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Forum: Parallel Universe 06-07-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Esker01420
Question about brakes after tire change

I've checked elsewhere but have not found an answer, so I thought I would ask you guys.

I just swapped on new tires. When I put it all back together, the back brake sticks enough to heat up the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-19-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,213
Posted By Esker01420
Parachute landing

Parachutist learn to tuck and roll upon impact with the ground. I learned this when I was younger and it has saved my bacon a few times.

You start off by just collapsing from a standing position....
Forum: Americas 07-27-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,038
Posted By Esker01420
Thumb Awesome trip! I'm totally jealous. My 2...

Awesome trip! I'm totally jealous.

My 2 cents on your schedule having driven in a car cross country...

The Blue Ridge Parkway speed limit is 35 to 45 MPH? The guys on Top Gear were not happy...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,688
Posted By Esker01420
Link to a good video about camping food

A link to Paul Kirtley's blog. He's a Brit who who blogs about tramping around on 2 feet in the northern woods of Europe. This is a longish video about the food he carries.

Pretty cool stuff, some...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,688
Posted By Esker01420
A simple breakfast is instant oatmeal ( or grits...

A simple breakfast is instant oatmeal ( or grits y'all ) with a piece of fruit. PB & J for a midday snack is good for protein and some sugar. Dinner can be a can of Dinty Moore if you are young and...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-14-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,943
Posted By Esker01420
Do you have skinny grips

My F800 GS was painful to ride. My fingers and wrists would seize up. Not fun. And then I realized my big mitts were way bigger than the grips on the bike. I installed some fatter grips over the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-14-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By Esker01420
You are absolutely correct. I was hoping it was...

You are absolutely correct. I was hoping it was some geology thing, but yeah, one of the guys at work is like " yup, check out all the foot paths of the cows." So much for advancing science. Just...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By Esker01420
Home Jeeves, and a damage report

Back out of the park and back to civilization. I was too lazy to break out the compressor so I just took it easy till I got back to Maricopa and aired up there.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By Esker01420
Last leg of the trip...

The hills build up and the road winds through them heading west. You start to get some views again. Crossing the hills to get back to Soda Lake Road.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By Esker01420
Riding south, 30 miles of open road

Ok back to riding! The only thing left to do is head south on Elkhorn Road and make it back to the 166. It was about 11 am on Sunday. The road is pretty flat and straight until you get further down....
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By Esker01420
Sunday morning, we ride!

Well, I ride. No gang of Mescaleros to lead...yet. Mi venga! Aqui!


Packed up and hit the road. Cool rock formations on the way back to the floor of the Valley. The couple at the campground would...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By Esker01420
Thanks Samthg! I saved up a long time to get the...

Thanks Samthg! I saved up a long time to get the machine I really wanted. "Mayberry" is the last town in LA county without a stoplight.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By Esker01420
Continued...

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag210/johnkwelchEsker/imagejpg12_zpsadfc03a9.jpg

I was here to see the grasslands and also to see the San Andreas fault. This is one of the most obvious places...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-13-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,686
Posted By Esker01420
Solo Trip to Carrizo Plain, First Ride Report

I planned to get away over the weekend and do an overnighter. My destination was the Carrizo Plain National Monument. Time to lash on the Alice packs and hit the road. I've done a shakedown cruise...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By Esker01420
This helmet is quiet with the visor down. It is...

This helmet is quiet with the visor down. It is most quiet with your chin down in what I guess you would call a sport rider's angle. Also installed the mesh curtain on the bottom, underneath the...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 880
Posted By Esker01420
Shoei RF-1200 visor OPEN howling noise!

I just purchased a new Shoei RF 1200. http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag210/johnkwelchEsker/imagejpg1_zpsca8bcb18.jpg

With the visor CLOSED you can hear a mouse fart ( relatively speaking.)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-23-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 625
Posted By Esker01420
Head up the 210 through Pasadena into La Canada....

Head up the 210 through Pasadena into La Canada. Take the 2 North "Angeles Crest" over the mountains. You can head all the way over thru Wrightwood and then turn west on the 138, through Apple Valley...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,343
Posted By Esker01420
I bought 2 medium Alice packs without frames. I...

I bought 2 medium Alice packs without frames. I stripped down the straps to the parts I wanted. It does require some extra straps. There were some old ratchet straps with rusted cams lying about the...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,343
Posted By Esker01420
Yes

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag210/johnkwelchEsker/image_zpse248feaa.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,636
Posted By Esker01420
6'4", 200lbs: BMW Rallye 3, Thor pressure suit, Aerostitch pants

Don't believe the hype. My mom always lied to me when stuffing me into a hand me down or a sale item.

"XL means extra long honey," she would coo when finding said bargain. ...and I would go to...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Cry FTB, thanks for sharing. I love that your style...

FTB, thanks for sharing. I love that your style of travel forces you to interact with the local people. After my work week, I usually shun human interaction , to mine own detriment. Someday I would...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Indeed. Growing up broke in New England, we kept...

Indeed. Growing up broke in New England, we kept our old road roaches running with a variety of non factory approved methods.

What do carry for food? I'm guessing the closest REI to you is in...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
I think LAPD does a great job keeping a lid on...

I think LAPD does a great job keeping a lid on the CRAZY around here. And I get it, there is a huge Oxy abuse problem out there in the world. Laws are laws.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Cool2 A few people out there are in the duct tape and...

A few people out there are in the duct tape and Vicodin club, which probably would be enough. Unfortunately, here is the US we have those pesky laws about possessing narcotics without a prescription....
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,195
Posted By Esker01420
WD 40 may not be a good idea

I have heard people using WD40 but I wonder if that degrades any glue used in the boot? Solvents and adhesives and leather are usually a bad mix.

After a relatively quiet break in, the dreaded...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
[QUOTE=dirtdiver;23827416]"Wow, pretty cool and...

[QUOTE=dirtdiver;23827416]"Wow, pretty cool and well thought out. I also ride in the desert a lot. I think two things are at the top of my list for remote riding by myself: water and a EPIRB of...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Honey is for sure, a prepper's delight. They...

Honey is for sure, a prepper's delight. They found some in the pyramids that was supposedly still good!
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Alright, done for now...

I would like to thank the Boy Scouts, the US Army and old man Winter for teaching me some important lessons ( and sparing my life and limbs.)

Recently some of the best information I've come...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Absolutely. And just like tools, you can split up...

Absolutely. And just like tools, you can split up the weight and not have both having to carry an entire kit.

Makes the whole damn ride better of course! :freaky
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Communication

Cell phone service can be spotty up a hill.

SPOT trackers are a great idea but require a subscription. And some folks are reporting malfunctions.

I have not sprung the $400 bucks or so but I...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Fire

Fire's cool! I guess you could light your bike on fire if you were in a real pickle. I have a couple payments left on mine so I carry a little fire starting material on me. A Bic lighter is good for...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Light

Love my Surefire. Carry it on the bike. Could be used a spare low beam headlight, but...Holding a Surefire in your teeth blows. Trying to get anything done with a light held in the crook of your neck...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Orientation

Map and an old school compass, not just a gadget with batteries that die. Compass has a mirror to signal with. Easy.

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag210/johnkwelchEsker/image_zps8096fb6c.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Food

Try and eat well every day and be well before you are stressed.

I have a high metabolism and will snack on any damn thing at hand. It is hard for me to have to have a cache of food that I will not...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Shelter

If you fall down and go boom or your buddy does and you can't ride out- what will kill you ( if the fall didn't) is exposure. I don't care how awesome you think you are. If you are immobilized by a...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Water

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag210/johnkwelchEsker/image_zps659f4b7e.jpg
Blackhawk Tsunami camelback / backpack

WATER: In the water department, I found a camelback is the best way to not...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
Contents of first aid kit

The Adventure Medical Kits are small but mighty. I have added a few things to beef it up.

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag210/johnkwelchEsker/image_zps81bda910.jpg

You could go whole hog...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
So here is everything packed away. ...

So here is everything packed away.

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag210/johnkwelchEsker/image_zpsefc0cb77.jpg


So here is everything I like to keep on the bike, close to hand ( along with...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
I crafted a homemade divider to keep everything...

I crafted a homemade divider to keep everything from turning into a gear stew. And there are always things that one wants to keep at hand day to day.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,607
Posted By Esker01420
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag210/johnkwel...

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag210/johnkwelchEsker/image_zpsc23499da.jpg

Worse yet, what if I or a riding buddy was seriously injured and could not ride out? I would like to be prepared...
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