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post #1 of 6 Old Jun 13th, 2006, 9:46 am Thread Starter
 
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FIN! (or how I'm too stubborn to give up)

Some of you may remember how last year I failed to make it up the Dempster after getting blown off by gusts over 60 MPH. Pics and a bit of story at http://www.k12steve.smugmug.com/gallery/1152757

Well, THIS time I "got 'er done"!!

Just got home yesterday. Left Lewisville on 5/26. Rode the Dempster up to the AC on 5/31 and met up with Becky who'd ridden to her parents house in Cedar City, Ut on her K1200GT on 6/4.

We left Cedar City 6/7 and toured Zion, Monument Valley (frikken AWESOME), Mesa Verde, Durango, Pie Town, the VLA, Socorro, SE New Mexico and back to Lewisville on US380. On the way I got a 1/5 hour, no-notice rear tire change at Sandia BMW in Albuquerque. Thanks a BUNCH to Sal Maniaci!!!!

All told 8500 miles for me in 15 riding days; 7200 in the first 10 days, including the 500+ miles on the Dempster to/from the Arctic Circle.

At no time did I miss having the LT instead of the GS, except mebbe for the cruise control but the Kaoka throttle lock worked pretty well.
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post #2 of 6 Old Jun 13th, 2006, 10:01 am
 
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Steve,
Good on ya!
That is one great ride.
You learn to ride that bike like a windsurfer when those 60 MPH winds blow.
That is great that Becky got the 1200GT, I'll bet you had a wonderful time.
I head down to Utah next week. I'm hoping for *lots* of good weather.
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Good on ya!

Glad you got that monkey off your back Steve.
I would love to do that ride someday.

Trip report?

When did Becky get the GT?

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Glad you got that monkey off your back Steve.
I would love to do that ride someday.

Trip report?

When did Becky get the GT?
Dave, she still has her 2003 K1200GT...

I'll be putting something up on Smugmug in a week or so...
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Steve,
Good on ya!
That is one great ride.
You learn to ride that bike like a windsurfer when those 60 MPH winds blow.
That is great that Becky got the 1200GT, I'll bet you had a wonderful time.
I head down to Utah next week. I'm hoping for *lots* of good weather.
Best,
Coni, its gonna be "TOASTY"...

OBTW, Becky still has her 2003 K1200GT, the RS based one. Don't think she'll EVER give it up!!
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Congrats, Steve!

Harry and I were talking about your trip when we were at Red River. Glad you made it back safe!


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