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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... Today, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By kbroderick
Thanks for the Alpine Lodge suggestion. I am all...

Thanks for the Alpine Lodge suggestion. I am all set for housing at this point--turns out the cousin of one of my Vermont coworkers lives in town and was able to help me out.

I even got out for a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-18-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By kbroderick
I've done true backcountry camping, and I'll...

I've done true backcountry camping, and I'll probably do it again at some point...but one of the things that experience taught me is that it's certainly not necessary, but it's really, really nice to...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By kbroderick
At the moment, I don't have a home--I'm planning...

At the moment, I don't have a home--I'm planning to settle in Montana once I find a job. And, while AAA might cover the first 96 hours with trip interruption insurance, they're definitely not...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-17-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By kbroderick
Wink Good pointer, thanks. Looks like they've got a...

Good pointer, thanks. Looks like they've got a similar fee to KOA, unfortunately, and they're a bit further than I expect to be able to drive. I'd love to find something a smidge more expensive that...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-17-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By kbroderick
Question Place to camp and keep a 6x12 trailer near Red Lodge (while my truck gets fixed)

So, after spending several unanticipated days in Minnesota (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1015674), I've made it as far as Red Lodge, Montana, and made my transmission unhappy in the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By kbroderick
Speaking of which, I rode one of these...

Speaking of which, I rode one of these arrow-straight gravel roads you've got out here in a stiff crosswind today, and dang--marbles and varying depths of gravel at 60 MPH are one thing, but the wind...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By kbroderick
...and one shackle located and will be installed...

...and one shackle located and will be installed this afternoon, I'll be picking the other one up at the auto parts store in the morning and bringing it down for installation.

I guess I will visit...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By kbroderick
Got the call from the Ford dealer. The new...

Got the call from the Ford dealer.

The new hose had loosened up and was leaking as a result. They tightened it up, put more oil in it, and it seems to be good to go...except that I've got a broken...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-14-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By kbroderick
Well, that didn't last long. I'm in...

Well, that didn't last long.

I'm in Worthington, and the truck is on its way to the Ford dealer in Sibley, Iowa. It ran fine for a while, but I ended up on yet another off-ramp, again with low oil...
Forum: Vendors 10-14-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 31,394
Posted By kbroderick
It's amazing how far behind an agency can get...

It's amazing how far behind an agency can get when its budget is at stake...reminds me of trying to get phone and DSL service installed while Verizon and the union were late in negotiations and a...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-14-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,593
Posted By kbroderick
Alternatively, if you're just looking at...

Alternatively, if you're just looking at maintained gravel and maybe the occasional easy two-track, the 250/300cc street bikes (Ninjette, mini-CBR, TU-250x, etc) might be worth considering. Most of...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By kbroderick
Rolling. Thanks for all the help and well-wishing.

Rolling. Thanks for all the help and well-wishing.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-13-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By kbroderick
Update from the shop: it's not the front main...

Update from the shop: it's not the front main seal, as they had thought; it's one of the high-pressure oil lines at the top of the engine making enough of a mess that they were misled. Good news:...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-12-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11,337
Views: 1,287,273
Posted By kbroderick
Have you ever transported the GPS (or the GPS and...

Have you ever transported the GPS (or the GPS and bike) while it was off?

I'm in the process of a cross-country move. When I pulled my GPS out of the trailer here in Minnesota and rode around a...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-10-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By kbroderick
So for those who may be wondering, I've got a...

So for those who may be wondering, I've got a place to stay through the weekend thanks to some very nice folks on couchsurfing.net, and the mechanic has a new front main seal on its way, should be in...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-10-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By kbroderick
Mechanic is "85% sure" the oil escaped due to a...

Mechanic is "85% sure" the oil escaped due to a front main seal failure and thinks he can have me on the road Monday afternoon. Jury remains out until the truck is actually running, though.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By kbroderick
Class four roads in Vermont. A Vermont class four...

Class four roads in Vermont. A Vermont class four is roughly equivalent to a New Hampshire class six—legal right-of-way but not town-maintained, at least not to full highway standards. Vermont class...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-10-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,517
Views: 146,416
Posted By kbroderick
Are those Garmin or OSM maps? The current...

Are those Garmin or OSM maps?

The current TYP settings on the OSM maps are a bit obnoxious with respect to roads through forested areas—anything tagged landuse=forest gets rendered a forest-green...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 26,695
Posted By kbroderick
One could also point to the "Unsafe to Pass"...

One could also point to the "Unsafe to Pass" signs that often appear where the lines go from dashes to double-yellow. In limited places--i.e. actual no-passing zones--Vermont does use the triangular...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By kbroderick
Thanks. I'm staying at the Budget inn tonight,...

Thanks. I'm staying at the Budget inn tonight, $50 including tax I can swallow. I'll have to make further plans once I get the report from the mechanic... I'll be very happy if I'm on my way tomorrow...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By kbroderick
Mostly onto the I-90 offramp, but some on the...

Mostly onto the I-90 offramp, but some on the front of my trailer. Truck appointment tomorrow to find out if it's a fixable issue or if I need to go truck shopping.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By kbroderick
Thanks, much appreciated.

Thanks, much appreciated.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By kbroderick
Thanks. My truck got very unhappy on the road...

Thanks. My truck got very unhappy on the road this morning, so I'm currently hanging out in Fairmont, Minn., with my fingers crossed and any other plans on hold.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By kbroderick
Cry broke down in Fairmont, Minn.

Short version: moving from Vermont to Montana. The oil from my '95 E-350 diesel is no longer in the engine, and I'll need to find a place to stay locally at least through tomorrow (when the guy at...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-09-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By kbroderick
South Dakota recommendations?

So I'm a good portion of the way from Vermont to Montana (posting from the Marion, Minnesota, rest area on I90) as part of a cross-country move. I'd like to take a day to ride around the Black Hills....
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 10-06-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,042
Posted By kbroderick
So with a couple of hours to spend on a nice...

So with a couple of hours to spend on a nice evening around Sidney, I decided to look at your viewer before heading out, but I didn't download any tracks because I had left the GPS on the bike, which...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 10-06-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,086
Posted By kbroderick
Introducing myself, because I'm moving to your neck of the woods

Greetings.

I'm in the process of moving from Vermont to Montana, so I thought I might as well introduce myself. Yes, I know it's a big state, and no, I haven't figured out where in Montana yet....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45,206
Views: 2,642,262
Posted By kbroderick
It it's also possible that you got a bad tire. I...

It it's also possible that you got a bad tire. I got a Tourance on which I tried all of the above, broke down and brought it to a shop, and they couldn't get it to go, either. Returned it for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 45,206
Views: 2,642,262
Posted By kbroderick
The Ammo Rail Trail from Littleton to Woodsville...

The Ammo Rail Trail from Littleton to Woodsville was rather nice on Monday, too; Evan's Notch and the Kanc were also pretty but a little busy (not weekend-leaf-season busy, but busy nonetheless).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5,736
Views: 320,496
Posted By kbroderick
Miller vs. Reed, US 9th Circuit...

Miller vs. Reed, US 9th Circuit (http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1054787.html); the short version based on a quick reading is that the plaintiff sued the State of California (amongst...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5,736
Views: 320,496
Posted By kbroderick
That's an evil construction of the state that,...

That's an evil construction of the state that, unfortunately, most of us have bought into in one way or another. The freedom to travel within the United States is directly connected to and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 45,206
Views: 2,642,262
Posted By kbroderick
I don't know how good they are, but this guy...

I don't know how good they are, but this guy (http://www.gpstrailmasters.com/maine/atv-maps/) does sell routable ATV maps for Garmin. I'm not sure whether or not they'd play nicely with a second set...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-01-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,316
Posted By kbroderick
Only on tires. It adheres quite well to clothing...

Only on tires. It adheres quite well to clothing and other bike parts.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-30-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,316
Posted By kbroderick
Registered. I'll be there at least for dinner;...

Registered. I'll be there at least for dinner; I'm hoping to compete in the enduro challenge, but given that I'm in the process of moving to Montana and my bike needs a bit of attention before any...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-23-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,316
Posted By kbroderick
More than this: ...

More than this:

http://aphillips66.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/MAX-BMW-Ascutney-Hill-Climb/i-wmSwVBv/1/M/IMG_1768-M.jpg

:1drink

Last year, there were definitely folks with MX pants, and I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,118
Posted By kbroderick
Saw this on Facebook the other day. No headlight,...

Saw this on Facebook the other day. No headlight, no motion blur in knobs, bike probably isn't moving—best guess is that the rider leaned the bike over onto the crash bars to stage the photo.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-22-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 266,581
Posted By kbroderick
New England weather doesn't obey standard math...

New England weather doesn't obey standard math rules.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-19-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,355
Views: 94,488
Posted By kbroderick
Greetings from the people's republic of Vermont. ...

Greetings from the people's republic of Vermont.

I'm working on a plan to relocate west, probably to Montana, and have some questions about registration and equipment rules there.

Re:...
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 509
Views: 149,853
Posted By kbroderick
So apparently I've been making good use of my...

So apparently I've been making good use of my centerstand skid plate, as it's decidedly no longer flat and is also missing at least one of the mounting clamps. That at least answers the question as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5,736
Views: 320,496
Posted By kbroderick
The difference in vulnerability and outcome has...

The difference in vulnerability and outcome has already been discussed. I'll throw another one up: visibility and situational awareness. It takes a very skilled driver to know exactly where all four...
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