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Old 06-27-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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Hey everybody

This thursday afternoon (june 28) (Cripes! Thats tomorrow ) I'm setting off on a ~17 day, ~5000 mile adventure ride through 10 western states (CA, NV, OR, WA, ID, MT ,WY, CO, UT, NM, AZ, NV, CA). I will be travelling with my good friends Ken (kkug) and Bob (rfmorris). Bob will only be along for the first 5 days or so, but Ken will hopefully hang in there for the full loop.

I had visions of doing an interactive ride report with periodic updates en route, but the reality is that I have run out of time to figure out how. Guess I am just not cool enough (teknalorgically speaking, of course)

So if anybody feels like following along...
SPOT tracking sites are here > http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?...04fd34ffe80c0b
... and here > http://rider914.whereamiriding.com

I may also send cell-phone pics (when possible) to a SmugMug gallery here > http://rider914.smugmug.com/Other/Email/ (See below...)

Feel free to share these links with any friends or family who might be interested.

Feel free to use this thread to post words of encouragement and advice (or discouragement and deception )

If it looks like we are heading your way, run out to the road side and us as we go by.

If it looks like we are heading for disaster, grab a camera and run out to take pics

First is on me if I meet any of you FF's on the trail and you mention this thread



-M

UPDATE
After far far too much delay, a ride report is finally starting on post #48.

-M
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:22 PM   #2
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Good luck Matt, wish I could do this type of ride looking forward to reading your RR.



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Old 06-27-2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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May as well leave now, you're not gonna sleep anyways.


Have fun, take pictures for us!!!

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Old 06-28-2012, 12:40 AM   #4
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:54 AM   #5
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Dang. We could have met you at the junction of the 210/15 and got a free beer this morning!
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:21 AM   #6
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Don't know how you're going to avoid AZ, but good luck with that.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:09 PM   #7
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May as well leave now, you're not gonna sleep anyways.
Well... my body is still at work for a couple more hours

... but my mind is already miles away

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Dang. We could have met you at the junction of the 210/15 and got a free beer this morning!
See above ^
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Don't know how you're going to avoid AZ, but good luck with that.
Good catch
A little frazzled last night and New Mexico was trying to sneak in on the fun.
Sorry, not this time. Just a small piece of Arizona instead.

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Old 06-28-2012, 12:17 PM   #8
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:02 PM   #9
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m, have a great trip.

can't wait to see the updates and pics.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:29 PM   #10
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Hey M!
We're gonna be hitting most of the same states, but in the opposite direction.
Maybe we'll run into each other in the middle - pow!
We just did black dragon wash, etc. (salina, ut). Going to start the UTBDR soon (from page, az)

It would be great to have a beer with you. Especially if it's a free one!
You should post a pic of yourself (geared up) so we know who to look for.
hope to see you out there,
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:32 PM   #11
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #12
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Safe trip Mat and company.....
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:07 PM   #13
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In post up the pix
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:20 PM   #14
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Hey M!
We're gonna be hitting most of the same states, but in the opposite direction.
Maybe we'll run into each other in the middle - pow!
We just did black dragon wash, etc. (salina, ut). Going to start the UTBDR soon (from page, az)

It would be great to have a beer with you. Especially if it's a free one!
You should post a pic of yourself (geared up) so we know who to look for.
hope to see you out there,
kelly
Hey Kelly

Saw your post about Black Dragon in the TAT thread. Looks very dry.
I was out there last fall and found the same rock as you guys...

(Shame on me... Never did a report for that trip )

Here is me at end of TAT from a couple years ago.

Still pretty much the same, only a couple little changes (helmet, tailbag, etc.)

One more meeting and i'm outa here

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:49 PM   #15
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catchy thread title

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