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Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 88,526
Posted By tshelfer
RP - They've probably already found you by now...

RP - They've probably already found you by now anyway. But just in case, there's a couple who are making a documentary about riders & their dogs who travel in hacks. The name will be "Sit Stay Ride."...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 70,386
Posted By tshelfer
I'm just now joining this one in progress....

I'm just now joining this one in progress. Subscribed! What lens are you using with your Canon?
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 88,526
Posted By tshelfer
That's probably the longest standing ovation I've...

That's probably the longest standing ovation I've ever offered before getting the encore. You may now accept your final applause, and take your curtain call.
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Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 88,526
Posted By tshelfer
After a week's lapse, I'm just now getting caught...

After a week's lapse, I'm just now getting caught up on this thread. I particularly enjoyed your 8/17 posting because you were covering areas solidly within my stomping grounds. One of the most...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 88,526
Posted By tshelfer
I'm trying to picture myself going even 100 yards...

I'm trying to picture myself going even 100 yards without my hyperactive Brittany leaping out of a sidecar........ Nope, not happening. :nah
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 88,526
Posted By tshelfer
Great story - keep it coming. One question....

Great story - keep it coming.

One question. I note that most of your camping is boondock style. What are you doing about potable water in camp?
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,046
Posted By tshelfer
Must be an epidemic. I have some Texas...

Must be an epidemic. I have some Texas acquaintances, riding Connies, who had a tablet stolen in Nevada about a week ago. Sorry to hear about your bad fortune.
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,002
Posted By tshelfer
Love 'em. Where were those last two pictures...

Love 'em. Where were those last two pictures taken?
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,002
Posted By tshelfer
Love the pictures. I'm subscribing and will be...

Love the pictures. I'm subscribing and will be following your journey. I'm an Army brat and former military myself, and lived in Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the late 60s and in Pirmasens in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,046
Posted By tshelfer
I'm in. :lurk For the record, you can't really...

I'm in. :lurk For the record, you can't really overload a WeeStrom unless you're hauling bricks. But you'll love the DL1000, too. Happy trails.
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 27,552
Posted By tshelfer
Since the park was laid out based on two-way...

Since the park was laid out based on two-way traffic, that creates a bit of a logistics problems. There are campgrounds, stores, & other destinations along the say. Imagine leaving your campground to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,326
Posted By tshelfer
Hi, Scott. I enjoyed going on your trip with you....

Hi, Scott. I enjoyed going on your trip with you. And my hat's off to you for being quite a bit more daring with dirt & gravel roads on your KLR than I am with my Strom.

If you mentioned it, I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 27,552
Posted By tshelfer
I needed a red Strom to match the riding jacket I...

I needed a red Strom to match the riding jacket I was already wearing. Now if I could just find a red tarp to match the bike.... :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 27,552
Posted By tshelfer
I was looking for a new adventure to follow, and...

I was looking for a new adventure to follow, and I ran across yours. You had me at 'DL650.' May I say you have great taste in bikes. The scenery in your pictures is breathtaking; it's a long ride...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 464,590
Posted By tshelfer
Wicked Here's my setup - this was taken a week ago as I...

Here's my setup - this was taken a week ago as I was getting ready to head home from a New Mexico camping trip....
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 464,590
Posted By tshelfer
$1991 for luggage? Seriously? I paid $10 at...

$1991 for luggage? Seriously? I paid $10 at Walmart for the blue plastic tarp & a couple of bungee cords, used to carry all the big stuff that won't fit in my saddle bags or top box. And when I get...
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,085
Posted By tshelfer
Some very nice night pix. I'm trying to decide...

Some very nice night pix. I'm trying to decide which I liked better -- the Beemer against the stars, or the silhouetted tree. Maybe I missed this earlier, but what camera are you using?
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-09-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,674
Posted By tshelfer
Nice report. Glad your friend is okay. For the...

Nice report. Glad your friend is okay. For the benefit of us ignorant Americans, what is a yowie or a bunyip? It isn't anything like a chupacabra, is it?
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,085
Posted By tshelfer
Maybe I'll bump into you - watch for the red...

Maybe I'll bump into you - watch for the red Strom with Texas plates. Because we finally - finally, finally - got some good rain, we're expecting a real eye-popper of a wildflower season. I'm headed...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,085
Posted By tshelfer
An Okie who waxes eloquent about Texas? I'm in...

An Okie who waxes eloquent about Texas? I'm in for this one!. Actually, my daughter went to Oklahoma Christian, so I have many fond memories of Edmund and the ever lovely Del City. Glad you came...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 84,681
Posted By tshelfer
You're a new grandpa? Congratulations - the REAL...

You're a new grandpa? Congratulations - the REAL adventure is just beginning.

Croatia? An old high school friend of mine who still lives in Munich all these years later, has toured Croatia a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,906
Posted By tshelfer
I am from the Cold War era, so had the pleasure...

I am from the Cold War era, so had the pleasure of spending some of my 70s Army time sitting in the middle of a nuclear weapons storage site in Germany. Several of my Air Force buddies spent their...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 180,376
Posted By tshelfer
But it took 4 1/2 months to write the report. ...

But it took 4 1/2 months to write the report. :huh
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 180,376
Posted By tshelfer
What an exciting trip, and a great report. Take a...

What an exciting trip, and a great report. Take a bow, sir. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 177,871
Posted By tshelfer
Someday the Chinese my let him return, if for no...

Someday the Chinese my let him return, if for no other reason than because they'll realize the tourism value of having the Dalai Lama in residence.
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 180,376
Posted By tshelfer
There's always a solution. ...

There's always a solution.

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n545/timshelfer/bamroad.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 180,376
Posted By tshelfer
Who on earth dresses like that (above) to go...

Who on earth dresses like that (above) to go four-wheeling????:hmmmmm
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,939
Posted By tshelfer
Well, it looks like you got back in one piece and...

Well, it looks like you got back in one piece and with your Vstrom intact. Okay, I'm in. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,787
Posted By tshelfer
Nice report. I spent some years in El Paso, in...

Nice report. I spent some years in El Paso, in the 60s & 70s, and New Mexico was my playground. In fact, I'm headed there in May to explore the FM roads in the Lincoln National Forest, and do a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 180,376
Posted By tshelfer
What a great adventure, and well told. Excellent...

What a great adventure, and well told. Excellent pictures, also. Thanks for taking us all along with you. Best regards from Texas.
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 464,590
Posted By tshelfer
I've never been to India. A few years ago I...

I've never been to India. A few years ago I visited a missionary friend in Uganda. He picked my up in his Nissan truck at Kampala Airport. After the 2nd or 3rd time I experienced the sheer terror of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 177,871
Posted By tshelfer
Ha ha, Colorado and New Mexico are more my style;...

Ha ha, Colorado and New Mexico are more my style; I'm not much of a globe trotter. No, it was just a point of curiosity. I've had no problems at 12,000 feet on US passes, but have absolutely no...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 84,681
Posted By tshelfer
Nice grain in the wood. If you don't mind, I'd...

Nice grain in the wood. If you don't mind, I'd like to forward your picture to Taylor's website. They're very nice folks, and they love to see pictures of their guitars traveling around the world.
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 84,681
Posted By tshelfer
Ah, I thought it looked like a Taylor, but...

Ah, I thought it looked like a Taylor, but couldn't see well enough. You have good taste both in your bikes and in your instruments. I've owned several Taylors including a 710. Thanks.
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 84,681
Posted By tshelfer
So, Harti - This is the second time I've seen a...

So, Harti - This is the second time I've seen a guitar in one of your pictures. Are you hiding a guitar somewhere in your luggage stack, or are you just lucky enough to borrow one from time to time?...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 180,376
Posted By tshelfer
I'm joining this report in progress and am loving...

I'm joining this report in progress and am loving it. I feel like a kid having to wait until tomorrow for my mother to read the next chapter in an exciting story. Maybe I could read under the covers...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 84,681
Posted By tshelfer
I've just discovered this thread and will be...

I've just discovered this thread and will be following your adventure from here on. Your comments as you crossed the US gave me a fresh, interesting perspective of many places I've been. Things look...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 177,871
Posted By tshelfer
Subscribed. I now find myself addicted to this...

Subscribed. I now find myself addicted to this trip, & have officially joined ADVRiders so that I can ask the occasional question.

What I'm wonder right now is - what's the highest known altitude...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 464,590
Posted By tshelfer
More! We want more!

More! We want more!
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