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Old 09-03-2009, 09:24 PM   #106
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Birdstrike!



I never would have thought I'd ever hit a bird. Little fella hit my sidestand- there's a tiny fluff of feathers on the tang I use to deploy sidestand from a seated position.

Prairie life is hard, y'all!
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:26 PM   #107
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Not a lot of people want to release their land to the Army for a bombing range in this part of the country. Folks had their land for hundreds of years (remember, it's part of old Tejas), and they love the wildness.

So do I.

US 160
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:28 PM   #108
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This is Tony, and he's a cowboy artist. He pours bronze for sculpture and spurs.

He also collects old spurs, and besides buying a single spur (!), I learned the diference between muleskinner spurs and parade spurs.

He's got a sister in Birminham; remind me to call her so I might tell her her bro's alive, well, and ornery as ever.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:30 PM   #109
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Tony's shop on US 160. Not much close by except some cows and hares.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:32 PM   #110
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Colorado can be flat, if you're in southeastern Colorado. What you can't see is the wind.

Yes, the fucking wind- it's relentless all the way through kansas and Oklahoma until you hit I-35.

Just to confuse you, I'm on US (yawnsies) 160 still.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:33 PM   #111
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I miss my visor.

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:37 PM   #112
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High Colorado desert, US 160

It's flat, y'all.

Oh, and the wind's blowing still, and the bike on back is a huge sail- wonder why I'm tired?
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:42 PM   #113
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Kans-ass!

Not too many photos; Kansas is flat, y'all.

What's notable- still - is the relentless wind through southern Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

I had to ride those days with the bike in a lean the entire time.

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:44 PM   #114
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Here's something you don't see every day...
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:46 PM   #115
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:39 AM   #116
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Thats cool that you got to meet up with Dumb Bear!
I havent seen him in forever, altho he tells me he's comin back to huntspatch, I have no idea why....


Glad the trip went well!

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John insisted on making some good wrench-time on y motorcycle.

Thanks, John- the turn signals haven't looked this good since I got the bike!
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:39 PM   #117
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Hey, Doug!

Yeah, I'm glad to have spent a couple of days with Mr. Dumb Bear. He's darned good people, and he lives in my dream house and has my dream van and my dream garage on my dream property in the mountains overlooking the canyon above ABQ. It's actually really jarring and cool all at the same time. In some ways, I consider the man a far more evolved, smarter, more adventurous version of myself.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:23 PM   #118
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I had been jagging across Oklahoma and found myself going down US 64. I got bored, wiggled down some other random roads, and got passed by this guy on a R22100. I goosed the throttle a bit,gave chase, and when we stopped at a stop light, he says, "If you follow me to the diner, I'll buy you dinner".

When adventure calls...

Turns out David's part of an informal motorcycling club that meets there. Everybody was real welcoming, and they wanted to know about the rain in Alabama.

Yesterday's Diner in Guymon- try the huge Mesquite burger, and getcha a shake. You won't be disappointed.

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Old 09-06-2009, 11:31 PM   #119
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May I be honest here? I hate camping sometimes. Getting lost while driving in big 30 miles circles trying to find the state park sucks setting up a hammock at night in the dark sucks. Sleeping in a hammock sucks when it gets cold and your neck bunches up all cricky-like and it hurts all the next day. Trying to sleep in a hammock that's tethered to a metal picnic shelter and a tree when there's lightning and thunder around at night when there's a full moon- it sucks too. Only getting three hours of sleep because of all that stuff and because your mind is working on overhanging unsolvable personal problems really, really sucks.




Here's the rig after breaking camp, Beaver Dunes, OK. Six in the Goddamned morning, dammit.
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:33 PM   #120
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Dawn. Rain. More wind. No visor on helmet.

Can someone get me off this damned thing?
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