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Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Backerthebiker
Nope. Not in the least. Eastern Kentucky may not...

Nope. Not in the least. Eastern Kentucky may not be financially striving, but I think most of the people there are really good - and more importantly - respectful people. I feel more comfortable in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16,487
Views: 1,037,603
Posted By Backerthebiker
A few Hoosiers went down and clawed our way...

A few Hoosiers went down and clawed our way through the KAT this weekend. Thought I'd share the RR:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=988782

If you're thinking about this ride, or if...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Backerthebiker
RoadDad, I think we need to do it again. On...

RoadDad, I think we need to do it again. On smaller bikes, with more time, so we can include the hard parts...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-24-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 523,959
Posted By Backerthebiker
http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af283/JMBacker...

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af283/JMBacker/KAT%20Ride%206-19-14/_DSC1986_zps73092241.jpg (http://s1016.photobucket.com/user/JMBacker/media/KAT%20Ride%206-19-14/_DSC1986_zps73092241.jpg.html)...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 06-24-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 12,413
Posted By Backerthebiker
Had a great time riding the KAT this weekend! ...

Had a great time riding the KAT this weekend! Thanks Jeff@TheQuadShop for a great route!:clap Here's our ride report:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24464753#post24464753
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By Backerthebiker
Hoosiers tame the KAT

Went on a great extended weekend ride with Beairmo and jwhuls on the Kentucky Adventure Trail. All I have to say is, this is some of the best riding Kentucky has to offer! If you're thinking about...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-12-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 48,229
Posted By Backerthebiker
Hello Missourians! Hoosier here... Someone...

Hello Missourians! Hoosier here... Someone alerted me to your photo tag thread, and that I had inadvertently picked up the latest tag. Maybe not playing exactly by the rules, but whatcha gonna do?...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-07-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 16,840
Posted By Backerthebiker
I'll post a few of the shots I got with my DSLR,...

I'll post a few of the shots I got with my DSLR, but here's (http://s1316.photobucket.com/user/backerthebiker/library/Swinging%20Bridges%20Ride%202014?sort=9&page=1) a link to the rest of them. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-15-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,069
Posted By Backerthebiker
Cool thread TPar! Looking forward to riding my KZ...

Cool thread TPar! Looking forward to riding my KZ alongside the ol CM.. Might even join ya on the ride to St. Louis!
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Thanks! And I agree, Todd should be proud. ...

Thanks! And I agree, Todd should be proud.



Don't mind a bit! I love giving advice, sometimes even when it's not welcome :nod

. The first portion of our track through Colorado just followed...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
:thumb You're gonna love it! That was some...

:thumb

You're gonna love it! That was some really great riding, and there were several of those cool old bridges around the area!
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Haha! Yeah, I think Todd had a kitchen sink in...

Haha! Yeah, I think Todd had a kitchen sink in there somewhere...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
One guy slept, while the other drove. Straight...

One guy slept, while the other drove. Straight through, like a boss!
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Haha! I am a lazy ass sometimes, but not quite...

Haha! I am a lazy ass sometimes, but not quite THAT lazy! She did get serviced the other night, btw. Oil change, new wheel bearings, chain tightened, and took her for a little spin in the snow :D
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
I've been asked to post a pack list on here. I...

I've been asked to post a pack list on here. I try to be fairly minimalistic, but I don't go crazy with it.

On the bike, I have a wolfman front fender bag, wolfman tank bag, a rear rack bag, and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-11-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16,487
Views: 1,037,603
Posted By Backerthebiker
Holt & Backer's Big West Adventure!

Just thought you guys might enjoy seeing what your fellow Hoosiers were up to this summer... I finally put together a ride report from our trip out west this summer :freaky
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Anyway, a few of the sights on the way home.. ...

Anyway, a few of the sights on the way home..

One of the MotoGP teams ate dinner with us after the race
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a462/jmbacker2000/IMG_3508_zps7e8632e1.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
The other thing I remember is the lady running...

The other thing I remember is the lady running the place was preaching to us at breakfast. This lady was hardcore holy roller, and hard core hated the DNR and Forest Service. She went so far as-to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
They make these things called 'key rings'.. Idk,...

They make these things called 'key rings'.. Idk, the only thing I've ever used one for is to tie up the exhaust on the ol KZ400. Haha! Remember that?
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Couldn't agree with you more on all of this. My...

Couldn't agree with you more on all of this. My thinking is that he needs to keep the GS, and get a KLX. Then he needs to buy me a GS. :clap Bikes are friends in my book. Buy new ones, but keep...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Alright, after a long hiatus, I made myself sit...

Alright, after a long hiatus, I made myself sit down and do some more writing tonight. Just a few more days of riding left!

That night in Nevada, after the drama of the day, I stayed up awhile...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Haha! I know! I was hoping he would chime in...

Haha! I know! I was hoping he would chime in here and defend himself... Maybe I've embarrassed him too much to reveal his identity...:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
First of all, I do appreciate the input... But,...

First of all, I do appreciate the input... But, that's boring.. :hide Not to be rude, but I go riding to enjoy myself, and in a technical riding section, I'm not going to stop and wait every 30...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Hey all! Been busy and haven't been on here in a...

Hey all! Been busy and haven't been on here in a bit, but there's been some action on the post, I see. Glad to see it! I appreciate the comments and advice, and I'll try to finish up the report...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! ...

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend! Surely everyone will be all full of food, fat and lazy Monday morning, and will need some reading material between cyber Monday shopping deals. So,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Ha! That's what I get for being a grumpy ol...

Ha! That's what I get for being a grumpy ol fart! I get to look like a grumpy ol fart.. I can understand the base jumping law.



Thanks Guys! It's a cool feeling to be able to share a trip...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Alright, I'm back! Apparently Todd is into...

Alright, I'm back!

Apparently Todd is into the Cougars
http://i1038.photobucket.com/albums/a462/jmbacker2000/_DSC4076_zps659ea2ac.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
First of all, I’ll set the record straight here. ...

First of all, I’ll set the record straight here. I’m gonna rough Todd up pretty good in this report, but in reality I’m pretty proud of how he did out there this summer. Keep in-mind, the first...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Cool :thumb I'll have to read up on the Marmot. ...

Cool :thumb I'll have to read up on the Marmot. I actually just bought a Marmot sleeping bag, to replace the one I tore up out there. Irony..



The bike may be a little on the lean side...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Yeah, apparently so. I'm in Jasper. Todd lives...

Yeah, apparently so. I'm in Jasper. Todd lives in Indy.




Yeah, I rode the KLX up around the right side, but I really didn't think that GS would make it. Sure didn't want to be on the thing...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Thanks for the info! I'll definitely try that! ...

Thanks for the info! I'll definitely try that! This wasn't the first time it had happened, so I'm guessing that could definitely be what's going on.. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
So, back at it. Day 3. We had a good rest in a...

So, back at it. Day 3. We had a good rest in a hotel room for the night, we were scheduled to camp the next 2 or 3 nights. Chama was a cool little town, with a cool railway station and neat little...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
You stay tuned here, Vinbowie. I haven't even...

You stay tuned here, Vinbowie. I haven't even gotten to the good shots yet..
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,954
Posted By Backerthebiker
Holt & Backer's Big West Adventure!

This is the story of two guys who set out on an epic adventure through the great, wild, untamed western United States of America. The Wild West. 3 weeks, 4,000 miles, 2,000 pictures, nothing but...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-11-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,019
Posted By Backerthebiker
"Just sittin' 'round the fire, thinkin' 'bout...

"Just sittin' 'round the fire, thinkin' 'bout Dicks." - Murderboss

Murderboss for Pres. 2016

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af283/JMBacker/_DSC9638_zpsf71ec51f.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-05-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 523,959
Posted By Backerthebiker
I would like to nominate any, or all of these...

I would like to nominate any, or all of these shots from my summer trip:

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af283/JMBacker/Holt%20and%20Backers%20Big%20West%20Adventure/_DSC3184_zps15313154.jpg...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 781
Views: 40,552
Posted By Backerthebiker
Thanks Paul! Nice! I also...

Thanks Paul!







Nice! I also have a '69 CB350 cafe racer I've been building for the last few years. Ran my first race on it earlier this fall......
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 40,552
Posted By Backerthebiker
Great riding this weekend! Thanks to all who put...

Great riding this weekend! Thanks to all who put it together, especially you Muller...

I rode in from home in Jasper both mornings, and those were the coldest rides I've ever done. The ol KZ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-20-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 392,594
Posted By Backerthebiker
Mustang Island ...

Mustang Island

http://i1016.photobucket.com/albums/af283/JMBacker/Mustang%20Island%20-%20South%20Texas%205-14-11/IMG_0159.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,330
Posted By Backerthebiker
You said something about bikes not being allowed...

You said something about bikes not being allowed in monument valley. What did you mean? I'm headed that way in a few weeks, would like to stay out of trouble...
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