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Old 08-25-2012, 03:40 PM   #91
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Tonight we are in Liberal, Kansas.
Fancy that! Only a few short weeks ago Julie & I were also in Liberal Kansas!! Small world for Kiwi adventurers eh!!!

We were on our way to Ulysses Kansas so I could get an iconic( to me!) pix of me( Ulyssian) with my Buell Ulysses under the 'Welcome to Ulysses' sign! ( I know...small minds etc....)

The hotel we stayed at was jammed full of reforming alcoholics there for a seminar, and all I wanted to know was where to get a beer!!! Very popular, like a porkchop in a synagog! Also at dinner at a very nice chineese buffet there was an interesting 'family' dining....men in suits, spare man in suit n dark glasses( jacket unbuttoned) standing back to their table where he could survey whole room. Only in the US!!

Good on you guys, following ya with drool!!
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:41 PM   #92
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I wish yall were headed towards me. I would love to meet up with you in the Utah Sections. I am about three hours away from the closest (to me) section in Utah. Ah well, it is beautiful here.

You should know that Utah has had over 1000 (not a joke) forest fires this year alone. Every other week we can smell a new one in our area, and I think I have gone more weeks with the smell of smoke this year than I have without, and we live in a big city. So just be careful when you are out this way, we have not had a drop of rain in a very long time, and the entire state is ready to burst into flames at the drop of a hat.

Well Check out Moab a bit. Great place to take some time off, see the Canyonlands National park etc. If you can I would HIGHLY recommend doing the White Rim Trail. You should bring at least one gallon of water per person per day on the white rim trail, just so you know. It is 90 miles of off road, and at top speed I managed to do it in five hours flat. The view is stunning though! Next time I do that trail I will stop and take some photos, too beautiful to just power on through it.

Great trip, and have a good one.

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Old 08-26-2012, 12:58 AM   #93
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The offending nail
Looks like it has a split in it. What's that you are holding? ?

I almost missed this report. God, I am jealous. One day, maybe.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:59 AM   #94
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You guys, 2 motos, umopom

Jealous? why yes I am
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:52 PM   #95
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Finally, an Internet connection that is ok. Tried yesterday but it keep going off line so I gave up.
So some pics then.
One of the surprise bits in eastern Oklahoma


One of many long straight roads. Some over 25 miles dead straight


Bridge out


"Yeah right "


Me and Dawn with Our new friend from the Vintage Inn Bed & Breakfast in Alva Oklahoma. 801 Flynn st. Lori 580 7482600
You will be struggling to find a bed anywhere else and the hospitality is second to none.


Oh. Shitttttt


Another long dirt road in the heat


And another

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Old 08-27-2012, 05:13 PM   #96
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Really enjoying your report and hope you have a good time. I also wanted to caution you before you get to Utah: Utah has even stranger liquor laws than Oklahoma- decent beer in Utah is as rare as teats on a snake. There you go. Looking forward to the rest.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:22 PM   #97
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Really enjoying your report and hope you have a good time. I also wanted to caution you before you get to Utah: Utah has even stranger liquor laws than Oklahoma- decent beer in Utah is as rare as teats on a snake. There you go. Looking forward to the rest.
Better get all liquored up before we get there then
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:40 PM   #98
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When you get to Salida, Amica's is a mighty fine place to eat with a most interesting beer selection too. Besides which it's just around the corner and down the street a little ways from our own Hayduke's Fatt Tees. Just for what it's worth. Buen viaje.
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:44 PM   #99
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Some more pics. We stayed over the border in Kansas at Liberal.
Guess what's coming

A massive thunder storm and a lot of rain overnight made things a little interesting the next day


Had to go through a field to get around it


Andrew and Gayle on the detour


A bit later on. There we several bits like this but the sun was out and the roads were drying. Wouldn't fancy your chances on these in the rain


Another little surprise. I had seen pics of this but didn't know where it's was


New Mexico at last !!


New Mexico is stunning.




The climb out of Long Canyon. Looks like it had just been dug over


New Mexico was to short and in no time we were in Colorado


We had a day off in Trinidad to do "chores" We got the bikes washed. Chains adjusted and oiled and I changed my air filter and dropped the needle one notch to lean it out a bit, I'm now back to my NZ jetting spec. We washed our riding gear and helmets. They sure neede it after 10 days of high 30 degree temps. " yew"



Thats all for now. We're in Salida tonight. We did the 250 mile stretch from Trinidad to Salida today. Beautiful riding. An awesome day
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:39 PM   #100
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Great stuff....looks like a real bit of adventure in those pix Fil!!!

Top pix of Liberal.....Quality hotel was where we stayed and Taste of China across the road was a great place for a feed! Even if some of the customers were a bit 'iffy'!

Loving this you guys. Jamie.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:21 PM   #101
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That climb in New Mexico looks a lot easier than a year ago, what a shame. ..and now the fun begins..heh, heh, heh.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:01 PM   #102
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I always thought: If I were to move back to the states? I would have to give Salida a 2nd look...always liked that place!

Enjoying the report ~ Man does that bring back memories
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Old 09-01-2012, 06:43 AM   #103
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It's been a few days since I updated. With long days and lousy Internet connections it makes it tricky. Hardest bit though is shrinking photos on our iPad. I haven't figured out how to do that yet and have to make copies on the camera then upload to Photobucket.
We are in Moab. Today we are getting tires and oil changed at Arrowhead Motorsports.

Colorado was AWESOME
Would have loved to spend more time there riding passes.
Will have to go back some time.
Time for a pic
Eastern Colorado roads



Damn grader


Time to head out. Try to post some more later
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:46 PM   #104
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OK folks, this morning we got tires changed oil changed. This was at Arrowhead Motorsports here in Moab, Utah. Fred is the man. He had tires for both my DR and Andrews KTM 990 in stock and I got a couple of other goodies while I was there.
If your passing through or even want stuff off the internet give Fred a call, he'll "see ya right"
http://www.angelfire.com/ut/moab/
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Old 09-01-2012, 05:21 PM   #105
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A few more pics eh ?
More Colorado roads. Up through the Aspens.


Heading up Marshall Pass. Easy riding




Chilling out at Tomichi Creek


High speed gravel




Up we go !




It started raining on the way up and was pretty cool on top.



Then down the other side to Animas Forks


Then up again to Caifornia Pass




Heading down the other side. Reasonably steep Carefully not to cook you brakes


Then on to Corkscrew Pass


That's even steeper going down, glad I saved the brakes


Then into Silvertonfor the night

Still at 9300 ft. We stayed at the Prospector motel. The owner was a good bloke and had a 1974 Triumph, cool. He reckoned at that altitude it wouldn't take much alcohol to have the desired effect. One good shot of bourbon had me sleepy
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