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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By michaellmcc
Gila National Forest Questions

Looking for recent experience with 59 and 159 east of Mogollon to connection with Hwy 52. Anyone ridden there this summer/fall?

I'd like to hear about sights, conditions, hazards, etc.
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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By michaellmcc
Gila National Forest Questions

I'm going to be GS-ing in western NM next week, and have received a lot of useful feedback on Barstow Rd and the Monticello Box routes. Now I'm thinking about going beyond that area and up to...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By michaellmcc
I reckon I've answered my own question about...

I reckon I've answered my own question about water and sand. Found a great video last night on Youtube that covers most of Burma Rd and then its connection with the road through the box. Sand? We...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By michaellmcc
Great feedback

:clap Well done and thanks for your report, Zojirushi.

Could you confirm your route for me? Sounds like you headed north out of Monticello, turned left on Burma Road, then looped around and back...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-01-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By michaellmcc
Thanks...

I appreciate the information from those of you who have been there recently. Understand that conditions can change quickly.

I was about to pull my TKC80's but the rear still has 3/16" centerline...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By michaellmcc
Western NM

I'm heading to Western NM on my R1200GS in a couple of weeks, looking for ghost towns and good riding. I've read some good RR's on here about the area east of Silver City and west of T or C.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By michaellmcc
Chloride-Monticello NM Questions

I'm heading to Western NM on my R1200GS in a couple of weeks, looking for ghost towns and good riding. I've read some good RR's on here about the area east of Silver City and west of T or C.
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Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,732
Posted By michaellmcc
Touratech

I put on the Touratech pegs shortly after taking delivery of the bike in Feb. Seem great to me.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,423
Posted By michaellmcc
Ok

What's your offer for the following opened, partially used containers?

- 1/2 quart BMW 75W140 gear oil
- 1/3 quart Motul 10W40
- 1/2 quart BMW 10W50
- About 1 quart (in a four liter jug)...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,423
Posted By michaellmcc
I'll take the easy route...

Decided to forget about ally my leftover containers of various expensive lube oils. Off to the recycler's.

I'll go with single use 200ml bottle from the dealer, in the right viscosity, 75W90. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,423
Posted By michaellmcc
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,423
Posted By michaellmcc
2014 R1200GSW Final Drive Lube

I have a bottle of BMW Motorrad Super Synthetic Gear Oil GL-5, 75W140, (in a beautiful red color!) that I used on my 2012 GS final drive. A quart lasts a long time.

I now have a 2014 GSW that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By michaellmcc
COTA via GSW

It's an adventure bike, and however unlikely, this was an adventure. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Art and I headed out to one of the rare track days at Circuit of the Americas (so far,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,355
Posted By michaellmcc
AI - no, I did not...

...know much about the Waggoners or Poco Bueno. But I am aware of the town being named after Electra Waggoner.

Sadly, I've ridden exactly 'zero' in North Texas... and my last trip up there...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,355
Posted By michaellmcc
Good Reading!

Well AI, after our earlier exchange about the Panhandle, I see your bona fides are much, much more bona fide than mine! I only went to Tech for 4-1/2 years - the longest decade of my life - so have...
Forum: Ride reports 05-08-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,355
Posted By michaellmcc
Real Good RR!

"Animal" - As another Texas native, I'm really enjoying such a great epistle about crossing the state to get to Big Bend! Some of the sights are familiar, others I still need to see.

But...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-04-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By michaellmcc
Paean to the Panhandle

Disclaimers: No offense to anyone, living or dead; or who’s from, or who lives in, or who even knows anyone from or living in, the Panhandle of Texas. And this is a cultural exchange, not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By michaellmcc
Big Bend Country - Pinto Canyon

A couple of us broke in our new GSW's with a trip from Austin to The Big Bend Country a couple of weeks ago. It included a trip from Ruidosa to Marfa on Pinto Canyon Road. The OE Conti Trail Attack...
Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,147
Posted By michaellmcc
Good report!

Thanks for the report, Rudy. We were down there a year ago - surprised to see the PAVED switchbacks headed down to Batopilas!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,511
Posted By michaellmcc
Thumb Reply for 2014 R1200GSW...

"To whom it may concern" -- here are responses for job I just finished:

1. The make -- Touratech upper and lower crash bars for GSW
2. Why you choose it/them -- Past experience with TT,...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-27-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By michaellmcc
and by the way...

I almost forgot - my video for the Paris to Baku trip is here:

https://vimeo.com/76221629
Forum: Trip Planning 11-27-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,329
Posted By michaellmcc
Interesting Problem!

Great problem to have! I know you can identify a possible solution or two.

I bought a used 1150GS when working in Paris several years ago; no issues since I lived there at the time. But I'm not...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,526
Posted By michaellmcc
Muchas gracias, Lonestar

Really enjoyed the fabulous video, photos, and narrative. You get a medal for spending the time to write a great story!

Gotta head back to West Texas soon - it's a great time of year for it.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,761
Posted By michaellmcc
I like it!

Well, McRuss, you reported the high points in great fashion and I'm glad you had a generally safe trip.

I was similarly motivated (keep is short), hence my video report.

I know I missed...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 373
Posted By michaellmcc
Exploring Indochina

More images than words, but here's a short trip report:

http://vimeo.com/71870312
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By michaellmcc
Enjoyed your adventure so far

flash - I'm looking for more from your trip!

Nowadays I tend to do short video summaries of some of mine. Here are the last few:

Alaska: http://vimeo.com/70698420

Mexico:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By michaellmcc
Adventure at its best!

:clap

Thanks for some great video. Those uphill sections where the bike slid backwards and eventually went over must have been exciting - I know the viewer really doesn't get the right...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 489
Posted By michaellmcc
Alaska Ride May-June 2013

The following link takes you to a short montage of my Alaska trip earlier this summer.
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Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 38,940
Posted By michaellmcc
My mistake

oops, of course I meant El Machacado...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 38,940
Posted By michaellmcc
So there is or are actually a plethora of...

So there is or are actually a plethora of possibilities... El Despacio, El Macho, El Machado...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QI8nj6PSPI
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 38,940
Posted By michaellmcc
Really enjoying this serialized ride report! ...

Really enjoying this serialized ride report!

There can be no doubt that, given the enormity of the challenge, death-defying switchbacks, shadowy, almost wraith-like figures, danger lurking...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 38,940
Posted By michaellmcc
Man - for quote purposes I had to change your red...

Man - for quote purposes I had to change your red font to white because my eyes were not ready for the 4th of July!

But yeah, a trophy truck might have done 1/4 of this ride, especially the first...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 38,940
Posted By michaellmcc
Likewise

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After getting back to this site and reading your first few...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 38,940
Posted By michaellmcc
Sounds like you're prepared

Trice your ability to come back with something appropo never ceases to amaze me. Have a drink and tell us more!:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 38,940
Posted By michaellmcc
Bring it on!

The RR that is.

Just back from Alaska and haven't been on this site for a while. Really looking forward to hearing about the trip!:clap


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Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,962
Posted By michaellmcc
Thumb Video with music

Youtube muted the original trip report video. Here's a link to the musical version in all its glory! :D

http://vimeo.com/62712738
Forum: Americas 06-17-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,478
Posted By michaellmcc
Updated Copper Canyon Report

Last time I checked Youtube had muted my soundtrack. I hate it when that happens! Here's a link to the accompanied video:

http://vimeo.com/62712738
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By michaellmcc
Alaska Ride May 18th to June 8th

Day 1-2 – Starting from Seattle, which is a funny place to start considering I left from Austin!<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 19,125
Posted By michaellmcc
Details?

The Minnesota group Tury told us about? Interested in hearing about the road down to Bato. Hope you had a great time.

Mike
Forum: Americas 03-03-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 938
Posted By michaellmcc
Great advice

You nailed it, Ace - great routing! :thumbup Not a lot of dirt until West Texas (which is ALL dirt)!

Here are a couple of my trip reports of West Texas and Big Bend (with some Mexico thrown in)...
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