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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
say whwaaaaaatt? keep us posted.

say whwaaaaaatt? keep us posted.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
Well, the kids and I were down in the pit cutting...

Well, the kids and I were down in the pit cutting and cleaning new lines for the trials bike(s), and one of them was a little transition up a small hill. Had a hell of a time climbing it 4 or 5...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-13-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
Well folks.. the snow is mostly gone from the...

Well folks.. the snow is mostly gone from the woods at my house (which is never the first to lose it all..), and while I haven't been able to explore much of the route for this ride, I suspect most...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By jontow
In.. wife and I both have been in since it was...

In.. wife and I both have been in since it was announced; tickets prepaid and all that. "Dry camping" onsite doesn't mean no alcohol, does it? :D Anyway, will be there on the bikes, probably...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
I do have a bit of time on trials tires.. but on...

I do have a bit of time on trials tires.. but on a trials bike: I can say the Shinko is _not_ a real trials tire, but shares a number of characteristics and the basic tread pattern. I've found it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-24-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
Consider that this county is one of those "pickup...

Consider that this county is one of those "pickup trucks and tractors 4 life" kinda places.. you break it bad enough, I bet we can help find a good old boy who likes dirt bikes and would be willing...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-11-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
^-- ftfy :freaky</broken>

^-- ftfy :freaky</broken>
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-03-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,869
Posted By jontow
I speak for everyone, everywhere, when I ask...

I speak for everyone, everywhere, when I ask politely for video (or videos) before this bike leaves... and then at least pictures when it gets there!

Nice build. :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-20-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
Thats the spirit! Cya there :clap

Thats the spirit! Cya there :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-13-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
At this point, we're set to have a solid party.....

At this point, we're set to have a solid party.. wonder if anyone's gonna bring a motorcycle?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-13-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
You haul a chubby 650 through some of the crap...

You haul a chubby 650 through some of the crap we're shooting for and then riding back to lisbon every night, you'll feel this trip on monday morning.. :rofl

Good on ya. I do suggest bringing a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-05-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
Looks like it's out of stock, but I can go out...

Looks like it's out of stock, but I can go out back and pickle up some squirrels and jam some labatt's up their [carc]ass..
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-05-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
Damn.. what a pile: I'll give you $50 and a 12...

Damn.. what a pile: I'll give you $50 and a 12 pack of your favorite beer for it :evil
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 881,563
Posted By jontow
Lighter, faster, easier/cheaper to build and...

Lighter, faster, easier/cheaper to build and maintain indeed.. you really only sacrifice traction and a few options in times of trial, which doesn't seem to be a huge deal in this race.. except maybe...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-06-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
I don't like the mud.. clogs up the tyres and...

I don't like the mud.. clogs up the tyres and chain, and it tastes bad. But I'll take a day of riding in mud over a day of no riding anytime. And right now, with it being cold as all get out, mud...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-03-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
a 950 would be one hell of a ride through some of...

a 950 would be one hell of a ride through some of this.. :)

Josh: I think there are a few trails you probably haven't been on with us, probably the stuff in the Russell/Clare area?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-03-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
Looks like the saturday big bike loop tentatively...

Looks like the saturday big bike loop tentatively landed at approximately 150 miles, still around 30-40% gravel. Final route subject to plenty of scrutiny, but here's a preview:
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-02-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
Dude.. I can show you a sweet place to camp down...

Dude.. I can show you a sweet place to camp down by the river.. :rofl

http://bd.zenbsd.net/~jontow/phone/bikes/rides/2012-09-03/.small-DSCN1558.JPG
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-01-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
Well.. I started formalizing the big bike route...

Well.. I started formalizing the big bike route as a gpx file, dreaming of better riding days. So far I'm at 94 miles from start to lunch, about 30% gravel, with enough site-seeing to keep the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-01-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
Indeed.. my "big bike" is an 80s XL600R .. still...

Indeed.. my "big bike" is an 80s XL600R .. still pretty capable in the nasty, even with 80/20 tires on, as we've found. There is a lot of nice country around here that's pretty tame, with the worst...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,483
Posted By jontow
Glad to see some serious interest, here.. we've...

Glad to see some serious interest, here.. we've been wanting to setup something like this for a few years, but weren't sure anyone would show. Then it would just be another weekend of riding.. that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-09-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,004
Posted By jontow
Can't figure out how to replace the existing file...

Can't figure out how to replace the existing file .. here's the (fixed, I believe) version: I accidentally saved the last one out as a viking native project file, instead of GPX.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-09-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,004
Posted By jontow
Revised version of this GPX file, including...

Revised version of this GPX file, including waypoints with fuel/food, and one place with a gate that you should leave as you found it.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,951
Posted By jontow
I know it says big-bike-unfriendly/fresh...

I know it says big-bike-unfriendly/fresh knobbies, but what's the difficulty level on this ride (split between days, maybe..?) My wife and I are interested in attending, and both are on 250s (WR250R...
Forum: Trials 06-25-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,463
Posted By jontow
Boom Boom: thanks for the link--I didn't see any...

Boom Boom: thanks for the link--I didn't see any of those sections, but kinda wish I had!

Hoping some other folks have some stuff I didn't see :clap Keep 'em coming.
Forum: Trials 06-23-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,463
Posted By jontow
Sunday, after lunch

Heading from our shady lunch spot, we were walking toward section 1, and I spotted another pair of sleeping beauties in the pit, with a matching tag!:...
Forum: Trials 06-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,463
Posted By jontow
Sunday

We spent all morning at section 10 on sunday, leaving for a late lunch in the pit. We saw everyone make at least their first loop through the section, and some folks started to come back through for...
Forum: Trials 06-23-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,463
Posted By jontow
Pics, as promised..

Nobody else is coughing up the pics :wink: So, here we go.. I'll break this up into two posts, one for saturday, one for sunday. Here's saturday.

I believe section 10 saturday:...
Forum: Trials 06-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,463
Posted By jontow
Was present both days, wife, kids, and myself;...

Was present both days, wife, kids, and myself; all as spectators. I was at the Highgate, VT national rounds in 2013 (again, spectating), and can compare them from impression and experience easily...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-09-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,841
Posted By jontow
If you're taking this trip in spring: most of the...

If you're taking this trip in spring: most of the roads up in this region will be pretty screwed up from frost heaving, and you might as well consider them all partially gravel. I don't recall...
Forum: Trials 02-08-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,178
Posted By jontow
I have to agree, here.. I still feel funny when I...

I have to agree, here.. I still feel funny when I get off the trials bike and onto either my TW200 or XL600R. Takes a few seconds to re-learn reality.

Also: I fought the same internal battle over...
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,396
Posted By jontow
Or, optionally, I could take that terrible choice...

Or, optionally, I could take that terrible choice for a bike off his hands and haul it to the local trash heap (my garage). And then put a lizrdcooler on it and ride the crap out of it.

Good...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-13-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,619
Posted By jontow
I second this. I live admittedly not far...

I second this.

I live admittedly not far from operose: and up here in way north NY, US11 is our only 'big' highway in and out of town. North (actually a bit more east than north), or South, even...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 202,439
Posted By jontow
ssevy: Wow.. you were so ridiculously close. ...

ssevy: Wow.. you were so ridiculously close.

Btw: nice bike! I've become quite familiar with the Stewarts in Indian Lake this summer.. Was riding back and forth to Troy for a few weeks.

Sounds...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 149,581
Posted By jontow
Awesome: all of it.. But we're dying to...

Awesome: all of it..

But we're dying to know: did anyone beat the 4th grader's record? :rofl

Wish I could have been there!
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,212
Posted By jontow
Awesome RR. I greatly enjoyed the tale of the...

Awesome RR. I greatly enjoyed the tale of the underpowered bike and the dude who packed too much crap!

I've been taking a few trips here and there on my XL600R, and learning to lose more and more...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-23-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 202,439
Posted By jontow
Yes: great spot.. last year when they had the...

Yes: great spot.. last year when they had the level in the reservoir lowered, I had the XL600 on the beach.. rode for about a mile downstream, following the old road. Awesome: but I had knobbies on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-23-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 202,439
Posted By jontow
Alright, forced me into it... Old tag: ...

Alright, forced me into it...

Old tag:

http://bd.zenbsd.net/~jontow/phone/xl600r/.small-DSCN2102.JPG


New tag:

http://bd.zenbsd.net/~jontow/phone/xl600r/.small-DSCN2104.JPG
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 202,439
Posted By jontow
C'mon.. do I have to go pick this up? :evil ...

C'mon.. do I have to go pick this up? :evil

This is one of my favorite pieces of history! If someone else doesn't, I'm going to pick it up and put the new tag on a gorgeous riding road not far...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-06-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,066
Views: 555,655
Posted By jontow
Industrial wasteland hammock camping in NY: ...

Industrial wasteland hammock camping in NY:

http://bd.zenbsd.net/~jontow/phone/tw200/2013-07-21/.small-DSCN2033.JPG
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