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Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 15,651
Posted By barefootrider
investment in the future

Just wanted to say I enjoyed the report very much and wanted to share our own experience. Back in 1980 when when my wife was 6 months pregnant with our first we would never miss a BMW National rally...
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,637
Posted By barefootrider
slide presentation

Thanks Steve, Roger & Adrian for the great presentation of the slides last night.
The idea of using the AdVrider ride report was perfect. I was like having hand-outs at the end of the presentations....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-10-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By barefootrider
Sorry I missed it...

but maybe some other time. I just heard about you from your Ecuadorian Motocross buddies in Miami (Pembroke Pines, actually) at a Party. So I searched for Moto Loco and up you came an a fellow...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 48,066
Posted By barefootrider
Eek STRIKINGVIKING, After staying up most of the...

STRIKINGVIKING, After staying up most of the night to read your fabulous adventure rides :clap, I bought both your books this morning.:D One day rained out in a motel or tent I know the time will...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7,775
Views: 2,981,542
Posted By barefootrider
I rode a 1968 305 Yamaha "Big Bear" Scrambler...

I rode a 1968 305 Yamaha "Big Bear" Scrambler across Canada in 1972 2-up!:eek1. The worst part was only 90 miles to the tank-full. A bit of a problem around WAWA. I dig up the pictures and post them...
Forum: Latin America 09-18-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 43,356
Posted By barefootrider
Anyone have any current info on shipping from...

Anyone have any current info on shipping from Miami to Cartagena?

I checked this out with a local shipping agent some time ago. From memory (but I have w written quote if you need it):
- bike...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,418
Posted By barefootrider
Thanks for sending the GPS tracks. I can follow...

Thanks for sending the GPS tracks. I can follow your route through dry sunshine from soggy Miami. :sick:cry
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,418
Posted By barefootrider
http://clubbhouse.smugmug.com/Other/Carl/2010-Apri...

http://clubbhouse.smugmug.com/Other/Carl/2010-April-Riding-in/DSCF0691/827088396_TuDny-M.jpg

http://clubbhouse.smugmug.com/Other/Carl/2010-April-Riding-in/DSCF0692/827088681_uchHK-M.jpg


After...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,418
Posted By barefootrider
sign me up for the rescue trip!:freaky

sign me up for the rescue trip!:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,838
Posted By barefootrider
Cool2 on carrying a tent & sleeping bag

[QUOTE=gasandasphalt]My $0.02,, Having biked to Mexico both solo and with others,, I would leave the tent, bags and tarp,,, water filter,, water bottles,, ( purchase water in bottles ) many good and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,418
Posted By barefootrider
yes absolutely, both in the heat and in the cold....

yes absolutely, both in the heat and in the cold. I have used them since 1976 am on my 3rd one in 350,000 miles :eek1 At night in a low budget motel I used it as a pillow preferring the smell of the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 21,472
Posted By barefootrider
don't care about the politics...

.. just about the bike. Last November I bought an 09 Uly at fire-sale prices :eek1 and I just love it. Here on California back roads it shines. I had a spark plug go bad on me, no problem if you have...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,838
Posted By barefootrider
I see you have a GPS charger, where is the GPS? -...

I see you have a GPS charger, where is the GPS? - best addition to motorcycling in 10 years. I bought bicimapas which allowed us to travel trails that without GPS we would not have entered.
Also...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-10-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 219,301
Posted By barefootrider
Cry how costs relate to infrastructure

Tuckers have it right, make the best of what you have already. To be more specific infrastructure. Let me explain, if I am on the road and have a breakdown its expensive, the same breakdown at home...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-03-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 219,301
Posted By barefootrider
Eek I was searching the threads for "KLR Brazil" to...

I was searching the threads for "KLR Brazil" to get some info on temporary importation (My brother and I are planning yet another motorcycle trip to Latin America) when I stumbled onto this...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-03-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 219,301
Posted By barefootrider
Wicked I just came back from Brasil and now even...

I just came back from Brasil and now even California seems cheap to me. Our dollar is loosing value and soon tourists will come here to live on the cheap. Something to think about.:eek1
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 02-12-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 212,670
Posted By barefootrider
Laugh Brasil map works!

Thank to all who contributed. :clap
I just downloaded from http://www.tracksource.org.br/
The site is in Portuguese but the maps work fine, downloaded installed in Mapsource and uploaded to my...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 120,776
Posted By barefootrider
again? I thought inmates were smarter than that....

again? I thought inmates were smarter than that. :rofl
What is the best season to travel? I prefer dust to mud and heat to cold. Is it like Central America that has a dry season Dec through Feb? I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 120,776
Posted By barefootrider
Thumb Thank you for a wonderful thread, more than a great description and wonderful picture

I started reading at about 4:00AM this morning, got up early to plan for a trip to Brasil more for work than adventure. Your writing and pictures brought me back to sanity, what life is all about. As...
Forum: Canada 01-15-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21,720
Views: 2,233,648
Posted By barefootrider
Hey I am glad they worked for you. Its a design...

Hey I am glad they worked for you. Its a design created in desparate need to ride across Texas last January. Willing to share it with other AD-riders out there. What about the other exposed body...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 141,144
Posted By barefootrider
Thumb BMW powered trike by Adrian

Tha'ts Adrian. My brother and I met him and his lovely wife back in Nov 1978 in Mexico City while we were gathering visas for the trip through Central America to South America. They were on an R69S,...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 102,411
Posted By barefootrider
Is it a highjack if If I know the guy you are...

Is it a highjack if If I know the guy you are talking about?
I know of no enclosed bumper hitch carrier. I know a guy who made a place for his Moto-Guzzi beside the pusher enginge on a converted...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,460
Posted By barefootrider
Cry Point well taken. If ask any well traveled rider...

Point well taken. If ask any well traveled rider out there its not the riding they remember but the people they encounter.
Health-wise so far so good but I am thinking of a stealth electric...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2007, 07:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,460
Posted By barefootrider
bicycle vs motorcycle. On our trip to Southern...

bicycle vs motorcycle.
On our trip to Southern Argentina we spent much less money on gas then the pedlars did on densly packed high energy food.
That was back in '78, now the cost of gas is much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,885
Posted By barefootrider
I stayed up 'till 2:35AM reading this thread. Lot...

I stayed up 'till 2:35AM reading this thread. Lot of great real life experience here. What I have not seen is something that I believe to be the #1 safety factor in my 42 years of riding 300K+ miles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,885
Posted By barefootrider
I stayed up 'till 2:35AM reading this thread. Lot...

I stayed up 'till 2:35AM reading this thread. Lot of great real life experience here. What I have not seen is something that I believe to be the #1 safety factor in my 42 years of riding 300K+ miles...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2007, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By barefootrider
Great video eric2! :clap makes me want to do it...

Great video eric2! :clap
makes me want to do it again! What time of the year was it? looks dusty & dry. We had a lot of mud mid-Feb.
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By barefootrider
Batopilas to Samachique (j'n with hwy 23)

I cannot tell you about the other roads but from Batopilas to the junction with the paved road #23 (that continues onto Creel) its somewhat maintained gravel, rocks & dirt. Totally manageable unless...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-28-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,942
Posted By barefootrider
Talking Hig4s, you just gave me idea. The fishing boat we...

Hig4s, you just gave me idea. The fishing boat we bought last summer came with a lowrance LMS335C loaded with some great Florida marine charts. It had a great screen, was totally waterproof & visible...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-28-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,942
Posted By barefootrider
Thank you kewlbyme, for the detailed comparison...

Thank you kewlbyme, for the detailed comparison charts. I am the one charged with the task of purchasing the chosen GPS for the one who did not post {since I am in the US}.
I purchased a 60Cx and am...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2007, 04:32 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 16,883
Posted By barefootrider
dream bike in the 70's

Hey that was my dream bike when Easy Rider was a hit, the chopper look with BMW reliability. I settled for a stock R90/6 and still ride it today.

Sounds like fun, the day after my N-400 interview....
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2007, 09:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,058
Posted By barefootrider
BMW vs KLR

The last person posting put it very well: this is a good thread worthy of some well thought out the comments.
Thanks, all, for your input. I would like to add my experience as well.
I have ridden...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-21-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,941
Posted By barefootrider
OK tbirsp and others. I DID save to the micro-SD...

OK tbirsp and others. I DID save to the micro-SD card and have lots of 200702xx.gpx files but I also have the same? track in the internal memory: xx-FEB-07. How do I get the MapSource software to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-17-2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,941
Posted By barefootrider
I tested this with a conventional altimeter from...

I tested this with a conventional altimeter from my trike (ultralight plane) in my truck. The error from an open window ~ 250ft and with the sun roof open up to +1000ft.
I did not even dare put...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-17-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By barefootrider
Alberto's topo map is great, made our recent...

Alberto's topo map is great, made our recent Mexico trip a better experience. We were able to ask and get good directions because the GPS showed us the nearby villages that everybody knows.

Just...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-17-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,656
Posted By barefootrider
The downside to storing in the "AUTO" setting...

The downside to storing in the "AUTO" setting (500 points ) on the 60Cx is that it does not store the leg speed and time stamp. This is held in the active log only.
On a very recent 3wk off-road...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-17-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,941
Posted By barefootrider
OK my 2 cents: I just bought a 60cx for a 3wk...

OK my 2 cents:
I just bought a 60cx for a 3wk trip off road through Mexico. (my first GPS)
1) GREAT tool especially when loaded with the Mexico topo map. (available with a net search, no plug for...
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