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Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By jonz
You carry a lot more stuff than I do but that's...

You carry a lot more stuff than I do but that's personal choice. I carry 2 standard weight tubes which are lighter and pack much smaller. The heavy weight tubes are in my tires. For 2 months in...
Forum: Trip Planning Yesterday, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By jonz
I use one of those bungie nets and store wet...

I use one of those bungie nets and store wet stuff under that. Spots are still wet where it's folded out of the breeze but it's better than putting it in a stuff sack.

One thing you can do with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,611
Posted By jonz
Yaaaaa!!! Good job mikrow!! I was starting to...

Yaaaaa!!! Good job mikrow!! I was starting to think no one else was going to post photos. Looking forward to more
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-13-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By jonz
I went through this with Garmin tech support a...

I went through this with Garmin tech support a couple months ago. After getting past the initial tech support, I got to software support. Much more helpful but even then, it took a few tries on my...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-08-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By jonz
I don't use Basecamp as I've been using Mapsource...

I don't use Basecamp as I've been using Mapsource for a long time and don't want to learn a new to me program if I don't have to. But if I didn't know how to use either, I think I'd learn Basecamp...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,743
Posted By jonz
Hey there, For those not posting here: ...

Hey there,
For those not posting here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=997064

You can view and copy any pictures I have from my smugmug account here:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,611
Posted By jonz
Day 5 and the last one for me

Just a note for those planning on riding in the area - gas availability at the store/campground is spotty as none was available early in the morning leaving some waiting for a gas delivery.

The...
Forum: Americas 08-08-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,892,780
Posted By jonz
I saw Doc live in California a year and a half...

I saw Doc live in California a year and a half ago. Hard to believe an 85 year old trumpet player could still play like that. Gives me another reason to plan a ride down that way if I'd be able to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,611
Posted By jonz
Day 4

The adventure started early on this day as Clancy Rd was closed. We gathered to discuss options. At our gathering location, a nice lady was cutting hay and offered up so route intel. Said she'd...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,611
Posted By jonz
Day 3

The water supply at Cave Mountain Campground. I needed a tutorial as I couldn't figure out how to make it work
http://jonz.smugmug.com/BOM-2014/i-FGtSWdT/0/L/P1020570-L.jpg

The Cave Mountain...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,611
Posted By jonz
Ya, that was paying back the karma bank for sure

Ya, that was paying back the karma bank for sure
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,611
Posted By jonz
Thankfully (from my point of view anyway), that...

Thankfully (from my point of view anyway), that wasn't my bike.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,611
Posted By jonz
Day 2

A day to scratch a ride off the bucket list - Going to the Sun

It starts with a ride through cool, dark forest
http://jonz.smugmug.com/BOM-2014/i-DNjCDTj/0/XL/P1020483-XL.jpg

Working our way...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,611
Posted By jonz
Day one for jonz and Kim

On our way near Sandpoint
http://jonz.smugmug.com/BOM-2014/i-HCms8k5/0/XL/P1020461-XL.jpg

We're a little behind the group and catching up...
Forum: Americas 08-06-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By jonz
Correct. If you're a good sand rider, I'd still...

Correct. If you're a good sand rider, I'd still take this over the El Arco road. It's possible there is a bypass below the hard climb. I've seen a sandy two track that follows the base of the hill...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,611
Posted By jonz
I'm happy to say the mighty 950SE made it through...

I'm happy to say the mighty 950SE made it through the whole trip without a hitch. The day after getting home, while unloading and washing my bike, I found I had a flat rear tire. The culprit was a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,611
Posted By jonz
Here's a couple photos of the winching process...

Here's a couple photos of the winching process and it shows just how buried in the foliage the bike was

http://jonz.smugmug.com/BOM-2014/i-Fbc2RwX/0/XL/P1020480-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Americas 08-04-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By jonz
I've been on the road from BOLA to Vizcaino twice...

I've been on the road from BOLA to Vizcaino twice in the last year. It's much rougher than it was a year and a half ago. I did an update over in Trip Planning and said to plan on an average speed...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-04-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,030
Posted By jonz
I haven't tried an ipod so I can't compare. That...

I haven't tried an ipod so I can't compare. That being said, I'm pleasantly surprised at how easy it is for me to use the on screen keyboard. Maybe i'm just a more sensitive guy :lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,743
Posted By jonz
The Strom impressed me as well. Who'd have...

The Strom impressed me as well. Who'd have thought it would make this climb on our ATV detour.
http://jonz.smugmug.com/BOM-2014/i-ppsgxcV/0/XL/P1020631-XL.jpg
Standard ADV disclaimer: much steeper...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By jonz
If you don't want to ride through Zion because...

If you don't want to ride through Zion because traffic through there is slow, ride from Cedar City up to Cedar Breaks, past Panguitch Lake, and down to the city of Panguitch on 89. Then join the...
Forum: Americas 08-02-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By jonz
Going to the Sun road is awesome. But there is...

Going to the Sun road is awesome. But there is road construction on east side. If it was me riding there, I'd start early as mentioned from the west side going east. That was the heaviest traffic....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,410
Views: 102,130
Posted By jonz
Hey inmates, I'm gonna be in the Four Corners...

Hey inmates,
I'm gonna be in the Four Corners area getting bumpers and a winch installed on my truck tomorrow morning. I have the day to kill. I have a few options for killing off the day.

1)...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-30-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,743
Posted By jonz
I'm back home in West Yellowstone after 5 fun...

I'm back home in West Yellowstone after 5 fun days on the BOM. Great times. Photos to follow after I get my stinky camp/ride clothes washed.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,743
Posted By jonz
A new 908 rear tire and new oil for the bike. ...

A new 908 rear tire and new oil for the bike.

Gps and tablet loaded with all tracks and routes.

Riding partner northbound from California.

Riding/camping clothing washed (I debated this but...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,743
Posted By jonz
I recall someone was talking about whether or not...

I recall someone was talking about whether or not to bring a tent. I did a ride this evening up to the Cabin Creek trail (between West Yellowstone and Big Sky) and rode up to around 9000'. The...
Forum: Americas 07-22-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,892,780
Posted By jonz
Informative email for my Mexico vehicle insurance provider

Howdy gang,
I got this email in the last couple of days and thought the content my be interesting here. I use ADAVIS Global for a driver's license only liability policy. I get a year of insurance...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-22-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,173
Posted By jonz
I had the TT brake pedal and it did work in...

I had the TT brake pedal and it did work in situations where I was squeezing through tight rocks. However, it didn't survive a lowside. :cry I've taken out 2 brake levers with lowsides now. :cry...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,743
Posted By jonz
My riding friend has one of the new water cooled...

My riding friend has one of the new water cooled GS1200's that he'll be riding on this ride. It's new to him and I know nothing about them.

Anyone have any recommendations on what he needs to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-20-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 253,404
Posted By jonz
15% off Garmin accessories

I don't know if this is a one day deal or if it lasts longer.

http://www.garmin.com/en-US/shop/accessories

Enter INVEST15 at checkout for 15% off
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-19-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,743
Posted By jonz
My friend and I are riding over Saturday morning...

My friend and I are riding over Saturday morning from Sagle, ID
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-16-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,743
Posted By jonz
Hmmm. Sheep Creek. I'm pretty sure that's where I...

Hmmm. Sheep Creek. I'm pretty sure that's where I crashed on the inaugural Montana 1000. Maybe time to revisit the scene.

Thanks for the recommendation.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,743
Posted By jonz
Just an fyi. I'm going to leave the route on day...

Just an fyi. I'm going to leave the route on day 5 after Bannack and head to Lima. From there I'll ride through Red Rocks Wildlife Refuge, past Henry's Lake and back to my house in West...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-15-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,030
Posted By jonz
Success finally

Howdy gang,
Life intervened and I was just able to get back to this yesterday. I had to resort to using the neighborhood computer genius and even then, he couldn't get Windows 8.1 to recognize the...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-15-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,350
Posted By jonz
Nice. :clap I have a smaller dent in the same...

Nice. :clap I have a smaller dent in the same place and may have to give that a try. Is there a header gasket that might need to be replaced?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 44,743
Posted By jonz
Just got off the phone with Elkhorn Hot Springs...

Just got off the phone with Elkhorn Hot Springs and reserved 2 rooms. Heather wasn't available but the lady I spoke to said we're at 7 rooms reserved and there are 2 more rooms left in the lodge - a...
Forum: Americas 07-13-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By jonz
Hmmmm. Joshua Tree in August??? How do you feel...

Hmmmm. Joshua Tree in August??? How do you feel about switching to a graveyard schedule for riding?


When I ride south from Montana through JT to the low desert, I stay at the Virgin River...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-13-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By jonz
Hmmmmm. Subscribed. The only thing giving me...

Hmmmmm. Subscribed. The only thing giving me pause is the potential price of the hotel. I'm hoping there will be options for with/without hotel.
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By jonz
2014 Best of Montana

A sort of organized ADV ride leaves near Glacier on 7/24. The planning thread is here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=944818

The google blog for the ride has the gps tracks we'll...
Forum: Racing 07-01-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By jonz
I've heard of it and vaguely recall it was 5W. I...

I've heard of it and vaguely recall it was 5W. I use synthetic ATF fluid in my 950, 640, and did use it in my 520. Haven't used it yet in my 400XC but will give it a try.
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