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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:20 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Thanks for all the kind words everyone! I've been...

Thanks for all the kind words everyone! I've been under the weather for about a week and haven't been replying, but as always glad to see you guys are enjoying the trip. I've been cruising Day...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-15-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Yeah, why not? :D Nice shot. I'm just now...

Yeah, why not? :D

Nice shot. I'm just now starting to work more on my "people" photography, that one captures a lot.



It looks like we are getting more winter in May than we have all...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Bob, I don't care much about fame......I'm...

Bob, I don't care much about fame......I'm holding out for the money and women! :deal

(doesn't seem to be working out so well)


Yeah the Soiree was a whole bunch of fun. I think the roughest...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-10-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Thanks man, will do. Soon. Just got back...

Thanks man, will do. Soon.

Just got back from some time in Yosemite, with this last storm there's actually some water there right now! I hope you like waterfalls because I took advantage of this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-07-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Well gee whiz, thanks Baldy. Funny but it's...

Well gee whiz, thanks Baldy.

Funny but it's partly YOUR fault :lol3 When I joined this site ten years or so ago I knew nothing of photography but had an interest in it. I remember some of your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Right Back at ya! Enjoy the photo, hope it...

Right Back at ya!

Enjoy the photo, hope it keeps a memory for you. I'm sure we'll run in again like that, we share to much of the same riding area not to.




Of course. Glad ya dig!
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
I'm not so sure about that (I've seen your...

I'm not so sure about that (I've seen your photos) :deal I just get up there more often than you do.

And Yes! :freaky



Yeah, it's been to long for me as well!! :wink:

Here's a NON- ride...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-23-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
I'd agree with your assessment and sentiments. ...

I'd agree with your assessment and sentiments.

I think there is awesome everywhere if you look and can think of many places in the Rockies or up north that have been breathtaking. I'd have a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
That was two years ago you rode it the first...

That was two years ago you rode it the first time, right?

I'd say that's an endorsement if it still retains the honor of "favorite road" :evil


Looks like a temp closure right now as we're...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
I didn't check the date but you sure might be...

I didn't check the date but you sure might be right. I did think a strange thought while up there and that is there only two months of the year now that I haven't been on the pass (feb/mar). This...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-22-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Yeah, lots of reasons NOT to live in CA, but as...

Yeah, lots of reasons NOT to live in CA, but as you see the reasons to stay are pretty good to :deal Maybe if I didn't ride it wouldn't matter so much, but I do :D Glad you're enjoying the thread. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9,582
Views: 3,857,661
Posted By Desert Dave
This is what a bike like the strom is all about...

This is what a bike like the strom is all about in my opinion. It's not JUST the ride but the experience of being there. Why on earth would I rely on a cafe when I can pack my lunch (and a thousand...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
So get ready for more high sierra photos soon!...

So get ready for more high sierra photos soon! :deal

And just like that, the passes are open. At least Sonora Pass. Timing was perfect, I had last Friday off work and Thursday evening was hoping...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,448
Posted By Desert Dave
I'm always careful, well sorta ;) The road...

I'm always careful, well sorta ;)

The road is in great shape
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,448
Posted By Desert Dave
Well, I rode the east side of 4 a couple of weeks...

Well, I rode the east side of 4 a couple of weeks ago to Caddillac corner where Caltrans told me the passes would be open in two weeks. Since I have no life outside of motorcycling I've googled...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,448
Posted By Desert Dave
Sitting at the gate on 108 as I type this....

Sitting at the gate on 108 as I type this. Caltrans says Sonora Pass will be open at noon all the way over :clapping
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Dude, you've got 5 posts in the last 8 years and...

Dude, you've got 5 posts in the last 8 years and you took the time to put one in my thread? Thank YOU man!


:freaky



:lol3 Not a clue, but if I can get anybody to ignore work for a minute...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
:thumb Thanks Guys! I'll think you'll...

:thumb Thanks Guys!



I'll think you'll find out as I did the Mine itself isn't really much to see, but miles of really fun dirt to explore, from smooth streetbike stuff to two track and even...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,049
Posted By Desert Dave
I don't remember seeing this thread the first...

I don't remember seeing this thread the first time around, but you know I'm all about enjoying ones local riding. Your normal=somebody elses exotic. :deal

Some of those photos if taken out of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-07-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,414
Posted By Desert Dave
As much as I love the new strom I'd agree with...

As much as I love the new strom I'd agree with this.

However I've been noticing a pattern in my bikes over the last decade or so, the bland ones that do the job incredibly well stick around a long...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
You do realize this made me want to be there even...

You do realize this made me want to be there even more, right :lol3

I had Good Friday off work and the weather report looked like easy riding conditions until Saturday night when (thank God!) a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Desert Dave
That's the way to do it up there! Might have...

That's the way to do it up there!

Might have to do that soon :D
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
That's the right attitude! Who cares what is...

That's the right attitude! Who cares what is "supposed" to work, go with what works for you man:thumb



.......this does not sound good......



Don't worry I have no intentions of posting...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Most important= a motorcycle :D o.k., I know...

Most important= a motorcycle :D

o.k., I know that isn't what you were asking.

I pick my camera gear the same way I choose bikes, what do you REALLY do?

So my set up is pretty modest. Most of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Thanks Guys Again, always glad you're along...

Thanks Guys

Again, always glad you're along for the ride! :freaky
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adventur...

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adventures-on-the-Super-Tenere/i-xfCN7c2/0/XL/DSC_0266-3_hf-XL.jpg


So this photo is from last summer, but it inspired a ride.


You see, about this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-29-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,414
Posted By Desert Dave
Pretty much what's been stated in this thread...

Pretty much what's been stated in this thread already.

It's quicker for me to point out the advantages of the Tenere, bigger is better for long slab rides, although now that my strom is set up for...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,414
Posted By Desert Dave
Those are the exact two bikes I have in my garage...

Those are the exact two bikes I have in my garage right now.....can't go to wrong with either.

I'm not going to vote but after a year with the strom I find myself going to it more often.

You've...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-23-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By Desert Dave
Cool shots. I was rolling through Knights Ferry...

Cool shots. I was rolling through Knights Ferry about 10pm Sat night and was surprised to see the tents set up and fires burning in an area that is usually dark and desolate at that time of night....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,655
Views: 760,786
Posted By Desert Dave
:nod That was my point. I don't think there...

:nod

That was my point. I don't think there is anything wrong with the bike, or for that matter tire. Thought I'd point that out before this becomes an internet "issue" that needs to be...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-16-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 3,655
Views: 760,786
Posted By Desert Dave
Looks like regular tire cupping to me. For...

Looks like regular tire cupping to me. For certain can be caused by suspension etc, but just plain old hard acceleration/braking can do that, especially on these "adventure" 90/10 tires that attempt...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Haven't seen any yet, but they've been fooled...

Haven't seen any yet, but they've been fooled into an early bloom before. Until this recent wave of warm weather the valley has been pretty cool, especially when the fog is in. Yesterday there was a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
:lol3 Good. I think.

:lol3

Good. I think.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
That was kind of what I had in mind with the...

That was kind of what I had in mind with the photos I took last year that I could get access to, and really not much has changed yet, aside from the logging that is clearing more areas out. You...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-25-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
o.k. How about ONE more? :lol3 Needed a...

o.k.

How about ONE more? :lol3

Needed a weekend to relax so I did my local loop to Mt Ham/The Junction. For those of you interested in the photography side of things, this is a prime example of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Again , I'm no expert, but I've heard things that...

Again , I'm no expert, but I've heard things that agree with the other comments being made here. When things happened naturally, before we tried to fix it, forest fires burned areas far more often...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Looks like Tom gave a better answer than I could....

Looks like Tom gave a better answer than I could. Local news has reported a lot of controversy about salvage logging etc, but one thing is clear lots of areas are just dead. Those trees aren't coming...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-20-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
So how is one week later for "must-ride-soon"?...

So how is one week later for "must-ride-soon"? :deal

This time I had a destination so right at sun up made a bee line for Cherry lake Rd.

Maybe not as much talk as usual (big sigh of relief...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 137,312
Posted By Desert Dave
Thanks Man! :thumb I say the man card...

Thanks Man! :thumb



I say the man card thing sort of tongue in cheek to poke some fun at myself, because not long ago I would of thought that about somebody else if they were writing this :lol3...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-11-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,655
Views: 760,786
Posted By Desert Dave
That IS the impression because there is no "HIT"...

That IS the impression because there is no "HIT" in the powerband like we are used to. Look at a dyno chart, while the torque drops off in higher rpm the HP keeps rising.

Simple test: go out in...
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