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Old 08-05-2010, 07:40 PM   #16
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Anybody selling, pm me in a couple of years

I've always loved these bikes and would have one if they where only sold here in the US. Last nice one I saw for sale recently in the States was at Gateway BMW for a little over 10.5K.

Great time and I love the long exposure shots

Looks like a great time with some neat bikes
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:13 PM   #17
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Last nice one I saw for sale recently in the States was at Gateway BMW for a little over 10.5K.
If you look close enough at the photos, the black AT is the one you saw at the BMW dealer.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:50 PM   #18
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Kevin? Are you there?

We are waiting!

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Old 08-05-2010, 10:27 PM   #19
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There's one for sale in Seattle on Craigslist, item # 1872606008


Anybody selling, pm me in a couple of years

I've always loved these bikes and would have one if they where only sold here in the US. Last nice one I saw for sale recently in the States was at Gateway BMW for a little over 10.5K.

Great time and I love the long exposure shots

Looks like a great time with some neat bikes[/quote]
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:14 PM   #20
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Got home late today from work, so no time to post up. I hope to have them posted in the morning. No one does actual work on Fridays anyway...
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:23 PM   #21
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There's one for sale in Seattle on Craigslist, item # 1872606008

Freaking awesome, seems like a great deal, anybody know anything about this one? member here?
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:24 AM   #22
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Freaking awesome, seems like a great deal, anybody know anything about this one? member here?
The only thing we've gathered, I believe, is that it has 77k miles (or km, the guy didn't specify to me) and the tripmaster wasn't working. That's all I know.
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:43 AM   #23
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TRON for President

I'd like to see that TRON bike pic. make the ADVrider homepage.
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:19 AM   #24
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I'd like to see that TRON bike pic. make the ADVrider homepage.
You should nominate it for president in this thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...34180&page=300

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Old 08-06-2010, 09:32 AM   #25
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Now that there is a good looking bunch of bikes.
with the exception of that gray one from Bavaria (who invited that guy?)hehe
I did. He's a great navigator.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:10 AM   #26
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Day 3

I'm going to need some input from my fellow ATers on Day 3's ride report, as the rain and mud prevented me from taking out the camera very often.


That's right. Rain...

The morning opened with some sunshine shining through the trees, but menacing storm cells quickly clouded the skies and the mood grew gloomy. That familiar musky smell that signals the approach of chaos filled the air.

No one spoke in the morning, as we all packed up swiftly before the clouds opened up. Flashes of lightning and cracking thunder kept us on our toes. Ladder106 stood in the middle of camp with a hunting radio, tuning it precisely and listening intently. Keywords were picked up through the static.. "dangerous lightning strikes..... isolated thunderstorms... showers... morning through afternoon..."

We are at elevation, so we would be getting the worst of it all. With adventurous spirits ready for the 90 miles of dirt that were planned to get to Seneca, OR, we packed up and hopped on the steeds.

We rode through primitive double track along the OBDR (route 4) through high alpine meadows, rock slides and forest. Lightning, thunder, rain, and hail didn't stop us.

But the Sea of Greg was a good indicator of what the 90 miles would look like:




TooTallJeff went in first and made it about 2/3 of the way before his F800 decided it was tired and treated him to a full on bath. coyotetrips and GSPD came quickly to the rescue (unfortunately for me), so no pics were taken. Video was taken (which I'll put up later).



By this time, G-Funk decided it was a smarter move to turn back and hit the gravel back to highway 26. wrryder, already soaked through his mesh gear opted to join him to get into some dry clothes, and your trusty photographer joined them as well, as his Tourances weren't able to cope with the slick stuff. I was pretty pissed that I had to go back, but we made the best of it as we rode down through a scenic valley in fast gravel and sweeping turns.

The rest of t he group forged along, and hopefully will add pictures of their adventure. They decide to do 15 more miles before joining up with highway 26 due to the immense amount of mud and ruts. The goal was now to get to John Day for lunch.



With that said, the ride to John Day wasn't entirely uneventful. I wish I had pictures, but words will do. We rode through a vast high desert through numerous ominous thunderstrom cells. Lightning strikes were everywhere and the rain was generous. We descended into the beautiful John Day Fossil Beds. Going down into that canyon with the mist, low clouds, glowing tan horizon and lightning was like traveling back into prehistoric times. It was glorious. I was far too deep in the moment of just taking the beast through the curves and descending into the canyon to stop to take pictures.

We got to John Day, where we were greeted by rays of sunlight. We stopped at a diner for some great lunch.







From there, it was onto the infamous (to the locals) BearCat Lodge, where we were greeted by the master entertainer and host, J.W. Everitt.

This place is invite only, but the doors are open to weary travelers. J.W. and Carol do a great job of accomodating the guests and today was no exception. Everything in the lodge is open to the public including the recording studio, shop, kitchen, bar etc. And of course, there is Bob the Bobcat.




J.W. and Carol


Bob

Bob and G-Funk had a rather interesting encounter. Bob likes sandals. G-Funk also likes sandals. G-Funk wore sandals while walking next to Bob. G-Funk's ankle vs. Bob's canines. Bob wins, G-Funk is left with seemingly insignificant puncture wounds. Ironically, that night was full of giving G-Funk shit about having to have his foot amputated. It is only after he gets back to Eugene that he discovers he needs some heavy antibiotics to counter the infections from the wounds.












Some minor tweaks to the TA's wiring were in order.








GSPD750's cracked windscreen repaired with stickers.


Good times were had by all as Carol prepared the wonderful dinner.


More to G-Funk's liking. :)


Dinner is served!








Apparently, he was just going for the salt. After reviewing the picture right after this moment passed, however, I thought he was planning on killing me...




The sun sets on another day of NAATS




Our host lulls us to sleep with booze. Glorious.

Day 4 tomorrow.

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Old 08-06-2010, 10:28 AM   #27
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I wasn't napping, although I wanted to. I was reading my emails. "Oooooh, the F800GS was picked and heading to CO."

I didn't have any trouble going to sleep that night.
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:33 AM   #28
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Looks great... now if only Honda would re-introduce a new version of the AT...
Too busy making the DN01...
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:19 PM   #29
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Apparently, he was just going for the salt. After reviewing the picture right after this moment passed, however, I thought he was planning on killing me...
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:01 PM   #30
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