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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Birddodger
[QUOTE=WoodsChick;15193081]Jeeze-Louise, dude!...

[QUOTE=WoodsChick;15193081]Jeeze-Louise, dude! That's some scary stuff! So what did you do to your calf initially that caused such a stir?

The BMW tried to do me in.
I was cleaning out the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 982
Posted By Birddodger
That road doesn't get plowed from Johnsondale to...

That road doesn't get plowed from Johnsondale to Ponderosa
An alternative is Old stage Road It is a narrow twisty road in the western foothills from Glenville to Porterville. Then you can take 190...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Birddodger
Thanks for the well wishes. I ended up sneaking...

Thanks for the well wishes.
I ended up sneaking out to my truck. On the way home I realized why they didnt want me driving. I did make it home OK .
I took a hit to my calf a couple weeks ago. It...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By Birddodger
fallon nevada need some help today

Anyone in fallon not riding on this gorgeous day and willing to help a guy out?
I know this is a long shot but I am being discharged from Banner today and need someone to pick me up give me a ride...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By Birddodger
Thanks Jerry Riding circles in the big trees...

Thanks Jerry
Riding circles in the big trees had me thinking about a GPS. But I'll probably hold out on getting one for a while.
I had a map for about 20 min. I got to take 1 good look at it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-22-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By Birddodger
Well I rode it back the other way on my return...

Well I rode it back the other way on my return trip. This time I bypassd the gorge and rode around the lake. It took me 1Hr 38Min.


Here's a pic of the road out of the canyon. I was kinda...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By Birddodger
Just the diversion I needed. I easily could have...

Just the diversion I needed. I easily could have done it in under two hours if it wasn't for bike issues and lack of a map.( took me over seven) The grade out of the canyon was a piece of cake as it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-16-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By Birddodger
Hells Half Acre Road

I will be commuting home to Nevada in a few days and I was looking to get a little dirt under my wheels and go somewhere I have never been before along the way.
Is Hells Half Acre Road ( between...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,039
Posted By Birddodger
Thanks for the tips. I am going to unload the...

Thanks for the tips.
I am going to unload the bike, dump some fuel and practice a little on my local rails.( one train 2 times a week) Hopefully I'll gain some confidence for next time.
I don't...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-20-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 571,683
Posted By Birddodger
The Shadow

How about a shadow in motion ?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-20-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 571,683
Posted By Birddodger
GROOVY GALOSHES

GROOVY GALOSHES
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,039
Posted By Birddodger
Crossing Rail Road Tracks? Med size bike, No crossings for miles

Does anybody have any advise on riding over rail road tracks?
I am riding a DR650 witk a huge tank and about 40 pounds of crap strapped to it.
On my last ride I was stopped by rail tracks a few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,317
Posted By Birddodger
Over 25k with this on on my pipe. It hasn't split...

Over 25k with this on on my pipe. It hasn't split yet. It makes a difference on the real hot days. It may promote rust though as it holds water when I park in the rain.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2010, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,317
Posted By Birddodger
You might try wraping your exhaust header. Less...

You might try wraping your exhaust header. Less heat to be soaked into engine starter you etc.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By Birddodger
You might do better by following someone Jack. A...

You might do better by following someone Jack. A car truck etc the bigger the better.
In my younger days we used to ride some railroad tunnels on dirt bikes without headlights. Pretty nerve racking....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,842
Posted By Birddodger
Enjoy Utah. And have no fear. The critters...

Enjoy Utah. And have no fear. The critters really want to avoid you as much as you them.


A black light really makes the Scorps stand out at night.
You'll be amazed at the ones that would...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-19-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
Yes Kdx Lots of dirt up there to make the ride to...

Yes Kdx Lots of dirt up there to make the ride to work more interesting.
The commute photo I posted was mile 7 to 9 of 26 miles of twisties. Then 5 miles of flat straight for the rest of the way to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-17-2010, 02:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,658
Posted By Birddodger
How's this one Gadget Boy?

Feral Hondas
In the hills N /W of Austin NV
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,206
Posted By Birddodger
Home made large capacity fuel tank

Has anyone done any welding on a Bmw tank?
I have an r100r tank on my GS I was thinking of replacing the cap with a fill valve and expanding the tank a bit.

Yes I know to prep the tank before...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-17-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By Birddodger
Chop a Seat

I've been thinking of shortening the rear frame of my 89 R100GS and making a solo-3/4 seat. The frame shortening should not be a problem. But I have some questions about how I should chop the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2010, 10:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
You are correct Woods good eye, It looks even...

You are correct Woods good eye, It looks even steeper from the other side. Bonita is the meadow with the cabin rite? I ate Lunch there.I took only two single track shortcuts that day but I was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By Birddodger
Dont forget about the Mamoth Festival of Beers...

Dont forget about the Mamoth Festival of Beers and Blues Aug 6-8

www.mammothbluesbrewsfest.com (http://www.mammothbluesbrewsfest.com)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-16-2010, 05:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
The trails to Monanche are not what scare me. Its...

The trails to Monanche are not what scare me. Its turning into a piece of human popcorn from the lightning.The last time I was up there I hunkered down to wait for the storm to pass. It never did ....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-15-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
Yes Woods exactly where I was at about half way...

Yes Woods exactly where I was at about half way up just on the other side of the rocks in this photo. All gates were open. You can see the slab to Sherman down below.
I went up to Sherman Peak and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-15-2010, 01:30 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
So the three of us headed up to Aurora. We...

So the three of us headed up to Aurora. We stopped at the guard station and B/Sed with the guard a little. There was no way ha was going to let us passed the gate to go look at the old stamp mill. So...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,139
Posted By Birddodger
All political correctness aside. It is...

All political correctness aside.

It is because they are huge Fat Fu*ks

Lately I have noticed that 90% of the wide turners are wide themselves.
Turning wide probably stems from the fact that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-09-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
The Jeep trail from smith to the Mickey Canyon...

The Jeep trail from smith to the Mickey Canyon cutoff was fairly easy with some rocky and sandy spots but nothing too terrible. That would soon change.
Instead of taking the road I was on (It vered...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-08-2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
Yes KDX thats exactly where I was at. It sounds...

Yes KDX thats exactly where I was at. It sounds like you knew where I was better than me. I will probably be a bit vague on the names of places on this leg of the trip as I was a bit familiar with my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2010, 05:36 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 112,072
Posted By Birddodger
Not wise to Camp in Coyote country either. ...

Not wise to Camp in Coyote country either.
Would a pistol help or hurt ?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
I took care of business at the nevada place and...

I took care of business at the nevada place and it was time to return to Cali.
Scouting the maps I was sure I could make it from my driveway to Mammoth only hitting slab when I needed to cross a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-27-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,900
Posted By Birddodger
I recently read that california is testing a...

I recently read that california is testing a roadside smog scanner,
They will scan you as you pass and then send you a ticket in the mail if you fail. Just like the red light cameras. It would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,547
Posted By Birddodger
Yellow signs are recomended speeds. The white...

Yellow signs are recomended speeds.
The white ones are speed limit.
At least that is what they taught us in traffic school.
I have never heard of a "Required Speed" allthough I think they should...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-27-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Birddodger
Hey Kevin, I am just east of you,(35 miles) All...

Hey Kevin,
I am just east of you,(35 miles) All the way up Yokhol valley and then another 3 miles up Balch park rd. Stop by if you are in the neiborhood.(PM me for Directions)
I'm not very...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
Thanks Ron . Why did'nt I think of that? You...

Thanks Ron .
Why did'nt I think of that? You are more tec. savy than I am or care to be.:bow
Id rather be riding than computing. this site has given me a wealth of info so I thought Id give some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
Sorry Jerry. I tend to think of Nevada in...

Sorry Jerry.
I tend to think of Nevada in terms of ranges and valleys and forget the road numbers. Monitor valley is the second valley east of Austin on Hwy 50
It continues south to Hwy 6 east of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
Jerry I had a GPS once.It broke before I...

Jerry
I had a GPS once.It broke before I learned how to use it. I have allways had a good sense of direction. So the maps and my old army compass work for me.
Diana's is in the middle of Monitor...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
After a good soak I decided that I could easily...

After a good soak I decided that I could easily make it home before dark. I tooled around spencers for a bit then headed for Austin. After running into a few dead ends I came into town the back way...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
I explored the area a little bit and checked out...

I explored the area a little bit and checked out Potts but that perfect pool of hot water got me in the mood to soak. So I headed up over Petes pass and made a b-line for Spencers Hot Spring.
A...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
Dianas Punch Bowl sure is fascinating. I really...

Dianas Punch Bowl sure is fascinating. I really wanted to jump in .But I had no Idea hoy hot it was or if i could even get out. I decided to wait untill Spencers to soak.

Diana's Punch Bowl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-23-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,064
Posted By Birddodger
Going over Dobins Summit the pines were thick. So...

Going over Dobins Summit the pines were thick. So you can imagine my suprise when the first car of the day passed from out behind the trees.
On the other side going into Monitor valley I spied a...
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