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Forum: Trip Planning 09-04-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,458
Posted By mammal
Since I have a job that only requires an internet...

Since I have a job that only requires an internet connection and a laptop, I take one long camping "working vacation" a year. I'm actually on the road back to Ohio from this year's trip. I have hard...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-02-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By mammal
Closest town with services to Great Sand Dunes NP

I'm circling back to CO on my Colorado-New Mexico tour and I'm thinking of camping at Great Sand Dunes tonight. But, I need a nearby town that has a place with WiFi where I can work during the day. ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By mammal
Shout to El Moro in Durango

I'm not someone who normally gives props to restaurants, but I've got to make an exception to the guys at El Moro. While on my current CO/NM tour (well, OH/IN/IL/MO/KS/CO/NM, if you include the way...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-25-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,898
Posted By mammal
I'm from Ohio, leaving Durango for Pagaso Springs...

I'm from Ohio, leaving Durango for Pagaso Springs (on my way to ABQ), so thanks for asking this question! Sounds like I've got a new route for today!
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,976
Posted By mammal
Having owned a 620 Monster, a Multistrada 1000,...

Having owned a 620 Monster, a Multistrada 1000, and a Sport 1000, I completely agree. Generally, once the valves "settle" (typically after 10,000 miles), a check is all that's needed. Belts these...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,525
Posted By mammal
Hmmm, tough call. If you link to swap bikes,...

Hmmm, tough call. If you link to swap bikes, maybe not, only because of how it will impact resale. If you ride it until the wheels fall off (which should be about when your own fall off with this...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,525
Posted By mammal
I'd go with the 1100s, given those choices. The...

I'd go with the 1100s, given those choices. The suspension improvement is noticeable, even at your weight. I weight about 175, and now have a 1000 MTS with an Ohlins fork. The stock 620 I had can't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,525
Posted By mammal
The 620 is a pretty durable engine. I had one...

The 620 is a pretty durable engine. I had one for a while, and loved it. Nice light bike, more torque than I expected from a 620 twin, and handles great. At 5000 miles it's not quite ready for its...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By mammal
Another route review request

So I think I've got my route from Colorado Springs to ABQ set. I'm trying to strike a balance between scenery, camping, and services, since I need to work along the way (which requires an internet...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By mammal
Ah, thanks, that looks perfect! Now I just need...

Ah, thanks, that looks perfect! Now I just need to find some good spots between Co Springs and Telluride. Looks like there's a good selection.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By mammal
Hmm...yeah, I'm looking a little closer at the...

Hmm...yeah, I'm looking a little closer at the map, and it might be better to be further north, anyway. I'm meeting up with the wife in ABQ Wed night, so trying to figure out route that allows...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By mammal
Camping in El Malpais with a road bike

I'm planning my route for a 2-3 week trip (On a 2010 Multistrada) from Ohio to Colorado and into New Mexico. I'll be working on the road (just need an internet connection), and camping when and where...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By mammal
Thanks Bartimus! I just found out one of the...

Thanks Bartimus!
I just found out one of the "details" determining my schedule has been resolved. Unfortunately I've also been picked for jury duty (which here means I may just sit in a jury pool...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-25-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By mammal
Much appreciated. After thinking it through a...

Much appreciated. After thinking it through a little more, I realize I'll probably be flying in and out of ABQ, so this would make the most sense.


Helpful, and yet a little sneaky...I feel...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-24-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By mammal
Thanks to both for the offers. I'm not sure yet...

Thanks to both for the offers. I'm not sure yet how things will work out. I may be able to get the time to just ride out without storing the bike. If I do need to store it, my preference would be...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-24-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By mammal
Sure, let me guess.."Oh that? Well, see, the...

Sure, let me guess.."Oh that? Well, see, the higher altitude here makes the odometer read 1000 miles more after it sits a few days...sure, yeah, that's it!" :D
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-24-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By mammal
Where to stash a bike for a few days in Denver or Santa Fe?

So I'm sorting out the details of my annual "Let's see if I survive this one" ride from Ohio to wherever. This year, I'll be meeting up with my wife and some friends who are flying in to Santa Fe...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 77,217
Posted By mammal
Don't think it's been asked here, but can anyone...

Don't think it's been asked here, but can anyone share their impressions on long (like 2000 miles/week) rides? Thinking of going from a 2010 Multi to a HS, but will need something that can handle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,855
Posted By mammal
I've done three fly n rides, two with bikes...

I've done three fly n rides, two with bikes bought from a dealer in Portland, OR, one from a private sale in Denver. I was happy with all three experiences, but I also had alternatives in mind if I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,202
Posted By mammal
Ducati scrambler? 2015?.

(Just to be clears, not directed to BP's comments just above, just grumbling.)...Eh, what makes it a hipster bike, anyway? That it's aimed towards people with no grey in their beards (asked by a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By mammal
Did the 63/209 route to Hot springs, then 25 to...

Did the 63/209 route to Hot springs, then 25 to 251 back to the BRP, and wandered north for a while. Now, beer time! Thanks for all the suggestions. Will have to check out 421 next time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By mammal
In LAB right now, testing the local wares. Will...

In LAB right now, testing the local wares. Will check out that route tomorrow. As far as the suggested game...sheesh, that could take the rest of the weekend!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By mammal
Nice, thanks for the tip!

Nice, thanks for the tip!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-30-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By mammal
In Asheville, now. What next?

In keeping with my practice of hurling myself in a general direction and then asking "What should I do while here?" I've landed in Asheville for the weekend. I've managed to drag a poor unsuspecting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,015
Posted By mammal
I remember reading a James Bond short story "From...

I remember reading a James Bond short story "From a View to a Kill" that described many of the sensations of riding fairly well. Bond investigates the murder of a spy working as a motorcycle...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-27-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,596
Posted By mammal
Funny, I just talked to my wife's friend who was...

Funny, I just talked to my wife's friend who was in Santa Fe earlier this year, and she suggested 10,000 Waves. Sounds spendy, but a good way to make sure Mrs. Mammal has good memories of the trip....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,596
Posted By mammal
Great stuff! Much appreciation for the food and...

Great stuff! Much appreciation for the food and site tips, and for the altitude reminder. I've been to through the Rockies before, but always good to keep the effects of the altitude change in mind.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,596
Posted By mammal
Thanks, these are all great suggestions. Never...

Thanks, these are all great suggestions. Never heard of the Earthship before, looks pretty cool. The spa sounds like a great idea. One half of the couple that may come along is an esthetician and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-24-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,596
Posted By mammal
Meeting up with the wife in New Mexico...where to go?

I'm starting to plan my annual two week "big ride" (thinking August/Sept) and I'm adding a twist this year; I want to meet up with my wife (she will fly out) and spend the weekend with her, and...
Forum: Americas 02-12-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By mammal
What about selling your current ride and doing a...

What about selling your current ride and doing a fly 'n ride from somewhere much closer to your starting point? I've done this the last couple of years, picking up a bike in Portland, OR and riding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-30-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By mammal
Thanks for the link. I actually found your site...

Thanks for the link. I actually found your site through another post and have checked it out a few times. Looks nice!
I'm switching it up a little and staying in Lewisburg the weekend of the 11th....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By mammal
Thanks, I'll check it out, sounds like a chance...

Thanks, I'll check it out, sounds like a chance for the type of odd road trip photos I like to take.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-19-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 676
Posted By mammal
Riding around Snowshoe, WV - recommendations?

So I've picked Snowshoe as an arbitrary place to ride to in a couple of weeks for a weekend jaunt. Figure I'll leave Friday noon at the latest, camp or stay in a cheap place in the Snowshoe area,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,538
Posted By mammal
Have you tried a full laminar screen on the MTS? ...

Have you tried a full laminar screen on the MTS? It made a big difference in wind protection on my '04.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By mammal
Got it sorted thanks to Tim @ Wright's. Great...

Got it sorted thanks to Tim @ Wright's. Great service on a day they normally don't even to tire services! Awesome guys.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By mammal
Thanks for the links! I may split it into two...

Thanks for the links! I may split it into two days, since I'm burning daylight trying to get a new tire.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By mammal
Don't have a route planned yet, I'm trying to get...

Don't have a route planned yet, I'm trying to get my rear tire changed in SLC and am one 55 mm socket away from success. Haven't had time yet to nail down a route.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By mammal
Turns out the Duc needs a 55 mm 12-sides socket...

Turns out the Duc needs a 55 mm 12-sides socket head, which of course no one has. Tim at Wright's has put a call out for one, and another guy is calling his Duc-riding brother to see if he's got...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-23-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 281
Posted By mammal
SLC to Denver-any routes to avoid due to fires?

Haven't kept track of where, exactly, is affected, but heading out today. Any areas to avoid?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By mammal
Hmm...I think I saw somewhere a special tool is...

Hmm...I think I saw somewhere a special tool is needed to remove the wheel, but I 'll have to check it out. Just had the bike a week, so still not up on some parts of it.
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