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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
Like any ADV gathering, the fire was occasionally...

Like any ADV gathering, the fire was occasionally encouraged to get out of hand - but only under the expert care of the most responsible fire tenders.
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
Like any good ADV bash, back at camp, after a...

Like any good ADV bash, back at camp, after a long day's ride, boots were dried, whiskey was swigged, stories were told, and bacon was cooked. After we put our tents up in the middle of the dark, of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
This is what the entrance to Green Ridge looked...

This is what the entrance to Green Ridge looked like when we got there. Because we had gotten turned around during a previous trail passage, and because we were still missing one rider, (and because...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
Just as Osman started to get his sea legs, he had...

Just as Osman started to get his sea legs, he had one little incident in this puddle - and came out noticeably shaken. Looking back, it doesn't seem quite as bad.

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
I tried to encourage Osprey into the mud. He...

I tried to encourage Osprey into the mud. He resisted, at first, but like many things, once you get your feet wet, it actually becomes fun. Before long, he was a mud puddle pro (or at least...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
The incredible thing about the terrain, west of...

The incredible thing about the terrain, west of Ft. Collins, is that you literally have rocky hill climbs, followed by wide, sweeping fields, followed by intimidating mud puddles. Diversity is key....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
In these extreme moments, Osprey sat close by,...

In these extreme moments, Osprey sat close by, ready to lend a hand.

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
I had come here to ride, and to have MORE fun. ...

I had come here to ride, and to have MORE fun. So I pushed myself in fun ways, and sometimes my bike got stuck as a result. What this picture doesn't reveal is that we're on about a 30 degree...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
While many of the others chose to ride timidly...

While many of the others chose to ride timidly around water crossings, I chose this route because I wanted to get wet and muddy - my first evidence:

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
When we reached the top of Moody Hill, in...

When we reached the top of Moody Hill, in addition to Osman's lament about flowers and burnt coffee, we realized that my bike was oozing coolant. Not good. Luckily, I had just topped it off, before...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
Joz just posted his pictures up and sent me the...

Joz just posted his pictures up and sent me the link, so the story continues - the untold story...

Joel and Cowboy stopped, halfway up 517, to take a breather. Everyone else took pity and joined...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-16-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
Glad we could accommodate, Doug. Hopefully...

Glad we could accommodate, Doug. Hopefully you'll have a road-legal bike by then and can join us. It was a serious blast.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
We rode up 517 with little incident (the largest...

We rode up 517 with little incident (the largest up being a 650.). We reached the trailhead to Green Ridge, but were divided on whether to go down and face getting muddy, or ride like bats out of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
I've forgotten the trick to embedding videos. ...

I've forgotten the trick to embedding videos. Anybody care to clue me in so I can go back and fix them?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
He and I rode on for what seemed like days,...

He and I rode on for what seemed like days, seeking the fountain of youth, but the aspens told us it was time to go home, and the sun slowly gave up on us.
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
CoJoel didn't want it to end. "Piss on this," he...

CoJoel didn't want it to end. "Piss on this," he said.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8L54C4Qw4hE/VBcnvA0PunI/AAAAAAAABnI/ZRxH3B2cjio/s512/0914141418.jpg
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
The remaining riders traveled over hill and dale....

The remaining riders traveled over hill and dale. But the autumn of every ride occurs eventually.
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
Then disaster struck. Joz blew a ring. (It was...

Then disaster struck. Joz blew a ring. (It was that or a goat.)

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
In the morning, a few of the cold, damp,...

In the morning, a few of the cold, damp, hung-over riders decided they could go no further and departed with their tie-downs dragging. But a revitalized group rode triumphantly into Walden for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
Osprey, still forlorn about missing the flowers,...

Osprey, still forlorn about missing the flowers, finally came to grips with himself and his life. He was a dirtbike rider. He was riding. He would get muddy!

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
The group of hot, slow, thirsty riders spent half...

The group of hot, slow, thirsty riders spent half the day looking for water, and the other half trying to avoid it. Now began a series of evasions.

First Joz...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
We then rode Seven Mile and 517 - child's play. ...

We then rode Seven Mile and 517 - child's play.

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
Despite his best efforts, Dusty could not...

Despite his best efforts, Dusty could not convince the others to go home.

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
After Moody Hill, Dusty discovered that his bike...

After Moody Hill, Dusty discovered that his bike was seriously overloaded, and that he needed to take a nap.

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
Joel glared at himself, undeterred. ...

Joel glared at himself, undeterred.
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
Cowboy tried to cheer him up by throwing fruit...

Cowboy tried to cheer him up by throwing fruit roll-ups on the ground and watching monkeys chase them....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
Because we were doing LESS, Osprey stopped to...

Because we were doing LESS, Osprey stopped to smell the flowers on Moody Hill. Then he realized there were no flowers, and he became very sad....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
After breakfast, and a trip to the thrift store...

After breakfast, and a trip to the thrift store so Osprey could look for fresh panties, we met the big bikes - aka the wimps - at Vern's, then started riding down a bunch of roads too vast to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
The list of actors in this ride were: ere109,...

The list of actors in this ride were: ere109, Cowboy, Shearboy, Joz, CoJoel, Osprey, and D-Train. The ride began, Friday night, for Cowboy and I. He rode to my house. We loaded up and started our...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
Shearboy, do you have a better link - maybe the...

Shearboy, do you have a better link - maybe the original?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
The pre-ride started, for me, the entire week...

The pre-ride started, for me, the entire week before LESS - working in my garage til 2 a.m. getting my bike ready. It had been overlooked a bit too much for a bit too long. I cleaned the carb,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-15-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,855
Posted By ere109
LESS 2014 Recap

In a world of excess, a world where everything is continually made bigger and super-sized, including dirtbike rides, we created something different: the Lower Expectations Sliding Slideshow, an...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By ere109
Thanks for the help LuckyChucky. I went back out...

Thanks for the help LuckyChucky. I went back out tonight, pulled everything back apart, ran some gas through with the tang removed, then bent the bowls a bit. I confirmed that it no longer leaks,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By ere109
XR650R Peeing Gas

I'm having a heck of a time with my bike, and hope a few of you have helpful input. Last year, I noticed that gasoline would dribble out of an overflow on my carb when I put the bike on the side...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,991
Posted By ere109
So what does it say about my browsing history...

So what does it say about my browsing history that a picture of Hellsickle comes up on my search? :cry
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-03-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,991
Posted By ere109
Google Killpecker

Then click images. What do you see?

http://home.comcast.net/~jdeeney/pictures/2009killpecker/pbj.jpg

Yep, that's a real killpecker, indeed.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,881
Posted By ere109
I'm specifically trying to avoid making permanent...

I'm specifically trying to avoid making permanent incisions into my bike's parts. For the same reason, I had considered putting a plug into my aluminum side cases, for secure charging. But the...
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 26,264
Posted By ere109
Is the ADV group buy still open - found the other...

Is the ADV group buy still open - found the other thread, stating $249 plus 10% off, but it was started in 2006. I'd still love to get an ADV discount on one of these.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,881
Posted By ere109
Thanks everyone. I've searched threads and...

Thanks everyone. I've searched threads and multiple product pages. The most important trick is to identify my charging needs. Mostly, I need to charge my Sena Bluetooth headset and my Android...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,881
Posted By ere109
Thanks. I also found this Touratech that's at...

Thanks. I also found this Touratech that's at least good for comparison.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3393/PN-044-0562/Cockpit-Cover-2-Cig-BMW-socket-R1200GS-ADV-2008-on
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