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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:49 AM
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Posted By Evomx971
Gear Geeking

I’m a bit of a gear geek… constantly looking for something better but I also get very committed to kit that works. I wanted to reflect on some gear and supplies that continue to work for me and...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:41 AM
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Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
Thumb Thanks buls4evr!!!

:clap :freaky :clap

Huge thank you to Jeff for hanging out with me while I was in New Mexico. He was a great guide and riding buddy! I’m lucky to have found a riding partner with such similar...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:39 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
4-12: Last day of Defrosting

(yes, by golly I’m going to finish this ride report!)

Last day of the trip. The original plan was to leave around 8am to ride over to Austin to catch the MotoGP races. We woke up to a steady...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2015, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Evomx971
Okay, so I've seen several comments regarding...

Okay, so I've seen several comments regarding issues with Hot Cams in XR650L's… what's the issue? I had one of the stock rockers go bad so replaced the rocker and the cam with a Hot Cam. Very...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-28-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,325
Posted By Evomx971
Year: 2011 Type: 800XC ABS Purchase Date: May...

Year: 2011
Type: 800XC ABS
Purchase Date: May 2011
Total Miles: 32,500 miles

Only issue was a leaky thermostat housing gasket. Would have been under warranty but fixed it myself because I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,088
Posted By Evomx971
Very nice Gittarman! Whoever drew the bodywork...

Very nice Gittarman! Whoever drew the bodywork for the SRX sure got it right...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 150
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Posted By Evomx971
4-11: Rainy day around Fredericksburg

Saturday was foggy, misty, with occasional spits of rain pretty much all day. There is a 425-foot tall granite dome north of Fredericksburg called Enchanted Rock (geek it:...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 08:37 AM
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Posted By Evomx971
Back in Iowa now… but still adding to the RR...

Back in Iowa now… but still adding to the RR when I get a chance to finish up documenting my "Defrosting" trip.

And still riding of course! Had a good ride yesterday exploring little river...
Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2015, 01:45 PM
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Posted By Evomx971
4-10: Twisted Sisters / Lone Star MC Museum / Luckenbach

The forecast going into the weekend was downright craptastic with considerable chances of rain and thunderstorms. Sure enough, we got up Friday morning to soggy conditions after some early morning...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Evomx971
4-9: Willow City Loop and pick up The Girlfriend!

On Thursday, I needed to be out of the RV park by noon so got everything loaded up and pulled out in the morning, swung by Walmart for a few things and a quick stop at a flower shop for a little...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 150
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Posted By Evomx971
Good to hear from you! Once again, buls4evr was...

Good to hear from you! Once again, buls4evr was a great host to New Mexico!
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,088
Posted By Evomx971
My SRX in Iowa - vin #215

Have never seen another around IA…

Was a freshman in high school in 1986. Local dealer never carried one but had the brochure. I had that brochure pinned up on my wall all through high school...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
4-6: Dirty twisted sisters – just how we like ‘em

Planned out a 260-mile route for Tuesday that would hit a couple of the Texas Hill Country “Twisted Sister” highways plus incorporate some “dirty sister” dirt roads. Wanting to save any life left in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-23-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
4-4 & 4-5: Travelin’ to Texas

A little surreal pulling out of Deming on Easter Sunday morning after being parked there for over a month but time to move on and go meet The Girlfriend over in Texas. Good motivation to go!

I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
Thank you all… I enjoy writing. I'll throw a...

Thank you all… I enjoy writing. I'll throw a couple more updates from my rides in Texas before I completely wrap it up. No surprise… life back at home leaves much less time to write reports! ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Evomx971
RV park observations

So, after more than a month of living in my van in an RV park in Deming, NM… a few observations.

The Little Vineyard RV park was a nice place to call home. Friendly staff, good amenities, very...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 150
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Posted By Evomx971
4-4: Back to Mogollon and Duncan - Last ride in NM

Saturday 4-4, and saddled up the Triumph for one last ride in New Mexico. Jeff, Mike with the BMW, and I did a loop up to Mogollon to see if the little cafe up there was open yet (wasn't). Hit the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
4-3: Mahoney Park

Yes, yes, I know I got behind but I have more stories to tell so going to keep writing!

On Friday 4-3 I did a little maintenance on the XR and planned to go ahead and load it up for my upcoming...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
4-2: Cedar Mountain Loop

On Thursday we took the dirty bikes out again on a loop southwest of town towards the north side of the Cedar Mountains. We ran fast dirt roads out of town and as we went by the Aerostat site we...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
4-2: Cedar Mountain Loop

On Thursday we took the dirty bikes out again on a loop southwest of town towards the north side of the Cedar Mountains. We ran fast dirt roads out of town and as we went by the Aerostat site we...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
I'm just going to miss you guys. I'm heading...

I'm just going to miss you guys. I'm heading east on I-10 first thing Sunday morning headed over to Texas Hill Country. Not sure if you'll be coming back on two lane or I-10 to make time. If...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
3-31: Tres Hermanas and Floridas Loop

Had a rest day on Monday and refueled with a great ahi tuna dinner at the Adobe Deli:

http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy52/evomx971/20150330_190710_zpsntxupi8k.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 04-02-2015, 07:27 PM
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Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
3-26 to 3-29: Willy’s FC Round-up in Phoenix (part 2)

On Saturday we were up and over to the Jeep show at the crack of 11:00 or so. Like I said, the show is at a guy’s home with all the trucks parked in the front and side yards. I get the feeling he’s...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
3-26 to 3-29: Jeep FC Round-up in Phoenix (part 1)

I good friend of mine from Iowa has a 1959 Jeep FC170 that he’s building into a rock crawler. What is an FC? Well, it’s a Forward Control – geek out:...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
3-25: Gila National Forest Road 150 to Beaverhead helipad

On Wednesday we planned to head up to the Gila National Forest and do an out-and-back ride on forest road 150. It would be too many knob burning miles on pavement to ride the dirty bikes all the way...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2015, 05:35 PM
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Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
Thanks guys! Mom and Dad live in LeClaire and my...

Thanks guys! Mom and Dad live in LeClaire and my sister lives in Bettendorf. I love Iowa and always will… but the relationship definitely sours in the winter! I have a feeling this "defrosting"...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
Thanks, glad you found it! New Mexico is...

Thanks, glad you found it! New Mexico is definitely not what I believe most people think. If you want something different, you generally only have to ride 30 miles and the scenery and temperature...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
The flood damaged road repairs are pretty good...

The flood damaged road repairs are pretty good now. No puckering through there that wasn't self induced on my trips through there this year. :evil

Probably wasn't me. I whizzed past TorC on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
3-24: Fort Cummings and Massacre Canyon

On Tuesday I felt the need for some dirt therapy. Other Jeff had mentioned the remains of Fort Cummings north of Deming and I did some research and found it to be really interesting history. The...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
3-23: Hillsboro Café, City of Rocks, and a Rattlesnake

Monday morning and I wanted to get an oil change done in the Triumph before my trip over to Phoenix later in the week. Jeff had an oil pan he said I could use so went over there and put in some...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
What does the future hold?

It's getting warmer here and getting warmer back home. In two days it will have been a month since I left home.

Have finalized a few plans though that will keep the good times a rollin' for a few...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
Crazy Blimp

Almost forgot… as we were getting back from the loop through Arizona, we saw a blimp flying over Deming and I-10, which isn't unusual because I think they sometimes tether in Deming and follow I-10...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
3-21: Rip the Devil a New One

It was 32 degrees in Springerville, AZ when we were getting up but the sun was shining and it felt like it was warming quickly. We planned for a 10:00 departure and walked back down to the Safari to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
3-20: Mogollon Ghost Town

Jeff and I took off bright and early under a clear blue sky and temps in the 50’s on Friday to do a two-day ride up to Springerville, AZ with a visit to the Mogollon (mow-gee-own) ghost town along...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
Good video Tortuga! Loved the part at the end...

Good video Tortuga! Loved the part at the end when we're lost :D
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-20-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,679
Posted By Evomx971
Perfect! Thanks!

Perfect! Thanks!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-19-2015, 11:52 AM
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Views: 1,679
Posted By Evomx971
Currently snow birding and riding in New Mexico...

Currently snow birding and riding in New Mexico but just worked it out to meet my girlfriend in Texas and go to the MotoGP races on Sunday 4/12. :clap

We plan on riding over from Fredericksburg...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
3-17-15: Loop around Florida’s to Old Mexico

On Tuesday, Jeff had something come up and was unable to ride but Other Jeff and I decided to do a dirt loop around the Florida’s and make our way south to the border for lunch in Palomas Mexico.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
3-16-15: Back to Vicki’s & the Burro’s

A friend of Jeff's from the www.nmtracks.com forum came down from Albuquerque to Deming on Sunday night for a few days of dirt riding on his WR250R. His name is also Jeff so for the purposes of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 24,262
Posted By Evomx971
3-15-15: Dirty ride to Chiricahua National Monument

Sunday-Funday. Great sunny morning to strike out and head to the Chiricahua National Monument in Arizona with Jeff and Mike. South of Deming we went by this neat movie set:
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