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Old 09-11-2007, 02:30 PM   #46
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:37 PM   #47
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It's been pretty darn good already.
I've had to take a few pics out so I don't give it up too soon.

More tonight..off to work. It was really hard to go back to work after a week of this stuff..I'm not into it.

Work? Ride?

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Old 09-11-2007, 10:33 PM   #48
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:42 AM   #49
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Hi Stu!! Hiya Linda!!!

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Old 09-12-2007, 01:07 AM   #50
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It's a habit worth forming, It's a means to justify the end


To spend your waking moments, simply killing time
Is to give up on your hopes and dreams


Call me irresponsible
Call me habitual
But when you think of me
Do you fill your head with schemes?


Isnt it strange
How we move our lives for another day
Like skipping a beat
What if a great wave should
Wash us all away


Just thinking out loud
Dont mean to dwell on this dying thing


Hey, don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out or
looked down on.


Just try your best, try everything you can.
And don't you worry what they tell themselves when you're away.


I never do look back
I never turn my head


I never raze my past


I never stop my march
Come! no night too dark, no road too long


Run! no rain too hard, no wind too strong


Pray! no blood too red, no cut too deep
Stay! no pain too bad, no track too steep
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:35 AM   #51
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I packed up and bid the Malheur River farewell.


I headed for Seneca for gas. The town was rolled up tight at 8 am. The gas station had a for sale sign in the window. Were they closed? Too early? I don't know? The gas odometer said I had 83 miles on this tank..seems like it was more than that?

Oh well, let's ride!!

I stopped for a snack and to put the ear speakers in for some tunes..oops, I've been running the gps on battery power..have to be plugged into a power source to play music. Scrolled through the screens...Uh oh!! Uhm..it still says 83 miles on the gas-o-meter...I guess it needs power to run the gas odemter too? How many miles had it been since I had ridden right through the middle of the gun range back at Seneca? 40 miles? 60? I set a course for Riley and set the Zumo to "shortest route". Don't get worried.."shortest route" often means single track or worse!!!


It looks idylic, but that must have been a rough life.



One of the many fires I rode through. This one had some areas that were still making runs and it was probably best that I routed off of the Disco for awhile.


This was a wrong turn after some cool single track. See King Kong?


I rode through miles and miles of this fire. Maybe 40 miles or so? I'm sure I was trespassing during most of it, but the signs were all burnt and the gates down to let the fire crews through.


A storm is brewing.


The post office at Riley.


I'm glad I didn't run into any of these.


I did see a Golden Eagle later in the trip.


The feller at the gas station said that some bikes had come through headed north about an hour before me. They were headed for Seneca as their next gas stop..I hope they found gas there. I made it into Riley with .3 to spare..Yup, I put 4.7 gallons in a 5 gallon tank. I showed 230 miles on the clock with 40-60 or more missing. I did a ton of short shifting and coasting to make it here.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:28 PM   #52
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Into the teeth of the crocodile.

I ripped down the highway to my next dirt turn to the south. The wind was incredible..really howling.

I made my turn and got into some pretty nasty mud on Wagontire Road. After about 5 miles of catching crash after crash after crash I came to Big Stick Road cutting off to the west, the gps showed that this would tie back into Wagontire later. The rock strewn mess they call Big Stick looked better than the mud I'd been fighting with.



Well, it wasn't long and I had myself in a mess. There had been a fire around the backside of this mountain. Between the fire and the heavy rain I lost the trail. I rode the fire line until I was at the south end of the fire, no road. The Zumo said 1.1 mile that away is the next gps track, so overland I went. Through a herd of brush cows.

This may sound like easy riding..let me try and explain it. If there wasn't a clump of brush there was a rock. No dirt visible, just rocks and brush. Risking a puncured radiator if I fell in the brush I continued towards my route marker. I quickly pick a line up the side of a small bluff, there seems to be one vertical ledge near the top. It's only about 3 feet tall with a nice ramp of rocks at the bottom. I hammer hard on the throttle, front end goes straight up, I'm on the pegs, the back tire clears the ledge and I promptly kill the motor..DOH!! I fired it back up and I was on top the bluff.

I can see Wagontire Road again!!


80 foot cliff in the direction I need to go. Now what? I scout a route in the wrong, but easiest direction. I dropped stuff onto bushes to mark my route so I could get off this bluff.


This was the only notch I could find off this bluff.


I thought I'd been on top of one bluff with an easy trip through the brush..it looks like about three bluffs. This is a zoomed in shot..I was on the highest one..what a view.


Here is a normal view, that was one tough little side trip.
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:17 PM   #53
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A teaser of places to come:

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Old 09-13-2007, 01:18 AM   #54
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So many places left me at a loss for words...


Do you care if I don't know what to say?
Will you sleep tonight? Will you think of me?
Is there someone out there who feels just like me?











All I wanted to do was roll up on top of this dune and have a look. As we all know...roll off the throttle in sand and the front digs in. Yes, you see the signs of a struggle in the sand. I really pinned myself to the ground. Where's TheOtherBigJoe when you need him? Sippin' latte's probably. Ok, think calmly..How am I going to get this thing off my leg? First lay in a spot that doesn't hurt, turned myself this way and that way until my knee felt better. Now what? I was able to get my free foot planted on the seat, I got enough weight off of my pinned leg and slithered out from under it.



I'm coming up on the town that has Christmas everyday. Photobucket is down right now...more tomorrow night.
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Old 09-13-2007, 06:29 AM   #55
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Good stuff mang. I owe ya some cords, don't I.




Nice picture you paint.

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Old 09-13-2007, 10:20 AM   #56
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Nice picture you paint.

Thanks, D00d.

I've got a minute to finish up day 4 of my travels.

I made my way into the little town of Christmas Valley. The girl at the gas station wasn't a fan of the owners of either motel in town, but said that the Desert Inn was the better of the two. For $27 I was happy.



The lodge was within walking distance. I had a nice shrimp dinner and a rum and coke<< that's probably why I screwed up my dinner pictures. Oh well, ever see shrimp? On a plate? Well, there you go.

I enjoyed the big screen back at the Inn.


The cell phone worked here so I made a call home to let the wife know I was still alive. Then I got to work on the next part of the plan.

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Old 09-13-2007, 11:26 AM   #57
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. Then I got to work on the next part of the plan.
Those roll charts look suspiciously familiar. The rest of the report should be fun.

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Old 09-13-2007, 11:32 AM   #58
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I've got a minute to finish up day 4 of my travels.

I made my way into the little town of Christmas Valley. The girl at the gas station wasn't a fan of the owners of either motel in town, but said that the Desert Inn was the better of the two. For $27 I was happy.


I recognize that lunch box...
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:25 PM   #59
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Some know I'm not a fan of rating ride reports. They are simply to much work to put a rating on them.
For the record I bumped whoever gave you a 4 rating with my 5.
Hijack off.

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Old 09-13-2007, 01:59 PM   #60
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This was by far my favorite part of the Backcountry Disco. It looked like I'd wrap it up today, I really didn't want it to end...

Spent all these years on this earth,
when you look back it's just a flicker of time.



Can we climb this mountain? I don’t know.
Higher now than ever before.
I know we can make it if we take it slow
Thats thinking easy, easy now, watch it go.
We’re burning down the highway skyline on the
back of a hurricane that started turning
When you were young.



and if I fall
into you all
will the silence
shatter and stall?
Some feel movement
others stand still.
So let the moment
become my will...


My reflection, dirty mirror.
There's no connection to myself.



I'm in the face of your dreams of glass
So save your prayers
For when we're really gonna need'em
Throw out your cares and fly
Wanna go for a ride?



Are you feeling this?



I found tomorrow in today



Apocalyptic and insane, my dreams will never change


You wanna be the one in control
You wanna be the one who's alive
You wanna be the one who's old
It's not a matter of luck, it's just a matter of time



Stand out on the edge of the earth
Dive into the center of fate



Into the wild



I'm with a mission
Over the hill



Come here with me



Into the wild


High above the serpentine
I cross above the well-worn lines
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