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Old 11-20-2012, 07:28 AM   #5821
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were spent blissfully on roads like these,





O'Dell Creek road,



East Fork Hanging Woman Creek road



High speed stuff. Fun. (sorry about the audio -- gotta work on that, just turn the sound down and you'll get a taste of the terrain)



Lee Creek, Otter road... we were passing through gas and coal? mining areas,



We even skirted around a gold mine at one point, on the right is the slag pile.

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:32 AM   #5822
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Ash Creek rd

threw up another road block,



out came the maps,



We were striking distance to Ranchester which was our next fuel stop -- we'd be in WY if we made it there. Seemed like a good target if we didn't have too many re-routes



or if anything else slowed us down...
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:36 AM   #5823
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Hooligans.





Care to explain, boys?



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Old 11-20-2012, 07:50 AM   #5824
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At Ranchester,

we refueled with gas and bourbon, and pulled into the RV park in town. The nice gal pointed out where we might pitch our tents -- not ideal... and then she graciously recommended we check out the Conner Battlefield park across the Tongue River, where camping was allowed.





it turned out to be a lovely recommendation!





We freshened up in the river, had a nice dinner, and sat around the Campfire Substitute™

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:59 AM   #5825
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It was a relaxing

evening.





Peaceful, considering what went on here in 1865,



I wonder if years from now plaques will be raised commemorating Afghan, Iraqi, Israeli, or other villages destroyed in conflict.



I guess in some context, destroying a village might be considered necessary. It just doesn't seem the kind of human endeavor worthy of celebration.

More of the story:



Just something to reflect on, I guess.

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:07 AM   #5826
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:20 PM   #5827
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Lee Creek, Otter road... we were passing through gas and coal? mining areas,



We even skirted around a gold mine at one point, on the right is the slag pile.

Top photo, the silos are rail load out facilities for the coal mine. The little tan box in the foreground is a coalbed methane well aka natural gas. In the lower photo, the "slag pile" is overburden from a coal mine piled up along the road for a privacy fence. -David
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:23 PM   #5828
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I'll let Big Dog explain why it's called Suicide Pass.
Sorry I've not been helping out-----I went riding for a few days.

But-------Dr. Rock posed the question why it was called "suicide pass" road---where the extremely irate woman was.

After much thought-----I finally figure out why it was called "suicide pass".

It was because all of the husbands of the crazy, irate lady had committed suicide. She was a piece of work.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:30 PM   #5829
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So what did these 2 bad boys do to get those citations they got in their hands ?????

Me and the Dingleweeds on our WR250R's were feeling a little frisky and slip those big powerful bikes into 6th gear finally.
We hadn't used 6th gear for over a week------------and look what happened.



Well---that sounds good---but hard to believe I guess.
The truth of the matter was me and Dingleweeds both had our headlights off.
We both have switches to turn our headlights off--------a modification that has come in really handy when sneaking around.
Not that we'd every do that

We were speeding a bit----but he said nothing of that----and after we showed him our headlights worked he let us off with a warning----after checking our drivers license and making sure we hadn't killed anybody in the last 3 days or so.

Actually-----when he saw our no hassles tassels---he had to let us go.
The tassels let you cut the wind like a hot knife thru butter.


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Old 11-21-2012, 07:19 PM   #5830
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NYC area flooding

For a look-see of what folks are dealing with in the Big Apple see http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/...ricane.html?hp

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Old 11-22-2012, 09:15 AM   #5831
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So what did these 2 bad boys do to get those citations they got in their hands ?????

Me and the Dingleweeds on our WR250R's were feeling a little frisky and slip those big powerful bikes into 6th gear finally.
We hadn't used 6th gear for over a week------------and look what happened.



Well---that sounds good---but hard to believe I guess.
The truth of the matter was me and Dingleweeds both had our headlights off.
We both have switches to turn our headlights off--------a modification that has come in really handy when sneaking around.
Not that we'd every do that

We were speeding a bit----but he said nothing of that----and after we showed him our headlights worked he let us off with a warning----after checking our drivers license and making sure we hadn't killed anybody in the last 3 days or so.

Actually-----when he saw our no hassles tassels---he had to let us go.
The tassels let you cut the wind like a hot knife thru butter.

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Old 11-22-2012, 05:27 PM   #5832
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For a look-see of what folks are dealing with in the Big Apple see http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/...ricane.html?hp

Happy Thanksgiving to the Mobius 10 Crew and subscribers to the best RR on the web.
New England Journal of Medicine editorial regarding Bellevue Hospital and Sandy. Click on thumbnails to link to legible images if you're interested.

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Old 11-22-2012, 06:02 PM   #5833
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a little insight

Reflecting upon the things I am thankful for I've realized the significance the mobius trip has played in my life over the last five years. Ive been so blessed to have explored this country in ways that the majority of Americans will never have the opportunity to experience.

This journey has exposed some raw emotions and shortcomings but yet has empowered me with a resolve to find the solution to any problem that crosses my path.

I am so grateful to the motorcycle adventure community, both NYC local and afar, that have provided us extordinary support along the way.

My heartfelt thank you to the love of my life that embraced this endeavor, had unlimited patience, and provided the support to explore this two wheel journey together.

Happy Thanksgiving to an amazing community that I'm so grateful to be a part of.

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Old 11-22-2012, 06:26 PM   #5834
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Reflecting upon the things I am thankful for I've realized the significance the mobius trip has played in my life over the last five years. Ive been so blessed to have explored this country in ways that the majority of Americans will never have the opportunity to experience.

This journey has exposed some raw emotions and shortcomings but yet has empowered me with a resolve to find the solution to any problem that crosses my path.

I am so grateful to the motorcycle adventure community, both NYC local and afar, that have provided us extordinary support along the way.

My heartfelt thank you to the love of my life that embraced this endeavor, had unlimited patience, and provided the support to explore this two wheel journey together.

Happy Thanksgiving to an amazing community that I'm so grateful to be a part of.

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Beautifully stated. Happy Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #5835
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New England Journal of Medicine editorial regarding Bellevue Hospital and Sandy. Click on thumbnails to link to legible images if you're interested.
I can't imagine how unsettling this must be for all involved. I think the nation, and indeed the world, is impressed with New Englanders' ability to march forward through tragedy and catastrophic conditions without missing a beat.
I think you and LDF embody that fortitude in your Mobius adventures.
Keep on keepin' on.
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