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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2017, 11:34:56 pm »
Make SURE you bring the margarita machine Rev, I CLEARLY recall that you owe ME one from back in February for "some reason."   :))
As usual, we made lists and as we go, we're striking things off and adding more...

I'm hooking up and loading tomorrow and Katie will finish up in the kitchen w/"Stuff" when she gets home. We're pulling out Saturday am @ 9:00. Slabbing it with the camper and stopping in Benton, IL on Saturday night. Rolling in on Sunday.

Anybody got the campground address handy?

Ron

Benton is kind of off the beaten path .....
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2017, 11:40:25 pm »
All slab, well mostly. We're in no hurry...
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2017, 11:44:44 pm »
where you turning west?
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2017, 11:50:59 pm »
St. Louis.

I know it's 50 miles out of the way, but we've been that way before towing a camper and our rig is 52' long (truck and trailer). Interstate is easy driving and fuel is everywhere. After we scope it out, we might take the scenic route on the way home.
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2017, 11:56:14 pm »
Looks like he is on one of the most boring roads in the US right now.  If it were not for snow fencing and other vehicles there is not much to look at.

All roads are good if you are not at work and only have fun places to go. I just love to ride.
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2017, 02:01:35 am »
Somewhere in Oregon, location has slipped my mind already.



I found another gravel road short cut, this one got me through Fort Collins a bit faster. Jami was not happy.  ::)


We need to stop and take more pictures, but I dislike turning 10 hour days into 12-14 hours for bike selfies.  :truce:

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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2017, 02:13:43 am »
Make SURE you bring the margarita machine Rev, I CLEARLY recall that you owe ME one from back in February for "some reason."   :))
As usual, we made lists and as we go, we're striking things off and adding more...

I'm hooking up and loading tomorrow and Katie will finish up in the kitchen w/"Stuff" when she gets home. We're pulling out Saturday am @ 9:00. Slabbing it with the camper and stopping in Benton, IL on Saturday night. Rolling in on Sunday.

Anybody got the campground address handy?

Ron

I had to unload the margarita machine.  I smashed my finger loading the truck and I need some.... uh... medicine.  Yeah, that's the ticket. I need some medicinal green nectar.  I'll load it back up in the morning.   :))
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2017, 02:17:43 am »
Make SURE you bring the margarita machine Rev, I CLEARLY recall that you owe ME one from back in February for "some reason."   :))
As usual, we made lists and as we go, we're striking things off and adding more...

I'm hooking up and loading tomorrow and Katie will finish up in the kitchen w/"Stuff" when she gets home. We're pulling out Saturday am @ 9:00. Slabbing it with the camper and stopping in Benton, IL on Saturday night. Rolling in on Sunday.

Anybody got the campground address handy?

Ron

I had to unload the margarita machine.  I smashed my finger loading the truck and I need some.... uh... medicine.  Yeah, that's the ticket. I need some medicinal green nectar.  I'll load it back up in the morning.   :))

 Can I have some please  you could swing by here we could load my bike as well then you could work on yours and I could work on mine  :)) :)) and drink some green nector

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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2017, 03:14:34 am »
How'd the new seat do?
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2017, 04:10:33 am »
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could swing by here we could load my bike as well then you could work on yours and I could work on mine  :)) :)) and drink some green nector


Well, I don't have that kind of time and certainly not enough gas money for this old truck to git all the way to Utah.   :truce:

But I can give ya a raincheck.  Next year or whenever we can get together we'll make it all happen.  :great:

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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2017, 05:13:51 am »
Rev, Is that Ted's trailer?  Looks familiar

Gumby, one of my favorite things to do is stop, smell and take a pic of the roses. Nobody ever cared if I arrived at 6 or 8 lol

Looks like he is on one of the most boring roads in the US right now.  If it were not for snow fencing and other vehicles there is not much to look at.

All roads are good if you are not at work and only have fun places to go. I just love to ride.

Yep. I get on a boring road and I conjur up a memory of a crap boss or job. Suddenly I am just happy to be on a bike  :motonoises: 🏍💨

Y'all have fun - ! Hoping to see some great pics the next week  :beerchug: insomnia, waiting on Ewa to get ready, long bus rides with wifi = I'll be checking in on y'all  :great:



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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2017, 10:38:20 am »
How'd the new seat do?
The seat was great, I almost packed the Airhawk just in case, but I am glad I didn't. Plus, we didn't have room for it  :truce:

Jami and I did a couple of test runs last weekend and found the relay switch for my seat heater was wired wrong. It blew a fuse when I turned it on so after the second fuse I pulled it apart and rewired it. Jami had heat so she was happy, but get this. We left Tuesday evening in rush hour traffic to The Dalles and it was hot, I felt her back there fidgeting around (which makes it harder in stop and go traffic two up and loaded down) but kept on going. We stop at KFC in The Dalles and she gets off sweating profusely. She says "that f'n seat heater was on the whole way it didn't matter which way I turned the switch." Easy fix, unplug the heater! For the life of me I still can't figure out why she wasn't smacking me all the way there to try and get me to pull over. :017: I gotta say she is a trooper, I think I'll keep her. :)

Anyway, I think her relay switch is wired wrong as well. The wires are not easily accessible like the Corbin switch so I plug it in when she needs it. I'm going to look at that after I wash the bugs off'r today. Kind of a rookie move for a seat guy don't you think? I'm guessing maybe his assistant dude did that  :-X



Fais, I will stop and smell a few roses the rest of the trip. Wait, did you say you were on a bus? Why you taking a bus to Missouri?  :o

Edit: never mind just found your South America thread. Looks like your making the best of it. 'Til next time brotha  :beerchug:
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2017, 12:27:30 pm »
As much as I would love to visit with my COG family next week I will be working 12 hour nights :-[.
So ya'll be careful and have fun :great:. Maybe next year.
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2017, 02:03:39 pm »
Oh look, I have a choice of going across Nebraska or Kansas. :( My two favorite Fly Over States. Which way would you go? Speed limit is 75mph on both I80 and I70, but I70 looks like it may have less construction. Hmmm.

This reminds me of voting, I had a choice and had to pick the worse of two evils. :truce: Oh my bad, I went political on ya there. Please, nobody comment on that sentence. :-X

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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2017, 02:21:11 pm »
Rev, Is that Ted's trailer?  Looks familiar
Yeppers.  I went and took it out of his backyard yesterday while he was sleepin'.  :67:


Wish you wuz gonna be there. We need to visit sometime.  :beerchug:
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2017, 02:46:19 pm »
Oh look, I have a choice of going across Nebraska or Kansas.Which way would you go? Speed limit is 75mph on both I80 and I70, but I70 looks like it may have less construction. Hmmm.

This reminds me of voting, I had a choice and had to pick the worse of two evils. :truce: Oh my bad, I went political on ya there. Please, nobody comment on that sentence. :-X
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2017, 05:26:26 am »
 If you go thru KS and want to get off the slab:
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 I was just riding along using GPS to avoid the major highways enroute to FL three years ago and saw the museum sign, next turn.  :motonoises: :great:

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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2017, 10:24:06 am »
Should be one hour for us also

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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #43 on: June 10, 2017, 10:47:10 am »
Us too.....
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2017, 02:47:37 am »
Hit the worst weather (WIND) I have ever attempted to ride through today. Jami and I had to park and let it pass after getting blown into the other lane a few to many times. :truce: These people were not home, but the garage was not locked so we took cover. I left a thank you note.



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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2017, 03:00:43 am »
Wow! Glad you found someplace to be safe!!

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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2017, 04:06:08 am »
OK, use the garage - but did you have to dunk so hard?


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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2017, 10:38:14 am »
I will never worry or questions Gumby's motorcycle skills   :motonoises:. I have know idea how he kept that bikes wheels on the ground and moving forward  :-\.
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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #48 on: June 17, 2017, 01:35:09 pm »

Glad your alright.  Safe travels.

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Re: T-Minus one hour til departure
« Reply #49 on: June 17, 2017, 01:42:10 pm »
I'm working on my navigation skills today!  :great: