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Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 811,715
Posted By Voidrider
Bloody Hell man...5'9" might be short for a...

Bloody Hell man...5'9" might be short for a basketball players, but I don't think you should be calling that short! Try 5'3" ! :lol3 God I want to get to some country where everyone is short by...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,583
Posted By Voidrider
^ That is BEAUTIFULLY put! In other words,...

^ That is BEAUTIFULLY put!

In other words, "ride your own ride", whatever that means.

But yeah, very fine words.
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,583
Posted By Voidrider
John, for myself I like your "keeping it real". ...

John, for myself I like your "keeping it real".

In fantasy adventure-rider-land the beer is always cold, the women always hot and tires NEVER go flat. But honestly, past the novelty, such a ride...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 811,715
Posted By Voidrider
Talk about perfect timing! I bought a 2001 Super...

Talk about perfect timing! I bought a 2001 Super Sherpa about a year ago. I noticed right off that the right fork was leaking a bit. I am just about ready to order a fork seal driver and a couple...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,110,618
Posted By Voidrider
AHEM! That bit of brainlessness is not...

AHEM!

That bit of brainlessness is not limited to sport bikes.
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,583
Posted By Voidrider
Hey John, Keep and eye out for "Oregon" on...

Hey John,

Keep and eye out for "Oregon" on signs appearing in Chile. From Radioman's ride report, he noted that they grow Douglas Fir in Chile but it appears they use "Oregon Fir" as a common...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,127
Posted By Voidrider
The "bad" era for First Gear is thankfully years...

The "bad" era for First Gear is thankfully years ago, so you are good!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-31-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,127
Posted By Voidrider
I borrow my wife's Kili when it is really really...

I borrow my wife's Kili when it is really really cold. I love how waterproof it is. I don't love how it doesn't vent very well, so I wear a different jacket in hot weather. Its kept me warm enough...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,583
Posted By Voidrider
Actually Juancito, you'd be wrong about the...

Actually Juancito, you'd be wrong about the epiphytic bromeliads, well the bit about no one else being interested!

Out of the blue as a kid I got an interest in bonsai and its been a lifelong...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-17-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,127
Posted By Voidrider
Best gloves for cold wet weather I have personal...

Best gloves for cold wet weather I have personal experience with are some Rev It Fahrenheit gloves. Incredibly waterproof, Stayed waterproof for hours in real rain. Been able to ride occasional 100...
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,110,618
Posted By Voidrider
I imagine a good number of your readers find...

I imagine a good number of your readers find themselves in my situation - we can't afford "the best of everything". That doesn't mean just skid by with whatever is cheap. For myself it's a case of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,110,618
Posted By Voidrider
The big brown butterfly looks like it is a Lyssa...

The big brown butterfly looks like it is a Lyssa zampa.

Reminds me of a group ride I was on up around Crater Lake here in Oregon. Butterflies were thick! You couldn't avoid them, even if you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By Voidrider
I've thought about doing a tongue-in-cheek...

I've thought about doing a tongue-in-cheek travelogue of visiting places like Cairo, Denmark, Norway, Lyon, Rome, etc. all in Oregon :D

Still a bit cheesed off the highway side for Odessa was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,433
Posted By Voidrider
I've said for years, just about every type of...

I've said for years, just about every type of geographic feature in the world, we have here in the PNW. Many diverse climates as well.

I think we are missing "tropical jungle", "sea level...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-11-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,333
Views: 93,842
Posted By Voidrider
I'm gonna give it a go again this year. Don't...

I'm gonna give it a go again this year. Don't have to worry about wife or kids graduating this year.:D

So my current debate is "which bike"? I think the Ninja 250 would be more fun to get there...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6,778
Views: 2,140,110
Posted By Voidrider
I see what you did there! You're trying to trick...

I see what you did there! You're trying to trick him to ride around the world again! Nice try, and it would keep this great ride report going! :evil
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,248
Posted By Voidrider
To answer your question, you should include where...

To answer your question, you should include where you are located. It would be a "reasonable" price in S. California, but from prowling craigslist for years, it would likely be too high in the SE...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,839
Posted By Voidrider
Sucks to be me! I appear to have fairly...

Sucks to be me!

I appear to have fairly serious food intolerances to onions and any type of bell peppers. Just try to find dehydrated foods that don't use onions for "filler". So much for most...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,248
Posted By Voidrider
You are correct in your assumption. There are...

You are correct in your assumption. There are turn signals in the Japanese domestic market, and a number of others.

The US NHSTA standards for turn signals is a measurement from center to center...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,110,618
Posted By Voidrider
Good grief... A nation's ability to wage war...

Good grief...

A nation's ability to wage war has to be the most profane and sad metric ever.

Remember war, yes, glorify it, never. The idiocy of nationalism.

Here's to wine, women and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-10-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By Voidrider
While it is a bit south of Portland, I would...

While it is a bit south of Portland, I would visit Mr Ed's Moto / Premier Moto Gear down in Albany. Lots of good quality gear, and I always appreciate being able to try on gear before I buy.
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 811,715
Posted By Voidrider
I'm coming from a Ninja 250 to my Sherpa. If you...

I'm coming from a Ninja 250 to my Sherpa. If you don't like flickability, don't consider a Ninja~!

For myself, I LOVE the "barely give it a thought and it happens" turn-in.

One thought, maybe...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-28-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By Voidrider
I second the "camp at higher elevations"...

I second the "camp at higher elevations" sentiment of acesandeights.

If you can, route to stay in the mountains. The Sacramento Valley is going to be miserably hot.
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,220,583
Posted By Voidrider
Carl Sagan was quoted as saying, "If you wish to...

Carl Sagan was quoted as saying, "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."

Maybe its just me (sounds like it is not), but I am loving the "behind the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-27-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By Voidrider
Its a bit too bad you can't continue south from...

Its a bit too bad you can't continue south from Near Blue River, Oregon down to Westfir/Oakridge on the Aufderheide Scenic Byway (it is all paved), but the Old McKenzie Highway you are taking into...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-20-2013, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By Voidrider
The dealership Peterman mentioned is Tread and...

The dealership Peterman mentioned is Tread and Track 3500 Eberlein Avenue. (541) 880-5577.

Give James Mathlin a call at Uncaged Motorsports - (541) 363-6764 he should get you set up. If he...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4,626
Views: 811,715
Posted By Voidrider
I bought my 2001 earlier this year from an inmate...

I bought my 2001 earlier this year from an inmate here. Mine sounds like it could be cosmetically better.

I ended up paying $1900 for mine. The original non-inmate asking price was $2200, but it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,110,618
Posted By Voidrider
When something seems right, when it resonates in...

When something seems right, when it resonates in the bones, there is something to it.

R-W's comments did that to me. I think he is right on.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't continue your...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-07-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 828
Views: 60,229
Posted By Voidrider
Thanks to you all...I am deeply touched by the...

Thanks to you all...I am deeply touched by the "kindness of strangers".

and I hope you all just have a great time!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-06-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 828
Views: 60,229
Posted By Voidrider
I am out

Earlier in the spring I was able to buy a Super Sherpa from an inmate here...so my problem was going to be choosing the bike more fun to ride on the trip, or more fun to ride once there.

Last...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By Voidrider
Came in too late to help but I am glad the...

Came in too late to help but I am glad the Wheelhouse is still good. Its been a favorite stop for me and my family for years. Sadly, years between visits too.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-03-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,610
Posted By Voidrider
Back in 2008 there was a West Coast Ninja 250...

Back in 2008 there was a West Coast Ninja 250 meet up to "ride Crater Lake" and the surrounding areas. A bunch of Ninja 250 riders rode up from the SF Bay Area. We rented a cabin in Union Creek. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 03:01 AM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,110,618
Posted By Voidrider
I agree with Erik. The wineries, and your...

I agree with Erik.

The wineries, and your passion for wine makes this report different, and I think better. Without it your ride report would still be a fantastic ride report, but your passion...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-21-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,158
Posted By Voidrider
Crazy May weather

Here in S. Oregon we have been having threats of snow showers down to elevations as low as 2000'. There is very little chance of any real accumulation except at the highest passes.

The real...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,343
Posted By Voidrider
Does anyone here know if the FS Rd. from Happy...

Does anyone here know if the FS Rd. from Happy Camp to Obrien is open yet?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,343
Posted By Voidrider
Thanks for posting that! I was wondering! ...

Thanks for posting that! I was wondering!

N. entrance for Crater Lake has opened early as well.
Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7,447
Views: 2,110,618
Posted By Voidrider
"Earth First, We'll ride the other planets later"...

"Earth First, We'll ride the other planets later"

The pics you have of the eroded formations and the trench where you camped...damn, I think for all intents and purposes you have Mars crossed off...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,639
Posted By Voidrider
Crater Lake N. Entrance is now open. Just heard...

Crater Lake N. Entrance is now open. Just heard it on the noon news.

Rim Drive is not fully open.

I am not sure if this is a record breaking early opening, but it must be close.

The N....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,158
Posted By Voidrider
Crater Lake N. Entrance was announced as open...

Crater Lake N. Entrance was announced as open today. I'm not sure if it is a record early opening, but it might be.

The Rim Drive is not fully open yet.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,450
Posted By Voidrider
I was going to come up to see the goods first...

I was going to come up to see the goods first hand, can't really do that online. I was also going to have the experts size me. I used the online sizing, but it came back that any suit I ordered...
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