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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Thank you Mediaguy- I just found out that I have...

Thank you Mediaguy- I just found out that I have the whole month of June and part of July completely open... trying to figure out where I want to go next... Idaho sounds interesting.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
I liked having a mission, it got my ADD brother...

I liked having a mission, it got my ADD brother to focus a little better... which made it easier for me to drift off into moto-la-la land. Would love to hear about your plan- I'm trying to figure out...
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Those are Nelson Rigg Survivor Series panniers...

Those are Nelson Rigg Survivor Series panniers with Precision Motorcycyle Racks (made in San Diego) underneath them. The panniers were pretty cheap and they worked great.

I cranked them tightly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,288
Posted By CONKSO
"It's not what you know, it's what they think you...

"It's not what you know, it's what they think you know."

You were born with two ears and one mouth for a reason.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By CONKSO
Breakfast is very important- greasier the better....

Breakfast is very important- greasier the better. Following along and digging it so far.
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Hi Rinty, I had the stock '13 DL650 tire up...

Hi Rinty,

I had the stock '13 DL650 tire up front- I think's it's called a BattleAXE (drinking coffee like a lazy ass right now or I'd go to the garage and check it) and I aired it (actually I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Hey PinkPillion- I just noticed that you guys did...

Hey PinkPillion- I just noticed that you guys did a ride through Black Rock Desert- and knowing that's a hot spring area I checked out your RR- DUDE... super cool photos of springs in your report.
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Wow!!!!! That's really, really generous of you-...

Wow!!!!! That's really, really generous of you- I've got New Mexico on my radar.
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Hey Rockrider- here's my collection minus one-...

Hey Rockrider- here's my collection minus one- the one we used on our trip: Hot Springs and Hot Pools of the Southwest by Marjorie Gersh-Young it was very useful.

The Falcon guide of the Pacific...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Would love too! You'd love my library- I just...

Would love too! You'd love my library- I just bought and received 5 additional hot spring guides to add to the three I already have. I'm hooked.
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Hi Jenn, Yep- you're right: 1. I...

Hi Jenn,

Yep- you're right:

1. I should rinse off first- I'm new to hot springs- and rinsing makes so much sense.

2. I instantly regret when I write obtuse, vaguely sexist, stupid...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Glad you all enjoyed the report. I'm happy to...

Glad you all enjoyed the report. I'm happy to have started and finished it. I tried to write one of these before and I fizzled out partially through it- I've been harboring a lot of guilt since...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
I had my moment in the FishLake hot spring and...

I had my moment in the FishLake hot spring and said my goodbyes. It was tough to leave it though, it's a cool spot.

http://s26.postimg.org/vc99asnsp/Fish_Lake_Goodbye.png

Our last two pools...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Uh oh, looks like the wee-brother has found my...

Uh oh, looks like the wee-brother has found my ride report. I can neither confirm nor deny providing basic road side assistance for helpless, stranded, luscious interpretive dancers from Las Vegas.
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Waking up the next morning, the local boys...

Waking up the next morning, the local boys offered us breakfast and gave us a tip about a hot spring. It "used to be just off the road, but it's all closed up now" evidently this was "down the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Another photo of my rig, CON KSO? Yep she is a...

Another photo of my rig, CON KSO? Yep she is a hotty- here you go:

http://s26.postimg.org/r5nyc3795/Screen_Shot_2015_04_07_at_12_35_03_PM.png
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Our shortcut, while scenic, ended up being a...

Our shortcut, while scenic, ended up being a long, hot, tough ride for us on the bloat-bikes. If I was on my DRZ400 I could have blazed through the pass, it was pretty straightforward dirt riding and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Of course it was another freezing cold night. I...

Of course it was another freezing cold night. I was so happy that I had spent $50 on a down jacket off of Amazon before I left. I lived in the thing whenever I was off the bike. I slept in it inside...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Thanks for the encouragement.

I'm finding that these ride report aren't too easy to finish- starting them is no problem. Thanks for the kind words of encouragement- I'm committed to writing a complete report and should be back on...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Greyrider- there's a bunch across the pass from...

Greyrider- there's a bunch across the pass from where you live! And the place I was just at this weekend is probably a two hour ride for you. You'd love it- and almost any bike could get in there if...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Hey RothKiln- sounds like you've got a good one...

Hey RothKiln- sounds like you've got a good one planned. I get the feeling that Nevada (central and North/north east) is kind of a surprise for most people who get out there and ride it.

There...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Ryder1 - I don't know, I kinda like those boots.

Ryder1 - I don't know, I kinda like those boots.
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
I was surprised by Eureka. It was a cool little...

I was surprised by Eureka. It was a cool little town featuring an oversized fire department building and a nice hotel which had an oversized jacuzzi. So even on an "off" day, we were still in the hot...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Nekkid hippy chicks

MTBRALPH: The only episode of naked hippy chick was with a German woman who was funny, well traveled and liked beer- we got along well.
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
It was a tossup between...

...staying home and finishing up my ride report with you guys. Or hanging out in hot tubs with my girlfriend, riding dirt bikes and drinking beer.

It was a tough decision...
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
After hanging out with the mountain man of...

After hanging out with the mountain man of Stoneberger canyon, who also gave us the correct route to the pass we were looking for, we broke camp and hit the road. Here's the mountain man's house- if...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
The next morning- we packed up our camp and made...

The next morning- we packed up our camp and made a plan to find a hot spring out near the town of Belmont. We fired up the bikes, cruised through the town of Tonapah and hit the dirt for Belmont. One...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
Thanks everybody for tuning in on our little...

Thanks everybody for tuning in on our little adventure. And thanks for the tip on the hots spring out in the North East- I'm back at home but I'm already thinking about where I'm going to go in June.
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 18,967
Posted By CONKSO
10 Hot Springs in 7 Days: Dodging Naked Hippies in Central Nevada

My brother and I like to meet up once a year and get out and ride. He lives in Northern California, I live in San Diego so we usually pick somewhere in between to meet up and then figure it out from...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,339
Posted By CONKSO
If you want to change it before you leave,...

If you want to change it before you leave, SouthBay Motorsports can do it- I use them all the time for tire changes etc.

They've always been relatively quick and have done a good job for me. If...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By CONKSO
March 21-28: Will I Freeze my A#@ off?

You guys have never done me wrong- you gave me great info on Idylwild (no it didn't snow, yes those fire roads are fun), you routed me through Southern Utah (dang it can get cold there in the Fall)...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,793
Posted By CONKSO
Love it! Makes me feel like a pussy for taking...

Love it! Makes me feel like a pussy for taking the Veestrom over the Griso for this Spring's ride. Biker chick photos! :clap
Forum: Americas 01-29-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By CONKSO
Hey Dan Diego- I just read your Alaska report-...

Hey Dan Diego- I just read your Alaska report- sounded like good times. We'll be at the County Park, site 10 if you want to drop by later in the afternoon for a beer. My girl and I will probably only...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By CONKSO
Man- good stuff Jonz, I'm writing this all down...

Man- good stuff Jonz, I'm writing this all down so keep it coming! Will probably do the easy/non-technical options since I want this to be a really positive camp and ride experience for my girl. I...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By CONKSO
Thanks Jonz- that's great, useful information!...

Thanks Jonz- that's great, useful information! Excited for the camping, the ride and the eats.
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By CONKSO
I'm not afraid.

I'm not afraid.
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By CONKSO
Idyllwild Feb 14th/15th- Suggestions?

Greetings,

Talked the girlfriend into blowing off Hallmark manufactured "holiday" of Valentine's Day for a weekend of dualsport (both bikes are street legal plated: DRZ400 and CRF250L) riding up...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 432,313
Posted By CONKSO
They're here in San Diego- I sat on a red one. ...

They're here in San Diego- I sat on a red one.

I wasn't expecting to see one in the shop, was looking at a different bike and my girlfriend says, "Hey isn't that the bike you keep staring at on...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 432,313
Posted By CONKSO
I sat on one yesterday at South Bay Motorsports....

I sat on one yesterday at South Bay Motorsports. Yamaha shipped it without the windshield so I can't comment on the looks of the windshield.

The bike was comfortable to sit on (comparable to my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 36,985
Posted By CONKSO
Nice work SEENOEVIL! Regarding the...

Nice work SEENOEVIL!

Regarding the purchase: I like your style- ride while you can- because the hour is later than you think!

Probably a good idea that I stay away- because I've got some...
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