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Old 09-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #16
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #17
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #18
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Yo Casey is everything OK?.. I see your on the move again thru SPOT tracking, but no RR updates and no personal texts.... the East Coast recovery team is getting nervous, kinda almost twitchy


I know you took a couple days off but "The wife and I" don't sleep if we don't hear from you. She watches too many Zombie shows, she thinks you're....... well lets just say her imagination is getting the best of her

I need a F-ING update you're barely 1/4 way thru your adventure and you've disappeared already
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:38 PM   #19
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I hope he's basking in nice, dry sunshine in Utah's west desert. The weather system that's chasing him is widespread across several states.
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:47 PM   #20
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Was about to write that I'm in the sun finally but rain clouds are closing in again.

I'm in Baker Nevada.

Yesterday was a full day of riding in the wet. 40 miles out of Delta I picked my route back up. Rode it for 45 mins and realized that it was just not worth it. Was slick as shit and the sky had an ominous look to it.

Not wanting to backtrack, I ended up in Nevada haha.

I'll try and stay in contact with my many fathers and mothers who get worried

I only planned on updating when there was something worth seeing

I will be back riding and seeing the sights, hopefully tomorrow
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:44 PM   #21
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You never made it out of Baker today? Hope you didn't hit the tables last night
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:53 PM   #22
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You never made it out of Baker today? Hope you didn't hit the tables last night
My info was wrong. There is no casino. Just a small town where every building is for sale.

Def. not gonna rain haha
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:35 PM   #23
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Too funny hows the weather there?
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Old 09-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #24
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[QUOTE=osgsonestop;22309726]Too funny hows the weather there?
http://youtu.be/ktAKHww9wPo

Actually having a real good time. Shooting pool with some long hair Harley rider while celebrating some forest rangers retirement. Idk, free shots and pool is all good in my book
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:41 PM   #25
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Nice pics and vids, been a while since I rode Slickrock, remember many a good time on Sand Flat Road back in the day!!! Looks like nothing has changed, refreshing to see!!

How about Eddie McStiffs is it still in Moab?
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:13 PM   #26
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How about Eddie McStiffs is it still in Moab?
I didn't go in but I did see a McStiffs. Moab brewery had a tasty ipa

There was so much more I wanted to see in Moab but the weather just wasn't working for me.

This is the 5th day of rain. I'm in the freAkin desert. I think I need to make a move tomorrow regardless.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:11 AM   #27
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The last I reported, I was in Baker Nevada

Ended up staying in Baker for 3 days. Before I move on, let us take a quick look at the town



Considering everything was still wet on my intended route, I rode with RTWdoug for a bit out of Baker. I enjoyed shooting the shit with him, he has a ton of good stories and is very easy to get along with.


I hit up a small part of the tat with him.



Now that the weather has finally turned for the better, I'm peeling back from Battle Mountain to get back on my route out of Wendover, UT


will try my best to update more frequently.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #28
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I left Battle Mountain Nevada and slabbed it 180 miles to Wendover Ut on Rt 80. I wanted to get back to my route as quick as possible.


This crow was hanging out at a rest stop

Got off in Wendover and just wanted a gatorade, fuel and a non paved road.

First leg of my route achieved that. The terrain was wide open with some minor slick areas and washouts, very easy. It was more the view and smells that was unfamiliar and a welcome change.




I followed the story of two vehicles & two bikes that hit the route while it was wet and muddy with their tracks now locked into dried up mud. Looked like a tough time. I'm glad I delayed riding my route for a bit. I personally did not see a soul all day while I was out there.Sun was setting fast but I was enjoying myself. I had the moon to my left and the sun to my right.



The sun was very low by the time I came to the turn left or right decision.

Left meant back to 80 and right was a mystery.

Easy decision

While I was stopped taking this pic


I noticed that I was leaking a little fuel from the fuel line that runs from the RR tanks to the adapter under/into the fuel pump. I just cut the line towards the end and reattached it. Glad I caught it because the next day there was still a ton of riding, I ended up hitting town on reserve.
More of the same riding wise after dark, until I hit a turn onto a side trail. Right off the bat the jeep trail began with a big wash out, pretty deep crevices. Not really doable by a vehicle but fine with a mc.

My point of no return was when I dropped into one of those washes (5' in and about 8' out). Wouldn't be easy to get out the way I came in and I was committed.

What I did notice was one other person who had done the trail since the rain, in what I believe to be a UTV. Remember its pretty dark, thankfully the moon had some juice to it. But I had what appeared to be a UTV tire pattern in the sand. Whoever the pilot was picked great lines up out of these holes in the earth. That continued on for a while, up until the last and biggest hole/gap in the sand. Around 10 feet across was missing. I could see the UTV guy decided it was good sense to turn around.

I thought about it and once again turning back at this point was not an option in my mind. I was hours and hours away from where I had come. So I dropped into it. I made an attempt to climb out the other side but fell over, twice.

Looking at a map now, its no wonder there was so many washouts


I ended up following the wash/riverbed down hill (dried up at this point). Now I was getting away from my trail, it was dark and my heart was pumping. I had ridden a couple hundred miles and just wanted out of that fricken hole. I finally found a doable spot to climb out.

I actually flashed back to slick rock. When I told myself that I'm the limiting factor, not the bike. In other words, DON'T BE A P***Y

Great I'm out of the wash. But where the hell is the trail? scrub pine (not sure what you call them) made it tough to make out anything. So I just headed uphill and bushwhacked my way to what I thought was the direction of the trail. I eventually found it.

Trail regained some structure but my mind didn't. I had had enough with the damn thing, I wasn't thinking logically. I looked at my GPS and saw that I was running parallel to a main road (rt 30) Looking at the gps, then what was between me and it by the moonlight…..eh just some scrub pine.

The road was much further away than I thought and here I was bushwhacking again. what I had failed to realize was that there were: 2 different sets of barb wired fences, 2 different sets of railroad tracks on high sloped gravel grades and a few hundred yards of scrub pine bushes with subtle washouts and holes hiding in wait for me - between myself and that freakin road.


I made it past one fence, I made it out of the holes lying in wait, I made it up and over one set of RR tracks. On the other side of the RRtracks was an access gravel/dirt road, So I took it heading east. I was completely exhausted. I was running next to the tracks for about 20 minutes and heard the loudest train i've ever heard off in the distance. The same track that I had to hump my bike over.

Once the train had passed I was pretty frazzled, I was like one of those pronghorns and I just darted towards the next fence through more scrub pine , thankfully there were zero areas for me to get by the fence. Not wanting to channel my inner steve mcqueen, I went back to my dirt road next to the original RR tracks

Awhile later I hit a main gravel road…OH and look there is my route on my gps that I could have kept taking and it would of got me here hours ago…

I set my tent up in Lucin, next to some palm frans or something (protected fenced in area)..I slept on the outside of it.

At around 3:00 in the morning I was awakened by the train on steroids. Once it had past I was left with a entire different sound. Freakin Coyotes howling. Multiple Coyotes.

In the A.M I noticed this:

My gift to the Great Salt Desert Spirit


I read up on Lucid, where I camped out:

Chinese grading crews--forgotten men
Nine of every ten men who built the Central Pacific Railroad were Chinese. Renowned for their reliability and industrious work ethic, they labored into Utah ten thousand strong with little more than picks, shovels, and black powder. Subsisting on tea, rice, and dried vegetables from China, they lived in segregated quarters in camps such as Lucin and Terrace.


Very long day, Very long post for that day.

Here is the next day in a very short post


Trans continental Railroad


Wasatch Cache National Forest




I'm now near Bear Lake. Treating myself for my halfway point with a stay at a lodge.

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Old 09-17-2013, 09:17 PM   #29
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:19 AM   #30
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all right now it looks like an adventure
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