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Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By BikerBill
Talking Joe, I hope the weather is good and the roads not...

Joe, I hope the weather is good and the roads not too muddy. Sounds like Korea was fun. Thanks for the Horizons link about the Dalton. I'm more determined than ever now! Looking forward to updates.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,305
Posted By BikerBill
Well, I am keeping the H-D Road Glide and...

Well,

I am keeping the H-D Road Glide and adding the GSA. Best of both worlds IMO. Both are great bikes but the GSA can go offroad(badroad). Plan to ride the TAT on the GSA and then interstate...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,954
Posted By BikerBill
I rode US50 from Lake Tahoe to some where in...

I rode US50 from Lake Tahoe to some where in Kansas the first part of June 2008. Temps in the 80's and no wind. Love that road! Dont pass a gas station without filling up unless you got a bigger...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 1,691,042
Posted By BikerBill
Doug, So hou big is the fuel tank on the...

Doug,

So hou big is the fuel tank on the Sporty?

bill
Forum: Trip Planning 04-23-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,283
Posted By BikerBill
I try to take only what I know I will need or...

I try to take only what I know I will need or want on my bike camping trips. I use a Backside four season 3 man tent, 20F synthetic down mummy bag, thermarest sleeping pad, compression camp pillow....
Forum: Americas 03-14-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,030
Posted By BikerBill
I will have to second the suggestion for heated...

I will have to second the suggestion for heated gear. I have Gerbings heated jacket liner and gloves. The new Gerbings T-5 heated gloves are water proof, and the newer jacket liners are much lighter...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,030
Posted By BikerBill
Check out Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort....

Check out Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort. Dealsgap.com. Great folks! They have a restaurant and gas. Camping is available with hot showers. They have a motel. Rooms are clean and reasonable. Call ahead...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,030
Posted By BikerBill
Others have already said it, but I will repeat...

Others have already said it, but I will repeat it. Take a weekend trip to check out your gear. You will see what works and what doesn't.

I took a month long trip couple years ago and did four day...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-28-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,278
Posted By BikerBill
TT, Good on ya! Longest trip I did was in...

TT,

Good on ya! Longest trip I did was in 2008 for a month. I ride a Harley-Davidson Road Glide with saddlebags and tourpak(topcase). I put it all inside of the cases and camped all but four...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 786
Posted By BikerBill
Pahunter, Google Cave City, Kentucky and...

Pahunter,

Google Cave City, Kentucky and check rates for the hotels listed. I found rates for the last week of March ranging from $47 to $90 for double occcupants.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,107
Posted By BikerBill
I don't credit the characters in "Easy Rider"...

I don't credit the characters in "Easy Rider" with much common sense. All three of the guys in that photo died of stupidity. How much money could they stuff inside a short section of clear 1/2"...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-08-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 25,180
Posted By BikerBill
On a short trip of just a few days or even a week...

On a short trip of just a few days or even a week I just eat out. Since the duration of the trip is much shorter money usually isn't much of an issue. I try to find "real" food in a nice restaurant...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 98,614
Posted By BikerBill
Questor, I agree with other ADVriders,...

Questor,

I agree with other ADVriders, you're RR is a treat for any rider. Great photos!

My last big ride lasted a month and I have to agree about the diet. When I ate crap, I felt like...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,580
Posted By BikerBill
When I travel on the bike I camp out. I buy...

When I travel on the bike I camp out. I buy quality gear that will last. Nothing worse than buying cheap stuff from KMart and having it fall apart in the middle of a thunderstorm at 2am.
...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By BikerBill
Tray, It's okay to pick a destination to...

Tray,

It's okay to pick a destination to some place you've always wanted to see. You still get to pick the route to that destination.

Sometimes I end up some place I had no idea of ever...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By BikerBill
You need to re-think what you are taking. This is...

You need to re-think what you are taking. This is a motorcycle trip, not a motorhome adventure.

I went out for four weeks and 8500 miles. I camped 26 nights and carried all of MY gear in the...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By BikerBill
We did a criss-crosser in 2008. Started in...

We did a criss-crosser in 2008. Started in Kentucky and went to Sturgis SD for a few days. Then west to Colorado and then south to New Mexico. West from NM to Arizona and the Grand Canyon for 3 days....
Forum: Americas 01-29-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,936
Posted By BikerBill
I posted some questions about a ride to Nova...

I posted some questions about a ride to Nova Scotia this summer. Slowphil is a resident of NS and sent this link.

www.motorcycletourguidens.com (http://www.motorcycletourguidens.com)

It was...
Forum: EMEA 01-28-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By BikerBill
A Goldwing IV weighs about 950 lbs before you add...

A Goldwing IV weighs about 950 lbs before you add rider, passenger, cargo. How long will you actually be sitting on the bike between stops? The GW is probably the best back seat ride but if you're...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By BikerBill
Thanks again for the info! C., I will let...

Thanks again for the info!

C., I will let ya know when I get it worked out. Thanks!

bill
Forum: Americas 01-27-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,952
Posted By BikerBill
Thumb TPulls, Hey man, it was cold in June of...

TPulls,

Hey man, it was cold in June of '08. But the locals said the temps were 15-20F below normal. I experienced 40-50F with 20-30mph winds. I spent the previous night camped in the mountains a...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-27-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,257
Posted By BikerBill
Sarahp, While out on a month long road trip...

Sarahp,

While out on a month long road trip in 2008 I met three women on their way out west as I was on east bound on my return trip home. They each rode their own Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Two...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,952
Posted By BikerBill
I rode Hwy 1 north from Cambria to San Francisco...

I rode Hwy 1 north from Cambria to San Francisco in June and the fog was present most of the distance. Traffic was bad most of the way. 20-30 mph max in many areas. Froze to death if not for my...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-25-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 56,719
Posted By BikerBill
I took my first long road trip when I was 26. I...

I took my first long road trip when I was 26. I was 58 when I took my next one. Don't wait that long. Others have said any bike ride/trip is an adventure no matter the length. They are so right! I...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By BikerBill
Thumb Thanks for the road reports. We all ride...

Thanks for the road reports. We all ride Harley-Davidsons so no off-roading on this trip. But I have been shopping around for a late model R1200GSA. I plan to ride the TAT in 2012. If I buy a GSA...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By BikerBill
Oldbiker, TransLab? Not familiar with...

Oldbiker,


TransLab? Not familiar with that one. I assume trans Labrador is the ride?
Forum: Americas 01-21-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By BikerBill
Thanks for the quick replies. We'll be leaving...

Thanks for the quick replies. We'll be leaving from Kentucky and plan to camp the majority of the time. What kind of bike did you ride? We currently ride Harley Electra Glides, but I am kind of...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By BikerBill
Nova Scotia

We're thinking about a ride to Nova Scotia. Has anyone been up that way recently? Need to know about roads, gas, and camping. Best tiime of year to visit?

Thanks!
Forum: Americas 04-05-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,369
Posted By BikerBill
Laugh I have been going to the Dragon for several years...

I have been going to the Dragon for several years and have never been there while a fatal accident occurred. Of course most of the time I am there during the week and it's really not very busy. For...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By BikerBill
Hakatan, I rode many of the roads you...

Hakatan,

I rode many of the roads you listed on my trip out west in 2008. You most definetly listed some finest riding possible. On our return trip we rode US 50 east from Tahoe NV and took a few...
Forum: Americas 02-08-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By BikerBill
JB Morse, I admire your sense of adventure!...

JB Morse,

I admire your sense of adventure! When I was a young man I did about 4,000 miles in just under three weeks on a 1973 Honda CB750K3. I camped all but one night and had a great time. At...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 154,409
Posted By BikerBill
My daughter bought LWR when it first became...

My daughter bought LWR when it first became available and we've watched it together many times. That tv series is what got me motivated to get back on a bike after nearly 20 years without a bike. Of...
Forum: Americas 02-07-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 39,715
Posted By BikerBill
Jeff, Yep, I'd like to meet with you in the...

Jeff,

Yep, I'd like to meet with you in the near future to discuss TAT planning. I live near Bagdad KY so we're not too far from each other at all. I plan to buy Sam's charts and maps to use in...
Forum: Americas 02-06-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 39,715
Posted By BikerBill
I am planning to ride the TAT from Jellico TN to...

I am planning to ride the TAT from Jellico TN to OK this summer. Hope to have enough time ride past OK a bit before having to hit the highway and head east towards home. I have been bike shopping and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,622
Posted By BikerBill
My dad bought a new 63 Beetle and that thing was...

My dad bought a new 63 Beetle and that thing was always broke. The VW shop was making a killing off that car. But he had a long commute to work and that thing went thru snow like a tractor.

I...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By BikerBill
New 2009 KLR 650

I have been shopping for a dual sport bike for a couple months now and spent an afternoon last week going to bike shops looking for the right bike. I stopped at the Kawasaki dealer in Lexington KY...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 01-06-2010, 11:02 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 28,017
Posted By BikerBill
Clint, That about sums it up for me. I plan...

Clint,

That about sums it up for me. I plan to ride at least the eastern portion of the TAT this summer. I will buy Sam's package to use for planning, but I will be using other riders GPS ride...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2010, 11:34 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 404,643
Posted By BikerBill
Talking SIDI On Road Boots are the best all round...

SIDI On Road Boots are the best all round do-it-all boot for me. Plain black with protection for toes, ankles and shins. And on top of that they're comfortable. Took maybe six rides to break them in....
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,584
Posted By BikerBill
Talking I crashed while wearing a pair of Chuck Taylor...

I crashed while wearing a pair of Chuck Taylor Converse basketball shoes and after sliding a hundred feet with my right foot under the bike I had NO shoe left. My foot gained about a pound of gravel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 154,409
Posted By BikerBill
If there was a BAM2 I'd think there must have...

If there was a BAM2 I'd think there must have been a BAM1. First I've heard of the "BAM" videos. Yeah, I agree with the inmate that suggested riding the TAT. I will never get to ride in Siberia,...
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