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Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 1 – Saturday, September 13

These are the pictures for Day 1. I'm back from the ride, it was quite and adventure for me. I did not get a chance to post about this trip in real time so I will follow up now. I look forward to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By Razzeaux
Companies for Ship bikes

I might be needing to ship my bike from Ca to Texas. Do u have any companies you'd recommend?
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Razzeaux
Flat tire in Beullton, CA

Sorry I've not kept u up to date on my journey. I've had my first flat tire on the road. Im in buellton,CA. I was able to make it to the Marriott. Are there any adv riders closeby?
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Razzeaux
I'd like to add I met several groups of very...

I'd like to add I met several groups of very friendly riders. This is what bill would have been pushing me to do.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 1

I started today at 6:30 am. It was cold. At my first gas stop, I put on warmer gloves and my down vest under my jacket. At this stop I met 3 guys who had just came back from new Mexico and they said...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Razzeaux
Spot

I decided to purchase a SPOT for this trip. I spent this afternoon testing it and contacting family members and letting them now about it. Also went to REI for a dry sack to keep my laptop in. My...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Razzeaux
Odds and ends for the road

Tonight, I was reading a Butler book about riding in Montana and in it they listed things to bring along on long trip. My GSA is in good shape and ready to go and I have a tool bag, first aid kit and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Razzeaux
A little over a week until I leave

Well, it's a little over a week before I leave on this trip. I've been prepping the bike and looking over my Butler maps. On the trip, I'll be breaking in my new Bill Mayer seat made by Rocky Mayer....
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By Razzeaux
Thanks for bringing up the knee armor placement. ...

Thanks for bringing up the knee armor placement. I hadn't though of it.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By Razzeaux
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,188
Posted By Razzeaux
Ideal motorcycle pants length

I've gone about the length of my motorcycle pants just like my other pants, if they look right standing up then all is good. I've never paid attention to the length of my pants while on my GSA until...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Razzeaux
Thank you for the kind words. I'll give you a...

Thank you for the kind words. I'll give you a heads up when I get to SoCal. When I'm on the ride, I'll post "lightly" here. I'll post each night and each morning. So if there's other inmates out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Razzeaux
Thank you. I've been reluctant to get into this...

Thank you. I've been reluctant to get into this community so far. That's one of the things Bill was always on my ass about. Sitting on the sidelines.
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Razzeaux
Sept 13-28, 4,500 miles. Riding West in memory of my good friend Bill.

I was introduced to riding by Bill. Bill had been one of my first friends when I moved to town. Bill was always pushing me to get outside that "comfort zone". Bill passed unexpectedly and suddenly in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Razzeaux
I've just sent them an email asking about the...

I've just sent them an email asking about the road salt. Thanks for bringing that up. Also, I'm reading your adventures now. Very cool.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Razzeaux
Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Razzeaux
BMW R1200 GSA in cold weather country?

I'm considering purchasing a 2011 R1200 GSA with 10K miles on it in Maine and doing a fly and ride back to Texas. I've always lived in the warmer US states. Is there anything specific I should be...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,252
Posted By Razzeaux
Wow

Wow! That was good. Do u do video editing for a job or is it a hobby?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By Razzeaux
2011 GSA battery question

I have a 2011 GSA with a little over 8,000 miles on it. I bought it in March 2013. It's kept inside and the temp does not get below 60 degrees. In August I took a 1,500 mile trip and then let it...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By Razzeaux
Thanks for the picture and the information.

Thanks for the picture and the information.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By Razzeaux
Wicking shirts are my next additions. Thanks.

Wicking shirts are my next additions. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By Razzeaux
This is counter intuitive, closing the vents when...

This is counter intuitive, closing the vents when riding in hot weather. After reading the comments, I now understand why closing the vents work best.

I agree about the boots, I have also have...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,686
Posted By Razzeaux
This is exactly what I was looking for. As I read...

This is exactly what I was looking for. As I read more about warm weather riding, I'm learning there is more to staying cool than just having air blowing over your skin.

Last week I did a little...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,686
Posted By Razzeaux
Summer jacket advice

I need some summer jacket advice. I live in Texas, therefore I need a jacket that will I can use for a 700 mile day in the summer that will also protect me when I fall in the Southwest deserts. I...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By Razzeaux
Rallye 3 Jacket wearers - how hot can you wear it?

I have a Black/Yellow Rallye 3 jacket, can you wear it in 90 to 100+ temperatures? For those of you who have these jackets, what is your experience with these temps?

I have 2 long trips planned...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,528
Posted By Razzeaux
I bought a pair and had the exact same issue....

I bought a pair and had the exact same issue. When I wore them the cut into my ankle. The first day I had them I wore them almost all day and I couldn't believe how they hurt my ankle. Then for...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
Summary

This was a great first trip on my GSA I road 3,587 miles in 8 days. I experienced riding at night, in the rain and off road for the first times. I had my longest riding day to day, met a great ADV...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 8

It's time to head back to Dallas. I look out the window, it's overcast but not raining. I go to Google Maps, it's 808 miles to my home. When I pull up the weather on my phone, their is a big blob of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 7

Day 7
Today I have a some free time, so I take this chance to explore a little of north of Georgia. I ride north on I-575, it turns into a nice sweeping 4 lane. As I keep going north, it turns into...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 6

Day 6

I know I need pictures. This is my first RR and I will have pictures on my future ride reports.

Today, I have a 400 mile ride to a friends home north of Atlanta. When I look at the map,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 5

With Key West having record low temperature and the crowds of Spring Break, I decide one day is enough for this trip to Key West. I will definitely be back to the Keys during the summer. So I load...
Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 4

Preface: I now know some of the challenges that face those who choose to write ride reports. I have a much better appreciation of all the work that goes into them. I meant to post this as soon as...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
I stayed at the Harborside Motel in Key West. It...

I stayed at the Harborside Motel in Key West. It was clean, simple hotel room and priced a little high. I was there during the last parts of spring break, so it was priced accordingly. If you want...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
I'm glad I'm on the other side of the camera most...

I'm glad I'm on the other side of the camera most of the time. I need to work on my posing.
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
Im in key west. If any inmates here want to meet...

Im in key west. If any inmates here want to meet for a beer, give me a shout!

Great trip so far. Flarider1 was a great host. Experienced my first gravel road in the middle of the Everglades thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
I took side roads today, it was good to see...

I took side roads today, it was good to see something different. I'm working on the pictures.
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
Patrick, thanks for the offer. If I need...

Patrick, thanks for the offer. If I need anything I'll let you know.
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 3

This morning I woke up and saw a wall of storms between myself and Orlando on the weather radar. I knew today would be my first ride in the rain. So, off I go 220 miles of slab. This GSA really...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 2

Rain is still in the forecast for all day. I've still not ridden in the rain yet. I have breakfast with the family, By the way, I have a great family and feel fortunate to have them. FYI…. this is...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,056
Posted By Razzeaux
Day 1

Well, I've started this Ride Report thread, so here it goes.

I woke up and checked the weather. Rain was in the forecast. I've never ridden in the rain before. The destination for my first day...
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