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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,568
Posted By OlCoot
Yes, there was a very large smile glued to my...

Yes, there was a very large smile glued to my face for some time after.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,568
Posted By OlCoot
Left the squids behind in the curves

AKA (To boldly go where squids fear to travel)

Decided to ride Az Route 191 today. It used to be known as Route 666 until some people with an unreasonable fear of numbers teamed up to petition...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,862
Posted By OlCoot
As I look at the pictures from the TV website,...

As I look at the pictures from the TV website, especially #'s 4 & 6 it appears that he actually slid past the impact. Grind marks are seen in the roadway leading to the bike on the other side of the...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2011, 02:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,485
Posted By OlCoot
Big House

I have a Big House 4 and it as a great tent given the proper circumstances. It is a big tent lots of room. A huge vestibule. It packs relatively large, and is not something that sets up quickly. ...
Forum: Face plant 11-04-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,757
Posted By OlCoot
It was my understanding that they call the...

It was my understanding that they call the emergency contact:

a. To verify that you are out and that this isn't an accidental activation

b. To keep the contact person up to date on the status...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
White Mounatins Ride and Camp

Gonna double post to make sure all can see.

The heat is getting to me and I've saved up enough vacation to take some time off so it is time to ride to some cool country and camp.

Ride Name: ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 23,894
Posted By OlCoot
White Mountains Ride and Camp

The heat is getting to me and I've saved up enough vacation to take some time off so it is time to ride to some cool country and camp.

Ride Name: White Mountains Ride and Camp
Date: Starting 9/2...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,849
Posted By OlCoot
I like what I am hearing so far. Large,...

I like what I am hearing so far.

Large, tall, with vestibule, shorter poles that clip on. I would like to see if the rainfly could be reversible so that I can stealth in the desert and the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-12-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 807
Posted By OlCoot
I grew up in the area and have ridden it for a...

I grew up in the area and have ridden it for a few miles from Ajo heading east on a big bike. After about 5 miles the road started breaking down, the sun was getting low and I was by myself so I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
Ruby Ride

Sorry for the late thank you but I am internet deficient at home.

I wanted to thank JSonder and Lomacat for the ride out Ruby Road on saturday. I had a great time and appreciate the company...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,564
Posted By OlCoot
The BA Big House 4 is a big tent. And it is a...

The BA Big House 4 is a big tent. And it is a serious challenge to put up by yourself. On a good day it takes me 30 minutes or so. This includes tying it down. Add a good breeze and things just...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-07-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
Ruby Ride

I did not mean to say that the ride was fast paced. I'm known by some as the anchor. I just failed to delete the example that Becktastic had included. I see at least 2 coming. Possibly more. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
Thanks to a lack of proofreading I posted the...

Thanks to a lack of proofreading I posted the date for the proposed Ruby Road ride as 2/10 when I meant this saturday August 10th.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 23,894
Posted By OlCoot
woops was supposed to be this saturday 8/7/10. I...

woops was supposed to be this saturday 8/7/10. I got the day and year right. Isn't there a song about 2 out of three ain't bad?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
I'll double post due to the newness of the thread...

I'll double post due to the newness of the thread and short lead time for a ride.

Ride Name: Ruby Road Ride
Date: 2/7/10
Meeting time: 0700 Stands up at 0730
Meeting location: I19 &...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-05-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 23,894
Posted By OlCoot
Ruby Road Ride

Let me give it a try.

Ride Name: Ruby Road Ride
Date: 2/7/10
Meeting time: 0700 Stands up at 0730
Meeting location: I19 & Continental (South side of Green Valley)
Estimated Length of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 208,229
Posted By OlCoot
Was heading to work one morning driving through a...

Was heading to work one morning driving through a retirement community. 4 lane road with a median makes a gentle S shaped curve. As I was coming though the curve at the posted speed limit I saw...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,359
Posted By OlCoot
I've got a Big Agnes set up and can also claim...

I've got a Big Agnes set up and can also claim one of the best nights camping sleep ever. I tend to move around a lot when sleeping and have chased other sleeping pads all night. The only issue I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,035
Posted By OlCoot
Stopped at a local convenience mart to fuel the...

Stopped at a local convenience mart to fuel the gsa and rehydrate when I was approached by a spry gray haired lady of about 70. I thought she was going to ask me directions or something when she...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
So far the movie looks like boy gets bike, boy...

So far the movie looks like boy gets bike, boy loses bike boy gets bike. With a pretty young lady in a short leather miniskirt and orange underwear. Hmmmm, appears she was ahead of her time and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
Surfing the channels I just came across an old...

Surfing the channels I just came across an old moto X dual sport like motorcycle movie filmed in the Tucson area around 1969. It's called Hell's Belles. The acting is bad, the fights are terrible,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
Are you looking for a ride or someone to ride up...

Are you looking for a ride or someone to ride up with? I could be convinced to go up to Chandler and visit with my brother.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By OlCoot
Here is a report from someone tht made the trip a...

Here is a report from someone tht made the trip a few years ago. I expect that there have been some changes in the road conditions but it give a good idea of what may be out there.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,208
Posted By OlCoot
Big Agnes Overbags

Big Agnes sleeping bags address and recommend this layering of bags. Here is a link http://www.bigagnes.com/Product/Overbags. This shows 2 40 degree bags as giving an additional 25 degrees of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,730
Posted By OlCoot
Loud pipes saved me not them

Just relating an incident where loud pipes on another motorcycle kept me from being injured but not the other rider. I was the lead vehicle stopped at a streetlight in the left lane of a freeway's 3...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-26-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
Chiricahua Camping

Took off to explore the Chiricahua's yesterday. Went in around Portal and Paradise. The open roads are in good condition, with the route over the top still closed due to the snow. Lots of shallow...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
The gunnery range is very well posted. The...

The gunnery range is very well posted. The others can be very hit and miss, mostly miss. A long dirt road that is generally very well maintained is to turn north from the Why. Just south of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2010, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
Organ Pipe Time

The time to OP will be about 2.5 hours from the Sahuarita area. I would be hesitant to riding on other than established roads on the monument. The rangers can get real annoyed if they find you off...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
Just got back from spending a few hours at Desert...

Just got back from spending a few hours at Desert Daze this evening. A very good turnout with lots of fun being had by all. Raven deserves a great big "way to go" for making this happen. Lots of...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By OlCoot
I tend to look in bike specific forums first then...

I tend to look in bike specific forums first then do in depth research based on opinions and options found there. This often leads to other streams of info. Farkles that work and fit well for my...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By OlCoot
Bigfoot Bag

I use a bigfoot medium sized bag for camping. Anybody tried them on a bike yet? The small size looks like it would lay easily across the back and panniers. It works great for camping (tents bags...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,358
Posted By OlCoot
Velcro?

Velcro?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,581
Posted By OlCoot
I got the Jesse top box with the back rest. The...

I got the Jesse top box with the back rest. The wife is very pleased with it. As an aside I bought a couple of the disc like led lights that you press to turn on and placed them inside lid of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,833
Posted By OlCoot
My limiting factor on a GSA is not the bike; it...

My limiting factor on a GSA is not the bike; it is the skills and capabilities of the rider (me). I've been on solo rides that other groups of big bikers have bailed on. Probably shows a lack of...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,517
Posted By OlCoot
Forgot to add that after taking the exhaust off I...

Forgot to add that after taking the exhaust off I could not get the extender piece to fit on so I ran over to the local muffler shop and they have a special tool that flares the end that attached to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,517
Posted By OlCoot
It took me about 8 hours total. Don't worry much...

It took me about 8 hours total. Don't worry much about not reading instructions. They are a bit lacking. Reminds me of a carburetor rebuild kit I purchased once. Simply stated the instructions...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 25,166
Posted By OlCoot
I like to think my sig line says it all

I like to think my sig line says it all
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,226
Posted By OlCoot
On my 07 GSA I also find that putting it up on...

On my 07 GSA I also find that putting it up on the center stand, bike in neutral clutch in helps keep a load off the engine and makes it easier to start. Interestingly on the center stand in neutral...
Forum: Face plant 02-02-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,683
Posted By OlCoot
I ride a GSA but had a somewhat similar issue...

I ride a GSA but had a somewhat similar issue with the left side passenger peg. The back end slipped out as I was making a 90 degree turn. I instinctively dabbed my left foot to upright the bike...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-13-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15,353
Views: 1,231,958
Posted By OlCoot
Klondyke trip

As an FYI I took the trip form Wilcox up to Klondyke and on north to the Safford/Globe highway. Basically it was 60 miles of wide well graded dirt road. Mostly straight with plenty of areas to open...
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