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Forum: Equipment 06-22-2012, 04:08 PM
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Posted By mtndragon
Ants!

Wow, that is incredible. I always put my boots up on my handlebars at night, and travel with shower shoes/flip flops. I must admit though, I have no experience in jungles. I would think about...
Forum: Americas 05-23-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,806
Posted By mtndragon
Since you said don't mention a KLR, I won't... ...

Since you said don't mention a KLR, I won't...

But I have done the Divide twice...on a KLR. My friend who did it on a 950 ADV said if he were to do it again, he would buy a KLR for the trip and...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
Ropes are considered ok for tarps as they don't...

Ropes are considered ok for tarps as they don't have a lot of weight and do not harm the tree. Looks like a great set-up and a good time. FYI, you can hang the superfly without a ridgeline. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
Death Valley hang

Here is a shot from my Death Valley trip last week with my little sister. We spent a 5 days in the park, and then hit up Benton Hot Springs on the way home. This shot is from Benton before the snow...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 116,133
Posted By mtndragon
I spent last week in Death Valley camped atop...

I spent last week in Death Valley camped atop Hunter Mountain for the storms. Not much snow to speak of, and when we rode out on Friday, everything was clear. The modicum of moisture did make the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,476
Views: 116,133
Posted By mtndragon
Wondering if anyone has seen any signs of flowers...

Wondering if anyone has seen any signs of flowers yet as well. I leave in a week for the Valley with my lil' sis. :clap
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
Funny, since I have hung a hammock in my bedroom...

Funny, since I have hung a hammock in my bedroom and starting using it almost daily, I find myself looking for the gatorade bottle that I always keep by my hammock while camping so I don't have to...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
Overnighter

Took a little trip off the mountain Friday to get out of the snow and have a little fun. El Dorado National Forest-
...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2011, 03:09 PM
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Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
That looks like the makings of a good trip....

That looks like the makings of a good trip. Where'd you go?
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2011, 06:28 AM
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Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
Near Sonora, CA last week. My Shamu IX...

Near Sonora, CA last week. My Shamu IX underquilt let me down. It was around 30, maybe a wee bit cooler, and I was uncomfortable cold from the bottom. Still fun though-
...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
Intermission

Here is a little photo intermission break from talking about serious stuff like gear selection.

From the last two weeks:

http://mtndragon.smugmug.com/photos/i-pw92NVn/0/M/i-pw92NVn-M.jpg
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Forum: Equipment 08-15-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
The above advice is solid. I too have the WBBB...

The above advice is solid. I too have the WBBB DL 1.7 and have been camping in it regularly since last year. If they work for you, they are amazing. Camping is even more fun and comfortable now.
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
Correction

I actually have the Shamu, not the Orca. The Shamu is the full length IX quilt, and the Orca is the shorter. I can't seem to keep my whale names straight.
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
It is very small. About the size of a nalgene...

It is very small. About the size of a nalgene bottle, maybe a little smaller. I have mine attached to the Blackbird and both fit in the stock stuff sack included with the Blackbird. It is tight,...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
More testing

Ok, so I am still sorting out my kit for hammocking, and over the President's weekend I camped out in my backyard. Snowed about a foot, and temperatures were in the low to mid 20's. I used a 25...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
Yes, BA pad between the layers of the BB. Worked...

Yes, BA pad between the layers of the BB. Worked fairly well, but not the final solution for me. Molly Mac shamu arrived yesterday. More testing, more drinking! :1drink
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 341,209
Posted By mtndragon
First Hang

Ok, I'll play.
Became interested in hammocks as shelter for bikepacking and touring and ordered a Warbonnet Blackbird, which arrived in December. Curious to see what these things were all about...
Forum: Face plant 08-03-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 33,441
Posted By mtndragon
About five years ago I was riding my FJR with the...

About five years ago I was riding my FJR with the face shield up on my Arai Rx-7 with sunglasses on, and a bug caught me just below the helmet line and above the sunglasses. I wasn't going that...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,474
Posted By mtndragon
Lightweight, packable tent. Solid and easy to...

Lightweight, packable tent. Solid and easy to put up. For solo motorcycle trips or two person backpacking, this is the tent I use-...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 06-20-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,409
Posted By mtndragon
Bajafool- I am running the latest versions of...

Bajafool-
I am running the latest versions of Basecamp, Mapinstaller, and Mapmanager, as well as the latest version of the E32 maps. Everything worked very well, and it was seamless. I did...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Mexico, Central & South America 06-15-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 18,409
Posted By mtndragon
I used the E32 maps for a short trip down to...

I used the E32 maps for a short trip down to Northern Baja last weekend. They worked great, the whole transfer into Basecamp for Mac was easy, and the mapset had even the smallest goat trails. Good...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 39,102
Posted By mtndragon
Aerostitch vs Motoport

Just switched over from a one-piece Stitch to the one piece Motoport suit in stretch kevlar (similar to the one in the pic above, but not such lovely colors :puke1). For me, the Stitch just wasn't...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-06-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By mtndragon
Do a search for the Pacific Crest Quest here. ...

Do a search for the Pacific Crest Quest here. There are some great tracks in that ride report. I also have several sets of tracks on different routes that go from the Kernville area north to Tahoe,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-12-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By mtndragon
a few questions

This area is on my route from San Diego to Lake Tahoe and I wanted to ask you a few questions...

It looks like you were riding North to South. When you turned left off of Yokohol...That gate that...
Forum: Face plant 10-01-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,428
Posted By mtndragon
Motorport Kevlar mesh is great stuff. I have two...

Motorport Kevlar mesh is great stuff. I have two road crashes at 40+ mph, and countless off-road crashes in it. Walked away every time. The only down side to the stuff is below 70 degress and...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,651
Posted By mtndragon
Good job Ian! Glad you made it to...

Good job Ian!

Glad you made it to Polebridge, and I hope you ate something yummy there.

It sounds to me like the Divide will once again be in your future...on a bicycle. You sir, are a madman....
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 354,059
Posted By mtndragon
Your report is full of great one liners...I will...

Your report is full of great one liners...I will be borrowing this one to use on my own lil' sister. Jeez...girls. :lol3





Happy Birthday man! Please drink one on credit from me today. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-30-2009, 11:52 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 39,072
Posted By mtndragon
Good job keepin' em on their toes down there for...

Good job keepin' em on their toes down there for next year...wouldn't want them to forget the Assaulters.
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,651
Posted By mtndragon
One last bit of destruction

Add one more busted bit to the list Ian, rear rim:


http://mtndragon.smugmug.com/photos/627089639_iFufu-M.jpg


Just discovered this as I took a hose to the bike. Glad I didn't notice this on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 354,059
Posted By mtndragon
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,651
Posted By mtndragon
Ok, I was gonna let Ian answer this one, as it is...

Ok, I was gonna let Ian answer this one, as it is HIS ride report, and he has blown more shocks (2) than me (1).

Here's my synopsis:

I had/have a Progressive shock, with R-2 raising links. I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 650,687
Posted By mtndragon
Nice...Sassy and fiesty. Dont' let an...

Nice...Sassy and fiesty.

Dont' let an oldtimer from Texas rain on your parade. He is obviously obsessed with your...

tires.

I, too, am sorry you weren't born fat, 50, and bald. Life sucks,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 650,687
Posted By mtndragon
Top-notch. Good on ya for taking pics when...

Top-notch.
Good on ya for taking pics when things turn to shit. I always forget to do that.
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 650,687
Posted By mtndragon
This RR is about to get even more interesting. ...

This RR is about to get even more interesting. Best wishes in Hell's Canyon Erica-

:huh
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,651
Posted By mtndragon
Gotta add my $.02 on this one. Look at this...

Gotta add my $.02 on this one.

Look at this pic, this is a look I had not seen before on Ian's face-

Evil.

http://mtndragon.smugmug.com/photos/615245694_hEyNe-L.jpg

This was at the pause...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 55,027
Posted By mtndragon
I always amazes me what a passenger is willing to...

I always amazes me what a passenger is willing to endure, mine included, and I must say Kelly, you are as tough, patient, and understanding as they come.

Thanks for sharing-
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 354,059
Posted By mtndragon
My Bueller Baja hook up has moved back to the...

My Bueller Baja hook up has moved back to the States. No worries, who needs hot chicks in Baja...right? :cry

I understand the fry thing, just messin' with ya...sorta. That stuff will kill you. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,419
Views: 354,059
Posted By mtndragon
John- Great stuff man. Very jealous. I ended...

John-
Great stuff man. Very jealous. I ended my three week tour two days ago, and I am in serious withdraws. You arrived in CO just as I was leaving. I really hope you make it this way at the end...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-18-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,620
Posted By mtndragon
Good show! I'd say that was an Adventure

Good show! I'd say that was an Adventure
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,100
Posted By mtndragon
backcountry cabin

Echo lakes is nice. You could also try Angora Lake Cabins. Even more remote, and also on the edge of Desolation Wilderness. If you need more suggestions, let me know-
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