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Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,150
Posted By jetdoctor
Thanks for your GPS tracks

Zina,
I am glad that you got done with your ride report. I especially liked the pictures of Simon and his inner thoughts. The "land of disenchantment" mirrored my thoughts about New Mexico. On my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 87,474
Posted By jetdoctor
Hi RP. I just rode home to Atlanta after...

Hi RP.
I just rode home to Atlanta after completing the GDR. Great ride.
As I was riding, I was wondering how the Ural handled New Mexico. Everything previous looked doable until NM. The...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,150
Posted By jetdoctor
Hi Zina, I am enjoying your R/R. Hopefully,...

Hi Zina,
I am enjoying your R/R. Hopefully, you will get it finished up. Probably not before I start off on the GDR for myself this week:D.

I have been following Alex's GDR ride report, and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 87,474
Posted By jetdoctor
Thumb Rebelpacket, Thanks for sharing your adventures...

Rebelpacket,
Thanks for sharing your adventures and writing skills with us:clap. You are one of the few people I have read who has really been able to describe what it is like to travel in the back...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,212,202
Posted By jetdoctor
Hoping For a Speedy Recovery.

Francine and Doc,
Wow! That is some scary stuff!
I am surmising that the tent getting ingested by the rear wheel of Blueberry was the cause of the crash.
I got my bell rung on the TAT in Nevada...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 12-27-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,370
Sticky: Tet
Views: 128,676
Posted By jetdoctor
Recieved Message

Recieved message. Await the tracks.
Thanks for doing this, and thanks for using an open source type format where people can share the latest information:deal. This is a much better way to send...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By jetdoctor
Thanks for all of your opinions. That is why I...

Thanks for all of your opinions. That is why I asked here where there are a lot of experienced riders. I may look stupid, but I am glad that you guys would discuss it with me.

The video shows...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By jetdoctor
RB, This event is styled after any number of...

RB,
This event is styled after any number of IBA one day events. The only difference is a massed start for the 3 classes based on displacement. You have to save reciepts for fuel and tolls along the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By jetdoctor
Thanks for the replies. In the first post,...

Thanks for the replies.

In the first post, I was obviously singled out. It was not a case of happening to ride next to someone. There are only 20 - 30 riders who start this ride, and he started...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By jetdoctor
Distance Street Rally (Race) Protocols

Hello Inmates,
I have a question regarding what is tolerated insofar as dogging by another rider in events like the Ironbutt rally?

It was always my understanding that you did not screw with...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,212,202
Posted By jetdoctor
Doc and LDF, It is great to see you are still...

Doc and LDF,
It is great to see you are still going--imagine, 318 pages! I remember back when you two were picking up Blueberry, and heading out on the TAT :gerg.
I was looking backwards...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,212,202
Posted By jetdoctor
Hi Doc and LDF, You have to love the mosquitos...

Hi Doc and LDF,
You have to love the mosquitos in Alaska. I remember turning over and going back to sleep because I thought it was raining. It turned out to be mosquitos pelting the side of the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,212,202
Posted By jetdoctor
Welcome Home!

Doc and LDF,
I have not been stalking (err......following :wink: )you two on your Spot page, but I sense a successful trip. I was expecting you to be a bit farther south at the conclusion though.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6,955
Views: 2,212,202
Posted By jetdoctor
Thumb Hi Doc and LDF, I just got through catching up...

Hi Doc and LDF,
I just got through catching up on your R/R. It is good to see that ADV's favorite action heros are back at it for another leg.

I am sorry to hear that you had mechanical trouble...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2010, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,454
Posted By jetdoctor
This is an old post, but it was helpful to me, so...

This is an old post, but it was helpful to me, so I figured that I would add a couple of things that were left open by other posters.

Since this is my first BMW, I was happy that they had thought...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,618
Posted By jetdoctor
Vuelta de Espana Lots of great pics of people...

Vuelta de Espana
Lots of great pics of people riding Mercurios.

http://www.bultacomercurio.com/eventoss.htm

Cheers,
Doug
Forum: Old's Cool 07-09-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,618
Posted By jetdoctor
Motoplats are fixed timing, and are probably...

Motoplats are fixed timing, and are probably responsible for more old dirt bikes ending up on the scrap heap than anything. People coined the work MotoSPLAT back in the 70's for a reason. The...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,618
Posted By jetdoctor
Most people equate Bultaco with motocrossers or...

Most people equate Bultaco with motocrossers or trials bikes. Bultaco certainly made their name in competition. In reality, Bultaco was a full line motorcycle company making street bikes, trail...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-08-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,618
Posted By jetdoctor
I rode a 1970 SL175 (highly modified) on a ride...

I rode a 1970 SL175 (highly modified) on a ride called the Lake Erie Loop in June. I rode it 665 miles in 11 hours 5 minutes and won my class. There is a website if you want to google it.

The...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2010, 10:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
Big Don, I have an 06 DRZ400S. I put the Race...

Big Don,
I have an 06 DRZ400S. I put the Race Tech springs, and Gold Valves in my forks. The springs were lighter than they recommend, but were the heaviest that the distributor carried. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
Hi Guys, I am glad that you enjoyed it. ...

Hi Guys,
I am glad that you enjoyed it.
Cannonshot--your Cannonrun route helped get me ready for the TAT:thumbup .

It has been 6 months since I finished the Trans-America Trail. For me, it was...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2009, 12:14 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 27,457
Posted By jetdoctor
Hi Brad, I want to ride the Sheldon Refuge...

Hi Brad,
I want to ride the Sheldon Refuge again myself. Tim Bernard says that I should check out the Ruby Mtns. too. My DRZ is sitting in Boise so that could be a possibility in the spring before...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 27,457
Posted By jetdoctor
Hi Mav and Notar! I just caught up with...

Hi Mav and Notar!

I just caught up with your trip end. It looks like you had a good time.

Inquiring minds want to know :ear : Did you two really ride through the Sheldon Wildlife Refuge in...
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
Niether of them are a$$holes. Noel is a really...

Niether of them are a$$holes. Noel is a really cool guy. I enjoyed my time with him, and email him from time to time. The other one is a good guy, he is just ummmm challenged :augie in many ways. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
The TAT May Be No More

I recieved a action alert from the AMA about a bill to close millions of acres of land out west including a lot of the TAT route. I wrote my Congressman, who sent me this response:

Dear Mr....
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
Thanks for the replies. You never know how...

Thanks for the replies. You never know how people will take what you write. The replies that I have got mean a lot to me, because you guys "got" what I was trying to get across.

I try to be as...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
Hi Lee, I carried a lot of spares--levers of...

Hi Lee,
I carried a lot of spares--levers of course. I also carried seals for the water pump, and countershaft. Both would have been show stoppers. Unfortunately, I left the shock seal at home. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2009, 05:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
Cowzzzzz are everywhere on the TAT. If there was...

Cowzzzzz are everywhere on the TAT. If there was one constant feature from start to finish it is cows. MMMMM tasty beef:dg .

In fact, about half of the trails are there for ranchers to get to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
Nevada, Where do you live? I see that you...

Nevada,
Where do you live?
I see that you have some cool classic bikes. I am trying to slay the urge to clean out my mad money and buy a 1966 160 sloper. There is one in N. GA for $700.

You...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
Everyone, Thanks for the kind words. I am a...

Everyone,
Thanks for the kind words.
I am a airplane mechanic, not a writer. It is nice to know some people read this.

I have a lot of info, and am not shy about sharing it. I started a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
Hi Everyone, Several people have reminded me...

Hi Everyone,
Several people have reminded me that I need to take this thing to the coast. I have been distracted by numerous things--the number one distraction has been the Lake Erie Loop.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
http://www.pbase.com/jetdoctor/image/117457304/ori...

http://www.pbase.com/jetdoctor/image/117457304/original.jpgI I got a nice early start from Goose Lake, and headed towards Lakeview, OR. Along the way, I had to use reserve--I was approx 210 miles...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2009, 09:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 24,070
Posted By jetdoctor
Denio Jct is one of the garden spots in NV:rofl ...

Denio Jct is one of the garden spots in NV:rofl
Actually, it is a great stop with a lot of character. It should be up there with Chicken Alaska. No bearded ladies though......:yikes . All they...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-23-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,937
Posted By jetdoctor
Good luck on your restoration. I picked up an...

Good luck on your restoration. I picked up an SL175 from a buddy of mine earlier this year. My 175 has 3800 miles on it so the inside of the engine is like new. Of course, it will get all new...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
This would be the last day for Nevada. I should...

This would be the last day for Nevada. I should be in Oregon tonight. I broke camp, pulled my daily mtc. and said goodbye to Dennis. He skipped breakfast and headed to Denio Jct to look for a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-18-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
When you head out of Battle Mtn, the TAT heads...

When you head out of Battle Mtn, the TAT heads over towards the Mote railroad siding. You either have to find the tunnel under the tracks, or heave your bike over the tracks. Then a trip through the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2009, 01:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
At one point, I ended up on some Native Americans...

At one point, I ended up on some Native Americans property. He was drunk and kind of giving me a bad time. Other people were showing up from several directions. I carry 2 wallets. One for show,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2009, 01:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
The moring came soon enough, and I was out in the...

The moring came soon enough, and I was out in the parking lot doing maintenance. While oiling my chain, I noticed the source of the suspension oil smell. My shock was leaking. While doing the rest of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
As I was packing up, I heard the 2 guys that I...

As I was packing up, I heard the 2 guys that I was originally supposed to ride with leave town. I stopped and had breakfast at the Lectrolux, since I had missed dinner the night before. It was very...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,578
Posted By jetdoctor
Camping. It is one thing to camp in a campsite...

Camping.
It is one thing to camp in a campsite in a park, but when you are camping in random places there are probably some things to keep in mind.

First, I am not one of those people who think...
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