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Old 07-01-2014, 09:41 AM   #91
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Some sort of insect nymph, hiding out, I think.

See => http://fireflyforest.net/firefly/201...na-spittlebug/



It's nice to see you back on the road!
Thanks Garfey!! Mystery solved!! Very interesting, and glad to know that there wasn't a bear sticking his nose under my tent and drooling
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:45 AM   #92
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Hey JIm,
I think I am running out of things to say………….
Yes I would love the rotor! So you need any more hats knitted? or mittens?
Will send you a PM
Hey buddy it's the least I can do for a kindred nomad soul...
I love the hat you made me and wear it all the time!
When and if you ever feel the urge to make another I'd proudly enjoy being a part of your stress relief!
Last one is orangish, brownish hues.. tewo of my favorite colors. Maybe greenish.. brownish this time? Then all 3 of my favorite colors will be covered.

1) I'm now living vicariously through you... uuuuh I think this may be a first!
2) I have the part on a parts bike I bought on a whim...
3) I am getting rid of all my KLR stuff as a part of my next AdventureTour: Just Jump
4) I had to have some of the orange koolaid before I got any slower.

Oh and that pic of Nomad Mom is SUPER!!!
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:46 AM   #93
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I'm proud of you for continuing on even when it got hairy. I've definitely been there, and it's really scary when you're by yourself!! You're getting more skilled though, and those skills will stay with you. The more you conquer, the fewer situations will inspire fear.

That's one reason I really like gatherings! If you're with a group and things go haywire, people can help you get the bike out of a ditch or whatever. It's a good time for pushing your limits (within reason).

The spot with the view was awesome!
Hey Fey, how is life??
Thanks for being proud of me
I know that they are good lessons to learn, still, the fear factor is a little numbing and stress full during those times
Still I always feel great to have conquered another challenge.
I keep thinking I'll bump into another rider going my way, or a group, but other than the ride over the Top of the World, I seem to be heading the opposite way of everyone else again. I do lots of creating and waving to people riding toward me.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:47 AM   #94
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Make sure your caliper is free to slide side to side if one side wears most of the time caliper is stuck.
Piston side usually is the one to wear out.

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Old 07-01-2014, 09:48 AM   #95
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Great to see you back on the road. Really admire your courage in taking "the road less traveled".
Thanks CharlestonADV (I know I got a Christmas card from you, but now I can't remember your name…. that bugs me!)
I like riding the road less travelled.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:51 AM   #96
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If you pass Laird River Hot Springs, stop for a soak it is we'll worth it.
Also, in Muncho Lake, just south of the Hot Springs, is the Muncho Lake Lodge. Go in and check out their map in the dining room. It's a hand carved beauty. However, French toast will set you back $19 so you may not want to eat there. Looking is free. There are dozens of big horn mountain goats around the lake. Keep your eye open.

Be safe and keep ridin' - Fabe
Thanks John, I was at Liard Hotsprings last year, and decided against stopping there this time around. Just too many people!! Can't eat French toast anyways, so I didn't miss anything. It was pouring when I got to the Lodge, so I didn't go in and drip all over their floor
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:54 AM   #97
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Hi NomadGal!
Not sure if the rotor from Jim would be able to get here in time but NOT TO WORRY!! We may be able to resurface yours if the grooves aren't too bad (I AM a machinist after all!!) barring that we can steal what's needed from MY '03 to get you going again!
Regards....just jeff

ps Your Mom's a DISH !
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:10 AM   #98
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Great update Esther! Your gear is very dialed in this time around! Very nice kit you have rollin' around.
Pic's are tremendous...
Still using your camera!!!

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Your Riding has improved 500% !!!
Awwww, thanks, and that coming from you

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Yup no knats up thataway.. Black flies... they secrete a saliva that allows them to chew on you and you don't realize it.
Then later your bloody and have a decent size hole in you!
Now it swells and hurts...
Facing the wind is your friend... they LOVE engine heat and the smell of fuel! ( I learned this years ago on the bike and around boats deep in Quebec) Seriously, they will come to your bike like bee's to a flower. When you do a prolonged stop to take pics and a breather get away from the bike.
Yep I did notice that they seem to love spirit!!

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Anyway SUPER ride ya got goin'... Your making it hard for me to stay put this year!!!!!


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Oh and PS,
A quick way to get some of your brake feel back... do a reverse bleed.
Thanks, that looks like a good idea, I'll try it!
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:11 AM   #99
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Bee sting tip for you, I'm reading your old blog and saw that you got stung.

Ok here it is for all that get stung while riding, most of carry some sort of spray lube for chains or general use right, so spray it on your bee sting and it takes the pain right out of it as well as swelling. I just got stung in my pasture the day and sprayed my sting and no pain.

Learned this trick last year near Twisp WA from a farmer, I was stung on my upper arm after a yellow jacket had gotten up my jacket sleeve and I was dancing around on the side of the road getting my jacket off and he stoped and asked if I was stung yep sure was.

Ask me if i wanted some pain relief, sure he gets out his WD-40 can and sprays my sting almost instantly the sting went away.

When I got stung the other day I used a different brand of spary lube and it worked just as well.
Bummer, I use wax for my chain!!
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:15 AM   #100
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Hi NomadGal!
Not sure if the rotor from Jim would be able to get here in time but NOT TO WORRY!! We may be able to resurface yours if the grooves aren't too bad (I AM a machinist after all!!) barring that we can steal what's needed from MY '03 to get you going again!
Regards....just jeff

ps Your Mom's a DISH !
Hey this could work Jeff... if my spare doesn't get there in time, ya can throw yours on and then have my piece when it does arrive! It's only got 4,600mi on it... po told me only to church on sundays... Great idea
And +2 on NamadMom
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:16 AM   #101
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Those are some really great pix.
Thanks bluestar! I sometimes surprise myself at how good they come out!
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:20 AM   #102
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Hi Esther,

We just got back from our stateside ADV ride - you posted on it once about Deb's Hawaii stickers on her Pelican cases.
Yeah!! I remember that, hahah, that was you guys?? Cool!!
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We haven't met in person, but we did trade a few PMs this winter, and we know a lot of people in common - Jettin' Jim, Alex, Mark H., and the list probably goes on.
That is just too funny! Small world!

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Knowing what it takes to be on the road, Deb and I wanted to lighten your worries for a couple of days for gas, food, and I dunno, maybe a stainless steel water bottle...

Besides - now that we are home and responsible & mowing the lawn and stuff, it gives us vicarious pleasure knowing you are on duty out there doing what needs to be done - riding and living on the road.

Love, peace, and motorcycle grease...

Gary & Deb
It is really appreciated!! Thanks so much!
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:21 AM   #103
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Just finished last years RR, what an epic adventure.

Me and wife will be in Canada day after tomorrow doing a loop HWY 20, 97, couple side roads, HWY 3 in Canada back to US thru Sumas, to Hwy9 to Hwy 20 and home.

Someday I will do the Prudhoe Bay trip, just not on my Multistrada.

Keep the rubber sides down NomadGal!
Post some pics!! and maybe some words too??
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:23 AM   #104
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Great pics Esther, wish I could travel with you.
Thanks Mom!!
Yah if you could still swing your leg over the seat then you could tag along on Jeff's bike!!
Then maybe Tammy would ride another bike and we'd have three generations of women riding together. That would be epic!!!
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:25 AM   #105
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Awesoem ride Esther!
And that bear story is a great one to tell and tell again and keep telling!!!
You have a good night's sleep now. ;-)
Hahaha, yep, once I got over the shock it sounded pretty funny!
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