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Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
thanks

I finally bought my bike. It will be shipped after the new year. I will post pictures. It just got real.
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
skill level

I have been practicing for the ride. I would say I am an intermediate rider. Can get through most things I have encountered on the trails here and out west. Not with blazing fast speeds, but I...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
Going it alone.

I have ridden in the west solo and it was remote. Hopefully I find a partner. Seems like I can ride separate parts with different people, maybe even meet some on the ride.
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
Thanks for the offer

That is a great offer thanks. How was the west solo?
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
oil change

I am going to add. A large clutch cover, oil cooler, and oil conditioner to rotella diesel oil to extend my service interval.
Forum: Americas 12-08-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
tight pack but maybe

Looking at dry weight and saddle bags. With fuel and gear I am wearing I will not make those numbers. But being in the US I will have the ability to restock pretty often. But we will see, I will...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
thankful in the mountains, sucks in the desert

I have looked at different sets of gear for the trip and found this badlands barley used on ebay. couldn't pass it up.
...
Forum: Americas 12-07-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
Talking go light and small

Not gonna cook gourmet meals but smaller than a 2 cup measuring cup and about the same weight. Five days fuel per 4 oz canister based on; Coffee and oatmeal for breakfast freeze dried camping meal...
Forum: Americas 12-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
Car storage

That is a good idea, especially since I need to rent a spot for my jeep while I am gone for $250. Got to love nyc alternate side parking. I found storage across from the airport, called storage...
Forum: Americas 12-03-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
NYC to TAT

I have debated this question a lot. Easiest way on me, would be shipping it closer and flying down. I have been in contact with a rider who left from my area on a WR 250 and rode down, has his...
Forum: Americas 12-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
The ride

So I will be riding a 2014 KTM 500 with a some modifications to increase the service intervals. I want to ride a light bike that has the power for the highway and sand. Last jan and feb I rode the...
Forum: Americas 11-30-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Posted By Bbenson
Are you going solo

I am Planning a TAT trip this summer. I have been looking for riding partners. Maybe see you out there.
Forum: Americas 11-30-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
Electronics

A cheap computer with solid state drive and no fan



A good gps
...
Forum: Americas 11-30-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
The shopping list is long

I have begun to acquire the long list of gear I will need to make this trip happen. It always amazes me how much gear is need on any adventure.

The start. A good toolkit that won't weigh a ton. ...
Forum: Americas 11-11-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Bbenson
I know gps Kevin

Tried to do some of his rides out west. But always have a map and a compass. Electronics can and do break. And don't feel like bringing a backup gps. And to buy all the USGS maps will cost more...
Forum: Americas 11-11-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By Bbenson
Anyone want to sell their used tat maps?

Looking to buy a used set of maps as a back up to my gps. Going to purchase gps tracks from Sam, but don't want to flip the cost for back up maps that hopefully will never be used. If I find a used...
Forum: Americas 11-03-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By Bbenson
TAT 2015 might go solo. Looking for partners

Looking to to do the tat in 2015 and would like to find a riding partner. Exact date is pending upon what old man winter brings to the Rockies, but it will be roughly the end of August beginning of...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-05-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 83,678
Posted By Bbenson
looking for a riding partner

Looking to do the whole trail. No set date, I have a very flexible schedule that is not consistent. Don't want to do it solo, going to ride my KTM 250 xcfw. If yr looking to ride it give shout...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Bbenson
made it there and back

Made it to Southern California and back. Can't say much more than what the pictures show.

...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,899
Posted By Bbenson
ny to southern california

So I made her and have been riding from vegas to temecula. Next stop is Anza Borrego and Joshua Tree if anyone is interested
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 37,447
Posted By Bbenson
Thanks for asking

I got some space just got to do a move on sat. , No big deal. But I now have space if any on needs. site 66 and site 46. If lucky 66 is only booked on Sat and maybe no show.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By Bbenson
thanks for all the responses

So thanks for the info. I have been set back due to jeep issues. I will be leaving Friday. Going to switch the trip up and visit the Death Valley gathering on the 30th and Temecula next week.
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Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By Bbenson
Southern California or Bust

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,899
Posted By Bbenson
go to http://offroadinghome.com/ for the kmz files

go to http://offroadinghome.com/ for the kmz files
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 19,899
Posted By Bbenson
I am starting in death valley, headed down to...

I am starting in death valley, headed down to Temecula, then headed over to joshua tree. Open ended trip, I don't feel like having a scheduled. I have some good ride routes from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By Bbenson
I am starting in death valley, headed down to...

I am starting in death valley, headed down to Temecula, then headed over to joshua tree. Open ended trip, I don't feel like having a scheduled. I have some good ride routes from...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 53,459
Posted By Bbenson
SOuthern California riding parntners Jan 22- Feb ?

I am headed to Southern California, from New York, for a month of riding. I will be there from Jan 22 until I run out of cash for gas. Have some stuff scheduled but I am looking to do some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,427
Posted By Bbenson
Riding partners Southern California Jan. 22 to Feb?

I am headed to Southern California, from New York, for a month of riding. I will be there from Jan 22 until I run out of cash for gas. Have some stuff scheduled but I am looking to do some...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-08-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 524
Posted By Bbenson
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