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Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,430
Posted By hardroadking
Why return to HI - to slay a dragon of course

standalone: a one month commission from a theatre company to build a dragon for their production.
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 83,430
Posted By hardroadking
Nomad girl, Thanks for sharing your pictures,...

Nomad girl,
Thanks for sharing your pictures, your riding experiences and most of all, your inner thoughts and questions. Sharing ones vulnerability creates intimacy with all who are reading your...
Forum: Americas 07-26-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By hardroadking
thanks for the replies Eakins, Bush Pilot and Dr...

thanks for the replies Eakins, Bush Pilot and Dr Benny. I appreciate your perspectives. Is the climate/weather about the same going from South to North (Feb to June) as far as hitting or missing...
Forum: Americas 07-21-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By hardroadking
N to S or S to N: Ushuaia - USA...is one better?

I have not heard much discussion on which route is better to take.
Ushuaia to USA or USA to Ushuaia?
Hope you guys who have done it can give some insight, pros and cons for traveling North vs pros...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-19-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,081
Posted By hardroadking
Interesting post with all the opinions out there....

Interesting post with all the opinions out there. All of them are valid it's just a matter of which one is right for the OP.

I was fortunate to do a RTW in my early 20's but it was not on...
Forum: Latin America 07-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 89,444
Posted By hardroadking
so sorry to hear about this sad and brutal end to...

so sorry to hear about this sad and brutal end to Harry's adventure. my thoughts are with Ann, Harry's family, the locals who with live with the daily danger and violence and all adventure travelers...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 127,669
Posted By hardroadking
talented photographer

It's great to see your wonderful photos again Weronika !!
I am looking forward to following this adventure as I did your last one on the VanVan. Wishing you a fun and safe trip.

Tim
Forum: Latin America 03-01-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 89,444
Posted By hardroadking
Keepin the Faith

I've been stopping in daily since the start looking for news and hoping for GOOD news. It is a sad situation but it could still have a good ending...my thoughts are pushing for this.

I must say,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4,757
Views: 1,217,115
Posted By hardroadking
Loving your report and the pictures...keep it...

Loving your report and the pictures...keep it coming!!
Forum: Latin America 02-12-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 89,444
Posted By hardroadking
" there is no virtue in harshness, and there is...

" there is no virtue in harshness, and there is likewise no weakness in compassion"

Each persons statements "are a window to their soul".

Well said Basketcase!! You are a wise person.

I am...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,202
Posted By hardroadking
balance - mystery - goodness

I'm loving this ride report. Your pictures and parlance are at the highest level.

Your balance between photos and writting is great...never boring...always wanting more. Starting cool side...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 96,947
Posted By hardroadking
camera shot flattens terrain

Nice hike up to the stone post designating 3 Corners. You talked about it being steep but the picture, looking up the hill, was not impressive. It's always disappointing when you try to capture how...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 96,947
Posted By hardroadking
great video but no audio

another great video...so clear and sharp...unbelievably high quality.
When you did the zoom on big dog, I assume that is another video camera other than your gopro or is there a zoom device out...
Forum: Ride reports 10-06-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 249,945
Posted By hardroadking
one nasty looking get-off

Nice job staying on the bike and maintaining a straight line during that scary decel from 70mph to 0mph with a final flop over on the left side when you could no longer control the bike, submitting...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,314
Posted By hardroadking
enjoyed the adventures from the Samba link

Sounds like you guys did well with the new purchase. What a bonus to have the upgraded motor and tranny. I was worried thinking about you putting along at less than freeway speeds and being...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 96,947
Posted By hardroadking
[QUOTE=Rhodester;22456817]Rusty Rocket, plan your...

[QUOTE=Rhodester;22456817]Rusty Rocket, plan your trip and ride it while you can still enjoy it. Ride in your comfort zone and if you're with a great group (as I was), you'll have plenty of help if...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 96,947
Posted By hardroadking
gopro

Nice video and audio from the GoPro Bash3r !! I'm getting ready to buy a gopro soon...was waiting for some improvements in the audio and a good mic that could be plugged into the unit even with the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 249,945
Posted By hardroadking
Masters of the Beast...and your domain of course

Fantastic Ride Report Kelly and Matt. Also fantastic riding skills (both of you) and videos and pics. Its always great to see a sincerely happy couple. You two are a Match made in Orange...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,314
Posted By hardroadking
Cry If you get a Vanagon - you must get the disel - 10x better than the others !!!

oooops :cry - a few more entries came in between my comments and the last post I had read. So like I was saying....the Vanagon Diesel is definitely the way to go. I hope it turns out to be both...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,314
Posted By hardroadking
Good Idea

So glad to hear of your decision to dump the Ural and go to 4 wheels for now while traveling with your canine family. It was a GREAT effort by both of you to try to make it work but it didn't. I...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 08-04-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,316
Posted By hardroadking
Lycan1 - any more progress on the route? Have...

Lycan1 - any more progress on the route? Have your ridden it yet? Hoping to get up in that area soon. Will be on DR-650's loaded with gear. Would love to do the T1 (tour of idaho) but it sounds...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,031
Posted By hardroadking
Just did this - it's all about the fit

Had it narrowed down to the same three helmets. Went to Iron Pony who carries all three with plenty of sizes. Tried on one after the other and then went back trying them all on again a few times. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-25-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,311,947
Posted By hardroadking
Laugh my friends

Thanks so much for sharing your adventures with us, it truly means a lot and adds a richness to my life that can only be had through stories like yours and the smaller scale adventure rides we do...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 4,878
Views: 3,311,947
Posted By hardroadking
In the foot peg to footpeg towing do you create a...

In the foot peg to footpeg towing do you create a loop at each end of the rope that you can kick off the peg or is the rope knotted around each foot peg?
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,511
Posted By hardroadking
what is Adventure Riding

So how do you define adventure riding? For me, regardless of the conditions or terrain I am riding in, if I leave from home in the morning and return home in the evening, that was not an adventure...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2012, 11:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,654
Posted By hardroadking
Sidi adv gortex

The sidi adv goretex are great. I researched this purchase all of last year. It was btwn the gaurne oiled and the sidi. The sidi offered more protection which was my primary criteria for the boot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,321
Posted By hardroadking
DR 650 1,487 miles in one day

"I take it that was on the DR650? I'd like to know what mods you have done to it that would make it any more comfortable".
Yes, it was the DR650. Only comfort modifications are aftermarket seat,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,321
Posted By hardroadking
DR 650 1,487 miles Newark OH to Steamboat Springs, CO

Last month, September 2012 I missed the trailer heading out west for our anual dirt ride. I did some work on the motor the night before leaving, screwed things up and the bike was not operational...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2012, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5,265
Views: 721,320
Posted By hardroadking
2013 Dakar for Neduro?

Been out of the loop for awhile and thought I'd try to find out if Ned is planning on another Dakar. Anyone know.
thanks
Tim
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,714
Posted By hardroadking
Check out this 2008 DR-650 well farkled, $3,500

This one looks really good and at your price. You may need to hitch hike out to CA and then ride it back. Best of Luck.

I have no connection to seller. I've been looking for late model, well...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 26,858
Posted By hardroadking
brushing against the tent

I've had the same experience and I also punched the body of the critter to let it know hanging around my tent was not going to be any fun for it. It was a slow learner and came back several more...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 34,670
Posted By hardroadking
Posts 79, 80 and 83 say it all. So sorry for you...

Posts 79, 80 and 83 say it all. So sorry for you and your grandfather's passing. I had a similar situation while doing a 4,500 mile ride between Milwaukee, WI USA and Fairbanks, Alaska when my 98...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 492,983
Posted By hardroadking
Welcome home

Glad to hear you guys made it back home. Thanks for all the stories and pictures, it's been really fun to follow your travels.

I had to laugh out loud, with empathy of course, when hearing of...
Forum: Vendors 05-03-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 161,728
Posted By hardroadking
Idaho Dirt Roads

I just found this thread, read the first page, the last page and went to Butler website. Apologies in advance if this question is answered already between the first and last page.

I am...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 492,983
Posted By hardroadking
interesting picture

when I saw this picture my brain got confused...nothing looked right about it concerning the position of the Ferry and it's drop gate. It seemed like the ferry was wider than it was long and is that...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 32,983
Posted By hardroadking
Great video and pics

What a great road in your video. Nice to be "on the edge" but with a very good surface to ride on. On the Video who is the band playing? My first intrigue with Copper Canyon started a few years...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-22-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 78,386
Posted By hardroadking
Wish I could make it, maybe next year

This looks like a great get together. Fun people whose ride reports I've enjoyed reading and fantastic scenery. Unfortunately I will miss it due to scheduling issues but I plan to ride this area...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 158,135
Posted By hardroadking
From one dog lover to another, the photos and...

From one dog lover to another, the photos and stories about the dogs are precious. Like the kids, the are innocent and dependent on the good will of others. It is obvious you made life a little...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 125,795
Posted By hardroadking
levitation trick

the trick to the levitation appearance is pretty cool.
Under the carpet on the ground below him is a heavy gauge steel plate.
A metal rod is welded to it vertically (the cane or inside the cane)...
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,276
Posted By hardroadking
Raindrops, not waterfalls in background #22 and #23

I was mystified by those photos also at first and finally came to the conclusion that they were blurred rain drops falling and only visible with the darker background.

I do a see a few waterfalls...
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