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Forum: Trip Planning Today, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By jonz
Check out the Pacific Crest Trail hikers forums...

Check out the Pacific Crest Trail hikers forums as some of those guys and gals get their base pack weights well under 20 lbs. And that's for hiking for months away from resupply options. Ray...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,352
Posted By jonz
Interesting report. Can't wait for the rest

Interesting report. Can't wait for the rest
Forum: Americas 02-25-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 522
Posted By jonz
It kind of depends on how many hours a day you...

It kind of depends on how many hours a day you ride. A few hours a day or less and you can get away with anything. More time, I'd suggest cycling shorts with a synthetic chamois. Two pairs is...
Forum: Americas 02-25-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 2,328,404
Posted By jonz
Hmmmm. "Less interesting" depends on what you're...

Hmmmm. "Less interesting" depends on what you're interested in. I love the wide open spaces of Baja and the other-world feeling the bizarre cacti of the Vizcaino desert gives to the place. Camping...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By jonz
Sounds like it's time to contact my local group...

Sounds like it's time to contact my local group again. I talked with the owner a month ago about the new curriculum and he said call back in awhile.
Forum: Americas 02-24-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 2,328,404
Posted By jonz
The road to Coco's corner is off to the right. ...

The road to Coco's corner is off to the right. This dirt area is what will be the prolongation of the new road. It's still the same rocky, packed dirt road it has always been. Sorry for any...
Forum: Americas 02-23-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 2,328,404
Posted By jonz
Great pavement for 100+ miles and then 25 miles...

Great pavement for 100+ miles and then 25 miles or so of rocky dirt road. Here's the end of the pavement looking south towards Coco' Corner:...
Forum: Americas 02-22-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,003
Posted By jonz
I've noticed a hand painted sign in the area in...

I've noticed a hand painted sign in the area in the past but I was never sure where it was, or whether the place was still in business. Good to know and an economical alternative.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-20-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,013
Posted By jonz
Aren't you at the center of the universe when it...

Aren't you at the center of the universe when it comes to cross country skiing? Can't get a better exercise than that. Back country skiing is good - ski up and the reward is a fun ski down. With...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,485
Posted By jonz
bummer

I had to get a steroid shot in my elbow today for tendonitis. I asked the Doctor if I could go dirt bike riding tomorrow and he made an ugly face, and asked me to wait a few days. :cry You guys...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 113,721
Posted By jonz
I'm not saying brake lights are a bad idea, just...

I'm not saying brake lights are a bad idea, just that they're not required. Here's the link to the form:

http://www.mtvehicles.com/files/inspection_motorcycle_mv70.pdf

The exact wording for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-19-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 113,721
Posted By jonz
I have an XCW as well and plan on adding a street...

I have an XCW as well and plan on adding a street plate to it as well this spring/summer. If you read the list on the form MV70 closely, you don't need turn signals or brake lights (you do need a...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-19-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,712
Posted By jonz
On a holiday, I'd leave at 0300 at the earliest...

On a holiday, I'd leave at 0300 at the earliest and preferably 0330. Bars close at 0200 and most drunks have found their way home (or crashed) by 0300. I like to give an extra half hour. This is...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 13,115
Posted By jonz
Nice video. :clap I think I may have to give...

Nice video. :clap I think I may have to give this a try in the next year or two.
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,889
Posted By jonz
Looks like it could work. I've always taken the...

Looks like it could work. I've always taken the left fork at that "Y" intersection near the border. Let us know how it works
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,434
Posted By jonz
For your route from Joshua Tree to Las Vegas,...

For your route from Joshua Tree to Las Vegas, take the route through the Mojave National Preserve. It's all paved. From 29 Palms, go through Amboy, Kelso, and Cima on your way to Las Vegas (or the...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,889
Posted By jonz
I have Bicimapas in my Garmin and when using...

I have Bicimapas in my Garmin and when using autorouting from the east crossing to San Felipe, it shows a right turn onto an expressway. Unfortunately, that expressway is behind a fence and 30' up...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,889
Posted By jonz
Stay in the left lane which I think is marked to...

Stay in the left lane which I think is marked to return you to the central district of Mexicali. It's divided from the other border lanes by a concrete border. Just a few cars away from the border,...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,889
Posted By jonz
I really need to send my GPS down with my buddy...

I really need to send my GPS down with my buddy when he drives to his house south of San Felipe so i can get the track and post it here. He has found a fairly direct route that I followed him on one...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,889
Posted By jonz
I never got visa at the east entrance but I...

I never got visa at the east entrance but I ASS-U-ME you can probably get one there. The road south to San Felipe from the east entrance isn't well marked and it's somewhat complicated. My gps...
Forum: Americas 02-17-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,889
Posted By jonz
Turn right as soon as you can into a small...

Turn right as soon as you can into a small parking lot. Probably less than 100 yards. Immigration office is there. Then you'll have to walk across the street about 100 yards down to pay. then 100...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By jonz
If you're going to spend a fair number of waking...

If you're going to spend a fair number of waking hours in camp, a chair may be worth it. I don't usually carry one and didn't on the CDT. But I usually ride until near dark and leave shortly after...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,889
Posted By jonz
Here's what you have at the east entrance. Both...

Here's what you have at the east entrance. Both the Aduana for the TVIP and Banjercito
http://jonz.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Nov-2013-Mexico-trip/i-GCx7DTJ/0/XL/P1020048-XL.jpg
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 2,328,404
Posted By jonz
shout out for Sjoerd

Howdy gang,
I ordered Sjoerd's hotel guide and paid with paypal (getting frightenly modern Sjoerd :evil) on the 9th and had the guide on the 14th. :clap
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27,414
Views: 2,328,404
Posted By jonz
If you skip Cabo, you should be able to stay...

If you skip Cabo, you should be able to stay under $100 a day. You can usually find $60 hotel rooms so if you split a room, that still leaves you $70 a day for food, gas, and alcohol. Baja has...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By jonz
I did it in February a couple years ago on a...

I did it in February a couple years ago on a 950SE. Mornings were cold and much of west Texas was cold but it was rideable. I had to stop somewhere in Louisiana and buy some winter weight gloves. ...
Forum: Americas 02-14-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,715
Posted By jonz
Howdy Headshrinker, I'm going to be doing that...

Howdy Headshrinker,
I'm going to be doing that route in about a month on a street bike. How was the road south of Banamichi for a street bike (ST1300)?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-12-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By jonz
Hmmmm, I may have to move my northern spring...

Hmmmm, I may have to move my northern spring migration up a few weeks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,485
Posted By jonz
I got the gps coordinates and checked out the...

I got the gps coordinates and checked out the google earth images. In those images, there are numerous groups camped in close proximity to each other. Is there a secret handshake or something else...
Forum: Latin America 02-09-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By jonz
I was down in Baja for the San Felipe 250 and...

I was down in Baja for the San Felipe 250 and drove to the end of the pavement to see it for myself. Here's a shot of my truck at the end of the pavement. The view beyond my truck is where the old...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,324
Posted By jonz
I'm out. :cry A longer Mexico ride I've been...

I'm out. :cry A longer Mexico ride I've been wanting to do got changed and it will cover this time frame. You guys have fun.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,485
Posted By jonz
I'm still tuned in. I think I can make it Friday...

I'm still tuned in. I think I can make it Friday mid day. Hopefully spend Friday night, ride Saturday, and head home late Saturday afternoon. So will anyone be there riding on Friday? :ear
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,324
Posted By jonz
Freeway loop advisory

May want to consider alternate rides for a few days

http://www.kesq.com/news/big-rig-collision-slows-traffic-on-interstate-10/31049102

Bee swarms in the area :eek1 :eek1 :eek1
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-01-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,074
Posted By jonz
Ya, I get really sick when I miss a great ride...

Ya, I get really sick when I miss a great ride too. :evil I'll try to do at least part of the ride with the gang. At the least, I'm spending 6 months at my house in Montana so come on by when...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,715
Posted By jonz
I did the new road just over a year ago on a...

I did the new road just over a year ago on a 950SE. Based on the conditions at that time, you need to be in good condition and on the ADV scale of technical riding appreciation (based on my totally...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-31-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By jonz
Thanks for the info. Any time on pavement will...

Thanks for the info. Any time on pavement will be minimal so I think I can get by safely without brake lights. I'll just be connecting trails or ATV trails on forest service roads that require a...
Forum: Americas 01-30-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,165
Posted By jonz
One of the things you get at SF is a beautiful...

One of the things you get at SF is a beautiful beach which you do not get at the others. If you want to go to bed on the sea and rise with a Sea of Cortez sunrise, SF is the place. One can never...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-30-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By jonz
Ya, the VIN number alone would prevent...

Ya, the VIN number alone would prevent registration in CA. To change the title to Montana and get my offroad sticker, I just had to submit the paperwork. I plan on adding a tail light in any case...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-29-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 12,479
Posted By jonz
One of the reasons I'm interested in this bike is...

One of the reasons I'm interested in this bike is I can get Yamaha parts in a day or two vs a week from KTM. I haven't read through this whole thread but I'm hoping this is a lot easier to service...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-29-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 378
Posted By jonz
Adding Montana Street plate to off highway sticker question

I have a 2007 KTM400 XCW that I've registered with an offroad sticker in Montana. I'm adding a stator, fan, and headlight; and wondered how much more would be involved in getting a street plate. So...
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