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Offline SteveJ.

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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2011, 04:13:03 pm »
Hey Steve, just found this. Looks like ya got it working for ya.

Nice pix. This has epic ride written all over it.

Roll on.
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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2011, 09:40:50 pm »
Hey Steve, just found this. Looks like ya got it working for ya.

Nice pix. This has epic ride written all over it.

Roll on.

Thanks!  Yes Sir - Just good times all over America, epic indeed!
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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2011, 09:49:57 pm »
Since I got into Denver in the wee hours of the morning after knocking off another 750 miles through 108 degree heat, I mentioned to Stavee I was going to relax a little today.  So he said "see you in a little" and I noticed on the ODO we went over 100 miles in the canyons and mountains (Denver area). Was so awesome him showing me those roads and I'm appreciative.

Tomorrow we'll get serious and go into Rockies starting with Rocky Mountain Nationa Park and climbing over 14,000 ft recomended by both Steve J. and Stavee. It'll start with riding to Rick's for the coffee.

Anyway, the pics do the canyons and mountains we rode today very little justice as the sun was so bright. Hopefully I'll have some real tripod pics tomorrow-

Zoomed down from a 10,000 ft mountain overlooking Coors brewing company in Golden, Co.  (Coors plant - middle of pic)


Nearby mountains being hammered with snow


Buffulo Bill had a nice place on a mountain overlooking downtown Denver.  Went to his crib and his grave.






 
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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2011, 08:20:54 pm »
Be safe and ride hard, brother Steve!   If the Northshore area of New Orleans (I-10 thru Mandeville) is on your agenda, please look me up. I've got tools, spare Connie parts, and a great eye for local Cajun, Creole, or other local food joints.  Your lunch is on me !
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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2011, 12:31:39 am »
Be safe and ride hard, brother Steve!   If the Northshore area of New Orleans (I-10 thru Mandeville) is on your agenda, please look me up. I've got tools, spare Connie parts, and a great eye for local Cajun, Creole, or other local food joints.  Your lunch is on me !

Nautione thanks I'll do that!
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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2011, 12:37:18 am »
Today's ride speaks for itself except let me add to these pics if you ever have an opportunity to ride with Stavee and Rick Hall do it!!!

















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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2011, 07:08:38 am »
Spectacular!  I can't wait to ride up there.
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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2011, 01:47:38 pm »
Steve, looks like you've had the opportunity to use the electrics.

Neat out there on a bike, eh?

Plenty more to come your way, you've just touched the surface.
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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2011, 10:44:40 pm »
Steve, looks like you've had the opportunity to use the electrics.

Neat out there on a bike, eh?

Plenty more to come your way, you've just touched the surface.

Yes sir!
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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2011, 10:48:54 pm »
All over the remainder of CO targets today. 490 miles one turn at a time.  Made it to Cortez and going to check out the map SteveJ marked up and at least hit some of that stuff in UTAH!

I did more riding than playing with the camera. Some spots it was advised to stop and take pics but the turns were too good!

Here are a few BS gas/pee stop type pics anyway.

upstate CO


Downstate CO


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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2011, 02:58:29 pm »
I did more riding than playing with the camera. Some spots it was advised to stop and take pics but the turns were too good!

Now you know why those of us out west don't post pics of everything we ride, too busy riding and enjoying it!

Keep up the great vacation stories.  As you can clearly see, it's the journey, not the destination.   ;)

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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2011, 04:00:35 pm »
Now you know why those of us out west don't post pics of everything we ride, too busy riding and enjoying it!

Keep up the great vacation stories.  As you can clearly see, it's the journey, not the destination.   ;)

Whew!  I was afraid that I was the only one who kept thinking "That would make a nice pic...but, what a GREAT ride this is!  I don't want to stop to take a pic!"

Enjoy the ride!
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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2011, 05:16:14 pm »
:chugbeer: ;D

+1 on his school (and his friend, too)
When I was in school at The Univ of GA,  a guy came to visit. He got off the plane in Atlanta, then later got out of the car in over in Athens at the university, then he looked at all the girls on campus and said, "What'd they do? Kill all the ugly ones??"     :chugbeer:

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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2011, 07:52:08 pm »
Whew!  I was afraid that I was the only one who kept thinking "That would make a nice pic...but, what a GREAT ride this is!  I don't want to stop to take a pic!"

Enjoy the ride!

No, it's not just you.  I'm still kicking myself for not stopping to take a picture of that road sign on Highway 12 in Idaho I saw, that said "Curves ahead, next 99 miles".  I was too busy thinking "Sweet, more twisties!"  However, taking that picture is now on my list of things to do, so I have an excuse to back there again this year.  :)
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Re: Runnin' a C14, X-country style
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2011, 07:58:19 pm »
No, it's not just you.  I'm still kicking myself for not stopping to take a picture of that road sign on Highway 12 in Idaho I saw, that said "Curves ahead, next 99 miles".  I was too busy thinking "Sweet, more twisties!"  However, taking that picture is now on my list of things to do, so I have an excuse to back there again this year.  :)

Hah!  I grew up in Lewiston...have ridden that road umpteen times...and STILL haven't taken a pic of that sign!
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