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Old 10-02-2014, 10:15 PM   #1
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The Okie-Dokie BDR

We planned to ride the AZBDR end to end……Lean In and me. Scout's honor!

BUT, some mountains got in the way. Pulled us in like a magnetic tractor beam. Who planted all these trees in Arizona? I left my hammock at home because I thought it was all rock and sand.




And what's with the 100-year hurricane thing? I was supposed to be riding in the desert on a horse with no name. It would feel good to be out of the rain.



Stinking rained like Bighorns & Buffalo on me again. Made cats & dogs seem like child's play. Must be my 'thorn in the flesh', I've decided.


About fell into a giant sinkhole!




Conducted secret surveillance of an alien landing zone:




Got trapped by a flash flood.




Then, swallowed by mud.




Not that sissy kind of mud, but real Certified USDA MUD!




But, still counting my lucky stars after endeavoring to persevere!




And, that's kind of, sort of, how the Okie-Dokie BDR was born. Two Oklahomans riding good horses thru the fine country of AZ/UT, just trying to stay dry. Is it asking to much?

Let the games begin…

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Old 10-02-2014, 10:44 PM   #2
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I'm in. Can't wait to see how you "Terrarized" the countryside.
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Old 10-02-2014, 11:47 PM   #3
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I'm in. Can't wait to see how you "Terrarized" the countryside.
+1, interesting prose so far........

You did pick about the wettest time of the year to visit AZ/UT. They typically have monsoon rains in late August early Sept, but this year you got the full 9 yards.

Any comments on how the bike worked out??? Stuff you'd change or do differently?
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:04 AM   #4
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Nice pics. Looking forward to the rest of your trip
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:49 AM   #5
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Hey Scott,

Yes you endeavored to persevere for sure----and you "never tapped out".

Man---never seen anything like this.
That had to be something to watch.

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Old 10-03-2014, 06:17 AM   #6
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Scott,
It was Great to see you again!!!.....and meet Charles!!
It sure was Soggy on the White rim trail that day!!!!
Can't wait to see all your pics of AZ......
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:10 AM   #7
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:54 AM   #8
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:43 AM   #9
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Dang Scott- it seems that every time an okie goes to the desert, it does some serious abnormal raining. Maybe they've put a hex on us to keep us away. Looking forward to your report.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:50 AM   #10
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Old 10-03-2014, 12:21 PM   #11
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Hey Scott,

Yes you endeavored to persevere for sure----and you "never tapped out".

Man---never seen anything like this.
That had to be something to watch.


We got stuck between two of those in Dragon, Ut. Couldn't go forward, couldn't go back except for a VERY long way around. They roll rocks the size of Volkswagon's. One of the washes had two telephone poles set in a "vee" shape. They were about 60' tall with nylon cargo netting between them to catch the cattle washed off the mountain. Awesome power.

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Old 10-03-2014, 01:35 PM   #13
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I'll be following this too. Great pictures Scott.
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:37 PM   #14
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