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Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 53,773
Posted By mle52
Rode my 2000 Ultra from Texas to Alaska and back...

Rode my 2000 Ultra from Texas to Alaska and back (2011), total about 8400 miles, no problems and would do it again every year if I had the chance. I was more concerned about rock chips in the paint...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-12-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,436
Posted By mle52
windpower museum, Lubbock, TX

http://mikele.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-photos/i-8LBSNZT/0/M/wind%20power%20014-M.jpghttp://mikele.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-photos/i-SZwj2Lx/0/M/wind%20power%20018-M.jpghttp://mikele.smugmug.com/Motorcycle...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,567
Posted By mle52
The new gopro hero may be worth a look $129.00.

The new gopro hero may be worth a look $129.00.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,744
Views: 505,712
Posted By mle52
This may work out better

Try this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zdDfQrPi5Q&feature=player_detailpage
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-31-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 629
Views: 124,421
Posted By mle52
Granddad and Dad, about 1930. Indian, model unknown

http://mikele.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-photos/i-jMLMgVj/0/M/dad%20grandad-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 26,312
Posted By mle52
I also noticed the RV crowd staying "inside" on...

I also noticed the RV crowd staying "inside" on my trip to Alaska in July 2011. It got a lot of attention with the tent camping/motorcycle people. You could have a camp next to a beautiful stream...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By mle52
OOps thought i posted to Day Trippin

OOps thought i posted to Day Trippin
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 460
Posted By mle52
Half Day trip, South of Lubbock, TX

Most references to trips across the Texas panhandle start with "boring", get across as fast as possible, hot, flat or don't do it- go another way. It is flat, especially around Lubbock. The Llano...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 97,938
Posted By mle52
Great reports keep em coming. Glad you are...

Great reports keep em coming. Glad you are taking it slow and seeing the country and not rushing thru. There are things to see everywhere if you stop look around, and talk to the locals.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-05-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 143,719
Posted By mle52
Texas to Alaska

http://mikele.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-photos/i-bPRxKKs/0/M/alaska%20118-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 127,648
Posted By mle52
Have you started yet? This needs to be moved to...

Have you started yet? This needs to be moved to ride reports!
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 127,648
Posted By mle52
Good luck, its going to be a fantastic trip!!

Good luck, its going to be a fantastic trip!!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 605,150
Posted By mle52
southeast colorado at oklahoma state line

http://mikele.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-photos/i-cFcLTHc/0/M/colorado%20oklahoma%20state%20line-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,352
Posted By mle52
American Wind Power Center and Museum, Lubbock, TX

Outstanding collection of windmills, inside are the rare/last remaining examples of...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 95,801
Posted By mle52
Alcan gas stop

http://mikele.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-photos/i-fHKNBqL/0/M/alaska%20054-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,869
Views: 466,492
Posted By mle52
Alaska Texas to Alaska

http://mikele.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-photos/i-nD9r2LZ/0/L/alaska%20197-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 972
Views: 173,114
Posted By mle52
First photo try

http://mikele.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-photos/i-DMXGjH9/0/M/mike%20012-M.jpg (http://mikele.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-photos/i-DMXGjH9/A)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-14-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 605,150
Posted By mle52
Anyone interested in what farming brought to the...

Anyone interested in what farming brought to the plains should watch the Ken Burns Video "The Dust Bowl". It may still be on Netflix. My Grandmother always described it to us but seeing old clips...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2,484
Views: 605,150
Posted By mle52
Bought the book several years ago, recommended it...

Bought the book several years ago, recommended it several people. Good read for anyone, especially if you live in the southern plains. Llano Estacado area has a lot of history. Most travelers...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By mle52
I've had mine for 3 years, other than melting a...

I've had mine for 3 years, other than melting a hole in the right leg (repaired with a nomex patch) they have been great. I would buy them again. I got regular pant size and they fit perfect over...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,618
Posted By mle52
I use RAM mounts for everything. Handle bar,...

I use RAM mounts for everything. Handle bar, suction mount, and others. GPS, spot and gopro always use RAM, never had one fall off.
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,867
Posted By mle52
I know its over your price range but BMG...

I know its over your price range but BMG Discovery is very warm & kept me dry during the 19 days of rain from Texas to Alaska and back. Best jacket I've bought in the past 45 years.
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By mle52
Exactly what i was looking for, spent a lot of...

Exactly what i was looking for, spent a lot of time on ram site and and never found this
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,607
Posted By mle52
Just started looking at the jvc adixxion, appears...

Just started looking at the jvc adixxion, appears good so far, review on webbike.com
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 39,760
Posted By mle52
Thanks for posting, I have wanted to ride this...

Thanks for posting, I have wanted to ride this area for a long time but several attempts to locate routes have not been very successful, I usually get replies listing the tourist areas. We like back...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,666
Posted By mle52
Had the discovery for a year, would buy it again,...

Had the discovery for a year, would buy it again, did great on Alaska trip, fits better than most i have bought
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,904
Posted By mle52
Made it on the 2000 ultra last july. No problem. ...

Made it on the 2000 ultra last july. No problem. Last 90 miles in yukon a little slow with deep gravel but not too bad. Would do it again
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,285
Posted By mle52
I really like my discovery jacket, BMG service...

I really like my discovery jacket, BMG service was great
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By mle52
I have had the trilogy for about 2 years. Chin...

I have had the trilogy for about 2 years. Chin bar is ok for me, fits about the same as my shoei, like the trilogy much better and would buy another
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,119
Posted By mle52
I use a RAM mount for everything. My spot with...

I use a RAM mount for everything. My spot with the RAM mount has never been an issue, survived TX to Alaska and back (GPS mount was good also). I have 3 RAM mounts now and all are perfect for me.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,336
Views: 640,100
Posted By mle52
2000 Ultra, Texas-Alaska-Texas, July 2011 ...

2000 Ultra, Texas-Alaska-Texas, July 2011

Trying to see Alaska and Canada in a month is like attempting to see Texas on a 3 day weekend--It can't be done. Got to go back!
Forum: Alaska 07-31-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By mle52
I wanted to thank everyone for the information in...

I wanted to thank everyone for the information in this entire forum. I made the trip from Texas to Faifbanks,,Anchorage and back during july and had a great trip. Reading thru the Alaska forum...
Forum: Alaska 06-22-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By mle52
Bear Spray--now thats something different, heard...

Bear Spray--now thats something different, heard of it, never seen it. Not much use for it here in the Texas panhandle. Firearm takes care of things here-thats definately out for this trip though. ...
Forum: Alaska 06-22-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By mle52
Thanks for the reply. 3-400 a day should be good....

Thanks for the reply. 3-400 a day should be good. Rain will be almost welcome. Been 100+ here lately, 100+ for the rest of the week, winds some days 40-50 mph, fires burning everywhere. Went to...
Forum: Alaska 06-22-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By mle52
Thanks for the info. I guess the most difficult...

Thanks for the info. I guess the most difficult for me is to determine the mileage I can get in on some of the roads. I will be sitcking to main roads on the trip and hope to get 3-400 miles per...
Forum: Alaska 06-21-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By mle52
General Info Texas-Alaska

It's been off and on several times lately but now planning on Texas to Fairbanks, Anchorage leaving the first week of July. Been reading everything I can find, got a milepost several months ago etc....
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,185
Posted By mle52
Have the N43 trilogy, really like it - not the...

Have the N43 trilogy, really like it - not the quietest helmet but about the same as the shoei RJ Air (3/4). Chin bar is al little close, visibility is excellent. Would buy it again.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,320
Posted By mle52
just bought a kelty hula hut 4 ( they also have a...

just bought a kelty hula hut 4 ( they also have a 6 ) for the same reasons, wanted something to stand up in. Just put it up to check it out, hope to use it in a vew weeks. Don't think I'll pack it...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,484
Posted By mle52
if your ever passing thru Lubbock, TX, check out ...

if your ever passing thru Lubbock, TX, check out
http://www.windmill.com/gallery.html

Lots of unique windmills
Forum: Americas 03-09-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By mle52
This is the best way, or at least a good...

This is the best way, or at least a good selection of roads to cross the panhandle of TX. I ride these roads frequently ( I live outside Lubbock).. Really tiring to listen to those who think the...
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