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Forum: Americas 06-04-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By ysup
No worries

A few cattle guards along the way, a few corners with sand but the scenery is not to be missed. I favor south to north for scenic enjoyment. Get a burger in Mad River. As indicated, paved all the way...
Forum: Americas 03-17-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By ysup
Thanks for the suggestions

Looking these up on the map tonight! The idea of stress free back roads makes me think I'll not fulfill my dream of being stressed and covering all these miles, and the more I think about it with...
Forum: Americas 03-17-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By ysup
Good ideas

No real time frame to get to Toronto other than I think there are more new things to see beyond Michigan than before it. The thinking right now is to go for two 1K days just to get past the plains...
Forum: Americas 03-17-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,061
Posted By ysup
After reading all these ideas....

I'm going to wish I had four weeks or more. :ilmostro I like the idea of shipping the bike home but figure I'm going to get a Iron Butt certificate going and coming back. May as well check one more...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By ysup
For what it's worth

Hwy 3 (Yreka to 36) can be exhilarating. There are so many great options in the area. Taking 89 out of Mt. Shasta and heading to 299, then cutting off to 36 and enjoying the full ride from Red Bluff...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,061
Posted By ysup
Forum: Americas 03-12-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By ysup
What route through CA?

Are you planning 505? Suggest you go all the way to Sac and take I-80 west to add the miles vs. heading for 101. 101 can be a curse, especially in the dark (you do not want to do 199 in the dark or...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By ysup
Which is more scenic?

From the Sault Ste. Marie area, is it more scenic to:

Head toward Detroit, head for Toronto, Montreal and points east?
Head toward Sudbury, Ottawa and points east?
Head toward Toledo,...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,456
Posted By ysup
May I recommend.....

Coming up to the Seattle area, take in Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, whatever you like, and then head east on Hwy 20? You can head toward Walla Walla and Hwy 12, take Lolo Pass and enjoy some of the finest...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,049
Posted By ysup
Please note:

As an employee (middle management) at one of the big four national wireless companies, and one who is involved in cell site management, I cannot stress enough the tip from page one that 99% of the...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By ysup
May I recommend....

141 south of Grand Junction to 145 to Telluride and away you go on down to Cortez and Durango. When the sun is setting (or rising) the color along 141 is rather spectacular. One more thing to...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By ysup
Dang, after seeing your ride reports and images...

Dang, after seeing your ride reports and images I'm going to wish I was taking the GSA. Cool stuff- thanks!
Forum: Americas 03-06-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By ysup
No bad routes in the bunch.....

97 south of Bend is boring as watching paint dry, hence your desire to turn off in La Pine and head toward Lakeview. A great ride with little traffic and you get a lot of quiet time. However, 395 is...
Forum: Americas 03-06-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By ysup
The ride home....

Head southwest into Utah toward Capitol Reef NP and travel west on 12. One of the finest m/cycle roads in the world if the weather is right. You get a few NPs at little cost and the scenery will give...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By ysup
What about Washington?

Head over to WA and head north to WA 20 (may be the best road in the state if you don't get carried away (heavily policed in summer)). Extend the trip, see Tonasket, Mazama, and head back to US 2,...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By ysup
Thanks for the suggestions

All I can think of is getting away from the rat race and getting to see life through a different set of lenses. I'm in sync with the suggestions and I thank you.
Forum: Americas 03-05-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By ysup

And I'm looking for ideas...... in English.
Forum: Americas 03-05-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,069
Posted By ysup
Laugh Rode it last August

Even in the best of summer weather (when it's 80 in Garberville), the fog soaks the Usal Road and the clay soil is slippery as snot. We traveled south, and some of the ruts were unlike anything I'd...
Forum: Americas 03-05-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By ysup
Heated gear?

May I recommend heated gear? Even in the depth of summer you'd be amazed at what weather you encounter in Colorado. A friend, with significant riding experience, suffered hypothermia while riding...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-05-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,598
Posted By ysup
And build in free time

Make time for the isht that happens. While we all have different approaches to the trip and miles we intend to cover, best advice I can offer is to build in time for things like the bike won't start,...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,919
Posted By ysup
Benchmark & GPS

While Delorme puts out a good atlas of the individual states, I prefer (Dos Equis?) Benchmark. Map for map, details just add up and go very nice with the GPS. Google Maps great for the gross overview...
Forum: Americas 03-03-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By ysup
Helps? OMG -that's the stuff I'm searching for as...

Helps? OMG -that's the stuff I'm searching for as I stumble into making these plans. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Now I'm hoping to spend a most of a week on the island (told you this was...
Forum: Americas 03-03-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By ysup
Thanks for the reminder on the hour to get off...

Thanks for the reminder on the hour to get off the road; I remember years ago being in BC in August, BC day as I recall, and spent the night with strangers sleeping in the lobby of a hotel in Vernon....
Forum: Americas 03-02-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By ysup
We had that out this way last summer in Salem; a...

We had that out this way last summer in Salem; a great opportunity to connect with friends (old and new). Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Americas 03-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By ysup
So if I take 12-18 days, does that provide the...

So if I take 12-18 days, does that provide the opportunity to make suggestions? Duration of the trip is not fixed; thus, am looking for ideas.
Forum: Americas 03-01-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,284
Posted By ysup
Seattle --> St. John's, NL Jul/Aug 2014

This is an adventure ride relative to how many things can I see round trip between Seattle and St. John's. Initial ride is solo between Seattle and somewhere around Buffalo, NY, or Toronto, ON,...
Forum: Americas 12-08-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By ysup
Lots of great choices

You didn't say when you're headed, but if around the holiday season (e.g. BC Day), you'll want reservations. One of those things I failed to recognize.

Nakusp, New Denver, Kaslo, Nelson - the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-19-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,640
Posted By ysup
REI Labor Day sale

650t for $500. Thru Sept 3.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,676
Posted By ysup
Road is paved

Somas Bar toward Etna - very narrow sections yet paved - be careful around commute times. I passed through in April '11 - both through Cecilville and Sawyers Bar - the complete loop - and it was all...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By ysup
No problems with winter for me

For what it's worth, I've been wearing the outfit for the past year fulltime in all conditions and find no problems with staying comfortable in winter weather conditions. I do wear a couple layers...
Forum: Vendors 01-05-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 14,214
Posted By ysup
keep 'em coming

4 rolls if available
zip 98027

A great offer and thanks for taking the initiative!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2010, 08:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,548
Posted By ysup

My choice:

Sure, it blocks the tach below 6K, but it puts the GPS in great line of sight of the road and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,211
Posted By ysup

Only difference, it was March. Came back with HUGE smile and paid full price on the spot. I took a chance and it paid off.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,631
Posted By ysup

Road or off-road, generally alone, though I always a carry a personal location beacon since even with group rides you can get separated.

The basic question of riding alone may be a metaphor to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2010, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By ysup
Good Experience with RB

I bought a LSR exhaust for my Harley and the folks at RB were responsive and I'm extremely satisfied with the product (six weeks to build the pipe and the most amazing FedEx packing job I have ever...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,042
Posted By ysup
Nuts is good

Even if you are, you are not alone. Besides, what's not to love about touring without carrying a 30mm socket for chain adjustments?

The riding position definitely more friendly on the GSA for...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By ysup
T-Mo network speed

T-Mobile is currently upgrading to 7.2 Mbps throughout the country and will have 21 Mbps by mid 2010. (
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,375
Posted By ysup
Pass/Fail dependent on student

The scoring is very objective, though a novice coach may question a decel moment.

I've had 7 of 12 fail the riding evaluation. Doesn't mean they failed the course; simply means they need to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 38,787
Posted By ysup
Greetings from a Ducati boy

So upon arriving in Salida after a great day of riding in the high elevation thundershowers, we picked a motel near the restaurants (not even close to where we rang up the bar tab :rofl). We were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,281
Posted By ysup
Riding all day sounds GREAT

I'll be on the way home from the - happens every year this way. Everyone ride hard and ride proud.
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