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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Pfeiffer Big Sur...

Pfeiffer Big Sur (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=570) has tons of spots and usually there are openings.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Depending on what you're looking for, probably...

Depending on what you're looking for, probably Cyclegear (http://www.cyclegear.com/). Although I've bought two helmets from Scuderia (http://www.scuderiawest.com/) and they've had a pretty good...
Forum: Americas 04-09-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
This man knows his stuff. Either route is good,...

This man knows his stuff. Either route is good, north is slightly better.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-17-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Got back last night. Trip was totally awesome,...

Got back last night. Trip was totally awesome, with the weather in the 70s on Saturday and 80 on Sunday. We camped at Pfeiffer Big Sur SP and were only able to hit the Old Coast Road coming and...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Are you guys going down this weekend? Because if...

Are you guys going down this weekend? Because if so, perhaps we'll run into you. We're planning on staying at Pfeiffer Big Sur campground Saturday night. Leaving Alameda tomorrow morning around 8am.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-10-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,775
Views: 186,116
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
definitely #1

definitely #1
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-09-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,029
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
I'm almost positive Hearst Castle Road is closed...

I'm almost positive Hearst Castle Road is closed to the public. It is paved, but the only vehicles that travel it are the buses that take you from the parking lot at Hwy 1 up to San Simeon.

Your...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
As my Australian friends say, "Mate!" You...

As my Australian friends say, "Mate!"

You have a place to crash/tune up/whatevs in the SF Bay Area either going up or coming down. Have an awesome trip!
Forum: Americas 03-05-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 617
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
700 miles is very aggressive for one day if your...

700 miles is very aggressive for one day if your longest ride has been 180/210 miles. Not saying it can't be done (obviously it can). But @70mph, that's 10 hours in the saddle, not counting rests. I...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-27-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
+1 for Fish Rock Rd.

+1 for Fish Rock Rd.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-27-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Glad you're happy and it's good to hear others...

Glad you're happy and it's good to hear others going through the same stuff we are.

Honestly, there are loads of places I wouldn't mind spending the second part of my life in:

I spent a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,454
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Lol, your wife must have buns of steel, I have...

Lol, your wife must have buns of steel, I have never heard a stock BMW seat characterized as "comfortable" before.

Go with the 1200, the boxer engine is the shit.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-25-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Thanks for all the great insights guys. To answer...

Thanks for all the great insights guys. To answer a few questions:


I love the Bay area and would never leave if I had the choice, but unless I strike it rich I'm not sure we can afford it as we...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-24-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
So what's expensive in Vermont? A 3/2 house in my...

So what's expensive in Vermont? A 3/2 house in my neighborhood (good schools) would sell for close to $1 mil. Land prices are also absurd here unless you go far off the beaten trail.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-24-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Carnegie SVRA...

Carnegie SVRA (http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1172) is probably your best option, but I have no idea if they allow private instructors.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-24-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,650
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Question Hey Vermonters—what's the dualsport scene like there?

The wife and I are making long-term (10+ years) plans and are thinking of moving to Vermont, maybe Burlington and anywhere within a 2-hour drive.

What's the moto scene like there? What about...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,574
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Warmer weather + close to work + affordable. In...

Warmer weather + close to work + affordable. In the Bay Area, you can only pick two. My picks:

Warmer weather + close to work = Hillsborough or Burlingame
Warmer weather + affordable = Dublin or...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-19-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
The Ted Simon Foundation...

The Ted Simon Foundation (http://jupiterstravellers.org/) might fit the bill.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
That's what I'm talking about!

That's what I'm talking about!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-11-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
By desert sled, I mean a classic standard...

By desert sled, I mean a classic standard motorcycle (ideally pre-1980) that I could rebuild and trick out to ride in the desert, just the way guys in southern Cali were doing it in the 60s.

By...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-09-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,565
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Question Where to start on building a Desert Sled?

I've been toying with the idea of buying an old Triumph or Honda or something and rebuilding it as a desert sled. But since I have almost no experience with bike mechanics, I'd appreciate some advice...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Lol, this is my retirement plan—although in a...

Lol, this is my retirement plan—although in a different location than yours. Some additional ideas I've been kicking around:


Supporting a range of different travel methods...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,627
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Second the "Hike and Bike" camp sites. Check it...

Second the "Hike and Bike" camp sites. Check it out:

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=26837

It says the price varies but if memory serves, the price at Pfeiffer Big Sur was $5. Good luck!
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,649
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Hey man, don't get me wrong I am totally with...

Hey man, don't get me wrong I am totally with you. Sadly (for me), the interests that are aligned against the OHV here are ones that I'm often aligned with—groups that want to preserve open space,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,608
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Hey man! You are coming in Friday 11/22 and...

Hey man! You are coming in Friday 11/22 and that's when I am going moto camping down at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=570) Friday night/Saturday night. I already have...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,656
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Wow, definitely no chicken strips on your...

Wow, definitely no chicken strips on your tires.:lol3
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,649
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Honestly, I think you would have attracted more...

Honestly, I think you would have attracted more interest if you stayed away from the name calling and overblown rhetoric and made a clearly reasoned argument with a call to action—you have a...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
I have a Nexx XR1R. PROS: Absurdly,...

I have a Nexx XR1R.

PROS: Absurdly, amazingly light; fits really well for neutral/roundish head; field of vision is fantastic left/right and top/down; noise is average; ear pockets for comms.
...
Forum: Americas 11-13-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 934
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
For your third day, might I submit this: ...

For your third day, might I submit this:

http://goo.gl/maps/LdO7G

Rt 4 to Stockton is actually pretty (but straight) with lots of orchards and farm lands.

You can go to Wooden Valley Rd...
Forum: Americas 11-13-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Meh, I think Hwy 1 through Monterrey and Santa...

Meh, I think Hwy 1 through Monterrey and Santa Cruz kinda sucks, but then it gets good again. Morro Bay is definitely a good starting point for PCH, though. Also, Nepenthe...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Most motorcycle parking spots in SF will cost you...

Most motorcycle parking spots in SF will cost you about $2-$3 ($0.25/hr) for a full day—they're free after 6pm, so it depends on when you get there. It's really a bargain and they're all over the...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-06-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,264
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
:eek1Wow, and we wonder why more women don't...

:eek1Wow, and we wonder why more women don't embrace the ADV lifestyle.

Seriously though, one thing to consider with women is that it is not always about the gear with them. My wife—and most of...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,775
Views: 186,116
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Gary - ThirdBestFriend - MC3 - D0 - 1200GS ...

Gary - ThirdBestFriend - MC3 - D0 - 1200GS

Tent site #24 please, I'd like to share it with my buddy J who will probably be signing up here in a trice.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-29-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,775
Views: 186,116
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
I'm in. Tent site #24, please.

I'm in. Tent site #24, please.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-10-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Shockingly, PG&E has campgrounds. The tent spots...

Shockingly, PG&E has campgrounds. The tent spots are all first-come/first-served. I had plans for Lassen last weekend at Juniper Lake and ended up staying at PG&E's Last Chance campground since the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-07-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,439
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
I live right next to Berkeley and can tell you...

I live right next to Berkeley and can tell you that it's liberal reputation is not what you think. Certain segments of the student body are certainly very liberal, but the University...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,536
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Get the lock without the alarm. It is just too...

Get the lock without the alarm. It is just too damn sensitive. I bashed mine in with a sledgehammer to stop the ringing, now it works great!:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,448
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Don't know about you, but this will be my last...

Don't know about you, but this will be my last motorcycle. Unless I get another one after it.

http://www.imz-ural.com/2013-ural-gear-up/
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,506
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
January along the coast will be rainy in the high...

January along the coast will be rainy in the high 40s, low 50s during the day. However, sometimes you'll luck out and get some sun for a short stretch of days, where temps can get up into the low...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 23,564
Posted By ThirdBestFriend
Ditto above. Just so freaking light it's like...

Ditto above. Just so freaking light it's like butter. And the opening is HUGE with fantastic visibility. I must have gotten mine later, as I do have a solid white one :evil

They are a bit on the...
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