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Forum: Equipment 01-28-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,562
Posted By BlaSTr
I've got a BA 15F rated down bag and BA...

I've got a BA 15F rated down bag and BA inflatable insulated pad. IMO, the bag is good to about 35F. I'd suggest that if it's going to get colder than freezing, you can wear a long sleeved T and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2008, 01:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 23,821
Posted By BlaSTr
Nice ride report and pictures. A 48-10 is in...

Nice ride report and pictures.

A 48-10 is in the works here but I'm struggling over finding the best, most efficient route. Can you suggest any guidelines, hints, or tricks that you or others...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-22-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,251
Posted By BlaSTr
This summer I rode 14000+ miles in 6 weeks solo....

This summer I rode 14000+ miles in 6 weeks solo. I covered most of the states west of the Mississippi and had a great time. While I'd have enjoyed the company there's something very freeing about...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-22-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 34,408
Posted By BlaSTr
Noodles and tuna cost me about $3.00 I'll...

Noodles and tuna cost me about $3.00

I'll cook a double portion of black beans and rice saving half for lunch the next day. A small can of meat and I'm styling for about $4.00

Instant oatmeal...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-16-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,470
Posted By BlaSTr
Thanks for the find. I thought the thread was on...

Thanks for the find. I thought the thread was on another site and didn't search here. My bad.

In the future I'll look here first. After all, it's the first place I come to after checking mail.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-16-2008, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By BlaSTr
The 276C [now discontinued, iirc] is a fine GPS...

The 276C [now discontinued, iirc] is a fine GPS and one that resides on the bike on IBA rides or rallys. It covers marine and land by loading in the appropriate charts/maps. The GPS has a Garmin...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-14-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,470
Posted By BlaSTr
Somewhere I read about a tool kit that fit into a...

Somewhere I read about a tool kit that fit into a couple of 1qt rectangular plastic oil containers. The rider cut the tops off and squeezed one inside the other. It was a really neat idea and he got...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,381
Posted By BlaSTr
Excellent thread. :clap After reading the...

Excellent thread. :clap

After reading the posts my best of 14,260 seems rather poor.

Any chance of posting a few hi-res pictures? Several of the ones posted would make a great desktop.
Forum: Americas 11-30-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,366
Posted By BlaSTr
I'm a paper and computer rider. I scour RRs,...

I'm a paper and computer rider. I scour RRs, great road sites, and magazines for roads that look interesting, regardless of the reviewers opinions. If several sources rave about a road/ride I either...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,162
Posted By BlaSTr
I hear rumors about Windows 7 as a successor to...

I hear rumors about Windows 7 as a successor to Vista (and not much about Vista, support or function) but judging from Vista I'd be leary of any M$ based machine.

Macs OSX, based on UNIX/LINUX,...
Forum: Americas 11-20-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,691
Posted By BlaSTr
I did 49 days on the road from late June to late...

I did 49 days on the road from late June to late August 08, covered 14,000+ miles, passed through 14 states from Mexico to Canada, Florida to Washington State, camped every night but 1, and managed...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-20-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 18,288
Posted By BlaSTr
Thanks for the work and post. It's far better...

Thanks for the work and post. It's far better looking than the one I cobbled together. And more extensive. :clap
Forum: Trip Planning 11-20-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,686
Posted By BlaSTr
Dupe of post above.

Dupe of post above.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-20-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,686
Posted By BlaSTr
1. Think safety. If you start nodding off, then...

1. Think safety. If you start nodding off, then get off and get some sleep. If the road conditions go south, then either abort, relax and wait, or find an alternate route.

2. Build your stamina....
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,721
Posted By BlaSTr
Does this mean she's frigid? :rofl

Does this mean she's frigid? :rofl
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 29,477
Posted By BlaSTr
I've got 14000+ miles on a Sierra Design Tengu 2...

I've got 14000+ miles on a Sierra Design Tengu 2 and really like it. In a pinch it'll sleep 2 and is rolls to about 21" x 7". The rain cover is preattached but can be rolled up for more ventilation....
Forum: Trip Planning 11-04-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,247
Posted By BlaSTr
Finished my job on June 25. Got 2 months pay plus...

Finished my job on June 25. Got 2 months pay plus severance. Left home on June 28. Rode 14000+ miles in 6 weeks, camped every night, west of the Mississippi. Rode solo as no one else had that much...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,591
Posted By BlaSTr
Nice RR. I did the Ft. Lauderdale - Glacier,...

Nice RR.

I did the Ft. Lauderdale - Glacier, Grand Canyon, Bkack Hills, Dragon, Snake loop this year (14000 miles in 6 weeks). I'm interested in doing the AK/Dawson ride next summer. Can we get...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,802
Posted By BlaSTr
Nice RR. I'm going to have to add that part of...

Nice RR. I'm going to have to add that part of the PNW to the list of places I want to see next summer. And I'm going to have to check out Twilight.
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,372
Posted By BlaSTr
The 3G iPhone continues to have dropped call...

The 3G iPhone continues to have dropped call problems despite a recent software update (the 2G continues to be rock solid). That'd be the only reason I wouldn't recommend the iPhone. Apple and ATT...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-05-2008, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By BlaSTr
I was about ready to pull the trigger on a 990...

I was about ready to pull the trigger on a 990 when I got to chatting with a service rep at the KTM dealership. He told me a few things and that about turned me off KTMs. I didn't think I'd find a...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-05-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,177
Posted By BlaSTr
Despite the 1200GS being a sweathog with possible...

Despite the 1200GS being a sweathog with possible shaft problems I'm still leaning in that direction for my next bike (2008 model). I know it's expensive but bare bones OTD it's about the cost of the...
Forum: Americas 07-07-2008, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,102
Posted By BlaSTr
One source I find spot on are the volunteers at...

One source I find spot on are the volunteers at the state information/tourist stops. They know far more, have more current and extensive data, and can be a great source of assistance.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-07-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,549
Posted By BlaSTr
I clean the bike if I've thrashed it hard or I'm...

I clean the bike if I've thrashed it hard or I'm going to be somewhere for a few days. While I like a clean bike, I've got to agree with trailwing - washing it gets me looking in places I might not...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-07-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 64,176
Posted By BlaSTr
2 month road trip - Western US from Mexico to...

2 month road trip - Western US from Mexico to Canada

Big Agnes down bag
Big Agnes inflatable pad
Sierra Design Tengu 2-man tent w footprint
MSR Whisperlite stove w 33oz fuel bottle
MSR...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,170
Posted By BlaSTr
Cover mine if only to keep the bird droppings and...

Cover mine if only to keep the bird droppings and pine sap from sticking to my butt when I ride in the AM. It also keeps prying eyes away - but its time may be over as it's too big to justify...
Forum: Americas 06-15-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,815
Posted By BlaSTr
Sounds like a great adventure and you seem to hav...

Sounds like a great adventure and you seem to hav it mostly in hand.

i'd suggest adding a couple of inner tubes for the bikes (and associated tools) along with the pump (SLIME seems the best and...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,966
Posted By BlaSTr
:clap:clap :rofl:rofl Nice RR/recon. I...

:clap:clap :rofl:rofl

Nice RR/recon.

I grew up 10 miles south of Laconia and can remember sitting on the 93 overpass watching all manner of black loud bikes heading to the party on the lake. I...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-11-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,449
Posted By BlaSTr
I carry a phone for one reason - emergencies....

I carry a phone for one reason - emergencies. It's off when riding and I turn it on once a day, and if I have a signal, can do a quick check of anything important. If I were to do any extended riding...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 955
Views: 172,870
Posted By BlaSTr
:lurk Thanks for taking the time to post the...

:lurk

Thanks for taking the time to post the RR. I'm heading towards RMNP, Yellowstone, Yosemite and Glacier in a few weeks. With all that snow and a few roads still closed and riding an ST1300,...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,033
Posted By BlaSTr
I've got the UA long shorts and the LD Comfort...

I've got the UA long shorts and the LD Comfort ones, so the answer is boxers. Both do a much better job of wicking away moisture, eliminating seams in high stress areas, and wear well. The LD shorts...
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2008, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By BlaSTr
+1 I owned a guinea pig as a pet - don't...

+1

I owned a guinea pig as a pet - don't remember them having that much meat on them. :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2008, 11:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,911
Posted By BlaSTr
I wait for a cycle, no pun intended. On the next...

I wait for a cycle, no pun intended. On the next supposed green I go. That way if I'm stopped, I can say that I waited and the light never triggered. I also look out for the LEOs.
Forum: Racing 06-07-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By BlaSTr
I remember him covering the Munich Olympics and...

I remember him covering the Munich Olympics and all that happened there. He was a great sportscaster, a superb fly fisherman, and a very pleasant, egoless guy. Sportscasting lost someone not easy to...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,672
Posted By BlaSTr
I have the Tourmaster Intake that I got from...

I have the Tourmaster Intake that I got from newenough.com. It's done well and at 2+ years of abuse still zips and looks good. Mine didn't come with CE approved armor but you could either add it or...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-28-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By BlaSTr
You sure know how to tease me. :evil The...

You sure know how to tease me. :evil

The bike's paid for and if I did trash it, I could get a proper DS bike (like a KLR, KTM, or VStrom). That looks like a great ride. Thanks for the info and now...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-28-2008, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By BlaSTr
:lol3:lol3 Points taken. I've been...

:lol3:lol3

Points taken. I've been monitoring the snow and pass openings so I'll replan that section. I wanted to get over to 550 and ride the Million Dollar Highway, which I hope is open.

I'm...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-27-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By BlaSTr
Ophir, CO to Chattanooga, CO road

I'm looking for information on 2 roads connecting Ophir, CO (CO145) to Chattanooga, CO (US550). I want to take CR-D65? to Ophir and then CR-8/630 Road to US550 and the Million Dollar Highway.

My...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By BlaSTr
I've found the iPhone, and I'm sure any phone...

I've found the iPhone, and I'm sure any phone with similar features, to be better and faster at finding places than my Garmin. It consistently finds the location although the route leaves a bit to be...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,733
Posted By BlaSTr
Either one will do a great job. The Nikons use...

Either one will do a great job. The Nikons use the SONY chip but there's word that the SONY camera chip is a bit better at noise. The D80 is a good choice but I'd suggest the D300 as it's within a...
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