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Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,267
Posted By ADVWannabee
What a great ride, great report and excellent...

What a great ride, great report and excellent photos! Love it and hate it at the same time. :evil My wife and I vacationed in AZ a couple years ago and saw much of the same country you covered...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,388
Posted By ADVWannabee
I wear footie socks in the summer with shorts and...

I wear footie socks in the summer with shorts and tennis shoes. Until recently I have always worn cotton socks. I just picked up some Smartwool ultra light socks that feel great as soon as put them...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 84,538
Posted By ADVWannabee
Does Target count? Got this stainless steel...

Does Target count? Got this stainless steel Stanley cookpot at Target for $15. Comes with 2 plastic mugs that fit inside. The handle snaps into place on top to hold the lid or down as in the...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,798
Posted By ADVWannabee
All this smack talk about Harley riders has me...

All this smack talk about Harley riders has me wondering what people think about imitation Harley riders? Don't worry, I am not easily offended. :D

I personally think people are crazy for riding...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,597
Posted By ADVWannabee
Just saw this thread again. I made it to Ohio...

Just saw this thread again. I made it to Ohio twice (well 3 times last year counting a brief stint on the way back from Canada), but did not look up the old bridges. You can see my Ohio reports in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 259,609
Posted By ADVWannabee
So where are the pics? Lets see the bikes, the...

So where are the pics? Lets see the bikes, the gear, the riders who have no fear. :D

I have only been riding 5 years now and would love to do Alaska. I hope I don't have to wait until I am in...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,190
Posted By ADVWannabee
If I recall correctly, the Hurt report shows that...

If I recall correctly, the Hurt report shows that light color helmets show a reduced accident rate for people pulling in front of you. I have a silver helmet for that reason, figuring it reflects...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,286
Posted By ADVWannabee
I am not a runner but a walker and I have a pair...

I am not a runner but a walker and I have a pair of Columbia shoes that I think would work for running too. They are very light. I have the shoe below in the brown color. Sometimes when I travel,...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 84,538
Posted By ADVWannabee
Here are the duffels. They are not completely...

Here are the duffels. They are not completely waterproof as a little water got in but I keep anything that has to be dry in a trash bag inside the duffel.
...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,841
Posted By ADVWannabee
I am no expert by any means, but I will give you...

I am no expert by any means, but I will give you my 2 cents anyway. :D I rode to Canada last year (see ride report in my sig line) and took a North Face 0* bag. It probably got to the low 40's at...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2012, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,229
Posted By ADVWannabee
I wear a pair of Rocky lace up boots with zippers...

I wear a pair of Rocky lace up boots with zippers on the sides. You can unzip to get in and out quickly and use the laces only for cinching them down. I have never had to re-tie the laces. Magnum...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,054
Posted By ADVWannabee
I started using Rok straps last year and love...

I started using Rok straps last year and love them. They will cinch down and keep things in place. Note my friends bike, the red V-Star. He stacked the bags and used Rok straps. Now I wouldn't...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,418
Posted By ADVWannabee
I differ in opinion somewhat from Snarky. I have...

I differ in opinion somewhat from Snarky. I have a Tourmaster jacket and pants, click through my ride reports to see them, and they have kept me warm and dry. I have been in some heavy rain and...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,150
Posted By ADVWannabee
The other thing I do is move it around a little...

The other thing I do is move it around a little when I stop. If you are starting to feel it, you can shift it forward or back and when you sit down it is like you just started riding again.
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,150
Posted By ADVWannabee
I have the original Air Hawk for my Honda VTX...

I have the original Air Hawk for my Honda VTX cruiser and love it. I made an 8 day 2,800 mile ride last summer and couldn't had done it without the Air Hawk. I was having trouble going over 200...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,413
Posted By ADVWannabee
I have only used mine a couple times but I wore...

I have only used mine a couple times but I wore it under my jacket. In hot weather it is great to have cold water in it on my back.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,918
Posted By ADVWannabee
A lot of people put a DOT sticker on non-DOT skid...

A lot of people put a DOT sticker on non-DOT skid lids. I see no reason you couldn't do the same on a good helmet. I have no idea where they get the stickers though.
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,183
Posted By ADVWannabee
I started using one last year and I don't know...

I started using one last year and I don't know why I didn't think about it doubling as a pillow. :eek1
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,607
Posted By ADVWannabee
I ride a cruiser, so maybe it doesn't apply to...

I ride a cruiser, so maybe it doesn't apply to what you ride, but I use an Airhawk seat cushion. Before it, 200+ miles was tough. After it, I made an 8 day, 2,800 mile ride and didn't start feeling...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,830
Posted By ADVWannabee
As someone who just recently got back into...

As someone who just recently got back into camping the last couple years, I will throw in what little I know. I have a cheapo Wal-Mart bag and a North Face 0* bag. The Wal-Mart bag is fine for warm...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By ADVWannabee
Try 5.11 Tactical...

Try 5.11 Tactical (http://www.511tactical.com/All-Products/Bags-Backpacks.html) if you like the military style bags. I have the medium daypack and really like it. It is well built, tough and has...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,859
Posted By ADVWannabee
Congrats, soon to be fellow VT alumni. I didn't...

Congrats, soon to be fellow VT alumni. I didn't start my riding career until many years after college and have missed a lot of riding so enjoy.
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,624
Posted By ADVWannabee
I second the MSR groundhog stakes. I used them...

I second the MSR groundhog stakes. I used them at the Outer Banks in loose sand and the wind did not affect my tent. Other tents were pulling up their stakes. Coleman makes the same style but are...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2011, 05:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,118
Posted By ADVWannabee
I started camping on bike trips last summer and...

I started camping on bike trips last summer and have been out several times. Most of the campgrounds I have been to did not have anywhere to hang a hammock. It seems most campgrounds like to mow...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,290
Posted By ADVWannabee
Search YouTube for "Swiss Army Volcano Stove" and...

Search YouTube for "Swiss Army Volcano Stove" and check those out. I got mine for $10. I have yet to use it though.
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,700
Posted By ADVWannabee
I have the T2 in bright yellow instead of the...

I have the T2 in bright yellow instead of the hi-viz yellow and I can't tell that it has faded much. From what I have read before, I think it is the nature of hi-viz that it fades like that. That...
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 40,734
Posted By ADVWannabee
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 10-25-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 40,734
Posted By ADVWannabee
Do you have a picture of it on the fuel bottle?

Do you have a picture of it on the fuel bottle?
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,677
Posted By ADVWannabee
Why a 0 degree bag, are you planning to camp in...

Why a 0 degree bag, are you planning to camp in very cold weather? I have a North Face 0 degree bag my dad gave me and I took it on my trip to Canada last month. The nights were down in the 40's...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 31,461
Posted By ADVWannabee
Short but sweet. North of Sister Bay Wisconsin. ...

Short but sweet. North of Sister Bay Wisconsin. All of the rest of the road around there was mostly straight and I didn't see any reason this stretch shouldn't have been straight. Well, other than...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 29,323
Posted By ADVWannabee
At the San-Bar Inn at St. Ignace in the UP of...

At the San-Bar Inn at St. Ignace in the UP of Michigan.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6169/6159354335_c67057d394_o.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 66,951
Posted By ADVWannabee
Fortunately this isn't as broke down as many of...

Fortunately this isn't as broke down as many of the photos here. :D

Flat tire on the QEW between Niagara Falls and Toronto

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6074/6159938492_2af0d53f30_o.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,929
Views: 532,897
Posted By ADVWannabee
Me at the Mackinac bridge in the UP of Michigan. ...

Me at the Mackinac bridge in the UP of Michigan.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6153/6159943362_3c111e5e9f_o.jpg
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,546
Posted By ADVWannabee
Dang it, I hate for this to turn into a flame war...

Dang it, I hate for this to turn into a flame war but I call BS on this. Myself and many of my friends have various Droid models between us and we wouldn't trade them for an iPhone or anything else....
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 40,734
Posted By ADVWannabee
I got one this summer and found it simmers very...

I got one this summer and found it simmers very well. From the reviews I read about it, it clogs pretty easily on pump gas and can cause it not to simmer well. I am using white gas and by not...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,546
Posted By ADVWannabee
Not sure about everywhere, but there is a...

Not sure about everywhere, but there is a microphone icon on the keyboard on many, if not all of the apps, that translates voice to text. I use it for text messages a lot. Not sure what Siri does...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2011, 05:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,546
Posted By ADVWannabee
It is Android all the way for me. I am not sure,...

It is Android all the way for me. I am not sure, but I don't know if the iPhone has apps for all of the Google stuff like maps, navigation, email, etc. I am a heavy Google app user so that leaves...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,472
Posted By ADVWannabee
Yes you do. I was getting ready for hunting one...

Yes you do. I was getting ready for hunting one morning and as I walked around the side of the bed in my bare feet I hit my toe on the bed post. It was the toe next to the little toe. It hurt like...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 895
Posted By ADVWannabee
Definitely check the electrical connection. My...

Definitely check the electrical connection. My Nuvi 755T did the same thing to me last year and I thought it was going bad. I got a new USB style charger and cable for this year and it worked great...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,120
Posted By ADVWannabee
If I were going to approach someone about this, I...

If I were going to approach someone about this, I would catch them after they dropped the child off and let them know that a bicycle helmet is not considered a DOT approved helmet for a motorcycle. ...
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