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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4,655
Views: 261,739
Posted By kbroderick
New England weather doesn't obey standard math...

New England weather doesn't obey standard math rules.
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 09-19-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,302
Views: 90,844
Posted By kbroderick
Greetings from the people's republic of Vermont. ...

Greetings from the people's republic of Vermont.

I'm working on a plan to relocate west, probably to Montana, and have some questions about registration and equipment rules there.

Re:...
Forum: Vendors 09-19-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 148,824
Posted By kbroderick
So apparently I've been making good use of my...

So apparently I've been making good use of my centerstand skid plate, as it's decidedly no longer flat and is also missing at least one of the mounting clamps. That at least answers the question as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5,394
Views: 302,372
Posted By kbroderick
The difference in vulnerability and outcome has...

The difference in vulnerability and outcome has already been discussed. I'll throw another one up: visibility and situational awareness. It takes a very skilled driver to know exactly where all four...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By kbroderick
I don't disagree at all with his point that...

I don't disagree at all with his point that there's a gaping hole in the market for a low-maintenance, low-weight, middle-power bike capable of doing road miles as well as off-road miles. My 1150GS...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,012
Posted By kbroderick
Thanks to Skip for another great DARC ride and...

Thanks to Skip for another great DARC ride and for waiting for me to show up before heading out. I had a blast and—for what I believe is the first time at one of these rides—my bike made it through...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,574
Posted By kbroderick
It's Smitty's Trail, shown on the Jericho...

It's Smitty's Trail, shown on the Jericho Mountain Trail Map (http://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/Jericho-Mtn_Trail-Map_Jericho-Tract.pdf) as ATV-only and clearly signed as such.



Yes, a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,803
Posted By kbroderick
...which is one of the reasons I made sure my...

...which is one of the reasons I made sure my moto coverage includes good un- and under-insured motorist coverage. Too many uninsured folks nearby, and odds are they're most likely the ones who have...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,780
Posted By kbroderick
I'm not an expert, but I work with a couple—send...

I'm not an expert, but I work with a couple—send me the file (and maybe a note as to exactly what needs to happen) and I'll see if I can make it happen or if I need to twist a coworker's arm.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,905
Views: 924,389
Posted By kbroderick
My favorite recent GS photo—working the Vermont...

My favorite recent GS photo—working the Vermont Overland GP (http://www.vermontoverland.com/vogp/), a mixed-surface bicycle race out of Woodstock, Vt. (photo by Ryan W. Dunn):
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-09-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,574
Posted By kbroderick
My understanding, and please correct me if I'm...

My understanding, and please correct me if I'm wrong, is that the Success Trail is a State of New Hampshire project, at least in part, as is Jericho Mountain State Park. Due to the state support,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,780
Posted By kbroderick
Ride fast and have fun! (and :lurk )

Ride fast and have fun!

(and :lurk )
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,574
Posted By kbroderick
When I was up there, there was no evidence of...

When I was up there, there was no evidence of bridge construction, but Columbia Road was gated (closed) and the surface didn't look like it was subject to much in the way of wheeled travel. I missed...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,079
Posted By kbroderick
Yeah, if I had access to a flux capacitor, I'd be...

Yeah, if I had access to a flux capacitor, I'd be doing much better financially.

The Badlands Pro is very, very tempting for me, but I find it hard to believe that a Gore-Tex lining will breathe...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-08-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,597
Posted By kbroderick
I only caught a little bit of Sunday-afternoon...

I only caught a little bit of Sunday-afternoon action on the long way home from the MOV rally in Goshen, and I'll have to see if I can make another of these events.

Oh, and one more comment:
...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,079
Posted By kbroderick
Cool2 I've been thrashing in a Cayenne Pro jacket and...

I've been thrashing in a Cayenne Pro jacket and pants combo since May of 2010--about for years years, on- and off-road. I've been down on pavement twice and in the dirt more times than I can count. I...
Forum: Vendors 09-03-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 19,564
Posted By kbroderick
That requires Internet access, though. Neither...

That requires Internet access, though. Neither Siri nor OK Google's "note to self" feature work without data access, as they rely on cloud servers to do the voice processing.

I've used the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,996
Posted By kbroderick
Looks like a boxer in that position should be...

Looks like a boxer in that position should be spinnable on the head to get it back on its wheels.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-03-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 270,486
Posted By kbroderick
D'oh. I was up there Sunday and completely forgot...

D'oh. I was up there Sunday and completely forgot about the tag... not that is have been able to get the bike anywhere near the sign, but still...
I'd suggest putting it somewhere good so I'm...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,573
Posted By kbroderick
I have a hand-me-down black BMW rain suit that...

I have a hand-me-down black BMW rain suit that works very well aside from the inherent limitations of an independent rain suit. It's not cheap—retail is over $100, I believe—but it works.

I also...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-02-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By kbroderick
I'll second the Discovery Map...

I'll second the Discovery Map (http://www.discoverymap.com/) recommendation, for both the printed map and, where available (including Waterbury, the Mad River Valley, and Burlington—but not yet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5,394
Views: 302,372
Posted By kbroderick
So I'm on my way home tonight, coming from an...

So I'm on my way home tonight, coming from an officials' meeting for the stage race that's in town this weekend, when I see a red strobe towards the right edge of the pavement. "OK," I think,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,149
Posted By kbroderick
Having been to this event and had a great time,...

Having been to this event and had a great time, my suggestion would be to plan to arrive Friday afternoon or evening (early enough to set up a tent in the daylight, should you choose to camp). I...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 44,831
Views: 2,595,031
Posted By kbroderick
I'd argue that one had damn well better make...

I'd argue that one had damn well better make momentum his or her friend, particularly when choosing to ride a big bike off-road, because there's a lot of momentum to be had, and if it's not your...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 270,486
Posted By kbroderick
The VOGP went well, I think. The cyclists...

The VOGP went well, I think. The cyclists generally seemed to have a good time, and I know the motos did.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,219
Posted By kbroderick
Bumping this, because there's lots of good GS...

Bumping this, because there's lots of good GS riding to be had in the neighborhood, whether you prefer gravel roads, slightly less maintained byways, or the occasional section of class-four road that...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-27-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,574
Posted By kbroderick
Based on my extensive finding of gates, I think...

Based on my extensive finding of gates, I think your best bet would be to figure out how to get from the north end of Long Pond Road (North and South Road) across the state to NH 16. You could go...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-27-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,494
Posted By kbroderick
And from the folks at Vermont E911, the Vermont...

And from the folks at Vermont E911, the Vermont E911 viewer (http://maps.vermont.gov/e911/Html5Viewer/?viewer=e911viewer).

Helpful points:
a) it includes the ESITES layer, which maps items...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By kbroderick
I think that most of the stuff currently on the...

I think that most of the stuff currently on the map in the Plymouth area is at least somewhat rideable. The Round Top Road / Old Plymouth Road to Shrewsbury is good, as is the Old Turnpike / Wildcat...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-26-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 270,486
Posted By kbroderick
...and anyone who hasn't ridden it recently...

...and anyone who hasn't ridden it recently should be aware that the pavement is in Vermont condition at this point. A couple of the west-side corners have nasty bumps mid-corner.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-25-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11,297
Views: 1,255,070
Posted By kbroderick
I've noticed similar things with respect to roads...

I've noticed similar things with respect to roads in Vermont that are impassable by car, but which are quite passable by dual-sport motorcycle. It's one of the reasons I'm a proponent of...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,947
Posted By kbroderick
I did, and it was a good ride. There's a thread...

I did, and it was a good ride. There's a thread with some photos and a couple of videos: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1000489
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-24-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 138,445
Posted By kbroderick
Using a RAM mount might also have allowed the...

Using a RAM mount might also have allowed the cradle to move on impact, rather than the GPS taking the entire impact. I have broken a RAM mount on mine following a discussion about physics with a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-24-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 270,486
Posted By kbroderick
Funny thing is I was there twice last week, and...

Funny thing is I was there twice last week, and will probably be back tomorrow (I'm out of lettuce, kale and tomato)...but I blew off shopping tonight because I was beat after being out all day for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-23-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4,359
Views: 270,486
Posted By kbroderick
More than two.. I'm pretty sure it's been tagged...

More than two.. I'm pretty sure it's been tagged before... just not sure if it was in this game or another one.
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,244
Posted By kbroderick
Yes, both the SJ4000 and the fake SJ4000 produce...

Yes, both the SJ4000 and the fake SJ4000 produce video files that work natively with Quicktime in OS X 10.9.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,574
Posted By kbroderick
The turn-by-turn notifications from a route are...

The turn-by-turn notifications from a route are nice to have, though, especially the "distance to next" info.

My workflow for importing others' routes and tracks is to convert routes to tracks...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,172
Posted By kbroderick
It depends on the policy; I've heard of people...

It depends on the policy; I've heard of people who have successfully claimed track-day losses, for example, because it was a non-timed event (despite being at a race track). On the flip side, why...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-21-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,574
Posted By kbroderick
Deer Mountain Campground...

Deer Mountain Campground (http://www.nhstateparks.org/explore/state-parks/deer-mountain-campground.aspx) is a pretty damn nice spot, assuming you decide to go that far north.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,172
Posted By kbroderick
Some of the higher-end packages are full...

Some of the higher-end packages are full experience packages, including high-end meals and (in the case of the BMW Training Center in South Carolina, at least) bike rental in the full package price....
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