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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 02:09 PM
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Posted By tsimmons
That's it! Good job Terry. Surprised you didn't...

That's it! Good job Terry.
Surprised you didn't need to fit pontoons to the bike after all this rain.
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By tsimmons
The truckers have taken lighting farkles to a new...

The truckers have taken lighting farkles to a new art form!

Have you ever eaten at Taita Pedro's (http://elchozondeltaitapedro.com/)?

It's off the Interoceancia in Tumbaco....
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By tsimmons
Yeah, I contacted them the earlier this year when...

Yeah, I contacted them the earlier this year when I was in Ecuador and they were a bit more than what I wanted. Once I cross my way from Colombia to Ecuador I can find my way to Puellaro. That's...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By tsimmons
Yeah Garmin is missing several countries in SA, I...

Yeah Garmin is missing several countries in SA, I don't understand that. I saw the maps on the Garmin website....Should have been called "The most of South America mapset".

I already found and...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By tsimmons
Thanks for the suggestions guys. It's good to get...

Thanks for the suggestions guys. It's good to get the positive feedback for the guidebook.

Maps 1 and 3 show up the same when I try to go them.... screwgled!(screwed by google). Avoid highway 180...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-20-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
You do that!:D

You do that!:D
Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By tsimmons
I considered crossing back east, but I was...

I considered crossing back east, but I was looking for a 'laid back' first crossing into Mexico. The Colombia crossing west of Laredo seems to be the one for me. I will look at the McAllen crossing...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By tsimmons
I've been reading about the love motels and...

I've been reading about the love motels and wouldn't have a problem using one. You're right the personal garage is a great incentive. On your SLP to Laredo run, did you use the toll roads?

thanks...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By tsimmons
I've loaded those maps on my Zumo 660LM and it...

I've loaded those maps on my Zumo 660LM and it didn't puke. It seems to be able to route me to SLP from south Georgia now without a hitch. I'll just have to see how it plays out in reality.

4...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26,229
Views: 2,170,588
Posted By tsimmons
I have been lurking around this thread and others...

I have been lurking around this thread and others related to Mexico, Central and South America for several weeks now. Talk about information overload. I am planning a journey to Ecuador probably...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By tsimmons
What is the general feeling about openstreet maps...

What is the general feeling about openstreet maps for Mexico, Central and South America? I have installed them on my pc and Garmin GPS, they seem nice but are they 'close enough'?


From what I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-19-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Yep..... lots of rain on the way according to the...

Yep..... lots of rain on the way according to the forecast. You and Brody been kinda quiet lately. There's plenty of dirt roads over that way, but let me warn you some of them have sand traps that...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-19-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Hey Jub - When we were at lunch the other day - I...

Hey Jub - When we were at lunch the other day - I thought there was a misplaced tag.

Check Terry's tag #359 -- I went by it in Ashburn the other day and realized it wasn't on the map in the proper...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-19-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
New Tag

A mill pond - developed about 1854 originally for a grist mill and later a cotton mill. Once home to a Bibb Manufacturing knitting mill.

Located in a county that had a movie made about the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-18-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Yep.. That's it. I've got an appointment mid...

Yep.. That's it.

I've got an appointment mid morning Friday..... Then I've got to sneak out and try to set a new tag before it gets to raining too much.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Closed roadside stand Oakfield GA ...

Closed roadside stand
Oakfield GA

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/18/3b88118c4ff49d8e7094a7bf5519c9f3.jpg
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By tsimmons
Thanks guys for the suggestions - I have been...

Thanks guys for the suggestions - I have been reading a few of the main threads in Trip Planning>Americas and am amazed at all the information.

I ordered Sjoerd Bakkers book earlier and hope to...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By tsimmons
Mexico

The first challenge will be the border crossing - I think I have settled on using the western most border crossing in Laredo (Laredo Columbia crossing). Immigration, Customs, insurance and...
Forum: Americas 12-16-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By tsimmons
Georgia to Ecuador

First – a quick introduction:

Just recently lost my job of 19 years when the plant I worked at closed. So I am unemployed/semi-retired! Since 2000 I have traveled to the UK, rented motorcycles and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-12-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
I resemble that remark.... I have no room to...

I resemble that remark....

I have no room to talk.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
By motorcycle Terry..... By motorcycle..... ...

By motorcycle Terry..... By motorcycle.....

It's even closer for you, unless you become afflicted with the dirt road syndrome.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-11-2014, 11:03 AM
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Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
New Tag

http://tsimmons.smugmug.com/GATOR/i-xThZFFs/0/L/PC111099-L.jpg

http://tsimmons.smugmug.com/GATOR/i-LFLQ7NB/0/L/PC111100-L.jpg

This cemetery is the final resting place for a father and son.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-11-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Well.... not yet I haven't. I do know where the...

Well.... not yet I haven't. I do know where the tag will be -- only about 1 hour 7 minutes from Centerville.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2014, 08:49 PM
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Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
thanks jub.... oh goody for me? Where next?...

thanks jub.... oh goody for me?

Where next? any recommendations?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Yes sir! right away sir..... guess when the...

Yes sir! right away sir..... guess when the weekend is when you are unemployed??
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Don't say that.... I feel like I hog the game all...

Don't say that.... I feel like I hog the game all the time!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Caboose in Bartow GA....

Caboose in Bartow GA. (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bartow,+GA+30413/@32.8798993,-82.4743081,232m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x88f74aeea4b9a20b:0xfbe8760680f0bd5d)
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-10-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
All this jibber jabber when there is tagging to...

All this jibber jabber when there is tagging to be done!
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,893
Posted By tsimmons
Sounds like the trip is going well. I am...

Sounds like the trip is going well.

I am contemplating making that crossing later next year with the ferry. However, looking at your pictures it seems they will be hard pressed to be in business...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-07-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Coords....wha? I think your right...

Coords....wha?

I think your right Mike......It's a Jub thing.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-05-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
If that's the tag..... it was right on your way...

If that's the tag..... it was right on your way home.

Don't forget to add coordinates to your tag post from Ashburn....

Otherwise, the lunch date I caught you with earlier today may chastise...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Sounds like a plan.

Sounds like a plan.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
New tag..... Remains of an old railroad...

New tag.....

Remains of an old railroad depot.

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/04/6ee060ee6339a3170b6d924b3bbcfa15.jpg

...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
I'll be out the door shortly to place the new...

I'll be out the door shortly to place the new tag...... Waiting out the heavy fog we have here this morning.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-03-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Thanks Terry -- You said you saw me exiting...

Thanks Terry --

You said you saw me exiting I16......I really don't care for the I75/I16 split area. I once came across an aluminum ladder in the middle of I75 south right where I16 joins.

I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-03-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Tagged..... Marker sign in Morgan county...

Tagged..... Marker sign in Morgan county (https://www.google.com/maps/place/33%C2%B028'33.9%22N+83%C2%B030'49.4%22W/@33.4760833,-83.5137167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0)
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-30-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
I thought I would give the others a fair...

I thought I would give the others a fair chance.....
I did ride today..... Went to books a million looking for road map of mexico and central America......
No luck... What a waste.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-28-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
ahhh... suprised it hasn't been done before.

ahhh...

suprised it hasn't been done before.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-24-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Was wondering about that.... Couldn't tell how...

Was wondering about that.... Couldn't tell how much hill that was. Only been to Ozark / Fort Rucker a few of times.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-24-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8,482
Views: 464,597
Posted By tsimmons
Fort Rucker?

Fort Rucker?
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