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Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,719
Posted By Jedi5150
I've been a tent camper for years and just...

I've been a tent camper for years and just recently bought a Wabonnet Blackbird and slept my first night in it. As for sleep, I'll be honest, I've never slept "great" in a tent. I always wake up with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-11-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,300
Posted By Jedi5150
Keep up the trip reports and photos Brian, I'm...

Keep up the trip reports and photos Brian, I'm loving them. The 242 is fantastic, and I saw there were still a few of the hairpin turns with rocks on them. I went up there just a couple days before...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By Jedi5150
Well, I checked out some cameras at my local...

Well, I checked out some cameras at my local store. In fact, they were having "Sony Day", with reps from Sony who brought a table full of all their latest and greatest stuff. I accidently timed it...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By Jedi5150
Hedonist222, I actually sold my 24-105 L to get...

Hedonist222, I actually sold my 24-105 L to get the 17-40. After spoiling myself with the 70-200f/4 L IS, I couldn't believe how soft the images were from the 24-105. I know it's not a fair...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By Jedi5150
I appreciate the feedback Gents. Tomorrow I'll...

I appreciate the feedback Gents. Tomorrow I'll head to a store that should carry them all and check them out in person. I've heard a lot of very good things about the Sony RX100III, so I'll be...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By Jedi5150
Question for Canon digital fans

Howdy all, for my fellow Canon digital camera enthusiasts, I need some advice. I've been very happy with my 5DII and two lenses (70-200f/4LIS and 17-40 f/4). But for travel, I'm thinking I want to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
Day 6

Day 6:
Crescent City, CA to the Monterey Bay, CA



The morning of Day 6 saw us splitting our group again. Cheeky Monkey and I both had to be back at work on Sunday (Route Boss did as...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
Brian, that would have been fun if our paths...

Brian, that would have been fun if our paths crossed. We certainly saw a fair number of adventure style bikes, along with every other type of course. I wondered if any of them were from ADV.



...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 20,485
Posted By Jedi5150
The bikes the OP mentioned to me fall totally...

The bikes the OP mentioned to me fall totally into the "sport" category, with absolutely no "touring"...a BMW S1000RR???:lol3

This question is way too individual dependent to come to an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,271
Posted By Jedi5150
Nice short ride report OP. That scenery is...

Nice short ride report OP. That scenery is gorgeous!




Anything besides minor cosmetic blemishes? Mine parks like that all the time. :deal
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
Day 5

Day 5:
Oakridge, OR to Crescent City, CA



On the morning of Day 5, Route Boss and I packed up camp and had about a 1/2 hour ride into Oakridge to meet up with everyone else at the Best...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-03-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,463
Posted By Jedi5150
Totally agree on all this (I live on the former...

Totally agree on all this (I live on the former Ft. Ord). Old Coast Road is a very fun ride, and about 10 miles long if I remember correctly. Tassajara Rd. off of Carmel valley Rd. is another...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-03-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
Welcome to the site Yawny! :clap And for...

Welcome to the site Yawny! :clap

And for everyone else, I forgot to mention, the Korner Post Restaurant I mentioned on Day 4 was out of their famous marionberry shakes. Their ice cream machine...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
Day 4 Continued... At the intersection of...

Day 4 Continued...


At the intersection of the 126 and 242, our group split up for the first time on the trip (aside from camping in Bend). Yawny, CM, and Double Tree had decided to get hotel...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-03-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
Day 4

Day 4:
The Dalles, OR to Oakridge, OR



Day four was probably the best single riding day of the trip. Yawny, an experienced long distance tour rider, described it like this; "Today might have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-03-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
Glad you're enjoying the ride report Mcgee! ...

Glad you're enjoying the ride report Mcgee! :clap You really ought to do a similar ride on your Beemer, you won't regret it. Check out the Day 4 section next for some great places to ride if you...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-02-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
Day 3 continued

Day 3 Continued...



Now I know what you've all been thinking up until now...when do we get to see that gorgeous silver R1200 GS???:evil Well, the wait is over. Here she is in all her...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-02-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
Day 3: Bend, OR to The Dalles, OR ...

Day 3:
Bend, OR to The Dalles, OR



In Bend, Yawny, Route Boss and I camped at the Tumalo State Park, while the other two opted to stay at the Double Tree hotel. This of course was the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-02-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
Day 2 Continued... Day 2 had...

Day 2 Continued...



Day 2 had lots of great scenery, and I took more picture that day than any other. After leaving Crater Lake, we headed up from the north rim of the lake and then...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-02-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
Day 2 Continued...

Day 2 Continued:


Around noon we arrived at one of the highlights of our trip, Crater Lake. Before we get to the photos, let me share a few facts (and opinions) about Crater Lake for those who...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-02-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
Day 2: Medford, OR to Bend, OR The morning...

Day 2:
Medford, OR to Bend, OR

The morning of day 2 saw us heading up Hwy 62, better known as the Crater Lake Highway, out of Medford. Using a GoPro while riding is one thing, but it takes a true...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-02-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,547
Posted By Jedi5150
A (mostly) paved tour of Oregon

I just got back from a week long ride with a group of friends from work, and thought I'd share a ride report. We started and ended in San Jose, CA, and our route took us through the beautiful state...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-05-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,165
Posted By Jedi5150
Great ride report! :clap thanks for taking the...

Great ride report! :clap thanks for taking the time to post it, and I'm glad you followed through with your plans to do it, in spite of the sad feelings.

I love seeing ride reports from the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-21-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 386,933
Posted By Jedi5150
MSR Hubba (to the left of the bike under the...

MSR Hubba (to the left of the bike under the tree), while stealth camping in Winnemucca, NV. This bike is in the for sale section (Shameless plug:lol3):
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,478
Posted By Jedi5150
I say congrats to BMW. I take most of what...

I say congrats to BMW. I take most of what reviewers say with a grain of salt, and think they are obviously biased. But there is no doubt BMW make a good bike. I'm on my 7th BMW motorcycle, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,881
Posted By Jedi5150
I only wish that were true. I'm on my 3rd...

I only wish that were true. I'm on my 3rd R1200GS (all standard), and they have varied greatly with the range they were capable of on a single tank of gas. My current bike is a 2012 model, and the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,599
Posted By Jedi5150
Great ride report and photos, thanks for sharing!...

Great ride report and photos, thanks for sharing!

I think western Utah is gorgeous. My brother lives in Tooele, and I love it when I get a chance to ride out and visit him. I never get tired of...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,297
Posted By Jedi5150
Your mileage may vary. I've had that exact...

Your mileage may vary. I've had that exact thought ("gee, I wish I had a hammer") go through my head many times while tent camping over the past 20 years. The areas you camp in will have a lot to do...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jedi5150
I'm sorry, but I had to laugh at this last part....

I'm sorry, but I had to laugh at this last part. :lol3 I've been a K9 handler for about three years now. My pup is half GSD and half Malinois, so he's not huge, but the handler I replaced had a large...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-11-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,537
Posted By Jedi5150
Well, I'm not going to give any legal advice...

Well, I'm not going to give any legal advice (cops aren't supposed to give legal advice, that's what lawyers are for :D). BUT...I can still give a little constructive input, take it or leave it, or...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,034
Posted By Jedi5150
Where was she riding? It looked sort of like Palo...

Where was she riding? It looked sort of like Palo Alto.

I agree on the whiney comment. "That guy could have taken me out...I normally ride close to the white line". Well if she had been riding...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,900
Posted By Jedi5150
I'll throw in my .02 cents... I've spent...

I'll throw in my .02 cents...

I've spent years driving and riding twisty roads like Highway 9 and Skyline Blvd. I have driven these roads for years in a cruiser (I mean a Crown Vic with lights,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By Jedi5150
I don't mind the 80, like some people do, but I...

I don't mind the 80, like some people do, but I absolutely love the 50. I don't think I could ever get tired of it. 80 seems to go around the ends of the mountain ranges, whereas 50 runs through...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-26-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 516,828
Posted By Jedi5150
I just saw that my F800GS photo on the Big Sur...

I just saw that my F800GS photo on the Big Sur coast made the #1 slot on the front page! :clap

I'm honored! Thanks to whoever nominated the photo. :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-25-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,673
Posted By Jedi5150
Awesome, 65Slash! I was hoping somebody would...

Awesome, 65Slash! I was hoping somebody would recognize themselves or a buddy from my photos. :clap

Thanks for the compliments Dawn. :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,673
Posted By Jedi5150
Hey! I took a photo that looks remarkably...

Hey! I took a photo that looks remarkably similar...:D:clap
http://maligator.smugmug.com/Other/Overland-Expo-2013/i-JpMsR6T/0/L/Art%2C%20Dawn%2C%20and%20Mes-L.jpg

Great riding with you, Dawn and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 10,673
Posted By Jedi5150
My buddy and I leave tomorrow morning, riding out...

My buddy and I leave tomorrow morning, riding out from Monterey, CA. He'll be on a grey R1150GS and I'm on a silver R1200GS. My current bike has nothing to identify me as an ADVer. :cry
...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By Jedi5150
35-50mb is very large for uploading to youtube? ...

35-50mb is very large for uploading to youtube? I knew I was doing something wrong...my first (and only) upload so far from GoPro was a 6 minute video at 750mb. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By Jedi5150
:lol3 Forget the other boot...I plan on keeping...

:lol3 Forget the other boot...I plan on keeping it zoomed in on my right glove for the next video. Boot close-ups are soooo yesterday. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By Jedi5150
Actually, 3 hours, not 13, but it sure felt like...

Actually, 3 hours, not 13, but it sure felt like 13. :lol3

I'm using my regular HP desktop computer, and for software I've just been using the free download that came from the GoPro website.
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