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Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
into the sawtooths

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Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
into the Sawtooths

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Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
Storm is clearing

One of the best kind of days while traveling is when a storm is clearing, and the lingering clouds give way to sun and drier roads, and your path seems to open up before you with a smile. The route...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
North to Idaho

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Heading north now, I skirted Salt Lake City, mostly slabbing, my sights set on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
Bur trail stealth camp

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Stayed in a lot of campgrounds on this trip, ranging from the simplest to the most...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
Outside of Boulder Co

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Rolled out of Escalante in the afternoon, though I could have spent days there...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-07-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,115
Posted By tallpaul63
1) Multi tool. Leatherman wave on my belt. ...

1) Multi tool. Leatherman wave on my belt.

2) Headlamp. LED bulbs last forever.

3) Sleeping bag, tarp and Thermarest. Even if I wasn't planning to camp, I don't ever want to be without the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
route planning

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Rick has spent a little time climbing and ski bumming around the west, and we had a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
big first step

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Another option, not taken on this day, was to rappel down into this canyon. Rick...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
Hope its not raining upstream

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Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
Escalante

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I rolled into Escalante and took a small cabin at Escalante Outfitters, a nice...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
And now the trip gets good...

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Today its up with the dawn and on the road to make some miles. Slabbing is the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
More DV

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I don't think the rules apply here. That's the whole point of being in the desert.
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
First light in Death Valley

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The thing about Death Valley is that it is anything but featureless desert. The...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
Death Valley

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Riding into Death Valley from the west, I encountered one of those eccentric...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
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Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
Sierra to Death Valley

Todays ride is a dramatic one, from the cool mountain air in the Sierra, descending steeply down the eastern side of the range, past Mono Lake, skirting the Long Valley caldera, then south through...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
On the road

Good to be going. I left from work, because going home would be traveling in the wrong direction. Slabbing through the commuter hordes in the bay area, then through farming country, then slowly...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,545
Posted By tallpaul63
A couple weeks in Utah and Idaho...

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The plan: two weeks on the road, heading east from Santa Cruz to Utah, then...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,695
Posted By tallpaul63
My take

I use locking hard cases for luggage. In the campsite, I put my gear in the tent if I'm away. I keep the essential stuff (my wallet, cell phone, keys, camera in my jacket, so I will never lose...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By tallpaul63
Thanks for all the suggestions

I found some rain pants made by Alpinestars that are long in the leg. Ordered a pair in 2xl that have about a 36" inseam. The next size up is even longer in the inseam at 38", which is what I need to...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By tallpaul63
Thanks. I'm looking for the proper fit in...

Thanks. I'm looking for the proper fit in something around $100 max...

What else?
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By tallpaul63
Need help sourcing rain pants

I know the internet has lots of options, Frog Togs being the most popular. My problem is that I'm pretty tall at 6' 5", inseam about 36". If the pants aren't long enough they'll ride up and gap at...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-19-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,986
Posted By tallpaul63
My take

Give a week or so notice, with the time frame narrowed down to a day or two. Then confirm the day before, and all is well.

As a host, I've been contacted just hours out from folks on the road, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,991
Posted By tallpaul63
Platinium?

Platinium?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,206
Posted By tallpaul63
Thanks

I appreciate the ideas. I'm in California, and might look into riding in support of bike races. Could do the coaching for the basic rider course; have to think about that one. Is it any fun? Can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,206
Posted By tallpaul63
Anyone make money with a motorcycle?

I'm looking at retirement looming in a couple years, and contemplating options for a little extra income...plus fun. Thankfully I don't need to pay the mortgage- just pocket money.

Wondering if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,425
Posted By tallpaul63
I am absolutely no expert...learning

I do believe these things help:

Her comfort and confidence in her safety are paramount. She wears boots, helmet, gloves or it doesn't happen. I have a heated vest for her, and I want to be...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,275
Posted By tallpaul63
Cheap

Auto parts stores sell really simple little kits that consist of a bit of clear tubing with a bulb primer for transferring fuel. Doesn't weigh much and costs like four bucks. It would work for...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-27-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 44,572
Posted By tallpaul63
Adrenaline response

I was camping at the trailhead parking lot for Mt Whitney, planning to get an early pre-dawn start on the trail. Camping meant throwing my thermarest in the open bed of my pickup, slipping in the...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-17-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,216
Posted By tallpaul63
Fly

1) you're not going to save much money.

2) If anything goes wrong during the trip, you don't have any buffer in your schedule to handle it. Makes for stress.

3) If anything goes right in your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,609
Posted By tallpaul63
Another facet

I work as a paramedic in an urban environment. One thing that wer'e seeing more frequently is people who are dealing with the aftermath of an accident, and can't put the phone down to deal with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,069
Posted By tallpaul63
This morning

I was lane splitting this morning, or lane sharing (whatever you choose to call it) on a busy, slow and go highway loaded with commute traffic. I am a bit conflicted about riding this way, because of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,004
Posted By tallpaul63
Perhaps new in Melbourne but...

I passed through Sydney about twenty years ago, and spent a little time talking with some moto based medics at that time. I'm a medic, so I had some serious professional curiosity, and they were kind...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24,538
Views: 4,231,630
Posted By tallpaul63
Information please

I spent some time cleaning the carb on my DRZ, including opening the float bowl drain, which may have been shut for a long time. Now reassembled, the carb leaks fuel from said drain. Is there a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 13,743
Posted By tallpaul63
I am enjoying the evolution

I read the criticisms of the new technology, and I think that they are valid, but short sighted. Electric vehicles have tremendous potential, and it's fun to see something new in the world. It's...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-26-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,473
Posted By tallpaul63
Thanks for the story

I have traveled a bit in Belize, and found it a tough place to enjoy. There are tourist enclaves in places like Ambergris Quay and tons of jungle ecotourism lodges that seem just fine. But we had...
Forum: Americas 12-25-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,953
Posted By tallpaul63
I don't have a definitive answer, but...

Questions for Banjercito If you have questions, e-mail this bi-lingual answer man: Erik Fernandez Carranza <efernandez@banjercito.com.mx>



Try emailing this fellow to see if you can...
Forum: Americas 12-25-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,953
Posted By tallpaul63
okay

You will need a passport. A visa is not required, but you are supposed to purchase a tourist permit, something like 25 bucks at the border. In Tecate, it only took a few minutes to take care of this....
Forum: Americas 12-21-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,953
Posted By tallpaul63
Both!

I don't like to travel the same road twice, so I think you can travel southbound from Tecate (easy border crossing) toward Ensenada on the way south. Passes through some nice vineyard country, maybe...
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