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Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By alaskasail
Body Protection - Ribs

Recently I biffed and it cost me six broken ribs and a punctured lung so I've had some time to think about this a little. In addition two of my riding friends broke ribs as well.

After we got...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
Just got back from Organ Pipe Cactus National...

Just got back from Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. They've opened the roads now and it is truly spectacular.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
Made in hHina

This needs to go over to another thread, but looking on line about these bikes (or anything made in China) will reveal a plethora of what's wrong with them, but if you go to Indonesia or a lot of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 28,562
Posted By alaskasail
This is a very useful set of maps. Thank you for...

This is a very useful set of maps. Thank you for that. I bought the "Official" set from USFS and I can barely read them even with reading glasses. I'd looked for on line sets (quite awhile ago),...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By alaskasail
Time is growing near for the Outback and I need...

Time is growing near for the Outback and I need to know how many Happy Meals to put together for Saturday night and Sunday morning. I've gotten a lot of interest this year, but as always there are a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
Arivaca Outback

Time is growing near for the Outback and I need to know how many Happy Meals to put together for Saturday night and Sunday morning. I've gotten a lot of interest this year, but as always there are a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,757
Posted By alaskasail
Triangle T

Just spend the night "Dry" camping at the Triangle -T and things are looking pretty good around there. They are up on the maintenance and the rains haven't eroded it much, but the bar/restaurant was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-26-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
That's why I moved to Arivaca.... Well...er......

That's why I moved to Arivaca.... Well...er... there's all this riding too.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,437
Posted By alaskasail
I"m in, but maybe I'll bring the RV this...

I"m in, but maybe I'll bring the RV this year.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-13-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,017
Posted By alaskasail
Practice

It's all "Practice, Practice, Practice" anyway so come up to the Arivaca Outback (https://sites.google.com/site/arivacaoutback/)and pick someone good to follow. You will learn a great deal and at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-13-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 28,562
Posted By alaskasail
2015 Arivaca Outback

We're going to do this again on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of February, 2015.

For more info. See: https://sites.google.com/site/arivacaoutback/
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-12-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
Arivaca Outback

We are doing the "Arivaca Outback" for the fifth year February 21st-23rd so mark your calendars. More information is posted on the West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-12-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By alaskasail
Arivaca Outback

Announcing the Arivaca Outback (see:%20%20https://sites.google.com/site/arivacaoutback/)(A series of tech/ride days on the weekend of February 20th-23rd). ...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16,687
Views: 1,910,818
Posted By alaskasail
I'm curious about what kind of glue you used. ...

I'm curious about what kind of glue you used. It's hot in S. Texas like here in S. Arizona. Glue seems to give up in the heat here. I put some mylar bubble insulation inside the covers of my Tusk...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6,762
Views: 1,433,496
Posted By alaskasail
I'm not seeing these images even when I cut and...

I'm not seeing these images even when I cut and paste the URL. Can you point me to where I can see them?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-26-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
Been waitin' for you Bob.

Been waitin' for you Bob.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-22-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
I have a place in Arivaca and a KLR 650, so if...

I have a place in Arivaca and a KLR 650, so if you plan to be in the area and need a riding partner (or a wrench) shoot me a PM. Got pretty lonely up here this summer. A little wet too.

Also,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-04-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
Arivaca

I'm back in Arivaca (actually been here all summer with a bunch of trips here and there) and my usual riding partner moved so I haven't been riding much. I don't like to ride in the boonies alone...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 28,562
Posted By alaskasail
Same here. It's mother's day and.... well.......

Same here. It's mother's day and.... well.... uhm...

I sent you a PM about this.
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By alaskasail
Copper Canyon Update

Ron and I just got back from a 9-day loop starting in Douglas/Agua Prieta down to Batopilas and out via Urique'. We tried to get some updates as to road conditions and whether the bridge was still...
Forum: Americas 02-20-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,115
Posted By alaskasail
Import permits.

Perhaps this is better posted somewhere else, but this thread is pretty active and it looks like there are some folks headed south like myself so....

There has been a recent "brouhaha" in Mexico...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
I had a ton-o-fun with this and it renews my...

I had a ton-o-fun with this and it renews my commitment to keep it going. What is the consensus about dates: November or February?



Unfortunately, the bottle of sourdough I gave roaddirt went...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 11,115
Posted By alaskasail
We will be going in March as well and will...

We will be going in March as well and will possibly go from Alamos if there is some recent intel and/or tracks available. When I did the Bato-Choix route a couple of years ago it was a little knarly...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
I drove my Honda Accord right under (well.......

I drove my Honda Accord right under (well.... almost) a big, jet black one when I was blinded by a truck on the Arivaca Road. Knocked out the windshield and back window as well as added several...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
Arivaca Outback

I thought I'd posted on this thread, but I don't see it.

So, we'll be doing the 3rd (or is it 4th) annual "Arivaca Outback" this coming weekend (Feb 8-9). If you want to come early or stay late...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 28,562
Posted By alaskasail
Here are some pictures: ...

Here are some pictures:

https://plus.google.com/photos/101597882357860255124/albums/5294320172892263185?banner=pwa

Here' is one ride:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-27-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 28,562
Posted By alaskasail
Arivaca Outback

The "Arivaca Outback" will happen February 8th & 9th this year. Come up (4000') and ride around with us. We have two houses and 60 acres on which you can camp if you want to spend the night. My...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,121
Posted By alaskasail
Joining Late

I'm joining this thread late so I'll keep an eye on it for a summary of the where's and when's whens it gets all decided. It's freezing already here in Arivaca so it's got to be pretty cold by...
Forum: Americas 08-10-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28,444
Views: 2,466,961
Posted By alaskasail
When you are "Off Road" on the Devil's Spine.......

When you are "Off Road" on the Devil's Spine.... your *OFF* road!:muutt
Forum: Australia 05-19-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,344
Posted By alaskasail
The Same Helmet?

I've been looking for a helmet like this for some time and came to the conclusion that many of the lower cost helmets are nearly identical. (Fly Trekker, AFX 39, MSR Xpedition Cyber, etc.) I bought...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 30,228
Posted By alaskasail
I think they are a little different

I'm about to buy one of these and can't decide. It's not a costly decision, but my head is in there and I don't have much more room onthe self for helmets.

I was looking at the You Tube reviews...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 28,562
Posted By alaskasail
There are some nice rides in beautiful country...

There are some nice rides in beautiful country around Arivaca and you won't see too many (if any) other people. If you look under my account (alaskasail) at EveryTrail, I have some posted. Like:
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,111
Posted By alaskasail
I'm in.

I'm in this year again for the third time. I'll try to make it by Thursday, but one KLR is in pieces so it might be Friday. I'm thinking of bringing the KTM 525 too which means if I can load them...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
A good place to start is at the Desert Daze meet...

A good place to start is at the Desert Daze meet over in Dragoon this weekend.

See the "DualSportDesertDaze 2013 - March 14-17" thread on this forum.

I look forward to meeting you.

Andy
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
Ron and I are going to try it again this Thursday...

Ron and I are going to try it again this Thursday and hope some folks show up. Last time.... nada. I'm not long for Tucson and will be returning to the hinterlands (Arivaca).

Anyone planning to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-31-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
Red Garter

Is there still as get-together at the Red Garter on Thursdays? Can someone give me the particulars?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-16-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
We're on in Arivaca

We've already done some riding today and it'a all good. the Forest Service is bulldozing/grading some roads so they can be a little rocky, but passable. Tomorrow - Saturday - we expect the Tempe...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
I got the best price in the country for my KLR at...

I got the best price in the country for my KLR at Apache and they had it all prepped and ready to ride when I got there. No complaints.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
Arivaca Outback

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OK, It's official: We'll do another ARIVACA OUTBACK on the weekend of November 17th 2012. For last year's report see (http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?p=1073270#post1073270.

If...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-03-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15,877
Views: 1,367,848
Posted By alaskasail
We'll do it again on the weekend of November 17th...

We'll do it again on the weekend of November 17th 2012. If you want to come up early that's fine. I'll provide a BBQ Sat nite and sourdough pancakes Sunday morning. The Arabac Cafe, Sweet Peas, and...
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