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Old 06-13-2011, 10:24 AM   #1246
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:38 PM   #1247
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Along the Current River in Missouri. The $5/night campsite (seven minute walk from the shower building; bring a flashlight 'cause it's black as pitch at night) is on a gravel bar that I strongly suspect becomes an island in times of high water.

Yes that's a Harley bagger. It is surprisingly good at crossing the loose pebbles in the river-bottom channel on the way into this campsite. Just point it straight and let Isaac Newton do the driving (as Jim Lovell said on Apollo 13...)

To add some adventure bike content (and use his senior-citizen pass to reduce the campsite rate to $2.50 a night), friend Stan joined me on his Buell Ulysses:


The site is eight miles from Eminence. About ten minutes by curvaceous MO roads 106 and V, about three hours by kayak.

Well there it is, my first post. In the words of Dr. Nick Riviera, "Hi, Everybodeeee!"
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:26 PM   #1248
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Along the Current River in Missouri. The $5/night campsite (seven minute walk from the shower building; bring a flashlight 'cause it's black as pitch at night) is on a gravel bar that I strongly suspect becomes an island in times of high water.

Yes that's a Harley bagger. It is surprisingly good at crossing the loose pebbles in the river-bottom channel on the way into this campsite. Just point it straight and let Isaac Newton do the driving (as Jim Lovell said on Apollo 13...)

To add some adventure bike content (and use his senior-citizen pass to reduce the campsite rate to $2.50 a night), friend Stan joined me on his Buell Ulysses:


The site is eight miles from Eminence. About ten minutes by curvaceous MO roads 106 and V, about three hours by kayak.

Well there it is, my first post. In the words of Dr. Nick Riviera, "Hi, Everybodeeee!"

This is a great photo even sets up with a coat rack
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:42 PM   #1249
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Old 06-13-2011, 07:45 PM   #1250
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:55 PM   #1251
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:18 PM   #1252
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We were some place in north eastern washington. Great night except the bugs.

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Old 06-14-2011, 12:18 AM   #1253
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Old 06-14-2011, 10:19 AM   #1254
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JFC that's awesome!
just need to be careful how far you wander from the tent for the middle of the night nature call
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:08 AM   #1255
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Not sure which of these is my favorite!
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:02 PM   #1256
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Blast from the past!

I stumbled across this campsite photo:



August, 1981, a forest service campground about 20 miles of gravel/dirt road SW of Montrose, Colorado (pronounced Mon-trose, or so say the locals). Fifth day of a three-week journey from my home outside Chicago to the Utah Canyonlands.

The bike in the background is my "off-road-touring" (the term "adventure riding" hadn't yet been invented) Yamaha XT500. Touring equipment included a five-gallon Preston Petty gas tank, bags and rack improvised from cheap K-Mart suitcases and Ace Hardware angle stock, a luxury touring saddle on the stock dirt-bike pan, and those infamous "universal trials" tires (30% road, 20% dirt; in total about half-competent). Gravel, dirt, mud, bare rock; mountains, deserts, dry heat and cold rain (often all in the same day). No GPS, no satellite phone, no cell phone (none of these had been invented yet), just an inaccurate Japanese odometer and an equally inaccurate Jeep-trail guide. Sometimes I marvel that I didn't end up buzzard food. What a great trip it was...

(Sorry about the poor quality of the image; it's a digital re-photo of a 30-year-old print. I should really borrow my neighbor's scanner...)
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:23 PM   #1257
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I stumbled across this campsite photo:



August, 1981, a forest service campground about 20 miles of gravel/dirt road SW of Montrose, Colorado (pronounced Mon-trose, or so say the locals). Fifth day of a three-week journey from my home outside Chicago to the Utah Canyonlands.

The bike in the background is my "off-road-touring" (the term "adventure riding" hadn't yet been invented) Yamaha XT500. Touring equipment included a five-gallon Preston Petty gas tank, bags and rack improvised from cheap K-Mart suitcases and Ace Hardware angle stock, a luxury touring saddle on the stock dirt-bike pan, and those infamous "universal trials" tires (30% road, 20% dirt; in total about half-competent). Gravel, dirt, mud, bare rock; mountains, deserts, dry heat and cold rain (often all in the same day). No GPS, no satellite phone, no cell phone (none of these had been invented yet), just an inaccurate Japanese odometer and an equally inaccurate Jeep-trail guide. Sometimes I marvel that I didn't end up buzzard food. What a great trip it was...

(Sorry about the poor quality of the image; it's a digital re-photo of a 30-year-old print. I should really borrow my neighbor's scanner...)

Love it
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Old 06-14-2011, 05:56 PM   #1258
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I stumbled across this campsite photo:



August, 1981, a forest service campground about 20 miles of gravel/dirt road SW of Montrose, Colorado (pronounced Mon-trose, or so say the locals). Fifth day of a three-week journey from my home outside Chicago to the Utah Canyonlands.

The bike in the background is my "off-road-touring" (the term "adventure riding" hadn't yet been invented) Yamaha XT500. Touring equipment included a five-gallon Preston Petty gas tank, bags and rack improvised from cheap K-Mart suitcases and Ace Hardware angle stock, a luxury touring saddle on the stock dirt-bike pan, and those infamous "universal trials" tires (30% road, 20% dirt; in total about half-competent). Gravel, dirt, mud, bare rock; mountains, deserts, dry heat and cold rain (often all in the same day). No GPS, no satellite phone, no cell phone (none of these had been invented yet), just an inaccurate Japanese odometer and an equally inaccurate Jeep-trail guide. Sometimes I marvel that I didn't end up buzzard food. What a great trip it was...

(Sorry about the poor quality of the image; it's a digital re-photo of a 30-year-old print. I should really borrow my neighbor's scanner...)
was that a photograph or a still painting?!? (cameras not invented yet )
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:12 PM   #1259
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was that a photograph or a still painting?!? (cameras not invented yet )
Caught me! My buddy Rembrandt came along on the trip, though he wimped out when we got to the "Adventure" part!
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #1260
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I am kind of fond of this one...just sat down in the Kermit chair on the edge of the cliff to enjoy the first beer of the evening...

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