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Old 12-08-2012, 11:16 AM   #2491
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Christmas arrived early at my house and Santa wasn't wearing red.

Reading material.


Looks like you were on the nice list after all.

Won't ask what Santa was wearing.

That may be on a "need to know" basis
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:59 AM   #2492
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Are you saying I should keep my day job?

I could spend an hour or two with that DV map
I'll be picking up Benchmark maps for California and Oregon for a trip next June. Unfortunately, it will be in the cage, but should still be a good time. First a wedding in San Jose, then B&Bs or camping through Yosemite, Mt. Shasta, Marin County (wine for SWMBO), Crater Lake, and some coastal driving thrown in for good measure. Forgot the red woods too. Do this with the wifey pooh, then she'll let me go out and play on the bike.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:57 PM   #2493
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I'll be picking up Benchmark maps for California and Oregon for a trip next June. Unfortunately, it will be in the cage, but should still be a good time. First a wedding in San Jose, then B&Bs or camping through Yosemite, Mt. Shasta, Marin County (wine for SWMBO), Crater Lake, and some coastal driving thrown in for good measure. Forgot the red woods too. Do this with the wifey pooh, then she'll let me go out and play on the bike.
Personally, I find the Butler maps superior when on the bike.

http://www.butlermaps.com/
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:41 PM   #2494
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Doug from California will be firing one up shortly.

Be sure to post the link here so we can check it out. I take it your dad, brother and you were all on the ride?

And who's flat was that? I bet it belonged to a Gunn, they always do.



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Are you saying I should keep my day job?

I could spend an hour or two with that DV map
Yes, you most certainly should keep your day job. You haven't bought your DV map yet? When I get done with my highlighters my map is going to be so pretty.


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Looks like you were on the nice list after all.

Won't ask what Santa was wearing.

That may be on a "need to know" basis
Of course I was on the nice list, I'm always nice, just sometimes nicer than others.

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I'll be picking up Benchmark maps for California and Oregon for a trip next June. Unfortunately, it will be in the cage, but should still be a good time. First a wedding in San Jose, then B&Bs or camping through Yosemite, Mt. Shasta, Marin County (wine for SWMBO), Crater Lake, and some coastal driving thrown in for good measure. Forgot the red woods too. Do this with the wifey pooh, then she'll let me go out and play on the bike.
That sounds like a fun road trip but it would be one heck of a lot more fun on a motorcycle.



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Personally, I find the Butler maps superior when on the bike.

http://www.butlermaps.com/
Superior to the Benchmark? I haven't studied the butler maps much but Benchmark seems to have more detail compared to the ones I have looked at. The downside of Benchmark is they are a bit cumbersome to carry. I found the perfect solution for mine, I keep it in the overlarge tool tube I have on the bike. It keeps the benchmark dry and clean plus it's easy to get to. The nice thing about Butler is they are tougher than regular state maps and do have some useful detail on them.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:10 PM   #2495
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Superior to the Benchmark? I haven't studied the butler maps much but Benchmark seems to have more detail compared to the ones I have looked at.
Yep...for 95% of the riding most will end up doing when visiting a state. Butler is spot-on IMHO for finding the best overall paved routes. Off road is another story...Benchmark is the way to go if you want to find that obscure logging road you've heard about but can't find on a regular map.



Little more detail of a highlighted route:

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Old 12-09-2012, 07:55 AM   #2496
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For that special person who has everything he/she needs this Xmas

http://www.adventure-journal.com/201...a-c70-scooter/

Personally, I'd toss the board and keep the bike as a round the towner.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:29 PM   #2497
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Thanks Dick,
That was our last morning in Baja. Was taken at the campground in San Felipe we stayed at in 08. I set my camera on the block wall by the beach and zoomed in, and waited for the boat to move into the picture. I was suprised how well it turned out.

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Nice picture. The boat is a nice touch.

Needs some music.


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Old 12-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #2498
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I take it your dad, brother and you were all on the ride?

And who's flat was that? I bet it belonged to a Gunn, they always do.

Yes...and let me see... yes..
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:00 PM   #2499
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I just got some unedited footage loaded on YouTube of a ride that Kootenai Rider and I went on back in September. I had dreams of rocks for weeks! Shaky footage, but you get the idea....

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:42 PM   #2500
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That was an impressive ride. I remember back in my younger days doing rides like that. What were you guys riding and did you lower the gearing?
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:56 PM   #2501
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I'm pretty sure KR's KTM 250XC-W had stock gearing, but was set up for that kind of stuff out of the box more than my 12 year-old XR that wasn't geared down nearly enough, but has the tractor-like torque to fudge it a little. Hopefully, Santa will be bringing me a bigger rear sprocket!
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:24 PM   #2502
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I just got some unedited footage loaded on YouTube of a ride that Kootenai Rider and I went on back in September. I had dreams of rocks for weeks! Shaky footage, but you get the idea....

After watching that all I have to say is Boys, you got balls bigger than your brains! Was that your mama that came up and smacked you upside the head at the end of the video?
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:31 PM   #2503
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After watching that all I have to say is Boys, you got balls bigger than your brains!
And I've been told I have an abnormally large brain!
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:07 PM   #2504
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Theres probably 4' or more of snow on that trail now...I want to do that Murray ride next year for sure...that looks like heaven to me!
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:46 PM   #2505
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Good footage . Can't wait to hit that stuff again.... Maybe do some of that trail that we had to turn around on right before we dropped into Wallace. Bummer we found it so late in the year.
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