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Forum: Americas 05-05-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By mmg781
Hey Five G, have you made any progress towards...

Hey Five G, have you made any progress towards making this sweet trip happen? Just curious.
Forum: Americas 12-29-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,210
Posted By mmg781
Sounds like a cool trip. What's your riding...

Sounds like a cool trip. What's your riding style, hard miles or smell the roses? I rode cross country this summer (CT to Rockies and back) and spent 3 weeks on the road covering 6,200 miles. I...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,931
Posted By mmg781
Which bike are you inexplicably drawn towards? ...

Which bike are you inexplicably drawn towards? That's the one you should buy. You won't be happy if other people's arguments sway you to another bike...you'll sell it within a year!
Forum: Trip Planning 10-01-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 59,461
Posted By mmg781
Post-Production on the Cheap

For those of you with Macs, iPhoto has an "Enhance" button that will adjust photos automatically and make a huge difference. You can also manually tweak saturation, brightness, tint, etc. No extra...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
Alright, letís wrap this thing up! As an aside,...

Alright, letís wrap this thing up! As an aside, itís been nearly three weeks since I returned from this trip, and I havenít been the same. Something about those wide open spaces and endless roads...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9,165
Views: 3,567,122
Posted By mmg781
I absolutely love it. The beads alleviate...

I absolutely love it. The beads alleviate pressure points and allow plenty of air flow to prevent monkey butt! I've ridden up to 550 miles in a day with that pad and my rear end wasn't complaining...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9,165
Views: 3,567,122
Posted By mmg781
Uh oh, sounds like the beginnings of a tire...

Uh oh, sounds like the beginnings of a tire thread!

Cure it! Quick! Here you go.

Beartooth Pass, August 2010...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
After fueling up in the one horse town of...

After fueling up in the one horse town of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place><st1:City>Cooke</st1:City>,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
I've been home since August 19. This is one of...

I've been home since August 19. This is one of those "after the fact" ride reports. :D Barring any major hurricanes, it looks like we'll have a long, warm autumn to keep the riding season going. ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
So where did I leave off? Oh yes, <?xml:namespace...

So where did I leave off? Oh yes, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place>Grand Teton</st1:place>! I have to mention Gary and Carol. On my second...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
New England is wonderful. You will not regret...

New England is wonderful. You will not regret that decision.
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
Most mornings on this trip, I would wake up with...

Most mornings on this trip, I would wake up with no concrete destination for the day. On this particular Tuesday near Vernal, I wanted to go to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
Yeah no kidding! I'm contemplating living out...

Yeah no kidding! I'm contemplating living out there...somewhere! :evil
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
Monday morning arrived in Salt Lake City, and I...

Monday morning arrived in Salt Lake City, and I hugged my brother goodbye as he left for work. I putzed around the townhouse, slowly packing the bike. I wasn’t really looking forward to getting back...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
The La Sal Mountains are located outside of...

The La Sal Mountains are located outside of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:country-region><st1:place>Moab</st1:place></st1:country-region> and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
I got a great night’s sleep in the bracing...

I got a great night’s sleep in the bracing mountain air…this was only my second full night camping on the trip. The valiant stand against the raccoons in Missouri didn’t really count! With the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
Do it! Although, spring in the Rockies can be a...

Do it! Although, spring in the Rockies can be a bit...snowy:wink:

I'm happy you're diggin' the ride so far. Stay tuned for more soon!
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
After some refreshment, rejuvenation, and a major...

After some refreshment, rejuvenation, and a major mental realignment, I was ready to get the hell outta Dodge (couldn’t wait to write that)! First stop was a scenic viewpoint where ruts from the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-25-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 49,063
Posted By mmg781
Connecticut to Utah and Back

Not really a local ride report, but the trip began and ended in CT.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=613012
Forum: Trip Planning 08-24-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,869
Posted By mmg781
If you travel through the desert southwest of the...

If you travel through the desert southwest of the United States, then "Desert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey is a must-read. Not motorcycle oriented at all, but Abbey's passion for the desert is...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
After a refreshing night in the EconoLodge, free...

After a refreshing night in the EconoLodge, free of harassment from wildlife, I set off through the wilds of western <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-24-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,342
Posted By mmg781
Western Missouri. V-Strom. ...

Western Missouri. V-Strom.

http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/mmg781/Cross-Country%20Bike%20Trip/58a9647f.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2010, 08:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
Day 3 dawned with a palpable mugginess that...

Day 3 dawned with a palpable mugginess that forecast the day to come. I found some great <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
I swapped the stock 650 seat for a stock DL1000...

I swapped the stock 650 seat for a stock DL1000 seat...the added seat height helped (I'm 6 ft tall), and it has a better shape. I ride with a Bead Rider cushion, which makes ALL the difference. My...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
So, on with the ride! Day one found me wide awake...

So, on with the ride! Day one found me wide awake at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:time Hour="5" Minute="0">5am</st1:time>, anxious to roll. My...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,851
Posted By mmg781
New England Boy Discovers the West - A Cross Country Tale

Welcome! I’m Mike, and this is my tale of scratching the itch, the timeless itch of a grand motorcycle road trip for the ages, in this case, a 3-week, 6,300-mile solo journey across the United...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2010, 05:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 18,460
Posted By mmg781
Here's mine. Kelty V2, purchased new from Campmor...

Here's mine. Kelty V2, purchased new from Campmor in 2003 on sale for around $120. I have used it year-round on all my camping trips involving cars, motorcycles, backpacking, skis, and snowshoes. It...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-13-2010, 04:17 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 59,461
Posted By mmg781
Personally, I most enjoy a ride report when...

Personally, I most enjoy a ride report when people look beyond their physical situation and contemplate the abstract. Anyone can take pictures and write about the obvious, but it takes a connected...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2010, 06:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,987
Posted By mmg781
Well done. I haven't been to the Quebec City...

Well done. I haven't been to the Quebec City area in years and your photos brought back some fond memories. Thanks:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,268
Posted By mmg781
YES!!! This is the must-take photograph!!!

YES!!! This is the must-take photograph!!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,268
Posted By mmg781
Miss the skiing? Canyons is one of my...

Miss the skiing? Canyons is one of my favorites...:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,268
Posted By mmg781
I think it's gas:nod She's totally...

I think it's gas:nod

She's totally supportive. Which makes it a lot easier!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,268
Posted By mmg781
That one is on my "must do" list, along with Rt....

That one is on my "must do" list, along with Rt. 12 in Utah:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,268
Posted By mmg781
My preliminary top 3 (in no particular order and...

My preliminary top 3 (in no particular order and subject to change without notice)

1. Riding some forlorn desert road surrounded by geological formations with scale, shape, and coloration beyond...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,268
Posted By mmg781
I can only imagine. I rented a Harley in San...

I can only imagine. I rented a Harley in San Diego a few winters ago and, within the span of 200 miles, rode alongside the ocean, through citrus groves and canyon twisties, cattle ranches, desert,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,268
Posted By mmg781
My wife was concerned about that. "What if you...

My wife was concerned about that. "What if you come back completely different?"

As long as I return in one piece, I foresee the change will only be for the best. We've both had a watershed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,268
Posted By mmg781
Good responses ya'll...thanks! No Uncle Ernie...

Good responses ya'll...thanks! No Uncle Ernie I'm not talking myself into a panic attack but thanks for the concern:lol3 I actually always carry a journal on the bike since a good ride always...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,268
Posted By mmg781
Trip anxiety? Help me out!

So I'm planning a cross-country (Connecticut to the Four Corners region and back) solo bike trip to begin August 1. I have had this notion of a big trip in the back of my head for over ten years now...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-07-2010, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By mmg781
The views are great if the weather is clear - and...

The views are great if the weather is clear - and don't expect much more than a 1st or 2nd gear putt to the top. Cars will go really slow because the road is fairly narrow in parts and drivers tend...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9,165
Views: 3,567,122
Posted By mmg781
Riding some CT twisties with the Mrs. ...

Riding some CT twisties with the Mrs.

http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/mmg781/Tag-O-Rama/Picture9.png

http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt43/mmg781/Tag-O-Rama/Picture8.png
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