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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,484
Posted By Animal Instinct
Great Adventure!

Thanks for the time and effort required to let us ride along with you.

Looking forward to the next installment.:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 190,320
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey Elisa

Good to see you posting and planning:evil

Hope you're enjoying teaching again -- but clearly -- the planning suggests wanderlust is slowly sinking in.

It's difficult to feature you staying put...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 61,086
Posted By Animal Instinct
The Spanish Peaks in the distance....

.....down that road less traveled.

Brings back such fond memories. Really fine riding along with you on this one.

Keep it coming, Nate!:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 61,086
Posted By Animal Instinct
Great Report Nate

Looking forward to the next installment.:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 98,803
Posted By Animal Instinct
It's always a trip....

....riding along

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/FourPeaks1st006_zpsac2c46b3.jpg (http://s857.photobucket.com/user/pk092/media/FourPeaks1st006_zpsac2c46b3.jpg.html)

You guys...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,258
Posted By Animal Instinct
This is fooking' great mon

....keep it up:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Thanks David, I wish the same for you and...

Thanks David,

I wish the same for you and Barbara -- you're lucky she puts up with you.:lol3

Lois put a little something together for MomToo (Rena Hart). Here's a link:
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey Mike, That horsepower thing can be...

Hey Mike,

That horsepower thing can be intoxicating. I went with the KLR over the Wee based on the simplicity factor. And, by the way, your RR's are certainly not "ramblings".

Oh yeah, I went...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 98,803
Posted By Animal Instinct
You guys are the best!

Your RR's are really quality stuff....

...and it makes it a little intimidating for those of us that are a little less adventuresome to share our humble stories.

Thanks for setting the bar so...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Hey Mike, Thanks for looking in. I really...

Hey Mike,

Thanks for looking in. I really enjoyed your most recent report:

Mike, Jay (and Shelley) go North to Alaska and ride around a little. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 91,974
Posted By Animal Instinct
Great Report woolfman!

You knocked this one outta' the park, bases loaded.

:clap:clap:clap

Thanks for taking time and making the effort to post from the road less traveled. There's a lot of good karma out there and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Thanks staticPort. "Refined" adds a hint of...

Thanks staticPort. "Refined" adds a hint of sophistication to the process.



Howdy SparkyL. That George Carlin link got my day started with a smile. It also jogged my memory a bit. When I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,826
Posted By Animal Instinct
I'm only on page 3....

....but had to stop, give the report a 5-star, and say to you :clap:clap:clap

What a great write up for those of us just in the dreaming stages of future planning.

Thanks for taking the time...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Thanks, David. Strangely enough, by this...

Thanks, David.

Strangely enough, by this time of year I would normally be working on the next trip. Our new situation makes escaping less attractive. There are so many great roads to explore...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Now I know it looks like

I'm about to make it right through the middle of these two downpours....
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Sunday morning we got a fairly early start.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/High%20Points%20Around%20the%20Rockies/RockiestoPineFCPLODU055_zps998808b7.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
We opted to spend the night in Ft. Sumner, NM.

I wanted to stay at the Billy the Kid Country Inn for $40.00 but a quick call found they did not take pets. Yeah, LA has the dog and the cat in the Xterra with her. They've never ridden in the car...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Days 25-30, Tuesday, September 9 - Sunday, Septmber 14, 2014

The final installment.

The short week in Wichita Falls had us handing out patient records with Wednesday being the only day of hands on veterinary work. It confirmed the idea that I was ready to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 551,140
Posted By Animal Instinct
Nope, I was solo and coming from the other...

Nope, I was solo and coming from the other direction, but I met two bikes about 10 minutes before I took that picture. I remember thinking how badly I'd be hating to ride into the blinding afternoon...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
I exited through the east gate

and found the road I was looking for. Diving Board Rd. I'd love to know how it got its name. I think of all the cowpokes that have worked out here, taking a pick-up or horse along here.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
I headed for Lake Kemp

which is actually on the Waggoner Ranch. There's a scenic overlook with run down picnic tables near the entrance. I stopped, ate, called LA, and then noticed the new addition to the horizon again,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
LA's mom and dad

live in Greenville, TX. Interesting to find a link here in Matador, TX.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/High%20Points%20Around%20the%20Rockies/ScottsAZpics610_zpsce7c3dd4.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Day 24, Monday, September 8, 2014 -- Plainview, TX to Wichita Falls, TX

270 miles, ~7.5 hours

I woke up to a fog and horrendous humidity.

"Oh Texas I'm just a little lost but I'm keepin' on," ~ Jerry Jeff Walker, Leavin' Texas

....and no, it did not rain last...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 551,140
Posted By Animal Instinct
We barely missed each other.

I did a little Day Trippin' Along the Apache Trail on November 22!

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/Apache%20Trail/IMG_1641_zps957cefc2.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
And in real time...

...black friday for most.

Today, November 28, 2014, on a trip to get the mail in Pine, look what was sitting outside.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Totally on accident, just like in "West of the...

Totally on accident, just like in "West of the Pecos."

It's like I just stumbled on to these places....

....and the whole Windmills thing was just grabbing at straws. I saw a reflection in a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
More ties to Kit Carson.

You also pass right by the grave of Billy the Kid on the way out to Bosque Redondo.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
As things started flattening out,

this caught my eye.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/High%20Points%20Around%20the%20Rockies/ScottsAZpics533_zps0d234935.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
I thought that might get your attention, BigDog,...

I thought that might get your attention, BigDog, as so many of the fantastic ride reports you have penned certainly captured mine.

Thanks for looking back in.

Thanks for the many contributions...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
My arse was getting sore

and the sign that said "The Box" looked interesting so I had a lookabout.

"Cool Hand Luke" came to mind instantly.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
I had to make another stop

only a few more miles down the road. It was starting to look like I just might not make it back to Wichita Falls today the way I was goofing around.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
It didn't look all that far on the maps.

Each time I stopped and checked my maps, I had torn a few pages out of our Rand McNally Road Atlas, I became a little more discouraged.

As I came into Pie Town, NM I was spurring Red pretty hard...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Day 23, Sunday, September 7, 2014 -- Lyman Lake SP, AZ to Plainview, TX

520 miles, ~11.5 hours

My goal today would be to high-tail-it back to Wichita Falls, TX. LA had somehow managed to make the drive in the Xterra from Pine, AZ on the interstates in 13.5 hours.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
I'm not sure how that whole thing works. As...

I'm not sure how that whole thing works.

As a retired veterinarian, I should have a solid answer for you.

But I don't.

Currently on page 167 of Jerry Foster's book. It's a nice read.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Since it looked like rain was not out of the question,

I set my tent up, then did several hours of recon. There are some really nice petroglyphs to look at here. I failed to take pictures of them though.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
My bladder was howling,

complaining about that third cup of coffee so I darted off down here to relieve myself in privacy.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Day 22, Saturday, September 6, Show Low, AZ to Lyman Lake SP, AZ

76 miles, ~3 hours

Here's where I stayed for $66.99.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/High%20Points%20Around%20the%20Rockies/ScottsAZpics356_zps23661a2e.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
I had time for a quick spin

through historic Cottonwood and then it was time for training to begin. I was excited although it would be an awkward transition from years of self employment to being an employee.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 21,154
Posted By Animal Instinct
Days 18 - 21, Tuesday, September 2 - Friday, September 5, 2014

Training days at Deadhorse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, AZ.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/High%20Points%20Around%20the%20Rockies/ScottsAZpics286_zps8e27cad3.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,876
Posted By Animal Instinct
Believe it or not, LosAlrider, I had to go...

Believe it or not, LosAlrider,

I had to go down to Phoenix a couple days ago and had my eyes out for the "Mt. Ord" sign when I saw it and the Sycamore Canyon arrow pointing westward. I plan to do...
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