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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 05:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
Funny thing about the world today. My internet...

Funny thing about the world today. My internet buddies have become my best friends.

I met these guys on the internet. The Motorcycle Tourer's Forum started hosting rough road rides in 2004. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
I see him! I SEE HIM! I FOUND WALDO!!!:rofl ...

I see him! I SEE HIM! I FOUND WALDO!!!:rofl



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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
Don, Thanks for including the picture of Suzy. ...

Don, Thanks for including the picture of Suzy. She wanted to ride more but was having trouble with the altitude. Here are 3 more pics from when Suzy, Gene, and I rode before the group got there.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
The weather for our trip was perfect. I rode in...

The weather for our trip was perfect. I rode in mesh gear the first 2 days. I switched from the mesh gear after the 50 mile 60 MPH jaunt across South Park. I didn't get warm again after that part...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
Tomichi Pass

When Gene and I laid out the routes for our ride, we decided to avoid the "harder" passes. This was partly because we were covering so many miles and partly trying avoid pushing anyone past their...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-23-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
It is true that I felt some kinship with the guys...

It is true that I felt some kinship with the guys in the pickup. I believe that those guys are distant cousins from
Alabama. Anyway, they saved us the trouble of testing the creek crossing. We...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,608
Posted By andy29847
Haha - I knew I was forgeting a few things. I...

Haha - I knew I was forgeting a few things. I had to put on a new front tire a few days after I rode with you. The one on the bike showed a strange wear pattern (center knobs OK, knobs on each...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-23-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,004
Posted By andy29847
Upper Hightower Rd and Charlie's Creek Rd,...

Upper Hightower Rd and Charlie's Creek Rd, waypoints 314 to 318, are 2 of the toughest sections of the ride. I would avoid them if you are a new rider on a big bike. Knobby tires are strongly...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
Hey riding buddies, thanks for jumping in with...

Hey riding buddies, thanks for jumping in with your stories and pics.

I am going to move on with the story to Friday. Friday was supposed to be a long but easy day. We were leaving BV, going...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
Jeff, Thanks for posting the picture of...

Jeff,

Thanks for posting the picture of Don, Kevin, Rick, and John. BTW, was Rick really that stressed watching Don work? I'm guessing Clarke was off somewhere kooling it until the bike issues...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-21-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
Thursday's ride took us East from Buena Vista in...

Thursday's ride took us East from Buena Vista in Four Mile ORV Park, across 24/285 almost to Aspen Ridge, North across South Park, through Como, up to Boreas Pass, down to Breckenridge, south to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
There are some really good hills in the Ruby...

There are some really good hills in the Ruby Mountain ORV Park.


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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
Our ride was scheduled for July 17-20. A few of...

Our ride was scheduled for July 17-20. A few of us got an early start.

Gene, on the left, lives in Buena Vista and was our resource for putting together good routes. Don, on the right, is from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
The ride is over but there is a lot of sharing...

The ride is over but there is a lot of sharing still to be done. Several of the guys are headed home while I am stuck here in Colorado. :D Yesterday, we had a very nice ceremony on top of Tin Cup...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
Here is a picture of John in 2010 on the way to...

Here is a picture of John in 2010 on the way to the "Devil's Punchbowl".
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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-19-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
This is our buddy Don. He has written several...

This is our buddy Don. He has written several ADVrider ride reports. His reports usually have "Hot Chicks" in the title. He seldom delivers on the promise. Whenever I am with Don, I try to help...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
After John's death, we made a John sticker for...

After John's death, we made a John sticker for our group of riders. It was a couple of weeks after the stickers were sent out that someone noticed that I had left out an "R" in John's last name. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
One of the guys - not naming names - had a little...

One of the guys - not naming names - had a little trouble right at the top of the Ruby Mountain ORV trail.

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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
Here is a group of rough road riders at the...

Here is a group of rough road riders at the Pisgah Inn along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We were camping and riding. John is in the center.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
Here is a group of Flatlanders on the Ruby...

Here is a group of Flatlanders on the Ruby Mountain ORV trail. They were whining about the sand and whoops, They need to be thinking about the hillclimbs that are ahead.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
John would want to see some ride pics! I took...

John would want to see some ride pics! I took the one below yesterday. Some of the guys said this section of Colorado (South Park) reminded them of a part of the Forever West Tour called the "Big...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,212
Posted By andy29847
Riding in Colorado - Thinking About John Saurer

John Saurer was one of my favorite people. We were the same age, both of us were Mamma's boys, and we really liked to ride. John and I were part of a group of guys that met a couple of times a year...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,608
Posted By andy29847
That was them. Thanks for posting. Great video.

That was them. Thanks for posting. Great video.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-10-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 181,550
Posted By andy29847
From Cottonwood Pass - July 9

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Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,608
Posted By andy29847
Update!

My buddy Gene and I met scoutDad and the Eagles in Buena Vista, CO this morning. All three seemed to be doing well. Bikes and gear were OK (except for scoutDad's computer). We rode together to St...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-08-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,004
Posted By andy29847
Thanks for the note. We need to get your...

Thanks for the note. We need to get your business on the map. Send me your address and GPS coordinates. I will add a waypoint on the next revision. Feel free to post a note on the SM500 Facebook...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,090
Views: 181,550
Posted By andy29847
Collegiate Peaks

Buena Vista, CO in the valley, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Harvard hanging above the town.

http://andy29847.smugmug.com/Other/July-2014-colorado/i-VTvWF2x/0/X2/BV%20Collegiate%20peaks%20%202-X2.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,738
Posted By andy29847
Good report! 2nd and 3rd weeks of October...

Good report!

2nd and 3rd weeks of October are when the leaves are the prettiest and the crowds are the biggest. I prefer mid- September. The woods are still green, it's not too cold, and it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By andy29847
TERRY ADCOX Terry's Custom Seats ...

TERRY ADCOX
Terry's Custom Seats
kawasaki37388@yahoo.com

Terry is an ebay vendor. He made the seat for my Versys. :D He makes seats for many different bikes. Located in TN.
...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-26-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,004
Posted By andy29847
Roll chart smaple: ...

Roll chart smaple:

http://andy29847.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/misc-pics/i-PgHt3Dd/0/L/outesheet%20sample-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,608
Posted By andy29847
John, I am looking forward to reading your...

John, I am looking forward to reading your reports. Colorado is a dirt bike wonderland. Subscribed!

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Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-25-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,004
Posted By andy29847
How do you control emissions? Being in 2nd place...

How do you control emissions? Being in 2nd place takes a whole new meaning here.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-24-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,004
Posted By andy29847
We enjoy a little humor on our rides: ...

We enjoy a little humor on our rides:

http://andy29847.smugmug.com/Other/smr2013/i-vvZSnRs/0/XL/caption%20motorcycle%20prayers-XL.jpg

And we are thinking about a geocache - get you picture made...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-24-2014, 03:10 PM
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Views: 2,339,638
Posted By andy29847
Near Tunica, MS ...

Near Tunica, MS

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Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-24-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,004
Posted By andy29847
For you paper map guys........ Dave Hall of...

For you paper map guys........

Dave Hall of Billet Innovations is working on a roll chart for the Smokey Mountains 500. You can find more info about Dave and his products in the ADV vendor area: ...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-24-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,004
Posted By andy29847
In the Cohutta Wildnerness ...

In the Cohutta Wildnerness

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Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-23-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,004
Posted By andy29847
3 days in the Smokeys - backroads and dirt roads...

3 days in the Smokeys - backroads and dirt roads - motorcycle camping

Ironhorse Lodge CG - to Cherohala Mountain Trails CG - Two Wheels Only CG - Ironhorse Lodge CG (or start where you want)
...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-20-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,004
Posted By andy29847
I have a report from a reliable source that the ...

I have a report from a reliable source that the ice cream in Ellijay is worth stopping for.

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Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 06-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,004
Posted By andy29847
One of youse guys, I think the name was Vince,...

One of youse guys, I think the name was Vince, sent me a request to be added tot he SM500 Facebook page. I messed up that request working on my Iphone. Please send it again.

Pic from Missouri:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-15-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,313
Posted By andy29847
There is more dirt than pavement but the route is...

There is more dirt than pavement but the route is all on public roads.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=926507
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