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Forum: Americas 09-15-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By BUZZARD II
I started my touring career 48 years ago on a...

I started my touring career 48 years ago on a 50cc Honda Cub. 35 mph on the flat, in a tuck. Now I'm touring on an Electra Glide, before that a 1800 Gold Wing and many other's too.

Can't say...
Forum: Americas 09-14-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By BUZZARD II
I like cheap when riding solo. So, the Country...

I like cheap when riding solo. So, the Country View Inn, in Fancy Gap, VA. It's about 2 miles from the BRP exit, $32. Right next to I-77.

The crappy motel that's "Biker Friendly" right at...
Forum: Americas 09-06-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By BUZZARD II
Been there, done that, and plan to go one last...

Been there, done that, and plan to go one last time for the 75th. myself. The questions the Juice put out should be answered because bike size, comfort and time have a whole lot to do with riding to...
Forum: Americas 08-31-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By BUZZARD II
Since your coming in from Rt. 6 I would recommend...

Since your coming in from Rt. 6 I would recommend getting off 6 in Hawley. Just north of the Lake Wallenpaupack spillway is a road, 590 heading east. A couple of miles east is another paved road on...
Forum: Americas 08-24-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By BUZZARD II
Pnoman, The worst mileage I ever got on any kind...

Pnoman, The worst mileage I ever got on any kind of bike was 3,000 on a 250 Vespa IE. That I was tearing it up with numerous runs through Deals Gap may have had something to do with it.

Last...
Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,472
Posted By BUZZARD II
Now this is coming from a guy who does his cross...

Now this is coming from a guy who does his cross country riding on an Electra Glide Classic. Pnoman, I'm not laughing. My neighbor has a 650 Burgman. That thing is very fast and smooth. I've...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,915
Views: 210,173
Posted By BUZZARD II
Rocketman, were you riding northbound on Rt. 11...

Rocketman, were you riding northbound on Rt. 11 in Edinburg around a month ago? Maybe heading for 675, an awesome little bike road.

I was sure I spotted a new SR 400. It sounded right, putt,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By BUZZARD II
Royal Enfield C5 Military, TAT

OK, the sick part of my head wants to get a Enfield military model just because it looks so cool. Then I start thinking that with some semi-knobs on the wheels it would make for a neat TAT bike. I...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,556
Posted By BUZZARD II
When I was a kid, oh yeah 47 years ago, I started...

When I was a kid, oh yeah 47 years ago, I started my touring career on a Honda Cub 50. Whoa, 35 mph on the flat, a good 20 uphill and that was near the coast. It can be done but...

A few...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By BUZZARD II
Good luck with the Strom. It makes a whole lot...

Good luck with the Strom. It makes a whole lot more sense than taking the Hog. You have a better chance of surviving too. I just did not want to say so on the HDforum.

That dirt road along...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,056
Posted By BUZZARD II
OK, get out your Colorado map and look to the SW...

OK, get out your Colorado map and look to the SW side for Rt. 149. It runs between South Fork and Gunnison. Now half way between Creede and Spring Creek Pass is a dirt road on the left that takes...
Forum: Americas 03-09-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,169
Posted By BUZZARD II
Great suggestions. Take a look at Goblin Valley...

Great suggestions. Take a look at Goblin Valley State Park. Very interesting.

Beware of stupid Boy Scout "leaders" rolling over rocks.
Forum: Americas 03-09-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By BUZZARD II
Head north out of Moab, toward Arches. Where the...

Head north out of Moab, toward Arches. Where the Colorado River comes in there's a road to the right, Rt. 128. Take this NE. There are many BLM campsites along this road. The river is right behind...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By BUZZARD II
Paws, you just told the world about the best...

Paws, you just told the world about the best riding in VA. Now it will be like Deals Gap, filled with squids and enforcement.
Forum: Americas 02-01-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,655
Posted By BUZZARD II
I'd say it depends on the snowpack and you can't...

I'd say it depends on the snowpack and you can't know that until late April. Otherwise paved road, Colorado, dirt Utah.
Forum: Americas 01-23-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,504
Posted By BUZZARD II
The BRP (pavement) will be open if there's no...

The BRP (pavement) will be open if there's no snow. But nothing else will be. No camping, no motels, no food, no restrooms, bring your own roll of TP.

The up side is you won't have any...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By BUZZARD II
With your camping and such, $100 a day is about...

With your camping and such, $100 a day is about right. Many supermarkets sell hot dinner's at a deli counter at a very reasonable cost by the pound.

Have you ever done 500 miles in a day? ...
Forum: Americas 01-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By BUZZARD II
So go camping in Utah. Pitch your tent and try...

So go camping in Utah. Pitch your tent and try to pound in the pegs with a rock. A red rock. Notice how it powders to smithereens when you whack the peg?

Now picture yourself riding along...
Forum: Americas 01-19-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,803
Posted By BUZZARD II
That first photo Dusty posted shows about the...

That first photo Dusty posted shows about the only 100 yards of guard rail that is in all of Colorado Nat. Mon. The rest is all ride to your death blue sky followed by a hard red dirt landing 1500...
Forum: Americas 01-18-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 758
Posted By BUZZARD II
Coming back from Sturgis this year I took a...

Coming back from Sturgis this year I took a northern route and almost the same route through Minnesota. Fargo's a drag, a bunch of lights on Bus. 94/10. Otherwise nice riding. You have to jump...
Forum: Americas 01-17-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,542
Posted By BUZZARD II
Here's my favorite. On the east side of the San...

Here's my favorite. On the east side of the San Juan is Rt. 149. Halfway between Creed and Spring Creek Pass is a dirt road off to the west running alongside a dinky little river. That river is the...
Forum: Americas 01-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By BUZZARD II
I'm a retired geezer myself and have camped in...

I'm a retired geezer myself and have camped in the high Sierra. Including going over Tioga Pass in June with 15 feet of snow plowed up the side. You are ready for anything. And you already know...
Forum: Beasts 01-13-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,895
Posted By BUZZARD II
Through the years I've had 5 different Beemers. ...

Through the years I've had 5 different Beemers. One thing that's bothered me since the mid eighties was how they went to only up-scale dealers. Some of the best and oldest shops with the most...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By BUZZARD II
I will not tell you how long or far you should...

I will not tell you how long or far you should ride. I will however, tell you a story.

It was early June 1978 and after three weeks on the road my buddy and I were heading home. (NJ) We were...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By BUZZARD II
Precious, I camped a lot in the Glades during the...

Precious, I camped a lot in the Glades during the winter many years ago and it's easy to go off the grid. But Hilton Head is infested with gazillionairs, or this time of year, their security.

...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,928
Posted By BUZZARD II
Thanks for moving from that covert black print,...

Thanks for moving from that covert black print, it really sucks. I'm just a couple of hours north of you so I gotta ask, did you go out for a training run last week? Is Al Gore's hot air going to...
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By BUZZARD II
Oh, sorry, I sent to soon. The rig is beautiful....

Oh, sorry, I sent to soon. The rig is beautiful. I was thinking about a Gear-Up but my wife will put me in therapy if I buy a commie rig. You really did a nice job. Now I'm sorry I sold the bike....
Forum: Hacks 01-11-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By BUZZARD II
Laugh Thanks for the kind words. Claude I do remember...

Thanks for the kind words. Claude I do remember two guys and the truck. One geezer, who I guess was you. And a younger little guy whose jacket looked like he rode the back side of hell for twenty...
Forum: Hacks 01-10-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By BUZZARD II
Thanks for the photo and update. Indeed that was...

Thanks for the photo and update. Indeed that was my scoot. If you remember I sold most of my bikes because I blew out my knee training for a TLH run. It's three and a half years and I have the...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,604
Posted By BUZZARD II
I don't think I've read a single gun magazine in...

I don't think I've read a single gun magazine in the last 25 or 30 years that did not have at least one pistol test article that the author did not included a photo of a test target. It would always...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By BUZZARD II
1150 G/S hack owner in DC area

Around three years ago I sold my G/S to an inmate from the DC area. He had a nickname to do with surfing. Anyway, it was hacked by a company in PA.

I'm just wondering how it all turned out. ...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,604
Posted By BUZZARD II
Kantuck, I just wanted to address two things. ...

Kantuck, I just wanted to address two things. Around 40 years ago I went bear hunting in Maine for a couple of seasons. The lodge had a full mounted black bear on all fours that scaled out to 175...
Forum: Americas 01-06-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,604
Posted By BUZZARD II
For the last 16 years of my career I taught...

For the last 16 years of my career I taught firearms at the police academy level. (combat pistol, shotgun, sub-gun) My guess would be maybe 5% of the trained shooters would stand a good chance with...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By BUZZARD II
Dakar vs. KLR vibrations?

I'm looking to get back into some dual sport riding after a few years off due to a knee injury. Wondering how the KLR compares with the Dakar on vibration and buzz above say, 60. I had a Dakar that...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 66,244
Posted By BUZZARD II
Just some thoughts on being a geezer on a Harley....

Just some thoughts on being a geezer on a Harley. I'm 63 have arthritis in both wrists and a blown out right knee. I ride an Electraglide because of these reasons. They have the best low speed...
Forum: Americas 02-12-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,803
Posted By BUZZARD II
Look on a Utah map between 12 & 13 and find...

Look on a Utah map between 12 & 13 and find Goblin Valley state park. Very weird. It's just a few miles west from 24 north of Hanksville.
Forum: Americas 02-12-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By BUZZARD II
I just got back an hour ago from 60 mile lunch...

I just got back an hour ago from 60 mile lunch run on Skyline Drive. Clear, cinder free and a great ride. I would not expect it to last. I have run Skyline and the BRP in March and I have seen them...
Forum: Americas 02-04-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,544
Posted By BUZZARD II
The Natchez Trace has, pavement, history, warm...

The Natchez Trace has, pavement, history, warm weather, free camping but not so much girls.
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,308
Posted By BUZZARD II
I'm north of you in the Winchester area. I have...

I'm north of you in the Winchester area. I have to say that the most versatile bike you mentioned is the Wee-Strom. While my ride now is a E-Glide, I had a Dakar too, that I would take down the BRP...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,952
Posted By BUZZARD II
Well from the photo's on the web site that's a...

Well from the photo's on the web site that's a pretty sweet looking scoot. But I too wonder about the wheelbase from the cruiser forks. There are a lot of retro Bonnies out there just begging for a...
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