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Forum: Day Trippin' 01-21-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By heavy Cy
Oh. Just wowwwww... Elywoody you have some way...

Oh. Just wowwwww... Elywoody you have some way cool photo talent. What great composition. Love the shot-up turquoise oven door, the rattler'n'800GS, the "do stupid things faster" sign, and the girl...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-18-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,082
Posted By heavy Cy
neerajsainie, Dude, I owe you an absolute...

neerajsainie, Dude, I owe you an absolute apology. I was totally rolling my eyes as I clicked this link thinking "Oh, nice. New bike. Road ride to Alice's. What an adventure...Oh yeah. Uh huh. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,737
Posted By heavy Cy
2 words... "DOOO OOOODDDDDD!" You're a...

2 words... "DOOO OOOODDDDDD!"

You're a 1%'er- actually way less. Probably 1% *OF* 1% of GS'ers would do that. Good for you.

E.P.I.C. video. BTW, I'm really interested in slideshow and video...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-15-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,796
Posted By heavy Cy
RAWK AWWWN!!! My vote says THAT'S and ADV...

RAWK AWWWN!!! My vote says THAT'S and ADV adventure! I did a 715km/445mi trip on my C70 Super Cub this summer from Chicago to St Paul, MN for International BMW Rally.

Thanks for the beautiful...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-12-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
Thanks Kampfire. I have so much more coming but...

Thanks Kampfire. I have so much more coming but really busy at work next 10 days or so. Napa...Another location to envy. I really wanna get up the NorCal and Oregon coast. Awwww man, what am I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-FSccHdf...

http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-FSccHdf/0/S/IMG_6244-S.jpg (http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-FSccHdf/A)
Hey neighbor! Is this the Ural you've seen around? I've had it for about...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
WOO HOOOO! THIS WAS MY LOTTERY VIEW DISCLOSED...

WOO HOOOO! THIS WAS MY LOTTERY VIEW DISCLOSED THE NEXT MORNING!(2nd morning in a row!) That's the Panamint Valley out there.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
On a dark desert highway... Cool wind in my...

On a dark desert highway...
Cool wind in my hair
Warm smell of colitas
Rising up through the air
Up ahead in the distance
I saw a shimmering light
My head grew heavy, and my sight grew dim
I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-08-2015, 10:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

Thanks Inmates... Bear with me while I backtrack to the Racetrack (ok, and Lippincott Rd AT Racetrack Rd). I came across some more pix I liked and the edit function would not let me dovetail them...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-06-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
TEAKETTLE JUNCTION ...

TEAKETTLE JUNCTION

http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-cTc38fK/0/L/IMG_1907-L.jpg (http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-cTc38fK/A)


Funny situation… Twenty minutes (that’s only...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-06-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

RACETRACK...It was a nice walk in beautiful solitude on the playa late in a great motorcycling day.
http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-XqxwC2g/0/L/IMG_1875-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
Made it up but not back down...Not a chore. It...

Made it up but not back down...Not a chore. It was a buzz (for a guy from the flatlands). I envy your proximity to mtns and desert!

Less is more. A Yahama WR250R would be the shizznit out in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

ABS DECISION TIME!
Four years ago I found myself making some split second decisions, choosing some last second lines and blazing some brand new really uncharted singletrack trails through the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

“LESS IS MORE” THREAD HACK…



I administered a German pop quiz by having Hans and Franz translate my t-shirt I had just made up for the International BMW Rally in St Paul, MN this summer. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-31-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

VASTNESS... v2 There is a 4x4 truck way down the trail in this pic. It appears miniscule from here but I'll direct you to it. Place your curser right in the gun sight or bulls eye of this pic....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-29-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

THE HOKEY POKEY… I’m here to tell ya Man and you can quote me on this one. What else can I say…

“THAT’S WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT”...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-29-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
W&W...WATERMELON AND WEBER GRILL SIZED ROCKS… I...

W&W...WATERMELON AND WEBER GRILL SIZED ROCKS… I had come through a pretty rough and technical spot covering a hundred yards of rocks that went from softball to football to watermelon to Webber...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-29-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
THE LUCKIEST MAN IN THE WORLD…...

THE LUCKIEST MAN IN THE WORLD… http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-w9PPLzM/0/L/BeFunky_IMG_0031SVR_SELFIE.jpg-L.jpg (http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-w9PPLzM/A)

After...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-29-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

HEY! I’VE SEEN THAT!!! This is at the corner of SVR and Lippincott Rd where Lippincott diagonals northeast across Saline Valley’s floor and heads up the mountain to the actual pass. Thank you to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-29-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

My first stop on SVR overlooking Panamint Valley and Panamint Dunes down there.

The actual Death Valley is on the other side of the Panamint Range you see on the other side of this valley....
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

After loading up I dropped back down into town to gas up and turned East on 136 just south of town which linked up with 190 that goes into DVNP. Before entering the park I turned North on Saline...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
I rolled into Lone Pine about 9pm and rode...

I rolled into Lone Pine about 9pm and rode straight to Carl’s Jr for a couple cheeseburgers that topped off my tank. Coming into town I had noticed a few motels with bikes around them before...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

L.A. LANE SPLITTING… A NEW ADVENTURE IN COMMUTING.
Before I left, I had googled and Youtubed around for as much info as I could garner about lanesplitting. After I left MQ midafternoon on Friday...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-bBj932k...

http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-bBj932k/0/L/IMG_1679-L.jpg (http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-bBj932k/A)

WAS FRANK ZAPPA AN ADV’ER?

Motoquest rents bikes in Anchorage,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-QmJ9Srw/0/M/IMG_1663-M.jpg (http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/DEATH-VALLEY/i-QmJ9Srw/A)


(above) Somewhere over Southwest Colorado. I think those are the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

SO LET'S FLY... LET'S GET THE HELL OUT’A CHICAGO! Now I'm a window seat kind’a guy and I get a kick out of using my handheld GPS in flight to see where we are, how fast we're going, etc. We were...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,710
Posted By heavy Cy
“HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

I had a business meeting in Santa Monica in mid-October so I decided to fly in a few days early and see Death Valley on a BMW G650 rented from Motoquest in Long Beach.

BACKGROUND: Me? ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,447
Posted By heavy Cy
Wooo hoooo, Mia, that's a heck of an instant...

Wooo hoooo, Mia, that's a heck of an instant immersion in sand and gravel riding on a 450+lb bike! That's a LOT to handle in (exhausting) sand and even more to pick up. Now that it has been...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-14-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By heavy Cy
Steel pass wash out

HOLY CATS! I am lucky. Glad I didn't make it there. I was out there (from Chicago!) three weeks ago right now, solo, on a BMW G650 Sertao rented from MotoQuest in Long Beach (had 543mi and new...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 56,203
Posted By heavy Cy
Sure there is still love for the C70/Cub/Passport

TOURING... Even with the throttle lock, even through a leather glove, this was after my 440mi jaunt (Chicago to StPaul,MN) to the International BMW Rally 29 days ago.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,296
Posted By heavy Cy
C70 @ International BMW Rally- St Paul, MN

Thanks guys. I went with Mobil 1 full synth 20w50. No heat issues because the weather was simply beautiful and the Cub loved galloping down the road (but not UP the hills!) for about 16 hours at...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-31-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,466
Posted By heavy Cy
Southern illinois offerings...

FYI, there's some good stuff and great roads 350mi south of Chicaggah...

http://cyfriend.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery/i-37txGwx/0/S/IMG_9498_2012_Springbreak_PackentuckKidsInFront-S.jpg
Camp...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-30-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,466
Posted By heavy Cy
Hey Goose, hi from Riverside, out by the...

Hey Goose, hi from Riverside, out by the Brookfield Zoo. Questions...

Camping? Y/N. Do you have any open road or distance experience under your belt? (totally cool either way cause my routes...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-05-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,061
Posted By heavy Cy
What a nice Slickrock video... A tad puckery at...

What a nice Slickrock video... A tad puckery at times thinking 'bout 500+ lbs of bike!

Congrats on givin that new bike what it likes!

(BTW, what software did you use to compile your videos? ...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,296
Posted By heavy Cy
HONDA C70 / 400mi day in heat of summer / OIL recommendation

Hi scooter dudes and dudettes, I am looking for suggestions, primarily about oil, for my C70 Passport that I am planning on riding (from Chicago) to the International BMW Rally in St Paul,MN this...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-21-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,994
Posted By heavy Cy
What a marvelous wordsmith you are. "as I suckled...

What a marvelous wordsmith you are. "as I suckled a doobie..." Way to suck us into the ultimate mid-century Weedsport ride.

I (an urban Midwestern Flatlander-ugh!) turned 50 three years ago in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-05-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,641
Posted By heavy Cy
Just one word... "Duu-uuude!" :thumbup

Just one word... "Duu-uuude!" :thumbup
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,401
Posted By heavy Cy
Hey, your mechanic in Chicago/Riverside,IL is my...

Hey, your mechanic in Chicago/Riverside,IL is my neighbor, Kenny!
(Part1 video 1:20-1:40)

I really enjoy your editing of the still pix with video and music. The still "paprazzi" shots do such a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-17-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 12,487
Posted By heavy Cy
As others have said, consider a rental bike out...

As others have said, consider a rental bike out there- the smaller the better in that terrain. Haven't been down there (yet) but took a 800GS over Mosquito Pass (East to West, Fairplay to Leadville),...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,615
Posted By heavy Cy
Motorcycling *can* make one a much safer cager....

Motorcycling *can* make one a much safer cager. It definitely does that to me. I actively check blind spots and scan side to side numerous times through intersections. Bicycle racing even from...
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