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Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 57,454
Posted By lookatdirt
As amazing as they are, your pics can't begin to...

As amazing as they are, your pics can't begin to capture the beauty and the off- the-charts riding in southern Utah. :norton I dream about those roads several times a week, and scheme about a way...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 57,454
Posted By lookatdirt
Hope you realize how lucky you were to have that...

Hope you realize how lucky you were to have that weather in August! Thanks for this report. Great motorcycle roads.
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 26,214
Posted By lookatdirt
I know your preference is to travel solo. ...

I know your preference is to travel solo. Traveling with others can be problematic for many reasons.

For the last five years I have saved money and built up vacation for a 3 week ride around...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 26,214
Posted By lookatdirt
Wow, what a cool ride. Very jealous right now. ...

Wow, what a cool ride. Very jealous right now.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 26,214
Posted By lookatdirt
Get a hold of yourself, Doc! Drop down the 69...

Get a hold of yourself, Doc! Drop down the 69 and make some time. You'll feel better when you're west of the Mississippi River! Been there!

For me, I love traveling around the US, but I always...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By lookatdirt
Thanks for sharing! Did you ever figure out what...

Thanks for sharing! Did you ever figure out what a "Locker Factory" is ?
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,574
Posted By lookatdirt
I am enjoying this report so much. Thanks for...

I am enjoying this report so much. Thanks for sharing. I do one big multi-week trip a year. The first years were great but I never took enough time to stop and smell the roses. As the years...
Forum: Americas 06-25-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By lookatdirt
At LEAST two weeks. Ride Colorado (Million...

At LEAST two weeks. Ride Colorado (Million Dollar Highway), Utah (hwy 12), Idaho (Salmon to Lolo Pass), Montana (Glacier Park, Yellowstone, Bear Tooth), to Wyoming (Bear Tooth to Dead Indian Pass...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By lookatdirt
Jamie- Thanks for taking the time to fill me...

Jamie-

Thanks for taking the time to fill me in. That was some pretty stellar information! I'm looking into the GRT right away. The Trail looks like a much funner route than the GRR. Thanks...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By lookatdirt
The Great River Road

Starting to plan a trip on the Great River Road. Going to travel on it from south to north. Thinking of starting the trip in the beginning of May next year. Anyone have any thoughts on the best...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-16-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 53,536
Posted By lookatdirt
I don't know you, Dave, and I rarely post. I...

I don't know you, Dave, and I rarely post. I always look forward to your Ride Reports. This one was epic and hit close to home.

Thank you.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,782
Posted By lookatdirt
In the last few years, I have been fortunate...

In the last few years, I have been fortunate enough to make annual loops around the western United States. In my travels, I have seen some pretty depressing places, i.e. some pretty sad American...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,782
Posted By lookatdirt
When compared to Trona, the Salton Sea is a...

When compared to Trona, the Salton Sea is a resort destination. :eek1 I would not go out my way to see Trona. It's not even a good way to get to Death Valley.
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,882
Posted By lookatdirt
I bought my first Harley (2011 Streetglide) last...

I bought my first Harley (2011 Streetglide) last December. I've put just shy of 10,000 trouble free miles on it. It's a fine bike. But I jump on my cherry second gen Suzuki Bandit when I need a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 25,109
Posted By lookatdirt
We hit much of these sama areas in July. We hit...

We hit much of these sama areas in July. We hit St Mary's on our way south from Banff. Banff was cool but Glacier kicked it's ass. Most beautiful place Ive ever seen. It's interesting how...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,882
Posted By lookatdirt
Just got home from a similar three week aimless...

Just got home from a similar three week aimless tour around the northwest US. I had to laugh about your hotel comments. You never know what you're gonna get or what you might be asked to pay. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,535
Posted By lookatdirt
Wow. What a trip. Good on ya! Thanks for...

Wow. What a trip. Good on ya! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 35,579
Posted By lookatdirt
You aren't kidding about 28. That is one...

You aren't kidding about 28. That is one straight, lonely road! We rode a lot of the same roads last year and had a blast. Thanks again for the report, it's great.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,479
Posted By lookatdirt
I predict that you will take a lot less s@#t on...

I predict that you will take a lot less s@#t on your next trip! Thats quite a load!

The route looks fantastic, have the time of your life!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,161
Posted By lookatdirt
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 35,579
Posted By lookatdirt
Well it looks like I am definitely headed up...

Well it looks like I am definitely headed up north in a couple weeks to check out North Dakota and Eastern Montana for myself. Much different than I had imagined. I love small towns. Whenever I am...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,927
Posted By lookatdirt
Thanks for the report. It is excellent.:clap

Thanks for the report. It is excellent.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 276,234
Posted By lookatdirt
I've been following you for a while, Vermin. I...

I've been following you for a while, Vermin. I just can't believe that piece of shit is still going down the road.

You know, people talk about how Steve Jobs led the world in innovation. I say...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 35,579
Posted By lookatdirt
Wicked Thanks for taking us along, Doc. You always have...

Thanks for taking us along, Doc. You always have great Ride Reports. I especially appreciate the way you stay flexible and take your time, enjoying the journey. I also think that Ducati gets...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,166
Posted By lookatdirt
What a terrific Ride Report. Thanks for sharing,...

What a terrific Ride Report. Thanks for sharing, I am enjoying this so much. That part of the country is epic.

Your wife "took away" your motorcycle? Dude, seriously. That reminds me of the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 870
Posted By lookatdirt
Man, that just sounds like the perfect long...

Man, that just sounds like the perfect long weekend. Thanks for sharing. Living in SoCal, I start to forget that there are areas of the US where the scenery is GREEN! Those roads look killer and I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 46,655
Posted By lookatdirt
Quote: Oh, loud pipes are a must but you will...

Quote:
Oh, loud pipes are a must but you will subscribe to the theory that "Loud pipes save lives". Then when asked, "Well how does that work as the noise comes out the back of the bike and is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,647
Posted By lookatdirt
Laugh Myself and a couple of friends take off for three...

Myself and a couple of friends take off for three weeks every summer. We never camp. We never plan routes or stops. Just general destinations. None of us are rich, but are lucky to be able to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,562
Posted By lookatdirt
Two years ago in Wyoming down Dead Indian Pass...

Two years ago in Wyoming down Dead Indian Pass towards the Cooke City/Beartooth split. Crazy turns and no traffic equalled crazy fun. Last year - fresh tar snakes and hot sun plus crazy turns...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By lookatdirt
Wow, what a great ride. I rode much of that...

Wow, what a great ride. I rode much of that route last summer, too. Just beautiful. Agree with you about Yellowstone. What a zoo. The amazing thing is, once you exit the park through Cooke City,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 37,677
Posted By lookatdirt
I was interested in the Triumphs but no dealers...

I was interested in the Triumphs but no dealers were offering test rides and the dealer where they were carried was a Yamaha, Victory, Ktm and Triumph dealership. The staff there was uninspired to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,295
Posted By lookatdirt
I have two long trips under my belt aboard my...

I have two long trips under my belt aboard my 2001 B12, as well as lots of day-trips. My riding partners on these trips ride Harleys. They have been trying to talk me into getting a Street Glide...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2011, 11:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,549
Posted By lookatdirt
Thanks a lot for a great ride report. This area...

Thanks a lot for a great ride report. This area just made my top ten list. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,559
Posted By lookatdirt
You'll have no prob finding a bike. I...

You'll have no prob finding a bike.

I picked up a 1200 Bandit with 22,000 miles on it for a song two years ago with the same trip in mind as yours.

I have since done a 20 day, 5000 mile ...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,295
Posted By lookatdirt
Great! Please post your review! Have a great...

Great! Please post your review! Have a great ride, my brother.
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,295
Posted By lookatdirt
Has anybody tried the Corbin/Holeshot Performance...

Has anybody tried the Corbin/Holeshot Performance seat for the first or second Gen Bandit? I just saw it on the Holeshot website.
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,047
Posted By lookatdirt
Cool ride. Thanks for the write-up. Hit a lot...

Cool ride. Thanks for the write-up. Hit a lot of the same roads this summer, but now wish we hit Hell's Canyon. I love the looks of that Concours. How would you rate the comfort level of the Kawi...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,045
Posted By lookatdirt
You are most definitely not crazy. If I had a...

You are most definitely not crazy. If I had a scooter and the time I would do it, too. I'm pretty new to the whole motorcycle touring thing, but have gone on a three week/several thousand mile tour...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,437
Posted By lookatdirt
I came up with my 45 average miles per gallon on...

I came up with my 45 average miles per gallon on my B12 's latest trip by dividing the amount of gas added to the bike at gas stops into the mileage traveled between gas stops. I traveled with two...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,437
Posted By lookatdirt
I have an '01 Bandit S 1200 that I bought for...

I have an '01 Bandit S 1200 that I bought for $3500 two years ago with 21,000 miles on the clock. Since then I have put on about 15,000 more miles.

I have taken it on two 5,000 mile road trips....
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