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Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 43,956
Posted By shoxroxice
Looks like I'll need to make a trip up-state this...

Looks like I'll need to make a trip up-state this coming riding season. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,379
Posted By shoxroxice
Thanks Feline... I have 12 more days to write...

Thanks Feline... I have 12 more days to write about and put up pictures. Taking a break for a couple hours to watch some football. :jkam
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,379
Posted By shoxroxice
Day 4 - Mitchell, SD to Rapid City, SD

Woke up this morning, and knew it was ready to hit the road and head towards Rapid City. We knew we were going to have to crunch out a ton of miles between here and there, so we got our gear packed...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,379
Posted By shoxroxice
Day 3 - Maple Grove, MN to Mitchell, SD

Ahhhh, it felt nice to sleep on a couch with a pillow. And it's nice to have some home-cooked breakfast before setting sail in the morning. We sat and talked with DW's uncle for a while - a fellow...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,379
Posted By shoxroxice
Day 2 - Iron Mountain, MI to Minneapolis(h), MN

Ahhhh, felt nice to sleep all night after that long ride. I didn't really think about it too much last night because I was just happy to get off the bike for a bit, and grab some cold drinks :beer ,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,379
Posted By shoxroxice
Day 1 - East Lansing, MI to Iron Mountain, MI

Woke up in the morning around 7AM and started to get everything together. I could still tell that my friend was having the jitters and wasn't quite ready to leave, I was excited to get the hell on...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,379
Posted By shoxroxice
Made it home safe

Will be posting the RR and pics soon.
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,379
Posted By shoxroxice
Wink Another quick update

Wow we've had some damn good riding. We went from iron Mountain, Mi to Maple Grove, MN. Then to Mitchell, SD to Rapid City, SD. Through the Black Hills and down to Cheyenne, WY. Survived the wind...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,379
Posted By shoxroxice
Ride Update

Just a quick update, we made it from East Lansing, MI to Iron Mountain, MI on Saturday. Long ride for me, but all in all not too bad. I was beat after we got done riding but still had a good first...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,379
Posted By shoxroxice
16 Days, Michigan to West USA

Getting on the ol' trusty steed for a 16 day trip from Michigan out to Utah, through Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, and other connecting states. My first ride report... enjoy.

This...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,735
Posted By shoxroxice
Hey I'm packing all the gear up, will take some...

Hey I'm packing all the gear up, will take some pictures tonight and post a link to the RR once the trip is done. Anyone have some last minute advice as I check the bike over once more. Had any...
Forum: Americas 05-28-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,001
Posted By shoxroxice
Shift, we'll be out there too... on street bikes...

Shift, we'll be out there too... on street bikes albeit, but will have to let you know what we find. Search this forum for white rim trail. I've seen pictures and it looks like a blast but we won't...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Thumb Ride on.

Thanks U.P., I'll stuff that info into the back of my head, sounds like legit advice. I appreciate all the thoughts and will keep you guys updated with some good photos and stories in the RR to come....
Forum: Americas 05-27-2010, 10:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Thanks for the ADVice. We'll probably change...

Thanks for the ADVice. We'll probably change somewhere out there.


Maybe you're right, it might be work. I'm all for getting out there quick and enjoying it out 'west' though. :-)


That...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
I guess that could have sounded selfish of me....

I guess that could have sounded selfish of me. Like I said, we're long time friends... and we'll respect each others opinions. We'll see how it goes on the road. I guess what I was hearing from him...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,218
Posted By shoxroxice
Nice RR. Hopefully we'll be cruising through...

Nice RR. Hopefully we'll be cruising through there in a week and a half or so.
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,788
Posted By shoxroxice
Awesome RR. Congrats on gettin' hitched. What a...

Awesome RR. Congrats on gettin' hitched. What a great start.

We'll be hopefully cruising into Moab in about a week or so. :-)
Forum: Americas 05-27-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By shoxroxice
Not sure how much advice I can give about those...

Not sure how much advice I can give about those areas specifically, but I've been in trip planning mode for the better part of the year. You can read about the advice people have given me and the...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Your advice means a lot I seriously appreciate...

Your advice means a lot
I seriously appreciate all of the replies. Homerj and MotoKat, I'll go it alone if he decides that he really doesn't want to make the trip that I am envisioning in my head...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Question How to deal with differing opinions

Gear Update
So, I went and bought the all but a couple items on my 'gear-to-buy list' today that I think I'll need - except for a sleeping pad, a camelbak strap and a couple odds and ends. Went to...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Just got some new Michelin Pilot Powers put on...

Just got some new Michelin Pilot Powers put on yesterday, I think the old tires still had some life in them, so I kept the rear just in case I ever need it, but am confident that won't be an issue...
Forum: Americas 05-26-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Hey Zerk. We just weren't able to do as many...

Hey Zerk. We just weren't able to do as many 'test runs' as we would have liked but we plan to camp when we can and if weather is really crappy we'll muster up the dough for a hotel, so I'm not too...
Forum: Americas 05-24-2010, 10:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Getting Close SO we're about a few days out and...

Getting Close
SO we're about a few days out and I've been making a list and checking it twice. Planning on leaving this coming Friday night and heading northward. Took a couple test runs with the...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Good call. Gracias amigo.

Good call. Gracias amigo.
Forum: Americas 05-14-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Thanks DB. I'll let ya know if we run into any...

Thanks DB. I'll let ya know if we run into any problems. I think were the initial inspiration for making this kind of trip in the first place after reading your RR's. See anything I'm missing or...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Added in Beartooth hwy to the route, checked the...

Added in Beartooth hwy to the route, checked the WY road conditions and it still looks pretty nasty. I hope it's not too early to ride it - it looks awesome. I'll keep checking on weather and hope I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,735
Posted By shoxroxice
I'm two weeks out from my first long trip ~5k...

I'm two weeks out from my first long trip ~5k miles, and doing a 450 miles trip this weekend. Have the Cortech sport saddlebags, rear bag, and tank bag. Should be able to let everyone know how they...
Forum: Americas 05-13-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Wink Update: Two Weeks Out

So we're about 2 weeks from leaving and I have a revised route planned. I'll get to that in a minute. Taking the MSF course this weekend as a refresher (and cheaper insurance hopefully) and taking a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,735
Posted By shoxroxice
I have the 06' Ninja 650R and will be doing a...

I have the 06' Ninja 650R and will be doing a bunch of longer trips/touring in late May and early June. I have the cortech sport soft luggage. and it seems to fit well. I am looking into getting...
Forum: Americas 02-09-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
If we have two guys on bikes, do we still only...

If we have two guys on bikes, do we still only need 1 sig on the back and both can use it, and still sell it?
Forum: Americas 01-19-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,672
Posted By shoxroxice
Hey noved, we're planning to go out there in May...

Hey noved, we're planning to go out there in May as well.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=539775
Forum: Americas 01-19-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By shoxroxice
Donnie. We're planning a trip out there from...

Donnie. We're planning a trip out there from Michigan right now too - were thinking the end of may beginning of june.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=539775

I thought about the...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Not real solid on dates right now - but...

Not real solid on dates right now - but originally thinking the last week in May, first weekend in June.
Forum: Americas 01-14-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Read your RR - felt pretty close to home. :nod I...

Read your RR - felt pretty close to home. :nod I grew up in Bay City and live in East Lansing now. Got some good ideas and perspective from your RR. I can't wait to see how the 650R does too, I have...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
That sounds more like it, thanks for the...

That sounds more like it, thanks for the perspective. :-)
Forum: Americas 01-14-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
I still don't understand why everyone says stay...

I still don't understand why everyone says stay off the interstate so much... well in the cool places that's understandable... but also as others have said, there's a lot of boring ground between MI,...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Thinking about taking the lake express it costs...

Thinking about taking the lake express it costs about $180 per person, but gets you accross the lake in an hour and a half! So says the schedule.

For sure planned on getting the National Park (NP)...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
Thanks for all the insight. I figured Sturgis...

Thanks for all the insight. I figured Sturgis because it's the only big'ish town around there, definitely wanted to see Mt. Rushmore and figured SD would be better than running through Nebraska there...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
I'm trying to work Yellowstone into the trip...

I'm trying to work Yellowstone into the trip since everyone says it's a must.
Why stay away from the interstates? I figured on the flat boring stuff it would make it go by WAYYY faster... on a ninja...
Forum: Americas 01-14-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,321
Posted By shoxroxice
We should definitely meet up sometime to ride...

We should definitely meet up sometime to ride once it warms up. A DRZ can't make a 5,000 mile trip on the paved stuff? :lol2 It's ok, my 650R can't do the really fun off-road stuff. :-)
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