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Old 10-15-2013, 07:36 AM   #31
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Welcome to Vegas
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:36 AM   #32
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Needed a rear tire and our friend Jason is affiliated with a tire shop in Vegas. He gave me an incredible deal on a rear tire and oil change, and his mechanic threw in chain service, air filter clean, and a list of other stuff and I left a tip.

They have quite a few dirt bike tires in stock



They installed this for me



GEEZ Jason and his friend Fred turned me on to some locals food that was unreal while my bike was being serviced. Flakiest burrito I've ever had. Fortunately it was huge because I couldn't stop eating.



The tire made the bike look dirty it was so clean. Problem solved here.



Jason had me over and I met his wonderful family. Also rode one of the his bikes, a 20 year old 1200GS BMW! So so smooth....



Night comes and as usual everyone gives the Klr the VIP parking



I was going to take a few days break in Vegas after eating so many miles. I can't sit still so I'm heading on to Sedona, Chloride, and Jerome Az then back to Vegas the night before we go to Death Valley/Gold Point.
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Old 10-15-2013, 09:40 PM   #33
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I had planned on a few down days in Vegas after a ride across the country but Jason gave me some tips on places to see such as murals in Chloride, and a ghost town and such.

Chloride had painted rock murals that phone pics do no justice but here are a couple





This is a WTH as a front yard ornament in Chloride!? The skeletal part is real skeleton and it has a helmet on




The desert was incredible and beautiful to ride in. After all these years I still wonder why I moved from AZ







This sign lies, LIES I tell yah lol! The unpaved road was so sweet I got the klr faster on it than I ever got it on the freeway! I suspect the locals kept it plowed smooth.



Then I ate some road miles and went to Jerome, Cottonwood, and Sedona. The mountain twisties were AMAZING. And so was the desert. Here is looking in front of the klr approaching Sedona



Ended up dark and in Flagstaff. Tomorrow Vegas again, Thursday Death Valley!
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:55 PM   #34
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Good thread goin

Keep it up. Nice report. Fun following along.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:13 AM   #35
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Keep it up. Nice report. Fun following along.
Thanks!
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:13 AM   #36
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So I'm out in the middle of nowhere, haven't seen a human in forever. Taking a break, a train stops. Weird, we wave and I leave



I eat



Find some serious curves



And even better sweepers



Oatman, AZ, gold mining town is OK to this day for your donkeys to be on the streets



I ride in some creek beds. All I will say is after these pics a creek bed humbled me. Bike and I are fine





400 mile day, sun setting, time to roll back to Vegas for the night. Next I'm California bound!

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Old 10-22-2013, 11:37 AM   #37
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It was great riding with you Steve. I'm still on a post-rally/vacation High, haven't had this much fun in a long time.
Enjoy your travels, ride safe & post some updates man!
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:37 PM   #38
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It was great riding with you Steve. I'm still on a post-rally/vacation High, haven't had this much fun in a long time.
Enjoy your travels, ride safe & post some updates man!
Thanks for all the help great riding with you too and can't wait to do it again sometime!

I've been too busy to update this report but will soon, talk with you later
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Steve,
Your enthusiasm and great attitude made the weekend at Gold Point. Hope the rest of your trip goes great.



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Old 10-22-2013, 01:13 PM   #40
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Your enthusiasm and great attitude made the weekend at Gold Point.
+1 Yeah, what Rob said !
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Thanks guys! I ant thank you enough for all the help too. Great times. Posted this on our local forum and just wanted to say thanks again for the great times and letting me use some of your pics with my phone pics:

Sorry been in the middle of death valley where no Wi-Fi or cell service to update. Thanks for all the phone calls and messages checking on me.

I was informed to visit tourist areas on way. I didn't see much once we hit the extreme stuff, so these are day before.





Then finally got to Death Valley and Badwater is a tough dry place



Heres the thing, I couldn't get good pics of the extreme parts of the rides because I. W just trying to get through the silt sands, waters crossings followed by rocks on wet tires going up, roads that are huge rock beds, etc. Many found it amazing I tried this place first time out dirt riding. A lot of folks let me know they appreciated I rode over 3000 miles to the meet spot. I was riding with the most wonderful, helpful, patient people and it's a life event I won't ever forget. Some of these pics are theirs.

Again I wish I had pics of the extreme but I was trying to survive as a noob









I mentioned at one point i felt i was riding past my limits and was told with a smile "most all of us are riding past our limits".Some trails had thousands of feet of cliff drop off, such as her to the list and straight off that turn. When I asked for a tip there I got great advice, don't go over the edges. This place was an adrenaline rush like I can't describe, and when I took the pic I was told we aren't at the good places yet for pics.



I wiped out on the rocks and we used one of the rocks to hold my bike up and they put my chain back on







Chris fixed a flat in the desert tundra faster than I see tires changed in shops



My new sidi boots saved me so many times, along with the KLIM ADV gear Drew sold me.





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Great Pics
We don't have much stuff like like that up here in New England. ;-)
I'm jealous.



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Old 10-22-2013, 10:54 PM   #44
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Great Pics
We don't have much stuff like like that up here in New England. ;-)
I'm jealous.



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We don't in FL either, should've rode out there with us!
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Great report, thanks for sharing. Dig the bike!
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