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Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 23,658
Posted By BayRocket
Another nice trip, jmead

Thanks for showing the way.
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,917
Posted By BayRocket
Black Bear Pass

Subscribed. I did Black Bear Pass last summer on a KTM 450xc. If you did Engineer Pass on that rig you'll be fine, but "the steps" section on Black Bear will be different. You'll know them when you...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By BayRocket
Your rental

What's the name of the company you rented the bike from?
Forum: Trip Planning 09-02-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 533,094
Posted By BayRocket
Southern California Bike Storage

I need a place to park my bike in SoCal for a month. I'm planning a point to point trip -- ride, fly home, fly back, ride some more. The first leg takes me from Denver to L.A. - Santa Barbara area...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2012, 05:39 AM
Replies: 26,484
Views: 3,588,421
Posted By BayRocket
Husky 360 C 4-speed

Off topic, but can anyone shed light on the relative merits of the 1971 360c 4-speed vs. 8-speed?
Forum: EMEA 11-19-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,778
Posted By BayRocket
Two suggestions: 1) About 120 km from Barcelona,...

Two suggestions: 1) About 120 km from Barcelona, get over to the water at Sant Feliu and ride the coast road down through Tossa de Mar on your way into Barcelona. 2) You might consider a less rigid...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
I cringed when I saw all your Verdun...

I cringed when I saw all your Verdun pictures...all the stuff I missed even though I was right on top of it. But you're right, there's always next year.
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
:eek1 Wow, it all just ran together for me in...

:eek1 Wow, it all just ran together for me in southern Netherlands into Belgium. I obviously missed the Welcome to Belgium sign. Thanks for the update.
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Day 7 I woke up this morning thinking I could...

Day 7
I woke up this morning thinking I could make the Patton Cemetery in Luxembourg on my way back to the Mosel and Rhine. After watching the rain come down during breakfast and getting a late...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
German Cemetery nearby. Much smaller but a...

German Cemetery nearby. Much smaller but a beautiful setting.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Day 6 continued... Up the road from Verdun was...

Day 6 continued...
Up the road from Verdun was the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery – the largest US cemetery in Europe with 14,000+ dead buried here.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Of course they are. I meant to mention that.

Of course they are. I meant to mention that.
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Cool story about your father and your namesake....

Cool story about your father and your namesake. Lucky you for the delay at HQ. I wonder, were you in touch with your father's friend's family before or after your visit to Margraten? Your point about...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
The rural countryside around Verdun is...

The rural countryside around Verdun is spectacular. Little villages with rivers, streams and canals everywhere.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Day 6 Today I had planned to ride south through...

Day 6
Today I had planned to ride south through Luxembourg to visit Patton’s grave and the U.S. Cemetery in Hamm and then pick up the Mosel River and eventually work my way back down the Rhine to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Beautiful memorial outside of Bastogne...

Beautiful memorial outside of Bastogne recognizing the Battle of the Ardennes. Spiral staircase takes you to the top for a view over Bastogne, Foy, Noville, etc…
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Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 29,811
Posted By BayRocket
jmead- Great to see you up and running...

jmead- Great to see you up and running again...another cool trip. Hamm and the Mosel are what I missed with my GPS debacle so it's nice to see the pics.
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Further down the road a few hundred yards was the...

Further down the road a few hundred yards was the Band of Brothers Memorial located roadside on the Foy/Bizory road adjacent to the woods.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
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Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
The Bois Jacques tree line as seen from Foy. A...

The Bois Jacques tree line as seen from Foy. A road splits the woods. This is the left side, looking up the hill from Foy.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Day 5 Up early in Bastogne, I got a map of the...

Day 5
Up early in Bastogne, I got a map of the Bois Jacques woods showing the area where E Company was dug in. I rode into Foy (Band of Brothers episode 4) and rode around a little bit.
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Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
There was a light rain most of the time I was in...

There was a light rain most of the time I was in the woods so it was chilly. I can't imagine zero degrees and snow without proper clothing.
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Thanks. I just spent an hour on an update this...

Thanks. I just spent an hour on an update this morning and lost it all somehow. I'll try again later today.
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
If you can remember, let me know when you post...

If you can remember, let me know when you post your new thread. BTW, later on in my Provence vacation we were in Vence in the hills north of Nice and what should roll through town but a vintage U.S....
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Thanks, Mick. Trier and the Mosel River were on...

Thanks, Mick. Trier and the Mosel River were on my agenda but I outsmarted myself and never got there as I'll explain shortly. There's always next time... Where did your trip originate?
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Day 4 Up early and it’s raining for the first...

Day 4
Up early and it’s raining for the first time. I’m headed 10 miles east near the town of Margraten to visit the U.S. Military Cemetery. After 5 miles I see people sitting under an awning...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Hey jmead: I should have referenced you in my...

Hey jmead: I should have referenced you in my "inspiration" section but I'm fumbling around with my first ride report and had trouble finding PMs. Keep reading...I tried to emulate your Mosel piece...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Thanks. The roads are in excellent condition and...

Thanks. The roads are in excellent condition and I was surprised at how little traffic I encountered in the countryside. Like zero. September is a great month for this reason plus the good weather. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Day 3 The idea was to ride south along the...

Day 3
The idea was to ride south along the route that includes all the bridges the allies were supposed to secure in Operation Market Garden. This took me, north to south, from Arnhem down through...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,529
Posted By BayRocket
Europe - Trailing the Band of Brothers & Other WWII sites

First trip report – a Europe ride in September to visit some Band of Brothers battle sites as well as other WWII sites, memorials, museums and cemeteries to generally pay tribute our armed forces. ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,333
Posted By BayRocket
Never mind...

....I just got to page 4 gear report.
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,333
Posted By BayRocket
Gear question

Nice trip. Did you haul all your gear over there or rent it from MotoMader?
Forum: EMEA 08-12-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By BayRocket
MurphCO- I'm from Colorado as well. I'm renting...

MurphCO- I'm from Colorado as well. I'm renting a BMW F800GS from a BMW dealership in Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt, on Sept. 1. 470 Euro for 7 days, 1500 Km limit with a per Km charge thereafter. They...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 61,324
Posted By BayRocket
Phone call?

Me again. Now that finals are over, I would love to arrange a 5-10 min. call to pick your brain on a couple of Europe WWII trip ideas. If you don't want to post your number, you can email it to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 61,324
Posted By BayRocket
Thanks

OK, I'll post a message reminder to you the week after next. Or you can email me your number and a good time/date to call at the following email address: bayrockethigh@yahoo.com
I appreciate your...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 61,324
Posted By BayRocket
Puke Great report

jmead- I thoroughly enjoyed your trip report. I'd like to buy a bike in Europe and stash it there for return trips as you have done but have hit the wall trying to figure that out without being a...
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