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Forum: Ride reports 05-01-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By Yermo
Route 191 from Clifton, AZ to Eager, AZ - must ride road

Yesterday, I rode through a dust storm to Clifton, AZ to check out the highly recommended 140 miles twisty route from Clifton to Eager, AZ.

This is one impressive road....
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By Yermo
Meandering DC to New Mexico 3 week ride

I've been out on the road for a couple of weeks. I just visited Carlsbad caverns. If you have not visited this place, go. It's magic.

Trip Report: Carlsbad Caverns National Park...
Forum: Latin America 03-17-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By Yermo
Presentation on a Trip from Seattle to Ushuaia, Argentina over 11 months.

I attended a presentation at Bobs BMW by a man named Colin Busch who rode a custom R100GS from Seattle to Ushuaia, Argentina over the span of 11 months. He did this on a shoestring budget of less...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 424
Posted By Yermo
Video Series about Traveling the Trans Labrador Highway by Motorcycle

A friend of mine, Michael, did this trip last summer. Foolishly, I turned down the invitation to join him.

These guys did this the same trip some months later and created a video series. Michael...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,292
Posted By Yermo
#motochat

Tomorrow at 1PM PST, there's going to be a #motochat on twitter on this topic. come share your insights by searching for #motochat on twitter to see the live conversation. It's a question answer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,292
Posted By Yermo
I had not thought of some of these

I particularly like the "put gopro in cold" idea to avoid the fogging up problem.

Keeping emergency medical info and license/registration/insurance info on a wearable USB is also something I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,292
Posted By Yermo
Motorcycle Travel Hacks?

So we've all heard of 'Life Hacks', little tips and tricks for daily living like cutting a chlorine bottle to make a scoop.

I got to thinking about Motorcycle Travel Hacks like carrying spare...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,246
Posted By Yermo
So there was a question about the belt I wear

I'm the guy who wrote the original review. I missed a question about the suit which is "What belt am I wearing with it?"

It's this one, available from Aerostich...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By Yermo
Event Report

An event report about the 2013 International Motorcycle Show (http://miles-by-motorcycle.com/fv-b-6-659/event-report--2013-progressive-international-motorcycle-show-in-new-york-city.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-20-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By Yermo
R Nine T

There was quite a mob around the R Nine T so we got a few shots of us on the bike. Sorry there are no bike on it's own shots.

http://miles-by-motorcycle.com/8729/bmw-r-nine-t

It's an...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-19-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,105
Posted By Yermo
2013 New York City International Motorcycle Show

Some pics from the 2013 NYC Progressive International Motorcycle Show:

http://miles-by-motorcycle.com/formvista/site_local/user_files/public/1/8600/8608/photo_8608_detail.jpg
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Forum: Equipment 12-18-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,246
Posted By Yermo
Good down to 25degF

I just use a simple fleece under my Transit suit. Sometimes I'll wear an Aerostich heated vest under that as well which allows me to ride down to about 25degF without much trouble. ('92 K100RS...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By Yermo
June 2013 2-Up Down the Blue Ride Ridge Parkway to Deals Gap Ride Report

A ride report for a two up week long trip on a 1992 BMW K100RS down the Blue Ridge Parkway from DC to Deal's Gap.
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Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By Yermo
2013 Deals Gap Ride report

7 days spent cornering in the Smokey Mountains. It seems that each time I go down there I learn something new and come to realize how little I know about riding.

....

"Was that you hitting the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-24-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By Yermo
Ride Report - A Trial By Fire on the Peters Mill Run Trail System

So having virtually no off-road experience, I decided to go on a weekend trail riding and camping trip as kind of a prep for a Trans Am Trail trip later this year. New bike, new gear and new...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,700
Posted By Yermo
On the subject of choosing the right bike for the TAT trip.

Today's guest blog post on the advantages of choosing a smaller bike over a larger one...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 299,631
Posted By Yermo
My Blue Brick at Deadhorse made the Aerostich catalog

Check it out! A friend send me this. It looks like my ugly mug along with my '92 K100RS made the Aerostich catalog:
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Forum: Americas 11-09-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Yermo
awesome. Thanks! Yea, there'll definitely be...

awesome. Thanks!

Yea, there'll definitely be many ride reports along the way. For me motorcycle travel is almost as much about writing as it is about riding.

(Actually, as we speak, I'm working...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 299,631
Posted By Yermo
Serious work on a complicated bike. I'm...

Serious work on a complicated bike. I'm impressed.:clap
Forum: Americas 11-06-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Yermo
Conditions

So I'm imagining the trail will consist of:

1. there will be long distances of fast Dalton Highway like firetrail. From what I've seen of the videos and photos, mileage-wise the majority of it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 299,631
Posted By Yermo
K100RS Deal's Gap

Another photo. It's amazing to me how much a Racetech rebuilt front end and a properly set up Ohlins rear will do for one of these bikes. The michelin PR3's aren't bad either.
...
Forum: Americas 11-05-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Yermo
Thanks for the suggestions!

Thanks for the suggestions!
Forum: Americas 11-05-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,042
Posted By Yermo
Contemplating the Trans Am Trail

I'm contemplating following the Trans Am Tail in 2013.

TransAmTrail thread on Miles By Motorcycle (http://miles-by-motorcycle.com/fv-f-6-7500/trans-am-trail.html#7500)

I'm trying to decide on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,456
Views: 299,631
Posted By Yermo
Deadhorse on a '92 K100RS

Just discovered this thread. Thought I'd throw in my $0.02.

In 2010, I took my '92 brick, which I've owned since new, from DC to Deadhorse. I met so many GS Adventure riders on the way up that...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,246
Posted By Yermo
Photos of Transit Suit In Motion

@SpaceManSpiff I'm not sure if you'll be able to see these photos but here are a few moonshine shots of me in Deals Gap, of course wearing the Transit.
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Forum: Equipment 11-02-2010, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By Yermo
Check it out, Aerostich posted a link to my Transit Suit Review

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-suits/transit-suit/transit-jacket-1.html

For those who didn't see the post yesterday, the direct link to the Transit Suit review is here:
...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,246
Posted By Yermo
My Review of the Aerostich Transit Suit

So by request I've put together a little review of the Aerostich Transit Suit on Miles-by-Motorcycle.com:
...
Forum: Canada 07-22-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By Yermo
parts ordered

Got parts. Having them shipped to Prince George. Doing the 500 miles with iffy brakes, but so far going well.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By Yermo
Road Report Day 46 - Dc To Deadhorse and back again - the day I met Dany

Another day, another ride report, this time about a real adventure rider.

http://yml.com/fv-b-6-598/Road-Report-Day-46---Dani--a-real-adventure-rider.html
Forum: Canada 07-21-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By Yermo
'92 BMW K100RS ABS front brake pads near Fort Nelson, BC, Canada?

I had brand new brake pads 10,000 miles ago. I'm in Fort Nelson, BC after a run up and back from Deadhorse.

I've never gone through pads this quickly before, but my front brake pads are down to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By Yermo
Deadhorse to Camp Coldfoot - Some Disassembly Required

I'm cooped up in a hotel in Fairbanks. I'm not feeling well, so bored I passed the time writing more than I should have. There are alot of photos though and an assessment of road conditions in the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By Yermo
Camp Coldfoot to Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

From Camp Coldfoot to Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska

http://yml.com/fv-b-6-591/Road-Report-Day-36---Coldfoot-Camp-to-Deadhorse--Prudhoe-Bay--Alaska.html
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By Yermo
Dalton Highway to Deadhorse

I'm in Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska at the Arctic Caribou Inn. I rode up on my '92 BMW K100RS from College Park, Maryland following a circuitous route that's taken me through Duluth, MN, down to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By Yermo
laugh!

@skiandbike4fun (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=125407) LAUGH! Ok, I will have to remember that one. In Whitehorse now ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By Yermo
Day 29 - On Risk and Improbable Meetings

I put up a few more reports. More senseless personal introspection. More photos.

I'm in Prince George now slowly meandering my way up to Alaska.

I met a guy today who just came back from the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By Yermo
cool!

@hobbes3 it was really good meeting you guys!
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By Yermo
another update

http://yml.com/fv-b-6-579/Road-Report-Day-23--24---Victoria.html
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By Yermo
thanks!

@Tubulchain (http://advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=143056) Thanks! It's always so hard to know what to include, what not to include. Soon I'll be heading north. It looks like coverage is going to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By Yermo
Road Report Days 20, 21, 22

Wrote another entry to my road report blog. Been in Montana, Idaho and Washington State. Am now in Victoria BC.
http://yml.com/fv-b-6-578/Road-Report-Days-20--21--22.html
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,798
Posted By Yermo
Day 17 - hot and cold

Heading to Yellowstone now ...

http://yml.com/fv-b-6-574/Road-Report-Day-17---from-very-hot-to-quite-cold-.html
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