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Old 05-01-2008, 06:40 AM   #21
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Re: Art, Zen, and Maintaining my Motorcycle Jones

Very nice Jim. Brought up memories of a bicycle ride I once made from Ukiah to Mendo on Comptche-Ukiah Rd many years ago. Back then, there was a short unpaved section which I'd imagine is paved now.
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:48 AM   #22
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Re: Art, Zen, and Maintaining my Motorcycle Jones

I felt a bit of Central Valley Crud wash away as my eyes feasted on what many towns could and should look like in California. Instead they are visually polluted jumbles of sameness, dolloped with neon poison.

I couldn't agree more!
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:25 AM   #23
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Enjoyed the photos, The eloquent words tied it all together. Well done.

Man stuff like this has got me jonesin' for another adventure.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:48 PM   #24
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Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, be the road grasshopper, mmmmmmmmmmmmm
well done, now go wax the bike and sand the fence....mindfulness extends to all things, including motorcycling...thanks for your write up.
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:06 PM   #25
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Wow! This is a post I will come back to. Zen and Art indeed.
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Old 05-01-2008, 03:11 PM   #26
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Have been waiting for the time to read your post ever since I briefly scrolled through the pics a few days ago.
Finally had the time and was so glad I did.
Great report, Jim...great pics...
I really enjoyed it...

All these great ride reports lately are making it harder and harder to sit at home.
I've really got to get out for a ride...and SOON!
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Old 05-01-2008, 04:05 PM   #27
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Bravo!

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Old 05-01-2008, 07:27 PM   #28
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Great ride report Jim.

Nice to see the beast getting a bit dirty and exploring some beautiful country. Cool abstracts to by the way. Sounds like you had fun getting away for a bit and letting the senses wander for a while.
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Excellent post.
Makes me focus.
Inhale------Exhale

I did panic when I saw the broken turn signal.
I thought " Oh no! Not another broken collarbone"
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I rode down the ridge to Flynn Creek where the road meets 128. It was full of mudded clay and challenging ruts. Then I took a diversion that turned out to be a private logging extension. The road was more open, but the gravel on it was like marbles from hell. I reached a locked gate after 2 miles. There was the 4X4 driver, also having made the same mistake. We turned around to retrace.

Thatís when I dumped the bike around a sharp uphill curve. Mr. 4X4 helped me lift the hapless GS back onto its feet. Once righted, I made it down to the highway at Flynn Creek and assessed the damage.

Not much.
I met a guy from Canada last November at "The Race Track" in Death Valley. He was in a very rough Land Cruiser, without many original parts on the rig, and he seemed to have the right attitude............
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