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Forum: Regional forums 09-02-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 529,362
Posted By Mookie
It is my understanding that it's not an acronym,...

It is my understanding that it's not an acronym, but a shortened version of another slang word: newbie (aka newby, noobee, nubee, etc.)

According to Wikipedia, "The word newbie is a variant of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,320
Posted By Mookie
Got my kicks . . .

6500 over 18 days last July -

Sacramento - Chicago - Santa Monica (via Route 66) - Sac

With side trips to Mt Rushmore, Sturgis, Petrified Forest, Four Corners, Grand Canyon, etc. :clap
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2008, 04:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 23,714
Posted By Mookie
Cool - Thanks for the linky-dink. I may ring...

Cool - Thanks for the linky-dink. I may ring them up for the double charger.

It's a shame it's not on their website, though. I'd like to view a picture to see if it's any less bulky than...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 23,714
Posted By Mookie
It would be nice not to have to pack and carry...

It would be nice not to have to pack and carry the chargers while traveling. Batteries would solve that, yet I don't know that buying/carrying/throwing away a bunch of batteries is much better.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 23,714
Posted By Mookie
* She's got the Nolan N42. * You can only...

* She's got the Nolan N42.

* You can only pair up with one other device at a time, but you can switch from device to device by re-pairing. I'm no expert, but it's my understanding that until...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 23,714
Posted By Mookie
On the long trip I described, my friend wore only...

On the long trip I described, my friend wore only a Nolan 3/4 helmet through all 11 states. She could not hear as well as I could in my Nolan modular (which is also a bit noisy) but well enough....
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 23,714
Posted By Mookie
My Blue Ants

I ordered a pair of BlueAnt Interphone headsets in April of last year and have since put about 20k miles on them. The longest trip was a three week tour of the US, including 110 degree stints across...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,492
Posted By Mookie
This describes several fellow riders and many...

This describes several fellow riders and many coworkers.
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,701
Posted By Mookie
+1 & 1 on the Orikaso and Big Agnes. Used both...

+1 & 1 on the Orikaso and Big Agnes. Used both over many trips.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,006
Posted By Mookie
Draggin' Liners review

Hey y'all . . . here's my mini-review of the Draggin Liners from my thread: Am I ATGATT Yet? I have the shirt and the pants, but I'm mostly addressing the pants below.
...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,025
Posted By Mookie
Dos - O - Cinco

The search function is your friend . . .

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252112

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=301294
Forum: Face plant 03-14-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By Mookie
Absolutely! You will, essentially, get traffic...

Absolutely! You will, essentially, get traffic raped . . . repeatedly. 3 seconds means 12 more cars can cut in front of you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,977
Posted By Mookie
Swamp ass!! :lol3 :lol3 :lol3

Swamp ass!! :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,430
Posted By Mookie
:jack Uh, no. I'm sure somebody else will be,...

:jack
Uh, no. I'm sure somebody else will be, though.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,430
Posted By Mookie
It's a cool looking setup. How bulky is it under...

It's a cool looking setup. How bulky is it under a jacket?

Remember, my aim is to ride a Harley wearing ATGATT with out looking too ATGATT. Could I wear this under a t-shirt (long sleeve)and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-29-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,092
Posted By Mookie
Back in the day, a hundred years or so ago (or...

Back in the day, a hundred years or so ago (or ~15) I was a broke Davis student with only 2-wheeled transportation. On days when the weather was too cruddy to ride I would hop on the super stealth...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,325
Posted By Mookie
Sounds like a Bruin Alum if I've ever heard one....

Sounds like a Bruin Alum if I've ever heard one. :clap
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-28-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,325
Posted By Mookie
I got out, too. I was born there, moved away and...

I got out, too. I was born there, moved away and then recently lived there for ~7 years in Manhattan Beach. SoCal overall was not for me.

I would recommend the South Bay area (Manhattan Beach,...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,430
Posted By Mookie
I don't think anyone's ever asked me how I like...

I don't think anyone's ever asked me how I like my underpants before! :huh

Fit
They're about as thick as a pair of thermals. I can wear the kevlar and a pair of insulated liners (from my Oly...
Forum: Face plant 02-28-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 14,403
Posted By Mookie
The small print sez: Sweepstakes period is...

The small print sez: Sweepstakes period is November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2008 or until all 3,000 entries are collected, whichever comes FIRST.

I hope they hold to that. If so, it sounds...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,430
Posted By Mookie
Which leads to a big question . . . Is leather...

Which leads to a big question . . . Is leather safer than Kevlar? More abrasion resistant? More impact resistant?

If I'm wearing Kevlar in all the same places I could wear leather, am I as...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,430
Posted By Mookie
Question This doesn't make sense? Chaps to cover my ass? ...

This doesn't make sense? Chaps to cover my ass? I thought riding jeans had kevlar over the butt and knees?

Regardless, I wear Kevlar liners, not jeans. The only parts of me not protected by...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,430
Posted By Mookie
I tried this outfit a few years back but my...

I tried this outfit a few years back but my tender bits kept sticking to the vinyl. :eek1
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2008, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,430
Posted By Mookie
I always thought that the strap-on guards & tubes...

I always thought that the strap-on guards & tubes were better than the "knee pads in a pocket" in jean cut (leather or denim) pants anyway. They're a lot less likely to move around in a crash,...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2008, 11:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,262
Posted By Mookie
Get one of those cooler vests and wear it under a...

Get one of those cooler vests and wear it under a mesh jacket. I rode across Nevada on Hwy 50 in July - it felt like the AC was blowing right on my back and belly.

Mookie
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2008, 11:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,430
Posted By Mookie
Question Am I ATTGATT yet??

So I'm one of those that has one foot in the light and one foot in shadow . . . I have a Harley and a Bimmer. (You decide which is which).

When I'm cruising on the BMW I have no qualms with...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,724
Posted By Mookie
Laugh Kevlar Jeans Alternative

I just came across this thread, but confess to not trolling through all the posts. Has anyone suggested the Draggin Liners (http://www.dragginjeans.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=DLINERS) yet?

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,677
Posted By Mookie
:poser :rofl :poser :rofl

:poser :rofl :poser :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,977
Posted By Mookie
GD - The first seat with backrest for my 05...

GD - The first seat with backrest for my 05 Softail Heritage was this one: Linky...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,977
Posted By Mookie
I've got a Softail, too, and nowadays I can ride...

I've got a Softail, too, and nowadays I can ride up to 600-700mi/day with minimal stiffness, although I only do that much on big trips like you're talking.

Problems I did have early on were when...
Forum: Regional forums 02-26-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 529,362
Posted By Mookie
We sure did. I encourage everyone to do it, and...

We sure did. I encourage everyone to do it, and the sooner the better. The road is disappearing, but even worse is that the original old-timers are, too. They are the true sites to see!

We had...
Forum: Regional forums 02-25-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,338
Posted By Mookie
Route 66

I did it last July. You can read my and other rider ramblings on it here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=252112
Forum: Regional forums 02-25-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 529,362
Posted By Mookie
I have the AirFlow pants. They were nice on my...

I have the AirFlow pants. They were nice on my 650GS, but then I wore them on my Harley and melted the leg on my exhaust pipe. I'm so used to HD putting a fireproof patch there that I didn't even...
Forum: Regional forums 02-25-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 529,362
Posted By Mookie
Galena Kansas Rox!!

Heyyyy . . . I'm one of a wee posse of 3 women that rode Route 66 last summer (along with a few other stops) and WE LOVED Galena!! :clap The Galena museum was fabulous - where else can you see a...
Forum: Americas 09-02-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,794
Posted By Mookie
Hey Happy Camper - which ones did you stay in?...

Hey Happy Camper - which ones did you stay in? Obviously, I couldn't stop to see them all, and would love to know what some others were like.

Did you happen to stay at the famous Hotel El...
Forum: Americas 09-02-2007, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,794
Posted By Mookie
I've heard good things about AMA tour as well. I...

I've heard good things about AMA tour as well. I cannot confirm, but it def. seems worth checking out.
Forum: Americas 09-02-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,794
Posted By Mookie
Absolutely charming!! Let me state first...

Absolutely charming!!

Let me state first that I travel A LOT for my job, and am kind of a hotel/cootie snob. On Route 66 we stayed at:

W Lakeshore - Close to the Route 66 starting point....
Forum: Americas 09-02-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,794
Posted By Mookie
Itinerary & Accommodations Overview

We used Microsoft Excel to track our itinerary. PM me with your email address for a a copy of the spreadsheet we used to plan where we would stay each night, including address, fee, and confirmation...
Forum: Americas 09-01-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,794
Posted By Mookie
Route 66 prefers West

If you have a choice, follow Route 66 heading west. Historically, that's the way all the travelers were headed so the road grew to have a west-headed bias. There's more/better road signs, there's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,241
Posted By Mookie
Solution here - No Charge

It's simple - prove to her in very real ways that nothing is truly safe.

1. Have a buddy ram your car while your both on the way to the grocery store. :bash
2. Fall down the stairs at work....
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