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Forum: Trip Planning 07-23-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 32,984
Posted By Southmt
Question Kinda makes you wonder why someone like that...

Kinda makes you wonder why someone like that would want to run a place that should be welcoming to people. :ken :fpalm :flip :boid

Ok, enough 'smilies'.
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
I face the bike straight on, kick the right leg...

I face the bike straight on, kick the right leg up so the ankle's on the seat, then do a hop or two on the left foot until I can plop my butt down. Might work, depends on yer back.
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
Yeah, but how does he get the log on his bike? ...

Yeah, but how does he get the log on his bike? :confused
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
Got an ancient Svea in the 'camping box'. Need...

Got an ancient Svea in the 'camping box'. Need to stoke it up again just for giggles. Now I use a Whisperlite.... what's the big deal with with siphoning out of the tank? Ain't you ever stole gas...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
Nope. that's why I hang on this thread.... :D ...

Nope. that's why I hang on this thread.... :D Learn something new every day.
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
Yup, same kit for a few years now, Concours or...

Yup, same kit for a few years now, Concours or KLR. Fine tuning now.

I have big garbage bags, if it's rainy, the stuff goes in them then in Big Black. Ain't had to do that in an awful long time....
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
My setup

Ok, here it is. On a KLR, I figure it's a street bike that can do some real nice off-highway stuff, but isn't a real 'dirt bike'. Thus the panniers, mounted high and back (saves your ankles) and the...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
I have a Whisperlite (not International). I...

I have a Whisperlite (not International). I originally wanted a propane stove but am very glad I didn't go that route. YMMV, but for long trips you have a monster supply of fuel. I pack the stove...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
I just got a Nemo to replace my T-rest, should...

I just got a Nemo to replace my T-rest, should have done it long ago. Much more comfortable and smaller packed.
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
Just got a Nemo, built-in pump, very nice. Can't...

Just got a Nemo, built-in pump, very nice. Can't get it packed teeny-small, but it's smaller and way more comfortable than my Thermarest. Love it. (Haven't had any experience with pads other than...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
Tents to keep bugs out? Rain concerns? ...

Tents to keep bugs out? Rain concerns? Vestibules? Whuffo? It stopped raining here 2 years ago, and all the bugs died.

Bob in the SW
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
+1 I've quit "environmental" groups that were...

+1 I've quit "environmental" groups that were assholes, and I won't support OHV groups that are the same.

Not the place for discussion, but now I'm in a Forest Planning lawsuit, where I belong to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,513
Posted By Southmt
Yup, and they're quiet, don't tear things up too...

Yup, and they're quiet, don't tear things up too bad, and you can have lots of fun in one little area, so it's easier to find places to ride.

Bob -- in NM, formerly from Utica.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,513
Posted By Southmt
Trials. Extremely low maintenance, extremely...

Trials. Extremely low maintenance, extremely high fun.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-08-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 32,984
Posted By Southmt
Holy s**t!!!! I'd say "take care", but I know you...

Holy s**t!!!! I'd say "take care", but I know you do....at least within reason.
Forum: Trip Planning 05-07-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 32,984
Posted By Southmt
Kind of a long story....camping on the road. In...

Kind of a long story....camping on the road. In the late 70's, I had a girlfriend that had to get out of Alaska, so we drove the AlCan in a '59 short narrow bed Chevy half ton, with a horse and 3...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,638
Posted By Southmt
Almost always alone. I like it that way. Check...

Almost always alone. I like it that way. Check in with Momma when I get cell signal, that's it. Some rides I wouldn't do alone, gnarly stuff. Last ride was 2k miles, KLR. Lotsa good forest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,228
Posted By Southmt
Good advice so far. But I can't offer more than...

Good advice so far. But I can't offer more than sympathy. I've had a similar history to yours, and have the same problems. It sounds like you're doing all the right things.
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
Loading a bike in '69, a 125 Honda twin, 3,000...

Loading a bike in '69, a 125 Honda twin, 3,000 miles or so, because I didn't know better...... used a "tube tent", worked ok except for one night when it really sucked.
...
Forum: Trials 05-05-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 80,111
Posted By Southmt
Hey, don't give up on that one. It was very...

Hey, don't give up on that one. It was very "challenging". I puckered up a lot on some sections and I've 'dropped down' to AMA from elsewhere. From upper class. And I never sweated so much in...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
My sleeping bag stuff sack (R.E.I) is flannel on...

My sleeping bag stuff sack (R.E.I) is flannel on the inside, turn it inside out, roll up some clothes, set to go. I have arthritis in my neck and need a particular shape of pillow, so that works ok.
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
I use 2 good ones for all my stuff. Really...

I use 2 good ones for all my stuff. Really convenient. One big bag for camping stuff, tent, bag, pad, etc. and some other things. Maybe a smaller bag for extra clothes. All held down by two big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,596
Posted By Southmt
I'm wondering why the video is on "youtu.be",...

I'm wondering why the video is on "youtu.be", rather than "youtube.com"? Just wondering.

Ah! (Edit here).... "It is common for popular websites to grab other domain names and point it towards...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
I asked a simple question about carrying a gun...

I asked a simple question about carrying a gun and learned in no uncertain terms that the subject belonged elsewhere. I think your post would be better off elsewhere too.
Forum: Trials 04-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 80,111
Posted By Southmt
I just hung around and rode the stuff when the...

I just hung around and rode the stuff when the serious competitors :lol3 weren't using the section. Ran into a Desert Guy and a kid, asked if he'd ever ridden a trials bike. No. Did he want to? ...
Forum: Trials 04-07-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 80,111
Posted By Southmt
Many thanks to NMTrailboss and Gordy for a great...

Many thanks to NMTrailboss and Gordy for a great weekend! Kin we do it again next weekend? Huh? Huh?
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
MSR Whisperlite, doesn't simmer too well but I...

MSR Whisperlite, doesn't simmer too well but I like it. I take a bottle of white gas, then when that runs out, switch to bike gas. My son bought it for me after using one on a NOLS trip. I wanted...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,765
Posted By Southmt
I pass on a double yellow if: - the vehicle...

I pass on a double yellow if:

- the vehicle in front is going ridiculously slow
- I know the road, or have a really unobstructed view. I'm thinking NM open spaces, no trees or bushes that can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,511
Posted By Southmt
What happened to me........ Rode a long...

What happened to me........

Rode a long time, courted my wife, including some great bike rides. Got married, she still rode with me a bit. Had a kid, she stopped riding, fearing that we'd *both*...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,079
Posted By Southmt
Congratulations! I'd say do whatever...

Congratulations!

I'd say do whatever you're comfortable with. I've been riding 45 years, now I commute 70 miles round trip, live east of Albuquerque, and work on the east side of town. Mostly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,849
Posted By Southmt
My first inclination was to say "you have to...

My first inclination was to say "you have to figure out whats inside you". But you can't "figure it out". You need to stay loose, not stress about it. The answer will come, bye n' bye..

I've...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,312
Posted By Southmt
GREAT! Does this mean I need to trade in my...

GREAT! Does this mean I need to trade in my Concours for something more dirt-worthy than my pack-horse KLR?

Hmmmm....
Forum: Trials 03-25-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 80,111
Posted By Southmt
Thanks!!!!!! :clap:freaky

Thanks!!!!!! :clap:freaky
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
Love your arrangement, I never could find a good...

Love your arrangement, I never could find a good storage place for my 'mags'.

Bob
'05 Connie
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
Pillows

Got an REI stuff sack, fuzzy on the inside. Put the sleeping bag in it, pull it out at night, turn it inside out, put clothes in it, you're good to go. Fuzzy, comfy pillow. May need some...
Forum: Trials 02-16-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 80,111
Posted By Southmt
+++++++ Big news (for me) is I got the bike...

+++++++

Big news (for me) is I got the bike going (died at Lake Fork) and hope to be back this year.
Forum: Trials 01-25-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 80,111
Posted By Southmt
I wish I could say I was having fun... but I was...

I wish I could say I was having fun... but I was at work and my heel started hurting. Kept using it, kept getting worse. Tendon problem. Been telling everybody last weekend I flew my Lear Jet to...
Forum: Trials 01-25-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 80,111
Posted By Southmt
Banquet

Folks,

I'm not making it, as I'm laid up and on crutches.

I'm finishing up a DVD of the best photos from the National, and will get a freebie to all the scorers and workers. Jessica will...
Forum: Trials 01-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,276
Views: 80,111
Posted By Southmt
Aye, you've (Gordy) done lots of work in an...

Aye, you've (Gordy) done lots of work in an unofficial capacity. Many many thanks. I did that with the web site for a long time.

It seems to me that the issue is the 'flavor' of the club,...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,367,470
Posted By Southmt
Such differences.... we don't need netting at...

Such differences.... we don't need netting at all, but don't have anything at all to tie a hammock to.

Bob in the SW
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