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Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
I'm always the nutcase just because I'm not...

I'm always the nutcase just because I'm not riding a BMW or a KLR and the funny things is that I love breakdowns. I never get in a bad mood because something breaks, keeping this bike running is the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
December 16th, 2012 - Touring Brazil on...

December 16th, 2012 - Touring Brazil on Motorcycle – Santos

With two useless shocks, leaking fork seals, broken swingarm bearings, and a leaky transmission; the possibilities of going further into...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
Well Brazil is awesome and it's impossible to be...

Well Brazil is awesome and it's impossible to be in a bad mood when traveling there :) As for the boxes, they really don't bother me. I don't even feel the weight plus they are not as heavy as they...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
December 12th, 2012 - Touring Brazil on...

December 12th, 2012 - Touring Brazil on Motorcycle – Curitiba

I know I’ve been away for an eternity but I’ll try to catch-up with the back stories as best as I can. My laptop took its last breath...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
Touring Brazil on Motorcycle – Florianópolis ...

Touring Brazil on Motorcycle – Florianópolis

The weather stayed cold and we kept riding through small mountains towards the coast. It was crucial to stop every half hour to drink some Mate to warm...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
Thanks mate, my pleasure. Stay tuned, a lot more...

Thanks mate, my pleasure. Stay tuned, a lot more to come as i'm posting back dated stories.
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
Touring Brazil on Motorcycle – Part One Once...

Touring Brazil on Motorcycle – Part One

Once out of Bolivia, there was much work to be done. First the expedition funds were dwindling to oblivion so I had to design a few websites and write a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
The Damned Bolivia – Leaving the hell behind ...

The Damned Bolivia – Leaving the hell behind

The alarm clock went off at 6 am and I sprang up from the bed. It usually takes me a dozen snoozes to get rolling but leaving Bolivia was too exciting...
Forum: Ride reports 04-17-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
The Damned Bolivia – Part Five As you can...

The Damned Bolivia – Part Five

As you can tell from the last four posts, I grew steadily more skeptical of finding a trace of hospitality in Bolivia, but as everything in life, we don’t evaluate...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
The Damned Bolivia – Part Four We made it to...

The Damned Bolivia – Part Four

We made it to Villamontes and after an early dinner of really bad chicken and rice, we found a lubricant shop to buy some gear oil. As I was coming to stop in front...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
The Damned Bolivia – Part Three Unlike the...

The Damned Bolivia – Part Three

Unlike the majority who travel with sightseeing as their goal; I have no interest in museums, touristy spots, beaches, sky scrapers, nice roads, or historical...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
It’s most amusing that in 3 years of writing...

It’s most amusing that in 3 years of writing these stories, not once I got a comment half as long even for the “noble” things that I have done, and not once in all my life, I was judged and executed...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
The Damned Bolivia – Part Two It wasn’t...

The Damned Bolivia – Part Two

It wasn’t until I saw the road in daylight that I knew what kind of misery I was in for. This road was supposed to be paved, but it was under construction at the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
The Damned Bolivia – Part One A whole...

The Damned Bolivia – Part One

A whole century later, I must have had the same look as the Sundance Kid as he stepped off the train in Bolivia. I stood in front of a mound of rubble, no sign, no...
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
A trip gone wrong from hell. Couple shots of the...

A trip gone wrong from hell. Couple shots of the road until I find internet to post the hell stories from Bolivia. In the mean time, if you know any Bolivians, run'em over a few times with a loaded...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
Thanks buddy. She is fine now and my laptop is...

Thanks buddy. She is fine now and my laptop is almost working but it overheats all the time and shuts off. I gotta find a replacement fan (hoping that it's not the mother board) and should be back in...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
December 19th, 2011 - I’m well and alive ...

December 19th, 2011 - I’m well and alive

I’m well and alive and was for a long time computer–less. About a month and half ago, I was going to the parking garage to leave the motorcycle, and I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
The bike is running better than ever. I'm getting...

The bike is running better than ever. I'm getting old though:D It weighs exactly 380 kg, with both of us on it, 500 kg round. That's more than a half ton :P
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2011 - THE BEES, TREES, AND A...

SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2011 - THE BEES, TREES, AND A DEAD COW

When I find a road that is not on the map, my first reaction is to always roll on the throttle and ride straight for it. This time I found a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,284
Posted By T.H.E
You are right. Claudio is a very cool guy, very...

You are right. Claudio is a very cool guy, very down to earth, and a great conversationalist too. I practically lived with him for 4 months as i we traveled from Mexico to Ushuaia, Argentina...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,284
Posted By T.H.E
I don't think any country in the world has more...

I don't think any country in the world has more stray dogs than Ecuador. I was on a look out for an ambush every minute of every day. And they were smart. These suckers learned that if they hung...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,529
Posted By T.H.E
This should be the campaign banner for the Tea...

This should be the campaign banner for the Tea Party. Time to put your tinfoil hat back on. Boy i'm glad i wrote it down before you edited it to take out the first part. You might want to add the sex...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,529
Posted By T.H.E
That's clearly a joke. "False security statement"...

That's clearly a joke. "False security statement" was not a joke.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,529
Posted By T.H.E
You'd be surprised how many morons are out there...

You'd be surprised how many morons are out there who defy the very fact. that's the core reason of this article. I won't say more because it kind of takes away from the point of the article. i'll...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,529
Posted By T.H.E
How did we get into guns from helmet? The...

How did we get into guns from helmet? The question was not the freedom to wear a helmet or not, the question was how many belived that helmets "reduce" the risk of the head injury. We got carried...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,529
Posted By T.H.E
“Some men can live without air a few minutes,...

“Some men can live without air a few minutes, without water for about two weeks, without food for about two months - and without brain for years on end.”
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,529
Posted By T.H.E
So if you get hit by a drunk driver it's your...

So if you get hit by a drunk driver it's your fault too that you were on a motorcycle? Or if a deer jumps in front of you while riding? Or if you get shot while riding a motorcycle is all your fault?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,529
Posted By T.H.E
NinetyNine, what's your source on the 35%, i'm...

NinetyNine, what's your source on the 35%, i'm not saying you are wrong, i jut like to know where that data comes from.

You are absolutely right on the money when you say that helmets don't do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,529
Posted By T.H.E
Six pages of comments and this has to be the most...

Six pages of comments and this has to be the most absurd one of all.

Let me make you a deal. I hit you on the head with a 2x4, whatever angle, whatever direction, and in whatever scenario of your...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 1,060,857
Posted By T.H.E
It still won't beat a king size mattress :D I...

It still won't beat a king size mattress :D I have the coordinates to that spot if anyone ever goes desert riding in Arizona. you're welcome to sleep on my mattress.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,529
Posted By T.H.E
Kommando, Valid argument. What would you...

Kommando,

Valid argument. What would you like me to add to this poll? Are there any others who would like their questions to be added? Lets keep it safety related and not argue the law for now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,529
Posted By T.H.E
It's a multiple choice poll. The results don't...

It's a multiple choice poll. The results don't necessarily add up to 100%.


Slow down people

I posted this poll, took a nap and 5 hours later i had to read 4 pages. :D keep the polls coming...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2011, 03:54 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,612,481
Posted By T.H.E
http://www.motorcyclememoir.com/wp-content/temppic...

http://www.motorcyclememoir.com/wp-content/temppics/with-the-girls.jpg

And

http://www.motorcyclememoir.com/wp-content/temppics/snow.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2011, 03:45 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 70,012
Posted By T.H.E
Does this count? It's my personal boat, i take it...

Does this count? It's my personal boat, i take it on the bike with me everywhere :P

http://www.motorcyclememoir.com/wp-content/temppics/ferry-crossing.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,605
Posted By T.H.E
For full list of modifications and more photos,...

For full list of modifications and more photos, visit: www.motorcyclememoir.com/motorcycle

http://www.motorcyclememoir.com/wp-content/uploads/the-gs850.jpg
(http://www.motorcyclememoir.com/)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-08-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 1,060,857
Posted By T.H.E
If you're not taking a king size mattress with...

If you're not taking a king size mattress with you on the road, you're missing out. :D I found this mattress in the middle of a dessert, what a comfortable night!
...
Forum: Vendors 09-08-2011, 03:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 759
Posted By T.H.E
Motorcycle after crash pictures

Hey guys,

I'm writing an article on motorcycle gear safety, and i need your help. I need pictures of helmets, jackets,... that had been used during the crash and of course aftermath pictures of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2011, 03:06 AM
Replies: 159
Poll: Safety Poll
Views: 9,529
Posted By T.H.E
Safety Poll

There are many bikers who claim that safety gear (helmet, jacket, goggles) are just fashion attire. Based on this argument, they are in favor of outlawing mandatory helmet laws claiming that helmets...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2011 - CAFAYATE, ARGENTINA We...

SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2011 - CAFAYATE, ARGENTINA

We finally woke up early, took hot shower at the fire station, and headed out due south for Cafayate. We went five blocks and I was hungry already so we...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 55,022
Posted By T.H.E
I'm glad you're enjoying it. Good to have you...

I'm glad you're enjoying it. Good to have you here. You can also see the whole story on my archive page here: www.motorcyclememoir.com/archive

This way you can read what you want without loading...
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