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    Took a ride today.



    The road begins...


    Horses? And rocks? Boring...


    Don't worry. If you overshoot the turn, the barbed wire fence will catch you...


    Don't cut the corners...


    When you pass these, you stay vigilant. Check the heatwaves my camera picked up! Whoa.


    One lane for everyone.

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    Last edited by amish rob; 08-03-2017 at 04:20 PM.

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    More...
    Somewhere in there is another World Record Spotted Bass...


    Or in there...


    Then you ride down this back down down the hill...


    This is what made that big lake. Someone threw a big rock in the river... Seriously, there is some excellent whitewater on this river. The Kings.


    Hey! That's not my scooter...

    Peace,
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    Jeeze, Rob, didja leave California? There's water in them pictures...
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    There's no water here, it's just a desert.
    Move along, nothing to see here...

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    Don't worry. Somebody already owns every drop.

    Which boggles my mind.

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    In the lake pictures, you can see the maximum waterline just above the actual waterline. It has been a while since I've seen the all this full.

    By the by. The route I,rode was essentially the same as the Pine Flat Road Race, a local bike race. The majority of the toad is too narrow and the price too steep to be one handing it, taking pictures. I really would like to have a video camera, but then you'd all see how much of an old man I am when I ride.

    Actually, this is a very wonderful "3rd Gear" ride. Especially with an oversquare thumper...

    Peace,
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    Did you buy a KLR?

    btw... re one-handed riding. I have a point and shoot camera that I hang off my jacket.... I can pick it up, turn it on and shoot one-handed, without looking at it. If I need the second hand, I can just drop the camera.... and it is OK, as it is tied on.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Beautiful country Rob!

    My adventure would be riding on the "Wrong side of the road"! Going through a corner on the right side of the road would blow my mind .... probably literally.
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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    You got a KLR? Sweet!

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    I remember the first time I rode a motorcycle in Bermuda (opposite side of the road from Canada) in 1975. Roads, lanes, and curves were fine; turning left at an intersection was 'iffy' for the first few times. By the time I lived in St. Vincent in the middle 2000's, the only thing that felt weird was having the shift lever of the car in my left hand.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Did you buy a KLR?
    Hehe.
    Technically, my wife did.
    But she ain't got no license, and can't get insured, so I have been doing the riding for her.
    Have I ever mentioned how Forest Gump my life is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    Did you buy a KLR?

    btw... re one-handed riding. I have a point and shoot camera that I hang off my jacket.... I can pick it up, turn it on and shoot one-handed, without looking at it. If I need the second hand, I can just drop the camera.... and it is OK, as it is tied on.
    Yeah. That would be the ticket. You picture taking lot are going to convert me, yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Beautiful country Rob!

    My adventure would be riding on the "Wrong side of the road"! Going through a corner on the right side of the road would blow my mind .... probably literally.
    Yeah, I wonder about that sometimes. The old muscle memory deal, eh?
    On these little roads, too, you most often meet a huge pickup towing a fifth wheel multi horse trailer, so you hug the inside of every turn, and don't speed.

    On this one I actually saw road cattle. They scare me. A friend of mine got plowed by a cow on her push bike some years back. I'll search for the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B_B View Post
    You got a KLR? Sweet!
    Stupid Bilge. I had no real notion of the cycle, but it's pretty much the exact thing I was looking for. Whatever isn't "perfect" is so simple to wok on.
    The tech is my speed. Hehe.
    I rode a few used models that were whipped and still pricey, owners unwilling to budge, so I surmised they hold value well.
    The best part of all?

    Imperial Tour...

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    Always look for cow manure on the road, if it's there the fences are bad and there will be cows on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    I remember the first time I rode a motorcycle in Bermuda (opposite side of the road from Canada) in 1975. Roads, lanes, and curves were fine; turning left at an intersection was 'iffy' for the first few times. By the time I lived in St. Vincent in the middle 2000's, the only thing that felt weird was having the shift lever of the car in my left hand.
    My buddy has a right hand drive car, and it is weird. I can write, draw, paint, saw, hit a baseball, punch hammer, all,kinds of things with my left hand. Except shift.

    Peace,
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Always look for cow manure on the road, if it's there the fences are bad and there will be cows on the road.
    The one contraption in the picture, Peter, is a "cattle guard", meant to act as fences. The guards mean you are entering an area with no barbed wire, and cows are ranging. I passed right through a herd today.

    Seeing a few cows and a bull is VERY scary, because the bulls will charge.

    Poop on the road is watched carefully. Apples are cool. Pies? Be alert.

    Peace,
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    sweet.
    There is nothing you can do with an ape/human hybrid. They'll rip your arm off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    Always look for cow manure on the road, if it's there the fences are bad and there will be cows on the road.
    ... and be particularly wary if you see this





    don't make me tell you how bad wild elephants can be on the road
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    This is a real picture in the same area. The lady was training for a long fund raising ride, and the news was out doing a story when this happened.
    She was hurt about like a rodeo slam, but the bike was destroyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bigfella View Post
    ... and be particularly wary if you see this



    don't make me tell you how bad wild elephants can be on the road
    I might make my own mark on the road in that case...

    Peace,
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    yup, more bike pics please
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Interweb picture of the type cattle guard I mean, if you ain't seen one.
    If you cross this, watch for cattle wherever they want to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    A cattle guard is no use against an elephant.

    Luckily, I always carry a mouse in my pocket. We get stuff done.

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    wait, is that gatenby???
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Congrats on the KLR! Now I'm jealous.

    The Yamaha XT225 I ride belongs to my wife, because she is the one with the motorcycle license, not me.

    I still ride... just how bad could a ticket for not having a motorcycle license be?
    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianW View Post
    just how bad could a ticket for not having a motorcycle license be?
    how many miles of public road are there in sitka? how many traffic cops?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    how many miles of public road are there in sitka? how many traffic cops?
    Not enough, and too many.
    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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    Bikes are a magnet for cops in countries like ours and yours. They have built a camouflaged hide on one of my favourite roads. They were booking bikes for 6 mph over the limit on Sunday. Revenuers.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    Can't say that I've ever seen a motorcyclist pulled over in Hell before.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I was returning home from a rather spirited ride to Big Sur in my "hot-rod" and while rounding a sharp right hand curve and getting a little bit sideways most of the way through it, a Highway patrolman parked off to the side hiding behind a speed limit sign, looked me right in the eye and... gave me a thumbs up!

    (Evidently an old white-haired guy getting sideways is not a revenue source? I should have dyed my hair years ago.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Can't say that I've ever seen a motorcyclist pulled over in Hell before.
    Hell is where everyone drives Dodge Caravans, its gridlock 24/7, and the aircon don't work.

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    Your wife has a KLR, cool. Hope she learns to ride real soon. Sounds like you had a good day out. More to come I expect.

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    The best helping hand you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.

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