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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-29-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,161
Posted By gbagen
Hi Don, I'm glad that you guys connected. ...

Hi Don,

I'm glad that you guys connected. It really was nice to make your acquaintance.

I'm going to ride the ST1100 that you minded for me from Denver to Alaska and back in 2013. Riding...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-16-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,161
Posted By gbagen
I was going to contact Don (SeaBee) to ask him if...

I was going to contact Don (SeaBee) to ask him if I could give you his contact info, but he beat me to it. He picked up and stored my bike last year for a few months. Great guy and friend. When I...
Forum: Americas 08-16-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By gbagen
What about bugs (black flies and such) on the way...

What about bugs (black flies and such) on the way up and while in AK? That matters more than temps.

As to Anchorage, my wife is flying up to meet me there. We will spend a week or so riding...
Forum: Americas 08-15-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By gbagen
Denver to Anchorage

When is the best time of year to do this? Any advice in general for the trip? I might be doing it alone. What do you think of that?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By gbagen
I'm definately putting that in the mix. Thank...

I'm definately putting that in the mix. Thank you. It will also give me a new road to see.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By gbagen
I have to save that one for another trip. To do...

I have to save that one for another trip. To do it would require skipping Black Canyon. Thanks for the suggestion, though, since it's a road that I have not ridden, yet. All the roads that I'm...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-09-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By gbagen
My CO bike is a Honda ST1100A. The other guys...

My CO bike is a Honda ST1100A. The other guys are trucking their bikes out. They are all street bikes, so no off-road riding is under consideration.

Does that answer your question?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-09-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By gbagen
None of the guys coming with me have ever ridden...

None of the guys coming with me have ever ridden in the Rockies anywhere, so I want ot give them a grand tour. Hopefully, some will come back for more liesurely vacations in the future.

I have a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-09-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By gbagen
I know that it's a balancing act between hot...

I know that it's a balancing act between hot weather and passes clear of snow, but with record snowfalls this past Winter, Trail Ridge was still open on June 11th. I will have contingency plans.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-08-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By gbagen
Colorado June 2012

Next June
I'm setting up the following ride for next June. Any suggestions or comments are welcome.

June 7 Day One: 120 miles Get organized at the airport and take a short 3 hour ride through...
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By gbagen
Failed Trickle Charger?

One of my Yuasa 900ma chargers is not going to green anymore. It just stays on yellow. Do they wear out? I switched bikes to be sure that it is the charger, not a bike battery. In the years that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 412
Posted By gbagen
CO Last Week

Although I did not take any pics up there, the ride over Grand Mesa (route 65 from Orchard City to Mesa) may have been the highlight of the loop. You go up and down to 11,000 feet, like going over a...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By gbagen
I've done 24 and 9. I was just wondering about 91...

I've done 24 and 9. I was just wondering about 91 this time.
Forum: Americas 07-08-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 901
Posted By gbagen
CO: I-70 to Buena Vista

9 to 285 to 24N, or 91 to 24S? Which is more fun?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,161
Posted By gbagen
Safe and sound. I didn't see a cloud until...

Safe and sound. I didn't see a cloud until Pueblo, and not a drop of precip at all. The bike was sweet. I only turned on the heated jacket liner twice, for a half hour each. 40 MPG too. Better...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,161
Posted By gbagen
Don is an awesome friend and brother. He had my...

Don is an awesome friend and brother. He had my bike ready to roll, and even waited after hours at his shop when my flight was delayed (4 freakin hours). My confidence was well placed. Thank you,...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By gbagen
The feedback has been good. I'm just gong to...

The feedback has been good. I'm just gong to have them store and maintain my ST1100. Have a great trip.

Greg
Forum: Americas 03-08-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By gbagen
Colorado Tourbike Rentals

Anyone familiar with them?

http://www.tourbikes.com/about.html
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-03-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By gbagen
That's an awesome offer, and if I can't get...

That's an awesome offer, and if I can't get something closer to where my son lives in Denver (apartment near Johnson & Wales), I'll take you up on it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-03-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By gbagen
Overall length 2,285 mm (89.9 inch) Overall...

Overall length 2,285 mm (89.9 inch)
Overall width 935 mm (36.8 inch)
Overall height 1,405 mm (55.3 inch)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-03-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By gbagen
It is a 2000 Honda ST1100.

It is a 2000 Honda ST1100.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-03-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By gbagen
Storage in Denver

I'm looking for a place to store a bike year round, on a trickle charger, for my use on occasional visits. I thought that CO Powersports was going to do it, but they don't allow taking it in and out...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,161
Posted By gbagen
What is the name of the brewery?

What is the name of the brewery?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,161
Posted By gbagen
Don, if the word gets out about the beer, you may...

Don, if the word gets out about the beer, you may have a shop full of resting bikes.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,161
Posted By gbagen
I don't even know Don's full name, address or rap...

I don't even know Don's full name, address or rap sheet (I'm a former prosecutor, so that counts), but I was without hesitation in entrusting my bike to him. Stuff like this is just what our...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,161
Posted By gbagen
Now, you are making me nervous. Not very,...

Now, you are making me nervous. Not very, though. In over 40 years of motorcycling, I have never been screwed by a fellow rider. My experiences, on both sides of the table, have been uniformly...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,161
Posted By gbagen
Thanks, Don. What is your e-mail address?

Thanks, Don. What is your e-mail address?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,161
Posted By gbagen
OK. Can you help me? I'd need the bike picked...

OK. Can you help me? I'd need the bike picked up in Mesa and kept until late March, then, if it's not already on its trickle charger, charged up for my arrival.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-19-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,161
Posted By gbagen
PHX Bike Storage

My cousin in Mesa is moving and I need a place to keep my bike until I can get out there in March from NY to re-locate it. Gnarly, are you there? (My Dad was an original Seabee in both North Africa...
Forum: Europe 07-25-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By gbagen
The answer is Stefan Knopf at Knopf Tours in...

The answer is Stefan Knopf at Knopf Tours in Heidelburg. He is setting me up just as if I was one of his tour or storage customers. Great guy.
...
Forum: EMEA 07-22-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By gbagen
On a previous trip, my alternator belt went in...

On a previous trip, my alternator belt went in the French Alps. The tow back to the nearest BMW dealer was 4 hours, but paid in full by ADAC. That one call was worth more than I paid for the...
Forum: EMEA 07-22-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By gbagen
I tried, but was told that it was for residents...

I tried, but was told that it was for residents only.
Forum: EMEA 07-22-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By gbagen
They guy who garaged my bike in Munich used his...

They guy who garaged my bike in Munich used his address. I'm not sure how that qualified me, but the shop in Italy does not know how to help me.
Forum: EMEA 07-22-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By gbagen
That's what i had when the bike was garaged in...

That's what i had when the bike was garaged in Munich. Where was yours? Since it was the German AAA, I thought that I now needed the Italian version.
Forum: Europe 07-22-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By gbagen
Travel (Not Liability) Insurance in Europe

While my bike was stored in Germany, I was able to get health, trip interruption, towing and emergency aid insurance through ADAC, the German equivalent of AAA. Now that the bike is stored in Italy,...
Forum: EMEA 07-22-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 723
Posted By gbagen
Travel (Not Liability) Insurance in Europe

While my bike was stored in Germany, I was able to get health, trip interruption, towing and emergency aid insurance through ADAC, the German equivalent of AAA. Now that the bike is stored in Italy,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By gbagen
AZ Ride 11/8-11/11/07

I'll be picking my bike up in Mesa tomorrow, mid-afternoon, riding up to Show Low for the night. Friday from Show Low to Clifton and back to Eagar. Saturday from Eagar to Espanola, NM and back to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-06-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By gbagen
I think my wife would choke me if I dragged a peg...

I think my wife would choke me if I dragged a peg with her on the back. . As much as I love the vigorous stuff, there's something to be said for the easier pace I take with her on the back. It's...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-06-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By gbagen
OK, so I take I-84 to get out of Portland, and...

OK, so I take I-84 to get out of Portland, and get off it for the Historic, but at what exit? Then, where do I get off it to cross the Holy Bridge?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-06-2007, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By gbagen
This is great advice, except as to the gravel...

This is great advice, except as to the gravel roads. My GS will be here at home. This trip is two up on the Honda ST1100A. It sounds like I should stay on the OR side to The Dalles, and then cross...
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