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Old 05-31-2014, 11:25 PM   #1906
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No doubt red dog. It was a last minute idea though and thought I'd throw it out just in case. I did the route and it was good. Caught a few fish and enjoyed the scenery. Glad to have ridden hogsback and now I don't have to do it ever again. Nothing like miles of lava cap to rattle my innards out of place. Yikes!
Hi, I'd like to do that ride since I haven't yet. I am free for Sunday. Feel free to contact me at two zero six, four seven three, one two eight three. I live in Chico and ready to ride!
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:27 AM   #1907
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Hop-Sing has been missing. Returned today from the West, in on Reeds Creek Rd.
Next Adventure is brewing, School is almost out.
Eying out Eastern Oregon. "The Oregon Trunk". K-Falls, Bend, Madras, Down/Up the Deshuchtes. Cross the mighty Columbia. Follow that down to Vancouver, Then working my way South on the U.P.

Sorry but no companion's, or you must be crazy and have references.

Now as far as Respect. I grew up with a father that took me hunting , fishing , backpacking. we studied birds and plants. He was an engineer and I learned about numbers. We were lucky to have had the freedom of riding everywhere. But numbers do not lie, and space has become more precious.

Closed gates, riding on the rode before getting a license, speeding. all just a misdemeanor. I do those sometimes. But I always do them with respect.

My hands are not cuffed, my feet not shackled. They haven't locked me away for good.
So my next Adventure awaits.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:08 PM   #1908
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I just moved up to a bike that will handle highway speeds better than my little Sherpa. I'm planning to take a road trip to Colorado in a couple weeks, and thinking about riding Hwy 50 most of the way, skipping the somewhat shorter freeways, and making stops every 75-90 minutes to walk and stretch. Has anyone motorcycled on Hwy 50 for that much distance lately? Good ride, or should I just run the freeways instead? Are services frequent enough?

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Old 06-04-2014, 01:16 PM   #1909
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I just moved up to a bike that will handle highway speeds better than my little Sherpa. I'm planning to take a road trip to Colorado in a couple weeks, and thinking about riding Hwy 50 most of the way, skipping the somewhat shorter freeways, and making stops every 75-90 minutes to walk and stretch. Has anyone motorcycled on Hwy 50 for that much distance lately? Good ride, or should I just run the freeways instead? Are services frequent enough?

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50 is kind of neat in it's own way,they call it the loneliest road in the country,but its still cool riding along it for hours,I dont like freeways much myself. Just plan ahead for gas and maybe carry a gallon just for grins. Your trip will be all paved? Colorado is a favorite of mine.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:22 PM   #1910
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I just moved up to a bike that will handle highway speeds better than my little Sherpa. I'm planning to take a road trip to Colorado in a couple weeks, and thinking about riding Hwy 50 most of the way, skipping the somewhat shorter freeways, and making stops every 75-90 minutes to walk and stretch. Has anyone motorcycled on Hwy 50 for that much distance lately? Good ride, or should I just run the freeways instead? Are services frequent enough?

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Old 06-04-2014, 02:12 PM   #1911
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What bike did you get?
BMW F700GS; somewhat limited off-road (not planning to jump any logs...), but it will be so much nicer for long haul rides. We are keeping the Sherpa for now as well.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:01 PM   #1912
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Take a look at this thread. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=983529
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:52 PM   #1913
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50 is kind of neat in it's own way,they call it the loneliest road in the country,but its still cool riding along it for hours,I dont like freeways much myself. Just plan ahead for gas and maybe carry a gallon just for grins. Your trip will be all paved? Colorado is a favorite of mine.
Thank you - Colorado is a favorite of mine as well. Did lots of dual sport riding there thirty years ago growing up, but this trip will be all road. Looking forward to riding with my brother and father when I get there, and with dad approaching 80 that may not be true for much longer.

Have you been on 50 lately? I figure I've got a pretty safe 200-mile cruising range on the new bike, but will figure out a rotopax or similar.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:10 AM   #1914
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Thank you - Colorado is a favorite of mine as well. Did lots of dual sport riding there thirty years ago growing up, but this trip will be all road. Looking forward to riding with my brother and father when I get there, and with dad approaching 80 that may not be true for much longer.

Have you been on 50 lately? I figure I've got a pretty safe 200-mile cruising range on the new bike, but will figure out a rotopax or similar.
I havent been out that way in awhile,but its a pretty well traveled road,they must have gas at least every 150 miles I would think.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:15 AM   #1915
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Thank you - Colorado is a favorite of mine as well. Did lots of dual sport riding there thirty years ago growing up, but this trip will be all road. Looking forward to riding with my brother and father when I get there, and with dad approaching 80 that may not be true for much longer.

Have you been on 50 lately? I figure I've got a pretty safe 200-mile cruising range on the new bike, but will figure out a rotopax or similar.
I have traveled Hwy 50 partway to Colorado a few times. I normally prefer smaller twistier roads but find riding Hwy 50 very relaxing and interesting. It may be a highway but there is limited traffic and the scenery is interesting. Somehow I also seem to encounter thunderstorms about half the time I have been on this road.

I stay on 50 to just past Ely and then head south on Hwy 93. They call 50 the loneliest road but 93 has it beat in spades for open spaces without signs of civilization or other traffic. Never had any problem getting fuel along the route. I take 93 to Panaca and then head east into Utah and stay on smaller roads into Colorado.

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Old 06-05-2014, 12:22 PM   #1916
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Thanks to both of you - it sounds like I'll be ok as long as I don't bypass any filling stations . I may take I-70 over the Rockies for old times sake. I've got a couple weeks to figure this out. This is helpful.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:21 PM   #1917
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BMW F700GS; somewhat limited off-road (not planning to jump any logs...), but it will be so much nicer for long haul rides. We are keeping the Sherpa for now as well.
Congrats on the awesome new bike! I've been checking out this thread for a while as well as the G650GS thread. Saw that you were thinking of buying a new BMW. I bought my G650 from Ozzie's back in January and LOVE IT!! It is a little vibey tho', I'm betting the F700 is a bit smoother. Anyway, have fun on your big trip and hello to everyone else on this thread whose posts I have been reading for the past few months!
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:09 PM   #1918
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Congrats on the awesome new bike! I've been checking out this thread for a while as well as the G650GS thread. Saw that you were thinking of buying a new BMW. I bought my G650 from Ozzie's back in January and LOVE IT!! It is a little vibey tho', I'm betting the F700 is a bit smoother. Anyway, have fun on your big trip and hello to everyone else on this thread whose posts I have been reading for the past few months!
Welcome, nurserobbi. What 650 did you get. and what part of Jefferson are you in ?
Nice to hear someone else has a bike as heavy as mine.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:25 PM   #1919
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what do you ride ?

Don't limit yourself.



I had to wait awhile for my return ride. I find myself in this spot often.
Lovely outing.



Much cooler weather in Oregon. Now its time for the skinny bike and the Granite up at Eagle lakes exit off I-80. I am Organizing the Hardrock Trial on the 28th.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:27 PM   #1920
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Welcome, nurserobbi. What 650 did you get. and what part of Jefferson are you in ?
Nice to hear someone else has a bike as heavy as mine.
I have a BMW G650GS, I love it even though it is the biggest and HEAVIEST bike I've ever had! It actually did not seem all that heavy sitting in the showroom when I bought it, somehow it seems to be getting heavier every day as I back it out of my garage onto the gravel driveway! But oh well, it's worth a small bit of early morning struggle to enjoy a good ride to work every day.
Oh, and to answer your question, I'm in the way out boonies west of Cottonwood.
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