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Old 05-31-2012, 10:49 PM   #150
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Day four

DAY FOUR:

Another beautiful blue sky greeted us in the morning.





After packing up, getting some gas, and Power Bars...we became tourists more than gnarly desert adventure guys....














Dave....the Doctor:


Travis One...



Travis Two managing his vertigo...



Herc (Travis One) doing a Captain Morgan.....living on the edge, this guy



Herc getting ready for take-off... all systems go...




The family...







and the foreigner...






No narrative...Bryce spoke for herself...













































The tourist vista tour took under an hour and we were headed east towards the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument area.

The ride back into Tropic was pretty ...











We pulled into the restaurant lot in Tropic....it was 102' according to the thermometer on my pack...



And Travis Two decided to become a mechanical worry on his own. His oil pressure light had come on somewhere between Bryce and Tropic...and as he had to return to Los Angeles that day (yeah...big miler guy ), the problem was significant.

He whipped out his phone, called his technical advisors and was told:

"The 950's have a long paper oil filter that sometimes collapses....you can take it out and ride without the filter if you have to....at least to St. George where there is a KTM shop"... (i.e. his technical advisor).

So, we all gathered around to see if all that was true...David was playing doctor with his boogers, Fidel was doing the "manly pose", Kevin was drinking baby oil, and Herc was just squinting cuz he thinks he looks like Clint Eastwood when he does...



Bob was thrilled to get his hands greasy again:



Travis Two removed the crushed oil filter...and we bid him adieu .... we were sure going to miss
him ....

Travis Tiner is a guy you want to have on your ride: he is a joyful innocent , brings good advice (WWTTD= What Would Travis Tiner Do?) , he knows how to handle rowdies because he will give them and will tell them to cuz he won't take any .
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