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Forum: EMEA 09-28-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By four-up
Thanks, GiorgioXT! I was wondering about either...

Thanks, GiorgioXT! I was wondering about either doing a 1-way bike rental (CMIT) and flying back, or looking into the ferry option. Our flight from the states arrives at 7AM into FCO, so we have...
Forum: EMEA 09-26-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By four-up
7 day loop Southern Italy, 1st week November

I've got to do some business in Rome in November, so my wife and I will be arriving in Rome on 11/1, returning to Rome on 11/9. It's not a lot of time, but all I can manage for this trip. We've...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-08-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By four-up
x2 We've only had our checked baggage lost...

x2

We've only had our checked baggage lost once en route to a riding destination, but as long as you have your lid and favorite gloves, you can usually source everything else locally if needed. ...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2009, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,082
Posted By four-up
This thread is, of course, the BIG worry for...

This thread is, of course, the BIG worry for those of us that have introduced our SO's to riding. After touring two-up for many years, my wife decided she'd like to have her own ride. She'd had her...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By four-up
The rest of the trip...

After the Fuller Bottom crossing, the trail got more challenging, with areas of deep sand and erosion channels in the tracks. Many sections followed a small wash.
...
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 980
Posted By four-up
Four-up's and Mad Maxine's Anniversary Weekend

I haven't been active on this board for quite some time, but figured the inmates would be up for pics of my baby on our anniversary weekend!
I knew that my 95 rhino-coated GS had to celebrate her...
Forum: Latin America 09-25-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By four-up
Need advice for a Chile/Argentina/Patagonia ride

My wife and I are hoping to do a 7-9 day ride in southern Argentina/Chile in January of 2009. Any advice or suggestions on routes, etc. would be appreciated. Hablo y leo espanol.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-14-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By four-up
A little snow never hurt nobody!

Since Al Gore discovered global warming, September in the high country has been perfect riding time. Still, two of the biggest snow experiences I've had took place in September: Lake Louise area and...
Forum: Europe 05-24-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By four-up
Extra days in Stockholm, any overnight loops?

My conference ended early in Stockholm and I'm here with my wife. I'd like to rent a bike and check out some good roads Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning. We have to fly to Frankfurt on Sunday....
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 70,864
Posted By four-up
Uh, that's why a K12 totally kills the mood.:cry

Uh, that's why a K12 totally kills the mood.:cry
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2007, 09:33 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 70,864
Posted By four-up
That's what I want to hear, believe me! I...

That's what I want to hear, believe me! I watched Heather Lewis (Jimmy's wife) tear up some pretty technical stuff on a KTM 950. Getting her feet down didn't matter because they were always on the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 70,864
Posted By four-up
The 230 and the 150 are pretty close spec-wise. ...

The 230 and the 150 are pretty close spec-wise. I've got the CRF250X, with a baja kit and stock sprocket and it won't clear 70 on the road (I'm not exactly big myself). My wife rode the both the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 70,864
Posted By four-up
The biggest problems with the Sherpa: 1)...

The biggest problems with the Sherpa:

1) Kinda scary on the highway, even for short stretches. She had difficulty getting the Sherpa going over 70-75. The lack of top end greatly limits the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 70,864
Posted By four-up
http://skiarchery.smugmug.com/photos/105223902-S-1...

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Last fall on the Burr Trail (a couple of tipovers got this line of thinking going)

http://skiarchery.smugmug.com/photos/42590644-S.jpg
Two...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 70,864
Posted By four-up
Just checked out the specs on the DRZ400. It's...

Just checked out the specs on the DRZ400. It's in the right weight zone, but the saddle is 4 inches higher than the Sherpa. With the factory low-cut seat and Kouba links, it looks like it could be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 790
Views: 70,864
Posted By four-up
ADV challenge: Can any of you satisfy my wife?

I've been unsuccesful so far...:cry

I'm amazed at the stuff some of you are doing to these bikes to make them fit your needs better, so I thought I'd throw this out for some brainstorming:

My...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,822
Posted By four-up
Looks like a great trip. Is it possible to rent...

Looks like a great trip. Is it possible to rent Transalps or F650s in the region? What is the best time of year to make the trip? My wife and I would love to do a tour in Patagonia.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-19-2007, 09:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,674
Posted By four-up
Also here. Most of my miles are on the commute...

Also here. Most of my miles are on the commute from Park City to SLC. Riding the fugly, black, bed-liner GS or the orient blue k12gt.
Forum: Europe 01-20-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By four-up
While my wife rides, she prefers we tour two-up...

While my wife rides, she prefers we tour two-up in Europe. So we'll probably stick to tarmac. However, I'm open to anything worth doing.
Forum: Europe 01-15-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By four-up
Planning a trip to the Pyrenees, need advice

My wife and I want to plan a 10 day motorcycle tour in Spain during the middle of May. I was hoping to do the Pyreness, starting and ending in Barcelona. Advice/ideas/routes would be much...
Forum: Europe 10-18-2006, 10:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,106
Posted By four-up
We did it in 05...

My wife and I did 10 days, primarily in Italy in May of 05. Awesome trip, though I never did ride report. You'll love it. A few things from your comments and stuff I learned on our trip:

1) Be...
Forum: Face plant 08-26-2006, 02:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,059
Posted By four-up
Don't forget the elk...or extra lights!

Thursday night I was riding on US40 from Vernal, UT to Park City, notorius for deer and elk. There was a HUUUGE elk slowing crossing the road near Strawberry Res, nicely illuminated by my...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-04-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By four-up
Ruby's Inn..

is just outside the gates of Bryce Canyon, a 1/4 mile off highway 12. If you're trying to calculate timing, from Torrey to Boulder is 30-45 minutes, Boulder to Escalante is 30-45 minutes, and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-03-2006, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By four-up
While I'm at it...

From Torrey, I'm assuming you're taking 12 through Boulder and Escalante to Bryce Canyon. If you're not, change your plans since it will probably be the highlight of the trip. If you stop at Ruby's...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-03-2006, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By four-up
Suggestion for PC to Torrey

Take 248 from PC to Kamas, then jump onto 35 at Francis (awesome road, one of the best MC routes in the state). Take 35 (paved now for 7 years) all the way to Duchesne, then go south on 191, also...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-11-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By four-up
I'm in the canyon most days

I'm on a black 1100 GS (rhino lined) with a black screen or on a blue k1200gt. It's the best part of my day! Where do you live in PC?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2006, 10:27 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 16,470
Posted By four-up
OK at a light, but at speed?

Just this week a squid on a CBR blew by me on the commute going very, very fast. Moments later, traffic stacked up, and while I made a graceful merge into the merging lanes, he decided his only...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2005, 01:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By four-up
Mrs. Four-up's first DS adventure in S. Utah!

Had a great trip with my wife a week ago. We trailered my GS and her Super Sherpa from Park City to Castle Dale, Utah. From there, we did a 600 mile loop, about 2/3rds on dirt, slickrock and sand. ...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2005, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By four-up
Sounds promising

The 650 is only 25lbs more than the 400, at 325. How did you lower the suspension? Links? I think Parabellum offers a screen for the 650 as well. I wonder how the DR feels compared to a GS with...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2005, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By four-up
I think getting blown around is less of an issue...

I think getting blown around is less of an issue than a) having enough pep to choose your highway placement, and b) a 400lb bike in the dirt is just not much fun for someone that weighs 105. I'm 5'9...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 750
Posted By four-up
Find/Build the perfect DS for my wife!!!

She loves to ride, just did 600 miles with me in Southern Utah this weekend on her Super Sherpa. She's 5'3", 105lbs. (after 4 kids, no less!) and full of courage. However, her courage falters when...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-26-2005, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By four-up
She's in the greater Salt Lake market, not Park...

She's in the greater Salt Lake market, not Park City. She's lived here for 20+ years, so she knows her way around.
Forum: Face plant 09-26-2005, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By four-up
Lucky miss! Glad you didn't get more seriously...

Lucky miss! Glad you didn't get more seriously hurt. We had the windshield of our boat taken out by a baseball size rock that got tossed from a dumptruck's rear wheels- the thing spit out of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2005, 10:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,656
Posted By four-up
Nearly....

On 70 north of Moab caught a large thunderstorm with microbursts. Had the wife 2-up on the GS fully loaded. After the first one nearly blew us off the road, I pulled off under the next overpass to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2005, 04:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,333
Posted By four-up
Swallow this..

I was buzzing back from a flyfishing outing on an early morning on Utah's lovely highway 35 when a big flock of barn swallows (they school like fish!) did a vector change right across the road. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By four-up
Truck bed liner....

I had bags on my 95 GS (and tank and fender) sprayed with bed liner. I tip it over all the time and the stuff is bomber. I had cracked both bags in previous spills, filled the cracks with epoxy...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-19-2005, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By four-up
Welcome to Happy Valley!

The SLC area is pretty large, but also pretty easy to manuver, so where you live doesn't have to be entirely driven by commute considerations. If you've got kids in k12 I'd check out the classroom...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2005, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By four-up
Always open to suggestions. My current policy,...

Always open to suggestions. My current policy, where they didn't seem to care is with Banner. The new policy is through Ohio Casualty.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2005, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By four-up
I don't know if I've been turned down yet, and in...

I don't know if I've been turned down yet, and in similar past inquiries, there's typically an opportunity to provide a letter or something to convince the underwriters that they'll make money on me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2005, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By four-up
Motorcycling and life insurance....

In the process of updating my life insurance, I was subjected to the usual interrogation about risky behaviors including scuba, skydiving, mountain climbing, etc.

I was facinated that I was...
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