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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-12-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By Eyes Shut
Mid-May will be pretty dang warm in Death...

Mid-May will be pretty dang warm in Death Valley....just be prepared for the heat.
Forum: Americas 04-12-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By Eyes Shut
That's what I was going to suggest. Another...

That's what I was going to suggest. Another great road is Hiway 33; unfortunately, you'll need to do some freeway miles to get there:

Assuming you are going east on Hiway 2 (starting in La...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By Eyes Shut
Another vote for heading north.

Another vote for heading north.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,412
Posted By Eyes Shut
LittleWan and BigWan deliver!! :clap Thanks...I'm...

LittleWan and BigWan deliver!! :clap Thanks...I'm always awed by your 2-up riding...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Eyes Shut
Given your limited amount of time, I would...

Given your limited amount of time, I would suggest that you concentrate on the fun roads that are closer to Indian Wells. Devo 2002 and jonz have some great suggestions. Hiway 2 (Angeles Crest) is...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Eyes Shut
Panamint Springs Resort is slightly higher, at...

Panamint Springs Resort is slightly higher, at about 2000 ft, but the weather forecast does not look significantly different than Furnace Creek.

Although when I looked at the weather forecast for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,412
Posted By Eyes Shut
You should PM BigWan and LittleWan. And read...

You should PM BigWan and LittleWan. And read their ride reports. They are masters of off road riding with a pillion.
Forum: Face plant 04-06-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 66,181
Posted By Eyes Shut
Good news indeed...thanks for the update! :clap

Good news indeed...thanks for the update! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By Eyes Shut
Here's our bike,loaded up. ...

Here's our bike,loaded up.

http://gswayne.smugmug.com/MotoTrips-1/Western-Loop-2011/Western-Loop2011/i-85Mj92s/0/L/P1020393_edited-1-L.jpg

And as the pillion, I get on by putting my left foot...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Eyes Shut
Sorry, don't know about the place. But it's...

Sorry, don't know about the place. But it's probably fine.

We have stayed in the Los Padres Inn in San Luis Obispo. As I recall, they have small carports, so you can keep your bike there. The...
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,013
Posted By Eyes Shut
If you want to stay in the US, I would echo what...

If you want to stay in the US, I would echo what many others have said: the southwest. Also consider Big Bend in Texas.
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By Eyes Shut
I wouldn't bother staying at the Madonna Inn. ...

I wouldn't bother staying at the Madonna Inn. It's kind of fun to check it out, but it was a disappointment. We stayed there a few years ago. The room, fixtures, furniture were pretty dated, and...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By Eyes Shut
Death Valley? Anza Borrego? I was...

Death Valley?

Anza Borrego?

I was also going to suggest Moab. Another place to consider, but a longer drive, is Big Bend in Texas.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,304
Posted By Eyes Shut
Well, I'm a woman and I approve of those...

Well, I'm a woman and I approve of those suggestions....but I grew up in Los Alamos so I'm probably biased....:D
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-25-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,304
Posted By Eyes Shut
I would also add, that if you are heading to Los...

I would also add, that if you are heading to Los Alamos, try to ride Hiway 4. It goes through the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The ride is beautiful, going through the Jemez mountains, and the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,296
Posted By Eyes Shut
Hi Tony! You may not recall, but I introduced...

Hi Tony! You may not recall, but I introduced myself to you at the BMW rally (I had recognized you from your previous 2012 ride report). I've been enjoying your ride report for 2013. Great...
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 17,754
Posted By Eyes Shut
:1drink We hosted Matthew and Emily on...

:1drink

We hosted Matthew and Emily on Thursday night in Santa Barbara. Great couple! :clap Here's to making it to the World Cup!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By Eyes Shut
Hmmm... I didn't recall that it was all that far,...

Hmmm... I didn't recall that it was all that far, but maybe it seemed shorter after the beers! :1drink
Forum: Americas 03-20-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,001
Posted By Eyes Shut
One of the wonderful things about the west is, in...

One of the wonderful things about the west is, in general, the very low humidity! When the temperatures climb, we just wet down our t-shirts, put on our gear, then ride away. Instant air...
Forum: Americas 03-19-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,001
Posted By Eyes Shut
I will add, that if it is foggy, and in the 50's,...

I will add, that if it is foggy, and in the 50's, it will be BRRRR chilly (not just kind of cool-ish). So make sure that you have sufficiently warm gear for you and your wife. Electrics do the...
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 66,181
Posted By Eyes Shut
MTgrrl -- So great to see that you've got a new...

MTgrrl -- So great to see that you've got a new bike! Pay particular attention to keeping up on any balance exercises -- balance was something I had to really work on after I was back on my two feet.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 03-17-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By Eyes Shut
We stayed at the Region Inn in 2012. Decent...

We stayed at the Region Inn in 2012. Decent place, with a pool, and it was $82 for two of us. Also within walking distance of the Three Rivers Brewery.

http://www.theregioninn.com/
...
Forum: Americas 03-15-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By Eyes Shut
Yup! :nod Same here.

Yup! :nod Same here.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Eyes Shut
Hiway 33 Closed

Hiway 33 is closed due to mud slides. It is closed at 7.6 miles north of Ojai, at the Wheeler Gorge campground, to 8.8 miles south of the Ventura/Santa Barbara county line.

So don't be planning...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By Eyes Shut
I'll just add to what the many others have said,...

I'll just add to what the many others have said, that winging it is fine. We have traveled all over the US and some areas of Canada and, with the exception of holiday weekends and some hotels in...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By Eyes Shut
A couple of other things to bring: -Swimsuit...

A couple of other things to bring:

-Swimsuit
-A roll of quarters for campground showers and laundry
Forum: Americas 03-13-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Eyes Shut
We've been over Rabbit Ears pass twice, once in...

We've been over Rabbit Ears pass twice, once in mid-July and once in August, and even then, it was practically snowing there! Sleety, cold, poor visibility. So I would not want to seriously consider...
Forum: Face plant 03-12-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By Eyes Shut
Little Bike: You're lucky you didn't get a cast...

Little Bike: You're lucky you didn't get a cast -- so I assume you have a "Darth boot" instead? :D (My cast wasn't actually all that bad and I had it for only 4 weeks.)

Ah yes, keeping the leg...
Forum: Face plant 03-12-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 66,181
Posted By Eyes Shut
Thanks for the update, icebox. Good news! :clap

Thanks for the update, icebox. Good news! :clap
Forum: Face plant 03-11-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,147
Posted By Eyes Shut
Little Bike: Ouch! I feel for you! I broke my...

Little Bike: Ouch! I feel for you! I broke my tib/fib and ankle in 2011. No weight-bearing for 3 months for me also. And I will add, as others have, follow your OS directions (no weight-bearing...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,682
Posted By Eyes Shut
It's the Blue Swallow :D but it is a fun place...

It's the Blue Swallow :D but it is a fun place to stay.
http://blueswallowmotel.com/
Forum: Face plant 03-07-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 66,181
Posted By Eyes Shut
MTgrrl: How are things going? We'd like...

MTgrrl: How are things going? We'd like updates!! :D
Forum: Americas 03-06-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By Eyes Shut
I'm not sure if you have enough time for this...

I'm not sure if you have enough time for this routing, but here's a possibility:
From Boulder, head west on I-70, then west on 50 to Ely, Nevada, then southwest on 6 to 395. Head north on 395 -- if...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Eyes Shut
+ 1 Another vote for Curly Redwood Lodge. It's...

+ 1 Another vote for Curly Redwood Lodge. It's ADV Rider approved!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Eyes Shut
We have ridden this section two-up and loaded on...

We have ridden this section two-up and loaded on our R1200GS several times, and it's one of my very favorite sections of Hiway 1 (and I'm the passenger). So it depends on your bike, your passenger,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Eyes Shut
My thoughts were that if your girlfriend is with...

My thoughts were that if your girlfriend is with you, and if you've been mainly camping, she might enjoy hoteling it in Victoria, and visiting Victoria.

Also, yes, Lassen and Crater Lake are...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Eyes Shut
Olympic National Park is worthy of seeing. We...

Olympic National Park is worthy of seeing. We (me and SO) have camped at Sol Duc campground and it was a nice campground. We got lucky with the weather and it was sunny. Head up to Hurricane Ridge...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Eyes Shut
Route planning: How much time do you think...

Route planning: How much time do you think you'll take for this trip?

For me, I avoid interstates wherever possible. I like to use paper maps to figure out a general route, trying to pick out...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,343
Posted By Eyes Shut
Anndd...here is the picture of the pad that we...

Anndd...here is the picture of the pad that we made:

http://gswayne.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Modifications/i-jChpVgm/0/M/P1020112-M.jpg
Forum: Americas 02-24-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,061
Posted By Eyes Shut
Good suggestion. That way the OP could get a...

Good suggestion. That way the OP could get a good stretch of Hiway 1, plus nice Sierra views. :nod
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