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Forum: Ride reports Today, 06:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
The Heartland

The day started out cloudy and gray. I didnt get on the road until after 10:00 and headed straight for I70. Once I was out of the Denver area I stayed on Highway 36 when the interstate turns...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
Packed Out And Ready To Roll

I loaded the bike up over the weekend and have ridden it to work each day - only eight miles and all on surface streets. Thats not a very good shake down of my setup but enough to feel comfortable...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
Kitch-iti-kipi

Is Kitch-iti-kipi worth the ride? It's quite a bit out of the way if I hug the north coast.
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
Just for you, Phil

Just for you, Phil
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
Post up Being a devoted Inmate

Im forever in debt to dmob and Tuckers. Reavers and LexLuther11. Cejnys and jrzyguy. Youve provided hours of diversion, entertainment and inspiration. Its no small task to take the pictures,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
Google

Google says its an hour and a half - but it still may be worth it. We'll see where I'm at timewise on Friday.
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
Gear Equipment and Preparations

I bought the bike used with Vario boxes. I quickly realized I wanted something more robust. Thanks to all you inmates who bad mouth the Varios I wasnt able to sell them on the Flea Market page ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
From Thoroughbred to Fat Cow

Bingo

I spent the weekend packing up and putting all the finishing touches on the bike. This morning on the way to work I stopped off at the local landscape materials shop to get a weight. We...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,168
Posted By Vin
What kind of acid did you put in that battery?

What kind of acid did you put in that battery?
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
Bong Museum

Thanks NorthernTraveler and KYMike for the route advice. I want that UP section be pure relax and enjoy - so I may not hit all those points but I'll give it my best.

And I surely wouldn't want to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
Route Checking off Four States

There are a handful of states I’ve never visited – upper mid-west and New England. Oh, and Hawaii which I’ll never get to until they pave the road. I’ve got some grandkids that I need to see. They...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
Background

I was born and raised in the dirt, but as all my riding buddies dropped out from injuries and early onset codgeritis, I had to find another outlet. My first long ride was up the Great Divide Trail...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
Clementine rides along to the UP

I followed Radioman through Chapter 3 and SeanPNW on his un-hinged adventures south of the border. Im still tracking Lalo and MyTicketToRide on their quests for cyber immortality. And, Im always...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,433
Posted By Vin
Pulled over doing 55

When you get stopped for speeding you just smile and play along. As much as you would like to tell the officer where to go, you realize that would land you in the hoosegaw.
Well, I had to pay him...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By Vin
[QUOTE=2011GSRyder;26785838]https://www.myscenicdr...

[QUOTE=2011GSRyder;26785838]https://www.myscenicdrives.com/road-trip-directions?i=a2f47d80-9dd0-484c-ac2d-a80c54530389QUOTE]

That's quite the planning tool. I like the summary function. You'll...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 48,158
Posted By Vin
Thanks

Thanks for the update. I'm enjoying riding along.
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,168
Posted By Vin
Just sarcasm

Oh... and don't take anything I say as serious (even this)
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,168
Posted By Vin
Interupted sleep

These are older guys. They probably woke up at 4 to take a leak and decided to just get moving. You'll understand in another 30 years.
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,310
Views: 915,422
Posted By Vin
Kickstand

Somebody forgot to put down the kickstand.
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,168
Posted By Vin
Mamacita

Mamacita is keeping an eye on you!!
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,004
Posted By Vin
Marketing

There's enough space on the side of that bike to start selling ads.
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 115,697
Posted By Vin
Six Day

Ready for ISDE.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-07-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,109
Posted By Vin
James Peak Wilderness Act

The James Peak Wilderness Act required Boulder and Grand counties to maintain an open route across the divide in the gap between James Peak Wilderness and Indian Peaks Wilderness.

Grand county...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-07-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By Vin
Polis

Don't blame me. I didn't vote for him.
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 80,523
Posted By Vin
I've got a pair of socks just like those.

I've got a pair of socks just like those.
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,168
Posted By Vin
Backup

In case of a breakdown, I see you have your backup transportation stowed beneath the the tailbag. Enjoy the ride and thanks for taking the time to post up.
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,998
Posted By Vin
Domo

Nice concise report. Thanks for taking the time to post.
I'm from the dry west but heading to the UP in a couple of weeks. Hope it's not wet and cold.
Maybe I should reroute and do Arkansas - I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-03-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,306
Posted By Vin
Gracias

Thanks for being such great hosts. Thanks to Alan, Scott and several others for the over sight and suggestions on the balancer spring change. I've had better hickeys, but for now this one will have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,746
Posted By Vin
Calculus

From his early days doing math homework, whenever my son asked for help, my first question was "where's your scratch paper?" I wanted to see him learn the process, not just focus on the answer.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-22-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,306
Posted By Vin
Ice and Water

OK - the parts just arrived from RMATV so I'm a Big G little o for the 2nd.
I'll bring a pannier full of ice and water bottles for all the designated riders. If there's anything else I can chip in,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,310
Views: 915,422
Posted By Vin
I think it's short for Travelin' Ed.

I think it's short for Travelin' Ed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,819
Posted By Vin
Honk

I think we need to devise a custom HONK pattern that means "Hey, this arse in front of me is texting"

Maybe a b-beep beeeep.

If it could catch on it would be a way for adept drivers to shine...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-21-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By Vin
Agatt

Nice wife beater shirt to go with the helmet.
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,989
Posted By Vin
Back to NZ

Our condolences. Thanks for letting us ride along.
Forum: Latin America 04-21-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,044
Posted By Vin
University of Gravel Roads

I went to one of Rene Cormier's presentaions about his RTW ride. His opinion was that the best parts of any adventure are the tough times. Instead of spending endless months prepping we should look...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,707
Posted By Vin
Nope...

There's very little in the typical first aid kit that's going to save a life. If an accident is serious enough to need serious first aid there's not much sutures or bandaids or cold packs are going...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,372
Posted By Vin
Young

Take them while they're young.... and still fit in the pannier.
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,349
Posted By Vin
Schwabb

I've seen a number of overlander blogs that recommend the Charles Schwabb visa card. I've got it on the knowledge document I'm compiling but haven't done any specific homework/research on it yet....
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,836
Posted By Vin
Grilled...

I guess you could cook a burger on the cooling fins of a boxer. It would leave nice grill marks.
On the other hand I think I'll just stick to a protein bar... cold.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,385
Posted By Vin
Never noticed....

I've never noticed a difference. Then again the rearview mirrors on all my bikes are small and it's hard to tell.
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