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Old 07-14-2014, 03:50 AM   #46
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If I paid visits to everyone who's ever saved my tail, I'd never get anywhere!

Seriously, did I forget something/somebody? Y'know, memory is the first thing to go. Er...well, the second thing.

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Recalling your MTS "incident" and the couple who took you in until your wife arrived.

Safe travels...lmk if your track dips more southerly.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:29 AM   #47
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Enjoying the report and pictures. Reminds me of many of my travels to the same areas. I also did time on BMW GS's . '95 to '07 and about 124,000 miles before going to a Suzuki DL1000 and a short 30,000 miles later to a 1250S Bandit.
Messed about the Lewis/Clark trails starting in '97 and continued though out 2012. Loved it!!!!!!!!.
Keep it coming Doc. Lovein' it.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:18 AM   #48
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Omigosh --- NOW I remember!

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Recalling your MTS "incident" and the couple who took you in until your wife arrived.

Safe travels...lmk if your track dips more southerly.
Omigosh...I had suppressed that memory. What a horrible experience, followed by the kindest people. Isn't that how it often works? They put me up in their house, hooked up a trailer, drove 50 miles (one-way) over La Manga Pass (10,000+ feet) to bring the bike back. Simply amazing.

For any of you "lamb" enthusiasts, those folks run an "organic lamb" ranch near Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico. If you contact them (organiclamb.com, although the link seems stuck), mention the guy who crashed on the Ducati they rescued a coupla years back.

I had completely forgotten (er, suppressed) that memory. At least I learned about hoarfrost.

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Old 07-14-2014, 07:20 AM   #49
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Enjoying the report and pictures. Reminds me of many of my travels to the same areas. I also did time on BMW GS's . '95 to '07 and about 124,000 miles before going to a Suzuki DL1000 and a short 30,000 miles later to a 1250S Bandit.
Messed about the Lewis/Clark trails starting in '97 and continued though out 2012. Loved it!!!!!!!!.
Keep it coming Doc. Lovein' it.
Well, thank you very much, kind sir. Sounds like you've been here and there yourself. Got a little rain this morning...hopefully that'll clean some of the bugs off the bike

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Old 07-14-2014, 07:49 AM   #50
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Monday morning update...

Monday Morning, July 14: Marion, KY --> Walton, KY


Thought I'd put up a quick update before I leave Marion, KY this morning. Awoke to a light rain...see, Wotan got a nice little shower:


Wotan gets a bath; maybe clean off some bugs...

Just a light rain passing through...it's already stopped, in fact. Supposedly by tomorrow the temperature will drop a bit. We'll see. Gonna stay with inmate "Go-4-It" in Walton, KY tonight. Always nicer to stay with folks.

I'm gonna take mostly interstates today (I know, I said I wasn't) but with the weather, etc. it just seems logical. See everyone later.

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Old 07-14-2014, 08:04 AM   #51
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Hi DR Greg good to read you again, I miss your writing over on Bad Web. Have a good trip.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:25 AM   #52
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Enjoying your ride... did most of the same route across S. MO. last fall.

After the "purple mountains majesty" of CO., and the "amber waves of grain" of the Mid-Western harvest, I felt like I had ridden through America, the Beautiful.

Agree that the Cairo, IL confluence of rivers needs some TLC... an historic area that's not well maintained.

Be safe, enjoy the ride, and continue posting.

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Old 07-14-2014, 09:40 AM   #53
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Just caught up with your report, if you need a place in NY let me know.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:58 AM   #54
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Hey Doc - Glad you're on the road with "Woton" and things appear to be going swimmingly. You mentioned rain washing 'bugs' off the bike... Ah hem...I dont / didnt see ANY bugs on woton. You are perhaps testing a new "anti-insect force field" invention ? Im in. You are one intrepid rider. I dont mean in a reckless way - but rather resolute. Remembering your Uly Deer slayer & Duc Frost buster experience, and here you are on a new GS still riding - would have likely 'detoured' a lesser man to a motorhome. Anyway - I'm along for the ride pal, Cheers, jp
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:09 PM   #55
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Ahem, that's WotAn to you...

Hello there my ol' buddy John...

Well, you should see my headlight lens; the photons hardly have a place to escape

Another inmate brought up the "hoarfrost" episode...I had forgotten/suppressed it . As my grad school adviser recently said, "you have a DURABLE body." I guess. Ain't very big or strong, but durable...I'll accept that. 13 fractures (some big bones, too) and counting.

But on this ride: NO TICKETS NO CRASHES!!

Thanks for following. I'm thinkin' of a fall trip to the PNW, maybe we can hook up.

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Hey Doc - Glad you're on the road with "Woton" and things appear to be going swimmingly. You mentioned rain washing 'bugs' off the bike... Ah hem...I dont / didnt see ANY bugs on woton. You are perhaps testing a new "anti-insect force field" invention ? Im in. You are one intrepid rider. I dont mean in a reckless way - but rather resolute. Remembering your Uly Deer slayer & Duc Frost buster experience, and here you are on a new GS still riding - would have likely 'detoured' a lesser man to a motorhome. Anyway - I'm along for the ride pal, Cheers, jp
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:10 PM   #56
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Just caught up with your report, if you need a place in NY let me know.
Replied to your PM. Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-14-2014, 05:06 PM   #57
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Well, ok Wotan, sorry...at least i didnt spell it 'wonton'. Impaired photons can result in "dark & stormy nights", just like in the novels. Durable is a good descriptor - resilient too. If you do get out here (which would be great!) , there will be pizza, beer & a room for ya. I will be up in AK in early Sept - back around the 10th - & around after that. Chow' jp
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:56 PM   #58
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Hi DR Greg good to read you again, I miss your writing over on Bad Web. Have a good trip.
I stick my nose in on BadWeB now and again, but---no longer owning a Uly (great bike, BTW)---I don't spend too much time there. Glad you found my RR here, and thanks very much for following along .

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Old 07-14-2014, 07:15 PM   #59
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I stick my nose in on BadWeB now and again, but---no longer owning a Uly (great bike, BTW)---I don't spend too much time there. Glad you found my RR here, and thanks very much for following along .

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I am another that used to be over badweb with a Uly..
I followed you over there as well


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Old 07-14-2014, 07:27 PM   #60
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Sweet Ride!

Wotan certainly is a beauty of a machine! I rode through Guymon OK a couple summers ago. I was visiting the grave of a friend of mine there. It seemed like I was riding forever over those long rolling hills. I kept looking at my GPS watching the distance shrink and still couldn't seen any hints of civilization. I thought "where the hell is this town!". Sure enough I crested one last hill and there it was. I also found out how true the lyric "Where the winds come sweeping down the plains" was.

Safe travels my friend!
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