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Old 09-29-2009, 07:03 PM   #61
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Hey Larryboy,

Its me, Charles. Thought I'd check in and see how your ride went. Great write up and nice pics!

Thanks for the tip re: going back to Xmas Valley. We crawled in with a local's old pickup and picked up Tim. Its rough out there for 4 wheelers. I take the speed of a bike for granted. Anyway, here's a link to photos and captions covering our [short] trip for anyone interested:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5551666...7622131823325/

Good meeting you, LB

c

There you are!!! Man, that must have been a rough day. What a guy Ken was!! He turned what could have been a real mess into something not so bad.

I usually carry a tow strap, but didn't bring it this time...I had decided that if I needed a tow that I'd just light it on fire and walk out.

Yeah, four wheels sure is slow..by the time you guys made it back to the Valley I was in Seneca.

Sorry about the botched trip, try it again next year.


Nice picture:

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Old 09-29-2009, 11:43 PM   #62
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Nice picture:

Wow. Where's this?
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:27 AM   #63
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For what I had planned I needed to average 330 miles per day for 24 days straight.

330 average miles a day for 24 days is a lot for many people on pavement and you were doing dirt.

OK I'm not so patiently waiting for more, keep it coming.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:32 AM   #64
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I'm having a hard time maintaining that pace on pavement backroads! But, I'm stopping to smell the flowers quite a bit.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:27 AM   #65
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Stephano,

The night after we met Larryboy on the OBDR, on route back to seattle,
Steps from our campsite, @ Timothy Lake, near Mt Hood, OR.

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:17 AM   #66
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330 average miles a day for 24 days is a lot for many people on pavement and you were doing dirt.

OK I'm not so patiently waiting for more, keep it coming.

It was one of the most difficult things I've ever done and I've done a few things. I'm not saying that I achieved all of my goals for the trip...you'll have to keep reading to find out.

I'm trying to keep a good pace on the report too...I've been home for a little over a week and I'm just now starting to feel "normal" again.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:19 AM   #67
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You Want It~Rancid

You want it, I got it
This is the place
Where everyone can belong
You want it, I got it
Kicking up a riot
Won't you all ride along?




Can't tell you,
where I was going so tired
It was showing,
like the wind I'm blowin'
Every town.. man, I'm knowin'




Some live a life
of indecision
Strung out in the
petty schisms
Once a CR80 was ridden
I made a decision
Motorbike is my religion




You want it, I got it
This is the place
Where everyone can belong
You want it, I got it
Kicking up a riot
Won't you all ride along?




I sit back
and I think its funny
You were so worried
about the money
Cloudy days are looking sunny
So why don't you come
and stick with me, honey




To all my friends
By this I swear

You want it, I got it
This is the place
Where everyone can belong
You want it, I got it
Kicking up a riot
Won't you all ride along?

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Old 09-30-2009, 08:23 AM   #68
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I forgot to mention that one of the artists whose lyrics I've used has this report listed as a feature article on their website. She is working on a new video, if it's finished before the end of the report I'll share it with you...if not I might go ahead and take the extra effort and put one of her tunes over one of the vids.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:33 AM   #69
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I've read of other riders getting spun out in the Seneca area and now I've done it twice.




I never crossed my own tracks, but I wasn't making very good progress for quite awhile.






I saw JW on his Rhino with a bobcat on the roof up near the pass.




I wanted to stop in at the Bearcat Lodge and at least say hi. Carol came out and dragged me inside, had me hang up my gear and showed me where to get a shower...I wasn't really sure if I could afford to stay here, but she insisted that I stay and she went to add an extra dinner portion for me. Ok, I'm staying.

I got to stay in the Raptor room.

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Old 09-30-2009, 09:55 AM   #70
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For what I had planned I needed to average 330 miles per day for 24 days straight.
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...I've been home for a little over a week and I'm just now starting to feel "normal" again.
So, you've managed to dislodge the bike?



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Old 09-30-2009, 10:28 AM   #71
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i'm really digging this ride report.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:11 AM   #72
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Awesome solo adventure.
Thanks for sharing it Larry.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:43 AM   #73
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awesome report LB. I've ridden many trips solo and you are so right - there's no way to make those miles with another personality.

Headed out that way on sunday. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:38 PM   #74
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So, you've managed to dislodge the bike?



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Yeah, I won't describe all of the physical tolls.


Thanks for reading everybody!!! Update in a minute.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:33 PM   #75
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Had an awesome night of agave and blues with JW and some other dudes that were staying the night, 200 miles yesterday. Perfect dinner and a perfect breakfast in the morning. JW had offered the use of a computer and took him up on it to see if I could fix the Zumo. I got a hold of Garmin and we figured out that it lost the .img files that draw the maps. No big deal right? Just hook up to my life time maps and load it again...wrong, my Zumo got repaired/refurbed earlier this year and they fouled up the serial number change. That took hours to figure out and then the download and install took forever and a day. JW let me take his 990 for a spin while we were waiting for the download.




I kicked it on the porch with the cats for most of the day.






Around 4:30 the Zumo came to life and started showing roads again!!! Trip saver..Thanks, JW and Carol!!!

Thanks for having me, but I've gotta go...I can't have a zero mile day and there is still daylight.




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