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Forum: Trip Planning 02-21-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,279
Posted By Eyes Shut
That's what I used to do, for many, many years. ...

That's what I used to do, for many, many years. Then I discovered the ExPed. :raabia
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Eyes Shut
JustKip: Very sorry to hear about your friend....

JustKip: Very sorry to hear about your friend. My condolences to you and his family.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Eyes Shut
Is this a trick question? :D They are New...

Is this a trick question? :D

They are New Rock. Here is a link:
http://www.bluebanana.com/product.php/45547/0/new-rock-boots-style-474/b1d6925a204ac2d1e75e554c76ef4885
Forum: Trip Planning 02-21-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,279
Posted By Eyes Shut
Another Big Agnes fan here. For the pillow, I...

Another Big Agnes fan here. For the pillow, I discovered ExPed in 2013 and have been camping and backpacking with it since then!
http://www.rei.com/product/830617/exped-air-pillow
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Eyes Shut
+1 on the heated gear. I was going to...

+1 on the heated gear.

I was going to suggest Hiway 1 but it's slower and if scheduling and timing are a problem, then Hiway 1 is probably not the best choice. But it is a great road! If you do...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 316
Posted By Eyes Shut
-Death Valley should be just about perfect in...

-Death Valley should be just about perfect in March/April. It will be warm, but not flaming screaming hot yet. Panamint Springs Resort has both camping and rustic motel rooms, plus a little...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 995
Posted By Eyes Shut
Our lame excuse is that Wayne has the bike all...

Our lame excuse is that Wayne has the bike all torn apart right now, getting new wiring put in for my new heated jacket. :clap
Forum: Face plant 01-15-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,397
Posted By Eyes Shut
This is great news, Radio1! Yes, my leg was achy...

This is great news, Radio1! Yes, my leg was achy also when I first started walking but, as you said, it does keep getting better.

It's hard to believe that when you are sitting there right after...
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,397
Posted By Eyes Shut
Yes, it does take awhile. My incision sites have...

Yes, it does take awhile. My incision sites have feeling back, but now, 3 years after my injury, the place where the bones stuck out :puke1 is still not back to normal feeling. It continues to...
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,397
Posted By Eyes Shut
Awesome!! I hope you were running them at the...

Awesome!! I hope you were running them at the maximum speed! :lol3
Forum: Face plant 12-31-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,397
Posted By Eyes Shut
Hey Radio 1 -- Glad to hear that you are getting...

Hey Radio 1 -- Glad to hear that you are getting better! :clap
Are you going to PT? If not, I would highly recommend it, as the therapists have exercises specific to your injury and recovery that...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,101
Posted By Eyes Shut
When heading north, we usually pick up Hiway 1 at...

When heading north, we usually pick up Hiway 1 at San Luis Obispo, CA, and take 1/101 all the way to Port Angeles, WA. In Washington, we take the section of 101 that goes along the coast, west of...
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,397
Posted By Eyes Shut
My OS had me on Norco (hydrocodone +...

My OS had me on Norco (hydrocodone + acetaminophen) initially, then per his advice, I phased out from that to just acetaminophen, which seemed to work just fine for me for pain control. It may just...
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,397
Posted By Eyes Shut
For my injury, the bones didn't really start...

For my injury, the bones didn't really start knitting until I started weight-bearing. It might be my age (I'm older than you), but once I got back on my feet, the bones started healing up nicely. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,084
Posted By Eyes Shut
Exactly. Bacteria and viruses are generally much...

Exactly. Bacteria and viruses are generally much tougher than we are.
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,397
Posted By Eyes Shut
As much fun as being a member of the club...

As much fun as being a member of the club is...:lol3... it's always dismaying to hear of another new member.

How are you doing? Sounds like you are back on your own two feet without any...
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,397
Posted By Eyes Shut
Hi back! Sounds like your life is getting back...

Hi back! Sounds like your life is getting back to mostly normal. Glad that you found mybrokenleg.com so useful -- I did too; a lot of common questions about symptoms were answered.
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,397
Posted By Eyes Shut
As another member of the broken leg club here, I...

As another member of the broken leg club here, I concur with JustKip that if you were on your feet just a few days after the accident, then it sounds like you should be able to ride again in 6 months...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 812
Posted By Eyes Shut
Riding into Canada? Make sure you have a...

Riding into Canada? Make sure you have a passport.

You will find a zillion suggestions about what to take on a trip. Here's the 2 that I always suggest:
-Take a swimsuit.
-Get a roll or two...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Eyes Shut
We (SO and me) have stayed at the Furnace Creek...

We (SO and me) have stayed at the Furnace Creek Inn and the Ranch, and Panamint Springs Resort. The Inn is elegant, but expensive. The Ranch is perfectly nice, with a great (large) pool and a...
Forum: Americas 10-24-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,227
Posted By Eyes Shut
I'm with HC Herb on this: late summer to...

I'm with HC Herb on this: late summer to mid-fall is the best time, if you've got the flexibility to choose your timeframe.
Forum: Face plant 10-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 125,744
Posted By Eyes Shut
Yay!! Wonderful to hear that you are progressing....

Yay!! Wonderful to hear that you are progressing. :clap
Forum: Face plant 09-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,926
Posted By Eyes Shut
You are absolutely right about seeing improvement...

You are absolutely right about seeing improvement all the time. It seems like there are no changes, nothing getting better, then you think back to how your leg felt a week ago, and realize that,...
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,926
Posted By Eyes Shut
JustKip: I wouldn't write off a big backpacking...

JustKip: I wouldn't write off a big backpacking trip just yet. But, you will need to be very attentive to keeping up on your PT and exercises. I was non-weight bearing for 12 weeks and was back on...
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By Eyes Shut
I would agree, with 3 weeks you can go to all 3...

I would agree, with 3 weeks you can go to all 3 areas!
(Backatcha, JustKip :wave How's the knee/leg doing? On your feet yet?)
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,666
Posted By Eyes Shut
Hi Little Bike! I missed your ride report...

Hi Little Bike! I missed your ride report (fortunately was clued into it by JustKip :clap). Great report and good to see that you are back on your feet and was able to get a nice trip in before...
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,705
Posted By Eyes Shut
And it's not just the flyby states. Traveling...

And it's not just the flyby states. Traveling through small towns and areas that you've never heard of on the 2-lanes, and discovering little independent restaurants and motels, is wonderful...
Forum: Americas 09-11-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By Eyes Shut
Death Valley, or Anza-Borrego.

Death Valley, or Anza-Borrego.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-11-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,450
Posted By Eyes Shut
If you are in the Walker Lake area anyway,...

If you are in the Walker Lake area anyway, Hawthorne has an interesting ordnance museum.
http://www.hawthorneordnancemuseum.com/
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By Eyes Shut
Late February/early March would be okay for the...

Late February/early March would be okay for the coast (although probably rainy -- if we get any rain next year :(:), and the central valley. But have you considered heading to Death Valley instead? ...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By Eyes Shut
How "early" do you mean by "early 2015"? As...

How "early" do you mean by "early 2015"? As mentioned by oldxr, hiway 395 can be snowy. But also, Crater Lake tends to be very snowy and you probably wouldn't be able to ride around there until...
Forum: Americas 09-10-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,705
Posted By Eyes Shut
If you are planning to visit national parks, get...

If you are planning to visit national parks, get a Parks Pass. It will give you free entrance to all federal lands (parks, monuments, etc.) that have an entrance fee:...
Forum: Americas 09-09-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,705
Posted By Eyes Shut
My SO and I have done two trips, 2-up, from SoCal...

My SO and I have done two trips, 2-up, from SoCal to the east coast (and back); one was through the southern US in the spring; and the other was through the northern US in the fall. Both trips took...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7,387
Views: 417,914
Posted By Eyes Shut
Geeze! It's "The Farmer and the Cowman." At...

Geeze! It's "The Farmer and the Cowman." At least get the Broadway song titles right if you're going to cite them. :lol3
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 11,997
Posted By Eyes Shut
I'm so sorry to hear about your accident and...

I'm so sorry to hear about your accident and injuries. You have my sympathies -- I had a broken ankle and compound fracture of my tib/fib a couple of years ago and know that foot injuries are tough...
Forum: Americas 09-05-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Eyes Shut
Check the Tent Space thread: ...

Check the Tent Space thread:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925

It may be too late to see if someone has space available, but you can always ask.
Forum: Americas 08-24-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By Eyes Shut
It's always a little tricky getting the sweet...

It's always a little tricky getting the sweet spot for trips that cover both desert and high mountains. Late spring/early summer is good, but so is late summer/early fall. What if you left earlier,...
Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By Eyes Shut
Assuming that the Sierras don't have any snow at...

Assuming that the Sierras don't have any snow at the time you leave:
I'd take 120 through Yosemite, then 6 to Tonopah. Continue on 6 then take 375 south at Warm Springs, then 93 and 319 to Uvada,...
Forum: Americas 08-21-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By Eyes Shut
How much time do you have for this trip?

How much time do you have for this trip?
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,732
Posted By Eyes Shut
Another SmartWool fan here. I use them for both...

Another SmartWool fan here. I use them for both hiking/backpacking and on the motorcycle.
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