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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-18-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Darby/Hamilton Single Track

Spending some time in the area and would love to take the 200 smoker out on some of the good stuff. Stumbled upon what looked like some trials north of the Skalhalo Hwy. Can someone offer some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-06-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,115
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
If WAN is in then I am in! (Alright Pete let's do...

If WAN is in then I am in! (Alright Pete let's do it)

This will be my second time through the GAP -- hopefully SlowRed won't have to ride my mount out of the wash on the way back this time :rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-01-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,495
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Nice RR. I just got into some single...

Nice RR.

I just got into some single tracking up in eastern WA this year. Having come back I acquired an orange smoker for that kind of work. While I cant throw it on my back, I can pull it up a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-20-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
In Pagosa 10/21-10/24

Looking to do some rides this week if anyone is interested (or wants to make a suggestions).

I am thinking of taking a look at the Elwood Pass I saw mentioned on another thread -- although...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-20-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Let me know what you decide and what day and if...

Let me know what you decide and what day and if you want some company. I am in Pagosa Springs this week with a 950 Super Enduro and a 530 EXC -- looking to do some rides.

If the route you wanted...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-31-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,948
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Here's what I'm shooting for on Saturday: ...

Here's what I'm shooting for on Saturday:

http://tinyurl.com/p8wsmd8

Throw in a Mantash Ridge detour.

It's aggressive just from a mileage standpoint.

No takers huh? I can wait till...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-30-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,948
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Anyone want to do this ride tomorrow/sunday? ...

Anyone want to do this ride tomorrow/sunday?

I've got a 950 SE itchin to go.

If not -- can on of you guys with a track PM it to me?

THX
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
RE: Superplush -I guess with their reputation I...

RE: Superplush -I guess with their reputation I was less surprised - me too - not an adjust made to what they did. Have run it 500 miles just like they sent it. Just thinking about it makes me want...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-16-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,456
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Yep... same experience here. Superplush on the...

Yep... same experience here. Superplush on the 950 SE. And it soaks it up just like your experience. First stop on just about any bike for me (at 5'6) is suspension.

Slaven's did my 530EXC - a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,424
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Really awesome ride - just hard enough to...

Really awesome ride - just hard enough to challenge my skills (which were left wanting). Beautiful scenery and a great bunch of people - there to help when needed!

HTM thanks for hosting. Don't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-11-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,064
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Well what is it? C'mon let's ride something...

Well what is it?

C'mon let's ride something tomorrow.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Ahhh don't be sorry. Every loss or mishap on the...

Ahhh don't be sorry. Every loss or mishap on the trail is a learning opportunity. I've been far too haphazard with with my approach to mounting spare gear. Bungies and tie down straps just don't cut...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
BTW - Somewhere out there is a red Canon...

BTW - Somewhere out there is a red Canon waistband lens bag with a 21 and 18 inch tube and sweet little hand pump. Whoever finds it enjoy.Iit was good to me - may it be the same to you.

Farewell...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Me... Not so much. Mr Klod that was fine...

Me... Not so much. Mr Klod that was fine documentation for the day.

Eric. Good test run. The silver lining? - one less gremlin for your big ride.

Awesome ride. Table Mesa Rd added some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Why indeed?! I wasn't privy to that segment's...

Why indeed?! I wasn't privy to that segment's possibilities.

You going to join Klod?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Hey BIG-E. I am going to stage at Wild Cat. Ok if...

Hey BIG-E. I am going to stage at Wild Cat. Ok if I just meet up with you as you go by the intersection of North Cave Creek Rd and Bartlet Dam Rd?

I'd meet you going by point B on this map:...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Yeah I was thinking return via Table Mesa Rd. ...

Yeah I was thinking return via Table Mesa Rd.

So: Seven Springs -> Bloody Basin -> I17 -> Table Mesa -> Seven Springs?

Should look something like this:

http://goo.gl/maps/2YGmf
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
I'm going riding somewhere tomorrow. This sounds...

I'm going riding somewhere tomorrow. This sounds interesting - especially since the 530 is down and the 950 SE is the available steed. Now I don't want too easy.

I assume this is the route to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,472
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Bashed my clutch cover yesterday going through...

Bashed my clutch cover yesterday going through rocks enough to deform it and now have what sounds like a clearance problem behind clutch cover when actuating the clutch lever handle. Sounds like it's...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,472
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Encouraging /sarc I've read Yardstick's and...

Encouraging /sarc

I've read Yardstick's and HTM's RR from last year.

More signs of encouragement from those Ride Reports:

Looks like the coke ovens on 15% more grade...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-27-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,472
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Are we talking N Cerro Road...

Are we talking N Cerro Road (http://goo.gl/maps/nIkGe) gnarly? Like 15 degree off-camber, baby heads and ledge-steps all at once traveling very steeply uphill?

I don't want to be Achilles' heel....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-24-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,459
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Adventure Hunter (Husky rider) and I are going to...

Adventure Hunter (Husky rider) and I are going to get a slight jump on the group and KSU @ 8:30. We are doing the counter-clockwise and may or may not take Yardstick alternate (just before Ajax mine)...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-23-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,459
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
I like the out-and=back plan. Here is an...

I like the out-and=back plan.

Here is an alternate route for the return trip north from Martinez Canyon:

http://goo.gl/maps/0KMiO

Of particular interest (to me) is a road not available to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-23-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,459
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
I too have a last minute entrant. He is not...

I too have a last minute entrant. He is not active on this forum but a Husky rider with an itch :evil.

Not sure about the route (in that I'm game for anything do'able) so I'll probably hew towards...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,459
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
If anyone needs a ride out to the staging...

If anyone needs a ride out to the staging location and back my truck has room for another bike. I'm in Ahwahtukee.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-12-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 12,459
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
In for the pre-run. I do a lot of riding around...

In for the pre-run. I do a lot of riding around here so the route chosen should be interesting for me.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,568
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Great report and awesome ride! I'll add...

Great report and awesome ride!

I'll add that even though the Yardstick family warned me about Mil T's Chasm of Frame Sorrow AND I had seen and navigated it carefully on the way in; I was just far...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
My only limitation is the stock tank (3.3 gal)...

My only limitation is the stock tank (3.3 gal) range
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
The more riding and terrian variation the better...

The more riding and terrian variation the better - I don't mind rocky two track - endless sand stretches not so much. Make the call on the staging location and the time and I'll be there.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-09-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
I'm in provisionally a 'go' for this weekend....

I'm in provisionally a 'go' for this weekend. Today I need to remedy the damage from a tip over on the loading ramp (me and big bikes = learning curve and weight is my foe - it was totally stupid...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-01-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Yeah! That's the one. Gotta keep the momentum and...

Yeah! That's the one. Gotta keep the momentum and choose a good line. It'll be a great test IMHO of what I can do on the 950. I did that loop last week on the 530 - the monsoons this year really...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-31-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
I'm in

I'm in. Pick a weekend (just no this one) - time to give the newly aquired 950SE a good long ride and live out of the giant loop for a day.

As an aside and BTW I think I'm going to do one of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
not a veteran either I guess. so where is the...

not a veteran either I guess. so where is the single track for noobs?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-06-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Darn! Just saw this. I want to do that ride! Next...

Darn! Just saw this. I want to do that ride! Next time I gues. I'm not doing my first single track alone.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-30-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,602
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
It was a treat to see an F800 in the wild -...

It was a treat to see an F800 in the wild - wrangled up some of the knarls no less. I fight the urge to own such a splendid sewing machine :D - smooth.

Thanks again NightStalker - for the ride...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-29-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,602
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Confirmed -- special bulb - just yanked it has...

Confirmed -- special bulb - just yanked it has some environmental housing stuff added to it and connector is embedded (not pluggable). Could splice but i'd need a similarly spec'd bulb and some heat...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-29-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,602
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
It's a pretty small HID -- I might go hunting for...

It's a pretty small HID -- I might go hunting for one. Really wished the cygolite worked for backup. The high beam on the X2 is plenty and works fine - I've used only that as my light source many...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-29-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,602
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
Yeah me too. X2 low is dead but high is fine....

Yeah me too. X2 low is dead but high is fine. IIRC the low isn't of enormous value any way. Anyone know if there is a local outlet selling the BD stuff? Or is it online only. Most of the shops around...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-28-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,602
Posted By Wild Bill Kelso
New guy to the group. I'm in with my 530 - hoping...

New guy to the group. I'm in with my 530 - hoping I don't learn about Trail Tech's shortcomings first hand! Sounds like fun.
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