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Old 03-04-2014, 03:12 PM   #226
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Yaaaay, I get into surgery earlier than anticipated. So I'll have a couple of months instead of a rather optimistic 3 weeks. I should be well up and running for this.
And since we all love that hill so much, don't try going up the sides, waaay worse than going up the middle.
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:51 PM   #227
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Hey come on, in all fairness, I rode back to check on you at the top of the hill.
Yep, you came back to see if we were still alive.

And here I was trying, to keep the identity of the two team mates anonymous.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:14 PM   #228
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Yep, you came back to see if we were still alive.

And here I was trying, to keep the identity of the two team mates anonymous.
Damn, I so wish I could do this ride again this year.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:49 PM   #229
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Damn, I so wish I could do this ride again this year.

I'm hoping to do the later version of it in June. Can you do that Asatrur? Mid to late June would be ideal for me.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:52 PM   #230
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Yaaaay, I get into surgery earlier than anticipated. So I'll have a couple of months instead of a rather optimistic 3 weeks. I should be well up and running for this.
And since we all love that hill so much, don't try going up the sides, waaay worse than going up the middle.
Have you looked at stiffer boots? (can't remember what you were wearing that day)

My Sidi Crossfires have saved me numerous times.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:22 PM   #231
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:37 PM   #232
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And since we all love that hill so much, don't try going up the sides, waaay worse than going up the middle.
Oh, so NOW you decide to tell me.
I seem to remember something about "Hey Uli, I think if you go up to the left side of that torn up hill you might just make it". (Of course, followed shortly after by my cussing about having to hand dig the SE out of the impenetrable sand)
BUT, we do thank you for being a good sport and taking a stab at going up the right side - with a broken leg. Nice try!

Anyway, congrats on getting de-titaniumed early and getting all healed up in time to provide us with lots of entertainment once again.

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Old 03-04-2014, 07:03 PM   #233
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Yaaaay, I get into surgery earlier than anticipated. So I'll have a couple of months instead of a rather optimistic 3 weeks. I should be well up and running for this.
And since we all love that hill so much, don't try going up the sides, waaay worse than going up the middle.
I kept saying WTF is he doing? Then I remember pushing that beast ACROSS the hill to where it was supposed to be.

Looking forward to riding with you again and of course drinking

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Old 03-05-2014, 09:51 AM   #234
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I scheduled Thursday through Monday off so should have plenty of time. I haven't decided if I will be riding the TTR250 or the TE511 yet. I'm leaning towards the TTR because it has way more storage capacity, better fuel range, and the TE would probably be overkill for this ride. Getting excited already!
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:55 AM   #235
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I scheduled Thursday through Monday off so should have plenty of time. I haven't decided if I will be riding the TTR250 or the TE511 yet. I'm leaning towards the TTR because it has way more storage capacity, better fuel range, and the TE would probably be overkill for this ride. Getting excited already!
TTR250 with high fuel range? Details please.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:01 AM   #236
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it gets over 125 miles on a tank and I'll have a gallon or more extra. My husky only gets 35 mpg so I'm lucky to get 110 including the extra 4.5 liters from the nomad tank. I was really just comparing those two bikes and saying that the TTR does much better than the Husky :)
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:43 AM   #237
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it gets over 125 miles on a tank and I'll have a gallon or more extra. My husky only gets 35 mpg so I'm lucky to get 110 including the extra 4.5 liters from the nomad tank. I was really just comparing those two bikes and saying that the TTR does much better than the Husky :)
125 miles won't be enough unless someone's hauling fuel to the campsites for you. Just if you didn't know.
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:08 AM   #238
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125 miles won't be enough unless someone's hauling fuel to the campsites for you. Just if you didn't know.
For the Fri-Saturday leg of Maybell to Jensen Utah I say plan on 180 miles. Sunday, it will depend on your plans after you exit the bench road, west to Rangely, south to Meeker, east to Craig or Geeks route ?????? But 180 should be good.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:09 PM   #239
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it gets over 125 miles on a tank and I'll have a gallon or more extra. My husky only gets 35 mpg so I'm lucky to get 110 including the extra 4.5 liters from the nomad tank. I was really just comparing those two bikes and saying that the TTR does much better than the Husky :)
Gotcha. That sounds like my TTR and I am looking at fuel options. I feel the range is limiting for a lot of the stuff I want to do.
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:30 PM   #240
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Gotcha. That sounds like my TTR and I am looking at fuel options. I feel the range is limiting for a lot of the stuff I want to do.
I am dealing with the same thing. My kid wants to go this year. He has a stock tank on his WR 450 and gets about 30mpg. I have two Kolpin tanks I will carry on my DR, but I may be stashing a can at Lodore the day before. Advantage to that is there will be cheap beer and ice there also!
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