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Old 03-08-2014, 08:36 AM   #226
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want something super strong for .....



JAT, you could try going around the rocks.



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Old 03-08-2014, 06:31 PM   #227
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you could try going around the rocks.
Not an option

The rocks out in AZ are for the most part the same color as everything on the ground, I never even saw the babies that did those dents, I sure as hell felt them though
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Old 03-09-2014, 08:39 AM   #228
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Thanks! My recovery is going very well. I'm a lucky/blessed guy.
You know, a fly and ride would be worth it for the Wee.
Under 2600 miles and it won't go up much.
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Good day all,
I'm getting ready to put my hardly used Vstrom 650 up on Flea market.
Hoping that someone here wants it or knows of someone who wants it.
Very low miles, 2,530. Pretty much like brand new!

OEM center stand, Madstad adjustable windscreen and bracket.
Galfer extended front brake line and Rox 3'' pivoting bar risers.
Garmin 2610 GPS unit. Kriega 20 liter waterproof tail bag.
This bike rides very nice and get's great MPG.
Local credit union has the loan, but they can get the title the same day its paid off. If anyone is interested, please contact me.



$5700
Thanks
I know this isn't The Flea Market and the mods might take this down, but I wanted to advertise for this guy, a great guy who finds himself in a place anyone of us could be as we choose to strap on the helmet and take a ride. Not going to tell his face plant tale for him as I will get a lot of it wrong, but suffice to say he and we are lucky he is still around.

(This was not the bike involved in the collision)
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:57 PM   #229
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Found a new dirt road a couple weeks ago



Not far from Santa Barbara
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:07 PM   #230
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Opens up real nice up top!!



Can see some real potential for fun going up the side of the light colored mountain in the distance
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:15 AM   #231
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How many miles did you ride to your first camp nite ?

Seems like it was 400 +
u make me feel like a wussy !! I need to step up and do somthing like this, exactly like it. I think about it and buy all the crap but never do, thank you , you are a inspiration
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:01 PM   #232
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I need to step up and do somthing like this...thank you , you are a inspiration
Damn, this is the kind of stuff that just warms my heart. It's great to hear that, because I was just like you about 7 years ago, bought a wee strom, got on this site, got inspired and started to get going and I am far from done...hell I don't even feel like I have a big trip yet...biggest one was only 10 days and 2700 miles...I need more and more dirt for sure

So, to answer your question..yes, the first trip (Kern River) was around 470 the first day, the second trip (Eastern Sierras) was around 350ish the first day. I prefer to keep mileage around 250-350 a day, of course off road miles will greatly cut this down to around 50%, but the big days seem to be the first and sometimes the last day is a real bear...I have done 800 mile days on my VStrom when my lack of route planning kicked my ass...you know ride, ride, ride, turn around and ride allllll the waaaayyyy back for work the next day,

Thanks for the kind comment, see you out there
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:49 AM   #233
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Damn, this is the kind of stuff that just warms my heart. It's great to hear that, because I was just like you about 7-8 years ago when I got on this site, got inspired and started to get going and I am far from done...hell I don't even feel like I have a big trip yet...biggest one was only 10 days and 2700 miles...I need more and more dirt for sure

So, to answer your question..yes, the first trip (Kern River) was around 470 the first day, the second trip (Eastern Sierras) was around 350ish the first day. I prefer to keep mileage around 250-350 a day, of course off road miles will greatly cut this down to around 50%, but the big days seem to be the first and sometimes the last day is a real bear...I have done 800 mile days on my VStrom when my lack of route planning kicked my ass...you know ride, ride, ride, turn around and ride allllll the waaaayyyy back for work the next day,

Thanks for the kind comment, see you out there




Your to modest old pal.

I've seen you ride a 1000 miles in a day for a plastic liecne plate holder.
Or the Hatfield & McCoy trip.The coast of VA to the middle of WV,ride trails for 3 days and ride back to the coast,,,,,on a DR350....
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:41 PM   #234
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Or the Hatfield & McCoy trip.The coast of VA to the middle of WV,ride trails for 3 days and ride back to the coast,,,,,on a DR350....
You mean this trip

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=579158
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:46 PM   #235
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I know this isn't The Flea Market and the mods might take this down, but I wanted to advertise for this guy, a great guy who finds himself in a place anyone of us could be as we choose to strap on the helmet and take a ride. Not going to tell his face plant tale for him as I will get a lot of it wrong, but suffice to say he and we are lucky he is still around.

(This was not the bike involved in the collision)
It is sooooo clean and ready to go. I'd buy it too but already have one.

Now I have three rides to keep up with you. Wait no one can keep up with you says JDRocks.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:09 PM   #236
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JDRocks.
Now, that guy right there is a Stud His trips make mine look like SBUX runs

Weather was slightly nicer than last time I peered down into Santa Ynez Valley



Rode that Buckhorn Road till we could ride no more



View was real nice from way up here





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Coming down off the mountain was a real nice ride

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Sometimes the views are such that it is hard to keep an eye on the road ahead, but a mistake here would cost ya



Perhaps a Parachute is in order
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:50 PM   #239
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moe.ron and I got together for a little street riding, which turned into a lot of street riding and some dirt riding

Like so many rides it started with high speed, sweeping turns of fun on Route 33

I pulled over to set up the camera, waving moe.ron to go ahead, so I could take off like a bat out of hell to catch up to him

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Old 05-04-2014, 11:00 PM   #240
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The gentle sweeping turns of thirty three along with her views make it such a great road, I can't say enough about her. I never tire of running it; such a great road to begin and finish rides with.

From there it was through Ventucopa, population 93. Home of the Santa Barbara Pistachio Company.

Mighty nice of them to set a shade structure just for us motorcyclist



Onto 166, to New Cayuma, stop for fat burger, (they have fuel now by the Burger Barn) and up Cottonwood Canyon

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