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Old 06-10-2012, 04:44 PM   #31
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Years of practice and many different combinations of gear till I find what works best... It's an obsession.

You should see all the parts and tools I carry.

We can do a "gear explosion" at the Hells Canyon gathering next week.
See you there!
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Thanks for sharing your adventure and all the pictures. I'd like to ride that route one day, it looks so peaceful.

I'm looking forward to the gear explosion at the Hells Canyon gathering.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:56 PM   #32
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This is me.




We fill both fuel tanks, and are soon carrying 10.5 gallons of fuel giving us a range of nearly 400 miles.



Q~
Yay, Q! Great to see you out riding!!

Wow, your range is impressive



can't wait to get out to utah and idaho...
have a fantastic time in hell's canyon - you're so lucky, getting to hang out with ladybug (and vice versa)!
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #33
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That's a good question.
I carry about 50 feet of 1" tubular webbing and some carabiners.

You can make an equalization anchor system like you do rock climbing, and you can attach to trees, scrub brush, partially burried rocks, or KLR's.

(My friend Tony rides a KLR, and I know he will eventually read this Ride Report. )

Hi Tony.

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Old 06-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #34
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Very Detailed, and an impressive pictorial presentation too. Hope to see you over at HC.... you get the PM OK?

I enjoyed it; thanks for taking us along.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:06 PM   #35
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Very Detailed, and an impressive pictorial presentation too. Hope to see you over at HC.... you get the PM OK?

I enjoyed it; thanks for taking us along.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:34 PM   #36
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622 miles
Nice! those are GOOD numbers!
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:40 PM   #37
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I love it out there.

Great Report as we have come to expect from Questor.

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Old 06-10-2012, 10:06 PM   #38
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Hi Questor! Cool stuff. Thanks for the great pix and info about such an interesting area.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:58 AM   #39
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Riding the RR grade on the Forever West trip, I was just in awe of the rail bed stretching off to the horizon. Built up so high over the surrounding landscape, I can't begin to guess how many tons of earth was moved. It would have been a monumental achievement in the best of conditions. Amazing how tough those workers must have been to endure such a project. Thanks for taking us along on your ride.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:53 AM   #40
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622 miles.
Moving Avg. 46.7 Moving Time 4:50 Stopped 1:23 Total 6:14 + the time the Golden Spike approximately 2 hours.
That's some interesting math there... Curious how you managed to cover 622 miles in a little under 5 hours averaging only 47mph. That's truly impressive!

But kidding aside, great RR as usual, Q!

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Old 06-11-2012, 07:55 AM   #41
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That's some interesting math there... Curious how you managed to cover 622 miles in a little under 5 hours averaging only 47mph. That's truly impressive!

But kidding aside, great RR as usual, Q!

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I was thinking about that last night as I went to sleep.
I'll need to check my notes again.

It may have been a typo...
Perhaps 226 miles?

Math is hard. Teach me to read?
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:52 AM   #42
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Nice report Questor. Thanks for posting. I would like to ride some of that when I am out that way in September.
Sending you a PM.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #43
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Great stuff, Q!

Any plans to head north this year? We're already planning for the Canada Day party! Oh... and next time you come up, you should feel even more at home - we painted the guest room KTM orange!

(just make sure you don't pass out (again) or your toenails might wind up matching the walls)
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:50 PM   #44
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Great stuff, Q!

Any plans to head north this year? We're already planning for the Canada Day party! Oh... and next time you come up, you should feel even more at home - we painted the guest room KTM orange!

(just make sure you don't pass out (again) or your toenails might wind up matching the walls)
Hi!

Life is crazy busy these days.
I'd love to come up and crash in the middle of your party again, but I just don't think I can make the time.

I've got one big ride planned in Oregon for the KTM event in Bend for September, and a few quick two day weekends, but a trip North just isn't in the cards for this year. I wish it were, I miss the mosquitoes.

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Old 06-11-2012, 12:53 PM   #45
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...on my RR through there...Idahosam
I'll have to have a look at that next.
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