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Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 552
Posted By Eyes Shut
When heading north, we usually pick up Hiway 1 at...

When heading north, we usually pick up Hiway 1 at San Luis Obispo, CA, and take 1/101 all the way to Port Angeles, WA. In Washington, we take the section of 101 that goes along the coast, west of...
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,268
Posted By Eyes Shut
My OS had me on Norco (hydrocodone +...

My OS had me on Norco (hydrocodone + acetaminophen) initially, then per his advice, I phased out from that to just acetaminophen, which seemed to work just fine for me for pain control. It may just...
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,268
Posted By Eyes Shut
For my injury, the bones didn't really start...

For my injury, the bones didn't really start knitting until I started weight-bearing. It might be my age (I'm older than you), but once I got back on my feet, the bones started healing up nicely. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,254
Posted By Eyes Shut
Exactly. Bacteria and viruses are generally much...

Exactly. Bacteria and viruses are generally much tougher than we are.
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,268
Posted By Eyes Shut
As much fun as being a member of the club...

As much fun as being a member of the club is...:lol3... it's always dismaying to hear of another new member.

How are you doing? Sounds like you are back on your own two feet without any...
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,268
Posted By Eyes Shut
Hi back! Sounds like your life is getting back...

Hi back! Sounds like your life is getting back to mostly normal. Glad that you found mybrokenleg.com so useful -- I did too; a lot of common questions about symptoms were answered.
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,268
Posted By Eyes Shut
As another member of the broken leg club here, I...

As another member of the broken leg club here, I concur with JustKip that if you were on your feet just a few days after the accident, then it sounds like you should be able to ride again in 6 months...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By Eyes Shut
Riding into Canada? Make sure you have a...

Riding into Canada? Make sure you have a passport.

You will find a zillion suggestions about what to take on a trip. Here's the 2 that I always suggest:
-Take a swimsuit.
-Get a roll or two...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By Eyes Shut
We (SO and me) have stayed at the Furnace Creek...

We (SO and me) have stayed at the Furnace Creek Inn and the Ranch, and Panamint Springs Resort. The Inn is elegant, but expensive. The Ranch is perfectly nice, with a great (large) pool and a...
Forum: Americas 10-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,759
Posted By Eyes Shut
I'm with HC Herb on this: late summer to...

I'm with HC Herb on this: late summer to mid-fall is the best time, if you've got the flexibility to choose your timeframe.
Forum: Face plant 10-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,477
Posted By Eyes Shut
Yay!! Wonderful to hear that you are progressing....

Yay!! Wonderful to hear that you are progressing. :clap
Forum: Face plant 09-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,614
Posted By Eyes Shut
You are absolutely right about seeing improvement...

You are absolutely right about seeing improvement all the time. It seems like there are no changes, nothing getting better, then you think back to how your leg felt a week ago, and realize that,...
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,614
Posted By Eyes Shut
JustKip: I wouldn't write off a big backpacking...

JustKip: I wouldn't write off a big backpacking trip just yet. But, you will need to be very attentive to keeping up on your PT and exercises. I was non-weight bearing for 12 weeks and was back on...
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By Eyes Shut
I would agree, with 3 weeks you can go to all 3...

I would agree, with 3 weeks you can go to all 3 areas!
(Backatcha, JustKip :wave How's the knee/leg doing? On your feet yet?)
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,365
Posted By Eyes Shut
Hi Little Bike! I missed your ride report...

Hi Little Bike! I missed your ride report (fortunately was clued into it by JustKip :clap). Great report and good to see that you are back on your feet and was able to get a nice trip in before...
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Eyes Shut
And it's not just the flyby states. Traveling...

And it's not just the flyby states. Traveling through small towns and areas that you've never heard of on the 2-lanes, and discovering little independent restaurants and motels, is wonderful...
Forum: Americas 09-11-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By Eyes Shut
Death Valley, or Anza-Borrego.

Death Valley, or Anza-Borrego.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,273
Posted By Eyes Shut
If you are in the Walker Lake area anyway,...

If you are in the Walker Lake area anyway, Hawthorne has an interesting ordnance museum.
http://www.hawthorneordnancemuseum.com/
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By Eyes Shut
Late February/early March would be okay for the...

Late February/early March would be okay for the coast (although probably rainy -- if we get any rain next year :(:), and the central valley. But have you considered heading to Death Valley instead? ...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By Eyes Shut
How "early" do you mean by "early 2015"? As...

How "early" do you mean by "early 2015"? As mentioned by oldxr, hiway 395 can be snowy. But also, Crater Lake tends to be very snowy and you probably wouldn't be able to ride around there until...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Eyes Shut
If you are planning to visit national parks, get...

If you are planning to visit national parks, get a Parks Pass. It will give you free entrance to all federal lands (parks, monuments, etc.) that have an entrance fee:...
Forum: Americas 09-09-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,095
Posted By Eyes Shut
My SO and I have done two trips, 2-up, from SoCal...

My SO and I have done two trips, 2-up, from SoCal to the east coast (and back); one was through the southern US in the spring; and the other was through the northern US in the fall. Both trips took...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6,696
Views: 372,134
Posted By Eyes Shut
Geeze! It's "The Farmer and the Cowman." At...

Geeze! It's "The Farmer and the Cowman." At least get the Broadway song titles right if you're going to cite them. :lol3
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,318
Posted By Eyes Shut
I'm so sorry to hear about your accident and...

I'm so sorry to hear about your accident and injuries. You have my sympathies -- I had a broken ankle and compound fracture of my tib/fib a couple of years ago and know that foot injuries are tough...
Forum: Americas 09-05-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By Eyes Shut
Check the Tent Space thread: ...

Check the Tent Space thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925

It may be too late to see if someone has space available, but you can always ask.
Forum: Americas 08-24-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Eyes Shut
It's always a little tricky getting the sweet...

It's always a little tricky getting the sweet spot for trips that cover both desert and high mountains. Late spring/early summer is good, but so is late summer/early fall. What if you left earlier,...
Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Eyes Shut
Assuming that the Sierras don't have any snow at...

Assuming that the Sierras don't have any snow at the time you leave:
I'd take 120 through Yosemite, then 6 to Tonopah. Continue on 6 then take 375 south at Warm Springs, then 93 and 319 to Uvada,...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Eyes Shut
How much time do you have for this trip?

How much time do you have for this trip?
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,526
Posted By Eyes Shut
Another SmartWool fan here. I use them for both...

Another SmartWool fan here. I use them for both hiking/backpacking and on the motorcycle.
Forum: Americas 08-02-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Eyes Shut
Eureka also has the Lost Coast Brewery: ...

Eureka also has the Lost Coast Brewery:
http://www.lostcoast.com/main.php
Forum: Face plant 07-30-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,723
Posted By Eyes Shut
JustKip: Sorry to hear about your accident. I...

JustKip: Sorry to hear about your accident. I was also non-weight bearing for 12 weeks after a broken leg so I'm sympathetic to your plight. Hope you heal up well, and be sure to do your PT...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,480
Posted By Eyes Shut
Report on bear canister

We ended up buying the Bear Vault canister, model BV450/BV500. It was large enough to carry food for 4 nights/5 days for the two of us. Slightly a pain to use because we couldn't split up the food...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-06-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 87,442
Posted By Eyes Shut
When and where is your next meet up? GSWayne and...

When and where is your next meet up? GSWayne and I will be in Los Lunas July 10, 11, and 12. I'm not sure of our schedule, but if it works out for us, we'd like to meet some of the ABQ folks.
Forum: Americas 06-27-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By Eyes Shut
But with an annual Pass, it's different. Here is...

But with an annual Pass, it's different. Here is a quote directly from the Parks Pass site:


What about motorcycle drivers who purchase an Annual Pass? An Annual Pass permits entrance for...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-27-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,905
Posted By Eyes Shut
Jamie, I think you mean David Hough.

Jamie, I think you mean David Hough.
Forum: Americas 06-26-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By Eyes Shut
Same here. We've been using the Parks Passes for...

Same here. We've been using the Parks Passes for about 5 years and have never had to pay extra for me as a passenger.
Forum: Americas 06-24-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By Eyes Shut
You are correct that with the Senior pass, the...

You are correct that with the Senior pass, the campgrounds and other amenities are generally half price. I didn't know that because this is the first year that we have had the Senior pass, and we...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,243
Posted By Eyes Shut
No advice on the campgrounds, but be aware that...

No advice on the campgrounds, but be aware that the Parks Pass only gives you free admission into the Parks or any other federal lands that have an admission fee. It gives you no discounts on camping.
Forum: Face plant 06-21-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 41,725
Posted By Eyes Shut
:lol3 (and glad that you are fully recovered!)

:lol3 (and glad that you are fully recovered!)
Forum: Face plant 06-21-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 41,725
Posted By Eyes Shut
Of course you can join! :1drinkMy accident was...

Of course you can join! :1drinkMy accident was on a bicycle also, and very similar, but I did not hit the car. I just skidded (wet road) and went down. Open tib/fib fracture plus ankle fracture. ...
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