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Old June 25th, 2004, 11:21 AM
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Thumbs up This is why I haven't been wheeling...

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Old June 25th, 2004, 11:40 AM
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That trip is going to be kick ass. 3000 miles, with half of that on dirt. Awesome.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 04:53 PM
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I never have had to winch a bike. I think you guys might need one. John may need to hook you up with the Superwinch ATV winch

Additionally you guys are nuts.

Coming from me that is a compliment
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Old June 25th, 2004, 09:35 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by curtis
I never have had to winch a bike. I think you guys might need one. John may need to hook you up with the Superwinch ATV winch

Additionally you guys are nuts.

Coming from me that is a compliment

I actually have a block & tackle (pulleys and rope, for you land lubbers) to use as a manual winch.

And thanks! Coming from you, that is a compliment!

By the way... 3000 miles later I'm only at the Canadian boarder! I will then have to get back here to LA in two days! Yes, that's right, 1700mi in two days. The latest estimate is that closer to 65% of the route is dirt, that's 1900miles! :p
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Old June 28th, 2004, 04:29 PM
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Well, we're down to four. One of the riders has re-injured his knee (likely story0 and will not be able to make it.


Man-o-man... they're dropping like flies.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 08:03 PM
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It's all for the best. It'll be that much sweeter at the end.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 09:15 PM
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Ready to go...


Yeah, that really is two weeks of camping gear.


You can't buy one of these... you have to earn it.
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Old June 28th, 2004, 11:03 PM
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This trip is going to be epic. Kick ass.
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Old July 13th, 2004, 02:41 PM
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Aaron just called from Bend, Oregon. He says one of his group ate shit avoiding a truck and his bike is totalled. The guy escaped with a badly sprained wrist. Aaron should be back by the end of the week with a trip report.
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Old July 16th, 2004, 09:01 PM
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I just got off the phone with Aaron. He said that the three remaining riders finished the PCQ ride yesterday afternoon. Aaron and Jean-Luc spent today riding southbound through Washington state along the Pacific Ocean. Aaron thinks he'll be back in LA Sunday night. I can't wait to see the ride report on this one. It should be choice.
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Old July 18th, 2004, 07:04 PM
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18 days and 5300 miles... Man-o-man am I tired...

Jean-Luc says hi...
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Old July 18th, 2004, 09:10 PM
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Glad to hear you made it back safely? So... how was it?
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Old July 19th, 2004, 07:12 AM
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It was an amazing trip. I don't have any pics... they are with R-dubb and Jean-Luc. They are sending me a CD later this week. This one was posted by R-dubb. It was taken at the top of Slate Peak, about 30 miles from the Canadian boarder (that's as close as you can get near the Pacific Crest Trail), elevation is about 7500ft and we were surrounded by peaks ranging from 7200-8500ft. An awesome place to finish. At this point we had ridden about 3200 miles in 14 days about 1700 miles of which was dirt (ranging from graded roads to bushwacking through the woods).

I'll steal pics from AdvRider.com as I find them (or you can go there to check them out) or I'll post some when I get my CD.

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Old July 19th, 2004, 08:12 AM
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