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Old 10-26-2009, 08:05 AM   #61
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Very well done Nicomama.
Very nice tour, fantastic sights , very nice bike and interesting rider personality.
Now you return home with your batteries fully charged.
I sugegst that you start planning your next one.

By tehway, I noticed that the weather is fantastic for this time of the year. Although I am in Greece, the weather here is very rainy this season.

Very well done again Nicomama
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:44 AM   #62
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From one Greek to another!

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Very well done Nicomama.
Very nice tour, fantastic sights , very nice bike and interesting rider personality.
Now you return home with your batteries fully charged.
I sugegst that you start planning your next one.

By tehway, I noticed that the weather is fantastic for this time of the year. Although I am in Greece, the weather here is very rainy this season.

Very well done again Nicomama
DocAbo,

Had to comment on being a fellow Greek. Greece is one of my all time favorite places to be in the whole world. But, that's a whole other thread in itself. Thanks for the compliment.

Be back in a couple of hours to post more.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:13 AM   #63
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Looks like a great trip! I visited Zion, Bryce and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon back in early June - we had lots more people, though the North Rim had an unexpected impact on me... beautiful area...
Sadly we missed the lovely restaurant in Kanab, settling instead for lunch at Subway, I guess that gives us an excuse to return (as if we really needed an excuse)!
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:50 AM   #64
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Great report...and I really like the 2 piece rack you made! Great idea!
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:06 PM   #65
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OK, so let's talk about "the load".


Yeah, I wish I had pared down what I packed, but, to tell you honestly I've used everything that I brought. My two luxury items are my down pillow and Thermarest Trekker frame for the Big Agnes pad. Both of which I'm so glad I brought.

Also, when you're travelling daily to your next location how do you wash clothes? Fly underwear and socks off the back of your bike like prayer flags on Mt Everest?
Its easy to use everything you take but sometimes it not worth the hassle and you can survive without it. Its all up to you. I prefer having a really light bike to enjoy more offroading.

Stuff a bag with some clothes and that makes a pillow. If the material is harsh put it inside a t-shirt.

Usually I always find a nice log or a flat stone to sit instead of carrying a chair. And underwear doenst take much space.. just take enough for the whole trip or 5-7 if you'll be travelling for weeks and you can always find a place to wash them.

I really envy how organized you are ;) I'll keep your post handy for my next trip.

I did a trip and had a little incident... ended up losing pretty much all my gear on my first day so I continued with my week long trip with the little I could continue carrying. The worst thing was that I had no sleeping bag, I bought a tarp and some small rope to do a hammock, sit, floor mat, rain cover or body wrap haha. That tarp ended up being the one thing I will allways carry with me cause it is so useful)





Next time I'll be a lot more careful hehe.. but it tought me a lesson, showed me what it's really necessary.

Great post and pics! For sure your trip was great!

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Old 10-26-2009, 01:43 PM   #66
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Livin' a dream, Nicomama.

Thanks for the report.
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:48 PM   #67
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awsome pics, and meetup.

Did the other photog have two laptops, or was it two laptops between the two of you?
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:43 PM   #68
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Nicomama,

Great RR! Nicely setup bike. I'm looking forward to the rest. Solo is the way to go!

I'm headed to ZION again myself this weekend as I think it's about the most beautiful place on Earth. Or, as I've seen on signs up there, The Greatest Earth on Show.
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:48 PM   #69
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:04 PM   #70
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To bad we didn't know you were in Vegas sunday morning.
Sarap, you and I might have been able to hook up for lunch near I-15s.
Maybe next time.

You are a packing and planning Master!
I'm in to see this out & to keep reference on your mad packing skills.

Glad you are home safe.
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:21 PM   #71
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Excellent adventure, looking forward to more
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:29 PM   #72
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Thumb Thanks for sharing the ride

I love an organized woman and good choice of color on that DRZ and nice rack. Now I want to do the north rim. Captain Tom
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:54 PM   #73
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"well mam........."

People like you make people like me look really bad! Your super organized...got a plan and working it....drop dead gorgeous....yada yada yada....! It' plain to see your having a great time and give us all a great read with nice pics....yet....how are you keeping the bike look like it just came off the showroom floor?

Ride safe and be safe.....God Love You!
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:54 PM   #74
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Great report, thanks for sharing!

Hey do you have a recipe for those homemade granola bars?
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:57 PM   #75
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Great report, thanks for sharing!

Hey do you have a recipe for those homemade granola bars?
+1

and how you made the ground beef stuff. sounds like great stuff for travel cooking.
How well does it do?
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