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Old 01-18-2013, 01:29 PM   #24
Sylvan Rocks Climbin
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Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Black Hills of SD
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Daryls Day 6

Ya. Stover kinda glossed over the slowness of our start that day. Yes it was understood that we had to hit the motorcycle shop just up the road. So we packed up and cooked breakfast waiting for it to open. I think Shep probably baked muffins again....that little Backcountry oven is a pretty rad thing for a friend to bring along on a trip.

It was a great stop at the Steamboat motorbike shop, and we chatted it up with their staff who were a bunch of good blokes.. Stovers busted small part off the ratchet system of his visor was good timing if it had to happen. I understand how he did not want to risk riding the rest of the way without the right stuff. I like the sexy new FLY helmet….in white???? Why he chose that over my favorite color…the green HI-ViZ…I’ll never understand. But they shipped his old helmet home, and we all got to oolgle over new bikes and gear. After seeing the price, Shep decided his life could be lived without a GoPro cam, I decided I could survive without the used KTM 990 they had on the floor.

Stover also continued his unending quest for the MUCH coveted collapsible “fair share” mug. Thus, coffee and shopping for bobbles we did not need or have room to pack in our saddle bags…yielded another late start. Warm weather and city life can lead to lazy dayz for sure.


IMG_5783 by Black Hills South Dakota, on Flickr

Seat top lunch was great, but the oyster burps were intense.


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The views continued to be beyond words


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Everyone should be so lucky to have a day like this of riding.


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Shep directed me up a wrong turn where I was gunna go film the rad boyz riding up the steep hill, so off I went and well, there is a certain amount of luck involved in bouncing off the rocks in a controllable manor up a hilly trail, and if the grade steepness lightning fast reactions don't align after you come around the corner...you only go so far until... gravity wins.


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I had not dumped on the tour for 2 years running...so I was due, and came out with only a flesh wound. More character to add to a prior injury that was again cracked open...might have to buy a new panel for 2013...anyone have one for sale??? Right hand side.

And what a great pic of the tool tube Mod. Stover...do you have yours completed yet????


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My hat off to Shep and Stover for getting up the hill and around me as the bike laid there.


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Water for the night. A 2 man job that was fun to watch.


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Up the road a few more hours...the camp spot was top notch....even if you had to change a flat.


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Look how well that tents color compliments the landscape colors....sure does not blend in very well though. I bet everyone of the 3 people who drove past that tent saw it there.


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Sheps center stand saved me a lot of work helping him steady that bike for the tube patch.


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Loving the Pizza and breakfast muffins


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