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Old 07-17-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Riding the Continental Divide and more with the SMIB's

If you all will indulge me I am going to make my first attempt at a Ride Report. Don't worry others from the group will be doing the same and I'll link them here when they get started.

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Old 07-17-2012, 08:57 AM   #2
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It all started last year when Blaster11 started planning a CDR ride for the Summer of 2012. The planning thread is here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=735441. After a few months of planning we split into two groups. The original group's RR is here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=802385 and JaxObsessed has a great thread with lot's of pictures going into it from our group here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803267.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:31 AM   #3
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The Group

Our group consisted of scott P, JaxObsessed, Pomo, RenoB, Lonestar2112, Bill, and yours truly.

Jack rode out from Baltimore to Tucson AZ to meet his friend Bill and would later join the group on the trail near Grants NM. Lonestar rode from Ventura County CA and met us at Pietown NM. RenoB shipped his bike from Maryland and met us in Socorro NM at Pomo's place. Scotty and I trailered to Colorado Springs and rode to Socorro.

After working a twelve hour shift and getting off at 7am I met Scott at my place. We got everything loaded and were soon on our way.



No sleep and riding across the country with this guy.


Good times.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:45 AM   #4
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Good start Kevin.

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Old 07-17-2012, 09:49 AM   #5
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Have a great trip, we have been getting daily rain showers, be on the alert for 'gumbo mud' in this NM , CO area.

We are close should you need what ever.

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Old 07-17-2012, 09:51 AM   #6
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We roll into St. Louis that evening and spend the night with Scott's parents.

In 24 years I've never left my family for more than a couple days at a time, as excited as I was to take this trip I didn't feel good about leaving them for this long and being so far from home. Of course the same day I leave I hear we were hit with a freak windstorm and my family's without power and several trees are damaged and everything is just a general mess.

Thanks to the wife for downplaying it as much as possible to keep me from freaking out at the very beginning of my trip and thanks to SLiP210 for coming over with a saw and cleaning up the mess. A big thank you to the other Cat Herders that offered to help as well.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:52 AM   #7
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No sleep and riding across the country with this guy.


Good times.
Great pic! Is this your new desktop!?

Can't wait to see more pics. Glad you hear you guys had a good time and are back home safe & sound.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:56 AM   #8
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Good start Kevin.

Thanks Wayne, this may be slow going, there is just so much to share.

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Have a great trip, we have been getting daily rain showers, be on the alert for 'gumbo mud' in this NM , CO area.

We are close should you need what ever.

ciao,gale
Gale, we're back home now. Thanks for the offer and the advice non the less. We got rained on daily through NM and CO, thankfully the rain didn't come as we were traveling through the potentially muddy sections.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:01 AM   #9
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Great pic! Is this your new desktop!?
You got it.
Of all the beautiful sights I saw out there nothing compared to the chiseled good looks of that rugged manly man.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:13 AM   #10
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Saturday morning we rolled out of St. Louis. We got a call from fellow SMIB Lance he was riding back to Maryland from California and was in Missouri so we met him for lunch.


Later that evening after riding all day through Kansas we ran into a wicked thunderstorm. It would be our first dose of the weather extremes out west.





BTW, this trip had many "firsts" for me and riding through Kansas was one of those "firsts". That was one brutal stretch of interstate. We passed many billboards with religious themes, one asked "where will you be spending eternity" and it was looking like the answer was Kansas.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:25 AM   #11
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Before I go any farther I should mention three other guys involved in this. Lakota was with the other group and had a get off very early on and his trip ended in a hospital in El Paso. His RR http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=804566

The other two are Gastone and Michhub. Gastone and wife should be having a baby any day now so he had to bail on the trip. Good luck Garrett and Megan!

Michhub was all set to go and started having back issues. We missed you man and hope you get back to riding with us soon.
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Can't wait to see more pics. Glad you hear you guys had a good time and are back home safe & sound.
I just wanted Kevin to know he was number one in my book! Great start Kev.........
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Michhub was all set to go and started having back issues. We missed you man and hope you get back to riding with us soon.
Thanks buddy, I'm still bummed and I'm sure this RR will hurt even more....I did manage to install wide pegs on the KTM
thats going nowhere...surgery scheduled for 8/9.....


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Old 07-17-2012, 11:00 AM   #14
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We arrive in Limon Co that evening to find no room at the Inn so we continue to Colorado Springs and camp at the hanger where we will be leaving the truck and trailer. We wake up the next morning and unload and ready the bikes. The morning seemed surreal to me it was hard to believe the day had finally come and we were about ready to ride the Rockies. I think at that point in my mind I went from a full grown man to the boy I was when I was 12.

Ready to roll.



My first view of the Rockies(Pike's Peak) I believe.



We set out on our 452 mile journey to Socorro NM in 110 degree heat. Between keeping slabbing on I-25 to a minimum, frequent breaks to wet ourselves down to combat the heat, and the hellacious crosswinds around Albuquerque it took us 13 hours. Brutal day but we finally made it to Socorro and met up with Pomo and RenoB.

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Old 07-17-2012, 11:09 AM   #15
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Monday morning Pomo takes us to a canyon with DEEP SAND, I can't say I like it too much but the scenery was out of this world and the riding in sand lessons would pay off later in the ride.





I've heard of altitude sickness but I've never seen it first hand. Apparently it affects people in different ways, when Scotty got it he became hell on wheels, flying through the deep sand and passing everybody with the rear wheel kicked out around every turn, and never whining about being tired. I've never seen anything like it.
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