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Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
Day 7 - cont'd

On our way towards Soldier Meadows we passed a few other dirt bikers. First time we'd passed bikers the entire week. Then a support vehicle with a trailer. Then a few more bikers. At one gate a few...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
Day 7

OK, OK - long overdue updates.

Day 7 was supposed to take us from Denio Junction, through Soldier Meadows for a late lunch, and then all the way to a mini playa on the Black Rock Desert which Mark...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
Day 6 - "I think we're going feral."

Day 6 was another "no luggage day". We had to do some special planning, and Mark had to do some extra special riding, to ensure it would not be a "no fuel day". Denio Junction had no fuel and our...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
Hinkey Summit - Hole in the Wall

I just found this picture on Google Earth. We missed this, but if I go back I'll check it out:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/47298743
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
Day 5 - afternoon.

Day 5 - afternoon.


Lunch in Paradise
The climb up and over Hinkey Summit, through Lye Creek, and then the two-track around Granite Peak dropping into Orovada was one the trip's highlights for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
Day 5 - morning…

I'll throw in my quick notes on Day 5 - the morning:

The morning section had us riding the TAT. The first 50 miles was mostly long stretches of flat, fast, straight, gravel road. Decent views,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
Day 4 (cont'd) - the pace quickens

The pace quickens.... well for a section anyway.

The climb to the observatory was a hoot. Plenty of twists and turns over a 12 mile section that climbs from 5000 to 9600 ft.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
Day 4 - and then there were 4.

I'll jump in and initiate day 4…

Due to the previous day's issues we ended up back in Battle Mountain a day early. We'd missed some really cool sections of day 3's intended route and all of day...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,798
Posted By Gregarious
I just received this PM and thought I'd respond...

I just received this PM and thought I'd respond publicly in case it helps anyone else:


Would I still buy it: absolutely! I love this tent.

Problems/breakdowns: No issues so far.

Setup:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
There was absolutely no screw up! Accidents...

There was absolutely no screw up! Accidents happen and they suck - especially when friends get hurt. No one was riding beyond their ability or taking risks (aside from the normal risks associated...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
I'll try to avoid repeating everyone else's...

I'll try to avoid repeating everyone else's comments by summarizing:



Departed camp @ 7:45 for an amazingly beautiful ride up Ike's Canyon.
Excellent camp spot in Ike's Canyon.
Frikkin'...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
Some additional commentary on day 2. ...

Some additional commentary on day 2.

Beautiful ride to Ophir. Excellent weather and perfect temps. Getting stopped by the snow was definitely a disappointment. Mark had regaled us with tales of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
Technical notes for the day… Distance: 198...

Technical notes for the day…

Distance: 198 miles
Riding Time: 8 hrs. 1 min.
Elevation: min 3,400 ft, max 7,500 ft

The smaller bikes (my WR250R and Marc's (with a 'c') KTM 350 EXC) got *worse*...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,026
Posted By Gregarious
I'll add some color commentary for day 1… ...

I'll add some color commentary for day 1…

First - I was on a WR250R, or "Gutless" as I like to call it.

Actually, we should back up to day 0 - or even further. Mark was the master planner for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-25-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Gregarious
Thanks for the feedback. I'd also called the...

Thanks for the feedback. I'd also called the ranger station who reported it's still closed.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-24-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Gregarious
FS 6700 open? US2 to Lake Wenatchee

Does anyone know if FS 6700 is open yet? I was hoping to take that option into the Touratech Rally, but I know it's often blocked throughout June.
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,798
Posted By Gregarious
Oh man... are you really gonna make me go and dig...

Oh man... are you really gonna make me go and dig out my camping gear? OK... Poles are in the green bag.
http://gregarious.smugmug.com/photos/i-mB52zb7/0/L/i-mB52zb7-L.jpg

... and in the Ortlieb....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-11-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Gregarious
Did a number of google searches. All results were...

Did a number of google searches. All results were focused on the battery.



Firmware is current, but I did just do a hard reset on boot. I'll report back if it the problem continues.

...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Gregarious
No - it just shuts down as if someone yanked the...

No - it just shuts down as if someone yanked the battery. I doubt it's a power cord issue for the same reason I doubt it's a battery issue. It has ONLY ever done this while I'm moving, collecting...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 19,604
Posted By Gregarious
8 days in NV

Just returned from 8 days of riding in Nevada - my first multi-day tour on the WR250R.

http://gregarious.smugmug.com/photos/3302989100_W9c7KmQ-L.jpg
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Gregarious
Garmin Montana crashing more often - not battery or vibration related

Situation: with increasing frequency my 2 year old, recently updated, Montana will simply power off while I'm riding and simultaneously giving it a new command. That is it always happens while I'm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-07-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,208
Posted By Gregarious
I’ve owned a Husky TXC 250 (basically a TE250...

I’ve owned a Husky TXC 250 (basically a TE250 without lights), a DRZ400, a DR650, and now a WR250R, KTM250XCF-W, and my F800GS. Here’s my feedback…

DR650 vs. DRZ400 - I agree with others. They’re...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,798
Posted By Gregarious
Do share! Good, bad, both - it all helps your...

Do share! Good, bad, both - it all helps your fellow riders.
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,798
Posted By Gregarious
I'd PM user ilyaon directly. He has the Camp...

I'd PM user ilyaon directly. He has the Camp version.

I can tell you my poles (SL2 version) measured 22" folded. According to BA specs the packed length of the entire tent is 24".

You...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 11:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,034
Posted By Gregarious
Just 21 inch spare or carry both?

A 21 inch tube will work fine the rear in a pinch. Pun intended. I did it it once. Then I got home and had to do the whole tube replacement again to fit a new 17 inch tube. The 21 inch tube, having...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,798
Posted By Gregarious
On sale now

Campsaver has the Wyoming Trail tents on sale - 20% off.

SL2 version for $399 vs. $499.
http://www.campsaver.com/wyoming-trail-sl-2-tent-2-person-3-season

The bigger "camp" version is $280 vs....
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,710
Posted By Gregarious
It's very capable.... but....

I just picked up a WR250R myself and can say it's very off-road capable, BUT (big BUT), you'd better set your expectations accordingly having owned the KTMs you have. It's nowhere near as powerful as...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,866
Posted By Gregarious
I've had a 2007 640Adv and a DR650. The 640 was...

I've had a 2007 640Adv and a DR650. The 640 was stock. The DR was updated with a fancier header, exhaust, the 3x3 airbox mod. I honestly thought the DR was a bit quicker and easier to wheelie, and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,200
Posted By Gregarious
Nice report!

Hey Steven - just caught this RR. Nice job! Glad to see Danodemotoman out there too.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8,709
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
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Posted By Gregarious
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,798
Posted By Gregarious
Why that would be a GSB1 (GregariouS Beta 1)....

Why that would be a GSB1 (GregariouS Beta 1). A.K.A. some used Haliburton Zero knock-off aluminum travel/camera case from ebay bolted to my top rack, a couple of drawer pulls acting as tie downs, and...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,798
Posted By Gregarious
4th of July Sale

A friend just picked this tent up at CampSaver.com (http://www.campsaver.com/wyoming-trail-sl-2-tent-2-person-3-season).

They're having a 20% off sale so the Wyoming Trails SL2 goes from $499 to...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,798
Posted By Gregarious
Redverz for 2

If you two are riding separate bikes I wouldn't hesitate to go for the Redverz. Those really are the Taj Mahal of motorcycle tents and if only one rider is carrying a tent, might as well make it the...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,675
Posted By Gregarious
SL2 Review

Did a full write up of the SL2 which I've used twice this year so far.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21665560#post21665560
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 109,130
Posted By Gregarious
Wyoming Trails SL2 review

Just in case anyone's subscribed to this thread, I just did a review of the Big Agnes Wyoming Trails SL2:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21665560#post21665560
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,798
Posted By Gregarious
Big Agnes Wyoming Trails SL2 Tent Review

Summary: An incredibly functional feature set for motorcycle camping.

Pros: copious amounts of covered, dry, private storage space.
Cons: Cost, extra weight and bulk – although not that much....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-25-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 146,269
Posted By Gregarious
Lost adjustment screws

My adjustment screws loosened a few times, but I always noticed it before loosing one. Last weekend proved otherwise. So I got a replacement set from Touratech and made 2 simple rubber bands from an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By Gregarious
Yeah - I keep thinking about that, but I guess...

Yeah - I keep thinking about that, but I guess any tool/spare placed in side bags could be damaged too - although much less risk. I've seen these kinds of bags on KTM 990/950's and BMW 1200 GSAs too...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9,861
Views: 2,062,578
Posted By Gregarious
1975 R75(R90?)/5 "GS" - very cool build...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/mcy/3817789724.html

Is this an inmate's bike?

http://images.craigslist.org/3E73K53I25I45Gc5F8d5k2ebc96079c4811f0.jpg
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By Gregarious
SWMotech crash bar bags by Storm Industries

Quick gear review specific to the Parallel Universe and SW-Motech crash bars.

If you’re following this thread, Custom Sewing and Cordura Items...
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