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Forum: Equipment 08-10-2007, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By RobZim
The bottom fell out of a styrofoam cup full of...

The bottom fell out of a styrofoam cup full of coffee I was passing over my brand new Acer laptop. I took it home, disassembled, and set it out to dry. The thing never missed a beat. Still...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2007, 11:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By RobZim
This guy sells used Panasonic Tuffbooks. I hate...

This guy sells used Panasonic Tuffbooks. I hate to put any laptop on a motorcycle because of the vibration. A Tuffbook might survive as long as it was kept dry. I wouldn't risk a non-rugged...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2007, 05:45 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,633
Posted By RobZim
Around here, it's even easier. Simply show up in...

Around here, it's even easier. Simply show up in court and request a jury trial or better yet, show up with an attorney and request a jury trial. Most ADAs will fold and dismiss the ticket.

By...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2007, 03:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,348
Posted By RobZim
I wear a phoenix jacket with a synthetic mesh...

I wear a phoenix jacket with a synthetic mesh type T shirt. Never been too hot. Then of course I can ride a bicycle 100 miles in 96 degree Houston heat without much problem. :evil


By the way,...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2007, 03:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,320
Posted By RobZim
I crossed 380 miles of the Chihuahuan Desert in...

I crossed 380 miles of the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico with a woman who weighed about 110 lbs. She could ride but she knew her limitations. Her husband helped carry her gear and she rode a Yamaha 250...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2007, 04:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,273
Posted By RobZim
Thanks for the journey. One more destination to...

Thanks for the journey. One more destination to see before I die.. :evil Great ride report!
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2007, 04:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By RobZim
The soles on the bates are too soft for...

The soles on the bates are too soft for occasional off pavement riding. I like a boot with a sole tough enough to help me tolerate a lot of standing.
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,494
Posted By RobZim
I don't see the need. Last year, I was in Tobasco...

I don't see the need. Last year, I was in Tobasco with 100 degree temps and near 100 percent humidity. I survived... If I wanted air conditioning, I'd buy a car. I'm just saying...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2007, 06:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,384
Posted By RobZim
Palm Lifedrive --$300 ish on ebay Wifi ...

Palm Lifedrive --$300 ish on ebay

Wifi
Internet browser
handwriting recognition
MP3
SD slot
Bluetooth
4 gig hard drive.
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,877
Posted By RobZim
With some creative cable rigging, this might be...

With some creative cable rigging, this might be an option:


http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/itemdisplay/displayItem.do?itemid=93840
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2007, 03:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,395
Posted By RobZim
I'm thinking about the GSX 600. A dealer in...

I'm thinking about the GSX 600. A dealer in Houston is selling new 2006 bikes for $5900.

http://w2.bikepics.com/pics/2007/03/26/bikepics-843177-full.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2007, 04:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,335
Posted By RobZim
Wal-Mart sells 25 in a box for $8.75?

Wal-Mart sells 25 in a box for $8.75?
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 188,021
Posted By RobZim
Great post! Despite the pitfalls of this...

Great post! Despite the pitfalls of this particular trip, I'm more enthusiastic than ever about traveling to China to explore on a motorcycle. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2007, 07:17 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 188,021
Posted By RobZim
:clap :clap This is very definatley first class...

:clap :clap This is very definatley first class entertainment. Makes me want to throw away the television.
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2007, 11:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,161
Posted By RobZim
It's not a road bike but I have the same sort of...

It's not a road bike but I have the same sort of infatuation with this particular bike. I know she's a European bitch, high maintaince, and carries a lot of baggage, but she sure is cute.
...
Forum: Hacks 06-01-2007, 12:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,835
Posted By RobZim
Won't sell.... It doesn't look like something...

Won't sell.... It doesn't look like something designed in the 50s.
Forum: Latin America 05-29-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By RobZim
There's quite a few of them actually. Seems like...

There's quite a few of them actually. Seems like there's more around the dealership in Mexico City.
Forum: Latin America 05-29-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By RobZim
I'd just fly into a border town and walk over the...

I'd just fly into a border town and walk over the border. :deal
Forum: Latin America 05-29-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By RobZim
I'd like to say it was me. A margarita on the...

I'd like to say it was me. A margarita on the beach and fresh seafood sounds good right about now. Vallarta is a tourist town, but IMHO, a great little tourist town. (When the natives aren't...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,357
Posted By RobZim
Great report and I look forward to seeing more...

Great report and I look forward to seeing more ride reports in the future!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-29-2007, 06:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,178
Posted By RobZim
Not that using a PDA isn't a good idea, but my...

Not that using a PDA isn't a good idea, but my particular PDA wouldn't last. I have a Lifedrive with a 4 gig hard drive. I don't think the hard drive would live long with the vibration. I...
Forum: Latin America 05-28-2007, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By RobZim
They also fairly adept at making their own...

They also fairly adept at making their own blankets. Unless they've specifically asked for blankets, I'd ask about that when I got down there. I would think beans, rice, salt, and other staples,...
Forum: Latin America 05-28-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
Posted By RobZim
Well, sounds like you've got a plan and I can't...

Well, sounds like you've got a plan and I can't say I'm not jealous. A day in and around Balto is certainly better than 100 days in Houston. Please publish your tracks!

I know there's no...
Forum: Latin America 05-28-2007, 04:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
Posted By RobZim
I watched an apparent guide in a 4 wheel drive...

I watched an apparent guide in a 4 wheel drive drive an affluent appearing 45ish year old man, and a young woman, from the Mission up into the hills. I was just curious about where they might have...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By RobZim
I need to lighten my gear before my next trip or...

I need to lighten my gear before my next trip or I'm going to suffer. I've got a 20 degree sleeping bag / extra long for portly campers that probably weighs 4.5 pounds. It's got to go. I don't...
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By RobZim
The source is an ICE agent and an unrelated...

The source is an ICE agent and an unrelated customs guy. They can jack with you but in the end they can't deny you entry.
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
Posted By RobZim
We were told the direct route to Urique was open...

We were told the direct route to Urique was open to 4 wheel vehicles but very difficult. We actually started on the route. The turnoff is on the road to the mission immediatley outside Balto and it...
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
Posted By RobZim
It's on the road to the mission on the Baltopilas...

It's on the road to the mission on the Baltopilas side of the river. After leaving Baltopilas, you never cross the river.
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By RobZim
FYI, the dweebs on the US side can't deny a US...

FYI, the dweebs on the US side can't deny a US citizen reentry with or without a passport.
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By RobZim
Sure, it's good ID but hard to replace and not...

Sure, it's good ID but hard to replace and not necessary to possess. Well, not necessary at this particular time.
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
Posted By RobZim
I wouldn't mind heading south to parts unknown...

I wouldn't mind heading south to parts unknown down to Highway 24 and maybe on to Highway 15 along the coast and Mazatlan. I've done Highway 24 before from Sinaloa and it was challenging... There...
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
Posted By RobZim
Ah...Thanks

Ah...Thanks
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
Posted By RobZim
I know it looks steep, narrow, and fairly...

I know it looks steep, narrow, and fairly knarly... :evil
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
Posted By RobZim
Man, that's a long time to stay in one place. ...

Man, that's a long time to stay in one place. :evil I got bored there after two days and that was during a fiesta. Great place, but I'd need some sort of reason for being there more than a few...
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
Posted By RobZim
Oh, and for the most part, what Garmin calls a...

Oh, and for the most part, what Garmin calls a trail, is generally dual track. I've been down many a "trail" in Mexico and none of them have been single track.
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,184
Posted By RobZim
Last time I was at the Mission, I watched several...

Last time I was at the Mission, I watched several vehicles leave town via a road that switch-backed up into some hills west of the mission. (Away from the river on the same side as the mission.) ...
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 02:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By RobZim
An acquaintance of mine has the last name Aas. ...

An acquaintance of mine has the last name Aas. He never turned in his vehicle permit for prior trip. Between trips he sold the motorcycle. He was unable to prove he returned the motorcycle to the...
Forum: Latin America 05-27-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,016
Posted By RobZim
I always offer the minimum first. If I can get...

I always offer the minimum first. If I can get away with giving them a birth certificate, I keep my passport in reserve. I'd rather keep the passport hidden. Same goes with the registration and...
Forum: Regional forums 05-27-2007, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By RobZim
In the event you're still watching this thread,...

In the event you're still watching this thread, El Paso to Torreon is a day ride and a very boring ride at that.. You'll have a choice to take some toll road. The free roads in that area are...
Forum: Latin America 05-26-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By RobZim
On my K1200LT I would have to inch the front...

On my K1200LT I would have to inch the front wheel over the high ones and then stand on the topes to relieve pressure on the suspension as I drove over the top to avoid taking out the center stand.
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