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Old 12-03-2015, 06:42 AM   #15
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I've had my share of up-ending and resultant raspberries for sure. I've not wrecked the treasure chest yet though. Actually my worst injuries were gotten while road riding...hit twice in one week. Broken clavicle, torn rotator cuff. Even my helmet was in two pieces. Took me about 8 weeks just to get back on the road because even though I did everything right I still got taken out. It shook my confidence a bit. Anyway, off topic. I love riding the forest roads and mountain trails. At 60 I'm not entering anymore races but I still enjoy the solitude of two rolling tires and fresh mountain air. I think we will stick to familiar forest roads here for the first several attempts just to shake things out and bond with our Safari. I hope to do some AS exploring next year though. My trusty Cannondale will help me to forge the path. Tom
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Old 12-03-2015, 06:47 AM   #16
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Ray, a trail bike would definitely be an advantage for a speedier version of the same thought. My Cannondale Furio has a front suspension but hard tail frame so I do get my teeth rattled a bit. I actually rode it down the ski slope in Angel Fire...once. Never again. Thought I was gonna die. Those slope surfaces aren't as tranquil as they look from the bottom! Tom
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Old 12-03-2015, 07:02 AM   #17
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end of the road

our airstream took us to paradise..After a 1000 nights on the road looking....

we found it...if one could find a place like this to park your airstream...you'd never leave...

Orcas Island, Washington...has a big moat around it....


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Old 03-05-2016, 10:42 AM   #18
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This is a really neat and heartwarming story about wild mustangs in the West....trained by inmates to be mounts for Border Guards, chasing illegal immigrants and bad guys.

It just seemed to belong in one of Ray's threads...

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...patrol-n532096


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Old 03-16-2016, 08:10 AM   #19
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Staying light on the trail

Purchasing a 23' Flying Cloud after 20 years of family fun in a 19' "Little White Box" travel trailer, that because of it's weight (3,000 lbs) and maneuverability, allowed us to do 90% of our camping off the grid. As Airstream measures it's trailers from hitch to bumper, I guess I am about the same total length. Do you guy's think I can still answer the call of the wild with my new purchase??
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Old 03-16-2016, 02:37 PM   #20
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Garylind... you can go "further in the wild" than the larger trailers. The 23 footers are the Ruby Slippers in travel comfort, anywhere there is a passable road.

Keep a close eye on the 14" Load Range C Marathon tires. They are less reliable than a bicycle tire on a gravel road. That is the weak link on the 23 foot Airstream. I went to other brands that I found myself to be more reliable, after numerous problems already discussed on the Forum for some Marathon tires. Not all, but the 14" for me were chronic problems.
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