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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-05-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Tucson Jim
434 to Angel Fire was pretty cool. Silver...

434 to Angel Fire was pretty cool.

Silver City, Gila Wilderness Cliff Dwellings, and the 180 loop into Arizona then down the 191 is one of the top 10 mc roads in the US.

If time is an issue...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By Tucson Jim
Whenever I hear of wood finishing I remember a...

Whenever I hear of wood finishing I remember a long time ago visiting the Vikingsholm Mansion on Lake Tahoe.

IIRC They used a finish of banana oil (never seen that for sale!) and paraffin wax...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 110,501
Posted By Tucson Jim
Haven't stealth camped in a while but when I did...

Haven't stealth camped in a while but when I did my theory was out of sight, out of mind.

I would make sure my tent and bike couldn't be seen from the road, houses, business, parking lots, etc....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 262,187
Posted By Tucson Jim
quick question for the knowledgeable ones that...

quick question for the knowledgeable ones that know the area.

We are going to Sequoia from Las Vegas. From the 395 going west over the mountains, is the road marked J41/Sherman Pass/FS22S05...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,900
Posted By Tucson Jim
looks like it will be just fine. Play it by ear,...

looks like it will be just fine. Play it by ear, you may want to do more or less miles per day depending on conditions, but IMO it will be a blast.

If you do start running short on time, get...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,900
Posted By Tucson Jim
I just did the Yosemite to Sequoia ride last June...

I just did the Yosemite to Sequoia ride last June and it was fantastic. Kind of slow due to traffic going southbound but oh well.

FWIW, I would avoid LA like the plaque and spend the extra...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,020
Posted By Tucson Jim
once I started wearing polypropylene liner socks...

once I started wearing polypropylene liner socks as the first layer against the skin my cold feet problem went away.

and they may be made from recycled plastic so you might save a dolphin or...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Tucson Jim
+1 on 191 from Alpine to Clifton. Some say it's...

+1 on 191 from Alpine to Clifton. Some say it's ranked as one of the top ten motorcycle roads in the US.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By Tucson Jim
Going east out of Tucson, Tanque Verde road goes...

Going east out of Tucson, Tanque Verde road goes through Reddington pass, then you can go south to Cochise Stronghold and maybe up into the Chiricahua Mountains. There was a good reason the Apache...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,900
Posted By Tucson Jim
Maybe work in some Las Vegas on the way down from...

Maybe work in some Las Vegas on the way down from Lake Tahoe. Avoid death valley during the day.

You may find it even cheaper to fly into Las Vegas and rent the bike then head up to Yosemite...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 12,614
Posted By Tucson Jim
very well done. Only suggestion, pic of...

very well done.

Only suggestion, pic of baboon butt when mentioning the lack of cushion in the stock seat, for us 'larger' guys.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15,716
Views: 9,133,179
Posted By Tucson Jim
that castle

that castle
Forum: Old's Cool 10-26-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15,716
Views: 9,133,179
Posted By Tucson Jim
I've actually been in the 'castle' at the top of...

I've actually been in the 'castle' at the top of that small hill behind her
Forum: Americas 10-18-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,987
Posted By Tucson Jim
On my trips I figure $100/day for gas, food,...

On my trips I figure $100/day for gas, food, lodging and extras. Nice round number and always comes out about right. ymmv.

of course if you stealth camp, eat off the land and out of dumpsters,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-23-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10,069
Views: 2,096,018
Posted By Tucson Jim
Tammy is a dude

Tammy is a dude
Forum: Trip Planning 09-07-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,840
Posted By Tucson Jim
With space at a premium I carry a military style...

With space at a premium I carry a military style 3 pocket pouch, and since I'm just basic first aid, more to stabilize until the experts get to the scene, and there will be an infinite number of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 22,371
Posted By Tucson Jim
my wife's Toyota is faster than that

my wife's Toyota is faster than that
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 22,371
Posted By Tucson Jim
with municipal and state economies in the tank...

with municipal and state economies in the tank we'll be seeing them on KLR's soon. Which would probably be better in urban areas like they use in Europe.
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 43,344
Posted By Tucson Jim
I was in the area so on a lark I went into the...

I was in the area so on a lark I went into the Harley dealer a few months ago and the salesman calls me without fail once a week. Guess that's his job so I can't blame him, I just don't answer the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,056
Views: 284,920
Posted By Tucson Jim
I've been looking at the Cross Country. Went by...

I've been looking at the Cross Country. Went by the local dealer yesterday and a sign on the building says it is available for lease? Wonder if that means they are shutting down or moving?
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 174,589
Posted By Tucson Jim
and the sales figures would point out that...

and the sales figures would point out that cruisers outsell enduros by a large margin. Can't argue with success, and after all they are in business to make money not gently stroke the hair of all...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-05-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15,716
Views: 9,133,179
Posted By Tucson Jim
she is naughty and needs a spanking, I'm just the...

she is naughty and needs a spanking, I'm just the one to do it too. :evil
Forum: Trip Planning 08-03-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,974
Posted By Tucson Jim
I've used these folks twice now, very good prices...

I've used these folks twice now, very good prices from a variety of providers. The customer service on the 800 number was top notch and even saved me money from booking on line.
...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25,285
Views: 2,027,420
Posted By Tucson Jim
Travel into Mexico, by the US State Dept. (this...

Travel into Mexico, by the US State Dept. (this means you!)

Chihuahua: Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua City, and Copper Canyon are major cities/travel destinations in Chihuahua - see map to identify...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25,285
Views: 2,027,420
Posted By Tucson Jim
by ANGELA KOCHERGA WFAA Posted on July 14,...

by ANGELA KOCHERGA
WFAA
Posted on July 14, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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More stories about drug violence in Mexico...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 67,437
Posted By Tucson Jim
same thing. never had one never wanted one, now...

same thing. never had one never wanted one, now they are growing on me.

That Road King is exactly what I want.

Too many good deals out there on used ones to pop full retail on a new one...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 67,437
Posted By Tucson Jim
13' long Street Glide?! That is one long bike.

13' long Street Glide?! That is one long bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,511
Posted By Tucson Jim
Tenere

Tenere
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15,716
Views: 9,133,179
Posted By Tucson Jim
or...who had a gun to your head when you married...

or...who had a gun to your head when you married them?
Forum: Old's Cool 07-27-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15,716
Views: 9,133,179
Posted By Tucson Jim
O. M. G. (nsfw) ...

O. M. G. (nsfw)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-G8yU5ecBOuM/UfNLJy-nH8I/AAAAAAAAdtA/A5O292ZmaDc/s1600/432.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,990
Posted By Tucson Jim
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0d707b3127ccefb...

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a0d707b3127ccefb61beb4724800000030O00BbsmbhuxZMge3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00202178327020100926230631455.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/

2007 1500 Classic. FI,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,163
Posted By Tucson Jim
http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2d928b3127ccef0...

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a2d928b3127ccef0c678187afc00000030O00BbsmbhuxZMge3nwo/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00202178327020120710013230215.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D720/ry%3D480/c

Kawasaki Vulcan 1500cc,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-04-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,383
Posted By Tucson Jim
we had a nice stay at the Wagon Wheel cabins....

we had a nice stay at the Wagon Wheel cabins. Pizza restaurant across the street and a liquor store within crawling distance. don't ask the lady for any discounts (AAA, AARP, etc) it will only make...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-29-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,389
Posted By Tucson Jim
Pikes Peak, Estes Park, Rocky Mt. Nat'l Park,...

Pikes Peak, Estes Park, Rocky Mt. Nat'l Park, Royal Gorge, Telluride, Ouray, Silverton, Cripple Creek. Pretty much all of western Colorado is awesome.
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,665
Posted By Tucson Jim
I would love to be a fly on the wall when wanna...

I would love to be a fly on the wall when wanna be biker whips the mini-van of some soccer mom who is out of Xanax and her six kids have just shreaded her last nerve.

Newsflash: 2 ton car...
Forum: Americas 05-15-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Tucson Jim
they have daily tournaments for lower buyins,...

they have daily tournaments for lower buyins, ~$250 or so that pay ~$15-20k for first place. If I do win one of those maybe I would use that money to play in the main event
Forum: Americas 05-14-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Tucson Jim
hooray, I'm the only one!!

hooray, I'm the only one!!
Forum: Americas 05-14-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By Tucson Jim
a mix of both is about right. The way to...

a mix of both is about right.

The way to AZ from CA through Bakersfield (the armpit of CA) to Las Vegas or Laughlin, I-40 is about the only route.

Just west of Needles we veered off on 95...
Forum: Americas 05-14-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By Tucson Jim
Ride to World Series of Poker

Show of hands, who, here in our great land, are riding their motorcycle to Las Vegas to play in one/some/any of the World Series of Poker events?

:wave

besides me!
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,346
Posted By Tucson Jim
Package of ham, cheese, crackers. Beef...

Package of ham, cheese, crackers.

Beef jerky. Jack Daniels.

No plates, pots or pans nor utensils.

If I want anything more than this I pull out my credit card at a local's cafe and have...
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