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Old 03-08-2013, 09:25 AM   #14176
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Needing more than one bike on a single ride? Welcome to Mexico!!! (Welcome to Big Bend! Welcome to Utah! Welcome to Colorado!)

I would love to have a $25k farkled-out big tank HP2. Sunnofabitch, that would be fun. (And, I could, if it was my only bike.) But I know me, down around Iraan on day one I'd start thinking about trading. ;)
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:52 AM   #14177
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But I know me, down around Iraan on day one I'd start thinking about trading. ;)
It's only human nature to think about trading for an air conditioned vehicle when riding any motorcycle through Iraan.

EDIT: ...or perhaps I should have said climate controlled for those Hell froze over days when I-10 is a sheet of ice.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:20 AM   #14178
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6. And, oh yeah. KiLleR and I can effin' fly down our County Roads. lol
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:47 AM   #14179
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Well. I was talking to Dody on the phone and I mentioned this conversation.

People ride motorcycles for all sorts of different reasons. I just ride for one. To have fun. I really don't ride for a challenge. "Real challenging" likely means I didn't have as much fun as I could have had, had I planned better.

When I ride with much better riders, there is usually at least one opportunity for a challenging but purely optional section. It could be a mud-puddle, a loose hill, a sand-wash,.... whatever. They will take it every effin' time. It is guaranteed. lol I will rarely take it, and if it looks too challenging "rarely" becomes "never". Quite honestly, skipping it doesn't take away one whit from my fun (and could well add to it). Now. Faced with the exact same obstacle on my route, I'll head right over/through it to get where I'm going (or in the most extreme circumstances, let them ride it over as I know my limitations).

There is a fella on TWT who is kitting out his bike to do an 800 mile CR dirt loop in 24 hours. I plan on riding it, but I'm thinking it would be more fun for me if I took two days. Maybe even two and a half. So that's what I'll do.

Maybe there is a different mind-set going on. Maybe not. I'll give it some more thought. Sure wish I still drank.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:36 PM   #14180
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Well. I was talking to Dody on the phone and I mentioned this conversation.

People ride motorcycles for all sorts of different reasons. I just ride for one. To have fun. I really don't ride for a challenge. "Real challenging" likely means I didn't have as much fun as I could have had, had I planned better.

When I ride with much better riders, there is usually at least one opportunity for a challenging but purely optional section. It could be a mud-puddle, a loose hill, a sand-wash,.... whatever. They will take it every effin' time. It is guaranteed. lol I will rarely take it, and if it looks too challenging "rarely" becomes "never". Quite honestly, skipping it doesn't take away one whit from my fun (and could well add to it). Now. Faced with the exact same obstacle on my route, I'll head right over/through it to get where I'm going (or in the most extreme circumstances, let them ride it over as I know my limitations).

There is a fella on TWT who is kitting out his bike to do an 800 mile CR dirt loop in 24 hours. I plan on riding it, but I'm thinking it would be more fun for me if I took two days. Maybe even two and a half. So that's what I'll do.

Maybe there is a different mind-set going on. Maybe not. I'll give it some more thought. Sure wish I still drank.
Well said.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:07 PM   #14181
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Dam SOG, you sure are getting philosophical for an old gray goated fart.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:35 PM   #14182
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Dam SOG, you sure are getting philosophical for an old gray goated fart.
lol Forgot to take my Aricept today. Little goofy. Sorry.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:20 PM   #14183
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Found a dual-sport light yet powerful enough for SOG (skip to 1:10)...

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Old 03-09-2013, 03:44 AM   #14184
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How do you find this stuff?
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:53 AM   #14185
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How do you find this stuff?
Always acts like he is working so hard....in reality he is a YouTube motorcycle porn junkie
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #14186
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When I ride with much better riders, there is usually at least one opportunity for a challenging but purely optional section. It could be a mud-puddle,


I found a mud puddle once.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:20 PM   #14187
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Any of you fellas planing a Arkansas trip this spring? Or maybe want to think about one? I could get there for a weekend or a long weekend...Just an idea.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:54 PM   #14188
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:58 PM   #14189
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I found a mud puddle once.
Yup. I saw the video. ;)
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:09 PM   #14190
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Any of you fellas planing a Arkansas trip this spring? Or maybe want to think about one? I could get there for a weekend or a long weekend...Just an idea.
Ooh. Ooh. In.
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