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Old 10-29-2010, 05:42 AM   #46
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:42 AM   #47
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:41 PM   #48
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Alrighty back at em

The bikes back on the road. I picked it up from the motorsports place this am.... There wasnt anything really wrong with it. I had the shift lever on there to high . It was running into the front sprocket. I did find out that my clutch wasn't holding fluid so I ordered up some parts from chipmunn....and had them overnighted The bill on that Sat morning overnight delivery was nice. Headed out in a few to go pick up a rental for James. I get to see moab in like an hour . First time being there. Its been my first time in nearly every state this trip minus Colorado because my uncle lives there. Stay tuned....
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:10 PM   #49
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I get to see moab in like an hour . First time being there. ..
You are in for a pleasant surprise.

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:44 PM   #50
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All my shit is packed; wine in hand. Going to bed now - I need to wake up at 3:30 in the morning to get to the airport....

Moab will never be the same again.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:09 AM   #51
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We were all whipped today from getting up so early to catch flights. Gino slept on every flight:



Everyone got into Grand Junction at varying times and met up with Tom at the Motel where we hastily put on the front wheels of the bikes and found our gear bags and headed out. We road at an area just out of town that the locals consider the "crappy" place and of course we were in heaven.

Here's Flanny ripping up one of the hills:





For the guys that hadn't ridden the west these hills looked unclimbable but within an hour everyone was just ripping up this stuff. Steep!

We also had our first mechanical; Johns 390 Husaberg wouldn't start. We tore it open and looked for blown fuses and pulled apart wires but couldn't figure out why it just cranked and cranked but wouldn't fire. Someone came up with the idea of jumping the bike anyway so we cut the end off John's battery tender lead and held the bare wires to Flanny's battery and, boom, the bike started right up. The lesson here is bikes with EFI and no kick should have very good batteries.

Back at the motel we had a few hours to kill before Clippers flight landed and we had our first dinner so that time was used to address bike concerns.

Tom installs a new clutch slave:



Note the beers on ground there.



It's getting darker.



Here Flanny helps John undo all my help. We learned an important lesson - do not trust me to work on your bike after I've had a few beers. I installed Johns damper and basically I over tightened the steering stem, didn't tighten the triple clamps but did tighten the bars with the levers pointing straight down...

No drinking and wrenching for me.

Tomorrow is Halloween and we ride Rabbit Valley.

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Old 10-31-2010, 09:01 AM   #52
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Good stuff, thanks for the update!

I see you're putting Flanny to work already. .

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Old 10-31-2010, 05:53 PM   #53
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whats the weather conditions?
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:11 PM   #54
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:13 PM   #55
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Weather is perfect!

It's no humidity, sunny and 65-70. About as perfect as possible. We just got into Moab and we're going to shower, grab some mexican and then come back and put an update in for today.

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Old 10-31-2010, 06:23 PM   #56
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Nice! Keep the updates coming! Need them to help prevent spiraling into depression...this is the weather I woke up to this morning!

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Old 10-31-2010, 09:09 PM   #57
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Nice! Keep the updates coming! Need them to help prevent spiraling into depression...this is the weather I woke up to this morning!




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Old 11-01-2010, 07:41 AM   #58
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So today was our first "real" day in Rabbit Valley outside Grand Junction. Tom and I dreamed up a little surprise when were planning the trip that we thought would be funny since our first day was Halloween. Tom stopped at a thrift store in Denver and bought 10 flamboyant ladies dresses and after everyone was geared up we called the group together and pulled an Oprah, "You get a dress! and you get a dress and YOU get a dress - everyone gets a dress!"







Here's some individuals shots so you'll know who's who for the rest of the report.


Tom spend hours trying on dresses before he settled on this one. As Chris says, "He's so tall and skinny he looks good in any dress."


James shows some leg.


Christian scored the Husaberg dress for his CR but looks just smashing.


Clipper threw on this little number which was a perfect match to the CRF.


Flanny almost knocked over people trying to get the pink dress - we almost had a cat fight over this one.


Gino's first question was if he could keep the dress.


I went little house on the prairie.


Chris' first comment when he picked out his, "Oh my god - it's Vera Wang!!" sadly it didn't fit...


John is too sexy for his dress, oooh, too sexy for that dress.

Rabbit Valley was just wonderful riding with a variety of terrain.



Christian's tire spun on the rim and we took a minute to straighten it. These aren't remarkable shots except for the fact that we're wearing dresses. At this point we met a couple of local guys and they didn't know quite what to to make of 9 guys on bikes wearing dresses.



Clipper's fanny pack gave him some serious booty.





At night when everyone was looking at photos I heard Christian say, "Oh, man, this photo would have been perfect except I'm wearing a dress!"



John's Husa stopped again and luckily the rocket scientist of the group, Chris, saw that the fuel pump plug had come unplugged. I just like the fact that we're all in dresses.









So that was our first day.

In dresses.

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Old 11-01-2010, 09:01 AM   #59
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Some pictures

Chris making his bike "street legal" Putting a plate on which will soon be covered in mud for the rest of the trip.

20101025 Moab 101

Everyone "Helping" Chris

20101025 Moab 106



20101025 Moab 107

Gino and Christian saving us the hassle of loading the bikes and riding them out to where we would ride for the day.

20101025 Moab 109

Gino pumping gas.

20101025 Moab 114

James trying to Fuel up the bikes without unloading them it. It took a lot of skill but he was able to do it!

20101025 Moab 121
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:20 AM   #60
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subscribed!!!!! u bunch of dress wearing ninies!!! keep up the good work.
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