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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By popscycle
It depends on the terrain but 20 to 30 is a good...

It depends on the terrain but 20 to 30 is a good average as we encounter some number of hills with tight(er) turns that can have loose gravel/sand or slippery dirt/mud.
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Black Ice Sunday

I didn't get to check out desired roads today due to a prevalence of early morning black ice. The roads in question follow stream valleys and are heavily shaded by hills in many areas - not...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Foot Warmer Test

Over the last two days, we did test out the insole foot warmers shown below. The first day temps ranged from the high 20s to the low 30s and today from the low 30s to the high 40s. On both days,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-22-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Anatomy Of A Country Store

We like small, local mom-and-pop stores for all the obvious reasons. Now that colder weather has arrived, one of these is a good place to stop, warm-up, have some coffee and/or grab a bite to eat. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-21-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 36,616
Posted By popscycle
More good stuff!! Thanks for the pics and...

More good stuff!! Thanks for the pics and update. Y'all have some great areas to explore!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,559
Posted By popscycle
I usually ride at least once a week, providing...

I usually ride at least once a week, providing there's no snow or ice on the road. Had enough of the slippery stuff as a kid.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,929
Posted By popscycle
My bike runs better after I run it.

My bike runs better after I run it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
And that's only one squad of them. They come out...

And that's only one squad of them. They come out of the woods in waves to mop up what the birds and squirrels drop. I can walk right into the middle of a yard full of them.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Gobbles Are A Reminder

Was out in the garage trying to improve the position of the heated clothing controller (the velcro sticky stuff isn't so much in this cold) when I hear this noise. Looking out in back:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5,379
Views: 882,052
Posted By popscycle
Congratulations on getting your first home. That...

Congratulations on getting your first home. That you did this for the bike is enviable! :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,839
Posted By popscycle
I really have no clue and don't really care. The...

I really have no clue and don't really care. The bike and I get along very well and that's what matters.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Cold Weather Ride Report

OK, we did it - the first extended cold weather ride in over 50 years, which should tell you how much we love riding this bike. On Sunday, we rode just shy of 200 miles in temps ranging from high...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,422
Posted By popscycle
Agree. I buy the bike that has/does what I...

Agree. I buy the bike that has/does what I like/want, not the brand.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-15-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4,175
Views: 591,117
Posted By popscycle
Bridges with stories, like old deserted houses,...

Bridges with stories, like old deserted houses, are great places for kids to practice their prankster/conjuring skills and thus spread the ghost gospel. Did it myself as a kid (bedsheets, plastic...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-15-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Cold Hands

Temp was 30 earlier this morning so I went out for a ride to test the Gerbings 12 V glove liners. In a word, they didn't work - no heat whatsoever, regardless of the connection. They're going back...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-14-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Trains

Up until today, there were several days of no snow and temps above 40, which was perfect for packing up the point/shoot and tripod heading to the tracks for some RR shots. What follow are some of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By popscycle
Getting a (prostate) checkup is always a good...

Getting a (prostate) checkup is always a good idea. Also, kidney stones can certainly clog up and/or make a mess of your plumbing, not to mention the excruciating pain. Stones can build up in your...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Recycled Enigmas, Anyone?

I ride by this very old, deserted building a lot but today I stopped to stretch, hydrate and take notice.

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/lostenigmas1.jpg

Taking a closer look at the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Thanks and I need to say "You're most welcome." ...

Thanks and I need to say "You're most welcome." Hope you can get out this way and ride. If you ever do, let us know and we'll be honored to take you down some of our fun roads, both paved and not. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Glad you're enjoying the thread, TT72. The dam...

Glad you're enjoying the thread, TT72. The dam is on the east branch of the Swift River at coordinates 42.461094, -72.164547.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-12-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Out And About In The Cool (Updated)

We're were out and about (still) shaking down the heated gear on Sunday. The morning started off in the low 40s and it was cloudy, cool and damp. I had a new road segment I wanted to check out so...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,730
Views: 368,770
Posted By popscycle
Replaced the rear pads on the GSW at 12K miles. ...

Replaced the rear pads on the GSW at 12K miles. That is way fewer miles out of a set of pads than the last bike; however, the last bike didn't have nearly the stopping power this one has so I am not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-08-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Cold Weather Experience

OK, I went out riding today in the mid 30s. Had long johns under jeans and Gerbing jacket liner under the Olympia AST instead of the AST liner. With no balaclava, everything was fine except the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,899
Posted By popscycle
Agree. Been doing it for decade and it is a...

Agree. Been doing it for decade and it is a practice, not a "game". As a practice, I do put my feet down before falling over, however.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 25,979
Posted By popscycle
We are enjoying your travels and pics. Hope you...

We are enjoying your travels and pics. Hope you keep em coming! :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,002
Posted By popscycle
Greatly enjoyed the pics! Hope your ride/post...

Greatly enjoyed the pics! Hope your ride/post more!!
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Thanks for the tip. I may move it after I get...

Thanks for the tip. I may move it after I get more use experience. And, you are quite right about being warm. Riding warm is making cold(er) weather riding just as much fun as summer and even more...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-06-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
OK, I think we've determined that the jacket...

OK, I think we've determined that the jacket liner will keep you warm but you do need ready (and preferably unrestricted) access to the temp controller to adjust the heat and/or reset the controller...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5,379
Views: 882,052
Posted By popscycle
I just throw a sandwich bag over the iPhone (or...

I just throw a sandwich bag over the iPhone (or pull it off the ram mount and tuck it into the tank bag) when it rains. Most of the time water doesn't even get on it when moving so the tank bag...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,379
Views: 882,052
Posted By popscycle
Toasty Control

Used Velcro to attach the Gerbing dual controller to the tank bag. I figured this would give me easy access to adjust temperature on the fly plus the ability to tuck it away when not being used.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-05-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
River Mystery Redux (Updated)

Earlier this year we were exploring an old truss bridge and encountered an unknown stone structure that was hard to see and photograph due to intense foliage. Now that leaves are mostly gone, I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-04-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Staying Warm and Expanding Winter Riding

Last winter, we would get out on those days where (1) temps were above 45 and (2) roads were not icy or slippery. In short, we were limited to several days a month during winter months, as shown in...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-03-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
You're most welcome, Dave. There's a lot more to...

You're most welcome, Dave. There's a lot more to see at NEAM, especially all of the information boards about aviation pioneers and history. In addition, there are planes sitting around outside...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
NEAM (Update 3)

I found a few more pictures that were taken at NEAM. These are positively the last, beginning with a replica of the the Sikorsky S-16, which was designed by Igor Sikorsky in Russia around 1914-1915....
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
NEAM (Update 2)

Here are more of the pictures taken at the New England Air Museum (NEAM) on last Sunday's ride. As mentioned in the previous post, it is a veritable Fibber McGee's closet of aircraft and related...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-31-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Most definitely not spartan. Feature-laden is a...

Most definitely not spartan. Feature-laden is a better description and, judging from our last romp in the rain, wet weather protection in the cockpit is way better than my last ride. As for that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
NEAM (Update 1)

Sunday last, Rider Two and I took advantage of crappy weather to ride to, among other places, the New England Air Museam (NEAM). It had been over a decade since I'd been there and he'd never seen...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
I Love Gravel

Well, I was wrong. Gravel roads aren't boring and when I want to satiate that hunger for riding, I head for some gravel. With a wintery mix predicted for later in the week, a little carpe gravel...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Thank you for the kind words, NellieDriver, and...

Thank you for the kind words, NellieDriver, and we hope you get the chance to ride over here soon.



Well, getting that GS into the mud was a bit of a rush job. I need to learn to slow down...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 53,751
Posted By popscycle
Having Fun In The Cold, Damp and Rain

Yesterday was great. It was cold (in the 40s), damp and rained on us for a good bit of the day but we stayed (relatively) warm, dry and explored a bunch of new roads and things. The morning started...
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