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Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
I didn't have a chance to put together videos for...

I didn't have a chance to put together videos for the last couple days of the report, but I'll soldier on with the picture tour for day 7.

Day 7 was another half day(ish) ride to another lodge to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
Why do you think I married her? :evil ...

Why do you think I married her? :evil




The tour itself was $2975 per person, with everything (airport transfers, room, breakfast, lunch, dinner, motorcycle, fuel, tolls, park admission...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
Day 6: After the dawn - to - dusk riding of...

Day 6:

After the dawn - to - dusk riding of Day 5, we were happy that day 6 would be a half day of riding, with a game drive in the afternoon.

Up at and at 'em!...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
Day 5 continued: After lunch, we headed out...

Day 5 continued:

After lunch, we headed out on tarmac on a nice, smooth, winding road out of the rift valley.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
Start of Day 5 and we were up for breakfast with...

Start of Day 5 and we were up for breakfast with the sunrise. Today would be our longest day, so we wanted an early start.

One complaint I have about Africa is that any place we went that...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
Continuing Day 4... We left lunch under the...

Continuing Day 4...

We left lunch under the Acacia tree in the middle of the savannah and headed toward Lake Natron down a fast, dusty road passing the Lengai volcano toward the day's destination,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
I updated the above posts with some embedded...

I updated the above posts with some embedded GoPro footage, so be sure to scroll back up if you've already read to this point.
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
People back home in Boston were closer to Ebola...

People back home in Boston were closer to Ebola (patients being treated in Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia and just outside Washington, D.C. than we were to Ebola in Western Africa than we were in...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
Day 4 dawned and we crawled out of bed to find a...

Day 4 dawned and we crawled out of bed to find a hearty breakfast waiting for us:

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn267/zeeede/Tanzania/Good%20Cam/P1000221_zps8a602346.jpg

And the mechanic...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
Day 3 continued: After lunch we continued...

Day 3 continued:
After lunch we continued through the rift valley. We encountered our first Ostrich, which I didn't get a picture of, but I certainly have video of, so I'll get that up shortly. We...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
Day 3: Got up early the next morning, had a...

Day 3:

Got up early the next morning, had a quick bite for breakfast, and selected our trusty steeds:
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn267/zeeede/Tanzania/Good%20Cam/P1000133_zps1aa88293.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
Days 1 and 2: Boston to Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro...

Days 1 and 2: Boston to Amsterdam to Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania.

Our flight departed Boston around 5 in the afternoon on Monday. We decided not to check any bags, so we crammed our riding...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,347
Posted By zeeede
Honeymoon Ride in Tanzania

My wife (BostonRider on the forum, though she seldom visits) and I were married in August.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn267/zeeede/Tanzania/p1008561382-5_zpsc7afab49.jpg


While...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 979
Views: 175,843
Posted By zeeede
Aha - it was the picture of it being used wrong...

Aha - it was the picture of it being used wrong that was screwing me up. If you use it in the way it's pictured, you can probably see the problem with using a larger rim. Using it the way you...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 979
Views: 175,843
Posted By zeeede
The specs on the HF website says it accommodates...

The specs on the HF website says it accommodates rims up to 18". Did you happen to try the front rim of your GS in it? Did it work out okay?

My Vstrom has a 19" front, so I'd like to make sure...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,298
Posted By zeeede
I just used GoPro Studio, or whatever it is, and...

I just used GoPro Studio, or whatever it is, and when I exported I chose the "youtube" format. I'll try exporting to a higher definition format and then uploading and see what happens.



The...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,298
Posted By zeeede
I'll play. Got a GoPro from my now...

I'll play. Got a GoPro from my now brother-in-laws as a wedding gift. I put this together in an hour after work today... my first time every video editing, so be nice.

All video was filmed on a...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,855
Posted By zeeede
Before I had a camelbak I had one of those...

Before I had a camelbak I had one of those old-school sports water bottles with the hard 90 degree straw coming out of it, like this:
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-23-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By zeeede
Also, it's starting to get a little chilly up...

Also, it's starting to get a little chilly up here, so bring a heated vest if you do ride.

And please don't stick any light-up placards of your avatar to our bridges...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-23-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By zeeede
You could probably do all right riding by staying...

You could probably do all right riding by staying out west of Baltimore, Philly, and NYC and coming up through up-state NY and across Western MA... what kind of bike are you riding?

There probably...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,540
Posted By zeeede
If you have a hard time getting the tire iron...

If you have a hard time getting the tire iron under the bead, it's because the bead hasn't broken yet. When I took the Heidi rear off on my vstrom, I had the tire completely compressed with a...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By zeeede
Thanks - that's a good lead!

Thanks - that's a good lead!
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By zeeede
What's the best bridge camera sub-$400ish

She had a DSLR for a few years that she never used, so we just sold that on the flea market here. We have an old beat-up point-and-shoot that we've been using for moto-pics the last few years. I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By zeeede
Second Wind BMW on the Nashua/Merrimack NH might...

Second Wind BMW on the Nashua/Merrimack NH might be worth checking out, as well.
http://www.secondwindbmw.com/
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 23,071
Posted By zeeede
Yup, I noticed that too. I couldn't tell if it...

Yup, I noticed that too. I couldn't tell if it thought the Russell Station goat path was a road, or if it was just a section where the GPS track didn't snap completely to the road. Either way, it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 23,071
Posted By zeeede
That red V-strom could have been me, and I...

That red V-strom could have been me, and I remember passing a KLR two-up that was headed northbound, but I was only trying to keep up with my wife, who was just in front of me on a red G650gs. Maybe...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 23,071
Posted By zeeede
I haven't actually ridden the connector from...

I haven't actually ridden the connector from Gorham to Jericho...just the one from Gorham to Berlin. Shame to hear it's not open to trail bikes. It's not indicated either way on the official NH...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,036
Posted By zeeede
Very good people. I wouldn't call them the best...

Very good people. I wouldn't call them the best shop for gear though. A little Klim, a little Rev-It and maybe a few FirstGear pieces? I haven't been there since May or June, so maybe they have...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,345
Posted By zeeede
Maybe pick up a trailer hitch ($200 in the flea...

Maybe pick up a trailer hitch ($200 in the flea market: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1008610) and build up a small Harbor Freight trailer specifically for dive gear ($189:...
Forum: Vendors 09-09-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 28,957
Posted By zeeede
I got an MX442 dropped off by the UPS man...

I got an MX442 dropped off by the UPS man yesterday. I'm actually pretty impressed with the quality for the price point. Mine was on sale for $50. This is no Shoei or Arai, but it's waaaay nicer...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By zeeede
Quechee Gorge! When were you there? I was...

Quechee Gorge! When were you there? I was swimming there Saturday mid-day...

EDIT: Oh, saw your post was from a week ago. Never mind. I wouldn't have seen you.

Sounds like you had a great...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 41,012
Posted By zeeede
On HenryMartin's note, I've got some tires...

On HenryMartin's note, I've got some tires sitting in my Shed I need to figure out what to do with, so you can have 'em if you want to pick 'em up in Hudson, NH 03051. They're mostly size 110/80 19...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 23,071
Posted By zeeede
Some ATV trails are indeed open to motorcycles...

Some ATV trails are indeed open to motorcycles with OHRV stickers (referred to as "Trailbikes" in the NH OHRV world), some are not. It depends on the whims of the individual club.

For instance,...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By zeeede
Thanks. If anyone else comes across this thread,...

Thanks. If anyone else comes across this thread, I still have no idea what to look for in an off-road jersey/pant combo, except for cheap price :rofl

I think if I get into doing more mostly-dirt...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,446
Posted By zeeede
If you can live with the ugly vault graphics...

If you can live with the ugly vault graphics again, they're on closeout at motorcycle superstore for $50.

EDIT: OOPS, they were yesterday. I paid $49.95 when I ordered yesterday. Now they're up...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By zeeede
I went with a Bilt FreeFlow Jersey and Pants...

I went with a Bilt FreeFlow Jersey and Pants combo. Got them from CycleGear for right around $50. Was able to try them on in the store. Can't beat the price...we'll see how they hold up. If they...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By zeeede
A lot of countries I'd be worried, but Tanzania...

A lot of countries I'd be worried, but Tanzania is a pretty stable democracy, good relationship with the US and the EU (our buddy Barack visited there last year), predominately Christian with a...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By zeeede
To give you an idea of what I'm looking at, right...

To give you an idea of what I'm looking at, right now I'm leaning toward the Bilt Free Flow jersey and pants. The combo can be had for $55.
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By zeeede
What should I look for in a Jersey/Pant combo?

What should I look for in a Jersey/Pant combo?

Besides a low price, what else should I be looking for?

BostonRider and I are headed to Tanzania in October for our honeymoon. We'll be spending...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 23,071
Posted By zeeede
I did a very spirited hour or so starting at the...

I did a very spirited hour or so starting at the top of the Hampster version 3 gpx file on 116 down to route 4 in Canaan after the Mount Washington Sunrise and some riding in the Mount Washington...
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