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Old 05-18-2012, 12:44 AM   #31
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oh yeah btw when you went to the smaller size pants what happened?????? you take the patato out
Just part of my master plan for KOTW 2013...
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Old 05-18-2012, 06:54 AM   #32
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"There will be some sand", he said as the entire planet has heard by now how I feel about soft sand. But only half the planet has seen the effect silt and deep sand had on me when riding Baja last year (http://www.advrider.com/forums )/showthread.php?t=666961 ):
dtbushpilot: "What happened Ged" I asked, already knowing the answer. "Nothing" he replied, "why do you ask?....."You're covered with silt" I responded. "Oh that. We don't have silt in Canada so when I saw it I wanted to stop and play in it....you know, like you desert rats like to do when you come up North and see the snow for the first time. I laid down and made a few silt angels...they were cool, you should have seen them"........I think he fell down but his story was so good that I didn't challenge him.



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Old 05-18-2012, 01:09 PM   #33
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I did not know that Travis One had a dirt nap on that wash....cuz I was rippin' through it

Soft sand I don't like....wet sand with babyheads is Good Stuff...




So, Bob, there is a bit of merit in bringing that up


I don't remember the name of this wash, but it was on our Day Three....and led us to that magical beach on Lake Powell....but I am jumping ahead with our story...



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Old 05-18-2012, 01:46 PM   #34
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Kevin has pointed out something I was unaware of as I was looking at the rattlesnakes behind the lodge....

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…Bobzilla springs into the lead at the end of day one, over the heavy odds favorite Dave, by showing disdain to the local talent and their desperate yoga demonstration. Instead, focusing on the young cowboy with ruby red lips, milky white skin and baby blue eyes…his name was Russell.....
Perhaps BobZ is fluffing up his coiffure here for Russell....Travis Two also seems a bit smitten....menage a trois in the covered wagon ???

Someone was whistling the score to BrokeDown Mountain A foreboding tune...???



Be careful of cowboys who wear their Stetsons on a rakish angle.


But after a good long day in the saddle, we sought comfort where we could.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:36 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Perhaps BobZ is fluffing up his coiffure here for Russell....Travis Two also seems a bit smitten....menage a trois in the covered wagon ???

Someone was whistling the score to BrokeDown Mountain :evil:evil A foreboding tune...???

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Another reason to take a lot of pictures on a trip. You capture all the magical moments.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:45 PM   #36
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you guys crack me up............bunch of homophobic bastards..............but the cowboy.....it wasnt broke Bike mountain.....yet

the wash going before going to lake Powell was Wahweap. I remember making sand angles my self on that twisty sand road. I think the only time i really hit the ground hard the whole trip.
we are really out of order now Wahweap was the 3rd or 4th day wasnt it?
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:41 PM   #37
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Bob,
We ARE out of order....but I will try and herd our kitties back to getting additional comments to close up DAY ONE over the weekend before I dive into DAY TWO.

I am riding for two days this weekend creating some tracks for a local 3-day ride I am putting together for July 21-23....and this route will be the core for what you guys will ride WHEN you come up next summer

I will say at this time that Bar 10 was an oasis after a dusty and hot day riding through desert plains, rocky cliff trails, some faster gravel from time-to-time, and that delicious track to and out of the Sherwood Forest gully shortcut. The group was settling into a groove of sorts and no one was hurt or got lost.





I am happy to have surprised Kevin that I managed to get up that slippery sideslope, but his starter push helped that happen....I actually felt more confident in that stuff than on the faster roads covered with marbles.....or was that just me?

Kevin, inspired by the Yoga Girls, just had to start his acrobatic warm-up...



It was encouraging to see him get it up after leading us out of temptation that day

The sorting of minor details (kickstand hemorrhages, leaking gas tanks, tight chains, quad invasions) helped us develop our first group rendezvous less than an hour east of Mesquite....



The "warm-up" ride to the cliff wall gave folks a chance to let their Coyote Bags settle in for adjustment, allowed Dan to wonder where his brake pedal was, and folks to catch their breath, have a sip of water, gobble a Power Bar...




...and throw out gender challenges (All that homophobic stuff seems standard for a bunch of testosterone-addled guys....you know, that shoulder-punching "I love you" stuff that guys do instead of feeling comfortable with that oblique handshake-hug thing....or even a real one...)......

But I have to say....I was more interested in checking out the camel features of the Yoga Girls.....more than even noticing Russell



Bobby along the cliff trail.....was this before or after he did some metallurgical testing on that ledge bit???






Our campsite that night was a mile or two south of the ranch's airstrip...."just over that lava flow". Toroweap was off in the distance....too bad we missed your cave, Bob






...and past a cabin. I believe some of you guys stopped at the cabin for a bit before the final choice of campsite....too many cows and their droppings in that little area with the cabin for my liking. Didn't one of you check out the outhouse or something????

Our first camping night seemed to be successful....we had a fire, various libations, and good stories.





Someone , however, needs to tell the history of "The Chair Story"...


The next morning there appeared to be evidence that SOME cowboy had a rough ride ////

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Old 05-18-2012, 04:48 PM   #38
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I'm loving the story and photos motoged.


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Old 05-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #39
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The chair story is just another example of Bobzilla, a closet perfectionist, eventually finding a deficiency with every man made device since toilet paper…Every trip I have taken with him is a test of the newest, greatest chair that he has found. With all the enthusiasm of a first time self-help book reader, he inevitably touts his newest chair as the solution to ultra light off road camping comfort…He then tells you the problems with your selection, and truly believes that the deficiency of his previous chair is a thing of the past.


If you can say anything about this man, it is that he is a very creative guy. So he does not just go with the most expensive, proven chair from day one like Tiner…NO, he has to suffer through countless iterations with ball busting stools, two legged balancing apparatus’, three legged-two legged chairs, kids chairs with arm rests, and myriad others that I have blocked from my brain because the pain is too great.


The most tremendous collapse of this process occurred on the first night of our TAT trip 2 or 3 years ago. After a long and hot 200 mile day we found our campsite. A pristine mountain pass covered with junipers and sagebrush, with scenic views and a nice “flat” spot for the tents. With knees sore from 20 years of desert racing, Bob triumphantly unpacks his chair to remove his gear. Within seconds Bob snaps his chair and is on his ass, spewing foulness and vulgarities I knew not existed.


John (our 68 year old riding partner and my personal hero) reminds Bob, without so much as a hint of irony, that REI accepts the return of broken merchandise. Of course, he fails to mention to Bob that he will have to carry this broken chair, a personal token of shame, another 2000 miles. This friendly advice, as expected, sends Bob off the deep end and the chair half way down the mountain.

For the rest of the trip my first task at camp is to find a suitable place for Bob to sit. Again, ulterior motives.

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Old 05-18-2012, 09:25 PM   #40
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:14 PM   #41
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The chair story is just another example of Bobzilla, a closet perfectionist, eventually finding a deficiency with every man made device since toilet paper…


If you can say anything about this man, it is that he is a very creative guy.....

With knees sore from 20 years of desert racing, Bob triumphantly unpacks his chair to remove his gear. Within seconds Bob snaps his chair and is on his ass, spewing foulness and vulgarities I knew not existed...

For the rest of the trip my first task at camp is to find a suitable place for Bob to sit. Again, ulterior motives.


Brilliant, Kev.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:21 PM   #42
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Yup this is getting better and better!
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:10 AM   #43
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I am riding for two days this weekend creating some tracks for a local 3-day ride I am putting together for July 21-23....and this route will be the core for what you guys will ride WHEN you come up next summer
I'm in!
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Johns comment about REI taking it back was his subtle way of getting back at me for past and future "Boonie Bashin "

the funny thing about my chair fetish is that others often take my discarded selections and make them theirs....... but they are always one step behind..............

in the case of the ball crusher.....it seems Kevin carried it the whole way but seldom used it due to the major flaw it has.............ball crushing.

my next to last try was a two legged chair that Herc had on this trip and if I remember there were several dirt naps taken in .....or should i say, out of it

last years model was a kids chair with arms and back and drink holder that worked surprisingly well except for one small issue......... i am just a little.....ok alot too fat to fit comfortably.........Dan O used a similar model this year but it didnt have the arms or cup holder.

this year my choice was a two legged chair with 4 legs and it worked great and i was VERY happy and thought i had the PERFECT chair..............packs very small. light. and fairly stable. never bucked me out and didnt break.

I found dirt bike camping chair Nirvana ...............until the first night


and TT pulls out " this thing a friend gave me, I dont know if its any good or if I can figure out how to put it together".............

THE KERMIT chair is the real deal and worth every penny............i have chair envy the rest of the trip

you NEED a good chair to enjoy the camp fire and some spirits or herbs


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Old 05-19-2012, 09:30 AM   #45
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Bob,
You make some salient points, my friend.



And I really appreciate you including a picture of me at Night Four....when one of the guys helpfully manoeuvres a small boulder for me to sit on (while you kitties pull out your chairs and plant your cheeks comfortably [except for the triangular ball crusher] ). As my old-dirtbiker knees slowly hydraulic my butt on to the soft contours of the stone, I think I have found its sweet spot, only to find that my downward motion , being assisted by those nefarious gravitational laws, continue and I roll backwards onto the sand.

I don't know if it was the fall that entertained you guys or my akido-like roll that I have perfected over years of crashing on the trails.

Whatever it was, I considered that it was UM#4....: give the old fat guy an asymetrical boulder for a chair and see how a foreigner might manage ...at least for diversional purposes so you wouldn't be the only "old fart" target.

I am off on the 690 to GPS some tracks....later....
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