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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Yesterday, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By ldbandit76
Incoming! Cheeseheads headed back to CO - Gunnison and Crested Butte areas

Been a while since I've posted here. My dad and I are planning on more-or-less recreating our trip from 2006 next week.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=164773

We plan to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-25-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 3,471
Views: 168,266
Posted By ldbandit76
I may also drive in. If I ride, no beer for me,...

I may also drive in. If I ride, no beer for me, and drinking beer > riding across town in the rain.

Dave
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,471
Views: 168,266
Posted By ldbandit76
I need to drop by the forum more often. The Ale...

I need to drop by the forum more often. The Ale Asylum is right on my commute. Will double-check the calendar and see what I can do.

Dave
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-31-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 16,359
Posted By ldbandit76
Hey! That's me! And like everyone else, I had a...

Hey! That's me! And like everyone else, I had a great time. My dad and I had the good sense to skip a couple hero sections that got crowded, but for the vast majority of the ride everything went...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-30-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 51,687
Posted By ldbandit76
Love that tank! My dad and I just picked up...

Love that tank! My dad and I just picked up matching 2012 350 EXC-Fs a couple weeks ago. We did the Wabeno Ride for Research on them, about 130 miles of mixed single track, ATV trails and roads. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-25-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,558
Posted By ldbandit76
You'll see a lot of pictures of me paddling up...

You'll see a lot of pictures of me paddling up (and sliding down) some really slippery hills. But it was a great time! The weather was spot-on, and the late colors were fantastic.

Maybe next...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-24-2009, 05:28 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,558
Posted By ldbandit76
Hey, there are a bunch of dirtbikes on my street....

Hey, there are a bunch of dirtbikes on my street. Maybe I'll mosey out the door and see what's up...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-21-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,558
Posted By ldbandit76
Lunch?

The MMC page says "lunch on the trail." I presume that means "pack your own powerbars and trail mix." Or is there a chili cookoff somewhere that I don't know about?

Hoping for dry weather. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-12-2009, 05:18 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,558
Posted By ldbandit76
I just put the roll chart in the map window of my...

I just put the roll chart in the map window of my tank bag. It's easier to read all of it, and less fussy.

Of course, you can probably just follow all the dirtbikers around. Works in Wabeno. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-07-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 10,558
Posted By ldbandit76
This event starts 200 yards from my house. I've...

This event starts 200 yards from my house. I've been watching the MMC web page since January to get signed up as soon as registration opened, and, of course, I'm in. So is my Wabeno riding buddy,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-29-2008, 10:27 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 11,546
Posted By ldbandit76
Once again, a fantastic event. Dad and I didn't...

Once again, a fantastic event. Dad and I didn't even limp into town at 7:00 PM like we usually do. Even after running around the grass track several times, we still had time to shower for dinner. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-19-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,720
Posted By ldbandit76
I'll see you all at the VBR, Friday and Saturday...

I'll see you all at the VBR, Friday and Saturday nights.

Look for the bald guy with a high-viz Darien and a V-Strom.

Maybe that's a bad strategy...

Dave
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-04-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 133,729
Posted By ldbandit76
Thanks for the PM, Cannon. Unfortunately, work...

Thanks for the PM, Cannon. Unfortunately, work has me on the other side of the globe over that week. Nuts. This would have been fun.

However, I am currently setting up my personal ride...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By ldbandit76
Ditto. Bang-for-buck, the Hippo Hands (or...

Ditto. Bang-for-buck, the Hippo Hands (or something like them) are more effective than anything else at making cold weather riding nearly decent. I use mine with heated grips, too, and even when...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By ldbandit76
A day in New Zealand with Backroads Bikes

Back in 2003, my wife and I spent several months in southern Germany. In all that time, I completely failed to rent a motorcycle and go riding. I regret that thoroughly.

Thus, when we began to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-18-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 728
Posted By ldbandit76
In all honesty, you might want to lose a touch of...

In all honesty, you might want to lose a touch of the hardness on that axe. The Sandvik steel the Finnish plant uses is very hard, 55-60 RC. You probably have a chip or two in the blade, no? Most...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-09-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 103,227
Posted By ldbandit76
2008 Ride for Research?

Say, what are the dates for the spring ride? Oddly enough, the Safari hotel called my dad to ask...

Dave
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-22-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,182
Posted By ldbandit76
Fantastic indeed. Dad and I had a grand time,...

Fantastic indeed. Dad and I had a grand time, though we had a song running through our heads all morning...

Riders on the corn
Riders on the corn
Into this sport we're born
Into this field...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,182
Posted By ldbandit76
I will be there on a DRZ400S, while my dad rides...

I will be there on a DRZ400S, while my dad rides his KTM450EXC.

This is the first time to this event for both of us. How does it compare to the Wabeno happenings?

Looking forward to it!
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-24-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 12,406
Posted By ldbandit76
Yee ha! Best one yet

Dad and I had a grand time at this fall's Wabeno ride. With fresh tires, the hills that beat us down last year just rolled on under us. We hit all the hero sections but the gravel pit, had only one...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-16-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,841
Posted By ldbandit76
Done, too. Let's hope this helps.

Done, too. Let's hope this helps.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,173
Posted By ldbandit76
Well, the AD1 are supposed to have a crotch...

Well, the AD1 are supposed to have a crotch gusset to help that. My Darien pants leak, too, despite thorough seam sealing. I like them enough that I kept them anyway. I fashioned an apron of sorts...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By ldbandit76
Been there...

I wrote a big honkin' review of one of those rodeo vests a while back. The thread got all messed up by Wayne from Motoport, but the good info is in the first couple and last couple pages. In short,...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By ldbandit76
What lights did you get, where did you get them...

What lights did you get, where did you get them and how much did you pay?

Aux HIDs are the bomb...
Forum: Equipment 07-02-2007, 10:55 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 27,139
Posted By ldbandit76
I am, like several others here, all ears. ...

I am, like several others here, all ears.

Seriously. They stick out like radar antennas, or maybe big intake snorkels. I can get XM on these babies... :ear

But I'm also a side sleeper...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,673
Posted By ldbandit76
What size roll do you have? The largest one from...

What size roll do you have? The largest one from the website claims 900 mA.

http://www.brunton.com/tech_data/Solar_Power.pdf




Did you actually jump the car (which takes a huge...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-23-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By ldbandit76
Thumb Mad props to Madison Motorsports

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How often to you get jaw-slackingly amazed at the service from your dealer? Yeah, me too. Up until recently. <o:p></o:p>
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I bought a new battery for my DRZ at...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2007, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,722
Posted By ldbandit76
When I was looking for good chest and back...

When I was looking for good chest and back protection, I went in a different direction:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=157491&highlight=tipperary

It's a horse riders' vest,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-11-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,634
Posted By ldbandit76
Thanks likewise to all involved, especially...

Thanks likewise to all involved, especially little john and company. My dad and I had a great weekend.

Special kudos to those folks who helped us haul my dead DRZ up however many hero-section...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By ldbandit76
It's a WindStrom screen, adjusted a bit with...

It's a WindStrom screen, adjusted a bit with multiple holes in the stock screen.

And, based on just a couple hundred miles, the tires are great, no slide, no skid, no stupid, just smooth and...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9,097
Views: 3,526,347
Posted By ldbandit76
No dirt

But it's a nice road. And I ride it every day on my way to work.

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/2091/stromshowshotwebku3.jpg

Also, new-to-me bike. Life is very good.
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By ldbandit76
Resistance is futile

It was bound to happen sooner or later. So long, Bandit 1200, we barely knew thee. (Actually, with 56,000 on the clock, I knew it pretty well.)

Say hi to my new ride:
...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2007, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,883
Posted By ldbandit76
Indeed, "none of the above." If you're willing...

Indeed, "none of the above." If you're willing to both shell out the dough, and put up with a big plate in your suit, you may as well get one that does a good job.

The phrase you are looking...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,527
Posted By ldbandit76
You . . . don't . . . have an Aerostich catalog? ...

You . . . don't . . . have an Aerostich catalog?

I guess it's understandable. Some people don't even own motorcycles (not sure what's wrong with them either).

But the catalog is free,...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,468
Posted By ldbandit76
This is the hard part with CE. It's not...

This is the hard part with CE. It's not intuitive or obvious, especially when materials are just handled. Those thin rubber sheets might actually do a really good job of slowing you down should you...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2007, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,038
Posted By ldbandit76
Hey! That's my technique! Don't make me file a...

Hey! That's my technique! Don't make me file a cease and desist!

Kidding, of course. The punch method draws a lot of stares when I do it at cycle shows and in stores. Haven't had anyone...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,468
Posted By ldbandit76
Not necessarily. Some CE pads will take multiple...

Not necessarily. Some CE pads will take multiple hits, though figuring out which is which can be challenging since there is, to the best of my limited knowledge, no requirement for multiple impact...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,681
Posted By ldbandit76
I'd be the guy who started the equestrian vest...

I'd be the guy who started the equestrian vest thread. The Tipperary is one option, though there are several that may be better, upon further review (see thread for details).

One significant...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2007, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By ldbandit76
I've never heard of this happening. Did it...

I've never heard of this happening. Did it happen to you or someone you know?

As for the mix of soft and hard, indeed, that can and does work well. Aerostich's pads pass CE impact tests over...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,809
Posted By ldbandit76
It's hard to believe the tests, I know. We're...

It's hard to believe the tests, I know. We're all conditioned to think of "armor" as plates of hard things. But motorcycle gear isn't armor, it's padding. It's just that no one likes to use the...
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