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Ross Thacker
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  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • United States
  • My next one.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ross Thacker Mar 25, 2009. 3 Replies

 

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How many Victory motorcycles do you own?
1
What are you riding now?
My next one.

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Ross' musings on reaching 100,000 miles

Posted on July 10, 2010 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

The story begins with my '99 Victory KYSO. I loved that bike. I was interested in the new 2002 "Freedom" engines with a bit more power and a bit better gas mileage. But, I wasn't biting.



Here's the '99 at the Grand Tetons, Wyoming







And again towards the end of our Iron Butt ride -- hard to believe that less than 2 months later I would trade it in...…

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V2V-11, Leg 5 -- Craig CO to Castle Rock CO

Posted on June 25, 2010 at 9:35pm 2 Comments

Tom picked out a perfect motel at the end of Leg 4 in Craig CO -- Bear Valley Inn, 755 East Victory Way, Craig, CO. A very nice, recently refurbished motel. The managers were very nice to us, bike towels, open pit fire, ice for beer, and some morning supplies. Stop it and visit for the night if you are every in or near Craig CO.



Dean, Karma and I set out to meet up with the V2V from Denver. We had a great ride, and Karma was kind enough to let Dean and I each take a turn on Karma's new… Continue

NM/AZ/NV/UT/CO Ride - Eighth day (22-May-2010)

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 7:10pm 1 Comment

We depart Page with stiff winds from the SW. Later in the day the winds were steady at 40-50 mph. So, today we mostly had a side wind or a tail wind. We prefer the latter...



Pretty much desert riding in the wind. Miserable with the dust and sand blowing into your helmet and into your mouth and eyes.



We stop at the Anasazi Cafe for a mid-morning break. This cafe serves the best fry bread that I've ever tasted. Several of us made a meal out of just the fry bread and honey. Two… Continue

NM/AZ/NV/UT/CO Ride - Ninth (last) day (23-May-2010)

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

We left Delta behind and headed to the north rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The road brought us out of the desert and into the high country once again, where cooler temperatures reigned.



The view to the south of the San Juan range was a great sight to see...





It was good to be back in the Colorado high country.



We stopped for a mid-morning break in Gunnison at a nice trendy coffee… Continue

NM/AZ/NV/UT/CO Ride - Seventh day (21-May-2010)

Posted on June 2, 2010 at 6:39pm 0 Comments

We leave Las Vegas, some a bit richer, some a bit poorer, but in both cases only about 20 bucks. So, we all felt that we pretty much controlled ourselves. We head out towards St. George, UT -- a pretty boring drive. And then over to the Grand Canyon North Rim. As you close in on the rim, the forest appears and the desert heat dissipates. The views differ on the north rim...not as crowded and cooler.





This guy got in front of my camera and… Continue

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At 4:41am on December 15, 2015, Elizabeth leveques said…

Good day,
How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very important to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site. Could you please get back to me on my private email(elizabethleveques@gmail) for the full details?
Have a nice day and God bless you,
elizabeth

At 10:15pm on March 19, 2009, Ed Jones said…
what no pics of the new paint??? when are we going to ride??
At 9:35pm on July 29, 2008, Dapper said…
This is an odd setup. I'm not used to this. I get e-mails telling me there are comments. This is not going to work because I don't tend to visit such sites regularly enough. I won't be responding and people will be saying "what a prick." I pick up a Kingpin Tour demo bike tomorrow to ride to Sturgis. Two guys I'll be riding with will be on Visions, but I think with our stopping pattern, my fuel will last.
At 5:54pm on July 25, 2008, Denny Pink said…
Thanks Ross. Sounds like you have a great trip planned for Sturgis and Spirit Lake. I am going to try and start up toward Sturgis on Thursday afternoon the 7th, so I will meet you at the Spearfish Lodge by lunch time. If that changes, I will meet up with you along I-25 when you pass by Fort Collins on Friday morning. I will let you know if that's the case so we can plan for a meeting location and time. I have to come home on Sunday so I won't make the S.L. trip. Denny
At 8:47am on July 23, 2008, Wayne Jones said…
In addition to 'do you have heated gear', we should add "HOW MUCH?" Cuz I'm thinking you can never have too much!
At 11:01pm on July 22, 2008, Ross Thacker said…
Busy myself, but not as much as you. I've been able to take some riding vacations this year: A week in Utah and AZ, V2V, Black Hills, and finally we'll be riding to the AVR via Sturgis.
At 9:15pm on July 22, 2008, Mark Yochim said…
I've been crazy busy how about yourself?

Mark
At 8:58pm on July 16, 2008, Ross Thacker said…
Photo taken at Zion National Park in May. It was a hot day, just before we headed to the Grand Canyon where it was 26 and snowing hard. The rock wall behind me had petroglyphs carved in the rock...
At 8:50pm on July 16, 2008, Ross Thacker said…
Interesting site. Jeff is a top notch web designer. Kudos Jeff.

...Ross
At 8:47pm on July 16, 2008, Jeff Martini said…
Alright Ross!! Glad to have you on board! Nice photo too.
 
 
 

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