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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 1,328,189
Posted By Trane Francks
Stay well, Neda. Stress certainly doesn't help in...

Stay well, Neda. Stress certainly doesn't help in that regard!
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
Nice to see the good times here. Lots of smiles...

Nice to see the good times here. Lots of smiles reading!
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 1,328,189
Posted By Trane Francks
P.S. - Gene, that last cat photo just killed it....

P.S. - Gene, that last cat photo just killed it. Absolute perfection in capturing a quintessential feline 'sunning' moment. The asymmetry in the cat's ears just added to the essence of the cameo.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-26-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 1,328,189
Posted By Trane Francks
Man, no kidding.

Man, no kidding.
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
Merry Xmas to you, Andi and Ellen. I've loved...

Merry Xmas to you, Andi and Ellen. I've loved following along and consider you to be a real, genuine, authentic, imaginary internet friend. :freaky

Much love to you both! (I'm a wee bit drinky,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-24-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 82,409
Posted By Trane Francks
This is really a most wonderful photo. Greetings...

This is really a most wonderful photo. Greetings of the Season!
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 257,663
Posted By Trane Francks
Great photos. I love the cafe comparison between...

Great photos. I love the cafe comparison between 1888 and present. Talk about ambiance!
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 257,663
Posted By Trane Francks
Wow. Talk about atmosphere. I love this.

Wow. Talk about atmosphere. I love this.
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
One life, indeed. :cry

One life, indeed. :cry
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
Glad that you were all okay. That looked to be...

Glad that you were all okay. That looked to be one helluva serious storm.
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
Maya's holding up well. Congrats on the 70K!

Maya's holding up well. Congrats on the 70K!
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
That Ford Coicel is gorgeous. Huge props for such...

That Ford Coicel is gorgeous. Huge props for such obvious pride of ownership!
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 32,034
Posted By Trane Francks
Outstanding, Dave. I've had one hell of a crappy...

Outstanding, Dave. I've had one hell of a crappy day* and I really, really appreciate your posts today. Nice way to cheer up.

* 5 a.m., bent over to grab the cat's dish only to plant the corner of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 32,034
Posted By Trane Francks
A little hunting in Google would have the road...

A little hunting in Google would have the road seeming to be this north-south passage. Looks absolutely amazing:

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-31-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 340,140
Posted By Trane Francks
That last pic is pure porn. :eek1

That last pic is pure porn. :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 257,663
Posted By Trane Francks
That last post was the best start to a Friday...

That last post was the best start to a Friday morning I could have wanted.
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 32,034
Posted By Trane Francks
Sweet. :evil

Sweet. :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 317,608
Posted By Trane Francks
Wow, Dave. Absolutely stunning!

Wow, Dave. Absolutely stunning!
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
Brazil is definitely on my to-do list. I have a...

Brazil is definitely on my to-do list. I have a friend in São Paulo, which makes for a great excuse to visit. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 257,663
Posted By Trane Francks
ROTFL! :clap "There was a seismic event in...

ROTFL! :clap

"There was a seismic event in Bruges today. News at 11."
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,060,471
Posted By Trane Francks
Unfortunately, history is full of examples of...

Unfortunately, history is full of examples of dealers doing whatever they can to avoid doing warranty work. Yes, it boggles the imagination. Alas, it's just far too common a problem. :puke1
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 257,663
Posted By Trane Francks
No kidding. I've had a photo of Troy Bayliss...

No kidding. I've had a photo of Troy Bayliss wheelieing a Panigale out of a Yas Marina Circuit corner as the wallpaper on my Acer monitor since the photos were released back in 2012 (top photo here...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-21-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 340,140
Posted By Trane Francks
Model years were indeed '90 through '93. ...

Model years were indeed '90 through '93.

3XC1 (Released Jun 1990) VIN: 3XC-000101 -
3XC2 (Released Sep 1991) VIN: 3XC-030101 -
3XC3 (Released Dec 1992) VIN: 3XC-040101 -

The 3XC3 featured a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
You didn't sound like a sales pitch; the accident...

You didn't sound like a sales pitch; the accident did all the pitching for you. That gear looked good before the accident. It looks unbeatable now. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 1,328,189
Posted By Trane Francks
Who regularly eats more than 3 meals/day? Unless...

Who regularly eats more than 3 meals/day? Unless you're a Hobbit in the Shire worrying about Elevensies, etc., 3 is the max for anybody I know. I generally opt for 1 or 2 meals/day. No snacks.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
You've certainly sold me. Should I ever be...

You've certainly sold me. Should I ever be looking for ADV-type luggage, Jesse it will be.
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
Good to see that a bit of friends and tucker can...

Good to see that a bit of friends and tucker can get a bruised lad back in the pink. Good repair job on the luggage, too!
Forum: 2 smokers 10-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 340,140
Posted By Trane Francks
The '79 (and, in Canada, the '80) 400s were...

The '79 (and, in Canada, the '80) 400s were better handlers over the earlier years due to a repositioned engine. The Canadian models were without the emissions stuff, so finding Canadian-model...
Forum: Face plant 10-10-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 161,421
Posted By Trane Francks
That looks doable on an R1200GS. :lol3 Not a...

That looks doable on an R1200GS. :lol3

Not a place I would EVER ride. EVER. :huh:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 1,060,471
Posted By Trane Francks
Hah! Musicians suffer through this, too. It's...

Hah! Musicians suffer through this, too. It's called GAS: Gear Acquisition Syndrome. The problem is most often felt when one isn't doing a lot of playing and the lack of playing exerts itself in the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-10-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 317,608
Posted By Trane Francks
Fun is the key! For what it's worth, I liked the...

Fun is the key! For what it's worth, I liked the pop that the colours had.
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 1,328,189
Posted By Trane Francks
You're bloody funny, Gene. I'll remember that my...

You're bloody funny, Gene. I'll remember that my wife's amphitheatre trumps all others.
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 257,663
Posted By Trane Francks
Dennis, I'm glad that both you and the bike...

Dennis, I'm glad that both you and the bike didn't take more of a beating.

Panigale on the floor = :cry
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 257,663
Posted By Trane Francks
Your thought on the ugliness of the crowds got me...

Your thought on the ugliness of the crowds got me thinking. For some reason, I was always a lot more tolerant of the crowds in, say, Graz or Zagreb than I am when I'm traveling in North American...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
Man, been there, done that. Got hit by a truck...

Man, been there, done that. Got hit by a truck while I was walking across a parking lot one afternoon. Bounced real good. Or so I thought. Made it home that night without too much difficulty. The...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-06-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 317,608
Posted By Trane Francks
D, that didn't seem to work as you intended.

D, that didn't seem to work as you intended.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-05-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 317,608
Posted By Trane Francks
Good lord! Those are FANTASTIC. :huh

Good lord! Those are FANTASTIC. :huh
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
Ouch. I'm really sorry to see this, man. :huh:eek1

Ouch. I'm really sorry to see this, man. :huh:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 257,663
Posted By Trane Francks
Absolutely vile. I guess a visit to Brno by...

Absolutely vile.

I guess a visit to Brno by way of Prague for MotoGP is ALSO on the bucket list now. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 648,370
Posted By Trane Francks
Good on ya, Andi. Seriously. Then again, you're...

Good on ya, Andi. Seriously. Then again, you're travelling the world, so I'm not at all surprised that you'd be thinking (if not actually saying) people should put down their goddamn cell phones and...
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