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Day 5

It appears that some riders have been disqualified for not following the map and arriving in WY sooner than expected. Some have questioned the routes Chris has taken so far and his motives. All I can tell you is that Chris has mentioned having difficulties following the map and getting lost. I know for a fact that Chris is not trying to cheat (being his wife). His intentions are to finish top 10 or 20 and to show off the brand new XR1200X. Being an adventure junky, he would have done it even if there was no prize to win.

Chris does not have a chase vehicle, in fact he is in desperate need of a tire. The heat has caused excessive wear and damage to his rear tire, the threads are now showing after 3,800 miles. He will be lucky to make it to WY, and even when he gets there, he is not sure they will have the tire.

Grand canyon 6-24-10

21 thoughts on “Day 5”

  1. I really hope they have a tire for him! Hopefully the tire off of the XR1200 will work and they have one in stock!!!

  2. Has anybody called the Harley dealer at Rock Springs to get them working on the tire issue? That is a special tire built for the XR that they may not have in stock. Let me know if I need to start calling ahead to find something that will work.

    Eric

  3. if it helps, p/n is 43231-08, we did a part locator here and there seems to be reasonable availability

    Beers HD in Vernal 435-789-5196, they are off Hwy 40

  4. Good job Steve. I am going to call Flaming Gorge when the open and see if they have one. I think he may need another by Anchorage. Probably will likely need a front tire by then also. Fresh rubber on the last leg will be important since I’m sure he will be going for the gold.

  5. Thanks for the heads up, Sowatha. Steve O has a great idea…is there a way this can be arranged? Has Chris already passed Vernal? Let me know if there’s something I can do.

  6. looks like we have a tire at our other store, and I did a locator on it so I have 12 pages of dealers w/phone numbers that are supposed to have it.

    Let me know how we can help!

  7. if it helps, I’ll be happy to get tire sent from my other store overnight to whereever it needs to go. Maybe we could get a 2nd set sent ahead to where Chris thinks he will need to change.

    Standing by

  8. I know Chris from the Grand National dirtrack circut, super individual. He is winner in all regards. I remember when he was a Junior and racing against him. Like all of his endevors I believe barring mechanical failure he will win this deal, we haven’t seen the best of him yet. Good luck to a unique man. Regards Tim

  9. LMAO, does not look like Chris wants to be stationary, I expected to see him in Verval or Rock Springs for a bit but he is underway again!!!

    You go boy!!!!!

  10. I am in Miami, FL, Chris came through here, we did 1k service for him and he is a long time friend of the shop and our owner. We’ll do anything we can to help get the Gold!!!!!!!

    Ride it like ya stole it Chris

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