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Old 10-15-2012, 03:27 PM   #136
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Hola Señor Misery Goat!

Believe me I would love to be riding that big Orange bike of yours. Just watching your videos brings back fond memories of splitting lanes Latin American style on the centerline moto lane.


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Please take that back!
Still torn which bike to leave home on my longest trip ever... truly believe the adventure would be far more rewarding on many levels riding a WR250R, (or any suitable 250 similar to your Sherpa!)

yet now find myself in denial hearing you pine over "Big Orange".

You had me convinced the li'l 250 would be the cat's meow. (with modifications)

Decisions;
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:29 PM   #137
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I dont think you can go wrong with either bike amigo. You'll probably live longer riding the 250 though.

I gotta say, there were days where I wanted a 250. Everything is just easier to deal with, hotels, maintenance, parts, mud, etc. But each time I hit the crack pipe throttle on my 990 I got a shit eatin grin on my face and would giggle like a little school girl while yellow lining it smoking trucks by the bakers dozen in the narrow mountain twisties.

Besides that, the chicas love riding on the 990. It transformed me to a butt ugly fat boy into a regular chick magnet, but I needed all the help I could get.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:33 PM   #138
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:53 PM   #139
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Well okay, this feller was slithering through the old Polish cemetary giving me snake eye:


Holy Hell, what kind of snake is that? Looks like it could eat one of them cows whole And how long was that thing?
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:59 PM   #140
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I'm a third of the way into the dentistry trip and enjoying this one too.
The more RRs I read, the more a 250 makes sense for me... retired, frugal and need a third world dentist.

Thanks for the ride along JDowns.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #141
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Holy Hell, what kind of snake is that? Looks like it could eat one of them cows whole And how long was that thing?


Looks like a good ol Bull snake, common in the midwest, they get up to six feet long, non-poisonous. But they will rattle their tail and when they are in dry leaves that rattle sounds like a real rattler. Gets your attention.

Hunted turkey a couple years ago along the Niobrara in Bristow. I can believe only 7 bike registered in your county.


I'm in for this trip. Keep the helmet airborne!
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #142
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Holy Hell, what kind of snake is that? Looks like it could eat one of them cows whole And how long was that thing?
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Looks like a bull snake. My cousin back in Iowa caught one and was going to make a pet of it. The damned thing wrapped around his arm, he let go of the head and the snake bit the hell out if him. Laughed my ass off.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:07 PM   #143
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Great start John!

Your previous RR was one of the standouts from the last couple of years and looking forward to reading about your adventures on this trip!

Ride safe!
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:06 AM   #144
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This is Frackin' "A"

JD,
Stumbled upon your last RR and loved it, I'm so into this one.
God Speed.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:14 AM   #145
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Holy Hell, what kind of snake is that? Looks like it could eat one of them cows whole And how long was that thing?
It was longer than a yardstick so maybe 4 feet long. I'm no snake expert but it didn't have rattles so I came in for the close up.

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Old 10-16-2012, 10:21 AM   #146
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I'm in the tropics already!!!! Sunrise in Kansas:




Well okay, I'm in Kansas. But there's no frost on the ground at sunrise and it can't be less than 50 or 60 degrees. Note to self. I need to get a stick on thermometer for the bike.


Kansas is a beautiful state in a quiet understated way. I was born near where I camped last night. But my father got a job teaching in Arizona and I left when I was two, so only vague first memories of my sisters trying to lift me on our dog Digger 'o Dale to get me to ride him like a pony.

Always remember to sleep on the opposite side of the kickstand. If you think about the laws of gravity you'll know why. This is where I camped last night:



And this is what was on the breakfast menu at the vacant picnic shelter at Casa Hobo:



And my office for the morning to start the next post:




Bureau of Reclamation lake/reservoir out in the middle of nowhere. Biggest in Kansas normally. Although the reservoir is empty due to the hot dry summer Kansas had this year:





Pit toilet and dumpster along with a grassy spot behind t
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #147
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Better hurry up man! Looks like a good sleeping spot last night, tonight should be mo better with a hot water and a cozy bed in the adventure shop RV
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #148
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'Been watching for this one, John. Thought about you as I rode across Nebraska on US 20 last summer returning home from Oregon. Will be checking this thread daily . . .

Ojala que te vaya bien hermano!

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:35 PM   #149
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On the road again.......

WOOHOO!! Glad you are on the road. All the best. ratbikemike
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #150
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WOOHOO!! Glad you are on the road. All the best. ratbikemike
Hi ratbikemike,

I have really been enjoying your ride report over on Horizons unlimited. Hope to see you down the road sometime.

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