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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By oldtouring B
Dddd

Very sound advice!
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 12:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By oldtouring B
Zad are you serious??

I hope you are not bullshitting us. To attempt this ride with a 33 year old bike with 400 miles of riding experience is crazy. The list of gear you will need would fill half of this reply. Rain gear,...
Forum: Australia 09-15-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By oldtouring B
Try your best

To avoid having the bike lowered. It screws up the suspension and the bike doesn't handle well.. Also buy used. She will have a few learning mishaps..
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By oldtouring B
My first thought was

Early dementia has struck.. You have your FZ1 just the way you want it. But because you don't redline it often, you are thinking of a smaller engine!

Given your size, you will look like a monkey...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-10-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By oldtouring B
Consider this Jeff

Airbnb is a fine and safe way to travel. I just finished a one week short trip and used Airbnb every night. Not a single problem..
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By oldtouring B
All set

Uship took care of me..
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By oldtouring B
All set

Uship took care of me..
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-31-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By oldtouring B
Need to get bike to Albuquerque from Las Vegas after sept 5th.

As the title states my triumph street triple is in Las Vegas, NV. I am in Albuquerque . If you are coming this way with a spot open on a trailer or can ride my bike this way, I will be glad to pay...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-31-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By oldtouring B
Are you going from Las Vegas to Albuquerque in Sept??

I had to leave my triumph street triple in Las Vegas for minor repairs to the starter. Then I had to leave for New Mexico. If you are trailering or riding and can bring my bike to Albuquerque , I...
Forum: Americas 08-28-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By oldtouring B
Checkout uship

I have used this website 3 times and have had good luck. Make sure you verify with the shipper what type of vehicle they use to ship. My last time I had quite a surprise!
Forum: Americas 08-25-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By oldtouring B
Consider

Uship.. It should run about $600. Read the reviews and then speak with the shipper and confirm what type of vehicle they use. Don't ask me how I know!!!:lol3
Forum: Americas 08-25-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By oldtouring B
Sorry BH

The weatherman was forecasting a cold spell. I don't think 72 qualifies.. Be safe.
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,527
Posted By oldtouring B
I have tried many types

Found the Overboard brand to be the best. It is the ONLY type that is 100% waterproof. I adjust the straps to allow the pack to rest on the passenger seat just slightly and forget that it is there.
...
Forum: Americas 08-24-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 869
Posted By oldtouring B
Be sure

To check the current weather near Wyoming.. Looks like heated gear will be a necessity .. Ride safe
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-13-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By oldtouring B
Road riders needed near Albuquerque starting 9/

The Mrs and I will be moving near Albuquerque on 9/2. I would like to connect with a small group or solo rider that enjoys paved roads in Colorado or northern New Mexico .

A little about me: 60...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-13-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By oldtouring B
I forgot to mention

Paved roads please..
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-13-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By oldtouring B
Your favorite route red bluff to Carson city???

I am currently riding in the northwest and surrounding states. If you have a route from Red Bluff(after 36!!!) to Carson City that adds some excitement to the trip then let me hear about it.. Thanks...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-11-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By oldtouring B
Question on valencia New Mexico

This might be a odd question for our website but here goes. We have been asked to housesit in Valencia New Mexico. It is east of Los Lunas.

My question is the area safe? Any problems with gangs?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By oldtouring B
I vote for...

Fly and ride. Before buying your ticket ask a board member to stop by and take a look at the bike and meet the seller. You can tell a lot by his garage and home.

On the hauling idea, I would buy a...
Forum: Americas 08-07-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By oldtouring B
Check and see

If airbnb is alive and well in Canada.
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,932
Posted By oldtouring B
From a Floridian..

Remove Miami from your route plan!, in August it is hotter than hell. I have seen older retired folks dropping on the sidewalks while on the way to lunch!!:rofl

Seriously I have lived and ridden...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-28-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By oldtouring B
I owe you guys a big thanks

The ride today was awesome.. It started on N Bank Rd for a warm up. No traffic with lots of patch work but no tar snakes..then 138. It starts out nice and easy and then the sweepers make their...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-28-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By oldtouring B
Take a look at yelp..

I stayed at the microtel. Nice and clean and reasonable. Have stayed in this town many times. If you stay at the Maggie valley inn be sure to not eat there!! The worst.

There is a fantastic...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,039
Posted By oldtouring B
Guys I just read all the replys!!

This is one funny thread:clap:clap

I won't ruin it by trying to be funnier..
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-25-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 489
Posted By oldtouring B
Your favorite paved route from Eugene to ashland??

Trying to avoid the interstate.. What say you??
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-25-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By oldtouring B
To Chip Seal and Digger

Thanks a lot for hwy 34. Rode it yesterday and damn that was a winner. Like Maggie Valley without traffic!! The turns are well designed and no decreasing radius. Add the recently repaved and you are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-21-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By oldtouring B
Please recommend

The best independent mechanic in Eureka , CA. I need to have the left turn signal replaced on my street triple. Thanks in advance.. Bob
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By oldtouring B
Thanks

To all the posters. This website rocks!!!:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By oldtouring B
Digger

Thanks for the suggestion of hwy 34. I missed it completely . Is it paved all the way from the coast to Corvallis?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By oldtouring B
Thanks

For the information. I would like to take hwy 180 but the two miles of dirt is a deal breaker.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By oldtouring B
US 20 between Newport and Corvallis ???

Has anyone ridden US 20 recently? Is the road construction finally done? How is the condition overall? Thanks
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By oldtouring B
Leaving Seattle

Friday is the worst traffic of the week. Either leave a noon or wait till Saturday.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-14-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By oldtouring B
420 is too much..

Shorten all your days to 250 until you find out how good your seat is..buy a pair of LDComfort shorts.

I think one set of riding gear(jacket and pant) is enough. Good rain gear.

Decide on your...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By oldtouring B
+1 on the googles..

+1 on the googles..
Forum: Americas 07-14-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By oldtouring B
Rain gear thoughts

For many years, I searched for the perfect rain gear. I bought all the different types that were popular at the time. Finally a rider I did not know recommended Gortex. It is lightweight and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-12-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,824
Posted By oldtouring B
On the BRP

The lightning can be fierce. The only cover is the tunnels.i always stop at the end over to the side and wave the cars by. The storms will generally last about 30 minutes and then you are safely on...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By oldtouring B
2thoughts..

Ask Mr. Google your question

AND IS IT REALLY FREE?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By oldtouring B
To confirm

I do have my own bike.. A Triumph Street Triple.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By oldtouring B
Road riders near Eureka CA month of August

I will be staying in Eureka the month of August. Looking for some riders that I can join to learn the area. Sport touring on paved roads would be perfect. Easy to get along with with 40 years...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-08-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,218
Posted By oldtouring B
Bullshit

Paulie you don't know what your talking about. My family has been using airbnb for one year. We are currently traveling through the Northwest and have never had a problem. It is the best alternative...
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