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Forum: Trip Planning 12-17-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By Okeedokee
Thanks again guys. I'll look into those

Thanks again guys.
I'll look into those
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,463
Posted By Okeedokee
Welcome to my world dudes! Every friggin' summer,...

Welcome to my world dudes! Every friggin' summer, from July through the end of September, we get bombarded by doomsday forecasts from CNN, TWC and local stations every freakin' time a dust storm...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,226
Posted By Okeedokee
Very sensible thinking guys. It seems than that...

Very sensible thinking guys.
It seems than that the wisest course of action would be to include researching the carry/weapon laws of each state through which we plan to travel in our pre-trip...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-10-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,226
Posted By Okeedokee
Hey, speaking of my .40 S&W, for those of you who...

Hey, speaking of my .40 S&W, for those of you who carry:
Do you always observe other state laws that don't necessarily allow for :wink:your idea of personal protection?
Forum: Trip Planning 12-10-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,226
Posted By Okeedokee
Flashlights (darkness SUCKS!) .40 S&W (bad guys...

Flashlights (darkness SUCKS!)
.40 S&W (bad guys SUCK!)
Lighter (cold SUCKS!)
Tools (broke down SUCKS!)
TP (well, just cause)
Forum: Trip Planning 12-09-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Okeedokee
I think it's simply that some of us can't help...

I think it's simply that some of us can't help but feel like a real bad-ass when we climb on our big ADV bikes!:rofl
Forum: Trip Planning 12-09-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Posted By Okeedokee
I just switched from a Tiger 800XC, which I rode...

I just switched from a Tiger 800XC, which I rode for 20k miles, to the Triumph Explorer XC 1200. While the published 100 pound difference in weight didn't sound like a huge deal to me (which it...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-09-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By Okeedokee
That's some great advice. Thanks so much! I...

That's some great advice. Thanks so much!
I spent some time last night looking at routes across the US from SC heading west. I have been using the "bike with gps" site, of which I'm a member,...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-04-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By Okeedokee
Well, I love old back roads, scenic roads, river...

Well, I love old back roads, scenic roads, river roads, dirt roads, gravel roads, hilly roads, twisty roads and roads getting rained-on!
I despise busy roads, roads with boring features, crappy...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-04-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By Okeedokee
Where are you departing from?

Where are you departing from?
Forum: Trip Planning 12-04-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By Okeedokee
All good thoughts. Thanks guys! I have always...

All good thoughts. Thanks guys!
I have always had a love of maps. I never leave home without paper maps to keep me squared away. I cannot imagine having to travel with only the bike's GPS.
I just...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By Okeedokee
Trip Planning Suggestions

How do you guys pick the best roads to use on a trip through an area which you know nothing about?
I enjoy the route planning part of trip preparations, but with a 2,800 mile trip coming up, I know...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-04-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,989
Posted By Okeedokee
A lot of pro-hunting groups stress to be careful...

A lot of pro-hunting groups stress to be careful to not stir-up more anti-hunting sentiments around your area. One sure way to attract the "wrong" type of attention would be to parade around with a...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,141
Posted By Okeedokee
Having ridden a 800-XC for a couple of years, I'd...

Having ridden a 800-XC for a couple of years, I'd say you also should consider how much crap you're planning on hanging on it. Mine handled a lot differently when loaded with camping gear. So will...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 985,850
Posted By Okeedokee
Hah! Isn't it funny how so often the water looks...

Hah! Isn't it funny how so often the water looks like that- when you're on the bike. But plan on a day ON the water and it's a choppy mess! In Charleston, it seems we have windy weekends and dead...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,409
Posted By Okeedokee
Oops, didn't mean to sound like one!:eek1

Oops, didn't mean to sound like one!:eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,409
Posted By Okeedokee
How nice: Learning to be a dick while learning...

How nice: Learning to be a dick while learning all about heated articles of attire!:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,190
Posted By Okeedokee
Having an "amazing off-road suspension" is...

Having an "amazing off-road suspension" is great...until it ain't so great. Like for instance when you're hauling ass on your favorite single-track (which you made) thinking you're ready to take on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,785
Posted By Okeedokee
No. But I sleep with my helmet and goggles on all...

No. But I sleep with my helmet and goggles on all the time! My wifey dreams a lot that she's in a fight and beats the hell out of me (or at least that's what she says!:eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,288
Posted By Okeedokee
Hell yea. I talk to myself all the time. Once I...

Hell yea. I talk to myself all the time. Once I was talking away and slapped myself up side the helmet and yelled "shut the fuck up, I'm trying to drive!"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 224,693
Posted By Okeedokee
Red Shouldered Hawk almost took my head off when...

Red Shouldered Hawk almost took my head off when it came haulin' ass across the road chasing a Blue Jay or something. Damn near crapped myself
Forum: Americas 11-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By Okeedokee
Beware of everywhere below the plains in...

Beware of everywhere below the plains in November!
Been out to North Texas 3X in late November on hunt trips. Froze our ass off all three times. When the storms come charging out of the mountains...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Okeedokee
I used the Touratech kit. No trouble in 15,000 or...

I used the Touratech kit. No trouble in 15,000 or so miles whatsoever.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,300
Posted By Okeedokee
Being a hunter also, I heard years ago about...

Being a hunter also, I heard years ago about heating the kidneys and letting the kidneys heat the body. I was a non-believer until I sat on a stand one cold-ass morning with a pair of 24-hour hand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,657
Posted By Okeedokee
It's funny how different folks get the shit...

It's funny how different folks get the shit scared out of themselves in different ways. I slammed my right knee into an oak tree while riding my YZ. I tore the hell out of it. Five torn ligaments and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,658
Posted By Okeedokee
After serving in the USA for 26 years, the OP can...

After serving in the USA for 26 years, the OP can put his foot down (or not) any damn way he wants, in my way of thinking anyway!:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Okeedokee
Well, I'm all for a nice size group.

Well, I'm all for a nice size group.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Okeedokee
That could work, too. I've already created a...

That could work, too.
I've already created a list of about 160 destinations. So far I have them set up as places to take a pic of, places to answer a simple question on, or get a receipt from.
I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Okeedokee
To confirm, this is on hold for now

To confirm, this is on hold for now
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-11-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Okeedokee
SC: Francis Marion National Forest Wambaw Cycle Trail

The Coastal Off-Road Riders Association (CORRA) has been working with the US Forest Service to add a section of single-track to the 40-mile Wambaw Cycle Trail. We've been working toward this goal for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-16-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Okeedokee
er, I thought I changed the thread title...

er, I thought I changed the thread title...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Okeedokee
OK. Thanks for that info! I should have checked...

OK. Thanks for that info!
I should have checked for conflicts.
We have re-thunk it and it looks like the weekend of 10/18 will also work.
And, since I'm an "Aim-to-Please" type, I changed the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Okeedokee
Oops, forgot to mention that this is meant to be...

Oops, forgot to mention that this is meant to be done in South Carolina. Sorry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-15-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By Okeedokee
SC Rally October 18-19! Who's in?

Guys/Gals:
We (bloodline and I) have been kicking-around the idea of putting on a one-day rally. The goal will be to ride, be safe, have fun, and get together afterwards for a beer or two.
Our...
Forum: Face plant 08-12-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,560
Posted By Okeedokee
Good advice I have a spot and it does make it...

Good advice
I have a spot and it does make it more sensible to ride alone in the local national forest. It gives me some piece of mind. BUT, I will say this:
If your wife is the worrying sort, and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Posted By Okeedokee
Very nice! Hope to get there one day

Very nice!
Hope to get there one day
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,639
Posted By Okeedokee
Meopta=great european optics+built rugged+good...

Meopta=great european optics+built rugged+good prices
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-12-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By Okeedokee
Great pics and report! In fact, so motivating...

Great pics and report!
In fact, so motivating that I'm going to get on my Tiger and take myself a ride in our wonderfully hot, sticky South Carolina Lowcountry morning weather!
:clap
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 34,624
Posted By Okeedokee
Crap, I'm going too fast here. He just...

Crap, I'm going too fast here.
He just responded again with a clarification: It is still open to night riding. The only request is that y'all need to be respectful of campers who might be sleeping.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-08-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 34,624
Posted By Okeedokee
Yup, as I thought. Big Al just responded to my...

Yup, as I thought. Big Al just responded to my text saying yes it is closed to everyone except those who are camping up there. He locks the front gate each night now.
If more people cared and...
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