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Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States Yesterday, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Gerken
Group Ride Weekend

Here is a link to a group ride weekend. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1031203
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Missing Bags Anyone?

Got a message from Sharon at Vel Terra campground. Seems she found a pair of what she calls heavy black canvas bags in the flooded campground aftermath near the Motoworks site. If you think these are...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Sweet Pictures

Kudos to the picture takers, you all did a great job. Moose Dog, so glad to see the campground river footage. That flow was re-created twice, once in the mid afternoon and again at nightfall. Your...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Wrap up notes

I can't express my appreciation for all the positive comments enough. Thanks a bunch but oh you mustn't, you're too kind. The real thanks goes to all who attended and made it possible despite the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
New Version

Well it's all public road if you load the "V2" file I just corrected. The one Friday Shakedown loop had a road in it that recently got abandoned and returned to private property. Things are always...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-18-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Final Notes

I will be preparing and leaving for Vel Terra tomorrow morning so before I leave network access a few notes to share. I suppose it was implied but just to clarify you can leave in the morning...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
I do not wish to influence anyone's risk...

I do not wish to influence anyone's risk assessment level but that tire is not confidence inspiring in my book. Although, I have seen you pilot the NC through some nasty Colorado mountain passes so I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-16-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Dinner plans

My plan is to have meal time begin at 6 pm and the menu is such that I can prepare at will and easily keep things safe till very late so arrive when you can and food will be ready. I also have a...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-15-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Gerken
Route Available

I have used Base Camp to convert the "Tracks" into "Routes" for those who can only load routes. See attached.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Route Available

At the request of some others I have converted the tracks into a "Route" in Base Camp. To be honest I have never done this nor have I ever used a "Route" so this may be a total train wreck but to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Thanks

Thank you very kindly sir. It would be great if you could make the trip down. You could do a little Blackhawk research and there are some ladies at a few of the waypoints I know you could have a...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-08-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Gerken
Oops

No you are not missing anything, I just neglected to attach the file. Thanks for the alert. Should be good now.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-08-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
GPS help

Really hate to start this as it usually leads to thread derailment but I can't help myself. I am not an Apple guy but lots of riders have used the Motion-X app with good success. Perhaps others can...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-07-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Gerken
Hugellandschaft Adventure Ride-NW IL 2015

Here are tracks for two days of big bike riding in North West Illinois. Vel Terra campground in Woodbine as well as motels near Elizabeth are excellent starting points. Lots of sporty roads both...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
GPS Tracks now available

Apologize for taking so long but I think I am finally happy with the share version. There are so many good roads in the area, the difficult part is creating a flow without making the screen look like...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Campground staff

Vel Terra is kind of a one woman show so keep that in mind. Sharon is a busy lady. Just staying ahead of the grass this year has been a challenge. A phone call is best, just give her some time to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-02-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
GPS Files

Hope to have the GPS tracks up by this Sunday night, June 7. An extended family member's passing this week has my schedule severely altered. Bike choice you say? Either of those two machines will...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-31-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 21,337
Posted By Gerken
Best ideas are mods of previous one's

[QUOTE=craig6785;26891473]OK you guys want an In list here you go.
I stole this from Gerken (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=60674) Thanks man hope you don't mind. Make sure to check out...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-29-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Scouting follow up

Got rained out of field work today so good time to put in the final scouting report installment. This first photo is a shot of Krise/County Divide Road on the day I rode. Locals are familiar with it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-19-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Proofing report

Had a chance to get away and do some track proofing over the weekend. Things are coming together nicely and it looks as if each days track will be around 175 miles each. Both have their own unique...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Unsure

I got to think there is some overlap but I can't say with any degree of certainty. Me thinks there are few though. I would not let pace be a factor so no worries about that slow race.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-07-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Updating List

<---COPY FROM HERE

Sign-up sheet

1. Copy this entire post, along with the most current list of names, and these instructions!
2. Hit "New Reply" button at the bottom of page (no, not the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 82,389
Posted By Gerken
Thanks to you sir

Thanks to you Mr. Shot for the relentless involvement and results you have given. Cannon brings up an excellent point about rider involvement and club awareness in a given area. We as individuals can...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Good times

Sadly Mr. Yedmod's account of our Hatfield-McCoy adventure is told with alarming accuracy. My one dispute may be that the spirit that hangs in the surrounding air would be that of my trusty 610 Husky...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Some ideas

This is an excellent question, one I should have considered due to Father's Day. Yes there are many things to see/do in the area although most will require a short drive. At Vel Terra campground...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Helping Out

Gotcha covered

<---COPY FROM HERE

Sign-up sheet

1. Copy this entire post, along with the most current list of names, and these instructions!
2. Hit "New Reply" button at the bottom of page...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Sign up sheet

May is on the horizon and time for me to do a little planning. It would be helpful if I had a loose figure on the number of attendee's so here is the sign up sheet. Sure I just copied it from another...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-04-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,251
Posted By Gerken
Motovation thanks

Just wanted to say thanks to all the crew and particularly Cannonshot who helped Craig and I have a grand time. We all know we should get out and ride different places but when Cannon sends out an...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,251
Posted By Gerken
Who dat handsome rider?

http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y521/tgerken/Ride%20Reports/IMG_0998_zpsqfzwqe9d.jpg

I do you believe you are correct Sir Ben about towing the big BMW. After some mild prodding on my part Ben...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,251
Posted By Gerken
Lending a hand

I like to think I'm a color blind helpful kind of guy. Ben and I assisted a 1200GS rider at the rally who unsuccessfully traversed the water crossing. Apparently membership in BMWMOA excludes you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Waypoints

I hope to do some proofing this weekend. Looks like 86 waypoints so far so lots to see and experience.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,251
Posted By Gerken
Chilly indeed

Proof that I actually made the trip up to Whigg Meadow in the snow and ice. I am guessing on a clear day it's a great place to take in. This time it still had some charm, just a unique one.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,251
Posted By Gerken
Dam things learned.

I particularly enjoyed our dam visit. One of the first things we learned from the worker we spoke with was that we were not supposed to be there. Something about staying beyond the open gate we...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,251
Posted By Gerken
Mike's dog Emma

http://cannonshot.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/March-Moto-Madness-2015/i-fpHDpVm/0/X2/tel%20069-X2.jpg

Emma was a big sweetie. Part dog, part woodchuck, all energy. I miss Emma.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,251
Posted By Gerken
Dragon Newbie

http://i1279.photobucket.com/albums/y521/tgerken/Ride%20Reports/704377Dragon_zpsztdibez8.jpg

This was my first time on the Dragon and thanks Cannon for making it possible. I had heard stories from...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-19-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 960
Views: 82,389
Posted By Gerken
Thanks

Thanks for the heads up Sir. Just fired off a digital comment from their site. They make it rather easy so no excuses people. Having been on these roads I can honestly say you don't want to be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 910,179
Posted By Gerken
Just the ticket

I was wondering how to solve the splash problem with the Madstad so thanks HF for the fix. Just have to ask though, is that a bicycle light attached to the turn signal? Does it help?
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6,585
Views: 910,179
Posted By Gerken
Cannisterectomy and yellow light

So out of the blue last year my yellow dash light comes on. The bike seemed to show no change and my dealer said no worries, yellow means something non threatening needs attention. I finally got...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-23-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Pimp your ride

I have the local graphics guy working on a commemorative keepsake for this event. I bounced a few ideas off him and I think we can come up with an aesthetically pleasing sticker keeping within the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-28-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,808
Posted By Gerken
Cabin Fever

Really want to do some proofing on this track but the weather is not cooperating. I scanned through the pictures folder and ran across a few in the area that should be shared. Here is a shot of a top...
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