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Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 236,916
Posted By 990S Pilot
Absolutely! UT 95 overlooking Lake Powell. ...

Absolutely! UT 95 overlooking Lake Powell. Been there many times. Funny though, I don't remember the person lying on the ground when I was there :D
Forum: Ride reports 03-13-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,618
Posted By 990S Pilot
I did the 4 corners about 6 years ago, had a...

I did the 4 corners about 6 years ago, had a great time. As part of it, I did a 50CC from Jacksonville, FL to San Diego, CA. My general strategy for the 4 corners was to do the east/west leg on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 236,916
Posted By 990S Pilot
So how go the repairs?

So how go the repairs?
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 144,066
Posted By 990S Pilot
Well, I've said it before but it bears repeating:...

Well, I've said it before but it bears repeating: thanks so much to Nina and Trevor for sharing their journey with us. I've been following this one from the very beginning and the narrative and...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-24-2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,932
Posted By 990S Pilot
Well, I live here (in the hill country) and it...

Well, I live here (in the hill country) and it bugs the shit out of me!

If you're into off road or dual sport riding it'll make you crazy to go past miles and miles of terrain where it would be...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,878
Posted By 990S Pilot
Great deal, just ordered a couple. Thanks for...

Great deal, just ordered a couple. Thanks for the heads up!
Forum: EMEA 02-20-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,179
Posted By 990S Pilot
Racefan, My wife and I are planning a trip...

Racefan,

My wife and I are planning a trip very similar to yours leaving 4/1/10 and returning 10/31/10. We're planning on shipping our bike to Europe and are curious how you're getting your bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-18-2009, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18,830
Views: 7,615,876
Posted By 990S Pilot
As you no doubt guessed, I'm a google maps...

As you no doubt guessed, I'm a google maps victim! I really liked your pictures and thought on the off chance I ever get out that way it'd be an interesting road to ride so looked for it on GM.
...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-17-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18,830
Views: 7,615,876
Posted By 990S Pilot
Great pictures. Isn't it AZ 188 (not us 88?)?

Great pictures. Isn't it AZ 188 (not us 88?)?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-15-2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By 990S Pilot
-1 from me as well. If I'm going to eat out, I...

-1 from me as well. If I'm going to eat out, I want something more innovative than I can make at home. If I want bacon and eggs, I can get 'em here.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-13-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,606
Posted By 990S Pilot
Yep. Call it a character flaw but I absolutely...

Yep. Call it a character flaw but I absolutely could not ride it slow and there were only so many track days I could do. I was one ticket away from walking when we parted company.

I loved that...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,606
Posted By 990S Pilot
Yep, my 916 was sexy ...

Yep, my 916 was sexy

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p170/ghsmith54/scan0022.jpg

The 990? Well, not so much

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p170/ghsmith54/KTM2.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 144,066
Posted By 990S Pilot
The video of Nina "annoying the wildlife" was...

The video of Nina "annoying the wildlife" was hysterical!

Again, thanks for sharing your journey with us.
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 144,066
Posted By 990S Pilot
Oh sure, it's all about you. What about me? ...

Oh sure, it's all about you. What about me? What about my needs? How am I going to get through the rest of the day without a ride report and more fantastic pictures :D :D

More seriously though,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 21,231
Posted By 990S Pilot
Really beautiful pictures of an area that I love....

Really beautiful pictures of an area that I love. I've gotta say you've got some serious stones to ride solo in that area. I know you've got a SPOT but for some of the places you went it'd be a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 144,066
Posted By 990S Pilot
Congratulations on making it to Ushuala! ...

Congratulations on making it to Ushuala! Although I'm excited for you that you've completed your journey, I'm sad that it has to come to an end. Like so many others have expressed, I've really...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,597
Posted By 990S Pilot
Women that work on motorcycles === hot! ...

Women that work on motorcycles === hot!

p.s. Sorry about the finger, looks painful! Hope it heals quickly.
Forum: Racing 01-15-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 342,793
Posted By 990S Pilot
Really bad news, I hope he is able to continue.

Really bad news, I hope he is able to continue.
Forum: EMEA 01-13-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By 990S Pilot
Thanks for all of the tips GlobalRider and PapaD,...

Thanks for all of the tips GlobalRider and PapaD, especially with respect to the green card and transport. As I said previously, I've got loads of flexibility as far as departure and arrival times...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 342,793
Posted By 990S Pilot
I'm pulling for all of them

After such an insanely difficult stage that's probably not even over for many of the racers I'm sending good vibes to all of them.

It's hard not to admire the skill and determination it must...
Forum: Racing 01-13-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 342,793
Posted By 990S Pilot
Another stunning image!

Another stunning image!
Forum: Racing 01-13-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 342,793
Posted By 990S Pilot
You can see some coverage on SBS Australia...

You can see some coverage on SBS Australia (http://www.sbs.com.au/dakar2009/) or see the Eurosport coverage via torrent, links being posted by bedhouin here....
Forum: EMEA 01-12-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By 990S Pilot
Where did you ship from/to? Did you use one of...

Where did you ship from/to? Did you use one of the motorcycle shipment companies or work directly with the airline?
Forum: Orange Crush 01-12-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 17,718
Posted By 990S Pilot
Good idea! Spend $1000 for the aqualine tanks...

Good idea! Spend $1000 for the aqualine tanks for the 950 and watch 'em swell so badly they don't fit anymore with the additional plus of leaking fuel to enjoy. :thumb
Forum: Racing 01-12-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 342,793
Posted By 990S Pilot
Lame interview with Jonah on Eurosport

Although it's great to see Jonah getting coverage on Eurosport, am I the only one that thought the interviewer was really lame? I hate it when they've got their list of questions and don't pay a...
Forum: Racing 01-12-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 342,793
Posted By 990S Pilot
They said in the Eurosport coverage that she had...

They said in the Eurosport coverage that she had to have her nose set - must have broken it. Ouch!
Forum: Racing 01-11-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 342,793
Posted By 990S Pilot
It's not likely I'll ever meet Jonah or anyone on...

It's not likely I'll ever meet Jonah or anyone on the Rally Pan Am team and yet I've been inspired by his riding, by their enthusiasm and their outstanding result in what is an unbelievably tough...
Forum: Racing 01-11-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 342,793
Posted By 990S Pilot
Really bad news for all of Jonah's legions of...

Really bad news for all of Jonah's legions of supporters. I'm sure he's crestfallen but I'm equally sure he'll be back to race another day. You can't keep a good man down!

Go Jonah!
Forum: EMEA 01-10-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By 990S Pilot
Thanks for the link, I'd seen a few other...

Thanks for the link, I'd seen a few other positive references about Knopftours so they're on my list of places to contact.
Forum: Racing 01-10-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 342,793
Posted By 990S Pilot
You're a window washer? :D :D :D :D

You're a window washer?



:D :D :D :D
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,907
Posted By 990S Pilot
There is no number on the key itself. When new,...

There is no number on the key itself. When new, the keys come on a plastic loop with 2 keys and a tab attached. The key number is on the tab and is 4 digits.
Forum: Racing 01-10-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 592
Views: 51,817
Posted By 990S Pilot
I'm in! Proud to support Rally Pan Am and Jonah!

I'm in! Proud to support Rally Pan Am and Jonah!
Forum: EMEA 01-10-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By 990S Pilot
I'm planning a similar trip but will be staying...

I'm planning a similar trip but will be staying longer (4-6 months). The cost to ship a bike using one of the shippers (e.g., motorcycleexpress) appears to be about $1700 each way. You could...
Forum: Racing 01-10-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By 990S Pilot
I'd love to see them!

I'd love to see them!
Forum: Racing 01-10-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 27,014
Posted By 990S Pilot
Seeding it now.

Seeding it now.
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,810
Posted By 990S Pilot
Great report and a real adventure! I loved the...

Great report and a real adventure! I loved the pictures of the two women inside the mountain hut.

Keep them coming!
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,664
Posted By 990S Pilot
What's the matter with you? Don't you know you...

What's the matter with you? Don't you know you "can't" take big heavy bikes like the ninefitty over terrain like that (and I think this picture is from the "warm-up" part!)?

Seriously though,...
Forum: Racing 01-09-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 342,793
Posted By 990S Pilot
Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: Racing 01-09-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 342,793
Posted By 990S Pilot
Thanks for the explanation. It seemed too far...

Thanks for the explanation. It seemed too far fetched to me that it wasn't intentional, I thought it more likely that they knew exactly what they were doing and skipped several known waypoints in...
Forum: Ride reports 01-09-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 144,066
Posted By 990S Pilot
Beautiful pictures Nina (and Trevor). Glad you...

Beautiful pictures Nina (and Trevor). Glad you were able to make it on the tour and hope you're feeling better so I can continue to enjoy your report.
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