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Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Southmt
From up on the ridge, where Dark Canyon Lookout...

From up on the ridge, where Dark Canyon Lookout is, you can look south down into the parks, or look north, and if you go far enough down the ridge, see the remnants of the CCC camp below.

I've...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,114
Posted By Southmt
Long way around..... the south side is Carlsbad...

Long way around..... the south side is Carlsbad Caverns and the Guadalupe Mts. National Park, and there's no connection to the top side where I was. From Carlsbad you either go to the parks, or take...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,114
Posted By Southmt
The museum's closed. I worked in Capitan with...

The museum's closed. I worked in Capitan with the son of the lady that ran it, that was home for him. I was hoping it'd be open, maybe I could find the dude again. No luck.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,114
Posted By Southmt
Yup, 3 nights, about 800 miles all together over...

Yup, 3 nights, about 800 miles all together over 4 days. HOT, my cheapo thermometer said 100+. And that's the emptiest road I've ever been on.

Much better in Sept/Oct, that'd be an ideal time...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,114
Posted By Southmt
The Jicarillas are NE of Carizozo, way south of...

The Jicarillas are NE of Carizozo, way south of the Gallinas. Here's a map....
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=937536

Dunno about the Apache road, I've only been there that one time....
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,114
Posted By Southmt
It gets pretty cold and snowy up top. The...

It gets pretty cold and snowy up top. The lookout's almost 7,000'. A winter ride could go either way.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-15-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,114
Posted By Southmt
Part II.... Here's a bit of photo-jumbling,...

Part II....

Here's a bit of photo-jumbling, but you wouldn't have known the difference. But
I stopped here for breakfast both ways. Alto Cafe, nice place, good people, good
food. I was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-15-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,114
Posted By Southmt
Guadalupe Mts., NM (Part 1)

So.... I used to work for the Forest Circus in the Guadalupe Mts., NM, USA. That
was in the late 70's. Our fire crews had a saying back then, "You can never leave the
Guads". I guess so. ...
Forum: Trials 08-13-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 85,491
Posted By Southmt
Champ. We don't want Nathan to get bored, and he...

Champ. We don't want Nathan to get bored, and he puts on a great show for the spectators. Call it the 'Exhibition Class'. Works for us. In fact, our whole class structure works for us. So what's...
Forum: Trials 08-12-2014, 07:28 PM
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Views: 85,491
Posted By Southmt
A club with a long (and future) history!

A club with a long (and future) history!
Forum: Trials 08-12-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 85,491
Posted By Southmt
I think if you have a goodly number of riders in...

I think if you have a goodly number of riders in each class, that's what works. What's redundant about it? Names don't mean a thing.

Master is a small class by its nature, and Champ is well.......
Forum: Trip Planning 08-02-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 37,757
Posted By Southmt
Great, thanks! What an inteesting old house......

Great, thanks! What an inteesting old house......
Forum: Face plant 07-26-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,506
Posted By Southmt
Guadalupe Mts, NM, I was on a CB750. Slow day at...

Guadalupe Mts, NM, I was on a CB750. Slow day at the fire station and I was working on the bike (front brake). Got called away, didn't get back to the bike until quitting time. It was a 'Friday'...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-23-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 37,757
Posted By Southmt
Question Kinda makes you wonder why someone like that...

Kinda makes you wonder why someone like that would want to run a place that should be welcoming to people. :ken :fpalm :flip :boid

Ok, enough 'smilies'.
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
I face the bike straight on, kick the right leg...

I face the bike straight on, kick the right leg up so the ankle's on the seat, then do a hop or two on the left foot until I can plop my butt down. Might work, depends on yer back.
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
Yeah, but how does he get the log on his bike? ...

Yeah, but how does he get the log on his bike? :confused
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
Got an ancient Svea in the 'camping box'. Need...

Got an ancient Svea in the 'camping box'. Need to stoke it up again just for giggles. Now I use a Whisperlite.... what's the big deal with with siphoning out of the tank? Ain't you ever stole gas...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
Nope. that's why I hang on this thread.... :D ...

Nope. that's why I hang on this thread.... :D Learn something new every day.
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
Yup, same kit for a few years now, Concours or...

Yup, same kit for a few years now, Concours or KLR. Fine tuning now.

I have big garbage bags, if it's rainy, the stuff goes in them then in Big Black. Ain't had to do that in an awful long time....
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
My setup

Ok, here it is. On a KLR, I figure it's a street bike that can do some real nice off-highway stuff, but isn't a real 'dirt bike'. Thus the panniers, mounted high and back (saves your ankles) and the...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
I have a Whisperlite (not International). I...

I have a Whisperlite (not International). I originally wanted a propane stove but am very glad I didn't go that route. YMMV, but for long trips you have a monster supply of fuel. I pack the stove...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
I just got a Nemo to replace my T-rest, should...

I just got a Nemo to replace my T-rest, should have done it long ago. Much more comfortable and smaller packed.
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
Just got a Nemo, built-in pump, very nice. Can't...

Just got a Nemo, built-in pump, very nice. Can't get it packed teeny-small, but it's smaller and way more comfortable than my Thermarest. Love it. (Haven't had any experience with pads other than...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
Tents to keep bugs out? Rain concerns? ...

Tents to keep bugs out? Rain concerns? Vestibules? Whuffo? It stopped raining here 2 years ago, and all the bugs died.

Bob in the SW
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
+1 I've quit "environmental" groups that were...

+1 I've quit "environmental" groups that were assholes, and I won't support OHV groups that are the same.

Not the place for discussion, but now I'm in a Forest Planning lawsuit, where I belong to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,576
Posted By Southmt
Yup, and they're quiet, don't tear things up too...

Yup, and they're quiet, don't tear things up too bad, and you can have lots of fun in one little area, so it's easier to find places to ride.

Bob -- in NM, formerly from Utica.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,576
Posted By Southmt
Trials. Extremely low maintenance, extremely...

Trials. Extremely low maintenance, extremely high fun.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 37,757
Posted By Southmt
Holy s**t!!!! I'd say "take care", but I know you...

Holy s**t!!!! I'd say "take care", but I know you do....at least within reason.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-07-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 37,757
Posted By Southmt
Kind of a long story....camping on the road. In...

Kind of a long story....camping on the road. In the late 70's, I had a girlfriend that had to get out of Alaska, so we drove the AlCan in a '59 short narrow bed Chevy half ton, with a horse and 3...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,710
Posted By Southmt
Almost always alone. I like it that way. Check...

Almost always alone. I like it that way. Check in with Momma when I get cell signal, that's it. Some rides I wouldn't do alone, gnarly stuff. Last ride was 2k miles, KLR. Lotsa good forest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By Southmt
Good advice so far. But I can't offer more than...

Good advice so far. But I can't offer more than sympathy. I've had a similar history to yours, and have the same problems. It sounds like you're doing all the right things.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
Loading a bike in '69, a 125 Honda twin, 3,000...

Loading a bike in '69, a 125 Honda twin, 3,000 miles or so, because I didn't know better...... used a "tube tent", worked ok except for one night when it really sucked.
...
Forum: Trials 05-05-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 85,491
Posted By Southmt
Hey, don't give up on that one. It was very...

Hey, don't give up on that one. It was very "challenging". I puckered up a lot on some sections and I've 'dropped down' to AMA from elsewhere. From upper class. And I never sweated so much in...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
My sleeping bag stuff sack (R.E.I) is flannel on...

My sleeping bag stuff sack (R.E.I) is flannel on the inside, turn it inside out, roll up some clothes, set to go. I have arthritis in my neck and need a particular shape of pillow, so that works ok.
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
I use 2 good ones for all my stuff. Really...

I use 2 good ones for all my stuff. Really convenient. One big bag for camping stuff, tent, bag, pad, etc. and some other things. Maybe a smaller bag for extra clothes. All held down by two big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,643
Posted By Southmt
I'm wondering why the video is on "youtu.be",...

I'm wondering why the video is on "youtu.be", rather than "youtube.com"? Just wondering.

Ah! (Edit here).... "It is common for popular websites to grab other domain names and point it towards...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
I asked a simple question about carrying a gun...

I asked a simple question about carrying a gun and learned in no uncertain terms that the subject belonged elsewhere. I think your post would be better off elsewhere too.
Forum: Trials 04-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 85,491
Posted By Southmt
I just hung around and rode the stuff when the...

I just hung around and rode the stuff when the serious competitors :lol3 weren't using the section. Ran into a Desert Guy and a kid, asked if he'd ever ridden a trials bike. No. Did he want to? ...
Forum: Trials 04-07-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 85,491
Posted By Southmt
Many thanks to NMTrailboss and Gordy for a great...

Many thanks to NMTrailboss and Gordy for a great weekend! Kin we do it again next weekend? Huh? Huh?
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6,136
Views: 2,426,779
Posted By Southmt
MSR Whisperlite, doesn't simmer too well but I...

MSR Whisperlite, doesn't simmer too well but I like it. I take a bottle of white gas, then when that runs out, switch to bike gas. My son bought it for me after using one on a NOLS trip. I wanted...
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