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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-27-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 106,825
Posted By StriderJim
The difference between you and me---I watch the...

The difference between you and me---I watch the weather reports.:D
NASTY weather down there with threats of tornadoes. I don't do tornadoes.
Heading out for the hill country this coming Wednesday....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 259,652
Posted By StriderJim
You do good work with PS, Ferris. I don't have...

You do good work with PS, Ferris. I don't have it, and since you can't buy it, I'll probably not "lease" it. I'm not big on recurring charges--like for the rest of my life. I have LR5, which can...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-18-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 259,652
Posted By StriderJim
We're already in one: the GWHClub. That pic...

We're already in one: the GWHClub.

That pic was taken the day after I brought the RG home--3 1/2 years ago. I was 63 then, 67 now, so I doubt I'm younger than you. Taller, probably. Better...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 259,652
Posted By StriderJim
Glad to see there's another member of the GOOFY...

Glad to see there's another member of the GOOFY WHITE HELMET CLUB.
http://ridingmetaphor.smugmug.com/AVRider/i-6tsbTPC/0/XL/Goofy%20White%20Helmet%20Club%20%281%20of%201%29-XL.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-13-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 259,652
Posted By StriderJim
Great composition, Ferris.

Great composition, Ferris.
Forum: Americas 04-08-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,831
Posted By StriderJim
I'll confirm that. Remember the elevations on...

I'll confirm that. Remember the elevations on the BRP have a range of over 3000 ft. Mid-May is good....if you can ride it on week-days it's more pleasant.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-08-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
New tire here

I have a Michelin Commander II for the rear of my RG, and will have it installed tomorrow. So...back on the road.

I inevitably get slightly agitated when my bike is not rideable---even for a day....
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-07-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Ah, Greg Brown. Used to hear him on Prairie Home...

Ah, Greg Brown. Used to hear him on Prairie Home Companion, though not recently.

I try to stay away from commenting directly on politics. As an ex- of mine was fond of saying, I can piss off a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Thanks, Prophet. You're actually never very far...

Thanks, Prophet. You're actually never very far from gas when on the Parkway.....but since there are no commercial signs, it's hard to know where.
I've always had reasonably good luck using a GPS...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
NOTE: The Metzler 880 hasn't been discontinued,...

NOTE: The Metzler 880 hasn't been discontinued, but the 180X65B16 for the rear tire on my bike apparently has.

I'm probably going to a Michelin Commander II.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Political Correctness

When I started my blog recently, I told myself I wouldn't "stoop" to rebogging--posting content from other blogs. But I ran across a piece today that made me, at least for this instance, change my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-05-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
NOT HAPPY: Metzler 888 rear

Looked at my rear tire this morning before heading up into the mountains.
Cord showing in 3 places.

Obviously, I wasn't watching closely enough. But I really wasn't expecting it to go so...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-03-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,394
Posted By StriderJim
Good report. It's hard to have a bad ride in E....

Good report. It's hard to have a bad ride in E. Tennessee!

I'll be watching for more.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
King's mtn. Military park, s.c.

KING'S MTN. MILITARY PARK, S.C.

I find it humorous that the Feds call it a Military Park, as all of the Whigs (the Patriots fighting for American Independence) were self-organized militia--many of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-01-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Thanks. Of course, I just got this thread...

Thanks. Of course, I just got this thread started. We'll see if I can sustain it. :wink:
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Hi Maky I didn't camp all last summer---so...

Hi Maky

I didn't camp all last summer---so this spring will be a test for me. I don't especially enjoy setting up/breaking camp but I enjoy motels even less. I like solitude and quiet a lot, and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Your tagline: "Reality extends beyond the limits...

Your tagline: "Reality extends beyond the limits of our perception."

Interesting.

And, you're welcome!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Sure thing.

Sure thing.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Natchez trace

At the end of May, 2013 I rode to Natchez, MS and up the Natchez Trace Parkway to Nashville, TN. The Parkway closely follows the original Trace, which was an important route in the early decades of...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,332
Posted By StriderJim
Good trip, guys. Thanks for the thread.

Good trip, guys. Thanks for the thread.
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,445
Posted By StriderJim
Looks great. I'm sure you'll enjoy that.....and...

Looks great. I'm sure you'll enjoy that.....and I bet you put more miles on it that you think you will.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
That's why I'm doing it. Not sure I can generate...

That's why I'm doing it. Not sure I can generate enough interest here, but I'll try.

Yeah, I've listened to the Machine a bit, too. Rawlings is a friggin' genius on that guitar. Have you seen...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Hey Dave, It's not far down here from Joisy. ...

Hey Dave,
It's not far down here from Joisy. Come on down!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 597,556
Posted By StriderJim
Very nice pictures. I'll be taking a trip...

Very nice pictures. I'll be taking a trip through (mostly) northern PA later in the summer, and will re-run your thread looking for ideas. I stick mostly to paved roads, however, as my ride...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-28-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 90,600
Posted By StriderJim
123A Lithium batteries aren't rechargable.....but...

123A Lithium batteries aren't rechargable.....but they last a long time, and have a shelf life of at least five years. When measuring longevity, I've found they're far cheaper than AAA. I buy mine...
Forum: Face plant 03-28-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 82,888
Posted By StriderJim
Posts like this are always slightly irritating to...

Posts like this are always slightly irritating to me, because there's a subtext that tells the real tale. I'll go ahead and give a spoiler: It is clear there are riders who tend not to have close...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Thanks, Dave. Don't just lurk. Jump in.:1drink

Thanks, Dave. Don't just lurk. Jump in.:1drink
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Thanks for all the useful ideas, Ferris. I'll...

Thanks for all the useful ideas, Ferris. I'll look them up and see if they fit my schedule. Wait! I don't have a schedule!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Some pics from the northern plains

From a ride in '13. Most shot from the saddle. This was somewhere.....I think an Indiana or Iowa campground.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Very welcome. You know it did change for awhile...

Very welcome. You know it did change for awhile a couple of years ago. They drained it. Never did know why. It got better, though!
Forum: Trip Planning 03-26-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 90,600
Posted By StriderJim
Camping ain't for sissies!:lol3

Camping ain't for sissies!:lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
New Post on Blog

New post on blog for anyone that's interested.

www.ridingmetaphor.com
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Good one. I've been listening a lot to "I Dream...

Good one. I've been listening a lot to "I Dream a Highway". It reminds me of a lot of Dylan's early stuff (and some later, too). A lot of 'stand-alone' stanzas.

"What will sustain us through...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Gillian Welch-"Orphan Girl"

This is a seriously beautiful song, not to mention that it can rip your heart right out of your chest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7wTLQdT5NU
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Well, I'm giving myself 24 days for the trip, and...

Well, I'm giving myself 24 days for the trip, and the backup plan is 38 days:D, so something will work out.

Last time out, I rode from Coeur d'Alene to home in 5 days without a strain. Another...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,257
Views: 259,652
Posted By StriderJim
Hey, guys, thanks for the kind comments. I'll...

Hey, guys, thanks for the kind comments. I'll try to head up that way soon.

Will be riding into east Tennessee next week, if the rain will give me a break. Seems like it's raining more and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,022
Posted By StriderJim
Certainly. Let's do it.

Certainly. Let's do it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,100
Posted By StriderJim
Meant to follow up on this, Ferris. My plan is...

Meant to follow up on this, Ferris. My plan is to go to the Olympic Peninsula. I've seen so many beautiful pics of it, seems the thing to do.

Hopefully, just find a place to camp and stay...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-24-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 90,600
Posted By StriderJim
Head-mounted light, preferably using 123A lithium...

Head-mounted light, preferably using 123A lithium batteries.
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