ADVrider

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-13-2013, 11:49 AM   #1786
tbarstow
Two-wheelin' Fool
 
tbarstow's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Viva Lost Wages!
Oddometer: 3,065
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lonestar2112 View Post
Now ther is a hell of an idea. You got it Pablo! Time to dig out the Uber big cowboy hat, the funky shorts and boots. Gotta look the part!
I'll see you guys out at the hot springs on Thursday.
tbarstow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 11:58 AM   #1787
roundtripping
Adventourist
 
roundtripping's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Oddometer: 1,702
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSequoia View Post
Hey campers!

PSR's WiFi comes from a sat link. That link gets saturated and caps bandwidth. If everybody does light usage we should be fine. Let's be nice to it. Download your porn before the event.



A friend of mine handles the PSR network and gave me the lowdown.
Unless your friend has in fact changed something about the configuration or its capacity I wouldn't for a second count on us being fine ("fine" being defined as having 5 minutes continuous/uninterrupted service). In previous years with a lot less people it's sometimes worked for a few minutes whereas other years we've gone 2-3-4 days without being able to successfully do anything online.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
12 F658GS
13 Honda CRF250L


My SPOT Tracker
roundtripping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 11:59 AM   #1788
GSequoia
Where are my tools?
 
GSequoia's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Oddometer: 986
Quote:
Originally Posted by roundtripping View Post
Unless your friend has in fact changed something about the configuration or its capacity I wouldn't for a second count on us being fine ("fine" being defined as having 5 minutes continuous/uninterrupted service). In previous years with a lot less people it's sometimes worked for a few minutes whereas other years we've gone 2-3-4 days without being able to successfully do anything online.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
It's not a fast line to begin with and automatically throttles to 56k when too much bandwidth is used, of course 56k spread over several people is pretty much useless. There are some disadvantages of being so remote.
__________________
2005 KLR 650 A bit beat up but works just fine. Powered by really angry canaries.
1985 Suzuki GS700E Some assembly required
1977 Cimatti City Bike. What, you call that a build thread? Officially stalled...
GSequoia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 12:07 PM   #1789
roundtripping
Adventourist
 
roundtripping's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Oddometer: 1,702
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSequoia View Post
It's not a fast line to begin with and automatically throttles to 56k when too much bandwidth is used, of course 56k spread over several people is pretty much useless. There are some disadvantages of being so remote.
I see it as an advantage :) But just like cell phone service, don't count on it being there.
__________________
12 F658GS
13 Honda CRF250L


My SPOT Tracker
roundtripping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 12:09 PM   #1790
GSequoia
Where are my tools?
 
GSequoia's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Oddometer: 986
Quote:
Originally Posted by roundtripping View Post
I see it as an advantage :) But just like cell phone service, don't count on it being there.
Yup. From what I understand the cell service at PSR is poorer than it used to be as well (i.e., nuthin'). Work's not going to like that.
__________________
2005 KLR 650 A bit beat up but works just fine. Powered by really angry canaries.
1985 Suzuki GS700E Some assembly required
1977 Cimatti City Bike. What, you call that a build thread? Officially stalled...
GSequoia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 12:17 PM   #1791
tbarstow
Two-wheelin' Fool
 
tbarstow's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Viva Lost Wages!
Oddometer: 3,065
I think its great to get out and UNPLUG from the wired world for a few days.

Leave the internet access open in case somebody sends a SPOT message.
tbarstow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #1792
meat popsicle
Ignostic
 
meat popsicle's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Circumlocution Office of Little Dorrit
Oddometer: 14,132
Quote:
Originally Posted by tbarstow View Post
i think its great to get out and unplug from the wired world for a few days.
...
+1
__________________
Kronreif Trunkenpolz Mattighofen LC4 640

Its not so much staying alive; its staying human that counts.
meat popsicle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 03:29 PM   #1793
dirt donkey
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: lala land, calif.
Oddometer: 83
WR250R the go to bike

Pretty much sums it up. Got a scotts dampener on the WR and hitting sand would be a no-go on the XC. Plus the couple of photos of the steep climb (looks easy) but after 4 hours of riding and loose dirt, blurry vision, sore muscles, loose rocks, i could see the XC laying on its back with lots of damage.

Yah, got an IMS 3.1 gallon tank, so if i fill up a couple of Gatorade bottles that should give me a 200 mile range? I like not to think about the bike and just ride....

Quote:
Originally Posted by browneye View Post
What Dave said. For the offroad treks the WR is the go-to bike.
I have been there on a streetbike and a dualsport. The former provides road access throughout the park, the latter for exploring offroad.

I also have an XC, and wouldn't consider it for the trailriding we do out there.

I saw we had a couple of big bikes for the Cerro Gordo and Salt Tram rides, including an XC and a 990, and those bikes could well have a very difficult time with the terrain going out to the trams, the sand coming out of Darwin, and the road going down from Cerro Gordo to Saline. Not the type of bike I would want to be on for those segments. A dualsport is what you want. An expert rider with a well setup big bike (knobbies) is a maybe. I suspect anyone with that amount of experience would choose a different bike for out there anyway.

We are going to have to have a serious discussion about who's going on the Cerro Gordo rides and what they're riding.
dirt donkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 03:51 PM   #1794
DSM8
Where fun goes to die....
 
DSM8's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Glendora, Ca
Oddometer: 3,571
Quote:
Originally Posted by dirt donkey View Post
Pretty much sums it up. Got a scotts dampener on the WR and hitting sand would be a no-go on the XC. Plus the couple of photos of the steep climb (looks easy) but after 4 hours of riding and loose dirt, blurry vision, sore muscles, loose rocks, i could see the XC laying on its back with lots of damage.

Yah, got an IMS 3.1 gallon tank, so if i fill up a couple of Gatorade bottles that should give me a 200 mile range? I like not to think about the bike and just ride....
200 mile range is plenty with that you have nothing to worry about
__________________
DSM8 - A different kind of mean
SQL > SELECT finger FROM hand WHERE id=3
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...d5LbKWMz6cHxaH
DSM8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #1795
NSFW OP
ktm's "the tourist"
 
NSFW's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Burbank CA
Oddometer: 15,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSequoia View Post
Hey campers!

PSR's WiFi comes from a sat link. That link gets saturated and caps bandwidth. If everybody does light usage we should be fine. Let's be nice to it. Download your porn before the event.



A friend of mine handles the PSR network and gave me the lowdown.



Quote:
Originally Posted by tbarstow View Post
I think its great to get out and UNPLUG from the wired world for a few days.

Leave the internet access open in case somebody sends a SPOT message.



Quote:
Originally Posted by meat popsicle View Post
+1

totally.

folks, last year, if it wasn't for the internet connection and spot, we would not learn that there were 3 stranded riders at lippencott. worse part was in was nigh time and cold. i will not give their names to protect the innocents...

if you have spot, please contact DSM8. days before the event. i will have a phone # for you to call the campground.
NSFW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 09:00 PM   #1796
macadamia
XK Red 27 Technique
 
macadamia's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Oddometer: 1,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by NSFW View Post
totally.

folks, last year, if it wasn't for the internet connection and spot, we would not learn that there were 3 stranded riders at lippencott. worse part was in was nigh time and cold. i will not give their names to protect the innocents...

if you have spot, please contact DSM8. days before the event. i will have a phone # for you to call the campground.
awww, thanks Joel for not saying it was me...

Btw, I do not remember all of the names of the guys who came to pick me up. I rode back with Jnyrav, but I cannot remember the other 2 dudes... Do you remember their names?

Here is the rescue photo...
__________________
"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese." Unknown
'12 BMW R1200GSA '02 BMW R1100S BCX
macadamia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 09:01 PM   #1797
GSequoia
Where are my tools?
 
GSequoia's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Oddometer: 986
Quote:
Originally Posted by NSFW View Post
totally.

folks, last year, if it wasn't for the internet connection and spot, we would not learn that there were 3 stranded riders at lippencott. worse part was in was nigh time and cold. i will not give their names to protect the innocents...

if you have spot, please contact DSM8. days before the event. i will have a phone # for you to call the campground.
It would take some testing (mostly because I haven't done it before) but I bet we could set up a Google Voice number that forwards texts to a few folks phones. Then we could instruct everybody that has a spot to set their help message to also send out to that number. We could also set up a distribution list e-mail address as well.

This way we could spread the notification out some to make it more likely to be heard and nobody has to worry about their number going viral.
__________________
2005 KLR 650 A bit beat up but works just fine. Powered by really angry canaries.
1985 Suzuki GS700E Some assembly required
1977 Cimatti City Bike. What, you call that a build thread? Officially stalled...
GSequoia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 09:24 PM   #1798
macadamia
XK Red 27 Technique
 
macadamia's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Oddometer: 1,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by NSFW View Post
{snip}
VOLUNTEERS
1. CAMP HOST- JIM (SPAFXER)
2. IN LIST AND CAMPGROUND SITE # MANAGER - ERSIN (FYYFF)
3. RECEPTION AND BADGES - MARCIA
4. FIRST RESPONDER - DAVE (DSM8) AND ROB DAVIS . SEE POST #5
5. SPOT AND WHEREAMIRIDING MONITOR - JO (ROUNDTRIPPING) AND ?
6. COMMUNICATIONS -
7. RECYCLING AND CAMPGROUND HOUSEKEEPING
8. GROUP RIDE LEADERS - SEE POST #6

TABLES:
1. PINOCONO -1
2. NOVOS - 1
3.BROWNEYE - 1
4.1224R - 2
5. SPANK - 2

EZ-UP
1. PINOCONO 10 X 10
2. JOEL 10 X10
3. GSSEQUIOA - ?
4. MACADAMIA - ?


{snip}
I have an EZ-Up that anyone here can use, provided you come and get it. I'm riding in and have no way to haul it. It is a 10x10 with the angled legs for slightly better stability.

Let me know...
__________________
"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese." Unknown
'12 BMW R1200GSA '02 BMW R1100S BCX
macadamia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 09:46 PM   #1799
jarthur
Old Desert Rat
 
jarthur's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Sacamento, Ca. Foothills
Oddometer: 229
Steel Pass Ride

A spot opened up for this ride. It is an intermediate skills ride, and you must have a 200 mile range either on the bike or carrying extra fuel. A skilled rider who is in good physical condition could do this ride on a twin, but I would not recommend it unless you can ride Warm Springs Road to Mengel Pass without problems. If you are not sure, PM me.
__________________
Jack
__________
My favorite ride is the one I'm about to start!

'06 Husky TE 610, '07 Triumph Tiger 1050, '93 ATK 605
jarthur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 09:49 PM   #1800
heirhead
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: On the water in SoCal
Oddometer: 393
Hey Mac,

Riding in from Dana Point.



Heirhead

heirhead screwed with this post 03-31-2013 at 10:48 PM
heirhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:37 AM.


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