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by echinus1988
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Sturgis

Sounds like a nice campground and looks nice. My son wants to go next year and told me he wants to stay the week. I suggested a couple days and then ride around to see Mt Rushmore, Badlands, SAC Museum next to Ellsworth AFB, Devils Tower, etc... But we would probably camp nearby again and enjoy that...
by echinus1988
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

Agreed, I have gotten under overpasses before but the problem with Wyoming is, there are very few and they are widely separated so getting to them can be a problem. In addition, not sure I want to be there with tornadic winds because the underpasses tend to funnel and speed up the wind. I'm just gla...
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Sturgis

I just got back from Sturgis. I believe Craziness was mentioned and I have to agree there but it was fun! Lots of people, lots of bikes, lots of noise, lots of booths, and just a good time. I stayed at Days End Campground. They advertise within walking distance of downtown and they definitely are. Y...
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Question About Modern Day Camping
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: Question About Modern Day Camping

RV Parks do not always have room for tents or tent trailers. They want the big bucks that motorhomes pay to park with their home away from home. This was really forced home on me with our trip through Big Spring, Texas. I couldn't find tent camping anywhere! I called 3-4 places and finally gave up. ...
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

Coming home from Sturgis yesterday, my first time up there. I stopped in Wheatland, Wyoming on my way to Denver and home. I ate and left for home. I was looking at the clouds and watching the lightning hit in front of me and to the west of me, closer by far to me in the west. I kept looking and thin...
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: MARSHES FLAT ROAD ABOVE LAKE DON PEDRO
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: MARSHES FLAT ROAD ABOVE LAKE DON PEDRO

Those are the type roads I love to find but they're getting harder and harder out here in Colorado. As you get further west out of Denver, traffic lightens up but I don't always have time to get out to roads like that. I still find some down around here and my son and I have explored numerous roads ...
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: MARSHES FLAT ROAD ABOVE LAKE DON PEDRO
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: MARSHES FLAT ROAD ABOVE LAKE DON PEDRO

Not sure I want to ride a road with so much traffic! :lol:

But to be serious (something I try to avoid) it looks like a beautiful road to ride!
by echinus1988
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Sturgis

I suppose it may be crazy but as I stated I have never gone. I wish to see it once and decide from there if I will visit it again. I'm just in the mood to take a nice weekend ride and see what's happening there. I have talked to a campground, said I didn't need reservations so I hope that is true bu...
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: Sturgis

I am really looking forward to it. I think it will be a lot of fun. Meeting the people there and just the rowdiness will be a real trip.

I am trying for a campsite since I'll be pulling my bunkhouse, just sent an email to get a little more information about it. Hopefully, they still have room.
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sturgis
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Sturgis

I finally decided that I haven't been to Sturgis ever. It's only 6 hours away so why not? So after work on Sunday morning (yep, night shift) I am going to take off to head up and enjoy some of the happenings and just enjoy all the motorcycles that will be there. And the people. and the shops. Just s...
by echinus1988
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: would you keep it or sell it?
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: would you keep it or sell it?

That is a tough one. I got out of motorcycling to raise a family and thought it was a smarter move. Now that I am back into riding I keep wondering why I didn't continue. Thank goodness my son knows me as well as he does. He got me started again and on to Goldwings! I think I would continue to ride....
by echinus1988
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: camping
Replies: 13
Views: 1582

Re: camping

I just saw this line and decided to add my two cents worth. Definitely won't be worth more than that. I bought a bunkhouse. First vacation was my first time pulling it. I threw two 1 gallon cans of gas in because I expected a major drop in gas mileage based on my experience with my 1982. I was very ...
by echinus1988
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dropped bolt
Replies: 38
Views: 3975

Re: Dropped bolt

I'm hoping that when we finish the 1971 Honda CL350 and have it running I can finally get my garage organized and it should show up. We aren't too far from finishing. Waiting on a set of floats since the old one had a leak. No wonder the carburetor wouldn't work right. I have my tool cart started bu...
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

Damn, I forgot about that!

Didn't do very well. I have dust spots everywhere on the bike. Cleaning it this weekend I think.
by echinus1988
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: MC-1 Foundation Run
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: MC-1 Foundation Run

Forgot to mention, Chatfield High School is located in Littleton, Colorado. I am not sure where it will end but two years ago there was a car show and I think they did the same last year.

Like I said, look it up on the website for information on what is occurring.
by echinus1988
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: MC-1 Foundation Run
Replies: 1
Views: 40

MC-1 Foundation Run

Come September 30, 2018 the MC-1 run will be taking place. This foundation is to assist public service people who have been injured with financial help. It starts at Columbine High School at 8:00 AM and has a nice ride to a car show and some great people to be around. Find all the information you ne...
by echinus1988
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trip coming up
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Trip coming up

I had to check and see when the Wingding was going. Unfortunately it finishes about a week before we leave so we won't be able to stop by and see it. My son just bought a trailer for his Yamaga. One of the Uni-Go trailers. One wheel and he likes that. Not very wide but deep and can store quite a bit...
by echinus1988
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

I should understand it but I still have problems. I should have probably said, go home get the truck when it rained twice on me while eating dinner but it was so light and the clouds looked like they breaking up to the west. Oh well, it was a wet soggy ride but it was still a ride. I finally dried o...
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Question About Modern Day Camping
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: Question About Modern Day Camping

Uncle Fester, I have to agree with that statement. BLM and State campgrounds are some of the best. KOAs are good if you're needing a shower. BLM are usually the no frills variety I have found. State campgrounds vary widely, some with no frills, some with a lot of the nicer things. I fell in love wit...
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trip coming up
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Trip coming up

In September my son and I will be leaving for New York from Colorado. Not the optimum time probably but the kids will be back in school and we should have less traffic and a great trip. Have we planned it? Nope, after the first night, we don't really care where we stop each day. First night will be ...
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Raffle
Replies: 6
Views: 279

Raffle

To say the least, I am not lucky at raffles. I rarely win and the last time I won it was only because the company gave all the kids a prize! Mine was a basketball that was not round but oblong. Playing with it was, shall we say, interesting. That all changed last month. I went to the party at Perfor...
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 636

20% Chance of Rain

Does anyone believe that? I did. Took my GL1800 to work today. Stopped for a bite to eat and sit with my son to talk a bit. Started raining lightly, evaporated quickly so I thought nothing of it. Well, on the way to work, hit 4 showers which weren't bad and didn't make it past the fairing as I rode....
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dropped bolt
Replies: 38
Views: 3975

Re: Dropped bolt

10mm wrench. Hmmm made me think. Did I lose it? No my son used my wrench (not his set) and it has disappeared. It's been about 4 months now and still no sight of it. I'm about ready to take his 10mm wrench to replace my wrench.

Those 10mm wrenches, sockets are always wandering off on their own...
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Handcrafted trailer hitch
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Handcrafted trailer hitch

Beautiful job on the hitch. You and my dad would have gotten along, he was the same way. Self taught but could repair and build just about anything.
by echinus1988
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Question About Modern Day Camping
Replies: 19
Views: 975

Re: Question About Modern Day Camping

I love to camp but I usually do my camping in May or September. Kids are in schools and campgrounds are still open for the most part. Just finished a trip out west into Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada in May. I had no problems with campgrounds but California went totally reservation on...