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Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:57 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
And then I found a garage for my bike, a pillow...

And then I found a garage for my bike, a pillow for my head and black and blue meat for my empty stomach. Not in that order.

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/Spain-II/i-zG7S9d9/0/L/IMG_0804-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports Today, 12:28 AM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
So I went from a really terrible internet...

So I went from a really terrible internet connection that would struggle at 2mbps to a smoking fast one that's pullin' 52mbps. Stoked, I opened Aperture to upload a lot of the photos I've dreaded...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 11:51 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Wow, you live in quite an incredible part of the...

Wow, you live in quite an incredible part of the world. Not just for riding--the people, the culture, the food and the land. Very spectacular.
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:32 PM
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Views: 1,093
Posted By AntiHero
Excellent! Very pleased to see that someone else...

Excellent! Very pleased to see that someone else is doing distance on one of the most seductive 'touring' bikes ever made! Keep it comin'.
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2015, 12:18 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
You guys are all too awesome. But this.... ...

You guys are all too awesome.

But this....



....this could be the finest compliment I've received. :) Thank you, kind sir.

ljg5: Expect me in London in March?
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 09:02 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
I had a close call in Italy on the highway. A guy...

I had a close call in Italy on the highway. A guy in a Mercedes pulled over into the center of the left and middle lane to let me by. As I passed he swerved left, forcing me nearly into the center...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 08:51 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Ok, so I don't have knobbies. As grippy as they...

Ok, so I don't have knobbies. As grippy as they are on tarmac, Supercorsa Pirellis do a lot of slippin' and sliding in the dirt.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 08:14 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
It was a little overcast when I left the hotel...

It was a little overcast when I left the hotel and set out for Pamplona. Perfect riding conditions, actually, with only a slight hint of humidity that suggested the possibility of rain. I've got a...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 07:40 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Lonely? Never. I've always dreamed of being one...

Lonely? Never. I've always dreamed of being one of a few people left on the planet (with just enough zombies to keep things from gettin' boring). Nights like the one above fill my heart and elevate...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,208
Posted By AntiHero
God damn. So many memories these pics bring back....

God damn. So many memories these pics bring back. And so many nightmares of Garmin, too! I still have no fucking idea how such a candy-assed solution can be such a commercial success.
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 10:53 AM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Then back out on the road in the morning: ...

Then back out on the road in the morning:
http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-dT2gXmW/0/L/IMG_0677-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-dT2gXmW/A)
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 10:52 AM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-Ztv...

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-ZtvBwwn/0/L/DSC03601-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-ZtvBwwn/A)
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-21-2015, 10:01 AM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
The streets were crowded during the day and into...

The streets were crowded during the day and into the early eve. But when the sun turned dark, the streets turned silent. And I was the only one alive in post-apocalyptic Spain.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2015, 07:49 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Does sleeping in the middle of the day count? :) ...

Does sleeping in the middle of the day count? :)

I'm with you on the riding. You have a much greater respect for what you're doing when the consequence of a bad decision can be fatal (which it...
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2015, 01:10 AM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Just don't prop the bag up against a 700 degree...

Just don't prop the bag up against a 700 degree header like I did. ;)

Trane: You nailed it. :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 04:32 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Yeah, so a sprinkle turned into a downpour: ...

Yeah, so a sprinkle turned into a downpour:
http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-HbvShWV/0/L/IMG_0546-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-HbvShWV/A)
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 03:29 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
I'll put your quote on the reverse cover if you...

I'll put your quote on the reverse cover if you post the same review on Amazon. ;)

2Wheelie: Waterproof gear is great in the rain, but terrible in hot weather. And waterproof gear tends to have...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2015, 08:06 AM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
It's bigger than a backpack you'd see a 10th...

It's bigger than a backpack you'd see a 10th grader carting around, but it's not a gargantuan 80L backpacker's pack either. Wish I could just fit everything into a 1 Gallon ziploc bag, but no can do....
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 10:20 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Packed up and ready to roll: ...

Packed up and ready to roll:
http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-gzNctX8/0/L/DSC03556-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-gzNctX8/A)
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 10:15 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Speaking of not watching TV....look at this kid: ...

Speaking of not watching TV....look at this kid:

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-bCzxhqL/0/L/IMG_0504-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-bCzxhqL/A)

He was...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2015, 10:12 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
The TV....the evil TV. Heroin is better for a...

The TV....the evil TV. Heroin is better for a person than television! I admit leisure life and a respite from work always does a person good, but when it becomes a habit it's time to unplug. Think...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 10:26 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Thanks, Snaefell. I think the topic needs to be...

Thanks, Snaefell. I think the topic needs to be turned into a 15 second youtube PSA:

[Camera fades into a domestic setting in which a husband and wife are talking over hot cocoa on a cold day)...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 11:56 AM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
As a city to ride in, Barcelona was strange. Lots...

As a city to ride in, Barcelona was strange. Lots of lights like this:

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-6vx8nF5/0/L/DSC03540-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2015, 11:52 AM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
That's high praise indeed. Could better writing...

That's high praise indeed. Could better writing be a possible side effect of all the drugs I'm on???



Sounds like the answer to this question might lead to a romantic dinner and some massage...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 09:32 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
KH: Thank you for saying so. If there's one...

KH: Thank you for saying so. If there's one instrument that fashioned me more than any other it'd have to be solitude.




LoL. Well hope I don't have any more Badjuju...least not this year....
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2015, 08:28 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
The extent which our past or our genes shapes us...

The extent which our past or our genes shapes us is something I rarely think much about, mostly because of the dangers that come from the belief that behavior is caused by something other than ‘free...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 10:13 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
bk brkr baker: Finding the root cause is always...

bk brkr baker: Finding the root cause is always the big problem. The tumor removal definitely cleared me of 90% of the symptoms that were misattributed to sinus issues, but now we gotta find the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-08-2015, 10:24 AM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Thanks again for the well wishes, everyone. Good...

Thanks again for the well wishes, everyone. Good news is that I'm both recovering quickly AND developed a bitchin' case of Stigmata.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 02:42 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Thanks again everyone. I'm actually back in the...

Thanks again everyone. I'm actually back in the US for a couple reasons--one was to get this treated properly. The good news? I have lots of pics, video and stories to keep us all occupied while I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 02:58 AM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. Great to be...

Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. Great to be feeling healthy-ish again. Notable reminder that all of us can go from not a care in the world to being in the shadow of something very grim.


...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 01:51 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
I've had enough 400 calorie days on this trip to...

I've had enough 400 calorie days on this trip to indulge here and there without fear of needing to order up a new Dainese suit. Otherwise: push ups, squats, and 10 hour days on a Panigale work pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 01:47 AM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Ok guys, we can thank Dr. J* for this post,...

Ok guys, we can thank Dr. J* for this post, because if it wasn't for him I'd be updating my will about now instead of updating this Ride Report.

Synopsis: Infected root canal when I started this...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Asking what cities have the best cuisine in...

Asking what cities have the best cuisine in Europe will get you all kinds of answers. I just took a peek at three 'top food cities in Europe' lists by some prestigious publications and let's just say...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 09:13 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Wait, he died while making the documentary, so...

Wait, he died while making the documentary, so you'll have to ask for Zed. Zed is your man now. He should be able to fix you up with getting in to explore a little. Just don't answer the phone or...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Did someone mention food? :clap That happens to...

Did someone mention food? :clap That happens to be the subject of the next chapter! Damn damn damn....we are in total agreement regarding Barcelona having the best cuisine in Europe (and very...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 10:20 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Stopped in at Ducati Barcelona. ...

Stopped in at Ducati Barcelona.

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-HVhg3tn/0/L/IMG_0270-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-Folder/Spain/i-HVhg3tn/A)

They didn't have much of a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
GPS on phone locked in, I rode into Barcelona...

GPS on phone locked in, I rode into Barcelona without a problem. Then the fun began. Problems with the place I rented, sliding around in the rain trying to follow a host who drove like she was on her...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
nivs: Cool. KHVol: I hope not and I wish it was...

nivs: Cool.
KHVol: I hope not and I wish it was so! Don't think Osprey envisioned motorcyclists as a target demographic when they built my backpack.
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 03:18 PM
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Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
One of the first things I'd noticed in Spain is...

One of the first things I'd noticed in Spain is how fanatical they are about MotoGP (and motorcycles in general). Though I'd seen a few posters here and there across Europe, Spain's advertising...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 307,493
Posted By AntiHero
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to everyone....

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to everyone. Updates coming very very soon!
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