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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 01:20 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
I think I was the 4th or 5th person there, and...

I think I was the 4th or 5th person there, and the first couple of guys had already pulled you out from under the bike (I assume).

At that point, you were aware enough to ask us to stand the bike...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
Here is a picture of the spot where LTS went over...

Here is a picture of the spot where LTS went over the edge. When I got there, the bike was laying near the bush next to the other guy in gray riding gear(sorry I forgot your name). You can see the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
I was really concerned when we got back and found...

I was really concerned when we got back and found you had packed up already. The way you ride, your wife probably keeps tabs on the nearest hospital. :lol3

Glad to here that you're relatively OK.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-24-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
Yes he did, and it was awesome! Thanks to Hesaid...

Yes he did, and it was awesome! Thanks to Hesaid and Shesaid for all the pre-running and other work that went into organizing the event.

Kimberly and I were pretty wiped out by the time we made it...
Forum: Americas 08-22-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By High Country Herb
I was just being sarcastic. It would be more like...

I was just being sarcastic. It would be more like 100 miles between forests.

Like Mr. Thumbs said, this wouldn't be a legal ride. If a person were to attempt something like this (not that I am...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-22-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By High Country Herb
A friend of mine got married on the overlook...

A friend of mine got married on the overlook above Emerald Bay. Great spot, but his poor bride just about froze in her strapless wedding dress due to the time of year.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
Great idea!

Great idea!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
We are hoping to top off fuel Friday on the way...

We are hoping to top off fuel Friday on the way in.

The Aprilia turns on the low fuel light at 100 miles on pavement, with about 20-30 of reserve, so I'm not really sure what my off road range is....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31,854
Views: 7,792,814
Posted By High Country Herb
I'm guessing he is intentionally trying to remove...

I'm guessing he is intentionally trying to remove his chicken strips, and over did it a bit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,661
Posted By High Country Herb
...or a supermoto slide. :D I agree though...

...or a supermoto slide. :D

I agree though about developing habits that prevent mishaps. I would not have imagined the OP's scenario. In hind sight, however, it becomes obvious that engaging the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 840
Views: 64,600
Posted By High Country Herb
Meh...snowmobiles are quicker. ...

Meh...snowmobiles are quicker. :hide




https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3832/9262339126_b7e48f0a35_z.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
Auberry does look better. Man, the forces...

Auberry does look better.

Man, the forces are piling up against me for this trip, but I'm not out yet. :pynd

First, my Mom's health keeps fluctuating wildly. She has been in and out of the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
Powerhouse Road looks pretty good. I think I'll...

Powerhouse Road looks pretty good. I think I'll go that way. Italian Bar looks like a good place to get lost right before dark, and better left to a day with no time restraints ( I don't have GPS)....
Forum: Americas 08-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By High Country Herb
There is your problem. You're using Google Maps,...

There is your problem. You're using Google Maps, which shows roads that require licensed bikes.

You need the US Forest Service Maps for California and Oregon. With your green stickered bike, you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-20-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
In the interest of time, I plan to go through...

In the interest of time, I plan to go through Friant on Millerton Rd.

If I were making the trip earlier in the day, the route past Kerkoff Lake looks interesting. I may come back that way Sunday.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By High Country Herb
For those further north, Caps Bright Hot Coatings...

For those further north, Caps Bright Hot Coatings in Fresno, CA also does a good job.

http://capsbhc.com/
Forum: Americas 08-19-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By High Country Herb
I was thinking South America as well. The US...

I was thinking South America as well. The US doesn't usually leave tunnels unsupported like that in areas of public access.

My guess would have been Road of Death Bolivia.

edit: I stand...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
Yeah, looks like I'll have to get down into the...

Yeah, looks like I'll have to get down into the Valley to get around it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
Does anyone have information about the fires in...

Does anyone have information about the fires in this area? I don't have time to research it this morning, but I heard that there are some road closures on Highways 49 and 41 (the route I had planned...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-19-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
Oh shit. I hadn't thought about that.

Oh shit. I hadn't thought about that.
Forum: Americas 08-18-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By High Country Herb
Most rental bikes will be about $1000 per week. I...

Most rental bikes will be about $1000 per week. I wonder if you could find a $2000 bike for sale, pay the money, then just give it back at the end of the 3 weeks.

For specific recommendations, you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
Friday evening, around dark. We have about 3.5...

Friday evening, around dark. We have about 3.5 hour ride (not including fuel stops) after work Friday. The tent is really easy to set up, though.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-15-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
Well that's no good. My co-worker did something...

Well that's no good. My co-worker did something similar trying to pick up his GS ADV after dropping it off road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,444
Posted By High Country Herb
It is actually made by Aprilia. You probably saw...

It is actually made by Aprilia. You probably saw it in a Guzzi/Aprilia dealership. Those that have them like them. Put some TKC80 tires on one, and it will probably be a good match for the KLR. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 965
Posted By High Country Herb
Yes, exactly. It will probably take a few weeks...

Yes, exactly. It will probably take a few weeks for the DMV to get it to you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By High Country Herb
You should study up on how to lift that bike in...

You should study up on how to lift that bike in case you drop it. I don't know exactly how myself, but have seen references to videos showing how to do it safely.

My co-worker, who was about 60...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 965
Posted By High Country Herb
That is correct. You will need a California...

That is correct. You will need a California residential address where they will send the title. If your residence is somewhere else, that is where the bike should be registered.

On the title,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,911
Posted By High Country Herb
:rofl Nice.

:rofl


Nice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 31,338
Posted By High Country Herb
My uncle is in his early 70s, and just retired...

My uncle is in his early 70s, and just retired this year. He has been riding dual sports and dirt bikes all his life. He bought a BMW F800R last year, and is about to do the Iron Butt from Mexico to...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,607
Posted By High Country Herb
It looks like Harbor Freight only ships to the...

It looks like Harbor Freight only ships to the US, Canada, and Australia. I'm surprised they won't ship direct to the UK from their factories in China. They recommend a "freight forwarding company"....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,974
Posted By High Country Herb
That has been my experience as well. On...

That has been my experience as well.

On dirt, more throttle seems to stabilize the bike through forward thrust, centrifugal force, etc. Any surplus power is expelled with wheel spin.

On...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,911
Posted By High Country Herb
My bikes are basically toys, so I pay cash or...

My bikes are basically toys, so I pay cash or don't get them. I do understand that for some people they are primary transportation, and they spend/borrow accordingly to get something they can spend a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
OK, now I'm confused. With your avatar, I assumed...

OK, now I'm confused. With your avatar, I assumed it was you who was the model for the Long Tall Sally catalog. Kimberly is 5'11" and loves their long pants.



:shog
Forum: Americas 08-13-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By High Country Herb
How about doing both coast and mtns? Day 1...

How about doing both coast and mtns?

Day 1 up the Sierra to Yosemite, possibly spending the night at the Yosemite Bug Hostel if they have openings.
Day 2 exploring Yosemite, then over Hwy 120....
Forum: Americas 08-13-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 796
Posted By High Country Herb
Are you camping? That's a lot of gear to carry...

Are you camping? That's a lot of gear to carry that far in a backpack. If not, you will probably need to look for lodging along Hwy 49, since those towns are generally the gateways to the Sierra, but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 18,010
Posted By High Country Herb
Kimberly will probably spend all her free time...

Kimberly will probably spend all her free time petting the mutts...or wrestling with them if they are of the larger variety. She's a big fan of four legged adventurers.
Forum: Americas 08-10-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By High Country Herb
Those low numbers are not necessary. There will...

Those low numbers are not necessary. There will probably be tourist traffic on Hwy 1, but you can easily make it all the way up in one day.

You can check out Muir Woods and maybe some of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,989
Posted By High Country Herb
This. You aren't doing anything wrong, so...

This.

You aren't doing anything wrong, so the worst that can happen is you will be asked to leave (though I have never had that happen, even when I was taking my wife to the junior college to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 11,249
Posted By High Country Herb
No, only if they correct those who don't.

No, only if they correct those who don't.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 11,249
Posted By High Country Herb
I bet they hate it when people shorten it to...

I bet they hate it when people shorten it to "Akras". That would make proper pronunciation very awkward.
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