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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-06-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 58,560
Posted By Eyes Shut
When and where is your next meet up? GSWayne and...

When and where is your next meet up? GSWayne and I will be in Los Lunas July 10, 11, and 12. I'm not sure of our schedule, but if it works out for us, we'd like to meet some of the ABQ folks.
Forum: Americas 06-27-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By Eyes Shut
But with an annual Pass, it's different. Here is...

But with an annual Pass, it's different. Here is a quote directly from the Parks Pass site:


What about motorcycle drivers who purchase an Annual Pass? An Annual Pass permits entrance for...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-27-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,050
Posted By Eyes Shut
Jamie, I think you mean David Hough.

Jamie, I think you mean David Hough.
Forum: Americas 06-26-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By Eyes Shut
Same here. We've been using the Parks Passes for...

Same here. We've been using the Parks Passes for about 5 years and have never had to pay extra for me as a passenger.
Forum: Americas 06-24-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By Eyes Shut
You are correct that with the Senior pass, the...

You are correct that with the Senior pass, the campgrounds and other amenities are generally half price. I didn't know that because this is the first year that we have had the Senior pass, and we...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By Eyes Shut
No advice on the campgrounds, but be aware that...

No advice on the campgrounds, but be aware that the Parks Pass only gives you free admission into the Parks or any other federal lands that have an admission fee. It gives you no discounts on camping.
Forum: Face plant 06-21-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,668
Posted By Eyes Shut
:lol3 (and glad that you are fully recovered!)

:lol3 (and glad that you are fully recovered!)
Forum: Face plant 06-21-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,668
Posted By Eyes Shut
Of course you can join! :1drinkMy accident was...

Of course you can join! :1drinkMy accident was on a bicycle also, and very similar, but I did not hit the car. I just skidded (wet road) and went down. Open tib/fib fracture plus ankle fracture. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By Eyes Shut
I'm a fan of the Michelin Road Atlas as well....

I'm a fan of the Michelin Road Atlas as well. What I've done is to take out the pages that I want/need for a trip, and keep those stored in a plastic sheet protector. Then I don't have to carry the...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By Eyes Shut
I guess if we take enough beer we won't care if...

I guess if we take enough beer we won't care if the bear eats all of our food! :lol3
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 85,626
Posted By Eyes Shut
Your injury was much more severe than mine, but I...

Your injury was much more severe than mine, but I know it took me a fair amount of time, about a year after the accident, before I was able to do a ride with complete pleasure and confidence and not...
Forum: Americas 06-09-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,096
Posted By Eyes Shut
This isn't exactly an east-west Sierra route, but...

This isn't exactly an east-west Sierra route, but we traveled on 167 (just north of Mono Lake) to 359 to Hawthorne, NV, and then 95 from Hawthorne into Fallon, NV. It was an interesting route,...
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 85,626
Posted By Eyes Shut
Awesome indeed!! :clap Here's to a great riding...

Awesome indeed!! :clap Here's to a great riding season! :1drink
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By Eyes Shut
Nope. 1) Many bears have figured out the...

Nope.
1) Many bears have figured out the counter-balance hanging method. The black bears in the Sierras seemed to be especially food-savvy.

2) No trees if you are camped above timberline.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By Eyes Shut
Thanks for the suggestion. We do have a local...

Thanks for the suggestion. We do have a local REI so I will see what they offer.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By Eyes Shut
Bear Canisters for Backpacking

Okay...I've read the online reviews...but when I want the really good opinions I come to ADV rider :D. So what have you used, and what have you liked/disliked about the various bear canisters.
...
Forum: Face plant 06-08-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,798
Posted By Eyes Shut
On my broken leg, there was not much growing of...

On my broken leg, there was not much growing of bone until I started weight bearing, and then it was fine. So you should get an X-ray after you've been WB for awhile and see if things have improved....
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Eyes Shut
Hey Tony, I have no suggestions for routes,...

Hey Tony,

I have no suggestions for routes, but if your son has any interest in boats, there is the S.S. William Irvin ore ship in Duluth. We took the tour and enjoyed it greatly....
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By Eyes Shut
Another possible route: From the LA area,...

Another possible route:

From the LA area, get onto 62 heading east (62 goes through Joshua Tree/Twentynine Palms). Stay on 62, then south on 95 at Parker, south on 72, then east on 60/71 to...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Eyes Shut
After Oatman, get back on I-40, and then exit for...

After Oatman, get back on I-40, and then exit for Old 66/Amboy, then Twentynine Palms. From there, you can go through Joshua Tree National Park ( I don't know the road number). It ends up on I-10. ...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By Eyes Shut
The Milepost is big and heavy, and it has extreme...

The Milepost is big and heavy, and it has extreme detail on every single thing on all the roads. I found that it was useful with respect to camping spots and restaurants/grocery stores, but a lot of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,840
Posted By Eyes Shut
And that is what he recommended, because many...

And that is what he recommended, because many highway repair departments have no idea that the filler material (or any other road issues) is a problem for motorcycles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,840
Posted By Eyes Shut
I asked this question of David Hough at last...

I asked this question of David Hough at last year's BMW rally in Oregon. He indicated that the filler used for tar snakes varies from state to state, so your experience in one state can easily...
Forum: Face plant 06-03-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,151
Posted By Eyes Shut
I notice missing from the picture are empty beer...

I notice missing from the picture are empty beer bottles and chocolate wrappers. :lol3
Forum: Face plant 06-02-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,151
Posted By Eyes Shut
Yay!! Now you get to start PT! It took me...

Yay!! Now you get to start PT!

It took me about 4 1/2 weeks to go from PWB to walking without a crutch or cane, but your physical therapist and OS will guide you on that. One weird thing that I...
Forum: Americas 05-30-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 384
Posted By Eyes Shut
Yellowstone is great! It's one of my favorite...

Yellowstone is great! It's one of my favorite parks -- but it's very popular and is really crowded in the summer. If you can visit in late August/ early September, it will be much less crowded. If...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By Eyes Shut
If you have time to make your way to Solvang...

If you have time to make your way to Solvang (about 2.5 hours north of Los Angeles, depending on traffic and where you are in the LA area), you can check out the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum:...
Forum: Face plant 05-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,151
Posted By Eyes Shut
Little Bike: How are things going? You should...

Little Bike: How are things going? You should be closer to at least PWB by now...give us an update!! :1drink
Forum: Face plant 05-20-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,753
Posted By Eyes Shut
Ouch.... you have my sympathies. I broke my...

Ouch.... you have my sympathies. I broke my tib/fib and ankle in Dec. 2011 (bicycle accident), and had to be non-weight bearing for 12 weeks. Ugh.

The good news is that you will soon be a member...
Forum: Face plant 05-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 85,626
Posted By Eyes Shut
MTgrrl -- Yay!! Back on the bike AND a trip down...

MTgrrl -- Yay!! Back on the bike AND a trip down the Colorado River! It's great to see that you are able to continue being active.

WRT the river trip: My SO and I have a similar trip planned...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,668
Posted By Eyes Shut
Welll...I'm not an orthopedic surgeon, but I know...

Welll...I'm not an orthopedic surgeon, but I know from my injury (broken tib/fib), that I only got metal in my tibia, and the fibula was left alone. My OS told me that the fibula does not bear the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Eyes Shut
This is, as others have mentioned, a terrific...

This is, as others have mentioned, a terrific road and route! We were just on it April 23, and the road was in very good condition, all paved. Hardly any traffic, but it was a weekday. We were on...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By Eyes Shut
What time of the year are you planning for this...

What time of the year are you planning for this trip? This is a wonderful area to ride in, but it will be hot in the summer. Spring or early fall is better.
Forum: Americas 05-05-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By Eyes Shut
Yay! This should be a good trip. My SO and I...

Yay! This should be a good trip. My SO and I have traveled many happy miles on our R1200GS 2-up.

Some things to see and consider for this trip:
-Hiway 1 in June is usually foggy and cold, so be...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Eyes Shut
Lost Coast

A section of the California coast that is worth riding is the Lost Coast, a section that is between Fortuna and Weott. It is Hiway 211; also called Mattole Road. It's a narrow, twisty road with...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Eyes Shut
Indeed, the California Festival of Beers! ...

Indeed, the California Festival of Beers!
http://www.californiafestivalofbeers.com/
Forum: Americas 04-27-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Eyes Shut
Keep in mind that the coast may be foggy and...

Keep in mind that the coast may be foggy and chilly. (Just because you are in California doesn't necessarily mean there will be hot sunny beaches!)

Oh, and because I seem to be the resident...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 753
Posted By Eyes Shut
Mid-May will be pretty dang warm in Death...

Mid-May will be pretty dang warm in Death Valley....just be prepared for the heat.
Forum: Americas 04-12-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Eyes Shut
That's what I was going to suggest. Another...

That's what I was going to suggest. Another great road is Hiway 33; unfortunately, you'll need to do some freeway miles to get there:

Assuming you are going east on Hiway 2 (starting in La...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By Eyes Shut
Another vote for heading north.

Another vote for heading north.
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