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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-24-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By heavy Cy
Bicycle... "...kicked my ass. Literally. It...

Bicycle... "...kicked my ass. Literally. It kills your ass." Yeah, cajun, from my bicycling background I read motorcycle reviews where they talk about xyz bike's seat being "like a vinyl covered a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 04-19-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By heavy Cy
Hey jawn, you got that right..."insanely fun". ...

Hey jawn, you got that right..."insanely fun". Five weeks ago today I DID THIS CLASS. Now I can say, "Hey if you are remotely thinking about this, you better do it!"

I was in L.A. for some...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-01-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
No Mike, most of my actual DV riding was at night...

No Mike, most of my actual DV riding was at night and I didn't "see" much (This RR would be more accurately titled "Panamint Valley Solo Rode"). With that in mind... A WEEK AND A HALF FROM NOW I WILL...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
Thanks guys. A little more coming. Spoiler...Was...

Thanks guys. A little more coming. Spoiler...Was I really "solo" off road in DV? It was just me and the wild burros. I was lost. They weren't.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-21-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 29,593
Posted By heavy Cy
Erik, prayers to you. I met this beautiful meteor...

Erik, prayers to you. I met this beautiful meteor 90 minutes ago merely reading one of her posts. I was preparing to post to her about our similar interests in traveling solo, thoroughly enjoying...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-06-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
BALLARAT, CA-Population 1. Here's the interview...

BALLARAT, CA-Population 1. Here's the interview with that "1", Rock Novak
If ya got the time, watch it. It'll lower your blood pressure. Ain't no pressure out here in Ballarat...

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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-06-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
It was time to ride. I headed south to the ghost...

It was time to ride. I headed south to the ghost town of Ballarat -Population 1.
http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-GVDcpPV/0/L/IMG_2008-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-06-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
SO I STAYED AT A “RESORT” in the desert… I had...

SO I STAYED AT A “RESORT” in the desert… I had been “dark” for only two and a half days when I reentered cell coverage in Mojave, CA. I answered my phone from my first stop after leaving Panamint...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-02-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
PANAMINT SPRINGS RESORT- A GLOBETROTTER's...

PANAMINT SPRINGS RESORT- A GLOBETROTTER's DESTINATION...

Being mid-October, with now beautiful desert weather, I kind'a figured the valley'd be a little busier. I was surprised at so little...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-02-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
Thanks diverdown. That's a fun way to travel. ...

Thanks diverdown. That's a fun way to travel. See the next pics...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
CONTRIBUTE OR LEARN ABOUT THEIR CAUSE HERE... ...

CONTRIBUTE OR LEARN ABOUT THEIR CAUSE HERE...
http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-hxkmF7t/0/M/IMG_2134-M.jpg (http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-hxkmF7t/A)...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-01-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
MET FOUR AMIGOS AT PANAMINT SPRINGS RESORT. ...

MET FOUR AMIGOS AT PANAMINT SPRINGS RESORT.

http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-C3cxQdH/0/L/IMG_1950-L.jpg (http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-C3cxQdH/A)

John, Scott, Josh...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By heavy Cy
Oh. Just wowwwww... Elywoody you have some way...

Oh. Just wowwwww... Elywoody you have some way cool photo talent. What great composition. Love the shot-up turquoise oven door, the rattler'n'800GS, the "do stupid things faster" sign, and the girl...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-18-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,500
Posted By heavy Cy
neerajsainie, Dude, I owe you an absolute...

neerajsainie, Dude, I owe you an absolute apology. I was totally rolling my eyes as I clicked this link thinking "Oh, nice. New bike. Road ride to Alice's. What an adventure...Oh yeah. Uh huh. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,157
Posted By heavy Cy
2 words... "DOOO OOOODDDDDD!" You're a...

2 words... "DOOO OOOODDDDDD!"

You're a 1%'er- actually way less. Probably 1% *OF* 1% of GS'ers would do that. Good for you.

E.P.I.C. video. BTW, I'm really interested in slideshow and video...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,125
Posted By heavy Cy
RAWK AWWWN!!! My vote says THAT'S and ADV...

RAWK AWWWN!!! My vote says THAT'S and ADV adventure! I did a 715km/445mi trip on my C70 Super Cub this summer from Chicago to St Paul, MN for International BMW Rally.

Thanks for the beautiful...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
Thanks Kampfire. I have so much more coming but...

Thanks Kampfire. I have so much more coming but really busy at work next 10 days or so. Napa...Another location to envy. I really wanna get up the NorCal and Oregon coast. Awwww man, what am I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-FSccHdf...

http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-FSccHdf/0/S/IMG_6244-S.jpg (http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-FSccHdf/A)
Hey neighbor! Is this the Ural you've seen around? I've had it for about...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
WOO HOOOO! THIS WAS MY LOTTERY VIEW DISCLOSED...

WOO HOOOO! THIS WAS MY LOTTERY VIEW DISCLOSED THE NEXT MORNING!(2nd morning in a row!) That's the Panamint Valley out there.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
On a dark desert highway... Cool wind in my...

On a dark desert highway...
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas
Rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy, and my sight grew dim
I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

Thanks Inmates... Bear with me while I backtrack to the Racetrack (ok, and Lippincott Rd AT Racetrack Rd). I came across some more pix I liked and the edit function would not let me dovetail them...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-06-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
TEAKETTLE JUNCTION ...

TEAKETTLE JUNCTION

http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-cTc38fK/0/L/IMG_1907-L.jpg (http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-cTc38fK/A)


Funny situation… Twenty minutes (that’s only...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-06-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

RACETRACK...It was a nice walk in beautiful solitude on the playa late in a great motorcycling day.
http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-XqxwC2g/0/L/IMG_1875-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
Made it up but not back down...Not a chore. It...

Made it up but not back down...Not a chore. It was a buzz (for a guy from the flatlands). I envy your proximity to mtns and desert!

Less is more. A Yahama WR250R would be the shizznit out in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

ABS DECISION TIME!
Four years ago I found myself making some split second decisions, choosing some last second lines and blazing some brand new really uncharted singletrack trails through the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

“LESS IS MORE” THREAD HACK…



I administered a German pop quiz by having Hans and Franz translate my t-shirt I had just made up for the International BMW Rally in St Paul, MN this summer. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

VASTNESS... v2 There is a 4x4 truck way down the trail in this pic. It appears miniscule from here but I'll direct you to it. Place your curser right in the gun sight or bulls eye of this pic....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

THE HOKEY POKEY… I’m here to tell ya Man and you can quote me on this one. What else can I say…

“THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT”...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
W&W...WATERMELON AND WEBER GRILL SIZED ROCKS… I...

W&W...WATERMELON AND WEBER GRILL SIZED ROCKS… I had come through a pretty rough and technical spot covering a hundred yards of rocks that went from softball to football to watermelon to Webber...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
THE LUCKIEST MAN IN THE WORLD…...

THE LUCKIEST MAN IN THE WORLD… http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-w9PPLzM/0/L/BeFunky_IMG_0031SVR_SELFIE.jpg-L.jpg (http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-w9PPLzM/A)

After...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

HEY! I’VE SEEN THAT!!! This is at the corner of SVR and Lippincott Rd where Lippincott diagonals northeast across Saline Valley’s floor and heads up the mountain to the actual pass. Thank you to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

My first stop on SVR overlooking Panamint Valley and Panamint Dunes down there.

The actual Death Valley is on the other side of the Panamint Range you see on the other side of this valley....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

After loading up I dropped back down into town to gas up and turned East on 136 just south of town which linked up with 190 that goes into DVNP. Before entering the park I turned North on Saline...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
I rolled into Lone Pine about 9pm and rode...

I rolled into Lone Pine about 9pm and rode straight to Carl’s Jr for a couple cheeseburgers that topped off my tank. Coming into town I had noticed a few motels with bikes around them before...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

L.A. LANE SPLITTING… A NEW ADVENTURE IN COMMUTING.
Before I left, I had googled and Youtubed around for as much info as I could garner about lanesplitting. After I left MQ midafternoon on Friday...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-bBj932k...

http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-bBj932k/0/L/IMG_1679-L.jpg (http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-bBj932k/A)

WAS FRANK ZAPPA AN ADV’ER?

Motoquest rents bikes in Anchorage,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-QmJ9Srw/0/M/IMG_1663-M.jpg (http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-QmJ9Srw/A)


(above) Somewhere over Southwest Colorado. I think those are the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

SO LET'S FLY... LET'S GET THE HELL OUT’A CHICAGO! Now I'm a window seat kind’a guy and I get a kick out of using my handheld GPS in flight to see where we are, how fast we're going, etc. We were...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,351
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

I had a business meeting in Santa Monica in mid-October so I decided to fly in a few days early and see Death Valley on a BMW G650 rented from Motoquest in Long Beach.

BACKGROUND: Me? ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,092
Posted By heavy Cy
Wooo hoooo, Mia, that's a heck of an instant...

Wooo hoooo, Mia, that's a heck of an instant immersion in sand and gravel riding on a 450+lb bike! That's a LOT to handle in (exhausting) sand and even more to pick up. Now that it has been...
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