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Old 01-12-2009, 06:59 PM   #31
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:07 PM   #32
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great rr! looking forward to more!
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:13 PM   #33
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Awesome RR, come on give me more, I need my fix. How long did the trip take you??
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:14 PM   #34
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Great ride!
Lefthand brew, a weber grill and the rocky mountains, all goes away!
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:23 PM   #35
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:43 PM   #36
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Great ride report. It's interesting to see a ride report from the TAT where there was virtually no planning. I'm tuned in to see the rest.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:08 PM   #37
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:11 PM   #38
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Thank you! I am really enjoying your report. I like your casual and low stress approach to the trip. I was relaxing as I read it! The pix of the old trucks are really cool. I like seeing them all rusty and faded, I used to have a 51 chevy.
Four of us are picking up the TAT in OK from Austin, TX and hope to get to Utah. We have the last 2 weeks in June, I hope we can do some good passes in CO!
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:27 PM   #39
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Great pics, love those old trucks!
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:11 PM   #40
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Well, here I am in Colorado. I first was only going to Tennessee, then I thought what would Oklahoma look like?
I have to turn back now.
But riding back would be a long way.
And it would be backtracking. And this is exciting.
My granddaughters in California are calling me now wanting me to keep coming. The whole family is telling me to keep going.
But Colorado you might think is a western state, but it is really only half way to the coast.

I need a new knobby if I am going to climb mountains.
Decisions, I dont like to make em anymore.
So I figured I go one more day to see some mountains and then decide.
I could then ride to Denver and fly back, in the back of my mind.
Maybe sell the bike on ebay.

Anyway, heck with it I wanted to see the mountains of Colorado. Decide later.

First day of the trail after Trinidad. The mountain looks imposing.

What a morning. Glad I decided to keep going.

Getting Closer. Nice riding surface.

Getting in amongst them now.

This is so nice, but is that rain? Haven't had a drop the entire trip?

Now why was I looking at the scenery and hit that rut?
Down she goes. Broke the right front fairing. So that's why
Frank put on the side guards. Bungee it on the top,
maybe some JB Weld can put it back.

My first snow. Cool. Have not seen any of that in awhile being from Eastern NC (Rocky Mount). Check out the broken fairing.

Uh Oh. It's getting a little narrower.

Winter Wonderland. And it's snowing. Excuse my excitement but
we just dont get it where I'm from and I have not been
skiing in a while.

Clears up later. Man look at those snowcaps.

In amoungst again.

So glad I kept going.

Deer weren't afraid of me.

The road ahead looks promising.

Gettin up there.

Note to Self: Come back here in the fall and see what these
Aspens look like then.

Wow! Going down into Salida is just a nice as Sam said it would be.

I decide to keep going for another day since today was so nice.
Pick it back up tomorrow.


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Old 01-13-2009, 07:10 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by basketcase

After all the anal retentive planning, scheming, plotting, number crunching...
That's me: I'll take all the data, and create the "Optimal" and "Most Efficient" trip. I'll have secondary plans in reserve, and all this will have backup / redundent systems to assure accomplishing the mission.

Enjoying the trip, for the enjoyment of it?
I'd never thought of it...

It's an interesting idea.
I'll have to subscribe to this thread and study it, to see how things progress.

Thanks olegmc66.
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:20 AM   #42
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Great RR and Pix! Following this one...

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Old 01-13-2009, 07:45 AM   #43
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All of that nice green looks very appealing, compared to the frozen snow and ice here in 'da UP of Michigan.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:27 AM   #44
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Yeah, this is great. I love the laid back style & the old trucks. All the different bridges were cool. I'd like to give this a try as a fun prep for the big RTW we're planning.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:06 AM   #45
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