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Old 07-15-2019, 04:50 PM
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Road Trip! Baker, Nevada Stargazer Inn and Kerouacís Restaurant!

Milady Wife are reprising our Yosemite NP trip of September last year 2018. This time driving our X5d so that we can have our trikes with us.

Last year we Amtraked First Class to Reno, NV and rented a Sue's Brew Gump to Yosemite and back. Our intention was to rent bicycles and visit my old haunts in the Valley. Unfortunately the rent-a-bikes were coaster brake klunkers that I would not allow Milady Wife to ride. We have been on recumbent trikes for many miles and many years.

2018 was the Fiftieth Anniversary of the last real Firefall on 25 January 1968, and my Seventieth B'day.

In dribs and drabs she has been posting our itinerary day by day by motel reservations. Today notice of our reservation at The Stargazer Inn & Kerouac's Restaurant in Baker, Nevada was posted to me.

Anyone remember the sign, Last Service For 200 Miles. Fill up now!? I remember, from when I was a teenager driving our 1960 LR S-2 88". It was at nearby Lehman Caves that I first saw the Green Flash over the desert.

Before that, we will be in Glenwood Springs, Colorado to ride their most beautiful bike path along I-70. Before that, Clay Center, KS. Before that Desmoines, IA. After Baker, NV is Lee Vining, NV

I'm gonna get the X5 serviced next month. Maybe, just maybe, I'll add their $170 inspection - in favor of the '200 miles to next service'.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Doug Huffman View Post
2018 was the Fiftieth Anniversary of the last real Firefall on 25 January 1968, and my Seventieth B'day.
You share a day with my bride.

I have been on a bit of a bike 'spree' the last 45 days or so. I'm not particularly proud that *3* of the 4 bikes we purchased last month were for *my* saddle.

*2* of them though make some sense- Promise! They're the commuter/cruiser frames- his and hers. Because we have some hills and I wanted to travel and ride like you guys are doing, I went with the 27-speed versions. Single speed fixies, 3 and 7 speeds are also offered. She can climb anything paved I've thrown at her. And she seems to like the comfy, upright position. Indeed as a rider, I feel like I should be holding a mouse instead of the handle bars. They're that comfy. I call them our 'Old people bikes."

We'll carry them down to South FL where we usually spend December. We've got a spot less than a 1/2 mile from the Miami Beach boardwalk and about 4 miles from Hollywood Beach boardwalk. No hills to worry ab there, but she'd never travel without 1st having seat time here at the comparatively hilly homestead. Strategery.

In a related note, all of this riding has incited my daughter (now 15yr old!) to ride the MTB I bought her last year. She's affixed enough stickers to claim it as her own and has even taken off alone a few times. I'm extremely happy to see her riding. She may work herself into my carbon hard tail if she ever finds some mud to spin through with her daddy.

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