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Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12,158
Views: 1,961,472
Posted By redninja
:wave Hi, operaflute!

:wave Hi, operaflute!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-30-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,585
Posted By redninja
We camped there a couple of times when we hiked...

We camped there a couple of times when we hiked to the bottom. Last time, it was May, a few years ago. We had friends with us who were in a tent, and it snowed ! It's a big campground, but nice.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15,636
Views: 1,284,407
Posted By redninja
Silverton is very nice on the 4th. Tiny town is...

Silverton is very nice on the 4th. Tiny town is suddenly bursting at the seams, decorations everywhere, a parade, and band concert (old-time brass band) in the park around noon time, along with a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-16-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By redninja
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 866
Posted By redninja
You are correct...there are all kinds of Forest...

You are correct...there are all kinds of Forest Service roads, and all the ones we rode on a few years ago were very nice. We went to many viewpoints on them: I can't say for sure if we hit Sublime...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,332
Posted By redninja
That's us; Mr. redninja has the senior pass. I am...

That's us; Mr. redninja has the senior pass. I am waaaay too young to get one....
:rofl
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,332
Posted By redninja
We had a bad experience at Ridgway State Park,...

We had a bad experience at Ridgway State Park, which was unfortunate because it is a really nice park with nice trails for walking the dogs.We arrived in a truck camper towing a trailer with the two...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By redninja
Yamaha XT 225; highly recommended by myself, a...

Yamaha XT 225; highly recommended by myself, a not-so-tall woman.We go all over the place with them, off-road, and they are OK on the road to get to the trailhead, just not the best for long highway...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-17-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,332
Posted By redninja
And here is double ticked-off....we were on two...

And here is double ticked-off....we were on two motorcycles which would have fit nicely into one parking space, and they still made us pay for 2 parking spaces.So we took two, of course. And it was...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-17-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,332
Posted By redninja
And therein lies the rub: you can drive a vehicle...

And therein lies the rub: you can drive a vehicle in containing an unlimited number of persons with the pass, but if for instance, you and your wife are entering on separate motorcycles, it is good...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-30-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,398
Posted By redninja
If you are in Durango, and want a water...

If you are in Durango, and want a water adventure, try an inflatable kayak. No experience required. We went with Mild to Wild, and you can purchase a CD with about a dozen great pictures of...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-23-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 271,929
Posted By redninja
viola-tor is alive and well! We played violas in...

viola-tor is alive and well! We played violas in the same orchestra at a concert awhile back. (He is a professional, and I am not, so it was a real treat). Says he is very busy !
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-19-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 534,999
Posted By redninja
!!!!!!

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/France-V/i-WwjChXs/0/L/DSC03431-L.jpg

So, I've been sitting here for several minutes, staring......it's a painting...no, it's a photo....no, it's a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,634
Posted By redninja
http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/violasrsu...

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/violasrsupreme/Kaibab%202012/38_zps9fa25135.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/violasrsupreme/media/Kaibab%202012/38_zps9fa25135.jpg.html)...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-16-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,792
Posted By redninja
Thanks for the familiar-looking pictures...I grew...

Thanks for the familiar-looking pictures...I grew up in Port Townsend; that was waaaay before I had any motos, but toured around just fine on my bicycle......
Forum: Photos 11-26-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 389,012
Posted By redninja
Taken on rides close to home: ...

Taken on rides close to home:

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/violasrsupreme/Fall%202010%201/027.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/violasrsupreme/media/Fall%202010%201/027.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 11-05-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 28,113
Posted By redninja
The photos are stunning! Moar, please....

The photos are stunning! Moar, please....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-28-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,704
Posted By redninja
Thank you for the beautiful photos !!:clap

Thank you for the beautiful photos !!:clap
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-07-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 35,817
Posted By redninja
:lurk:lurk:lurk

:lurk:lurk:lurk
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-29-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,302
Posted By redninja
Hurry back !!

Hurry back !!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-26-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By redninja
We've gone out there for Thanksgiving for many...

We've gone out there for Thanksgiving for many years. I think just once we hit snow on South Pass, in the shady areas. Not too much though; we made it through easily. Even if there is snow at the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-26-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By redninja
Well, we are old people :gerg on smaller bikes...

Well, we are old people :gerg on smaller bikes :muutt so we ride pretty slowly. I pretty much don't keep too much track of time. We trailer up to Purgatory from Ignacio, (hey they're only 225's),...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-26-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By redninja
Thanks for that info.....we're trying to get a...

Thanks for that info.....we're trying to get a fall color ride going......up Bolam from Purgatory side, down Barlow, then down the hiway a bit to Roaring Forks Road.....we want to go back up that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-25-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By redninja
That's the one....you're right about the road...

That's the one....you're right about the road surface being mostly rock. I was wondering if stuff got washed down onto the road.....mud, rocks etc. There was quite a bit of that going on in the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-25-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By redninja
Bolam Condition?

Anybody been up there since last torrential rains?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By redninja
Also check out Aspen Loop in Dolores.....it will...

Also check out Aspen Loop in Dolores.....it will be on the Forest Service website. Don't know if it's open for the season yet; you can call them.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-31-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By redninja
Oooooh...you might be a bit early. As of...

Oooooh...you might be a bit early. As of yesterday, most of the passes in the Silverton area are still snowed in. Go here (can't get the link thing to work)...www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan. Look for "Quick...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12,158
Views: 1,961,472
Posted By redninja
http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/xt225.html#top...

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/xt225.html#top Try this outfit: it's not listed with the XT225 stuff, but I'm pretty sure they have one for another bike that fits the XT; you can ask them.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By redninja
+1 for Valley of Fire and Zion.....both are very...

+1 for Valley of Fire and Zion.....both are very scenic.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By redninja
+1 for Gilbert Ray. Nice natural vegetation all...

+1 for Gilbert Ray. Nice natural vegetation all around, and it smells really good at night.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12,158
Views: 1,961,472
Posted By redninja
If that plastic piece mentioned by JerryH breaks,...

If that plastic piece mentioned by JerryH breaks, as mine did, you have to buy the whole cable assembly. I shopped around, and found prices to be $30 - $50. The direct mounted one was $15.:clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,286
Posted By redninja
Black Canyon City. Definitely not a tourist...

Black Canyon City. Definitely not a tourist town!!! Close to Phoenix. Riding all around. If you have a horse, you can ride it "downtown".:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 12-15-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12,158
Views: 1,961,472
Posted By redninja
Sending PM now....

Sending PM now....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-01-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,902
Posted By redninja
dayam !!!!

dayam !!!!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-11-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,338
Posted By redninja
Eek OOOOHHHH....Big Mistake!

Looks like the river in my pictures may be the San Juan River. When I used Google Maps to locate the county roads we rode, the river names are not shown...but I just noticed this river goes through...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-10-2013, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,338
Posted By redninja
Fall Color Ride....FAIL !..well, maybe not

Rode up to the usual place above Pagosa on Wednesday, did not see anything to write home about. However, the route home ran alongside the San Juan River, so got a few:...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-22-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,893
Posted By redninja
Right Now....

http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk227/violasrsupreme/Sept2013024_zpse48a97a9.jpg (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/violasrsupreme/media/Sept2013024_zpse48a97a9.jpg.html)
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-22-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,292
Posted By redninja
Well... a few hours ago, the SNOW PLOWS were out...

Well... a few hours ago, the SNOW PLOWS were out between Ignacio/Durango; I guess to clear the inches of hail off the road (in places). The pieces were so big, the hail that was piled up did not melt...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-21-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,785
Posted By redninja
HAY! (Get it - horse event) :rofl...last time I...

HAY! (Get it - horse event) :rofl...last time I was up there (last year, I think) (or maybe year before...who can remember that far back?)....we saw the horse staging area on the Purgatory side, with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By redninja
Thanks for info!

Thanks for info!
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