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Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,732
Posted By LONG DONGER
Wow

What an extreme way to end a great ride, glad you are okay, and you were incredibly LUCKY!!!! ATGATT does work!!!

And yes, I am guilty of taking the black riding pants off when it gets over 100,...
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By LONG DONGER
I'm Home, take me drunk.

No wait. I'm still in Canada!!! I had a great time in Dawson, will do it again next year unless a dive trip to Fiji gets in the way! A friend called while on the porch of the Tri J when having a beer...
Forum: Alaska 06-26-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 20,991
Posted By LONG DONGER
Had a great time!

Met some really interesting folks, including the Dick.

Khuddy, you need to look up one of your team members, I gave him a sample of some of the corn squezzin's, and he said he would tell you...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-26-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By LONG DONGER
Guess that will be next.

I think I will head there next week, after the Icefields Parkway! I hate retirement....:rofl
Forum: Alaska 06-12-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 20,991
Posted By LONG DONGER
I'm in Shelby Montana. Having a blast. was going...

I'm in Shelby Montana. Having a blast. was going to do some big mile days to be in Dawson on the 15th, but having too much fun finding little roads and roadside attractions. Actually hiked about 3...
Forum: Alaska 06-07-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,987
Posted By LONG DONGER
Had the 650 Wee back in 2010 when I did the first...

Had the 650 Wee back in 2010 when I did the first AK ride. Not a bad ride, even did an IBA ride on it, but had a Russel seat and other farkels, but would cruise all day long at 75 Mind you, it ain't...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-07-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By LONG DONGER
I have a 2004 Gen FJR I that I love, and rode a...

I have a 2004 Gen FJR I that I love, and rode a buddy's C14 from Huntsville, AL to NW Arkansas when he bought it on eBay.

I much prefer the FJR, but the Connie is very capable sport touring in...
Forum: Face plant 06-06-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 33,532
Posted By LONG DONGER
GSA with cruise, in Oklahoma

Ridden across Oklahoma dozens of times, usually try to avoid the interstates primarily because of the wind and the semi's. Not unusual to get what feels like 40 MPH south winds, with gusts on top of...
Forum: Face plant 06-05-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,646
Posted By LONG DONGER
Started riding motorcycles at 14, and that was 45...

Started riding motorcycles at 14, and that was 45 years ago now. Had numberous crashes on the old Bridgestone 100, and the bikes that followed. Dumb crashes, like hitting the pavement in the rain on...
Forum: Alaska 06-04-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By LONG DONGER
i enclosed the business card and the gift invoice...

i enclosed the business card and the gift invoice at no charge! That has their address and the cost of the shirts, Hope that helps!

Now may hit up the BMW dealer for a matching contribution!
Forum: Alaska 06-04-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,515
Posted By LONG DONGER
2 T Shirts on the way

Local dealer, Wheeler Powersports, donated 2 T shirts, so I mailed them, as I am always tight on room on the bike.

Sent them to Alaska Leather vis USPS. So be watching your mail carrier wearing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By LONG DONGER
No, all the roads here are straight and boring,...

No, all the roads here are straight and boring, there's no good motorcylce roads in Arkansas, we have to go to Colorado to find good roads. All those roads you mentioned are horrible, lots of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,393
Posted By LONG DONGER
Will keep you guys in our thoughts and prayers,...

Will keep you guys in our thoughts and prayers, good luck!
Forum: Americas 05-22-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,691
Posted By LONG DONGER
[QUOTE=terrapinneck;24222946]Leaving on Saturday...

[QUOTE=terrapinneck;24222946]Leaving on Saturday the 24th. Bike is packed ready to go. I've even started a blog...

TNECK,

can't tell which route you are taking out, but I am leaving Saturday...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By LONG DONGER
I guess from reading another thread there is some...

I guess from reading another thread there is some camping spots nearby?

And around here, closed gates means keep out! Riding around then usually results in foul words or gun waving! Or tickets...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By LONG DONGER
Thanks!

Thanks, will try to get it all worked in.

I thought I was posting this in the West forum, guess I missed by a couple of hundred miles! :1drink
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By LONG DONGER
Ninemile Canyon Road Crossing Sierra's?

Looking to cross from DVNP to get to Sequoia NP and Kings Canyon NP. Is J41 - Nine Mile Canyon paved, and does it cross the mountains and allow access to SNP from the east?

Or would I be better...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-21-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,273
Posted By LONG DONGER
+1 on Mach1

We did the same thing in 2010, and I am getting ready to leave Saturday for about 7 weeks. Camp a couple of nights, then get a hotel for a shower and comfort immersion, then back on the camp trail...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-20-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,018
Posted By LONG DONGER
Anakee 3 have been good so far...

I put about 9000 miles on the first set, pulled them off and think they would have gone about 2000 more, but leaving for a 5000 mile ride didn't want to change on the road, since I have the benefit...
Forum: Alaska 05-20-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,996
Posted By LONG DONGER
Last Beer is on me!

Whew, thought you were trying to short me!!!

If I have any homemade corn squezzin's left after a month on the road, I'll give some to you! Look me up in Dawson. I should be there the 15th and...
Forum: Alaska 05-20-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 16,996
Posted By LONG DONGER
Wtf???

But I noticed I moved up to #81!!!!
Forum: Americas 05-15-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By LONG DONGER
Too bad you don't have a full week! But...

Too bad you don't have a full week!

But US40 east would be a good choice, then drop to I-70 to Breckenridge for the first service. Another option would be jump up on I-80 into Wyoming, then drop...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,556
Posted By LONG DONGER
Post up when completed

Be sure to come back to this thread and post up how it went! Would really like to get a noob's perspective on cross country riding!

On that note, lots of good advice on this already posted. 3000...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,554
Posted By LONG DONGER
Do your own thing...

Group rides are a lot of fun, but at some point you have to ride your own ride.

So, can you ride to the SF area with the group, then split off? Let them know ahead of time what your plans are,...
Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By LONG DONGER
Dude, that is normal weather for that area. When...

Dude, that is normal weather for that area. When the wind stops blowing is when you should get nervous!
Forum: Americas 05-11-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By LONG DONGER
National Parks Tour or National Forest Tour?

Sounds like you guys are hitting the forests, not the parks?

I am planning on starting the IBA's National Parks Tour this year. Just getting some ideas together...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-05-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7,651
Views: 6,890,079
Posted By LONG DONGER
Yes, probably us, we came into Fayetteburg from...

Yes, probably us, we came into Fayetteburg from the east..
Forum: Americas 05-01-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 963
Posted By LONG DONGER
Very inspiring, this undertaking! Probably...

Very inspiring, this undertaking!

Probably do better putting this in the Rocky Mountain Regional forum. I've ridden a lot of Colorado, and there a lots of areas that qualify. I simply love the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-30-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7,651
Views: 6,890,079
Posted By LONG DONGER
Thanks, Jim, she was thrilled at the compliment! ...

Thanks, Jim, she was thrilled at the compliment!


And yes, she is over 21 so she can drink whatever she likes. Usually sweet tea, but that's her choice.....darn it.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-29-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7,651
Views: 6,890,079
Posted By LONG DONGER
Today, at Jose's in Fayetteville

Checking out the new gear, shopping for boots, why not stop for a quick drink at Jose's? Proud of her, about 50 degrees today, not one complaint!
...
Forum: Americas 04-29-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,496
Posted By LONG DONGER
Did the same loop in May of 2013.

We did the loop in 5 days in 2013, leaving from Arkansas, and stopping at a lot of roadside oddities on the way up. The first two days we stopped at probably 10 to 15 places, then just hurried around...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,691
Posted By LONG DONGER
AK, yes, I rode the Icefield Parkway coming back...

AK, yes, I rode the Icefield Parkway coming back from Alaska in 2010, but wife hasn't been there. The trip started out to be a fly and ride for her to Glacier NP in Montana. But it was cheaper for...
Forum: Americas 04-27-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,691
Posted By LONG DONGER
Why, do we have to pay an entry fee?

I'm heading north, leaving May 24th for Colorado for a week long ride with the guys, then solo towards the West Coast, maybe riding the PCH up, then up to AK, not sure if there is a final turnaround...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-25-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By LONG DONGER
Suhweet!!! Didn't know the camp came with tents...

Suhweet!!! Didn't know the camp came with tents already provided!

Does bring back my original dilemma, my tent isn't freestanding. Has to be staked down on each end. I will come up with...
Forum: Americas 04-24-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By LONG DONGER
Is your name Dorothy?

Your chances of getting into a tornado are extremely small. You'd stand a better chance of hitting the lottery probably. Just keep an eye on the weather, and pick your route accordingly. Usually you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-23-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By LONG DONGER
Wow, that's an awesome link. Exactly what I am...

Wow, that's an awesome link. Exactly what I am looking for, a nice quite place with a vista in the desert. This is going to be awesome! :clap
Forum: Americas 04-23-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,635
Posted By LONG DONGER
Anyone run the Anakee 3 on the Dalton or Dempster yet?

I'll have about 10K on my A3's when I get into Seattle, so changing tires there. Then heading to Dawson City for the D2D, maybe Inuvik. Any recommendations on good tire service in the Seattle area? I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-23-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By LONG DONGER
Unless it rains before I get there, I am still...

Unless it rains before I get there, I am still in. I'll have enough food for several days, it's the water I won't have enough of....or beer.
Forum: Americas 04-22-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,977
Posted By LONG DONGER
I'm riding a GSA, but thinking about putting the...

I'm riding a GSA, but thinking about putting the camping gear in the panniers, using the motofizz bag for the clothes. Think that will get the weight down low, and for the nights I opt for a hotel...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-21-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By LONG DONGER
I'm in then! Thanks all!

I'm in then! Thanks all!
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