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Old 06-23-2006, 07:00 PM   #61
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Is that a booger in your hand ????
I wish. That'd been a helluva lot more entertaining than the flat fixing fiasco.

Show the *other* pic - the one that shows my true feelings

Otis?



Must be the clothes....
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Old 06-23-2006, 07:08 PM   #62
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Like always, nice pics and report.
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Old 06-23-2006, 07:17 PM   #63
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Excellent report GPipe and BigD ... funny stuff, great ride.



(y'all gonna be in BV?)
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Old 06-23-2006, 08:54 PM   #64
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Great report so far. Reminds me of the trip to CO we took last year and our upcoming trip to CO next week. Pretty sure we are also staying at the Circle R in Salida.



Our campsite from last year at Mirror Lake. Here is the "mirror"


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Old 06-23-2006, 09:04 PM   #65
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I always enjoy the bigdogadventures.com posts (and site), and both of you are doing a great tag-team post. This is a very cool way to read about a very cool trip - both riders posting about the same days in the same thread.

Neat to see the pics of Tincup. In my job I talked with a woman last year who runs a lodge (or some sort of rental site) up there. Fun to see it. It's just like she described.

Keep posting, well keep making the popcorn.
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Old 06-23-2006, 09:48 PM   #66
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Guys,

Thanks for reading our story, and we appreciate your coments. We've got a long, long way to go, so stay tuned. There's a lot of stuff coming.

More tomorrow.

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Old 06-23-2006, 09:55 PM   #67
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Old 06-23-2006, 10:05 PM   #68
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Guys,

Thanks for reading our story, and we appreciate your coments. We've got a long, long way to go, so stay tuned. There's a lot of stuff coming.

More tomorrow.

GP




Geez Bruce, we were on the horn for near 2 hours . GOOD to catch up with ya, but back to the ride report.




I missed riding with you Bruce. Good thing this scheduling conflict is temporary!


We'll fix that soon enough...
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:08 AM   #69
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GREAT report, keep it comming please
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:26 AM   #70
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Mirror Lake

2whlRacer----------thanks for the mirror pic. That is what makes Mirror Lake so beautiful. I have been there a couple of times when I wanted to call it Mosquito Lake---as they were brutal. But none on this trip. It truly is one of the most beautiful views in the continental United States.
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:46 AM   #71
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Rider and bike compatibility

Me and GasPipe couldn't have been better riding partners. This was a much longer offroad trip than either of us had ever tried to do. Not only have the riders got to be on the same page---the bikes need to be also.

Being around someone this long ---it sure can be easy for things to just plumb come un-wound. The fun and laughs we had on the way are unfogettable.

I led pretty much the whole way but was always worried maybe I was to slow for GasPipe----maybe I was, but he never let on and I offered more than once each day for him to take the lead and I would eat his dust-----he rarely took the oppurtunity. A couple times I got plumb wore out late in the day and could barely hang on---but it happened to him too.

If you haven't personally been around GasPipe for awhile you will never now how smart he is. I didn't need an internet connection to find an answer to most anything----I was amazed---and you don't survive a physics class without being pretty smart. It's easy to take advice from a guy whose got grease under his finger nails and dirt smudged all over his face---and a shit eatin' grin. However, I'm afraid I'm much dumber than I look

In those few times we got to talk for a bit----we both solved all the world problems----it really is a very simple thing. We are not going to discuss this on here as it's not the place for it and would go straight to JoMomma. All I can say is just put me and GasPipe in charge of the whole world and we will make it a much better place to live--very quickly. However that ain't going to happen and the world is still going to hell in a hand basket--very quickly.

The bikes were extremely close in performance, and I was amazed of how GasPipes Honda would kickstart so easily when I had the advantage of electric start---and the disadvantage of no kick starter.

I spent probably 50 hours prepping my bike and it paid off bigtime---as I had no trouble with it at all. All the bearings on the bike came out before the ride-----as it was a new bike and they never put enough grease on anything these days. I wouldn't leave the house on a ride of this magnitude without a chain and sprockets that would last the trip. That is one thing I didn't want to have to deal with.

GasPipes bike was flawless too-----except for running those magnetic tires that picked up every old nail on the trail.

Pick your riding partners carefully----and sometimes

Tahlequah


And how many stop signs and intersections did we run thru in Oklahoma ???

All of them !!!!
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Old 06-24-2006, 05:54 AM   #72
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Guys,

Thanks for reading our story, and we appreciate your coments. We've got a long, long way to go, so stay tuned. There's a lot of stuff coming.

More tomorrow.

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It's tomorrow!
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Old 06-24-2006, 06:39 AM   #73
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Great ride report. You guys sure know how to make a person envious. Bigdog, call gaspipe and tell him to get out of bed. He's got a report to write.
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Old 06-24-2006, 07:40 AM   #74
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Great report so far ,

Could I ask a few OT questions?
Would either of you consider leading rides for $$$ if the Riders could be qualified somehow? Me bieng a novice and all...
Would it be possible to get a pre-ride list of bike prep particularly for the Husky ? TIA...someday I hope to have the honor of riding with you both, Dan
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