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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-04-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,916
Posted By Geodesic
Excellent pics, thanks for posting those.

Excellent pics, thanks for posting those.
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 138,747
Posted By Geodesic
Enjoyed reading your ride report and looking at...

Enjoyed reading your ride report and looking at all of the pictures, took me a few days off and on to get through it though!

I wanted to say that the "Monkey Hickey" had me really laughing hard....
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,925
Posted By Geodesic
http://www.solamander.com/pics/broken.jpg ...

http://www.solamander.com/pics/broken.jpg



Had something of a similar problem, although BMW Munich fixed it in about 5 minutes.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 270,911
Posted By Geodesic
Overlooking Monaco

Overlooking Monaco
Forum: EMEA 07-14-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,545
Posted By Geodesic
Ha, Philofax beat me to it!

Ha, Philofax beat me to it!
Forum: EMEA 07-14-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,545
Posted By Geodesic
I had no issues, except in France. The "problem"...

I had no issues, except in France. The "problem" is that a lot of gas stations are self-serve and don't have anyone there. So, you can't pay cash and if your card isn't accepted, the pump will not...
Forum: EMEA 07-13-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,545
Posted By Geodesic
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7c/Lauterbrunnen_valley_in_summer.jpg/800px-Lauterbrunnen_valley_in_summer.jpg

On your Alps route, at waypoint B, you are right near...
Forum: EMEA 07-12-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,545
Posted By Geodesic
Route

<img src="http://www.solamander.com/pics/route.jpg">

Last October, looping from Munich, I rode Philofax's old nag of a KLR around the alps :lol3 (can't thank him enough), which covers some of the...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,094
Posted By Geodesic
I have a Mont Bell, it lets you stretch out like...

I have a Mont Bell, it lets you stretch out like no other bag I've ever had. It packs small, it weighs practically nothing, and it's all kinds of warm. I love it. It also won the 2009 Backpacker...
Forum: EMEA 07-01-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,531
Posted By Geodesic
A huge +1. The Route des Grande Alpes was my...

A huge +1. The Route des Grande Alpes was my favorite riding day of all during my month long Alps trip last fall. From Monaco to Briancon it was just perfect. The first couple of hours riding...
Forum: EMEA 07-01-2010, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,531
Posted By Geodesic
I'd definitely recommend Hotel Shutzen which is...

I'd definitely recommend Hotel Shutzen which is in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, about 10km up the road from Interlaken. Interlaaken is cool with the cobalt blue waters and shops, but Lauterbrunnen is...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,925
Posted By Geodesic
http://www.solamander.com/pics/SANY0028.JPG ...

http://www.solamander.com/pics/SANY0028.JPG

I've had the Trailguard jacket and pants for almost a year. I can say unequivocally that without the goretex liners, the suit is not waterproof. I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8,127
Views: 1,234,338
Posted By Geodesic
2010 Yamaha Super Tenere 1200

2010 Yamaha Super Tenere 1200
Forum: Europe 06-18-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,932
Posted By Geodesic
Here's a picture of the upstairs at Munich BMW...

Here's a picture of the upstairs at Munich BMW last October. I had to get the zipper on my jacket fixed after leaving Philofax's place on his old KLR :evil Maybe it will give you some idea of what...
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 77,793
Posted By Geodesic
Fun read so far! I'll be curious to see your...

Fun read so far! I'll be curious to see your favorite places when you've been to all of the countries. I've never been to Central America so it'd be cool if you also get a chance to compare them to...
Forum: Europe 06-04-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,946
Posted By Geodesic
I did a similar trip last October over the course...

I did a similar trip last October over the course of three weeks. I started in Aschaffenburg, Germany before heading south to Munich then into Austria, Italy, Monaco, France, Switzerland,...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,364
Posted By Geodesic
I think the smart wool stuff is very comfortable,...

I think the smart wool stuff is very comfortable, but I do have one complaint about them that makes me use synthetics instead. My complaint is that putting smart wool socks through the washer and...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,046
Posted By Geodesic
I've been pretty happy with my Shoei Multi-tech. ...

I've been pretty happy with my Shoei Multi-tech. Looks like that's what you ended up with as well.
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,759
Posted By Geodesic
I like the Ex Officio boxers, but think the...

I like the Ex Officio boxers, but think the Patagonia capilene ones are more comfortable because the fit is a bit looser.
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,955
Posted By Geodesic
I think for a lot of these suits, like the...

I think for a lot of these suits, like the Trailguard or Rallye, they expect a few offs if you ride them on trails/offroad/etc. Put the liner on the outside, and after one fall, the waterproof shell...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,529
Posted By Geodesic
I have some exofficio and like them well enough...

I have some exofficio and like them well enough but find the seams a bit tight to the left and right of the package. I prefer the Patagonia Capilene boxer briefs - good room, wicking, super...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,034
Posted By Geodesic
Or

I'm a big fan of Outdoor Research products.

This primaloft jacket seems like it fits your needs.

http://www.outdoorresearch.com/site/m_s_neoplume_jacket.html
Forum: Europe 10-21-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,302
Posted By Geodesic
Thanks Woland, Just left Philofax and...

Thanks Woland,

Just left Philofax and Nightmarion this morning and dined with busybone and new friends this evening. Will be posting a ride report after I get back and get settled. I fly home...
Forum: Europe 10-09-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,302
Posted By Geodesic
Still plugging away. Currently near Interlaken,...

Still plugging away. Currently near Interlaken, Switzerland. Will be looking to do a ride report after I get back to the states. What an adventure this has been. Thanks to everyone. :D
Forum: Europe 09-28-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,302
Posted By Geodesic
Thanks Albinol. Beers would be on me if only...

Thanks Albinol. Beers would be on me if only busybone would let me buy!I have been trying :rofl
Forum: Europe 09-28-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,302
Posted By Geodesic
Thanks busybone for all the hospitality. :freaky...

Thanks busybone for all the hospitality. :freaky

Spent most of the day today working on the KLX, giving it a makeover, adding the luggage rack from the triumph, painting, etc.

Here is the...
Forum: Europe 09-26-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,302
Posted By Geodesic
About to board my flight and start the trek over...

About to board my flight and start the trek over to Frankfurt. :clap
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,962
Posted By Geodesic
Great report so far! You're giving me ideas :evil

Great report so far! You're giving me ideas :evil
Forum: Europe 09-24-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,302
Posted By Geodesic
It's actually all metric for my KLR, but i'd be...

It's actually all metric for my KLR, but i'd be happy to leave it home, less to carry :deal

Looks like you and Nightmarion are set for an adventure as well. Is that ride report from a while ago...
Forum: Europe 09-24-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,302
Posted By Geodesic
Haha, you have no idea! :lol3 Not only am...

Haha, you have no idea! :lol3

Not only am I headed that way, but while I'm over there, my office building where I work is being taken over and remodeled, so I'll be working from home after I get...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By Geodesic
Trailguard

The BMW Trailguard has very little advertising. It's a four season jacket if you get the goretex liner, and I'm mentioning it since it's somewhat similar to the Revit Cayenne.

There is a...
Forum: Europe 09-19-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,302
Posted By Geodesic
Sunday the 27th! :evil

Sunday the 27th! :evil
Forum: Europe 09-19-2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,302
Posted By Geodesic
Are you kidding? Hell ya :lol3 I'm hoping...

Are you kidding? Hell ya :lol3

I'm hoping busybone gives me a bit of a tour too!


Ok then, I'm going to plan for Thursday, Oct. 1 to arrive in Munich, probably sometime in the afternoon.

...
Forum: Europe 09-19-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,302
Posted By Geodesic
One week until I fly out. It feels like I have a...

One week until I fly out. It feels like I have a million things to do before I can get out of here, but I have the countdown going, and the countdown won't stop. I can let it all go once I take off....
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,518,231
Posted By Geodesic
Blaze through your backyard, ride the old girl...

Blaze through your backyard, ride the old girl home. Can't wait for the finale.

Cheers!
:clap
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-15-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By Geodesic
The only thing on it without any maps are major...

The only thing on it without any maps are major interstates, large cities and landmarks. You can make tracks without maps, but you'll only be navigating via lat/lon.
Forum: Europe 09-14-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,302
Posted By Geodesic
Sounds like the KLX is getting pampered with some...

Sounds like the KLX is getting pampered with some much needed attention :jkam
:lol3
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,426
Posted By Geodesic
I'm a 36x32 on a normal day and I had to get a 54...

I'm a 36x32 on a normal day and I had to get a 54 in the Trailguard. I think the BMW sizing is the same between the Trailguard and RP2. That's 44R by your sizing, but the tag in the pants is 54.
...
Forum: Europe 09-13-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,302
Posted By Geodesic
Great! :clap I see the eBay auction for the...

Great! :clap

I see the eBay auction for the Triumph finished as well, with reasonable results :D
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,835
Posted By Geodesic
Now that's a funny scene :rofl Well said. Give...

Now that's a funny scene :rofl Well said. Give them mohawks and football pads and it could be from Mad Max.
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