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Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 1,163,866
Posted By calimusjohn
The Green Machine

John, I was a bit surprised to see you get the Green machine - after I demonstrated the advantages of a TW200 in Apache Junction.
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 154,547
Posted By calimusjohn
Boat Captains

Elisa, You do know that ALL boat captains have the authority to perform marriages . . . . if only for the duration of the boat trip. Right? Another John
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 51,260
Posted By calimusjohn
Speed

I routinely cruise Arizona freeways and run 65 MPH for 150 mile stretches at a time with out any problems. I weigh 180 at 6'1". My gearing is 14/44. Top speed is 78 on the flats with no wind. Speed...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 1,163,866
Posted By calimusjohn
Smile

[QUOTE=Animal Instinct;24133219],

A triumphant Sancho Panza with happy kitty face.

http://i857.photobucket.com/albums/ab136/pk092/West%20of%20the%20Pecos/Plumber002_zpsb2aad981.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Future

Hi Jim. I am doing a lot of local riding in Arizona at present. In July I hope to join a group of TW200 riders in Elk City, Idaho. That might generate a written line or two. John :cromag
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Normal?

Normal? I don't ever want to be normal. I just try to be acceptable in public arenas....... John :rayof
Forum: Ride reports 05-07-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Plans

It all starts with plans. . . then action. John Too
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Leader

John has led a lot of folks down the paths. Fortunately, most are not lined with thorns. John Too
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 1,163,866
Posted By calimusjohn
The Visit

I had a day to remember! A quick run of 134 miles across the desert on a 75 MPH speed limit freeway on a TW200. It is geared where it runs easily at 65. Still the slowest runner in the pack.
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Then...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 1,163,866
Posted By calimusjohn
In Phoebix still?

Hi John, If you are still lurking around Phoenix, I'd love to meet up. Even buy you a limonada, since you don't drink . John Too
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Last Update

In my Ride Report, I mentioned that I had purchased inner tubes at the dealership in Buckeye, Arizona. It turned out that the rear tube was the wrong size which led to a blowout after only eight...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 1,163,866
Posted By calimusjohn
Age and Riding

John, I agree with you. The sooner you hit the road - the better. My month on a TW200 in Mexico was great. The Bronchial Pneumonia siege while holed up in a Texas Motel was the pits.
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When I...
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 46,691
Posted By calimusjohn
Time Line

So many Ride Reports - - - so little time. :ostrich
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 18,414
Posted By calimusjohn
Late Response

Your Ride Report was a highlight during my days trapped in a Motel in west Texas - with Bronchial Pneumonia. Check out Cannonshot's reports on the big Bend area. Outstanding stuff. Judge Roy...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Road Home

We took 277 west from Carrizo Springs to Del Rio and then 90 to Van Horn. Good road, little traffic. Re-visited the museum of Judge Roy Bean at Langtry. Then slab highways to home. John
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
End of Ride Report

A couple of last minute thoughts about this ride. I certainly enjoyed most of it. :nod Costs in Mexico averaged $71.93 per day. That may sound expensive, but remember that I stayed in some...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Not exactly Wheelies

I am a bit surprised with the clutch also. I don't ride the clutch or slip it excessively. I had to adjust the cable several times along the way. It kept getting tighter. Then on my first flat...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Answers

It is a great world when strangers help strangers. The MPG went from a low of 60 with a strong headwind and the best was 83 with a tailwind. Most days it hovered around 75 MPG.
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The Copper...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
John to John

[QUOTE=Old Downeaster;23693306]Good to hear, John. :clap I have followed your adventure from the first post and rooted for you all the way. You gave me courage to continue planning my own escapade...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Photos

Heading west from Mission, Texas, there were miles of road construction. At least lanes were blocked for many miles. Funny though - few construction folks....
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Thanks for Support

In the past few days - a few readers responded with Support. I can not tell you how great a feeling it is to know you may be physically alone looking into the Abyss, but are not really alone. So to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-14-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Status Report

Hi. I am pleased that the report of my "Passing" was premature. My friend Dave, who transported me back from the brink is still helping. He drove me to Parker, AZ Hospital yesterday. When a Nurse...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Home

Home. Healing. John
Forum: Ride reports 03-06-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Help is on the way.

Dave telephoned at 6:00 P.M. local. He is in a Motel in Del Rio, Texas and will be here by 0900 tomorrow. He really pushed to get that far - that quickly.
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"Domingo" brought me bananas, two...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Rescue on the way

Dave is heading my way. Should be here Friday. I will just keep gagging down liquids. John
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Thanks everyone.

Jim and all the rest of you who have written with support and offers of help. . . . I am overwhelmed. I am physically no better than before. Still feverish and gagging on any food products. Funny...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Carrizo Springs,Texas

Hi folks. I am still in beautiful downtown C.S. I made It out of the Motel and as far as the Hospital Emergency Room yesterday. After an E.K.G., x-rays, blood tests,, urine test, poke, prod,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Carrizo Springs

AND then the flu caught me. Could not ride yesterday due to high fever and dizziness. Slept 22 of 24 hours.
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Feel like I came in last in whatever contest I have just been in. Feel weak and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Mission to Carrizo Springs, Texas

After a great visit with my cousin and his wife, It is time to hit the road towards home. The temperature is projected to reach 90 degrees today, but it is a very pleasant low 70's as I pull out....
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4,662
Views: 1,163,866
Posted By calimusjohn
Personal Friendships are Sacred

Thank you! This is from another person interested only in the ride! John Too
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Life is definitely faster in Texas! Thanks for...

Life is definitely faster in Texas! Thanks for the weather look out. I use this link a lot.

http://www.mctourer.com/TripPlanning/Weather.htm

It gives a really good picture. I hope...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
TW200 Status Report

The cold front is gone. Temperatures are almost back to normal in Mission, Texas.
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After a leisurely breakfast, we installed the rear wheel, adjusted the chain and brake pedal, checked the ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Rw66 & Kiko: I am glad to hear that I am not...

Rw66 & Kiko: I am glad to hear that I am not alone in my opinion of McAllenMotorSports. It has always been my experience and that of every other rider I know, that when a Long Distance Rider from...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Hi. I answered in a round about way - but not...

Hi. I answered in a round about way - but not directly. Yes. I am headed for my Arizona stompin' grounds to do Taxes, restock and decide which way to attack next time. Texas traffic is absolutely...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,957
Posted By calimusjohn
Mexico Madness

Sure glad to see I am not the only Old Fart running around in Mexico. I just did the mainland on a TW200. A different psce. The Yurts are a super stop off place in San Ignacio and Mulege and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Dude, You been hangin' out here since 2009 and...

Dude, You been hangin' out here since 2009 and you have unbent your finger - how many times? Time to tell us what ya' been doin'. Oh, A suggestion - If you are planning on riding south - go...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
More answers

There are some fine folks in Salome. They just expect too much from me. :*sip*

Finally. To the Lady who asked, "Wouldn't you like to have a BORING day?"

I don't know. I can't...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Replys

Thanks. I use a point and shoot automatic everything camera, so if it looks good - the camera gets the credit. I just hang on.

mudiver
Welcome Aboard. I can use all the support I can get....
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Mission, Texas

A cold front roared through during the night. Yesterday's 95 degrees turned into today's rainy 47. I about froze!
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My cousin Bruce and I pop off the rear wheel of the TW. We discuss whether we...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 44,016
Posted By calimusjohn
Linares to Mission, Texas

I did not sleep well in Linares. The very nice Hotel was across the street from the Municipal Police Headquarters. There was an inordinate amount of traffic to/from there all night long. For whatever...
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