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Old 03-10-2012, 01:12 PM   #76
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Hey skierd I've got the stock BT090 I took off the front of my X around 2500 miles. Seems to have plenty of life left in it. IM if you want it and I'll ship it to you.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:00 PM   #77
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Still phone-less until Monday, but that means one less thing to worry about with tomorrow's rain at least. Walmart rain suit acquired.

I'm sitting pretty in SW Missouri and still loving the Ozarks!

Big thanks to BigDog for the oil change, good conversation, and the most comfy bed, guest or otherwise, I've slept on in forever! Your breakfast stop suggestion was spot on, good biscuits+gravy and an over-easy egg with toast and hash browns always starts the day right.

Mojo - Of course you do... after I order tires. PM'd ya anyways.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:25 PM   #78
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Hey enroute from Bellingham you will make several stops coming up the inside passage on the ferry, more than likely you will layover in Sitka four about 4 hours. If you want a tour and I'm not in the bush for work you should look me up and I'll give you a tour of the historic Sitka. Additionally if you need any more Alaska Yukon advice there are plenty of adventure riders around to help out. Especially when it comes to road conditions in Canada and Alaska-frost heaves etc. places to camp, good food places, subsistence methodology etc. Good luck, I love to do what you are doing.


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Old 03-12-2012, 06:36 AM   #79
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My Turn

Well.....look what the cat dragged in at Rancho Highfive!



Kill the fatted calf, SkierD has arrived for his 3rd annual visit. What a nice surprise.

Now, what can I do to entertain our guest. Hhhhhhmmmmm.......

Would have been nice, if he could have called ahead with some advance notice.

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Old 03-12-2012, 10:03 AM   #80
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What can I say, the hospitality at Rancho HighFive is the best!

I'm about 1500 miles in, spent two compete days riding in the rain so far, and only about 250 miles on roads bigger than a country 2-lane. Great ride so far, even with the weather. The walmart rain suit did its job for sure yesterday.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:07 AM   #81
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Subscribed!!

You, HF, BigDog, and a few others inspired me to get my WR250R. How can I not follow this thread??



Your post 27235 on the mega thread led me here... Only have to get to 27572 to be current...
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #82
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Sweet. My boy is now following this trip. He just got his liscense last Saturday. We had to fight with MVA to give him a mc WITHOUT A CAR LISCENSE.

Keep it going Dave!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:26 PM   #83
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Rain Suit

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Soaking wet in Shelbyville, KY. Cell phone got wet, using the hotel's computer until my replacement device comes tomorrow afternoon maybe.

Fuck Aerostich, my new-to-me Roadcrafter is soaked through and through. Worked ok for about an hour, then the crotch leaked. Then everything else leaked. All the pockets, all of the zippers, everything. By the time I realized it was soaking through, it was too late to save my droidx. I was completely soaked underneath. I might as well have not been wearing anything over my street clothes. Looks like I need to get a rain suit tomorrow. Whats the point of making something out of gore-tex backed fabric if you're not going to have zippers or seams that hold the water out? Its a shame because it otherwise fits and feels great. Its been warm when dry on the cold nights crossing WV and good enough in the horrid winds throughout today. But I'm soaked and so f'ing pissed at it.

Tomorrow... debating on getting a new front tire from Derby Cycles here in town. Waiting for my new phone to show up. Waiting for my gear to dry out. Laundry.

At least there's a waffle house across the street.
Frog Toggs work great and they are cheap compared to some.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:53 PM   #84
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What can I say, the hospitality at Rancho HighFive is the best!

I'm about 1500 miles in, spent two compete days riding in the rain so far, and only about 250 miles on roads bigger than a country 2-lane. Great ride so far, even with the weather. The walmart rain suit did its job for sure yesterday.
Keep stopping by unannounced. One of these day he won't be home and the missus will!
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:06 PM   #85
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Knobbies? We don't need no stinkin' knobbies! Hell we don't even need any tread!

Somewhere definitely not in Oklahoma... there's trees and mountains after all!


And definitely not on or near the Kiamichi Trail.


What a great place to live and ride... shame I can't quite remember where it was.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:31 AM   #86
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Didn't venture up the fire tower?
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:33 AM   #87
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Knobbies are over-rated...

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Old 03-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #88
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On the road again...

Ladies and Gentlemen.....the train has left the station! SkierD has moved on.

Had he stayed in Oklahoma any longer, he would have had to apply for residency. The authorities would have closed the noose on him soon. Go West young man....GO WEST!

Withint 24 hours, he'll be lost in the Rockies, and forget all the wind sweeping down these plains. And even the waving wheat that sure smelled sweet, as the wind came right behind the rain.

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Old 03-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #89
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When did he leave?

I'm the next stop....
...unless he gets lucky



BTW you have a way with words; very poetic and lovely.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #90
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You should run some hippo hands or similar for that journey. Probably a little late now but something I'm considering picking up for conditions that aren't the friendliest. Best of luck on the trip. It looks like you're off to a good start. I look forward to seeing the rest of this adventure.
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