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Yesterday I got home from a 15 day ride, 4471 miles ride. I followed the Pony Express all the way to Sacramento California. I rode in high winds, 100 degree temperature (humid and dry), below freezing temperatures, rain, snow, sand, mud and dust on my way west. In other words, the type of weather the Pony Riders went though with the exception of below 0 weather.

If you ever want some alone time in the saddle follow the pony however, make sure you can can go at least 200 (250 is better) miles between stations.

A few pictures:

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Oregon Trail wagon ruts:

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MUD! Standing bike is not using a kickstand

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It was a incredible trip.
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That's crazy! I wanna see pics!
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What an amazing trip! The photos were showing in the thread earlier today. Eddie it appears to be a permissions issue in your Google Photos.
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Yeah I saw the pictures when they showed up earlier, it looks like an amazing adventure!!! Thanks for sharing with us Eddie!
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troy wrote: 21 Sep 2020 19:22 What an amazing trip! The photos were showing in the thread earlier today. Eddie it appears to be a permissions issue in your Google Photos.
Can you help with that? That show up for me.
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Excellent, and very interesting , I find frontier history fascinating. Started reading your ride report and looking forward to more. Also looking forward to seeing more pic.
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bird man wrote: 21 Sep 2020 21:40 Excellent, and very interesting , I find frontier history fascinating. Started reading your ride report and looking forward to more. Also looking forward to seeing more pic.
Larry, you would enjoy the book, West Like Lightning. The history is right down your alley.
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Thanks Eddie I am going to read it
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I finished the ride report on ADV. Please check it out even if it is just to laugh at my typos, spelling and grammar. https://advrider.com/f/threads/west-lik ... s.1468237/
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