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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Sidney
I probably wouldn't do the Trans-Tiaga extension...

I probably wouldn't do the Trans-Tiaga extension solo but the James Bay Road looks doable alone.

Sidney
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Sidney
Thanks for the offer. No riding partner...

Thanks for the offer. No riding partner yet...might do this solo.

Sidney
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Sidney
James Bay / Trans-Taiga - Anyone going in 2015?

Like the title says...Anyone planning a trip up the James Bay Road and/or Trans-Taiga from the Midwest during the summer of 2015?

Not wanting to try this solo. Flexible on schedule...July,...
Forum: Latin America 05-08-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Sidney
Well I guess no riding...how about beaches. Best...

Well I guess no riding...how about beaches. Best ones to drive to from Piracicaba?

Thanks,

Sidney
Forum: Latin America 04-21-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Sidney
Piracicaba/San Paulo rentals/riding?

Any ADV riders in Piracicaba/San Paulo that can answer some questions? Any rentals available? Any decent off road areas? What's the riding like?

Thanks,

Sidney
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,251
Posted By Sidney
For what it's worth... I've been to the...

For what it's worth...

I've been to the manufacturer of Yeti coolers. Very well engineered and quality manufacturing processes. The tooling these things are molded in is the finest made. I'm...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-04-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,632
Posted By Sidney
Great area to explore! Here's a few pointers from...

Great area to explore! Here's a few pointers from another flatlander:

We did a week out of Ouray on brand new leftover '09 KLR's the week around July 4th in 2011. No changes to jets or gearing...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,652
Posted By Sidney
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2...

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/2587-Merle-Langford-Rd_Zolfo-Springs_FL_33890_M55798-72560?row=3

Here's another example on 5 acres.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,652
Posted By Sidney
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5...

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/5428-Swaying-Palm-Dr_Punta-Gorda_FL_33982_M62360-05116?row=1

Property in Florida can be cheap. Buy enough acreage for a couple cows/pigs,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-07-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,652
Posted By Sidney
My company has a window from Oct 1 through...

My company has a window from Oct 1 through November 15. After that no option...it's stays until you reach retirement age. Mine is a one time offer.

Sidney
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-07-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 20,008
Posted By Sidney
Miata. Tons of aftermarket and Factory Race...

Miata. Tons of aftermarket and Factory Race support. Spec Miata is probably the most popular single make race series in the U.S. for amature racing. I've raced and raced against these things and they...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-07-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,652
Posted By Sidney
Mine was a Japanese auto manufacturer transplant...

Mine was a Japanese auto manufacturer transplant in Central Illinois. I left in 2004 when they were making 240,000 cars/SUV's per year. This plant is down to something like 30K annual. Can't imagine...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-07-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,652
Posted By Sidney
Not to derail your "Where can I retire for cheap...

Not to derail your "Where can I retire for cheap thread" but...I just got the same offer from a former employer where I worked 10 years but left 10 years ago. Is this something that's a hot topic...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,155
Posted By Sidney
+1 on this one. Stayed there in '11 and '12. Once...

+1 on this one. Stayed there in '11 and '12. Once with bikes and once with kids and rental Jeep. Local folks that were happy to see us. Nothing fancy but clean and priced right. Easy walking distance...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-17-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By Sidney
And get the invites out early...it's a long drive...

And get the invites out early...it's a long drive from Illinois and I'll need to plan!

Congrats!

Sidney
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-15-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,658
Posted By Sidney
If you make it to Illinois...Frontier flys direct...

If you make it to Illinois...Frontier flys direct from Bloomington to Denver. Our airport is small enough you could crawl from the front door to the gate in 2 minutes and our rental cars are about 50...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 14,719
Posted By Sidney
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee377/Sidneyfr...

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee377/Sidneyfranklin/Facebook/iOS%20Photos/10414423_10202011050669990_1065272623376230315_n.jpg...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 14,719
Posted By Sidney
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee377/Sidneyfr...

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee377/Sidneyfranklin/Facebook/iOS%20Photos/10302039_10202011028309431_5375094082709107407_n.jpg...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 14,719
Posted By Sidney
http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee377/Sidneyfr...

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee377/Sidneyfranklin/Facebook/iOS%20Photos/10372083_10202011025749367_6410102141653421625_n.jpg...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-19-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,657
Posted By Sidney
I have a question...I don't drink whiskey or...

I have a question...I don't drink whiskey or scotch. I'm a Rum and Coke guy or Red Wine. I don't drink beer but like Mike's Hard Lemonaide. What are my options to carry on this ride? Those Margarita...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-23-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 66,495
Posted By Sidney
Mechanical, Please add me to your group...

Mechanical,

Please add me to your group also.

Thanks,

Sidney
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 66,495
Posted By Sidney
Sidney

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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 66,495
Posted By Sidney
In.

In.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-24-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,053
Posted By Sidney
Sure. KLR650 with Knobby. Starting from...

Sure. KLR650 with Knobby. Starting from Bloomington. Would be interested in any backroad/gravel loop around the Mackinaw or Illinois Rivers. If somebody organized a ride from Peoria down to Alton and...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,420
Posted By Sidney
What size Dry Bag and what goes in it? Tent,...

What size Dry Bag and what goes in it? Tent, Sleeping Bag, Thermorest? Does Tent need to be kept in it? I know I need to keep my clothes dry but do you pack those w/ the Sleeping bag? I'm thinking...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-13-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6,460
Views: 354,580
Posted By Sidney
Anyone recommend a shop/mechanic in Bloomington,...

Anyone recommend a shop/mechanic in Bloomington, IL. to swap a T63 on the rear of my '09 KLR?

Thanks,

Sidney
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 66,495
Posted By Sidney
Just ordered up a Michelin T63 for the KLR and a...

Just ordered up a Michelin T63 for the KLR and a bunch of spare parts. Still working on putting together my camping gear. It's going to be a long 3 months if I don't quit rereading all the Dino...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 66,495
Posted By Sidney
If this gets moved to the weekend after Memorial...

If this gets moved to the weekend after Memorial Day...anyone from Illinois interested in trailering/traveling out together?

Sidney
KLR650
Bloomington, IL
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-05-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,671
Posted By Sidney
Haven't got that far yet. We first thought a...

Haven't got that far yet. We first thought a condo in Ouray and one in Florida would work but not sure where our boys will end up so might end up keeping the house in Illinois. Keeping the house in...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-05-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,671
Posted By Sidney
I've spent a week motorcycling out of Ouray in...

I've spent a week motorcycling out of Ouray in 2011 and a couple days with the family in a rental Jeep in 2012. Here's what the locals told us...restaurants have to make it in 90 days. If they don't...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-04-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,671
Posted By Sidney
I'm still 10 years away but...my wife and I are...

I'm still 10 years away but...my wife and I are planning on spending 3 to 4 months in the Ouray area in the summer then the rest of the time in our condo on the beach in Florida. I'm thinking a nice...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-24-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,491
Posted By Sidney
Our's was a 4 door Rubicon as I have 3 boys and...

Our's was a 4 door Rubicon as I have 3 boys and needed/wanted seat belts for everyone. The 2 door's are cheaper but the backseat is only for 2.

My agreement was to wash it also as they need to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-23-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Sidney
Maybe... I've done the San...

Maybe...

I've done the San Juans/Ouray/Silverton area but looking for something a little closer to Illinois to play with my KLR. Is there riding/Jeep roads/Passes in the Colorado Springs area...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-23-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,491
Posted By Sidney
I've done it on an '09 KLR650 and in a rental...

I've done it on an '09 KLR650 and in a rental Jeep the next year with the family. Engineer up from Ouray was almost too much for me...a 250 would have been more fun. (I never dropped mine but my...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-17-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 778
Posted By Sidney
Not sure what a 13 year old girl is going to like...

Not sure what a 13 year old girl is going to like but...pretty nice GM muscle car museum in Punta Gorda on 41 just south of town. (In the old Wal-Mart.).

Jump over on 75 and just into Ft. Myers...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,340
Posted By Sidney
Just about whatever you've got. We did KLR650's...

Just about whatever you've got. We did KLR650's with very little off road and no moutain experience. With the exception of a few miles at the beginning of Engineer Pass...the rest was very doable on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,874
Posted By Sidney
When it looks like this in the Midwest... ...

When it looks like this in the Midwest...

http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee377/Sidneyfranklin/Picture031_zpsa579f47f.jpg...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-28-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 621,161
Posted By Sidney
Bloomington, IL 61704. Intersection of...

Bloomington, IL 61704. Intersection of I-55/I-74/I-39. Pretty much right in the middle of Illinois if you're passing through.

Backyard for tents.
Shower/Bathroom/Washer & Dryer/Kitchen/maybe...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-24-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 31,655
Posted By Sidney
How are the Cat's running down there? What...

How are the Cat's running down there? What engines are you using for the Power Station?

Thanks,

Sidney Franklin
Caterpillar Purchasing Leader - Motorgraders
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-27-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 170,632
Posted By Sidney
I'd stay in Ouray. More hotel/restaurant options....

I'd stay in Ouray. More hotel/restaurant options. Three of us flatlanders did a week here in 2011 on brand new KLR 650's. (We trailered from Illinois) Alpine loop one day, Ophir/Last Dollar next....
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