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Old 01-05-2013, 04:32 PM   #46
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I've been wanting to check out the old Stovepipe for years, never seem to do it.

Great report, I like all the self portraits!!
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:39 PM   #47
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Great photos, great report!
Hey buddy! Hows married life treating ya?
did you sell the KTM? get a new bike?
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:36 PM   #48
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Got a tip while I was away back east for the holidays that you were on the road to DV in the dead of winter with an 80 mile tank range. Glad you survived to tell the tale! Good karma at the start helping that pipe-less fuel-less dude on the cruiser.

I missed all the cool parts of DV you went to. I guess I was on pavement most of the way.

Keep em coming!

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Old 01-05-2013, 10:16 PM   #49
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A Frenchman calls some Lego statue a chick???

You gonna tell us anything about what went through that head of yours when you were doin' all this cool shit? Or do you think every picture tells a story and you don't have to narrate?





Keep it comin' Renaud!
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:58 AM   #50
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A Frenchman calls some Lego statue a chick???

You gonna tell us anything about what went through that head of yours when you were doin' all this cool shit? Or do you think every picture tells a story and you don't have to narrate?





Keep it comin' Renaud!
Hey she's blond and has big booobs, good enough for me....
you want chicks? this kind?

this is a lot of work having to use photobucket, so time consuming so slowww....

oh wait I gotta run and watch some of this:
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:07 AM   #51
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Loving the photos and RR. Cheers :)
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:08 PM   #52
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Ride back to PNSR and to Darwin and the falls, at this point bad luck strikes again, sand in my camera lens, camera is now dead, and my charging outlet on the bike doesn't seem to work anymore, so no more iPhone camera and gopro….booooh!

other items that failed me were the over boots rain cover from bilt cycle gear, and my rotopax mount broke and got loose on the way to the dunes in panamint valley, lucky I didn’t lose it.

Ride out to day call to wifey, get to the phones at Stovepipe and two dudes are using the left one. I ask if they are working, they say no, they dont take coins we had to call collect.
I explain the trick of feeding coins until you trick the machine, it works, I get wifey.

I keep talking with them, and their rv broke down on 190 13 miles from here.
I ask if I can help, and go back to the RV where they have 3 friends waiting there just stuck.
They're confused and freaked out.
I explain to them Ricky and other dude are on the phone with the rv rental company and everything will be ok.
they're cool now....

Time to ride!


i'm not one to mix with the masses but I do it this time, I never walked to these dunes,




message to Ben, RIP brother
Thank you so much for all your years of friendship.
Thank you for being there when I was down, for helping me with my bikes, and teaching me all you knew about mechanics and ADV riding!
Megan used to say she was so relieved y'd be riding with me...just in case...
I miss you every day, I have tears coming out of my eyes right now, and this ride was beautiful and I'm sad I cant share it with you.
Here's is to ADV, to all the good times/rides we had together
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:44 PM   #53
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Here comes the videos!
on the way out of SF

Trona Pinnacles

Onto Ballarat, this is the fastest I have been on dirt, vid doesnt do it justice, but I kept checking my speedo, and hit about 80-85mph
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:07 PM   #54
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Cold Saline valley road

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Old 01-06-2013, 11:30 PM   #55
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Hey LeDakaR,

Great stuff! Plenty cold this winter ...

The AAA map threw me off, too ... I knew where I was and was looking at the road from the top, but because it wasn't on the map I was not sure what to do ... ha. Finally figgured that if AAA didn't want me to know about the road, I'd better not take it ... gives me a good excuse to go back sometime soon ...

Coffee first!

see you around the campfire,
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:34 PM   #56
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Hi John! Good to hear from you, always good to hear from SFMC peeps!
yeah I really got to get my hands on the 4x4 trail map.

Talking about SFMC, any plans to show Dakar this year?
last year was awesome at the clubhouse, thanks again!
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:10 PM   #57
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Brraaaaaaaaaaaapppp to the dunes!


thanks to my good friend Erik for landing me his gopro!
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:48 PM   #58
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Hi John! Good to hear from you, always good to hear from SFMC peeps!
yeah I really got to get my hands on the 4x4 trail map.

Talking about SFMC, any plans to show Dakar this year?
last year was awesome at the clubhouse, thanks again!
We got a new TV where I've figured out how to play YouTube clips on Thursdays ... I'll see if I can get someone to record the Eurosport stuff on a laptop ...

See you soon,
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:21 PM   #59
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John , always !!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:15 PM   #60
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ld, very nice RR, good job.

can't wait to go to dv.


cheers.

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