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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 81,613
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Jeep Time on the COBDR

We left the Denver area mid day 9/6 driving up through WY to the northern terminus of the COBDR, got on the trail there and made it into Steamboat a little before sunset. Along the BDR there's very...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 81,613
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb COBDR - Take Your Time if You Can

These are astute observations and sage advice! I think time is ultimately the biggest factor - most folks have only a certain amount of time off and feel obligated to get it all done in the given...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 81,613
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb COBDR in a Jeep - Success

We completed our COBDR Jeep journey - North to South, hit Delores Thursday afternoon. What a great time!

The route is well laid out - great scenery and challenges. Job well done to the folks that...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,324
Posted By sanluissound
Sitting in Steamboat right now, on the COBDR....

Sitting in Steamboat right now, on the COBDR. We're doing it in the Jeep...
Scenic Map with the high resolution BDR GPX file has been fine.
With more prep time I'd have downloaded map tiles for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 81,613
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Jeepin' It

Thanks for all of the input folks!

We're heading out today in the Wrangler to run the COBDR north to south. I plan on keeping a very good eye on the weather and avoiding or waiting out the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-28-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 586
Views: 81,613
Posted By sanluissound
Question 4X4 access?

Hey Folks -

My wife and I were set to leave next weekend for the COBDR, unfortunately the kid sitting fell through. Since the vacation time has already been taken we're considering making most of...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 62,572
Posted By sanluissound
SAE connector and battery drain

The power socket you use, which ever you choose, will have a small current draw when plugged in - even if it's not connected to your phone. The SAE connector will have no effect on that (you'll still...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-23-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Switzerland Trail

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5165768.pdf

I think I'm going to go up this week - would like to connect the dots on a few of the trails I've yet to run.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-23-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Switzerland Trail

I love the Switzerland Trail! Like you said - "In our backyard"

The big hill is on the southern side of the trail, north west of Gold Hill Road by about two miles. I've ridden up it a ways on my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,859
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Urban Decay

Great report!

I have dreams about places like this - I grew up in south and later central Florida - first exploring urban and suburban decay on my bicycle and then later on my motorcycle (I road...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-12-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,773
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb iPhone5 for my GPS

I've no experience with the Samsung/Android variants so can't compare. With that noted -

I took three week long, off road trips this year in various parts of CO, UT and WY (in addition to a...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Time to buy

Hey Folks,

Thanks for the thoughtful replies. I think, as noted, we were looking for a needle in the haystack. It never hurts to ask but...

I suspect I'll need to post elsewhere on the forum...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By sanluissound
Question Moto Mule rental?

Hey folks,

In preparing for a two week trip this summer that will involve shooting a documentary and carrying our own film equipment (in addition to the standard riding/camping/eating...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,324
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb Campwhere App

Lost Rider,

The Campwhere app is great! Checked it out after I saw your post, thanks.

Joe
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,324
Posted By sanluissound
Laugh Weather rock

Ha! Funny stuff. That reminds me of the silly little "weather forecaster rock" I used to see in tourist shops back south

http://www.postthisinc.com/weatherstone.html

Though I bet the app is...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,807
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb Hardware supplier

I'll be starting this endeavor in a week or so, not yet sure about which route I'm going to take to make a DIY quick release but thought I'd share a great resource for all type of parts for this sort...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,040
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Case conundrum

Hey folks!

Thanks for all of the great input so far. Here's where I'm at right now.

- Mermite. Didn't the US Army later reveal it's harvested from real mermaids?:evil Kidding aside, these look...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,040
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb I like Seahorses and Pelicans

p0diabl0/Snarky,

Thanks for the advice! At this point I think the ammo cans are a bad idea, at least for my WR250 off road. (I've got two other bikes that are both dual sport/street fighter/Mad...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,324
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb Scenic Maps for iPhone 5

Scenic Map

http://scenicmap.blogspot.com

Though not as fully featured as GPS MotionX I think this app is exceptional in that the maps are on your device, you don't need wifi or a data...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,040
Posted By sanluissound
Question Ammo cans for gear/luggage

Hello all - a little input needed

I've been quite happy with my Wolfman dry saddle bags on my WR250R (with the Wolfman rack). However, the one issue I have is how long it takes me to get in and...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By sanluissound
Talking CO pavement home..

Yeah, that makes sense. Giving yourself the slab option at the end is a good idea in the case you're running short on time or are feeling particularly beat.
That being said, if you've got it in...
Forum: Americas 04-12-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By sanluissound
Colorado route alternative

DolphinJohn,

Have you considered heading due West from the metro area to get up in the mountains quicker. The thought of heading North through areas like Greeley doesn't sound like fun.

I rode...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-24-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb Utah with wifey

Al,
You rock! Thanks and I'll be sure to report.
Joe
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-23-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb Excellent early season advice - Utah

AL,

Thanks for the great advice! Yes, the weather.. here, north of Denver, looking at a fresh foot in the yard. We decided to wait a day (leaving tomorrow AM) before shoving off for Sandy. I've...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By sanluissound
Question Utah - Day trips and overnighters - Help requested

Hello all!

Here's the situation - My darling wife and I have Sunday to Friday (3/24 - 3/30) or so to explore Central UT. We'll be jumping out of Sandy (as that's where Grandma will be shepherding...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-10-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 865
Posted By sanluissound
Talking GPS for iPhone

Simba,

http://tinyurl.com/akedsvj (Dual Electronics XGPS150A)

http://bad-elf.com

OK, I don't own either.. but I've been researching these things for a while because I am using my...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 03-08-2013, 10:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,175
Posted By sanluissound
Western Routes

I ride a WR250R.. no big bikes here. Not at least until a bigger budget and my 5'7" stature gaining some height!:wink:

I'm just hitting the BDR for a week because it's close the baby sitters town...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 03-08-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,175
Posted By sanluissound
Talking San Luis Valley super loop and unknown acronyms

I was not very complete in my description.. Enter the valley east to west over the Hayden Pass then south to the dunes and west to east over Medano then a big ass loop around the bottom of the...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 03-07-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,175
Posted By sanluissound
Nice Rainbow Route

Countdown,
Nice tracks, thanks. The run down from Hayden Pass through Crestone and on to the Dunes then over Medano is what I have in mind for part of my trip down there this spring.

The word...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 03-07-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,175
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb SLV intel

Stick,
Thanks for the great link and GPS track! I discovered Ramz' site while researching the eventual purchase of my WR250R. It's great to see he's so active on this forum and in the woods....
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 03-06-2013, 11:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,175
Posted By sanluissound
Rainbow Trail in the Northern SLV

BigStick -
I couldn't quite tell from the GPS.. Does the Rainbow Trail cross from East to West at the Northern end on the Sangres or did you pick up Hayden Pass there?

If it is indeed the RT,...
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