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    Quote Originally Posted by PacWestGS View Post




    (P.S. Those that know - tire did fine, it's worn out though, too many switchbacks and hairpins )
    Too many switchbacks and hairpins?

    How can that be?

    Great seeing you in Gillette!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    Too many switchbacks and hairpins?

    How can that be?

    Great seeing you in Gillette!!

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    Oh I found some really fun roads on the way home.




    Great seeing all of you in Gillette, and meeting some more "Invisible Friends"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PacWestGS View Post
    Oh I found some really fun roads on the way home.




    Great seeing all of you in Gillette, and meeting some more "Invisible Friends"!
    Ah yes!

    Highway 14 between Sheridan and Burgess Junction. A week ago when we were there we watched hang glider pilots "jumping" off that very cliff. I saw that the first time in that very spot in 1981.
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    Some more...

    (Edit: GS Event photos moved to own thread)

    Somewhere on I-90 before I got very very wet... (Thursday night's storm - I rode though it)


    I found some dryness here and there, good thing I'm not affraid of the dark in the middle of nowhere. (Enjoyed a nice Cigar and a fantastic light show while waiting)
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    Oh yeah, the second thing I'll remember most -

    Oh yeah, the second thing I'll remember most - About the 2008 National MOA Rally in Gillette, WY

    After 50+ miles in a torrential down pour, scary lightning, hydroplaning on flooded roads while passing semis, and staring intently for mule deer at midnight while riding at max (safe) speed, OK 75-90

    I pulled into the first hotel after getting gas and my final (IronButt - gas receipt) - NO Vacancy, OK thanks...

    In first gear, at 3-5mph I leave the overhead parking area and, and -

    GO SIDEWAYS

    It was still raining. As soon as I started to make this turn, the front wheel went down hill fast like riding on ICE, I goosed it and that only made the back tire catch up to the front wheel which was still sliding down the grade. I had the whole bike going sideways for about five-feet before she went out from under me. All I could do was hold on and keep my legs where they were, on the foot pegs. At full tilt handlebar lock I fell - doing a nice pirouette (unlike Tonya Harding, I had no judges... )

    These were taken on my way out of town when it was dry.



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    Crashbar:


    Different angle:


    I couldn't even pick up the bike the first time, my feet were sliding around like I entered an ice rink with cowboy boots on... I had to slide it almost to the curb. (About where it is now)


    The damage, which isn't bad at all (Handlebar endcap, crashbar, engine cover, and leading plastic edge of pannier)


    I got it up (Skert method), full tank, fully loaded and said a few four letter words and said what else you got tonight after riding 1066-miles in 17-hours, bring it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Ah yes!

    Highway 14 between Sheridan and Burgess Junction. A week ago when we were there we watched hang glider pilots "jumping" off that very cliff. I saw that the first time in that very spot in 1981.

    Yes, Paul and the other one is Hwy 296 north of Cody. (Did this one two-years ago, fun fun), but going up and over Beartooth Hwy (212) was equally as fun. Our very own "Stelvio Pass"!!!
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