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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-22-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By jonz
Is the friend going to be with you? I usually...

Is the friend going to be with you? I usually cross at Mexicali and if there is a bike in the back of a pickup or trailer, we always get stopped and the paperwork checked. I think the purpose of...
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By jonz
Part of the beauty of the west is the amount of...

Part of the beauty of the west is the amount of public land which you can camp on for free. Most National Forest and Bureau of Land Management land is free to camp on outside of campgrounds and you...
Forum: Latin America 01-21-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By jonz
Baja quote attributed to Mama Espinoza...

Baja quote attributed to Mama Espinoza (restaurant of the same name in El Rosario) "Good roads equal all people, bad roads equal good people." I got a flat once on the (then) unpaved road south of...
Forum: Latin America 01-20-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By jonz
Especially if you stick to the Pacific Coast...

Especially if you stick to the Pacific Coast which will be cool and cloudy most likely. Baja is nice in that if you get tired of the clouds on the coast, you can cross to the Sea of Cortez side for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,182
Posted By jonz
Hmmmmm. This sounds like a good time. What time...

Hmmmmm. This sounds like a good time. What time does the riding start on Friday?
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By jonz
There's a couple more rides east down Hwy 74 past...

There's a couple more rides east down Hwy 74 past 371. Santa Rosa Mountain Rd is another easy one but it goes up much higher to around 8600' or so. It's an out and back ride. Farther east is...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By jonz
Thomas Mountain is a good easy ride with good...

Thomas Mountain is a good easy ride with good views if the weather is good. You can pick it up just after Hemet Lake. If the weather is crummy, I'd head lower to Johnson Valley or maybe the...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26,800
Views: 2,244,826
Posted By jonz
That's great to hear as I plan to ride my ST1300...

That's great to hear as I plan to ride my ST1300 down there in a month or two. :clap:clap

As I noted in my Trip Planning thread I just started (but some may not open), I just checked the CDC site...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By jonz
That looks like fun and is just the kind of route...

That looks like fun and is just the kind of route I'm looking for. It kind of depends on how much time I have as it looks like that will extend the ride a day.

On another note, I just checked the...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By jonz
I ride Baja all the time and am heading down...

I ride Baja all the time and am heading down there this weekend in fact but thanks for the idea. I want to maximize my time on the mainland this trip.
Forum: Americas 01-18-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By jonz
Looking for curvy pavement to and from Mazatlan

Howdy gang,
Next month, I want to ride my ST1300 down to Mazatlan and back. I really want to ride Espinazo del Diablo (maybe both ways). If this works, here's a possible google maps route crossing...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26,800
Views: 2,244,826
Posted By jonz
Doh!!!! Forgot I'd posted that, thanks for the...

Doh!!!! Forgot I'd posted that, thanks for the correction. I'm headed down in a week to watch the race. Probably catch the TT start in town and then head south to watch from around race mile 226 if...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-14-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By jonz
I'm a maybe. I've been trying to talk some...

I'm a maybe. I've been trying to talk some friends into doing the Mojave Trail. I bought Casebier's book with GPS waypoints for all the historical locations. I have a lightly modified 4X4 Chev 2500...
Forum: Racing 01-14-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 772,781
Posted By jonz
Beating a (salted) dead horse

As one who managed to make stainless steel in a handgun corrode one time years back before the internet, I investigated corrosion resistance a little on my own. A common test of different materials...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By jonz
The Sea of Cortez side of Baja will be hot but...

The Sea of Cortez side of Baja will be hot but the fishing will be as well. I mention this in case you are a fisherman. If you get tired of the heat, you can ride to the Pacific side and cool down. ...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 772,781
Posted By jonz
I'd like to see video both from the outside and...

I'd like to see video both from the outside and the inside of the cab for this bit :eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 772,781
Posted By jonz
Top Gear view of the bivouac

Great article with 36 photos and commentary about a day in the 2015 bivouac

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/dakar-behind-the-scenes-2015-01-08
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 772,781
Posted By jonz
Hey new folder, were you traveling along with a...

Hey new folder, were you traveling along with a girl on a moto??? if so, i think i met you while watching stage 13 outside Copiapo. i was riding a 950 SE. i remember the hat story.

edit: i was...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-07-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 111,248
Posted By jonz
Oh yeah!!!! Drinking from the f5irehose while...

Oh yeah!!!! Drinking from the f5irehose while waiting for the hand doc to 'manipulate ' my hand[emoji13]
Forum: Racing 01-06-2015, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11,206
Views: 772,781
Posted By jonz
As someone who made their living for 25+ years...

As someone who made their living for 25+ years driving in a car in the desert of southeastern California where we get 100 days of 100+ degree f temps per year, I can say your typical cars must be...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26,800
Views: 2,244,826
Posted By jonz
The San Felipe 250 is in March so keep that in...

The San Felipe 250 is in March so keep that in mind. San Felipe will be booked up. Pretty fun though to check out the race south of town away from the masses. March is still gray whale migration...
Forum: Americas 01-04-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,650
Posted By jonz
MSR Dromedary bags are designed for water but...

MSR Dromedary bags are designed for water but guys here on ADV have used them for gas. I did a little research and decided to try one but my water pump started to fail before I got to use it. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-03-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By jonz
Had a blast but I'm whipped

Had a blast but I'm whipped
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By jonz
I could

I could
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By jonz
What it looks like when things don't quite go like planned

http://jonz.smugmug.com/2015-Dirt-bike-videos/i-gbZ4WCg/0/M/GOPR9655-M.jpg (http://jonz.smugmug.com/2015-Dirt-bike-videos/i-gbZ4WCg/A)
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By jonz
Some video of the 1/1 ride

I haven't had a lot of luck in the past embedding videos but here's a new try

http://jonz.smugmug.com/2015-Dirt-bike-videos/i-JtHR58R/0/M/GOPR9653-M.jpg...
Forum: Racing 01-02-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 178,740
Posted By jonz
TV with National Geographic???? :ear :ear :ear

TV with National Geographic???? :ear :ear :ear
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-02-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By jonz
I don't think I've ever seen the words "scenic"...

I don't think I've ever seen the words "scenic" and "Trona" linked together before. :lol3

And I don't know your definition of technical, but from the Panamint Valley side there is one technical...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By jonz
No sales tax in Montana too. I don't know how...

No sales tax in Montana too. I don't know how Texas deals with out of state purchases but at least you won't have to mess around with a bill of lading or any other malarkey to avoid paying sales tax...
Forum: Latin America 12-31-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By jonz
Thanks for the update. I was down there last...

Thanks for the update. I was down there last February and the pavement was less than a mile past Gonzaga (though you had to ride a dirt road bypass beside the pavement there).
Forum: Americas 12-31-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 917
Posted By jonz
Great idea IMHO. Beartooth Pass is one of my...

Great idea IMHO. Beartooth Pass is one of my favorite roads in the USA and usually doesn't open until Memorial Day Weekend so I'd plan my trip with that in mind. Here's a shot of me last June...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By jonz
Not down here in the valley. I think the snow...

Not down here in the valley. I think the snow level was around 2000'. Maybe a little up near the top of the freeway loop. Another storm seems to be blowing through now (Wednesday afternoon).
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-29-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By jonz
FWY loop on 1/1

Probably heading out on the morning of 1/1 to start the year out right. I finished enough trail repairs (turnback hill is the one climb still needing some work) on the outbound trail so that can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,000
Posted By jonz
I see that the OP got a 125 2t. Great way to...

I see that the OP got a 125 2t. Great way to start. I just wanted to mention that in the last year, I saw an article (in Dirt Rider, I think) about making a YZ250 into an enduro/trail machine on...
Forum: Americas 12-29-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26,800
Views: 2,244,826
Posted By jonz
Hmmm, I wasn't aware of that capability as I've...

Hmmm, I wasn't aware of that capability as I've never traveled with someone else that had one. I did know the Delorme PN60 gps's could show the location of other fellow travelers with the same gps. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-29-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By jonz
Check out videos and ride reports by dirtrider...

Check out videos and ride reports by dirtrider such as this one:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1019172

I'm pretty sure he's still in Kalispell
Forum: Americas 12-29-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26,800
Views: 2,244,826
Posted By jonz
I like the Delorme inReach. I have the older...

I like the Delorme inReach. I have the older version which pairs with a smartphone. The newest version doesn't need a phone but the included screen is much smaller than your smartphone. The...
Forum: Racing 12-29-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By jonz
It was okay as in any bit of Baja racing is...

It was okay as in any bit of Baja racing is better than pretty much anything else on TV. Besides the fact it was TT only, it was more TT drivers than TT video.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-29-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By jonz
Check out the route of the Best of Montana 2014. ...

Check out the route of the Best of Montana 2014. We started in the north, rode Going to the Sun, and then headed south.

http://bom2014.blogspot.com/
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-22-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By jonz
Fuel pump cycles and the bar switch is in the...

Fuel pump cycles and the bar switch is in the "on" position. Ignition pulser, hmmm. I think that plug is one of three plugs behind the 'X' shaped oil tank left side support and plastic piece. I'll...
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