Hawkeyes west 2017

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  1. vipers

    vipers Been here awhile

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    We do not have one. I definitely would love to get one but I'm a little nervous of my ability to use it and set it up for routes, basically I feel like I might buy it and not be able to effectively use it. What are you guys using for GPS? I want to do the tour of Idaho T1 in the next couple years and I know I'll need one for that for sure. I hear it can be a navigation nightmare.
  2. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm using my phone with Locus. Seems to work pretty good. I used to have an old Garmin 60 but I like locus better.

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/locus.989332/
  3. vipers

    vipers Been here awhile

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  4. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Hey, @engineman, did you source any parking in Gypsum yet?
  5. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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    Not yet.

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  6. Orangecicle

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  8. Orangecicle

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  9. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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  10. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    What is the transport plan? How many bikes on one trailer. I can ride if I have to, or transport too.

    Also, any accommodation booked yet?
  11. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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    My MC trailer holds 2. Assume that Orange and I will roll in with it. I've got a bigger trailer that would hold 4 but it's a lot more work to pull.

    I've got a cabin that will sleep 3 booked for in Ouray for the nights of the 30th, 31st and 1st at Ouray Riverside inn and cabins.

    Vipers- wasn't sure when you guys were splitting off, If you want to book something there, they still have some openings.

    I figured the first night we'd crash in a cheap hotel in Gypsum.

    Divide forks is a open campground

    Moab has a lot of federal campgrounds around there, all 1st come 1st serve, thought we'd find one of those.

    then 3 days in Ouray

    Don't have anything in Lake City yet
  12. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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  13. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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    ^ I watched that video multiple times over the winter in anticipation of my trip there this year. This was all prior to my wife deciding to make other living arrangements. I will get there, just won't be this year and maybe not next.
  14. Orangecicle

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    @engineman, don't forget that one option would be to drop the Jeep and trailer at Chez RoundOz (south central Lisco, NE), and then ride out from there. Doing that wouldn't add much time on the day and would free you up to stay wherever you wanted once we get in Colorado. Just an idea.

    I spent the day at the motorcycle whisperer today getting the rocker arms sorted, and then various and sundry other cleanup items. New grips installed. Some new fuel tubing because some of the old was cracking. I put the 48 rear gear on for Colorado because lower gearing makes so much sense there. I also stripped out an oil filter cover bolt. :dirtdog Good thing I was at MotoSports with all the necessary tools to take care of that. A final oil change. All I need now is a final shakedown ride, which I hope to get in this weekend with Doug. Good to go. My panniers are already packed.

    @engineman, do you want to take the Jeep again? If so, I just need to change the oil. Just had to put new tires on it because of a box cutter blade that I picked up while getting frozen yogurt. :permazot
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    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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    Lisco looks like it adds around 2 hrs, then puts you on the interstate with a low geared thumper. I could be talked into it but will make a long day longer.

    I can drive. Depends on your immunity to embarrassment and your patience. I drive an asthetically challenged 96 RAV4 with approximately 85 raging horsepower. It will pull the bike trailer though

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    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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    We could take my old F250 but it's had total brake failure twice in the last month so I'd just as soon keep it out of the mountains. I spend all my money on motorcycles

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    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

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    Hmmm. A 2014 Jeep with XM radio and heated seats, with maybe a few more than 85 horsepower . . . or that. I'm thinkin' the Jeep.
  18. Orangecicle

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    Um, no. Just . . . no.
  19. RoundOz

    RoundOz Plenty of seasoning

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    I have many trailers (and a real haul vehicle) but none of them easily able to fit 3 bikes on board, or I would bring it to Iowa for you. The closest thing I have is a 6x10 flatbed with short sides. Two bikes is relatively easy with a lot of room in the back...3? Tricky...
    What about a 4 horse slantload? Don't even need tie downs then! :)
  20. vipers

    vipers Been here awhile

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    Is "day 1" of the trip on pg 11 Sun the 27th?

    We are taking my dad's f150 and hauling bikes in bed. I've got a f250 and hope to get an enclosed trailer next spring.