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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-07-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,397
Posted By Earth
Amazing pixs and cool updates! Y'all give new...

Amazing pixs and cool updates! Y'all give new meaning to "interesting day in the office". The most excitement I have at work is struggling to reset a stuck password.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-07-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,487
Posted By Earth
Thanks VERY MUCH local dudes for posting this. It...

Thanks VERY MUCH local dudes for posting this. It really helps those who aren't nearby (like me) in planing Spring routes.
What a wonderful road! I use it along with hotel or johns gulch to connect...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,397
Posted By Earth
Those are amazing pix for sure! So tell us......

Those are amazing pix for sure!
So tell us... how far can a snowblower like that throw, say, an unlucky coyote?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-27-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By Earth
Roberts cabin closed... WHY?

Anyone have information on why Roberts Cabin is closed? The message online at the Forest Service website...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-30-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,011
Views: 549,267
Posted By Earth
Elgin, IL ...

Elgin, IL

http://imageshack.us/a/img29/7274/n8g2.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 09-30-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,160
Posted By Earth
:lol3 Twin brothers, diffrn't mothers. ...

:lol3

Twin brothers, diffrn't mothers.

BTW, I stayed a couple nights at the base of Boreas Pass on the Como, CO side in an old national forest cabin called Roberts Cabin. Rustic and awesome!
Forum: Thumpers 09-24-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,160
Posted By Earth
Here's a few... two in Colorado and one from...

Here's a few... two in Colorado and one from Michigan's upper peninsula.


http://imageshack.us/a/img600/9818/jtr7.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img703/1126/xlmz.jpg
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-24-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,397
Posted By Earth
Hey team, I think we're all close to using the...

Hey team,
I think we're all close to using the same messages but there are TWO THINGS OF IMPORTANCE we must all follow: first, make sure your receiving party understands what each of your messages...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 76,662
Posted By Earth
Yes, finding Neutral would be almost impossible...

Yes, finding Neutral would be almost impossible with a shattered gearbox! So glad it was "minor".

Can't wait to read more. I have a fun life here in Chicago but reading your reports take me away...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 76,662
Posted By Earth
Sorry to read this, friend. Obviously you won't...

Sorry to read this, friend.
Obviously you won't know what's wrong until you perform the surgery but I'd start at the final drive unit. There are ring and pinion-style gears in there but also a few...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,809
Posted By Earth
Great report, great adventure and great blog!...

Great report, great adventure and great blog! What a mysterious and beautiful region.
My family is two hours further south in Rende, Cosenza.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-23-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By Earth
So how'd this work out for ya? The Upper...

So how'd this work out for ya? The Upper Peninsula of MI is the way to go with a plated bike.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-19-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,519
Posted By Earth
Yeah buddy, hope someone simply mails it and...

Yeah buddy, hope someone simply mails it and makes your day. That would be awesome.
I lost a boat registration (I know, not even close to a wallet) when it blew out of my trailer onto the highway......
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-18-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Earth
Cool report! This is why I love CO... Raw, rough...

Cool report! This is why I love CO... Raw, rough and wet.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-30-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 28,833
Posted By Earth
Thank you for posting this but I took my broken...

Thank you for posting this but I took my broken parts with me.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-29-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 28,833
Posted By Earth
Good times and good meeting a few of ya today. ...

Good times and good meeting a few of ya today. Made it thru in 2 hrs and 10 mins... minus both of my mirrors! I dropped my pig in the first 5 minutes and, when picking it up, pulled my hamstring so...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2011, 05:53 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 28,833
Posted By Earth
What kind of time does it take to ride a lap?

What kind of time does it take to ride a lap?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-17-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Earth
I've heard about, read about and seen videos of...

I've heard about, read about and seen videos of the Pipeline. The good news is I'll only have necessities in a backpack so the bike will be fairly unladen (ha ha, for an XRL).
I'll keep an eye on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-17-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Earth
I'd be riding either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday...

I'd be riding either Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday the week of Thanksgiving (21st thru 23rd). Then I'll be over at your place for leftovers on Friday. :D Just kidding.
Sneaking away when in-law's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-16-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Earth
Congrats on the new addition. Yep, I can...

Congrats on the new addition.
Yep, I can respect your weather system and will be watching the forecast more closely as the trip nears. I've ridden the Monument to Como dirt route two separate times...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-12-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 755
Posted By Earth
Capt'n Jacks around Thanksgiving

Howdy,
I'm making another trip out... this time for family fun around Thanksgiving. Usually try to get in some early season skiing but think I may drag the XR out and hit some trails if it's doable...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-06-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14,129
Views: 678,539
Posted By Earth
You'd be the FIRST one I'd call. So are you...

You'd be the FIRST one I'd call.
So are you free this Saturday at noon?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-06-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14,129
Views: 678,539
Posted By Earth
No way. You have to be led there... blindfolded.

No way. You have to be led there... blindfolded.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-06-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14,129
Views: 678,539
Posted By Earth
I think we have a deal! Dual sporting is nice...

I think we have a deal!
Dual sporting is nice 'cuz you can go in and ride without leaving a "trail of evidence" like a pickup truck or a trailer to draw attention. The secret spot in Elgin is a nice...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-04-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14,129
Views: 678,539
Posted By Earth
Where are you located? I'll show you a cool spot...

Where are you located? I'll show you a cool spot for your KLR if you're willing to drive out towards Elgin. Hit me up.

BTW, I've been to the Cheese Trails. They are fine for a day or two of riding...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By Earth
Spotted on 39/51/90 southbound in Wisconsin

I was trailering my XR back from the UP when I spotted a few guys iron butt'in it down the expressway Sunday. Normally I wouldn't bat an eye especially if they were on BWMs or the like but these...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-09-2011, 04:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Earth
I get around 15 pulling a trailer driving mellow....

I get around 15 pulling a trailer driving mellow. My WRX will get 22-25 normally on the highway if I don't engage the turbo, which is never.:evil But I gotta be nice to the engine when pulling a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-08-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Earth
Ha! Well if you see an 07 black WRX wagon pulling...

Ha! Well if you see an 07 black WRX wagon pulling an XR, that's mine!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-08-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By Earth
Riding the UP this weekend

Got a last minute parole from the warden so I'm heading up to ride. :clap

Trailering my way up Friday afternoon from Chicago suburbs to either Wakefield or Lake Gogebic. Riding the XR up to Copper...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-28-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,400
Posted By Earth
Sorry to hear that. Try laying some scumbag bait...

Sorry to hear that. Try laying some scumbag bait on your local Craigslist..."need BMW motorcycle seat" and see whatcha get.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-22-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Earth
I was gonna head up a couple times this fall. It...

I was gonna head up a couple times this fall. It would be great to leave my trailer down "south", ride up to Copper and spend the night, then ride back to the trailer end of day 2.
Good info... thx...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Earth
Thx! You reckon he'd allow an overnite?

Thx! You reckon he'd allow an overnite?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Earth
Safe, overnight parking in da UP

I'm thinking of coming up for a weekend and would like to ditch my car and trailer in Marenisco or Wakefield overnight while I ride around. Any solid suggestions for a safe and legal place?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-12-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14,129
Views: 678,539
Posted By Earth
Hi Adam, it's Ed from the Spot. Can't believe you...

Hi Adam, it's Ed from the Spot. Can't believe you sold the KLR!
I'm riding the Spot probably Sat and Sun for sure. I've got a crappy, cheap 4'x8' Harbor Freight trailer that might fit two bikes......
Forum: Trip Planning 05-26-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,078
Posted By Earth
I bet small gifts and cash would make life...

I bet small gifts and cash would make life easier. Also learning how to say a key phrase like "may I offer you a gift?" could help out in certain circumstances.

I'm getting on in my years so new...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By Earth
Attaboy! I like seeing DIY stuff. What that run...

Attaboy! I like seeing DIY stuff. What that run ya? $6.00 compared to $80 aftermarket?
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 422,312
Posted By Earth
Awesome trip! So would you say you ever found...

Awesome trip!
So would you say you ever found yourself in any trouble? I mean with camping anywhere you wanted and being solo, were you ever put into a position that made ya worry or feel...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 111,228
Posted By Earth
Well I'd be interested. Good way to get the...

Well I'd be interested. Good way to get the riding season kickstarted. Put me on the list if y'all get around to organizing a ride.

-Ed
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 590,592
Posted By Earth
Sounds like college kids. :lol3 I've worked...

Sounds like college kids. :lol3

I've worked with Israelis and that's a common 1st (and 2nd and 3rd) impression. Some I've worked with will speak in a very snapping tone and basically throw you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-22-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,511
Posted By Earth
I was just up in Como sleeping in Robert's Cabin...

I was just up in Como sleeping in Robert's Cabin and them bugs were a PITA. Deep Woods Off seemed to work but I guess I'll try your Bounce trick in the future. Crazy!
(Which I knew you were there, I...
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