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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,817
Posted By Road Hound
You got that right :clap

You got that right :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7,972
Views: 485,853
Posted By Road Hound
I agree with your statement completely. If anyone...

I agree with your statement completely. If anyone in this thread deserves to be banned it's Dranrab Luap not C-S.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,894
Posted By Road Hound
I consider any rider who doesn't drive, the rider...

I consider any rider who doesn't drive, the rider who rides everywhere, everyday, Hardcore.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,097
Posted By Road Hound
After using Thermorest pads, Big Agnes air...

After using Thermorest pads, Big Agnes air mattresses, I finally found what I was really looking for. I now use an ExPed DownMat 7 slid into a Big Agnes Lost Ranger Bag, it sleeps wonderful much...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7,317
Views: 2,997,767
Posted By Road Hound
At 66 I'm still enjoying my Kermit, it takes...

At 66 I'm still enjoying my Kermit, it takes about 2 min to sit up and about 1 min to take down. No leg extenders and it's oh so comfy. It's about 16 years old, it's been used a lot and nothing has...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By Road Hound
Great grips, I've been running them for years....

Great grips, I've been running them for years. Best grips I've ever used.
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,026
Posted By Road Hound
If you cook under the vestibule of that tent, how...

If you cook under the vestibule of that tent, how do you get the food smell out of the tent prior to camping in Bear Country?
Forum: Americas 01-28-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,454
Posted By Road Hound
Yohan, when you get to Yellowstone, look for...

Yohan, when you get to Yellowstone, look for Indian Creek campground. It's just a few miles south of Mammoth. It's run by the park service and is a great spot to tent camp. Gardiner, Mt is just a few...
Forum: Americas 01-28-2015, 04:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,454
Posted By Road Hound
Oh yeah, I found those 2 a few years ago. ...

Oh yeah, I found those 2 a few years ago.
Thanks
Forum: Americas 01-28-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,454
Posted By Road Hound
I'm leaving Atlanta the 13 of April and heading...

I'm leaving Atlanta the 13 of April and heading West for 6 months. The only things I am locked into are Camping at The North Rim Of The Grand Canyon late May and a few days at a Rally in Oregon mid...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,454
Posted By Road Hound
Many Thanks for posting that route. I'll be out...

Many Thanks for posting that route. I'll be out that way later this year and I'll be sure and ride this. The last time I was in the area, 2011 I rode down the eastern side of the lake on 37. I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,195
Posted By Road Hound
I'm only 66, I'm not old enough to have the...

I'm only 66, I'm not old enough to have the problems you speak of.
A ride everyday keeps the Ape Hangers away.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-20-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 14,389
Posted By Road Hound
Count me IN

Count me in, I've been looking forward to this as I couldn't make it out last year. I'm leaving Atlanta April 13, 2015 and I have this on my calender.
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 311,319
Posted By Road Hound
Alex I sure hope this comes true. I wanted to...

Alex I sure hope this comes true. I wanted to ride out last year, just couldn't get all the stars to line up. I'm going to be on the road for 6 months this year starting in April, I will be in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 159,907
Posted By Road Hound
I like reading these post about electronic rider...

I like reading these post about electronic rider aids. It reinforces my opinion that those of us who have been riding for 30 or more years must be super men to have survived without the nanny on...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,474
Posted By Road Hound
IIRC they were the FX model, purchased them from...

IIRC they were the FX model, purchased them from a local BMW dealer. I'm not sure about the date of purchase, I've been doing this for a long time. I'm thinking late 90s.
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,273
Posted By Road Hound
You have to make your own decision based on how...

You have to make your own decision based on how you like to ride, and what you want to see. I would not have any question as to where. The West, our wonderful, magnificent West, the wonderful roads,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,181
Posted By Road Hound
I'll give you a little bit of my experience with...

I'll give you a little bit of my experience with shaft drive vs chain drive.
I've made one long trip with a chain drive bike, a 7,500 mile trip 2 up from Georgia to the North Rim of the Grand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7,972
Views: 485,853
Posted By Road Hound
It appears that the rider was not paying...

It appears that the rider was not paying attention to the roadway in front of himself. I would think that might be caused by riding in close formation and having to give too much attention to the...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,474
Posted By Road Hound
Trash

I've owned 1 pair Alpine Star gloves and 1 pair of Alpine Star Boots. The gloves were trashed after part time use on a 13,000 mile trip. The Boots did a little less well, the Velcro was worn out...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Road Hound
I've found that a loose Stitch is much more...

I've found that a loose Stitch is much more comfortable. It will be cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. You do need to allow for room to layer under the suit for the colder temps.
Forum: Americas 12-23-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,765
Posted By Road Hound
Excellent routing advise right here, I've ridden...

Excellent routing advise right here, I've ridden the Hwy12, 24, 95 route many times and I never tire of it. Amazing roads, amazing scenery, wonderful ride.
Forum: Americas 12-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,765
Posted By Road Hound
MacKay Tourist Park

Thanks for that info, I'm going to be out that way in 2015. I'm planning a 6 month long road trip and info like this is priceless.
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,916
Posted By Road Hound
I've been riding in 2 piece Roadcrafters since...

I've been riding in 2 piece Roadcrafters since the early 90's. I'm on my third one now. I've looked at other gear each time I've been in the market for a new suit and have found nothing that compares...
Forum: Americas 12-18-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By Road Hound
Just northwest of Savannah , on hwy 17 is the...

Just northwest of Savannah , on hwy 17 is the small town of Oliver. Do not speed in Oliver, I don't think they ever rest and their fines are way out of line.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,499
Posted By Road Hound
I'm 66 years old I gave up worrying about how...

I'm 66 years old I gave up worrying about how cool I am about 49 years ago. I'm just saying if you need cruise control, automatic transmission, training wheels etc. maybe you don't need to be trying...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,499
Posted By Road Hound
If you are riding a motorcycle you better always...

If you are riding a motorcycle you better always be highly focused. The idiots never take a break. If you are riding, you don't get a break until you stop.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,499
Posted By Road Hound
Yeah I guess so, I've just learned that I like to...

Yeah I guess so, I've just learned that I like to be in control of my scoot, I want my hand on the throttle, my fingers over my front brake, my right foot over my rear brake, my left foot over or...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,499
Posted By Road Hound
I know of no motorcycle that holds enough fuel...

I know of no motorcycle that holds enough fuel for a rider to ride for 8 to 9 hours at a time. My ride holds 7.5 gallons of fuel which few do and it will not allow me to ride more that about 3 hours...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,499
Posted By Road Hound
Well I'm not a keyboard jockey as your count...

Well I'm not a keyboard jockey as your count shows you to be. I am a motorcycle rider, I gave up autos in 1973 when I sold my VW for the funds to acquire my first motorcycle. I've been riding ever...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,499
Posted By Road Hound
You Might Just Need An Automobile

I have a hard time with all this crying about needing cruise control on a motorcycle. If your physical condition is such that it is a problem for you to operate the twist grip throttle on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7,972
Views: 485,853
Posted By Road Hound
BIG Difference, the semi will in time reach a...

BIG Difference, the semi will in time reach a reasonable speed, the bicycle, better hope for a down hill.
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By Road Hound
I've been running Radar Detectors for years, for...

I've been running Radar Detectors for years, for the last few years I've been using the Escort 8500. I think I'm on my 3rd one at this time. I've never had false alerts at high RPMs but I did have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 38,451
Views: 10,203,474
Posted By Road Hound
They were driving on the "Dragon" it's nothing...

They were driving on the "Dragon" it's nothing but a show.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,319
Posted By Road Hound
Interstate riding is not my favorite, but I do...

Interstate riding is not my favorite, but I do find times when it is necessary.
There is a big section in the middle of this country where the riding is not fun
even on the back roads. I just put...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By Road Hound
I've made a number of trips from my home in...

I've made a number of trips from my home in Atlanta, Ga to points west. I leave Atlanta at 9PM and ride until 7PM mountain time the next night. I then set up camp eat, sleep and when I get up in the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 37,886
Posted By Road Hound
I've a friend that has a set, I'll check with him...

I've a friend that has a set, I'll check with him and see if he wants to sell them.
We figured out they were pretty much useless, they get lost in the light from the headlight and don't contribute...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 981
Views: 133,916
Posted By Road Hound
Exactly, it seems that many think they want a...

Exactly, it seems that many think they want a Sport Touring bike. The decision is made without even sitting on the bike that it needs higher more pull back handlebars, lower foot pegs, a bigger...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7,317
Views: 2,997,767
Posted By Road Hound
I guess this thing is nice and it looks tough....

I guess this thing is nice and it looks tough. I've always used my largest cook pot, heat a little water add a little camp soap. Use a scrubby sponge to wash whatever dirty items I have and rinse...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 37,886
Posted By Road Hound
My 2006

Here is a shot of my 06 taken at capital Reef National Park Sept 2013. This my 3rd ZG1000 and I've loved all 3 of them.
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