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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-30-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,960
Views: 97,993
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Oh man! I had a neon-green BASS too until this...

Oh man! I had a neon-green BASS too until this past year that was my go-to winter bike. Here it is:
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,372
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Huge thanks to Scott for organizing that ride. I...

Huge thanks to Scott for organizing that ride. I had a great time and just enough "oh crap" moments to know I was challenging myself. Looking forward to riding with you all again -- what a great...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,372
Posted By MoisheLettvin
I'm in! See you at Vic's tomorrow. I've got a...

I'm in! See you at Vic's tomorrow. I've got a grey f800gs and a black & silver Shoei.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,372
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Cool, thanks for the info!

Cool, thanks for the info!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,372
Posted By MoisheLettvin
I'd like to tag along on this -- I'm not a very...

I'd like to tag along on this -- I'm not a very experienced dual-sport rider but anxious to learn, and I moved to the area recently so I'm looking for new places to ride.

I've ridden Switzerland...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Rode up to Nederland and then to Wade today after...

Rode up to Nederland and then to Wade today after work. It was cold as balls up there! Me = stupid flatlander who didn't realize how much colder it gets up above 8000 feet.

Cold as it was, it was...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Nice shot! What mountain is that? (feel like such...

Nice shot! What mountain is that? (feel like such a Colorado n00b; I keep seeing all these landmarks I don't know... disorienting after knowing Baker, Rainier, Hood, St. Helens etc. so well for so...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-10-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Thanks for all the suggestions! I ended up with...

Thanks for all the suggestions! I ended up with less time than I was hoping for this morning so just rode up Fourmile Canyon to Gold Hill and back. As I said, much shorter than I'd hoped but I also...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-09-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,299
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Ride suggestions from Boulder?

Hey all, I just moved to Boulder from Seattle and I'm looking for a quick "get acquainted" ride for tomorrow morning.

Looking at Google Maps, I was thinking of going out Lefthand Canyon to 72, 7...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,268
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Boulder?

I saw that Denver was in the list of proposed cities... any thoughts on Boulder?

Hope it's good, since I'm moving there in a few months... I'm kinda drooling looking at the twisty roads to the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-12-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,143
Views: 1,049,777
Posted By MoisheLettvin
North Cascades

Apparently this used to be heavily forested before the forest fire a few years ago:

http://moishe.smugmug.com/Travel/Home-Harts-Pass-Crystal-Mt/IMG1851/954053970_EFgPV-XL.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 973
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Any F800GS Panniers that fit on Vario rack?

I'm on my second left-side Vario pannier, and i just broke it by sideswiping a rock.

Rather than replace it (and probably replace it again, and again) I'd like to just get new, less crummy,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-01-2010, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,386
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Cool, thanks for the answer! Also, I can't...

Cool, thanks for the answer!

Also, I can't believe I didn't say this before, but awesome pics! Thanks for posting. I would love to make a road trip down to California for one of these classes.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-01-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,386
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Standing vs. sitting?

I have a question on these pics. Given that this was a class, I hope it won't be taken as criticism; I'm curious.

In many of the pictures, especially the water crossings and the log riding, I was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-01-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 576,939
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Great pictures! I grew up in Massachusetts and I...

Great pictures! I grew up in Massachusetts and I miss summertime in the northeast. Something really special about the air and the sounds that time of year you just don't get out west. Your pics bring...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-01-2010, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,982
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Thanks for the kind words, Ladybug and...

Thanks for the kind words, Ladybug and prometheus!

An early start led to an early breakfast of yogurt, a scone and an Americano at the Mazama Country Store. (call me a yuppie and/or a snob, but...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-01-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 349,279
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Sunrise in the North Cascades

I love summer in the Northwest. This was taken from Slate Peak, near Harts Pass in the North Cascades:

http://moishe.smugmug.com/Travel/Home-Harts-Pass-Crystal-Mt/IMG1862/954074385_6yfqJ-XL.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,982
Posted By MoisheLettvin
I fell asleep as soon as it got dark and woke up...

I fell asleep as soon as it got dark and woke up just as it got light.

It turns out it gets cold at 6500' even in the middle of summer! My bike thermometer read 41 degrees. Good excuse to gear up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,982
Posted By MoisheLettvin
The campground near Harts Pass (not the actual...

The campground near Harts Pass (not the actual Harts Pass campground, but the Meadows Campground nearby) was in the middle of a burn that's less than a decade old. The forest is starting to re-grow,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,982
Posted By MoisheLettvin
From Darrington, I headed north on Hwy 530 to Hwy...

From Darrington, I headed north on Hwy 530 to Hwy 20 to Marblemount (delicious buffalo burgers) through the North Cascades. I've never ridden Hwy 20 before, though I've driven it many times, and if...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2010, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,982
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Day 1: Kirkland -> Harts Pass

So I set off Thursday around 11ish. I had stuff to do from 8am to 9am, but the rest of the delay could only be blamed on my indolence, sloth and general not-getting-my-shit-together. However: the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,982
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Kirkland -> Harts Pass -> Crystal Mountain

I hadn't planned to write a trip report up about this, so please pardon the lack of pictures supporting a narrative flow (eg. no food pics). But I just got back from a great ride and wanted to share...
Forum: Vendors 11-07-2009, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 540
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Big thanks to RevZilla

Earlier this week, I ordered myself a Cayenne Pro jacket from RevZilla, along with a back protector and a new face shield for my helmet.

On Thursday, when I expected the package to arrive (I'd...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Sorry, I should've clarified my question. I'm...

Sorry, I should've clarified my question. I'm looking for people with experience with Revit, whose stuff I really like and which fits me well, and "some other mystery non-logo-bearing gear" that they...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Motorcycle clothing without writing & logos?

I'm looking for a good 4-season jacket, waterproof and warm. I live right outside of Seattle.

On this search I realized that I have a humble wish: high-quality motorcycle gear that doesn't have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-30-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 579,563
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Not the Great Plains

But some high plains nonetheless. East of Wenatchee, WA today:

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Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,151
Posted By MoisheLettvin
The first time I ever came to the northwest, in...

The first time I ever came to the northwest, in 1990, I did a bicycle trip from Eugene to Bend to Crater Lake. I've got a picture of my then-girlfriend at the top of McKenzie Pass, surrounded by all...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-23-2008, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Good point, "200 miles" and "epic" don't...

Good point, "200 miles" and "epic" don't necessarily go that well together. I was thinking epic in terms of experience, not necessarily distance. At least that's my story.

Anyway, I definitely...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-23-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Ride suggestions from Austin, TX?

Hey all. I moved down here to Austin from Seattle about 3 months ago, and I'm FINALLY getting my bike delivered today.

I'm amped. The weather's nice & cool, my wife & daughter are out of town, and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Yep, got some TKC80s mounted up and tried 'em out...

Yep, got some TKC80s mounted up and tried 'em out last weekend in Eastern WA -- they make a huge difference in the dirt, I'm really glad I opted for 'em.



Two weeks until I leave -- can't wait!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,791
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Makes sense. My mind is in the "your feet are...

Makes sense. My mind is in the "your feet are attached to the pedals" mode and I need to stop thinking that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2008, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,791
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Yeah, my next question was gonna be where to buy...

Yeah, my next question was gonna be where to buy a safety vest. Rock!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,791
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Standing & rear brake

Last weekend I (finally) got some good dirt time on my XCountry, and it was a *blast*. I have a technique question, though: I'm used to standing from mountain biking, and when I stand I have the pegs...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2008, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9,040
Views: 1,331,596
Posted By MoisheLettvin
About 550 all told, maybe 100 or so off-road....

About 550 all told, maybe 100 or so off-road. Wish that ratio was higher, but it's a long way to the dry side from my house...
I brought a 33oz MSR bottle but never needed it.

It was gorgeous...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9,040
Views: 1,331,596
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Methow Valley this past weekend

Here are a couple of shots from a trip I took out to Winthrop, WA:

Northeast of Plain:

http://lh6.ggpht.com/moishel/SEynOVA45aI/AAAAAAAABiI/Yu-XriYtRvM/s800/IMG_0048.JPG...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-08-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 820,533
Posted By MoisheLettvin
First overnight on the XCountry

Yesterday morning, heading from Kirkland WA to Winthrop WA:

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/moishel/MotoTrip6667/photo#5209722694629994002"><img...
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Thanks all! I had a BMW -> car plug adapter, and...

Thanks all! I had a BMW -> car plug adapter, and I have the accessory plug, so I just cut the BMW adapter off and wired the Zumo cord to it. Works like a charm!
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Wiring up Zumo 550 to BMW G650

First off, I am a complete electrical n00b.

But I figure a neat place to start learning would be to hook up my Zumo to my BMW G650. It seems like I just need to find a power wire & a ground and...
Forum: Americas 06-06-2008, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By MoisheLettvin
This winter will never end! I'll just play...

This winter will never end!

I'll just play it by ear tomorrow; if I have to turn around it won't be the end of the world. Thanks for all the help!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-05-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7,123
Views: 2,382,187
Posted By MoisheLettvin
Aleichem shalom! (and now I've pretty much...

Aleichem shalom! (and now I've pretty much exhausted my knowledge of Hebrew; my mom was a hippy who "saw rainbows and stars with that name floating above them the first time I first heard it" -- she...
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