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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 07:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,354
Posted By whitham_wannabe
"Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger...

"Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now ..." :D

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/IMG_2845_zpse267082a.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Bracket for my controller made from purest carbon...

Bracket for my controller made from purest carbon fiber ... because saving a gram or two is so very important on a 400+lb motorbike! :rofl

Wire exits at the front of the seat.
...
Forum: Hacks 10-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,638
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Rode this a couple of years ago .... :evil ...

Rode this a couple of years ago .... :evil

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/ChelanRally/DSC_0489.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-17-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,938
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Signed up too, this is very cool! ...

Signed up too, this is very cool!

"WW"
Forum: Hacks 10-09-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,903
Posted By whitham_wannabe
I'm the mumbling englishman with Bruce. ...

I'm the mumbling englishman with Bruce.

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/IMG_0851_zps3ebcc778.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-03-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4,279
Views: 837,407
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Took my annual visit up to Blue Lake, North...

Took my annual visit up to Blue Lake, North Cascades yesterday. Rode out on Wednesday night, camped close by so I could be up there early, and have the place to myself for a while.
...
Forum: Hacks 09-29-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Yup, Boxer Metal Chris' build. I can take some...

Yup, Boxer Metal Chris' build. I can take some photos if you like, but his build photos linked above will probably give more insight.

But ... if you have the skills and the desire, it can be done!
Forum: Hacks 09-27-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Something like this? ...

Something like this?

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Utah/DSC_0419.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By whitham_wannabe
When I bought mine, the mantra was that it was my...

When I bought mine, the mantra was that it was my last new bike until it hit 100,000 miles. Just past 66,000 and to be honest I would only want to replace it with another one, so why bother? I love...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 190,236
Posted By whitham_wannabe
My twin setup, on Brittannia Composites fairing. ...

My twin setup, on Brittannia Composites fairing.

Why two, you may ask? Because of the LEGENDARY reliability of Garmin products ... the Zumo is the third replacement unit, the Montana is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 110,566
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Stealth camping is the only way to go ......

Stealth camping is the only way to go ... sometimes it sucks, sometimes it is amazing.

This was alongside a Indian knick-knack kiosk, just south of Mexican Hat....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,032
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Just rode through there a couple of months ago...

Just rode through there a couple of months ago ... Fuel in Gerlach and Fields as mentioned, and about 150 miles if you go up through Soldier Meadows. Fun ride, nice and remote!
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-09-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,331
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Credit where credit is due ... this casual...

Credit where credit is due ... this casual parking job, with no mention made of it in the post, may be the funniest thing I've seen on ADV. :rofl
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Bruce is very nervous for his film debut ... ...

Bruce is very nervous for his film debut ...
http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Snapbucket/IMG_2032_zpsb9efb274.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-04-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,141
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Ha ha! You really live up to your user name,...

Ha ha! You really live up to your user name, dontcha! :D

Man, this sucks ... just bought a really nice used DRZ from there a couple of months ago. One of the least pretentious shops in the area.
Forum: Racing 08-28-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2,297
Views: 164,303
Posted By whitham_wannabe
People are really trying to blame Hamilton for...

People are really trying to blame Hamilton for this incident?!

Imagine the same move pulled in WTCC or BTCC. The outcome would have been that the front car was spun out in the second part of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By whitham_wannabe
New Fueling Issue!

So, I have a new issue with the ol' 800. This has happened a couple of times now, and is different to the old issue (cuts out, but restarts when the fuel is low and the temps are high).

This time,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By whitham_wannabe
We went down there couple of years ago. Usal is...

We went down there couple of years ago. Usal is pretty straightforward, but a really nice area to explore.

RIDE REPORT (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831346)
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 54,658
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Can never resist an opportunity to post pics of...

Can never resist an opportunity to post pics of mine ...

Built by Chris down at Boxer Metal.

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Utah/DSC_0174.jpg
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,878
Posted By whitham_wannabe
That route is like deja vu from a couple of rides...

That route is like deja vu from a couple of rides I've taken in the last few weeks. Awesome, awesome riding out there, but beware the closed routes. It feels like there is a passive attempt to get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,816
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Man, that spot looks familiar! ...

Man, that spot looks familiar!

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/IMG_2626_zpscc55523d.jpg

Awesome ride, well worth doing. Exposed, but not too...
Forum: Hacks 07-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 2,429,389
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Took a trip down to the Ridge Motorsports Park...

Took a trip down to the Ridge Motorsports Park yesterday to take a look at what may be my next money loosing scheme. Good people, friendly and keen to get other rigs out there.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,963
Posted By whitham_wannabe
I got my first race bike back ... ...

I got my first race bike back ...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/No37_zps4c6133de.jpg

I raced it for a year, then had it as a back up for the second. At the end of the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,876
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Can't really blame the GPS, but ... ...

Can't really blame the GPS, but ...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/IMG_2667_zpsc67e0790.jpg

This one, however ......
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 2,429,389
Posted By whitham_wannabe
One of our M10 camera stabilization gimbals in...

One of our M10 camera stabilization gimbals in use in a sidecar ... :clap

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnDmITgCIAAE1OA.jpg:large
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,924
Posted By whitham_wannabe
^ This. Avoidance is the only guarantee. ...

^ This. Avoidance is the only guarantee.

After nearly a decade of road racing, I had racked up 26 crashes, and the only pain was from burns after sliding from 125mph, generally being beat up from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,845
Posted By whitham_wannabe
There's some interesting replies in here ... I...

There's some interesting replies in here ... I have the same problem. My girlfriend (live together) rides a DRZ, about the most reliable bike know to man. Last summer, things conspired that I hadn't...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 2,429,389
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Had the 800 all loaded up ready to roll for a...

Had the 800 all loaded up ready to roll for a trip out to meet the family at the coast this weekend, and then decided that it had been way too long since I'd taken the sidecar on a decent trip. Threw...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,353
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Is that all he carried in there ...?! Jeez, he...

Is that all he carried in there ...?! Jeez, he should come to an ADV rally and see all the crap that gets crammed in for a an average weekend ride.

And the British versions ...
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,217
Posted By whitham_wannabe
This is a canoe deck bag, 100% waterproof, six...

This is a canoe deck bag, 100% waterproof, six cinch tie downs, nice little bungee net on top, that I used until I learned how to pack right. I think it cost me $20 on closeout.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,176
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Chris heads off in one direction at 70mph, and I...

Chris heads off in one direction at 70mph, and I in the other at the same. Very soon, we are hundreds of miles apart, having been mostly inseperable for the last 7 days.

North from Mono Lake, I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 52,066
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Borrowed my friend Chris' DRZ for a quick trip to...

Borrowed my friend Chris' DRZ for a quick trip to the motocross track when I was visiting a few months ago.

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/IMG_2440_zps1a076513.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6,559
Views: 2,429,389
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Cool story of the first woman to race in...

Cool story of the first woman to race in Motorcycle Grand Prix.

http://cdn05.motorsportretro.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/continental-circus.jpg

<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,176
Posted By whitham_wannabe
In Moab, I got stung by something unseen in the...

In Moab, I got stung by something unseen in the night. Though Chris suggested it was a wasp, I think it was probably a scorpion, or rattlesnake or something deadly, I am just too tough to notice...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,176
Posted By whitham_wannabe
After a glorious night under a full moon, that...

After a glorious night under a full moon, that lit up the canyon walls with ghostly clarity, we made our exit from Moab. Our stay here was far too short, but I think if I stayed here a lifetime, the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-29-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,076
Views: 980,357
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Old cabin where we spent the night in the middle...

Old cabin where we spent the night in the middle of Nevada.

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/DSC_0246_zpsd37d9f47.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 301,027
Posted By whitham_wannabe
In 1993, after finishing college, my friend Chris...

In 1993, after finishing college, my friend Chris and I rode across the US by bicycle. Just south of Hite, Utah he took this picture of me. The picture has been in my Dad's attic for about 15 years,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,176
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Ah, a full day in Moab's red rock canyons. But...

Ah, a full day in Moab's red rock canyons. But with only one day in town, which of the many options to choose?

We plumped for the magnificent White Rim Trail, a 100 mile off road loop around the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,176
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Running into Eric from Drone Dudes while we were...

Running into Eric from Drone Dudes while we were at Bonneville was a trip - this was his first paid gig with his M5 gimbal, which I designed. Small world, huh ...?!

Bonneville is a very cool place...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,176
Posted By whitham_wannabe
http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wa...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/DSC_0063_zps22d4b9bf.jpg

Feeling suitably refreshed from our trials and tribulations in just getting here, we...
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