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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-29-2015, 09:05 PM
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Views: 289,598
Posted By oldoval
I saw someone roll up main street (Cedar City,...

I saw someone roll up main street (Cedar City, UT) today on a red Scrambler. I was on a Super Tenere.

A rare bike and color to see in my little town.

Anyone on here? :ear

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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By oldoval
That's it. Nothing left but loading the bike back...

That's it. Nothing left but loading the bike back up in the truck and heading across the desert to Utah and our own bed.

But wait, what's this? We're flagged to the side of the road by a state...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By oldoval
Last full riding day. Sonora to Benton Hot...

Last full riding day. Sonora to Benton Hot springs.

Several possible ways to get across the Sierras to Benton. I had read a review on Pashnit.com about the road that goes to Cherry Lake....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By oldoval
Next day was over Ebbetts pass to Sonora with a...

Next day was over Ebbetts pass to Sonora with a stop at the Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

http://nathanwiley.smugmug.com/Travel/California-2015/i-B4PWQbf/0/L/IMGP0399-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By oldoval
Twin lakes near Bridgeport. Really beautiful...

Twin lakes near Bridgeport. Really beautiful area, maybe a bit crowded.

http://nathanwiley.smugmug.com/Travel/California-2015/i-KSnTCz8/0/L/IMGP0383-L.jpg

Met the owner of this little French...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By oldoval
Next day was an easy ride from Bridgeport,...

Next day was an easy ride from Bridgeport, staying on the eastern side, over Monitor pass to Markleeville. But first we made a trip to Bodie. I almost decided to skip Bodie but I'm glad I didn't. We...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-29-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By oldoval
Hey, thanks for the compliments! I'm...

Hey, thanks for the compliments!

I'm working on the next installment as we speak.

Agreed about the eastern Sierras, I think I could easily spend a month riding on the east side without ever...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
Back from my trip, finally getting around to...

Back from my trip, finally getting around to making a ride report. Here's a link. Should finish it up tomorrow.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1076314

Again, thanks everyone for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-28-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By oldoval
Mariposa for the night. Really good food to be...

Mariposa for the night. Really good food to be had in that town. Savourys for dinner, Happy Burger for breakfast. Ride to eat. The landscape on the western side of the Sierras could not be more...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-28-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By oldoval
Another pleasant surprise about California, at...

Another pleasant surprise about California, at least the areas we visited, the people. I like them. I made a point to chat up people when I had the chance, bars, restaurants, gas stations, etc....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-28-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By oldoval
Our first real riding day starts out with a ride...

Our first real riding day starts out with a ride around the June Lake Loop, then up and over Tioga Pass (hwy 120) to Mariposa. One of my first pleasant surprises was that the eastern side of the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-28-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By oldoval
The only somewhat major city between Cedar City,...

The only somewhat major city between Cedar City, Utah and California is Tonopah. Tonopah is one of those neat old mining towns that's just barely hanging on because of a little tourism now and then....
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-28-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By oldoval
Crisscrossing the Sierra Nevada

A few weeks back, my wife and I did a six day ride bagging as many Sierra passes as we could. From Tioga on the southern end, to Monitor and Ebbetts on the Northern end. Somewhere in the middle we...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9,660
Views: 2,322,349
Posted By oldoval
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http://nathanwiley.smugmug.com/Travel/California-2015/i-DBvzNn5/1/XL/IMGP0208-XL.jpg
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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-23-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9,660
Views: 2,322,349
Posted By oldoval
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http://nathanwiley.smugmug.com/Travel/California-2015/i-wgPmFNW/0/XL/IMGP0285-XL.jpg

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
What's with the attitude? Roads open, roads...

What's with the attitude?

Roads open, roads close, got it.



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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
That's weird. Can't find anything about it being...

That's weird. Can't find anything about it being closed, just controlled one way traffic. I'll keep looking.

If I get there and it's closed I'll just hop over to 88.

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
Hey thanks! Makes you wonder what we all did...

Hey thanks!

Makes you wonder what we all did before the internet.

When I was a kid and first started riding, I would take off in a general direction with a shitty map that only showed the big...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-12-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
Caltrans says it's closed in Stockton. Long ways...

Caltrans says it's closed in Stockton. Long ways from where I'll be.

Looks like I may hit some maintenance on the eastern end of 4 though. No big deal, when the passes are clear is the only time...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-11-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
Trip starts in a few days so I thought I'd give...

Trip starts in a few days so I thought I'd give an update on my plans. Thank you all for the awesome info...I'll be sure and write up a nice ride report with a bunch of pictures when I'm back.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-04-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By oldoval
Nice one. That's what is so neat about Utah,...

Nice one.

That's what is so neat about Utah, we have so much interesting geology at every turn. What would probably be a state park or attraction in another state might not even have a name in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-02-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By oldoval
Done it. Nice hiking just above the switchbacks....

Done it. Nice hiking just above the switchbacks. Here's a few pictures from that trip.

http://nathanwiley.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Landscapes-2013/i-5VZmN6x/0/XL/IMGP8626-XL.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-02-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By oldoval
That was probably me. Which way did you guys head...

That was probably me. Which way did you guys head out? Sunday had perfect weather.

Edit: My reading comp is lame. East. The ride through Capitol Reef and by Factory Butte/Cainville is really nice...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-02-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By oldoval
You know, the first time we went there the food...

You know, the first time we went there the food was really good. The next two times it was nearly inedible. Shame because Panguitch is in a good spot for lunch. I'll sometimes grab a burger at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-01-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By oldoval
After leaving Boulder with a full belly, it's up...

After leaving Boulder with a full belly, it's up and over Boulder mountain. I love this section of Hwy 12. Perfect pavement with perfect twisties. I got to hammer down on exactly four corners before...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-01-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By oldoval
Torrey Utah

So first off, a warning...I suck at documenting rides. This forum is full of people who manage to somehow weave wonderful tales of travel, interwoven with images that paint a perfect picture of the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
Is Carson Pass (88) a fun road or is it more of a...

Is Carson Pass (88) a fun road or is it more of a truck route? I've got some loops worked out that would either have me backtracking on 4 or 108...... or NOT backtracking and riding 88.

What...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
I'll be two-up on a Super Tenere. Dirt roads are...

I'll be two-up on a Super Tenere. Dirt roads are fine but I'm not going to actively seek them out. I just want to find the best pavement and scenery on this trip.

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-09-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
I'm still here..............just taking notes. ...

I'm still here..............just taking notes.


I think I'll try to stay focused on the area south of Tahoe and north of Bishop. 120, 108, 4, 88, 395, etc. Looks like there is easily a weeks...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By oldoval
Hey....we're neighbors! .

Hey....we're neighbors!

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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By oldoval
Miller Motorsports Park closing.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865628232/Source-Miller-Motorsports-Park-to-cease-operations.html?pg=all

Not really surprising now that Larry is dead. I think it was his pet project from the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
Probably won't go any farther south than Bishop...

Probably won't go any farther south than Bishop this time.

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
I got a lot out of this post, thank you. ...

I got a lot out of this post, thank you.

Looked up Mariposa Grove closing. Sure enough NPS website says it will close in June or July and be closed for 2 years. They are being a bit vague on...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
You can still drive through most of Zion NP on...

You can still drive through most of Zion NP on Hwy 9. The only part that is closed to vehicles and requires a shuttle ride is the main canyon which is a dead-end. Since I only live a short distance...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
Wow, awesome info. First days ride we'll be...

Wow, awesome info.

First days ride we'll be leaving where ever we start from on 395 early monday morning, then across Tioga, around the park and end up in Mariposa. Next day (tuesday) will be an...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
Won't be doing any camping this trip, maybe next...

Won't be doing any camping this trip, maybe next one. Thanks for the link though.

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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,404
Posted By oldoval
Sierras Question.

I need some suggestions please.

In June I'm headed to California for a week to ride from Yosemite on the southern end, and maybe as far north as Lassen, hitting as many of the passes and twisties...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-03-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,844
Posted By oldoval
Be sure and check insurance rates for both. Many...

Be sure and check insurance rates for both. Many have been shocked at the cost to insure the Ninja.

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Forum: Road Warriors 03-20-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 22,223
Posted By oldoval
It's a Honda....so can we assume it weighs 600lbs...

It's a Honda....so can we assume it weighs 600lbs ?

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-16-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9,660
Views: 2,322,349
Posted By oldoval
Yep, that's them. Agreed, seem like good...

Yep, that's them.

Agreed, seem like good folks. I think most of them ride too which is sadly becoming more and more rare with bike shops.

The guy I dealt with is the main ( only?) salesman...
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