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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 06:51 PM
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Posted By smash81
No doubt, but riding solo with a dog on board...

No doubt, but riding solo with a dog on board requires an extra level of caution. ;-)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By smash81
Ooo thanks! I'll put it on the list for next...

Ooo thanks! I'll put it on the list for next year! Last Dollar was perfect. At this time I'd say Ophir is the upper level of difficulty I'm comfortable with. Especially with the dog on board.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By smash81
Gentlemen, thank you for all the suggestions!...

Gentlemen, thank you for all the suggestions! Ophir was a bit of a pucker, mostly due to my 16 tooth front sprocket. Got down just fine and had a BLAST! Total rush, would do it again. Last Dollar...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By smash81
Well owl creek is still showing closed but will...

Well owl creek is still showing closed but will keep an eye on it. Gonna save yankee for another time. :)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By smash81
I really appreciate all the candid advice! I...

I really appreciate all the candid advice! I don't want to be that idiot that gets in over his head. I'm very familiar with all the pavement, we've made an annual trip for the last 6 years. I'll pull...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By smash81
Jesus. Ok. Is there anywhere besides Last Dollar...

Jesus. Ok. Is there anywhere besides Last Dollar Road a relative newbie can ride?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By smash81
Thanks for the tips. I will save Engineer for...

Thanks for the tips. I will save Engineer for another time.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By smash81
Saturday: Ophir then Last Dollar back to Ouray -...

Saturday: Ophir then Last Dollar back to Ouray - https://goo.gl/maps/T7SJm
Sunday: Engineer Pass on the way back to Denver - https://goo.gl/maps/s9lJ3

Make sense?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By smash81
Yeah that sounds like fun! There's a chance...

Yeah that sounds like fun!

There's a chance a cruiser buddy will be coming along, which case I'll have to stick to pavement. If not I'm thinking my free day I'll do Ophir and Last Dollar Road....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By smash81
Oh ok, I was just going by the forest service...

Oh ok, I was just going by the forest service site.

Ophir to Engineer definitely interests me, hopefully they won't kick my ass!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By smash81
We actually had our rehearsal dinner there for...

We actually had our rehearsal dinner there for our wedding at the end of February!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By smash81
But Ophir is only open on the east side?

But Ophir is only open on the east side?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 764
Posted By smash81
Ouray Next Weekend, Ride Suggestions?

Going to be in Ouray next weekend with a bunch of sport touring riders. My wife has to ride home a day early (she has a street bike), so that gives me either a half or full day to have some off...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-21-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By smash81
Not planning on going up high. Last time I was at...

Not planning on going up high. Last time I was at 4 mile I remember it being at basically the same altitude as BV?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By smash81
Webcam at the airport certainly isn't showing...

Webcam at the airport certainly isn't showing significant snow

http://www.airportview.net/wx/usa/co/kaej/bluehole/camera1/images/big/current_image.jpg

Neither is the CDOT camera at 285 and 24....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-19-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By smash81
Now that I have a map I'll give it a good go!

Now that I have a map I'll give it a good go!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-19-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By smash81
I'm an idiot and missed the maps on the stay the...

I'm an idiot and missed the maps on the stay the trail site. :huh Thank you gentlemen.

Open to tips on what trails not to miss and recommended camping areas.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-19-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By smash81
4 Mile, June 6-8

Long time member, first time dual sport owner. Done plenty of dirt road riding on my street bikes, but never actually owned something built for it. Stupidest thing I did was:
...
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 214,379
Posted By smash81
WOOHOO!! So glad you'll be keeping the smaller...

WOOHOO!! So glad you'll be keeping the smaller one available. Best of luck with the redesign!
Forum: Photos 03-06-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 195,112
Posted By smash81
How does Joe do bouncing around back there off...

How does Joe do bouncing around back there off pavement?
Forum: Photos 01-30-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 195,112
Posted By smash81
Even on a Gold Wing that's a seriously huge dog...

Even on a Gold Wing that's a seriously huge dog to be trying to put on a motorcycle. I'd say a side car is the best/only option?
Forum: Photos 09-02-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 195,112
Posted By smash81
We have the Kury Pet Palace, you can see my...

We have the Kury Pet Palace, you can see my review of it in previous posts. We've used it extensively.

It is well vented. It is the roomiest of the purpose built soft sided pet carriers we...
Forum: Photos 08-19-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 195,112
Posted By smash81
Another solo camping trip, this one on Berthoud...

Another solo camping trip, this one on Berthoud Pass, CO

http://coloradosmash.smugmug.com/Derbys-First-Moto-Camp-714/i-sMwStgH/0/L/DSC00013-L.jpg

The Kuryaken pet carrier is holding up well....
Forum: Photos 08-19-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 195,112
Posted By smash81
Some pictures from a long weekend camping trip to...

Some pictures from a long weekend camping trip to the Black HIlls, SD

http://coloradosmash.smugmug.com/NatSTOC-714/i-NkhzLLq/0/L/DSC00037-L.jpg
...
Forum: Photos 08-19-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 195,112
Posted By smash81
Derby has been doing really well riding with us!...

Derby has been doing really well riding with us! She's learned it's more comfortable to lay down at highway speeds (80mph here) AND we've caught her napping a few times. Certainly getting more...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By smash81
There is no skid plate or crash bar available for...

There is no skid plate or crash bar available for the 650R. Beggars can't be choosers. As I said:
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By smash81
Thank you, I will.

Thank you, I will.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-20-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By smash81
Thanks Kevin! Got some responses in the other...

Thanks Kevin! Got some responses in the other subforum, looks like some minor tweaks required.

Will be ordering from you when the time comes!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-20-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By smash81
diablo - stock suspension for now. I'm no...

diablo - stock suspension for now. I'm no machinist or fabricator. I researched a bunch when I wrecked the front end a few years back and determined that besides a Versys swap pretty much everything...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-19-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By smash81
Ninja 650R vs Versys Frame

I'm getting a list together to change my 2006 Ninja 650R up a bit... Hunting some crash bars and skid plate. Does anyone have any clue if the SW-Motech engine guards and skid plate for the 07-09...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-19-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By smash81
Ninja 650R vs Versys Frame

I'm getting a list together to change my 2006 Ninja 650R up a bit... Hunting some crash bars and skid plate. Does anyone have any clue if the SW-Motech engine guards and skid plate for the 07-09...
Forum: Photos 05-10-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 195,112
Posted By smash81
I would agree, all three bags we found made by...

I would agree, all three bags we found made by the major manufacturers will likely be too small.
Forum: Photos 05-09-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 195,112
Posted By smash81
We ordered the Kury Pet Palace and the Saddleman...

We ordered the Kury Pet Palace and the Saddleman Pet Voyager when trying to decide on a bag. There's another company that makes one (can't remember who), but the dimensions were much smaller. The...
Forum: Photos 03-24-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 195,112
Posted By smash81
Still working with Derby on the Ninja when time...

Still working with Derby on the Ninja when time and weather allow. It's hard cause I can't see her! My girlfriend Karla rides on her bike behind us and we talk through our Senas. She says Derby is...
Forum: Photos 02-27-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 195,112
Posted By smash81
Thanks for the thoughts on the doggles gentlemen....

Thanks for the thoughts on the doggles gentlemen. I figured they could be skipped, especially with her behind me.



That would look rather odd on my Ninja 650R! She will go on my passenger seat:...
Forum: Photos 02-27-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 195,112
Posted By smash81
Been following this thread for atleast a year,...

Been following this thread for atleast a year, now I'm here to ask for advice!

We lost both our big dogs last year, after quite a bit of searching we adopted a new dog. The first small one for...
Forum: Vendors 01-17-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 627
Views: 214,379
Posted By smash81
*knock *knock Anybody still here? Was...

*knock *knock

Anybody still here?

Was showing your trailer and hitch design to some buddies, specifically for the bikes sans hollow axles. Pretty much everyone responded with, "heck no would I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-18-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 317,579
Posted By smash81
Been almost two months.... Did Fey get sucked...

Been almost two months.... Did Fey get sucked back into a "normal" life? :ear
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 214,379
Posted By smash81
You made the Killboy Highlights this week ...

You made the Killboy Highlights this week

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1175065_10151893968673140_106860134_n.jpg
Forum: Photos 07-31-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 195,112
Posted By smash81
Awesome pics Sally! Certainly an inspiration. My...

Awesome pics Sally! Certainly an inspiration. My partner and I both ride (she has her own), we will be teaching our next dog to ride with us. Two questions for you: what do do you do in the rain?...
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