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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-14-2014, 09:11 AM
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Posted By JayElDee
Paved route from ~~Meridien, Ms to Robbinsville, NC

Traveling from New Orleans to R'ville in mid Oct, done it a few times. This time we have a couple of days to get from around Meridien (Tupelo, Philadelphia, environs) to Robbinsville and are looking...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
Ha! Thanks. A new big ride is in the works, but...

Ha! Thanks. A new big ride is in the works, but maybe not until next summer??? That's too long. The more I remember Big Bend though, the more I want to return. And there is 101 on the Oregon coast....
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
Thanks again for the so kind words. Sorry been...

Thanks again for the so kind words. Sorry been away for a bit, mtg in Boston (love Boston), and then...wait for it...hard drive crash. Fortunately, I am backed up to the hilt, or to a hilt of some...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
Sorry for the delay, but since I've been here I...

Sorry for the delay, but since I've been here I have had an external drive failure and had to reformat and restore my hard drive. Ugh, fortunately I am backed up out the wazoo and lost nothing. I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
yeah, French Vanilla. FYI ...

yeah, French Vanilla.
FYI http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/edible-taxidermy-masterclasses-see-food-revolution-taken-a-step-further-9630881.html


The Woodsman damn...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
Leaving California I was in somewhat familiar...

Leaving California I was in somewhat familiar territory. As I referenced, last year, during the same time in May I was in this neck of the woods heading to Crater Lake and beyond, but again, riding...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
Thanks to all Yes, Eureka I did the orange leg...

Thanks to all
Yes, Eureka I did the orange leg of your map. 58, afaik, the good part is the part I did, iow, between Bakersfield and SLO. I have no knowledge of the part east of B'field

JOhn
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
I like California. The state is often beaten up...

I like California. The state is often beaten up because of various political issues like Governor Moonbeam and previously The Governator, because of the "Hollywood" scene, because of the gangs,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
There were lots of Germans at the Frontier Best...

There were lots of Germans at the Frontier Best Western, socks and sandals, shorts uniquely the wrong length, seeking the rays of our nearest star to warm their spaetzle colored skin. And very nice....
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
Eureka, so sorry just getting to this, work...

Eureka, so sorry just getting to this, work intervened and I was too exhausted to even chk the thread.

yes I rode both. 58 is more fun, lots of twisties on the sides of those California hills. 178...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
Yes that's the motel. It's not walking distance...

Yes that's the motel. It's not walking distance to restaurants, maybe 3/4 mile???
There's a decent Mexican Restaurant in town on the same side of the street (395, right?) as the motel.
Not much for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
Thanks for the nice words again! I try to steal...

Thanks for the nice words again!
I try to steal people pictures, you'll notice a lot of back shots, but I find those often as interesting as frontal views. Sometimes I am using a wide angle so I am...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
In Albuquerque two days prior I departed with...

In Albuquerque two days prior I departed with heated vest, winter gloves, liners, the works. It was 41 degrees. And the sun burned brightly.
Now leaving Page and headed to Vegas (baby), I felt as if...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
yes...El Tapatio. It was really pretty good! Each...

yes...El Tapatio. It was really pretty good! Each booth had its own unique mural on the backs of the seats.

Good! Share your thoughts; it may be just me and you :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
There is a rule that one should never be out of...

There is a rule that one should never be out of town on certain holidays. That includes even those fabricated by a greeting card company. Thus, my planned date of departure was the day AFTER Mother's...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
Ace, did you like Alpine? Marfa was just a little...

Ace, did you like Alpine? Marfa was just a little too much and not enough, though I still like that area. I liked Alpine though I think because it was more than what it promised.

Yes, Eureka,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
I did get off road after St Elena. I took...

I did get off road after St Elena. I took Maverick road north. Pretty rough with good sized boulders for a heavy-ish touring setup. Lots of places where the road had been washed over. It was very...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
The time came to leave. I tried to stay on...

The time came to leave. I tried to stay on another day but the lodge was booked, so it was time for my boot heels to be wandering. The weather was still holding out though far to the east there was...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
I rode down to Boquillas Canyon on the river and...

I rode down to Boquillas Canyon on the river and found this self serve knick-knack stand. It was late afternoon and as the sun went down the sky turned blood orange. Not much traffic and though the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
Thanks The next morning the ride begins in...

Thanks

The next morning the ride begins in earnest. I'll be in Big Bend this afternoon, but most certainly by a roundabout way. I'll ride to La Linda (The Pretty) on the Rio Bravo (Rio Grande)....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-01-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,891
Posted By JayElDee
starting to post and it's a twofer...Big Bend and...

starting to post and it's a twofer...Big Bend and California/Crater Lake/Palouse

A day delayed because a root canal intervened :eek1 really. Feeling better now

John
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,732
Posted By JayElDee
Travels with Blanche DuBois 2014: A Pas de Deux, Big Bend and Crater Lake & Beyond

Bucket list, schmucket list.
It could be ^that ^ which motivates, but that is only if I am playin’ all high-fallutin; putting’ on “airs” and such. I have told myself that it’s the bucket list that...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-28-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,891
Posted By JayElDee
Pix are done... I want to start the text any...

Pix are done...
I want to start the text any day now, but work has been hard. Facing a week off now though so after today, on which I am just being a slug, I have no excuse.
Hope to start tomorrow.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By JayElDee
so, I get a response from Twisted Throttle asking...

so, I get a response from Twisted Throttle asking why I want one: is it because the one I have broke or do I want to mount it on another bag?

Why should that make any difference whatsoever from a...
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By JayElDee
more info. Contacted Twisted throttle and they...

more info.
Contacted Twisted throttle and they said...Nope, not gonna sell that. Great.

So, I have an email in to SW Motech/Bags Connection, I'll post results.
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,701
Posted By JayElDee
Bumping this because it now appears SW Motech...

Bumping this because it now appears SW Motech DOES sell a topring by itself

http://shop.sw-motech.com/en/4052572014288,i20.htm
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By JayElDee
you wouldn't be able to get them real time, but...

you wouldn't be able to get them real time, but there are websites that sell state flag stickers, usually 4x6 ish
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 231
Posted By JayElDee
Can SW Motech male/female attachments be used instead of Marsee Corona one?

I have access to the Honda flavor of the Marsee 10L Corona bag. I have a BMW though, so I would need the horseshoe part of the attachment for the gas cap on the beemer.
I assume the female part on...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-03-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,891
Posted By JayElDee
ok, ok :1drink Got home Friday. Great...

ok, ok :1drink

Got home Friday. Great ride...7100 miles, but when I got home my desktop crashed and is getting a new hard drive. I have not even seen my pictures yet!

as soon as I am back up...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,321
Posted By JayElDee
The cord will come in handy. I've found it useful...

The cord will come in handy. I've found it useful to make a list of things easily forgotten, but items usually get added once they're forgotten, so that list has more usefulness for the next trip.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,321
Posted By JayElDee
not an RN, but an MD anesthesiologist here...good...

not an RN, but an MD anesthesiologist here...good for you guys!

how do the airtight bags work? IE, once you "break" into them, how do you evacuate them again?

Second...
an addition for your...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-23-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By JayElDee
thanks for the offer, G Man, but not tenting...

thanks for the offer, G Man, but not tenting it...real beds for old bones:wink:
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By JayElDee
I thought I needed to make some time so instead...

I thought I needed to make some time so instead of going through Antelope I took 26; the other route looked far more interesting, but having ridden until 830 pm last night I wanted a shorter day...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-22-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By JayElDee
yes a bit ;) but I have a decent map and I see...

yes a bit ;)
but I have a decent map and I see what y'all are saying. And the object is to get to the Palouse. The way back home will have many ops for some great roads and over the past 1.5 weeks...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By JayElDee
thanks, much appreciated John

thanks, much appreciated

John
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-20-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By JayElDee
NorCal to Palouse area

Looking for a route that will be scenic, paved and get me from around Yreka, Ca to the Palouse. I can take 1.5 days to do it, ie to get there. Trying to fit this into a long ride and always wanted to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-18-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,891
Posted By JayElDee
I misspoke earlier when I said Monterey-ish. I...

I misspoke earlier when I said Monterey-ish. I mean much farther up the coast. I am staying in Sunnyvale after a good ride today.

I got on the road around 8a and until Big Sur traffic was fine,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-17-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,891
Posted By JayElDee
It it paved? Ps Did 178 and 58 today and...

It it paved?

Ps
Did 178 and 58 today and they were terrific.
Cars moved over on 178 so I could pass and on 58 I was literally alone. It's quite a thrill to be doing those turns with no...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-17-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,891
Posted By JayElDee
I do not want to set land speed records and I...

I do not want to set land speed records and I want to stop to take pictures, but I want to be able to ride my ride and not have to always be wary of what Ma and Pa Kettle in the Sojourner or...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,891
Posted By JayElDee
Thus far, fast forward... In Lone Pine now,...

Thus far, fast forward... In Lone Pine now, Friday night. Visited Death Valley today in the 109.4 degree oven. My cool down vest actually worked pretty well, and allowed me to enjoy... Entered from...
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