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Nillaice
Posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 02:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Gonna meet an old Friend from the Navy/nuke plant days at Bonneville for speed week. It's be great to see him and I could really use the time in the saddle to do some thinkng and try and find some peace. Bringing the sleeping bag as a backrest so I'm packing the hammock and stove too.


Anybody else going or live between Oregon and SLC?
Headed out on OR-58 & 31, might come back on US-20.
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Ducbsa
Posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 06:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

OT, but I rode US20 from Chicago to Oregon in 1980 and it was great.
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Hughlysses
Posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 06:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nilla- Speedweek was last month. Are you going to the World Finals in October?
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Nillaice
Posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - 11:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I meant what I knew;
2017 World of Speed Race Date September 15-18, 2017

potato, tomato

(Message edited by nillaice on September 06, 2017)
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Nillaice
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 - 06:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Leaving tonight for crater lake
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Hughlysses
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 - 06:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Have a good trip, and post lots of pics!
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Hootowl
Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 - 10:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Speaking of potatoes, scientists have finally cracked the grand unified theory, and can now describe the entire universe with one expression.

Everything in the universe is either a potato or not a potato. Astounding, but true.

That probably should have gone in the joke thread. Or the science thread...
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Nillaice
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 01:03 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Made it to diamond lake the first night, stopped by at crater lake, but it was pretty smoky because of all the wildfires
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Nillaice
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 01:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The bike seems to be lacking some umph at elevation.

Trego springs was pretty cool... Er, hot. Apparently burning man was last week. But I heard it was canceled for next year

Camped out near Austin NV tonight
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Tootal
Posted on Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 10:46 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The bike seems to be lacking some umph at elevation.

So true! Over 10,000 feet I had to fan the clutch like a two stroke to get it around the steep switch backs on jeep trails in Colorado! Those big jugs are gasping for air!
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Nillaice
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017 - 03:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Met up with my buddy Lincoln in Nephi and proceeded to snap the drive belt.
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Nillaice
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 05:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

it was great to hang out and share time with an old friend.
salt lake HD was backordered so I crossed my fingers and gingerly rode it home on the spare.

took a detour to the hart mtn hot springs on the way home. out of the way but totally worth it. 58 and 31 were good roads.

there are a lot of cool things and places on the way, but there is also a lot of nothing in between them. at least Nebraska plants corn ...
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Nillaice
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

also, Bonneville was sweet. some of those machines are crazier than the guys that ride them
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Ourdee
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 05:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I wish there were pictures.
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Hughlysses
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 05:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The bike seems to be lacking some umph at elevation.

HP Loss = (elevation x 0.03 x horsepower @ sea level)/1000

So if you were at 5000 feet elevation, you'd lose about 15 of your Uly's stock 103 HP.
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Needs_o2
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 10:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just had that discussion last night with Henry, who also lives at 9000 ft., as to the best reason to have electric powered vehicles, no loss of ponies for us.
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Nillaice
Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 08:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

the bike was weighed down with me and all my crap. stopped by a scale and just the bike was 650 lbs, 850 with me on the platform too. ... I know I am closer to 240 with clothes and gear, so I think it only registered in 50 lb increments

I guess a super/turbo charger could compensate for the less dense air at elevation ... ?
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