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Forum: Ride reports Today, 05:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,988
Posted By manfromthestix
Ha ha ha!! Yup, the stock seats on most dirt...

Ha ha ha!! Yup, the stock seats on most dirt bikes are NOT made for sitting comfortably for very long. The seat on my WR was like a sawhorse so it now has a Seat Concepts cover on it which makes a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,988
Posted By manfromthestix
What a great ride report! Congrats on your win...

What a great ride report! Congrats on your win and for taking the risk to do the ride on a new-to-you bike! My wife is also a small lady and we tried an XT225 for her but it was a little too tall and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,192,060
Posted By manfromthestix
I rode all the way from Rabbit Ears Pass in...

I rode all the way from Rabbit Ears Pass in Colorado to Lander, WY one fine afternoon holding my helmet with my left hand and the throttle with my right because the wind was so strong from the west I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,192,060
Posted By manfromthestix
Touche, Mr. Douche! :lol3 :thumb:bow:poser:ricky

Touche, Mr. Douche! :lol3 :thumb:bow:poser:ricky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,192,060
Posted By manfromthestix
Outstanding! Good on him! I doubt my wife would...

Outstanding! Good on him! I doubt my wife would be interested in learning the technique, but that is just COOL! I remember doing similar things when I was a little kid learning to ride and my bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,444
Posted By manfromthestix
I certainly wouldn't call those "blind turns"....

I certainly wouldn't call those "blind turns". Come out here to Virginia or West Virginia and hit a few twisty roads and you'll learn all about blind turns. Even on the Blue Ridge Parkway with it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,729
Posted By manfromthestix
Ummmm, Son, we need to talk... :lol3 I still...

Ummmm, Son, we need to talk... :lol3 I still remember when my kids came to me (at ages 5 and 8) with a bag of plastic Easter grass they'd found stashed in my closet and an accusation like this. I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,332
Posted By manfromthestix
I'm at work reading a ride report about a trip to...

I'm at work reading a ride report about a trip to Alaska. :lol3 It's Friday what can I say?

I had planned to ride across the country to Novia Scotia and then down to Florida to visit my mom but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,729
Posted By manfromthestix
Wow, the old tank just disintegrated! I'm sure...

Wow, the old tank just disintegrated! I'm sure anyone inside would have been busted into pieces or reduced to a bag of jello in that crash. The newer model certainly looked more survivable.

Yeah,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,192,060
Posted By manfromthestix
Yeah, this is so true. My wife does know how to...

Yeah, this is so true. My wife does know how to ride, took the MSF training and aced it, but is a beginner and the selection of bikes that she felt comfortable on was extremely limited. At mid-50's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,192,060
Posted By manfromthestix
Yeah, but Dani has a paddock full of folks...

Yeah, but Dani has a paddock full of folks customizing the bike and gear to fit him, a whole different world from the one we live in. My wife's feet are a foot off the ground on most of the bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,192,060
Posted By manfromthestix
They both seem to be enjoying it so it's OK I...

They both seem to be enjoying it so it's OK I guess, but still :puke1.

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,192,060
Posted By manfromthestix
Looks like a rat dog trying to hump a Great Dane....

Looks like a rat dog trying to hump a Great Dane.

Is the guy on the motard riding two-up, or are there two of them trying to hump Gustav??? OH wait - I see a second shadow, the motards are going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,192,060
Posted By manfromthestix
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/106...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/10636270_10152775733848140_1374698331763624702_n_zps5dfae51f.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,729
Posted By manfromthestix
I lived in Wyoming for many years and did a lot...

I lived in Wyoming for many years and did a lot of backpacking in the Wind Rivers, Tetons, Yellowstone, etc. and currently live just a few miles from the AT where we hike routinely. I've also done a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,729
Posted By manfromthestix
OK, I'll bite on this one too! Many years ago I...

OK, I'll bite on this one too! Many years ago I had a 1966 Chevelle SuperSport with 396, four speed, etc. and had a lot of fun with it. The car was FAST, would bury the speedo at 120 mph and burn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,729
Posted By manfromthestix
I've got an 1150GS that has been an incredible...

I've got an 1150GS that has been an incredible bike, go anywhere, plenty of power for the open road and doing battle with tractor-trailer rigs, fun fun fun in the twistys, does beautifully two-up and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,214
Posted By manfromthestix
In 50 years of riding I have never felt the urge...

In 50 years of riding I have never felt the urge or had the need to smash some idiot's car while riding my motorcycle. Regardless your weapon of choice the car is still bigger than your bike (and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,192,060
Posted By manfromthestix
I think you need a bigger bike. You look kinda...

I think you need a bigger bike. You look kinda cramped on that thing. I have a step-son that is (no shit) 7' 0" tall and NOTHING fits him, not even the house. We put him on a KLR650 when he was 16...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,192,060
Posted By manfromthestix
I'm jealous too. That's a very nice set-up he's...

I'm jealous too. That's a very nice set-up he's got AND he's out riding instead of critiquing on the interweb. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,444
Posted By manfromthestix
You have completely missed the point :fpalm so...

You have completely missed the point :fpalm so please crawl back into your cave and :stfu.

Whenever I get to thinking the world may have just progressed a tiny little bit another lesson in reality...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 33,544
Views: 8,192,060
Posted By manfromthestix
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/106...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/10636270_10152775733848140_1374698331763624702_n_zps5dfae51f.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,444
Posted By manfromthestix
Yes, they were speeding (pretty significantly,...

Yes, they were speeding (pretty significantly, most of the time :evil) but I never got the impression they were over-taxing either the bikes or their skills; I thought they were well within their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,656
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 Best response! Practice for the up-coming...

:lol3 Best response! Practice for the up-coming ski season.

Doug
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,898
Posted By manfromthestix
+1 on this. You can have a lot of fun in a small...

+1 on this. You can have a lot of fun in a small space on a trials bike. Years ago when I lived in New Mexico and was into competition trials I rode in a number of New Mexico Trials Association...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,898
Posted By manfromthestix
Gorgeous! I lived in Wyoming for many years and...

Gorgeous! I lived in Wyoming for many years and enjoyed getting down to SLC to mountain bike but never took a motorcycle on any of those trails. If you've never been up there you can't fathom the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,881
Posted By manfromthestix
Excellent write-up and discussion!

Nice job on the write-up, and I've once again learned something germane to my daily life from reading an ADVrider thread. Thanks, Fast Idle and Def. I put a set of Clearwater Lights LED riding lights...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-30-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By manfromthestix
Sure you can do that but I bet the Ranger would...

Sure you can do that but I bet the Ranger would be pissed LOL.....the average speed was about 35MPH.



Yeah, the speed limit in YNP and GTNP is 45, but good luck even going that fast during...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,630
Posted By manfromthestix
I'm with the luddites on this one - I'm in the...

I'm with the luddites on this one - I'm in the "keep it simple" group. All the electronic whiz-bang stuff on motorcycles seems to me to be expensive repairs just waiting to happen since bikes are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-29-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By manfromthestix
YUMMY! I mean, GORGEOUS! I moved to Virginia...

YUMMY! I mean, GORGEOUS! I moved to Virginia seven years ago from Wyoming and have wanted to get up and see Acadia ever since, but life has just been too busy to pull it off. It's looking like next...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,126
Posted By manfromthestix
Hey Frank! I see you've been proselytizing about...

Hey Frank! I see you've been proselytizing about the quality riding around the Lander/South Pass area. Bring it on - motorcyclists are the best kind of tourists there are!



Oh man, if you're...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,126
Posted By manfromthestix
You guys are killing me with envy! I lived in...

You guys are killing me with envy! I lived in Lander, Wyoming for many years before moving to Virginia seven years ago. I would LOVE to get back there and ride some of my favorites again, but alas, I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-22-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By manfromthestix
You got a keeper there, Buddy! ...

You got a keeper there, Buddy!

http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu312/LittleBuddy73/Kendall%20Mtn%20Run%20Silvertion%20CO/IMG_3808_zps7d818301.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,769
Posted By manfromthestix
Yellowstone

There's some beautiful scenery in Yellowstone, but too many cages to look out for


You guys hit it during peak tourist traffic time. If you get a chance you should go back in mid-September to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,769
Posted By manfromthestix
More gorgeous photos! Man, sometimes I really...

More gorgeous photos! Man, sometimes I really miss the Rocky Mountain west for the wide open vistas. This photo in particular brings back memories of 1000's of hours spent exploring out there...
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 56,164
Posted By manfromthestix
Jealousy...

At almost 57 years of age with a demanding job, a wife who owns a demanding private business, and all those other pressures of daily life I am sincerely jealous of your freedom. Life is very good...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,769
Posted By manfromthestix
Great ride report! I lived in Wyoming for many...

Great ride report! I lived in Wyoming for many years before moving to Virginia and rode everything out there many times, so your report was a nice trip down memory lane. I don't doubt you fought the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 87,285
Posted By manfromthestix
The Real Deal

I am pleased to see Indian making a come-back but I still prefer the "real deal". My neighbor restores old motorcycles and this was a recent project, I think late 1940's model Scout (650cc?):
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,413
Posted By manfromthestix
I'm not sure exactly what will be going on at...

I'm not sure exactly what will be going on at that time but I should be around. As the time gets closer give a shout and I'll see what I can do to hook up with you guys.

Every year the VDOT...
Forum: Trials 07-30-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,028
Posted By manfromthestix
MAV-TV is channel 248 on my Dish Network line-up...

MAV-TV is channel 248 on my Dish Network line-up but I do not currently get that one, of course. I can add it to my current package for only $4 per month, though. I already pay $107 per month for...
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