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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
The Road North in Colorado

Heading up the San Luis Valley, on dirt, was a rough ride, given the winds. Tumbleweed bundles the size of washing machines were on the road, funny. North of Fairplay on the way up to Red Hill Pass,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
Following the Rio Grande

The story of El Camino Real is tied closely to the Rio Grande. Where there's water, so go the people. The Rio Grande begins high on the eastern slope of the San Juan mountains in south Colorado and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
Heading north to Colorado

After 10 days of riding, I ran out of Camino in northern New Mexico, time to drift home. The Rio Grande canyon is worth a visit, few canyon of this depth have a bridge running over them. The weather...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
Pueblo San Juan

Pueblo San Juan, 40 miles north of Santa Fe is, some say, the end of El Camino Real. Others say the end is Taos Pueblo. Here is the Plaza at Pueblo San Juan. I tried to get into the Taos Pueblo, but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
Agua Fria Street, Santa Fe.

Agua Fria Street runs on the Camino, and has been a thoroughfare for hundreds of years. There are a few pull offs with history lessons and explanations of the land grant villages along the way. The...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
Santa Fe

El Camino Real terminates, some say, at the Plaza in Santa Fe. Goods were traded, ideas exchanged, and accounts settled at the Palace of the Governors, the oldest public building in the USA. This...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
Three Rivers Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs, rock carvings, are abundant in the southwest and here at Three River there are 20,000 of them. Most are about 1,000 years old. Nice to touch something that a fellow human made that long...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
Salinas Pueblo Missions

The Spanish padres pushed religion hard - real hard. Some of the pueblo churches are huge, built with Indian labor. The salinas missions traded salt from nearby lakes and made a good living at it. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
El Camino Real and Route 66

South of Santa Fe, the Camino and Route 66 run over the same ground. The original 66 was dirt and built over the Camino. Seems logical, as parts of Interstates 25 and 40 are on Camino and 66 roadbeds.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
Albuquerque

Moving north into the urban mess, the Camino is lost to roads and buildings. I stopped at the Plaza, as did the Camino. It was a trade route, and traders and others needed to eat, as did I. The food...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
Pueblos and Presidios

The pueblos, or villages were indian in origin and expanded by the Franciscan missionaries, for better or worse. The number of pueblos greatly reduced over the centuries due to disease, specifically...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
Jornada del Muerto - Journey of the Dead Man

Near Truth or Consequence, NM, the Camino veers east, away from the Rio Grande, into a flat, hot, waterless desert. This route was not used in summer when temperatures are well over 100 degrees. The...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
Camping out on the Camino

As I moved north out of Las Cruces, the Camino splits, later to rejoin. Walking or riding, travel was difficult, hot in summer, cold in winter, and the constant threat of attack. Parajes, or rest...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
El Paso del Norte to Las Cruces, NM

In 1598, Juan de Onate, the legendary conquistador, crossed the Rio Grande and headed up the river valley. The Camino follows the river closely for water and flat terrain. The Camino is well...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By eSTes1300
Riding El Camino Real - El Paso to Santa Fe

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the Royal Road of the Interior Land, is America's oldest (1598) and longest (1500 miles) road. The Camino stretches from Mexico City to Santa Fe, and beyond. For 400...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By eSTes1300
Riding El Camino Real, El Paso to Santa Fe

I loaded up the KLR and headed south out of northern Colorado to trace the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, The Royal Road of the Interior Land. The Camino ran from Mexico City to Santa Fe for over...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,016,069
Posted By eSTes1300
[QUOTE=flyingdutchman177;22473285]When ya gotta...

[QUOTE=flyingdutchman177;22473285]When ya gotta go.........you gotta go. No time to make it to the bathroom.:huh:huh:huh:huh

Man, that's hard core. I lived in the Turd World for years, always...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2,277
Views: 1,171,872
Posted By eSTes1300
Central

[QUOTE=Gadget_65;22477187]Wow, I read that and thought "WTF, they got sponsorship? I could be doing this with sponsorship!" Then "Wow that sounds familiar." Then "Oh, I get it, another funny...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,127
Posted By eSTes1300
The US Highway System

The old US system roads were the best we had until the Interstate was built. Highways 50, 2 ( the high line), 1, 301, 287, 66, the list is long and the riding is great. The old and obsolete are there...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,016,069
Posted By eSTes1300
Pipe Fitting

QUOTE=flyingdutchman177;22162132]Maybe I am getting old or maybe I need to take better care of myself but I am sick again.
I was sleeping in my tent one night and I kept having to get up to pee. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 110,350
Posted By eSTes1300
The Bike

Can you summarize the bike's performance. How many Km did you start and finish with? What modifications? Problems along the way? Average fuel consumption? Great report and I like your spirit....
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 87,396
Posted By eSTes1300
Witches

Use witchcraft to your advantage: have a talisman made up to put a curse on anyone who touches the bike. This is done in Africa for a variety of things people don't want stolen, and it works. Hang...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,686
Posted By eSTes1300
105L is not a lot of stuff when you're camping,...

105L is not a lot of stuff when you're camping, cooking, tools and spares. I carry about 150L and consider it as minimal as possible and still be able to look decent in a public place. Long term on...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-29-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 392,448
Posted By eSTes1300
CampWhere app

On your smart get the Campwhere app and your campground problems will be over. $5 and it gives full info on 10k public campgrounds in US and Canada. Links to website, reservations and phone. Many...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,128
Posted By eSTes1300
How times change

Big fall in the Sunshine State since 2007. Gone is the real estate frenzy and all the custom bikes bought with home equity loans. Between 07 and 10 my house fell a half mil, sold it and its still...
Forum: Ride reports 12-28-2012, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,016,069
Posted By eSTes1300
Campwhere app

Get campwhere app on your smart phone. 10,000 public places to camp with full info. $5
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 37,753
Posted By eSTes1300
Darkside at 13K-

That's not too good for a CT. I have 8k on a Hankook, on a ST 1300 and its looks almost new. I expect ~20 out of it. Once the edges get knocked down a bit, the handling is the same as a MT. I'll...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 130,344
Posted By eSTes1300
The 505

The 505 is amazing. Trash it in the dirt, then go 150kph on pavement and it rides like a Benz. The best suspension around. I beat them around West Africa, just great cars. Thieves love them, as...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4,647
Views: 1,142,022
Posted By eSTes1300
Living on SS

They have a weekly rate of 700 quetzales ($91.00) including 3 meals a day. So you could live here on social security.

If I took the Room and Board deal, $1100 per month would remain of my SS for...
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 79,881
Posted By eSTes1300
SMA - a Moroccan town

The Moors occupied much of Spain for ~ 750 years leaving behind their style of city construction. Go to the back streets of SMA, narrow, stone, flat roofed. You could be in Morocco, or some places...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,117
Posted By eSTes1300
What mods to the vstrom? Stock suspension? I'm...

What mods to the vstrom? Stock suspension? I'm considering the 650 and would rig it about like yours. Thanks and great RR.
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 130,344
Posted By eSTes1300
I stayed at Le Pavillon Vert in 1969 when I...

I stayed at Le Pavillon Vert in 1969 when I roamed around Africa. I was 20.
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1,952
Views: 625,934
Posted By eSTes1300
Tremendous RR. You're physically strong,...

Tremendous RR. You're physically strong, emotionally strong, and outgoing. The DR is MOST impressive and held up well. I wonder how many other bikes could have done so well without major internal...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,560
Posted By eSTes1300
Navajo National Monument

Honda's inspiration for making the bike he was riding, his ST1000. It was a Honda ST 1300!! Nice to share the campground in the high desert with you. The hike out to Betatakin was great. Rich
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,812
Views: 1,857,905
Posted By eSTes1300
[QUOTE= A bike cover - we had one in the...

[QUOTE=

A bike cover - we had one in the beginning, but we sent it back home because it was too bulky. A compact one would have been good to throw over the bike when there was no other choice but...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,271
Posted By eSTes1300
Ethiopia/Somalia

I rode through some of the areas you did, in the 1970s. It was easier then, no wars, famine and chaos. Very hard, yes, but rewarding. Some of the people were fantastic, the Afar, Kotu, the Adere'...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 471,087
Posted By eSTes1300
Referring to metal pans, not plastic bags.

Referring to metal pans, not plastic bags.
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 471,087
Posted By eSTes1300
Consider that a rack and two panniers weight...

Consider that a rack and two panniers weight about 40 lbs., EMPTY.
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 471,087
Posted By eSTes1300
Capacity

You may be underestimating your Pelican 2600. Its rated at ~46 liters, interior dimensions. I run a Pelican 2700 which comes in at ~49 liters. Both are always available on ebay for a much less than...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 27,846
Posted By eSTes1300
Like your bike, attitude, optimism, and sense of...

Like your bike, attitude, optimism, and sense of adventure. Come on down to the four corners states, you'll love it. Dry and wide open.
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