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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,275
Posted By oyster
Did one myself

Made a fishing trip by moto once. Changed from waders to riding pants and put both my Iphone and my wallet on the pannier box to make sure I remembered them. I didn't. Both were retrieved from the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By oyster
Dirt

Forest Service Rd 58 to FS 77, come back on hwy 60, lunch at Harvest on Main in historic Blue Ridge, or dinner at the Blur Ridge Brewery. Tons of dual sport dirt in the Cohuttas as well. Look for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,937
Posted By oyster
Lookin good!

That V-Star is starting to look like a real adventure bike:clap. Ride on.
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 14,937
Posted By oyster
Hey, I'm first!

Viva Mexico! Ride on Sraff, and let's see those pics!:super
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 11:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Let's see, where were we? Oh, yes:deal ...

Let's see, where were we? Oh, yes:deal


Down the dead end road which terminates at our campground came two sets of headlights with Mexican gangsta rap cranked to 11. They pulled up to a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
The best way to while away the dog days of Summer...

The best way to while away the dog days of Summer in the U.S. south, or south of the border.:thumb

Just cruise down East Main St. and look for anything fly-fishing related. You'll see the big...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Glad you found the place. Get some dirt on that...

Glad you found the place. Get some dirt on that Star:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Sorry

Didnt mean to be such a cliffhanger. Writing this report while on vacation and had to take the kids to the aquarium:D
I'll try to finish this story this evening.
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
A restless night

WARNING:
The following segment is an attempt to re-tell, as objectively as possible, the story of a rather emotional event probably involving the most lovely of people. But that doesn't change our...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Once across the bridge we came to the entrance of...

Once across the bridge we came to the entrance of a huge cavern. The entrance was overhung with these crazy vines - some real Indiana Jones stuff....
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
I wish I had more detailed maps for you. The...

I wish I had more detailed maps for you. The reality is, often we didn't know where we were, and some places I STILL don't understand exactly where we were. I used a guide book, a cheap GPS, and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
About that time, this fellow paddles by in an...

About that time, this fellow paddles by in an empty boat. He sees us sitting around and waves us over for a last minute tour. We were starting to get pretty relaxed in camp, but I didn't like the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
blue water

After a quick two-hour lunch, we put the helmets back on and returned to the river. The pictures don't do it justice. I am a terrible photographer, and no pictures in this report were touched up in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Ride to the river

Still being relatively early, it was a much more enjoyable ride down out of the mountains this time.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s313/oystersb/P1010544.jpg

Even took a moment to admire...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Skipping forward in my report to talk tires. ...

Skipping forward in my report to talk tires. Here's the K-60's on Wes' 950 at the end of our 4,200 mile trip. I'm not sure what size exactly Wes was running (maybe you can see if you look close in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Thanks

Thanks SR:freaky. More to come!
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
We bagged up our gear and started the hike back...

We bagged up our gear and started the hike back up to the road determined to be underway before things got too hot. The bikes were safe and sound right where we left them. Rosario greeted us at the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
No shite! If I ever ride around the world,...

No shite! If I ever ride around the world, remind me to keep it to myself!:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
sleeping by the pit

Once again, it was time to make the trek down to the pit. This time we were carrying thirty or forty pounds of gear, but at least our core temperature had come down to normal and our bodies were...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,606
Posted By oyster
Nice

Hey Flux, maybe you didnt get to join Wes and I in Mexico, but it looks like you had a hell of a trip yourself! Maybe Labrador next year?:ear. Hey man, what camera were you using by the way? Your...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Home Cookin'

The hike back up to the bikes kicked our butts. We were the kind of exhausted where you can only laugh. Rosario laughed at us too as we stopped and sat to rest at every switchback. She assured us...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Up the road

We made a few turns just trying to stay on the most worn road and eventually we came to small town. Not, like an "only one red light" small town - but a cluster of concrete, stick, and thatch and no...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Jouney to "The Basement of the Swallows"

After enjoying Las Pozas for the better part of the morning, we could certainly see how Edward James could settle into a place like this and make a home. Wes and I however, were just passing through...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Las Pozas

Thanks so much for following along everybody! :thumb
Now let's head on down to see what all the fuss is about.

Edward James Was a 20th century British artist and supporter of the Surrealist...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
refuge with style

We were shown where to park our bikes and ushered out of the dark and into a fantastic little oasis. It is a small private hotel run by a Mexican hippie couple that were awesome. Not only did they...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
into the dark rainforest

I had read about this place. I couldn't remember the name and had no idea where it was other than Mexico, but I knew I wanted to see it. After digging through several maps and "The People's...
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Galeana to Xilitla

The next morning found us once again moving slow. Relax and let the bike handle the fast stuff, seemed to be our motto for the trip. Galeana was pretty much as far as this tripped had been planned...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
map

Just figured out how to use scribble maps, so here's a visual to help show our journey so far - three days, and a bit over 1500 miles.
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s313/oystersb/mex1-3.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Thanks for the offer. I'm already back from my...

Thanks for the offer. I'm already back from my trip, and I found all that you say to be true. Next time for sure!
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Border to Galeana

The next morning was an anxious one for us. I know it's not very studly to say that in a ride report where adventure is the goal, but it's the truth. It's a strange feeling to intentionally put...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Sraff

Sraff, Check the OXXO convenience store by all Pemex stations for a convenient ATM.

Have fun!
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
last day in the U.S.A.

Since neither Wes nor myself are what you'd call "morning people", we rolled out of bed at the crack of 8:30, had three or four cups of coffee, and got on the road at the crack of 10:00. The sun was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Actually left on the 21st (a day later than we...

Actually left on the 21st (a day later than we hoped) and returned ten days later. More of the report coming soon.
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Prep

Thanks for the encouragement Throttlemeister. Your post reminds me of another preparation nugget I failed to mention. If anyone is reading this post because they're considering a first trip south...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
first day on the road

Since our time was limited, the plan was to make the Mexican border as fast as possible - fast bikes, fast roads, fast food on the way to something new. We allowed ourselves two days to cover the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Preparations

Once we decided to get on with it we began to gather up our gear. Wes lives about thirty minutes from me. Since we both have families and low paying, long hour, businesses to run we had to prepare...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Why Mexico?

This isn't a trip about two worldly wanderers with a death wish, or two kids who are too young to know better, or too reckless to care - just two regular guys bitten by the desire for a little real...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,737
Posted By oyster
Mexico - Now or never (N. Georgia to Xilitla, MX and back)

Two regular guys, first time south of the border, 4200 miles, 10 days, 2 big bikes, trip of a lifetime...
http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s313/oystersb/33d9e1eb.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,289
Posted By oyster
I wouldn't let the tall first scare you away. ...

I wouldn't let the tall first scare you away. I've had mine for over a year now and ride off road regularly, including a rough 4000 mile trip through the boonies of Mexico. The bike has so much...
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 40,709
Posted By oyster
Unloaded for the night, with a friend near "the...

Unloaded for the night, with a friend near "the Basement of the Swallows".

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s313/oystersb/33d9e1eb.jpg
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