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Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-08-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By shoco
I'm not positive, but possibly THIS...

I'm not positive, but possibly THIS (https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=203622728526341542634.0004e5d54b64639cfe03d&msa=0&ll=35.172124,-106.575623&spn=0.324981,0.604248)

I'm certainly open to...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-07-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By shoco
Nice Ride

Just thought I'd report back on my ride. Got finished a little while ago. 201 miles total.

A BIG thank you to Krishl for the road suggestions. It was exactly what I was looking for.

Click...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By shoco
You're awesome. Thanks. :clap:clap:clap

You're awesome. Thanks. :clap:clap:clap
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By shoco
This ride sounds fantastic, and exactly what I'm...

This ride sounds fantastic, and exactly what I'm looking for. I don't see Priest Canyon Road on the map, but I'll figure it all out. Thanks!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By shoco
On second thought, I think I'll just stay away. ...

On second thought, I think I'll just stay away. Won't be a relaxing ride if I'm worrying about the law the entire time.



I'm just trying to map out some loops from Albuquerque that are off the...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By shoco
Thanks for the info. I will give it a shot...

Thanks for the info.

I will give it a shot and see what happens. All I'm looking to do is ride through quietly and enjoy the scenery, specifically on the Isleta Pueblo.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-05-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By shoco
Wow, that's too bad. I guess I'll try to...

Wow, that's too bad. I guess I'll try to research the local pueblos to see what their rules are.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-05-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By shoco
Question for New Mexico Riders

I'm working in Albuquerque for a few months and want to explore the State a bit on my bike that I just had shipped here from L.A.

I see all these Tribal Roads/Routes on the map. Am I allowed to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 390,987
Posted By shoco
I don't remember if I'm allowed to do this, but...

I don't remember if I'm allowed to do this, but just delete my post and accept my apologies if not, but I just wanted to let you guys know that I have a skidplate for sale. It's this one:
...
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 173,389
Posted By shoco
I felt the same way about the DL1000 that I...

I felt the same way about the DL1000 that I owned. It was a great bike, and cruised effortlessly on the highway, but was just too much bike for me. The power was intoxicating, but completely...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By shoco
Thanks for the info on the road. And thanks...

Thanks for the info on the road.

And thanks for that completely random--yet thoroughly enjoyable--story.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-22-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By shoco
Good call on the spare clutch cable. And...

Good call on the spare clutch cable.

And here's your IPA:

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/8600/ipa.png (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/8/ipa.png/)
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By shoco
Awesome! And what's your address, just so I...

Awesome!

And what's your address, just so I know where to send the repair bills??? :evil
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By shoco
Yes, I saw that, but wasn't sure how accessible...

Yes, I saw that, but wasn't sure how accessible it was from the freeway. Looks like a dirt road, and both of us are driving cars with normal clearance and suspension.

That campground is called...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-21-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By shoco
Bradshaw Trail Camping?

My friend and I are planning to ride a portion of the Bradshaw Trail, and we are looking for camping advice.

Here are some of the details which I think will help you advise:


He will be...
Forum: Beasts 03-29-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,143
Posted By shoco
I Saw a New Transalp On U.S. soil this morning

If you are not from the U.S., or if you are not a fan of the current Transalp, you need not continue on with this post. Just trying to save you some time.

Otherwise...


On my way to work...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 390,987
Posted By shoco
Congrats. Such a great, under-rated bike. Enjoy!

Congrats. Such a great, under-rated bike. Enjoy!
Forum: Thumpers 10-26-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,271,747
Posted By shoco
"i payed 1500 shiped to my house i have 10600mi...

"i payed 1500 shiped to my house i have 10600mi so far and its still going" -- :eek1

"for the money its good i think"

You can say that again! :clap
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2010, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,271,747
Posted By shoco
Thanks to everyone for the input about my trip. ...

Thanks to everyone for the input about my trip. :clap

Due to the fact that I don't really have much/any time to spare (a wife and two young kids at home), I'm going to pass on taking the bike...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,271,747
Posted By shoco
Question for all you minimalist tourers

I have a big birthday coming up, and am meeting a few friends in Tucson for a University of Arizona football game in November. I live in the Los Angeles area.

At first, I thought I'd fly. I...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,454
Posted By shoco
Take a look at the Suzuki DR650

Take a look at the Suzuki DR650
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 25,150
Posted By shoco
Not really. That's not to say that the bike...

Not really.

That's not to say that the bike won't do 70 for extended periods of time, because it will. I just wouldn't really want to do it. 60-65mph, all day long, but above that, I think I'd...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 25,150
Posted By shoco
I'll add a photo of my '08. Bought her slightly...

I'll add a photo of my '08. Bought her slightly used last year, and am very impressed with this bike. I'm coming from 650's, so I do occasionally miss the power, but the little XT is remarkably...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2010, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,271,747
Posted By shoco
Maybe. Time will tell. Believe me, at 81mpg,...

Maybe. Time will tell. Believe me, at 81mpg, I'm certainly not complaining.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,271,747
Posted By shoco
1200

1200
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,271,747
Posted By shoco
I don't know how this is possible, and I'm...

I don't know how this is possible, and I'm thinking I must have made a mistake, but I just got 81mpg on my '08 XT250.

131 miles / 1.6 gallons = 81.875 mpg

I was getting in the mid 70's, and I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8,218
Views: 2,271,747
Posted By shoco
Mpg

I'm getting around 75mpg on my '08 XT250, in mixed driving, and I'm no lightweight (otherwise known as "fat").
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 390,987
Posted By shoco
Went For A Ride This Morning

Had a couple of hours to kill before heading into work this morning, so...I went for a ride!

Found a little gem of a spot up in the mountains. Can't wait to go back and explore some more.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,954
Posted By shoco
I like this question, and often wonder the same...

I like this question, and often wonder the same thing.

I think "enough" is subjective. What might be enough for you, might not nearly be enough for the next guy.

Is a DRZ, or any bike...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,035
Posted By shoco
Bingo. Works great.

Bingo. Works great.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,035
Posted By shoco
My current bike, an '08 XT250, does everything I...

My current bike, an '08 XT250, does everything I need it to, and it's the first bike I've owned that I will probably keep "forever".

That being said, I do love me a 650cc thumper, so I'm sure that...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,123
Posted By shoco
Looks like a nice ride. I'd like to check it out...

Looks like a nice ride. I'd like to check it out for myself sometime.

Thanks for posting.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 390,987
Posted By shoco
keeping this thread alive

Nothing special to these photos, but wanted to share nonetheless. Two photos of my bike taken several months back. She's "The Little Bike That Could":
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,174
Posted By shoco
Along the same line of thinking, don't base your...

Along the same line of thinking, don't base your decision on the seat comfort of a dual sport. No matter which bike you end up buying, you will most likely want to purchase an aftermarket seat, be...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By shoco
That's what I was hoping to hear. Thanks.

That's what I was hoping to hear.

Thanks.
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By shoco
Tire Question

A user on another forum had mentioned that he mounted a set of Avon Distanzia's on his '08 XT250, so I bought a set for my '08 XT250.

The tires are listed as "tube or tubeless", and I confirmed...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,934
Posted By shoco
I also have an '08 XT250. Tough little bike that...

I also have an '08 XT250. Tough little bike that is eager to please. Very well put together.

Irrelevant to this thread, but I had to give props to the little Yammie.
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,796
Posted By shoco
Unbelievable. :clap

Unbelievable.
:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-18-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,907
Posted By shoco
I owned an '04 650, and got rid of it because I...

I owned an '04 650, and got rid of it because I felt it was a boring bike.

I just picked up an '07 1000, and there's a BIG difference between the two. The grunt of the 1000 makes all the...
Forum: Beasts 07-21-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By shoco
Thanks for the input. Very helpful. I will...

Thanks for the input. Very helpful.

I will probably get one of the later models ('05 and up), but sounds like I can't really go wrong.

I test rode an '02. It had a Cee Bailey's windscreen and...
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