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Forum: Vendors 07-23-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 606
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Posted By byways
last september made a liar of me. But I'll gaze...

last september made a liar of me. But I'll gaze into my crystal ball and try again ...

Depending on when and where in September ... days in the 70s to 80s, nights down to freezing, maybe even the...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
No doubt.

No doubt.
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2014, 10:59 AM
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Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
I was able to look around, and glimpse inside a...

I was able to look around, and glimpse inside a room. It seemed a good place.

It is difficult getting ready for such a journey as this. It
is a big commitment, and I take that commitment...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
TxTiger, I stopped by Oak Creek Motel just the...

TxTiger, I stopped by Oak Creek Motel just the other day. Such a pleasant place ... lawn, gazebo, the cutest little rural Colorado town you can imagine -- and a veritable football field of parking...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 606
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Posted By byways
An elk of a surprise ...

Today I revisited optional H.o.W. track 01b -- a rocky and steep two track to a head-spinning 10,000-foot summit, best taken on a lighter trail-worthy bike than a gear-laden ADV bike -- because it's...
Forum: Vendors 07-20-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Hope you didn't get lonely, P'valley :2cry

Hope you didn't get lonely, P'valley :2cry
Forum: Vendors 07-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Oh my heck ...

... I returned at 2:30 a.m. today from verifying a 1,200-mile custom Colorado route ...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-8f9LE0OzuZo/U8xqnJiwosI/AAAAAAAAN7s/tqfVXyOs3hw/s640/P1010683.JPG

......
Forum: Vendors 07-12-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Offline for a few days ...

Tribe, just fyi ... I'm off to Colorado for the week for "work," leaving Sunday.

:jkam
Forum: Vendors 07-12-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
The suspect must be on the run ... on his getaway...

The suspect must be on the run ... on his getaway tractor! :rofl

So PV ... You're home safe and sound? Bravo!
Forum: Americas 07-12-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,147
Posted By byways
I went through there last summer. Lots of...

I went through there last summer. Lots of construction then, too, and it did look like it was being prepared for paving. Many long miles of it.
Forum: Vendors 07-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Awesome, TxTiger! I am so with you on...

Awesome, TxTiger!

I am so with you on patronizing well-managed, locally owned independents like Oak Creek Motel. Many older lodgings are being purchased and thoroughly renovated these days, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-12-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By byways
Did you mean to say "... open to residents...

Did you mean to say "... open to residents only."?
Forum: Vendors 07-11-2014, 11:17 AM
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Posted By byways
Closure!

Ok, so, first there's that tractor wrecking Swinging Bridge ...

Now, inmate Pinevalley reports from the field that he encountered a road closure on one of H.o.W.'s optional tracks (thank goodness)...
Forum: Vendors 07-11-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
:clap I'm glad GTR Mapping ...

:clap

I'm glad GTR Mapping (http://www.gtrmapping.com/)came through for you, Flatlander53!
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Welcome, tar356! Perhaps others with...

Welcome, tar356!

Perhaps others with extended experience on that bike can chime in. I'll stick to what I know. :scratch

I'll bet there's a Super Ten thread on this forum somewhere that can...
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Ain't no hijack! This is important und helpful....

Ain't no hijack! This is important und helpful. So carry on, browneye (except for the oil thing ... :-) )
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Yeah, the price of the T63 -- as well as its...

Yeah, the price of the T63 -- as well as its longevity -- is appealing.

I'd say a 50-50 tire is fine.

Now, if anyone dares to ask which oil is best ... :pain
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Oops ... I reversed the numbers on the D606....

Oops ... I reversed the numbers on the D606. Should be 90% dirt, 10% street.

So sorry ...
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
An aggressive off-road knobby like the D606 (a...

An aggressive off-road knobby like the D606 (a 90% dirt-10% street tire, according to Motorcycle Superstore's description) is unnecessary, and wouldn't last the trip.

There are stretches of...
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Scott, everyone is welcome to use this thread for...

Scott, everyone is welcome to use this thread for this sort of discussion. Thank you for your courtesy in asking.

For what it's worth ... on my KLR I run a Duro Median ($77 from American...
Forum: Vendors 07-08-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
GTR Mapping ... the portable choice

Friends:

Before the Internet was commonplace ... before there were CD ROM-based topographic mapping programs ... before we had Google Earth and Garmin and Benchmark Maps ... there was GTR...
Forum: Vendors 07-06-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By byways
The season for the Evergreen State has arrived! ...

The season for the Evergreen State has arrived!

Don't miss out ... Get your handy PDF-edition of Washington Byways today ...!

Yours for a measley $14 ... about what you're paying for a tank of...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 07-05-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,022
Posted By byways
Charlie, there is a lot of private property along...

Charlie, there is a lot of private property along the Sweetwater River, perhaps even most of the land east of the highway and along the river on South Pass, including the Hay Ranch east -- and of...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By byways
I rode the maiden full run of the COBDR two years...

I rode the maiden full run of the COBDR two years ago in August, with the boys from Touratech and Butler Moto Maps. Since then, it's gotten so much well-justified publicity, and there are so many...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By byways
It will be a great time, and a good time for that...

It will be a great time, and a good time for that ride.

Anyone who's been on the fence about this one ought to jump at this generous invitation. The quality of the camping along that route is...
Forum: Vendors 07-04-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Thanks for letting us know, Pinevalley.

Thanks for letting us know, Pinevalley.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-03-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,276
Posted By byways
Heck I dunno ... I was happy to get gas (oline).

Heck I dunno ... I was happy to get gas (oline).
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
No motel in Hayden? Is the Red Stone Lodge ...

No motel in Hayden? Is the Red Stone Lodge (http://theredstonelodge.com/)kaput? No room? Or just not up to par?
Forum: Vendors 07-03-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Now now ... we all make mistakes. :loco I...

Now now ... we all make mistakes. :loco

I just got off the phone with a local lady at the nearby John Jarvie Ranch Historic Site. Not necessarily a definitive source, but she said that damage...
Forum: Americas 07-01-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By byways
Orco59, I rode my KLR on it two years ago, and be...

Orco59, I rode my KLR on it two years ago, and be assured that the bike is totally up to the job.

It's a terrific ride for a KLRista!
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
OMG! Of course you're right, DRTBYK! It's a short...

OMG! Of course you're right, DRTBYK! It's a short distance into Colorado from the Utah line. I shall go back and correct ... then put my reading glasses on ...
Forum: Vendors 06-30-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Alert: Colorado's famous swinging bridge is closed!

Thanks to two early-season H.o.W. travelers reporting in from the route, I've just learned that western Colorado's historic Swinging Bridge is closed indefinitely.

According to news reports, a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,276
Posted By byways
Who?

Who?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-29-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 975
Views: 60,276
Posted By byways
Mackay, Challis, Shoup ... oh my

Just a quickie here on a recent three-day ride exploring new routing, and revisiting familiar turf ...

There's gas and food at Shoup, on the Salmon River. Filled up there myself.
...
Forum: Vendors 06-24-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Sept. 13 ... hmm ... All the youngins and...

Sept. 13 ... hmm ... All the youngins and womenfolk will need to be tucked securely away by then ...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By byways
Confused? Join the crowd ... And which sign?...

Confused? Join the crowd ...

And which sign?

One apparently is by the owner of the land beyond it (the BLM map does indeed depict it as one of many privately owned parcels).

The other bears...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
There is a waypoint for a state liquor store,...

There is a waypoint for a state liquor store, TxTiger. It's in Baggs, Wyoming, just north of the Colorado line (a detour off the main route, but perhaps it's worth it???).

Outlaw Liquors Sports &...
Forum: Americas 06-23-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By byways
To expand a bit on Countdown's accurate comment...

To expand a bit on Countdown's accurate comment ...

Sometimes I encounter signs -- No Trespassing, Private Property, etc. -- that are positioned/posted in a manner intended to intimidate people...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,086
Posted By byways
"Is there an ADV forum for psychologically...

"Is there an ADV forum for psychologically scarred riders?"

Head Explody (http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=13)...?
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 52,269
Posted By byways
Just sayin' ... :ricky

Just sayin' ... :ricky
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