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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-18-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11,244
Views: 693,115
Posted By BadWHooper
Git Ready

I'm hoping to dive in soon. Finally, I'm about to buy a house that has a garage where a bike can stay indoors when not ridden, where it can stay on a trickle charger so you don't have to plan 8 hours...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 32,749
Posted By BadWHooper
Wow!

I'm in the Scotland part of the tour. Fantastic! My 2005 stab at the country is in my signature line.

You've done a great thing here!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-20-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
What a coincidence!

That's an amazing coincidence...I'm sure that we rode the same bike a year apart. The attention to detail at that rental place could have been improved (like sending me out without a full tank), but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Bringing it Back Down to A Mile

At 2:55pm and 955 miles, I had finally rounded the hill and crept into the tunnel. My temp gauge was right on the edge of red, so I was freaking out about having to pull over. With black skies over...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,530
Posted By BadWHooper
Nice

I toured Falling Water and Kentuck Knob out in Pennsylvania recently - incredible to see his style carried through all the buildings. Thanks for posting!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-12-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
In and Out of Leadville

At 12:35pm and 877 miles, I rode into Leadville, elevation 10,152 feet. It was a scrappy, unremarkable village. One of those dark clouds caught me – got rained on a little bit on the way in. My...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Up and Over

At 11:44am and 839 miles, I crossed over Independence Pass – 12,095 feet. It was beautiful up there. The views were amazing. I was also rather hung over, and there was no air up there. So I stopped...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-11-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,022
Posted By BadWHooper
Deja View

Awesome to see this place through another set of eyes (and through another set of handlebars). I was there last year and visited many of the same places (on-road - see my RR below).

Thanks for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Day Four - The Final Day Begins

DAY FOUR - Monday 9/3/07

I got moving around 10:45am, a late start. I needed to sleep. Yeah, something like that. What a weird night. I dragged myself out of the hotel, got onto the BMW, and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-10-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Aspen Mystery Night

I walked up to the square and sat down at the bar at a restaurant called “Pacifica” for dinner. Delicious, but I was turned off by the prices. Yet, I ordered an $8 gazpacho and, surprisingly,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
My Day (and Night) in Aspen

I took a quick walk around the center of town to see what was there. Great scenery, ideas for dinner, and lots of people-watching.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Me Too!

Me too, S-Track-Junkie.

I recently remembered how alive an adventurous ride like this makes me feel - my last was Death Valley (ironic) and the Las Vegas area, a year ago - and realized that I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
About that Tub - and the Mirror TV

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Ahhhhh, Aspen

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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Into Luxiury (Aspec)

Route 82 southeast took me quickly and directly to Aspen, past the little airport and in through a gorgeous welcome of mountains. I arrived at about 4:30pm or so. Aspen was pretty sweet. It reeked of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-04-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 21,627
Posted By BadWHooper
A New Look at the Old Place

Wow! A set of diverse looks at Death Valley! Thank you all. I did my own road-based trip last year (see the link below), so any photos I see of that place reminds me that I, too, am an adventure...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-03-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Moving Through Central Colorado

At 2:23pm and 714 miles, I was passing through another agricultural area. There were wineries around there…orchards too. It must be dry wine and fruit – the area was pretty dry itself! I was also...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Cojones

Brass balls, Mike.

Reminds me of this day on New Hampshire's Kancamagus Highway. Once it started accumulating on the road, I turned around and went the long way.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Up the Mesa: "have fun, be safe, be wild"

Not far from Grand Junction, at 12:03pm and 636 miles, I got off on a wonderfully twisty Route 65 (aptly named “Grand Mesa Scenic and Historic Byway) to Mesa. This whole section of the ride was an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Thanks for reading...

Thanks for reading, mikegc...glad my shots could be of help. Ski towns in the summer feel really weird, as I found in Steamboat Springs.

Let me know if the photos aren't showing up - everything...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Day Three - Sunday 9/2/07

Thanks for reading, shmrmoon! It's such a big, diverse state...I feel the need to see the other quarters that I missed. Much more scenery to come.


Day three begins...

The next...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Leaving Dinosaur

On the way out of the park, I stopped into the gift shop for a Diet Coke or water and a snack, and to look to see if there was anything to remember my visit. Nope. This was Mormon country, and the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Thunder Lizard

I finally arrived in Dinosaur, one of the best-named “towns” in America. It sits right on the border between Colorado and Utah in the northwest corner of CO.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Into the Dry

During a rest stop at a McDonald’s there, I watched a woman searching through a trash can, then return to her Subaru and a dog. She looked like she had a pretty serious meth problem – gaunt, wearing...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
The Point of the Journey is Not to Arrive

Thanks, Prime Mover...a fellow Rush fan, no doubt!

If you have a lot of time to kill, click on my Scotland ride report link below...I opened each day's report with a travel-related quote from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-22-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Long Stretches of Road...Temptation

Those long, barren stretches of road were just too much to resist. This was the most powerful sportbike I’d ridden so far in my history, so I thought I ought to see what kind of speed I could wring...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-20-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Rockin' On Day Two

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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Day Two Begins!

The next morning was bright and cool, and I was off at a reasonable hour, 9:10am (thanks to the lack of nightlife in Granby).

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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Day One Continued...Down the Other Side

Not far was a perfect pulloff on Fairview Curve. I took plenty of incredibly photos of the area, and prepared for the rain that would come. A crack of thunder erupted over my head. I’d never heard...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,936
Posted By BadWHooper
Adirondacks, Yes

I'll be looking forward to your Adirondacks RR...it's high on my fly-and-ride list. Any research on roads and sights so far?

Thanks for this RR...I'm torn as to my next bike, and the GS is on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-07-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,936
Posted By BadWHooper
Drive...

In Hawaii, they say this:

http://i966.photobucket.com/albums/ae143/nmorgan111/images.jpg

When I was there in December, I found it to mean: "Drive Under the Speed Limit and Never Look in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-06-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Day One Continued - Into Rocky Mountain NP

Soon, I was rolling into Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Day One Continues...

I jumped off Route 119 north and took Route 72 north at Nederland. With the skies threatening rain, I pulled over again to put on my rain gear.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Day One Begins!

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The route mapped out, the hotels booked, my work plans made, my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By BadWHooper
Nice!

Great shots! Looking forward to more. Coincidentally, I'm putting my own Colorado (on-road) ride up right now.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Planning the Trip

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There wasn’t an Eagle Rider rental franchise in Denver, but an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By BadWHooper
Fly and Ride Guide: Northern Colorado on a BMW K1200GT

You have to ride in Colorado. It’s just one of those things you regularly read and hear from other riders. It seems like a no-brainer. Yeah, other states have mountains. Heck, other states have Rocky...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By BadWHooper
Ok

Alright, I got a good reason for trying to take the easy way out.
I guess I was a day tripper, a round-trip ticket, yeah.
It took me not so long to find out, and I found out.

I shall trip on,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By BadWHooper
Not Day Trippin'

Anyone else think that the "Day Trippin'" section of ADV should actually be "3-5 day-Trippin'"?

When you say "day trippin'", I think of one day, not overnights, and definitely not fly-n-rides....
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 605,353
Posted By BadWHooper
Black is Beautiful

I'll add mine...this is a 2007 Dyna Street Bob with all the Harley logos pulled off. I added a Vance and Hines air filter and pipes. It's too farking loud, even with the "quiet" baffles in. It's a...
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