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Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,005
Posted By sloweddy
here let me google that for you : )_

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=did+you+stay+at+a+holiday+inn+express+last+night%3F

From the Holiday Day Inn Express Wikipedia Entry>>>

"Marketing:
Starting in 1998, Holiday Inn Express started an ad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 15,128
Posted By sloweddy
I think soldiers wear camo because they have to

Rednecks and Ted Nugent on the other hand....http://tackyweddings.com/2009/01/19/camouflage-weddings/

When I first started riding in the 1970's there was some conspicuity gear (that is what they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,880
Posted By sloweddy
Excellent Post Scootrboi!

I know what you mean. I still remember the day (back in the late 70's) when I first read about countersteering in one of the cycle magazines.

I was a fairly new to motorcycling - but I had been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,880
Posted By sloweddy
Cycle World Countersteering Article w/ Graphic 25Oct2013

http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/10/25/know-how-to-countersteer-correctly/

* I posted the graphic here & then removed it because I wasn't 100% about ADV rider policy on pasting in magazine content ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-16-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,220
Posted By sloweddy
* http://legiscan.com/OR/bill/HB2974/2013 ...

*

http://legiscan.com/OR/bill/HB2974/2013

From the Link above:

Status:
July 8 2013 - In committee upon adjournment.

Summary:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 11,882
Posted By sloweddy
CNN - Caught at 100 mph -- now what?

http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/03/04/aa.speeding.ticket/

From the CNN Article:

"Varying ticket penalties

Penalties vary across states and jurisdictions. In California, for example,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By sloweddy
Day III

Day 3: French Glen > Fields Station > Denio Junction Nevada > Bog Hot Springs Nevada > White Horse Ranch Hot Springs Oregon

Woke up and made some coffee. Then I walked around a bit. Found an old...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By sloweddy
thanks!

Thanks Mr Fixit. I am almost to the part with the "the dazzling stars piercing the night sky" - that is a great description.
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By sloweddy
Day 2: Steens Mountain - continued...

Day 2: Burns > Diamond > French Glen > Kiger Gorge Overlook > Steens Mountain East Rim > French Glen Mile Marker 60 Camp

After checking out the Cycle Oregon Diamond camp I headed out to my primary...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By sloweddy
Picture Glitches Overcome - Finally Got Some Loaded

Not sure why some of the picture URLs just don't work when I try to post an image. Tried several things - and found that right clicking a Flickr photo to get the image URL works better than using the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,151
Posted By sloweddy
Steens Mountain / Cycle Oregon Tour 2013

1150 miles, ~ 25 gallons of gas, 500lbs of CO2 & 1.5 qts of oil

Much of it without pavement, most of it without traffic, and most of it through "sagebrush country".

The Flickr Fotos for this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,804
Posted By sloweddy
What a jerk! He agrees to meet up with some...

What a jerk!

He agrees to meet up with some of the people he unfairly stereotyped.
Then he proceeds to get to know them, listen to their concerns and goes riding with them. He quotes them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,650
Posted By sloweddy
Adventure Sports & Extreme Sports Don't Have To Be Competitive

This has probably been posted on ADVrider before but a famous quote often (wrongly) attributed to Ernest Hemmingway goes:

"There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,650
Posted By sloweddy
What Is a Sportbike?

I know many people want to insist that the term "Sport" only apply to competitive activities even though the dictionary definitions and common usage are clearly at odds with that narrow of a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2013, 02:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,376
Posted By sloweddy
Do Not Lie Down On the Ground!

You want to minimize the amount of contact you have with the ground.

From the article below:

"Never lie down on the ground. After lightning strikes the ground, there is an electric potential...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,849
Posted By sloweddy
how to pronounce Schadenfreude - Version 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUE4_BocVQU
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2013, 02:38 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,880
Posted By sloweddy
It has been said before (at least 205 times) but...

Anyone who thinks they can turn a motorcycle without countersteering should try (or at least read about) the "No BS" bike that Keith Code fixed up to educate folks who say "I turn by leaning".

The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 224,991
Posted By sloweddy
Article Is About BMW Cars - BMW Motorcyclists Are Much Nicer I'm Sure

From Slate:

"Why BMW Drivers Are Jerks to Cyclists
I have four theories."
By David Plotz|

...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By sloweddy
Rogue River - Hellgate Canyon Bridge

Hellgate Canyon the gateway to whitewater heaven.

My 1st time over Bear Camp Rd on a motorbike.

I had only been over Bear Camp Summit once before. In 1994 I bicycled it with "2000 of my best...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By sloweddy
Achesley - Sorry you hit the deer and missed the LC ride!

Heal up quick.

I was riding thru the Redwoods coming home & came to a sign that said "Elk Crossing Next 2 Miles". About 1/2 way thru the section I saw cars parked on both sides of 101. There were...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By sloweddy
Palm Motel Cafe - Orick, CA

picture by steve02066 @ panoramio:

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/1920x1280/51326682.jpg

What a great place - the room was just ok but the murals, cool planters full of flowers, beautiful...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By sloweddy
Aerial View of Orick CA

From the Bigfoot Evidence website:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mKhh8mgG_vU/UBcaZQ_GtNI/AAAAAAAA4S4/35p7DikaciY/s1600/Orick-aerial-2.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By sloweddy
Ferndale Cemetery (No Motorcycles Allowed : )

If you like weird old cemeteries this is a good one. I wish I would have had time to walk around the place a bit more. Next trip!

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5470/9262272062_7b6baae0a4_b.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By sloweddy
Mattole Beach Campground Looking North The...

Mattole Beach Campground Looking North
The campground is at the end of Lighthouse Road.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7429/9259494165_f8a6eaf307_b.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By sloweddy
Lost Coast Mattole Rd

The Road to Petrolia...

From Wikipedia's Petrolia entry:

"A travel magazine has called this area "too lovely to be believed, perhaps too beautiful to last."[6][7]
It has been recognized as...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By sloweddy
Palm Motel Orick CA

picture by steve02066 @ panoramio:

http://http://static.panoramio.com/photos/1920x1280/51326682.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By sloweddy
Aerial View of Orick CA

From the Bigfoot Evidence website:

http://http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mKhh8mgG_vU/UBcaZQ_GtNI/AAAAAAAA4S4/35p7DikaciY/s1600/Orick-aerial-2.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By sloweddy
Mattole Rd Viewpoint

It is amazing to see this much coastline that hasn't been developed.

Wikipedia says the "steepness and related geo-technical challenges of the coastal mountains made this stretch of coastline...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By sloweddy
Spot Tracks for Lost Coast Ride

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7387/9259432537_eeed90a25a_b.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By sloweddy
My First Look at the Lost Coast

5 July 2013: ~370 miles - Corvallis OR > Winston OR > Coquille OR > Bandon OR > Orick CA (overnight at the Palm Motel & Cafe - which was cute & quirky)

6 July 2013: ~320 miles - Orick CA >...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,150
Posted By sloweddy
Your Local Motorcycle Shop?

You might pay more than you would at Walmart or shopping on-line, but supporting local business can be worthwhile.

Sometimes people get so focused on paying the very least they can for a product...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,005
Posted By sloweddy
Ducati Scrambler - Coming Soon ???

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1307_ducati_scrambler_coming_soon/

From the Motocyclist article:

"Ducati has lately done an impressive job penetrating new market segments with...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-30-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 110,216
Posted By sloweddy
BLM Campsites

Nevada:
http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/prog/recreation/camping.html

Oregon/Washington

http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/csnm/csnm-camping.php

Eugene BLM District (contains links to...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-30-2013, 05:40 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 110,216
Posted By sloweddy
Free Camoing BLM Land

.http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/05/dispersed-camping-on-public-lands.html
.note: text below copied from link above:
"
Generally speaking, dispersed camping is permitted anywhere on BLM or...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-30-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 110,216
Posted By sloweddy
Here is a link to Free Campsites Dot Net ...

Here is a link to Free Campsites Dot Net

http://freecampsites.net/usa/

"Click a point on the map or enter a location in the input box. The application will search our database and show you a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,372
Posted By sloweddy
Have You Tried Googling "Motorcycle Wind Gusts"?

There have been several threads on this topic with quite a bit of good information.

My KLR650 gets blown around more in strong crosswinds than any bike I've owned.

One tip that I found helpful...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-03-2013, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By sloweddy
Oregon Airport Tour - Airport List

Oh yeah - here are the airports on this years tour:

2013 Oregon Airport GPS coordinates
These coordinates are approximate and may be to the Airport/Runways and not necessarily to the road into...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-03-2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By sloweddy
Oregon Airport Motorcycle Tour - No Whiners MC Club

2013 Oregon Airport Motorcycle Tour - No Whiners MC Club

http://oregonairporttour.org/index.html

http://oregonairporttour.org/uploads/3/1/9/9/3199634/oat2013.pdf

I saw this notice on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,759
Posted By sloweddy
Disassemble Bike, Carry Pieces Up the Hill

Did a quick search and didn't find it - but I remember seeing an amazing story w/ pics here that showed a guy taking his bike apart, hauling the pieces up the hill and then putting it all back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,880
Posted By sloweddy
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After reading some English usage guides I can see why effect might be used in this case...

Usually...
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