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Old 07-28-2015, 12:54 PM   #1
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Still enjoying this no job deal...

Just got back from a ride from my place in Wyoming out to Seattle to visit with some family and then back around through Canada on my ZRX.

Here is roughly the route I took. Odometer said about 3935 mile when I got home.
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Trip started off well enough. I had planned to camp somewhere in the Sawtooth mountains of Idaho on the first night. Here's a shot of Stanley, Id. Like normal for me, I don't take enough pictures of the cool places I end up.

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After this I headed further west to look for a camp spot. I came around a corner to a sign for a campsite and it looked really familiar so I turned around to check it out. Turns out it was the same little camp site I used about 4 years ago on a group ride from Houston to Oregon and back. If you walk about a quarter mile up stream from the campsite there is a nice natural hot spring that rolls into the river. So I made camp and had some beers in the river. No pictures of course.

I am an early riser when I am in a tent. So I was packed up and back on the road at about 7:30am heading towards 's Canyon and then on to Oregon.




About ten minutes into my nice morning ride I had a little incident.













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I was probably cruising about 65 or so and it all happened so fast I had no idea what happened.
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I see hair and blood... Nice ZRX tho.. love that bike.
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Thankfully it was just a TINY fawn.

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Deer bits all over my pants and boots.

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And finally the two halves of the little guy I ripped apart!

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! glad you made it through safely!
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wow, that's going to be fun to clean up... at least it looks like you kept it up on two.
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:23 PM   #7
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Damage was a broken front fender and bent rotor. I rode it down into Boise and had Carl's Cycles take a look at it for me. They pressure washed the bike and my boots and pants lol.

The rotor was bent so bad that I had to pump the brakes a few times to even get the pads back in contact when stopped. Luckily these were aftermarket rotors and I had the stockers at the house. I had my gf overnight the stock rotors to the shop and I was back in business the next morning. Only one day down time. I also pulled the busted front fender and stuck it in my pack for the rest of the trip. Big thanks to Carl's Cycles for getting me back on the road quickly and looking at my bike immediately. They were a pretty big shop with lots of bikes getting worked on.

As for not wrecking. Just lucky I guess, I drove right through the deer like it was wet paper. So if you're wondering what it looks like to hit a deer with a 500lb hammer....well there you go haha
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A few more pictures from the trip after the deer.

Mount Rainier
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I think this was Diablo Lake in the Cascades
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Mount Baker
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A campsite in Canada somewhere
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On a ferry in the rain in Canada crossing Arrow Lake
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Later that day, still in the rain with no front fender
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Nice journeys. ..as for me, I rode down beltway 8 to I10, then into Baytown where I stayed overnight at exxon....then I took the same route home (in the opposite order)....
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Nice journeys. ..as for me, I rode down beltway 8 to I10, then into Baytown where I stayed overnight at exxon....then I took the same route home (in the opposite order)....
That doesn't sound as fun Joe.

Tomorrow morning I am heading out for about 1000 miles of dirt and camping on my XRR. I'll be running around the mountains in Colorado until probably Sunday.
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[QUOTE=zpooch;3928907]That doesn't sound as fun Joe.

Tomorrow morning I am heading out for about 1000 miles of dirt and camping on my XRR. I'll be running around the mountains in Colorado until

Has anyone told you that you suck....lol....have fun
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If you or any others ever hit something and bend a rotor, you can just remove the bent rotor and ride on. It happened to me, also on a ZRX. Removed the left rotor and continued my trip.
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