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Old 11-10-2012, 04:10 AM   #16
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Really enjoyed your RR, here's hoping your next trip is totally breakdown-free to balance things out
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:53 AM   #17
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We have a term we use in racing. It usually applies to someone's lack of talent, but in your case it's appropriate simply on your rate of success. "OSB" = Other Sports Beckon. If I had this much bad luck riding I'd have quit long ago and bought a Jeep or something. You're made of sterner stuff than I.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:37 AM   #18
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We have a term we use in racing. It usually applies to someone's lack of talent, but in your case it's appropriate simply on your rate of success. "OSB" = Other Sports Beckon. If I had this much bad luck riding I'd have quit long ago and bought a Jeep or something. You're made of sterner stuff than I.
i hate to say it, but this kinda stuff is bothering me, too.... it's all over this forum, there's a bunch of reports like this, getting stuck in bumfukk mexico and out of water, etc... .... start a trip all screwed up, and get worse as you go along.... i go way outta my way to get all my shizzit in one sock.... i really try to be the master of my destiny..... dirt bikes are tough though, and stuff does screw up.... i guess it's all in your attitude.... i really like to be in control.....

but there's other guys that make it to freakin' mongolia w/out serious troubles.... why is that?....
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:32 AM   #19
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You win the award for the best one page RR.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:49 AM   #20
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Man, no wonder I haven't seen you in months.

Ok, what am I looking at here?



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Old 11-10-2012, 11:12 AM   #21
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I'm glad you made it home, I was thinking you were going to be calling the wife again and.............



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Old 11-10-2012, 11:52 AM   #22
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Great RR - With all those break downs, I probably would have given up and gone home.
Lets hope your next ride is going to be worry free of break downs.
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Old 11-10-2012, 12:53 PM   #23
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Are you going to finish TAT next year?
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #24
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You had me laughing hard! Great report, real nice writing.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #25
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Looks like half of a brake or clutch lever.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #26
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You had me laughing hard! Great report, real nice writing.
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i was smiling all the way.... funniest, most tragic - in a good way, if there is such a thing - rr i've read in a long time... keep'm comin'
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:54 PM   #27
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We have a term we use in racing. It usually applies to someone's lack of talent, but in your case it's appropriate simply on your rate of success. "OSB" = Other Sports Beckon. If I had this much bad luck riding I'd have quit long ago and bought a Jeep or something. You're made of sterner stuff than I.
I did that in February.

I thought my wife and kid would enjoy seeing some of the sights I enjoyed on the motorcycle.


They were thrilled.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:14 PM   #28
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Time to dumb it down to a DR

Great story!
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #29
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Yep, if you'd have had a DR your RR would have ended with microbrews in Port Orford, Oregon
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:25 PM   #30
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Cool stuff.great story. Thanks!
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