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Old 06-07-2009, 06:16 PM   #91
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enjoying your rr .. lets see some pics of your mug.. how are you dressed for success?

good luck with the weather..

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Old 06-07-2009, 06:22 PM   #92
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General Comment

I want to thank all of you for your comments. I'm sorry if I have not responded to all of you-- but these RR --as fun as they are--- take time and are dependent on the bandwidth available.

So please be patient with me if I do not respond some times.

I have checked the weather and its starting to improve, so I'm looking to motor north to a point where I can get on the original route or select a hard surfaced road, just in case. Right now the three possible points of intersection of my original route are from the following towns:

Opheim-great lefse-but I don't know if the motel is open-anyone know?
Plentywood or Scobey.

So---That's my next task for tonight-Again thanks to all of you and especially to those of you who have offered assistance.

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Old 06-07-2009, 06:34 PM   #93
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Bloody brilliant RR!
We have a T-dub in the garage and this makes me want to re-commission it for some long distance adventuring. I'll be watching and sending any better weather we get your way.

One question. What happens when you get here to MN? Are you sticking around? Turning around and riding back? Well, at any rate, MN has plenty of room for another Adv. FF.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:35 PM   #94
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What an ADVENTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Questionsaily mileage,average speed,Etc......I love the trailer. Any idea of the trailer box dimensions? That would be great behind my GS.

Best of luck to you.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:50 PM   #95
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Questionsaily mileage,average speed,Etc......I love the trailer. Any idea of the trailer box dimensions? That would be great behind my GS.

Best of luck to you.
Thank you.

The trailer was designed for the R1150-1200GSs and other dual sports but it can be used on any bike but a hitch will need to be designed and Dauntless Motors can do that. So if your interested explore their website they are located in WA.


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Old 06-07-2009, 06:52 PM   #96
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Route for Leg 6 Planned

Tomorrow I'm going to head north and try to intercept my original route.

I don't know whether the unpaved roads will be favorable, but at least I can check them out and pick my way on paved surfaces, as is necessary.

I'm just happy its not snowing anymore!

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Old 06-07-2009, 09:55 PM   #97
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"Miraculous Mavis"

What do you think? Any other suggestions?

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Old 06-08-2009, 02:54 AM   #98
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...My motel room in Shelby-that neon sign made all the difference.



Quote:
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Rudyard Montana - This sign says it all!!!!


MkD


You've got to love a town with a sense of humor.


Loving your report, MkD! Don't worry about us out here - we'll wait for your replies and updates. A RR can become a chore at times. Don't think you're obligated to daily entries. You might need some time off as well.

Not normally focused on daily mileages, etc but for planning a long distance TW ride, what're you finding to be a reasonable daily expectation of distance covered and/or time in the saddle?


As far as a name goes...your rig reminds me of a cow and calf (as in railroad). Just can't get to the names yet...


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Old 06-08-2009, 04:00 AM   #99
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:23 AM   #100
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What a great setup on the TW. Thanks for taking the time to report and let us tag along. Keep on

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Old 06-08-2009, 06:38 AM   #101
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Ahhhhh... a ride report that doesn't further the silly notion that one needs a 20 thousand dollar bike with 10 thousand dollars worth of farkles and gear to enjoy oneself.

I salute your small displacement and heart as big as all outdoors. This stuff is why I come here.

Keep it up, sir! You are now a legend here.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:50 AM   #102
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Love your setup and RR
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:11 PM   #103
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This is great

Yeah, this is great. Love the TW and definitely not your typical ADV bike. When you get back to WA you should come up to Seattle so we can ply you with beers while you tell us about the trip.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:55 PM   #104
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Watching the weather forecast around Scobey Montana and can see that the temperatures are from 36F to 48F with thunderstorms expected. We are with you like guardian angels on your shoulder.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:26 PM   #105
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another name

What do you think of "Deuce" or "Dubya Deuce" ?
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