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Old November 30th, 2015, 12:02 PM
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Oh Gus...did I mention how cooool this trip was...riding thousands of miles on beautiful challenging trails, just me and my steed...racing alongside of wild horses on the colorada high plains, finding off the beaten path abandoned buildings from God knows how many days gone by, riding classic areas like the Santa fe trail and the old pony express routes... Camping under the stars in the middle of nowhere with not a soul around for hundreds of miles in places with badass names like rattlesnake flats (you could have camped at the one just after it..) riding challenging areas like black cat canyon and Gemini bridges... Being scared shitless sliding down uber steep slippery rutted out OHV trails or shale hillsides, knowing all to well that you..and only you were responsible for your own actions and abilities..riding through a drovers herd of hundreds of head of cattle.. Crossing snow laden peaks at 12,000 plus feet elevation...the satisfaction of doing it in one sitting and solo when they said they were 2 things that you shouldn't do....and still doing it in record time....navigating by nothing more than a roll of paper with directions based on mileage, getting to river crossings only to find they were completely gone..yep...some pretty cool stuff...lol...
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Old November 30th, 2015, 12:17 PM
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I would absolutely love to do this with a couple of people in rovers...
Charles, Loc and I have been talking about this for over a decade...

Someone needs to pull the trigger and organize a trip.

Ohh! And, Welcome Back
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Old November 30th, 2015, 12:21 PM
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That's the problem with you guys...too many talkers, not enough DOERS....
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Old November 30th, 2015, 12:25 PM
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And...nearing one of the high passes..
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Old November 30th, 2015, 12:25 PM
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Thanks Gus.. Penile surgery went well...thanks for the recommendation...Dr Ivan Kutchakokoff remembers you well and said to say hi..... I have since found that since my surgery was such a success I find myself whipping my member out in public and thrusting in the faces of people who I have now come to realize don't really care... I also now find a lot of people complimenting me on its size...people are always uttering..what a dick.!!
I feel much more at home on this board now....
Hey, if the 4" ( LOA ) suits you , God Bless you

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Old November 30th, 2015, 12:26 PM
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Abandoned silver mines..
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Old November 30th, 2015, 12:32 PM
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May? I'm in from NC for two weeks or so....

Rob - this seems like a good opportunity to open up a trip thread. Whaddya think?
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Old November 30th, 2015, 12:33 PM
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Oh Gus...did I mention how cooool this trip was...riding thousands of miles on beautiful challenging trails, just me and my steed...racing alongside of wild horses on the colorada high plains, finding off the beaten path abandoned buildings from God knows how many days gone by, riding classic areas like the Santa fe trail and the old pony express routes... Camping under the stars in the middle of nowhere with not a soul around for hundreds of miles in places with badass names like rattlesnake flats (you could have camped at the one just after it..) riding challenging areas like black cat canyon and Gemini bridges... Being scared shitless sliding down uber steep slippery rutted out OHV trails or shale hillsides, knowing all to well that you..and only you were responsible for your own actions and abilities..riding through a drovers herd of hundreds of head of cattle.. Crossing snow laden peaks at 12,000 plus feet elevation...the satisfaction of doing it in one sitting and solo when they said they were 2 things that you shouldn't do....and still doing it in record time....navigating by nothing more than a roll of paper with directions based on mileage, getting to river crossings only to find they were completely gone..yep...some pretty cool stuff...lol...
Sam did an outstanding job on those " Piece of Papers "

Like you, I had few close calls on Slumgullion and Engineer Pass ( dropped the bike in a quite awkward position near the ledge .. and while I can blame the terrain late May ... it was nothing but my own stupidity )

I think we should do Cuba in the bikes soon
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Old November 30th, 2015, 12:34 PM
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Pratt...been there done that....
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Old November 30th, 2015, 12:36 PM
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This is where I came seriously undone...the moon dust hides the rutted out road, pitched me dead sideways at about 40, left me pinned under the bike...very eye opening experience...as you can see,mothers nothing much around..lol..
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May? I'm in from NC for two weeks or so....

Rob - this seems like a good opportunity to open up a trip thread. Whaddya think?
Let's set a date to meet in Jellico TN in May. I suggest we meet on a Friday morning so anyone who wants a long weekend can at least get a taste of the trail.
Anyone who wants to come can come for as long as they like and peal off to head home as needed. Anyone who wants to join in route can check for updates to see where to join.
5300 people will commit to coming, 15 will actually leave there house to come, 5 of those will break down before getting to Jellico and about 8-10 folks will have a great time for 3 days to 5 weeks depending on availability.
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Old December 6th, 2015, 09:23 AM
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But that's the boring part of the trail... Not much happens until Colorado, and the passes aren't open yet usually in May...always said if I was to do it again but not so the whole trip that I would start closer to Colorado, and definitely miss Oklahoma.... Oklahoma was like riding on the grid of a checker board when you need to homdiagonally...same topography also... Just throw in a constant 20 mph cross wind... You learn to ride with you whole body hanging off one side of the bike to counteract the wind...
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Old December 6th, 2015, 09:25 AM
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I've been there in June and some of the passes have still been closed.
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fun trip on a bike




I would recommend getting the gps tracks vs using the roll charts.
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