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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 71,493
Posted By RxRick
They're in a cliff behind one of the turnouts...

They're in a cliff behind one of the turnouts alongside the lake. It's the same pair I saw three years ago.

--Rx
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 71,493
Posted By RxRick
I had a great weekend - thanks for putting this...

I had a great weekend - thanks for putting this shindig on. I posted a few pics at SmugMug.

http://rxrick.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/WARPED-42015/i-k5bx8P8

RxRick
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 71,493
Posted By RxRick
I'm in

My wife and daughter are going to some high-end fundraiser banquet on Saturday, April 25. Me? I'll be sleeping on the ground next to a river. My Vee and I will come up Friday morning.

--RxRick
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 71,493
Posted By RxRick
V-Strom Set-up

Greetings. I haven't been to WARPED in a few years, but I may come up this time. I'm now riding a 2012 V-Strom (1000) so I'm curious how you other Vee riders set yours up. Do you go full knobbies,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 759,641
Posted By RxRick
Walker Lake

http://rxrick.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Missoula-to-Long-Beach/i-N49rFSM/0/X3/IMG_3247_tonemapped%20copyrawcB%26W-X3.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-10-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 759,641
Posted By RxRick
Walker Lake, western Nevada

http://rxrick.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Missoula-to-Long-Beach/i-zpGRQp5/0/X3/IMG_3247_tonemapped%20copyrawb-X3.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By RxRick
Pretty standard stuff - three bracketed exposures...

Pretty standard stuff - three bracketed exposures fused in Photomatix. I usually tinker with in PhotoShop as well. This was just a timely view of the storm across the lake. Right place, right time.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-30-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By RxRick
I'm Back

I picked the weekend of one of the biggest storms of the season to ride 1300 miles, but it was still a blast. So I flew to Montana and was picked up by the seller and his wife. Nicest people ever -...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By RxRick
Fly 'n Ride - Missoula to Long Beach

Greetings. So this Friday after work my wife is driving me to John Wayne airport where I will be taking a one-way flight to Missoula, Montana. A 2012 Suzuki V-strom that I just purchased is awaiting...
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,384
Posted By RxRick
GoPro is a NoNo

I'm glad your weren't seriously hurt.

This is why I'll never wear a GoPro on my helmet. Nobody is ever going to watch a video of me just tootling down a trail. The only reason anyone is ever...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,258
Posted By RxRick
That was awesome

Congrats! Twice!

--RxRick
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,714
Posted By RxRick
Where are you staying in L.A.?

This looks like the coolest story ever. Definitely subscribed.

I live in Long Beach (part of the L.A. megalopolis, about 25 miles south of LAX). I have a spare bedroom (downstairs) if you don't...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 32,374
Posted By RxRick
So? Did you post a ride report somewhere? How did...

So? Did you post a ride report somewhere? How did it go?

--RxRick
Forum: Regional forums 04-13-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 133,739
Posted By RxRick
Looking at the radar, they're about to get hit...

Looking at the radar, they're about to get hit again within the hour. Jeez that sucks.

--Rx
Forum: Regional forums 04-13-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 133,739
Posted By RxRick
Really? Snow? Yeesh. Call me a wuss, but I may...

Really? Snow? Yeesh. Call me a wuss, but I may just have to ride up early tomorrow morning.

--Rx
Forum: Regional forums 03-27-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 133,739
Posted By RxRick
Two Please

I don't know what these are (mugs?) but I want two of them. $Twenty sent.

--RxRick
Forum: Regional forums 02-22-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 133,739
Posted By RxRick
I could post *those* photos, but then you'd have...

I could post *those* photos, but then you'd have to poke your eyes out with a stick. :puke1

--Rx
Forum: Regional forums 02-22-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 133,739
Posted By RxRick
Oops

I just sent in my payment and THEN read the instructions...
Here is the info I was supposed to include with the payment-

Full Name: Rick Sylvies
AdvRider name: RxRick
I'll be coming up Friday...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,012
Posted By RxRick
Thanks for the kind words, but I need to correct...

Thanks for the kind words, but I need to correct one thing. I'm pretty sure that stream hasn't been planted for years. Look at the fish - they're a weird hybrid between brown and rainbows. They have...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,012
Posted By RxRick
I've fished with just about everything and I'd...

I've fished with just about everything and I'd have to agree here. Now I just carry a telescoping rod and Diawa spinner with 4# test. It collapses down to about 13" and fits in my canvas creel, along...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-16-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 239,692
Posted By RxRick
New Mexico

The best place for T-storms - in the rear view mirror.

http://rxrick.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CDT-2007/DSCF1216-copy/176576361_Pjscr-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-06-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 489,597
Posted By RxRick
Jethro goes campin'

http://neverworld.net/tom/biker/grumpybears/packed.jpg

The funny part was, the stuff stayed put but his saddlebag fell off.

--RxRick
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-06-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 489,597
Posted By RxRick
This is classic. I can read his mind in the...

This is classic. I can read his mind in the middle photo; "I'm going to land right on that big-ass rock".

--RxRick
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-06-2009, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,526
Views: 635,926
Posted By RxRick
Northern New Mexico

http://rxrick.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CDT-2007/DSCF1210-copy/176575410_9ywoY-XL.jpg

http://rxrick.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/CDT-2007/DSCF1103-copy/176568191_rVqmd-XL.jpg

--RxRick
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By RxRick
Looks like you had a nice day, Greg. Happy B-D....

Looks like you had a nice day, Greg. Happy B-D. Your bike looks like a giant piece of jewelry. :eek1 :eek1

--Rick
Forum: Ride reports 11-12-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 203,313
Posted By RxRick
Well, first of all, I'd like to pile on with...

Well, first of all, I'd like to pile on with praise for your adventure write-up. You tell a fine story in an interesting way. This will be something your daughter can tell HER kids about.

As far...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2008, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,602
Views: 188,672
Posted By RxRick
Well, if you ride up the California coast, you'll...

Well, if you ride up the California coast, you'll get views like this (Big Sur)...

http://rxrick.smugmug.com/photos/107617538_WXNE9-L.jpg

And if you want to start in Long Beach, California...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-15-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2,222
Views: 848,642
Posted By RxRick
Just outside Flagstaff after three weeks on the...

Just outside Flagstaff after three weeks on the road last summer.

http://rxrick.smugmug.com/photos/176998596_FEaum-L.jpg

--RxRick
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 181,715
Posted By RxRick
Yeah, he's a stud...

But I'd like to see some pics of him 2-3 days later. I bet he wasn't smiling then. Those things HURT.

I hit the ground going about 50 a few years ago. In full-on gear it still left a bruise the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2008, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By RxRick
Nice ride - thanks for taking us along. I thought...

Nice ride - thanks for taking us along. I thought about getting up to the high desert this weekend (my family lives in Quartz Hill), but came down with a cold instead. :waysad

--RxRick
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,651
Posted By RxRick
Population (out of) control

The number of white-tailed deer has gone from 16 million to 32 million in the last 20 years? :eek1 Wow.

Time to bring back wolves and cougars. Lots of them.

--RxRick
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-31-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 618,585
Posted By RxRick
In Montana...

...WE might be the road food.

http://rxrick.smugmug.com/photos/176694781-L.jpg

--RxRick
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 24,747
Posted By RxRick
No Hodaka's out there?

This a cool thread. I had to scan this shot of me and my 125cc Hodaka Wombat - circa 1970. My dad, my grandfather and I used to run enduros all over SoCal. We'd get 1st place trophies in the...
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,463
Posted By RxRick
I'm sorry for your crash, but that's just a very...

I'm sorry for your crash, but that's just a very funny line.


It happens to the best of us. Be thankful for the lack of injuries.

--RxRick
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2007, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By RxRick
Battery, eh?

I put a brand new AGM battery in right before the trip started, but it certainly got a beating (including some insane heat) during the trip.

I checked the fuses, ignition switch and battery...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By RxRick
'02 640 Adv - Dead as a Doornail

Well, I guess it's time to fix my dead horse. My 640 died at the very end of my CDT ride last month. The bike performed flawlessly for 4600 miles. Unfortunately, it was a 4800 mile trip. I trucked it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-23-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,704,512
Posted By RxRick
You're welcome. I don't know much about horses,...

You're welcome. I don't know much about horses, but those were truly magnificent specimens. They were all very interested in Joe (the guy in the photo). I had already cropped that shot pretty close,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-23-2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,704,512
Posted By RxRick
I like having the ability to download the...

I like having the ability to download the original file from SmugMug. I had been placing most of my on-line photos at my .Mac site, but they don't keep the original size photo.

And thanks for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2007, 04:20 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 32,374
Posted By RxRick
I concur. And like Mike said, having both maps...

I concur. And like Mike said, having both maps and GPS was ideal. I basically just marked on the map the milage to the next turn and the name of the road. So when we made a turn, I would call out...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2007, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,043
Posted By RxRick
It's not a motorcycle trip. My family and another...

It's not a motorcycle trip. My family and another rent a house on the beach in Las Gaviotas every year. Eat, drink, sleep. Repeat.

--Rick
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