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About Mikey777

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  • Birthday 02/17/1970

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  1. Mikey777

    Serious discussion... get in here

    1. I am going to second Super Sergios CAB on Convoy. That is a regular stop for me and I don't get past the tire shop parking lot before I am all in. 2. Nico's on Morena Blvd has a fantastic chicken burrito. 3. My runner up is Gaulbertos #2 on 5447 Kearny Villa Rd, San Diego, CA 92123 near San Diego BMW Motorcycles and FBC. You know when you go into a place and almost everybody in there is Hispanic that the food is good and that is Gaulbertos. Killer breakfast burritos, too!
  2. Mikey777

    5 Days in Mesquite

    Nice pics. Looks like a great place to ride.
  3. Due to work I haven't been able to get on the bike much at all lately and have been MIA here mostly for the past year it seems. Things have finally relented for a bit so I jumped on the lil' bike on Easter Sunday for a quick spin from Scripps Ranch up through Ramona to Pamo Valley Road to Lusardi TT. Hit the closed gate on Lusardi and came back down and went up Santa Ysabel Truck Trail to Black Canyon Road then home. The Pamo Valley area is amazingly green and flush with water. Nice cool day with some moderate clouds. I could not ask for a better day to be out on the bike. If you are a noob rider this is a great place to explore without much difficulty. Both Lusardi and Santa Ysabel are in good shape despite all the rain. Pic 1: Pamo Valley Road looking north. This picture almost looks like a painting. Pic 2: from the helipad on Lusardi Truck trail looking southwest into Pamo Valley. Pic 3: Water crossing on Santa Ysabel TT.
  4. Mikey777

    Motorcyclist-1, Deer-0

    That area is also known for a lot of wild turkeys crossing the road. Where there is one, there are often a few more to follow.
  5. Mikey777

    Spot SOS doesn’t work?

    I brought my Delorme InReach on the Utah BDR. I kept it my tank bag and the screen got smashed and broke while in the bag. Best to wrap it in something while on your person or on your bike.
  6. Nice write up guys and the pics are excellaaaaant. Riding with LB has its privileges, especially the get out of jail/ticket card!
  7. Mikey777

    Oh no, a big bike tire thread

    Same as LB. He and I only had one flat the entire AZBDR and it was LB on a nicely groomed road. We went through some really rocky sections. Having HD tubes helps tremendously.
  8. The National Archives have some great motorcycle photos on their website. Just a few. US Army personnel stand behind a scout motorcycle during Operation URGENT FURY A U.S. Army soldier rides a camouflaged motorcycle. A bayonet is attached to his M-16A1 rifle (riding with sharp pointy stabby things not recommended) Members of the 24th Infantry Division operate motorcycles during their participation in Exercise GALLANT EAGLE '84 at the National Training Center Members of the 101st Airborne Division participate in motorcycle operations during the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85
  9. Mikey777

    Military Enduro Training

    I keep telling LB he needs to open up a school like this.
  10. Anybody know the make and model of the bike? The caption on the photo from the national archives is... "A Marine motorcycle scout leads a jeep patrol across the Mojave Desert during Exercise BRAVE SHIELD XVI Subject Operation/Series: BRAVE SHIELD XVI Base: Twentynine Palms State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Joe Smith Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files
  11. Did that road last year solo on the big bike. That section is way worse.
  12. Nice write up and pics. I ended up with the flu and felt subhuman all week. LB had to inventory the evidence locker for some ladies' panties that went missing. Who would want those?
  13. After reading some reports about groups stuck out into the night due to a downed rider/broken bike, that is when I decided to upgrade my S/R gear. Your Spot/InReach should get them close, but giving them a visual aid will speed up the rescue. Don't forget your daylight visual aid. A signal mirror works great for bringing in a helo. We used them in the Forest Service to help helicopter/air tanker pilots locate us on the fire line either to aid in picking us up, cargo drops, or avoiding getting dropped on with fire retardant.
  14. NVG's can be used to see laser beams. It all depends on the beam wavelength and the particular goggles. Dust particles in the air will also allow you to see naked eye laser illumination with NVG's since they are picking up small amounts of ambient reflected light to create the visible display. You generally do not want to point a flashlight or laser at somebody using NVG's. It creates a "bloom" or white out. It can also damage the equipment. Laser pointers with a visible beam (like CiD's) allow you to point them in the air or at other objects to create a path to your location. This is a good video to show you how this all works. Here is what a flashlight looks like under NVG's
  15. I got mine from CiD. He bought a bunch from China. Green solid beam laser, shoots really far, and would be a great night marker also. Cheap too. Ping him and I am sure he will give you the source.