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Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By ramdu
Hey Noah. Just want to chime in again and tell...

Hey Noah. Just want to chime in again and tell you thanks for keeping this report going for so long even though it's a little behind now (very understandable IMO). I'm still following because it's...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Thanks, buddy. I appreciate you following along. ...

Thanks, buddy. I appreciate you following along.

As for updates, I'm sorry it's taken me so long since I arrived home to wrap this up. I had planned to do so immediately upon getting back to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Duke City (August 10 through August 14 | Days 36 through 40)

My wife and I spent a few days together with my Mom and our dog just enjoying the sights and sounds of Albuquerque, NM. It is actually a nice city in spite of its notoriety as the meth capital of pay...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2014, 07:34 PM
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Posted By ramdu
:clap :deal :clap

:clap :deal :clap
Forum: Australia 08-29-2014, 11:45 AM
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Posted By ramdu
Wow. Really impressive. Nice going, Scott! :clap

Wow. Really impressive. Nice going, Scott! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 1,328,189
Posted By ramdu
Neda and Gene, I'm so sorry to hear about...

Neda and Gene,

I'm so sorry to hear about this and I wish you whatever peace you are able to find in this difficult circumstance. Thank you for sharing this whole ride with us.

Condolences,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
The Old Dusty Trail (August 9, 2014 | Day 35)

I've heard it said that when you live in the mountains it's all down hill from here. That was definitely my experience with this ride. Leaving in the morning at high altitude (10,000+?) temps were in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 02:41 PM
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Posted By ramdu
^^ Yup. Excellent report with every entry. :deal

^^ Yup. Excellent report with every entry. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Colorado! (July 27, 2014 through August 9, 2014 | Days 21 through 34)

<figure><img src="http://85liters.smugmug.com/photos/i-9HJrb68/0/M/i-9HJrb68-M.jpg" alt="Back end of nowhere" /><figcaption>The back end of nowhere</figcaption></figure>

Arriving in Colorado for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Thumb Back in the High Country (July 26 and 27, 2014 | Days 20 and 21)

Today was about getting to the cabin in Colorado and not much else. I had a lot of ground to cover. In the morning it definitely seemed doable before dark.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 11:19 AM
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Posted By ramdu
The Loneliest Road (July 25, 2014 | Day 19)

I didn't get out of bed and loaded up as early as I had intended. This would turn out to be a problem.

<figure><img src="http://85liters.smugmug.com/photos/i-z8jNcDp/0/M/i-z8jNcDp-M.jpg"...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By ramdu
Nice!! :thumb :rofl

Nice!! :thumb



:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Cool2 Lucky Day (July 24, 2014 | Day 18)

Route of the day.

<figure><img src="http://85liters.smugmug.com/photos/i-4Mfktgv/0/M/i-4Mfktgv-M.jpg" alt="Route of the day" /><figcaption></figcaption></figure>

The Oregon coast lived up to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Hey Chadd. Thanks for following along! I'm...

Hey Chadd. Thanks for following along!

I'm actually on a "Street Triple R" (i.e., the 675 based on the Daytona, not it's similar-looking liter bike cousin) and, after touring with it on this trip,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Rain Delay (July 23, 2014 | Day 18)

Since crossing in to Oregon the day before I had been struck by how "northern" things started to seem. Diners were offering "home fries" (northern) rather than "hash browns" (southern) with eggs and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Thanks, RedDog. Glad to have you along!

Thanks, RedDog. Glad to have you along!
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
There's always tomorrow ... until there isn't. (July 22, 2014 | Day 17)

This morning I was determined to put in some saddle time. The couple of short days I had just done left me feeling refreshed and ready to go.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 1,328,189
Posted By ramdu
Hey, Gene. Thanks for another great post. I'm...

Hey, Gene. Thanks for another great post. I'm hoping Neda is okay and things are going well in Croatia.



Regarding the above, is the crappy camera you are referring to a D20?
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Agreed on both points. :D Somebody out in...

Agreed on both points. :D

Somebody out in California should pay me to ride around wrapped in nothing but toilet paper with no rain gear on me. They'd be out of their drought asap. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Blackjack (July 21, 2014 | Day 16)

Leaving Stanley, ID you are already in the middle of some remote country. It's very beautiful.

Things were gray and cool that morning in the meadows and forests west of town.

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Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Got What I Came For (July 20, 2014 | Day 15)

Route of the day:

<img src="http://85liters.smugmug.com/photos/i-LqCqwgT/0/M/i-LqCqwgT-M.jpg" alt="Route of the day" />

The plan was to head west-northwest on I-90 and MT 1 before joining up...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Surf and Turf (July 19, 2014 | Day 14)

Leaving my campsite was not a disappointment. It had turned out to be one of the least private and most mosquito-ridden I have stayed in on this trip. Still it was a cheap place to sleep pretty well...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Public Lands (July 18, 2014 | Day 13)

<figure><img src="http://85liters.smugmug.com/photos/i-ST6NR4S/0/M/i-ST6NR4S-M.jpg" alt="Route of the Day" /><figcaption>Route of the day.</figcaption></figure><p>Lucky day number 13 started out well...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
High Plains Drifter (July 17, 2014 | Day 12)

<img src="http://85liters.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZpDMvSk/0/M/i-ZpDMvSk-M.jpg" alt="Sarah Belding (Verna Bloom)" />
Sarah Belding (Verna Bloom): "Be careful. You're a man who makes people afraid, and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
PS - my '04 1150 GSA is for sale as soon as I can...

PS - my '04 1150 GSA is for sale as soon as I can get home and clean her up. Did I convince anyone to buy just now? :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Glad to have you following. :D You aren't...

Glad to have you following. :D

You aren't the first to think that and I can see where it comes from. However, I think of something more insectoid like this.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Doing the Dinosaur (July 16, 2014 | Day 11)

CO 40 west out of Steamboat Springs is flat, straight, and fast. I had hoped there might be a little bit more to it, but realistically I knew by the map what I was in for.

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Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
On Top of the World (July 15, 2014 | Day 10)

Morning at the Baldpate Inn is very pleasant. First there is the view with the sun rising.

<img src="http://85liters.smugmug.com/photos/i-KqwpG6W/0/M/i-KqwpG6W-M.jpg" alt="Sunrise at Baldpate Inn...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
A Pass (July 14, 2014 | Day 9)

Crossing the last bit of Kansas and the first half of Colorado was a slog. There’s no better way to put it. However, the wind was light enough that I didn’t feel like I was standing on my head and it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Can I Please Get a Break? (July 13, 2014 | Day 8)

Rambunctious Coyotes, the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermoon" target="_blank">Super Moon</a>, and Fall River’s resident wild pig (it was sounded like one in the bushes anyway) all did...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Glad to have you along!

Glad to have you along!
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Tech Day and Welcome to the Plains (July 12, 2014 | Day 7)

State Park Attendant: “Do you want to be near people or do you want to be by yourself.”

Me: “Away from people would be great.”

State Park Attendant: “Okay, well I’ve got a spot down by the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
What My Motorcycle is for ( July 11, 2014 | Day 6)

As a native son of the southeast edge of the Ouachita mountains who went to a college named after them and has many fond memories camping and hiking through them, I feel I have to make one more plug...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Thanks, Keith! In my experience, faulty gear is...

Thanks, Keith! In my experience, faulty gear is probably more normal than exceptional, but the good news is my laptop is now fixed. :clap New post below. I can catch up pretty quick, I hope.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
I LOVE this bike and am more than willing to...

I LOVE this bike and am more than willing to endure it on flat stretches in order to have fun later. What I find uncomfortable is actually the lack of wind protection more than riding posture. I'm a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Damn technology

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. Internet has been sketchy and then my hard drive crashed last night! :eek1

Will catch up once I'm back up and running. Typing on the phone is not optimal.
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Wet Restart ( July 10, 2014 | Day 5)

<p>The reunion is over. We horsed around down by the river with the kids, ate too much, got a little annoyed with each other, and now that it’s over I think we mostly miss each other. It was a good...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
140705: First Taste

<p>First it was an awful day. Then it got worse. And then, suddenly, it got amazing.</p><p><img src="http://85liters.smugmug.com/photos/i-RtXJWJJ/0/M/i-RtXJWJJ-M.jpg" alt="The day's route"...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Right. That did take me a long time too and I...

Right. That did take me a long time too and I found it stressful. :puke1



Haha. Yeah. Thanks, buddy!
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,807
Posted By ramdu
Wow! Fantastic to see people following. :clap ...

Wow! Fantastic to see people following. :clap

I was sure I was going to be writing into the void. :cry
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