Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:40 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:40 pm linkquote
Another shot of the Duc down the ravine.



Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:42 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:42 pm linkquote
Benito wrote:
Fuck, glad he's OK. How bad is the bike?
We think the frame is bent. Totalled, most likely.
Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:15 pm

Sir Frets-A-Lot
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Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:15 pm linkquote
The hits keep coming
Man I took a lot of pictures.











Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:15 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:15 pm linkquote
We are almost at 299 now... And dirt.









Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:20 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:20 pm linkquote
299
Dirt, strangling, mugging.











Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:20 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:20 pm linkquote
More random photos from today...









Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:01 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:01 pm linkquote
-1
D'oh. Ray is ok. Just a little sad.











Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:20 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:20 pm linkquote
Lunch
After all the standing in the hot sun waiting for the tow truck, ice
tea really hit the spot.



Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:30 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:30 pm linkquote
Yeah, we got him on a bike then went to lunch
Ray rode cupcake with V.











Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:30 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:30 pm linkquote
Done for the day
We made it back to the hotel, only slightly worse for wear. We skipped
the second half of the day that we had planned and bee-lined it back.

Time to decompress... Here's a few more pics to look at while we go
get a few beers.







Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:30 pm

Sir Frets-A-Lot
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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:30 pm linkquote
A rest stop on the wh back home
We abbreviated the rest of the day to get Ray back home. But it's all
good. I'm wondering if the GTS will get more use now?











Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:35 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:35 pm linkquote
And then there were 8.
Everyone is fine. Ray took a wild ride down the hill, tho. His riding pants saved his ass. Literally!

(This thread does not tell a linear story. Annoyed because I was first to arrive on the scene, not counting Cody who was still traumatized from watching Ray bounce to his not-doom. Uploading in the mountains and all. Oh well! This WOULD have been first!)





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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:35 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:35 pm linkquote
Ray
Picking up the pieces.






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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:40 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:40 pm linkquote
Cleaning up the thread a bit. The pic is posted again below.

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:45 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:45 pm linkquote
Cleaning up the thread a bit. The pic is posted again below.

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:55 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:55 pm linkquote
"Dude, you totally crashed."
"No seriously, your bike is down there."







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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:40 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:40 pm linkquote
Thanks for the updates boys... this looks like a really great ride (other than the whole ditch thing ).

Keep riding, be safe.
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:16 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:16 pm linkquote
Was the bike ride-able once it was pulled out of the woods?
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:35 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:35 pm linkquote
Rockhopper is drunk




Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:39 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:39 pm linkquote
CafeMoto wrote:
Was the bike ride-able once it was pulled out of the woods?
no, it wasn't.

Front rotor bent. Either swing arm or frame bent. There's a pic of the bike from the rear you can see it from.

Good times.
Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:47 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:47 pm linkquote
This is a great thread!
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:06 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:06 pm linkquote
L from Jersey wrote:
This is a great thread!
Agreed!

My favorites so far:
oopsclunkthud wrote:
Packed
Bonkers wrote:
Mr Cool, Mr Indifferent, and Mr Special
I like it even though it's missing Francis and Patrick and Ray making googly-eyes
Bonkers wrote:
Ray Picking up the pieces.
I love that you're always in a good mood, Ray. But seeing your bike on it's side made me gasp! So glad you're ok.


The riding shots are all great. I also have to laugh at every non-riding shot, some or all of you are using an electronic device of some sort.
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:29 pm

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Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:29 pm linkquote
Ray, Ray
Chin up, Ray. I'll buy you a beer sometime.

Best,

Lau7ren
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:09 am

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:09 am linkquote
Heh. I wish I were there.

All I did today was burn recovery discs for laptops people haven't even bought yet.
Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:34 am

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:34 am linkquote
thefuzzylogic wrote:
Heh. I wish I were there.

All I did today was burn recovery discs for laptops people haven't even bought yet.
Nyah hah.
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:31 am

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:31 am linkquote
Series of pics from the graveyard


...To which Ray added his Duc.

Yes yes; we've likely seen versions of a few of these already! Sheesh! (I've been having uploading issues)

I'll do my part to clean up my posts when I get home.
Edit: Now in process.















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Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:20 am

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:20 am linkquote
Looks like you guys had a great ride going there! The pics are great and it sounds like a lot of fun, can't wait to hear the deets at the next meeting!

Ray, I'm so sorry about the Duc and am glad you're okay... you can always get a new Duc, can't get a new Ray!
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:15 pm

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:15 pm linkquote
On the way to the Lost Coast
So beautiful. And cows!











Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:15 pm

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:15 pm linkquote
More lost coast
Rounding a bend. Good times!











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Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:20 pm linkquote
Dirt
Oz finishing the last of the 4 dirt switchbacks heading out of
honeydew. He was kind enough to get stuck for a bit giving me time to
get the camera out.



Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:20 pm

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:20 pm linkquote
On the way to Honeydew
Cows, bridges, coast. Fun!











Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:20 pm

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:20 pm linkquote
At Honeydew
Some mugging at a bridge. Good times. Very beautiful day, lots of sun,
very warm. Hit at least 94 on the way in to Garberville.











Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:25 pm

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:25 pm linkquote
Dog and bikes
Patrick and I took a different route than the other 6, and didn't stop
for that many pictures. But we ended up at the lunch checkpoint first.
Good times. Ordering food now.

Rockhopper has joined us at the table, and our waitress is confused by
it.





Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:50 pm

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:50 pm linkquote
Lost coast
It was mostly clear on the coast



Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:30 pm

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:30 pm linkquote
Coffee in fort Bragg






Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:29 pm

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:29 pm linkquote
Hey, everyone. Just wanted to say thanks for the well wishes. Aside from being a little sore, bruised ego, embarrassed, disappointed, and sad I ruined the ride for everyone, all else is peachy. I took amtrack, bus, and BART home. That was more traumatizing than the accident.

The 1.5 days of riding I spent with this group was such a blast! I will get another mc (sorry, OZ) and we'll do this again (minus the ditch diving).


Seeing these birds circle around us should have been my sign...


This is what it feels like to be Godzilla (before the crash)


Macho, macho men! They did it, saved the totaled bike from the grave!


Laying in pain while the guys pose with their catch.

Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:45 pm

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:45 pm linkquote
A few more images b4 the wreck
Another late upload. Bite me!

If you look carefully you can see Jess flipping me the bird. Right back atcha, big guy!














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Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:53 pm

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:53 pm linkquote
Bonkers wrote:
Another late upload. Bite me!
Francis catches up?
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:09 pm

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:09 pm linkquote
Back home! Will post some pics in a bit. Gotta spend some qt with my girls
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:10 pm

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Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:10 pm linkquote
Home @ 7:53pm...
Only 23 minutes behind schedule





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