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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-09-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,658
Posted By jontow
Can't figure out how to replace the existing file...

Can't figure out how to replace the existing file .. here's the (fixed, I believe) version: I accidentally saved the last one out as a viking native project file, instead of GPX.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-09-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,658
Posted By jontow
Revised version of this GPX file, including...

Revised version of this GPX file, including waypoints with fuel/food, and one place with a gate that you should leave as you found it.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-08-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,834
Posted By jontow
I know it says big-bike-unfriendly/fresh...

I know it says big-bike-unfriendly/fresh knobbies, but what's the difficulty level on this ride (split between days, maybe..?) My wife and I are interested in attending, and both are on 250s (WR250R...
Forum: Trials 06-25-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,036
Posted By jontow
Boom Boom: thanks for the link--I didn't see any...

Boom Boom: thanks for the link--I didn't see any of those sections, but kinda wish I had!

Hoping some other folks have some stuff I didn't see :clap Keep 'em coming.
Forum: Trials 06-23-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,036
Posted By jontow
Sunday, after lunch

Heading from our shady lunch spot, we were walking toward section 1, and I spotted another pair of sleeping beauties in the pit, with a matching tag!:...
Forum: Trials 06-23-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,036
Posted By jontow
Sunday

We spent all morning at section 10 on sunday, leaving for a late lunch in the pit. We saw everyone make at least their first loop through the section, and some folks started to come back through for...
Forum: Trials 06-23-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,036
Posted By jontow
Pics, as promised..

Nobody else is coughing up the pics :wink: So, here we go.. I'll break this up into two posts, one for saturday, one for sunday. Here's saturday.

I believe section 10 saturday:...
Forum: Trials 06-22-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,036
Posted By jontow
Was present both days, wife, kids, and myself;...

Was present both days, wife, kids, and myself; all as spectators. I was at the Highgate, VT national rounds in 2013 (again, spectating), and can compare them from impression and experience easily...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 04-09-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,257
Posted By jontow
If you're taking this trip in spring: most of the...

If you're taking this trip in spring: most of the roads up in this region will be pretty screwed up from frost heaving, and you might as well consider them all partially gravel. I don't recall...
Forum: Trials 02-08-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,974
Posted By jontow
I have to agree, here.. I still feel funny when I...

I have to agree, here.. I still feel funny when I get off the trials bike and onto either my TW200 or XL600R. Takes a few seconds to re-learn reality.

Also: I fought the same internal battle over...
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,859
Posted By jontow
Or, optionally, I could take that terrible choice...

Or, optionally, I could take that terrible choice for a bike off his hands and haul it to the local trash heap (my garage). And then put a lizrdcooler on it and ride the crap out of it.

Good...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-13-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,364
Posted By jontow
I second this. I live admittedly not far...

I second this.

I live admittedly not far from operose: and up here in way north NY, US11 is our only 'big' highway in and out of town. North (actually a bit more east than north), or South, even...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 191,104
Posted By jontow
ssevy: Wow.. you were so ridiculously close. ...

ssevy: Wow.. you were so ridiculously close.

Btw: nice bike! I've become quite familiar with the Stewarts in Indian Lake this summer.. Was riding back and forth to Troy for a few weeks.

Sounds...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,172
Views: 141,051
Posted By jontow
Awesome: all of it.. But we're dying to...

Awesome: all of it..

But we're dying to know: did anyone beat the 4th grader's record? :rofl

Wish I could have been there!
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,415
Posted By jontow
Awesome RR. I greatly enjoyed the tale of the...

Awesome RR. I greatly enjoyed the tale of the underpowered bike and the dude who packed too much crap!

I've been taking a few trips here and there on my XL600R, and learning to lose more and more...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-23-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 191,104
Posted By jontow
Yes: great spot.. last year when they had the...

Yes: great spot.. last year when they had the level in the reservoir lowered, I had the XL600 on the beach.. rode for about a mile downstream, following the old road. Awesome: but I had knobbies on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-23-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 191,104
Posted By jontow
Alright, forced me into it... Old tag: ...

Alright, forced me into it...

Old tag:

http://bd.zenbsd.net/~jontow/phone/xl600r/.small-DSCN2102.JPG


New tag:

http://bd.zenbsd.net/~jontow/phone/xl600r/.small-DSCN2104.JPG
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-22-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3,077
Views: 191,104
Posted By jontow
C'mon.. do I have to go pick this up? :evil ...

C'mon.. do I have to go pick this up? :evil

This is one of my favorite pieces of history! If someone else doesn't, I'm going to pick it up and put the new tag on a gorgeous riding road not far...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-06-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,874
Views: 471,634
Posted By jontow
Industrial wasteland hammock camping in NY: ...

Industrial wasteland hammock camping in NY:

http://bd.zenbsd.net/~jontow/phone/tw200/2013-07-21/.small-DSCN2033.JPG
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,415
Posted By jontow
I've got a thing for small bike touring.. if you...

I've got a thing for small bike touring.. if you haven't looked at it, take a look at this thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201349

That said: :lurk Subscribed!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-15-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3,267
Views: 160,083
Posted By jontow
I was watching my oldest daughter and sweating...

I was watching my oldest daughter and sweating myself a bit lighter, but I'm seriously intent on hitting up a few of these roads in the next 2 weekends: first few weekends in august is burned for me...
Forum: Trials 06-10-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By jontow
Personally, I really like this idea. I really...

Personally, I really like this idea. I really like trials, but can't afford a bike, and am old enough now that I don't think I'd be terribly competitive on the modern hardware. For that reason,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 26,985
Posted By jontow
As of a month or a few ago, there's a new...

As of a month or a few ago, there's a new Stewarts in Potsdam (#370). They picked up one of the old Wilson Farms/Sugarcreek stores and converted it, so it has a pretty distinct look. :wink:

Only...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13,617
Views: 1,394,056
Posted By jontow
Seems to do it with 87 octane e15, as well as 91...

Seems to do it with 87 octane e15, as well as 91 octane e0. Bike afaik has never been rebuilt, and has 15k miles. If I go up in octane rating, the bike seems to run a hair cooler, but also some low...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13,617
Views: 1,394,056
Posted By jontow
Late last season, my XL developed a sort of...

Late last season, my XL developed a sort of rattle when you get the bike good and hot then get on the throttle. For instance, if I'm beating around on ATV trails on a reasonably hot day, then pull...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13,617
Views: 1,394,056
Posted By jontow
While this doesn't look the same, it reminds me...

While this doesn't look the same, it reminds me of one of my own jackass moments. I tore apart my TW200 to replace a trashed valve, put it back together and rode it 500 miles or so when it developed...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-09-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 339,687
Posted By jontow
Check the carb float height? My TW200 did this...

Check the carb float height? My TW200 did this in the same place about 1mile from home three days in a row before I figured it out. If I waited a minute or so, it'd fire right back up; I was...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 25,977
Posted By jontow
Beautiful build.. am lovin it :) Just the sort...

Beautiful build.. am lovin it :) Just the sort of bike for NNY backroading, too. That said, I guess our back roads are pretty damn similar to VTs, being only a morning ride away.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-21-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 339,687
Posted By jontow
I note a serious lack of KE125s here in this...

I note a serious lack of KE125s here in this thread! So I'll throw my wife's new one in. Most perfect bike in the stable:

http://bd.zenbsd.net/~jontow/phone/ke1x5/125/IMG_1790.jpg

And, while...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-21-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,011
Posted By jontow
Having had a bit of sun today, though ~40-45F, I...

Having had a bit of sun today, though ~40-45F, I got the F7 out and fired up on starting fluid. Seems to idle way high, and not want to come back down. I noted that the air mixture screw on the...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-21-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,011
Posted By jontow
I've got a new-to-me 74 F7, and am glad to find...

I've got a new-to-me 74 F7, and am glad to find an active thread here in the 2 smokers subforum. Actually landed a pair of bikes, a 1975 KE125 in amazing shape (cosmetic *and* mechanical) for my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13,617
Views: 1,394,056
Posted By jontow
Well, here we are.. another riding season.. new...

Well, here we are.. another riding season.. new tires, new caliper, fresh spray-off with the hose.

http://bd.zenbsd.net/~jontow/phone/xl600r/IMG_3607.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13,617
Views: 1,394,056
Posted By jontow
new caliper

I had some trouble with the front caliper being a bit spongy last year, and after multiple flush/bleed/teardown cycles, I got sick of it. It seems the XL600R caliper can't be found anymore, at least...
Forum: Vendors 04-03-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 215,929
Posted By jontow
Congratulations.. in my experience (I'm a...

Congratulations.. in my experience (I'm a sysadmin/scripter by trade and hobby), new babies facilitate these sorts of projects, but you're correct, their temperament determines it. Also: best brush...
Forum: Vendors 04-03-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2,082
Views: 215,929
Posted By jontow
I'm in for a $10/month subscription.. not a lot...

I'm in for a $10/month subscription.. not a lot of extra cash, but I firmly believe in the abilities of this app. I'm really the only one mapping up in NNY, but the interface on the website is...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-23-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 572,646
Posted By jontow
Northern NY

Hannawa Falls, NY (very near Potsdam, NY)

I have a few acres of woods out back if nothing else works out, but know of a few local dirt roads with primitive camping that won't get you hassled or...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-03-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 118,629
Posted By jontow
A couple from 2012 that I enjoyed, taken on a...

A couple from 2012 that I enjoyed, taken on a droid 2

Election day: I rode to the polls, then put 20miles on and got some lunch, and it was great....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-03-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 118,629
Posted By jontow
Ok, I'll bite.. what the heck is this? Is that a...

Ok, I'll bite.. what the heck is this? Is that a TW204 on the back? I like it. :clap

EDIT: I did some diggin and found it.. its a *tw650* (nice job kubiak.. very cool bike)
...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 317,536
Posted By jontow
Idahoan potatoes indeed. I concur! Had 'em for...

Idahoan potatoes indeed. I concur! Had 'em for dinner tonight :-D

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By jontow
So, I didn't take many pictures along my Long...

So, I didn't take many pictures along my Long Pond loop because I was busy all afternoon trying to figure out how to keep my family but live here forever:
...
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