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Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25,601
Views: 2,085,840
Posted By jonz
Great idea. One of the nice things about Baja is...

Great idea. One of the nice things about Baja is the two coasts. In the winter or during bad weather, ride down the Sea of Cortez side. Nice weather, ride the Pacific Coast. Fishing will vary with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-14-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,369
Posted By jonz
Make sure your 478 has the latest update - 4.5 I...

Make sure your 478 has the latest update - 4.5 I think. I couldn't get Garmin updater to work until I got the latest update - I was on a Windows computer though
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 30,081
Posted By jonz
Well, maybe I'll see him at coffee tomorrow.:huh ...

Well, maybe I'll see him at coffee tomorrow.:huh And I just rechecked the tracking site. It's right on the money as far as where his shop is. I last checked the tracker site around noon.
Forum: Americas 11-14-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25,601
Views: 2,085,840
Posted By jonz
Here's what's on the front Guia Roji 2012...

Here's what's on the front

Guia Roji 2012 Republica Mexicana

Por las Carreteras de
Mexico

Maxvert and I both had the Bicimapas maps in our Garmin gps's and the very obscure roads we used...
Forum: Racing 11-14-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 30,081
Posted By jonz
Is there a site that shows which race numbers...

Is there a site that shows which race numbers have passed a checkpoint? A friend of mine has a class 5 buggy (511) and the tracker shows it in Ensenada with 0 miles. I'm trying to figure out if...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25,601
Views: 2,085,840
Posted By jonz
The Guia Roji map I had was useless in the Sierra...

The Guia Roji map I had was useless in the Sierra Madres like between El Largo and Nacori Chico. Is there a different one?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By jonz
I can give you a start. Ride Berdoo Canyon (dirt)...

I can give you a start. Ride Berdoo Canyon (dirt) into Joshua Tree NP. Then Geology Tour Rd.(dirt) to the pavement. Ride east and turn left onto Old Dale Rd (dirt) and take that out to Highway 62...
Forum: Racing 11-13-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 30,081
Posted By jonz
Is the SCORE website and the tracking website...

Is the SCORE website and the tracking website down for everyone else as well as me?
Forum: Americas 11-13-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25,601
Views: 2,085,840
Posted By jonz
I have the Bicimapas Mexico maps which I believe...

I have the Bicimapas Mexico maps which I believe Garmin has now purchased to sell as their own. Those maps will do routes IF there are no breaks in the street data along a route. If there is a...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-12-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,626
Posted By jonz
I'll be in Montana that time of year, near...

I'll be in Montana that time of year, near southeastern Idaho. I'd be up for it. I have no idea if there are any other SE's in the area.
Forum: Latin America 11-12-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 8,028
Posted By jonz
Faster than John Ryan? What was the time?

Faster than John Ryan? What was the time?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-12-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 678
Posted By jonz
I'm back from Montana and that sounds like it...

I'm back from Montana and that sounds like it would be interesting for a day once I get my sea level jets back in the 400. I imagine I'll only be able to ride a few yards (feet?) of the hard stuff...
Forum: Americas 11-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25,601
Views: 2,085,840
Posted By jonz
Good price for Rosetta Stone

while not an endorsement of the program (I haven't bought it yet), this is the best price I've seen. Info for those who might want to buy it. Price is $229.
...
Forum: Americas 11-08-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By jonz
I'll duplicate what I have on her business card: ...

I'll duplicate what I have on her business card:

Veronica Mosquera Oviedo
Av. Calle 24 No. 95A-80 Of. 302 Bogota, D.C. Colombia
PBX: 742 5850 FAX: 742 7046 Cel: 311 223 7841...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-08-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By jonz
I bought my SE used and the air jets (the ones...

I bought my SE used and the air jets (the ones under the plastic trumpets) were much larger (80 or 90 iirc) and I had a lot of popping on deceleration. When I replaced those with 70's, 90+% of the...
Forum: Americas 11-08-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By jonz
Call Veronica Mosqueda at Lyn Cargo in Bogota,...

Call Veronica Mosqueda at Lyn Cargo in Bogota, Colombia. Make sure you talk with her, not someone else. Lots of adv'ers have used her to set up air transport. She knows her stuff. I shipped to...
Forum: Face plant 11-03-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 105,928
Posted By jonz
Nice to see you guys got out for a ride and you...

Nice to see you guys got out for a ride and you enjoying a longer ride. I was fleeing south with a trailer full of bikes (moto and pedal) as you guys were riding. I was bummed we weren't ever able...
Forum: Latin America 11-03-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By jonz
I'm pretty sure it's MX2. I've ridden it though...

I'm pretty sure it's MX2. I've ridden it though not for a few years. The two times I rode up, there were occasional patches of oil or diesel which kind of ruined it for me. Maybe I was just...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-30-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 80,269
Posted By jonz
I do it at the battery with the engine running...

I do it at the battery with the engine running above idle.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 80,269
Posted By jonz
My Garmin GPS's usually run about 0.5 volts below...

My Garmin GPS's usually run about 0.5 volts below the voltage readout of a voltmeter.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-30-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,550
Posted By jonz
I thought I read something about it being at Deer...

I thought I read something about it being at Deer Valley as well. $$$$$ for lodging there and $$$$ at Park City. Won't be cheap if you're going to hotel it and I'm not sure where the nearest...
Forum: Americas 10-30-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By jonz
The Bicimapas garmin gps maps were pretty good. ...

The Bicimapas garmin gps maps were pretty good. All the roads I rode in November were in the GPS maps and were routable. They included the "shortcut" from Urique to Batopilas, and lots of other...
Forum: Racing 10-27-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,066
Posted By jonz
I remember when I was a kid (the late 60's or...

I remember when I was a kid (the late 60's or early 70's) and my uncle was doing desert races at that time. He said the rider winning many of the open class races was an 18 year old riding a DKW 125...
Forum: Racing 10-27-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 30,081
Posted By jonz
This kind of sounds like the Airborne Andy...

This kind of sounds like the Airborne Andy threads of a few years ago. The first year, he rode it on a DR650 I think and sort of learned the error of his ways. Next year, he was better prepared on...
Forum: Americas 10-27-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,179
Posted By jonz
I'm going to be in Durango in a few months...

I'm going to be in Durango in a few months hopefully so post a review with photos and $$$ please. :ear
Forum: Americas 10-27-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,970
Posted By jonz
There's a pay to park lot right next to the...

There's a pay to park lot right next to the border patrol office in Tecate. I think it was like $5/day when I was there a few years ago. My truck was fine and there were lots of cars there but I...
Forum: Americas 10-27-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By jonz
I have friends that have done it and they enjoyed...

I have friends that have done it and they enjoyed it. Most said they ended up going to interesting places they never would have gone had they not done it. The Ironbutt Association has a national...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-25-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By jonz
Nice. I hate right turn switchbacks

Nice. I hate right turn switchbacks
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By jonz
At that time of year, I'd head west to the coast...

At that time of year, I'd head west to the coast or south to the desert. Are you looking for a wilderness based experience or do you want to hit some cities? If I was an 17 or 18 year old traveling...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 25,601
Views: 2,085,840
Posted By jonz
-1 on hard cases for me at least where I like to...

-1 on hard cases for me at least where I like to ride (as much dirt as possible). For pavement, that would be +2.

I've always ridden Mexico with soft bags and have never had anything ripped off...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,193
Posted By jonz
I attached an image of the route Bicimapas...

I attached an image of the route Bicimapas creates when starting at the commercial crossing and going to San Felipe. I believe the right turn shown onto Hwy 2 is the one where it is an over crossing...
Forum: Americas 10-21-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,222
Posted By jonz
+1. That would be the route I'd do for a day...

+1. That would be the route I'd do for a day ride. If you want to add miles, head to the Grand Canyon if the weather is cooperating (you'll be going up to 7000+'
Forum: Americas 10-20-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By jonz
Those snakes are what I remember most. I assumed...

Those snakes are what I remember most. I assumed the highway department got a special deal on tootsie rolls and used those to seal the cracks
Forum: Americas 10-20-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,193
Posted By jonz
Gaspipe and others have stayed at the Holiday Inn...

Gaspipe and others have stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Calexico for a night and the hotel let them leave their vehicles parked in the lot for the duration of the trip.
Forum: Americas 10-18-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,193
Posted By jonz
Yes you pass the cars all the way to the front...

Yes you pass the cars all the way to the front and customs doesn't care. At the west Mexicali tourist crossing, stay in the left most lane. There as signs directing motos into that lane. About 3...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,168
Posted By jonz
I like it. The location is spectacular. I really...

I like it. The location is spectacular. I really like the restaurant and the beer is cold. Full bar too. There is now a gate out by the road so security is more than in the past and I never had a...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By jonz
The only thing I can help with is you need a GMS...

The only thing I can help with is you need a GMS phone not a CDMA phone from Verizon . Since I use Verizon in the USA, I have a dedicated Mexico phone with a Cellular Abroad SIM card
Forum: Americas 10-17-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,193
Posted By jonz
As I mentioned, there are lots of signs showing...

As I mentioned, there are lots of signs showing the way to San Felipe when you use the old Calexico/Mexicali tourist crossing. You can make a wrong turn if you find yourself in the wrong lane coming...
Forum: Americas 10-17-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 922
Posted By jonz
Just got back to Montana. The front tire I got...

Just got back to Montana. The front tire I got in Bogota was a Metzler Enduro 3.
Forum: Americas 10-15-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,193
Posted By jonz
I prefer the west crossing at Calexico/Mexicali....

I prefer the west crossing at Calexico/Mexicali. Lots of casa de cambios and insurance places if you need that. The eastern crossing is usually less busy but is mostly in the middle of nowhere - one...
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