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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Today, 04:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,230
Posted By Pantah
I grew up in the Bay Area, attended San Jose...

I grew up in the Bay Area, attended San Jose State and raced dirt bikes all over the state until I was transferred at age 34. Since then I have lived in Monterey, Scottsdale, Denver, DC and 20 years...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Pantah
Tucson Dual Sport LLC. It is also a sanctioned...

Tucson Dual Sport LLC. It is also a sanctioned event by AMA. I originally spotted it in an AMA notice.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Pantah
I entered. Sounds like a good intro for a snow...

I entered. Sounds like a good intro for a snow bird. :D
Forum: Racing 03-03-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 94,034
Posted By Pantah
A really good post. Thanks, and I think there are...

A really good post. Thanks, and I think there are good advisors helping and insisting on her taking steps one at a time. She has a lot of learning ahead about how to 'race' and succeed.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By Pantah
Oh, and I forgot... not many Patriots fans around...

Oh, and I forgot... not many Patriots fans around here. Probably more haters. It is a big downer. But they like the Red Sox and Bruins!... go figure...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By Pantah
Welcome! I bought a place in North...

Welcome!

I bought a place in North Scottsdale last year. I was planning on splitting my time from Boston. I shipped a couple bikes and rode one out. Then I bought a pickup, a cowboy hat and boots...
Forum: Racing 02-24-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,482
Posted By Pantah
Penske Re-Born

I haven't been a Penske fan since he's been in Cup (until last year). Most years his cars were 2nd tier. But with Brad K and Joey L driving, the Penske team has been reborn. I liked Logano a lot more...
Forum: Racing 02-17-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 66,959
Posted By Pantah
I must admit, that is about the ugliest...

I must admit, that is about the ugliest motorcycle Ducati has made in decades. I suspect the fellow who made the thing must be a natural born hot rodder. It looks like something fabbed up by Roger...
Forum: Racing 02-08-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 94,034
Posted By Pantah
:thumb :D

:thumb :D
Forum: Racing 02-07-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 66,959
Posted By Pantah
I think I read CEII is Michelin test rider (for...

I think I read CEII is Michelin test rider (for the new MotoGP tire in 2016?)
Forum: Racing 02-07-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 10,361
Posted By Pantah
I vote Beez' Supermono #1; Bayliss' 999 #2; and a...

I vote Beez' Supermono #1; Bayliss' 999 #2; and a tie between Flug's CR Husky and his Pursang. I like that little Monark 125 too... :D
Forum: Racing 01-30-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 66,959
Posted By Pantah
We all know Dean Adams. Many of us have mixed...

We all know Dean Adams. Many of us have mixed feelings about him. After all, he is a scribe and not a racer. Many of us were former racers on some level and rebel against some of his 'assumptions'....
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,512
Posted By Pantah
http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Pony-Express...

http://pantah.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Pony-Express/i-8JBntDN/0/M/IMG_1401-M.jpg

My retirement bike: Yam wr250r with large tank, electric outlets, windscreen, butt pad and bag system. I ride it all...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 66,959
Posted By Pantah
Tickets To COTA

I bought two tickets for trackside Start/Finish lower grandstand, plus a parking permit. Both are Sunday only. After all the 'handling and shipping fees', the cost was just over $300. I was pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,132
Posted By Pantah
I have progressive and pay about $600/year for...

I have progressive and pay about $600/year for liability and something called uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist. The two 'motorist coverages are the bulk of the expense and mostly for an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,644
Posted By Pantah
I was pulled over for standing on the pegs in AZ....

I was pulled over for standing on the pegs in AZ. He just warned me with a lecture about stunting laws, even though he acknowledged my bike was designed for the technique... Such foolishness.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-15-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,944
Posted By Pantah
The cam chain tensioners lose hydraulic pressure...

The cam chain tensioners lose hydraulic pressure sometimes, causing the cam chains to rattle loudly, and for some reason the oil light flickers at idle, particularly after running it hard. I put some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,621
Posted By Pantah
I have ridden coast/coast many times. I ALWAYS...

I have ridden coast/coast many times. I ALWAYS hit lots of weather. I generally ride the interstates east of the Mississippi.

I think you sort of figure this stuff out as you ride a specific...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,126
Posted By Pantah
Thanks for the tracks, Reidy008. I will be there...

Thanks for the tracks, Reidy008. I will be there for the start aboard my WRR. I am a new snow bird so this will be my first group ride. :D

Well, maybe my second... Durtklod and AZ Tom took me on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-25-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Pantah
Bradrh- I will start my snow-bird time in...

Bradrh- I will start my snow-bird time in Scottsdale starting Dec 28. I keep a WRR there to ride.

I expect to ride over the Four Peaks to the A Cross road during the first week of January if you...
Forum: Racing 12-25-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,571
Posted By Pantah
The banking was smoothed out a few years ago with...

The banking was smoothed out a few years ago with a new surface. No more beating up the riders in the banking. The track didn't seem all that tough to set up for, other than gearing for the draft....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,418
Posted By Pantah
Loma Prieta Quake in Monterey. I wasn't riding or...

Loma Prieta Quake in Monterey. I wasn't riding or driving. I stepped out of my office front door and locked it. As I turned to face the parking lot, I saw a series of large waves rippling through the...
Forum: Racing 12-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 66,959
Posted By Pantah
The Good Son

I missed this soup article. Sorry if it has been already posted. But I liked it.

http://superbikeplanet.com/2014/Aug/140810thegoodson.htm
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-18-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 589
Views: 119,488
Posted By Pantah
Thanks for the pics of Mt Ham. Haven't been...

Thanks for the pics of Mt Ham. Haven't been through there in a long time, but I used to be a regular over it. Couple motorcycles plus a few sports cars. I'm flying into Reno next week to spend time...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,193
Posted By Pantah
The road is generally well maintained. It gets a...

The road is generally well maintained. It gets a little narrow and rough going over Mt Trumbull, but nothing you couldn't cruise through. Some narrow switchbacks as I recall. I had rain the previous...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,193
Posted By Pantah
I vote check with the ranger station in St....

I vote check with the ranger station in St. George too. They seem to keep close tabs on that road with respect to mud. I don't think there is much rain up there, though. It dries up pretty fast too....
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 78,019
Posted By Pantah
This bike is growing on me. I like the spoked...

This bike is growing on me. I like the spoked rims, but I wonder if they are tubeless? I had an MuZ once that sported those tires. They are very soft and grippy, but they don't last very long, plus...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Pantah
Well, the road off 87 is referred to as Four...

Well, the road off 87 is referred to as Four Peaks/Cline Cabin, but I can't remember if there is a sign. There are a lot of roads that criss cross it on Google Maps, but you simply stay on the road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,790
Posted By Pantah
I only read the first post, but my advice is to...

I only read the first post, but my advice is to move on to another pastime...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By Pantah
Out of Scottsdale...

From Scottsdale find Hwy 87 northeast (the Beeline Hwy) at Fountain Hills. Take it north several miles to find Four Peaks Rd on the right. The Four Peaks are pretty obvious in the east. The Four...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,741
Posted By Pantah
Wow, what a great loop! I rode the CDR north to...

Wow, what a great loop! I rode the CDR north to south in 2011. There is a jeep trail right up the side of Grayback Mountain with an observation spot on top. Our trip was between storms so the dreaded...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-02-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 41,322
Posted By Pantah
Sorry for your loss. I never met her, but I read...

Sorry for your loss. I never met her, but I read some of her reports. From reading them she struck me as a very independent and adventurous soul. I love the video posted from the PB5. It captures a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 18,131
Posted By Pantah
You actually have to race motorcycles to learn...

You actually have to race motorcycles to learn where you are in terms of skills. You can't bullshit a lap time. It tells all. But this thread isn't about learning or teaching anything...
Forum: Racing 11-27-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 66,959
Posted By Pantah
http://motomatters.com/press_release/2014/11/27/lc...

http://motomatters.com/press_release/2014/11/27/lcr_honda_press_release_jack_miller_ups_.html
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,335
Posted By Pantah
Wow, you live in a very beautiful part of the...

Wow, you live in a very beautiful part of the country, and perfect for that little dual sport. You'll be back aboard her after awhile I am sure, and in a few years your daughter be riding with you...
Forum: Racing 11-23-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 66,959
Posted By Pantah
Isn't that just the greatest program ever...

Isn't that just the greatest program ever published! Wow...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2,284
Views: 743,002
Posted By Pantah
Why not buy direct from wolfmanluggage.com?...

Why not buy direct from wolfmanluggage.com? Revzilla.com usually stocks it too.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,333
Posted By Pantah
Ktm exc-f 350

Both of my sons are adults and accomplished road racers, now riding 100% offroad. One is 6'3 and the other 5'9. Both of them are competing aboard KTM EXC 200's. They ride mostly enduro's and hare...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,980
Posted By Pantah
I vote for Arizona too. North Scottsdale in...

I vote for Arizona too. North Scottsdale in particular. The whole west is at your doorstep: Trails, forest service roads, spectacular touring roads and all of it through some of the most spectacular...
Forum: Racing 11-19-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 12,569
Posted By Pantah
I think they gotta' dump the spec tire rules if...

I think they gotta' dump the spec tire rules if the vision is for wild cards and so forth. Dunlop to Pirelli is a hard jump for the Dunlop team as a one-off race. In my experience they require a very...
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