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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By JayElDee
you went to Domilese's?...ok, you have cred :rofl...

you went to Domilese's?...ok, you have cred :rofl I'll believe you actually heard that. Usually it's just Baby or Darlin' . I like it though and would never feel offended. It's part of what makes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By JayElDee
Such food for thought, thanks to all! ...

Such food for thought, thanks to all!



Point taken, appreciate that.
But, please, NOBODY SAYS THAT down here--and if they did I'd laugh at them, but not take offence. Most certainly nobody...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By JayElDee
Oh, man! thanks, just what I needed! To go...

Oh, man! thanks, just what I needed!

To go on a bit, and I have to look at maps, but The PCH above SF, does it have a different appeal than the part south of Monterrey?

Would the Lassen road be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By JayElDee
California ride advice please

I will be in California for about a week in mid May. Some questions regarding possible route, please. Looking for pavement and will be on a loaded r1200r. not camping.

Is it just INSANE to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,123
Posted By JayElDee
Enjoyed your recount of your virgin travels. ...

Enjoyed your recount of your virgin travels.

Two things. Did they bounce you out of the MSF for dropping the bike twice and have you sent your mom a link to this RR? I'm sure she'd feel a whole...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-16-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,771
Posted By JayElDee
yup I was thinking exactly that today and...

yup
I was thinking exactly that today and thought of three personal large truths I learned during three different rides. Things that changed me. It's usually less than one a ride, but they alone are...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,162
Posted By JayElDee
what do you use to cut the snake flush? That's...

what do you use to cut the snake flush? That's easier said than done.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-27-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,151
Posted By JayElDee
chiming in, NW Ark has the best motorcycle roads...

chiming in, NW Ark has the best motorcycle roads in the country. Look for any squiggly line on the map. Almost all surfaces are good, almost all are little trafficked and almost all have little law...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-05-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By JayElDee
just an FYI A letter to the editor in Friday's...

just an FYI
A letter to the editor in Friday's paper complained about having their car stolen from a lot where and like you describe. Did not mention whose lot it was. Found the car on blocks and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-02-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By JayElDee
there's covered parking at Harrah's and the...

there's covered parking at Harrah's and the Hilton for sure. Also, at the Holiday Inn, I think, on Loyola.
And the Dominion Tower, right next to the dome has covered parking as does the Hyatt which...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,248
Posted By JayElDee
Ha, didn't take long for a first hit From Dept...

Ha, didn't take long for a first hit
From Dept of Defense
Wearing any type of boot provides a 53% reduction in risk of any foot or ankle injury, and a 73%
reduction in risk of an open wound...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,248
Posted By JayElDee
Actually any amount of gear will help some and...

Actually any amount of gear will help some and you're right, it may have changed the nature of this serious injury to something less serious.
I came upon this interesting thread while shopping for...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-18-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 983
Posted By JayElDee
In the immediate area there is no dirt, only...

In the immediate area there is no dirt, only swamp. The roads are not much and, as a native, would not view the New Orleans area as a riding destination, EXCEPT for
River Road both east and west...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-18-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 40,024
Posted By JayElDee
In Jasper Ozark cafe Blue Mountain Deli ...

In Jasper
Ozark cafe
Blue Mountain Deli

In Glenwood
Little Italy---this is a TERRIFIC Italian restaurant, the chef is from Naples and barely speaks English
It's worth a detour
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,349
Posted By JayElDee
awreet! Thanks...shaping up!!

awreet!
Thanks...shaping up!!
Forum: Ride reports 11-09-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,349
Posted By JayElDee
Thanks, that helps a bunch. Coming from New...

Thanks, that helps a bunch. Coming from New Orleans, I think this requires about 10 days. That's doable!

Thinking now to stay in Terlingua, and maybe head up toward Ft Davis on way back. Catch US...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,349
Posted By JayElDee
thanks for the extensive info. Are you saying...

thanks for the extensive info. Are you saying that many of the roads to be taken in the NP are paved? I had believed that paved were few and dirt was the rule. I would be happy if I were...
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,349
Posted By JayElDee
Hey, LoneStar...great report and pix. I was...

Hey, LoneStar...great report and pix.
I was just being tempted to ride that area after an unsatisfying ride in N Ark--don't ask...it wasn't Arkansas's fault. And along comes your report!

Man, I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By JayElDee
or if closed head up 89 to 14. Watch out for tar...

or if closed head up 89 to 14. Watch out for tar snakes on 14 coming down into Cedar City
The Thunderbird (Best Western) Motel and restaurant in Mt Carmel Junction is a decent value, btw.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,706
Posted By JayElDee
Beautiful. How was the traffic?

Beautiful.
How was the traffic?
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By JayElDee
Man, I couldn't disagree more. I am still...

Man, I couldn't disagree more.
I am still using the V1 I bought in 1998. The arrows work for me esp when you first pick up an alert.
There's a bit of learning curve, but I would definitely miss...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-01-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4,000
Views: 1,515,635
Posted By JayElDee
http://jld2.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Blanche-Out-We...

http://jld2.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Blanche-Out-West-2013/i-GM4MgQj/0/X3/sun%20shiprock-101-X2.jpg

Shiprock in the sun with Blanche DuBois
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 18,436
Posted By JayElDee
very very nice, Mr Dave. I've done those...

very very nice, Mr Dave.

I've done those same roads many times, and they are always beautiful. The Burr Trail is on the short list of prettiest places on Earth.

MLW and I spent a night at The...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,754
Posted By JayElDee
neat, thanks. It's interesting to see your...

neat, thanks.
It's interesting to see your neighborhood from someone else's eyes. Native New orleanian, but I work very near the edgard Reserve ferry in LaPlace. The churches along both river roads,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,548
Posted By JayElDee
Very much enjoyed it, DCK. I was just out in your...

Very much enjoyed it, DCK. I was just out in your neck of the woods, though on pavement. Brought back some good mems.

Y'all have a right purty state out there!

John
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-12-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By JayElDee
Thanks, YD, John

Thanks, YD,


John
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-06-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By JayElDee
Crossing Alabama from Pensacola to Tupelo

Crossing Alabama diagonally from north of Pensacola toward Tupelo Ms next week sometime.
Looking for pavement, but backroads and anything sweeping or twisty or interesting. From Tupelo heading down...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By JayElDee
Thank y'all very much There were a few...

Thank y'all very much

There were a few surprises on this trip.
I thought Nevada was beautiful. So stark. I was surprised. I was dreading crossing it. I was VERY WRONG. I'd do it again in a flash....
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By JayElDee
Sorry for the bit of delay; work intervenes. Da...

Sorry for the bit of delay; work intervenes. Da Noive.

After talking with Carl Hansen and his wife, I decide the destination is specifically the "Avenue of the Giants," but, I got lost on the way,...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By JayElDee
Thanks That's EXACTLY where I was...

Thanks



That's EXACTLY where I was headed! That was the main draw for this trip in the first place.
To be sure, there's lots of nice stuff along the way, but that was the main draw.

Thanks...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By JayElDee
The next morning I gather my things and pack...

The next morning I gather my things and pack Blanche for the ride up 70 to 89 to a real breakfast.
My constant companion, the wind is there and the flags stand out straight. I estimate them at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,760
Posted By JayElDee
Wasn't it though? Beautiful country, Scott. ...

Wasn't it though? Beautiful country, Scott.

I have documented my ride out there on this thread
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=892817
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-18-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By JayElDee
ON Utah 14 between Cedar city and 89, be VERY...

ON Utah 14 between Cedar city and 89, be VERY careful. VERY VERY slippery tar snakes on the road. Front and rear will slide in cool temps and at moderate speed. Once you get to higher elevations they...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By JayElDee
The Sleepy Pines Motel in Portola, Ca on Ca 70...

The Sleepy Pines Motel in Portola, Ca on Ca 70 and the attached Blue Petunia Gift Shop could be a destination in itself.
Americana at its finest. You've heard of Mom and Pop Motels, right? You may...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By JayElDee
It is not well known that Little Richard, wildly...

It is not well known that Little Richard, wildly enthusiastic after a vist to Yosemite penned the lyrics to his first hit, Tutti Frutti....
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By JayElDee
Thanks, Larry. To be clear though I am home and...

Thanks, Larry.
To be clear though I am home and have been for a couple of weeks. All this was done in the middle of May.

So, I get to the land where Butterflies and Rainbows have enough public...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By JayElDee
Tonopah is not a destination, it is a stayover....

Tonopah is not a destination, it is a stayover. To be certain there is that entertainment for which Nevada is famous, outside of town, down the road a piece, but Tonopah is a gateway town to Cali....
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By JayElDee
Wow, Rednax, and others, Thanks! Much more...

Wow, Rednax, and others, Thanks!

Much more coming, but have some dicking around to do this am, Lowes etc
BTW, that is ACE Hardware spray can "school bus yellow gloss." Almost identical to Ohlins...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By JayElDee
When I departed St. George I had to decide which...

When I departed St. George I had to decide which way to Rachel. I had been in good contact with the helpful folks over on ADVrider for route guidance.

I really didn't want to go through or around...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,164
Posted By JayElDee
Hey NM Ducati, Did 4 corners a couple of times...

Hey NM Ducati,
Did 4 corners a couple of times and yes, heading into Ut, or Co, or Monument Valley or Moki from there is VERY cool.

Yes the BIA13 and 12 were really nice. I wound up doing it...
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