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Old 09-23-2010, 08:51 PM   #16
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You should have brought me along...then you really would have watched someone's bike turn super-narcoleptic for you. I nauseate sand!
Hi Dale Make sand your favorite.

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hmm...I have fallen down on rocks and snow...not sand yet. I have tried the trick sliding through mud and ice mix.
Look like you two had fun!
The nice thing about sand is it's a soft landing other than when I tried to climb the bank and go to the other side of the trail.

We did have a lot of fun. Oldtimer was having so much fun laughing at me that he didn't get annoyed that I was slowing him down.

Sliding through an ice mud mix could be entertaining.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:02 PM   #17
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Ahhhhhh Morning in camp and what a lovely view.


We discovered a trail that runs right out of camp, follows the highway for a short way then accesses the other trails/roads. This was going to be a good day. Until I let out the clutch on my bike and it wasn't working right. It seemed to take more than normal the day before but I thought it was just because I was hot and tired. I asked Barry to please take it for a little test ride and check it.


And he was coming in for a landing with a not so happy look.


I think this is where he was telling me my clutch was toast.


We were supposed to be riding this.


Instead we rode the a little more on the road we were on then accessed the paved highway to ride back to camp. I had enough clutch to get me back to camp but one small hill it did start to slip and I could tell it wasnt going to last much longer. We went in to town in the pickup to see if there was any chance what so ever of getting it fixed but there was no way. The party was over.

Back at camp, we loaded the bikes, and packed up our gear to leave the next day. Bummer. That was a long drive for one days worth of riding or I should say one day of a lot of falling for me, but it could have been one heck of a lot worse. Remember my original plan was to ride the mountains of Idaho and we could have been on a mountain 50 miles from the nearest civilization when my clutch gave out and no pickup waiting in camp.

With everything loaded we walked over to check out the old building and tried to figure out the history behind it.


Was it a school?


Was it a church?


When was it built? Was it originally here or was it moved here?



There was some new wood on it and we speculated it was in the process of being restored. We walked to the office to let them know we would be head out the next day and asked them about the building. Imagine our surprise when we found out it was built in 1994 as part of a movie set for the movie Riders of the Purple Sage. It was moved to this location after the film was done.

Is this purple sage?


Then it was my 1000 mile drive home with the Superbug in the back of the pickup.


But there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.


When I dropped the Superbug off at Westside_Motorsports on my way into Spokane, Larry, the guy that has kept my bikes running for the last 20 years, reminded me that with all the rides I have done and all the places Ive gone this is the first time Ive had something like this happen. Hmmmmm hes right I have had it pretty danged good. The Superbug is getting repaired, I will be out playing again soon and Im going to learn to stay upright in sand.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:04 PM   #18
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Nope and I found someone willing to help me learn the fine art of sand riding rather than sand falling.

OregonCoast and boy is he going to be surprised when I actually show up and say OK now teach me. He'll have his work cut out for him, I wonder just how patient he is.
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I wonder if I can join this sand circus???
then again snow and ice are too.

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you and I have been on snow and ice, my dear... it did not end well, if I recall... you jumped ship, I abandoned the boat! AND, it's all Airhead's fault!!
let's do it again!!!!!
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:36 PM   #19
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Nice report too bad about your clutch. Well on the bright side now you will have a new one
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:04 AM   #20
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Darn good thing you took the pickup this time.


Thanks for all the great pics!!
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:56 AM   #21
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Great story! I wonder why the clutch went south. I didn't think any DR200 clutch had gotten more abuse than mine.
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:32 AM   #22
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let's do it again!!!!!
No doubt that it will come up again, that's just part of the fun.


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Nice report too bad about your clutch. Well on the bright side now you will have a new one
You worked hard on that positive spin to the story, didn't you? I like getting new motorcycle goodies but somehow a clutch just doesn't thrill me but at least it will get me going.

Now go back to your ride report, I'm waiting for the third installment.


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Darn good thing you took the pickup this time.


Thanks for all the great pics!!
No kidding. I knew I would make you proud with the fall down pics.


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Great story! I wonder why the clutch went south. I didn't think any DR200 clutch had gotten more abuse than mine.
I'm wondering that too. I know I have abused the Superbug some but a lot of the miles on that bike have been easy. Maybe the tech will be able to tell me something once he gets into it or maybe not. I thought the Superbug would hold up better.

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Old 09-24-2010, 06:31 AM   #23
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Great ride report!

Sorry mechanical problems put an end to your fun...

I also really like the fact that you are secure enough to tell everyone about your get-offs and post pictures of them as well!!

I'm with you; Just by repeating the mantra "Sand is my friend, sand is my friend", will not stop one from eating it. Personally, I suck at sand as well as the following pic will attest. (this is not the only pic; just one of many )

Thanks again!


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Old 09-24-2010, 07:28 PM   #24
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Thanks for posting your bike's picture taking a nap. It's nice to know I'm not the only one falling down in the sand. Nice bike by the way.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:45 PM   #25
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Eh? Dang Clutches!

Sorry to hear you drove so far for such a short ride. I love that cool historic Hotel Metlen in Montana. Do you think they'd let a bunch of ADV ladies spend the night or tour it?



You still had an adventure just not the one you expected.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:11 PM   #26
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Thanks for posting your not-so-epic ride report anyway.
A vacation is a vacation.
I'm betting you'll still remember all the finer points of this one for a long time anyway !

But, wait a minute here.....
Are there no wildflowers in Utah this time of year?
All I saw was sagebrush pics......
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:44 PM   #27
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Here LB ... my "epic" dirt nap.... courtesy of AIRHEAD....

so you should feel like you are in good company. This is the one you missed
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:44 PM   #28
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Sorry to hear you drove so far for such a short ride. I love that cool historic Hotel Metlen in Montana. Do you think they'd let a bunch of ADV ladies spend the night or tour it?



You still had an adventure just not the one you expected.
Hi Rocky

Now you have me thinking about what I can do for a ride to that Hotel for a bunch of ADV women. That could be a super good time with lots of laughs. Let me think about this a bit.


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Thanks for posting your not-so-epic ride report anyway.
A vacation is a vacation.
I'm betting you'll still remember all the finer points of this one for a long time anyway !

But, wait a minute here.....
Are there no wildflowers in Utah this time of year?
All I saw was sagebrush pics......
Ahhhhh AJ, I was hoping no one would notice I didn't get any shots of stopping to enjoy the flowers but I did stop and "enjoy" the sand and sage brush. Make sand your favorite, make sand your favorite, make sand your favorite . . . . . Stand up on pegs, weight back, keep the power on and glide right over the sand.

I found this one as I was entering Utah, will it do?


This was the best I could do for a flower once I got to the Moab area. I'll make up for it in the spring

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Old 09-25-2010, 07:55 PM   #29
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Ladybug0048,

Sand is still my nemisis as well. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:05 AM   #30
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I was wondering what happened to you, because last we talked you were going to ride the ICT down and we were going to meet up for a short. Well the best laid plans.... MOAB you can't go wrong with that option Too bad it happened on the first day, dang why not the last day, Humm. But you did have am memorable time

OK, so you had PM'ed as to where have I been, Riding! just got back from soaking in the Hot springs out of Atlanta (Idaho that is) and more riding and what little time I spent at home chores BSU games and laughing my arse off reading LittleWan's "Most Excellent Adventure of Stupid " I have some 200+ pictures to post up yet but I'm too lazy. Here's a little overview of July's ride. Not a Highjack LB.



BTW: Oldtimer is looking good Next weekend is the Jarbidge fall color ride into North Nevada, I think Steep and Rocky will be joining in on that one. Oh I have a new toy I picked up Friday..
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