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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,016
Posted By BUZZARD II
Haulin; I'm a retired sergeant with more miles on...

Haulin; I'm a retired sergeant with more miles on an FLHTP than I care to count. Still ride a Harley for touring state to state. I wanted to have a dual sport for riding the dirt and gravel here...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By BUZZARD II
The most beautiful place I ever camped was on the...

The most beautiful place I ever camped was on the coast in Los Padres National Forest. Pitched my tent next to the trail down to the beach.

Can't say I would want to do it in late winter.
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,273
Posted By BUZZARD II
Would I attempt it? NO. I live in Virginia and...

Would I attempt it? NO. I live in Virginia and even in the summer I don't leave home without my electric vest. And both my bikes have grip heaters. At 3,000' on Skyline Dr. or 5-6,000' on the...
Forum: Hacks 12-12-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,577
Posted By BUZZARD II
Rather than a doggy hat how about you make some...

Rather than a doggy hat how about you make some earrings out of 8 oz. bank sinkers? Of course at 80+ that might beat the dogs ribs a bit.:D

Good luck and happy touring. I see some very happy...
Forum: Americas 12-12-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,406
Posted By BUZZARD II
There seems to be a pattern here. I too am a...

There seems to be a pattern here. I too am a Ex-Offico fan. I like the Travel Smith gear as well. One poster told you to use cotton underpants. He left out the part about buying some Anti Monkey...
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By BUZZARD II
I would get an atlas and research this carefully...

I would get an atlas and research this carefully over the winter planning two different trips. Why? Hot. Hell hole hot, or knee deep snow, depending on the weather when you leave. A trip to...
Forum: Americas 11-29-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,684
Posted By BUZZARD II
Since this post was brought back to life I'll add...

Since this post was brought back to life I'll add this to the bug spray/net question.

Bring a good collection of rubber bands. You fit them over your pants cuffs, tight to your boots. Same...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,945
Posted By BUZZARD II
I'm with JerryH here. When you're 5,000 miles...

I'm with JerryH here. When you're 5,000 miles away from home a dependable, boring bike is very reassuring.

When I see those stupid "long way round/down" shows and then see the one guy pulling...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 81,943
Posted By BUZZARD II
It's funny, if you read through a bunch of D/S...

It's funny, if you read through a bunch of D/S threads the DR and orange guys really hump on the KLR. A lot say it's a price point thing as to why the KLR outsells the others.

In the last few...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 27,012
Posted By BUZZARD II
dwildman, Thanks for your kind offer. I'm good...

dwildman, Thanks for your kind offer. I'm good and don't need any help. But I'm always looking to ride. On the street I'll go pretty much anywhere. (Sturgis, Colorado etc.) Just getting back onto...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 27,012
Posted By BUZZARD II
Whoa, sorry I missed those posts the last 2 weeks...

Whoa, sorry I missed those posts the last 2 weeks or so. I guess I got lost or busy or something. For the street I have an Electra Glide set up most of the time for solo riding with a police squad...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By BUZZARD II
I did a loop this past summer around Ontario,...

I did a loop this past summer around Ontario, then down the Mississippi. But I was on my Harley so it was all pavement. There are a lot of interesting dirt roads off of Rt. 17 that take you to the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,733
Posted By BUZZARD II
The KLR has been outselling the Suzuki and Honda...

The KLR has been outselling the Suzuki and Honda 650's combined for the last 27 years. Now why is that?
Forum: Americas 11-03-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By BUZZARD II
Ace has it right, you have to stay south of I-10....

Ace has it right, you have to stay south of I-10. If last winter was any indicator, you're screwed anyway.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-31-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 27,012
Posted By BUZZARD II
Back to who's in or near FR. I'm in Geezerville...

Back to who's in or near FR. I'm in Geezerville (AKA Lake Frederick) 10 miles north of the Skyline entrance. Old, slow but still riding.
Forum: Americas 10-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By BUZZARD II
It's past the prime color season, but still...

It's past the prime color season, but still crowded with cars. Temps should be low 40's at night to mid 60's during the day.

Snow could close sections anytime from now till late April. Most...
Forum: Americas 10-27-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,764
Posted By BUZZARD II
It was late May/early June, 1978. They had just...

It was late May/early June, 1978. They had just plowed out Tioga Pass for the Memorial Day weekend. The freakin' snow was piled 15 feet on the side of the road with no parking lots or turnouts...
Forum: Americas 09-24-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,403
Posted By BUZZARD II
Heading out a bit late for that northern route. ...

Heading out a bit late for that northern route. I'd head south and stick to it. BTW get a copy of the scenic backroads of Virginia map at a Virginia Welcome Station, then follow all of the green...
Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By BUZZARD II
I started my touring career 48 years ago on a...

I started my touring career 48 years ago on a 50cc Honda Cub. 35 mph on the flat, in a tuck. Now I'm touring on an Electra Glide, before that a 1800 Gold Wing and many other's too.

Can't say...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,373
Posted By BUZZARD II
I like cheap when riding solo. So, the Country...

I like cheap when riding solo. So, the Country View Inn, in Fancy Gap, VA. It's about 2 miles from the BRP exit, $32. Right next to I-77.

The crappy motel that's "Biker Friendly" right at...
Forum: Americas 09-06-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By BUZZARD II
Been there, done that, and plan to go one last...

Been there, done that, and plan to go one last time for the 75th. myself. The questions the Juice put out should be answered because bike size, comfort and time have a whole lot to do with riding to...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By BUZZARD II
Since your coming in from Rt. 6 I would recommend...

Since your coming in from Rt. 6 I would recommend getting off 6 in Hawley. Just north of the Lake Wallenpaupack spillway is a road, 590 heading east. A couple of miles east is another paved road on...
Forum: Americas 08-24-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,930
Posted By BUZZARD II
Pnoman, The worst mileage I ever got on any kind...

Pnoman, The worst mileage I ever got on any kind of bike was 3,000 on a 250 Vespa IE. That I was tearing it up with numerous runs through Deals Gap may have had something to do with it.

Last...
Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,930
Posted By BUZZARD II
Now this is coming from a guy who does his cross...

Now this is coming from a guy who does his cross country riding on an Electra Glide Classic. Pnoman, I'm not laughing. My neighbor has a 650 Burgman. That thing is very fast and smooth. I've...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2,109
Views: 262,476
Posted By BUZZARD II
Rocketman, were you riding northbound on Rt. 11...

Rocketman, were you riding northbound on Rt. 11 in Edinburg around a month ago? Maybe heading for 675, an awesome little bike road.

I was sure I spotted a new SR 400. It sounded right, putt,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By BUZZARD II
Royal Enfield C5 Military, TAT

OK, the sick part of my head wants to get a Enfield military model just because it looks so cool. Then I start thinking that with some semi-knobs on the wheels it would make for a neat TAT bike. I...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,677
Posted By BUZZARD II
When I was a kid, oh yeah 47 years ago, I started...

When I was a kid, oh yeah 47 years ago, I started my touring career on a Honda Cub 50. Whoa, 35 mph on the flat, a good 20 uphill and that was near the coast. It can be done but...

A few...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,148
Posted By BUZZARD II
Good luck with the Strom. It makes a whole lot...

Good luck with the Strom. It makes a whole lot more sense than taking the Hog. You have a better chance of surviving too. I just did not want to say so on the HDforum.

That dirt road along...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,148
Posted By BUZZARD II
OK, get out your Colorado map and look to the SW...

OK, get out your Colorado map and look to the SW side for Rt. 149. It runs between South Fork and Gunnison. Now half way between Creede and Spring Creek Pass is a dirt road on the left that takes...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,252
Posted By BUZZARD II
Great suggestions. Take a look at Goblin Valley...

Great suggestions. Take a look at Goblin Valley State Park. Very interesting.

Beware of stupid Boy Scout "leaders" rolling over rocks.
Forum: Americas 03-09-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By BUZZARD II
Head north out of Moab, toward Arches. Where the...

Head north out of Moab, toward Arches. Where the Colorado River comes in there's a road to the right, Rt. 128. Take this NE. There are many BLM campsites along this road. The river is right behind...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By BUZZARD II
Paws, you just told the world about the best...

Paws, you just told the world about the best riding in VA. Now it will be like Deals Gap, filled with squids and enforcement.
Forum: Americas 02-01-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,210
Posted By BUZZARD II
I'd say it depends on the snowpack and you can't...

I'd say it depends on the snowpack and you can't know that until late April. Otherwise paved road, Colorado, dirt Utah.
Forum: Americas 01-23-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,718
Posted By BUZZARD II
The BRP (pavement) will be open if there's no...

The BRP (pavement) will be open if there's no snow. But nothing else will be. No camping, no motels, no food, no restrooms, bring your own roll of TP.

The up side is you won't have any...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By BUZZARD II
With your camping and such, $100 a day is about...

With your camping and such, $100 a day is about right. Many supermarkets sell hot dinner's at a deli counter at a very reasonable cost by the pound.

Have you ever done 500 miles in a day? ...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,830
Posted By BUZZARD II
So go camping in Utah. Pitch your tent and try...

So go camping in Utah. Pitch your tent and try to pound in the pegs with a rock. A red rock. Notice how it powders to smithereens when you whack the peg?

Now picture yourself riding along...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,002
Posted By BUZZARD II
That first photo Dusty posted shows about the...

That first photo Dusty posted shows about the only 100 yards of guard rail that is in all of Colorado Nat. Mon. The rest is all ride to your death blue sky followed by a hard red dirt landing 1500...
Forum: Americas 01-18-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By BUZZARD II
Coming back from Sturgis this year I took a...

Coming back from Sturgis this year I took a northern route and almost the same route through Minnesota. Fargo's a drag, a bunch of lights on Bus. 94/10. Otherwise nice riding. You have to jump...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By BUZZARD II
Here's my favorite. On the east side of the San...

Here's my favorite. On the east side of the San Juan is Rt. 149. Halfway between Creed and Spring Creek Pass is a dirt road off to the west running alongside a dinky little river. That river is the...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By BUZZARD II
I'm a retired geezer myself and have camped in...

I'm a retired geezer myself and have camped in the high Sierra. Including going over Tioga Pass in June with 15 feet of snow plowed up the side. You are ready for anything. And you already know...
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