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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 883
Posted By Little Bike
I'm glad you found a bike that you think will...

I'm glad you found a bike that you think will work for her first. I remember what I wanted before I took the brc and then the reality of what I bought and rode for about a year.

I loved my little...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Little Bike
Thanks! That's great you got back on so...

Thanks! That's great you got back on so quick!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Little Bike
:wave Hi Blixa! :wave It's been soooo...

:wave

Hi Blixa! :wave

It's been soooo nice.
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Little Bike
Random pics along Angeles Crest Highway ...

Random pics along Angeles Crest Highway

http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Wrightwood-to-the-coast-714/i-mz7rjMT/0/L/image-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Little Bike
The Broken Leg Rides Again!

*all pics will be in the next post because too many times I have been writing and placing pictures and then lose everything and then I black out and wake up in the middle of a bunch of empty beer...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Little Bike
Go to the klim website or try revzilla for...

Go to the klim website or try revzilla for measuring charts to figure out size. I have the klim dakars and the mojaves (the previous year's). Really like them. Mine you could also use as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,448
Posted By Little Bike
The only nasty crash I've had was on dirt. ...

The only nasty crash I've had was on dirt. Misjudgement of sand depth. Apparently I used the crash technique of landing on my head after doing a superman imitation. I wish I knew why I used that...
Forum: Americas 07-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By Little Bike
Definitely ride the 1 from Monterey to Morro Bay....

Definitely ride the 1 from Monterey to Morro Bay. Spectacular. Don't expect to go fast, but you're going to be looking around so much it isn't going to matter any ways:D

The 5 is hot in the...
Forum: Face plant 07-21-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,228
Posted By Little Bike
After cracking off one side of the top of my...

After cracking off one side of the top of my tibia I got back in the saddle yesterday (broke the leg on 3/1). I was sooooo careful :lol3. Only pain was backing up the bike in a parking lot and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 13,522
Posted By Little Bike
I've been pulled over about 4 times over many...

I've been pulled over about 4 times over many years. I'm always respectful and don't argue (I got pulled over for a reason, duh), but I've only "gotten out of" a ticket once. Except for one, the...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,629
Posted By Little Bike
Inexpensive, pull over rain suit, not goretex. ...

Inexpensive, pull over rain suit, not goretex. Try motoport.com for some over mitts (ugly, but work). If your boots are leather, you can't beat sno-seal. Warm the boots with a hair dryer and then...
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Little Bike
I'd ditch the hammock for the reasons stated...

I'd ditch the hammock for the reasons stated above. Keep gear as small and light as possible, but don't scrimp on some comfort items.

Tent, small one or two person, vestibule large enough for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,377
Posted By Little Bike
Towards the end of a long distance solo trips I...

Towards the end of a long distance solo trips I start waving like that:lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-11-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 119,023
Posted By Little Bike
That was a great trip, I'm so jealous! I was...

That was a great trip, I'm so jealous!

I was on 1 a couple of years ago when that covered part of the route was being built. Fascinating and crazy how that road is kept from entirely falling into...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-10-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By Little Bike
If you email the spotwalla people they are...

If you email the spotwalla people they are extremely helpful (if you use the site again)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,142
Posted By Little Bike
I teach middle school too. It's great because...

I teach middle school too. It's great because it's often the girls who think it's cool their science teacher rides. And then they're all surprised when they see the drz or the strom instead of a...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-07-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,626
Posted By Little Bike
I like my drz400. It's my first "adventure...

I like my drz400. It's my first "adventure bike", reliable, they've been around forever and a good price. A lot of people farkle them to death (could have bought a more expensive bike at that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 119,023
Posted By Little Bike
Nice trip! *On trips I eat like you do Joel...

Nice trip!

*On trips I eat like you do Joel and then I'm always jealous of what everybody else is having for dinner:lol3
Forum: Americas 07-05-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,255
Posted By Little Bike
I was just about to ask why you wanted to carry...

I was just about to ask why you wanted to carry while on your trip (I'm honestly curious, not trying to start an argument) when I read this post. We all have backgrounds that affect our personal...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By Little Bike
Northern Idaho is beautiful. The Black Hills are...

Northern Idaho is beautiful. The Black Hills are a lot of fun and good riding.
Forum: Americas 07-05-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Little Bike
Just go, you'll be pulling over so many times to...

Just go, you'll be pulling over so many times to check out state parks, views, wildlife, towns, interesting looking side roads, you won't notice traffic and the congested areas aren't very long...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-05-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,536
Posted By Little Bike
Yes, learn how to do as much trail repair as...

Yes, learn how to do as much trail repair as possible. Make sure you leave travel plans with someone who is willing to come and get you if needed and has the vehicle to do so. Have a SPOT so they...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-03-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,634
Posted By Little Bike
If this is her first bike a Honda Rebel would be...

If this is her first bike a Honda Rebel would be perfect. Very low, unindimidating, lots of used on the market, reliable. It was my first bike, took it on a 3000+ mile trip 2 summers ago then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,091
Posted By Little Bike
Yes, I too get tired of hearing that. Usually...

Yes, I too get tired of hearing that. Usually from nonriders.

Geez, are you setting me up for failure or what!?:huh

It's also annoying when nonriders tell you about all of the people they've...
Forum: Regional forums 06-30-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By Little Bike
Austin has gas. Cool old town.

Austin has gas. Cool old town.
Forum: Face plant 06-29-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,090
Posted By Little Bike
That sucks, but glad you're ok. When bikes are...

That sucks, but glad you're ok. When bikes are horizontal it's not uncommon for gas to leak, just wash it off the tank with soap and water. I would take your bike to a good mechanic and have it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 47,577
Posted By Little Bike
Jo is putting together a ww trip, but it's still...

Jo is putting together a ww trip, but it's still early for the desert for me. Soon as it cools down and I have 2 legs to ride with:lol3. Keep you posted:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 47,577
Posted By Little Bike
Hi Chris - I just knew that had to be you before...

Hi Chris - I just knew that had to be you before I even looked at the avatar:D
When you met up with us at Wiley's Wells?

I have a v-strom 650, wouldn't think about taking it the places Chris has...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By Little Bike
There are also a number of electric kits out...

There are also a number of electric kits out there. The electric bikes can have a pretty good range depending on the components.
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 29,979
Posted By Little Bike
Great trip! :clap My first trip (on a Honda...

Great trip! :clap

My first trip (on a Honda Rebel) I ended up visiting a post office twice in 4 weeks. Did much better the next summer.:lol3

Stay safe :D
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 20,357
Posted By Little Bike
Sounds like you're having a fantastic trip! I...

Sounds like you're having a fantastic trip! I just now found your write up, it was fun seeing the pics from my neck of the woods (Idyllwild, Borrego, basically southeast California)

This will...
Forum: Face plant 06-20-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,631
Posted By Little Bike
You people that are 42 or 43 are making me feel...

You people that are 42 or 43 are making me feel even older at 48:eek1

I know you're probably bored out of your mind by now, but take it easy, you don't want to slow your recovery by over doing it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,643
Posted By Little Bike
I'm shocked when I finish a ride and I haven't...

I'm shocked when I finish a ride and I haven't dumped!:lol3

My bike is a piggy drz , it's very nice to be riding with people for reasons other than safety.....:evil

There's no shame in retreat...
Forum: Face plant 06-19-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,253
Posted By Little Bike
You were so lucky you didn't go all the way...

You were so lucky you didn't go all the way through the tendon and yipes!, that's a nasty sounding bike accident. I can HARDLY wait until I can ride again. I'm only about 3 weeks into weight...
Forum: Face plant 06-08-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 45,157
Posted By Little Bike
I was loading up my bicycle when I saw another...

I was loading up my bicycle when I saw another bicyclist and his wife hit by a drunk driver. Story gets worse from there, with the conclusion being his wife watching him die.

There are a lot of...
Forum: Face plant 06-08-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,876
Posted By Little Bike
Tibial plateau fracture?

Tibial plateau fracture?
Forum: Face plant 06-05-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,253
Posted By Little Bike
Those don't show in the photos…..:lol3 I was...

Those don't show in the photos…..:lol3

I was drinking pinot grigio and malbec once I was off the percocet:lol3
Forum: Face plant 06-02-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,253
Posted By Little Bike
Got the magic phone call today! I had an appt on...

Got the magic phone call today! I had an appt on Friday and was supposed to get the okay, but my OS was in surgery…..:huh the PA didn't know. I know what you mean about the forgetting how to walk...
Forum: Face plant 06-02-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,253
Posted By Little Bike
Yeah, it will be nice to have some time to learn...

Yeah, it will be nice to have some time to learn walking again:D The metal stays in unless it starts to cause a problem, but I think you're supposed to wait at least a year? I'm not entirely sure.
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,820
Posted By Little Bike
Finally got the X-ray pics

Tibial plateau fracture on 3/1/14

http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/TPF-Off-Time/i-ZHSLVsj/0/L/20140530_145636-L.jpg...
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