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Forum: Americas Today, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By Strong Bad
Commuter traffic into LA starts Jamming up around...

Commuter traffic into LA starts Jamming up around 06:00. The route along the coast simply has a shit load of people going every which way. If you stay within 10 miles of the coast you will not see...
Forum: Americas Today, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 99
Posted By Strong Bad
Yeah but....Crossing the OC along the coast is...

Yeah but....Crossing the OC along the coast is tough in the mornings. From Seal Beach through Long Beach, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, and then the West side through Santa...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Strong Bad
SCORE doesn't release the route they will use...

SCORE doesn't release the route they will use until pre-running begins around 3 weeks before the race.
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By Strong Bad
My 2007 R1200GSA is geared WAAAAAAY too tall!! ...

My 2007 R1200GSA is geared WAAAAAAY too tall!! Especially 1st gear. I even swapped out my final drive for a 3:1 and the gearing is still stupid tall. I got caught in bumper to bumper traffic going...
Forum: Hacks 07-24-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 775
Posted By Strong Bad
Cheaper is rarely better, and easier is rarely...

Cheaper is rarely better, and easier is rarely cheaper.

I have a GSA based rig and it was (and still is) VERY expensive to build.

I'm a firm believer in using car tires on all three corners of...
Forum: Americas 07-24-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Strong Bad
Not everyone is using your tracks Jerry. We...

Not everyone is using your tracks Jerry. We personally wanted to use as much of the bicycle route as we could and in doing so had the great pleasure of seeing and meeting many of the people racing...
Forum: Americas 07-24-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By Strong Bad
We just finished the CDR last week. There are 2...

We just finished the CDR last week. There are 2 long stretches where you need to think about your fuel. The stretch between Rawlins and Boulder is 206 miles with ZERO fuel between them. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,012
Posted By Strong Bad
Oldies I've come across: ...

Oldies I've come across:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/Chase2/sidecarladydriver.jpg (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Chase2/media/sidecarladydriver.jpg.html)

My all time favorite:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,012
Posted By Strong Bad
Somebody say sidecar???? How about a...

Somebody say sidecar????

How about a sidehack in the 1970 Elsinore Grand Prix (the race made famous in "On Any Sunday")

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/Chase2/photo9_zps8b47b823.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 07-23-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Strong Bad
Nice vid, but the absolute worst thing you can do...

Nice vid, but the absolute worst thing you can do to your rig is to drive it through the saltwater on the beach the only thing second to that is to drive it out on the Bonneville Salt flats. You...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 343
Posted By Strong Bad
You should post this in the Canada section of the...

You should post this in the Canada section of the regionals and not use a black font that can't be read with the black background of the Advrider2.0 format
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By Strong Bad
No pre-running Rallys. You don't know the route...

No pre-running Rallys. You don't know the route until you start the race.
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By Strong Bad
San Flippy: ...

San Flippy:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/Chase2/Adriannas_zps1702549f.jpg (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Chase2/media/Adriannas_zps1702549f.jpg.html)
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Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,648
Posted By Strong Bad
The BMW rig in Colorado was SWMBO & I!! Funny if...

The BMW rig in Colorado was SWMBO & I!! Funny if I didn't have a mechanical issue we never would have crossed paths, that paved section was being used to get back on schedule.
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Forum: Hacks 07-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6,355
Views: 2,302,201
Posted By Strong Bad
One of my favs from our recent trip: ...

One of my favs from our recent trip:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/Chase2/CDT/DSCF0272_zps44845488.jpg (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Chase2/media/CDT/DSCF0272_zps44845488.jpg.html)...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,372
Posted By Strong Bad
That looks to be a really sweet rig for what you...

That looks to be a really sweet rig for what you are doing!
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 994
Posted By Strong Bad
Sweet images! I host my pics via Photobucket...

Sweet images! I host my pics via Photobucket which is free but I found that while on the road the ads were killing the bandwidth making the process painfully slow. I opted to pay the $9 per year...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
Another awesome day in and out of the redwoods...

Another awesome day in and out of the redwoods and along the coast finally pulling up to a halt in Gualala getting a room that had a spa tub!!! These old bones really liked the nice hot bubbly...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
Back on the Ferry and on over to Issaquah to...

Back on the Ferry and on over to Issaquah to again stay with old friends we haven't seen in 25 years. Wine, good food, and old memories were the order of the day!
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Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
So the plan now was to cut diagonally down to...

So the plan now was to cut diagonally down to Washington and out to the Pacific coast visiting old friends and family along the way.

We crossed back into the US at teh little crossing at Carson...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
We spent 2 nights in Banff and while...

We spent 2 nights in Banff and while spectacularly beautiful, it is also stupid expensive and totally over run with large tour buses and hords of Japanese tourists. Downtown looked more like...
Forum: Hacks 07-20-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,239
Posted By Strong Bad
The guys at Works are awesome. When I had an...

The guys at Works are awesome. When I had an issue with my rig while doing the CDR in the hills of central New Mexico, it first presented itself as perhaps a shock that had failed. I got to an area...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
We got back home Friday afternoon, I'm trying to...

We got back home Friday afternoon, I'm trying to get caught up so I can finish this portion of my ride report. We came down the Oregon Coast on the 15th & 16th. We stopped to see family west of...
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By Strong Bad
One of THE most important tools we had and relied...

One of THE most important tools we had and relied on every day was our intercom system. We started with a Scala rider system that we had been using for sometime. However on the 3rd day on the CDR...
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By Strong Bad
More commonly the route is like this: ...

More commonly the route is like this:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/Chase2/DSCF0116_zps1c77bbec.jpg (http://s15.photobucket.com/user/Chase2/media/DSCF0116_zps1c77bbec.jpg.html)
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Forum: Hacks 07-19-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By Strong Bad
Road/route conditions are pretty smooth for the...

Road/route conditions are pretty smooth for the most part. Didn't see miles and miles of wash board but some stuff did last long enough to not be fun and have you wishing it would stop soon:
...
Forum: Hacks 07-19-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By Strong Bad
Just got in last night from doing the CDR and...

Just got in last night from doing the CDR and then headed west to the Pacific Coast seeing friends and family along the way south. We were on the road for a total of 29 days, 17 of them were on the...
Forum: Americas 07-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,181
Posted By Strong Bad
I saw no evidence of paving. Sorry, we are still...

I saw no evidence of paving. Sorry, we are still on the road and only have a Iphone working at the moment no screen shots. Stage Creek Road was the name.
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,181
Posted By Strong Bad
Just a heads up the dirt road between Rawlins &...

Just a heads up the dirt road between Rawlins & Colorado has MAJOR construction and is closed for large parts of the day. We came through a week ago over the weekend and camped about 1/2 way through...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
So after leaving our friends and neighbors in...

So after leaving our friends and neighbors in Anaconda we headed north to hook back up with the trail. We went up to Deer Lodge and picked up the trail where it crossed Hwy 12. Some parts of this...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
Coming down the hill towards Whitefish we ran...

Coming down the hill towards Whitefish we ran into the only 2nd rider doing the ride (Solo going from North to south on a dual sported XR650R). He informed us that the section north of Whitefish was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
Up bright and early and headed towards Lima MT. ...

Up bright and early and headed towards Lima MT. Nice wide open valleys with Big Sky views.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a352/Chase2/CDT/DSCF0358_zpsbe660b07.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
Having troubles with pics uploading to host.

Having troubles with pics uploading to host.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
Having received my Geology degree from Idaho...

Having received my Geology degree from Idaho State University, I've spent a fair amount of time in the hills along the Idaho Wyoming border. SWMBO has seen little of this area so rather than...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
The sidecar shock tower broke around NM Hwy 64,...

The sidecar shock tower broke around NM Hwy 64, above Vallecitos. We took Hwy 64 into Taos. After repairs we took Hwy 64 back out to Hwy 285 and headed north to Como where Cannon's tracks crossed...
Forum: Hacks 07-06-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,004
Posted By Strong Bad
Just got into Canada today, left home 17 days...

Just got into Canada today, left home 17 days ago. Will update ride report when I get a good interweb connection. It is a great adventure. Some parts much easier & some things much harder than...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
Copy that, will keep an eye out for them!

Copy that, will keep an eye out for them!
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
I'm currently in Anaconda MT. Any idea as to his...

I'm currently in Anaconda MT. Any idea as to his where a bouts?
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
I've been talking with a co-worker about the...

I've been talking with a co-worker about the Lakeside Lodge in Pinedale for 10 years. Fresh out of Idaho State I worked in the oil patch in Pinedale and my buddy's family owns the lodge there. This...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,800
Posted By Strong Bad
After crossing the great expanse we get to the...

After crossing the great expanse we get to the Carissa (sp?) Mine. I saw a guy on a Husaberg off in the distance so we went over and talked for a bit, super nice guy on his own doing a solos ride.
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