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Old 03-11-2014, 09:27 PM   #436
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U 2? Thought it might be just me ... Got a cure to share?
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:28 PM   #437
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U 2? Thought it might be just me ... Got a cure to share?
Well the route takes us through Colorado.... my back might feel better around there...
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:40 PM   #438
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Yeah, he put a roof on it. That says a lot.

It's in the Squirrel area, the real name of a real place east of Ashton. Nearby is Greentimber. Both harken back to the German Lutheran folk who settled there alongside the Mormons. Their churches were literally across the street from each other in Ashton.

I'll get a pic of the old one-room Greentimber schoohouse next time I'm in Greentimber, where folks used to play pinochle in the school on cold winter nights before satellite TV, videos, Internet and such. Now and then they'd get snowed in, and a farmer would go get his tractor and plow the way out.

My wife played pinochle there one night, with the Greentimber Goodfellowship Club, and I wrote about it when I was a reporter. Such a precious slice of rural Americana it was ...

I was privileged to witness it, and chronicle it.

It's just one reason I love this place.

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It's amazing to me how many times I can drive past something, every day, see a pic of something along the route I drive and have no idea where it is. And I'm only 8 miles from my business. I'm really observant in so many things, but driving I guess I'm watching the road.

The pic, it's interesting to see how the land owner is working the land and preserving the structure.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:44 PM   #439
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Well the route takes us through Colorado.... my back might feel better around there...
Ouch!

I've been encouraged the last few days, with the weather warm and I can ride my bicycle 'round town now. Back feels ok then! Too much sitting all winter.
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:46 PM   #440
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Ouch!

I've been encouraged the last few days, with the weather warm and I can ride my bicycle 'round town now. Back feels ok then! Too much sitting all winter.
I was commenting on Colorado's recent legislation...

....I may become hungrier shortly after entering the state as well....
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Old 03-11-2014, 09:54 PM   #441
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I was commenting on Colorado's recent legislation...

....I may become hungrier shortly after entering the state as well....
Silly me ... And to think my motto is "Remember the Haight ..."

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Old 03-21-2014, 09:14 AM   #442
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When one is in the travel bidness, one takes one's vacation time when most don't. In another six weeks or so it will be time to resume H.o.W. development as well as field-checking custom routing. Which really is a lot of work.

So fyi ... I shall be away for a bit ... exploring further the wild roads and canyons of southern Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.









Back soon ...

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Old 04-22-2014, 09:53 AM   #443
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Is it September yet?

I picked up the RallyRaid 2 gallon auxiliary fuel tank that replaces the pillion seat for my Tiger 800. It plumbs in and has a quick disconnect. This should give me the 230 mile range I need no problem!

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Old 04-22-2014, 10:41 AM   #444
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Good move. That will keep your mind at ease, particularly in the emptiness of the Great Basin (western Utah, eastern Nevada).

Even with my KLR's nearly 6-gal. tank, I still use a 1.75-gal RotoPax, which actually holds two gallons.

Now ... Sorry I've been away from my thread recently. Multiple custom-routing projects underway, including a particularly challenging one that involves spectacular moto-trail riding, but few fuel, food and lodging stops. Much of it is high in these distant mountains, which are the Continental Divide between Idaho and Montana ...



... and directly up the far wall of this canyon and over that narrow crest ...



Yikes!!
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:23 PM   #445
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Great shots!

Tony, is that the coffee place (Kiva) on UT12 at the switchback above the Escalante river? Drove by there this winter but it was closed and not as green.

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Old 04-22-2014, 02:20 PM   #446
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Yes! Good call, Eakins. I shot that photo a year or two ago. We stopped by just last month, and they were slated to open the next day for the season.

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Old 04-23-2014, 01:15 PM   #447
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Stinks not having a big trip planned to look forward to. This time last year, I couldn't contain myself.


I may be giving you a ring Tony

Hope all is well


Oh btw, have you thought about adding in Baker Nevada as a stopping point once you cross over the Utah/Nevada state line? Two different places for lodging (not including that border gas station), plus a bar with a cat that will drink your beer for you.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:00 PM   #448
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Oh man you need to get something spinning in your head asap.
If I don't have at-least 1 good trip to plan and think about each season, I go stir crazy.

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Stinks not having a big trip planned to look forward to. This time last year, I couldn't contain myself.


I may be giving you a ring Tony

Hope all is well


Oh btw, have you thought about adding in Baker Nevada as a stopping point once you cross over the Utah/Nevada state line? Two different places for lodging (not including that border gas station), plus a bar with a cat that will drink your beer for you.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:01 PM   #449
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Yes! Good call, Eakins. I shot that photo a year or two ago. We stopped by just last month, and they were slated to open the next day for the season.
Thanks. Wow what a beautiful spot!
Was there food Tony or just drinks?
Ut12 is barren for services in most places so that is a key spot.
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:24 PM   #450
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Great to hear from you again, CaseyB! I thought you had a big Southwestern enchilada on your plate? Am I mistaken?

You'd be amazed at Idaho's extensive network of designated, legal moto trails. I'm talking trails, in addition to roads. It's a new routing approach for me, for which I have to thank a client group that has shown me the way ...

Baker, NV, is too far south to include in Heart of the West, but as you know it is a critical outpost for other Great Basin routing I've done, as well as the TAT. The Great Basin is one of the most impressive landscapes in North America, and Baker is at the heart of it.

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