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Old 04-17-2017, 09:19 PM   #21
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Re: We Survived MOAMP

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For several minutes after leaving MOAMP, I could hear his labored breathing through the headset. The ordeal had used a lot of energy.
Been there, done that! It is truly amazing how quickly you can burn a LOT of energy when struggling with a bike, especially if it is warm and humid outside. Once that happens, it is really hard to continue riding if the way is not REAL easy from that point on. I am glad you guys got the bike, and yourselves, out of there. It could easily have gotten really ugly...
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Old 04-18-2017, 12:43 AM   #22
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Re: We Survived MOAMP

JT and AR.....always an adventure.
Great write up. I guess you are going to tell us how the bike is doing soon

Why didn't the 690 go? 3 rail trailer = spare bike
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Old 04-18-2017, 10:25 AM   #23
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Mmmm, buttermilk pie at the Oark Cafe. Where are the pie pictures?
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JT and AR.....always an adventure.
Great write up. I guess you are going to tell us how the bike is doing soon

Why didn't the 690 go? 3 rail trailer = spare bike
Thanks, Vinny.

Had planned to take both. At the last minute, I opted to leave O Orange One behind I was very happy with the 250 for the riding we did. If I could stay longer, would want the 690...
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To resume... We've got the bike out of the mud, it is running and we are riding away.

We're not in the clear yet as there were a couple more river crossings to deal with. We play it cautious, walking through on foot to check the best course and then, John power walked the bikes through one at a time. Either by himself or me ‘running defense’ on the off side.

The ones he did by himself, I video'd...








It was 5:45 when we hit pavement and a 45 minute ride back to camp. It was a quiet ride back, not much of the chatter we usually engage in. I was wrapping my head the possibility of our riding being cut short. John was probably dealing with that and also trying not to think about how cold he was.
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Re: We Survived MOAMP

In Clarkesville, we pulled into a car wash and hosed down not only JT’s bike but JT as well. It really was a good way to clean the mud off his pants, jacket and gloves. But it did leave him even more chilled.

At camp, I pushed him toward the showers while I made simple dinner of canned beans and grilled sausage. Tomorrow we will assess the bike….

Next day, we both slept late. John did not stir til 9am. The morning is cool, clear and breezy. Priorities--John is online, searching for a replacement phone. His got ruined in MOAMP. (The contents of his wallet are spread out to dry on the floorboard of the truck. And all our riding gear is spread out on the trailer to dry.



The majority of the day is spent gathering supplies and performing multiple oil changes.




"We thought you was a toad."



Late afternoon, we go for a ride and the bike runs normally. It is not burning oil but it remains unclear as to whether the engine has been damaged.

We stop for gas and chat with a couple of riders.




We visit Horsehead Lake and falls. Beautiful!


(sorry about the thumb...)





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Old 04-20-2017, 01:05 AM   #27
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I was once told to drain the bad oil and use either diesel or kerosene to flush the oil system until it comes out clean, then refill with new oil. This is MUCH cheaper than buying new oil and repeatedly flushing with new oil until it comes out clean. I've not tried this, but it came from two guys that were long time riders and racers. We were being told this because one of them had just totally submerged an XR400 up to the handle bars! They used it as an opportunity to teach the group how to clear and refire a bike after ingesting water. Carrying a small can of WD-40 or starter fluid is also a good idea if you know you will be doing water crossings. Once you get the plug(s) pulled and the water pumped out, use the spray on the plug and cylinder to help displace the water. This makes it MUCH easier to get the bike to fire again!!
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Lies are fragile. They require constant attentiveness to keep them alive. The exposure of a single truth can rip through an ocean of lies, evaporating it instantly. - Brandon Smith

If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist. — Joe Sobran

It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.' But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance. – Murray N. Rothbard

When one possessed of the Truth suffers from a heavy heart he is susceptible to a more dangerous affliction — the craving for power to eradicate error, to cause Truth to triumph by force. - Frank Chodorov

Where politicians flourish, long history has harshly taught us, people and their liberty wither. Where the state is god and the "public interest" worshipped, individual man will be found bleeding upon the altar. - Karl Hess

The accepted wisdom is that without the state, society would collapse into lawlessness and crime. In fact, lawlessness and crime define the very nature of the state and the society organized by it. - Bionic Mosquito

But the myth of the rule of law does more than render the people submissive to state authority; it also turns them into the state's accomplices in the exercise of its power. For people who would ordinarily consider it a great evil to deprive individuals of their rights or oppress politically powerless minority groups will respond with patriotic fervor when these same actions are described as upholding the rule of law. - John Hasnas
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Re: We Survived MOAMP

Gina and JT, what an adventure and fantastic job of taking us with you! My feet feel cold and wet just watching the videos.

Sure hope your XR is fine. Great job of keeping everything moving forward!
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At first I laughed, by the 3rd video I felt bad for you guys . Then I realized ......no story without the drama .

Glad the bikes are fine . Sorry about the phone , that always sucks .
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Great write up...thanks
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At first I laughed, by the 3rd video I felt bad for you guys . Then I realized ......no story without the drama .
Drama = Adventure riding

It's not adventure without the challenges...
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"However lofty the goals, if the means be depraved, the result must reflect that depravity." - Leonard E. Read

Lies are fragile. They require constant attentiveness to keep them alive. The exposure of a single truth can rip through an ocean of lies, evaporating it instantly. - Brandon Smith

If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist. — Joe Sobran

It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a ‘dismal science.' But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance. – Murray N. Rothbard

When one possessed of the Truth suffers from a heavy heart he is susceptible to a more dangerous affliction — the craving for power to eradicate error, to cause Truth to triumph by force. - Frank Chodorov

Where politicians flourish, long history has harshly taught us, people and their liberty wither. Where the state is god and the "public interest" worshipped, individual man will be found bleeding upon the altar. - Karl Hess

The accepted wisdom is that without the state, society would collapse into lawlessness and crime. In fact, lawlessness and crime define the very nature of the state and the society organized by it. - Bionic Mosquito

But the myth of the rule of law does more than render the people submissive to state authority; it also turns them into the state's accomplices in the exercise of its power. For people who would ordinarily consider it a great evil to deprive individuals of their rights or oppress politically powerless minority groups will respond with patriotic fervor when these same actions are described as upholding the rule of law. - John Hasnas
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Re: We Survived MOAMP

Thanks for the comments y'all.

Was going to do the final installment tonight but it has gotten too late...

Will hafta wait til after the Junction TARA camp and ride.
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