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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-11-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 557,178
Posted By Zuman
Sharing US-101 with the Redwood Run...

A couple of years ago, I found myself traveling US-101 in Northern California during the yearly Redwood Run - had to detour into Miranda and wait in line to fill up. Lots of American Iron, and most...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,547
Posted By Zuman
It seems to me...

I think it was cool for Eve to join them for the couple of weeks, but the "adventure" for that part of the trip was going to be hers. Ronyx is right that Ewan and Charlie's putting themselves a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,547
Posted By Zuman
Different Perspective on Eve's Tagging Along

I recently was shown a new perspective on Eve's tagging along.

For some reason, I got it in mind to ride over to Horseshoe Meadows and hike to the top of Mount Whitney this summer (the highest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Zuman
The Long Way Down website will ship a region-free...

The Long Way Down website will ship a region-free DVD to you. It's worth the cost. http://www.longwayround.com/lwd/html/lwd_shop_dvm.html

--J
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,547
Posted By Zuman
I think that the end was too easy...

It seemed to me that the last part of their trip was covered VERY quickly in the book, but I thought it had more to do with their getting good at making the repairs and border crossings and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,547
Posted By Zuman
Didn't see the series...

I haven't seen the series yet, but I just finished the book. I agree that Eve's arrival was one of the interesting events. From what Ewan and Charlie wrote about the group being short-tempered with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,555
Posted By Zuman
My personal observation...

I notice that people in Las Vegas seem to run yellow and red lights more than they did when I moved here four years ago; I cannot say whether that trend is real or national.

I also notice that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,547
Posted By Zuman
Anyone in the UK watching the series yet?

The series was to start in the fall, right?

--Joey
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-14-2007, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By Zuman
Bump

Mid September will probably find me traveling to Louisiana so Peanut and his great-grandmother can meet. Peanut and his mom are fine! by the way.

When you get closer to Vegas and know your...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-12-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By Zuman
Rental Spots...

BMW of Las Vegas will rent you an R1200GS with luggage. A buddy at work has used them and liked the service: http://www.bmwoflasvegas.com/

There is also an outfit that will rent 600 cc...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By Zuman
Lost in the shuffle...

Sorry I didn't notice this earlier. I'll send a more detailed reply later even though I cannot help loan a bike. I'll suggest some rental places and routes. My wife should be having our first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,803
Posted By Zuman
Did you find a bike to fit?

Were you able to show your wife the beauty of the Uly? Or to find another beast that she could feel passionate about?

--Joey
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,803
Posted By Zuman
Beautiful Dual-Sports:

Looking at pictures in the Beasts Forum, I collected some pictures of dual-sports I think are beautiful. The girly Tiger is probably my favorite, looks-wise.

Courtesy of MC-Leather and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,803
Posted By Zuman
Watch "Long Way Round" with her

Watching "Long Way Round" made my wife understand the allure of the adventure tourer. Whether I plan to do a RTW trip or not, she can understand my wanting a bike that can handle a few miles of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,203
Posted By Zuman
Thanks...

There's a lot to think about here. Thanks for the responses. I probably fall into the same category as Viverid; the bike, the gear, the insurance are all going to be part of life regardless.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-03-2007, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By Zuman
Red Lodge, Bearthooth Pass, Yellowstone and Jackson Hole

Last June, I rode through part of your route. I started a day of my trip in Bozeman, MT, and I traveled over to Red Lodge and then across Beartooth Pass through Cooke City to Mammoth Hot Springs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,203
Posted By Zuman
The costs of commuting by bike...

Has anyone tracked cost and compared bike commuting to using a car? Obviously, getting 46 mpg instead of 23 helps the pocketbook.

But the bike wears spendy tires that wear out in less than ten...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By Zuman
Zion National Park from Vegas

"I-15 sucks!" is how I described the ride when I checked in with the wifey from Springdale, Utah. Maybe next time I can brave the dirt between Lake Mead and UT-9, but this trip needed to be shorter....
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By Zuman
Cool2 Weekend Trips - Post Your Paragraphs and Pics

Sometimes everything goes to plan, and you get to spend a weekend away from the grind without epic struggles or fantastic stories. You get lucky and escape the real world for an overnight or a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2007, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By Zuman
Oops...

The FJR rider said right. I typed wrong. Good catch.

Thanks,

--Joey
Forum: Ride reports 05-14-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By Zuman
A strange place for a Wee-Strom...

My 2005 V-Strom 650 found itself in this line Sunday morning - a little out of place:


http://www.zuman.smugmug.com/photos/152629625-M-1.jpg


My employer has a department that does...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By Zuman
Academy of Coutry Music M/C Ride 13 May 07

Realizing that this is definitely NOT an adventure bike rally, I'm still wondering if there will be any other ADVriders at this fundraiser in Vegas Sunday. I'm going to be in the VIP section on a red...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 883
Posted By Zuman
Take something they might need...

A couple of years ago, I crossed the path left by Hurricane Rita. It was three days after landfall, and I rerouted north to US-190 to try to avoid the problems I saw on CNN. It turned out that the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 18,541
Posted By Zuman
Is it really a bad choice?

I've read several travelogues in the last year about long motorcycle journeys, and the R1 seems like it would have its advantages. It's very light, and very powerful, and the fuel injection would...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 280,437
Posted By Zuman
Unless I'm misreading...

Day 5 is really the only gap in the story. The Faceplant thread picks up with Day 6.

Bug, I would imagine that the day between Simmons' death and your crash is just a blur and probably seems...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,202
Posted By Zuman
What's the question?

It looks like the decision is not whether to ride or drive, but whether to go at all. The bike is the only option, right?

The times I have put myself on a schedule to cover more than 20 miles by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Zuman
Great Pictures...

The pictures in the book were great. I found that the stories from the early stages of the journey were more fascinating than those from after he had gathered some sponsors (I found it incredible...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2007, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,668
Posted By Zuman
Thumb The book: _Lois on the Loose_

I just put it down, and I highly recommend Lois Pryce's book, _Lois on the Loose_. The account of a thirty-something English woman's journey from Alaska to Argentina on a Yamaha XT225 Serow had me...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2007, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,947
Views: 1,083,940
Posted By Zuman
Just after the Vegas Grand Prix...

These guys from Las Vegas Metro:

http://zuman.smugmug.com/photos/142355896-M.jpg

were checking out these guys:

http://zuman.smugmug.com/photos/142355868-M-1.jpg


--Joey
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-09-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4,149
Views: 580,389
Posted By Zuman
I guess they'll need to change the signs...

As you leave Boulder City, Nevada headed toward the Hoover Dam, there are signs warning of construction delays "2003 to 2008." This weekend, I went to see how the bypass was coming since the cranes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2007, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,544
Posted By Zuman
The Space Man Suit

Living in Vegas, I use the only light-colored mesh suit I could find, a silver Olympia over-pants and jacket set (why are most makers' over-pants black?). I've decided to embrace the siiliness.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2007, 09:51 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 20,181
Posted By Zuman
Not as gnarly, but ...

The parking lot before sunrise on Saturday (my imagination, or were there more BMWs at the Ranch and more Suzukis, KTMs and Kawasakis at the campground?):
...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9,247
Views: 3,624,534
Posted By Zuman
From Death Valley

http://zuman.smugmug.com/photos/126238245-M-1.jpg

http://zuman.smugmug.com/photos/126238266-M.jpg
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5,828
Views: 1,469,626
Posted By Zuman
Titus Canyon, Death Valley National Park

http://zuman.smugmug.com/photos/126238273-M-1.jpg

Randy from LA stopped and visited for a bit during DV Daze XII.

--J
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 38,665
Posted By Zuman
In all my life...

One of the most joyful moments in my adult life was when I put my wee-strom back on pavement again after riding the recently graded and super easy (according to some advrider posts) Titus Canyon. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-28-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 38,665
Posted By Zuman
Laugh Thanks!

What a great event! Thanks to all that made it possible. The swag raffle was brilliant.

Is there going to be a DV Daze picture thread in "Ride Reports"? When I get home from work (yes, I'm...
Forum: Regional forums 01-20-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Zuman
But if Beartooth Pass is open...

It's a must if it's open, and it lands you in Yellowstone - which is unbelievable. People take Goldwings and interstates and lap the country in a couple of weeks. You can choose the places you want...
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2007, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9,247
Views: 3,624,534
Posted By Zuman
Bump

Very nice.

This thread belongs on top...

And an addition, possibly undeserving...

http://zuman.smugmug.com/photos/67782232-M.jpg

--J
Forum: Regional forums 01-14-2007, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 829
Posted By Zuman
Weather will make a difference...

I think that one of the Sierra Nevada mountain passes - Sonora Pass or Tioga Pass or the like - would be worth your while and also help you knit together the California coast and Yosemite and points...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-04-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 38,665
Posted By Zuman
A newbie is in - sort of...

I'll be with the wusses at the Ranch. (It gets cold over there at night.) Planning on riding over from Vegas on Friday, late in the morning. Also planning on feeding the jukebox at the Corkscrew...
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