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Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4,431
Views: 1,913,500
Posted By Visian
Buddy, that is truly painful news, a real loss. I...

Buddy, that is truly painful news, a real loss. I am really sorry this happened to you.

Ian
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,425
Posted By Visian
The GS Giant (http://www.gsgiant.com) was free...

The GS Giant (http://www.gsgiant.com) was free and open to riders on all brands, and all skill levels.

We had about 150 riders participate. :nod
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,658
Posted By Visian
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,658
Posted By Visian
Ride with the GS Giants...

Ride with the GS Giants (http://www.gsgiants.com)... you'll get a different perspective. :evil


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Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Visian
Hi-Point Trailer rebuild advice please

Not sure exactly where to post this question, but if you know what a Hi-Point trailer is, you're probably here on this forum. :lol3

Ours is about an early 90s model, we've hauled it all over...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-07-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Visian
It was so nice to meet you and Eric, Jessie. You...

It was so nice to meet you and Eric, Jessie. You guys rode the whole Gypsy Tour... that was a serious undertaking.

I am on the road at the moment and can't post pics, but the event was fun and a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Visian
... click here to download the Event Sheet....

... click here to download the Event Sheet. (http://www.visian.nu/AdventureRAid2014/AdventureRAid_EventSchedule.pdf)

Here's a peek at the two on-site off-road riding areas we'll have...
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Visian
If you want to ride in the Adventure RAid

... click here to download the Event Sheet. (http://www.visian.nu/AdventureRAid2014/AdventureRAid_EventSchedule.pdf)

This sheet contains:


Event Schedule
GPS Routes for the GS Gypsy Tours
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Visian
Cheaha State Park would be a good choice. I...

Cheaha State Park would be a good choice.

I also have a few cowboy camping waypoints along Skyline Drive, if you're interested... :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Visian
The rides are a combo of forest service roads and...

The rides are a combo of forest service roads and some sweet paved twisties.

A great ride will be had by all. :nod
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Visian
Hey Cory - glad to hear you're coming. ...

Hey Cory - glad to hear you're coming.

Byrd's Adventure Center...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-12-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Visian
Glad to hear you're coming. If you do camp, some...

Glad to hear you're coming. If you do camp, some Alabeemer friends recently went on a scouting trip to BamaJam Farms (http://www.bamajamfarms.info/).

They said the camping was good and the riding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Visian
Two-track Time/Speed/Distance Enduro

One of the things we'll be doing in the event is riding a large loop of 2-track trail that Barber Motorsports uses to show off the Porsche Cayenne.

There are also ample opportunities to detour off...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-18-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4,108
Views: 210,561
Posted By Visian
http://visian.smugmug.com/Family/GeneralFamily/i-3...

http://visian.smugmug.com/Family/GeneralFamily/i-39PZrWR/0/XL/Ian_portrait_moto-XL.png


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Visian
Here's the second part....

This gets you to a bit west of Birmingham... I may modify part of this route so that is ends at Barber Motorsports.

But that area of Alabama west of Montgomery gets you way out in the sticks.
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-17-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Visian
Hey Rich, glad to hear you're thinking of coming....

Hey Rich, glad to hear you're thinking of coming.

A few years back I mapped out a ride taken by an inmate, Treeman23 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=691719). It was a long ride,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Visian
For the Gypsy Tour, all Forest Service roads....

For the Gypsy Tour, all Forest Service roads. I've linked in a map below to whet your appetite.

There will be a day ride to a nearby OHV area, where you can choose your poison: easy or...
Forum: Regional forums 04-08-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,644
Posted By Visian
:rofl If you'd like to really get lost,...

:rofl

If you'd like to really get lost, check out the Adventure RAid thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=23884486).

This is a multi-day adventure ride that starts a few days...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 30,203
Views: 2,266,947
Posted By Visian
I believe it's because the Appalachian Trail goes...

I believe it's because the Appalachian Trail goes through that area.

It's the same for the Wildcat camp road... it used to go through over the Tray Mountain area.


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By Visian
Adventure RAid... laying waste to the southeast, again.

Click here to download the Event Sheet. (http://www.visian.nu/AdventureRAid2014/AdventureRAid_EventSchedule.pdf)

http://bmwra.org/sites/default/files/BMW-ADV-RAID_2014_transp-L.png

Ride the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4,431
Views: 1,913,500
Posted By Visian
I drilled a grid of 1/2" diameter holes (a la MX...

I drilled a grid of 1/2" diameter holes (a la MX bike) to open up flow to the oil cooler. This worked to lower temps to normal (2 bars below too hot) and still keeps most crap from reaching the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-03-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 23,824
Posted By Visian
I am in... just can't figure out which bike to...

I am in... just can't figure out which bike to ride. They better have the Fox Sports channel at my hotel... :lol3


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Forum: Vendors 02-21-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
Thanks, Tyler... that is much appreciated. ...

Thanks, Tyler... that is much appreciated.

But, in spite of the really positive feedback (and great ideas) I've received here, I think I'm going to work on developing the back-end of this idea a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,930
Posted By Visian
A few years ago I made the huge mistake of taking...

A few years ago I made the huge mistake of taking momma on a tour of the pacific northwest on a rented Honda Goldwing. Man, she had no use for my GS after that.

I finally narrowed it down to her...
Forum: Vendors 02-10-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
The bulk of the Scorekeepers' work is monitoring...

The bulk of the Scorekeepers' work is monitoring social media feeds, forum posts, and maintaining each rider's current score.

As far as judging, the job involves having a good nose for BS. If...
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
Point of order, none of the non-riding (or...

Point of order, none of the non-riding (or riding, for that matter) activities drive revenue to the organizer, want to make that really clear.








I am going to try and rewrite a little...
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
Hey Chet - good to hear from you and thanks for...

Hey Chet - good to hear from you and thanks for the help out in WA last year.

That's a good idea, and I'll work that in.

Thanks for offering to help out, too. I will get with you via e-mail...
Forum: Vendors 02-06-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
Well, I am not a mod, so I can't speak for them,...

Well, I am not a mod, so I can't speak for them, but this is not a Kickstarter campaign. I'm asking for input on a concept I am thinking about developing. Sort of a co-development process... I think...
Forum: Vendors 02-06-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
Thanks for your comment, and for seeing the...

Thanks for your comment, and for seeing the dividend for the sport.

The best thing you can do to help make this real is to share the link to this thread with others and see if they're interested...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,629
Posted By Visian
1973 Bultaco Matador Six Day. ...

1973 Bultaco Matador Six Day.


http://visian.smugmug.com/Other/RandomStuff/i-fkq3vdd/0/O/73_Matador_SixDay.jpg


And the only known video of famed factory rider Stinkin' Ian, back in the day....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 405,900
Posted By Visian
At the top secret location near Daytona. Can't...

At the top secret location near Daytona. Can't hear any loud pipes, and I managed not to die.

http://visian.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Bikeweek-2010/i-Zc3bWhc/0/XL/IMG_0577-XL.jpg


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Forum: Vendors 02-05-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
Thanks, Matt... that is much appreciated.:freaky ...

Thanks, Matt... that is much appreciated.:freaky






So here's a little more flesh to the bones, your feedback is deeply appreciated. :nod
Forum: Vendors 01-15-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
If you zoom out on that map, or scroll to the...

If you zoom out on that map, or scroll to the right, you'll see Manatoulin Island, and across the lake is the Tobermory Peninsula, both in Ontario Canada. There's a ferry that connects the two...
Forum: Vendors 01-15-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
Say you're heading from the northeast to the BMW...

Say you're heading from the northeast to the BMW MOA rally this summer, would an adventure detour across the UP be worth scoring some points?

Here's how it would work:


Ride the ride, shoot...
Forum: Vendors 01-09-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
So a question about scoring points. You'd...

So a question about scoring points.

You'd shoot a video like this (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152120483675682&set=o.129903080433320&type=2&theater).... post it here, or on Facebook, or...
Forum: Vendors 01-05-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
Yes, the details. When it comes to figuring...

Yes, the details.

When it comes to figuring what scores points, there will definitely be a list of events that count, but that list should come from the community.

For events, pretty much...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
Well, the adventure community started building...

Well, the adventure community started building about 30 years ago, and really caught fire about 10 years ago, thanks in large part to ADVrider.

Just like any product, service, destination,...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
Thanks.... you're spot on with this. At the track...

Thanks.... you're spot on with this. At the track events I've run, the scoring formula is based on weight and skill. Heavy, medium and light bikes... hard, medium and easy path on the course.

I am...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,460
Posted By Visian
It will be entirely possible to win this thing...

It will be entirely possible to win this thing without paying for or buying anything else.

The competition will be about performance.

The rewards part of the program will be for the rest of...
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