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Old 07-03-2014, 08:16 AM   #31
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No good about the puncture.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:42 AM   #32
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Looks like the adventure part has begun...

I'm in.

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Old 07-03-2014, 10:08 PM   #33
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Not a goddamn thing worth seeing or doing from Lubbock to Santa Rosa.

Here's today's excitement.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:27 PM   #34
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My 800XC when I went though Glacier. : 0

Immobilizer failed. Uhaul to the rescue...



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Old 07-05-2014, 11:35 PM   #35
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In Moab now. Spectacular rides through Carson national forest, up to Pagosa Springs, Cortez to Moab the hard way. Riding into Moab was spectacular. Pics to come.
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:38 PM   #36
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Did I use "spectacular"twice? I guess I did.

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Old 07-06-2014, 02:34 PM   #37
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Great report & pics! Got your moose repellent?
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:57 PM   #38
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Austin to Banff on a Tiger 800XC

Not yet. I need deer repellent right now.

Carson national forest



Achievement unlocked!









Arches NP


Took an off-road excursion and met mr sand.

No pics but...

Achievement unlocked!

I had a spare.

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Old 07-07-2014, 07:04 AM   #39
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I had a spare.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:53 PM   #40
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Proper planning prevents piss poor performance.

Two things I debated carrying and opted for at the last minute were spare tubes and spare levers. I have now needed both.

Decided on it after gleaning the wisdom of other inmates.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:57 AM   #41
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Austin to Banff on a Tiger 800XC

Highway 6 from Price to just south of Salt Lake could be a fun ride but not with strong crosswinds and thunderstorms. I managed to avoid most of the thunderstorms but at one point it was a hot dust storm while raining. Although highway six is a heavily traveled mountain pass it follows the Whitewater Creek and railroad tracks and provides a whole bunch of picturesque opportunities. There are lots of pull offs to watch and photograph trains running along the creek and through tunnels. But with the foul weather, construction delays and the fact that I'm behind schedule on getting to Canada I didn't stop to get any pictures.

Salt Lake City, the birthplace of jazz, was hot and I had already ridden through the desert and was nasty sweaty underneath my atgatt. But I did want to see the temple square so I did stop and take some pictures there. The Temple Square is a fortress. There's a wall around the entire grounds and locked gates everywhere. you can walk through and see the temple but you can't actually walk up the steps or go inside... at least not if you're just wandering in like I did. Meanwhile for some reason the entire area is just crawling with panhandlers.





So I bolted for Pocatello. The ride from Moab to price is kind of monotonous with the desert scenery however I watched a thunderstorm for two hours and eventually ended up in it. That's kind of cool.

watching the sunset over the mountains and green pastures in southern Idaho was,,, I'm trying to think of a word other than spectacular because I keep using it in these ride reports.

Tomorrow I hang a left at Blackfoot and head up Highway 93 to Missoula. It's supposed to be a great mountain twisty ride.
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:36 PM   #42
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Austin to Banff on a Tiger 800XC

Camped just outside of salmon ID. Ron from CA rolled up on his 55 BSA. We hung out by the river and shot the shit.







Ron And his buddies trailered a bunch of vintage bikes up to ride around. He invited me to come by and see a 1939 Matchless at their camp sight.





Drool.

Soldiered on to Missoula having lunch at the Zydeco cafe. Heading for Glacier hopefully to catch good light and so Going to the Sun Road
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:22 PM   #43
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Thanks for the update. Some cool old bikes there!
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:51 PM   #44
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"Not yet. I need deer repellent right now."


ATX -you need Elk repellent !

Geez those things look huge when they jump out in front of you .

Have a great trip - keep posting



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Old 07-09-2014, 07:15 PM   #45
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Love the old bikes! Glad you survived the trials relatively unscathed.
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