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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 93,854
Posted By bdesj
Looks great, Smackit! I rode to work and back a...

Looks great, Smackit!
I rode to work and back a few days ago. Other than that, my bike has been sitting under the carport for three weeks now. I get this weekend off, so maybe I`ll take it out for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-22-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 93,854
Posted By bdesj
Glad you all survived the NW corner, guys. If...

Glad you all survived the NW corner, guys. If there`s another group ride up there next year, hopefully my schedule will coincide better. Fall is tricky for stuff like that because our busy season...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 93,854
Posted By bdesj
Well...? What the heck went on at the big...

Well...?
What the heck went on at the big Soldier Meadows shindig? It`s been a week now, and not a report or a picfest from anybody.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,721
Posted By bdesj
I`ve been using my Seat Concepts low model for...

I`ve been using my Seat Concepts low model for about three months now. I`d have to say for me it`s generally good, but I also dislike the step in the middle. For reviewing purposes, I`m about...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 102,461
Views: 20,078,684
Posted By bdesj
Brief recap: I had removed my clutch cover to...

Brief recap:
I had removed my clutch cover to do the NSU screw thing, and after putting the cover back on, the clutch was frozen in place. ER70S-2 pointed out that I needed the milled teeth on the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 102,461
Views: 20,078,684
Posted By bdesj
No freplay. I looked at that shaft and pretty...

No freplay. I looked at that shaft and pretty sure I decided it was supposed to face the rear, so probably intentionally forced it on the wrong way :D
Hope I the pops I encountered weren`t teeth...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 102,461
Views: 20,078,684
Posted By bdesj
What do I have wrong here? I just wired my NSU...

What do I have wrong here?
I just wired my NSU bolts, then had to leave the bike apart for two days beacuse I ran out of time. In replacing the cover this morning, I had trouble getting it to go...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-13-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 93,854
Posted By bdesj
More Stillwater! Nice pichers, Smackit. ...

More Stillwater!

Nice pichers, Smackit. Second one is the waterfall below Webber Lake? I take it the squiggly red lines are GPS tracks from what you`ve ridden around here? For "a newbie here",...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By bdesj
Thank god they managed to identify him. If not,...

Thank god they managed to identify him. If not, I`d be forever wondering if it might have been me. Don`t need another mystery in my life.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 93,854
Posted By bdesj
Soldier Meadows

I just got back from there. Great ride, but the way up through S.M. area last Sun was pretty soggy. Well, actually I stayed ALMOST dry through HRC, but got totally drenched and had mud issues...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 93,854
Posted By bdesj
Beechum, do you ride the big Baja race? I met...

Beechum, do you ride the big Baja race? I met Solomon Grundy a few months ago, and he mentioned that you ride desert roads like the devil was chasing you, but that rally must be pretty wild.
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 376,378
Posted By bdesj
Once every 11,111.1 Km

Speak of the devil, just took this picture today!
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DR650/PA041816_zps465b50eb.jpg

But we don`t have any Kms around here :D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-25-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By bdesj
^^Thanks for the report.

^^Thanks for the report.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-24-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By bdesj
Great. I`m going the long way from Reno to Boise...

Great. I`m going the long way from Reno to Boise next week via Steens- was hoping to get away from smoke, but maybe that isn`t going to happen.

EDIT: SpudBob, do you have plans yet for where and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-20-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By bdesj
:huh God, I hope I get to ask that question one...

:huh
God, I hope I get to ask that question one day.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-19-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 93,854
Posted By bdesj
Damn. When it started looking like that weekend...

Damn. When it started looking like that weekend I aimed for my vacation in the following week to combine two purposes, but some emergency schedule rearranging at work forces me to move my vacation...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-17-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,608
Posted By bdesj
Hey, no problem- thanks for finding that rock...

Hey, no problem- thanks for finding that rock hiding in the dust puddle so I didn`t find it! It`s MUCH better to help wake up somebody else`s bike than your own, ya know :lol3

The tent guy is...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 376,378
Posted By bdesj
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By bdesj
Hey, I saw that Faerie Hunt sign too! Was...

Hey, I saw that Faerie Hunt sign too! Was expecting to run into some kind of Renaissance Fair or something, but saw no evidence of anything like that. I remember the sign was on the "98" side loop...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By bdesj
Joe, you sound more sure than I feel, so I...

Joe, you sound more sure than I feel, so I imagine you`re right.
Hope you made it and had a nice ride, Throwback.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-12-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,608
Posted By bdesj
Looking forward to it. My wife starts a new job...

Looking forward to it. My wife starts a new job today though, and I want to wait for her to come home this afternoon and hear how it went before I take off. That kinda means I`ll have to take the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By bdesj
Re-edited my last post. The sign for the road by...

Re-edited my last post. The sign for the road by Webber Falls says Lake of The Woods, not Meadow Lake.


I forgot about that last mile from Dog Valley to Verdi. Still, nothing to get stuck on,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By bdesj
Just guessing at your route, 85 miles from the...

Just guessing at your route, 85 miles from the Foote @ 49 to Cabelas parking lot:
http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/531368162

Sorry, I`m not on any of th GPS sites, but as a bonus, you get...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By bdesj
No fuel on HP road. North San Juan and Cabelas...

No fuel on HP road. North San Juan and Cabelas are the only gas stations directly on the route. Detours to Downieville, Sierraville, or Truckee would gas you up also, but unless somebody in your...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,878
Posted By bdesj
If you don`t find any company, don`t worry much...

If you don`t find any company, don`t worry much about it. There`s a labyrinth of side roads that gets pretty complicated and not well marked/mapped, but H.P. Road itself is straight up and easy to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-10-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,276
Posted By bdesj
Word!

Word!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-08-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,608
Posted By bdesj
Oooh. Sure wish I had the whole day available to...

Oooh. Sure wish I had the whole day available to run over there and beg an escort from you. That territory is mostly entirely unknown to me except on maps and I`ve been curious about it. Aaaalmost...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,276
Posted By bdesj
Nice time of year for Tahoe- perfect temps and...

Nice time of year for Tahoe- perfect temps and small crowds. Mt Rose Hwy from incline to the south end of Reno (changes numbers and continues to Virginia City) is a nice curvy road. 267 or 89 From...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By bdesj
I`m just nit-picking :D Are you still planning...

I`m just nit-picking :D
Are you still planning to go back up, or waiting to fins out about scheduling for work and ride dates? Hope your shock problem will be striaghtned out by then.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,608
Posted By bdesj
Oooh, home made pie and cake : ) Maybe we`ll...

Oooh, home made pie and cake : )
Maybe we`ll have to drop in on your buddy. I`ve eaten a few times at the pizza place up there (Buffalo Chips, I think), and it`s good too, but always nice to add a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,094
Posted By bdesj
Great stuff, JPK! I saw your link to the report...

Great stuff, JPK! I saw your link to the report when you posted it in the Reno thread, and have been waiting for a chance to read it.

1. I like your Great Basin Divide idea. If I ever get that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-02-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,608
Posted By bdesj
...and make some damned tasty sandwiches. Would...

...and make some damned tasty sandwiches. Would have to go back to Pg 1 to check, but I don`t think that option was mentioned along with the other local services.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 93,854
Posted By bdesj
Any thoughts on a time frame for High Rock/Black...

Any thoughts on a time frame for High Rock/Black Rock? I`m taking the slow road to Boise SOME time in late Sep or early Oct, and will be passing through there and the Steens area, would like to time...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-26-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,608
Posted By bdesj
No event fees, just pay your services as needed.

No event fees, just pay your services as needed.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,608
Posted By bdesj
I heart Plumas :clap

I heart Plumas :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,811
Posted By bdesj
Subscribing for ride info. I`m looking at...

Subscribing for ride info. I`m looking at spending a few days in that area on my way from Reno to Boise in the week between the two weekends mentioned.

I haven`t ridden there before, but have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 93,854
Posted By bdesj
Nice, JPK! Water to the seat level isn`t...

Nice, JPK!
Water to the seat level isn`t something I`d have expected in the NV/OR desert in late summer. Was this the big trip you were talking about, or is there a bigger version still in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 93,854
Posted By bdesj
Rode a mixed surface megaloop yesterday, today my...

Rode a mixed surface megaloop yesterday, today my wife is at a church event and I`m supposed to be house cleaning. I promise I will as soon as I finish up here! I started by making my way to Soda...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 93,854
Posted By bdesj
Hope you hook up with somebody, Solomon- playing...

Hope you hook up with somebody, Solomon- playing is MUCH more fun than maintaining! I enjoyed riding with you a few weeks ago, but still don`t have it down for the tight stuff that I get the feeling...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,705
Views: 376,378
Posted By bdesj
Not from anywhere near PA, no idea where that is,...

Not from anywhere near PA, no idea where that is, but it looks pretty danged COOL!
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