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Old 11-26-2011, 06:53 PM   #151
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I think if I found ADV before I found my wife.....I'd be halfway around the world by now.

Um, I have finally found something good enough to make a signature out of!!
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:30 PM   #152
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You guys completely wright , Echo Park is like Heaven on Earth . Amazing .
Big thanks to DockingPilot for inpiration and you Q~ and MAG that I could ride it thrue again in my memory .
One more time AMAZING .
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:27 PM   #153
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Frack the Gods...
So say we all!!!

So say WE all...

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Old 11-26-2011, 10:58 PM   #154
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990 Adventure or the SE

I to know what its like to discover the limits of a fully loaded GS...Wanting to go some where i could be more prepared for,so i Sold the BMW.After meeting CJ racer and his all weel drive KTM in Dawson city, and test riding a stock 990 adv I am a convert Im curious tho you seem to have switched to an SE,between the two (An SE or an ADV) what would you recommend ...What is if any advantage over the other..
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:46 AM   #155
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Another good one you guys, thanks!

....keep it rollin'!
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:43 AM   #156
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PRAISE TONY!

Such a good soul...

Last winter.. when hell had frozen over... and my bikes were in pieces all over the garage floor(s)...
When I had dredged the depths of a frozen hell, also known as an Idaho winter.. I kept thinking of why.. Why do this?

The memories of "Forever West"...

Why? Because others had persevered. Others had taken these roads. Others had ridden them, and achieved happiness... I wanted that too...

No! I demanded it!

Frack the Gods... I deserve it as well!
So say we all!!!

So say WE all...

(Thanks Tony...)

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Keep up the great Ride Report!
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:44 AM   #157
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:52 AM   #158
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I must Echo the posts on here how wonderful Echo Park is. It was back in the 80's and I was a "Long Way Around" poster child before I ever heard of Charley and Ewan when I was there. I was on a Way too big and heavy bike---packed poorly--but I made it----magical place as many others have said.

Long time ago, but I'll never forget it
So....thanks for the memories guys.

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Old 11-27-2011, 07:43 AM   #159
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Hey Questor and MAG,

Buffalo Pass, Bighouse Burgers, Dunckley Pass, Dinosaur NM, Browns Park and the swinging bridge, , Arctic Liquors "walk in cooler", Big Agnes and the "little red house", downtown Meeker, Ripple Creek Pass, Hog Park, dumpster diving for knobbies at Steamboat Powersports, Ripple Creek Pass and the Flattops, Aspen Alley, Echo Park, Walden, The Bench Road, ....................................... I've only got one question. How the hell did I miss you guys?


Sounds like you were thrashing around in "my back yard" for a few days. Wish I'd of known, I could have helped out with a beer or two, some bar-b-q, a warm bed, and of course ................... a rare hot shower for MAG. Hell Questor, I would have even let you rummage through my pile of old worn out tires!

Don't you just love that Gore Pass tent? The double doors and vestibules are great and then the vertical side walls make it seem so much bigger than most tents of the same footprint. I use mine about 40 nights a year and have nothing but good things to say about it. Sorta' special buying it "at the Little Red House" too, huh?

I got a kick out of the picture of you "herding cows" on the KTM. That's why I started riding almost 40 years ago on a Honda 100. We raised cattle and my Dad didn't care for horses. He would rather me herd cows on a bike than a horse ............ never knew it would turn into a lifetime passion.

Thouroughly enjoying your RR. Just wanted to comment on the last few RR installments since they were a little "extra special" for me. Nice Job! Looking forward to more.

Ride safe, Rob
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:48 AM   #160
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Day 9: Sunday September 11th, 2011

It was a warm night and we slept well.
I cooked a special breakfast of french roast coffee, eggs and spicy sausage.
We took down camp, and followed the trail as directed by the GPS.


They were mostly forest roads though forests and Aspens.


They were in amazingly good shape.
Flat and wide... perfect high speed cruising.




A nice Aspen grove...


We rode for hours and never saw anyone else...








There was one slightly tricky section.
The trail was wet and muddy, and the rocks were a bit slippery.


and it was raining...


The decent down to the next valley was a bit tricky, but we both made it though without any mishaps.


I was very proud of MAG.
Riding that section, on a heavily loaded 950 Adventure...
Not many women can do that.

Then the dirt roads went back to being easy to ride.


I remember really opening it up, and being delighted by how well these KTM's handle...

A mountain pass.


And down the other side...


We had been riding in the forests for hours, and probably over 100 miles, and had only seen a few hunters on their Quad.
It's amazing how if you get off the main roads how wonderfully empty places still are.


Eventually we are routed onto pavement again.
But the sights are still nice.


Looking back that the mountains we just rode though...


We ride down to Heber City, and get gas and food for dinner.

The KTM's were looking at this strange motorcycle with disbeleif.
Might as well be a different species.


A few more miles of pavement and we get to...


MAG was wanting a shower in the worst way and we needed to have an easy day.

We find a campsite with a view of the reservoir.


and I cook a dinner of Chili.


Unfortunately, the campground was infested with screaming and crying children, and neighbors who thought it was cool to idle their diesel trucks so the kids could watch DVD's.

Oh.. The use of a dull chainsaw to cut up firewood was a nice touch...

(I'm from New England, and I've spent a lot of time using chainsaws, and have worked with my "Woodchuck" friends in Vermont... and frankly, it was embarrassing to watch these folks struggle with a chainsaw for so long, with such little effect. EPIC FAIL!)

That evening a big storm rolled in an nearly blew down a lot of the Wal-Mart tents that surrounded us, but Camp Super Snuggly did just fine.

Stats for the day:
161 miles Moving Average 38.4 Moving time 4:11 Stopped 3:14 Total 7:26.

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:56 AM   #161
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I never saw anybody use those ingredients to make chilly. .................. ............ ............ vvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:06 AM   #162
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I never saw anybody use those ingredients to make chilly. .................. ............ ............ vvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
My thoughts exactly, beans?!!!!
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:12 AM   #163
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I was very proud of MAG.
Riding that section, on a heavily loaded 950 Adventure...
Not many riders can do that


Great RR...


fixed the above statement.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:52 AM   #164
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My thoughts exactly, beans?!!!!
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:58 AM   #165
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Between this one and the Forever West, I think I need to do some more winter "research" for my future summer vacation plans. This is the second time I've seen those Echo Park scenes and felt I need to find this place. I need to find Tony H's work...
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