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Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8,076
Views: 2,199,772
Posted By kingbee
Wait, you got a Hennessy Hex fly for $20??? Holy...

Wait, you got a Hennessy Hex fly for $20??? Holy cow that's a steal! It's a lot of tarp for the money at $70, for twenty you can't lose.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8,076
Views: 2,199,772
Posted By kingbee
The "Glider" doesn't look to be anything too...

The "Glider" doesn't look to be anything too special, just a rather typical hammock-specific tarp with a bunch of trendy marketing buzzwords thrown in. You can get essentially the same thing from...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6,524
Views: 2,571,703
Posted By kingbee
Side sleeper in my bed, mainly to ease the pain...

Side sleeper in my bed, mainly to ease the pain in my back. But in my hammocks, I find that I don't need to sleep on my side- I stay on my back and sleep like a rock, much better than in the bed. No...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By kingbee
The Hennessy Hex tarp is a lot of tarp for the...

The Hennessy Hex tarp is a lot of tarp for the money (about $80), well made, plenty of coverage. I use mine when I'm solo; when my wife is along I usually also take the Kelty Noah 12. Bigger...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 37,364
Posted By kingbee
Yeah, and back to sub-zero by the end of next...

Yeah, and back to sub-zero by the end of next week :eek1. Nothing to do but look back at last year's pictures and think about an early spring.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-30-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
Thanks for the kind words guys. It's been fun...

Thanks for the kind words guys. It's been fun adding to this thread as the season went on, and I'll get to relive the year's riding myself this winter. I'm done for the year, earlier this year than...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-12-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 37,364
Posted By kingbee
There's one in Craig Lake SP, not sure if it's...

There's one in Craig Lake SP, not sure if it's that one tho.
Looking like riding may be done for the year. Bummer.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-21-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 37,364
Posted By kingbee
Great shots, and some looks familiar. From my...

Great shots, and some looks familiar. From my August ride, the bridge:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f162/kingbee03/2013%20Ride%20photos/IMG_4973_zpsf00a32eb.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
Looks like some rain the next three days, temps...

Looks like some rain the next three days, temps around 50. Just clouds thurs and fri, still cool. Maybe snow on saturday! :huh. Bring warm clothes, and rain gear.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
Fall colors

Took a couple of rides out towards Lake Superior to check out the fall color. The colors are starting to fade now but it seems that they last a little longer the closer you get to the lake.


...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
Local rides, and some geocaching

It's been a while since I posted anything in this thread- time for riding has been limited but I've managed to get out on some local trails and back roads, so I'll post up a few pictures of what the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-05-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 37,364
Posted By kingbee
The weather report induced us to scrub our...

The weather report induced us to scrub our camping trip but we drove the car up there Friday for some sightseeing, leafpeeping, and geocaching. Naturally, since we left the bikes at home, the weather...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-02-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 37,364
Posted By kingbee
It's between Big Eric's Bridge and Forty Foot...

It's between Big Eric's Bridge and Forty Foot Falls, on a little side trail off the Northwestern road. You come upon this sign:...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 37,364
Posted By kingbee
Nice! We usually camp & ride that area over Labor...

Nice! We usually camp & ride that area over Labor Day but stuff happened this year that prevented it. I was up that way in August, before I met you at the Central Rally. Great place to ride,...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,037
Posted By kingbee
Hammocks work for me. I started out with a...

Hammocks work for me. I started out with a homemade hammock, to see if I could sleep in one- like many I had memories of being bent in half and then falling out of those macrame yard hammocks. But I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-16-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,031
Posted By kingbee
Late spring in the U.P. ...

Late spring in the U.P.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f162/kingbee03/2013%20Ride%20photos/IMG_4565_zpsef93b14d.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-16-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,695
Posted By kingbee
That other thread is great for "tech support"....

That other thread is great for "tech support". But this is in "Pics, pics, pics" so let's see some.

From last year:...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,141
Posted By kingbee
I hit a few falls on a long weekend trip in...

I hit a few falls on a long weekend trip in mid-August and although I did post up some pictures in my ride thread I forgot to put 'em here, oops.

Big Pup Falls, already posted by CharlieT but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
Labor Day 2013

Our usual Labor Day for the past decade or so has been to haul the bikes up north for some riding and camping. This year we decided to stay at the family cabin instead, but we took the bikes and got...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
The hammock works for me-I know some say they...

The hammock works for me-I know some say they can't sleep in one but I find them better than a bed. I even have one slung in my computer room at home, so whenever my wife's out of town our bed never...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-28-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
Guess I should wrap this up... Got...

Guess I should wrap this up...


Got packed and rolling by 7:00, and headed towards Eagle River. Camp at Kentuck Lake:
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
Day 2

Got an embarrassingly late start on Day 2 (a disadvantage of hammock camping- too comfy, too easy to sleep in), but after the aforementioned oatmeal I packed up and headed south where I reconnected...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
How I feed myself

Warning:
The following post contains images and descriptions that may be unsuitable or offensive to some readers.

If your camp cooking requirements resemble this:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
Absolutely! September is a prime month, and...

Absolutely! September is a prime month, and October and November are fine too as long as you dress warm. We may get snow but it usually doesn't stay until mid-November. I always ride into November-...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-23-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
Day One continued.

From L'Anse I headed east eventually getting onto the Peshekee Grade. At “Four Beers Corner' a road heads north, to the Yellow Dog Plains and beyond. I always like to see what decorations have been...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-21-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
Here, as promised, are some words and photos from...

Here, as promised, are some words and photos from my 3+ day ride last weekend. Had a great time, weather was perfect, scouted some places I'd never ridden, and revisited some trails I've enjoyed...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6,524
Views: 2,571,703
Posted By kingbee
From a four day trip around the U.P. and northern...

From a four day trip around the U.P. and northern Wisc. last weekend:
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f162/kingbee03/2013%20Ride%20photos/IMG_4977_zpsd0cb6bc4.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-12-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
Guys matching that description are pretty thick...

Guys matching that description are pretty thick on the ground. Can ya narrow it down a bit? :rofl

I'll be the big ugly guy, no mustache, on a loaded down DR350. I'll be lookin' out for you.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
It's been a while since I've added anything to...

It's been a while since I've added anything to this thread, but the sad reality is I just haven't had much time for riding- family responsibilities, projects at my Mother-in law's house, and a week's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,734
Posted By kingbee
Thanks for that. I think I'll try uninstalling...

Thanks for that. I think I'll try uninstalling and then reinstalling 4.2.1 and see what happens.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,734
Posted By kingbee
What's odd is that the previous version worked...

What's odd is that the previous version worked this way but the new one doesn't, at least mine doesn't. If someone with the windows version could confirm that it's working on their machine I'd be...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-07-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,734
Posted By kingbee
That's how I did it previously, but in this...

That's how I did it previously, but in this version when I do that the window opens and tells me how many tracks I've selected, but the summary box under the properties tab just says zero points and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-06-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,734
Posted By kingbee
You mean join them into a single track? Could do...

You mean join them into a single track? Could do that but I need to keep under 500 points per track for my 60CSX. So a full day's riding might consist of 3 or 4 tracks.

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-06-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 22,734
Posted By kingbee
Hope this is the right place for this question....

Hope this is the right place for this question. Just installed 4.2.1 on a windows machine. I use tracks, and previously I could select and open multiple tracks and the properties tab would read the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 21,141
Posted By kingbee
I'm planning a 3 or 4 day trip up into the Huron...

I'm planning a 3 or 4 day trip up into the Huron Mountain/ Big Bay/ Dead River Basin area at the end of June. I'll be getting to some falls I haven't seen yet so I should be able to contribute to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-14-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
Sometimes the best rides are the short ones

Summers are short here in the U.P., so I try to get some riding in every weekend. Sometimes I can take a whole day, and sometimes it's just a couple hours. But even a short ride is better than...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,912
Posted By kingbee
If you hear the "Dueling Accordions Polka" you're...

If you hear the "Dueling Accordions Polka" you're in serious trouble. :lol3

Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,912
Posted By kingbee
Sounds like a great trip. Bring plenty of DEET,...

Sounds like a great trip. Bring plenty of DEET, the skeets are horrendous this year. But all the rain we've had should keep the dust down. Ride safe.
Cheers,
Dave
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-09-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,695
Posted By kingbee
I had Friday off and the plan was to join the...

I had Friday off and the plan was to join the Princess and the Queen at the cabin for the weekend. I decided to ride the bike and take the scenic route. The cabin is south, so naturally I headed...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,280
Posted By kingbee
Looks great Klay. I like the north shore but...

Looks great Klay. I like the north shore but don't get up there often enough. Never been there on 2 wheels.
Woods look pretty soggy- same here in the U.P.
Cheers,
Dave
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