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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-02-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 505
Views: 26,515
Posted By kbroderick
In addition to the time factor, I've also found...

In addition to the time factor, I've also found that I only need to use about 60% of the bolts I buy online to make it financially sound compared to buying them one-at-a-time from the hardware store,...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 564
Posted By kbroderick
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1020036
Forum: Trip Planning 04-30-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,180
Posted By kbroderick
Damn. Someone linked to it from Facebook and I...

Damn. Someone linked to it from Facebook and I didn't even look at the date stamps. :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-30-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 38,705
Posted By kbroderick
According to the GIS data I downloaded from the...

According to the GIS data I downloaded from the state of New Hampshire, the public roads in that area terminate a bit south of the Odell town line and the next through road to the east is Route 16....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-30-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 38,705
Posted By kbroderick
That's a slight understatement, although perhaps...

That's a slight understatement, although perhaps more true from a personal than an organizational standpoint--I had someone come up to me in a parking lot in Pittsburgh and remark on how cool it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7,906
Views: 468,998
Posted By kbroderick
That would cripple the U.S. economy. We have too...

That would cripple the U.S. economy. We have too many places where personal motorized transportation is the only realistic way to get to work (or anywhere else) and too many people who can't drive...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 38,705
Posted By kbroderick
Columbia Road north of Nash Stream Road? It's not...

Columbia Road north of Nash Stream Road? It's not open to wheeled travel, as best I can tell, and I'm more than 95% sure the south end is gated. I've not figured out the north end, though.

Tis a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 38,705
Posted By kbroderick
Yes, it is gated there. It's a rather nice...

Yes, it is gated there. It's a rather nice outhouse, though. :1drink
Forum: Trip Planning 04-29-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,180
Posted By kbroderick
When I was doing track days more often, I had a...

When I was doing track days more often, I had a couple of 30-minute yoga videos on my iPhone. That, my yoga mat, and a quiet spot with a forum surface was enough to get my body ready for the bike.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By kbroderick
I've got two rear wheels for my 1150. One has an...

I've got two rear wheels for my 1150. One has an OEM rotor, the other has an aftermarket one (Galfer, I think). Aside from the difference in width impacting ease of installation, I haven't noticed a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-26-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15,423
Views: 1,245,028
Posted By kbroderick
from the Camping in Bear Country thread...

from the Camping in Bear Country thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=26633283&postcount=76) over in Equipment.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-23-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,093
Posted By kbroderick
Yes, you can select two segments and then join...

Yes, you can select two segments and then join them, but you'll then need to make sure the tags merged cleanly. There are also cases where the road should be multiple ways due to changing...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By kbroderick
The Happy Trails rack and sideboxes on my 1150GS...

The Happy Trails rack and sideboxes on my 1150GS leave just enough room to sneak a pair of skis in vertically, inboard of the pannier, and then sneak a pair of Voile ski straps between the pannier...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 38,705
Posted By kbroderick
Cool. Just as a warning to anyone else...

Cool.

Just as a warning to anyone else looking at that GPX...I definitely ended up in a couple of spots that I didn't quite mean to, and that may not have been exactly legal, so take the track...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-21-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 38,705
Posted By kbroderick
I think I sent you my GPS log from getting up...

I think I sent you my GPS log from getting up there, and East Inlet Road itself definitely appears to be completely legal (traveled by street-legal cars and trucks and not, as best I can tell, posted...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-21-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 26,515
Posted By kbroderick
That's one more working outlet than I've got....

That's one more working outlet than I've got. I've got to run extension cords to the house... Still wondering why the electrical that apparently had been in the garage got removed.:huh

And yes,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-20-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,061
Posted By kbroderick
FYI, Federal does offer an AMA discount. My...

FYI, Federal does offer an AMA discount. My roommate just booked transport for his SV from Ohio to here with them, so I have no feedback on quality of service yet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,134
Posted By kbroderick
Very, very true. I think my first...

Very, very true.



I think my first post-purchase ride on my first bike saw triple the speed limit, and the bike was a Ninja 250.

(Yes, the posted speed limit in question was very low.)
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By kbroderick
Keep in mind that they've revised the mounting...

Keep in mind that they've revised the mounting system several times, so the boxes may need to be redrilled to work with currently available hardware (obviously less of an issue if someone plans to...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 26,515
Posted By kbroderick
Cajones are drawers. I believe you were thinking...

Cajones are drawers. I believe you were thinking about cojones.

(Some high-school Spanish vocab sticks better than other)
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-16-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,615
Posted By kbroderick
It's probably worth noting that the BMWMOA...

It's probably worth noting that the BMWMOA National rally is in Billings on the last weekend in July this year; I'd expect that to put some additional moto traffic (and camping traffic) into the area...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,509
Posted By kbroderick
This, to me, is a very important point. When I...

This, to me, is a very important point. When I started riding, I was hanging out with a group that was sport bike-oriented. We had a weekly bike night at a pizza joint that sometimes drew pretty...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-14-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,191
Posted By kbroderick
YMMV and the newer transmission may be better,...

YMMV and the newer transmission may be better, but I had a 95 7.3L box van with the E40D transmission. It did have an unknown service history when I got it with 83k on it, but even so, I was a bit...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 29,362
Posted By kbroderick
I've got Doubletakes my 1150. At highway speed,...

I've got Doubletakes my 1150. At highway speed, the issue is buffeting, not motorcycle vibration. I've also had some trouble getting the tension to an entirely happy place--I know when I exceed 80...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,434
Posted By kbroderick
I don't know about grizzlies, but back in...

I don't know about grizzlies, but back in Vermont my employer had a dumpster the local bears found a handy buffet. After a couple of visits from them, our physical plant guy brought in an electric...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,566
Posted By kbroderick
I had a girlfriend in college who didn't ski and...

I had a girlfriend in college who didn't ski and had no desire to learn. At one point she asked me, hypothetically, if I'd teach her to ski if she were to decide she wanted to. She got pissed that I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 16,253
Posted By kbroderick
The last house on east side of Woodchuck Hollow...

The last house on east side of Woodchuck Hollow Road in Vermont had a loose dog the last two or the times I went by. The road is maintained to the driveway at a passable-by-Subaru level and then...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-27-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By kbroderick
I'd come south to Bearcreek and through Belfry...

I'd come south to Bearcreek and through Belfry rather than taking 212 through Joliet and Roberts. There's also an east/west gravel and dirt route just a south of there, but I'm not sure exactly...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-18-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,467
Views: 117,982
Posted By kbroderick
I plan to provide at least one of those. :evil ...

I plan to provide at least one of those. :evil

I've not been to an MOA national yet, but this one is way too close not to go. I have enjoyed most of the other BMW club events I've been to, and...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-05-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,064
Posted By kbroderick
The difference between "can" and "may" is...

The difference between "can" and "may" is important here. You're right about legality ("may"), as the Baofeng in question is type-certified for neither MURS nor GMRS (and definitely not FRS), but it...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-04-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,064
Posted By kbroderick
The Baofeng does work much better than cheapie...

The Baofeng does work much better than cheapie FRS radios, and I've heard of event staff using them when commercial VHF systems were not available. They are rather easy to use in manners not...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-23-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,348
Posted By kbroderick
Anything without the mountain-and-snowflake...

Anything without the mountain-and-snowflake symbol or studs is a summer tire. An M+S designation only indicates tread pattern depth, not suitability for driving on frozen surfaces (and many of them...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-16-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By kbroderick
There are also a few USFS campgrounds just south...

There are also a few USFS campgrounds just south of Red Lodge (this side of the pass) that look pretty nice. I suspect they'd be pretty busy around your time frame, but I can't really say for sure...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-11-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16,453
Views: 2,628,322
Posted By kbroderick
95 Ford E-350 Box Van, 7.3L diesel, 87k

http://images.craigslist.org/00000_c5yUsua8ltI_600x450.jpg

1995 Ford E-350 box truck with 7.3 turbo diesel and 87k miles. I bought it last fall, drove it here (Red Lodge, Montana) from Vermont,...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-04-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,781
Posted By kbroderick
Half right, at least in most places*. Bury the...

Half right, at least in most places*. Bury the crap, but TP is like everything else--if you packed it in, pack it out.

*: some places--and Moab may now be on that list--simply get too much traffic...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,100
Posted By kbroderick
I'm currently on the phone with CenturyLink...

I'm currently on the phone with CenturyLink trying to get service set up. Or, more accurately, I've placed the order, but I'm now on hold waiting to provide the referral code (that's supposed to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,736
Posted By kbroderick
...and much to my surprise (not), I just got a...

...and much to my surprise (not), I just got a call from AAA—they will not reimburse for the tow because "cube vans are not covered". That I was sleeping in it apparently doesn't qualify it as an RV,...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,109
Posted By kbroderick
Ski pants generally have reinforcements on the...

Ski pants generally have reinforcements on the inside bottom of the pants, just as most moto pants have heavier material in the seat and knees. I think the materials may actually be similar (keprotec...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,109
Posted By kbroderick
I've thought about wearing leathers for spring...

I've thought about wearing leathers for spring fun races (and maybe I'll do so this year), but I don't have room for leathers in my ski boots (nothing goes in ski boots except your foot and your...
Forum: Racing 11-11-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 14,907
Posted By kbroderick
So how about the brief but awkward silence on the...

So how about the brief but awkward silence on the commentary feed as Alex (in his leathers and championship jersey) and Marc were celebrating together, following Marc's win? I was surprised they...
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