ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 500
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Okie Preacher
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,927
Posted By Okie Preacher
Lots of good info here. I enjoy cold weather...

Lots of good info here. I enjoy cold weather camping more than fighting heat and humidity in the summer. For me, controlling condensation and perspiration is key to staying warm. I use a 15 degree...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,549
Posted By Okie Preacher
Black is bullet-proof, but Black is also heavy. ...

Black is bullet-proof, but Black is also heavy. Love my Staika as long as my GS is carrying the load, but nine pounds certainly isn't a backpacking tent.

As a certified tent-aholic: Redverz for...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,549
Posted By Okie Preacher
$1,700 worth of tent in one order! Anxious to...

$1,700 worth of tent in one order! Anxious to hear how & what you find when they arrive and what suits you when assembled. I will be particularly interested to hear what you think are the practical...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,549
Posted By Okie Preacher
Ha! I have both the Staika and the Redverz. Was...

Ha! I have both the Staika and the Redverz. Was going to sell the Redvers when I bought the the Hilleberg but the wife forbade the deal as she loves it when we are car camping. For a base camp...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,549
Posted By Okie Preacher
I did look at several of the Hilleberg models,...

I did look at several of the Hilleberg models, particularly the Nammatj 2 GT. What swung me toward the Staika was the fact that it is completely freestanding and it didn't require as "long" a tent...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,549
Posted By Okie Preacher
6'4" as well and really appreciate my Staika. No...

6'4" as well and really appreciate my Staika. No worries as to touching the inner tent on either end. Toss it out, three poles, fasten the clips, stake as the situation dictates, and done.

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,631
Posted By Okie Preacher
Cheap, simple, and works like a charm! :thumb

Cheap, simple, and works like a charm! :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,512
Posted By Okie Preacher
No problem with standing with hard panniers (my...

No problem with standing with hard panniers (my experience is with the Zega's), the challenge comes during a dump. Things happen quick and it is easy to find a leg trapped by the pannier and mashed...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,512
Posted By Okie Preacher
Yep. Love my Zega Pro's when touring on...

Yep. Love my Zega Pro's when touring on pavement. But, they are ankle-biting bitches in sand, mud or gravel. Glad I had my Sidi Adventure's on and not a less substantial boot. Just a sprain not a...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,755
Posted By Okie Preacher
I would take a hard look at Motoport's AirMesh...

I would take a hard look at Motoport's AirMesh Kevlar.
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,052
Posted By Okie Preacher
I guess I never notice. With the liners I stay...

I guess I never notice. With the liners I stay dry on the inside, and the AirMesh seems to dry quickly as soon as the rain stops.
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,052
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have a Marathon Jacket and pants in AirMesh...

I have a Marathon Jacket and pants in AirMesh Kevlar and use the rain liners (top and bottom) and an electric jacket as well. I have about 45,000 miles on the set and they have performed well in all...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 68,318
Posted By Okie Preacher
As the guy that made the original "Donner Party"...

As the guy that made the original "Donner Party" crack at the beginning of your trip, I will eat my words and say, "Well played, sir, well played." :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By Okie Preacher
Sorry about your loss. Enjoy the bike and keep...

Sorry about your loss. Enjoy the bike and keep her around as a part of your good memories of your father. At 26K she is almost broken in and will take you many thousands of miles in the future.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,835
Posted By Okie Preacher
http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/large_pho...

http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/large_photo?mv_session_id=qVVipGif&mv_arg=Z2418&search_model=bm-062

Tall Ztechnik. Love mine.
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,253
Posted By Okie Preacher
That pic alone makes this RR worth the price of...

That pic alone makes this RR worth the price of admission. I had the opportunity to backpack Rim-to-Rim last summer from the North to the South. The Grand Canyon is breathtaking from top to bottom....
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have the Air Mesh overpants. Wear them over my...

I have the Air Mesh overpants. Wear them over my suit commuting to the office. Wear them with some sort of long underwear when touring. Extremely flexible in use.

I have not had the...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,154
Posted By Okie Preacher
I have a yellow one and it is a great piece of...

I have a yellow one and it is a great piece of kit. I swap between it and a Hilleberg Staika depending on the situation.

The Pro's:

Comfort. The ability to stand up to dress and move around...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Okie Preacher
40,000 Miles in my Motoport AirMesh Kevlar (Quad...

40,000 Miles in my Motoport AirMesh Kevlar (Quad Armor upgrade with the hip armor as well) in the last three years. Been great gear with no complaints. Comfortable (enough) and as protective as...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 68,318
Posted By Okie Preacher
The Donner Party was having a blast as well and...

The Donner Party was having a blast as well and was loving the challenge.
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,253
Posted By Okie Preacher
An auspicious start! I'm in.

An auspicious start! I'm in.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,525
Posted By Okie Preacher
I picked up a Micro-Start XP-1 for a recent solo...

I picked up a Micro-Start XP-1 for a recent solo backcountry Colorado trip. Didn't need it for the GS (this time) but it sure did a great job keeping my electronics charged up. Great peace of mind.
Forum: Americas 09-29-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Okie Preacher
Should be a message in your inbox.

Should be a message in your inbox.
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 312,892
Posted By Okie Preacher
Why yes. Yes they are! ...

Why yes. Yes they are!

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee383/OkiePreacher1/2014-09-09111425.jpg
Forum: Trip Planning 09-27-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,590
Posted By Okie Preacher
Tried the best of the Merino Wool products...I...

Tried the best of the Merino Wool products...I still itch. I go with the synthetics and rinse them out at night...they are good to go the next day. Hot weather or cold, I am sticking with chemistry...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-27-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 58,321
Posted By Okie Preacher
When I am traveling light, I carry a MSR Reactor...

When I am traveling light, I carry a MSR Reactor which is great for Coffee and Oatmeal in the mornings. When I am on road and looking to eat well, the MSR Whisperlight makes the trip and I lean hard...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-22-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,394
Posted By Okie Preacher
I pack all my "inside" stuff in a Sea to Summit...

I pack all my "inside" stuff in a Sea to Summit compression dry bag (Sleeping bag, pillow, pad, etc.). The tent goes in a separate compression dry bag--then I carry both in a Wolfman Roll-Top Bag. ...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,028
Posted By Okie Preacher
Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex. Most comfortable...

Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex.

Most comfortable MC boots I have ever worn.
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,549
Posted By Okie Preacher
A beautiful evening that turned nasty a little...

A beautiful evening that turned nasty a little after midnight. Big wind and rain hit hard. Yawned, rolled over and went back to sleep. Love my Staika.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,547
Posted By Okie Preacher
Spent last week bumping up a stretch of the CDT...

Spent last week bumping up a stretch of the CDT in Colorado. A mix of mud, rocks and fast gravel roads. When I hit the Wyoming border, I turned west and made a 90 mph run out toward Dinosaur...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-18-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By Okie Preacher
Yep. That is ice on the seat when I crawled out...

Yep. That is ice on the seat when I crawled out of the tent for the last leg of the trip. That first cup of coffee never tasted better!
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-18-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 586,647
Posted By Okie Preacher
http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee383/OkiePrea...

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee383/OkiePreacher1/2014-09-08133703.jpg

Orlando's in Taos!
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-17-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By Okie Preacher
Bright, clear and cold the next morning. Note to...

Bright, clear and cold the next morning. Note to self...consider swapping out to a lighter viscosity oil before heading to the mountains in the fall! It took quite a bit of cranking and praying to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-16-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By Okie Preacher
The next morning dawned wet and foggy with clouds...

The next morning dawned wet and foggy with clouds skirting low to the ground.

http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee383/OkiePreacher1/2014-09-09093659.jpg

Fortunately, there had not been...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By Okie Preacher
To Taos and points north on the CDT:

Well, I have heard it said that the adventure doesn't begin until the trouble starts, so lets get this out of the way early on...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Okie Preacher
Just rolled 43K on my '09 on the way back from a...

Just rolled 43K on my '09 on the way back from a CDR ride through NM and CO. As I rolled into the garage I thought "I love this bike more with each mile." Congratulations on your purchase!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 09-13-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 24,603
Posted By Okie Preacher
Just finished a run from west of Taos to the...

Just finished a run from west of Taos to the Wyoming border using Cannonshot's tracks. One soaking wet day on the southern end followed by three beautiful September days for the remainder of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,447
Posted By Okie Preacher
The first couple sets you will swear the job is...

The first couple sets you will swear the job is impossible. Then all of the sudden it clicks and it isn't much of a challenge at all. Don't know about the Karoo3's, but I would not recommend...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-30-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By Okie Preacher
I'm thinking an oz. and a half of 6 shot--maybe...

I'm thinking an oz. and a half of 6 shot--maybe even 8's--would be about right.

Can't think of much that would piss me off more than a drone buzzing around a campsite when I am minding my own...
Forum: Vendors 08-24-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,387
Posted By Okie Preacher
Dualtool received! Thanks for the great service.

Dualtool received! Thanks for the great service.
Showing results 1 to 40 of 500

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014