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Old 07-19-2012, 01:31 AM   #91
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Enjoying your progress. I was wondering how you got through that area where the road was removed. Last season we had to route around it on tar.

I followed Jax Spot and saw there was a little back tracking there, but that you found a road that went a little west of the old route. Good scouting!

Also, the water crossing was quite a bit bigger. But it had a good bottom for you I see. My fav was the part you will show us next. Never saw so much wildlife. Even a herd of elk trotted alongside us and crossed in front after we stopped. The bull was red and had a rack must've been 6 feet across. Spectacular!

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Old 07-19-2012, 05:20 AM   #92
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Hell of a report so far Kevin!
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Old 07-19-2012, 05:33 AM   #93
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Good RR ... And Yes Cattle love to plop on the road...
Why should they do it on their food
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:39 AM   #94
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Kevin and ScottyP,

epic guys, epic. I'm truly sorry I wasn't along for the ride. Keep it coming Kevin!
Garrett, so sorry you had to drop out, but what a great reason to have to miss a ride.

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it was hunting season when i went through and the hunter's 4x4 trucks had churned the roads into frightful shape after three days of rain. lordy, i didn't think i would ever get out of there. plus, dropped the bike in the mud for added fun.

guys say they can do the CDR on a cruiser with street tires, but anyone seeing your photos can draw their own conclusions.

keep those photos coming.
You're right, and we got lucky with the timing of the rain and got off fairly easy with the mud.

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Old 07-19-2012, 06:45 AM   #95
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Hell of a report so far Kevin!
Thanks Mike

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Great RR the pics are awesome this is definitely on my to do list. I'll have to do the suspension mods on my DR first. Glad you all made it home you ffs.
John, glad you're enjoying the RR. I would recommend this trip to anyone.

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Your killing me Kevin...I'm really sorry I missed out...
Mike, we we're really sorry you missed out too. We talked about you a lot and it was obvious one of our guys was missing.
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:48 AM   #96
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Enjoying your progress. I was wondering how you got through that area where the road was removed. Last season we had to route around it on tar.

I followed Jax Spot and saw there was a little back tracking there, but that you found a road that went a little west of the old route. Good scouting!

Also, the water crossing was quite a bit bigger. But it had a good bottom for you I see. My fav was the part you will show us next. Never saw so much wildlife. Even a herd of elk trotted alongside us and crossed in front after we stopped. The bull was red and had a rack must've been 6 feet across. Spectacular!

Keep it coming.
The wildlife was definitely a highlight of the trip. Makes me want to go back with a different purpose.

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Good RR ... And Yes Cattle love to plop on the road...
Why should they do it on their food
Makes perfect sense LD, maybe they're a little smarter than people give them credit for.
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:26 AM   #97
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Sunday Day 7

After the drunk woke us up at 4 at the KOA I decide I couldn't get back to sleep so I took advantage of the showers available, fixed some oatmeal and coffee, did some chain maintenance, and packed my tent dry for the first time this trip. I took my GPS out of the rice and it worked. Our destination today would be Pinedale WY but first we would have to cross the Great Divide Basin. The Great Divide Basin was another first for me but I've got to tell you after about 30 minutes I could have skipped the rest. It's high desert that is flat as far as you can see with never changing scenery. The roads were fast but the occasional deep loose sand sections that I just couldn't help but feel were going to eventually bite me. Every day was unique and besides the change in terrain today we had Antelope and they wanted to play. The locals call them speed goats, you're buzzing along and in your peripheral you see one of these guys running alongside you matching your speed and at an angle that will put him in the road at the same spot and time as you. You speed up he speeds up, you slow down he slows down. They must get bored, I didn't see much for them to do out there, I guess they just eat, breed, and mess with people. Sounds good to me.

Steve was way out front today hopefully he got some good shots of the wildlife.

This is the view.










And this is the road.



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Old 07-19-2012, 08:51 AM   #98
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So why was the stop light there Looks like a candid camera stunt.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:42 AM   #99
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So why was the stop light there Looks like a candid camera stunt.
Traffic control for a construction project. Int the middle of NOWHERE>
Me and my friend were bringing up the rear.....uh....
I went over to him and said "would it mean anything to you if I said (somebody go back to the bunkhouse and get a shitload a dimes)"
He looked at me blankly. I thought, what a looozer!!!
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:48 AM   #100
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We have also run into that... A stop light in very strange places
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:52 AM   #101
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More Day 7

I'm a bit of a history nut, so I thought this was really cool.

Our bikes sitting in one of the ruts of the Oregon Trail.





The man behind the mask is Jack.



This guy.



Scott P




Of course he had to tag it with a SMIB sticker.




Being as hot and parched as we were it was just hard to imagine to pioneers so long ago traversing this terrain with what little bit they had then. Must have truly been some tough people back in the day.
From there we rode into Atlantic City, it got it's name because it is on the Atlantic side of the Divide. And I can't believe I don't have a picture. Maybe one of the other guys will come along later and post one. Surely somebody took a picture of this old mining town.



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Old 07-19-2012, 11:11 AM   #102
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The trail from Atlantic City to Pinedale consisted of fast hard packed dirt road and not as flat as the ride through the basin. Fun stuff.







Sheep crossing



It's getting pretty now. It's a shame what the beetles have done to so many Pines. So much of the forest out there is one heck of a forest fire just waiting to happen.



We arrive in Pinedale WY and camp at the beautiful Fremont Lake.







Bob, Scott, Steve, and me take a couple of cold ones down to the lake and dip our toes in the water. It was cold.



Tomorrow the Tetons!
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #103
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Real purdy Kev!!!

My first youtube vid... and I didn't even take it. this is part 1 of 3 documenting the hail storm. Take 2 is impressive... it's loading right now.
That's me up front, my buddy's in his truck with music playing.
We had just bombed down the mountain, a rare downhill ... frisky moment. It started to unload on us just after the paved section began.


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Old 07-19-2012, 12:32 PM   #104
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Thanks for posting them Jack.
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Old 07-19-2012, 12:45 PM   #105
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As bad as that storm was on a motorcycle, we passed by a bicyclist huddled under a tree on the side of the road while marble sized hail poured down everywhere. I complained about getting a couple bruised knuckles, that guy was wearing nothing but spandex!
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