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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By BillsburgGS
+1 I learn, and laugh the most here on ADV,...

+1

I learn, and laugh the most here on ADV, but I find pretty much all of the popular magazines so repetitious, review after review of the same or one off models. Once year ok, but month after...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,908
Posted By BillsburgGS
I worked for a pretty good sized retail company a...

I worked for a pretty good sized retail company a few years ago, $400 million+ in sales. There was a guy who worked part-time sales, part-time fork lift operator in a small store in NC. He had the...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By BillsburgGS
Maybe it was... Sitting at a small table...

Maybe it was...

Sitting at a small table for four at a nice restaurant for brunch, I took my phone out of my pocket and put it underneath my chair as the table was small. The waiter bobbled a...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,903
Posted By BillsburgGS
Sorry to hear about your phone, we can understand...

Sorry to hear about your phone, we can understand the frustration.

I have been using Lifeproof cases on my iPhones for about 3 years now, including using my phone as my nav device always on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,324
Posted By BillsburgGS
An unintended consequence of self driving cars...

An unintended consequence of self driving cars could be the decimation of the squirrel population as I doubt any of these cars will be fast enough or smart enough to read the fancy moves they pull...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By BillsburgGS
This is all clearly the work of Obama.

This is all clearly the work of Obama.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,324
Posted By BillsburgGS
While waiting for my Acura being serviced I...

While waiting for my Acura being serviced I listened in a sales pitch for their newest safety systems.

In cruise control mode a camera (behind the rear view mirror, facing forward) tracks the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By BillsburgGS
I have these too andI tried and failed with about...

I have these too andI tried and failed with about a dozen prior attempts, everything either hurt after a while or slowly worked its way out of my left ear.

I think these are the only earbuds that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,214
Posted By BillsburgGS
Klim, pronounced "climb", a f'n Idaho based...

Klim, pronounced "climb", a f'n Idaho based company...

Do they say "poh-tay-toe" or "poh-tah-toe"?

Oh, let's call the whole thing off...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-04-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By BillsburgGS
The bike looks good! However, the guy...

The bike looks good!

However, the guy slumped on the floor behind your bike doesn't look too good:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,853,930
Posted By BillsburgGS
Stopped at a convenience store for a short break...

Stopped at a convenience store for a short break out in the country and there two guys and two girls hanging around a pair of Harleys. The guys have flat billed baseball caps, tank tops, sneakers,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,920
Posted By BillsburgGS
I bet he got pissed off when he noticed that one...

I bet he got pissed off when he noticed that one of you bought an iPhone too.

I think most of us like seeing and riding with people that have the same bike. We get to see how they make good mods...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,232
Posted By BillsburgGS
All good weather handling advice. Here are a few...

All good weather handling advice. Here are a few tips about fitting in in the Midwest, coming from a former yank and southerner.

Comb your hair neatly and part it on the side. Wear solid colored...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-21-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8,180
Views: 745,167
Posted By BillsburgGS
A fun place to practice and ride...

I thought I'd share a really fun place to spend a day or a weekend where you can ride everything from the easiest open field "trails" to enduro single track all within about 225 acres of private...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,574
Posted By BillsburgGS
+1 on the GL Diablo. I have it in black on a...

+1 on the GL Diablo. I have it in black on a white bike. Yeah, the "bra straps" look a little odd but the bag stays well centered even when the bike goes down.

I saw some reviews saying it was not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,849
Posted By BillsburgGS
Near the top of the page, 2nd menu bar down (at...

Near the top of the page, 2nd menu bar down (at least on ipad) click "thread tools", then "subscribe to thread" then choose how and how often to be notified of a new response.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-13-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,849
Posted By BillsburgGS
Yup!

At my 18K service for my 2010 the dealer pointed it out to me. Previously, wehn we put on risers it was very tight and I learned BMW outsources the cables and has sometimes switched OEM suppliers and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,334
Posted By BillsburgGS
$29 for a $1000 canoe?

I posted an ad for a whitewater canoe with custom Kevlar skid plates on both ends, included strap seatbacks, 3 paddles and a rolling cart to get it from car to water. New, about $1400. Excellent...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By BillsburgGS
Not if it's working properly. KTown in the second...

Not if it's working properly. KTown in the second post outlined exactly how the lights work on start up.

To turn ABS off and keep the red light on, indicating disengaged ABS the bike must stopped....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 28,184
Posted By BillsburgGS
Question Aaaaahhhhh..... From "the rules" of the...

Aaaaahhhhh.....

From "the rules" of the game on page 1:
#4 - File photos are permitted for dropping a new tag. You still must ride to the tag to grab it. If using a file photo, the same bike...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 28,184
Posted By BillsburgGS
Agreed... I guess you didn't want to park in the...

Agreed... I guess you didn't want to park in the driveway/entranceway! Your shot was "almost" the one I was going to take anyway.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 28,184
Posted By BillsburgGS
New Tag

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/55036639@N03/13911851490" title="image by BillsburgGS, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5496/13911851490_9e282891a0_c.jpg" width="800"...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 28,184
Posted By BillsburgGS
Grab!

Bee Tree Park in south county (?, still learning my way around STL and what areas are called.)This was the former Nims residence. Beautiful park! There were a few wedding pics being shot, baby...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,974
Posted By BillsburgGS
I think you may have taken some posts, at least ...

I think you may have taken some posts, at least mine, out of context.

I don't ride through when I see workers. I don't ride across dangerous hazards any more or less than when I am off-road,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,974
Posted By BillsburgGS
Sign says "Road Closed Ahead", go or no?

Do you see a "Road Closed" as a stop/re-route signal or a "pause then go suggestion"?

Unless I am running late and in a "cut my losses" mode I can't help but react with a "maybe for most people,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-11-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 28,184
Posted By BillsburgGS
Can I assume that this tag is still available for...

Can I assume that this tag is still available for grabbing?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,840
Posted By BillsburgGS
In or out?

Dang, and I thought it was a belly button survey...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,006
Posted By BillsburgGS
Damn, I hate when you elitist techy types hand...

Damn, I hate when you elitist techy types hand out complicated advice assuming the rest of us can actually pull that stuff off! :rofl

Hope this works!
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 14,006
Posted By BillsburgGS
The damn ios touchscreen

I use an iPhone5 with Lifeproof Nuud in a RAM mount with Navigon software (caches all 50 states, Canada, etc. so I don't need a signal or ever download maps of where I want to go). This rig , and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 28,184
Posted By BillsburgGS
Playing hooky Friday...

Forecast in the mid 50s, a good day for someone to grab this. Unfortunately, as this will be the first good ride I will have been on for 2 months, I'm heading straight for the hills SW rather than...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,324
Posted By BillsburgGS
I have used my old iphone 4 in an otter box and...

I have used my old iphone 4 in an otter box and now my 5 in a Lifeproof case both on a RAm mount on many mid 90s days and never have had a shutdown while riding, including on unpaved roads only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,330
Posted By BillsburgGS
Amen! I have had industry expertise as a...

Amen!

I have had industry expertise as a product leader for three large national companies, see return rates, repair rates, warranty rates, and tried most products for two different industries....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,607
Posted By BillsburgGS
>>>Assuming one will walk aside the bike, how...

>>>Assuming one will walk aside the bike, how about strapping the bike in a (safe) way on one's shoulders to remove weight (not lift) mostly to the front and give oneself some extra traction, as if...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-05-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 42,303
Posted By BillsburgGS
I use Navigon ($50?) on my iPhone5 in Lifeproof...

I use Navigon ($50?) on my iPhone5 in Lifeproof case (waterproof, shock resistant) in a RAM mount for street and dirt riding and even though I have a nice NUVI, I never use it anymore.

My first...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,515
Posted By BillsburgGS
In addition to the valve cover gasket, You should...

In addition to the valve cover gasket, You should check the color as well. I have a 2010 Alpine White one and in especially smelly mud puddles, it has reacted poorly and dumped me several times...
Forum: Face plant 01-06-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,211
Posted By BillsburgGS
Perception disconnect

Your sentence "I killed the deer" totally threw me off. Why? Because when you said suddenly there was a young buck in front of me" I thought you meant a 20 year old guy in a slammed Honda Civic or...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-29-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 28,184
Posted By BillsburgGS
Really?

Was I the only one who noticed that it was in high 50's yesterday and there were barely any cars on those beautiful hilly and twisty roads West-SW of STL?

:poser
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-02-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 28,184
Posted By BillsburgGS
Sticking with the tower theme...

I see your tower and raise you a tower. Not a great destination unto itself but... so many people think the "first" good country roads out of STL are after exiting at 109. I say, see this, then go...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-02-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 28,184
Posted By BillsburgGS
Grab: location exactly where Jason said it was....but

I was not even looking for it...just saw a park coming up on my GPS, thought I'd take a break and when I saw it I thought I remembered this being the tag. Dang sun was right in the camera no matter...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,810
Posted By BillsburgGS
I have one of these guys laying around and will...

I have one of these guys laying around and will probobly start working on that the following week:

Just need to figure out a way to install it with the SW motech pannier mounts...
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