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Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2015, 07:30 PM
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Posted By terrapinneck
Snafu

Had a little snafu with my external hard drive and pics...sorta got it figured out..Hope to start posting again in a few days when I get off work..:clap
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Camera

Most pics were shot with my wife's Panasonic Lumix FZ200, and most were shot while traveling. I think she took 18,000 pics on the trip, most of which we won't bore you with.... And thanks for the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Too big pics...

Of course these pics look great on my 25" Samsung monitor. The pics bring back fond memories..... For those that are suffering from smaller monitors, simply go to settings and select a smaller...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Day 7 - part II

Once at Yellowstone we encountered a lot of dead burnt trees. I recall they had a fire here several years ago, give or take, and I guess this is some of the aftermath.
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Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Day 7 - Cody, WY to West Yellowstone, MT Monday, June 2, 2014

Where's Yogi...?

Leftover pizza for breakfast, cold, no microwave in the room. But the room did include a piece of plywood to put under the kickstand so as not to scuff their new asphalt...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Cody, Wyoming

On the western side of the mountain the temperatures warmed and the green forest gave way to arid grasslands. The wind pushed us on south by southwest toward Cody, WY. I had always figured the town...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Day 6 still...

As we increased in elevation we also saw an increase in snow until the ground was covered and the drifts along the highway were several feet deep. Did we bring enough clothes...?? The road to the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Big Horn National Forest

Still day 6 :

Onward we rolled, beautiful country surrounding us, making us say wow, and, I'm not one to say OMG, but that's what I thought. Snow. The mountains had snow on top of...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Devil's Tower

Coming down the west side of the mountain we caught our first glimpse of Devil's Tower. We were still 20 miles away. We finally got close enough to stop and take some pictures. No close encounters...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Sunday, June 1, 2014 Day 6 - Spearfish, SD to Cody, WY

No Aliens, No Cowboys

Leaving Spearfish we headed north to Belle Fourche and then headed west toward Wyoming. We crossed a beautiful mountain pass this morning.
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Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Thanks

More tomorrow, I've been getting off work late. I'll look at the type setting next time I post. I don't know about the pics, that's just how they appear from my host.
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
i liked the porta potty on top....

i liked the porta potty on top....
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
June

Wish we were again...sigh.... That trip could be addictive.
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 05:27 PM
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Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Deadwood, Lead, and Spearfish Canyon

Heading to Spearfish I wanted to go through Spearfish Canyon. So to do that I had to go through the small towns of Deadwood and Lead. In Lead my GPS got the best of me and looped me around until I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Sturgis

Took a quick look at Sturgis, not to impressive. It doesn't have the charm like most of the small tourist towns have around here. Hot Springs, Custer, Keystone, Lead, Spearfish, and Deadwood all are...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 03:44 PM
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Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Wall Drug

We hit the interstate for our return leg of this loop and stopped at the famous Wall Drug at Wall, SD. Can you say tourist mecca. Lots of knick knack paddy wacks here and some great food.
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Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Sunday, June 1, 2014 Day 5- Keystone, SD to Spearfish, SD

304 miles to go 68 miles

Keystone, SD was our abode for the night. We woke to beautiful sunshine and the road beckoning. After having that "delicious" continental breakfast we rolled out to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Thanks

I'm glad everyone is enjoying. Thanks for the comments.
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 08:22 PM
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Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Mt. Rushmore

Our next stop was Mount Rushmore. We wound up staying there for about three hours because of storms rolling through complete with hail. One of the park rangers also rides a GS and gave me some tips...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
On to Needles

We said adios to Crazy Horse since we didn't know any Lakota for good bye...
On to Keystone and hwy. 16A. All I knew about the Needles were the narrow tunnels. I had no idea about the huge...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Day 4 - Custer, South Dakota to Keystone, South Dakota

A Crazy Horse funeral and a Rushmore hail storm

We wound up at Custer last night, so this morning we'd planned on riding out to the Crazy Horse memorial. The hotel clerk as we were leaving,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Day 3 - Broken Bow, Nebraska to Custer, South Dakota

From Sandhills to Black Hills
Woke up refreshed and ready to roll out of Broken Bow. I walked outside to the aroma of feedlots, I guess our hotel was near one. Didn't faze me though, my Dad...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 06:32 PM
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Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Thanks

Thanks, Kathy took 99 % of the pics, most on the fly...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 05:40 PM
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Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Monday, May 26, 2014 Day 2 - Arkansas City, Kansas to Broken Bow, Nebraska

Don't worry it will air dry

We left Arkansas City around 8:30 with plentiful sunshine. As we rolled north by northwest the clouds got heavier,,,
We made good time on a Sunday morning,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Thanks

I wish I had videoed more. I've subscribed to your channel and I'm will enjoy your videos.
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Saturday, May 24, 2014 Day 1 - Terrapin Neck, Arkansas to Arkansas City, Kansas

Started the day off with dropping the bike while putting it on it's center stand. Just a little top heavy. Sorry no pictures of that.
We left home around 9:30 this morning. West through...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 10:16 AM
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Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Camping

After all was said and done...we wound up with a high mileage , low use tent. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
K60's

They are great tires. I put airsoft beads in when I mounted them and they were very smooth... The rear tire did slip twice with me in wet conditions, both at low speed. Once on an off-ramp and...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Enough of this stuff, let's get on with the trip !!

This was the beginning. Trip planning, research, and nail biting. Waking up in the middle of the night to jot down a note on my Iphone. Kathy paying bills and ordering our medical prescriptions a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Lights, Cameras, Action

We like to take pictures, lots and lots of pictures. We will be recording our trip on a few different cameras.
Canon 7D
Panasonic FZ200
Go Pro Hero 3 Black

When possible we'll back up the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Our Tent

Camping - I'm not a big fan of camping. Back in the early days of my railroading career I had to stay in a pup tent for three months once when I had to work away from home. That extended camping...
Forum: Ride reports 01-03-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Host

During the trip I used Blogger to keep everything sorta up to date. We carried a small notebook computer and was able to look at the pics Kathy took so we could upload to Blogger when we had wi-fi. ...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
OK, so I can get there, what do I need ?

This was a tough one. How do you even begin planning on what you need ?
More research, much more.

Tires - I had tried TKC 80's from Continental and found they wore quickly and erratically. I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 11:24 PM
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Views: 12,939
Posted By terrapinneck
Rick and Kathy's Epic Alaska Adventure

This is how it started, a bucket list item. Our first big trip, 36 days on the road. Prescott, Arkansas to Anchorage, Alaska. My home to my home town.....from planning to the end....come join us.
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Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 10:53 PM
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Views: 821
Posted By terrapinneck
K60

I have about 11.000 on my K60 front, which included a trip to AK and back. Still has 1/2 the tread left. I did put Air-Soft beads in, worked well. I can't imagine a better tire to hang with a K60...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-31-2014, 03:15 PM
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Views: 1,200,696
Posted By terrapinneck
Ha

Yep, just like that...:clap Can't imagine trying to put a foot down on a rough terrain stop !
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-31-2014, 01:17 PM
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Posted By terrapinneck
Klr

The left brush guard on the handle bar has some gravel bruisng that doesn't show up in the pictures, mirrors are fine. Something I found sorta funny...the guy I got it from was really short, I mean...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-31-2014, 06:12 AM
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Posted By terrapinneck
Email

Sent you an email. Thanks
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-30-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By terrapinneck
Tat

I was thinking about knocking out some of the TAT trails, me on the GS and Kat on the KLR. I guess that ain't gonna happen. Are the TAT trails doable on a GS 2-up....?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-30-2014, 07:04 PM
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Posted By terrapinneck
Thanks

Thanks Slowoldguy for posting the pics for me. It's a nice little bike for somebody. I don't ride it, Kat won't ride it, my sons would probably ride it, but I think they might put more than a...
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