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Forum: Americas 04-20-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Capri142
Best time of the year East to west southern USA

I Am planning a trip across the southern part of the US this spring/summer/fall. All back roads. Starting in N Florida ending in Northern California. I was originally planning on leaving late August...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,662
Posted By Capri142

I used a two person compact tent for a long time. However a couple of years ago on tour I got stuck in a campground during a horrendous storm that lasted almost 3 days. I soon found out that a small...
Forum: Face plant 11-29-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 38,142
Posted By Capri142

Some years ago, I was riding a Honda Reflex scooter a nice little bike, when I went over during a turn in the middle of an intersection. My leg was somewhat trapped under the bike. I was not wearing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 612
Posted By Capri142
Outer Banks
Forum: Trip Planning 11-06-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,815
Posted By Capri142

Just what I needed for planning my trip to Alaska net summer.
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,142
Posted By Capri142
Chippewa Rally boots

I have tried many different kinds of boots. Touring, I need boots not only that I can ride on all day but walk around in when I am done riding for the day. I hate having to carry an extra pair of...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-21-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By Capri142
Very good point, Also you need to check on...

Very good point, Also you need to check on insurance for the bike and perhaps even more importantly for yourself/.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-21-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,423
Posted By Capri142
OK 5 things that go with me on every ride:

rain gear
pocket knife
Forum: Americas 09-08-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,176
Posted By Capri142
Ive never done something like this and Id like...

Ive never done something like this and Id like some input.

You are talking about a pretty ambitious ride of several thousand miles. Not to say that you shouldn't do it but maybe you really...
Forum: Americas 08-22-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Capri142
I just got back to Florida from a trip to Maine....

I just got back to Florida from a trip to Maine. Suggest you stay off of I-95 from DC north. Traffic is just awful. Way to tense to enjoy the ride. Coming back from Maine, I went west then south...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,306
Posted By Capri142
no fun

Packing up a wet tent is no fun, packing up a wet tent in the rain is even less fun....Thing is if you are going to do much camping while you tour, it is going to happen. Most all tents these days...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-16-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,862
Posted By Capri142
Whoa Fella, stop right there. I often am on the...

Whoa Fella, stop right there. I often am on the road for 20-30 days biut I never pack for more than 5 days at a time, if that. You can pack the same stuff for a week trip that you can for a month...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-30-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,593
Posted By Capri142
maintain the Bike

Before I go off on my own and I do a lot of touring by myself...I always make sure that the bike is in tip top shape before leaving. I carry a pertty extensive tool kit but I am not a mechanic and if...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-28-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By Capri142
Wolfman dry bag...

Wolfman dry bag and hard panniers, tank bag.....holds everything I need for an extended tour and everything stays dry

Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,022
Posted By Capri142
Nice pictures, It is a great riding area. I have...

Nice pictures, It is a great riding area. I have been through there a few times. After looking at you pictures it is time to head back for a few days, a week or so.<a...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,341
Posted By Capri142
It is hard to do when you are young

It really is hard to chuck it all and go on the road when you are young.....There are so many things going on. When I was younger I had the typical and 2 weeks, house and 2 kids. As...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-06-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,283
Posted By Capri142
Spend SOME money

Don't buy cheap, the last thing you need is a tent that fails in the middle of a rainstorm or a zipper that jams and fails to close, letting a zillion hungry mosquitoes in. Still, you don't need too...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-06-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,578
Posted By Capri142
Never fight it!

I did fall asleep one time while riding on the Natchez Trace (one of the most boring rides in the US). I nodded off and woke up off of the road. Fortunately I did not go down and the shoulder was...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,651
Posted By Capri142
[QUOTE=WhicheverAnyWayCan;23954180] all credit...

[QUOTE=WhicheverAnyWayCan;23954180] all credit agencies block my credit unless I call them and give them right password for them to 'unblock' my credit for certain time so bank/financial...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,431
Posted By Capri142

I wear size 13 Chippewa Rally boots and have no problem getting them under the front shifter of my Triumph Explorer. Your SG10's look like theyt have an even thinner toe sole to top of boot so...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-14-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,651
Posted By Capri142
Gotcha! Kind hard to throw credit cards though...

Gotcha! Kind hard to throw credit cards though :) But then again if I should lose my wallet somehow....................................................I guess the best thing if one does...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-14-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,409
Posted By Capri142
First rides

Here's a blog note taken from my journal back in 1973 about my first MC ride. Thought you might find it interesting.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,252
Posted By Capri142
Back in the day my dad worked for an airline and...

Back in the day my dad worked for an airline and did the same thing, he could have gone anywhere in the world for free (I think he may have had to pay the taxes) but he never did. However the rest...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,651
Posted By Capri142
It is not the money that concerns me. I carry...

It is not the money that concerns me. I carry money and credit cards in a few different places on myself and the bike. The BIG concern is my ID and the main reason for the throw down or expendable...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,409
Posted By Capri142
<<<<<On the other hand my experience with a...

<<<<<On the other hand my experience with a motorbike is pretty much negligible>>>>

You need to spend a lot of time on the bike getting used to it, learning how to ride it, Maybe it is not...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-11-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,651
Posted By Capri142
Throw down Wallet

Some years ago while on a tour I was actually stopped by a couple of young thugs outside my motel room late at night. They demanded my money, I handed them my wallet and they took off with it. It was...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-27-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 52,703
Posted By Capri142

If you do decide to head off on your own have your bike checked over by a good mechanic before leaving and do a 1OO MILE or so ride just to make sure all is well before heading out on the big ride...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-27-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 52,703
Posted By Capri142

Most all of my riding is solo yet I rarely ever feel Lonely. One in awhile it is nice to meet up with another rider on the road and ride with them for a short while of even stop with them for a meal...
Forum: Regional forums 03-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,936
Posted By Capri142
Ride down for one day

I'm living in Jacksonville now, about 80 miles North of Daytona. I will ride down for a day (probably on the 13th). I ride down A1A along the ocean which is a nice ride if the weather is good. At...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-28-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 56,764
Posted By Capri142
Churches and Ranches

Churches are the best, esp if the pastor has a house behind the church. Ask if you can put your tent up or sleep next to you bike. I have never had anyone say no and several times have been invited...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,236
Posted By Capri142
Finally found good touring tent

After spending three days on my back in a torrential downpour that was to much to ride in last summer, the one thing I decided to get before I hit the road this year is a larger tent. So, I did a lot...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,216
Posted By Capri142

My sister, her husband and their dog travel from Florida to Montana 2 x each year and camp along the way using a Tepui Roof Top tent They just cannot say enough good things...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-02-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,571
Posted By Capri142
stop when you are tired

Whatever you do, how ever you ride, when you get tired it is time for a stop. Don't try to ride through any sort of fatigue. Coffe and energy drinks, never helped me. The only thing for me to do when...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,223
Posted By Capri142
KW is nothing at all like it used to be...Mostly...

KW is nothing at all like it used to be...Mostly just a tourist trap now. Even the food is not all that great anymore. I grew up in the keys back in the 50's and 60's, it was great place to be then....
Forum: Trip Planning 01-27-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,172
Posted By Capri142
I dont know about overseas, not having done any...

I dont know about overseas, not having done any touring over there but here in the states I just dont worry about it. I am on the road about 2 months out of the year and have never had anything...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-21-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By Capri142
Short Clips

3000 miles is a lot to tape. I just do mine in short clips of interesting area, roads, people that I meet along the way. You want to be able to do the whole thing in about 30 minutes. I have a good...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,790
Posted By Capri142
Yah, Setting up camp in the dark is not a lot of...

Yah, Setting up camp in the dark is not a lot of fun
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,174
Posted By Capri142
I do live in Jax, Would love to stop by and see...

I do live in Jax, Would love to stop by and see the tent set up! sent you at PM

Forum: Equipment 01-13-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,174
Posted By Capri142

Thanks for all of the replies. Big Help!

I just put my order in for the Redverz tent.
Forum: Trip Planning 01-12-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,275
Posted By Capri142
Google nMaps

Sometimes I hate Google maps! I can spend way too much time there! When I set up a trip. I usually pick a destination and then it is pretty much freeform inbetween. However, in the months before, I...
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