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Old 11-28-2008, 02:14 PM   #46
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So were now ripping across the Great Basin high desert on our way to the Nevada border. Again, we would ride this road for 98 miles before turning right on another just like this for another long stretch. Incredible





Then we came up on the really slick "Crystal Peak"



This was so cool. It looked like it was snowed covered from a distance. We took a good 30 minute break here just to drink it all in.



One more from afar


We saddle up and continue westward. I'm telling you, you could see what looked like 50 miles and you could make out the road, like a white ribbon unfurled in front of you. You could also see signiture small clouds of dust way out, and spread out. They were my posse riding westward ahead of me. Pretty neat.


DK and I go off route and ride to a dry lake bed we could see in a distance. We did not want this day to end. Notice that deep blue sky.


The traction your bike gets on these flat surfaces is unbelievable ! I mean you can do super tight circles at high speeds. Cool.



DK and I are riding together now. Were not sure were the other fellas are at this point. Not that we needed to look for them. We all were untethered. Here we are approaching the Nevada border.


And finally, the Utah/Nevada border.....look familar Bigdog & Gaspipe ?
2008

2006


And we pull into the Border Inn for the night. BTW, what you see in the photo is all there is.


Notice Johns leg in the above shot. OOccchhhhh !!

Utah: Super cool, almost alien landscape.
And now the Utah video.
If you want to see it in High Quality click on the link then and chose it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxfGDJwvKjU
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UP NEXT: NEVADA. As remote as you can get. And as my friend Tony would describe it to us before we left " the only place left in the U.S. where you will see the old wild west as it was"
Also, my best and favorite video by far.....
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:24 PM   #47
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Man, that's one beautiful ride!! thanks for the updates and the new video

bring on Nevada!
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:29 PM   #48
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Awesome!!!


That's funny, we post within minutes of each other in different reports...you have ghost riders...I have ghost story.


Ride on ghost riders!!!
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Old 11-28-2008, 02:31 PM   #49
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Awesome!!!


That's funny, we post within minutes of each other in different reports...you have ghost riders...I have ghost story.


Ride on ghost riders!!!
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:29 PM   #50
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You're getting close

Great ride, BTW, you're getting close to my house. Good to see you again!
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:12 PM   #51
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Great ride, BTW, you're getting close to my house. Good to see you again!
How the heck ya been Joe ? ! Ya I know, I was looking up there on the map think of the same thing. We was really close !
Say hi to the boys in the shop, still the best KTM shop Ive seen anywhere.
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Old 11-28-2008, 04:52 PM   #52
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Fantastic guys. Thanks.
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Old 11-29-2008, 04:24 AM   #53
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You guys from New Jersey are awesome ! What a trip
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:13 AM   #54
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Great report.

Thanks for taking us along. Hoping to do this ride in 09, off to Baja in Feb.
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Old 11-29-2008, 11:25 AM   #55
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Baja Report

Baja Ho:

Baja is on our wish list. Be sure to provide a ride report so we can learn from your experience.
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:20 PM   #56
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Ah.. It is great to see bikes in action on the TAT. How many miles where you guys covering per day?
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:39 PM   #57
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Frank: It's about time you got on with this report... we were 4 days behind you and I've had my RR done for weeks now! We snapped this shot after signing in on 9/14 at Swazey Cabin... it was comforting to see a familiar signature dated 9/10 when we were out there in the remote:

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Old 11-30-2008, 05:59 AM   #58
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Ah.. It is great to see bikes in action on the TAT. How many miles where you guys covering per day?
Hi X !
I'd say about 200 on average. Some days 180, some 225. We'd always easily arrive at our nightly stops between 3-4pm. With pleany of time for laundry, maintence and a beer or 2 !
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:02 AM   #59
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Frank: It's about time you got on with this report... we were 4 days behind you and I've had my RR done for weeks now! We snapped this shot after signing in on 9/14 at Swazey Cabin... it was comforting to see a familiar signature dated 9/10 when we were out there in the remote:

DOC !! I so glad you pinged in ! I was wondering what happened to ya. I never saw your report and I was looking. Please send me a link to it brother !!! ASAP ! I want to hear all about it !

Good photo of the log too btw. Kinda cool we were just a few days apart
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Old 11-30-2008, 10:03 AM   #60
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Ill set the tone

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