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Old 04-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #46
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So, riding along the grade is... well... what you would expect of a railroad grade, relatively straight and level. most of the trestle's were not usable therefore bypasses around them ( I caught the only one you can ride over in the video) many of the bypasses were loose gravel or rutted and fairly deep poof Dust (some call it Talc)

I don't know what I was expecting but as far as structure out there........ Nada, zip, zilch, except for some modern structure like a runway (paved and hanger with plane sitting next to it) UPDATE: This answers the question as to the aforementioned Runway and Hanger Thank you ADV Rinty

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/ga...pagewanted=all


After my intro video I put my HD camera away because in reality you saw pretty much the ride in 2 minutes, with exception of the beauty of the vastness and beautiful vistas.

OK, what little I found I'll share with you















Looks like something is brewing back to the west




TERRACE...... or what left of this once bustling hub.







The only legible graves in the cemetery




This one had a good life...


I think I like the epitaph















Alright moving on down the line...

There are numerous sidings along the way, just some random shots along the line
















From what I was told by the Ranger when I was at the Golden Spike site about every 25 to 30 miles towns cropped up at the whistle stops as the trains could only go about that far before needing more water and fuel.

So, that said the next stop was Kelton...


This cemetery had a care take of a sort, as every grave had a plastic flower placed in it. Most the names are long lost unbeknownst but to God. Life must have been brutal out here as most of the graves were children.
















Getting late in the day now, a little after 7 PM and I'm about half way through, so I think I'll find a spot out of the wind and call it a day










Yea that'll do!




Now for a nutritious dinner




This tire is holding up pretty good ( I put it on in Houston TX)
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:23 PM   #47
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Interseting History









Figured for those interested in a little history of this area..
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:38 PM   #48
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Thanks for this report Sam, I drive the section from Sacramento to Wells several times a year.

Back in 2000/2001 I read "Nothing like it in the World" by Steven Ambrose, any interesting book about building the RR and their trials and tribulations.
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Old 04-27-2012, 02:41 PM   #49
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Thanks for the cool report Sam. I thought your video was un-lame. But those wide open spaces are still bending my mind. It's nothing like that here.
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #50
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Thanks for the cool report Sam. I thought your video was un-lame. But those wide open spaces are still bending my mind. It's nothing like that here.
Your welcome, glad your enjoying. you need to come out and see this for yourself.

Hi'ya Bob, how you been?
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:37 PM   #51
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So, I had myself a nice dinner, and figured it time to settle into bed about dark. As I lay in my tent being serenaded by the coyotes they went silent to be followed by quite the light and thunder show... one that made the ground shake Then came the wind accompanied by rain. Oh please stop raining. I drifted in and out all night as my tent fly would snap in the wind.

Got up first light to a heavy overcast, and a tacky ground, thankfully most of the moisture was absorbed. Packed up and started out thinking it will clear-up... nope not happening, I rode in and out of drizzles, so after 20+ miles I came to an intersection sign said Snowville 24 miles. dang I have covered 70 of the 90 miles so far... I headed to Snowville a good hard packed road I ran 70 easy into town. Well, might as well get something to eat and warm up a bit.

Deju vu I feel I've been here before





My waitress was asking if I got wet? and that the weather reports are predicting high winds and rain today increasing tomorrow...got make lemonade out of these lemons, I ain't putting a tent up in the mud and rain.


Well, once again I'll head home since it's clear Utah is not liking me much. Headed up 30 towards Malta, nothing special but when I stopped in Malta..... and this is the truth, I saw two young gals come out of the small store literally bare foot and pregnant jump into a car that looked it was used in a demolition derby with kids strapped in the back seat. Move over East Kentucky ...........

Just out of town I ran across this marker



See the rain chasing me




Took a left in Malta and rode up 77 to Albion, beautiful valley. Some random shots of the valley



http://www.preservationnation.org/as...orroll1943.jpg














Rolled into Albion took a short break at the city park and snap these shots








Rain is catching up again time to move out


I remember years ago reading about the Minidoka Interment Camp in the area, so I decided to side trip over and look for it; all the time darting in and out of rain showers.









This was a travesty........ let's remember to think before we over react.

















Dang rain is catching up again.
































There was no more out running the rain, so cameras put away and 160 mile in the pouring rain to the house, and so that was my Day trippin; hope you all enjoyed.

Let's see what I can dream up now.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:10 PM   #52
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Crazy to believe all the people that moved through some of those areas, and how empty some of it became.

Will have to find that Ambrose book
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Hey Sam, I've been right here! Waiting for the weather to improve so you can make more additions to this most interesting report!

I went to school with a guy whose parents lost everything when they were relocated. I also worked for a guy who was a young boy during the war who was also relocated from Monterey/Salinas area to Poston AZ. In the late 1970's He went to AZ to bring back memoribilia for a memorial in Salinas.

A sad day in our history.

On a happier note, I should be in ID the end of June.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:10 AM   #54
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I noticed a little different running a 16 tooth on the 990. better acceleration (really) loved the low speed performance too (slow speed maneuvering) seems the RPM's at highway speed increased around 600 rpm and dropped from 43-44 mpg highway to a consent 41-42 not a bad trade off.
Moya's lookin' good!
Wow, you get such excellent mileage!!



Looks like a nice ride (when the weather's not messing with you). Bet you're breathing some sweet, clean air.

I really love these photos...










Beautiful.




(Idaho? Bob, are you going to a Glorp party at Questor's place?)
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Moya's lookin' good!
Wow, you get such excellent mileage!!



Looks like a nice ride (when the weather's not messing with you). Bet you're breathing some sweet, clean air.

I really love these photos...










Beautiful.




(Idaho? Bob, are you going to a Glorp party at Questor's place?)

Hey there littlewan . I too have been out playing in the desert What do you mean good gas mileage? I forgot you guys have a 950? also 2 up and gear for 2.


Yea I like the new gearing, but I think it's getting time to look at the water pump soon $%^&

Funny, I was just looking over my map of Death Valley and going over your guys ride so I know where all the cool places are.

OK, Whats a Glorp Party.
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Hey Sam, I've been right here! Waiting for the weather to improve so you can make more additions to this most interesting report!

I went to school with a guy whose parents lost everything when they were relocated. I also worked for a guy who was a young boy during the war who was also relocated from Monterey/Salinas area to Poston AZ. In the late 1970's He went to AZ to bring back memoribilia for a memorial in Salinas.

A sad day in our history.

On a happier note, I should be in ID the end of June.

Yea Bob, well I can tell you it's cold here right now, only hit about 48 for a high today.
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Nice videos of the joining of the two RRs. For that event being such a big accomplishment in that time in history, it is sad that the rails are no longer there. Hell of a day trip!
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OK, Whats a Glorp Party.
Haha, it's just something from our last ride report.
If you remember from his many RRs, Questor always makes 1 pot meals (various combos of canned meat, veggies, soup, etc. all mixed together) and calls them "Glorp."

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Tonight it was Top Shelf Glorp.
Believe me, it tasted better than it looked.

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Matt and I were teasing Questor that he should have an ADV party at his place since there's such great riding in Idaho.
We said it would be B.Y.O.G. - bring your own Glorp.



anyway. I think I'm the only who laughed at that one...

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What do you mean good gas mileage? I forgot you guys have a 950? also 2 up and gear for 2.
We had a 950 and got pretty good mileage (in the high 30s). Now we're on a 990 and we're often getting 25mpg. I'm excited to get 32 mpg.
Part of it is the fuel injection, it seems like 2007 is a bad year for that.
Part of it is the driver (he sometimes gets worse mileage when he rides alone).

Death Valley seems like the perfect place for you visit when ID is snowed in!
Maybe you'll find the marble bathtub that we missed...
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Haha, it's just something from our last ride report.
If you remember from his many RRs, Questor always makes 1 pot meals (various combos of canned meat, veggies, soup, etc. all mixed together) and calls them "Glorp."




Matt and I were teasing Questor that he should have an ADV party at his place since there's such great riding in Idaho.
We said it would be B.Y.O.G. - bring your own Glorp.



anyway. I think I'm the only who laughed at that one...

We had a 950 and got pretty good mileage (in the high 30s). Now we're on a 990 and we're often getting 25mpg. I'm excited to get 32 mpg.
Part of it is the fuel injection, it seems like 2007 is a bad year for that.
Part of it is the driver (he sometimes gets worse mileage when he rides alone).

Death Valley seems like the perfect place for you visit when ID is snowed in!
Maybe you'll find the marble bathtub that we missed...
OMG that looks like something I ate in my Army days... but we had a different name for it if you know what I mean so GLORP sounds good. Seems now I remember when reading his RR's YES! East Idaho has some beautiful country along with NW Montana and Wyoming. Come on over.

Weird, My Moya is an 07 too but the worst I've ever gotten was 36 mpg and that's when my back tire only lasted 1600 miles Maybe cause Moya's my Maui girl.

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Moya, like all Leviathans, had no weapons and was capable of only one defensive maneuver, Starburst. The ability to Starburst is a faster than light drive system that is unmatched in its ability to evade pursuers.
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OMG that looks like something I ate in my Army days... but we had a different name for it if you know what I mean
Would that be "S.O.S.?" My dad was in the air force and he was always talking about SOS (as he spooned it onto my plate ).

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Weird, My Moya is an 07 too but the worst I've ever gotten was 36 mpg and that's when my back tire only lasted 1600 miles
WTH? I think Matt needs to look into re-mapping.
How come all the other hooligans get better mileage than us?



Whoa. You about made my head explode with that Farscape link..

the direction in which a Leviathan travels depends on the its entry vector into one dimensional space-time, but the information that makes up the entry vector is converted into a scalar value in one dimensional space-time, thus making the exit vector a completely random value. Because of this random exit vector, reverse navigation is not as simple as turning the ship around and Starbursting again. The ships pilot must replot an entirely new vector based on their current and previous navigational positions (the latter of which can often be pure speculation and intuition on the pilot's part)..


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