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Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Hey Tex and b4, Thanks for the kind words....

Hey Tex and b4,

Thanks for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed the RR. It was an awesome ride and you bumping this thread helped me relive some of those great times - so thanks for that. I'd be happy...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Gester
Eek Zoiks! That will be cutting it close. My plan is...

Zoiks! That will be cutting it close. My plan is to head over Going to the Sun road on the 21st. I'll pray to the weather gods until then. If it doesn't work then I'll take the longer and far less...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Gester
Thumb Thanks Chaos! I'll PM you my Whitefish deets and...

Thanks Chaos! I'll PM you my Whitefish deets and we can work out a plan. ADV comes through again. Is there anything this community CAN'T do? :clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Gester
Thumb Thanks Dave. That's great info. I've added the...

Thanks Dave. That's great info. I've added the Polebridge stop to my map and it's nice to know the road conditions won't be too difficult. Dust and washboards I can handle. :clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-21-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Gester
Riding partner(s) wanted: Whitefish/Red Meadow, July 22nd

Hey ADVers, FFs, whatevah ya like to be called,

I'm looking for 1 or more adventurous types ('tis why I'm 'ere, eh? :evil) to join me on a little jaunt in northern Montana on July 22nd. I've...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-15-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,127
Posted By Gester
Talking Yes!

Stunning photos and equally good write-up. Looking forward to reading more.

:thumb
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,743
Posted By Gester
Hey JP! Totally awesome photos and write-up. Two...

Hey JP! Totally awesome photos and write-up. Two HUGE thumbs up!! :thumb:thumb

As for that other thing you said...



I've been to Carrizo twice on my F658GS and I can confirm that it is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 12,435
Posted By Gester
I went with the Safari II's and love them. Got...

I went with the Safari II's and love them. Got 'em in less than a week after ordering, fit and finish are superb and they performed beautifully on a 6-day ride I took last Thanksgiving.

My only...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Thanks for the heads up Meat! I'm free that...

Thanks for the heads up Meat! I'm free that weekend and my bike will be raring to go (getting her serviced next week after the long TG ride). If you want to ride down there I'm game (weather...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 428,469
Posted By Gester
Thanks for the feedback Paul. I get 240 so I just...

Thanks for the feedback Paul. I get 240 so I just assumed that 200 would be reasonable for most (I'm still a noob). There are plenty of gas stations to make the stops 150 or less and it's really only...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Wink Hey Meat, I'm thinking you need to lead the next...

Hey Meat, I'm thinking you need to lead the next SCRR ride. I'm in! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 10:57 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
GPX Tracks

As promised here are a few GPX tracks from our ride:


Geology Tour Road and a section of Berdoo Canyon Road...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Here's a Carrizo shot from last April (couldn't...

Here's a Carrizo shot from last April (couldn't resist):

https://sites.google.com/site/sddakin/home/CarrizoPlain-01.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Thanks Bob! And nice handle!

Thanks Bob! And nice handle!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-06-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 428,469
Posted By Gester
Wow! Great find there with my old post to this...

Wow! Great find there with my old post to this thread. I completely forgot about that one. :rofl

And thanks for the Comanche Point Rd. tip. Wish I had known about that on this last trip, but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-06-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 428,469
Posted By Gester
Got ya down bikyto! :thumb

Got ya down bikyto! :thumb
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-06-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 428,469
Posted By Gester
Thanks for the welcome Paul. PM sent and I've...

Thanks for the welcome Paul. PM sent and I've added your name to the list. The basic gist of the trip will be an extended weekend jaunt down there with a stop at Dennis's Asian Experience restaurant...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 04:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Thanks Meat. It was an awesome trip. I'm not as...

Thanks Meat. It was an awesome trip. I'm not as slow or wobbly as I used to be so we'll have more fun on our next trip. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 04:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Awesome Scott. April is looking more and more...

Awesome Scott. April is looking more and more like a go! :thumb

December is looking tight for me but maybe January would work out for a quick weekender. Let's watch the weather report and see if...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Talking Just keep blowin'. I'll let ya know! :getiton

Just keep blowin'. I'll let ya know! :getiton
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
TallRob, you're right - my bad. We were there at...

TallRob, you're right - my bad. We were there at the beginning of April.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-06-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 428,469
Posted By Gester
First post macfahad! Welcome to ADV!

First post macfahad! Welcome to ADV!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-06-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 428,469
Posted By Gester
LaPorte, Back roads are definitely the way...

LaPorte,

Back roads are definitely the way go from San Jose to Carrizo. Here's a link to a route that fellow inmate ddennis669 posted in another thread:

http://goo.gl/maps/8YMA

The segment...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
I'd never do that... :evil

I'd never do that... :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-06-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 428,469
Posted By Gester
Awesome hobbes. I've added you to my "Carrizo...

Awesome hobbes. I've added you to my "Carrizo Notify" list. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Laugh Ain't that the truth TK? And I have heated grips...

Ain't that the truth TK? And I have heated grips so really no grounds for complaining of any kind. :freaky
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Thumb TallRob, mid to late April, weather permitting,...

TallRob, mid to late April, weather permitting, is a great time to see the wildflowers. Here's a RR from this past April of my previous Carrizo trip. Scroll ahead a bit. You will not believe the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Thanks Willempy. Fill up your tank and make those...

Thanks Willempy. Fill up your tank and make those dreams a reality!
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Laugh Awesome info ddennis! Thanks for posting that....

Awesome info ddennis! Thanks for posting that. Definitely not of a thread hijacking nature when it's that useful. In my trip to Carrizo in April we rode through Parkfield and Bitterwater so I know...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-05-2010, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4,851
Views: 428,469
Posted By Gester
Yo!

Hey all, I got an invite to head on over here and say Hi! to y'all. :wave

I know it's rather far in the future but I'm thinking of another trip to Carrizo Plain in April.

Here's a RR that I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Thanks Ice. So many places to explore in this...

Thanks Ice. So many places to explore in this state, yet so little time... :cry
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Thanks Paul. Will do! :wave

Thanks Paul. Will do! :wave
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Here's a new one: I received a PM asking about...

Here's a new one: I received a PM asking about the brand of my side cases. Fine, I'll be happy to reply... When I try to do so I get an error saying the person doesn't want to accept private...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Talking Blow that horn and I'm sure we can work something...

Blow that horn and I'm sure we can work something out. :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2010, 09:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Thank you Mr. Ryder. I received a PM today that...

Thank you Mr. Ryder. I received a PM today that informed me that Los Burros Rd. goes through from PCH to South Coast Ridge Road. That's worth some research for creating a route. Also, make sure you...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Wicked Thanks A-O! By the way, where do the other three...

Thanks A-O! By the way, where do the other three thumbs come from? :scratch:rofl

The weather was indeed nearly perfect on this trip. And to think we had some pretty nasty rain the weekend before...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Hey Super Suz, thanks for the feedback and the...

Hey Super Suz, thanks for the feedback and the bacon! Yum!!! :D I slightly misstated the model number of my GPS. It's the 62st that I got (no 'c'). There is another one that is identical minus the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Thanks ddennis for the feedback and for the great...

Thanks ddennis for the feedback and for the great factoid about the Nature Conservancy. I've given them money over the years so it's nice to know that at least part of it has gone to a very worthy...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Thanks Ven, and don't be jealous. At least you...

Thanks Ven, and don't be jealous. At least you have a Mrs. :wink: As long as you approach it right there are wonderful things about both situations. As for Joshua Tree, there are some great areas for...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,515
Posted By Gester
Eek Did someone say gear?

I'm a techie and as such I like thinking about and talking about gear. I figured I would add a few thoughts about some of the gear I used on this trip for others who might be similarly minded. This...
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