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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By lvscrvs
Great stuff, thanks for sharing... Were you...

Great stuff, thanks for sharing...

Were you guys riding the Plumas NF Backcountry Discovery Trail?
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 835
Views: 209,073
Posted By lvscrvs
Watching for this like a hawk on a wire....

Watching for this like a hawk on a wire....
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By lvscrvs
I like the Pirelli MT21. Not bad off-road and...

I like the Pirelli MT21. Not bad off-road and pretty sticky onroad. Fairly smooth onroad ride as well.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 852,923
Posted By lvscrvs
Exactly... you go down 25 to Paicines, then turn...

Exactly... you go down 25 to Paicines, then turn left onto J1 / Panoche Rd, then left again at J1 / Little Panoche Rd. The entrance we took was a gravel road just past Mercy Hot Springs on the right....
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 56,082
Posted By lvscrvs
Great photo. I love that Rally bike look. Plus it...

Great photo. I love that Rally bike look. Plus it looks like it would work much better for shielding my tablet when I use it for GPS duty.
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 49,323
Views: 10,354,327
Posted By lvscrvs
Central California Dual Sport Ride - Clear Creek / Big Sur

Posted up a video of a 2-day ride we did about a month ago over in the Pics thread.... great riding.... WR was perfect for this ride.
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-10-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4,114
Views: 852,923
Posted By lvscrvs
Central California Dual Sport Ride - Clear Creek / Big Sur

About a month ago fellow inmate Jmil and I rode for two days out of King City. Day 1 over through Clear Creek and into the Panoche Hills, Day 2 over to the South Coast Ridge Rd in Big Sur - fantastic...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 49,323
Views: 10,354,327
Posted By lvscrvs
I also have the low SC with gripper top. I ended...

I also have the low SC with gripper top. I ended up putting a sheepskin on mine because the gripper grabbed too good and my boys got real uncomfortable. Much better now with the sheepskin. I don't...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-01-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By lvscrvs
Hey guys, Thanks so much for your replies.......

Hey guys, Thanks so much for your replies.... lots to learn re: gps these days..... :eek1

twizted - I used to use the older Google maps a lot, and it had the handy drag feature that allowed you to...
Forum: Americas 04-28-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By lvscrvs
You might want to consider doing your trip on Rt...

You might want to consider doing your trip on Rt 66.... not much traffic and lower speeds than on the main highways. Also, lots of history, great match for an older bike...
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-27-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By lvscrvs
No more Mapquest to Garmin... What to do next?

For years I've been creating routes in Mapquest and sending them to my Nuvi which gave me audio turn-by-turn directions (sent to helmet speakers via my Autocom) that made extended travel through...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 49,323
Views: 10,354,327
Posted By lvscrvs
+1 another vote for RSC.... also shorty.... don't...

+1 another vote for RSC.... also shorty.... don't forget to loctite the bolts... especially if you leave yours a little loose on the bars... lost the back of my mount in the middle of Death Valley......
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,554
Posted By lvscrvs
They have one... maybe.. not really sure.......

They have one... maybe.. not really sure.... Tenere 660. Can't quite figure out whether this is still available in Europe or not, but if they brought it to the US I think it would be successful. I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-21-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,210
Posted By lvscrvs
Thanks. Great pics.... :clap Love that area....

Thanks. Great pics.... :clap

Love that area. Already looking scary dry.... we were there in early July, 2013 and it was greener looking than that.... :eek1
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-05-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By lvscrvs
Sam, I Haven't done the route on your map, but...

Sam,
I Haven't done the route on your map, but I did do the one below a few times on big bikes and it was fun. Starts paved leaving Beckwourth, then turns to easy dirt for a few miles, then you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5,362
Views: 536,163
Posted By lvscrvs
More Central Coast goodness

Day 1 - Clear Creek... we were good citizens, paid the fee, got the lock combo... didn't see another soul all day
...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,409
Posted By lvscrvs
Damn, I was afraid of that.... I might have to...

Damn, I was afraid of that.... I might have to find a 12-year-old to show me how to make WMM work..... :lol3

I will also check out your other suggestions... thanks... :thumb
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 27,409
Posted By lvscrvs
Editing software

What are you guys using for video editing? I gave a try to Windows Movie Maker and like most things Windows, MM and I are not getting along. I find it to be ornery and not very intuitive. I have the...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By lvscrvs
check out this thread.... ...

check out this thread....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883716
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5,362
Views: 536,163
Posted By lvscrvs
I'm in Santa Rosa. I'm using a rack behind my...

I'm in Santa Rosa. I'm using a rack behind my 4Runner so I'm afraid I can't help you since it takes only one bike. I would probably leave Monday anyway since traffic heading south out of Santa Rosa...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5,362
Views: 536,163
Posted By lvscrvs
Looks good Rage, If you're looking for a little...

Looks good Rage,
If you're looking for a little more dirt, take S Coast Ridge Rd off NF down to Los Burros. Good ridge ride for dual sport and adv bikes.
Brian
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-19-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5,362
Views: 536,163
Posted By lvscrvs
jmil, Just checking in to see if you and others...

jmil,
Just checking in to see if you and others are still interested in a Central Coast ride next week. I bounced one obligation so this is looking like more of a possibility for me. My Tiger is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5,362
Views: 536,163
Posted By lvscrvs
Hey jmil, This is a great time to head for the...

Hey jmil,
This is a great time to head for the Central Coast. The hills are green and flowers blooming. Hope to join but juggling lots of balls right now. I can provide some intel on fun roads if...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,595
Posted By lvscrvs
I wish the Japanese manufacturers would ask...

I wish the Japanese manufacturers would ask themselves this question and get serious about updating their dual sport lineup. I'm looking ahead at a replacement adv bike for my Tiger 955 and a big...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 165,569
Posted By lvscrvs
We did 3 loops out of Panamint Springs that i...

We did 3 loops out of Panamint Springs that i would recommend for a DV noob last week. If you have a good DV map (we used Harrelson's map) you can figure these out pretty easily by reading through...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5,362
Views: 536,163
Posted By lvscrvs
Hmmmm.... could be a possibility, schedule...

Hmmmm.... could be a possibility, schedule permitting. Keep me in the loop as your dates and plans unfold.

Brian
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By lvscrvs
Pretty much all of Hwy 1 north of Cambria is a...

Pretty much all of Hwy 1 north of Cambria is a very, very good ride, although the stretch from Monterey to San Francisco is a bit mundane.

Tony Huegel's (here on adv as "byways") Coastal...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49,323
Views: 10,354,327
Posted By lvscrvs
Glad you liked it Matt. You guys are going to...

Glad you liked it Matt. You guys are going to have a great time. The three loops we did worked out really well as day-long rides.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 49,323
Views: 10,354,327
Posted By lvscrvs
Death Valley Ride Report

Went to DV with the WR last week. Had a great time. Posted up a report over on the WRR/X forum.... hope you enjoy it.

Brian

http://wr250rforum.forumotion.com/t11433-finally-death-valley
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,853
Views: 165,569
Posted By lvscrvs
Paved roads pretty much only option for street...

Paved roads pretty much only option for street bikes around DV. You could run out Saline Valley Rd from 190 a ways, but it is a dirt road with rocks and sand. Titus might be doable depending on your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-20-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By lvscrvs
As mentioned above Summit, to Highland to Eureka...

As mentioned above Summit, to Highland to Eureka Canyon Rds through Corralitos is a good backroad ride.

There are a lot of tight, twisty roads in the hills between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By lvscrvs
Tar snakes on eastern section have been covered...

Tar snakes on eastern section have been covered with a new surface. Looks like a finer grade of chip seal. Not bad at all to ride on. Fear not, you will have yet another religious experience.......
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 139,776
Posted By lvscrvs
I'm thinking about Santa Rosa to the coast on...

I'm thinking about Santa Rosa to the coast on Green Valley, mays Canyon, then Ft Ross or King Ridge or Myers Grade, etc to Stewarts Pt, lunch there, and back over Skaggs or maybe King Ridge.

brian
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 139,776
Posted By lvscrvs
North Bay ride tomorrow, Sunday, Feb 15

Going out on the WR250R. Not sure about the route, probably 100-170 miles of mostly backroads and a bit of dirt. Moderate pace. Lunch stop along the way.

Meet at 10am (gassed up) at:

The...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,718
Views: 139,776
Posted By lvscrvs
On Any Sunday - The Next Chapter / Rohnert Park, Wed, Feb 11

For those of you who missed it last time around, The Motorcycle Shop is sponsoring another showing. It's a good movie.... worth seeing.

Tix and time info here:

https://www.tugg.com/events/13220
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,455
Posted By lvscrvs
Since you are from the Bay Area skip the stop in...

Since you are from the Bay Area skip the stop in Lassen NP. It is close enough to you that you can get there easily on a long weekend trip. Instead get out of CA as quick as you can and spend more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By lvscrvs
Did it about a year ago. Don't worry, you'll be...

Did it about a year ago. Don't worry, you'll be fine. Good physical fitness and soem good knee braces will serve you well. The speeds are pretty low and the ground is flat. He provides boots with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 49,323
Views: 10,354,327
Posted By lvscrvs
Thank you Sir! I will look into the Bilsteins. As...

Thank you Sir! I will look into the Bilsteins. As the decades go by I find I like a more-and-more plush ride on my 2 and 4 wheeled vehicles. A little suspension work after 120k seems like a...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 49,323
Views: 10,354,327
Posted By lvscrvs
Ah I hear ya. One of my new year's resolutions is...

Ah I hear ya. One of my new year's resolutions is to try and ride more...OHVs, organized events, etc. Plus get my aging butt in better physical shape

These guys do some organized events, plus...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49,323
Views: 10,354,327
Posted By lvscrvs
The North Bay has a ton of backroads that are fun...

The North Bay has a ton of backroads that are fun on an adv or road-worthy dual sport bike, but no dirt worth mentioning in Marin, Sonoma or Napa counties. We pretty much need to head north into...
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