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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
The wise owl

Sorry I don't really keep track of miles. I don't use a gps. I wished I kept up with all this modern stuff but I haven't. I have a terrible memory with rd names. on a longer ride I take a map...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
local knows

I like to ask locals info even if I think I know the answer. Yesterday I asked a lady where does this road go ? She says, that's the road to town.
I looked at her, thinking is she nuts or is she...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
more direct directions

So Lawery into Paskenta. At Paskenta if you go "up the hill" meaning at Paskenta if you take a right you would be heading off onto M-2 past the school. I return on that rd when I do the Raglin Ridge...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
Bike is not for sale

I did ride. Got a late start. Worked all morning and almost didn't go. Took Ridge rd. out of town. the visibility today was great, and ridge Rd. has great views. However I would skip it until it...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-24-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
Sun is up

48* 49* 50* How do you tell time. 51* Chickens feed, 52*....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
Record high temps

OK, At this point I guess everyone has plans for the morning.
My plans are just thoughts. But I will most likely be headed out west.
Probably linking Lowery down through Paskenta. I want to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-21-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
weather

The weather is screaming RIDE. Wife has a meeting Saturday. I may be on the skinny bike, but I get my Dakar keys back soon.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
Ponderosa

This road is a good one. I like your link. If you check out maps it runs up Ca. and keeps going. Names have been changed and its hard to figure in places. It runs across land that has been gated for...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
She can drive a car Boys and Girls. She has...

She can drive a car Boys and Girls.
She has talent and is a winner.


...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
whinners

As we sit in our chairs, some cry and bitch. shit people, haven't you been paying attention. every bike, quad, truck and car has a seat. these people are all soft and pampered. It is really not even...
Forum: Racing 01-15-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
Cool Chick

Laia is killing it. She has stayed so focused. She understands exactly where she is at. She knows she does not have to push it, but knows her strength and when to apply it. A good steady finish will...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
Laia

"Hello! Today I've been riding the bike for 12 hours, but I'm happy and less tired than yesterday. I'm still 8th and even if we're close to the end, this isn't over."

So this could mean that a...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
smiles

Laia is smiling all the time.
she just posted a video of her waking up on her FB
She looks ready and strong. Happy with her giving so much credit to her mechanic. Rock on Laia.
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
foot pegs

Trials Training tip.
Ride around using only one hand.
Your foot pegs can steer the bike.
Really important to learn.

Bam bam has evidently taken lessons from Ray Peters or someone else that...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
pins and neddles

thanks, I lost track of her.
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
15 in

They are coming in now?
looks to me like Laia is riding with her boy friend.
20th, she has been consistent. update you f5ers.
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
penalties /

Laia Sanz ha subido al 14º puesto de la general tras las penalizaciones que la dirección de carrera del Rally Dakar ha impuesto a su compañero Jeremías Israel y a Jordi Viladoms, en ambos casos por...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
Laia

Laia is at 14 due to penalties to others ?

My translation skills very poor.
Forum: Racing 01-09-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
Laia

"Hello everyone! I’m already at the camp after a stage that felt so long to me. But I’m very happy because I’m in a good position in the general ranking (16º). Thanks for you support!!"
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By Hop-Sing
congratulations

Well done sir.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By Hop-Sing
Holy crap

Nice report. I am impressed. I would have turned around as well. Those pictures of the ruts in the road show what kind of rain we had. they where not there 2 months ago. I am curious where those ruts...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
wow

I don't like her look. Hope she recovers, she is strong.
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
short cut

He tried the short cut someone posted yesterday. Joke, but what did happen ?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
count my loves

If you know me, this picture says it all.

...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11,234
Views: 779,362
Posted By Hop-Sing
Time management

With the speed the road allows I question the idea of the short cut. I think any hesitation looking for the Short cut, added into the slower speed on it, again getting back up to road speed. Couple...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-04-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
test

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1034277

Checking my computer skills.

yep, good place to start. it says NBCSports at 430 EST
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-04-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
Sorry

If you have the computer skills there is lots of coverage, I use several places. here on this site under riding there is a Dakar spot with tons of links. If your a virgin to the F5 Firehose beware....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-04-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
here

So funny, I just typed out some stuff and then automatically hit the F5 button.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
Laia at opening

http://www.dakar.com/PHOTOS/DAK/2015/-10000/125.jpg
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
Anybody riding

Today, the Dakar starts tomorrow and then I have to give my keys to the local cops. {I keep a spare set just in case.} maybe lower Mendocino.
Forum: Racing 01-02-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 179,523
Posted By Hop-Sing
Excited

I need a valium.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
Warning.

Today I went out to give the Dakar some fresh air. The Matlock loop was my first gravel since the rains. I was feeling a bit spunky, Felt good on the bike. However, once I hit the gravel I realized...
Forum: Trials 12-20-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By Hop-Sing
Doctors prescription

My family doctor had me read all my, {history} Doctors notes. Back when I was ten I told him, and he wrote it down. " The only way I ever feel no stress is when I am on my motorcycle with the...
Forum: Trials 12-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By Hop-Sing
Going crazy

Don't limit Yourself. Park the truck outside. A couple of Trials bikes don't take up much room, keep the KLR and get a Trials bike or two. I think I would go crazy if I only had one helmet. I need...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-19-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By Hop-Sing
Chico to the coast

Snow level at 5500 puts you out. I like to make a loop out of the Coast from the Valley. loop North of the Wilderness area, Leaving Red Bluff out Reeds Creek, Petty John up the hill and fork over...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By Hop-Sing
Guilty

Well, I know what I am getting. I still have to wait like I did when I was a kid. Baa Humbug, I say, I want to go riding.




http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee16/chickkebill/106_2047.jpg...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 945
Posted By Hop-Sing
Baa Humbug

I am not a shopper, I hate the whole Christmas thing. I have been putting up with it for years. I don't think I can do another Christmas morning.
I think I will go for an early ride and escape the...
Forum: Trials 12-07-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,328
Posted By Hop-Sing
Read the hole forum

I am trying to decide on oil for my new GG. I have used the blue stuff and the red stuff. And after reading this forum I still don't know what I will use.
Lots of good thought here but why isn't...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-03-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
Porn

"Old" is a relative term. In this conversation Stu called his new beta "Old"
with the nubs just bearly gone I guess that Beta could be called "Old".

Inbreeding or crossbreeding, the result is...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-03-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2,379
Views: 158,432
Posted By Hop-Sing
Wise one

Thanks, He is a funny guy. I've bought 2 from him, and sold him one.

The RDFB line would be hard to win. it would be half our riders.
congratulations yourself on getting his "old" Beta, sweet.
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