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Old 03-05-2012, 07:29 AM   #1591
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With the warm temps and the nice day I loaded up my 450 and rode Canfield for a bit. Battled some snow, but generally it was more clear than I expected. I ended up doing a bunch of laps on the same route since I knew it was snow free enough for me to get through easy enough.

Sounds like everyone is starting to dust off their bikes.

I might not make the motorcycle show. OC is *dragging* me down to Juniper.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:24 AM   #1592
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The weather report for next weekend doesn't look too bad...not that I have a lot of faith in one this far out. I'm really antsy to go for a decent ride. Anyone feel like riding down on the Palouse after the bike show next Saturday?
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:33 AM   #1593
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With the warm temps and the nice day I loaded up my 450 and rode Canfield for a bit. Battled some snow, but generally it was more clear than I expected. I ended up doing a bunch of laps on the same route since I knew it was snow free enough for me to get through easy enough.

Sounds like everyone is starting to dust off their bikes.

I might not make the motorcycle show. OC is *dragging* me down to Juniper.
Juniper this coming weekend? Hmmmmmmmm this is going to be a tough weekend to figure out.

Motorcycle show Fri. afternoon looks like a plan for me. Not there is anything I need there.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:23 PM   #1594
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Juniper this coming weekend? Hmmmmmmmm this is going to be a tough weekend to figure out.

Motorcycle show Fri. afternoon looks like a plan for me. Not there is anything I need there.
Good idea, Moto show on Friday night (dinner meet up *ahem*) Then Juniper for the weekend.

Looks like I'll be riding the KLR at Juniper. I need some heavy-bike, bad suspension, low power training. Think the KLR will fit that bill?
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:26 PM   #1595
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Good idea, Moto show on Friday night (dinner meet up *ahem*) Then Juniper for the weekend.

Looks like I'll be riding the KLR at Juniper. I need some heavy-bike, bad suspension, low power training. Think the KLR will fit that bill?

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #1596
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Snow (melting now into mud) all around our place (up at almost 3K feet) prevented me from getting out on any of the bikes. I sure saw a lot of two wheelers out putting around though. Dang Nabbit!!!
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:07 AM   #1597
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Motorcycle show this weekend and two chances to meetup with the Spo/Cda ADVers.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=769624
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:31 PM   #1598
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Garmin gps wizards help

OK, who here is a master at programming these new computer GPS things? I found a Garmin gpsmap60cs at a good price. Got all the software loaded, now I need to learn how to use it! Interested in setting it up to follow a preplanned route and copying other tracks into it.
I know you've got one LADYBUG! O yeah, located in Spokane area, don't follow written instructions well, need hands on kinda help.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:13 PM   #1599
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OK, who here is a master at programming these new computer GPS things? I found a Garmin gpsmap60cs at a good price. Got all the software loaded, now I need to learn how to use it! Interested in setting it up to follow a preplanned route and copying other tracks into it.
I know you've got one LADYBUG! O yeah, located in Spokane area, don't follow written instructions well, need hands on kinda help.
I know my way around MapSource a little bit. I could certainly help you create some simple routes and export them to your device. PM me with your phone number if you want. If you have broadband internet I can connect to your PC with a remote control application and we could work on it over the phone.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:58 PM   #1600
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OK, who here is a master at programming these new computer GPS things? I found a Garmin gpsmap60cs at a good price. Got all the software loaded, now I need to learn how to use it! Interested in setting it up to follow a preplanned route and copying other tracks into it.
I know you've got one LADYBUG! O yeah, located in Spokane area, don't follow written instructions well, need hands on kinda help.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:51 PM   #1601
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Question Need an explaination...

Can some one tell me what Juniper is????
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:21 PM   #1602
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Hi rkclm,
Welcome to the fold.

Juniper is an OHV area down by Tri-cities that comprises some sandy dune areas, as well as just open scrubland.

Its a good place to go ride in the winter when all our good riding is snowed in this time of year. Plus its good desert training.

http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recr...php?siteid=270

You need flags, but don't need the Disco pass since its BLM, not state.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:44 PM   #1603
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OK, who here is a master at programming these new computer GPS things? I found a Garmin gpsmap60cs at a good price. Got all the software loaded, now I need to learn how to use it! Interested in setting it up to follow a preplanned route and copying other tracks into it.
I know you've got one LADYBUG! O yeah, located in Spokane area, don't follow written instructions well, need hands on kinda help.
I know enough to be dangereous with Basecamp. Maybe our next ADV get together needs to be a GPS class. Or exploration anyway.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:34 PM   #1604
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Good idea. We just need someone to teach it that will present the information at a level that we can all understand. The last GPS mapping/use class I attended was so over my head I walked away feeling like I had been fed a tub full of mush. I think I went backward about 15 steps in knowledge.

We also need to do a few geocache rides this season. Yesterday I did a 125 mile geocache loop (in my pickup) that I would like to take a group on. It's mostly paved but back roads and I need help finding the geocaches because out of the 10 or so caches I was going after I only found one. PNW Buttercup is good at finding those hidden treasures, she makes a good pointer and I know she would like this route. Where the heck is that girl anyway.

PS AirheadBruce - - - - the "Look twice Motorcycles are everywhere" sticker on the back of your van is a dead give away that it's your van. And you weren't even looking once until I got your attention.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:35 PM   #1605
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Juniper looks like a fun place to park the camper and ride the little blue bike for a few days.
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