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Forum: Trip Planning 06-30-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,317
Posted By Capri142
maintain the Bike

Before I go off on my own and I do a lot of touring by myself...I always make sure that the bike is in tip top shape before leaving. I carry a pertty extensive tool kit but I am not a mechanic and if...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-28-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Capri142
Wolfman dry bag...

Wolfman dry bag http://wolfmanluggage.com/products/expedition-dry-duffel-medium and hard panniers, tank bag.....holds everything I need for an extended tour and everything stays dry

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Forum: Day Trippin' 05-11-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,319
Posted By Capri142
Nice pictures, It is a great riding area. I have...

Nice pictures, It is a great riding area. I have been through there a few times. After looking at you pictures it is time to head back for a few days, a week or so.

http://advrider.com/forums/<a...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,047
Posted By Capri142
It is hard to do when you are young

It really is hard to chuck it all and go on the road when you are young.....There are so many things going on. When I was younger I had the typical and 2 weeks vacation...family, house and 2 kids. As...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-06-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,879
Posted By Capri142
Spend SOME money

Don't buy cheap, the last thing you need is a tent that fails in the middle of a rainstorm or a zipper that jams and fails to close, letting a zillion hungry mosquitoes in. Still, you don't need too...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-06-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,072
Posted By Capri142
Never fight it!

I did fall asleep one time while riding on the Natchez Trace (one of the most boring rides in the US). I nodded off and woke up off of the road. Fortunately I did not go down and the shoulder was...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-16-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,294
Posted By Capri142
[QUOTE=WhicheverAnyWayCan;23954180] all credit...

[QUOTE=WhicheverAnyWayCan;23954180] all credit agencies block my credit unless I call them and give them right password for them to 'unblock' my credit for certain time so bank/financial...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,100
Posted By Capri142
clearance

I wear size 13 Chippewa Rally boots and have no problem getting them under the front shifter of my Triumph Explorer. Your SG10's look like theyt have an even thinner toe sole to top of boot so...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-14-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,294
Posted By Capri142
Gotcha! Kind hard to throw credit cards though...

Gotcha! Kind hard to throw credit cards though :) But then again if I should lose my wallet somehow....................................................I guess the best thing if one does...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-14-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By Capri142
First rides

Here's a blog note taken from my journal back in 1973 about my first MC ride. Thought you might find it interesting.

http://philsjourneys.com/first-ride/
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,637
Posted By Capri142
Back in the day my dad worked for an airline and...

Back in the day my dad worked for an airline and did the same thing, he could have gone anywhere in the world for free (I think he may have had to pay the taxes) but he never did. However the rest...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,294
Posted By Capri142
It is not the money that concerns me. I carry...

It is not the money that concerns me. I carry money and credit cards in a few different places on myself and the bike. The BIG concern is my ID and the main reason for the throw down or expendable...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-13-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,261
Posted By Capri142
<<<<<On the other hand my experience with a...

<<<<<On the other hand my experience with a motorbike is pretty much negligible>>>>

You need to spend a lot of time on the bike getting used to it, learning how to ride it, Maybe it is not...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-11-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,294
Posted By Capri142
Throw down Wallet

Some years ago while on a tour I was actually stopped by a couple of young thugs outside my motel room late at night. They demanded my money, I handed them my wallet and they took off with it. It was...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-27-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 48,962
Posted By Capri142
Solo

If you do decide to head off on your own have your bike checked over by a good mechanic before leaving and do a 1OO MILE or so ride just to make sure all is well before heading out on the big ride...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-27-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 48,962
Posted By Capri142
Lonely?

Most all of my riding is solo yet I rarely ever feel Lonely. One in awhile it is nice to meet up with another rider on the road and ride with them for a short while of even stop with them for a meal...
Forum: Regional forums 03-08-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,083
Posted By Capri142
Ride down for one day

I'm living in Jacksonville now, about 80 miles North of Daytona. I will ride down for a day (probably on the 13th). I ride down A1A along the ocean which is a nice ride if the weather is good. At...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-28-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 46,629
Posted By Capri142
Churches and Ranches

Churches are the best, esp if the pastor has a house behind the church. Ask if you can put your tent up or sleep next to you bike. I have never had anyone say no and several times have been invited...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,733
Posted By Capri142
Finally found good touring tent

After spending three days on my back in a torrential downpour that was to much to ride in last summer, the one thing I decided to get before I hit the road this year is a larger tent. So, I did a lot...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By Capri142
Tepui

My sister, her husband and their dog travel from Florida to Montana 2 x each year and camp along the way using a Tepui Roof Top tent http://tepuitents.com/ They just cannot say enough good things...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-02-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,450
Posted By Capri142
stop when you are tired

Whatever you do, how ever you ride, when you get tired it is time for a stop. Don't try to ride through any sort of fatigue. Coffe and energy drinks, never helped me. The only thing for me to do when...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,310
Posted By Capri142
KW is nothing at all like it used to be...Mostly...

KW is nothing at all like it used to be...Mostly just a tourist trap now. Even the food is not all that great anymore. I grew up in the keys back in the 50's and 60's, it was great place to be then....
Forum: Trip Planning 01-27-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,089
Posted By Capri142
I dont know about overseas, not having done any...

I dont know about overseas, not having done any touring over there but here in the states I just dont worry about it. I am on the road about 2 months out of the year and have never had anything...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-21-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By Capri142
Short Clips

3000 miles is a lot to tape. I just do mine in short clips of interesting area, roads, people that I meet along the way. You want to be able to do the whole thing in about 30 minutes. I have a good...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,837
Posted By Capri142
Yah, Setting up camp in the dark is not a lot of...

Yah, Setting up camp in the dark is not a lot of fun
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By Capri142
I do live in Jax, Would love to stop by and see...

I do live in Jax, Would love to stop by and see the tent set up! sent you at PM

Phil
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By Capri142
Thanks

Thanks for all of the replies. Big Help!

I just put my order in for the Redverz tent.
Forum: Trip Planning 01-12-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,008
Posted By Capri142
Google nMaps

Sometimes I hate Google maps! I can spend way too much time there! When I set up a trip. I usually pick a destination and then it is pretty much freeform inbetween. However, in the months before, I...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,384
Posted By Capri142
Depends

Get the best tent that you can afford. and that also depends on how much time you are going to spend in it. Here in the US, hotels/motels are not cheap so spending some time camping, quickly pays for...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,698
Posted By Capri142
Redverz Expedition ll tent

Last summer I was out on the bike for a few weeks and into one of the wetest rides ever, I ended up spending a lot of time in my small backpacking 2 man tent. Spending 2 days on your back is not a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,964
Posted By Capri142
last year 2013, I did the Grand tour of Georgia,...

last year 2013, I did the Grand tour of Georgia, it was a delightful ride. 1800 miles all within the state. Rode to places that I had no idea existed. Rather that doing it in hours as most Rallies...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-01-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,837
Posted By Capri142
That is sweeet! I like that you can keep the...

That is sweeet! I like that you can keep the bike out of the elements. I just might have to start a savings account for one. Do you know what size it packs down to?
Forum: Trip Planning 01-01-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,837
Posted By Capri142
Some folks get by with a small backpacking tent...

Some folks get by with a small backpacking tent but I found that, esp on an extended tour, I need more room. So I carry a 4 person tent that is big enough for me and all my gear and that I can sit up...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-29-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,837
Posted By Capri142
Good info

Excellent information.

I guess most of us have had that moment when we didn't remember the past 10 or so miles. Most definitely time to get off of the bike and snooze for a bit or just talk a...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-29-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By Capri142
bottom of top bag

I just carry my iPad in the bottom of my top bag. I keep it in a plastic bag. As I carruy all of my clothes in the top bag, I just wrap the iPad in a couple of t-shirts in the bottom of the bag. It...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,244
Posted By Capri142
Yeah, I most always have a reaction to a helmet,...

Yeah, I most always have a reaction to a helmet, head itching etc. so I need to shampoo the liner and if the trip is more than a half hour I wear a doo rag under the helmet.
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By Capri142
Thinking of changing from my big touring bike

New Guy here.
I just got back from a 4000 mile trip on my Yamaha Royal Star. It is a fine bike for the highway and I have over 50K miles on it riding around the USA however I am looking for and...
Forum: Beasts 06-24-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By Capri142
Thinking of changing from my big touring bike

New Guy here.
I just gout back from a 4000 mile trip on my Yamaha Royal Star. It is a fine bike for the highway and I have over 50K miles on it riding around the USA however I am looking for and...
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