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Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,812
Posted By Goofaroo
My son actually had a great time and is ready to...

My son actually had a great time and is ready to go again but I noticed that he looks uninterested in most of the pics. He's kind of like me, he doesn't like to have his picture taken.

Although...
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,812
Posted By Goofaroo
We downloaded the tracks from here: ...

We downloaded the tracks from here:

http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/COBDR
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,812
Posted By Goofaroo
So the next morning we got packed up and grabbed...

So the next morning we got packed up and grabbed some breakfast in Silverton. Then we headed back up to Animas Forks to hit the track up to California Pass. Here's an old mine just above Animas...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,812
Posted By Goofaroo
Moving right along. We got up the next...

Moving right along.

We got up the next morning and headed into Lake City. We stopped at Poker Alice for lunch and had a couple of great calzones. Unforunately my bike was really struggling at...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 12-01-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
I'm not sure what the temps were at night but it...

I'm not sure what the temps were at night but it really wasn't very cold. We did run into the cold front on the way home but we were dressed for it and it wasn't a big deal.

We didn't even put...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-30-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
I don't have a spectacular ride report for you...

I don't have a spectacular ride report for you guys but here are a few pics from the trail. The tracks worked great and we didn't encounter any closures or problems to report.

We joined the track...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,812
Posted By Goofaroo
Thanks for tagging along. The KLRs...

Thanks for tagging along.

The KLRs worked great for this trip. I've heard a lot of comments implying that the 650 is only good for dirt and gravel roads but mine seems to be perfectly happy...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,812
Posted By Goofaroo
The next day was Labor Day. We hit the track and...

The next day was Labor Day. We hit the track and went up Cottonwood Pass. It is all pavement from Buena Vista up to the top of Cottonwood and then it is oiled dirt going down the backside.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,812
Posted By Goofaroo
So the next morning we head out and I am on a...

So the next morning we head out and I am on a mission to get back to the Piñon Court Motel in Buena Vista so I could watch the Oklahoma State season opener against Florida State.

We were here:...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-27-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
I just got it to work on a Windows machine. We...

I just got it to work on a Windows machine. We are riding!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-26-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
Sorry to have hijacked this thread but it looks...

Sorry to have hijacked this thread but it looks like my scheme of riding part of the OAT might end right here. I still haven't prepped and packed the bikes and I still can't get BaseCamp to...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-26-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
We could use a navigator. lol

We could use a navigator. lol
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-26-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
I can upload the file into BaseCamp but...

I can upload the file into BaseCamp but everything related to exporting it to my device is greyed out. The file contains a lot of other things besides the 17 tracks so maybe that is causing problems...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-26-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
The "Devise Transfer" buttons are greyed out and...

The "Devise Transfer" buttons are greyed out and it doesn't recognize that my device is plugged in. Very frustrating.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-26-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
It is a GPSmap 60CS. I've been trying like...

It is a GPSmap 60CS.

I've been trying like hell but I can't get BaseCamp to upload the file. I've created an account with Garmin Connect and Garmin Express and tried everything I can think of. ...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-26-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
Maybe I'm missing something here. I looked at...

Maybe I'm missing something here. I looked at this but it appears to me as one large file. Should I be able to load this? I'm going to try that on the Mac using BaseCamp.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
I sent you another message with my email address...

I sent you another message with my email address right after I sent the first one. Let me know if you didn't receive it.

When I tried to download the file from Mapsource on a Windows PC it worked...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-26-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
PM sent. And I think I love you.

PM sent. And I think I love you.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-26-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
I've given up on Ubuntu so now I'm using the Mac....

I've given up on Ubuntu so now I'm using the Mac. I have BaseCamp loaded

but I can't find anything that will enable me to convert the raw GPX to a 500pts file. I would really appreciate any...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-26-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
Thanks for the info but the problem is that I am...

Thanks for the info but the problem is that I am running Ubuntu and don't have access to a Windows machine until Monday. I have tried using the Mac version of Mapsource (I forget what it's called)...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-26-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
Wow! You guys have been busy, I need to do a...

Wow! You guys have been busy, I need to do a bit of catching up with the thread.

Red, I have bought a house in Guthrie, OK with four acres and a shop so I'm pretty excited about finally having a...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-26-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 76,152
Posted By Goofaroo
I'm hoping to leave Friday morning to catch the...

I'm hoping to leave Friday morning to catch the OAT between Perry and Cleveland and head east. I have three days to get as far as I can. My question is about the tracks. I'm looking at the OAT home...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
Wow! You’ve got a beautiful place to ride, Red....

Wow! You’ve got a beautiful place to ride, Red. More pics please.

Have you noticed how close you are to this?:

http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/AZBDR
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
I respectfully disagree. Here is where you can...

I respectfully disagree. Here is where you can go:

http://www.mapsofworld.com/images-mow/world-map.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
I had a lot of fun with it. I did some weekend...

I had a lot of fun with it. I did some weekend camping and a few longer trips but it was my main transportation as well. Very reliable. As with a lot of old Hondas it has developed somewhat of a...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
Okay Red, here's another pic for you. This one...

Okay Red, here's another pic for you. This one is a blast from my past.

This is the only motorcycle that I ever purchased new. It is a 1986 model but I bought it new (still in the crate) in 1990....
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
There's just something about Red that draws us...

There's just something about Red that draws us here. She's like a kid in a candy store. She is discovering the thrill of motorcycling right before our eyes and it fun to watch it evolve. Her...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
Thanks for the info. I have heard before about...

Thanks for the info. I have heard before about having special insurance when in Mexico and for that matter most of the countries south of there. It sounds like that would be an inexpensive way to...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
So does Trail seem to be charging properly or are...

So does Trail seem to be charging properly or are you putting her on a charger at night?

I'm curious about crossing the border there because if I ever get to take my dream trip down South I would...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-17-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
Wow! I didn't realize you were so close. Is...

Wow! I didn't realize you were so close. Is it difficult to get your vehicle across the border there? What kind of documents are required?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-16-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
Great ride report Red! It looks like you have...

Great ride report Red! It looks like you have moved to a great spot for some riding adventures. How far was it to the border? How is Trail running?

I understand about the cold. It was in the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
Actually it is a 2008. It is a "California"...

Actually it is a 2008. It is a "California" model and is intended to look vintage although it is thoroughly modern. It's a very nice riding bike.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
Hi Jerry, You mentioned in an earlier post...

Hi Jerry,

You mentioned in an earlier post that you are running 32psi in your XT. Pressure that high will make you far more likely to get flats when you venture off road. You'll get a smoother...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
Nice pics Red! I'm glad to see you out riding....

Nice pics Red! I'm glad to see you out riding. It looks like you have moved to a great area to explore. You can even go for an afternoon ride that requires your passport!

I know you likey the...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-15-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
That's good to hear. When I go to Mexico I...

That's good to hear.

When I go to Mexico I always feel a bit of shame as an American. Our failed drug prohibition has caused them and many other countries a tremendous amount of violence. At...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
I agree completely. I'm not suggesting that you...

I agree completely. I'm not suggesting that you just head that way. You need to talk to your neighbor and do a bit of research just to make sure it is safe.

Just because it is safe to go to...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
I love going to the resorts in Mexico but...

I love going to the resorts in Mexico but although I hope to do a ride through there and beyond, it hasn't happened for me yet. Some of my favorite ride reports on this site are the ones through...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
By the way, I would think that there would be...

By the way, I would think that there would be some really fun riding and some really interesting towns just south of you in Mexico. Have you been over there yet? How far do you have to go to cross...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
Outstanding! You and Trail look..............

Outstanding! You and Trail look........... FABULOUS!

The mystery remains as to why Trail misbehaved. Maybe your battery was at fault. Maybe it is was a short or a sloppy ground connection. It...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-14-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6,017
Views: 288,074
Posted By Goofaroo
Maybe you could just indulge me and test your...

Maybe you could just indulge me and test your charging system with a multimeter. Riding it around is one way to find out but unfortunately it could also leave you stranded.

To keep this very...
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