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Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Take notes. Banamichi to the Copper Canyon is on...

Take notes. Banamichi to the Copper Canyon is on my 'to do' list.
Sounds like an all star cast. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Day 4: The Border to Benson

It was Sunday morning, and we got a relatively early start. Got gas, and a coffee and a Danish from the gas station, and then we rode west on Route 92. Fighting a head wind the whole way, through...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-15-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Rhode trip
Cottonwood Canyon Rd. May 3 ...

Cottonwood Canyon Rd. May 3
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/AZ%20to%20Co%204-5%202015%20753_zpsadjywzrq.jpg

Very minor ruts. Dry.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Day 3: Rack Repairs

As we were unloading the bikes at The Portal Lodge, I grabbed a hold of the rear rack on her bike to swing it a little closer to mine. Lifted right up in my hand...broken weld! Her rack had broken on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
...And indeed we did. I was not familiar with the...

...And indeed we did. I was not familiar with the Chiricahuas until you mentioned them in a post and I Googled it. We tried to visit them in January, but it was too cold.
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
I think the right one looks like the Grinch. :lol3

I think the right one looks like the Grinch. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Day 2: Tresspassing

Day 2: Tresspassing
<HR style="COLOR: #575757; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #575757" SIZE=1> <!-- / icon and title -->It was a miracle cure.
Friday morning, Lynn felt fine. Just toast for breakfast,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Hell's Backbone

Rode from Tropic to Boulder, Ut yesterday. Part of the route took us over Hell's Backbone.
Pictures don't begin to do it justice.
On the way up:...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Thanks, that makes sense and clears up my...

Thanks, that makes sense and clears up my confusion with the time here in UT.

We rode from Marble Canyon, AZ to Tropic, UT today....
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Riding the Navajo Nation today. We had to make it...

Riding the Navajo Nation today. We had to make it to the tribal office yesterday before 5 pm to get the permit. Turns out, the Rez does not observe daylight savings time, so its lucky we got there...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Mrs Trip says thanks for the concern. She seems...

Mrs Trip says thanks for the concern. She seems to have recovered to the point where boredom is outweighing any pain and suffering from the injury. She says, "off to Globe!" tomorrow.

Meanwhile,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
So, a short ways further on, we stopped for a...

So, a short ways further on, we stopped for a snack. We were making good time, and I had swiped a couple of apples from the hotel breakfast. Hmmm...pretty good....
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
So, we headed out about 12:30 -1:00...plenty of...

So, we headed out about 12:30 -1:00...plenty of time to get to Willcox. Its a great ride out Reddington Rd, as it climbs up into the hills...you can look back and see Tucson spread out below....
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
But first, we stopped at the new building for ZMW...

But first, we stopped at the new building for ZMW that Frank has just completed.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-04/20150423_144527_zps24rp4sus.jpg
He met us...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Day 1 The Curse of Redington Pass

We got into Tucson a little after 11:30 pm, after a couple of delayed flights and long layovers. Thats 2:30 am our time...we walked over to the La Quinta Inn...a couple of blocks from the airport. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Yeah, I should have listened more closely to your...

Yeah, I should have listened more closely to your warning. The deep sand section was no big deal...fun as a matter of fact. I should have bailed where the handwritten sign said "total wreck, 3.3...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
This is shaping up to be quite an adventure. ...

This is shaping up to be quite an adventure.
Having a rest day today while Mrs Trip ices the knee. She had a mishap yesterday in a particularly rocky section after the deep sand area of section one...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,222
Posted By Rhode trip
Thanks for the updates. I always take a sign like...

Thanks for the updates. I always take a sign like that as a good indicator. It is along the road, not on it. Shows the landowner recognizes the road as public, and is posting his adjacent property. ...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Ha, ha Jerry. We had lunch there. Pics are on my...

Ha, ha Jerry. We had lunch there. Pics are on my camera. I need WiFi for those. Had ham and artisnal blue cheese on grilled foccacia, and a Mexican Pepsi...made with sugar not corn syrup, and in a...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Thanks! No WiFi at the Shady Dell. Just 50s...

Thanks! No WiFi at the Shady Dell.
Just 50s music on an old fashioned radio...and my phone is dying!!

Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Rode through Douglas, Az today and I was...

Rode through Douglas, Az today and I was thinking, Damn, should pop down to the Hotel Los Arcos for a bacanora tasting...but no passports with us this trip.


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Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
The rack on Lynns bike broke, so we had to change...

The rack on Lynns bike broke, so we had to change our planned route for today, and found a guy to weld it while we waited. Awesome guy...Merle Phillips, saved our Bacon!!!

PS. We started in...
Forum: Ride reports 04-25-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
As a matter of fact, that's where we are tonight....

As a matter of fact, that's where we are tonight.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/IMAG0501_zpsfbcrou2h.jpg
This is our suite for the night, the El Ray, from 1957....
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
New Spotwalla page for live tracking.. ...

New Spotwalla page for live tracking..
https://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=cc8d552be564a64eb&showInfo=yes&showHome=yes&hoursPast=24&fillFactor=100&zoomLevel=10&showWeather=no&units=F
2 days...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 131,508
Posted By Rhode trip
The Trips go wandering off into the Arizona...

The Trips go wandering off into the Arizona Desert. :huh

Will they make it? :dunno

Find out here, starting tomorrow (or maybe the next day):...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,221
Posted By Rhode trip
I prefer the Mapart atlases for Canada. For some...

I prefer the Mapart atlases for Canada. For some reason, they don't have a regular Backroads Atlas for Quebec, but they have this one:...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-19-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 22,023
Posted By Rhode trip
You guys scored ...like the best weather ever for...

You guys scored ...like the best weather ever for a camp and ride.
Wish I could have ridden, but all my gear is in a UPS truck somewhere. :cry
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-18-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Rhode trip
I booked at the Travel Lodge for 5/8 for $58....

I booked at the Travel Lodge for 5/8 for $58. Cheapest by far I could find online...prices were crazy - like $185 night.
Mrs Trip and I will stash our bikes there and fly out on the 9th. I hope its...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-17-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12,002
Views: 1,550,098
Posted By Rhode trip
Thanks. That's what it seemed like. I mounted it...

Thanks. That's what it seemed like. I mounted it with an sae plug, so I can easily disconnect there.
Just seems counter-intuitive to me... I mean, the locking mount is useful when the bike is off....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-17-2015, 12:45 PM
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Views: 1,550,098
Posted By Rhode trip
Question: The 60cx I had could remain in the...

Question:
The 60cx I had could remain in the mount with the power cord attached, and I could shut it off.
The Montana seems to remain powered up if left in the mount. In other words, I need to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Jeez. What a ton of stuff. ...

Jeez. What a ton of stuff.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/006_zpsol0tpoxp.jpg

Packed it all up today. Lynn likes to mark on the outside what's in the box....
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Thought of you and Mrs TC when I posted...

Thought of you and Mrs TC when I posted that.:lol3
I see wire spool coffee tables are trending in design circles......
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,356
Posted By Rhode trip
Aw, shucks. Gonna miss this one. We'll be...

Aw, shucks. Gonna miss this one.
We'll be somewhere along the AZBDR.:ksteve

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/Mobile%20Uploads/20141230_180832_zpsiq7w1g7y.jpg
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-08-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1,941
Views: 131,508
Posted By Rhode trip
that's 3 minutes I'll never get back. :fpalm

that's 3 minutes I'll never get back. :fpalm
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-03-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,222
Posted By Rhode trip
:thumbCool. Can't wait to check it out.

:thumbCool. Can't wait to check it out.
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 33,253
Posted By Rhode trip
Less than a month away. I bought airline tickets...

Less than a month away. I bought airline tickets last week to fly to Tucson on April 22, and to fly home from Durango, Co on May 9th. Just have to find our way from one place to another.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-27-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,221
Posted By Rhode trip
Mrs Trip at the end of the Trans-Taiga....

Mrs Trip at the end of the Trans-Taiga. Caniapiscau, QC
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i261/rhodetrip/Baie%20James/DSC03325.jpg

The only way to get from Caniapiscau to the Trans-Lab is to...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,139
Posted By Rhode trip
I'm really enjoying your ride! :thumb

I'm really enjoying your ride! :thumb
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,222
Posted By Rhode trip
There might be a water crossing in there. ...

There might be a water crossing in there.



Too complicated for me. I like maps. A ride around the Northeast and I carry these with me. We'll make a route each night for the next day....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-24-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,222
Posted By Rhode trip
Jerry, that's a very generous offer. I'm not sure...

Jerry, that's a very generous offer. I'm not sure us Luddites could handle it.

8gv, on the advice of my attorney :deal, I have to tell you that there is no guarantee of navigability for the GPS...
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