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Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By Dr. Greg
Drivetrain components?

I'm not too heavy (150 lb w/o gear), and I've ridden virtually all of the 24,000 miles on my '13 GSW with Touratech panniers (partially loaded) and the ESA set to "RIDER ONLY"...

Did at 6,000-mile...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 11,973
Posted By Dr. Greg
Very entertaining thread. My contribution: ...

Very entertaining thread. My contribution:

1. Did a bicycle trip thru Buena Vista (Bwayna VEESta?) Colorado back in the 80s...locals pronounce it "BYOONA Vista." I believe the CO mangling has...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,437
Posted By Dr. Greg
One final comment...er, two.

1. The DUSTRIDER hoist looks interesting...long thought of trying to design something like that myself. Will look into it.

2. The "handlebar" technique (rather than the "back") technique makes...
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,833
Posted By Dr. Greg
Better living thru chemistry...

Remounting the rear PR4 Trail on my '13 GSW after fixing a puncture using a patch/plug combo...I figured since the tire had just been on a 6,000-mile trip it would be easy to seat the bead...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,437
Posted By Dr. Greg
I've often pondered this. The ratchet idea is...

I've often pondered this. The ratchet idea is great if you drop the bike next to a convenient tree (or the like). But if you're surrounded by a vast expanse of flat terrain, what would you attach...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Shh, don't tell Mrs. Greg. I've still got her...

Shh, don't tell Mrs. Greg. I've still got her believing she was lucky to get me. Seriously, after 40 years we're still together. Courting on the '73 RD350 helped :evil








Safe and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Final Wrapup: misc. thoughts, observations, etc. ...

Final Wrapup: misc. thoughts, observations, etc.

Decided to separate out this posting from the "main" final day ride report...I'm just gonna list a few random things that occurred to me.


1. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Sunday, August 3: Guymon, Oklahoma -->...

Sunday, August 3: Guymon, Oklahoma --> Albuquerque, New Mexico (HOME)

This update will chronicle the last day of my nearly one-month trip from New Mexico back to Vermont, then back home. A...
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Some replies...

Before I start wrapping this RR up, let me wrap up the replies...





Aw, my pleasure. Glad you were motivated to do a little research...hope my wrapup won't disappoint. Just ramp down your...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Made it home safely...

For any who are interested, I did in fact make it back to Albuquerque, New Mexico (HOME! :D) this afternoon at 1700 hours. Almost 400 miles plus fixing a flat rear tire. Not bad.

Full ride...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Hah! Are you kidding?

What's that saying? "The adventure begins when things stop going as planned?"

Anyway, I was up for a nice easy 378-mile ride home.

A ways W of Clayton, NM (ain't nuthin' there) I got a FLAT...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
A brief "morning update"...looks like another...

A brief "morning update"...looks like another beautiful sunny day. Got a ways to ride, but at the end is THE END...about time, although this has been a wonderful trip.

Wrap it all up tonight and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Well, thanks for following. Great bikes...

Well, thanks for following. Great bikes all...I've been so fortunate to have owned them, and for the freedom to ride thru this great country...

Hmmm, yes, times have changed. We moved to ABQ in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Y'know, there really wasn't any! Well...the...

Y'know, there really wasn't any! Well...the weather protection on the GSW is pretty good (at my 5-8 height), and I really didn't feel a thing. Of course, the weather has definitely been on my side...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Thumbs down Saturday, August 2: Ponca City, Oklahoma -->...

Saturday, August 2: Ponca City, Oklahoma --> Guymon, Oklahoma.

Today I had two objectives: (1) visiting the nearby Pioneer Woman Museum, and (2) getting to Guymon, Oklahoma by the end of the day. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Well, bless your heart...don't need to say...

Well, bless your heart...don't need to say anything, just glad to have you still here. Finally got ensconced (BTW, I never knew that word started with "en"...always pronounced it "esconced...and I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Saturday, August 2: Mid-day update. Stopped...

Saturday, August 2: Mid-day update.

Stopped in Alva, Oklahoma (up near the Kansas border) for lunch; buncha "good ol' boys" around as usual. One of the older ones is "one-armed"---wonder if it...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Thanks very much for the alternative KY routing...

Thanks very much for the alternative KY routing information---KY was a most beautiful state; I plan to see much more in the future, and will likely take your advice to heart.

Unfortunately, by the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Hey, glad I inspired someone---be sure and read...

Hey, glad I inspired someone---be sure and read the ABG books in the "proper" chronological order. You'll enjoy them.

And---I won't remind you about the '63 Stingray if you'll agree not to remind...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Thanks for following. Got a clarifying email...

Thanks for following. Got a clarifying email from the boss...looks like I'm still around. For a while anyways...I'm pretty low down on the totem pole :lol3.

--Doc
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Friday, August 1: Seymour, Missouri --> Ponca...

Friday, August 1: Seymour, Missouri --> Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Made it to the state NEXT to New Mexico: Oklahoma! I've heard there was a musical by that name......
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Awww...thanks for the kind words. I've been...

Awww...thanks for the kind words. I've been enjoyin' myself, but---after darned near a month on the road---I'm ready to be home now. But I'm sure that after a few weeks of takin' out the trash (in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Friday, August1: Morning update...SW Missouri,...

Friday, August1: Morning update...SW Missouri, USA

August!?!? Where has the summer gone? Can you believe that public school will be starting for some poor folks in a coupla weeks? When I was a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Thursday, July 31: the Rest of Wednesday, and Dr....

Thursday, July 31: the Rest of Wednesday, and Dr. Greg finally goes CAMPING!

After leaving my lunch stop in Leitchfield, KY, I had visions of a pretty uninspired ride all the way home. Yes, I had...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Thank you VERY much; I'll bet that's the problem....

Thank you VERY much; I'll bet that's the problem. That's exactly what it's doing, since I did "hardwire" it to the bike battery (plus it's got its own battery)...BTW, note that proper use of both...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Thursday, July 31: Lunch at Sikeston, MO (no RR...

Thursday, July 31: Lunch at Sikeston, MO (no RR update, really...)

Just a quickie at lunch: my "interstate" strategy thru KY worked okay, but looks like I'm gonna repeat my route back west thru...
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
At lunch in Sikeston. I'll be thru PB too early...

At lunch in Sikeston. I'll be thru PB too early to stop there. Thx for all your hospitality on the way east.

--Doc

P.S. Still can't the Ride of the Valkyries outta my head:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Wednesday, July 30: Mid-day update... Having...

Wednesday, July 30: Mid-day update...

Having averted my "crisis" (see previous post), it's time to back on track...gotta go back and cover Tuesday...


Tuesday, July 29: Chillicothe, Ohio -->...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Yessir, will do! Not that far away, either. Er,...

Yessir, will do! Not that far away, either. Er, from the Mississippi, I mean. Home is still a ways.

--Doc
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
John, Now that's advice from someone I...

John,

Now that's advice from someone I really respect. I enjoyed our time together more than you can imagine. I've weathered the crisis and will be back on the road as soon as I update this...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Howdy again Pantah, Thanks for the words of...

Howdy again Pantah,

Thanks for the words of wisdom. I didn't quite get that bad off (but close!), and mercifully I'm enthusiastic (well, sorta) once again.

If you come near Albuquerque when...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Crisis Averted Thanks, fellas. I think my...

Crisis Averted

Thanks, fellas. I think my crisis has been averted (a bit more at the end of these replies). But for you good folks who came to rescue me:



Heh, I just cried to Mrs. Greg. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Hit a crisis of spirit in Northern Kentucky. No...

Hit a crisis of spirit in Northern Kentucky. No more updates for a while; maybe never. Trip's purpose is completed anyway.

--Doc
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Tuesday, July 29: Mid-day update @ Chillicothe,...

Tuesday, July 29: Mid-day update @ Chillicothe, Ohio...

Stopped for lunch at Chillicothe, Ohio. Already a great day of riding, just as I'd hoped. Before I start the update, I'm reminded of a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Tuesday morning, July 29. When I awoke this...

Tuesday morning, July 29.

When I awoke this morning, I actually knew where I was (Athens, OH), and what I was doing there (heading home to Albuquerque, NM). With the dreaded 3-week point coming...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Well howdy there again JC... I hope you both...

Well howdy there again JC...

I hope you both had a wonderful weekend. I had imposed on you enough for this year...there's always next year (see previous rreply :lol3)

Again, thx so much for...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
I agree that the area around Forksville is...

I agree that the area around Forksville is spectacular. Sounds like you explored far more than I, but that wasn't the focus of my trip---but it might just be the focus of next year's big trip :D.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Monday, July 28: Morgantown, West Virginia -->...

Monday, July 28: Morgantown, West Virginia --> Athens, Ohio.

My earlier updates today contain lots of griping about the FRIGID :vardy conditions in western West Virginia and eastern Ohio. So I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Monday, July 28: mid-day update... Stopped...

Monday, July 28: mid-day update...

Stopped for lunch just across the Ohio River from Parkersburg, WV (Belpre, OH?) Anyway, it is FREEZING!!


Coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in...West...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,264
Posted By Dr. Greg
Monday morning update...July 28. Forgot to...

Monday morning update...July 28.

Forgot to mention that yesterday, while coming down thru Pennsylvania on some quasi-rural roads, something caught my eye...turns out it was a blasted forest rat...
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