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Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-01-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,873
Posted By sanluissound
Jerry - That is right on point! One day… :D

Jerry - That is right on point! One day… :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-01-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,873
Posted By sanluissound
Yes, agreed. Couple that with an app like MotionX...

Yes, agreed. Couple that with an app like MotionX that can use cel data to update a map stream from the cloud and you're really using a lot of power.



I did not think about this as a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-30-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,873
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Yes, I need to sort this out at some point… ...

Yes, I need to sort this out at some point…

I've not been keeping track as the iPhone has put time in on two different bikes.

- WR250R (which is known for it's high output) with a charging rig...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-29-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,873
Posted By sanluissound
I use the free Avenza app on my iPhone and...

I use the free Avenza app on my iPhone and preload the free MVUM's from the USDA site. You DO NOT need cell service for this, the built in GPS does the job and because the maps are geospatial your...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-29-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,873
Posted By sanluissound
Talking NF Maps and GPS

Here in Colorado I use these tools in about this order -

caltopo.com

First thing is to click on the "Forest Service" pre set on the left. I like the shading and icons. caltopo is free and...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,669
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb Alpine Trail

Everything, about all of these photos, is fantastic. Multiple layers of goodness… Can't wait to get up there.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-27-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By sanluissound
Colorado Moto Trader

I just liked/joined the group!

I'm wondering - are you a dealer,reseller,etc? Thanks! :D
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By sanluissound
Brake Rotors

Yes, different rotors do make a difference!

I can appreciate riding on a budget but feel you should go out of your way to NOT install a used disc, I feel a less expensive, new rotor is better than...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-22-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By sanluissound
Hermit Pass

I love the last line of the article - "Custer county is a perfect Graveyard of the buried capital of amateurs and suckers." Need that on a shirt.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,456
Posted By sanluissound
Wicked Riding at the limit

Reading through these responses I can't help but think some sort of a dating site algorithm with riding specific input criteria would be ideal to help pair riders up. Of course a lot of this is about...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-03-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,560
Posted By sanluissound
In the Blood

How can it not.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By sanluissound
Laugh West Texas Enduro

You look solid in the video! It seems like that first race is necessary to tell your physiological self that it's going to be okay, from there you can work on your time:wink:

Good stuff!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-02-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,560
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Pass it on

My son is almost six years old. We've done CO - TN on the TAT in the Jeep as well as the COBDR. Between my wife and I we have six bikes and the little guy wants to ride every one, for different...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb West Texas - Nice Work

That looked like a lot of fun! I'd like to try a race at some point… I'd probably come in last and be just fine with that as well.

Were you on the 200? I've a 2008 200xc that would be my first...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-27-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb ICON Videos

Agreed! Not only great videos but their bike builds are very cool. The catalogs are also artistically pleasing (though cheerleaders with shotguns is a bit cheesy:evil). I'm happy to see a company...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-12-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,519
Posted By sanluissound
Ajp

I've been following Ramz' build of this bike pretty closely as well. I think the whole AJP line has some real potential here in the states.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-12-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By sanluissound
Talking COBDR is a good first choice

Asatrur,

Based on your history and desires going into the future I think the COBDR is a great choice - there's a lot of great camping along the way, it covers a fair amount of varying Colorado...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-03-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,495
Posted By sanluissound
Talking WR250R Gearing and More

Congrats on your bike purchase!

Your getting a lot of good intel here already, I'll reiterate and add a few more -

- 13/49 on mine as I carry a lot of gear for off road camping and usually in...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 100,371
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Jeep Time on the COBDR

We left the Denver area mid day 9/6 driving up through WY to the northern terminus of the COBDR, got on the trail there and made it into Steamboat a little before sunset. Along the BDR there's very...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 100,371
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb COBDR - Take Your Time if You Can

These are astute observations and sage advice! I think time is ultimately the biggest factor - most folks have only a certain amount of time off and feel obligated to get it all done in the given...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-13-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 100,371
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb COBDR in a Jeep - Success

We completed our COBDR Jeep journey - North to South, hit Delores Thursday afternoon. What a great time!

The route is well laid out - great scenery and challenges. Job well done to the folks that...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,842
Posted By sanluissound
Sitting in Steamboat right now, on the COBDR....

Sitting in Steamboat right now, on the COBDR. We're doing it in the Jeep...
Scenic Map with the high resolution BDR GPX file has been fine.
With more prep time I'd have downloaded map tiles for...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 100,371
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Jeepin' It

Thanks for all of the input folks!

We're heading out today in the Wrangler to run the COBDR north to south. I plan on keeping a very good eye on the weather and avoiding or waiting out the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-28-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 100,371
Posted By sanluissound
Question 4X4 access?

Hey Folks -

My wife and I were set to leave next weekend for the COBDR, unfortunately the kid sitting fell through. Since the vacation time has already been taken we're considering making most of...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 66,183
Posted By sanluissound
SAE connector and battery drain

The power socket you use, which ever you choose, will have a small current draw when plugged in - even if it's not connected to your phone. The SAE connector will have no effect on that (you'll still...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-23-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Switzerland Trail

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5165768.pdf

I think I'm going to go up this week - would like to connect the dots on a few of the trails I've yet to run.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-23-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,202
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Switzerland Trail

I love the Switzerland Trail! Like you said - "In our backyard"

The big hill is on the southern side of the trail, north west of Gold Hill Road by about two miles. I've ridden up it a ways on my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-19-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 30,253
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Urban Decay

Great report!

I have dreams about places like this - I grew up in south and later central Florida - first exploring urban and suburban decay on my bicycle and then later on my motorcycle (I road...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-12-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,929
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb iPhone5 for my GPS

I've no experience with the Samsung/Android variants so can't compare. With that noted -

I took three week long, off road trips this year in various parts of CO, UT and WY (in addition to a...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Time to buy

Hey Folks,

Thanks for the thoughtful replies. I think, as noted, we were looking for a needle in the haystack. It never hurts to ask but...

I suspect I'll need to post elsewhere on the forum...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By sanluissound
Question Moto Mule rental?

Hey folks,

In preparing for a two week trip this summer that will involve shooting a documentary and carrying our own film equipment (in addition to the standard riding/camping/eating...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,842
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb Campwhere App

Lost Rider,

The Campwhere app is great! Checked it out after I saw your post, thanks.

Joe
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,842
Posted By sanluissound
Laugh Weather rock

Ha! Funny stuff. That reminds me of the silly little "weather forecaster rock" I used to see in tourist shops back south

http://www.postthisinc.com/weatherstone.html

Though I bet the app is...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,696
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb Hardware supplier

I'll be starting this endeavor in a week or so, not yet sure about which route I'm going to take to make a DIY quick release but thought I'd share a great resource for all type of parts for this sort...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,264
Posted By sanluissound
Talking Case conundrum

Hey folks!

Thanks for all of the great input so far. Here's where I'm at right now.

- Mermite. Didn't the US Army later reveal it's harvested from real mermaids?:evil Kidding aside, these look...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,264
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb I like Seahorses and Pelicans

p0diabl0/Snarky,

Thanks for the advice! At this point I think the ammo cans are a bad idea, at least for my WR250 off road. (I've got two other bikes that are both dual sport/street fighter/Mad...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,842
Posted By sanluissound
Thumb Scenic Maps for iPhone 5

Scenic Map

http://scenicmap.blogspot.com

Though not as fully featured as GPS MotionX I think this app is exceptional in that the maps are on your device, you don't need wifi or a data...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,264
Posted By sanluissound
Question Ammo cans for gear/luggage

Hello all - a little input needed

I've been quite happy with my Wolfman dry saddle bags on my WR250R (with the Wolfman rack). However, the one issue I have is how long it takes me to get in and...
Forum: Americas 04-13-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By sanluissound
Talking CO pavement home..

Yeah, that makes sense. Giving yourself the slab option at the end is a good idea in the case you're running short on time or are feeling particularly beat.
That being said, if you've got it in...
Forum: Americas 04-12-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By sanluissound
Colorado route alternative

DolphinJohn,

Have you considered heading due West from the metro area to get up in the mountains quicker. The thought of heading North through areas like Greeley doesn't sound like fun.

I rode...
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