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Old 07-17-2012, 04:40 PM   #31
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I'm only here to see if there is photographic proof of a Klown Down...

Awesome job guys. Keep it up!!!
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:22 PM   #32
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Look like you all had a great time! making me really jealous
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:12 PM   #33
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If you're looking for a hotel room and find yourself in Cuba, NM keep riding. Trust me.

Our Cuban motel was a breath of fresh air compared to the one in Del Norte Colorado, or the cabin in Macks Inn, Idaho.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:17 PM   #34
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It's coming
When is the next MD get together?? I want to make fun of you face to face!!

Congrats dude, my "meanie head posts" are all attributable to jealousy!!!!
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:20 PM   #35
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Great job so far Kevin!!!!
I am VERY happy you are telling your story! It's gonna be a good ride!
Hell YEA!! Looking fwd to seeing your perspective!

I'm home tomorrow, holy shit......

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Cool ,kinda Darth Peachy, in a Darth Klown sorta way[/QUOTE]

TDS.... the darth smib....
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:21 PM   #36
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Outstanding job so far Kev. Keep it coming!
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #37
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Great start Kev, sorry I didn't get a chance to catch up to you guys.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:04 PM   #38
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Woohooo! Great start to the RR Kev.

Can't wait to see what's coming up!

It's funny to read this and hear your comments; it reminds me about how I felt on my first long distance off-road adventure.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:28 PM   #39
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I didn't take very many pictures on this trip. I was having fun just riding and taking in the scenery on the stops. I also didn't feel like I "owned" this trip like I did on others that I conceived and did all the planning for. Usually for even short trips for months beforehand I'm sitting on a pile of maps as I peruse google looking for interesting alts, gas stations, hotels, picture opportunies, etc. This time around I just grabbed Cannonshot's tracks, packed the morning we left (thanks for being patient guys ) and rode off with fresh tires, an oil change, and two badly leaking fork seals. What could go wrong?

Unfortunately I didn't get a shot of Scotty P's "bike spike" in the end zone of the hill climb. I even had the camera in my hand and I put it down to help him. I know, I'm really bad at this. Here's a shot of what it looked like once we get Scotty back on the rubber side on top of the mound, which completely fails to capture how tall and steep the climb was. Though the scenery was, as always, amazing:

These roads were incredibly fun to ride. I was lazily wicking it up to about 70 on the straight sections and it felt like I was on pavement. And all the sections were straight sections. Maybe part of the reason I chose to attack that hill was because after blasting along for nearly half an hour at highway speeds down a dirt road an elevation change seemed almost novel.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:29 PM   #40
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I'm reading all of these linked RR's. It's like crossover comic stories, you know like when Spiderman visits the X-men.
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Old 07-18-2012, 04:18 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Rusty Rocket View Post
Mine does the same thing. I just let it smoke. It's 16. that's old enough to smoke, right?
Great therad and RR. Talk a bit about your bike set up. Tires, seat, etc.

How did the big DR do out West?
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Several of us ran 606's on the rear and MT-21's on the front. We figured we did about 3200 miles and the 606 is about shot as expected, the MT-21 held up very well. I'll probably continue running this combination. My shock went to Cogent for a re-vavle job with a 8.3 rear spring. On the front I put in .48 straight rate springs, and emulators. I can't imagine doing the rocky sections in northern NM with the stock suspension.
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:00 AM   #42
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Welcome home, and what a great ride!!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:16 AM   #43
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Old 07-18-2012, 05:39 AM   #44
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With so many stud muffins together for a few weeks .. WOW...

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Old 07-18-2012, 05:42 AM   #45
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Awesome Kevin. Thanks for taking the time to share.
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