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#1 madmike2

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:38 PM

:yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

Those of you who refused to join the fun: "Neenr-neener-neener!" :bleh:

We had a great time:
Nice venue! Thanks Brad.
Nice Weather! Thanks unspoken person in charge of weather fronts.
Wonderful people! All of you.
Fun times. Terrific riding (so I heard) and great scenery. More food than we could eat. More "adult beverage" than could be consumed...believe it or not, some booze was brought home.

Enough! A few pictures for your visual enjoyment:

I love driving across the Sacramento Valley looking at the Sierras, knowing I'll be there in an hour.
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I was passing this farm land and kept hearing strange voices saying, "Whe-e-e-ere's Baa-a-a-arry?"
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Looking south from Hwy 88
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Caples Lake
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Downhill on the eastern slope of the Sierras.
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Hope Valley. The deciduous trees are just beginning their Fall color change.
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Topaz Lake
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Yeah...I made it! :yahoo:
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:50 PM

Some of you know that I injured myself at work, so NO RIDING was the doctor's orders. I could still enjoy the trip, scenery and friends (unlike some others who cancelled or made alternate plans :blink: ...er...RenoJohn excepted).

Uberkul's toybox, toys and what would become "ride"..er.."command"..uhm..Party Central!
"Hello Christy and Julia!" :D
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Some of the boys: Joe (Bugnatr Jr.), Doug (Bugnatr), Brad (Uberkul), Dave (FastJoyRide), Mike (Hycle) and Rog (Rogdeb).
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Some of the girls: Terri (Better half of Hycle), Debs (Better half of Rogdebs), Jill (obvious better half of Silver Penguins) and "Siggy".
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The silver Penguins, some of their toys & hauler. Andy & Zeus, Jill & Siggy.
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Zeus listening attentively to Andy!
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Bugnatr's heading to Hawthorne for some Father/Son riding.
Uh...Doug...you should have stayed with us.... ;)
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 04:56 PM

Great pics, Mike- looks like you all had a good time.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 05:11 PM

My "roomies": Annie Oakley (Sylvia), FastJoyRide (Dave) and Bluestreek (Steve).
Kudos to Annie Oakley for sleeping with 3 men in her bedroom each night. :o Mmmm-mmmm-mmm! :blink:
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Hey, Rog, smile!
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Some of the group visiting and watching as the first evening approaches.
Uberkul's trailer to the left, Beemerdons' cabin straight ahead, Annie Oakley's bedroom for her 3 man-children cabin to the right.
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How many does it take to unload a KLR?
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SATURDAY MORNING:

View North from our cabin's porch.
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View South from the cabin's porch.
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Our cabin...Yes, we're roughing it!
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The FJRobs finally made it last night!
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FJRob's breakfast table.
Phone Queen (Terri, Mrs. FJRob), the girls (Sorry, I've forgotten their names), Debs, Mike, Rog, Terri and FJRob's back.
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Their was a rumor going around about FJRobs different sized balls. Then it was reported that they were the same size but TOO SMALL. I'll let Rob explain his way out of the dilemma.
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Getting ready for the morning ride.
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Uberkul-ette (Erin) showing how a lady gets ready for dirt riding.
Uhm...Barb (wannabe "dirty-girl"), please take note!
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 05:28 PM

Whew! Everyone is suiting up to follow Brad across the desert.

Hycle (Mike) is riding Uberkul's DR650. A possible convert to the D/S crowd?
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Head'em up...Mov'em out!
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Since I wasn't riding I headed south on NV 338/CA 182 to Bridgeport and Bodie.
Here are some pictures from that journey:
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Some dirt road driving.
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Aaannndddd.....voila', there's Bodie.
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The gold mine.
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The brochure.
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It's a fascinating place, maintained and preserved but not restored. There are only about 20% of the original structures left. The town was burned in two major fires: 1892 and 1932. You can Google "Bodie" for more information. The last resident, after the bust of Gold and Silver mining, left at the outbreak of World War II.

One of the buildings/intersections.
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Future street rod?
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Future hot rod?
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Barn for Andrew....just because.
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 05:39 PM

An owl in the tree above Brad & Christy's toy hauler.
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Some photos from Saturday evening's "gala" at Uberkul's. Brad also took a number pf photos and I'm sure he'll post up.

I'll just say there was much fun and frivolity. This group is as much FUN to visit with as they are to ride with!

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Dave sampling his great salsa.
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beemerdons, Christy (Mrs. Uberkul, Julia (Uber-sister in law), Erin (Uberkul-ette).
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SUNDAY MORNING

Many hugs and good-byes.
Many more, "We ARE doing this again next year"s.
Keep your eye on the ride planning section for next year's event....you really shouldn't miss it!

My drive home (beemerdons left first...very early), then I left as most of the riders were headed out for a morning ride before loading up.

Easterm slope of the Sierras above Gardnerville.
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Climbing up Hwy 88
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Nearing Carson Pass.
They brought wagon trains through this terrain because it was an "easy" passage?
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Fiddletown Road
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Back in the "Golden State". The Sacramento Valley.
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:11 PM

NOICE!

I'm off to look at a hot pissin' WR250R tomorrow. Maybe next year!

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:44 PM

I can almost smell the burnt marshmallows :dribble:
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:50 PM

Great pics roomie! Steve and I squeezed in a Sunday morning dirt ride then loaded up and we were gone by noon.

Sylvia and I took Mike's very scenic "shortcut" to Bridgeport then a very relaxing couple of hours down 395 and we're bunked-in in Bishop, CA for the night. Can't thank you all enough for including a couple of frostbacks in your fun. As the Govanator says: "we'll be baaack"!

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:15 PM

Thanks to the great FODS people, it was one awesome weekend.

I think the theme might have been. "Wow, I've never done that before"

I will let the other folks fill in what they did for the first time.

For me, it was riding with a great bunch of folks in the desert.

Thanks Christy, you loaned me an awesome bike to ride and your husband to guide me.

Thanks Brad, your a great leader and riding coach. Your encouragement means so much, I didn't think I could ride that well.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 10:49 PM

Great report and pics MM. A good time was had by all.
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:50 AM

I can almost smell the burnt marshmallows :dribble:

We missed you guys. Next year?
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:47 AM

Mas Juguetes, Mas Amigos, Mas Diversion! More Toys, More Friends, More Fun! Many thanks to La Familia Uberkul for a fantastic FODS weekend. The Stanley Boys!

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:46 AM

Seth and Daddy Don had a great day while at FODS exploring Virginia City and the V & T Railroad.

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Seth called "ALL ABOARD!" and we started our hour long train ride along the approach to Virginia City.

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Passed the rail yards where they were servicing the steam locomotives; our loco was a diesel.

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Lots of tunnels were required to complete the line from Carson City to the mining districts.

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More of the Virginia and Truckee railroad locomotives and rolling stock; impressive restoration.

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Entering Gold Hill, Nevada on the train; incredible the amount of gold, silver and minerals that were extracted here in The Comstock Lode.

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Here is my Seth (13) operating a Gen 2 locomotive: I said "Son, stick with the Gen 1 one models in both motorcycles and trains; always the fastest"!

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 11:49 AM

Man oh man... Makes me want a dual-sport bike even more...

Thanks for posting up!

Although, I'm tempted to call BS on this thread.

This was an FJR gathering and Petey wasn't there?!? What's the world coming to???
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 02:43 PM

Great report and pics MM. A good time was had by all.

Yes, yes, yes :yahoo: :yahoo:
I'll rustle up a few photo's asap.
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:40 PM

Another FODS is in the books and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. I didn’t get to see Don (Beemerdons) very much and missed getting him in the group shot and banner signed. I really think I need to befriend Don to enjoy the perks of where he rides and the knowledge he holds. Dave and Sylvia (Fastjoyrides) from WAY up north were a joy to have in camp and I hope the rest of your vacation is great. Jill and Andy are some of the nicest people; I think Christy and Erin want to adopt them into our family. I would be fine with that if Andy is the type to share his toys! (The KTM you sickos!) I'm sorry Mike (Hycle) don't thank me for the use of the DR. I slipped you the crack, you are now an addict and you will do anything to get a fix. I like riding with Steve a lot, he's a good rider everywhere and I love his ultra-dry sense of humor. Riding with Rob (FJRob) is like having a great riding buddy and shop mechanic all rolled into one.

I didn’t get as many shots as I would have liked because I was too busy riding and visiting but there were a lot of cameras so it was well documented.

We had a friend show up in the tree over our camp spot.
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Thanks Rob for letting us use your fire pit. I won't even mention your small balls or severed cable. :(
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More to follow.
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 05:53 PM

Just a couple of Terri's pictures.

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 06:23 PM

We made a run down to Pine Grove ghost town with Roger running shuttle service in his Honda truck. One man, three women, does this guy have things figured out or what?! :D I hear this truck run was nothing compared to the hill climb earlier trying to find the group on itís way to Ludwig Mine.
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Jill (Silver Penguin), Debbie and Andy.
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Terri, Mike (Hycle) and Rob (FJRob)
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FJRob wringing the the little TW200 out. I can't believe I actually got you in this shot with a point and shoot.
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Bluestreek rolling at a pace he actually noticed me. I think he has a little Paris Hilton thing going with no camera goes unnoticed. ;)
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Andy (Mr. Silver Penguin) running the Vet-Expert plate on my, I mean his, sweet 2007 KTM 450 EXC ... but I'm not jealous. :glare:
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And the one, the only pimp-daddy Roger (RogDebs) roll'in the desert wit da lovely ladies.
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Jill and Andy after the speed run down Pine Grove Rd.
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Andy on our bike.
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Mike (MadMike) gets an honorable mention because he came hurt so couldn't ride but made us all happy by just being there. How great a guy do you have to be to just show up and everyone wants to be around you? It must be his deodorant! Mike thought I was shooting this for Easy Rider Magazine.
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Missing Don and Seth as they bugged out at O-dark-thirty.
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A huge thanks to all who came and made this gathering a success. An extra huge thanks to the Better Halves for letting their spouses come out and play motorcycle.
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 06:28 PM

Jill's pictures cut/pasted from the announcement thread.

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