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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-03-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15,391
Views: 1,250,799
Posted By daBum
There's a little bit of green up here... <a...

There's a little bit of green up here...
<a href="http://izurn.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/IMG_0900.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-676"...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 1,267,621
Posted By daBum
RoninMoto - I went thru July 9th/10th...not much...

RoninMoto - I went thru July 9th/10th...not much snow left this season, pass was dry when I went north, rainy on the way back south. I kept Kate around 60ish, and had quality peg time. Front tire...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 1,267,621
Posted By daBum
A little trip norte. ...

A little trip norte.

http://izurn.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/IMG_06011-1024x682.jpg
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15,391
Views: 1,250,799
Posted By daBum
might not make it to RG on thursday ...

might not make it to RG on thursday

http://izurn.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/IMG_06011-1024x682.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6,170
Views: 2,445,268
Posted By daBum
I agree...for the record - I Love Ravioli - right...

I agree...for the record - I Love Ravioli - right out of the can, too.
deeeelicious!

on another note - I saw your coozie in the photo - thanks for reminding me ...I'll be packing mine, too. thx!
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,814
Posted By daBum
Great videos! I'm pre-packing and bike-prepping...

Great videos!
I'm pre-packing and bike-prepping for my next week's departure from Southern AZ to Prudhoe Bay.
These videos are quite motivating. Thanks!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15,391
Views: 1,250,799
Posted By daBum
Jacskon Cabin

Low-N-Slow: here's that ride I mentioned earlier today - about 180 miles round trip.

http://izurn.com/photos/ADV/2013_0121adv.JPG

http://izurn.com/photos/ADV/I5D29262badv.JPG
500+ Lb bike not...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 1,267,621
Posted By daBum
I agree ...

I agree
http://izurn.com/photos/ADV/IT500162bwadv.JPG
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15,391
Views: 1,250,799
Posted By daBum
...not sure, but I've actually seen inverted,...

...not sure, but I've actually seen inverted, rotary-winged ground craft making that green shit all the same density.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-05-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15,391
Views: 1,250,799
Posted By daBum
decisions decisions

hmmm, which one to ride to RG tonight
http://izurn.com/photos/ADV/IT500162adv.JPG
Forum: Americas 05-12-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,840
Posted By daBum
yup, I'm goin' north, too - heading that way in...

yup, I'm goin' north, too - heading that way in June…let's see… about 4000mi to Prudhoe Bay from Tucson. very groovy!
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 1,267,621
Posted By daBum
Thanks! I'm saving up for the RR tanks, in...

Thanks!

I'm saving up for the RR tanks, in black, and will probably replace my OEM plastic rad guard with RR metal guard.
Forum: Thumpers 12-16-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 1,267,621
Posted By daBum
Dagwood_55, Like that look! Nice Evo2...

Dagwood_55,

Like that look! Nice Evo2 goodies!

Curious about your radiator front guard - did you stay with factory plastic or aftermarket metal?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-24-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19,035
Views: 963,742
Posted By daBum
Mr2mch; Slowoldguy; FotoTEX; SchizzMan;...

Mr2mch; Slowoldguy; FotoTEX; SchizzMan; ghostrider1964,

Thanks for the info!
My pal knows of some of these areas y'all mentioned and also has some mappage, not sure if it includes the Butler Hill...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-21-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19,035
Views: 963,742
Posted By daBum
very cool. Thanks! I'll pass this along to my...

very cool. Thanks!
I'll pass this along to my pal in Temple.

Dave
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-21-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19,035
Views: 963,742
Posted By daBum
so…. Rock Springs - dive hotel not recommended....

so….
Rock Springs - dive hotel not recommended.
Junction - better place to stay, more food options…..sometimes I'm in the mood for an omelette the size of my head…can Isaaks handle that?

Dave
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-21-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19,035
Views: 963,742
Posted By daBum
Del Rio - don't know 'bout that. Junction looks...

Del Rio - don't know 'bout that.
Junction looks kinda busy with I-10 in the neighborhood.


Rock Springs looks more like what we might like.
….looks quiet and kinda restful after a day of...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-21-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19,035
Views: 963,742
Posted By daBum
yep! - next weekend...paved roads…just street…. ...

yep! - next weekend...paved roads…just street….
bikes: 1 street cruiser and my Kate….Kate goes anywhere. :)

Dave
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-21-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 19,035
Views: 963,742
Posted By daBum
Central TX trip suggestions

..so I'm in town and my pal and I got clearance from the wives to break away for 2 days over the long weekend coming up.

...we are planning a day trip away from Temple, returning the next day.
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 1,267,621
Posted By daBum
ramok32 - as you know, every bike is a compromise...

ramok32 - as you know, every bike is a compromise in one way or another. This one is no exception.

Like many others, I've ridden different bikes both lighter and heavier than the 690e, some with...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15,391
Views: 1,250,799
Posted By daBum
This link contains about a dozen "Exploring...

This link contains about a dozen "Exploring Tucson Videos" - I think these videos represent our area well:
http://www.youtube.com/user/BrianTucson/videos

I don't have maps and I can't remember...
Forum: Thumpers 10-12-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 1,267,621
Posted By daBum
Very nice look! I might have to score me a...

Very nice look!
I might have to score me a set, in black, of course.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2013, 08:34 AM
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Posted By daBum
Right on! :-)

Right on! :-)
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15,391
Views: 1,250,799
Posted By daBum
It is....and thanx!...I saw lots of mountain...

It is....and thanx!...I saw lots of mountain bikes that day, 4 'dirt' bikes, and a few 4x4s.
It took 6 hours total for the interior route, but I stopped for a nice long lunch (at potato rock) and...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15,391
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Posted By daBum
me and Kate

a few coordinates from last week :-)


38.27583,-109.877
http://izurn.com/photos/ADV/2013_0929d.JPG


37.1569445,-111.5322217
http://izurn.com/photos/ADV/2013_1001b1.JPG
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 1,267,621
Posted By daBum
good call

You inspired me, so I had to do a run to Moab. :)

http://izurn.com/photos/ADV/2013_0929d.JPG

http://izurn.com/photos/ADV/2013_0929e.JPG
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6,170
Views: 2,445,268
Posted By daBum
Thanks! - it's a combination of off-the-shelf...

Thanks! - it's a combination of off-the-shelf poles (with inserts) and custom leg connections.
As weight is applied downward, the legs make the fabric tight - makes a good, taut bed surface....
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2013, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6,170
Views: 2,445,268
Posted By daBum
camp stuff

crappy photos, but....

I can't sleep on the ground so I built a 85x30 custom cot (to fit in a small duffel).
Bivy and fly are the old Cabella's North Star - I like the visibility from inside and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,620
Views: 1,679,550
Posted By daBum
Noah, you're a good influence. - Thanks! I...

Noah, you're a good influence. - Thanks!
I finally switched from F800GS to the 690e in June.

March 2013 (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21100698&postcount=21)
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-02-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 24,352
Posted By daBum
fun ride

We had fun and the weather was perfect!
Photo quality is poor, sorry.

http://izurn.com/photos/ADV/2013_0901_0820adv.JPG

http://izurn.com/photos/ADV/2013_0901_0844adv.JPG
...
Forum: Americas 08-17-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,377
Posted By daBum
It'll be a fun trip!

I like the way you think!

Kate and I are taking a similar route, almost the same time next year, too.
We're taking lots of mountain/dirt roads, thus, only 300-ish miles/day.

Kate...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 1,267,621
Posted By daBum
Kate

Inmates, I'd like to introduce Kate. She's a very classy lady.
http://izurn.com/photos/advrider/20130614_1309b2.JPG

I acquired her Tuesday, and on Wednesday she got improved upon...
.... the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15,391
Views: 1,250,799
Posted By daBum
I thought I'd mention this to us local Tucsonans....

I thought I'd mention this to us local Tucsonans.

...went on a little trip last month...on a fairly new bike.
...she's a beautiful Bavarian Princess, isn't she?

...well, gonna donate her to a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,923
Posted By daBum
trip summary 5,000 miles 35 fuel stops ...

trip summary

5,000 miles
35 fuel stops
19 days
8 states
2 countries
2 oceans

Lots of friendly people!
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,923
Posted By daBum
Day 19 Back to my bum ways (sleeping...

Day 19

Back to my bum ways (sleeping outside). I, of course, slept like a bum. :)

It looks like I missed week 1 of Spring Break....but, now, it is week 2. :(

My same tent spot as about 3...
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,923
Posted By daBum
Day 18 Slept pretty good, here. that's a lot...

Day 18

Slept pretty good, here. that's a lot of wires.
http://izurn.com/photos/2013_03_Mexico/20130319_0726adv.JPG


I had google in the room and mapped out a fast track to the border....
Forum: Ride reports 04-05-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,923
Posted By daBum
Telchac Puerto, Yucatan

Telchac Puerto, Yucatan
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,923
Posted By daBum
Day 17 Ayer, Mike suggested a visit El...

Day 17

Ayer, Mike suggested a visit El Tajin, so this morning I mapped my daily gnarly route:
http://izurn.com/photos/2013_03_Mexico/20130318route.JPG

neat-o bridge!...
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,923
Posted By daBum
Day 16 Today I'm in Veracruz. Loaded...

Day 16

Today I'm in Veracruz.

Loaded the bike up to roll fairly early.

Stylin' garage I had with my hotel room.
As a bum, the garage would have been enough for me.
needed a window, tho....
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,923
Posted By daBum
Day 15 Had a peaceful sleep last nite. Hotel...

Day 15

Had a peaceful sleep last nite. Hotel room was chilly, but very clean.
It was nippy atop this mountain. i said nippy
http://izurn.com/photos/2013_03_Mexico/I5D31515adv.JPG


My route...
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