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Old 10-17-2010, 03:23 PM   #16
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Thanks, taken with my little Panasonic P&S. I can imagine what it would have been like with the sun just peeking over those mountains...
Don`t think you could have done any better than what you got there.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:41 PM   #17
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Thanks, Desert Skies...guess it was worth it to climb the hill to get the photo!

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Old 10-17-2010, 03:54 PM   #18
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get in my belly!..........damn lazy cows dont they know that they should be sizzling on a grill.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:56 PM   #19
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i trudged up that hill. great views. i love the solitude of the carrizo plain........gotta go motocamp there next year when the flowers are in bloom again
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:17 PM   #20
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Hey, let me know if you plan on doing some camping up there-I'd be in for that! Meanwhile I am looking forward to exploring more of the area-when I get my bike back!
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:35 AM   #21
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i trudged up that hill. great views. i love the solitude of the carrizo plain........gotta go motocamp there next year when the flowers are in bloom again

looks like "dances with wolves" territory
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:31 AM   #22
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looks like "dances with wolves" territory
It does, doesn't it? It is amazing country-solitude and quiet as far as you can see and hear...

Just glad I didn't break down there!

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Old 10-25-2010, 09:32 PM   #23
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AAA can save big buckeroos
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:17 AM   #24
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Ouch

Stunning photos! Thanks for sharing.

Most sorry to hear about the mechanical breakdown though. Hope you're rolling again soon (and not too exspensively).
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:18 AM   #25
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It did. The first hundred miles were free. Unfortunately I had another 122 miles to go to reach home. There was a dealer about 65 miles closer, but in the end, I wanted the bike at Brown BMW in Pomona. (I guess that's a shameless plug )

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Old 10-26-2010, 07:51 AM   #26
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It did. The first hundred miles were free. Unfortunately I had another 122 miles to go to reach home. There was a dealer about 65 miles closer, but in the end, I wanted the bike at Brown BMW in Pomona. (I guess that's a shameless plug )

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Their "Anomymous Book" is another benifical resourse I never leave home without.
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Old 10-26-2010, 08:05 AM   #27
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+1 on the report and photos!

So do you know yet what gave way? I've got an 1150GS too and am always curious about these things so I can have a little more data to work with should mine ever break. I've got 50,000 trouble-free miles (lots of it fully loaded on dirt) so far without a single mechanical or electrical issue.... I'm glad you got out on the dirt - it opens up a whole new world, doesn't it? I used to own a GS and an RT (plus a few dirt bikes) and the RT was not getting ridden, so it now lives with someone else who sticks to asphalt.

Good luck with the repairs!

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Old 10-29-2010, 04:54 AM   #28
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I don't know much about cow physique, but they were very inquisitive!

Steve

Moo-yeah!

Great pictures! Great story, till the end

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Old 10-29-2010, 05:45 AM   #29
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Nice pics, nice ride report, crappy ending.......That tow bill is rediculous! You need your own trailer so someone can come and get you.

It's all part of the adventure, look on the bright side, it broke on day one, so you saved the hotel bill!

I have AAA in MT. $100.00 a year. I had to have my bike/sidehack hauled for 100 miles this summer the charge was $0.00.
Cheap insurance and safety net!
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:44 PM   #30
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Hey Steve,

Great photos and it looks like you were having a really good time, up until the implosion. Good job on keeping your cool and keeping the bike under control as you slowed down.

keep us posted on what broke, I'm curios as to what let loose inside.
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