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Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 08:14 AM
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Posted By PirateJohn
I posted yesterday wondering if anyone had heard...

I posted yesterday wondering if anyone had heard from you. Have a good time! And post those pics when you get a chance! :clap
Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Is that actually your dog? The black patch over...

Is that actually your dog? The black patch over her face is great; almost makes the photo look like it was touched up because it's so perfect.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,689
Posted By PirateJohn
Interesting! I will have to read up on the...

Interesting!

I will have to read up on the Langtry/Del Rio crash. Like I said I got the impression that it had to be across the river from the visitor's center but I could be wrong. The guy who...
Forum: Americas 01-26-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Holy Cow! Stop giving your dog caffeine in the...

Holy Cow! Stop giving your dog caffeine in the mornings! :eek1:lol3
Forum: Racing 01-25-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 113,774
Posted By PirateJohn
What air needs to go into the front end of the...

What air needs to go into the front end of the Ferrari anyway, since presumably the radiators are on the sides? :huh
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
That's really neat. Reminds me tremendously of...

That's really neat. Reminds me tremendously of the Castillo in St. Augustine, FL or perhaps the smaller fort near Crescent Beach, FL.

Very impressive! :clap
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Sjoerd has an excellent point that some of us...

Sjoerd has an excellent point that some of us take for granted. Make sure that your plastic matches your other documents.

I had an experience years ago where I paid for several days in a hotel...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Has anyone heard from Trice? Is there a...

Has anyone heard from Trice?

Is there a trip report?
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,381
Posted By PirateJohn
What the man says. The Outer Banks are great but...

What the man says. The Outer Banks are great but very similar in many ways to the Florida Keys.

If you have the time then a ride through Wilmington, DE, down to Rehoboth Beach, MD, then Ocean...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,381
Posted By PirateJohn
Well, you've got the right bike if you want to...

Well, you've got the right bike if you want to give it a try. :lol3

I think there is a park up around Fernandina that will allow you out on the beach. Then there is Crescent Beach, south of St....
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,381
Posted By PirateJohn
Yes. Slightly different title. There was meant...

Yes. Slightly different title. There was meant to be a series but the Northern Florida one was the only one published. Meningitis (probably West Nile Virus) on a trip back from Mexico kinda put a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,689
Posted By PirateJohn
What part of the Hill Country? I was over in...

What part of the Hill Country? I was over in Utopia for awhile. Lots of wildlife but I was told there were no coyotes. However, on that road between Utopia and Bandera you'd see dead coyotes...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Beautiful! :clap

Beautiful! :clap
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,381
Posted By PirateJohn
Camp only at campgrounds in Key West. The city...

Camp only at campgrounds in Key West. The city is *VERY* unfriendly towards RVs on the street. There are tons of homeless and the Keys regularly get on national news because they crack down on the...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,381
Posted By PirateJohn
Excellent advice. The Turnpike will drop you off...

Excellent advice. The Turnpike will drop you off at the very end at Florida City. run over to the service station on the corner (I want to say it's a Shell) because once you start going through the...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,381
Posted By PirateJohn
If you get into soft beach sand you'll sink most...

If you get into soft beach sand you'll sink most bikes. You really don't want to go out on the beach at Daytona or anywhere else in Florida.

I would suggest that you do at least two things:

*...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
I hate to say it but that sorta reminds me of the...

I hate to say it but that sorta reminds me of the Saudi national that outraged his neighbors (Beverly Hills I think it was) by painting the pubic hair on the Greco Roman statutes outside his mansion...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Sorta depends on where you are going. You can...

Sorta depends on where you are going. You can ride around the border zones without much more than a US driver's license. US Border Patrol might hassle you a bit for not having a passport (and they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,105
Posted By PirateJohn
Yup. I found that I could switch between...

Yup. I found that I could switch between countersteering and "conventional" riding pretty easily, but at the end of a long trip on a bike with relatively narrow handlebars my arms and shoulders...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Your photos are excellent. Almost too tasteful...

Your photos are excellent. Almost too tasteful for the sorts of basic travel reporting that I think of. :lol3

Mexico is just an amazing place with some interesting people. I was reading about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,105
Posted By PirateJohn
We had an accident along those lines with the...

We had an accident along those lines with the vintage motorcycle club of which I eventually became el Presidente. Moral of the story the ride leader on that ride began preaching countersteering. ...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,381
Posted By PirateJohn
It's a Jimmy Buffett fan hideout and one of the...

It's a Jimmy Buffett fan hideout and one of the two original Margaritavilles. It's been remodeled since I was there last. The drinks are good but the food had been going down fast, which is too bad...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,103
Posted By PirateJohn
It works both ways on both sides of the border. ...

It works both ways on both sides of the border. I had a conversation once with a Mexican national and he was contemptious of Mexicans that went into the USA without getting a visa. He said it was...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
You know ... that's hilarious. I was looking at...

You know ... that's hilarious. I was looking at my Social Security statement once and in one year my reported earnings were way more than I actually earned. Just Googled the first three digits of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,689
Posted By PirateJohn
I rode over to some small town southeast of...

I rode over to some small town southeast of Floresville a few years ago because someone claimed to have found the body of a chupacabra. I could never find anyone that was familiar with the episode. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,689
Posted By PirateJohn
There was supposed to be a UFO crash of some sort...

There was supposed to be a UFO crash of some sort that, as far as I can tell, was just across the river from Langtry. A lot of publications call it a crash at Del Rio but it's the same one.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,689
Posted By PirateJohn
Where are you at? I live 70 miles from the...

Where are you at? I live 70 miles from the crossing at Eagle Pass, used to live literally within walking distance of the Rio Grande across the river from Reynosa, and work all around the border here...
Forum: Americas 01-24-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
You would probably be back in Mexico by now. ...

You would probably be back in Mexico by now. Most of that Michigan auto industry collapsed with the recession of 2008.
Forum: Americas 01-24-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Yup. Not too many Great Lakes shipwrecks in...

Yup. Not too many Great Lakes shipwrecks in Texas. Although we did have a little thing called the Atocha found near Key West when I was in Florida.




Which I always thought was something...
Forum: Racing 01-24-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 113,774
Posted By PirateJohn
Expect a cosmetic redesign soon. :lol3

Expect a cosmetic redesign soon. :lol3
Forum: Americas 01-24-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
That does sound like fun. NOT! Probably a good...

That does sound like fun. NOT! Probably a good argument for extra lights on separate circuits for touring motorcycles.
Forum: Americas 01-24-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Be safe! Do you have a thread running anywhere...

Be safe! Do you have a thread running anywhere for a trip report?
Forum: Americas 01-24-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Rednecks in the UP and hugely cold. What else am...

Rednecks in the UP and hugely cold. What else am I missing? :lol3
Forum: Americas 01-24-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Goodman wrote a bunch of Jimmy Buffett's early...

Goodman wrote a bunch of Jimmy Buffett's early songs.

There is a faux-Buffett circuit of musicians that sing "Trop Rock" and one of the better known ones is Mark Mulligan, who lives in San Carlos....
Forum: Americas 01-23-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
I love Mexico. But for my purposes being in the...

I love Mexico. But for my purposes being in the USA and close enough to the border that I can get there in roughly an hour works for me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,689
Posted By PirateJohn
Now that's funny! :lol3

Now that's funny! :lol3
Forum: Americas 01-23-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
You need to be a little more specific Dude. I...

You need to be a little more specific Dude. I have been living in parts around the border that are 75%-85% Latin for 5 years. I have run into a ton of people that have "issues" and that's why they...
Forum: Americas 01-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Border culture on both sides is different from...

Border culture on both sides is different from the cultures in other parts of the country. One thing that I learned the hard way is that a lot of Latin folks in the USA that have left Mexico and tell...
Forum: Americas 01-23-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
You'll do good. You have the right attitude. ...

You'll do good. You have the right attitude. :clap
Forum: Americas 01-23-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24,395
Views: 1,893,261
Posted By PirateJohn
Two Fat Ladies (it was a Brit cooking show that...

Two Fat Ladies (it was a Brit cooking show that ran on PBS in the USA).

Probably not the best example, but what the hell ... :lol3
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