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Old 09-04-2012, 03:58 PM   #46
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That said, I just blew out the suspension on the FJR....so for me, its either the GS or the DR on this one.
Yeesh. Must be something in the air this year. Sorry your baby is sick! Just throw a bunch of money at it. Seemed to work on the GS
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:01 PM   #47
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Hey Gilli, May I make a suggestion. Ok, I will anyway. Groover Hot Springs at Markleville is a good spot. Great Camp ground, with Hot Springs, East side of the Sierras where the colors are much better, Hwy. 4, beautiful road.
Yup! I camped there when I rode the Markleeville Death Ride,now that was an event. Nice camping.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:03 PM   #48
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Yeesh. Must be something in the air this year. Sorry your baby is sick! Just throw a bunch of money at it. Seemed to work on the GS
The DR will work fine,Ive done 600 mile days on mine no sweat.
If I can make this ride I would prefer to ride my 1200 Triumph though,its just fun!
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:06 PM   #49
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I am not pushing Grover Hot Springs, just some facts. There is a grocery store in Markleeville. A bar/restaurant and a card lock gas station. A seasonal Deli that should be open until the end of Oct. 6 miles away on 88 is a general store in Woodfords with at least a breakfast/lunch restaurant. Minden/Gardnerville and a Casino complex/store/gas station at Topaz lake within 20 miles.

There are a few other seasonal small grocery stores and restaurants available to accommodate fishermen.

I came down 88 last year after this event and Hope Valley was packed with cars and people enjoying the "colors", I don't know about Markleeville. Monitor pass should have a good view of them and the road itself is worth traveling.

This so far has been a big adventure bike event, but there are dirt roads in the area. One off 89 to 395 with some spur roads off it.

A disavantage for me is it is in my backyard. I do the 108/89/4 loop many times during the summer.
Monitor,Carson,Luther are all way more fun on a road bicycle,little slow but very scenic.
60 per downhill no problemo.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:11 PM   #50
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I'd like to come, but I don't know anyone and need help setting up my tent. Plus, if there is a gravel road I'm scared and might drop my bike and don't want to scratch my powder coated crash bars.
You may well be using the wrong brand of Vagicil sir,possibly not lubricatey (tech term) enough for your tender what ever.
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Just might be able to make this.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:01 PM   #53
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Oh please, pussy, you were never in.That's easily a 600 mile ride just from San Diego.
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Plus, if there is a gravel road I'm scared and might drop my bike and don't want to scratch my powder coated crash bars.
From the guy who is spending how much on "armor" for his RUBICON jeep JUST GET OUT AND DRIVE DRIVE IT!!!!

Ben and I will LAUGH OUR ASSES OFF if ANY OF THAT CRAP you put on your jeep is Powder Coated.

Just an FYI.
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Fuck it, I'm out.
Wow! This day just keeps getting better!!


Now I HAVE to make it!!!!

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I'd like to come, but I don't know anyone and need help setting up my tent. Plus, if there is a gravel road I'm scared and might drop my bike and don't want to scratch my powder coated crash bars.



Note to self...bring extra earplugs....
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Ben and I will LAUGH OUR ASSES OFF if ANY OF THAT CRAP you put on your jeep is Powder Coated.

Just an FYI.
Are you kidding me? That shit better be powdercoated. You'd be a fool to spend $40k+ on a Jeep. You'd be a damned fool if you spent $40k+ on a jeep and didn't hang a few hundred pounds of powdercoated armor off the thing.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #58
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October is now just next month. I'm ready! As far as a venue.. I vote for somewhere in California.



The Markleeville spot might be good. I've been through there many times, but never camped. There has always been color in the Fall over Monitor pass.
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Are you kidding me? That shit better be powdercoated. You'd be a fool to spend $40k+ on a Jeep. You'd be a damned fool if you spent $40k+ on a jeep and didn't hang a few hundred pounds of powdercoated armor off the thing.
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I dont think you got the joke Ben.
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I dont think you got the joke Ben.

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