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Forum: Trials 07-30-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By manfromthestix
MAV-TV is channel 248 on my Dish Network line-up...

MAV-TV is channel 248 on my Dish Network line-up but I do not currently get that one, of course. I can add it to my current package for only $4 per month, though. I already pay $107 per month for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,018
Posted By manfromthestix
We found a route that took us through a mountain...

We found a route that took us through a mountain pass with roads that were barely 1 car wide. YES!!!! Nasty, slow and technical are all terms that describe the riding...It was perfect! Off camber...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,018
Posted By manfromthestix
I live about 150 miles due west of you and it's a...

I live about 150 miles due west of you and it's a completely different world out here. We're more like the throwback 1950's towns in Georgia than the big city. I feel for you guys that have to travel...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-27-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,587
Posted By manfromthestix
That's one of my dreams, to ride the Alps and...

That's one of my dreams, to ride the Alps and experience stuff like that. I watched parts of the "Tour de Suisse" bicycle race a few weeks ago drooling over the roads those guys were riding. And the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4,912
Views: 265,795
Posted By manfromthestix
I guess I'm extremely lucky to live in an area...

I guess I'm extremely lucky to live in an area with fabulous cycling roads and very little traffic. I work from home most days and try to take a nice ride over my lunch break when time and weather...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-22-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,587
Posted By manfromthestix
They must have put some new signs up recently. ...

They must have put some new signs up recently. We were up there a few weeks ago and someone had stolen the two signs near Irish Gap. I smile every time I see them...

Doug
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-18-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,587
Posted By manfromthestix
I'm glad you've had such a nice time touring my...

I'm glad you've had such a nice time touring my back yard! It's a beautiful place. Now that you know your way around you'll have to come back in Spring when literally everything is blooming, and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,587
Posted By manfromthestix
My wife and I rode the BRP from Lexington (well,...

My wife and I rode the BRP from Lexington (well, actually Buena Vista, VA at MM45) to Boone, NC in mid-August a couple years ago, toured around that area, then rode the BRP back. The trip down was...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-17-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,587
Posted By manfromthestix
I live just a few miles west of the BRP (nearest...

I live just a few miles west of the BRP (nearest access is Hwy 60 at MM45) and ride it a LOT, and almost never at the posted speeds. My office is in Roanoke and I'll sometimes get on the BRP there...
Forum: Face plant 07-17-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 It was kind of hard to read, maybe...

:lol3

It was kind of hard to read, maybe he was still adrenaline-addled when he typed it.

Glad you're OK after such a close call. Surviving a crash is one thing, but I worry about other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,552
Posted By manfromthestix
This is great advice! I've bought five bikes...

This is great advice! I've bought five bikes like this and had mostly good experiences. I bought my 1150GS from a guy in Arizona who had listed it on Cycle Trader, a service I've found to be less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,268
Posted By manfromthestix
I think it's quite a good question, actually. My...

I think it's quite a good question, actually. My wife is a very small lady and the only bikes we could find to fit her are small-displacement bikes. Not only can't she reach the ground on bigger...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,268
Posted By manfromthestix
A new law came into effect July 1 in Virginia...

A new law came into effect July 1 in Virginia establishing the speed limit on ALL dirt roads at 35 MPH and the LEO's say they will be enforcing the new limit. Even on my little WR250R I can bust...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By manfromthestix
I wouldn't recommend it if you're running...

I wouldn't recommend it if you're running knobbies... :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By manfromthestix
My home range!

Excellent report! Way to make it fun even if the weather didn't cooperate. Like they say, if you don't like the weather just wait five minutes. My wife gives me crap for taking so much gear on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,092
Posted By manfromthestix
Hillbilly wisdom/gospel! :lol3 I've ridden...

Hillbilly wisdom/gospel! :lol3

I've ridden since I was about 5 years old and am now 56. I can't begin to count the number of times I've biffed on dirt bikes (motocross, flat track, trials,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By manfromthestix
I envy your freedom! I live in the middle of the...

I envy your freedom! I live in the middle of the gorgeous country you're riding through and can't find the time between work and other responsibilities to get out and ride it very often so I have to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 6,936,300
Posted By manfromthestix
My wife still wears bell bottoms and looks very...

My wife still wears bell bottoms and looks very fetching in them :evil. We might be getting older, but we ain't dead yet by Gawd.

Doug
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 6,936,300
Posted By manfromthestix
That's a sad story, sad ending for a fantastic...

That's a sad story, sad ending for a fantastic bike. When I was much younger I had completely restored a 1966 Chevelle Super Sport with 396 V8, four speed, two door, etc. with all new interior and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 6,936,300
Posted By manfromthestix
You get an A+ for trying!! I have done the same...

You get an A+ for trying!! I have done the same thing... My wife wanted to learn to ride so we got her a beautiful little Suzuki TU250X (she's a small lady) and it got ridden 360 miles in 3 years,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By manfromthestix
This is what my 1997 R1100RT pivot bearings...

This is what my 1997 R1100RT pivot bearings looked like when I decided I couldn't adjust the slack out of them any longer:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7,674
Views: 6,936,300
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 Truth! I saw a comedienne on TV...

:lol3 Truth!

I saw a comedienne on TV once that said she guessed she was getting a little desperate trying to find Mr. Right. She would meet a guy and think, "Let's see - two arms, two legs,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,615
Posted By manfromthestix
I rode over the Beartooths on my way to Red Lodge...

I rode over the Beartooths on my way to Red Lodge one fine July 4th day and enjoyed waving at the skiers as they rode the Poma Lift up the big snowfield on the north side of the mountain. I suspect...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 36,097
Posted By manfromthestix
We live on the western side of the Blue Ridge and...

We live on the western side of the Blue Ridge and upper Shenandoah Valley, right below North Mountain which is part of the Alleghany Mountains. Some of those old barns and houses seem familiar since...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,303
Posted By manfromthestix
I've got the same bike with 55,000 miles on it...

I've got the same bike with 55,000 miles on it and it has been flawless, never once let me down. I'd have more miles on it except that I've had lots of other bikes in the garage to ride as well. I am...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By manfromthestix
USGS Map Store

Free USGS topo maps? I found this site but haven't had time to fool with it yet.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,954
Posted By manfromthestix
Awesome idea for a Senior trip! How wonderful...

Awesome idea for a Senior trip! How wonderful that you two will be doing this together. I think you get it - your kids grow up so fast and then they are gone on their own lives, so live it while...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-19-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,615
Posted By manfromthestix
No shite! Tracked vehicles can slide sideways...

No shite! Tracked vehicles can slide sideways like they're sitting on a bunch of ice skate blades. They look like they're being careful to keep the track hoe tilted in toward the mountain rather than...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-17-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,615
Posted By manfromthestix
A friend of mine is visiting Glacier right now...

A friend of mine is visiting Glacier right now and they just opened the road. All the traffic reminded me of riding through Rocky Mountain National Park(ing Lot) one day in the early season a few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,958
Posted By manfromthestix
:super Gospel. Words to live by.

:super Gospel. Words to live by.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,958
Posted By manfromthestix
If you find everyone distasteful.... maybe it's...

If you find everyone distasteful.... maybe it's not them?:deal

+1 on this. I've been riding for over 50 years and sure there is brand loyalty, different riding styles, etc. but my experience...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,087
Posted By manfromthestix
Yup, been there and done that a few times on my...

Yup, been there and done that a few times on my Big Pig. It's not so bad unless you're alone, then it gets to be a bit spooky. I took the "long way" to work one morning and found myself picking the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,881
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 That's why I had to move from Wyoming...

:lol3

That's why I had to move from Wyoming to Virginia.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,881
Posted By manfromthestix
Even so, it doesn't do much good because the tar...

Even so, it doesn't do much good because the tar isn't laid on evenly so the chips don't form a consistent coat across the road, but end up as furrows. It's spooky, like riding in ruts. Some of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,881
Posted By manfromthestix
What a fantastic road and gorgeous area: ...

What a fantastic road and gorgeous area:

http://manfromthestix.smugmug.com/photos/i-T8XNXwZ/0/L/i-T8XNXwZ-L.jpg

Sorry the asphalt wasn't good for you when you were there. Whenever I used to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,881
Posted By manfromthestix
I lived in Wyoming for many years and came to...

I lived in Wyoming for many years and came to loathe the tar snakes in all the gorgeous canyon roads. Normally WYO keeps the asphalt in top-notch condition but there are times when the snakes are...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,636
Posted By manfromthestix
+1 I have a backpacking first aid kit that is...

+1 I have a backpacking first aid kit that is very small and light but includes a splint kit made of high-density foam so it can be cut and fit to whatever is broken. I haven't ever had to use it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,365
Posted By manfromthestix
I don't get it, she met a rider, fell in love...

I don't get it, she met a rider, fell in love with a rider and now the rider is going to quit riding? I really can't see how this could end well...

Maybe he has a broader definition of himself...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,365
Posted By manfromthestix
Reminds me of a couple of Bob Dylan's songs,...

Reminds me of a couple of Bob Dylan's songs, starting out like "Simple Twist of Fate" and ending like "Tangled Up In Blue"!

I followed my heart and gave up a life I'd led for many years. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By manfromthestix
I lived in Wyoming for many years (where it...

I lived in Wyoming for many years (where it really does get quite cold) and had to put my bikes in storage for five to six months per year. I'd do a full service (oil, filter, check tranny and FD...
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