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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 422,714
Posted By gstwowheel
At longer stops look over the whole scene

Great Posts.
I am making it a habit to scan the overall picture, side streets, parking lots, etc durng unavoidable waits, like in stalled traffic or at stop signs. It is too easy to focus on just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 73,674
Posted By gstwowheel
camping from a bike

Have spent a good part of my life backpacking, car camping, and now motorcycle camping. Some Thoughts:
1. Pack stuff securely and check it at stops. Melted a camera lens on the exaust of my 650GS....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2008, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,072
Posted By gstwowheel
Lime yellow aerostitch helps some

Well, some cagers make an idiot look smart. As have we all, I have seen drivers on cell phones or inattentive drivers, or just plain people in a hurry do the damnest dumbest moves imaginable. Eg. In...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2008, 09:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,270
Posted By gstwowheel
Laugh Yes, the wuss rider replies

HI
I am 65 now, going on 66 in October. Just had cataract surgery in the left eye in January, the right eye in June. Been riding steady the last 5 years.
Don't really push the envelope either on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,278
Posted By gstwowheel
Riding Alone

Down to Gehenna or up to the throne he travels the fastest who travels alone.

Some riding alone is fine I believe. I made a 4K mile trip to Tucson and Death Valley last winter from Colorado...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2007, 11:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,524
Posted By gstwowheel
Cagers on the hunt?

I don't think most cagers are out to get you. Most are pretty good drivers. There are a number, however, who are clueless, careless, inattentive, or distracted. I wear a yellow aerostitch suit on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2007, 11:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,705
Posted By gstwowheel
Bluhduh State Training Courses past and present

I started riding a Honda 160 in a southwestern state in the late 60's. After
practicing in a dirt lot for a couple of days I rode over to the Motor Vehicle
Dept. to take the test. But the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,155
Posted By gstwowheel
Camping Gear Security when biking

Have been cage camping, backpacking, then bike camping for 40 years. So
far only a few problems and no thefts. Have heard of a few problems. Some
thoughts:

1. As others have noted keep really...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-01-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 926
Posted By gstwowheel
Albuquerque

Hi
I lived in Abq from 1964 to 75 and have relatives who live there now. Its a good place to visit, but for me too big to live in. However thats a personal call and very dependent on what one...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-01-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,623
Posted By gstwowheel
Finally a ride yesterday

Yes Yes, finally a ride from woodland park to REI in Colorado Springs yesterday. Heated vest, heated grips, gloves, boots, aerostitch suit. Comfortable ride although too many cages as usual and ice...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2006, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By gstwowheel
Think it was the 21st

Hi Darkrider
Yes, believe it was the 21st. But heavy record rain on one day and then
wet snow on the next. Yes the Colo weather is rough. Right now we
are really snowy and cold.

:cry
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2006, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By gstwowheel
Pissed Wandering around Colorado in September

I like to crank up the bike and wander around the state, camping where the spirit moves me. This report is a little late for a mid September ride, but better fate than never. As a retired slug I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2006, 08:20 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 112,150
Posted By gstwowheel
snakes in desert campiing

Snakes in the desert are a concern. But they are fairly uncommon. They like warm, but not too hot weather. They are out at night in the summer because daytime temps are high then. Use a flashlight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2006, 10:35 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 112,150
Posted By gstwowheel
Eh? Camping by roadside

I have spent most of a lifetime camping out in Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. Upscale campsites include Natinal Park Service and National Forest campsites, they cost $$. Then, for stealth...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 868
Posted By gstwowheel
Question 650 or 1200 GS?

HI I am new to the forum. Have a 2003 F650GS with 30K miles. Great ride:D.
Am thinking of trading for a 1200GS, the 07 model. I hear lots of pros and
cons on the 1200 and for that matter the 650....
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