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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-25-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,963
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Not Mike's Sky Ranch!

Not Mike's Sky Ranch!
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-28-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 9,963
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
We had a really slow morning as we were waiting...

We had a really slow morning as we were waiting for the sun to heat us up. Also, we were on vacation and no longer knew or cared what day it was.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Sorry this is taking so long. I keep getting...

Sorry this is taking so long. I keep getting side-tracked by more riding in Baja. I've ridden another 550 miles of Baja goodness since my Humbug ride.

Turns out that middle age plus many miles of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-23-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 47,380
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Hi 950less-rice. We miss you man. Hope you and...

Hi 950less-rice.
We miss you man. Hope you and your family are happy and mostly dry.
Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Funny that you should ask that. Most people put...

Funny that you should ask that. Most people put new tires on their bikes for a Baja ride. I'm a cheap bugger, so I dumpster dive most of my tires from behind the local bike shop. The problem with...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Where was I? Oh yes, the start of Window Rock...

Where was I?
Oh yes, the start of Window Rock Trail:

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Baja-december-2014/i-kxF84Pv/0/L/102_1656-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Time to start keeping an eye out for big prickly...

Time to start keeping an eye out for big prickly things. Not Saguaro cactus (Carnegiea gigantea), but Cardon cactus (Pachycereus pringlei).
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Wow, Lesotho looks so green. I crossed Lesotho...

Wow, Lesotho looks so green.
I crossed Lesotho on a bicycle 25 years ago, and there was absolutely no green color.
Looks like a fun ride. Makes me homesick
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Rollergirl had never met Coco before. We stopped...

Rollergirl had never met Coco before. We stopped at his corner for yet another breakfast beer and to sign in the magic book.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
I really missed my 990 on this trip. 1100 miles...

I really missed my 990 on this trip. 1100 miles on a 530 in the cold wind kind of sucks. Except for the many parts where a big heavy bike with short range would have sucked.
I can do 300 miles on...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
That is a nemo losi 3 person tent. We love it. ...

That is a nemo losi 3 person tent.
We love it.
However, it is a 3 season tent and is a little cool for the one week of winter that we get.
It is easy to pitch, good in the wind and rain, and not...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Next, Rollergirl gets to meet this guy and his...

Next, Rollergirl gets to meet this guy and his band of child-workers

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Baja-december-2014/i-fcfnNCp/0/L/102_1628-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Hog, Tom, Mesa, Moto thanks for joining in. ...

Hog, Tom, Mesa, Moto thanks for joining in.


Time to see if I can get the rack fixed

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Baja-december-2014/i-54S6p6N/0/L/102_1620-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Camped for the night at the north end of laguna...

Camped for the night at the north end of laguna Diablo

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Baja-december-2014/i-G7MRfwS/0/L/102_1583-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Spent the night at Rancho Santa Veronica. Woke up...

Spent the night at Rancho Santa Veronica. Woke up to a merry effin Christmas day of cold and rainy

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Baja-december-2014/i-zfMsk52/0/L/102_1558-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
I live about 60 miles from the Tecate border post...

I live about 60 miles from the Tecate border post between California and Baja. I ride mostly in northern Baja, and the rides are usually only one or two days. Because of this, I spend most of my time...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,739
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Baja Humbug 2014

Christmas in Baja.
Ride report coming when I get caught up at work.

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Baja-december-2014/i-T8ghxGq/0/L/102_1610-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-15-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 143,940
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
A little removal from Saturday

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/i-dSQtnrh/0/L/Euc%20Removal%20-%202014%20-8-L.jpg (http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/11216498_5XbJCX#!i=3765728100&k=dSQtnrh&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,411
Views: 627,272
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Arbutus unedo- common name Strawberry tree

Arbutus unedo- common name Strawberry tree
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-18-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 948
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Excellent to see you guys using your 990s...

Excellent to see you guys using your 990s properly!
Thanks for sharing
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,309
Views: 706,058
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Baja! ...

Baja!

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Spring-2014/i-Nmh9fBd/1/L/102_1349-L.jpg (http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Spring-2014/37123404_drvKrs#!i=3081975986&k=Nmh9fBd&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 810,078
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Wow, 691 pages of grown men sounding like a bunch...

Wow, 691 pages of grown men sounding like a bunch of girls.
Ok, now that I've broken the ice, what do you all think about me buying one of these excellent little bikes for my wife?
Should I get a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 49,557
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Thank you for continuing with your excellent...

Thank you for continuing with your excellent writing and photography.
I'm looking forward to being able to buy your book one day.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,935
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
All American KTM in Ramona. Small shop. Awesome...

All American KTM in Ramona. Small shop. Awesome service. Worth the drive!
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,498
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
What a great adventure. You are brave and crazy...

What a great adventure. You are brave and crazy to do this solo. Your pictures bring back wonderful memories of traveling through Zim and Bots back in the 80s when I was a student at Wits.
Thank you...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-11-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 47,380
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Osadabwa, you have nothing to be jealous of. I've...

Osadabwa, you have nothing to be jealous of. I've read your ride reports.
We are jealous of your exploring!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 47,380
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
HaHaHaHaHa! ...

HaHaHaHaHa!

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Summer-2014/i-qvBbVT8/0/L/20140517_110916-L.jpg (http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Summer-2014/41568854_4zWZd2#!i=3301814836&k=qvBbVT8&lb=1&s=A)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 47,380
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
So, getting those little thoughts out of the way,...

So, getting those little thoughts out of the way, early on in my last ride, this is what I was thinking to use as the ride report:


HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!


That's it.

What a freakin amazing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 47,380
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Often, when I am just riding along, I entertain...

Often, when I am just riding along, I entertain myself by thinking about the beautiful prose that I will use to enthrall my ADV audience. I write up an entire ride report in my helmet. It has a sound...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 143,940
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/i-...

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/i-gGkwzFt/0/L/20140605_091958-L.jpg (http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/My-Smug-Mug/11216498_5XbJCX#!i=3301794428&k=gGkwzFt&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7,066
Views: 1,161,750
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
08 530 clatter

Not sure if this has been addressed before?

I have an 08 530. When the bike is upright, it idles appropriately. If I lean the bike over to the side a bit, it develops a horrible clattering sound....
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,202
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
excellent!

excellent!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-06-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,838
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Congrats on the new bike. Time to upgrade the...

Congrats on the new bike.
Time to upgrade the head light.
Looking forward to more of your pics and RRs.
Which part of Nairobbery are you living in?
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,163
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Thanks for sharing! Awesome stuff

Thanks for sharing!
Awesome stuff
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 345
Views: 47,380
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
To get to the half way start point we had to add...

To get to the half way start point we had to add about 20 miles of our own fun stuff.

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Spring-2014/i-hnVLvtk/0/L/102_1382-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 47,380
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
A while ago, we heard that a small but old...

A while ago, we heard that a small but old motorcycle club was holding their annual group ride in the area that we love to ride in. We have ridden their trails and followed their flagging in the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 129,489
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Thanks Matt!

Thanks Matt!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 47,380
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
You can come with us Joel. We will be gentle....

You can come with us Joel. We will be gentle. Bring a bike that's easy to pick up
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 47,380
Posted By WHYNOWTHEN
Ha Ha Ha. Yes there is a trail through there. ...

Ha Ha Ha. Yes there is a trail through there.
Thank you goats!

http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Other/Spring-2014/i-4QxwR3g/0/L/102_1367-L.jpg...
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