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Forum: Trip Planning 07-08-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,901
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: 904
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: 950
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: 950
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: 950
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: 950
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: 950
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: 1,435
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: 904
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: 1,435
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: 206
Views: 10,184
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: 15,545
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: 1,718
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: 621
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: 933
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: 392
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: 621
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: 370
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: 370
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: 370
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: 262
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: 1,108
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: 1,108
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: 7,653
Views: 6,892,339
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: 1,435
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: 1,435
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: 1,435
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: 1,496
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: 812
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...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5,917
Views: 2,360,526
Posted By KTM Mike
Here's my bike loaded with camping gear, clothing...

Here's my bike loaded with camping gear, clothing etc. for a 2 week trip, riding 2 up we are planning this summer. This was our first "test" load and ride of the bike fully loaded. We will end up...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-23-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7,653
Views: 6,892,339
Posted By KTM Mike
You just earned some brownie points with the...

You just earned some brownie points with the wife!

I think it was more like 17 though! Highschool sweethearts - first ride with me was clinging to the back of a 1977 Suzuki RM125!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-22-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7,653
Views: 6,892,339
Posted By KTM Mike
While the attire may not be as hot as others...

While the attire may not be as hot as others posted here, here's a couple shots of my riding partner of 33 years. (she wont let me tell you what's on under the riding gear...:D)
...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9,040
Views: 3,491,350
Posted By KTM Mike
Here's a shot of my 06 1000 taken this past...

Here's a shot of my 06 1000 taken this past weekend fully loaded for a 2 week trip. We are planning a trip to Wyoming this summer to visit my son, and ride the Wyoming portion of the CDR, so want to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,119
Views: 610,451
Posted By KTM Mike
Aerostich Jacket and Pants - located in Michigan

I am selling a Aerostich Roadcrafter II Jacket and Pants. $265 shipped - or if you want to pick them up in Northern Michigan, that's an option to.

Jacket is a size 36 which has had 2" flares...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,184
Posted By KTM Mike
Henk - you had a shock rebuild done I take it? ...

Henk - you had a shock rebuild done I take it?

Looks like that rally wont work for us. Oh well. We did get out on the bike this afternoon. Had a blast! We wanted to get it out on some dirt...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-12-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,184
Posted By KTM Mike
Henk - good to hear from ya! No more shoveling...

Henk - good to hear from ya! No more shoveling here - though still a fair bit of snow in the woods. Friday after work Sheila and I got out for our first ride of the season - not long, but had fun. ...
Forum: Face plant 03-30-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,171
Posted By KTM Mike
Wow - that's not one I would of ever thought...

Wow - that's not one I would of ever thought about as a risk. Though last summer I had similar with a seagull - two up with the wife, cranked over in a corner - the bird came up off the road,...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By KTM Mike
From what I have read, and an email exchange with...

From what I have read, and an email exchange with MX-1 Canada, the Mitas E07 Dakar's have a much much stiffer sidewall than the non Dakar version. I really had no troubles at all mounting a set of...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-28-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By KTM Mike
Thanks Phil. I took it for a little ride...

Thanks Phil.

I took it for a little ride today. I set up a track of my work commute, then headed off to work. What a total pain to see that little dotted line! Very hard to see unless I had...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-27-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By KTM Mike
Thanks to pckopp (Phil) I got it to work! The...

Thanks to pckopp (Phil) I got it to work! The key was naming the file ACTIVE LOG in CAPS! I had been doing it using upper and lower case.

I see the issue with multiple tracks joined by a...
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