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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Today, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8,577
Views: 813,062
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Arkansas 500--April 10th-12th

Just a heads up to folks that might want to attend.
This is a 3 day camp ride of about 500 miles in the beautiful mountains of Arkansas.
The cool part is they haul all your gear each day and feed...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States Today, 04:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,503
Posted By BigDogAdventures
That Richland Creek is different every time I've...

That Richland Creek is different every time I've been there.

First time years ago I had a 950 with hard panniers and I floated across-------well kind of---for awhile.
Fell over is more like...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 04:55 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 31,409
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Yeh----that violates my hard and fast rule not to...

Yeh----that violates my hard and fast rule not to get within 50-100 miles of a National park.

BigDog
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 31,409
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Had a great time, Had breakfast with Dave...

Had a great time,

Had breakfast with Dave Dispain at the rally one morning.

Completed the Challenge ride------I kind of cheated---I had made tracks on my computer from the route sheet and...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-25-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,846
Posted By BigDogAdventures
I knew you'd take care of me.:rofl:rofl:rofl ...

I knew you'd take care of me.:rofl:rofl:rofl

BigDog
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-23-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,380
Posted By BigDogAdventures
I feel bad----:cry:cry I helped put it...

I feel bad----:cry:cry

I helped put it there.

BigDog
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-23-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,503
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Paid and IN----------as they say.

Will arrive Thursday in time for dinner.

Thanks Scotty !!!!

BigDog
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-23-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,380
Posted By BigDogAdventures
I win !!!!

Trigg Fire tower :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
Right on the steps.

BigDog
Forum: Americas 03-21-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By BigDogAdventures
I've put a ton of miles on a DRZ400S. I...

I've put a ton of miles on a DRZ400S.

I would never gear it down for the easy terrain of the TAT.
At least I consider it easy on the DRZ---maybe it ain't always easy-----but it mostly is---and...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Here's how I removed my "hot brand" heated grips...

Here's how I removed my "hot brand" heated grips one time---without damaging them. But using this method I did have to sacrifice the plastic throttle tube. Hot Grip brand heated grips are $130--I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-20-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,757
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Awesome Aravaipa canyon video. I just was...

Awesome Aravaipa canyon video.

I just was there about 3 weeks ago-------however I did not ride rug rode as I was alone, on a bike way to heavy for it (690) and am too old--------and was smart...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By BigDogAdventures
With just a week to ride----I think you better...

With just a week to ride----I think you better forget the CDR.

It's about 2,700 miles----and that doesn't count riding to the start--and riding home from the finish.
I've ridden both---some of...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-14-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,943
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Your so welcome. BigDog

Your so welcome.

BigDog
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-14-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,943
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Starr Loop----less than 500 track points

Starr Loop------less than 500 track points.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 03-14-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,943
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Snowbird Loop

Snowbird Loop----less than 500 point tracks.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-14-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 31,409
Posted By BigDogAdventures
I reduced them and put them on that link---but...

I reduced them and put them on that link---but they had to be .gpx files as AdvRider doesn't allow a .gdb to be uploaded.
If you are using mapsource or basecamp------it will open them--------unless...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,758
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Yes----bloody dick-----I was up that road last...

Yes----bloody dick-----I was up that road last year and stayed in that old forest service log cabin called "Horse Prairie Cabin" on that map in my previous post. When I called the forest service lady...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,758
Posted By BigDogAdventures
No--not in Tendoy---nor Mrs. Angles-----this...

No--not in Tendoy---nor Mrs. Angles-----this place was out in the middle of nowhere----a lot of CD riders went there----I think it was 2004 when I was there.


It was a bit off the road on a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-14-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,219
Posted By BigDogAdventures
My old Husky is still alive-----I think I put...

My old Husky is still alive-----I think I put 25,000 miles on it-----Fish Fund took it to Mexico------then South America------now, I get a glimpse of it now and then as a guy in Indiana still has...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-13-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,219
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Pretty sure I'll ride the WR250R----it needs some...

Pretty sure I'll ride the WR250R----it needs some love.
It loves a long camping ride.
It gets pissed off if I take it on a day ride.

BigDog
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,758
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Canvas Cafe

Was waiting for you story to finish to hi-jack a question about something along the route. Kind of think you'll know about it and maybe interested in it------and what happened to it.

Do you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-13-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,219
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Yep--you got it. BigDog

Yep--you got it.

BigDog
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-13-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,219
Posted By BigDogAdventures
That campground isn't on the map Migrant-----but...

That campground isn't on the map Migrant-----but it's on a road that Benchmark notes as 006. But is actually Carnas Creek Rd.
It's also about 6 miles (roughly) Northwest of Kilgore.
It's on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2,425
Views: 769,843
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Smitty, I have the oval mounts on 3 of my...

Smitty,

I have the oval mounts on 3 of my bikes--------fits perfect for the old tried and tru Expedition saddle bags.

But when I bought the Rocky Mountain bags---they pretty much overwhelm the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-11-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,868
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Awesome bike----------the DR350 in my opinion was...

Awesome bike----------the DR350 in my opinion was the bike that kicked off the dualsport craze we all are still enjoying-----had 3 of them.

It was a good bike then ------------and still is a good...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,758
Posted By BigDogAdventures
I'm with you---------my WR250R has let me go...

I'm with you---------my WR250R has let me go places the big bikes I used to own scared me away from. If nothing else--------it makes it much easier----and I can pick it up when I'm alone. :D

BigDog
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-11-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,380
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Be great to see you again Dave. That would be...

Be great to see you again Dave.
That would be really nice to live down there------I'll come visit----often !!!
I'll take your old place------you have a great place in the Shawnee.

Mark
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 31,409
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Will be there.

This sounds like too much fun to miss.
Besides the riding------will enjoy the offroad vendors.


BigDog

Maybe I better start heading South ???
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-11-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,380
Posted By BigDogAdventures
I'm thinkin' I'll be down there Dave----Sounds...

I'm thinkin' I'll be down there Dave----Sounds like fun---lot's of offroad vendors going to be there.
It's been a tuff winter Dave.

If I go-------I'll probably leave Wednesday before the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,758
Posted By BigDogAdventures
I forgot I camped at the same log cabin in...

I forgot I camped at the same log cabin in Marthasville when I rode the Katy bicycle trail across Missouri-----------------all kind of Lewis and Clark stops for viewing along that ride which follows...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,758
Posted By BigDogAdventures
I hated history when I was a boy--------but now...

I hated history when I was a boy--------but now luv it.
There is no greater story for me than this one.
Thanks for all the work.
None of us are adventurers-------they were.

Been over that...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,259
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Enjoyed that read----and noted some places you...

Enjoyed that read----and noted some places you went with waypoints for my New Mexico gps file.

Thanks------may be down there in 3-4 weeks to give it another go.

Many of the places you rode I've...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,259
Posted By BigDogAdventures
No------ the rim road I'm talking about is a wide...

No------ the rim road I'm talking about is a wide dirt road--------I got on it but road a few miles and turned back cause I was freezing to death, it looked like it might rain---and I could tell by...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-07-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,995
Posted By BigDogAdventures
I've had no problems Frank with 8.1 and the 276....

I've had no problems Frank with 8.1 and the 276. My new laptop has 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports----------seems like I've tried both and it worked fine.
I did have to download the latest USB drivers off...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 03-06-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,535
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Yes------it's a dog thing---------we run in packs...

Yes------it's a dog thing---------we run in packs
and hang around the same good places :D
We know where the good shit is.

BigDog
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 14,579
Posted By BigDogAdventures
I weigh 200 lbs. Sticking with your request to...

I weigh 200 lbs.
Sticking with your request to not talk about revalving or spring replacement----for me--------I've found the rear shock to be perfect and the front suspension-----------no matter...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 03-06-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,535
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Alright-------------so change your ADV name to...

Alright-------------so change your ADV name to "Connector" :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

Or-------------------the "Extender"

And keep on connecting and extending.

Mark
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 27,481
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Very difficult rear tire mounting----no matter the brand.

I swear the rim on the 690 is bit too big----in diameter.
I'm 63 years old and have been changing tires on all my bikes for 45 years.
I know how to do it--------really well. Know all the tricks and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,259
Posted By BigDogAdventures
The whole story of my ride is on my website--the...

The whole story of my ride is on my website--the first story.
Here's the link---lot's of video's
http://www.bigdogadventures.com/2015Southwest.htm


The biggest thing I did--------and tried to...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 03-06-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,535
Posted By BigDogAdventures
Thanks Scott

Just wanted to give a shout out to Scott (Northern Traveler).

I"ve ridden with him a bit----and want to let it be known if you didn't already know---that Scott lays out routes that are as good or...
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