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Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By tallpaul63
Thanks for all the suggestions

I found some rain pants made by Alpinestars that are long in the leg. Ordered a pair in 2xl that have about a 36" inseam. The next size up is even longer in the inseam at 38", which is what I need to...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By tallpaul63
Thanks. I'm looking for the proper fit in...

Thanks. I'm looking for the proper fit in something around $100 max...

What else?
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By tallpaul63
Need help sourcing rain pants

I know the internet has lots of options, Frog Togs being the most popular. My problem is that I'm pretty tall at 6' 5", inseam about 36". If the pants aren't long enough they'll ride up and gap at...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,560
Posted By tallpaul63
My take

Give a week or so notice, with the time frame narrowed down to a day or two. Then confirm the day before, and all is well.

As a host, I've been contacted just hours out from folks on the road, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,327
Posted By tallpaul63
Platinium?

Platinium?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,957
Posted By tallpaul63
Thanks

I appreciate the ideas. I'm in California, and might look into riding in support of bike races. Could do the coaching for the basic rider course; have to think about that one. Is it any fun? Can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,957
Posted By tallpaul63
Anyone make money with a motorcycle?

I'm looking at retirement looming in a couple years, and contemplating options for a little extra income...plus fun. Thankfully I don't need to pay the mortgage- just pocket money.

Wondering if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,304
Posted By tallpaul63
I am absolutely no expert...learning

I do believe these things help:

Her comfort and confidence in her safety are paramount. She wears boots, helmet, gloves or it doesn't happen. I have a heated vest for her, and I want to be...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,221
Posted By tallpaul63
Cheap

Auto parts stores sell really simple little kits that consist of a bit of clear tubing with a bulb primer for transferring fuel. Doesn't weigh much and costs like four bucks. It would work for...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-27-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 41,379
Posted By tallpaul63
Adrenaline response

I was camping at the trailhead parking lot for Mt Whitney, planning to get an early pre-dawn start on the trail. Camping meant throwing my thermarest in the open bed of my pickup, slipping in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-17-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,163
Posted By tallpaul63
Fly

1) you're not going to save much money.

2) If anything goes wrong during the trip, you don't have any buffer in your schedule to handle it. Makes for stress.

3) If anything goes right in your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,446
Posted By tallpaul63
Another facet

I work as a paramedic in an urban environment. One thing that wer'e seeing more frequently is people who are dealing with the aftermath of an accident, and can't put the phone down to deal with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 19,937
Posted By tallpaul63
This morning

I was lane splitting this morning, or lane sharing (whatever you choose to call it) on a busy, slow and go highway loaded with commute traffic. I am a bit conflicted about riding this way, because of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,971
Posted By tallpaul63
Perhaps new in Melbourne but...

I passed through Sydney about twenty years ago, and spent a little time talking with some moto based medics at that time. I'm a medic, so I had some serious professional curiosity, and they were kind...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,135,286
Posted By tallpaul63
Information please

I spent some time cleaning the carb on my DRZ, including opening the float bowl drain, which may have been shut for a long time. Now reassembled, the carb leaks fuel from said drain. Is there a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,140
Posted By tallpaul63
I am enjoying the evolution

I read the criticisms of the new technology, and I think that they are valid, but short sighted. Electric vehicles have tremendous potential, and it's fun to see something new in the world. It's...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-26-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Posted By tallpaul63
Thanks for the story

I have traveled a bit in Belize, and found it a tough place to enjoy. There are tourist enclaves in places like Ambergris Quay and tons of jungle ecotourism lodges that seem just fine. But we had...
Forum: Americas 12-25-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,765
Posted By tallpaul63
I don't have a definitive answer, but...

Questions for Banjercito If you have questions, e-mail this bi-lingual answer man: Erik Fernandez Carranza <efernandez@banjercito.com.mx>



Try emailing this fellow to see if you can...
Forum: Americas 12-25-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,765
Posted By tallpaul63
okay

You will need a passport. A visa is not required, but you are supposed to purchase a tourist permit, something like 25 bucks at the border. In Tecate, it only took a few minutes to take care of this....
Forum: Americas 12-21-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,765
Posted By tallpaul63
Both!

I don't like to travel the same road twice, so I think you can travel southbound from Tecate (easy border crossing) toward Ensenada on the way south. Passes through some nice vineyard country, maybe...
Forum: Americas 12-21-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,765
Posted By tallpaul63
Have a great trip!

If you're leaving from home, and planning to cross the border into Baja on the same day, AND make it down to Ensenada, that sounds pretty ambitious to me. You will do well to cross at Tecate, and the...
Forum: Americas 12-21-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 14,999
Posted By tallpaul63
A few tips from my thread might help

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=847903

I rode San Felipe, Puertocitos, Alfonsinas, Coco's Corner, on to Highway 1 without too much stress over sand; so you may be fine doing this. This...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,765
Posted By tallpaul63
Mulege is great

I loved the area around Mulege, but it's too long a run as a destination if you're only in country for five days. Consider more northern destinations like Mikes Sky Ranch, and Gonzaga Bay, pay a...
Forum: Americas 12-20-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,765
Posted By tallpaul63
I don't know that there is a simple answer to...

I don't know that there is a simple answer to that. I would plan on crossing the border early in the day. Ensenada might be a good destination for your first night. I crossed the border at Tecate and...
Forum: Americas 12-19-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,765
Posted By tallpaul63
Go

Two ways to be safe camping in Baja:

Camp in one of a thousand campgrounds where you will pay a few bucks for a spot to pitch your tent, and you will have a little peace of mind knowing that...
Forum: Americas 12-13-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,765
Posted By tallpaul63
[QUOTE=Strong Bad;20237241]DO NOT be lulled with...

[QUOTE=Strong Bad;20237241]DO NOT be lulled with the guard at the gate at Estero. A friend had his truck and trailer with a class 1 race car on it stolen from Estero. Many bikes have come up missing...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,765
Posted By tallpaul63
places to stay in Baja...

In Ensenada, I stayed at the Estero Beach Resort. It's a big place, looks like family oriented and a bit long in the tooth. Still, I had a great spacious room with parking in my own driveway,...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,117
Posted By tallpaul63
Okay

I just did a similar trip. So far, you have received spot on advice.

Considering the time of year and the short days, I would plan on a bit more hotel stops if your budget can handle it. The sun...
Forum: Americas 12-11-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,765
Posted By tallpaul63
Post ride tips on Baja

Hello riders. I've just returned from a three week trip in Baja, and while I'm no kind of expert, I thought I'd pass along a few impressions and suggestions. My trip was 90% paved, so I won't speak...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 900,044
Posted By tallpaul63
Just home from two weeks in Baja

These things worked well:

Klim Latitude jacket: well made, water proof (yup, it rained on this trip...just not in Baja) fits me perfectly at 6'5" and 210 pounds (XL), and looks great.

Heated...
Forum: Vendors 12-06-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 58,885
Posted By tallpaul63
Happy with it

Just returned from two weeks in Baja with a new Latitude Misano jacket. I'm 6'5" and 210 pounds, athletic build. I was on the fence over choosing large or xl, and figured the xl would allow more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,526
Posted By tallpaul63
Prius seems to be winning

But around this part of the SF bay area, Prii are so common that they no longer represent any particular mindset. I've seen plenty of aggressive Prius drivers, and most folks seem to drive them about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,289
Posted By tallpaul63
Nice description

Sure, though there is more than one.

I like to scoot around in the local mountains on paved twisties for an hour or two if that's the time I have available, and cruise home along the coast near...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,982
Posted By tallpaul63
My pet peeve doesn't even involve cars

It's the decline of situational awareness from pedestrians, on the street or in the market. Self absorbed, distracted, I-phone diddling or stoned...

Look, when you walk across the street, look...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,289
Posted By tallpaul63
Why would anyone want to do an iron butt ride?

Seriously, I just don't get it. I'm not trying to slam anyone. But if I want to be 1000 miles away from here quickly, there are airplanes for that. I've ridden 400 to 500 miles in a day many times,...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,790
Posted By tallpaul63
I think it is

You might have a tight budget, but a good down bag is a great investment, because it will last for many years with proper care.

You asked about "ultralight bags", but it's not clear what you mean...
Forum: Face plant 08-29-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,737
Posted By tallpaul63
Seems to me...

It removes a lot of the anxiety from the equation to learn this stuff on a smaller, lighter bike with street legal knobbies, a motorcycle that you can pick up easily, that's not too pretty, with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24,183
Views: 4,135,286
Posted By tallpaul63
newbie question

I'm new to DS riding, though I've done some miles on my DRZ on the roads.

I'm trying to prepare for roadside repairs, and need to know this:

Can I carry one spare tube only, sized for the...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-11-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,916
Posted By tallpaul63
Okay....

Let's make a distinction between traveling cheap and traveling on someone elses dime.

We can probably agree on being frugal, resourceful, and perhaps a bit rough in style...but not beggars or...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-06-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,916
Posted By tallpaul63
I am a master of stealth camping, I say with all...

I am a master of stealth camping, I say with all due humility.

Look at your map and plan to be in a lightly populated area around dusk. Look for the green on the map; forested and woodsy areas,...
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