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Old 08-30-2010, 06:03 PM   #121
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This is what it looks from the outside.



And the post office.



Population 3. But about 50 people live on the suburbs of Riley, about 6 miles west (that's what the lady on the counter told me). Yes, she referred to it as suburbs.

Sorry for the slight interruption, Kelly.
Matt, at least it is good and relevant content.
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:09 PM   #122
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This is what it looks from the outside.



And the post office.



Population 3. But about 50 people live on the suburbs of Riley, about 6 miles west (that's what the lady on the counter told me). Yes, she referred to it as suburbs.

Sorry for the slight interruption, Kelly.
Matt, at least it is good and relevant content.
Thanks, Cesar! I was just trying to remember which ride report had those pics...
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:04 PM   #123
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Day 6 continued...


We found a nice soft spot by the reservoir








The bike was still running hot. I thought after it had puked up that coolant on Crane Mountain, maybe it had an air bubble and needed some burping.
Matt had done it before (for the 950), so he was willing to humor me.







We sat around, watching the birds and ground squirrels and waiting for Gravitycheck. There was no cell reception, so we were a little anxious. Hope he makes it okay.





Norm’s stats for today





Finally, we saw a headlight getting closer...
Gravitycheck made it, just before the sun went down!!


It turns out he had stopped in Lakeview to spoon on some new rubber.
He found the empty lot across from the Bud, Get inn! There’s our room - the green door on the bottom floor.




We were so happy to see Trayce. He even brought some cold beer.

The folks at the Riley gas station had told him that we had been there for hours...drinking bottled water





We enjoyed the drinks and watched the sun set over the reservoir




I think tomorrow we’re finally gonna have a great day....


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Old 08-30-2010, 09:35 PM   #124
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This is awesome----you 2 have went thru some stuff that most would have thrown in the towel.

I bet there is more

Real nice !!

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Old 08-31-2010, 08:50 AM   #125
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Thanks joenuclear. BigWan and I were impressed with your sig line. Very insightful.
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Even though it's not as small as the small Tabasco bottle, I may have to replace the Tabasco with that.
Hot Cock Sauce is so much better than tobasco! P.S. love those pics of colorado in your RR
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. Now bring LW back!
Thanks, nevermind - I'm back! :) <----(does anyone know what this thing is?)
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me too..same place, big rain storm, mud, lost trail..ended up going overland thru the sagebrush for a couple of miles. I found it easier to navigate the last time heading north for some reason.
Were you using those paper maps or GPS?

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I'm a little frustrated with my Garmin also, probably user error, but frustrated none-the-less. we'll see after the TAT trip next month.
Gravitycheck (Trayce) has a Garmin. I think all GPS units have their issues...

I see dmaxmike Hi!

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This is awesome----you 2 have went thru some stuff that most would have thrown in the towel.

I bet there is more

Real nice !!

BigDog
Hey BigDog, nice to see you. I'm pretty sure the tracks we used for the CDT were yours - thanks!



Hi guys,
I'm trying to get caught up on comments - hope I didn't miss anyone! I've got some video to load and pics to organize
and then I'll be back with Day 7.

kelly

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Old 08-31-2010, 09:12 AM   #126
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Good to see some pictures of LittleWan.
She's always smiling!

I'm loving this Ride Report, it's becoming such a social event.

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Old 08-31-2010, 09:17 AM   #127
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This time, our goals were:
1) don’t wreck the bike
2) don’t wreck the bike
3) don't get hurt

My mom said, “Umm. Maybe you should make ‘don’t get hurt’ your first priority. You can get another bike. You can’t get another you.”

Interesting idea. Okay - revised goals:
1) don't get hurt
2) don't wreck the bike
3) have fun

Pretty sure you had it right the first time

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Old 08-31-2010, 09:40 AM   #128
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Were you using those paper maps or GPS?


and then I'll be back with Day 7.

kelly


I think that's a hiking LittleWan.

GPS, I took a road that had rocks and traction on purpose..the mud was killing me, then I couldn't find a way back to the trail without going back and I don't go back.

Day 7

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Old 08-31-2010, 10:43 AM   #129
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Good to see some pictures of LittleWan.
Hi Questor!
Yeah, I'm always hiding. Trayce did a good job of fixing that (in the next few days).

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Pretty sure you had it right the first time
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I think that's a hiking LittleWan.
HAHA!
Matt wants me to remind you that I only had to hike the first 3 days!
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I couldn't find a way back to the trail without going back and I don't go back.
You sound just like matt. You guys are going to have a fun playdate
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:48 AM   #130
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Day 7: 7/13/10 Riley, OR to Seneca, OR (Big Creek Campground) 161 miles



Slept great last night - the wind died down and it got a little chilly. Just cool enough to be cozy in our sleeping bags.




Walking up to the bathroom, I ran into a nice woman. She and her husband were traveling 2up, on their way to the BMW rally.
She was a little freaked out by the wind (it had been honking the day before) and was not looking forward to getting back out on the highway.
Make wind your favorite!


We left the campground and headed out to the trail.




Started back up in the 2 track




Matt and I were pretty stoked to be riding with someone!




And, Trayce was so excited, it made everything fun again.




Almost. Lots of gates this morning.
(Man, that's why I'm always hiding from the camera! Does this giant spacesuit make my butt look big? )




And rocks. EDIT: whoops - this is matt waiting for me to close the gate.




These are the rocks...


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Old 08-31-2010, 10:58 AM   #131
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It's great to see the respect Matt and Kelly are getting for what long, awesome, crazy adventures they do 2up. What these two certainly won't gloat about is how skilled they are at technical riding - and at high speeds! My buds and I got to ride a little with them last year on the TAT before we dropped beheind them (we, er, couldn't keep up), and I'd never seen anything like it. I remember being behind them at freeway speeds on one stretch in Nevada, thinking how tough it was on my XRR with only one body. These guys can ride, no joke.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:29 AM   #132
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Great job and pics so far!
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:04 PM   #133
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GPS, I took a road that had rocks and traction on purpose..the mud was killing me, then I couldn't find a way back to the trail without going back and I don't go back.
I think the worst times I've had on that little ride of mine was when I made a wrong turn and then I found myself riding on non-charted territory: The thought that if I ran into an obstacle I would have to go back is what was on my mind. Because I don't like going back either. And I've had to go back a few times on this last ride. On the other hand, the idea of free-style, dead-reckoning riding is an attractive one. If you can cope with some going back as needed... That is my aim, pun intended. Right now I'm stuck with planned rides, GPS-dependent style.

I apologize again for another hi-jack...
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:08 PM   #134
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Great that now we get to see you in the pictures, LW!
And I remember those rocks...

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These are the rocks...


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Old 08-31-2010, 01:27 PM   #135
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Eh? Moto through Fleecer Ridge?!

I'll subscribe on that alone...rode it on my mountain bike in 2008 and barely pulled it! Lava Mtn Trail had my seatpost down all the way as well. Have fun, the CDT is a great ride...
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