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Old 06-16-2013, 05:33 AM   #23701
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Many years ago my former company gave me a Dell Latitude D610 (my old computer) when they were going though an upgrade. It came with a docking station, which was great because it really came in handy out in the garage. Unfortunately, it came with no back-up or restore disks for the Win XP Pro that was installed on it.

A week or so ago, the HD on the machine finally took a dump. From everything I have read, this one lasted a heckofalot longer than most. I found a used, but guaranteed, 20 gig drive for $29 and decided to take a chance and give it a try. I installed the drive yesterday, the machine’s set-up recognizes it, but that is as far as I can go.. so that’s where it sits.

If anyone out there has the knowledge to help me get this machine going again, I’d certainly appreciate it.

Please PM me if you think you can help.

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:33 PM   #23702
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Well, it's coming down to the wire

Joe and I are about 10 days out from departure. I'm putting out fires, but he is in Myrtle Beach for his senior beach trip. Lucky dawg.

Bikes still need new tires and a final full service. He's going with a hammock shelter while I'm using the old Eureka. He'll have the TAT roll chart and I'll be running GPS backup. Still haven't done an overnight test run, but that just may be done on the way to the OBX for the official start. At least we'll be heading back by Petersburg and will have one last chance to fix things.

Because of family concerns, we are going full high tech. (Something I've never done before) Will have a SPOT (thanks Bloochdog), both phones are wireless hotspot capable. I'm carrying a notebook for GoPro downloads. Both bikes are wired for USB charging on the fly for all equipment. Am also carrying an inverter to charge the notebook.

But here is the one thing I swore I would NEVER do on a trip. I can't believe I'm saying this, but we are both starting Twitter accounts. Yes, Jeff is going to be tweeting on a road trip. Jeez, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth just saying that. However, we sat down and talked about it and it just made sense. We can post pics to Facebook on the fly, and tweet updates to friends and family, with pics attached. All without needing a hotel room or a wireless network. I still haven't figured out how to post to ADVrider on the fly because of their requirement to have photos remotely hosted, so those updates may be slower.

So if anyone wished to know my account, I'll post it here when it is set up and you can follow us on the trip. I promise you I won't post anything about my BFF's, Justin Beiber, or my daily mood swings.....

Man has the world changed. I've ridden most of my life, in some really nasty locations, without a GPS or even a cell phone. Now I can't leave without a full electronic suite, just to stay in touch with family. And we aren't even crossing a border north or south. Go figure. I may be an old dude, but I am trying to stay current.

But to say the least, I'm pumped. This will be my first week+ trip since 2007. It will be good to get back on the road again. Four+ weeks on the road with a great kid too. It will be about as close to a father-son relationship as I'll ever get. And the greatest thing is I'M NOT HIS DAD, so his head doesn't explode when I try to teach him things. Can you see my grin? I guess I'm really the lucky dawg.

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:34 PM   #23703
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The trip to Seneca Rocks, Spruce Knob and Sinks this weekend was awesome. The weather was perfect and the girls finally got to visit all the great places we normally come home and talk about. We didn't get the chance to explore Sinks because the water level was up and it was COLD but we plan on trying it again once summer finally settles in.

Nicole did a great job on the 650GS learning to tackle the twisty roads of WV and the big GL1800 got its first crack at some gravel and dirt two up. She actually did very well with that big all season car tire on the rear. Todd was on the 12GS with his daughter Minni on the back. Minni was a great sport putting up with the inebriated adults and quickly making friends in the campground.

450+ miles for two great days of riding. Linda, Nicole, Minni and Todd, thanks for a great weekend.

Jeff .... We rode by the old homestead but the gate was closed. Have a great trip!!





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Old 06-16-2013, 05:42 PM   #23704
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Joe and I are about 10 days out from departure. I'm putting out fires, but he is in Myrtle Beach for his senior beach trip. Lucky dawg.


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Ride safe, Jeff! I'm headed for Crested Butte, Colorado on Wednesday, via my sister's temporary place in Colorado Springs. Her house is in the burn zone, and they do not know what is left.

I'll help her clean up, then try and get some riding in.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:29 AM   #23705
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Congrats Jeff! I am so jealous. I can't wait to read all about the trip. Are you spending two weeks driving out, and two weeks back? Or 4 out, and then just slabbing it back? I know your nephew will remember this forever.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:40 AM   #23706
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Congrats Jeff! I am so jealous. I can't wait to read all about the trip. Are you spending two weeks driving out, and two weeks back? Or 4 out, and then just slabbing it back? I know your nephew will remember this forever.
His Dad is sharing him with me, so it is planned on being a two-phase trip. He and I are taking 4-5 weeks to do the entire TAT, plus the Blue Ridge Parkway, Deal's Gap, etc. Camping most of the time. When we get to Oregon, his Dad is going to fly out and meet us. We'll do maint, change tires to street, and I'll hand the bike over to him. I'll fly home with all the camping gear, and Joe and his Dad are going to ride home on Highway 50 from northern California to Virginia, doing the hotel thing. So it is 4-5 weeks out and then two weeks back for them.

By the time Joe gets his motorcycle license, he'll have already ridden across the country twice. Once on dirt and once on pavement. And no interstates at all.

He already is a great rider from learning at our place in WV.



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Old 06-17-2013, 06:42 AM   #23707
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Ride safe, Jeff! I'm headed for Crested Butte, Colorado on Wednesday, via my sister's temporary place in Colorado Springs. Her house is in the burn zone, and they do not know what is left.

I'll help her clean up, then try and get some riding in.
Boy I love that area.

By the time Joe gets his motorcycle license, he'll have already ridden across the country twice. Once on dirt and once on pavement.

That's really great. Think just how excited he must be and what a seasoned rider he will be when he returns. A dream come true.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:45 AM   #23708
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Jeff .... We rode by the old homestead but the gate was closed. Have a great trip!!

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I'm sorry we weren't there! Would have been great to see you all.

Chuck, I need to get together with you and get you to help me set up Tapatalk on my Droid. Posting from the phone would be a nice thing on the road.

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Old 06-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #23709
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That is awesome. I fear my wife will never let me do a trip that's that long. I wonder if I could crush the TAT in less than 2 weeks and slab back?
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:13 AM   #23710
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We didn't get the chance to explore Sinks because the water level was up and it was COLD but we plan on trying it again once summer finally settles in.
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The Sinks are on private property but the upstream side is not posted. The landowners graciously allow us on their land to view the entrance but you need the landowners permission to explore the cave.

The land around the exit is posted with these:




Also, if you're going to be entering any cave you should be aware of White-nose syndrome (WNS). It has killed and is still killing millions of bats.

http://whitenosesyndrome.org/

National Speleological Society WNS page.



All caves in the Monongahela NF and most private caves were closed at one time because of this. Not sure if they still are. They believe people are partly to blame for the spread of WNS.
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Old 06-17-2013, 10:50 AM   #23711
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That is awesome. I fear my wife will never let me do a trip that's that long. I wonder if I could crush the TAT in less than 2 weeks and slab back?
4800 miles of dirt and 3040 miles return in 14 days? Wow. You'd have to be smoking. That's over a 500 mile a day average. That would be hard to do just on slab.

But just doing the TAT in 14 days would require over 350 miles of dirt per day. Double wow. Sam's guidance is about 200 per day, taking 22-24 days one way.

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Old 06-17-2013, 01:22 PM   #23712
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The local Rotary clubs and Velocity motors help kids with books and have a Riders for Readers event.

the 3rd graders get free books and a chance to check out some motorcycles

that was fun!!



finished it off with Alamo BBQ
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Thanks for coming out to support Riders for Readers and thanks for posting pix to prove it happened! That was a a lot of fun.
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #23713
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:29 PM   #23714
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Jeff ..... Looks like you already figured it out. It's actually very easy.


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The Sinks are on private property but the upstream side is not posted. The landowners graciously allow us on their land to view the entrance but you need the landowners permission to explore the cave.
Wayne ..... We saw all the signs that you posted but we never saw ANY no trespassing signs. Do you know something we don't? There were sheep and cows everywhere but no dogs. Do you have any contact information for the land owners?
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