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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By 2laneroad
1919 Cossing of America on a Henderson

C.K. Shepherd crosses United States on the " Pikes Peak Ocean to
Ocean Highway" in 1919 on a four cylinder Henderson motorcycle.

5,000 miles in three months.

Pistons, rods, bearings had to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
I saw regular cars and motorhomes on the Dalton...

I saw regular cars and motorhomes on the Dalton Highway.

I don't know who makes the special motorhomes with the off-road tires but I want one.....

A 4 wheeled vehicle would be safer than a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
Here is another image of a motorhome on steriods...

Here is another image of a motorhome on steriods for Phoenix101:


http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0228_zps484e0ac3.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
Helpful trip planning resources: ...

Helpful trip planning resources:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


1. The Milepost. 2013 edition
themilepost.com

2. Alaska by...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
Have added some maps. Thanks to some...

Have added some maps.

Thanks to some computer literate co-workers for the technical help.

My first trip report is titled: "Exploring Texas"
I used my old bike for that trip in 2013.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
Responding to Bacca and Gramp-Z : Camera:...

Responding to Bacca and Gramp-Z :


Camera:
Wish I had a better digital camera and knew how to use it.
A good zoom would have shown some things like the wildlife
in much better detail. Most of...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
Thanks for the comments. They magnify and...

Thanks for the comments.

They magnify and enhance the reading.
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
Got a new tire in Spokane. They had a 2 week...

Got a new tire in Spokane.

They had a 2 week backlog for service but because I was
on the road, they squeezed me that day for a new tire.
Harley dealers ------ many thanks !


...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebea...

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0808_zpse05e9a2c.jpg


took a wrong turn on hwy 37 but found some great scenery.


...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebea...

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0762_zps61623d93.jpg


Carcross.

Hwy 37.

Also called Cassair Hwy.

Motorhome on steroids
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebea...

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0590_zps8b631f98.jpg



:claphttp://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0607_zps50a0cb04.jpg


There is a 2.5...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebea...

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0531_zps0bc87c8b.jpg

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0538_zps62fc51f4.jpg




...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebea...

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0482_zpsf70a40c3.jpg



Wednesday 6-18-2014.
Temperature 33 degrees F.
Heading back to Coldfoot.
Deadhorse is bleak !
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
BMW GS 800 vs Sportster ...

BMW GS 800 vs Sportster
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

80hp vs 45 hp!


1. The GS soaked up the bumps and potholes.
Much more travel...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebea...

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0383_zps4912b7cc.jpg


Monday 6-16-2014.
Fairbanks.

Need to get new tires, oil change, and 5K mile service.

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
More pictures to follow. Thanks for the...

More pictures to follow.
Thanks for the interesting comments.
The bike's tires were worn out when I got to
Fairbanks. They only had 5,800 miles on them.


Here is the story behind the 42 year...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
Day #9. Complete the Alaska Hwy and go to...

Day #9.

Complete the Alaska Hwy and go to Fairbanks.
Sunday 6-15-2014.


http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0345_zps36c3f2ff.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By 2laneroad
I agree. Just rented a GS800 for the Dalton...

I agree.
Just rented a GS800 for the Dalton Hwy.
It soaked up the potholes and was a pleasure to ride.
Great bike.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
Miltonkid: Even with the duffel bag being...

Miltonkid:

Even with the duffel bag being under the yellow Wolfman bag,
it still leaked. I had the same problem as you!
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebea...

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0329_zpsb67bf3e9.jpg



The bike was a mess by the time I got to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
Day #8 ...

Day #8


http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0298_zpsadd6019d.jpg


Dawson Cityhttp://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0295_zps4f138a2b.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebea...

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0210_zps31c109cd.jpg

Gas was becoming expensive in Canada.
In some places it was over $1.50 per litre.
Do the math and that means $6.00...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebea...

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0216_zps0da3c0a2.jpg

One of many moose I saw.
Several times there were moose in the road that would not move as I approached.
It's a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebea...

http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0192_zps9ec683d5.jpg


http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y448/maggiebear1/IMG_0219_zps7961efcf.jpg

6th day of trip, more wildlife.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
Added pictures for trip up to Dawson Creek. ...

Added pictures for trip up to Dawson Creek.


1 Lee Lake, Minnesota--------------- 658miles
2 Nickle Lake, Sasketchewan-------- 507miles (Near Weyburn)
3 Redcliffe-----------------------------...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,626
Posted By 2laneroad
Sporty and Old Guy Go To Alaska

Hello,

This is my second ride report.


Solo trip to Alaska started on: June 7, 2014, and ended on: July 4, 2014.

One of the goals of the trip was to complete a bucket list that began...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
Hello Pedro Navaja, Green gear bag on...

Hello Pedro Navaja,


Green gear bag on back of bike:
----------------------------------------------------------------
Sea to Summit, holds tent and sleeping bag.



TENT:
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
Hello antipode, Texas has so many different...

Hello antipode,

Texas has so many different landscapes and sea scapes.

Wish we could have spent more time in the Hill Country.

Texas also has a very unique history that is worth learning...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
Hello Mcgee, I have 2 analog watches there...

Hello Mcgee,

I have 2 analog watches there for trips so if one is not
correct they tend to serve as checks and balances.
They serve as something to look at for a diversion.
Also, it is easier...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
Hello Usmcpilot, Thanks for the offer ! ...

Hello Usmcpilot,

Thanks for the offer !

A lot of the folks I talked to in Texas have never even
been to Big Bend National Park.

The kool part was seeing the Rio Grande River and being...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
Hello Knobbie, Thanks. We talked to a...

Hello Knobbie,

Thanks.

We talked to a native Texan at a gas station near Palo Duro
Canyon about the roads. I remarked that the miles seemed
longer in Texas just like everything else was...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
Hello Gary Oldone, Besides actually taking...

Hello Gary Oldone,

Besides actually taking the rides, the planning
keeps us going during the winters and is a great
family project.

2laneroad
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
Hello bomose, We did not have time to stop...

Hello bomose,

We did not have time to stop at Judge Roy Bean's in Langtry.
Maybe next time.

Our goal that day was Big Bend Natl Park.

If I had the time I would stop at every roadside...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset...

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset/176_zps44ffce3c.jpg

Eastern edge of Palo Duro Canyon just south of Amarillo, Texas.
Second largest canyon in the United States....
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset...

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset/142_zps2cca3187.jpg

Stopped at Fort Davis on the way to Van Horne.

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset/143_zpsebb7eddc.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset...

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset/090_zps120abde8.jpg
This is a warning not to be in possession of the crafts.
Scenic trail to the hot springs.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset...

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset/063_zps243f920f.jpg
Backcountry campsite in Big Bend Natl Park.

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset/057_zpsa3555939.jpg
Nice...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset...

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset/052_zpsf48a382e.jpg
Saw lots of these crossing the road.
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset/053_zpsae75ee3c.jpg
Del Rio, Texas....
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset...

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset/044_zpsa398290b.jpg
Guadalupe River

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a499/762dorset/047_zps6f241898.jpg
The riders in the Hill Country west...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,457
Posted By 2laneroad
Guadalupe River Adding more pictures soon.

Guadalupe River
Adding more pictures soon.
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