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Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Just saw your reply. I'm glad I was helpful in...

Just saw your reply. I'm glad I was helpful in making your routes.
The program you used is very cool! What is it?
Forum: Vendors 07-29-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 766,954
Posted By freefallen
well, for 25L top loading storm cases I won't...

well, for 25L top loading storm cases I won't need lanyards and internal gear retention straps.
so, standard kit isn't sufficient for me because it's missing lid locks and deluxe kit is overkill...
Forum: Vendors 07-28-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 766,954
Posted By freefallen
Roger, I already have Givi Monokey sidecases...

Roger,
I already have Givi Monokey sidecases installed on my bike. What I would
like to have is 25 L Storm Top Loading Side Luggage with all the hardware including lid locks. My understanding that...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Finally I found the time to put all this together...

Finally I found the time to put all this together in the video clip. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xuqdIQDBbK4)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-22-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,305
Posted By freefallen
ha-ha! that's the most important skills!:wink:

ha-ha! that's the most important skills!:wink:
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-22-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,305
Posted By freefallen
congrats! very nice bike! enjoy it.

congrats! very nice bike! enjoy it.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-22-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,305
Posted By freefallen
это правда, dirt-байкеров не так уж и много. да и...

это правда, dirt-байкеров не так уж и много. да и у меня не совсем офф-роад байк. иногда пытаюсь. иногда застреваю. иногда надолго:)
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-22-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,305
Posted By freefallen
хм, интересно как ты меня нашел? вроде сижу себе...

хм, интересно как ты меня нашел? вроде сижу себе тихонько в стороне, никуда не вылазил, нигде не светился :)
на самом деле и в nj и в Бруклине довольно большое количество русских байкеров.
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,294,424
Posted By freefallen
yep, this is kind of a russian hospitality.

yep, this is kind of a russian hospitality.
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,294,424
Posted By freefallen
Storm Sandy left me without power for 5 days in...

Storm Sandy left me without power for 5 days in New Jersey. I fell behind.
Anyways... you refreshed my memories. I used to live in Homyel, 100 km from Chernobyl. The Chernobyl's accident was the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
And now finally the last post. Like I said...

And now finally the last post.
Like I said before I have 2,600 miles left for the last 3 days. I planned to pass through the Great Smokey Mountains and Blue Ridge but lost time in Death Valley and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Epilogue

Besides the planned stops at dozens of parks and beautiful cities, I got to meet people that I have been virtual friends with for many years.

One couple took their small plane and flew out to SF...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
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<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:RelyOnVML/> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Super storm Sandy left me without power for 5 days. Iím back to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,294,424
Posted By freefallen
That is a lot of work, more than 11,000 km! It...

That is a lot of work, more than 11,000 km! It had to take you months of mapping.
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,294,424
Posted By freefallen
Eek I can imagine what lies ahead of you! Walter,...

I can imagine what lies ahead of you!
Walter, how have you chosen such roads? Is your GPS had these country roads or you got them with the help of locals?
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Iron Butt

Today after two months of verification and waiting, I've got the Iron Butt Certificate:

http://home.comcast.net/~e501/activities/2012_ride/01.jpg

It says above: "Only a handful of riders from...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Cross Country

During the whole trip, 18 days, and riding over 9,200 miles I had two encounters with police.

1st encounter, Michigan.
I left early in the morning and just started my iron butt challenge. I was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Death Valley National Park, CA

I made it to my friendís house in Las Vegas where I got stuck till the next day. I planned on riding another 300 miles that day but I really needed some company that night. After riding only 250 ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Death Valley National Park, CA

Another point of interest in Death Valley was the Mesquite Flat Dunes, and I did get to see them. But the thought of stopping and taking the effort to get my camera after being stranded for 48 hours...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Death Valley National Park, CA

The sign shows where the waves would be there was water here:

http://home.comcast.net/~e501/activities/2012_cc/images/152.jpg

This is how it looks from a distance, I circled the sign in red:
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Death Valley National Park, CA

The official site says the following:
Some of the unimproved roads eat tires for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and you could lose your spare tire too.

So riding off the beaten path I knew exactly...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Death Valley National Park, CA

The name of this valley speaks for itself, this place really is inhospitable. Badwater Basin for instance is the hottest, driest and lowest spot in America. It is located 280ft below sea level and in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Death Valley National Park, CA

Upon entering the valley on route 190, I was pulled towards a small resort called Panamint Springs like an oasis. It wasnít that I was hungry but I wanted to escape the heat for a bit and drink...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Death Valley National Park, CA

So after getting stuck in Death Valley for almost 48 hours under the baking sun and getting successfully rescued by a ranger, I returned back to the spot I left from 2 days ago.

I slept in a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Mono Lake, Yosemite National Park

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Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Mono Lake, Yosemite National Park

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Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Mono Lake, Yosemite National Park

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Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,294,424
Posted By freefallen
I was waiting for this moment, Walter! Now I...

I was waiting for this moment, Walter!
Now I understand your earlier reply "Something ambitious" to my remark: "I'm missing your epic rides, are you preparing for something soon?"
Sapsibo,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Mono Lake, Yosemite National Park

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Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Mono Lake, Yosemite National Park

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Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
That is my point: it's better to have 4 or 5...

That is my point: it's better to have 4 or 5 nuvis than one zumo for the same price. btw, this is my second cross-country plus countless local rides with the same garmin. I rode over 50,000 miles...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Yosemite National Park

Getting high up in the mountains to get some fresh air before going back down:

http://home.comcast.net/~e501/activities/2012_cc/images/141.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Yosemite National Park

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Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Yosemite National Park

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Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Yosemite National Park

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Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Yosemite National Park

I found some time to walk around the lake:

http://home.comcast.net/~e501/activities/2012_cc/images/136.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Yosemite National Park

Tenaya Lake:

http://home.comcast.net/~e501/activities/2012_cc/images/134.jpg

I really regretted I didnít have any extra time. It was so nice here: people are sunbathing, swimming and arenít in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,815
Posted By freefallen
Hey Patrick, our routes were about 80% similar. ...

Hey Patrick, our routes were about 80% similar.
I was on the road 23 days and burn about 10,000 miles. I just wish I had more time and wasn't rush against myself.
Great RR:clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Yosemite National Park

The water everywhere is from the mountains and very cold, very clean and drinkable. I didnít drink any as I had enough with me. When I was in Great Teton for a week long of backpacking, we drank only...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,527
Posted By freefallen
Yosemite National Park

Driving further on mountainous roads to the river:

http://home.comcast.net/~e501/activities/2012_cc/images/132.jpg
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