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Forum: Americas 08-24-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
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, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
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, 03:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,970
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, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
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, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,698
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, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,802
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, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,590
Views: 67,070
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, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,509
Posted By Eyes Shut
Jamie, I think you mean David Hough.

Jamie, I think you mean David Hough.
Forum: Americas 06-26-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
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, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
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, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
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, 04:23 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 39,499
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, 01:53 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 39,499
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. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Eyes Shut
I'm a fan of the Michelin Road Atlas as well....

I'm a fan of the Michelin Road Atlas as well. What I've done is to take out the pages that I want/need for a trip, and keep those stored in a plastic sheet protector. Then I don't have to carry the...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,802
Posted By Eyes Shut
I guess if we take enough beer we won't care if...

I guess if we take enough beer we won't care if the bear eats all of our food! :lol3
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 92,676
Posted By Eyes Shut
Your injury was much more severe than mine, but I...

Your injury was much more severe than mine, but I know it took me a fair amount of time, about a year after the accident, before I was able to do a ride with complete pleasure and confidence and not...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,241
Posted By Eyes Shut
This isn't exactly an east-west Sierra route, but...

This isn't exactly an east-west Sierra route, but we traveled on 167 (just north of Mono Lake) to 359 to Hawthorne, NV, and then 95 from Hawthorne into Fallon, NV. It was an interesting route,...
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 92,676
Posted By Eyes Shut
Awesome indeed!! :clap Here's to a great riding...

Awesome indeed!! :clap Here's to a great riding season! :1drink
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,802
Posted By Eyes Shut
Nope. 1) Many bears have figured out the...

Nope.
1) Many bears have figured out the counter-balance hanging method. The black bears in the Sierras seemed to be especially food-savvy.

2) No trees if you are camped above timberline.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,802
Posted By Eyes Shut
Thanks for the suggestion. We do have a local...

Thanks for the suggestion. We do have a local REI so I will see what they offer.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,802
Posted By Eyes Shut
Bear Canisters for Backpacking

Okay...I've read the online reviews...but when I want the really good opinions I come to ADV rider :D. So what have you used, and what have you liked/disliked about the various bear canisters.
...
Forum: Face plant 06-08-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,800
Posted By Eyes Shut
On my broken leg, there was not much growing of...

On my broken leg, there was not much growing of bone until I started weight bearing, and then it was fine. So you should get an X-ray after you've been WB for awhile and see if things have improved....
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Eyes Shut
Hey Tony, I have no suggestions for routes,...

Hey Tony,

I have no suggestions for routes, but if your son has any interest in boats, there is the S.S. William Irvin ore ship in Duluth. We took the tour and enjoyed it greatly....
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Eyes Shut
Another possible route: From the LA area,...

Another possible route:

From the LA area, get onto 62 heading east (62 goes through Joshua Tree/Twentynine Palms). Stay on 62, then south on 95 at Parker, south on 72, then east on 60/71 to...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By Eyes Shut
After Oatman, get back on I-40, and then exit for...

After Oatman, get back on I-40, and then exit for Old 66/Amboy, then Twentynine Palms. From there, you can go through Joshua Tree National Park ( I don't know the road number). It ends up on I-10. ...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By Eyes Shut
The Milepost is big and heavy, and it has extreme...

The Milepost is big and heavy, and it has extreme detail on every single thing on all the roads. I found that it was useful with respect to camping spots and restaurants/grocery stores, but a lot of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,228
Posted By Eyes Shut
And that is what he recommended, because many...

And that is what he recommended, because many highway repair departments have no idea that the filler material (or any other road issues) is a problem for motorcycles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,228
Posted By Eyes Shut
I asked this question of David Hough at last...

I asked this question of David Hough at last year's BMW rally in Oregon. He indicated that the filler used for tar snakes varies from state to state, so your experience in one state can easily...
Forum: Face plant 06-03-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,588
Posted By Eyes Shut
I notice missing from the picture are empty beer...

I notice missing from the picture are empty beer bottles and chocolate wrappers. :lol3
Forum: Face plant 06-02-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,588
Posted By Eyes Shut
Yay!! Now you get to start PT! It took me...

Yay!! Now you get to start PT!

It took me about 4 1/2 weeks to go from PWB to walking without a crutch or cane, but your physical therapist and OS will guide you on that. One weird thing that I...
Forum: Americas 05-30-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Eyes Shut
Yellowstone is great! It's one of my favorite...

Yellowstone is great! It's one of my favorite parks -- but it's very popular and is really crowded in the summer. If you can visit in late August/ early September, it will be much less crowded. If...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By Eyes Shut
If you have time to make your way to Solvang...

If you have time to make your way to Solvang (about 2.5 hours north of Los Angeles, depending on traffic and where you are in the LA area), you can check out the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum:...
Forum: Face plant 05-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,588
Posted By Eyes Shut
Little Bike: How are things going? You should...

Little Bike: How are things going? You should be closer to at least PWB by now...give us an update!! :1drink
Forum: Face plant 05-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,957
Posted By Eyes Shut
Ouch.... you have my sympathies. I broke my...

Ouch.... you have my sympathies. I broke my tib/fib and ankle in Dec. 2011 (bicycle accident), and had to be non-weight bearing for 12 weeks. Ugh.

The good news is that you will soon be a member...
Forum: Face plant 05-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 92,676
Posted By Eyes Shut
MTgrrl -- Yay!! Back on the bike AND a trip down...

MTgrrl -- Yay!! Back on the bike AND a trip down the Colorado River! It's great to see that you are able to continue being active.

WRT the river trip: My SO and I have a similar trip planned...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 39,499
Posted By Eyes Shut
Welll...I'm not an orthopedic surgeon, but I know...

Welll...I'm not an orthopedic surgeon, but I know from my injury (broken tib/fib), that I only got metal in my tibia, and the fibula was left alone. My OS told me that the fibula does not bear the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By Eyes Shut
This is, as others have mentioned, a terrific...

This is, as others have mentioned, a terrific road and route! We were just on it April 23, and the road was in very good condition, all paved. Hardly any traffic, but it was a weekday. We were on...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Eyes Shut
What time of the year are you planning for this...

What time of the year are you planning for this trip? This is a wonderful area to ride in, but it will be hot in the summer. Spring or early fall is better.
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