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Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 43,371
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thumb +1 on the 450 Dual Sport. I have been searching...

+1 on the 450 Dual Sport. I have been searching for something I can play off-road, ride gravel roads and still spend a day or two on a road trip. I'm OK with a cruise speed of 60-65 if I can go...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thumb Nice trip and great report

I live near Grove so I ride some of the same roads. Please don't publicize Highway 90 though - let's just keep it our secret:rofl

Glad you had a good time - and didn't get eaten by the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 11,173
Posted By OldSchoolMike
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-08-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4,029
Views: 958,609
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Abandoned School In Mosheim, Texas

From 2006

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http://gragg.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Trips/Ridin-the-threes/1001701/60806692_cgVsy-L
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Talking National Parks Tour

Ronny-

I actually finished the NPT on October 14 with 88 parks, 30 states and a bit over 26,000 miles. I've sent in my documentation but not yet received my certificate. I hope to receive it...
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 154,277
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Question Prolly a dumb question, but....

what does a canbus ballast do? :ear

Does it fool the canbus into thinking the original 55 watt bulb(s) are still there? Does the canbus throw an error msg when (if) a HID bulb burns out?

I've...
Forum: Ride reports 11-13-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,800
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Deja vu

Thanks for the great report. I lived in southeast Kansas in the '70s and made the ride to Monte Ne one time when Beaver Lake was exceptionally low. It's very strange to see all the graffiti inside...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Epilogue

<o:p></o:p> This was a good ride for me. I slowed down, talked with people, saw lots of stuff, took photos and followed my wife's command to "Get off the damn bike."<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> </o:p>
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 42,753
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thumb Great report!

Glad to see that you enjoyed Going to the Sun road and Glacier National Park. I was in the same area four years ago. I think I even stopped in the same place to take a photo of Flathead Lake.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Day Sixteen - part two

I felt compelled to make one more stop on this trip.<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> </o:p>
At 9:45 p.m. CDT on May 4, 2007 Greensburg, Kansas was hit by an EF5 tornado. The tornado was estimated to be a mile...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,776
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thumb Great report Doc!

I enjoyed it immensly! :clap

Keep riding - and keep writing!

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
DAY SIXTEEN - Norton, Kansas to home

Click!<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> </o:p>
OK, I didn't really hear the click but as soon as I awoke I knew the trip was over and I was going home. I had talked with my wife last night - she urged me to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thanks

Hmmm. Yep, I remember making a living. I wasn't very good at it and didn't like it much.

Maybe that's why I wasn't very good at it :rofl

Glad you're enjoying the report. I'm kind of reliving...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Yellowston

Doc-

Thanks for the kind words. I think I'm finally close to finishing this RR and going back to reading about other peoples' adventures. I just found yours :clap and am looking forward to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Day Fifteen - Part two

I must have gotten carried away on part one of this day. When I tried to post it I got my first "too long" message :eek1 I guess I do tend to get a bit "wordy"

Back to the RR

<link...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2009, 12:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Day Fifteen - Torrington, Wyoming to Norton, Kansas

Wow! I walked out to the bike after breakfast and nothing was wet! Even though the motel had allowed me to park under the porte-cochere I was surprised. It seemed like a long time since I had...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2009, 07:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thumb Glad you're following along...

Thanks Waywardson. If you have any questions before your trip just shoot me a PM. I have GPS tracks and picked up several park brochures.




Thanks Bobby. It was a fun trip (except for the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,480
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thumb Great stuff!

What a great report! I grew up traveling Route 66 in the '50s and have recently begun revisiting some sections. In a couple of years I hope to be able to realize a dream I've had for a long time -...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-26-2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,304
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thumb Great stuff!

Some great photos! Key West has changed since I've been there (about twenty-five years ago :rofl).

I'd love to see more about North Carolina. I'm leading a group of friends for a week in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
DAY FOURTEEN - Billings, Montana to Torrington, Wyoming

This day started cool and rainy. After a quick McDonald's breakfast I was back on I-90 and headed east to the Little Bighorn National Monument (http://www.nps.gov/libi). The wind was cold and it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
DAY THIRTEEN - Alpine, Wyoming to Billings, Montana

"It was a dark and stormy night, the rain fell in torrents....."<o:p></o:p>
Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton<o:p></o:p>
(and Snoopy)
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
DAY TWELVE - Burley, Idaho to Alpine, Wyoming

Monday started nicely enough; there was a fairly heavy cloud cover but only drizzle instead of heavy rain. I was so stuffed from the giant breakfast combo from the night before that I enjoyed the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thanks for the kind words

I've spent so many hours enjoying others' ride reports I wanted to make this one as enjoyable as I could.

Thanks again-

Mike

Oh, and road thing - here y'go :evil
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Day 11 - Midvale, UT to Burley, ID

The weather was iffy.
<o:p> </o:p>
We saw sudden heavy showers yesterday and today was forecast to be the same - maybe worse. The morning sun was bright but filtered through thin high...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2009, 03:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Day Ten - Midvale, Utah

Saturday - a rare chance to rest, catch up on laundry, get a haircut, shop for motorcycle accessories or go to the racetrack to watch World Superbike practice laps and club racing. Our group did...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thanks guys. I wasn't sure anybody was reading...

Thanks guys. I wasn't sure anybody was reading this.
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Day Nine - Ely, NV to Midvale, UT

We walked to a nice dinner at a local Ely restaurant which appeared to have been a Denny's many years ago. As we began to order our meals one of the guys asked the waitress if she could give us...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,736
Views: 824,311
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Hamblen Drive through Palo Duro Canyon, Texas

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3,736
Views: 824,311
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Near Round Mountain, Texas

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,029
Views: 958,609
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Abandoned school - Mosheim, Texas

http://gragg.smugmug.com/photos/60806692_cgVsy-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2009, 07:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Sorry - I took a break from posting...

and took a quick ride out west to see the Palo Duro Canyon state park (http://www.palodurocanyon.com/) (http://www.palodurocanyon.com/%29). The Canyon is 120 miles long, as much as 20 miles wide,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,323,206
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Question In a small town in the Texas panhandle...

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Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Day Eight - Kings Beach, CA to Ely, NV

Leaving Kings Beach, two of us decided to take NV431 from Incline Village northeast to near Reno and then NV341 southeast through Virginia City and connect with US50 just east of Carson City. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Day Seven - Lee Vining, CA to Kings Beach, CA

The elevation in Lee Vining is 6784', so the day started considerably cooler than yesterday, even after a leisurely breakfast at the Whoa Nellie Deli. Climbing Tioga Pass on the edge of Yosemite...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Day Six - Pahrump, NV to Lee Vining, CA

I seem to ride alone a lot. It's not so much by choice as it is because of trouble coordinating riding styles and speeds, work and vacation schedules, gas stops, etc. When I do ride in a group I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Day Five - Flagstaff, AZ to Pahrump, NV

Monday morning's blue skies were a portent of the heat that awaited us later, but for now I was just glad it wasn't raining.<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> </o:p>
Following breakfast we rode west on I-40...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,210
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thumb Nice report of a great trip!

Glad you're keeping the wheels turning on that MG.

I'm heading out to Colorado next week - trying to get a few more miles on the RT.

Thanks for the maps and route suggestions.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,092
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thumb Great report!

My wife and I rode up Mt. Evans in 1977 on our second "big" trip from southeast Kansas. The altitude was a bit much for this flatlander. I had to sit down and have a cigarette :lol3

Great...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,379
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Thumb Great stuff!

Thanks for posting it. :clap

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,678
Posted By OldSchoolMike
Day Four - Lordsburg, NM to Flagstaf, AZ

Dress Like A Pirate Day :ymca

The Lordsburg Best Western was nothing special; it was neither good nor bad. I ate dinner at the restaurant next door and turned in for a relatively good night's...
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