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Old 05-30-2011, 02:13 PM   #4021
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Welcome back, can't wait to read/see the report. BTW I was hiking to some waterfalls and swimming holes this weekend that I know you visited from the bottom up near Ellenville. It made me think of you guys.
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:42 PM   #4022
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:09 PM   #4023
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HOW LONG....before we can enjoy the ride report??

I assume your home by now!!! I look forward to reading all the sordid details
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:42 PM   #4024
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Finally caught up !

Doc & LDF,

Over the last few weeks I've been more or less hooked to this great RR.
Very well written and the photography keeps getting better and better.

I finally caught up to this very page and am patiently (not really !) awaiting the rest of this continuous saga.
What a huge pleasure it is to read & follow your adventure !

Thanks for sharing,and keep riding safe.

Across the pond from the Netherlands.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:43 AM   #4025
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Locked Up

I can't get to page 270, keeps going back to 269 no matter how I go about trying to advance.
What's up?
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:56 AM   #4026
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your post is the first one on page 270
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:59 AM   #4027
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I'm thinking - There was a glitch yesterday, it showed a page 270 before your post but I could not get there ether (at least until you posted a reply)
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:54 AM   #4028
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Your not alone...

I had that issue when both 269 and again last night when 270 popped up.

Odd, but seems status quo now though.
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:06 PM   #4029
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the last page of entries showing up twice is a documented anomaly some where in this thread since the upgrade. now that you have seen it on one thread you will start to notice it on others, not all, but others.
We're gonna go ridin!!!
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:49 PM   #4030
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Awesome pic,

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Must have been one of the best nights of all time.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:03 PM   #4031
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couple of notes

Originally Posted by usp45 View Post
Must have been one of the best nights of all time.
Yep, it was pretty good.

So, I'm plowing through the photos, and was planning on making major headway this weekend since I was on call, but I was waylaid by a nasty, nasty stomach bug for 36hours.

Feeling much better now, thanks. I'll jot a couple of notes while they're fresh, mostly so this thread doesn't keep getting bumped with no new ride report content.

Having read numerable long-term overland ride reports, I've been intrigued by the observation that what starts out as a straight-forward motorcycle ride, the objective of which is pretty much motorcycle riding just for the sake of riding, you know, 'cause it's fun... at some point transitions to a journey of immersion into other people's lives and cultures. It seems at a certain point, all the big, continuous ride reporters start to focus on their elements of human interactions rather than vistas and wildlife seen, or navigational challenges, or road/trail conditions as the main focus of their experience.

I've tried to speculate why that might happen -- you ride every day, months on end and it becomes routine... there's always flatlands somewhere beyond the mountains... you're bound to eventually run into crappy weather, or break-downs that keep you in one place for an extended period, or maybe it's just road-weariness... burnout... or maybe, inherently, we're social animals and hanging out with old friends, and meeting new ones outside of the stresses and constraints of our normal hectic lives is plain enjoyable.

Before this trip I'd been wondering if we'd ever hit a wall like that where the best part of the trip wasn't necessarily the riding, or the scenery, or the predicaments, but rather was the people. I guess I started to formulate this theory at the end of M6, when we had such a great time with GaryAK & Deb.

Well, I can't really speak to the burn-out phenomenon... splitting this trip up into two week segments twice a year pretty much rules that out. And we didn't suffer any major breakdown this time, not even a single flat tire. But we did have some long, cold droning days of pavement riding, over terrain we'd ridden before, and we definitely had some crappy weather, and I'd have to say that the best parts of Mobius 7 were the time we spent hanging out with old friends in Anchorage, and with new ones in Alberta.

It wasn't all bad... and I'm certainly not complaining -- a bad day on a motorbike still beats a good day at work by a longshot. LDF got some nice pictures, but my photography was pretty uninspired. I didn't bust the M9 out that often, maybe it was concern with mist/mud infiltration, or maybe I just wasn't seeing the AK/YT landscape with a first-timers fresh eye, and I wasn't seeing the BC/AB landscape at all 'cause of the wet weather and crappy visibility.

Anyway, this is all a preface to lower expectations for what will be a pretty brief, drama-free Mobius segment. Which is OK... we're due.

By the way, M8 is a bit in jeopardy on account of me being on vacation standby for those weeks in Sept... but I already have a feeling that that one's gonna be epic. Once we've got confirmed dates, I'll post our planned route, and anyone who wants to hang and roll Mobius-style for an afternoon or a week is welcome.

Oh, I guess I should throw in at least one teaser:

"I came into this game for the action, the excitement; go anywhere, travel light... get in, get out... wherever there's trouble, a man alone... Now they got the whole country sectioned off; you can't make a move without a form." --Robert De Niro as Archibald 'Harry' Tuttle in Brazil, 1985. The Mobius Trip index | Spot tracking live 4/18-5/4/13 | AdventureLoft™ Tent Space
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:09 AM   #4032
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Another Mobius installment, sign me up!
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:26 AM   #4033
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Thanks Doc!

A Moebius segment with lower expectations sure beats no segment at all...
The adventure starts when I throw a 30" leg over a seat that's 37" from the ground...
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Old 06-08-2011, 12:16 PM   #4034
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Questor and MAG standing by for more epic Mobius Ride Report.

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Old 06-08-2011, 12:22 PM   #4035
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N den?
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