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Old 02-21-2013, 10:58 AM   #6271
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Leaders of the Pack



Kicking back on day "last".
Loading one image at a time from SmugMug might just put me in the loony-bin.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:08 AM   #6272
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Dingweeds/Dingweedette/Dr.Rock & LDF do Denver















That's better....
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:24 AM   #6273
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Dinner in Denver


No Shrimp on the barbie this far inland.

David dubbed these Walmart-achokes...He had to go there to get some "braces"

Nuttin' but bones

Camera man with his "big gun"


And a fine "single" courtesy of the Rock.

Thanks for the vicarious M10 experience. There are five inches of snow on the ground at our house today...Starting M11 in Tucson was the right choice.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:30 AM   #6274
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Top Ten?

Doc - Been lurking about on the ADV forms for a while now and ran across the Mobius RR during the middle of stage 4 and have been hooked ever since. Now that you have Mobius 10 under your belt I was wondering if you had a “Top Ten” list yet. Excluding folks that rode with you because I’m sure they were all awesome. So limit it to places, critters, trails, scenery, food, people you ran into along the way, epiphanies, etc, etc
A few of my personal favorites…The not quite dead guy, Towing LDF’s bike for miles on the freeway in the dark and Fun with Scala. I still laugh when you say “She can hear me but I can’t hear her. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing.” That sense of humor is plainly evident in your posts and video updates and contributes greatly to the overall reading enjoyment of this epic RR.
The last few days of the trip LDF showed a lot of guts riding something that mechanically didn't inspire a lot of confidence. That has to detract from any enjoyment if you are wondering when things are going to break… hats off to her.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:53 AM   #6275
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Laugh As usual AWESOME stuff...

looking forward to M11.
Been following since M1, does that make me a stalker?
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #6276
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thanks for taking us along M 10

that was obviously a relaxed ending of M 10.
Thanks to all of you for posting, it was a great time here on the sofa following you around!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #6277
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Doc - Been lurking about on the ADV forms for a while now and ran across the Mobius RR during the middle of stage 4 and have been hooked ever since. Now that you have Mobius 10 under your belt I was wondering if you had a “Top Ten” list yet. Excluding folks that rode with you because I’m sure they were all awesome. So limit it to places, critters, trails, scenery, food, people you ran into along the way, epiphanies, etc, etc
A few of my personal favorites…The not quite dead guy, Towing LDF’s bike for miles on the freeway in the dark and Fun with Scala. I still laugh when you say “She can hear me but I can’t hear her. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing.” That sense of humor is plainly evident in your posts and video updates and contributes greatly to the overall reading enjoyment of this epic RR.
The last few days of the trip LDF showed a lot of guts riding something that mechanically didn't inspire a lot of confidence. That has to detract from any enjoyment if you are wondering when things are going to break… hats off to her.
The moments you've identified are certainly among the great ones, and you're absolutely correct in recognizing that the interactions we've had and the people we've met (Suicide Pass lady notwithstanding), have been universally excellent. If you go back to the Index on the very first post of this thread, you will find that I've kept it updated. Many of the links are to episodes that I'm always going back to, maybe I'm talking to a friend, and telling the story, and I say, hold on a second, let me pull up the photos -- and I'll use the index to go straight to that part of the trip.

I think many of my favorites are the "firsts"... cowboy camping, surviving a thunderstorm, figuring out a re-route, fixing a flat, many things which now for us are routine, and don't give us too much stress. I sometimes have opportunity to follow along some of the "TAT preparation" threads and I want to say -- "hey, don't worry so much, you'll figure it out, just enjoy yourselves" but then I realize that I, in fact, sweated the small stuff, made sure we were as prepared as possible, and that's probably a big reason why we've had such a great time on these trips.

Other top ten memories would include: riding through the tallgrass prairie preserve, riding in snow near Taos, seeing the topography of the US change as we traveled west, the white rim trail, cowboy camping at the abandoned mine, herding cattle, getting ankle-bit by sagebrush, all the great smells, the bear on the shelf road, getting trapped on telkwa pass, grizzly sightings, glaciers, just how surreal being that far north is, the sockeye salmon, the car crash in BC, the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, all the hard, technical riding like Bruneau canyon and most of M9, buckarooing, Bonneville salt flats, Dunn ridge, and I'm sure I've left out plenty.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:22 PM   #6278
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Other top ten memories would include: riding through the tallgrass prairie preserve,.
That one is a vivid memory of mine too Doc.



Great M10 trip and RR Enjoyed it thoroughly.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:02 PM   #6279
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Next best thing to reading about a Mobius ride??

Participating in a Mobius ride!!

M10 looked tremendous!
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:05 PM   #6280
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One More..Really the Last



Check out these crazy glass! A TOAST to DR. ROCK, LDF and M11 come spring.

When The Mobius 10 leg came to and end in Denver my wife Lyn missed the fun. She was away in Dallas nursing her sister after bypass surgery. Lyn had gotten a rough diagnosis herself which came up in the conversations with Dr. Rock and LDF. A few weeks after they returned to NYC a box arrived in the mail with a wonderful "Thank-you" gift and the best ever wishes for Lyn's full recovery following mastectomy. Lyn and I, my son and his fiancé used these brilliant glasses to toast the generosity of spirit that drives the Mobius duo to ever greater adventures. Lyn is doing great....no small thanks to these glasses which you may notice are always "half full"

Just another example of how these wonderful characters ROLL.
We can't thank you enough for your contributions to our vicarious enjoyment of moto adventures...and foodie fanaticism.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:01 PM   #6281
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Well I have watched this RR for some time now, lurking in the shadows from time to time when I get a chance to catch up. Of course the trip is awesome, everyman's dream to cover the country like that. We have tried to do something similar, although limiting ourselves to pretty much pavement while in the lower 48.

My biggest take-away is not so much the details of the trip but how you are able, Doc, to harness your apparently-driven-type-A-personality (and all the quirks that come with that) and plan a trip that turns out to be so much fun for everyone else. Almost an oxymoron. I can't seem to pull that off. I have learned much about how to handle my wife's riding idiosyncrasies from watching you interact with LDF. For that I wish to thank you. We share a medical background, sounds like, and we tend not to be the most patient tolerant people. Well done.

I look forward to the next leg of your trip. Wish we could join you. If you ever decide to take another run up North it would be a delight to meet the two of you. Dick
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:11 AM   #6282
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Wonderful trip, wonderful read for dull ride-less winter days. Thank you so much for taking us along. As always, I really enjoyed going along.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:39 PM   #6283
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Hey, Thanks Dr.R & LDF for allowing us into your riding world.

Really appreciate all the work put into your RR's, and for updating the index.

The Mobius Trips are as important as morning coffee.
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:49 PM   #6284
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Well it appears the Mobius 11 is going to be riding in quite a bit of sand.
Feet on the pegs---throttle wide open----hanging off the rear of the seat.

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:36 PM   #6285
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lol. I think I'll leave the 800 at home then.
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