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Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 08-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,929
Posted By KTM Mike
FWIW - I used Cannonshot's tracks to ride a...

FWIW - I used Cannonshot's tracks to ride a portion of the CDR last month (Wyoming and into Northern Colorado as far as Steamboat Lake). They were spot on, and the other bits of info like campground...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,384
Posted By KTM Mike
Is the pic that Garnott posted of a front or...

Is the pic that Garnott posted of a front or rear? I realized my front does have that center rib, neither of my two rears do.

I did about 250 miles of riding my new Dakar rear. It is indeed a...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,384
Posted By KTM Mike
Garnotte - what is the production date on your...

Garnotte - what is the production date on your tire? My regular version made April 2013 does not have that center rib, neither does the Dakar made October 2013. (Same size of tire).

I am not...
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,384
Posted By KTM Mike
Scud - that's interesting that both the Dakar and...

Scud - that's interesting that both the Dakar and regular you have all show 40 PSI. I was thinking maybe it was just the Dakar at 40 PSI. (seems to shoot Motomantra's theory though!). When...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,384
Posted By KTM Mike
Hmm...good point. I had not thought of that. My...

Hmm...good point. I had not thought of that. My focus (assumption?) has been that the added flexing of the regular tire, at the lower air pressure would generate more heat.

Well...I have the...
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,384
Posted By KTM Mike
Ben I think Colin at MX1 is full of it -...

Ben

I think Colin at MX1 is full of it - this is a street legal tire and the tread should not be cracking like that - no way no how. He got kind of pissy with me in an email when I told him I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By KTM Mike
Grizzly Enduro - Northern Michigan

Hey guys - I know this is not "ADV" ride oriented, but I know many of you may also race enduros, or are thinking of racing an enduro. Two great ones are coming up. On Saturday 9/6/14 is the Baby...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 116,536
Posted By KTM Mike
Vern (my 2006 DL1000) decided he needed a short...

Vern (my 2006 DL1000) decided he needed a short nap somewhere out in the middle of Wyoming's "Big Empty".
...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,384
Posted By KTM Mike
I have a regular (dual sport?) E07 on my Vstrom...

I have a regular (dual sport?) E07 on my Vstrom 1000. When I bought it late last fall, Colin at MX1 in Canada advised to not go with the Dakar as its sidewall stiffness was to stiff other than if...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,973
Posted By KTM Mike
Rhyano You should have a fantastic time. ...

Rhyano

You should have a fantastic time. Yes, the bugs can be horrible. Out on the lake shore, or close to it, black flies can be killer. Years ago, I lived on Black River Road that I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,973
Posted By KTM Mike
Just east of Ironwood, go north of Bessemer to...

Just east of Ironwood, go north of Bessemer to Black River Road and out to the Lake Superior Shoreline. Cool Ski Flying jump along the way. Beautiful series of water falls as well. Gorge Falls was...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-08-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,572
Posted By KTM Mike
PFFOG has it right. My wife has smacked me for...

PFFOG has it right. My wife has smacked me for not being smooth in a nice set of curves, and told me I had to go back and do it right! aww shucks dear... (did that on the Dragon once as well.)

...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-06-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By KTM Mike
Thanks for sharing the GPS tracks craazee. ...

Thanks for sharing the GPS tracks craazee.

The spot near CO/WYO border you mentioned - was this on the west side leg from HWY 70 towards Columbine (ie - not the east leg alternative?). On...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-28-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By KTM Mike
Well...that didnt last long. To bad, I was...

Well...that didnt last long. To bad, I was looking forward to more helpful info.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By KTM Mike
That my friend would appear to have been a poor...

That my friend would appear to have been a poor choice of line to take! :clap
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-28-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By KTM Mike
thanks. Not sure what route we will take (as our...

thanks. Not sure what route we will take (as our plan was for both ) - but I have been known to be a glutton for punishment, and the wife is usually game...stay tuned for the results!
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-28-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By KTM Mike
Thanks C/S - my next step was going to be to send...

Thanks C/S - my next step was going to be to send you a PM with the same question! Is that pic of the rocky section representative of the worst of it, or best of it?
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 06-28-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By KTM Mike
Hey enough of the place holders...post up the GPS...

Hey enough of the place holders...post up the GPS tracks! The dear wifey and I leave Michigan in 13 days to do a portion of the CDR - Dubois/Jackson WY (which ever way you want to think of it...)...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By KTM Mike
I've been keeping an eye on the Wyo DOT web...

I've been keeping an eye on the Wyo DOT web cams...really glad we did not go yet!

Things have improved a bit though the last day or so....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By KTM Mike
Perhaps our paths will cross depending on how...

Perhaps our paths will cross depending on how quickly you get as far north as Wyoming. My wife and I will be heading south doing a small portion of the CDR - basically whats in Wyoming and maybe...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By KTM Mike
Great pic Wyo! :clap Front Page worthy...

Great pic Wyo! :clap Front Page worthy perhaps?

We ended up rescheduling our trip. We would of left on Friday had we not. Decided it was better to make sure we didnt run into to much snow. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-06-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 11,044
Posted By KTM Mike
Hey Chris - looks like you are sandwiched in...

Hey Chris - looks like you are sandwiched in inbetween me and Motodutch. He is in East Jordan, I am in Atlanta.

I am on a Vstrom for big bike appropriate stuff (not to mention some stuff that...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,075
Posted By KTM Mike
I've now gotten some miles in on my E07's (around...

I've now gotten some miles in on my E07's (around 1500 ish). Of those miles, I would say 800 to 900 were on dirt roads ranging from nicely graveled, to sandy, to somewhat muddy, some two tracks with...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,844
Posted By KTM Mike
If any of you will be on the Wyoming, maybe a bit...

If any of you will be on the Wyoming, maybe a bit into N. CO, portion of the CDR in the last half of July keep your eyes open for a Burgundy Vstrom, black bags two up. My wife and I will be heading...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-02-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By KTM Mike
Wyo - good suggestion - my wife had called the...

Wyo - good suggestion - my wife had called the USFS office in Pinedale a couple weeks ago - not much specific info other than Union Pass road "maybe" might be might not be open by 6/16 ish when we...
Forum: Americas 06-01-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 990
Posted By KTM Mike
The planning for our trip has been moving right...

The planning for our trip has been moving right along - though I suspect our timing (snow condition wise) may force us to delay the trip.

As it stands right now (Ignoring snow/weather concerns) -...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By KTM Mike
Here is a handy link to Wyoming road status info:...

Here is a handy link to Wyoming road status info:

http://map.wyoroad.info/hi.html

It shows that 70 is still closed as of 6/1/14.

Any local input on this status?

I'm hoping to be able to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-01-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By KTM Mike
Looking for info re: Union Pass

Big Bird, Marc Andrew (or anybody else with some insight!) I'm hoping you might be able to help with some info/conditions along 26/287, Union Pass etc.

How is the snow - any chance Union pass...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-20-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By KTM Mike
Countdown...ahhh...precision of language is so...

Countdown...ahhh...precision of language is so important! You are correct...my bad. I should of said the route was filtered down to 37 VIA points!

NT - I think your comment about "recalculate"...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-19-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By KTM Mike
C-dog - I dont think the issue is storage...

C-dog - I dont think the issue is storage capacity of either of our GPS units - but something with how the routes and handled exceeding some mystical limit!

:ear eagerly awaiting further...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-19-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By KTM Mike
Route truncated only 75 track points 104 miles?

Ok - I know, - some of you are going to bash that I "only" have an ancient 2730 and tell me I must buy a newer unit. I am not looking for suggestions as to what unit I need to buy. The 2730 is what...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-13-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By KTM Mike
InReach Original - Battery life when paired with phone?

Does having my InReach paired with my phone dramatically decrease battery life? I see reports of batteries lasting a full week or more, but my experience (so far) is dramatically less than that -...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 05-07-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By KTM Mike
A link for you: ...

A link for you:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=619934

great info.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 05-07-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,324
Posted By KTM Mike
Do some searches here for Cannonshot ride report...

Do some searches here for Cannonshot ride report for the CDR, or Big Dog - great info and pics of the Wyoming or Montana portions of the CDR.

I am planning a ride on the Wyoming portion of the CDR...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7,824
Views: 7,159,325
Posted By KTM Mike
Donkey - you're raising the boy right! :freaky

Donkey - you're raising the boy right! :freaky
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By KTM Mike
yep - now you have me thinking I need to delay...

yep - now you have me thinking I need to delay the trip a couple of weeks.... which I could though doing so would reduce the time I have to ride with my son.

What about between Pinedale and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-01-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By KTM Mike
Thanks Wyo - not what I wanted to hear though...

Thanks Wyo - not what I wanted to hear though knowing I will arrive to Dubois June 16 or 17! If you dont mind, I will shoot you a PM before we leave Michigan and check on conditions! Meanwhile, get...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-01-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,586
Posted By KTM Mike
I have a similar question for some of you Wyoming...

I have a similar question for some of you Wyoming riders - though mine is more revolving around Union Pass road between Dubois and Pinedale - is it likely to be open by late June?

I am planning a...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,696
Posted By KTM Mike
I'm a former Yooper (not native...but a...

I'm a former Yooper (not native...but a transplant), have done the circle tour multiple times. Dunno if Cannonshots route included any of these - but here goes - but as others have pointed...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-28-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By KTM Mike
Also consider Delorme Inreach. Similar in concept...

Also consider Delorme Inreach. Similar in concept to Spot but allows 2 way communication.

http://www.inreachdelorme.com/

I recently bought the InReach original. There are other more featured...
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