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Forum: Trip Planning 07-23-2014, 10:09 PM
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Views: 137,704
Posted By neiltkool
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Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 48,358
Posted By neiltkool
Hey Nicole, Love this picture. Once again...

Hey Nicole,

Love this picture. Once again I'm enjoying your beautiful photography and engaging writing style. Looking forward to the rest. -Neil

P.S. Glad to see the bags are working out...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,733
Views: 1,164,645
Posted By neiltkool
You're killing us here Reg. -Neil

You're killing us here Reg.

-Neil
Forum: Americas 12-01-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,208
Posted By neiltkool
I agree 100% with larryboy. Only the overall...

I agree 100% with larryboy. Only the overall length of the ride and daily pace you set for yourself will trip you up. The thunderstorms you may run into are just wildcards to keep you on your toes....
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 150,650
Posted By neiltkool
Awesome

Wow. You lady, are badass. Congratulations on a most excellent trip and ride report. Thank you for taking the time to put it together. -Neil
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 108,380
Posted By neiltkool
Thank You

larryboy,

As always, wow. Really enjoy reading your stuff. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. Be safe out there. -Neil
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 20,610
Posted By neiltkool
Hi byways, You're welcome and again, I hope...

Hi byways,

You're welcome and again, I hope 10Cup doesn't mind my answering another question in his ride report.

My take on that water crossing is that it really isn't all that bad, even on a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 40,734
Posted By neiltkool
Hodakaguy, Awesome ride report! Really...

Hodakaguy,

Awesome ride report! Really enjoying the photos and stories. Thanks for taking the time to put it together. -Neil
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2009, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By neiltkool
New Mexico Continued

South of Grants, I substituted the Chain of Craters Back Country Byway (http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/68990/) for a good portion of paved Hwy 117. I also cut over from Pie Town to stay the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By neiltkool
New Mexico

Rocky and muddy New Mexico
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/neiltkool/2009%20CDR/09CDRSmallPics165.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/neiltkool/2009%20CDR/09CDRSmallPics167.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By neiltkool
Colorado

North of Steamboat Lake State Park (http://parks.state.co.us/parks/steamboatlake)
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/neiltkool/2009%20CDR/09CDRSmallPics125.jpg

N40 03.424 W106 38.428...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By neiltkool
Wyoming

Grand Tetons
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/neiltkool/2009%20CDR/09CDRSmallPics98.jpg

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/neiltkool/2009%20CDR/09CDRSmallPics101.jpg

Wide open...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By neiltkool
Montana

Tiny rain shower just south of Roosville
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/neiltkool/2009%20CDR/09CDRSmallPics03.jpg

New tires installed at Penco Powersports...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 931
Posted By neiltkool
CDR: Photos and a Few Recommendations

For anyone familiar with my other ride reports, you know I've always tried to add to the existing knowledge base of interesting adventure routes, while at the same time trying convey a sense of what...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 71,946
Posted By neiltkool
Did someone say Border Patrol? ...

Did someone say Border Patrol?

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q56/neiltkool/El%20Camino%20del%20Diablo/DSCN1660.jpg

Not really busted per se, he just wanted to check me out and make sure...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 20,610
Posted By neiltkool
byways, I hope 10cup doesn't mind my...

byways,

I hope 10cup doesn't mind my answering, but that deeper water crossing is located at: N40 03.424 W106 38.428.

Have fun and ride safe. -Neil

...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 20,610
Posted By neiltkool
Hi 10Cup and thanks for posting this awesome trip...

Hi 10Cup and thanks for posting this awesome trip report.

I just completed my own trip down the CDR a couple of days ahead of you. Had I known you were right behind me I would have waited and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-23-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By neiltkool
GJohnson, You might find some information in...

GJohnson,

You might find some information in here that will help you in planning for your trip. Good luck, -Neil
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By neiltkool
Whatever it takes

I'm with the caveman on this one. Quicksteel that drain plug into place and deal with it proper once you get home.

I wish you the best of luck, -Neil
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By neiltkool
Me Too

I've also logged and slogged many miles at "The Burn"; mostly in the pre-block days though.

Thanks for posting your story and pictures. They brought back many good memories. -Neil
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,248
Posted By neiltkool
Thanks

Awesome photos and great story telling Wachs. I always enjoy your reports. -Neil
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,503
Posted By neiltkool
Awesome Photos

Thanks for the great writeup and pictures. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Beautiful country out there huh?
-Neil
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 13,128
Posted By neiltkool
Glad You're Okay

Nice writeup Miss Adventure,

I can definitely see your Dad's influence in your writing style and photography. I'm sure he's very proud of you.

Have fun and please be safe, -Neil
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By neiltkool
Thanks

Thanks for posting this tinbanger,

This is an excellent opportunity for us to be heard before it's too late and we're already facing an uphill battle.
-Neil
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,581
Posted By neiltkool
Tip #11: Double Check Gas Availability on Sundays

Although it's getting pretty late in the season to do the OBCDR this year, for anyone planning on doing the route next year keep an eye on your gas stops, particularly on Sundays.

I took a little...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-10-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,388
Posted By neiltkool
Confirmed

It's true. Expect for back when he was a younger, then he rode like a little girl. :D

In all seriousness, I've been friends with Chris for a very long time so of course I'm going to be a little...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2007, 06:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,113
Posted By neiltkool
Thanks

I really enjoyed reading about your trip and looking at your pictures. Thanks for taking the time to share them, -Neil
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,409
Posted By neiltkool
Nice Report

Hey Blitz,

Nice report; thanks for taking the time write it up.

Sorry to hear about all of your guys' mechanical problems. I think you suffered through enough SNAFUs on this trip, that your...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,581
Posted By neiltkool
Light and Fast

Hey bubbagums,

I don't mind a bit; nice pictures.

I can't believe you didn't recognize those "mountain bike" tracks as mine. I passed you guys going the other way on the 20th. You were the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,581
Posted By neiltkool
Hey Backout, Yep, Marster Spring is still...

Hey Backout,

Yep, Marster Spring is still free. I should have mentioned that Ukiah-Dale State Park costs $8. Everywhere else I camped was free.

I don't know much about the fire on Winter...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,581
Posted By neiltkool
Day Six (or Five...either way it's the last)

After a great night's sleep and a quick breakfast, I packed up my gear for the last time and hit the road. I was both sad to be starting my last day, but also looking forward to coming home. Just a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2007, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,581
Posted By neiltkool
Day 5

Tip #7: Go With The Flow
The little town of Burns, Oregon has a disproportionate number of hotels and motels given it's size, yet they were almost all complelely filled up with fire fighters (go...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,581
Posted By neiltkool
Day Four

I'd smartened up from the night before and already had the rain fly partially put on the tent, so when it began rainning for the second night in a row, it was no big deal for me to just bring in my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,581
Posted By neiltkool
RV Support & More

I'm glad everyone seems to be enjoying the report so far.


toothy,

I'll send you a private message with my phone number in it, but just in case anyone else is interested in good spots for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,581
Posted By neiltkool
Day Three (or Two)

After my much needed and restful slumber on night two was rudely interrupted not only by the embolden deer, who apparently fancied the green lawns of Ukiah-Dale State Park almost as much as I did,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2007, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,581
Posted By neiltkool
Glad You're Enjoying the Report

toothy,

Sorry to hear about work ruining another good ride. I really lucked out with the weather. It was kind of hot on the first day (mid 90's), but then just about perfect for the rest of my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2007, 04:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,581
Posted By neiltkool
Next Set

Okay, here are some more pictures from my second day of riding and my first official day on the OBCDR. These were both taken on the northside of I-84, in the Umatilla National Forest....
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,581
Posted By neiltkool
OBCDR: Photos, Info & Tips

I just got back from a week long solo trip on the original route (#5) of the Oregon Back Country Discovery Route. While researching for my trip, I was surprised I couldn't find more information on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-15-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,629
Posted By neiltkool
RideON2, I've been riding quite a few times...

RideON2,

I've been riding quite a few times in the Hood River area, both on the west or "Post Canyon" side and also the east or "Fir Mountain" side of the valley. Both of these riding areas are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,159
Posted By neiltkool
Another Resource

EJWPC,

Here's another resource for you that might help with your planning: http://oregonmotorcyclist.com/index.php. I've ridden many of the routes described on this website and for the most part,...
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