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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Outbreak Of MBS Reported In Burien

By Harvey Mushman
Burien Bugle Staff Reporter

A confirmed case of MBS (Multiple Bike Syndrome) was reported today by the King County Public Health MBS Task Force. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Brothers & A Buddy – ODMC Spring 2007

Trip Highlights

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3 Brothers & A Buddy – Riders & Bikes

Paul “Pablo” Espensen

  • His ride: 2007 Harley Davidson Road Glide
  • Where he parks his ride: Tucson, AZ
  • ODMC Title: Southwest Chapter President
  • ODMC Merit Badges:
    • Flat Tire Specialist
    • Grease Monkey (demonstrates real mechanical aptitude)
    • Three Week Tour
    • Adventure Touring (riding in hail, snow, dust storms, rain & high winds)
    • Trip Planner
    • Monkey Butt (500+ miles day)
    • Iron Butt (1,000 miles in 1 day)

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3 Brothers & A Buddy – Trip Preparation

This particular ride was extremely spontaneous and synchronistically fell right into place. As such, it turned out to be an absolutely superb outing. Below, you’ll find all the trip planning emails, from inception to the night before departure. — Scott */:-)
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3 Brothers & A Buddy – Heading For Higher Ground

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Wednesday, May 16

  • Riders: Scott, Paul, Eric & Don
  • Distance:
    • Scott & Eric
    • Van Nuys, CA to Flagstaff, AZ
    • 498 miles
    • Paul & Don
    • Tucson, AZ to Flagstaff, AZ
    • 325 miles
  • Highlights:
    • No speeding tickets!
    • Riding LA’s infamous expressways on a work day at the crack of dawn
    • The reunion party in the forest South of Flagstaff

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3 Brothers & A Buddy – Day 2

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Thursday, May 17

I usually sleep very well on these camping trips due to my ultra beefy, Therm-a-Rest pad (many thanks to Vince for recommending it) but this morning, I awake to find my body complaining. I speculate that this is due to yesterday’s exuberant and lengthy run but that theory is discarded once I discover that my air mattress never got filled up. Well, that’s a first for me and good for a chuckle around the breakfast table at the Denny’s in Flagstaff. New best practice: Fill up air mattress before the partying starts around the campfire.
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3 Brothers & A Buddy – Day 3

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Friday, May 18

Morning arrives and I awake to realize that I’ve slept well except for the bright street lamp mounted on the nearby bathhouse. I swear every private campground owner thinks they have to light the place up like a downtown parking lot. It’s probably comforting to the retirees in their motor homes but I keep waking up thinking something is going on. If darkness is desired, one must stay in a National Park or rough it out in the woods. And then there was Alaska where it never got dark at all but that’s another story.
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