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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Today, 05:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,024
Posted By Boondox
My dog has more miles than that!

My dog has more miles than that!
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 05:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,016
Posted By Boondox
I'm on my 4th BMW, all of them GS or GSA. None of...

I'm on my 4th BMW, all of them GS or GSA. None of the other BMWs meet my needs. The recalls I've had were not for urgent issues and were taken care of whenever I made it to the dealer 4 hours away....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports Yesterday, 06:52 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 81,855
Posted By Boondox
Al - I've been waiting very patiently for you to...

Al - I've been waiting very patiently for you to quit fiddling around and actually get to Ten Sleep. Can you get to the good stuff now? :)

Oh, and say hello to Justin. Barley and I should be...
Forum: Rallies 07-02-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 28,550
Posted By Boondox
Installed three new tires on the sidecar rig....

Installed three new tires on the sidecar rig. Fresh coat of wax to make the bugs wash off easier. Still not sure if we'll ride all the way or trailer to Nebraska and ride from there. With Barley just...
Forum: Rallies 06-30-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 28,550
Posted By Boondox
Thank dog for the Ignore feature. Moving on.

Thank dog for the Ignore feature. Moving on.
Forum: Rallies 06-30-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 28,550
Posted By Boondox
I appreciate that it doesn't work for you, but...

I appreciate that it doesn't work for you, but could you please give it a rest? You've rarely passed an opportunity here and the MOA site to slam BMW, the MOA, the USCA, or any other organization...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-28-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 81,855
Posted By Boondox
Al, you're riding turf I had hoped to ride with...

Al, you're riding turf I had hoped to ride with my dog. Unfortunately living back here in Vermont there is a narrow window between when the ice melts, the tornadoes stop, the temps dip to comfort...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-28-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,295
Posted By Boondox
As a young corpsman working the ER at Camp...

As a young corpsman working the ER at Camp Lejeune NC we had a patient come in missing one foot (guardrail) and all the ribs were visible on the chest; the flesh had been ground away clear down to...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-26-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,143
Posted By Boondox
Wow, what a wonderfully polite addition to the...

Wow, what a wonderfully polite addition to the thread!

On my trip back home to Vermont from Oregon I used a weather ap to route myself around a storm that would have caught me in high Rocky Mtn...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-25-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4,593
Views: 317,723
Posted By Boondox
By New England standards...

By New England standards...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-25-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Boondox
My plan is to stop short of Cleveland on Friday...

My plan is to stop short of Cleveland on Friday late afternoon so I don't get caught up in afternoon rush hour. I'll either nap for a bit at a rest stop, then continue when it passes, or find a place...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-25-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Boondox
Doesn't that still take you into Chicago area...

Doesn't that still take you into Chicago area traffic?
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-25-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Boondox
How bad is weekend traffic on I-90?

Since Barley is just finishing up chemo I'll be trailering our sidecar rig from Vermont to just east of the Black Hills before doing a meandering 1400 mile sidecar loop thru the Black Hills and Big...
Forum: Hacks 06-24-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,025
Posted By Boondox
When we met last year Mooloo and Barley were both...

When we met last year Mooloo and Barley were both just fine with beer and chips!
Forum: Rallies 06-24-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 28,550
Posted By Boondox
Barley and I will be camping on site unless the...

Barley and I will be camping on site unless the heat is unbearable. (Chemo has left him a bit more sensitive to temperature extremes.) Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones!
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 81,855
Posted By Boondox
Hurry up and get to Ten Sleep. I need to know...

Hurry up and get to Ten Sleep. I need to know about the area
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By Boondox
Need parking for truck/trailer within a day of Billings MT

Keeping my options open, and one of them (for the first time ever) would be to trailer my sidecar rig from Vermont across the midwest and Great Plains. Barley, my registered service dog and loyal...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-18-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 81,855
Posted By Boondox
Humbug is a nice, small campground with ready...

Humbug is a nice, small campground with ready access to the beach. We really loved it, and Barley was happy because he got to clean off everybody's cookware!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Boondox
Thanks, Edmoto! I'll go over your suggestions...

Thanks, Edmoto! I'll go over your suggestions with my maps this evening. I suspected the bugs would be out full force after the rains; thanks for confirming that. It pretty much reinforces my...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-15-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 81,855
Posted By Boondox
Barley and I will ride Ten Sleep next month on...

Barley and I will ride Ten Sleep next month on our way to Beartooth. Looking forward to your impressions and recommendations.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-14-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 120,506
Posted By Boondox
There is some truth to that! Barley's smarts are...

There is some truth to that! Barley's smarts are focused on hunting. He will see a woodchuck out in the open and run directly to its burrow to cut it off, then run down and kill the big rodent. At...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-13-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Boondox
Thanks, Chris.

Thanks, Chris.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-12-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By Boondox
Options for getting from Badlands to Billings

The last time Barley and I passed that way enroute to Oregon we visited Badlands NP then took a circuitous route past Rushmore and the northern Black Hills, scooted up to Devil’s Tower, then took...
Forum: Photos 06-07-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 611,458
Posted By Boondox
Sacked out on Mt Rainier ...

Sacked out on Mt Rainier

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq164/TadcasterDog/DSCN1112.jpg (http://s444.photobucket.com/user/TadcasterDog/media/DSCN1112.jpg.html)
Forum: Hacks 06-07-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Boondox
Barley's bloodwork came back picture perfect this...

Barley's bloodwork came back picture perfect this week; our vet had slightly lowered the doxorubicin dosage after noticing his neutrophils took a dive after previous doses. And so we enter the last...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-31-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 120,506
Posted By Boondox
It had been too long since our last ride of more...

It had been too long since our last ride of more than an hour. Chemo be damned, we rode to Lake Placid! A Vermont farmer took this pic of us crossing Lake Champlain
...
Forum: Hacks 05-31-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By Boondox
The Pupperazzi discover Barley in Lake Placid

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq164/TadcasterDog/2015%20Lake%20Placid/FILE5908_zpswcxqq0fc.jpg...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-31-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,376
Posted By Boondox
Full remission, another month of chemo to go, and...

Full remission, another month of chemo to go, and the director of clinical trials and UPENN saw his Webpage and contacted me about enrolling him in a very promising pilot treatment involving...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-28-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,376
Posted By Boondox
A couple years ago when Barley and I rode across...

A couple years ago when Barley and I rode across the US, as we were scooting across the endless Montana desert at a high rate of speed, I was singing "It's a long, long way to Tipperary" at the top...
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,965
Posted By Boondox
When I bought my GS/Hannigan rig my shoulders...

When I bought my GS/Hannigan rig my shoulders quickly became much bulkier. Then I had Claude work his magic on the sub-frame. A year later Barley (my adventure dog) and I took a very meandering...
Forum: Vendors 05-09-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 60,612
Posted By Boondox
Me too.

Me too.
Forum: Americas 04-30-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Boondox
The Adirondacks for sure if you beat the summer...

The Adirondacks for sure if you beat the summer rush. Once the kids are out of school the crowds and prices go up considerably.

Everybody suggests Route 100 for Vermont, and it's a nice enough...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By Boondox
Ten above zero is my lower limit, though once by...

Ten above zero is my lower limit, though once by mistake I rode to work at minus 26F. (My temp guage was stuck at 12F, then failed on the way to work. The temp at the bank said 26 below; it was a tad...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
Posted By Boondox
I absolutely agree with you. We live on my wife's...

I absolutely agree with you. We live on my wife's ancestral farm, been in her family since 1796, but Stowe has become so over the top that we're giving up on it and moving. We bought a house in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
Posted By Boondox
Everyone will have their own preferences; I...

Everyone will have their own preferences; I prefer to avoid cities, crowds and tourist traps so my routes tend to be on the backroads: the coast of northern Maine with a stop in one of the tiny local...
Forum: Hacks 04-06-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,388
Posted By Boondox
Barley's cancer is in remission (halfway thru...

Barley's cancer is in remission (halfway thru chemo) and we're hoping the stars and planets align so he can have a spot in this one. :D
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,839
Posted By Boondox
I buy really nice lenses: a fast wide angle prime...

I buy really nice lenses: a fast wide angle prime and an 18-200 zoom for versatility. And then I buy a middle of the road DSLR figuring the camera will be an antique in a couple of years, but the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-28-2015, 04:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,671
Posted By Boondox
Stowe, but in the process of escaping to...

Stowe, but in the process of escaping to Craftsbury Common.

I've been able to commute a few times, but still way too much ice on the shaded back roads to deal with. Wicked long winter this year!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-26-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,331
Posted By Boondox
I had high hopes late last year when Vermont...

I had high hopes late last year when Vermont passed a law banning the use of hand held devices while driving. But it's not enforced. Cops drive right past folks texting or yapping on their phones...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Boondox
Give Jerry Skene a call or send him an email....

Give Jerry Skene a call or send him an email. He's extremely responsive and knows his products inside and out.
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