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#605535 - 06/04/10 01:33 AM Re: Day 1 of the Clampetts go to Torrey,.. [Re: Matts_12GS]  
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Originally Posted By: Matts_VSTROM
It's all on Shannie Mae now, her camera has all those pictures...



Ut oh.... take a valium and grab the shine, were in for a long wait folks. *he ducks* rofl

#605572 - 06/04/10 03:09 AM Re: Day 1 of the Clampetts go to Torrey,.. [Re: Lone_RT_rider]  
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Ok,

So.... Those of you who read the build up thread or were at BRR know that there were rules on this trip. Those societal norms were to be the glue that held this trip together and kept us from offing each other in the night and lobbing the bodies into a canyon some place.

We also decided that as a rough order for driving, more or less we rotated the driver and navigator at each gas stop. Drive, navigate, nap, drive. That way the person just waking up has no clue to conditions/location or impending weather. It works...

Really.

Leading off, since it was his truck and trailer Uncle Jed led us into the rain. We had a cooler of bottled water and diet coke, some healthy snacks and even the makings of a good and healthy energy lunch designed to keep us out of fast food joints as well as help us power through the night so we could make Ouray in a single day of driving.

Halfway through the first tank of gas we're someplace in KY at a McDonald's... I think there was a missed turn early on and we were trying to get to the wrong connector back to our regular path.

...


Matt


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#606048 - 06/05/10 06:05 PM Re: Day 1 of the Clampetts go to Torrey,.. [Re: Matts_12GS]  
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Awright already!!! Here ... some of us had to get back to the real world for awhile tongue

Well, I-70 would be the next stop ... eventually. But first I had to make sure that rig was loaded properly 'cause goodness knows Uncle Jed and Jethro sure didn't So, I filled a small cooler with snacks (bananas, nutty bars, beef jerky etc)






but more important was I grabbed my favorite pillow and .... THE SNUGGIE!!!!




Once Chris got settled in with the snuggie, I took over driving, in this mess:





After several hours, I was very happy to hand the driving over to Jethro at about Kansas City so someone else had to do the drive across Kansas
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#606057 - 06/05/10 06:45 PM Re: Day 1 of the Clampetts go to Torrey,.. [Re: TN_R11_Girl]  
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I believe I took it in Kansas as night closed in.... I-70: Kansas. Is there anything else really necessary to describe?



We headed off to the south around Oakley, KS enroute to Co Springs via KS40 and CO94. It had gotten very late, sleeping noises and random gaseous emissions were commencing without warning from Jethro in the front seat while Shannie Mae got her beauty rest in the back seat safely wrapped up and snuggilicious. Around midnight or so, at some point after crossing into CO, we hit the absolute worst pea soup fog I have ever seen, that includes while at sea. Visibility was around 50feet and I was forced to a very slow crawl for a couple of hours, found a place to pull off once but the bear next to me in the front of the cab was sawing the lumber so I said screw it and kept moving at about 30mph. Around 3 am or so, I threw up the while flag and poured an ice cold red bull down the front of jethro's drawers...(not really) and he took the reins. After this, I remember snatching little 20 minute naps in the front while Shannie Mae continued her beauty rest in the snuggi burrito.

It was shortly after this, 4-5AM that we were coming down 94, which is long and straight and you can see the lights of CO springs for a good ways as you come in. There were several instances of very little apparent gravity in the truck, one of which jolted me from a micro nap... I asked in jethro was OK, all I got was "critter".

The gravity got turned off a couple of more times as we progressed, much as a meteor, down from the high ground and into CO springs, where the gas station hunt commenced, again. Shannon was apparently beautiful enough at this point to take the wheel again and gratefully, the next time I woke up, around 9AM, we were to the west of Pueblo on 50 running by the water......


....... Who's next?

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#606058 - 06/05/10 06:46 PM Re: Day 1 of the Clampetts go to Torrey,.. [Re: TN_R11_Girl]  
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That's it????!!!! We waited for days for this??

Real world activities can wait. We demand more.


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#606059 - 06/05/10 06:48 PM Re: Day 1 of the Clampetts go to Torrey,.. [Re: eddd]  
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good things come to those who wait, transporter of incompetent dirt riders....

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Shannie-Mae did keep the men-folk from becoming thirsty by using the redneck, rear bed cooler access port from time to time.... it was that, or there was inappropriate GS lust going on back there, I was scared to look. grin



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#606065 - 06/05/10 07:04 PM Re: Day 1 of the Clampetts go to Torrey,.. [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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I'll never tell!! rofl

Here's a shot of Jethro before strange noises began getting emitted:




And yes, I did need the beauty rest, but seriously who can pass up a chance to be a snuggie burrito???




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#606066 - 06/05/10 07:10 PM Re: Day 1 of the Clampetts go to Torrey,.. [Re: TN_R11_Girl]  
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And now ... for a preview of "Day 2" wink







But I'll let Uncle Jed or Jethro get that going ... lurk

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#606068 - 06/05/10 07:38 PM Re: Day 1 of the Clampetts go to Torrey,.. [Re: BeniciaRT_GT-GT]  
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Originally Posted By: BeniciaRT_GT

Well here is a teaser:



I invented the Snuggie (of course I didn't have a name for it) 25 years ago but my family thought I was nuts, so I never followed up on it. Oh the opportunities missed! cry


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#606104 - 06/05/10 10:05 PM Day 2 of the Clampetts go to Torrey,..  
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Day 2 found us leaving Pueblo heading toward Montrose and getting our first real glimpses of CO scenery. If saw any of our posts on facebook along the way, you know our opinions of Colorado.








Up and over Monarch pass, past the reservoir near Gunnison and then into Montrose heading for Ouray we pushed on
Finally making it to Ouray and getting settled into the campground we decided that this might be a good rest and relax day instead of a riding day. We'd spent 26 hours only inches apart and between my snoring, Jed's gaseousness and Shannie-Mae's hogging of the snuggie it would be a good day to do nothing.

So we did.

We unpacked the bikes and sorted our gear for riding the next day, we got some food up in Ridgeway and decided to have some drinks and cook dinner at the campground.







It was idyllic, great friends good chow and wonderful surroundings.

We never expected what would await us on Day 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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