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Forum: Americas 07-11-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By psalonis
TAT / UBDR / Forever West Loop - Drop off point?

Hello all,

Mid August a buddy and myself plan to trailer 2,000 miles from the East coast (NY/NJ/PA area) to Colorado to ride a loop constructed partily of and inspired by sections of the TAT,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Sorry it's been such a long time responding to...

Sorry it's been such a long time responding to this....

Totally convinced it was the front end, after the trip Frank tore into his forks. Nothing wrong.....:huh

After stripping the bike down,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-17-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,870
Posted By psalonis
Hit the Star Tavern for some great pizza. ...

Hit the Star Tavern for some great pizza.

http://startavern.net/

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=719265&page=4 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=719265&page=4)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-17-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 426
Posted By psalonis
Looks like you had fun! I live near the DWG...

Looks like you had fun!

I live near the DWG but don't recognize any of those areas.....

you wouldn't happen to have tracks you could share would ya? :evil
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,939
Posted By psalonis
+1 ! I have a Eureka Pinnacle Pass 3XTA...

+1 !

I have a Eureka Pinnacle Pass 3XTA (think the current model is Scenic Pass)

When packed, it's not meaningfully bigger than the 2 man version.

By the time I set up shop in there, I...
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,302
Views: 315,510
Posted By psalonis
PM Sent! :D

PM Sent! :D
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-16-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,370
Sticky: Tet
Views: 129,061
Posted By psalonis
Chip, Got the files....thank you! Looks great!

Chip,
Got the files....thank you! Looks great!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-20-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 113,072
Posted By psalonis
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,113
Posted By psalonis
Yup....was just putting it out there as FYI. ...

Yup....was just putting it out there as FYI. Great shots!
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,930
Posted By psalonis
Congrats Lee ! :clap I'm envious of your "L"...

Congrats Lee ! :clap I'm envious of your "L" glass!
Happy shooting.....I look forward to seeing some of your pics.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,930
Posted By psalonis
Ah! My bad....I see it now. I should re-read...

Ah! My bad....I see it now. I should re-read twice before posting. When I said "I might go ahead and recommend 2 cameras" I meant a DSLR + something like a S95 or LX-5.....maybe don't blow the whole...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,930
Posted By psalonis
Because I thought the OP might appreciate it?...

Because I thought the OP might appreciate it? He's about to get on a learning curve and thought maybe he'd appreciate the perspective of someone who's only about a year ahead of him on that curve.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,930
Posted By psalonis
We've all heard it and from my limited experience...

We've all heard it and from my limited experience it's quite true: The best camera is the one that's with you..... I'll edit that to, "the one that's easily accessible".

I might go ahead and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,113
Posted By psalonis
Great pics and cool story! Thanks for sharing.......

Great pics and cool story! Thanks for sharing.... :clap

Mind if I share something that I've learned? Polarizers and ultra-wides aren't best of friends. When you're wide, the polarizing effect...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Thanks! I hope to get out there again soon and...

Thanks! I hope to get out there again soon and finish what I started. The TWVT and all that Chip put into developing it is really something special. Thanks again Chip! :clap

Regarding the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Thanks for the compliment.......and nice work...

Thanks for the compliment.......and nice work Pomo! I wouldn't want to navigate my loaded KLR let alone your 800GS through there solo; at least not in the rain like when I went through.

That one...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Enjoying some more of Chip's monumental...

Enjoying some more of Chip's monumental effort.....

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<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/FgDP8NOghBo?fs=1&hl=en_US&rel=0&hd=1"...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Start off with some of Chip's "baby heads"... ...

Start off with some of Chip's "baby heads"...

Just like pictures, sometimes vids. have a hard time capturing the experience.
Maybe it's because it was late and we were tired, but that mud in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Hey Chip! Thanks for checking out my report and...

Hey Chip! Thanks for checking out my report and thanks so much for sharing the TWVT with us. It's really great, especially the alts and the sections further south. :clap

I do have more vids. I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Moore's Ford from early in the trip. Water...

Moore's Ford from early in the trip.

Water was low...easy peasy.

Frank takes the "I'm a big girl" line as he didn't want to get any of his low routed wiring wet.

I fire right across...it was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
7 minute vid from the time I tipped over until...

7 minute vid from the time I tipped over until the old log cabin up in the woods.

It's a little hard to tell, but basically we're going "up" the whole time.

I'll dig up a few more vids....I...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Thanks Rob! I met you last Oct. at the...

Thanks Rob!

I met you last Oct. at the PB300 and you've shared a route or two with me in the past...

Too bad there's no PB300/500 this year. :cry


I look forward to trying out the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
The further along we got, the more "unpavement"...

The further along we got, the more "unpavement" we saw. Don't miss the T3 alts (alt 1 is fun in the rain :evil ) I'd say pick up the trail where it's most convenient and head south hitting as...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2010, 01:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Hmmm.....working fine for me. Still having...

Hmmm.....working fine for me.

Still having issues?
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
He has the full system which includes the racks. ...

He has the full system which includes the racks. It's a well thought out rack/pack system. The bags mount securely to the racks. I like the straps that help cinch everything tight so if the bags...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Yes they're Dirt Bagz. What a great little set...

Yes they're Dirt Bagz. What a great little set up. The only downside, and it's a minor one, is that the tops of them come up a little high along the seat and it interfered slightly with the Sweet...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Thanks! Yeah, I realize now nobody is going to...

Thanks!
Yeah, I realize now nobody is going to bite us. :rofl Everyone that we spoke to was really friendly and nice.

I think we were just a little hyper sensitive that last day because we...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 10-08-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 825
Views: 106,984
Posted By psalonis
Chip, A quick note of thanks for all the...

Chip,
A quick note of thanks for all the effort. We made it as far as some of T2 before we had to turn back.

It's clear from this thread that a lot of people have the route, but the number or...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Day 6

Nothing but slab today. :(:

No pictures to show except the final stats......and here they are.
This is the shape of the bike as I pull in the driveway....
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Day 5 - Getting to the good stuff

Sun's up at Bluestone...time to get on the road

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_pgWflijqiOE/TKayxKEJBDI/AAAAAAAALe4/JRt7hjkRL5I/s800/IMG_5980.JPG

It's quite cold this morning, so I'm basically wearing...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2010, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Day 4

After a long, wet, cold Day 3....followed up with copious amounts of beer and food, we weren't quick to get out of bed.

We decided to lay low for the morning, do some laundry and just take it as...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Day 3

Day 3 had a little bit of everything.

By the end, this was probably my favorite day overall.

We sleep in until 8:00 or so and I (stupidly) decide to cook the egg beaters for breakfast. Clean...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Day 2 part 2

I'm a little short on pictures today. I have to get used to stopping more often and documenting what I'm going through. It's so easy to get immersed in the moment and let the miles click by.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Day 2 part 1

Morning breaks and the trusty Jetboil gets us started with more Starbucks Via and some hot cereal.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_pgWflijqiOE/TKaY5BoljtI/AAAAAAAALE8/CauEgyjfAXo/s800/P1030847.JPG
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
...and we're off. Day 1

So I introduced the bird in the OP.

Now for the rest of us.

I'm Pat (psalonis), the lanky dorky guy in the first post.

Here's Frank (cycleguy) a.k.a. Fat Franky, Cranky Franky, Uncle Fester,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,660
Posted By psalonis
Chip, I'll get on it this weekend. I came back...

Chip,
I'll get on it this weekend. I came back from the ride and my 4yo daughter promptly gave me this nasty virus that's spreading around. I've been out of commission for over a week. :puke2
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-20-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 670
Views: 113,072
Posted By psalonis
Just got off the phone with Garmin...I'm sending...

Just got off the phone with Garmin...I'm sending the unit in to Garmin and it sounds like they're going to send me a new one...which kind of stinks b/c I wanted to get the screen shots off of this...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-19-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 113,072
Posted By psalonis
FYI - just plugged in the ol' crappy...

FYI - just plugged in the ol' crappy Quest2.......no problem recognizing the device.

Guess I'm calling Garmin in the a.m.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-19-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 113,072
Posted By psalonis
Tried official Garmin USB cable as well as...

Tried official Garmin USB cable as well as generic cable. Tried on lappy and on desktop. Tried in serial mode as well as spanner mode. Tried 3 different USB ports.

Just tried the 3rd USB slot...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-19-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 670
Views: 113,072
Posted By psalonis
Mass Storage Issue

I just returned from a great 1400 mile trip.........

now I can't get my computer to recognize my Oregon 550.

It seemingly goes to Mass storage mode for a moment, the computer says the USB...
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