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Forum: The Garage 11-16-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By The Other Allan
On those warm days, keep in mind that the salt is...

On those warm days, keep in mind that the salt is still on the roads. Salt is slippery.
Forum: Face plant 03-19-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,171
Posted By The Other Allan
Update: I picked up a 1982 Honda CB900C for...

Update:

I picked up a 1982 Honda CB900C for $900 on the 17th.

Between Friday evening and now, I put nearly 500 miles on the bike.

More on this later.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-04-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 32,687
Posted By The Other Allan
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?atta...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=292714&stc=1&d=1317784826
Shanandoa, August 2008.
Forum: Face plant 07-26-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,171
Posted By The Other Allan
One Year Later... I'm about %99.5 of the...

One Year Later...

I'm about %99.5 of the way back to normal. My only complaint is that my left ankle clicks or slipls when I walk every now and then.

I have since graduated from the tool...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-24-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 501,237
Posted By The Other Allan
Smokey Mountains, 2008. I can remember this...

Smokey Mountains, 2008. I can remember this moment like yesterday. I miss that bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,744
Posted By The Other Allan
I feel that the US system is inadequate. ...

I feel that the US system is inadequate.

The classes I attended had us riding in circles around a parking lot on Honda Rebels. The max speed was 25 mph.

I think a major issue with motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,323
Posted By The Other Allan
Best break-down story: I lost the spring to...

Best break-down story:

I lost the spring to my kickstand on a speed bump near JFK airport in NYC. I rode for a few thousand feet with the kick stand dangling on the ground before I found a wider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,168
Posted By The Other Allan
I named my 07 Sportster "Dorothy" The blue...

I named my 07 Sportster "Dorothy"

The blue gas tank reminded me of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Also, there was a short yellow brick road that I had the bike on within a few miles of owning...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,801
Posted By The Other Allan
Motorcycling is the closest thing to flying...

Motorcycling is the closest thing to flying without leaving the ground.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,925
Posted By The Other Allan
They like the sound.

They like the sound.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-24-2010, 11:12 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 133,370
Posted By The Other Allan
I rode my 07 883 Low Sportster a little more than...

I rode my 07 883 Low Sportster a little more than 31,000 miles in two years. This included going to all but 3 states east of the Mississippi and touching 3 states west of Old Man River.

I lost...
Forum: Face plant 12-24-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,171
Posted By The Other Allan
Another Update: Things are going well! I...

Another Update:
Things are going well!

I can do about 98% of the stuff I would normally do prior to the accident. By the looks of progress so far, I will be back to normal eventually.

Also,...
Forum: Face plant 10-05-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,171
Posted By The Other Allan
I think I'm getting close to the full range of...

I think I'm getting close to the full range of motion in my left hand, but it still hurts like hell when I bump it. Then again, it hurts far less than it did a week ago.



I am vertically...
Forum: Face plant 10-02-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,171
Posted By The Other Allan
My insurance is covering the tab in the mean...

My insurance is covering the tab in the mean time. Her's will repay my insurance and refund me my deductible.


Thanks! I'm working on that.
Forum: Face plant 09-28-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,171
Posted By The Other Allan
Lots of Suck since July 26. As of...

Lots of Suck since July 26.

As of yesterday, no more casts. The bone healed properly. I also discovered last week that I did break my right wrist too, but it was obscured from xrays. The second...
Forum: Face plant 08-19-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,171
Posted By The Other Allan
Update: Insurance finally appraised my bike and...

Update:
Insurance finally appraised my bike and they were within a few hundred dollars of what I expected for it. They also covered the accesories, in addition to that.

Question: should they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,660
Posted By The Other Allan
What about the people on scooters? If they wave,...

What about the people on scooters? If they wave, do you wave?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By The Other Allan
All of that workout will also make your neck...

All of that workout will also make your neck thicker.

I can look at photos of me and my neck became 30% larger since I bought my bike. I did not build musscle like that anywhere alse in my body...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,660
Posted By The Other Allan
I would have waved at you if you were not on a...

I would have waved at you if you were not on a harley!
Forum: Face plant 07-31-2010, 03:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,171
Posted By The Other Allan
Looking at a speedo while riding on a long,...

Looking at a speedo while riding on a long, straight road is not distracted driving. In fact, it's reccomended that you check your speed.


Anyway,
I broke my scaphoid bone. I have a...
Forum: Face plant 07-28-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 33,133
Posted By The Other Allan
Ever have a butterfly or very large moth impact...

Ever have a butterfly or very large moth impact your face shield?
Happened to me! Instant zero visibility.
Forum: Face plant 07-28-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,171
Posted By The Other Allan
She made a left-hand turn in front of me. ...

She made a left-hand turn in front of me.

The road had a center turn-only lane, commonly known as a suicide lane. She really didn't use it the way it was meant to be used.
Forum: Face plant 07-27-2010, 10:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 23,171
Posted By The Other Allan
Start With a Woman on a Cell Phone

My bike is totaled. 30,000 miles in two years. All but 4 states east of the Mississippi.

The event goes like this:
I'm heading down a road I use all the time in Theinsville, WI. Speed limit is...
Forum: Face plant 07-27-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 33,133
Posted By The Other Allan
Some bees built a nest on my bike last year. I...

Some bees built a nest on my bike last year. I rode a few miles before they started stinging me. I was stung about 16 times. The bug that got in my helmet really had some potential to f my day.
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By The Other Allan
Nice pics. Are F1 cars going to have a...

Nice pics.

Are F1 cars going to have a rudder now?
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,196,019
Posted By The Other Allan
This thread is amazing and it motivates me to go...

This thread is amazing and it motivates me to go on my own adventure on my 883 Sporster. It cannot be that much worse than a chopper. . .right?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,906
Posted By The Other Allan
172 miles on 2.2 gallons on a 2007 Harley...

172 miles on 2.2 gallons on a 2007 Harley Sportster 883.
90 degrees, 45 mph, top gear. I can go down to about 28 mph before I need to downshift.
I love the sound of the engine in top gear at 30...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 39,036
Posted By The Other Allan
I'm not sure how to answer this one. I...

I'm not sure how to answer this one.

I tipped my bike over twice after forgetting to unlock the steering. I know, I dumb.

anyway, never tipped the bike with it in gear or my feet off the...
Forum: Face plant 03-18-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,162
Posted By The Other Allan
D-Fens! Thank you for doing the right thing.

D-Fens! Thank you for doing the right thing.
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By The Other Allan
I'm trying to get some pics up, but they are not...

I'm trying to get some pics up, but they are not loading.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,925
Posted By The Other Allan
I remember when I rode my Harley for the first...

I remember when I rode my Harley for the first time. prior to it, all of my experience was on a 250 Rebel. The cluth, turning radius, brakes and shifting were all very different.

The only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,343
Posted By The Other Allan
The coldest for me was about 25 degrees F and the...

The coldest for me was about 25 degrees F and the warmest was about 104 degrees F.

The 25 degree day sucked because I was wearing summer gloves.
The 104 degree day was great other than the hot...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2010, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By The Other Allan
By the late afternoon, the rain stopped. I took...

By the late afternoon, the rain stopped. I took off on my bike again but soon got swamped with rain again. I stopped at a McDonalds this time and got to observe what happens when an employee gets...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By The Other Allan
From Jupiter, I traveled to <?xml:namespace...

From Jupiter, I traveled to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Key West</st1:place></st1:City>. Riding down highway 1 was something...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2010, 01:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By The Other Allan
As I left the Smokys, it was cold again. I...

As I left the Smokys, it was cold again. I traveled trough a bunch of mountain roads and eventually found my way to the freeway, taking me through Ashville. I then took I26 all the way down to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2010, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By The Other Allan
By the time I reached <?xml:namespace prefix =...

By the time I reached <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City><st1:place>Louisville</st1:place></st1:City>, the weather was well suited to riding:...
Forum: Ride reports 01-28-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By The Other Allan
Milwaukee to Key West 2009

Motorcycle Adventure III

I went on another solo motorcycle adventure that started on October 21 and ending <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"...
Forum: Face plant 06-15-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,782
Posted By The Other Allan
Good to hear you are still with us! Thanks...

Good to hear you are still with us!

Thanks to this thread, now I know what ATGATT means!
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2009, 05:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,624
Posted By The Other Allan
I love the Smokys! That place is almost heaven...

I love the Smokys! That place is almost heaven on earth.

I'll probably head back down there in a week or two, but no dirt trail riding on my Harley.
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,637
Posted By The Other Allan
Wow! Your trees have leaves on them already!

Wow! Your trees have leaves on them already!
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