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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-23-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Merlin III
I have had a lot of luck with the LL Bean...

I have had a lot of luck with the LL Bean campground finder "Oh Ranger" for on and off the ride public campgrounds. Works on the tablet or S-phone.

http://www.ohranger.com/
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 15,708
Posted By Merlin III
Great theme for riding! It makes me believe that...

Great theme for riding! It makes me believe that there must have been stock plans for county court houses because, depending on when then were built or rebuilt, yours look just like ours.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-22-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Merlin III
[QUOTE=steve68steve;24675210]Bump. I have...

[QUOTE=steve68steve;24675210]Bump.

I have quite a bit of experience in those States-probably too much to say anything coherent. For a general guideline I would take Rte. 113 from Standish all...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,477
Posted By Merlin III
Excellent report!

Excellent report!
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,477
Posted By Merlin III
I would bet that your detached garage picture is...

I would bet that your detached garage picture is the result of the horrendous floods VT had a couple of years ago. I am guessong that those tires are blasting mats and probably also have something...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Merlin III
No, not that I can think of. Maybe battery...

No, not that I can think of. Maybe battery issues caused by having an idle bike for 4 or more months and not keeping up the charge, but that is a small dollar item. Good luck!
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 86,754
Posted By Merlin III
La buena vida!

La buena vida!
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By Merlin III
I use an Allagash Cot made by Beyer of Maine. It...

I use an Allagash Cot made by Beyer of Maine. It is cheap (around 50 bucks I believe) easy on the tent floor, and easy to set up.

http://cdni.llbean.com/is/image/wim/282017_11_41?wid=428&hei=494
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 86,754
Posted By Merlin III
:deal

:deal
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,126
Posted By Merlin III
This is what riding is about to me: seeing the...

This is what riding is about to me: seeing the old buildings, their history, economy, and the everyday people. Good job!
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,477
Posted By Merlin III
Gee Dr. Greg, if only your former engineering...

Gee Dr. Greg, if only your former engineering students could hear you now. :huh

:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By Merlin III
I have a 2001 1150 GS also. I am not positive...

I have a 2001 1150 GS also. I am not positive about this, but I believe that the Bill Mayer saddle makes the seat height higher than the standard seat. I know it appears to do so on a F650 I looked...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,477
Posted By Merlin III
You don't by chance have a Google route showing...

You don't by chance have a Google route showing your roads?
Forum: Americas 07-19-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Merlin III
I just got back from ostensibly that trip. It is...

I just got back from ostensibly that trip. It is a shame to miss places like Zion, but this time of year I found it way too hot and then there were the tourists that really choked the road up badly....
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,907
Posted By Merlin III
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,616
Views: 399,902
Posted By Merlin III
No, if you are not 100 percent comfortable with...

No, if you are not 100 percent comfortable with how your bike fits you, either modify it to fit, or buy a bike that does. If you have to ask the question, you already know the answer. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,477
Posted By Merlin III
Laugh What, no "Angel Baby" by Rosie and the Originals,...

What, no "Angel Baby" by Rosie and the Originals, or, "A thousand Stars" by Cathy Young? Also, are you sure you weren't really a Professor of Geography or maybe American Culture? :nod
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,256
Posted By Merlin III
Hmmm...............I think Photobucket is looking...

Hmmm...............I think Photobucket is looking for some money?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-15-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Merlin III
I did WV two years ago. Don't just stick with...

I did WV two years ago. Don't just stick with the high mountain areas. All of WV is very rural and hilly-great adventure riding State.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,256
Posted By Merlin III
Hmmm.............You would put then ahead of Zion...

Hmmm.............You would put then ahead of Zion NP? In any event, the Tetons are fantastic.
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 26,163
Posted By Merlin III
Interesting bear in camp story. You don't carry...

Interesting bear in camp story. You don't carry Bear Spray?
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By Merlin III
+1

+1
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Merlin III
Everything stated above is correct. The time to...

Everything stated above is correct. The time to ride the coast of Maine is after September when most of the tourists will be gone because of open schools. Coming from RI, I would slab it to Bangor...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,769
Posted By Merlin III
I find people who name their bikes to be weird. ...

I find people who name their bikes to be weird. Come on people, they are inanimate objects! :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,477
Posted By Merlin III
I love your "concept rides". Can't wait for your...

I love your "concept rides". Can't wait for your musings about the murder story.
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,256
Posted By Merlin III
I just missed you by a 4 or 5 days in the...

I just missed you by a 4 or 5 days in the Idaho-Wyoming area. Great scenery and lots of apparent Advrider types in the parks.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-13-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,553
Posted By Merlin III
Wow! that was a stroke of luck!

Wow! that was a stroke of luck!
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,842
Posted By Merlin III
There is no perfect tent. I got a Catoma...

There is no perfect tent. I got a Catoma Motorcycle tent. I got it because it sets up really fast because the poles are integral to the tent and they and set up somewhat similar to an umbrella. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-12-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,553
Posted By Merlin III
Where in Vermont are you? If we get the word out...

Where in Vermont are you? If we get the word out I am sure some local Inmates could-would help you out if needed.

If it were me, I would definitely try to fly home and get the ordeal over with....
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By Merlin III
For me it would be very dissatisfied! Just...

For me it would be very dissatisfied! Just sayin............
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,316
Posted By Merlin III
I service myGS on my schedule not some...

I service myGS on my schedule not some obsessive-compulsice German motorcycle engineer's schedule. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,497
Posted By Merlin III
+1

+1
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 43,341
Posted By Merlin III
Yea, that Ogdenburg bridge is something else. It...

Yea, that Ogdenburg bridge is something else. It has been a while, but as I remember it, you could look through the gratting and see the St. Lawrence Seaway underneath you? Anyhow, not expecting a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 86,754
Posted By Merlin III
Something tells me she won't be settling down to...

Something tells me she won't be settling down to an average job. Even if she goes back to teaching that gives her 8 weeks a year to travel and 44 weeks to plan trips-that isn't bad in my book. :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-24-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,821
Posted By Merlin III
Exactly, the goal of any town or DMV is to raise...

Exactly, the goal of any town or DMV is to raise money. They aren't stupid and are trained for these types of situations. They will be looking at book value and you had better be close. At least...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,087
Posted By Merlin III
Damn! I guess you want it all! Be happy she...

Damn! I guess you want it all! Be happy she rides, period!
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By Merlin III
Going around the north shore of Superior I...

Going around the north shore of Superior I managed to run out of gas twice. :cry
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-23-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By Merlin III
There is a learning curve, but Tyre (free...

There is a learning curve, but Tyre (free version) works fairly seamlessly with Google Earth. You can develop a route in Tyre and switch back and forth with Google Earth and incorporate all Google...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-23-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By Merlin III
I agree about Basecamp. What doesn't Google...

I agree about Basecamp. What doesn't Google Earth do that you want it to do? It is one powerful program.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Merlin III
Bump

Bump
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