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Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 39,047
Posted By WaywardRider
The long version starts from Seattle last...

The long version starts from Seattle last Thursday ... but the short version is that I left San Francisco around 1030 am Wednesday morning after checking the weather. Took Hwy 101 south and for the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-22-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 197,463
Posted By WaywardRider
Also planning to arrive Thursday afternoon, so...

Also planning to arrive Thursday afternoon, so will be snagging room at one of the available tent sites for that night. Figured would sort it out upon arrival at PSR. Would be nice to not have to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 197,463
Posted By WaywardRider
Cheers! 58/14 seems to be the consensus.

Cheers! 58/14 seems to be the consensus.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 197,463
Posted By WaywardRider
Its the passes over the Sierra Nevadas that I'm...

Its the passes over the Sierra Nevadas that I'm worried about ... I am not set on a route at this point (because of the weather), just trying to figure out which is going to be the easiest/safest...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-20-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 197,463
Posted By WaywardRider
Been trying to work out whether or not getting tp...

Been trying to work out whether or not getting tp PSR is even going to be possible come Wed/Thurs for those riding in (like myself) because of the winter storm still in effect. I do not want to be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 197,463
Posted By WaywardRider
@RobG & browneye: will be keen for a pavement...

@RobG & browneye: will be keen for a pavement ride either Fri or Sat though don't need it to be heaps of miles; be well sorted if its just a cobbled together shared exploring ride instead of...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-15-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 146,444
Posted By WaywardRider
Reckon you might have an easier time deciding...

Reckon you might have an easier time deciding what to pack if you decide what the purpose of your ride really is.

It was good to read that you've realized you need to let go of some creature...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-15-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 197,463
Posted By WaywardRider
So I'm set to head out from Seattle on 3/17...

So I'm set to head out from Seattle on 3/17 (yeah, I ken, but I avoid amatuer nights anyway) despite being sick for the past three days interfering with my last minute ride preparations.
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,338
Posted By WaywardRider
@SoosCreek: what map app are you using for...

@SoosCreek: what map app are you using for posting your routes? Love how easy it is to see where you've been.
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,338
Posted By WaywardRider
Not only are your RRs filled with the giddy...

Not only are your RRs filled with the giddy recitations of your adventure, they are thoughtful reports on routes, sites, and road conditions. I admire how you have organized your posts and hope...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,203
Posted By WaywardRider
Add me to the list of volunteers to help with...

Add me to the list of volunteers to help with such things.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 197,463
Posted By WaywardRider
(emphasis added) a) I've lived in the...

(emphasis added)

a) I've lived in the States for many years; b) supporting causes doesn't depend on the region, it depends on the intent; c) I could bloody well use that off-road schooling! :D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 197,463
Posted By WaywardRider
Currently hoping/planning to arrive Thursday...

Currently hoping/planning to arrive Thursday afternoon (er, if I need to tell joel that, this is me doing that ...) Wasn't quite certain when the site was reserved for, but given the number of folks...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-08-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,512
Posted By WaywardRider
Ditto above. Read through all that ADV has...

Ditto above.

Read through all that ADV has to offer ... its an active site, so make the effort to go back a few pages and see what information is there that hasn't been posted to in a few days....
Forum: Trip Planning 03-08-2011, 10:06 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,808
Posted By WaywardRider
If you haven't already, I'd suggest checking out...

If you haven't already, I'd suggest checking out this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=264996&page=13

I'll add this caveat, though ... don't be lulled into thinking solo...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 197,463
Posted By WaywardRider
Anyone else chiming in on route suggestions for...

Anyone else chiming in on route suggestions for my 2-day trek from SF to PSR? Have had some great suggestions so far (thanks!) and can work from those ... but more input is welcome.

In...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,203
Posted By WaywardRider
Put me in for 2 tix at least (don't use paypal,...

Put me in for 2 tix at least (don't use paypal, will have the requisite cashey money upon arrival).
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,338
Posted By WaywardRider
Keep the reports coming! I'm going to be taking a...

Keep the reports coming! I'm going to be taking a very similar route in just over a week, so reading your impressions (and road condition warnings) is fabulous!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 197,463
Posted By WaywardRider
Chicks who ride ... automatic hot factor (and...

Chicks who ride ... automatic hot factor (and golly, I didn't notice there was an innuendo there!)
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 197,463
Posted By WaywardRider
genuine n00b from Seattle: need SF to PSR route suggestions

Genuine n00b chiming in (not to fret, Joel already knows I'm participating) :D The n00b DV rally will be a stop on a 2-month solo ride around the U.S. starting out from Seattle in mid-March.

But...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-06-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,354
Posted By WaywardRider
Just did this in late December '10 ... flying...

Just did this in late December '10 ... flying SEA/SFO. Only brought riding jacket (armoured textile), boots, and gloves (person I was visiting had a spare helmet). I didn't want to check luggage so...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-06-2011, 01:51 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 64,950
Posted By WaywardRider
Cheers! Definitely planning on posting in...

Cheers!

Definitely planning on posting in RR.

Have been (sometimes with discontent) tied to one place for too long (spent over a decade travelling around the world on my own before house and...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-06-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 146,444
Posted By WaywardRider
You couldn't pay me to wear pink. Ever. In any...

You couldn't pay me to wear pink. Ever. In any circumstance.

On the other hand, even with my solid black gear and silver helmet, I'm noticeably a chick. Once had a redneck wanker in a pickup try...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By WaywardRider
Oy! Replies! :D I may have mis-used "four...

Oy! Replies! :D

I may have mis-used "four corners" as I meant that I am aiming for a ride around the U.S. roughly hitting the NW/SW/SE/NE.

Been suggested that my post was too broad and I need...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-05-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 64,950
Posted By WaywardRider
Not the usual or recommended scenario, but its...

Not the usual or recommended scenario, but its what's allowing me to plan a 2-month solo ride: have the business you own (and which was your livelihood) destroyed due to a fire; be embroiled in a...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-05-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,304
Posted By WaywardRider
Most of the posts have been trying to help you...

Most of the posts have been trying to help you figure out how to deal with the "financial" problems. What financial problems? You're covering what you need to, you have a tenant, you're getting help...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-05-2011, 12:18 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 19,808
Posted By WaywardRider
Don't reckon Ed was talking down to you, I read...

Don't reckon Ed was talking down to you, I read it as him encouraging you. It's the beauty and the pain of the internet, sometimes its hard to reign in those gut reactions to things we read...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-04-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 146,444
Posted By WaywardRider
Reckon you mean to say that "nothing bad...

Reckon you mean to say that "nothing bad happened" (aside from that low-side!). You're putting too much menace into the term "hair-raising" (which could well be the cell-phone-using soccer mom in the...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,154
Posted By WaywardRider
Wow, those do look pretty good (especially for...

Wow, those do look pretty good (especially for the price); let us know the long-term impression! Reckon if I didn't already have ones I liked, I'd be ordering a pair of those.

Being just over 5'3"...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-22-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 146,444
Posted By WaywardRider
Go go go! But, make decisions that are right for...

Go go go! But, make decisions that are right for YOU and for your experience level. As much as those who love solo travel (including myself) think it is the only way to go, it is not IMO right for...
Forum: Regional forums 02-21-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,318
Posted By WaywardRider
Its always a personal choice, what type of ride...

Its always a personal choice, what type of ride do you like best? Technical, scenic, combination, day-ride, multi-day ... coastal, forest, desert, off-road, etc. etc. Popcorn question indeed!

For...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By WaywardRider
Four Corners US, Solo, Spring 2011

Heading off from Seattle in mid-March for a roughly Four Corners ride of the U.S. in two months or so on an '09 Triumph Bonneville. Roughly counter-clockwise: south, east, north, angle west to SW,...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,511
Posted By WaywardRider
Will be doing this same stretch around late March...

Will be doing this same stretch around late March as part of a 2 month Four Corners ride ... have heard that I-10 is the way to get across AZ/NM that time of year, but would love insight on avoiding...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-21-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 146,444
Posted By WaywardRider
@mo707: goodonya for heading off on an epic...

@mo707: goodonya for heading off on an epic journey! But you sound a little hesitant and worried in your post .. are you new to riding? have you travelled solo before (regardless of it being on a...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,647
Posted By WaywardRider
Cheers, Dave2 & hpsVFR ... had heard a few things...

Cheers, Dave2 & hpsVFR ... had heard a few things about DualStar, but local shop only has Symtec which I'd not heard of; sounds as if could support local shop and have good quality with the Symtec.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By WaywardRider
Have you checked out Gaerne? ...

Have you checked out Gaerne?

http://www.gaerneusa.com

They can be harder to find than Sidi at brick&mortor shops and about the same price-point, but they make fantastic stuff. I have their...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,647
Posted By WaywardRider
Anyone use either DualStar or Symtec? Or another...

Anyone use either DualStar or Symtec? Or another brand where the elements go around the bars and you can use any grip you want?

Tried heated gloves but hated having to deal with the wires and...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,631
Posted By WaywardRider
I found a pair of cheap (less than $15) sunnies...

I found a pair of cheap (less than $15) sunnies that have rubbarized/flexible stems at Walgreens. They work great with my Scorpion EXO-400 helmet. The flexible stems make them easy to get on and off...
Forum: Regional forums 02-19-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 510,127
Posted By WaywardRider
Thanks! Planning to leave in mid-March and do a...

Thanks! Planning to leave in mid-March and do a close approximation of a "Four Corners" ride. I've done a lot of solo travel but this will be the first one exclusively by motorcycle. Have only a...
Forum: Regional forums 02-19-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 3,007
Views: 510,127
Posted By WaywardRider
For lack of anywhere else to say g'day ... a mate...

For lack of anywhere else to say g'day ... a mate suggested ADVrider when told of my impending 2-month solo trip around the States. Signed on, lurked a bit, found some great info, and thought it time...
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