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Forum: Racing Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,301
Posted By High Country Herb
The bike looks great!

The bike looks great!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By High Country Herb
I have seen quite a few street legal bikes that...

I have seen quite a few street legal bikes that the owners opted to remove all the lights and mirrors, and register with a green sticker. Do they not allow this any longer?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 995
Posted By High Country Herb
How low you can go depends a lot on sidewall...

How low you can go depends a lot on sidewall height.

I have cast wheels and tubeless tires on mine, with 180/55-17 rear tire (TKC80). I tried dropping into the 20's, and banged the rim on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-16-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By High Country Herb
Yeah, they are the place with the "Yurts" (round...

Yeah, they are the place with the "Yurts" (round tent like cabins). I have never stayed in one, but always wanted to.
http://www.treebonesresort.com/


The Pigeon point lighthouse hostel is...
Forum: Americas 04-16-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,378
Posted By High Country Herb
Next step toward enjoying riding together:...

Next step toward enjoying riding together: wireless intercoms.

I personally agree that cruisers aren't as fun as other bike styles, but I also think it is more important for her to choose her own...
Forum: Regional forums 04-15-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,207
Posted By High Country Herb
Is anyone buying a bus pass online before leaving...

Is anyone buying a bus pass online before leaving the USA? I wonder if they sell out, and how long it takes to ship it here.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-14-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By High Country Herb
That's a great find. Here is a write up about it...

That's a great find. Here is a write up about it on kinja:

http://wessiler.kinja.com/how-to-find-the-most-beautiful-car-camping-spot-in-the-1464936250
Forum: Americas 04-13-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By High Country Herb
Be sure to ride the gondola to the top of the...

Be sure to ride the gondola to the top of the Tetons. :eek1
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 894
Posted By High Country Herb
So the Highway Patrol can no longer do it? I...

So the Highway Patrol can no longer do it?

I think it is also strange that just because a bike is registered for off road, it triggers a higher level of inspection. I would think a green stickered...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
As I continue to think about the advice offered...

As I continue to think about the advice offered in this thread, I have some thoughts on the various techniques discussed.

Weaving: I think done in a controlled manner, it definitely captures the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
I agree. There is one corner down in a small...

I agree. There is one corner down in a small canyon that is literally a 10 mph corner. They were going to build a bridge to bypass it, but ran out of budget. :clap

When there is no other traffic,...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-09-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 172,760
Posted By High Country Herb
:clap I was just watching On Any Sunday: The...

:clap

I was just watching On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter. It had a lot of focus on MotoGP, which made me realize how much I miss it at Laguna Seca. SBK is fun, but it isn't as big of an event.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,528
Posted By High Country Herb
My wife and I have both run Kenda K761's on dual...

My wife and I have both run Kenda K761's on dual sport bikes, and they work great on pavement, last OK, and are cheap. They aren't great on loose dirt, but work fine on packed surfaces.

I have the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
I found a flashing taillight that looks easy to...

I found a flashing taillight that looks easy to install from Aerostitch (pricey though at $69). I think if my wife and I both had these, we would be very visible.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,627
Posted By High Country Herb
Mine is more of a bone and flesh sympathy. :lol3

Mine is more of a bone and flesh sympathy. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,353
Posted By High Country Herb
Just a couple of hours ago, my wife and I made...

Just a couple of hours ago, my wife and I made the 1.5 hour trek to our parent's town. The curvy secondary highway usually flows at about 65 mph; 10 over the limit.

There was a car doing 55-60,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
Another name related part of my advrider persona;...

Another name related part of my advrider persona; I stole that photo of baja Herbie off the net, and unfortunately am not the owner.
Forum: EMEA 04-04-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By High Country Herb
Yes, but probably not staying the night. We...

Yes, but probably not staying the night. We aren't really museum goers, so didn't plan to spend much time in larger cities.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
Is there a direct correlation between the amount...

Is there a direct correlation between the amount my eyes are open vs. the amount of stuff I see? :lol3


Believe it or not, my name is Herbert. I'm Herbert IV, in fact. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
My wife is really good at spotting animal...

My wife is really good at spotting animal movement (she grew up with deer hunters in Oregon). I probably wouldn't have seen it if she hadn't told me through our comm system.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-02-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,429
Posted By High Country Herb
I did something similar with my Aprilia...

I did something similar with my Aprilia Dorsoduro, which is currently fitted with TKC-80s. They work really well off road, but have a distinctly loose feel on tarmac.

With the release of the...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By High Country Herb
I agree. The National Forests are a good...

I agree.

The National Forests are a good place to ride as well, such as the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California/Nevada. They often have abundant trail systems, or unpaved double track forest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
You can if road conditions dictate it. If there...

You can if road conditions dictate it. If there is no road shoulder, and there is a temporary road hazard, you have no other choice. In my case, the choice was to proceed at a reduced speed.

This...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By High Country Herb
Here you go, but its over in Carson City: ...

Here you go, but its over in Carson City:

http://images.craigslist.org/01111_40eXJ9lQC6j_600x450.jpg

http://reno.craigslist.org/mcy/4953358008.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
I actually preferred when my wife rode 2-up with...

I actually preferred when my wife rode 2-up with me. I was in control, and didn't have to watch out for a second bike. That requires twice the awareness, and it seems I'm only capable of about 1.5...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
Agreed...except there was no option to pull over...

Agreed...except there was no option to pull over (one gravel driveway in which we would have crashed at that speed).

We have been doing trips on secondary roads quite a bit to try to increase her...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-01-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 172,760
Posted By High Country Herb
Have you guys seen the tires that will be coming...

Have you guys seen the tires that will be coming on the new Ducati Scrambler?

Pirelli MT60 RS Corsa

http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608041780487393224&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0

They...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
:lol3 It helps that some of you met my wife...

:lol3

It helps that some of you met my wife on the Central Sierra Noob Ride.

If I get too out of line, she gives me one of these... :fyyff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
I'm not sure exactly where that photo was, but I...

I'm not sure exactly where that photo was, but I used it to illustrate my point because it showed the lack of paved driveways and road shoulder.

My close call happened just a couple of miles north...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-31-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By High Country Herb
It would be a cool project in a different...

It would be a cool project in a different political environment.

In 100 years or so, we will likely have a world government, and flight seems to be a rather inefficient means of travel (not too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
I have had some success with this, and discovered...

I have had some success with this, and discovered some failure as well (this incident).

I generally have good muscle control in "fight or flight" situations, such as emergency braking. I've never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
The only animal I have hit on the bike was a cat....

The only animal I have hit on the bike was a cat. I swear that little fucker did 30 mph to get under my tire, too. I was on an XL600, and it barely phased the bike.

My boss hit a coyote doing 80...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
I agree. Like I said, my wife was in front of me...

I agree. Like I said, my wife was in front of me and slowed down more than I would have. She has just over 1 year experience on street bikes, and an over-abundance of sympathy for animals. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,671
Posted By High Country Herb
Do a Google Image Search for "open face helmet...

Do a Google Image Search for "open face helmet injury". You won't ever want to wear one again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
I would have been more willing to carry speed...

I would have been more willing to carry speed through the bottle neck, since speeds were not high enough to injure me in a car should one of the two obstacles jump out in front of me. I am much more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
He's right about what the cage driver...

He's right about what the cage driver experienced, though. Probably thought "all these damn motorcycles all over the road need to get the hell out of the way".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
It sounds like I've identified the same mistakes...

It sounds like I've identified the same mistakes (by me and my wife) as you guys are pointing out.

I hadn't thought of the 4-way hazards. My bike does have them, and had I been on my "A" game I...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By High Country Herb
I think 395 is a nice route. It can be pretty...

I think 395 is a nice route. It can be pretty cold in the early morning, but warms up fast. This is the case pretty much all summer. If you slept in and left at 9-10 am it should be fine if the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
No, and I don't want to dismiss your suggestions...

No, and I don't want to dismiss your suggestions either. I've seen lots of people do that on these type of threads, and think it prevents me from learning anything.

Do you really pull over every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,363
Posted By High Country Herb
OK, so that's 2 riders saying pull over if...

OK, so that's 2 riders saying pull over if conditions warrant speeds lower than 20 mph. That seems odd to me, due to the layout of the road, but I did ask for advice.

Here is a photo of a similar...
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