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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 07:31 PM
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Posted By Animal Instinct
That tile work

is just beautiful.

So are veriest1's twins. What a journey and labor of Love awaits him.

Good to see you are doing well, my friend. November 10th is just around the corner. Texas is a "Lone...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Thanks so much, Bob. Duty calls, and it may...

Thanks so much, Bob.

Duty calls, and it may be several days before I can update again. Gotta' go get some folks more comfortable with tent camping.

Appreciate you looking in. We actually...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Then the pavement ended

and I had the opportunity to ride in the soup.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/High%20Points%20Around%20the%20Rockies/Rockies7072_zps5afe0824.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
I stopped for gas in Estes Park.

I forgot about the battery, but Red fired right up. I parked on an incline while I had some trail mix and jerky. From my vantage point I could watch the folks come and go. One guy cut another guy...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Day 7, Friday, August 22, 2014 -- Tom Bennett CG, CO to Salida, CO

291 miles, ~9.25 hours

We took our time packing so the tent could dry well. Red was being a little cantankerous this morning but came to life on the third try. The thing was, on that third try I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
For those....

....curious about how our lives have changed so far, here's a day in the Life.

Woke up. Had coffee and browsed the internet for a couple hours. Put on our overalls and walked across the cinder...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Your kind words are sincerely appreciated,...

Your kind words are sincerely appreciated, SparkyL.

I'm trying to get good at these RR's, and there are many great suggestions over at Dave6253's great thread,

"The Art of the Ride Report,"...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
We got back

with enough daylight to do a little chain maintenance on Red.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/High%20Points%20Around%20the%20Rockies/114_zps320377cf.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Then we hit the turnoff back to camp.

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Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Eventually we wound up on US 287 heading south.

We stopped in Livermore, CO for gas and a bite to eat, so very shy of our intended destination.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Appreciate the kind words, Incognito2U. We...

Appreciate the kind words, Incognito2U.

We were here and there on Poudre Canyon Hwy August 19 - 22. It was all in segments and we never did the whole road in one ride which is a shame. That's a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
The Zen of the road less traveled

made a stop here unnecessary.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/High%20Points%20Around%20the%20Rockies/Rockies56239_zpsf7bc44be.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Day 6, Thursday, August 21, 2014 -- Tom Bennett CG, CO to Panorama Point, NE

134 miles, ~6.5 hrs

We never made it to Panorama Point, but we tried. Our intents were pure, and we had a good route planned.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey AnimalDr, Thanks for looking in on us. ...

Hey AnimalDr,

Thanks for looking in on us. Are you really an animal doctor? I was for 22 years.

So as not to hold you prisoner, here is the short version:

In our first ride report,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey vtcyclist, Glad to bring some "home" to...

Hey vtcyclist,

Glad to bring some "home" to your computer screen. Thomas Wolfe claims "You Can't go Home Again" but I disagree. Riding through the heat of western KS was no different than going...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
And then it's downhill.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/High%20Points%20Around%20the%20Rockies/Rockies56160_zpsa54f7188.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
We finally got inside the park.

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Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Finally, we take off.

When I plan these out and back rides, I always forget how long it takes to get from point A to point B on these forest roads. It takes nearly 45 minutes to get to CO 14 from camp. We're not going...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Day 5, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 -- Tom Bennett CG to Rocky Mountain National Park

....and back

270 miles, ~ 10.5 hours

Before we head out, I discovered a few pics from last night that I overlooked, trying to get a quality RR out to you guys. I should have listened to LA,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
The wordy reply is welcome and very informative. ...

The wordy reply is welcome and very informative. The camera I was using at the time bit the dust, literally, and I wound up using LA's towards the end. The pictures in the RR are from 2 cameras and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Big tent = Big fun :rofl Yep. After...

Big tent = Big fun :rofl



Yep. After those I was off the MRE's. You'll never regret getting a dual sport. I would recommend a KLR, preferably Red in color.



Sounds like a fine time. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
It's kind of confusing,

even with the National Forest maps and we had a couple turn arounds. LA was fostering a snarling kitty face and her choice of words suggested we weren't far from Defcon 6.:dog

When I research for...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Now occasionally

we all get a plane that flies directly over us. This one was kind of special. As you can see, I barely caught it in pixels. It has my name on the underside of the wing.:eek1
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
On top of the the peaceful, deserted ridge

it seemed unreal to comprehend the fight that took place here, the lives lost. It was nice to see cattle in an open pasture after all the feedyards.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
We were off to another late start.

This is just a few miles away, and you can barely make out the feedyard behind and left of the tractor. We knew there was one nearby because you could smell it from the campsite. Free camping...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Day 4, Tuesday, August 19, 2014 -- Bonny Lake to Tom Bennett CG, Rooselvelt NF, CO

272 miles, ~8.75 hours

"Lullabye" may have been a little optimistic as a descriptive term. As the front pushed on through the winds gathered momentum and there for a while the tent was bending...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
It's not so much courage as it is faith. A blind...

It's not so much courage as it is faith. A blind leap of faith. The rowboat was pointed westward and we just decided to jump in. It was totally unplanned, and 3 months ago this was not on any...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Howdy grindstone, Thank you kindly for the...

Howdy grindstone,

Thank you kindly for the nice words. Hopefully I'll have some more of the adventure posted before long. This one's a doozie.:norton
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey Sparkyl, The change of life thing hit us...

Hey Sparkyl,

The change of life thing hit us like a tidal wave. It just happened, that's all I can say. Thanks for checkin' in. I usually crank these reports out real quick like, but this one's...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey Ferguson Valley, Thanks. It shocked me...

Hey Ferguson Valley,

Thanks. It shocked me that the opportunity presented itself so early on the second day and that I didn't drop and run over my camera. It had to be the LA - and - me - riding...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey Comrade Art, I have a real odd answer to...

Hey Comrade Art,

I have a real odd answer to your question. We were just done with veterinary medicine. We tried to sell the practice, then the building, and finally resolved ourselves to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
LA was tired.

We considered trying to get to the Rockies, but quickly realized it was out of reach. We decided to go to Bonny Lake SP, CO. I had researched it and knew there was no lake there but free camping is...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Looks like it's time to blow this joint.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/High%20Points%20Around%20the%20Rockies/Rockies34064_zps04dec902.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
We pushed on

towards our destination, disregarding the hardships, which pale in comparison to what those tough old codgers that did the Santa Fe Trail endured. They might scoff at the TAT.

And finally we...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
I think you are correct my friend, but I didn't...

I think you are correct my friend, but I didn't want to ruffle anyone's feathers.

Thanks for looking in.
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Day 3, Monday, August 18, 2014 -- Black Mesa State Park, OK to Bonny Lake SP, CO

306 miles, ~7.5 hours

A quick clarification, in order not to mislead anyone. Bonny Lake SP, CO is right there in the 2015 Rand McNally road atlas. Truth is, Bonny Lake is gone. It was drained...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
[QUOTE=bigdon;25156759]Good Luck on your new...

[QUOTE=bigdon;25156759]Good Luck on your new venture!

I need to borrow this pic. for my Hot Chicks Thread :rofl
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1011367

Man oh man, you have...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey Vikiingtazz, I'll certainly be doing...

Hey Vikiingtazz,

I'll certainly be doing some exploring in the not too distant future. The beauty about Pine is that you can't drive more than 15 miles in any direction from our house before your...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
I never really thought about it, David, until you...

I never really thought about it, David, until you nudged me in that direction, and then it all made perfectly good sense. This stuff is all out of the way, way -- way out of the way. Our odd...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Animal Instinct
Report 3 Interruption

Earlier today -- 9.25.2014

I took Booger, with Lois' permission of course, for a little spin around Pine, AZ this afternoon. Red's in downtown Phoenix, in the State Vehicle motorpool lock up,...
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