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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-15-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By Mikengrace
Hey John. I plan on being at Hollister Hills at...

Hey John.
I plan on being at Hollister Hills at least one of the days you are there. Hopefully two. I look forward to seeing you guys.
Mike.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 426,469
Posted By Mikengrace
Thanks for the pictures.

Thanks John, for posting the pictures of Ken (woodsxr), and myself (Mikengrace), from the Mercy Hot springs run. It is cool to see ourselves out there riding. Thanks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 426,469
Posted By Mikengrace
Mercy Hot Springs.

Hi Gang.
I just wanted to take the time to thank all of you, especially SFMCJOHN, for making Ken and I fell welcome to your Mercy Hot Springs gathering. Although I've lived in the area all my life,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-31-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
Thanks John. I am planning on meeting up with...

Thanks John.
I am planning on meeting up with you guys at Hollister Hills, on April 18th. I need to put some more time on the new KLX 250 first. I have been enjoying following your club on this...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,801
Posted By Mikengrace
Pick the KLX.

After much research I bought a 2014 KLX 250s. I only have a couple hundred miles on it, and I admit I am biased towards Kawasaki's. However at just $400.00 more than the Honda CRF 250, you get a much...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10,649
Views: 2,275,387
Posted By Mikengrace
Just a little heads up. I have the Pivot Pegs, on...

Just a little heads up. I have the Pivot Pegs, on my KLR 650. and really like them. But, be aware they are considerably wider than stock. This is good because of a wider, more stable, perch. But, it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 426,469
Posted By Mikengrace
Clear Creek.

Have fun everyone. That should be a great ride. Hope to join you on future ride.
Mike C.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
Little brother to my KLR650

Hey guys. I just bought the little brother to my KLR650. I bought a new 2014 KLX 250. After spending big bucks trying to get my 650 to be a dirt bike. I finally decided that even though, it is much...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,578
Posted By Mikengrace
Nacimiento is paved but it is one of the...

Nacimiento is paved but it is one of the curviest, most beautiful roads anywhere. Count on low speed due to numerous switchbacks.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
Thanks SFMCJOHN . I appreciate your checking up...

Thanks SFMCJOHN .
I appreciate your checking up on me. I hope to join you guys on both Mercy and Hollister weekends. At least for a day. God Bless. Ride safe.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-07-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
Hello Hesaid. Thanks much for your thoughts and...

Hello Hesaid.
Thanks much for your thoughts and concerns. Meeting up with you for a ride would be great. All I know about the SF's club ride at Mercy is that is scheduled for April 6th week end....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14,592
Views: 1,122,354
Posted By Mikengrace
Clear Creek.

I just copied this from a post elsewhere on ADV rider. Thought you guys might be interested.
I was at the San Benito County BOS meeting on March 4th. My take on what is going on with the gates is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
Hey RebelYell. Sorry to hear you are still...

Hey RebelYell.
Sorry to hear you are still battling the weather back there. Our weather has been great for riding, but we need more rain. We are facing a real drought. Yes I have been able to ride...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14,592
Views: 1,122,354
Posted By Mikengrace
Just two days ago in Hollister, San Benito County...

Just two days ago in Hollister, San Benito County and BLM met to discuss opening the Clear Creek area to some traffic. The plan going in was to open the main roads only to people with a permit that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By Mikengrace
Hollister rider.

Hello memhog.

Yes, I am always looking for some one to ride with. As I mentioned before I have ridden all my life but, due to illness it is not smart for me to ride alone anymore. I also ride a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 426,469
Posted By Mikengrace
Clear Creek

Hi guys. I may be interested in joining you on the 16th if you don't mind a stranger. I met SFMCjohn at Hollister Hills last weekend. Seems like you guys have a great group. I live in Hollister and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14,592
Views: 1,122,354
Posted By Mikengrace
Checking in

Perry how are you doing? Are you back out riding? I am getting out about once every week or two. Mostly just to Hollister Hills for a couple hours. That is about all I can take before I am exhausted...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By Mikengrace
ReferJohn I appreciate your offer of prayer....

ReferJohn

I appreciate your offer of prayer. I am convinced I am only here still because of the prayers, sent by many, in my name. Any and all prayers are much appreciated. Thanks. God Bless. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-25-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By Mikengrace
Thank you. I intend to be riding on that last...

Thank you. I intend to be riding on that last day.
I don't live to ride, but I do ride to live.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By Mikengrace
ReferJohn. I intended no slight to the style...

ReferJohn.
I intended no slight to the style of riding you and your club are promoting. I should have explained more. I am 61 years old and living with terminal cancer. My body is not what it used...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
Thanks John.

John.
It was great to meet you as well. Sorry we did not stay longer and ride with you. That was my first day out in quite awhile and I got tired pretty fast. But, it was a good trial run for me....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 426,469
Posted By Mikengrace
Hollister ride.

Great pics John. Thanks for including Ken and I. I hope we can hook up again in the future. Please keep me informed of any future rides in the area.
Mike C.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,710
Posted By Mikengrace
I believe it was Congressman Sam Farr. He seemed...

I believe it was Congressman Sam Farr. He seemed very genuine and determined. Let's hope!
Mike C.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By Mikengrace
Don't ride that style, but God Bless and be safe....

Don't ride that style, but God Bless and be safe.
Mike C.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-18-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,710
Posted By Mikengrace
Just saw on the news last night that the...

Just saw on the news last night that the Congressman from this area is running for reelection. One of his main running issues is the reopening of the entire Clear Creek area. He specifically stated...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,710
Posted By Mikengrace
Clear Creek

I agree it doesn't sound good. I'm still going to take a ride down there in a week or two and check it out in person. I'll let you know what I find.
Mike C.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,710
Posted By Mikengrace
I will do that. I am going to be out of town for...

I will do that. I am going to be out of town for a week or so. But, will take a ride down there when I get back.
Mike C.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-12-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,710
Posted By Mikengrace
So what does this mean English? Can we ride there...

So what does this mean English? Can we ride there on DS bikes?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
I was given 3 months about 3 1/2 years ago. I'm...

I was given 3 months about 3 1/2 years ago. I'm still here and still riding. I have far to much to live for. If not for having my wife to wake up to every day and my desire to live for every minute...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
RebelYell. I truly appreciate your concern and...

RebelYell.
I truly appreciate your concern and prayers. Life is truly short. Going through something like this helps you appreciate that. I have been blessed with a great life, a wonderful wife and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
Yes, that's what I've heard as well. Rain all...

Yes, that's what I've heard as well. Rain all weekend.
The company building my shock is called Cogent Dynamics, they are in
S. Carolina I think. They specialize in custom built shocks and fork...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
Hey Ken. I just received a e-mail from the...

Hey Ken.
I just received a e-mail from the people building my shock. It was sent out today. So probably won't be here until Monday or Tuesday next week. I spent the last couple days in the hospital....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-05-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,146
Posted By Mikengrace
Clear Creek ride

Perry and others interested in the proposed March or April ride. I am in if enough want to go, given the concerns about the legality and other issues. I have not been there in quite awhile, and I...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,216,018
Posted By Mikengrace
Farkled up

Mine is a 2013 all black KLR.
Farkles include:
Acerbis Supermoto front fender
Acerbis hand guards
Race Tech fork Gold Valves
Cogent Dynamics forks springs and 5 weight fork oil
Cogent Dynamics...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,146
Posted By Mikengrace
Clear creek

Some one set up this Clear Creek ride. I will be there. I know the area fairly well. The ride from New Idria to Coalinga Road thru Clear Creek is easily doable. Plenty of riding off that road. But...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
Re: Help

Thanks Ken.
Yes I do plan on doing the work myself, and I also have a lift and all the tools. I would love having an extra set of hands and added experience if you were available, and willing. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 33,375
Posted By Mikengrace
Perry. That looks great. Just the kind of stuff...

Perry.
That looks great. Just the kind of stuff I want to do. I promise I will, if I can get to point physically and schedule wise to do so. I'm in the hospital at this moment due to complications...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-03-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
Thanks Ken. I to am looking forward to riding...

Thanks Ken. I to am looking forward to riding with you. I am currently in Hazel Hawkins hospital. My cancer makes me very susceptible to any and every flu, cold or virus running around. And when I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,349
Posted By Mikengrace
Woodsxr Let's not let this pass us by. Let's...

Woodsxr

Let's not let this pass us by. Let's set up a ride. I am at Hazel Hawkins right now. But should be ok by tomarrow. Looking forward to meeting you.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By Mikengrace
Thanks will PM back.

Thanks will PM back.
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