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Old 09-11-2010, 04:50 PM   #256
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This morning, I posted and ran (my sister came to visit)...
So I'm getting the news kinda late (sorry LB).
But, look!


Wooo hoo!

I can't even tell you how happy this makes me!







I saw you online and tried to post really quick so you'd see, but you signed off so quick.


T Cone is sitting here on the desk with LarryBoy.


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Old 09-11-2010, 06:20 PM   #257
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I saw you online and tried to post really quick so you'd see, but you signed off so quick.
Yeah, sorry about that. My sister was in a hurry.
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T Cone is sitting here on the desk with LarryBoy.


Awww. so cute! New pals...

I'm glad you both made it home, safe and sound
(I still can't get over the fact that you found him - a month later!)


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Old 09-11-2010, 06:40 PM   #258
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All of you guys with the comments have such good timing. A few times now, I have wanted to quit this idiotic report.
I just feel like a horse's ass sometimes. Or worse.
(heh. I've always wanted to use that one!)

It's just weird to put stuff out there - for total strangers. It's like you guys are in my head and sometimes that realization makes me freak out a little.

But thank you all for the kind words and the positive feedback. It really helps me shake it off and continue on.


We aren't strangers, we're motorcycle nuts. And I'll bet we can be just as stoopid as you twoes. Most of us, anyway. Keep it up.No matter how silly it seems it's great to read.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:50 AM   #259
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Hi Little Wan
I've been reading your report over the last week or so and really love it .......keep it up!!

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It's just weird to put stuff out there - for total strangers. It's like you guys are in my head and sometimes that realization makes me freak out a little.
I have friends who ask what I do in the net all the time........

I tell them I like to read about other peoples holidays.................I get to travel the world.

Thanks for the trip around your neck of the woods

PS.I was going to ask you what the OBCDR is but I found it!
lots of Pines in Oregon!

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Old 09-12-2010, 03:57 AM   #260
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Very nice, I read it in one breath. Way to go, no crashes
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:03 AM   #261
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I tell them I like to read about other peoples holidays.................I get to travel the world.
Thanks for the trip around your neck of the woods
PS.I was going to ask you what the OBCDR is but I found it!
Hey undersea4x2 - or should I say, "G'day!" Sorry about the OBCDR - I think I spelled it out in the beginning of the report, but it probably got lost. We start the Continental Divide Trail in a couple days (Canadian border to New Mexico)! Thanks for reading!
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Very nice, I read it in one breath. Way to go, no crashes
Thanks, Desmous! We still have over 5,000 miles to go... Hey, are you from the home of Czech Budweiser? We went to Praha in the 90s and the beer was amazing!
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Thanks, dustyrider


Hey, those venison pics are coming up today!
I'll be able to post as soon as I kick my sister out...


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Old 09-12-2010, 10:25 AM   #262
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Yes, I live in the Czech Budweis long time. Czech beer is the best. Wow still 5000 miles?? Great jealousy, I currently I have a broken leg. I've got 5 more weeks of illness. Take the KTM in health

sorry for my English, I am user of Google Translate
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:55 PM   #263
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Yes, I live in the Czech Budweis long time. Czech beer is the best. Wow still 5000 miles?? Great jealousy, I currently I have a broken leg. I've got 5 more weeks of illness. Take the KTM in health

sorry for my English, I am user of Google Translate
Desmous - Hope you heal quickly! Oh my. I can't even imagine what this report would be like after going through Google Translate. So sorry!




Day 10 continued...


Okay, so I misled you...
We actually got one of the last 2 spots!
But, Trayce took the "Campground Full" photo just after we paid for our spot. It was very close.
If we had screwed around any longer today, we probably would have been shit out of luck.
(Um. For google translate - If we had wasted more time today, we would have been very disappointed! )

Wow, google translate is awesome. Click here to hear that translated into Czech!




It turns out that there was an easy way to get to Jubilee Lake. “The largest and most popular campground on the Umatilla National Forest”


After our time in the Oregon Backcountry, it was a little shocking for us to be surrounded by people again.
They were so loud.
And so close!
The campground host was a real Dic...tator and he took his job very seriously.
Matt got yelled at for driving the wrong direction (just to pick me up down the road),
the host personally inspected each vehicle's license plate to see if it matched the campsite receipt
(we got scolded for not writing Trayce's license plate on ours),
and we heard him deny a family's request for a 3rd tent (the 2 small boys wanted to have their own pup tent)
"NO! 2 tents per site. No exceptions!"




Luuucy, I’m home...




We have a rock taking our photo





Saw this cute deer on the way down to the lake. Oh, I feel so bad about cooking Bambi...




This campground is so huge, the host guy suggested we ride the bikes there.
Crap. We decided to walk instead. It wasn’t bad.




Again, Gravitycheck is the first one in...
(Notice the very modest photo to eliminate the need for nipple coverage)




It was getting late and the lake was pretty cold so we only had a quick dip.

We need to hurry up and make our Venison Helper!




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Old 09-12-2010, 02:46 PM   #264
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"Matt says most of the blame goes to the bike. It has that notoriously "twitchy" throttle..."

After finishing 340 miles yesterday in country similar to your RR, I am itching again to get back in the saddle. One fantastic ride report LittleWan.

I too needed to cure the twitchy throttle b4 yesterdays trip, as my last valve check ruined the prior fix.

The bike needs to be acclimated to the elevation it rides in. You may have seen this fix:

1) In the AM while it's cool, start the bike, let it idle, and do not touch the throttle for 15 minutes and a few seconds, but no longer than 15.30 minutes. Then turn the bike off.

This will acclimate the machine to the elevation you are at and give you a great roll-on throttle.


More please.......


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Old 09-12-2010, 02:59 PM   #265
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"Matt says most of the blame goes to the bike. It has that notoriously "twitchy" throttle..."

After finishing 340 miles yesterday in country similar to your RR, I am itching again to get back in the saddle. One fantastic ride report LittleWan.

I too needed to cure the twitchy throttle b4 yesterdays trip, as my last valve check ruined the prior fix.

The bike needs to be acclimated to the elevation it rides in. You may have seen this fix:

1) In the AM while it's cool, start the bike, let it idle, and do not touch the throttle for 15 minutes and a few seconds, but no longer than 15.30 minutes. Then turn the bike off.

This will acclimate the machine to the elevation you are at and give you a great roll-on throttle.


More please.......


Haha, thanks for the suggestion (we actually used that reset a couple of times on the trip, trying to get better fuel mileage).

Matt was actually just kidding when he said it was the twitchy throttle - it's all him and his "twitchy" hand/love of speeding!


Edit to add: I hope I didn't sound like an ass about that. It was nice of you to
take the time. We do appreciate the tip!
Also - San Dimas High School Football rules! (from bill and ted's excellent adventure)

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Old 09-12-2010, 04:05 PM   #266
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LittleWan,

I just got home from four days of riding and your report was the first one I wanted to get updated on! Keep it coming! Your writing is wonderful!

I see larryboy started a new one... I gotta go check that one out now.
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:31 PM   #267
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LittleWan,
I just got home from four days of riding and your report was the first one I wanted to get updated on! Keep it coming! Your writing is wonderful!
I see larryboy started a new one... I gotta go check that one out now.
Hi dave6253 thanks!
oh, yes - everyone go check out the new larryboy
ride report! Go meet T cone!
(and tell that disco-loving Nixels I said for the kevin bacon remark!)
(only kidding - don't crap up larryboy's report more than we already have. I feel bad about that. Sorry LB. Damn you, Nixels!)



Day 10 continued...


After our dip in the lake, Matt warmed up the cookstove.
It’s time for our yummy dinner!




Ta Da! Here it is - the venison!




Hey, wait a minute. Okay, first of all - that says “V Buger!” 
We started making jokes.

“Um, does anyone else think this is a bad idea? You know, eating mystery meat that we got from some random people.
People that we met for about 5 minutes?”

“Oooh. ‘V Buger’ could be ‘Veronica Buger’ - coed backpacker!”

“‘Vanessa Buger’ - teen hitch hiker!”

“Ha, most likely it would be ‘Victor Buger’ - smelly old train hobo. They live right next to the train tracks...”


I know, I know. Ron and Janis were SUPER nice and obviously they are NOT psychotic axe murderers.
I feel bad even joking about it, but it was too funny.
(for the record - we are laughing at our own idiocy,
not mocking the kindness of strangers. )

Actually, the worst thing was the fact that the meat had been sitting in Trayce’s pannier ALL DAY LONG and we were about to eat it.

Make E. coli your favorite!

Ah, well. It’s the Summer of Stupid.

(we were probably more likely to get Staphylococcus aureus,
but it doesn't sound as funny. )






Behold! The ambrosial venison helper!
Mmmm...Mouthwatering (and not in a good way)



Wow, that picture is gross!

Here goes nothing...




So, actually, it wasn’t that bad. It was a little too "meaty" for me, but I don't really like meat in general.
I simply eat it because it makes things easier when we travel.
I tried to just pick out some noodles, but Matt and Trayce wouldn’t have it. No picking!

I think my biggest hangup was that it was Bambi. I just love deer. They're so cute.
But, then again, I love cows, too.
And I ate lots of hamburgers on this trip.

Since it was our last night with Gravitycheck, he had a little celebratory dessert - raspberry crumble!
Trayce had been talking about this raspberry crumble for weeks (before he even left home) and he had mentioned it every night so far.
He had been fondling the package for so long, all the directions had worn off the back.

“Oh, shit. How do I make this?”


For the last 4 days, Trayce had managed to screw up every one of his Mountain House freeze dried packaged foods.
No matter what, he always put in the wrong amount of boiling water.
Too wet and it’s watery and mushy.
Too dry and there are clumps of hard grit at the bottom.
It was an endless source of amusement for us, and now he was worried about our precious last-night-together dessert.


Here, Matt and I are straight up laughing at him (so mean!)





But, look! It turned out great. Mmmm...raspberry-y.
It was like a warm raspberry jam with chocolate cookies crumbled on top.



Yummy




We also had marshmallows.
Here’s Trayce, hamming it up as he roasts a marshmallow.
I love how Matt is just looking at us - “what are you idiots doing over there?”




I sure am going to miss Gravitycheck when this OBCDR is over (tomorrow).


Sunset on Jubilee Lake




We enjoyed more sitting around and bullshitting.
It was sad to have our last campfire with the Voice of Reason.



It had been a fun 4 days and we were really going to miss Trayce’s company.
He wasn't too keen on going back home, either.




Norm




Tomorrow - Walla Walla and goodbye...
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:42 PM   #268
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Dude, the girl with hair of fire is down right scary in that picture.


I bet we crank it up a notch when you send the Voice of Reason on his way.


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Old 09-13-2010, 07:20 AM   #269
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Dude, the girl with hair of fire is down right scary in that picture.
I bet we crank it up a notch when you send the Voice of Reason on his way.
OOh. Yeah, creepy...

What, you don't like my pace??
(you only have to watch the first 20-30 seconds of that one - it's brutal)

Well, we were trying to slow down and smell the roses. It was Trayce's vacation and all that. But, yeah.
BigWan and I don't like stopping so much and I usually don't even take my helmet off (lazy).

Fair warning: we'll never hit the larryboy 500 mile a day stride on this trip...
I think we can do better than 98 miles, though.



Day 11: 7/16/10 Jubilee Lake, OR to Spokane Valley, WA 235 miles




Got up around 6:30 this morning.
Trayce is insane and was already up walking around.





He was kind of ticked off because he had left a bag of Cajun Nuts on the table last night and a chipmunk got into them.

And, guys, that’s why you don’t put your Nuts on the table!



Here’s Matt, doing his Tin Man imitation









This campground was crazy-loud with babies crying, children screaming and people yelling for their dogs...
Man, we missed Indian Lake. Jason and everything.


We were still dragging our feet today.
The roads were mostly nice dirt, with some sections of thick gravel.
But the guys were riding pretty cool, not wanting it to end.








Lots of pretty purple wildflowers








The road ahead




One last group photo. We wanted to make sure our last photo was in the dirt




Jeeze. I look like the michelin man! So puffy.




I hope a little of that has to do with all the crap I keep in my pockets.
Maybe. Also, I’m too short for my pants.




That photo is from Day 36, which is how I have Ed Stoll’s card, and why the napkins are wet...(dum dum dum!)

Not pictured, but also in my pockets in our group shot:
a silk and mohair scarf that I mailed home in Salida, more napkins, a big wad of receipts, a couple of pantiliners, some loose change and our crappy camera (seen below).




Even with all that stuff in my pockets slowing us down,
we make it to the end of the Oregon Back Country Discovery Route.



Gravitycheck thought I looked like a mouse in this photo (the ears).




Wow, it only took 18 pages to get to Washington state...


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Old 09-13-2010, 08:53 AM   #270
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Wow, it only took 18 pages to get to Washington state...

Only 9 pages for me
What happened to the other 9 pages


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