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Old 09-18-2013, 03:55 AM   #166
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Sounds like HoW riders may be experiencing some unusual rain this year Tony ?


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Old 09-18-2013, 04:56 PM   #167
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Rain?

OMG, D.P. ... The gods are angry!! Totally unlike your experience. You have good karma indeed.

But it turns out that some folks are loving the challenge! Crazy but true ...

As for me:
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:28 PM   #168
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WOW what an awesome adventure!

First I have to say Tony is unreal. Tony's constant attention to detail, updates, emails, and obvious true desire to insure the client has the experience of a lifetime is just tremendous.
Ol' Mother Nature sent us rain every single day. However, the rain did not dampen the adventure at all. We had a blast. Yes, there were times we had to skirt the rain, omit portions of the route, leave the route get a hotel for the night and return. But hey...it's the journey not the destination. If fact the point is just that....this is a journey! The journey of a lifetime. A journey to get your soul and peace of mind BACK. If you love the outdoors, riding for 200 miles and never seeing another human, being surrounded by complete and utter silence, and best of all, treated to some of the most beautiful scenery of your life, this ride will supply these things and more. It is a definite Bucket List ride.
You really don't understand the work, planning, refining, execution, and dedication it took for Tony to put this together until you get out there. It's all done for you. All you need is the desire, time, and a bike.
Tony once again I cannot thank you enough. I was able to be with my son on this ride, showing him parts of America he had never seen before. When we parted ways two days ago he hugged me saying, "Thanks Dad, I had a great time, I will never forget it". I won't EVER forget it either, it was AWESOME!
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:02 PM   #169
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First I have to say Tony is unreal. Tony's constant attention to detail, updates, emails, and obvious true desire to insure the client has the experience of a lifetime is just tremendous.
Ol' Mother Nature sent us rain every single day. However, the rain did not dampen the adventure at all. We had a blast. Yes, there were times we had to skirt the rain, omit portions of the route, leave the route get a hotel for the night and return. But hey...it's the journey not the destination. If fact the point is just that....this is a journey! The journey of a lifetime. A journey to get your soul and peace of mind BACK. If you love the outdoors, riding for 200 miles and never seeing another human, being surrounded by complete and utter silence, and best of all, treated to some of the most beautiful scenery of your life, this ride will supply these things and more. It is a definite Bucket List ride.
You really don't understand the work, planning, refining, execution, and dedication it took for Tony to put this together until you get out there. It's all done for you. All you need is the desire, time, and a bike.
Tony once again I cannot thank you enough. I was able to be with my son on this ride, showing him parts of America he had never seen before. When we parted ways two days ago he hugged me saying, "Thanks Dad, I had a great time, I will never forget it". I won't EVER forget it either, it was AWESOME!
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:52 AM   #170
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That's the "Huegel" difference.
He can send you out into the most scenic remote parts of the lower 48 and yet you still have his support if needed from his base in Idaho Falls.


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Old 09-27-2013, 07:22 AM   #171
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:57 AM   #172
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2013 ride reports

Some ride reports from veterans of the challenging 2013 season are underway. If your boss isn't looking, have a read:

Heart of the West on five LC8s

Flatlanders do Heart of the West

One of these days

3 Canucks take on the Heart of the West

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Old 09-27-2013, 07:12 PM   #173
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And an HoW traveler's video!



(Thank you for allowing me to link to it, J.)

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Old 10-08-2013, 06:17 PM   #174
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With the storms of September now past, and autumn finally arrived, I traveled the other day along a segment of Heart of the West in Wyoming. Just checking the trap line, as they used to say ...



Managed to dodge this little group, which seemed to be finding refuge from October's hunters in the middle of the road ...



Found yet another lodging option that provides an authentic Wyoming experience ...



And before heading home, had breakfast at the Sixties-hip cafe of Grateful Dead lyricist and Wyoming native/rancher John Perry Barlow ...


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Old 10-09-2013, 05:39 AM   #175
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Keep at it Tony!
It's nice to have the updated info that you provide when out West.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:45 PM   #176
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Good to hear from you, B.d. I shall carry on!
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:19 PM   #177
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Coming for '14 ...

... 40 more of the Oregon Trail's loneliest miles ...


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Old 10-15-2013, 01:00 PM   #178
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Some other lonely miles on the Oregon Trail



A view from the Pony Express Route


And a nice pic of your most awesome OP who came out to meet us- donning "I "heart" Idaho" Potato Pins. Tony = the fellow with the bandana on his head.

3 Yanks, 1 Confederate, a POM, & an Aussie- what a crew



Anyone considering this route is in for a ride experience of a lifetime. Tony has this very well planned out mile by mile. It can be done on bikes in 10-12 days if conditions are perfect (weather & mechanical). Its not a particularly difficult route, which gives the rider a chance to simply take in some of the most breathtaking scenery the West has to offer via motorcycle. Best of all you wont see too many people.

We will be putting up a ride report soon, so stay tuned.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:12 PM   #179
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Excellent! Looking forward to the rr.


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Old 10-15-2013, 01:26 PM   #180
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Docking Pilot: Your ride report was what motivated us to do the route. So we owe you a big thanks for making the effort to document the trip here on ADV Rider.

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