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Old 12-06-2017, 05:54 PM   #41
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Re: Big Bend after Christmas

He wanted (and we gave him) a celebration on the day of his funeral. In typical Dr. Doug fashion he was literally late to his own funeral. His ashes arrived in Terlingua about four hours after the service. So the urn went to the porch and horseshoe pits for the remainder of the party.

Only in Terlingua!
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:38 PM   #42
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Doug was only 63, desert life can take its toll on a body. Gonna miss our philosophical conversations on the porch. Plan on taking him a Lone Star this visit.


I didn’t know this gentleman, but 63 is too young to die.


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Old 12-06-2017, 06:44 PM   #43
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I didn’t know this gentleman, but 63 is too young to die.


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Being 63 myself, I couldn't agree more...
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Old 12-06-2017, 07:53 PM   #44
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Being 63 myself, I couldn't agree more...


As my friend Dail says “birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live!” He’s 84. And still riding. He’s a good role model.


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Old 12-06-2017, 08:41 PM   #45
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Yeah ? I was just talking to him back in March and it just won't be the same without him.
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:57 PM   #46
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Only 15 day`s to go..
And a reminder we usually meet up in the morning`s 8:30 ish at the Chili Pepper to plan the day..
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Old 12-11-2017, 12:47 PM   #47
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This song kinda fits.. for all of us..
Its Jimmy Buffet "Growing older but not up""

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Old 12-11-2017, 01:08 PM   #48
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There are hot springs in the National Park. A smart traveler would bring a swimsuit so they could enjoy the springs. Just sayin.


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Old 12-11-2017, 02:34 PM   #49
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I will only have time off for few days to play, Saturday 23- leaving Dec. 27th. Big Bend Yea
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:28 PM   #50
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Not certain if I will have a chance to go to "The Bend" but If I get out there will try to look you folks up at the Chili Pepper in the AM 8-8:30....
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Old 12-14-2017, 05:18 PM   #51
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Only 7 working days.. 11 total until departure.
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Old 12-18-2017, 09:27 PM   #52
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Plans are changing. I should be there on Dec 27th. Planning on getting an early start. We'll see if I actually do get out early. See y'all on the front porch. Still departing on the 4th
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Old 12-19-2017, 07:05 PM   #53
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I think I'm going to try to make it from the 26th to maybe the 1st.

What fuel range will be needed for typical routes?
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:07 PM   #54
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I think I'm going to try to make it from the 26th to maybe the 1st.

What fuel range will be needed for typical routes?


I was told I would be just fine with my 3.1 gallon capacity, so if you can get 180 miles out of a tank.
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:28 PM   #55
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100 mile range is fine
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:33 PM   #56
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The full route for Uncle's is just under 200 miles and I stop at the halfway point and get gas.. And I'm on a 500. Just have to be mindful and top off.
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I think I'm going to try to make it from the 26th to maybe the 1st.

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I have a 4.7 gallon tank on my little WR250R. Bring a hose.

Before the big tank, I ran the stock tank out there and its 2.3 (I think). I had a back-up rotopax, but never needed it.
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:18 PM   #58
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Well, I have to work a couple of days that week . I'm out . Have fun boys
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Old 12-20-2017, 06:39 PM   #59
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Let's hope for some rain in Mexico over the next week or so. The river is slowly dropping and nearing the minimum level to run a raft. It's going to be close on getting our private rafting trip done.
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Old 12-21-2017, 09:55 AM   #60
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Woodbutcher and I might try to make NYE there on our way back from Bosque Del Apache.
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