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I can't find the original thread Kendawg started, so I'll just start it again! Kendawg had a great map that shows he's a lot more technologically advanced than I am, or he got his students to do that for him...:rolleyes:
Ponch brought up the idea of tagging the invasion possibly to a holiday, and staying off of the interslabs.
I suggested we might have to help the cornhuskers a little by making ourselves a little easier to find by meeting at the Sidney Nebraska Cabelas parking lot.
I didn't see it, but I heard through the grape vine that Co0ter called Cabelas a Mexican food/burrito shack......which is like cursing at St Peter at the Pearly Gates to outdoorsmen everywhere!:eek: I'm bringing a bar of soap so you can wash those potty fingers you typed that with!:mad::D

If the original thread is still here somewhere, my apologies. Co0ter and I couldn't find it, so here is volume II (2)
 

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I can't find the original thread Kendawg started, so I'll just start it again!

I didn't see it, but I heard through the grape vine that Co0ter called Cabelas a Mexican food/burrito shack......which is like cursing at St Peter at the Pearly Gates to outdoorsmen everywhere!:eek: I'm bringing a bar of soap so you can wash those potty fingers you typed that with!:mad::D

You all get things sorted out and I (lil johnny) A.K.A (potty fingers):p be over here mindin my own:cool: as to keep this thread from getting hi-jacked AGAIN. :rolleyes:

What I'm prly gna end up doing is crossing your paths and fall in with you guys somewhere along the route and riding with you all possibly for however long on my way to Washington... Initial thoughts anyways... Will see what happens.. Ok, lil johnny gna go stand in the corner now.
 

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You all get things sorted out and I (lil johnny) A.K.A (potty fingers):p be over here mindin my own:cool: as to keep this thread from getting hi-jacked AGAIN. :rolleyes:

What I'm prly gna end up doing is crossing your paths and fall in with you guys somewhere along the route and riding with you all possibly for however long on my way to Washington... Initial thoughts anyways... Will see what happens.. Ok, lil johnny gna go stand in the corner now.

Funny stuff. I taught HS Ag for a couple years. Use to make the most vertically challenged (shortest) student draw about a half-dozen little circles along the chalk board at the beginning of class. Throughout the class, as students started trying to disrupt the class, I'd make them go put their nose in a circle.
 

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Incorporating the invasion over the holiday (4th) idear is BUENO!:eek: ooops! what I was planning on doing as well for the Washington trip if all works out.

How long I gta stand here with my nose in the circle??????
 

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Incorporating the invasion over the holiday (4th) idear is BUENO!:eek: ooops! what I was planning on doing as well for the Washington trip if all works out.
How long I gta stand here with my nose in the circle??????
c0otS,, so you dont have much training in disciplinary measures?.. paid my dues 8yrs in chino.. er, catholic skool, same difference.. Attilla the Nun wuld smak you with Yard stik.. What to do? take the marker and draw a circle around your nose.. That way your nose is still inside the circle while She is chasing you around the classroom with that yardstik.. maintain a 4 foot lead, is safe and keeps her engaged till she trips over her burka or whatever that body bag is called.

4th July is Sat. Some get friday off? The week of June 27-July 5 mite be good? Or is July 4-12 a better time? itsa crap shoot with Weather and Krowds. depending where and when.
I suggested Nebraska as an Intercept of 57. that itself is a boring run up I-35. Dakotas are near by, Zig get his fix.. West Tx is bone dry flat desert. I-25 up the front range is flat and straight, only good for making miles, yuk. Wyoming is only perty when you get to the western parks. Montana is the same. In the Mountains. not next to them in the cities, yuk!

what would be good is if each posted thier ideal route and/or wish list of waypoints, routes. then possibly we could extrapolate a plan that got most of it.. and/or other could bust loose and do their thing.. poncho
 

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No takerz on the kawpoke invasion 2015??????

Comon ladies and gents, there's seriously noooo one that wants to go on the INVASION, really? :confused:


I don't care what the route is, cuz (I FIND YA).... CABELAS OR NO CABELAS!:D


I'm still runnin around with a dang circle on my face getn wacked with a yard stick thanks to PONCHO!!!!:eek:


I agree PONCHO, there is so very little to see on the roads and area you threw out there if your heading this way from Texas......JUst TerRRible scenery!!!!!!!That's why I don't care bout the route that you all decide to take for the invasion.... cuz I ALWAYS look forward to taking a rode trip OUT of Nebraska!!!!

I always say to myself, ya just gta suck it up while traveling to beauty....just gta make it thru several states of NOTHING (hell) before you get there, especially from here tho!

So EVERY road trip from here is better then any good day at work when your on 2 wheels....

Amen!
 

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c0oTs n Bo0tS,, EZ ther lil fella, kalm down. it's way too erly 4 mos fellers, an bein holly daze cetera, folks are bizzy.. meanin broke.
This shindig is 6-7 months out. not many make life plans that long let alone road trip. an thas a long time to wait. y'all be mouth foamin b4 this gets here.
This is a bigger n Snott kinda gettyup. Most fellas can't won't join as they can't won't do the time.

What mite work is a central type meet up and then ride out. Some can meet. Some can ride out. Others can jump in - out where it fits their locale n time.

Reality is ther'd be only a handful few that could do any portion of this. The venue as of yet to be defined and is the biggest item of attraction. If it is something common ez access and high value (meet up spot drink 57s beer) then ther may be a larger audience draw.
As for a ride, every body has thier personal preferences and constraints. Riding with 1 person you know well is still work. Riding with a handful casual acquaintance is a crapshoot. Takes a lot of flexibility to pull this off. poncho
 

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Gonna be hot in July in the Plains. And maybe tornadoes. But like Ponch said, can't worry 'bout that now. Just keep the frog togs handy.
If we're heading North and keeping off the super slab, I wouldn't be opposed to stretching the old legs for about a half hour to hour in historical Dodge City, Kansas if time permitted. Just a thought, not a requirement. I've heard even us slow readers can read the plaque in that amount of time. There are a lot of places I'd like to see in the mountains, so I'll wait and see where others want to steer towards and throw out an idea here and there. I'd like to see a lot of people make this invasion, whether for the whole ride or even just a day trip with us along the way.
 

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what about meeting up In Oky City .... the cross roads of America ... up thru MO,KS, IA, SD, WY, CO, UT, AZ, NM across to TX. there is a lot to see, mountains, back roads and a ton of interesting stuff along the way .... for those who want to cut out at a certain point, the slab gives them a good direct way home.
 

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what about meeting up In Oky City .... the cross roads of America ... up thru MO,KS, IA, SD, WY, CO, UT, AZ, NM across to TX. there is a lot to see, mountains, back roads and a ton of interesting stuff along the way .... for those who want to cut out at a certain point, the slab gives them a good direct way home.
the OKCorral is mos likely the best dead center place to launch this as many folks may be able to jus drop in, drink beer and bug out..

the circle you did draw is a big one that encompasses a lot of bread basket country (ie.flat boring) MO, KS, IA, much of Nb, SD, WY & CO. but it is big.

here is MY list of of places and routes I'd ride if was spending a week on the road. I try to ride as much back road as reasonable and do 300-500 day depending. With a group 300 day is gonna be tops.

Austin -OKC. 400 miles I-35(yuk)

OKC - Dodge City, Lamar Co. 300 miles. 281W -183N -50W.

Lamar - Carson, Breckinridge, Kremmling. 300 miles. 50W -9N

Kremmling - Flaming Gorge - Lyman Wy. 300 miles. 40W - 318W -1364W -44w -43N -414W.

Lyman Wy. - Blackfoot Id- Stanley Id. 426 miles. 412N -30N - I15N - 26W - 93W -75N

Stanley - Garden Valley- New Meadow - Grangerville - LoLo, Mt. 406 miles. 21W -55N -95N -13N - 12E

LoLo - Missoula - Glacier NP - Wateron NP 242 miles. 12E -93N -35N -486E -89N

Waterton NP - Gardiner, Mt. 400 miles. 89S

Gardiner - Red Lodge - Cody, Wy. 180 miles 212E beartooth, 296S Chief Joseph hiway

Cody - Sheridan.- 150 miles. 16E -14E

this route is headed east to S.Dakota.. needs tweaking.


Now ther be other routes and destinations worthy of riding.
Say turn south at Stanely Id. and ride 89S into Utah Canyon land. desert can be brutal in the summer! cut accross GC Az, SW NM. still leaves all of WesTex to complete the circle.
 

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OKC is okay by me!
 

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Sounds good to me. I am free from June 8th through 15 August. Ready to ride wherever with whomever :)
 

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Sounds good to me. I am free from June 8th through 15 August. Ready to ride wherever with whomever :)
Me too ... I gotta take the other half and our foster girls to Cuba for a week in march break .... then I am free for the year.
 

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Me too ... I gotta take the other half and our foster girls to Cuba for a week in march break .... then I am free for the year.
57, you gott mos skin(distance-time) in this game. yor input will be valuable, or we mite even consider it?. Sofar, ther be 5 interested parties. Coots(Nb), Kd, Zig, Pv an our token Cadenian. hey we dont discrimenate, we even invite aussies, kiwis, an even tassies if ever they can get off their respective islands. the gov'nor mite give them time off for good behavior? then agin, mebbe nott?

Date(s) and timeline for mos us non retired(yet) partypance is likely to be 1 week. commencing either B4 or after 4th July. I mite suggest after using July 3rd as it will allow 10day extended week for those that need an extra day.(me).

OKC is current epi'center, waypoint, meet up spot. that way ever body is gott skin in day one getting ther. And if there be any other loose marbles in the vicinity want to gather and watch this train wreck in the making, we can sell seats to this fiasco.

after locking down dates and Launch Pad, wer gonna need a map. with some lines on it and X to mark way points.
We could go West thru Kansas and run thru S.Colorado?
into Utah. ride some them canyons b4 the :beer: runs out?
Hang a rite and turn North, see whats up. there?
Some(me) mite like to chek out west side Idy'ho?
Otters may 'lect to head toward Why'oh me'ing?
Mont'annie may be calling?
return leg could swipe thru Dakota territory(s).
its all down hill from there.. no really its down. hill. like south.

ok, this is jus some ideas. If we stay clear of August we can avoid the herd of hardley types at the buff'low chip. its not a perty site. 'lest your given to shootin buff'lows an/or hardley'rs. then it could be a barrel of fun.. till they take yor fungun away. poncho
 

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H.u.d. 2015

Hey Ponch0, I found ya a new universal heads up display for next years round up!!!
 

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Hey Ponch0, I found ya a new universal heads up display for next years round up!!!
coot'ies,, do ya think theyd rent me that Enfield.. and would it survive this expedition? mite havta rope tow it behind yor tractor sled..

I prefer to stik with my old skool method. Map it. Write it. Post it. then execute it.

OKC-(183)Dodge City Ks-(50)Alamosa-(160)Pagosa-Durango-Cortez-Monticello, UT 900 miles.

Mc,Ut-Blanding-NatBridgeNP-Hanksville-Torre-AnasaziSP-EscalanteSP-Tropic Ut 300 miles.

Tropic-(12)BryceNP-(63)RainbowPt-(12)Panquitch-(89)ZionNP-... 132 miles.

this is taking the Low Road thru the southern mtns into Utah canyons.
 

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I clearly missed this thread... Is it too late to throw my hat in the ring?? I'd happily meet up with you miscreants in OKC over Julie For weekend... Anyone riding up from the south of our great state o' Texas, can pit stop here in Denton if desired as well... I'll try to be more active on the forums... Kinda had my head in another space of late.

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[QUOTE I prefer to stik with my old skool method. Map it. Write it. Post it. then execute it.

Mc,Ut-Blanding-NatBridgeNP-Hanksville-Torre-AnasaziSP-EscalanteSP-Tropic Ut 300 miles.

Tropic-(12)BryceNP-(63)RainbowPt-(12)Panquitch-(89)ZionNP-... 132 miles.

this is taking the Low Road thru the southern mtns into Utah canyons.[/QUOTE]

Great route Poncho!
 

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57, you gott mos skin(distance-time) in this game. yor input will be valuable, or we mite even consider it?.
Oky City is 2 days riding for me( then again ... so is Dallas.) ... it might pay to see what most want to see ...
me ... Brice Canyon, Moab and ride down the 89 thru UT.... I have ridden 3 times to UT now and missed them all 3 times.

The rest, I'm open for ... regardless whether I have been there before or not.


My time off is not fixed by any date, I tell em, take off what I want, I just have to give them a little notice. The heat does not bother me, nor does the cold ... I just want a comfortable bed and a hot meal at the end of the day. I will be pulling my trailer, so I will have my trusty pillow and my coffee pot with me ... along with a cooler filled of "suitable" adult beverages.... I may be 57, but I am still an animal when it comes to riding.
 

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Oky City is 2 days riding for me( then again ... so is Dallas.) ... it might pay to see what most want to see ...
me ... Brice Canyon, Moab and ride down the 89 thru UT.... I have ridden 3 times to UT now and missed them all 3 times. I may be 57, but I am still ananimal when it comes to riding.
amaniminal, OKC is current epi center. Zig wants to do Dodge city. Ct, is on a tear for Washington (state?).

we can head West into the Southern Colorado Rockies and ride thru UT canyonlands. The southern route I previously mapped are secondary and truciary roads. that is where the good stuff is. several times I have ridden Hiway 191 thru Moab is just another straight flat primary hiway(lots of traffic) and Moab is become a plastic tourist town. The canyons beyond are worth the visit and river rafting(yes!), but Moab is not different than Durango or any other we$tern town $old its $oul for the money.

hiway 89-89a is worth riding. I did the southern part November(40f) to Zion NP. I would go back in a heartbeat. Everbody asked if I was going to Bryce? it is THE place to goto, so they said. So I expect 89 north to be a kikass ride. till you get to I-70. then its just the Big Ditch and cities.

If UTAH were to be the HOOK in this Epic Adventure, then I would suggest riding 89 North to Circleville and hang a rite 62 East-North to Fishlake. Rite on 24 South-East to Capitol Reef NP. 24 east goes back thru Hanksville and dumps you back on I-70 east. pik up 191 South to Moab. Arches NP and Dead Horse SP are vicinity diversions. Junction Butte is a butte of a ride.

This would pretty much eat up a whole week of riding a circle around Utah. Each could depart where and when they needed to bail out, head home.

as for doing this CW or CCW is up for de'bait. chime in with comments. ponchout.

I will see if I can print and post a map w/routes. google maps dont work like it use to?
 
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