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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,041
Posted By bdesj
I heart Plumas :clap

I heart Plumas :clap
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,215
Posted By bdesj
Subscribing for ride info. I`m looking at...

Subscribing for ride info. I`m looking at spending a few days in that area on my way from Reno to Boise in the week between the two weekends mentioned.

I haven`t ridden there before, but have...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-18-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
Nice, JPK! Water to the seat level isn`t...

Nice, JPK!
Water to the seat level isn`t something I`d have expected in the NV/OR desert in late summer. Was this the big trip you were talking about, or is there a bigger version still in the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
Rode a mixed surface megaloop yesterday, today my...

Rode a mixed surface megaloop yesterday, today my wife is at a church event and I`m supposed to be house cleaning. I promise I will as soon as I finish up here! I started by making my way to Soda...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
Hope you hook up with somebody, Solomon- playing...

Hope you hook up with somebody, Solomon- playing is MUCH more fun than maintaining! I enjoyed riding with you a few weeks ago, but still don`t have it down for the tight stuff that I get the feeling...
Forum: Thumpers 08-15-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 313,803
Posted By bdesj
Not from anywhere near PA, no idea where that is,...

Not from anywhere near PA, no idea where that is, but it looks pretty danged COOL!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,041
Posted By bdesj
Nothing on the calendar that weekend. ...

Nothing on the calendar that weekend.
http://indianvalleychamber.snappages.com/ivcc-calendar-of-events.htm

DeepSea, do you live part time in that area?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,041
Posted By bdesj
Perfect, thanks. Can`t make it for any Fri...

Perfect, thanks. Can`t make it for any Fri riding, but I`m in from that evening through mid Sunday. One on a DR650.

Anybody know if there`s any big even planned in Taylorsville that weekend that...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
: ) Looks familiar.

: )
Looks familiar.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-13-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,041
Posted By bdesj
For some reason that I don`t remember any more, I...

For some reason that I don`t remember any more, I dismissed this when I first saw the post. It`s starting to sound pretty good now. I saw a reference to thinking about changing the date to Oct. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-12-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
Thanks for the Verdi Peak info, Brent. I went...

Thanks for the Verdi Peak info, Brent. I went back up Mon morning to look more carefully for a turnoff that I might have missed, found only one, and that ended up being a dead end- kinda fun semi-ST,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 97,275
Views: 18,426,714
Posted By bdesj
Think about that for a minute... Whoever the...

Think about that for a minute...
Whoever the camera belongs to is a friend of the rider. Otherwise, there wouldn`t be footage from both perspectives in the same upload. Not to say it wasn`t wild...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 97,275
Views: 18,426,714
Posted By bdesj
Whoa! I wonder how somebody managed to put the...

Whoa! I wonder how somebody managed to put the camera on him???
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-09-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
I know. It`s part of the ADV territory and I...

I know. It`s part of the ADV territory and I just have to grin and bear it. Just wanted to let it be known that I don`t like that particular part of the territory either. Over and out.

Since...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
That bird thing bothers me too, and that's just...

That bird thing bothers me too, and that's just from the pictures. I`d be pissed if somebody randomly flipped me off in person- don`t know what`s wrong with a friendly wave.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-07-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 772
Views: 106,290
Posted By bdesj
Wow, the perfect price. Remains of a TW200. ...

Wow, the perfect price.
Remains of a TW200. Gotta be worth the drive from Bay Area just for wheels alone.

http://reno.craigslist.org/mcy/4606199746.html
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 97,275
Views: 18,426,714
Posted By bdesj
Z or 2Z means shielded in the code for SKF and...

Z or 2Z means shielded in the code for SKF and most other manufacturers. Not the same as sealed. Like Eakins said, 2RS will get you sealed both sides. RS if you want one side unsealed to push...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 313,803
Posted By bdesj
Yes, Greaselife. It`s Lexan, AKA polycarbonate. ...

Yes, Greaselife. It`s Lexan, AKA polycarbonate. I did it cold on a brake, other guys have heated it by various means and hand bent it. Tried first with a waste basket but it broke when I folded it!
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 313,803
Posted By bdesj
Pass tag game! ...

Pass tag game!
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t218/brianylupita/Scoot%20trips/DSCN2024_zps595e254a.jpg
`Bama screen tag?...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-04-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
Ah, yeah! Groovy ride yesterday. I ended up...

Ah, yeah! Groovy ride yesterday.
I ended up slabbing to Portola, then made a round of Plumas County`s finest dirt before playing the twisty game from Graeagle to Satley then home on 70/395. THAT`s...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,075
Posted By bdesj
Mamoth, Mono, Bodie, Sonora Pass... Cool! ...

Mamoth, Mono, Bodie, Sonora Pass...
Cool!
Your down the coast for to make a loop idea sounds groovy, too- hope you enjoy the return as much as the outbound leg.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-31-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
I`m going to break in my shiny new license plate...

I`m going to break in my shiny new license plate this weekend with lots of tame fire roads- probably Sunday, but could make it Sat if it`s more convenient for somebody else. Open for just about...
Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 97,275
Views: 18,426,714
Posted By bdesj
+1 to all of that.

+1 to all of that.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-30-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
Whoohoo, I`m registered! The bill of sale I had...

Whoohoo, I`m registered! The bill of sale I had given up hope of finally came through, so I didn`t need to mess with the courts. I took it down today and passed my wait time in silent prayer,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,075
Posted By bdesj
Isn`t the drive on 50 from Pollock Pines to Sac...

Isn`t the drive on 50 from Pollock Pines to Sac only like 15 to 20 minutes?

Yeah, I forgot about 89. Between Sac and further south on 395, 89 would definitely be definitely shorter and faster...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 97,275
Views: 18,426,714
Posted By bdesj
Good point. On the fuel economy nerd forums that...

Good point. On the fuel economy nerd forums that I sometimes lurk on, that problem was so prevalent that most people now specify what kind of gallons in a post- if not, somebody else will usually...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,075
Posted By bdesj
550 miles from Sac to LA? What route are you...

550 miles from Sac to LA? What route are you looking at?

Out of the way for the OP, but that`s probably how I would route if I had enough time. We drive from Reno to/from Santa Ana area once in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-27-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
That sounds reasonable, KLR. Thanks! I hope it...

That sounds reasonable, KLR. Thanks! I hope it still works that way. I should also mention that DMV`s bill of sale form speicifcally requests a DL number, so that kind of puts the whammy on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-26-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
I`m tied up tomorrow too, and now a bit desperate...

I`m tied up tomorrow too, and now a bit desperate about my chances to register my bike.

I think I`m screwed, but maybe somebody has a tip? Long story as short as possible- When I bought it, I...
Forum: Thumpers 07-25-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 97,275
Views: 18,426,714
Posted By bdesj
Kumatae, I won`t try to talk you out of ever...

Kumatae, I won`t try to talk you out of ever lowering your bike, but I bet if you get a little more accustomed to it you won`t find it such an emergency. I`m a good bit under 6', with short legs and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 97,275
Views: 18,426,714
Posted By bdesj
Hey, that`s my conclusion too! But SWMBO...

Hey, that`s my conclusion too!
But SWMBO somehow concludes differently :huh
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 313,803
Posted By bdesj
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919&hi...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919&highlight=pictures
Hmmm... The link I just posted shows up in invisible ink on my screen- hopefully clicking it will work cause I really want to see...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 97,275
Views: 18,426,714
Posted By bdesj
Great tip, thanks! I`ll be sure to do it ASAP :)...

Great tip, thanks! I`ll be sure to do it ASAP :)

Crewsdawg, It looks pretty complicated, but there is DIY sideplate thread on DRR
http://drriders.com/topic11967.html
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 97,275
Views: 18,426,714
Posted By bdesj
I took a gamble and bought the S.C. low (not the...

I took a gamble and bought the S.C. low (not the commuter). I do love how it looks, and I don`t notice a slope one way or the other. As far as rideability, the good and the bad of I compared to the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-18-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
Have an awesome trip! And remember: If you die...

Have an awesome trip! And remember: If you die out there in the desert, the PNW guys will never let you live it down for the rest of your life.

Oh, wait- the rest of your life won`t be a long...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By bdesj
No state INCOME tax. Sales tax on just about...

No state INCOME tax. Sales tax on just about everything but groceries varies by county- currently 7-point-something in Washoe County (Reno). There is some fishing in NV, but much more in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By bdesj
Winter temps can get to about zero F, rarely much...

Winter temps can get to about zero F, rarely much below, and rarely stay there long. Since it`s weather, exceptions have been known to occur. Lately we`ve been getting cold early, like Nov, then...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-07-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,125
Posted By bdesj
Yeah, it`s kind of isolated. But the damned kids...

Yeah, it`s kind of isolated. But the damned kids are always out playing in the middle of the highway- keep on your toes!...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
^^No shortage of great offroad adventuring up...

^^No shortage of great offroad adventuring up that way. For a good taste, check out Hobbes`s 2013 and 2011 NV ride reports. They both touch on the routes that JPK asked about....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 76,922
Posted By bdesj
I assume you`re asking in other threads for...

I assume you`re asking in other threads for details in different parts of the route? I can`t tell very well from the big scale map what exactly you`re looking at, but in general it covers some great...
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