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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By lvscrvs
Sam, I Haven't done the route on your map, but...

Sam,
I Haven't done the route on your map, but I did do the one below a few times on big bikes and it was fun. Starts paved leaving Beckwourth, then turns to easy dirt for a few miles, then you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5,296
Views: 521,256
Posted By lvscrvs
More Central Coast goodness

Day 1 - Clear Creek... we were good citizens, paid the fee, got the lock combo... didn't see another soul all day
...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 26,147
Posted By lvscrvs
Damn, I was afraid of that.... I might have to...

Damn, I was afraid of that.... I might have to find a 12-year-old to show me how to make WMM work..... :lol3

I will also check out your other suggestions... thanks... :thumb
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 26,147
Posted By lvscrvs
Editing software

What are you guys using for video editing? I gave a try to Windows Movie Maker and like most things Windows, MM and I are not getting along. I find it to be ornery and not very intuitive. I have the...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By lvscrvs
check out this thread.... ...

check out this thread....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883716
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5,296
Views: 521,256
Posted By lvscrvs
I'm in Santa Rosa. I'm using a rack behind my...

I'm in Santa Rosa. I'm using a rack behind my 4Runner so I'm afraid I can't help you since it takes only one bike. I would probably leave Monday anyway since traffic heading south out of Santa Rosa...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5,296
Views: 521,256
Posted By lvscrvs
Looks good Rage, If you're looking for a little...

Looks good Rage,
If you're looking for a little more dirt, take S Coast Ridge Rd off NF down to Los Burros. Good ridge ride for dual sport and adv bikes.
Brian
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5,296
Views: 521,256
Posted By lvscrvs
jmil, Just checking in to see if you and others...

jmil,
Just checking in to see if you and others are still interested in a Central Coast ride next week. I bounced one obligation so this is looking like more of a possibility for me. My Tiger is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5,296
Views: 521,256
Posted By lvscrvs
Hey jmil, This is a great time to head for the...

Hey jmil,
This is a great time to head for the Central Coast. The hills are green and flowers blooming. Hope to join but juggling lots of balls right now. I can provide some intel on fun roads if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,310
Posted By lvscrvs
I wish the Japanese manufacturers would ask...

I wish the Japanese manufacturers would ask themselves this question and get serious about updating their dual sport lineup. I'm looking ahead at a replacement adv bike for my Tiger 955 and a big...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 160,963
Posted By lvscrvs
We did 3 loops out of Panamint Springs that i...

We did 3 loops out of Panamint Springs that i would recommend for a DV noob last week. If you have a good DV map (we used Harrelson's map) you can figure these out pretty easily by reading through...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5,296
Views: 521,256
Posted By lvscrvs
Hmmmm.... could be a possibility, schedule...

Hmmmm.... could be a possibility, schedule permitting. Keep me in the loop as your dates and plans unfold.

Brian
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By lvscrvs
Pretty much all of Hwy 1 north of Cambria is a...

Pretty much all of Hwy 1 north of Cambria is a very, very good ride, although the stretch from Monterey to San Francisco is a bit mundane.

Tony Huegel's (here on adv as "byways") Coastal...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 48,715
Views: 10,079,701
Posted By lvscrvs
Glad you liked it Matt. You guys are going to...

Glad you liked it Matt. You guys are going to have a great time. The three loops we did worked out really well as day-long rides.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 48,715
Views: 10,079,701
Posted By lvscrvs
Death Valley Ride Report

Went to DV with the WR last week. Had a great time. Posted up a report over on the WRR/X forum.... hope you enjoy it.

Brian

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t11433-finally-death-valley
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 160,963
Posted By lvscrvs
Paved roads pretty much only option for street...

Paved roads pretty much only option for street bikes around DV. You could run out Saline Valley Rd from 190 a ways, but it is a dirt road with rocks and sand. Titus might be doable depending on your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-20-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 588
Posted By lvscrvs
As mentioned above Summit, to Highland to Eureka...

As mentioned above Summit, to Highland to Eureka Canyon Rds through Corralitos is a good backroad ride.

There are a lot of tight, twisty roads in the hills between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By lvscrvs
Tar snakes on eastern section have been covered...

Tar snakes on eastern section have been covered with a new surface. Looks like a finer grade of chip seal. Not bad at all to ride on. Fear not, you will have yet another religious experience.......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 137,939
Posted By lvscrvs
I'm thinking about Santa Rosa to the coast on...

I'm thinking about Santa Rosa to the coast on Green Valley, mays Canyon, then Ft Ross or King Ridge or Myers Grade, etc to Stewarts Pt, lunch there, and back over Skaggs or maybe King Ridge.

brian
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 137,939
Posted By lvscrvs
North Bay ride tomorrow, Sunday, Feb 15

Going out on the WR250R. Not sure about the route, probably 100-170 miles of mostly backroads and a bit of dirt. Moderate pace. Lunch stop along the way.

Meet at 10am (gassed up) at:

The...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 137,939
Posted By lvscrvs
On Any Sunday - The Next Chapter / Rohnert Park, Wed, Feb 11

For those of you who missed it last time around, The Motorcycle Shop is sponsoring another showing. It's a good movie.... worth seeing.

Tix and time info here:

https://www.tugg.com/events/13220
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,350
Posted By lvscrvs
Since you are from the Bay Area skip the stop in...

Since you are from the Bay Area skip the stop in Lassen NP. It is close enough to you that you can get there easily on a long weekend trip. Instead get out of CA as quick as you can and spend more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,390
Posted By lvscrvs
Did it about a year ago. Don't worry, you'll be...

Did it about a year ago. Don't worry, you'll be fine. Good physical fitness and soem good knee braces will serve you well. The speeds are pretty low and the ground is flat. He provides boots with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48,715
Views: 10,079,701
Posted By lvscrvs
Thank you Sir! I will look into the Bilsteins. As...

Thank you Sir! I will look into the Bilsteins. As the decades go by I find I like a more-and-more plush ride on my 2 and 4 wheeled vehicles. A little suspension work after 120k seems like a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 48,715
Views: 10,079,701
Posted By lvscrvs
Ah I hear ya. One of my new year's resolutions is...

Ah I hear ya. One of my new year's resolutions is to try and ride more...OHVs, organized events, etc. Plus get my aging butt in better physical shape

These guys do some organized events, plus...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 48,715
Views: 10,079,701
Posted By lvscrvs
The North Bay has a ton of backroads that are fun...

The North Bay has a ton of backroads that are fun on an adv or road-worthy dual sport bike, but no dirt worth mentioning in Marin, Sonoma or Napa counties. We pretty much need to head north into...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 48,715
Views: 10,079,701
Posted By lvscrvs
Damn, that looks like fun riding Matt... not...

Damn, that looks like fun riding Matt... not boring at all. What happened to the sound though? I love hearing the WRR rip. I've seen references to Metcalf in the BARF forum. Wish we had a riding area...
Forum: Americas 01-11-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By lvscrvs
NorCal map from Butler Maps (they have a thread...

NorCal map from Butler Maps (they have a thread in the Vender section) will help you a lot with road choice. Hwy 1 north of San Fran is excellent. Lots and lots of roads through the coastal mountains...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 01-11-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By lvscrvs
Kawi or Tri for the riding you're describing. As...

Kawi or Tri for the riding you're describing. As a 955i rider the only negative in my mind - if you want to call it that - is that it is a bit tall and top heavy. More of an issue for some than for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-05-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 137,939
Posted By lvscrvs
They just moved the showing of On Any Sunday The...

They just moved the showing of On Any Sunday The Next Chapter in Rohnert Park on Thursday, Jan 8 to a larger theater so there are more tickets available.

Get your tickets here:
...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By lvscrvs
are you buying any addl parts and pieces along...

are you buying any addl parts and pieces along with your roam2 to do multiple helmet mounts? ... black is now $100 w/4gb sd card (4 gb... seems... tiny)

package...

ContourRoam2 Camera
Micro...
Forum: Racing 12-19-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,491
Posted By lvscrvs
Thunder video...... Superprestigio

Chrome doesn't allow a front page picture... but the Thunder video we all enjoy anyway... :D

http://youtu.be/lRh141UAi_s
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-18-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2,276
Views: 552,360
Posted By lvscrvs
Looking back at the Eastern Sierras from near Lobdell Lake

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae99/heartbeat165/EasternSierrasSept2014071_zps0be18d1b.jpg (http://s961.photobucket.com/user/heartbeat165/media/EasternSierrasSept2014071_zps0be18d1b.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 48,715
Views: 10,079,701
Posted By lvscrvs
Unfortunately responses are going to be all over...

Unfortunately responses are going to be all over the map. Info from other riders is irrelevant without knowing everyone's height, inseam, sleeve, personal preferences, etc. What works for someone who...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By lvscrvs
Too many options to list. I've used Tony Huegel's...

Too many options to list. I've used Tony Huegel's - 'byways' here on adv - Backcountry Byways books as a starting place for some of the offroad adventuring I've done. These are mostly two track,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 48,715
Views: 10,079,701
Posted By lvscrvs
Nice clear explanation of sag setup in that...

Nice clear explanation of sag setup in that video. Thanks for sharing that BluePill.

I believe the sag measurement on a stock WRR is ~3.5". Can someone tell me what it should be with a lowered...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 137,939
Posted By lvscrvs
+1 Saw a nasty head-on there last year.

+1

Saw a nasty head-on there last year.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By lvscrvs
Thanks Steve, we had super weather and riding....

Thanks Steve, we had super weather and riding. Had a group of about 8 - fluctuated as plans changed. Reiff Rd you will enjoy....:clap. Several of us put up more pics - check the link above

I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-08-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By lvscrvs
Thanks Beemah for that info. Much more betta when...

Thanks Beemah for that info. Much more betta when the gate is open... :clap

Hi Steve... :wave ... Good to hear from you. I'll try to give more notice for the next one.

There's a group over at...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By lvscrvs
Santa Rosa to Knoxville / Reiff Rd, Sunday Nov 9

Looks like some good weather this weekend for a DS / ADV bike ride. Not sure whether Reiff Rd is still open but I have a fun loop in mind on the backroads out to Middletown, Lower Lake and back over...
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