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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 106,252
Posted By KYMike
I'm still trying to get my wife to shovel the...

I'm still trying to get my wife to shovel the driveway so I can get the V-Strom out!
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,642
Posted By KYMike
This isn't the Death Valley I saw!

As usual Dave, your RR's are making me want to return. Originally I thought it was to try the "Grand Canyon Backcountry Adventure Ride", but now I realize I also need to visit Death Valley again.
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,642
Posted By KYMike
Hello Dave, Long-time lurker, first-time...

Hello Dave,

Long-time lurker, first-time poster.

Great pictures as usual. Looking forward to more!
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,859
Posted By KYMike
That Dave is a generous guy. He bought gas for...

That Dave is a generous guy. He bought gas for me in Death Valley!

http://dave6253.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/0614-CA-OR-Tour-with-Mike/i-59bsbft/1/M/P6056078-M.jpg

...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,715
Posted By KYMike
Thanks Mark! Is it time for that icebreaker yet? ...

Thanks Mark! Is it time for that icebreaker yet?






Thanks Mojo & Clampett. I'm struggling with a little cabin fever myself.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-20-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 106,252
Posted By KYMike
Thanks Mark. I had pieced together the same route...

Thanks Mark. I had pieced together the same route as you've got in blue, just wasn't sure about that bridge.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-19-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 106,252
Posted By KYMike
Good point Tim.

Good point Tim.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-19-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 106,252
Posted By KYMike
Anyone familiar with this bridge?

Sorry guys, this question may be difficult without pictures. Unfortunately I'm IT challenged, and couldn't get any images to help with the explanation.

I was looking for a more "indirect" route to...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-09-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8,564
Views: 806,425
Posted By KYMike
Thanks BigDog for bringing up some memories....

Thanks BigDog for bringing up some memories. Actually thought of that spring on the SBR in May. I'm guessing it was 1986 when we canoed to the spring and stopped for a swim. We carried our canoe up...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-23-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By KYMike
Well done! I used to read that book every...

Well done!

I used to read that book every night, and got to the point where I didn't even have to look at it to read aloud to my son.

Thanks. I enjoyed that.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-04-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 89,005
Posted By KYMike
Pole...what pole? Nobody mentioned a pole.:rofl

Pole...what pole? Nobody mentioned a pole.:rofl
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-03-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 89,005
Posted By KYMike
I did the Halloween thing Friday night, and rode...

I did the Halloween thing Friday night, and rode in early Saturday morning. I met up with voodoo child (Mark) just before the Thebes courthouse. I missed the Friday night entertainment, but hung out...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 37,964
Posted By KYMike
Been waiting for this, and still missed it by a...

Been waiting for this, and still missed it by a couple days.

Looking forward to more!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-23-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 89,005
Posted By KYMike
I'd never heard of this (had to Google it). All...

I'd never heard of this (had to Google it). All my friends had an Atari.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-16-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
Elizabethtown. Right in the center of the state. ...

Elizabethtown. Right in the center of the state.




Thanks! Occasionally she reads these, so I thought she might enjoy it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-12-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
Me too. I won't be doing this again any time...

Me too. I won't be doing this again any time soon.



Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
Well, that’s it! I rode 1,749 miles in 28 hours...

Well, that’s it! I rode 1,749 miles in 28 hours and 18 minutes. Here’s the breakdown…

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
I jump on Hwy 24 and make my way to the Western...

I jump on Hwy 24 and make my way to the Western Kentucky Parkway. Two hours on the WK and I’ll be home.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
Now in Kentucky, I have a job to do. The KY Photo...

Now in Kentucky, I have a job to do. The KY Photo Tag has been sitting in Wickliffe, KY for several weeks now. I recognized the photo, and knew my journey home would lead me to within a half mile of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
I pass some cotton fields and cool clouds before...

I pass some cotton fields and cool clouds before pulling of the highway at Charleston.

...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-10-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 89,005
Posted By KYMike
Yeah, I've got a little one at home, so Friday...

Yeah, I've got a little one at home, so Friday will be spent Trick-or-Treating. I plan to ride down sometime on Saturday, spend the night, and ride Sunday. I'm looking forward to seeing Sieg and Mrs....
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
As I leave Van Buren, I set the GPS for “HOME”...

As I leave Van Buren, I set the GPS for “HOME” and get an idea of the remaining miles and hours. Before I left on this trip, Google maps had shown the route as 1,741 miles. Doing the math, I realize...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
I leave McDonald’s and soon come to a sign for...

I leave McDonald’s and soon come to a sign for Willow Springs, MO. With so much time to think, it’s easy to recall memories. In this case, it’s Willow Springs International Raceway in California. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-10-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
I’m awake at this point (not yawning anymore),...

I’m awake at this point (not yawning anymore), but decide I should get to Springfield, MO and on Hwy 60 before looking for a place to stop and sleep. It’s less than an hour away.

Once on Hwy 60...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
My night pictures on the move aren’t turning out...

My night pictures on the move aren’t turning out too well, so I don’t bother to take any. I continue on the Turnpike and at 1:24AM KY time I stop to pay my $4 toll. I-44 becomes the Will Rogers...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
Thanks Ghostie. My last Ramble was in 1986 (too...

Thanks Ghostie. My last Ramble was in 1986 (too long ago).
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
So I’m in Shamrock, TX and all gassed up. Next...

So I’m in Shamrock, TX and all gassed up. Next obstacle, I need to break into my top case. I go inside the gas station and ask the clerk if he has a hammer. He gives me dumb look and says “No”. It’s...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
I figured Texas was getting close, and within 30...

I figured Texas was getting close, and within 30 minutes or so I reach the border.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
Back on the road I see this warning sign. Looks...

Back on the road I see this warning sign. Looks like rocks tend to fall from the top, so I stay to the left.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
Probably nothing, we all wore those socks!

Probably nothing, we all wore those socks!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
The landscape is pretty barren… ...

The landscape is pretty barren…

http://images1.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp93232%3Euqcshlukaxroqdfv9%3A%3B5%3Dot%3E2334%3D%3A%3A9%3D963%3DXROQDF%3E27%3B%3C%3B84927249ot1lsi


…but I chug...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
Friday, October 3rd

My simple plan was this (everything in MY Time, EST):
Fly to Phoenix on Friday, prepping the bike and getting to bed by 2AM.
Sleep 7 hours, and get on the road by 10AM.
Ride until midnight (14...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-06-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,193
Posted By KYMike
KYMike’s Bun-Burner Ride Home (or how I rode 1,749 miles to snag the KY Photo Tag)

I went on my first long trip last October, heading out West and ending in Phoenix. A new friend was kind enough to offer garage space until I could return in the Spring for a southerly ride home to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 18,909
Posted By KYMike
Thanks everyone. Unfortunately it will probably...

Thanks everyone. Unfortunately it will probably be a couple of years before Dave and I get to ride together again.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-05-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 36,898
Posted By KYMike
Here you go Mark. I see now I didn't park as...

Here you go Mark. I see now I didn't park as close as you.

OLD Tag...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 106,252
Posted By KYMike
Ha, no KoolAid. I think they'll let you in even...

Ha, no KoolAid. I think they'll let you in even without a BMW.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-30-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 106,252
Posted By KYMike
Not this year, but I'd like to go sometime. I...

Not this year, but I'd like to go sometime. I have family near there, and it's a beautiful area.

Hit me up next year!
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,755
Posted By KYMike
Looking forward to more! :clap

Looking forward to more! :clap
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-07-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 36,898
Posted By KYMike
New Tag - ...

New Tag -


http://mbabc.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Misc/i-5vDmzVZ/0/L/P9070561-L.jpg


Good grief.......I hope that's not the one over in Wickcliffe.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-05-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By KYMike
Mine did that last year while spending a couple...

Mine did that last year while spending a couple of nights in Colorado. I have the original battery in mine (5 years old), so I assumed that was the reason.
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