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Forum: Americas 11-29-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By Dan Diego
Try for 57...

I think I know how you can do a 57 state ride...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGH02DtIws

(Not starting trouble, just saying...):wink:
Forum: Face plant 10-11-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 62,347
Posted By Dan Diego
I could no more stop riding than stop wearing...

I could no more stop riding than stop wearing shoes. I've been doing it so long, it's a big part of me. My family, friends and co-workers know that.

I've often thought that I'll likely die on a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-16-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By Dan Diego
You said it. Quality dudes, to be sure. ...

You said it. Quality dudes, to be sure.

That no one dropped their bike (except said host) in all of that rugged riding just amazed me.

Fun, fun times.:D
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-10-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,510
Posted By Dan Diego
Nicely done.

Nicely done.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,510
Posted By Dan Diego
Let's hear it! I've done quite a few IBA...

Let's hear it!

I've done quite a few IBA rides over the years...at least 8 SS1000s. My last was last month on a whim.

They can be fun and addictive, but for me, they're usually necessary...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,108
Posted By Dan Diego
Sorry,*the*site*you*requested*has*been*disabled...

Sorry,*the*site*you*requested*has*been*disabled (said the old site).

Found the new site just in time. Am spending 90 days up tnere soon and wanted some ideas on where to ride.

Just excellent.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By Dan Diego
IN!:wave

IN!:wave
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By Dan Diego
Good stuff! The Lobster Run is exactly what we...

Good stuff! The Lobster Run is exactly what we call it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By Dan Diego
Would be interested in seeing those tracks. ...

Would be interested in seeing those tracks.

I have two very cool tracks that actually cross the border at a location "not authorized by customs or immigration." :evil The DHS guys don't like it,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By Dan Diego
I called ahead. I have a few hook-ups. It...

I called ahead.

I have a few hook-ups. It would cause grief if I spelled it out..
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By Dan Diego
A couple more photos (with more to come). ...

A couple more photos (with more to come).

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-QYlIT4XSsug/U_6sHrdZZ0I/AAAAAAAAQqg/GDBpJgsGnMY/w720-h405-no/IMG_6849006784250.jpeg
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,819
Posted By Dan Diego
Them is some fine photos of America's Finest...

Them is some fine photos of America's Finest City.

Yup, that's my town amd my bike!

Glad you had a great time.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By Dan Diego
Right on. :clap Those trails would be a lot...

Right on. :clap

Those trails would be a lot of fun and not so challenging on smaller bikes not loaded with camping gear, firewood and liquor. Washed out roads and Baja really are a nice match.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By Dan Diego
Absolutely. Most of my Baja rides are 2-3 day...

Absolutely. Most of my Baja rides are 2-3 day affairs.

There is so much to see, so many places to ride...I'll never get tired of it.:thumb
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-26-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,096
Posted By Dan Diego
Weekend Baja ride! August 23-24, 2014

Exactly..."If it were lush and rich, one could understand the pull, but it is fierce and hostile and sullen. The stone mountains pile up to the sky and there is little fresh water. But we know we...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Dan Diego
Good point; didn't think of that. I have friends...

Good point; didn't think of that. I have friends there I could leave it with. Dang.

On a related note, I've been scouring the DC area Criagslist postings for possibilities.
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 86,498
Posted By Dan Diego
No picanto: That translates--loosely--to "I'm no...

No picanto: That translates--loosely--to "I'm no spring chicken." :deal

True story.
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 20,227
Posted By Dan Diego
Stunning. Just incredibly beautiful photos. ...

Stunning. Just incredibly beautiful photos.

Enjoying this RR.:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
UPDATE: Travel costs

I just put together the cost of this ride.

I brought only $800 (US) cash; I used all but $20.

Credit card charges totaled $2425 (plus $40 in fees).

Apparently, Visa charges fees for using...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Dan Diego
Yeah, I go often enough. Even though I'm...

Yeah, I go often enough. Even though I'm authorized a rental CAR, I never get one. I use the metro and cabs.

I want to get out on the weekends and explore. I drove to W.VA over a 3-day weekend...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Dan Diego
That was my first thought. Craiglisting now!

That was my first thought.

Craiglisting now!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,565
Posted By Dan Diego
What a wife!:clap

What a wife!:clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Dan Diego
I was thinking weekends and the 3 holidays I'll...

I was thinking weekends and the 3 holidays I'll have.

I was thinking just "autumn leaves" street riding stuff, but you gave me some DS ideas...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 868
Posted By Dan Diego
90 days in DC: Ride, rent or buy local?

A question for biz travelers:

I'm spending 90 days (soon) in our Nation's capital. Not for fun, either.

I have choices: I can ride out there from SoCal (not preferred), I can rent a bike for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-09-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,208
Posted By Dan Diego
I would like to try he TruckerCo sealant in my...

I would like to try he TruckerCo sealant in my tubed MC tires, as well.

I've been researching Ride on, Stan's, Slime and this one.

Great rep for mountain bike tires; sure would like to give it...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
Wink Uh, oh... Just dropped my bike off at All...

Uh, oh...

Just dropped my bike off at All American KTM. RJ asked WTH I did to it. It's bent here, leaking there...

No worries, that bike is bulletproof. They'll put her back in shape in no...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,253
Posted By Dan Diego
OK, I'm in. I mean, what else could go...

OK, I'm in.

I mean, what else could go wrong?

:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 655
Views: 86,498
Posted By Dan Diego
Peter, I just heard that you're in my neck...

Peter,

I just heard that you're in my neck of the woods. Please check your PMs.

Would love to host you while you're in San Diego. It would be our pleasure, definitely not an imposition.

Dan
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
The Dome Road was just an excellent little ride...

The Dome Road was just an excellent little ride with fantastic views of the surrounding area.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7AjQ4PRFbTA/U9kSp_1izSI/AAAAAAAAPSE/37zV66dK4UU/s640/DSCF2834.JPG...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
Fixed! Enjoy...:clap

Fixed!

Enjoy...:clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-udRCojIph_I/U9l...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-udRCojIph_I/U9lI19FilTI/AAAAAAAAPSE/B1QjnxRC5Mk/w588-h441-no/ride%2Bphotos6%2B%284%29.JPG
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
I am having a helluva time with the photo...

I am having a helluva time with the photo process.

I like almost everything about ADV but the photo add process. :deal

Fixing it soon...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
I do believe my former employer worked for you. ...

I do believe my former employer worked for you.

And you, sir, would fall into the former category of Cannucks that appreciate--or at least tolerate--what we proffer as humor.
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
Canadian ingenuity at its best! In reality,...

Canadian ingenuity at its best!

In reality, the Canadian immigration and customs folks couldn't have been nicer. I wasn't asked to remove my helmet once. Nor we're my bags searched.

And the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
I did a series of pre-rides campouts to test out...

I did a series of pre-rides campouts to test out my gear before I headed north, so most of my gear worked really well.

I chose a good sleeping and mattress pad. I didn't bring too many clothes; ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
I sure am. Expect to see that ASAP. Fork...

I sure am. Expect to see that ASAP.

Fork seals, just done, gone.
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
A quick post to note equipment that worked and...

A quick post to note equipment that worked and didn't work for this ride. Hopefully this will help someome planning a similar ride.

First and foremost, my 2010 KTM 990 Adventure got me there and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
OK, I am now editing the posts to include photos....

OK, I am now editing the posts to include photos.

It was the not so gentle prodding...and the caveman comment...that did it.

Enjoy, bitches.:wink:
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,677
Posted By Dan Diego
Dan and I are both back in San Diego. I...

Dan and I are both back in San Diego.

I left Salem, OR yesterday before 7am and rode 1,061 miles in under 17 hours. Piece of cake. That's my 8th or 9th 1k mile day. Whew!*

We are sorting...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-24-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,296
Posted By Dan Diego
Question: Am in a MC shop in Salem to replace...

Question: Am in a MC shop in Salem to replace chain. OEM chain is stretched past adjustable.

Owner here swears the 530/120 chain fits my bike. I am certain it's the 525/118. He doesn't google or...
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