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Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2013, 09:03 AM
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Posted By mpgmr
Thank you, Trane. So far it has been a great...

Thank you, Trane. So far it has been a great ride (OK - OR). Looking forward to the East coast to OK TAT ride.
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 10:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (UT-OR Epilogue)

Friday dawns early for us as we must be on the road by 6:30. We load the truck, procure the frozen fish, hook my GPS unit up to the DC power receptacle and we are off down the road by 6:35. About...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (Day 7)

I like this Holiday Inn Express (HIE). This is the newest and nicest hotel we have stayed in thus far. This is really roughing it, particularly partaking of the breakfast just down the hall. With the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (Day 6)

Day 6 of our UT-OR TAT journey starts with a whimper. I am not sure if it was Chuck or me or both of us but it is sure tough to get up and get going, but we do. We do the usual repacking and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
Nevada, I took a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1...

Nevada,

I took a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and Chuck took an Apple iPad. I had just purchased the Sansung so even though it does have GPS I did not use that feature during the actual ride as I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
Another Seven Days on the TAT (Day 5)

The iPhone alarm goes off (I have not trusted wake-up calls from motel front desks ever since they did not call me for an early morning flight out of Orlando years ago – fortunately I did not trust...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (Day 4)

I assume Day 4 dawned fine on its own as my alarm had to go off twice before I got up at 6:15 AM. :snore I remind myself that today is hump day. If we get through today then we will be out of Nevada...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (Day 3)

My iPhone alarm goes off at 5:45 AM :huh and even though I am beat, due to yesterday’s long ride, I get up and head for the shower without pushing the snooze button. I feel a bit guilty that Chuck...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (Day 2)

I view our TAT ride, and this write-up Charles and I offer on ADV Rider, akin to a tag team wrestling match. When a problem was presented to one or the other of us on the ride the other guy would...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
Bdr

The BDR that Rally_West is referring to can be found at http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/
Butler maps can be obtained at http://www.butlermaps.com/
I have yet to ride any BDR routes or use...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
Old Glamis Crew

Hey! Welcome aboard.

Good to hear from you guys. I still have the TRX 250R quads from our dunning days. I haven't been to the dunes (CA, UT or OR) in years. Maybe we should do a reunion?!
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Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
TAT GPS Tracks

Schroeder,
Thank you for the update. Apparently this is new or at least I hadn't seen his offering GPS tracks last year (when I purchased the 2013 TAT roll charts). For the record the URL is...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (Day 1)

In preparing for our 2012 TAT ride from OK to UT, Charles and I spent hours discussing the route, what to take, how to prepare the bikes, etc. For the 2013 ride I was a bit concerned since up until a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
GPS Tracks

I appreciate your desire to obtain GPS tracks of the TAT. If we could have easily obtained the tracks/waypoints, it would have saved us hours of work pouring over Sam's roll charts. In the past, when...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
When is one 'too old'?

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I am 63 and change and my brother, if my calculations are correct, is 54 something. We each need...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,430
Posted By mpgmr
Seven More Days on the TAT (UT-OR)

On 05/10/2013 my brother, Charles, and I began our seven-day ride of the TAT (Trans-America Trail) from Kanosh, UT to Port Orford, OR. This thread will chronicle our experience on that ride, be a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2010, 12:32 PM
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Views: 578
Posted By mpgmr
Anyone have Las Vegas to SLC dirt tracks?

It appears that I may be buying a DS in Las Vegas. I would like to turn the purchase into a 'fly and ride'. Since it is DS, I would like to maximize my dirt time. As the bike would be new to me...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By mpgmr
Liberia

Thank you for your comments re: my post.

Frankly I was surprised at how easy the KLR is to ride. With the Sargent seat I was pretty comfortable except for needing to stretch my legs and butt. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By mpgmr
Fly 'n Ride: SLC, UT to Cincinnati, OH & return - KLR purchased from Inmate

I am busier than a cross-eyed, one-armed juggler giving his first performance. Adding to the stress is that my performance involves trying to remain in one piece. The juggling includes riding a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,043
Posted By mpgmr
DRZ400S Seats

My brother and I bought DRZs for the Mex2Can ride in 2008. I put a corbin seat on mine and he got a custom seat made by Bill Mayers Saddles in Ojai, CA. His was the more comfortable seat but I made...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2009, 03:41 PM
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Views: 1,869,920
Posted By mpgmr
Orange and Silver

Greetings!
Just purchased a 2002 KTM 640 Adv in what seems to be stock trim. Has about 6,800 miles. Appears to be in very good shape. I also have a DRZ400S with nearly all the mods, including a...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2008, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 388
Posted By mpgmr
Info on mex2can

Check out their web site at mex2can.com.
My brother and I went on the 2008 mex2can. I will answer any of your questions that I can.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By mpgmr
Utah Motor Cycle Helmet Law Amendments - Hansen

The bill is HB 463. It hasn't been voted on nor read in the House. The legislature adjourns 3/5 and bill just out of Legislative printing. Best to write Rep. but unlikely to see the light of day:clap...
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