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Old 06-13-2012, 12:18 PM   #226
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You guys really f*#@ed up this time. I wonder how many people there are here on the eastcoast like myself who now will die if they do not ride around out there.
You are going to find dehydrated broke down dumbasses who have never seen a desert before crawling around looking for help.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:30 PM   #227
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I've been following. But either Bob has been pretty tight-lipped on the malady or I somehow missed it. I'll wait for the recap.
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Yes, you have your own chair at our fire My guess is that it was a fuel pump problem...as he put a new plug in the day before....but I am looking forward to the problem being identified as well.

Bob....tight lipped??? Ask that cowboy at Bar 10...

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Old 06-13-2012, 12:56 PM   #228
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You guys really f*#@ed up this time. I wonder how many people there are here on the eastcoast like myself who now will die if they do not ride around out there.
You are going to find dehydrated broke down dumbasses who have never seen a desert before crawling around looking for help.

Yep, that's how we keep them "wide open spaces"....

I am a desert rat and can't get enough of that type of terrain.... Kamloops is at the northernmost reaches of the Sonoran desert...and we have cactus and rattlesnakes up here as well....just not as much deep soft sand to hate....so that element is close by. The extremes of Utah and Arizona are experiences that I would wish others to appreciate....unless they are whiners....then they should stay away.

It's not that I hate sand....its just riding in the deep soft stuff....(picture not needed so as to reduce visual trauma to ADV regulars ).

One of my most favourite experiences on this ride was the evening at Warm Bay....a refreshing swim was most excellent....but the highlight was the powdery sand at the campsite....it was like talcum powder, so laying in it beside the fire was a tactile treat....way better than being stuck in a chair
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:48 PM   #229
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Nice work Ged, great report I really felt like I relived it. Hope to see you again. Next time bring milk as we don't get much kitty milk down here.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:19 PM   #230
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Travis,
I expect you to bring some of that thar cow's milk when you come up here to ride next July.

Folks 'round here haven't seen that stuff for years.

Up here we are diversifying our Kitty Milk supplies...



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Old 06-13-2012, 02:30 PM   #231
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Well, whaddya know?????

We are now a rolling advertisement for Giant Loop Coyote Bags:

http://giantloopmoto.blogspot.ca/201...a-friends.html

I will just sit back and wait for the copyright royalties to start filling up my mailbox.

Just a point of clarification....I had a Coyote before I ever heard of BobZ.....

"Great minds think alike....and fools seldom differ."


Oh....Giant Loop Guys......My Coyote will need to be replaced soon due to extensive usage....

and.....I flog the concept to guys up here....I was the first Kamloops guy with one....now at least five guys use them....AND the Mojavi
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:12 PM   #232
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DAY SIX:

After a windy and dusty night, we packed up and headed for civilization.



That thing was built to be towed! I'm surprised they took the hitch points out of the hard parts catalog!
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:22 PM   #233
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One of the gang living dangerously...






Messing around on the edge like that... I sure hope you guys know how to swim!
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:54 PM   #234
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You read that Geg ???

I cannot believe it ... Some are so lazy that instead of taking tons of pictures and writting a 60 pages report themself, they prefer to leave it to Geg and suffer again his unmatched ability to detect and exploit other's mental weakness and subsequently transform a mature man into a crying baby.

Some form of addiction I presume ...

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Old 06-13-2012, 04:09 PM   #235
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what an awesome trip Thanks for sharing. I have logged over 800 miles in the Canyon and never been up on the rim. Hope to ride that loop:
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:26 PM   #236
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You read that Geg ???

....they prefer to leave it to Geg and suffer again his unmatched ability to detect and exploit other's mental weakness and subsequently transform a mature man into a crying baby.

Some form of addiction I presume ...Paul Jr
Paul,
It is a finely honed art...it was a risk they walked into with eyes wide open

Now, if you insist on calling me Geg....you might watch over your shoulder for incoming verbal missiles

GED

It may be an addiction (compensatory behaviour)....or simply my heartless cruelty
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:28 PM   #237
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Messing around on the edge like that... I sure hope you guys know how to swim!
Nope....we realized he would be mush by the time his lifeless body rolled into the mighty Colorado.

The biggest problem would have been, "Who gets his bike and gear?"
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:38 AM   #238
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Day nine

DAY NINE:

We were up quite early so everyone could go to church....


After that, folks were milling around their bikes...the gang would load up the truck and trailer and head back to Las Vegas for another and final group fiesta...I would pack up and ride to Mesquite where my truck was. It was difficult to turn down their invitation to join them in Las Vegas, but I knew I had to get on my way back home.

The guys had trailered clean and mechanically sound motorcycles from their home base in Nevada ten days ago...





They had perfected the ancient art of making things that don't fit fit...



And now had to repeat that feat...

The first circus act was to perfect their teeter-totter technique of transferring a bike from the trailer to the pick-up...



It did not take too long before they figured out the jigsaw puzzle and the bikes were loaded...





I was impressed with their tie-down system. Up here in Kitty Milker country, we do the standard technique of tiedowns from handle bars to the truck bed. These guys build their own hi-tech stands made to NASA dimensions so that the bike is suspended on a stand and the tie-downs are ratchet straps fixed to the footpegs to another secret design floor-mount rack.

Maybe I need to get out more....but it impressed me...



















Very well thought out system....as a Luddite, I was in awe

And.....I really need to get out more

The day was sunny and would be hot. No one was really in a hurry to end our ride, and we all knew we were approaching that time.

The night before the bikes were resting peacefully...and Dr. Dave (you know....the guy with the mother-sister thing he didn't like to discuss) left his helmet hanging on the bars of his custom 400XR...



Being the youngster in the crowd, he was tucked in early....and his loving brethren scooped his helmet and hid it somehow in their gear. In the morning they did not say a word when Dave was searching for his helmet as he was gathering his stuff. They didn't squeak out any form of hint they knew where it was as he became more perplexed .

(Paul, you think I am cruel??? )

Someone offered up the comment...."Did you bring it in last night?" And then the assumption that it had been stolen began to circulate....Dave's face grew longer and the lower lip began to stick out a bit, despite his best efforts to appear to not be shitting himself with confusion, guilt, and remorse.

His best friends....family since early childhood...childhood buddies...the important figures that shared and guided his formative years....didn't let on. I picked up on this show and asked what was up....and was led to believe that they wouldn't let him in on the joke for some time.

Something was said quietly to me about E-bay helmet bids....

I presently don't know how the trick was played out and hope one of the gang will tell us the story...

The moment of goodbyes was upon us

I was given warm goodbyes and man-hugs....


As I look back on it, I see a range of .... ULTERIOR MOTIVES



- Bob needed another Old Fart along to make him look good

- Bob needed someone to write a ride report cuz he cant spell worth shit

- Bob need another 690 along so he wouldn't need to pirate Kevin's 690 for parts

- The other guys needed someone slower than all of them

- The whole gang needed an easy target for their razor sharp wit

- They needed an eighth guy so one of them didn't have to pay full price for a single motel room



But if the truth be told, it was a simple plan:

Bob organized a ride with some of the guys closest to him so he could share his enthusiasm about riding the dez , going to places he had enjoyed before and new places he wanted to see, creating an opportunity to take the risk of inviting new people along and expanding all of his and their horizons.

Not just that horizon down the road, but the horizons of kin, friendship, adventure, the altered state a good fire conjures up, laughter, challenges of one's own varied limits.....and the unlimited horizons of opening one's heart up.



Thanks for the ride, Bob It was a pleasure to share in your adventure...




And to the rest of the guys....



I appreciate you letting me in. Part of my purpose on this trip was to take a step back and see how a group of friends treated one another. I was impressed with the help offered by one another, the cooperation, the closeness demonstrated, and the consistent ability to role with the punches along the way without turning on one another.

It was a privilege to be part of your world. Thank you !!




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Old 06-14-2012, 12:49 AM   #239
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And now Bob....WTF happened to your bike the third time?




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Old 06-14-2012, 12:57 AM   #240
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Another trip in the bag guys. I had a great time spending my vacation with new and old friends on another crazy adventure.
Thank you Ged for a most excellent ride report!!
I can't wait to ride with you and the other guys again in Canada 2013.
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