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Old 12-20-2012, 07:06 PM   #5926
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We saddled up

we had to remind Big Dog which bike was his,



After a short stretch of pavement, we cut back into the dirt, headed for our next Mobius grim waypoint...



Climbing back up into the hills, it was clear this had been a logging area back in the day,





We cleared Woodchuck pass,



Think different.





Up next was Snowshoe pass, probably one of the sweetest little sections of the trip. Steve was piloting that big GS, barely kicking up a wake.

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:20 PM   #5927
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Steves 1200GS in the center and Daves 800GS back farther on the trail












As I had been leading I had to go into another mode when Steve joined us-----as before I didn't have to wait at every turn as all riders had
the navigation and I would make sure and gather riders up after maybe 10 miles of riding in easy stuff----or sooner if it was technical hard riding.
Now I had to stop and wait at every single turn to make sure Steve was till on track as he didn't have the navigation at all.
Hey---I'm retired------no hurry.






This crossing here was easy-----but everyone wondered why I took the line Steve is taking thru the deeper water instead of the line to
the left in the shallow. See those conrete things ????? If you weren't careful your front wheel could get in between them in a deep rut
and that wouldn't be pretty.




















A lot of the riding today was in the BigHorn National Forest and we got a hint of the turning Aspens.
Later it would get full on.

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:32 PM   #5928
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Not Woodchuck

This was, I believe coming up to Snowshoe pass,



These are some of my favorite shots:





Fun, fun, fun!

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:40 PM   #5929
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If this doesn't look like fun,



check your pulse.



Ready for more,







I'll follow Francine's line... OK, maybe not over there.





"Super Awesome!!!"
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:48 PM   #5930
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The real summit





"Lookit those little ants on motorcycles"



Downhill, here we come.



Hey, cowboy...



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Old 12-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #5931
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This was an awesome ride, with only a couple challanging areas in the morning. I maybe wasn't smiling, but I was enjoying the riding. - David
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:20 AM   #5932
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I'm thinkin' this pic needs a caption---not sure what---but it needs one.


That chick's got attitude!
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:16 AM   #5933
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Caption



OK that does it I am planing or next our next Vacation !


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Old 12-21-2012, 09:18 AM   #5934
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Tassles, I don't need no stinkin tassles!
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:24 AM   #5935
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Awesome shot!

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Old 12-21-2012, 09:24 AM   #5936
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Just curious, what kind of fuel mileage did everyone get? Specifically, did the WR 250's get much better mileage than the DRZ 400's? Great report.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:29 AM   #5937
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Just curious, what kind of fuel mileage did everyone get? Specifically, did the WR 250's get much better mileage than the DRZ 400's? Great report.

Me and Dingweeds both always get the same mpg on our WR250R's----------always above 60mpg---70mpg not uncommon.
We could go an easy 225 miles with the 3.7 gallon safari tanks.

The WR's are fuel injected if you didn't know.
In fact we never paid for gas seperately-----always together--------saves a lot of time and fuss.

Don't know what the DRZ's got.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:47 AM   #5938
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We consistently get 45mpg, +/- 3mpg on the drz's. Even slip clutch.

Posting from the field; please excuse brevity & misspellings.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:02 AM   #5939
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Me and Dingweeds both always get the same mpg on our WR250R's----------always above 60mpg---70mpg not uncommon.
We could go an easy 225 miles with the 3.7 gallon safari tanks.
In fact we never paid for gas seperately-----always together--------saves a lot of time and fuss.

Don't know what the DRZ's got.
Thanks, Mark. And wow, I didn't know they did that well. I always liked smaller bikes anyway.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:07 AM   #5940
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We consistently get 45mpg, +/- 3mpg on the drz's. Even slip clutch.

Posting from the field; please excuse brevity & misspellings.
Thanks, Doc. 45 mpg blasting around the landscape trying to keep up with Francine is good. When the DRZ's wear out, if they ever wear out, have you thought of going to a smaller bike, or are you going to replace them with a newer DRZ? They seem nearly ideally suited to back country travel.
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