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    If only there was money in the writting of ride reports! Nice work!
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    Angry The case of the $332.00 hair cut...

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    I always look forward to you stories because there seems to be a lesson to be learned.

    I have a question and please don't take this a critical.

    Would you have plugged the tire if you had your kit?

    If so, did you think about buying a plug kit at the "other dealer" and riding back home.

    Is the "other dealer" on the west side of town?

    Spent the last 4 days in Highlands Ranch wishing I could ride.
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    Thanks for the reply regarding the flat. I'm always interested in the thought process when faced by a situation like that and it helps to know what an experienced rider, like yourself, would do in that situation.

    And then another excellent ride report as a bonus.
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    Cool 2000 mile side trip with an Australian on Standing on his Head

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    Cool Page 2... lot of sweaty riding

    Next morning the UFO left some Ruins to visit



    The advanced Tech at the ruins


    Riding out of Chacos Cayon






    Good old Hwy to Hell

    Painted Desert

    The original road 66



    More to come later today..

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    Thanks for the pix and ride report. Surprised to not see more snow in the picture of the rock slide tunnel just south of Ouray. My riding buddy went up Yankee Boy Basin yesterday and said the snow was 15' high on the side of the road and they could only go as far as the restrooms before turning back.

    Looks like you had a great time and good weather.

    Looking forward to more.
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    at bit of excess

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    Long day back to home

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    the preperation now begins

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    I'm finally getting caught up on the forums after being away/busy for a while. Looks like you have a great trip coming up very soon! I have heard two possibly important things about the Trans-Taiga Road. First, gravel/loose sand/dirt gets piled up fairly deep in some of the turns, so watch out for that. I read that somewhere (can't find it, now), although I think the person posting wasn't on much of a dual sport bike. The other thing is regarding fuel. I've heard people have made it to Nouchimi Outfitters and found that there was nobody there. They waited a few hours until someone finally arrived to turn the pumps on. I have no first hand experience, but they were told that someone may not be there every day. I'm not sure how you would verify if they will be there or not, but you obviously don't want to get stranded up there with no fuel. I think getting fuel at "Mirage Outfitters" may be hit or miss, as well.

    Oh, and be REALLY prepared for blackflies. I ran into some just on the north side of Lake Huron this year, and last year in July I hit some once I reached Highway 109. I carried bug spray which kept them from biting me, but there were still a terrible nuisance. I had one of those head nets but I didn't end up using it. I was only really outside of my tent for an hour or two. Make sure to spray your clothing and check yourself out before getting into your tent so you don't bring in a few thousand bloodthirsty friends.

    I look forward to seeing your photos when you return!

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    OUTBACKUFO.....great pictures and maps as well. Excuse my lack of PC savy. How did you attach Maps to this thread. Step-by-step please! By the way I plan to transit the TLH too sometime in July but coming counterclockwise. Hope to meet you. I am riding a 1200 GS stuffed to the hilt and hailing from NC.

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