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Forum: Face plant 09-20-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,632
Posted By Old Pa
Here's the Darrien; tried to include all damage: ...

Here's the Darrien; tried to include all damage:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8321/8006327071_ecbe6c3cd2.jpg

The Levis essentially "vaporized" above the injury sight, other straight cuts by...
Forum: Face plant 09-18-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,632
Posted By Old Pa
Shoei Hornet (Snell 2010), old style Aerostitch...

Shoei Hornet (Snell 2010), old style Aerostitch Darien, 5" Adidas hiking boots, Marsee deerskin summer adventure gloves, shirt and jeans.
Forum: Face plant 09-17-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,632
Posted By Old Pa
A Cautionary Tale

Coming home from breakfast Monday (Labor Day) morning on my Husaberg 570FE motorcycle just before 1000hrs, on a narrow, shoulderless, closed-in piece of undulating tarmac two miles from the house, a...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-18-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By Old Pa
May not be your solution, but my medium black...

May not be your solution, but my medium black sheepskin Alaska buttpad fits well and works for me. :thumb
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 380,439
Posted By Old Pa
College Fjord, Alaska ...

College Fjord, Alaska

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2632/3713149806_a83c457743_b.jpg

North Central Minnesota

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2473/4011761382_649398751f_b.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-11-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By Old Pa
First bike I've had in thirty-five years where...

First bike I've had in thirty-five years where there's nothing I have to replace right away. :wings
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 07-10-2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By Old Pa
The new scoot

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/4738798668_86359d3884_b.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 223,480
Posted By Old Pa
Wiseass Answer: The knife you have with you. ...

Wiseass Answer: The knife you have with you.

Philosophic Answer: The knife that works best for most of the tasks you ordinarily use it for.

Now I've got a ton of knives, so I've already...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-05-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,132
Posted By Old Pa
Four years into mine, I still think it's the bike...

Four years into mine, I still think it's the bike best suited to me needs. Which do not include material girls. :D
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By Old Pa
I usually wash mine carefully, stabilize the gas...

I usually wash mine carefully, stabilize the gas and run it until the stabilized gas is through the system, change the oil and filter, hook up the off-season battery smart trickle charger, and blow...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-21-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,535
Posted By Old Pa
The consensus has consistently been that the 650...

The consensus has consistently been that the 650 is a better balanced bike than the 1000. I like mine a lot. That said, 1000 is a majic number for some and they would not be happy with 650.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 906,822
Posted By Old Pa
And X2 to the Darien; my original is going strong...

And X2 to the Darien; my original is going strong and felt good today. :clap
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 906,822
Posted By Old Pa
FAL, Galils are POS. :lol3

FAL, Galils are POS. :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2009, 09:55 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 138,070
Posted By Old Pa
Subscribed. Thanks :freaky

Subscribed. Thanks :freaky
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-01-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,997
Posted By Old Pa
Welcome. You might want to check out my Wee...

Welcome. You might want to check out my Wee farkles; I can recommend them all. :freaky
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-27-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 380,439
Posted By Old Pa
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/2992878186_bab...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/2992878186_babb70113b_b.jpg

These are a couple of HDR sunrises where three sequential shots bracketing a stop below to a stop above are merged in CS3 to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-27-2009, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 380,439
Posted By Old Pa
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3442/3201669718_c84...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3442/3201669718_c84e7cf776_b.jpg

June twilight at Plum Lake, Wisconsin. :D:super
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2008, 01:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,997
Posted By Old Pa
If either fits . . .

If either fits . . .
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,997
Posted By Old Pa
From your profile: Research Scientist. ...

From your profile:

Research Scientist.

:jump

I've used Dennis Kirk and visited their store a couple of times in the last twenty years; never found the experience satisfactory. Back on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,997
Posted By Old Pa
the legal avoidance of taxes is my religion. What...

the legal avoidance of taxes is my religion. What about the $5/tire "tire fee"?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,997
Posted By Old Pa
What's this "tire fee"? How about the $13.00 MN...

What's this "tire fee"? How about the $13.00 MN sales tax?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,997
Posted By Old Pa
They do free shipping, too? I already know Kirk...

They do free shipping, too? I already know Kirk will charge me MN sales tax.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-30-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,997
Posted By Old Pa
Maxxis Presa Detour now on sale at SWMoto.

Maxxis Presa Detour now on sale at SWMoto.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 01-29-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,921
Posted By Old Pa
Here's what I would do. I would get hold of...

Here's what I would do. I would get hold of copies of the Wisconsin Rustic Roads guide (free from Wisconsin Tourism) and Delorme's Wisconsin Atlas. You want to read the descriptions of the individual...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,194
Posted By Old Pa
I bought a new '06 Wee-Strom back in July 2007...

I bought a new '06 Wee-Strom back in July 2007 and got a better price than local dealers wanted for used '05s. Got the warranty and avoided the new engine/exhaust/brake complications of the '07. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2007, 07:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,712
Posted By Old Pa
What he said. Turning up my rear preload planted...

What he said. Turning up my rear preload planted my Wee's front tire. A SuperBrace also works wonders. Keep your good bike and ride, ride ride!:ricky
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2007, 06:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,148
Posted By Old Pa
Interesting how good "no where" can be. Now I...

Interesting how good "no where" can be. Now I want to get back out there with the scoot at least long enough to take a look at the entireties of ND22 and ND16. Next trip, already scheduled for May,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2007, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,148
Posted By Old Pa
You guys are right; I stand corrected.

You guys are right; I stand corrected.
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2007, 06:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,148
Posted By Old Pa
Or in MN, but it was nice to see somebody else...

Or in MN, but it was nice to see somebody else appreciated (enough to commemorate) the spawn colors of the male walleye.
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2007, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,148
Posted By Old Pa
Not as big as the plastic Holstein on the south...

Not as big as the plastic Holstein on the south side of 94 by New Salem, ND, but sharing in many of the same fine cultural values and elements . . . :jump
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-01-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,471
Posted By Old Pa
Downtown pretty much sucks. I used to office by...

Downtown pretty much sucks. I used to office by Glueck's, now I much prefer Granite City Brewing (suburban locations near you). The MOA is gawdawfal. But what do I know? I mostly hang around at...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,148
Posted By Old Pa
Especially after two Spring roundtrips to the...

Especially after two Spring roundtrips to the west coast out of Chicago in the 70s without electrics. Colder than a well digger's butt. First time I went through Yellowstone on a bike it was through...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,148
Posted By Old Pa
Big freakin' Tatonkas. The one in the front just...

Big freakin' Tatonkas. The one in the front just got up from taking a dirt bath like the one in the back was still doing. Thank God for a long lense on a monopod that held good enough sharpness to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2007, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,148
Posted By Old Pa
When in Watford City, ND up by the north unit of...

When in Watford City, ND up by the north unit of the TRNP, you would probably enjoy staying at the Roosevelt Lodge. Very comfortable nice place with a large collection of memorobilia concerning the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 41,053
Posted By Old Pa
That's the one. *sigh* How we suffer for our...

That's the one. *sigh* How we suffer for our Art!

BTW, Tyll, I'm down 50# in the last twenty months. That's almost seven more horsepower! :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 41,053
Posted By Old Pa
Nice new scoot, Tyll! You look good on it! Known...

Nice new scoot, Tyll! You look good on it! Known this guy for about five years, ladies & gents, and he's just what he sounds like. Fastest finger in the West, but full of good cheer. You should have...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,148
Posted By Old Pa
Tell the truth, several times I just wanted to...

Tell the truth, several times I just wanted to let go, crash, and have done with it. But then I would haved missed the somewhat eerie experience of coming over a plains rise (the sky, plains, and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,148
Posted By Old Pa
Regular attendees at the (now defunkt) Blind...

Regular attendees at the (now defunkt) Blind Lizard M.C. Annual Picnic were the local Vesparadoes; always a hoot. :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2007, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,148
Posted By Old Pa
http://photo.head-fi.org/data/500/medium/NDTRNPnor...

http://photo.head-fi.org/data/500/medium/NDTRNPnorth1.jpg

TRNP North Unit - morning sun burns off ground fog in the timber along the bottom of the Little Missouri River
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,148
Posted By Old Pa
Roamin’ the high North Dakota Prairie – September, 2007

0530hrs: Been up for two hours; trip excitement and weather worries. Low already in eastern <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"...
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