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Old 06-30-2006, 10:39 AM   #31
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Beautiful.

Love the pictures. Exciting stuff. And it's great to be able to spend time with your family. Yeah, the double yellow road shot was really fun.

I'm getting ready for ya! Today was rehang the forks and front wheel. Did new seals and rubber. See you soon.

Thanks for the updates. Keep 'em coming (in your spare time!!).

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Old 06-30-2006, 11:13 AM   #32
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Cool2 Great pictures!

My old stomping grounds!
Salem and the Oregon Coast!
Hope you had some Mo's clam chowder!
I envy both of you!
Keep the reports coming!
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Old 06-30-2006, 04:22 PM   #33
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We will have access for a few days in Bend then we may go dark on our way to Headquarters. We were gonna try and make Tensleep for the 4th but the festivities are gonna happen on the 3rd so we won't make it. From headquarters we will regroup and see were the road goes... It is nice to hear for you back home!
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Old 06-30-2006, 07:50 PM   #34
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This is Good stuff!!

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Old 07-01-2006, 06:43 AM   #35
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HOW LONG DO YOU FIGURE IT'LL TAKE YOU TO GET HERE ON THAT "TRACTOR"?
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Old 07-01-2006, 07:06 AM   #36
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HOW LONG DO YOU FIGURE IT'LL TAKE YOU TO GET HERE ON THAT "TRACTOR"?
Well if I put wings on it and do a little tuning maybe, 8hrs

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Old 07-01-2006, 03:22 PM   #37
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HOW LONG DO YOU FIGURE IT'LL TAKE YOU TO GET HERE ON THAT "TRACTOR"?

Not sure how long for Jermo and Gina.....
but go ahead and start without me.
Currently in Squarebanks waiting on another load of Daisys. Fite
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:03 PM   #38
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Rode yesterday from Lincoln city to Bend and picked up a new tire in Salem on the way. Great service - I took off the wheel, they put the new one one ($10 mount and balanced) and I was on the road, less than an hour. Very warm ride to Bend, lots of JohnLaw on the road. Rode easy and was starting to go into that warm weather zone...

I was following a car, just on auto-pilot, when out of a turn-out came a herd of Harlies (I like the spelling). They were like hooked together and once one started out the rest followed... The car in front of me almost had to come to a stop before one there was a break in the chain. I mean, none of them looked, they just started pulling out. The one that broke the chain was paddle walking his bike up to the main road and about dropped it when he saw the car right there.

So, anyway, I suddenly perked up like I had just mainlined a RedBull and yelled "PYLONS!!!". I had been following this car in front of me for quite a while and was content. Without even thinking, I blipped the throttle and went around the car and put my front tire almost up a straight pipe... I might have been a little close to the back of the chain but I wanted to make sure they saw me and knew that I was not one of them.

Okay, so I really am not doing anything rude or viscious. I was suddenly in a game of some kind. I noticed the last link I was following seemed like a decent couple, so I gave them a little room. Judging from the sound, he was working it pretty hard to create some room, so I slowed down to give him the illusion that he was going faster. I had to keep in mind that the cops were pretty thick today so passing would be done legal. No right sides, no pulling up next to them in the same lane, no slalom runs, no double yellows.

There are numerous short passing lanes so I take them one, two, or three at a time. Each time there is the same response. Their bike gets louder, and they get slower. Just as long as it saves lives, right? They were a well trained group as far as group riders go. Nicely staggered and spaced. It was actually pretty amusing because whenever I passed one or more and squeezed into the line they reformed the stagger. I was so amused by them re-staggering that I almost wanted to pass one at a time just for the visual in the rearview of them swapping sides of the lane... Almost.

I finally made it to the front of the pack - behind the "leader". I don't think he wanted me to pass. He slid one way then the other - not sure of what I was gonna do. He did stay in his lane and was making sure I was not going to try until another straight away. He was like a nervous wreck, twitching and bobbing around. Damn, I sure miss my videographer on the back 'cuase this was some good stuff (Gina is riding with her parents to Bend in the truck so she didn't have to deal with the tire change). This "leader" was actually starting to freak me out with his convulsing body movements. For safety reasons only, I made a double yellow pass. See ya. Now relax and enjoy the ride.
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Old 07-02-2006, 10:12 PM   #39
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Rode yesterday from Lincoln city to Bend and picked up a new tire in Salem on the way. Great service - I took off the wheel, they put the new one one ($10 mount and balanced) and I was on the road, less than an hour. Very warm ride to Bend, lots of JohnLaw on the road. Rode easy and was starting to go into that warm weather zone...

I was following a car, just on auto-pilot, when out of a turn-out came a herd of Harlies (I like the spelling). They were like hooked together and once one started out the rest followed... The car in front of me almost had to come to a stop before one there was a break in the chain. I mean, none of them looked, they just started pulling out. The one that broke the chain was paddle walking his bike up to the main road and about dropped it when he saw the car right there.

So, anyway, I suddenly perked up like I had just mainlined a RedBull and yelled "PYLONS!!!". I had been following this car in front of me for quite a while and was content. Without even thinking, I blipped the throttle and went around the car and put my front tire almost up a straight pipe... I might have been a little close to the back of the chain but I wanted to make sure they saw me and knew that I was not one of them.

Okay, so I really am not doing anything rude or viscious. I was suddenly in a game of some kind. I noticed the last link I was following seemed like a decent couple, so I gave them a little room. Judging from the sound, he was working it pretty hard to create some room, so I slowed down to give him the illusion that he was going faster. I had to keep in mind that the cops were pretty thick today so passing would be done legal. No right sides, no pulling up next to them in the same lane, no slalom runs, no double yellows.

There are numerous short passing lanes so I take them one, two, or three at a time. Each time there is the same response. Their bike gets louder, and they get slower. Just as long as it saves lives, right? They were a well trained group as far as group riders go. Nicely staggered and spaced. It was actually pretty amusing because whenever I passed one or more and squeezed into the line they reformed the stagger. I was so amused by them re-staggering that I almost wanted to pass one at a time just for the visual in the rearview of them swapping sides of the lane... Almost.

I finally made it to the front of the pack - behind the "leader". I don't think he wanted me to pass. He slid one way then the other - not sure of what I was gonna do. He did stay in his lane and was making sure I was not going to try until another straight away. He was like a nervous wreck, twitching and bobbing around. Damn, I sure miss my videographer on the back 'cuase this was some good stuff (Gina is riding with her parents to Bend in the truck so she didn't have to deal with the tire change). This "leader" was actually starting to freak me out with his convulsing body movements. For safety reasons only, I made a double yellow pass. See ya. Now relax and enjoy the ride.
Whan are u planing on getting to Spearfish???

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Old 07-03-2006, 02:29 AM   #40
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-when out of a turn-out came a herd of Harlies -
Herds of sheeple?
Sad. It just ain't right.
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Old 07-03-2006, 09:33 AM   #41
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Whan are u planing on getting to Spearfish???

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DAD is expecting us for the family reunion this weekend...
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Old 07-03-2006, 10:17 AM   #42
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Kit and I went for a little ride yesterday after doing some bike work (oil, valves, sync). Him on the GS and me on his KTM. We rode back into the John Day fossil bed area, about 80mi of dirt roads and trails and a couple of creek crossings (we had a planned route - took a wrong turn for the better). All I can say is WOW. The area was spectacular and the bike even better... It was like riding a muscle bound KLR. I was very surprised by the power/powerband. Very comfortable. He has it set up to ride Two up if need be so I need to get Gina on it for a short ride tonight.

Tomorrow we get back on the road, to Hells Canyon, Lolo, Red Lodge... you know the drill, Fighter. Maybe see the Jeffery Boys when passing through Idaho. Things to do, places to go, and people to see. It is a tough life we live but it was a choice we made!
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Old 07-03-2006, 06:37 PM   #43
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Tell Kit I am about to join the x-university employees group. Friday, 6/30 is my last day.

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and Kit says "He's still working there?" 'Bout time! Enjoy...
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BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULL SHIT !!!!!!!!!!!
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BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULL SHIT !!!!!!!!!!!
AS WHAT? A WAL-MART GREETER?


Hi! Welcome to K-Mart!

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