ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 500
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: RandyM
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25,890
Views: 3,119,261
Posted By RandyM
I went on a nice long trip on my DR350 last Jan....

I went on a nice long trip on my DR350 last Jan. On the way back, some cagers pulled up along side me and matched my speed. Some of them seemed rather exited. Eventually I figured out that they...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-02-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By RandyM
Sunday, it was time to head up into the White...

Sunday, it was time to head up into the White Mountains for the annual "open gate" day to Barcroft research station. The road to Barcroft station is only open to the public vehicle use two days a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-01-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,518
Posted By RandyM
Nice meeting a few new people at Browns and on...

Nice meeting a few new people at Browns and on the mountain.

http://randym.smugmug.com/2014-WMRS/i-m9hpsvm/0/L/DSC_0237-L.jpg (http://randym.smugmug.com/2014-WMRS/i-m9hpsvm/A)
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-01-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By RandyM
White Mountains WMRS 2014

I went to the White Mountains rally a couple times, then missed it for the last 3 years. The White Mountians are home to the oldest living things on Earth making a unique place in the world. Also...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By RandyM
Google EVS Wrister Gloves. I bought some after...

Google EVS Wrister Gloves. I bought some after injuring my wrist. They don't offer as much protection as a real brace, but they do provide some support.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By RandyM
This might help: ...

This might help: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=472844&highlight=campsite

Also in Big Bear area there are a number of "Yellow Post" camp sites on dirt roads. Yellow post camp...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By RandyM
View from Lone Pine Visitors center ...

View from Lone Pine Visitors center

http://randym.smugmug.com/Rides/Adventure/WMRS2010/i-nBBC76d/1/L/2010_07_27_13.36.45-L.jpg (http://randym.smugmug.com/Rides/Adventure/WMRS2010/i-nBBC76d/A)
...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,833
Posted By RandyM
This thread on the FTM-10, which is now...

This thread on the FTM-10, which is now discontinued, has some moto mounting. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=739735&highlight=ftm-10

Ham radio thread in jo mama, 159 pages now,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-10-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By RandyM
Your best bet is probably a BMW dealer. I have...

Your best bet is probably a BMW dealer. I have not seen any BMW power plugs in any of the local stores. Irv Seaver BMW in Orange and Long Beach BMW have good reputations. I would call first.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,172
Posted By RandyM
I agree. I highly recommend the visiting the...

I agree. I highly recommend the visiting the ancient bristlecones over DV in summer.

http://randym.smugmug.com/Rides/Adventure/WMRS2010/i-sPnzP4m/1/L/PICT0034-L.jpg
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-03-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,175
Posted By RandyM
FYI: here is required equipment for motorcycles ...

FYI: here is required equipment for motorcycles http://www.chp.ca.gov/publications/pdf/chp888.pdf Any proper helmet including half helmets is legal if it has the DOT sticker on it.

I don't ride...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-31-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,010
Posted By RandyM
Paved road that dead ends in a sand dune... ...

Paved road that dead ends in a sand dune...

http://randym.smugmug.com/Photography/Local-Stuff/i-jD4BHNf/0/L/IMGP0340-L.jpg (http://randym.smugmug.com/Photography/Local-Stuff/i-jD4BHNf/A)

Other...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-25-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 115,029
Posted By RandyM
I took a short trip to Death Valley and Alabama...

I took a short trip to Death Valley and Alabama hills last weekend.

I took my Vstrom loaded with camping gear up Cerro Gordo road from Keeler (west side). Cerro Gordo road is smooth and hard...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,807
Posted By RandyM
I have not run into anyone riding with a ham...

I have not run into anyone riding with a ham radio but they would be great for bike-to-bike. I tried a FTM-10SR on my Vstrom and DR350 but ended up mostly using it as an FM radio receiver. I...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,398
Posted By RandyM
I bought a Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 V6 new in...

I bought a Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 V6 new in 2000. Still have it with 160 K miles. I had to replace the radiator twice. OEM radiator leaking and 2nd radiator due to overheating. If you ever...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By RandyM
You will need to take the 55 to 91 to 60 to 10...

You will need to take the 55 to 91 to 60 to 10 to get to PS. Leaving Orange county, the 55 and 91 will be very slow any weekday afternoon, especially Friday afternoon. Coming back the 60 and 91...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-09-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 656
Views: 34,680
Posted By RandyM
How about this for a new tag? ...

How about this for a new tag?

http://randym.smugmug.com/Photography/Local-Stuff/i-g6FKDkw/1/XL/20140209_150727-XL.jpg

Hint: It's not in Little Saigon:D

Also it's a little sandy right at the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 34,680
Posted By RandyM
tag ...

tag

http://randym.smugmug.com/Photography/Local-Stuff/i-cwwS75T/0/L/20140207_083959-L.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-25-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By RandyM
I have seen flower blooms on the north rim around...

I have seen flower blooms on the north rim around Memorial day, so late May- early June is probably a good time. I would think the south rim would bloom a little earlier, maybe March or April.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-07-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31,228
Views: 2,923,447
Posted By RandyM
Thanks for all the ideas. For the short term,...

Thanks for all the ideas. For the short term, I'm not going to run saddle bags on the DR. Later, I might put on a turbo city rack with pannier supports or fab something up to keep the bags away...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31,228
Views: 2,923,447
Posted By RandyM
The saddle bag fire was not a big deal to me. ...

The saddle bag fire was not a big deal to me. Nobody hurt and the desert didn't burn down, so it's just a little money lost.

A CHP officer pulled up as I was hacking burnt plastic off with my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,060
Posted By RandyM
I just got back from the Mojave Preserve. Day...

I just got back from the Mojave Preserve. Day temps were in the upper 60s last Fri and Sat. Night time temps in the low 40s. Gets cold fast once the sun goes down.

A nice detour, if you have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 31,228
Views: 2,923,447
Posted By RandyM
Pissed A flaming adventure

So I'm riding along I-40 on my way back from a 3 day trip and a van full of people pulls up next to me and matches my speed for a while. Annoyed, I speed up and slow down but they keep matching my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-15-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By RandyM
I stayed at the former county park at Tecopa hot...

I stayed at the former county park at Tecopa hot springs several years ago. The hot springs are sort of Roman style, with separate pools for men and women and no swimsuits allowed in the tubs. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,161
Posted By RandyM
Panamint Springs has motel rooms and some cabins....

Panamint Springs has motel rooms and some cabins.

Beatty NV has several hotels, including a Motel6. The Motel6 room rate was $53/night over Thanskgiving weekend. Beatty is about 20 miles outside...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25,890
Views: 3,119,261
Posted By RandyM
Looks like I overstuffed my saddle bags and...

Looks like I overstuffed my saddle bags and caused the plastic side panel to contact the muffler.

Right side plate:
<a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 115,029
Posted By RandyM
This should help: ...

This should help: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9002684&postcount=20
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 687
Posted By RandyM
Where are you at? If in Southern...

Where are you at?

If in Southern California, this place will most likely have what you need: http://www.chaparral-racing.com/ they are in San Bernardino. They are open Sundays.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8,908
Views: 602,000
Posted By RandyM
Vstrom home paint job. ...

Vstrom home paint job.
http://randym.smugmug.com/Rides/Dualsport/Mojave-Preserve-Nov-3-2013/i-XnWmsdP/0/L/IMGP0073-L.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9,134
Views: 3,546,268
Posted By RandyM
Painted my 06 DL650. Now I need to get some...

Painted my 06 DL650. Now I need to get some decals to finish it off.

http://randym.smugmug.com/Rides/Dualsport/Mojave-Preserve-Nov-3-2013/i-XnWmsdP/0/L/IMGP0073-L.jpg
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-05-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By RandyM
I camped at Culp Valley in Anza Borrego about 3...

I camped at Culp Valley in Anza Borrego about 3 weeks ago. There was a "False Spring" with lots of plants blooming. I am guessing that much of the color may have browned out by now. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-02-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 18,510
Posted By RandyM
Anza Borrego maps

"San Diego Backcountry" map by Tom Harrison Maps covers the Anza-Borrego region pretty good. Also "Anza-Borrego Desert Region" map by Wilderness Press is very good.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-27-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,087
Posted By RandyM
FYI, Mitchell Caverns and the state park have...

FYI, Mitchell Caverns and the state park have been closed for some time now. Legacy of budget cuts a few years ago.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-26-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,087
Posted By RandyM
There are a couple sites that should work for a...

There are a couple sites that should work for a small group around a place marked Sunrise Rock on some maps. This one is right off Cima Rd : N35 18.914 W115 33.028

There are a few more back...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By RandyM
Thanks! It's one to the Rei dome...

Thanks!



It's one to the Rei dome tents. Pretty good tent so far. I use a Big Agnes Yampa 40 bag with their inflatable pad which is about 2 inch thick inflated. Never had a problem with rocks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By RandyM
After Borrego Springs, I headed over Yaqui pass...

After Borrego Springs, I headed over Yaqui pass toward Blair valley. I passed through the town of Shelter Valley, just outside the part and saw similar effects of the false spring.

I made a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-17-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By RandyM
Between Culp Valley and Borrego Springs there is...

Between Culp Valley and Borrego Springs there is a nice section of road called Montezuma Grade.

Here is picture looking into Borrego Valley from the top of Montezuma Grade. Usually, Borrego...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By RandyM
Ride report with photos of the Anza Borrego False...

Ride report with photos of the Anza Borrego False Spring:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=22579187#post22579187
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-17-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By RandyM
A False Spring in Anza-Borrego

The desert is full of surprises. Several Tropical rainstorms in August and September created what the Anza Borrego Desert State Park is calling a false spring. A little googling indicated that there...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-17-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By RandyM
Noob friendly dirt roads: Elkhorn and Soda...

Noob friendly dirt roads:
Elkhorn and Soda lake roads in the Carizo Plain National Monument if no recent rains.
Maple springs (aka Silverado Canyon) in the Cleveland national forest in...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 500

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014