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 18 - JULY 21 - SUNDAY Lordsburg, NM to San...

DAY 18 - JULY 21 - SUNDAY
Lordsburg, NM to San Diego, CA

Parted ways with Alex and Lola, our compadres with whom we've had great times under various levels of duress. They say that if you really...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 20 - JULY 20 - SATURDAY Silver City, NM to...

DAY 20 - JULY 20 - SATURDAY
Silver City, NM to Antelope Wells, NM

While eating our nutritionally suspect fast food breakfast, a woman stops and says "I recognize you!" As a Facebook friend of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
Unless you could make them both sit very upright,...

Unless you could make them both sit very upright, the answer would have to be no. I think Lola is around 85 lbs and she pretty much takes up all the open space; I'm gonna assume that the smaller of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 16 - JULY 19 - FRIDAY Pie Town, NM to...

DAY 16 - JULY 19 - FRIDAY
Pie Town, NM to Silver City, NM

The morning starts with Alex capturing a feeble kitten he had seen the night before. I dip my pinky in water and try to get it to drink...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
Day 16 on its way...

Day 16 on its way...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
The hill past Pinedale was on a 15-mile stretch...

The hill past Pinedale was on a 15-mile stretch that ran parallel to Hwy 191 before cutting across it to 353. As for the camping, it made it easier since we had the dogs. Paying anywhere from $0 to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 15 - JULY 18 - THURSDAY Cuba, NM to Pie...

DAY 15 - JULY 18 - THURSDAY
Cuba, NM to Pie Town, NM

Rise and shine, campers!

<a href="http://www.ducatigirl.com/cdt/0718_morning.jpg"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 14 - JULY 17 - WEDNESDAY Chama, NM to Cuba,...

DAY 14 - JULY 17 - WEDNESDAY
Chama, NM to Cuba, NM

Sit up for one second and He Who Covets Pillows slides right on in.

<a href="http://www.ducatigirl.com/cdt/0717_stealpillow.jpg"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 13 - JULY 16 - TUESDAY Salida, CO to Chama,...

DAY 13 - JULY 16 - TUESDAY
Salida, CO to Chama, NM

It was such a hard night of partying for Lola that her soul fled through her eyes so it could get some rest in a quiet corner before re-entering...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 12 - JULY 15 - MONDAY Kremmling, CO to...

DAY 12 - JULY 15 - MONDAY
Kremmling, CO to Salida, CO

Simon usually sits right next to one of the bikes, convinced that we'll try to ditch him, but for some reason he's taking a chance this...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
Oh man, how awesome would that be? In our case,...

Oh man, how awesome would that be? In our case, though, before we tried 'round the world we should probably give the eastern half of this country a try.
We have very little idea of what's over...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 11 - JULY 14 - SUNDAY Rawlins, WY to...

DAY 11 - JULY 14 - SUNDAY
Rawlins, WY to Kremmling, CO

Goodbye Rawlins, we hardly knew ye. At the least, we do know that you are situated near some mighty wide roads.

<a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 10 - JULY 13 - SATURDAY Pinedale, WY to...

DAY 10 - JULY 13 - SATURDAY
Pinedale, WY to Rawlins, WY

The sun rises around 6:00, and we usually roll out of our tents soon after. Today, however, is special. It's Great Divide Basin day, where...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
Have a great ride and I hope the weather is good...

Have a great ride and I hope the weather is good for you.

I'm about to post the section through the Great Divide Basin in WY. Hard to believe I'm only on day 10...Wayne says we did the ride...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
Just in case it isn't obvious, you can click on...

Just in case it isn't obvious, you can click on any of the photos to see a larger version.
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 9 - JULY 12 - FRIDAY Henrys Fork, ID to...

DAY 9 - JULY 12 - FRIDAY
Henrys Fork, ID to Pinedale, WY

The bikes, wet from morning dew, dry in the sun. Although the cabin is small, three adults, two dogs, and a lot of dirty gear successfully...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
I worked for Ducati in the past and I'll forever...

I worked for Ducati in the past and I'll forever be a fan of their bikes. I believe Alex and I met over a decade ago on the internet because he was also a Duc owner. Call me sentimental.


...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
14 Legs, 7 Wheels: We're with the Ural guy!

DAY 8 - JULY 11 - THURSDAY
Clark Canyon Reservoir, MT to Henrys Fork, ID

You know when the cloud of mosquitoes show up in a photo taken by a cheap Pentax, they must be thick.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 7 - JULY 10 - WEDNESDAY Moose Creek, MT to...

DAY 7 - JULY 10 - WEDNESDAY
Moose Creek, MT to Clark Canyon Reservoir, MT

A woodpecker sporting a lucha libre mask serves as this morning's alarm clock. Does it know that the FDA recommended...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 6 - JULY 9 - TUESDAY Swan River, MT to...

DAY 6 - JULY 9 - TUESDAY
Swan River, MT to Moose Creek, MT

Welcome to a damp, damp morning. These wetlands are no misnomer. The sun doesn't reach our camp site through the trees so the tent is...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
Glad to have whomever among you who are following...

Glad to have whomever among you who are following this. I'm guessing that the CDT is one of the most-written about trails so short of one of us getting vacuumed up by a UFO it's kind of business as...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 5 - JULY 8 - MONDAY Eureka, MT to Swan...

DAY 5 - JULY 8 - MONDAY
Eureka, MT to Swan River, MT

It's early morning and we're on a peaceful country road heading towards our first sampling of dirt. I'm cruising behind Wayne and out of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 4 - JULY 7 - SUNDAY Sprague, WA to Eureka,...

DAY 4 - JULY 7 - SUNDAY
Sprague, WA to Eureka, MT

The sign heading out of Sprague needed a little clarification.

<a href="http://www.ducatigirl.com/cdt/0707_caution.jpg"><img...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
Hoping to get several days up this weekend. We'll...

Hoping to get several days up this weekend. We'll soon be getting into the dirt and fixing flat tires... :evil
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
We've actually finished the trip and are...

We've actually finished the trip and are currently in the dull comfort of our home. :cry

I kept a diary on the road and I'm now putting it together with the photos.
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 3 - JULY 6 - SATURDAY Crescent, OR to...

DAY 3 - JULY 6 - SATURDAY
Crescent, OR to Sprague, WA

Time for Simon to return to his Cordura prison so we can hit the road. He can use his plaintive look all he wants; it won't get him a ride in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 2 - JULY 5 - FRIDAY Petaluma, CA to...

DAY 2 - JULY 5 - FRIDAY
Petaluma, CA to Crescent, OR

We left Petaluma around 8 am and started into another long day of slabbing. Everything was fine until we hit Corning, where the temp was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
DAY 1 - JULY 4 - THURSDAY San Diego, CA to...

DAY 1 - JULY 4 - THURSDAY
San Diego, CA to Petaluma, CA

We had a mild dread of riding our DRZ400s on pavement for 1,600 miles but other than paying $2k to rent a one-way U-haul, that was our only...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,352
Posted By zina
14 Legs, 7 Wheels: Furry Math on the CDT

We did the western half of the <a href="http://www.ducatigirl.com/tat/">TransAmerica Trail</a> with our dog Simon in 2011. We knew we'd eventually do the Continental Divide Trail with him but hadn't...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-21-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By zina
I worked on the tire issue last night and came up...

I worked on the tire issue last night and came up with this:

http://www.ducatigirl.com/cd/dunlopsOnDrz.jpg

It's hobo-tastic!

I'll PM you for your info. We may end up transporting our own...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-20-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By zina
Thanks for your offers. Maybe we'll just have to...

Thanks for your offers. Maybe we'll just have to do the tried-and-true adventure rider method of strapping our tires onto our bikes. At least we'd only have to transport them for the pavement...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-20-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By zina
Help with tire change

Hello Pacific Northwesterners,

My boyfriend and I are riding from San Diego to Canada to do the Continental Divide. Somewhere along the route (see map below) as we near Canada we'll need to change...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 35,131
Posted By zina
This is awesome. Thanks!

This is awesome. Thanks!
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 31,371
Posted By zina
It was nice to see that some more people had a...

It was nice to see that some more people had a chance to read about Simon's ride over the holidays... avoiding relatives, were we? :nod

Simon despises the holidays because of moments like this: ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 31,371
Posted By zina
Thank you all for taking the time to read the...

Thank you all for taking the time to read the story. I have a flawed memory so if I didn't get the story down along with the photos, over time all I would have had left were a bunch of photos and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 31,371
Posted By zina
Day 25: Big Bear City, CA to San Diego, CA ...

Day 25: Big Bear City, CA to San Diego, CA
Monday 10/3

It was cold enough of a morning that Simon was getting the cover put on his backpack. As a "cup half empty" kind of guy, he was...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 31,371
Posted By zina
I'm 5'7" 115 lbs so I'm about as size-challenged...

I'm 5'7" 115 lbs so I'm about as size-challenged of a person you'll ever find on a DRZ. Am I that good? I would describe myself as "competent with a high pain threshold" so that enables me to give...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 31,371
Posted By zina
Day 24: Death Valley, CA to Big Bear, CA Sunday...

Day 24: Death Valley, CA to Big Bear, CA
Sunday 10/2

With a long stretch of desert between us and Big Bear, we broke camp as quickly as we could and were rolling by 8:15. This hardly sounds...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 31,371
Posted By zina
Our knobbies were about unknobbed by the time we...

Our knobbies were about unknobbed by the time we got to Death Valley. We had thought about making Bishop another location for getting new tires, but it was close enough to home that we decided to...
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