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Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,689
Posted By birdcool
Keeping it real story telling. Great job sharing...

Keeping it real story telling. Great job sharing both your experience and yourself. Looking forward to more.
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,479
Posted By birdcool
Nice start. Im in. BTW, "Trek" rider and...

Nice start. Im in.

BTW, "Trek" rider and motorcycle trekking is offered up as a standard label for long arduous trail riding trips on a true dirt bike. No royalty required [emoji1]
Im hoping...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Sorry Vic, no good Dance with the Devil story...

Sorry Vic, no good Dance with the Devil story this time. I decided before I left on "day 6" that it would be my last leg. There was no joy in riding the roads of "day 7" again since I did on as my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Yeah. I am often dryer than a tent in all heavy...

Yeah. I am often dryer than a tent in all heavy rain since I am off the ground and not tracking or leaking water into my bed floor. It is the heavy wind where the tent has an advantage. The under...
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
If I have no trees I would go to ground with my...

If I have no trees I would go to ground with my 2-man e-blanket wrapped about me and my bag. But I have never had to do that yet. If I am doing a Trek ride down south, every cattle guard crossing is...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Back at ya Vic... ...

Back at ya Vic...
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/18/88dea9f697806dedea93c2fcf174125e.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
I am safely out to civilization and awaiting...

I am safely out to civilization and awaiting pickup from my Ane .... who just happened to be passing thru here in an hour. My luck runneth over. So the bike and I will hitch a ride home with her and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/18/6b0b90e...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/18/6b0b90e93b17699c1178d58affdd1c93.jpg
Tried to scrounge some gas early from firecamp this morning...no go. I have to wait till the gas station opens...if...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
No. The hotel cafe. I did get gas there though....

No. The hotel cafe. I did get gas there though. Everything is just special in elk city.
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Speaking of food.... was cruising down a smooth...

Speaking of food.... was cruising down a smooth forest road today and two grouse were waddling in the middle of the road. They were still there when I was about to hit them, but thanks to my...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
I kept asking around town for some other local...

I kept asking around town for some other local knowledge of open roads to lowell. The cafe guy had to call someone to ask so I couldnt ask him things. The gas station people didnt know, so I went to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Fyi: My chain was confirmed as too tight for full...

Fyi: My chain was confirmed as too tight for full stroke and that was what killed the rear wheel bearing after only 1000 miles.
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Ralph...No coverage that I noticed, but I uad my...

Ralph...No coverage that I noticed, but I uad my phone in "airplane" mode te save battery.

Im in Elk city now and the locals say the selway river road to lowell from selway falls is still closed....
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Camped at hat lakes after riding trail there in...

Camped at hat lakes after riding trail there in the dark. It was soo cool I didnt want to leave.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/17/92a6869ec0247e266343d08bd3a6fe3e.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Im off to a very late start but repairs are done...

Im off to a very late start but repairs are done and planning to sleep along the trail tonight.
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Good tip Moto. I only set chain with 10mm gap...

Good tip Moto. I only set chain with 10mm gap between chain and swingarm line when on kickstand...like the factory decal shows on the swingarm. This makes it look loose to kost people. But I do not...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Vic, you would have it pegged except I went...

Vic, you would have it pegged except I went another way trail searching. That first 100+ miles of cow and farm country wasnt worth doing without MML. I liked what I found much better thru the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Red...Thanks. Learning determination this year. I...

Red...Thanks. Learning determination this year. I took a self planned route out of arco and found some nice scenic trails before I met up with stock t1 before it hit its first trail. I used your...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/15/0dc5579...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/15/0dc5579f6af8728af16e0bfc46549531.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
I call this my Stealth Submarine Sunrise Selfie....

I call this my Stealth Submarine Sunrise Selfie. On the trail again to finish the trek. Arco, ID
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/09/15/b42a60422f8500b8f6f55946fe159459.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Shakedown ride of bike fix today. Heading north...

Shakedown ride of bike fix today. Heading north from Lava hot springs along t1...take girl scout camp option out and robbers roost option to get back. Worked fine except that the Bob Smith sidehill...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Vic:You rode my rear fender like a trailer in...

Vic:You rode my rear fender like a trailer in tow. No matter how rockin I tried to ride to pull away. My brake test for the downed tree was the only dirty trick I could think of to shake you.

Im...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Nice sighting. Glad he was ahead of me. Cant wait...

Nice sighting. Glad he was ahead of me. Cant wait for your travel journel posting. I just picked up my bike after shift repair. Drive gear in clutch area lost a tooth and it lodged in shifter mech....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-08-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,040
Posted By birdcool
Wow. Talk about pushing the limits of solo. Ive...

Wow. Talk about pushing the limits of solo. Ive been admiring that line on the map too. Never knew that was the condition! That area needs a dedicated small team just to bring that glorious trail...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,807
Posted By birdcool
Similar home made design. Same concept.

Similar home made design. Same concept.
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,807
Posted By birdcool
Lol. Yeah. He is definitely ready for lots of...

Lol. Yeah. He is definitely ready for lots of "what if". My body could not endure his load while riding the T1 trails, but my body cant do lots of things his can. He even carried a thin custom bike...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-30-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,327
Posted By birdcool
Sounds like true mountain goat trail.

Sounds like true mountain goat trail.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-30-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,327
Posted By birdcool
Vic did the full original CP day 4 route as well...

Vic did the full original CP day 4 route as well and also reported how dangerous it was...dont look down and dont make a mistake inspite of the advanced technical trail.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-30-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,327
Posted By birdcool
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=992107

Vics thread with bike status report
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Redpillar, No tranny problems last year, it was a...

Redpillar, No tranny problems last year, it was a knocking noise at the end that turned out to be a skid plate. But my local dealer tore it down looking for the noise, then it still made the noise...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
One recovery story: After I found the tranny...

One recovery story:
After I found the tranny problem about 10 miles short of big southern butte, I had the gps auto route me to the closest highway in case the problem degraded. It was east of BSB...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Good luck, OrangwYZ. This was the only problem...

Good luck, OrangwYZ. This was the only problem tree on day 1 and 2. There is a subtle go around if you drop down the 12ft stream bank and pop back up to the trail a ways down. The bank was grassy and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/27/9a62456...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/27/9a62456a33895476bd39a79fbe522fcd.jpg

The Red Baron scores another victory. I got about 230 miles into Day 2 to the bottom of big southern butte, and my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/27/fbac9ec...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/27/fbac9ec286dc87006e7682dd411f13f5.jpg

Made american falls after 130 miles. Lots of early trail. I got a slow start and I was riding slower than normal...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Rolling into day 2 Sunrise cemetary selfie....

Rolling into day 2
Sunrise cemetary selfie. Hope its not an bad omen

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/27/67f2089be6a0fcf07b99d35c4fd87fd4.jpg

Breakfast of champions. Go get em tiger!
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Stats for the day ...

Stats for the day

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/26/d278f104e3f74d8639b7c68600731f83.jpg

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/26/58e6d8d5b1d0d28fcfb18df7851c1515.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/26/911f190...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/26/911f190236f6574efa608573ddf684a1.jpg

Treefall on Inman creek trail. One of the few times my handlebar was on the ground as I dragged it under the tree. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
Thanks for the update, Idahoman. At sedgewick...

Thanks for the update, Idahoman.
At sedgewick mt now. http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/26/aa8077ac827c0fdb814ae133a0b4217d.jpg
Nice rocky climb up here. Beautiful day. Sorry u arent here
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,967
Posted By birdcool
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/26/473e063...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/08/26/473e063e7cfc9f3b415cbea86b052b4e.jpg
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By birdcool
That is on day 7. Day 6 has more organized...

That is on day 7. Day 6 has more organized campgrounds like cedars that u can find on most maps.
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