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post #1 of 13 Old May 28th, 2011, 5:09 pm Thread Starter
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Day eleven, 2:00 PM, 4,035 miles, left WA, OR, ID, UT, CO, NM, AZ and NV behind and now home. Great adventure, incredible country (we still have country here just as incredible), saw many old friends and met many new ones, and the best of all - traveling with Dan and Brian. Thanks for one great trip!! More later - gotta finish unpacking.

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Made it home in one piece. Had an excellent time. Thanks Denny and Dan.No performance awards either except for that poor sap in a pick up trying to keep with me in Eastern wa and then wondering why I slammed on the binders. That trooper looked pissed at him.... Pics to follow when I get caught up.

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Glad your remainder "solo" trip was uneventful, Brian. It was a grand time. Looking forward to the photos. After all that time and rain, I had to decide to mow or bale, so I had to mow this PM, but done now. No performance awards was as it should be. A WA state boy was sitting at the entrance to a small town along Hwy 14 with his radar gun working overtime, but my V1 caught him way before. Thanks again for finding the great roads.

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Welcome home Gents! I made a short trip to SoCal over last weekend and Art is heading back up this way tomorrow from Nevada where he was planning on stopping this evening.

Wish we could have joined you but this thing called a job got in the way!

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Well, I just got through watching the videos of the trip and there are some interesting scenes. I'll see if I can put a DVD together. Brian, don't forget to sent me your pics and I'll include them.

It sure was a wonderful trip and I got to see a lot of country I never saw before. Looks like we have over 3,000 miles on the tires we got in Salt Lake, Denny. The're just broke in and ready for another road trip.

Thanks guys for a great adventure!

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Your trip to SoCal sounded like a nice ride, John. Sounds like we "nearly" crossed paths with Art.

Hey Dan - we did "grind" those new tires though! Just trying to stay up with Brian.

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Sounds like everyone had a great time, so wished I could have joined you. Glad all made it home safe and sound and not to mention without any performance awards earned. Not sure from rreading post if Art was able to make most of if any of the trip. I can't wait to see all your pictures, maybe a slide show/dinner are in order soon?

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Well, since time was of the essence in my ride (just a long weekend really) I ended up slabbing it most of the trip. I did choose 99 over I-5 for most of the trip just to provide more convenient stops. But as far as slabs go, I-5 through the Siskiyous is one of the more entertaining sections of slab. Besides the mountains you do have some nice sweepers as long as the troopers are not too close.

Here is a very white (in late May!) Mt Shasta snapped on the fly.

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Great photo, John. How are you snapping those on the fly?

Art - are you home safe and sound yet?

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Well, since time was of the essence in my ride (just a long weekend really) I ended up slabbing it most of the trip. I did choose 99 over I-5 for most of the trip just to provide more convenient stops. But as far as slabs go, I-5 through the Siskiyous is one of the more entertaining sections of slab. Besides the mountains you do have some nice sweepers as long as the troopers are not too close.

Here is a very white (in late May!) Mt Shasta snapped on the fly.

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Hey, John - 2 QQs. Is that a troopers pick-em-up coming atcha with the light bar on top, or maybe a *wide-load* advance runner?

To the right of the big-rig's butt end, stuck in the safety railing, is a tall, bandied 2-color, rod - whazzat??

Liked the pick of Mt. Shasta too.
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Hey, John - 2 QQs. Is that a troopers pick-em-up coming atcha with the light bar on top, or maybe a *wide-load* advance runner?

To the right of the big-rig's butt end, stuck in the safety railing, is a tall, bandied 2-color, rod - whazzat??

Liked the pick of Mt. Shasta too.
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The 2-color rod is there so the snow plow drivers know where the the buried guard rail is at. Guess you wouldn't know about that in Texas, eh?

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The 2-color rod is there so the snow plow drivers know where the the buried guard rail is at. Guess you wouldn't know about that in Texas, eh?
You got it, Larry! I guess if I see those poles being installed in my 'hood, it's time to move to the islands!!

Thanks for the heads-up.
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We're home safe & sound with no performance awards Denny! Tks goes to my radar detector which saved my bacon at least twice that I know of for sure! The picture was taken with my I-Phone, and I could swear that I did pull over to take the shot, cause I do not want to drop it! But it appears that I am in the process of passing the semi, so I really am not sure now.

And Dick, if that was a Trooper's pickup he was not using his radar or I would have remembered him for sure! Could have been a Pilot truck for a wide loaded truck, cause there were some of those on I-5. And I see we figured out what the poles are for.

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Great photo, John. How are you snapping those on the fly?

Art - are you home safe and sound yet?

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