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Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-13-2015, 04:40 PM
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Posted By TxTiger
Basecamp Route follows Road, GPS goes Point to Point

I created a route in Basecamp using the Route Tool. I clicked the Route Tool on various locations along the road so the route would stay on the roads I wanted. When routing through a town, I would...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,395
Posted By TxTiger
I've done a lot a reading on protecting yourself...

I've done a lot a reading on protecting yourself in bear country. I wouldn't want to ever encounter a 1,000 lb grizzly, and certainly not with a shotgun. A shotgun would not have enough penetration...
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
Don't count us out! Paved roads go through Idaho...

Don't count us out! Paved roads go through Idaho Falls. If we are anywhere close we will swing by for another great visit and dinner.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-02-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11,936
Views: 1,511,224
Posted By TxTiger
I just saw this posted. I haven't looked at the...

I just saw this posted. I haven't looked at the links provided but it may be helpful.

http://www.motocampers.com/forums/showthread.php?9959-Basecamp-help-and-instructions...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-02-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11,936
Views: 1,511,224
Posted By TxTiger
First off I'm no expert and experienced the same...

First off I'm no expert and experienced the same feeling you are when I got mine. The difference is, I got mine several months before my trip so I could at least get some idea of how to work it. The...
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 202,419
Posted By TxTiger
That would be great. I've seen these trailers...

That would be great. I've seen these trailers really loaded up and they seem to do well, but additional weight capacity is what I would need. I'm sure you give up some handling with more weight, but...
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 202,419
Posted By TxTiger
Will the heavy duty trailer have the same 40...

Will the heavy duty trailer have the same 40 pound recommended carrying capacity and just be built stronger, or are you planning to have more weight capacity on the new trailer?

Thanks
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
Wow Tony, you're going to have a create a drop...

Wow Tony, you're going to have a create a drop down menu so adv'ers can select their ride! Really nice work.

I think our group has decided to do road bikes out west this year instead of DS,...
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
Thanks for that info. I know when I bought my GPS...

Thanks for that info. I know when I bought my GPS and maps there was a lot of discussion as to whether you could or couldn't. Then, I think the general opinion was you couldn't or I miss-read. Glad...
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
For individuals purchasing maps, Augustfalcon...

For individuals purchasing maps, Augustfalcon brings up a point you should consider when buying and that is if you buy the DVD, you don't have to have your gps device connected to your computer to...
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
I ground and packed a couple of pounds of coffee...

I ground and packed a couple of pounds of coffee and used an Aero Press.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 509,401
Posted By TxTiger
We trailered to Oak Creek Colorado, and stayed at...

We trailered to Oak Creek Colorado, and stayed at the Oak Creek Motel, where the owner let us park our truck and trailer there for the duration of the ride for $2 a day. Privately owned placed and...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-02-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 40,118
Posted By TxTiger
I hadn't read the Wiki link since last June....

I hadn't read the Wiki link since last June. Looks like the bears have re-grouped and killed 6 people in the latter part 2014. Two deaths have come from black bears, the ones that you are suppose to...
Forum: Vendors 01-21-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
Just what I need, another hobby that costs...

Just what I need, another hobby that costs several thousand dollars that I can do once a year. Reminds me of my metal detector purchase. Paid about $1,300 for a good one, used it twice and have found...
Forum: Vendors 01-17-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
A couple of fishing excursions sound really good...

A couple of fishing excursions sound really good and something I haven't done in years. I used to be big into bass fishing earlier in life. I've never fished with a fly rod, if I head that way again...
Forum: Vendors 01-15-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
That's some beautiful scenery Tony. I can see the...

That's some beautiful scenery Tony. I can see the benefits of using a basecamp for several days, then move to another location for a few days. I know at my age comfort is becoming more important, and...
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 07:26 AM
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Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
Really great stuff Tony.

Really great stuff Tony.
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
Thanks Wal2. We all had a really great time. I...

Thanks Wal2. We all had a really great time. I would have had to be twins to be any happier on the trip.
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
So the oh crap moment being referenced here has...

So the oh crap moment being referenced here has to do with water bladder issues. I had already lost my water bladder once from the back of the bike and luckily Thomas was behind me and retrieved it....
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
Now a Falcon feather.

Now a Falcon feather.
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
Don't let him fool you, nobody could keep up with...

Don't let him fool you, nobody could keep up with Jack. And he wasn't even trying to be fast, he can just ride!
Forum: Vendors 10-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
Tony does do a great job of staying on top of...

Tony does do a great job of staying on top of things, from field reports to personal inquiries as to how he can help when you're in Idaho Falls. Thanks so much Tony, memories for a lifetime. It was a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-15-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 549,943
Posted By TxTiger
Hammock in trees behind bike. September 2014 ...

Hammock in trees behind bike. September 2014

http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae272/Eaglewild/Heart%20of%20the%20West%20Sept%202014/DSC01329_zps3db78217.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,430
Posted By TxTiger
I think Bigdog recognized it as a Safari. Large...

I think Bigdog recognized it as a Safari. Large capacity but I've heard they can be difficult to fit.
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,430
Posted By TxTiger
DRZ's are really a versatile bike. I did several...

DRZ's are really a versatile bike. I did several 70 mph runs for 130+ miles on my last ride. It hummed right along and was always a great ride when off pavement. They are stout enough to handle...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
Thanks for the info, I just ordered 2.

Thanks for the info, I just ordered 2.
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
Dillon didn't seem to have much selection with...

Dillon didn't seem to have much selection with respect to motels, but Motel 6's had been pretty reliable and Dillon had one. However, while getting gas a young man who lived there started a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
I agree. I think a 250cc would do fine on this...

I agree. I think a 250cc would do fine on this ride. We did several highway runs at 70 mph or so, but I had pretty aggressive tires on my bike compared to the 50/50's others were running, so I slowed...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
This is where we entered Bannack State Park. This...

This is where we entered Bannack State Park. This was a really interesting stop that we all enjoyed. Lots of history in the old ghost town....
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
Day 10 So we departed Bear Lake the following...

Day 10
So we departed Bear Lake the following morning. I slept much better than I did the previous evening when we camped just off the Transconnental RR. I didn't put my tent on a very level spot...
Forum: Vendors 10-04-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
We had a great time and a great adventure. I wish...

We had a great time and a great adventure. I wish we had some of this type of riding in north Texas. Kind of flat around here.
Forum: Vendors 10-03-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
Way to go Tony. Keep it coming buddy! We had to...

Way to go Tony. Keep it coming buddy! We had to miss a few tracks due to weather and I plan to come back and do them. New stuff just makes the return trip more interesting.
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
Day 5 We left the campgrounds after warming up...

Day 5
We left the campgrounds after warming up and had a pretty easy ride into Provo. It was mostly paved and some of the roads had a good amount of traffic from hunters and vacationers. We opted to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
Thanks doc. I will work on getting more up this...

Thanks doc. I will work on getting more up this evening.
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
A little info on the group. Our ages ranged from...

A little info on the group. Our ages ranged from 61 to 71. Jack was 98% lead rider. He has 3 GPS units on his bars, has the knowledge and the right prescription glasses to read them. He kept us on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
Day 4 Although day 3 was a bust with respect to...

Day 4
Although day 3 was a bust with respect to riding, it was a good a day and went by pretty quick. So day 4 we finished track 10 and a few miles past Dutch John into track 11, we took a northerly...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
Day 2 So day 2 took us past Flaming Gorge, and...

Day 2
So day 2 took us past Flaming Gorge, and to the closed swinging bridge, where we took Tony's "go around" route. We made it to Bridge Hollow campground, right on Green River. It rained on us a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
When I unpacked my gear at Echo Park, I found...

When I unpacked my gear at Echo Park, I found where some of my last minute food packing didn't work out so well. Note to self, don't pack food with anything other than food. I stuffed some sardines...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,470
Posted By TxTiger
Heart of the West, September 2014. Venimus, vidimus, vicimus!

There have been many RR's describing this adventure put together by Tony Huegel,, but for those who are not familiar with it, check out this link.
...
Forum: Vendors 09-17-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 110,765
Posted By TxTiger
Hey Steve. I'm just posting a little here about...

Hey Steve. I'm just posting a little here about the ride as are others. Can't seem to get pics to post from my phone, but have lots on the camera. We rode along the the grey river today to Idaho...
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