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Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By manfromthestix
I wouldn't recommend it if you're running...

I wouldn't recommend it if you're running knobbies... :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By manfromthestix
My home range!

Excellent report! Way to make it fun even if the weather didn't cooperate. Like they say, if you don't like the weather just wait five minutes. My wife gives me crap for taking so much gear on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,151
Posted By manfromthestix
Hillbilly wisdom/gospel! :lol3 I've ridden...

Hillbilly wisdom/gospel! :lol3

I've ridden since I was about 5 years old and am now 56. I can't begin to count the number of times I've biffed on dirt bikes (motocross, flat track, trials,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-03-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By manfromthestix
I envy your freedom! I live in the middle of the...

I envy your freedom! I live in the middle of the gorgeous country you're riding through and can't find the time between work and other responsibilities to get out and ride it very often so I have to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 6,821,549
Posted By manfromthestix
My wife still wears bell bottoms and looks very...

My wife still wears bell bottoms and looks very fetching in them :evil. We might be getting older, but we ain't dead yet by Gawd.

Doug
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 6,821,549
Posted By manfromthestix
That's a sad story, sad ending for a fantastic...

That's a sad story, sad ending for a fantastic bike. When I was much younger I had completely restored a 1966 Chevelle Super Sport with 396 V8, four speed, two door, etc. with all new interior and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-27-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 6,821,549
Posted By manfromthestix
You get an A+ for trying!! I have done the same...

You get an A+ for trying!! I have done the same thing... My wife wanted to learn to ride so we got her a beautiful little Suzuki TU250X (she's a small lady) and it got ridden 360 miles in 3 years,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By manfromthestix
This is what my 1997 R1100RT pivot bearings...

This is what my 1997 R1100RT pivot bearings looked like when I decided I couldn't adjust the slack out of them any longer:
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-26-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 6,821,549
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 Truth! I saw a comedienne on TV...

:lol3 Truth!

I saw a comedienne on TV once that said she guessed she was getting a little desperate trying to find Mr. Right. She would meet a guy and think, "Let's see - two arms, two legs,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,297
Posted By manfromthestix
I rode over the Beartooths on my way to Red Lodge...

I rode over the Beartooths on my way to Red Lodge one fine July 4th day and enjoyed waving at the skiers as they rode the Poma Lift up the big snowfield on the north side of the mountain. I suspect...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-24-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 33,850
Posted By manfromthestix
We live on the western side of the Blue Ridge and...

We live on the western side of the Blue Ridge and upper Shenandoah Valley, right below North Mountain which is part of the Alleghany Mountains. Some of those old barns and houses seem familiar since...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,882
Posted By manfromthestix
I've got the same bike with 55,000 miles on it...

I've got the same bike with 55,000 miles on it and it has been flawless, never once let me down. I'd have more miles on it except that I've had lots of other bikes in the garage to ride as well. I am...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-20-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By manfromthestix
USGS Map Store

Free USGS topo maps? I found this site but haven't had time to fool with it yet.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,815
Posted By manfromthestix
Awesome idea for a Senior trip! How wonderful...

Awesome idea for a Senior trip! How wonderful that you two will be doing this together. I think you get it - your kids grow up so fast and then they are gone on their own lives, so live it while...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-19-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,297
Posted By manfromthestix
No shite! Tracked vehicles can slide sideways...

No shite! Tracked vehicles can slide sideways like they're sitting on a bunch of ice skate blades. They look like they're being careful to keep the track hoe tilted in toward the mountain rather than...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-17-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,297
Posted By manfromthestix
A friend of mine is visiting Glacier right now...

A friend of mine is visiting Glacier right now and they just opened the road. All the traffic reminded me of riding through Rocky Mountain National Park(ing Lot) one day in the early season a few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,315
Posted By manfromthestix
:super Gospel. Words to live by.

:super Gospel. Words to live by.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,315
Posted By manfromthestix
If you find everyone distasteful.... maybe it's...

If you find everyone distasteful.... maybe it's not them?:deal

+1 on this. I've been riding for over 50 years and sure there is brand loyalty, different riding styles, etc. but my experience...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,933
Posted By manfromthestix
Yup, been there and done that a few times on my...

Yup, been there and done that a few times on my Big Pig. It's not so bad unless you're alone, then it gets to be a bit spooky. I took the "long way" to work one morning and found myself picking the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,553
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 That's why I had to move from Wyoming...

:lol3

That's why I had to move from Wyoming to Virginia.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,553
Posted By manfromthestix
Even so, it doesn't do much good because the tar...

Even so, it doesn't do much good because the tar isn't laid on evenly so the chips don't form a consistent coat across the road, but end up as furrows. It's spooky, like riding in ruts. Some of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,553
Posted By manfromthestix
What a fantastic road and gorgeous area: ...

What a fantastic road and gorgeous area:

http://manfromthestix.smugmug.com/photos/i-T8XNXwZ/0/L/i-T8XNXwZ-L.jpg

Sorry the asphalt wasn't good for you when you were there. Whenever I used to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,553
Posted By manfromthestix
I lived in Wyoming for many years and came to...

I lived in Wyoming for many years and came to loathe the tar snakes in all the gorgeous canyon roads. Normally WYO keeps the asphalt in top-notch condition but there are times when the snakes are...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,192
Posted By manfromthestix
+1 I have a backpacking first aid kit that is...

+1 I have a backpacking first aid kit that is very small and light but includes a splint kit made of high-density foam so it can be cut and fit to whatever is broken. I haven't ever had to use it...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,072
Posted By manfromthestix
I don't get it, she met a rider, fell in love...

I don't get it, she met a rider, fell in love with a rider and now the rider is going to quit riding? I really can't see how this could end well...

Maybe he has a broader definition of himself...
Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,072
Posted By manfromthestix
Reminds me of a couple of Bob Dylan's songs,...

Reminds me of a couple of Bob Dylan's songs, starting out like "Simple Twist of Fate" and ending like "Tangled Up In Blue"!

I followed my heart and gave up a life I'd led for many years. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,568
Posted By manfromthestix
I lived in Wyoming for many years (where it...

I lived in Wyoming for many years (where it really does get quite cold) and had to put my bikes in storage for five to six months per year. I'd do a full service (oil, filter, check tranny and FD...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-05-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7,597
Views: 6,821,549
Posted By manfromthestix
She loves to ride, don't think driving is in the...

She loves to ride, don't think driving is in the cards for her.. I can't think of a bike she could stand over/handle.. she weighs about 103 soaking wet.

My wife is 5'1" and about 105, so we went...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,677
Posted By manfromthestix
Ha! I'm a geologist and have to write technical...

Ha! I'm a geologist and have to write technical reviews of other people's work. When I get offended at some dumb, poorly written, poorly-unsupported, bad science load of crap someone is trying to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-27-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 17,633
Posted By manfromthestix
No need to be snarky, man! Anyone who rides a big...

No need to be snarky, man! Anyone who rides a big "dual sport" knows it isn't a true dirt bike, but it does handle dirt roads and ratty asphalt beautifully. When my wife and I are loaded for a trip...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-23-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3,496
Views: 1,471,406
Posted By manfromthestix
Awesome photo sequence! And obviously those girls...

Awesome photo sequence! And obviously those girls are being raised correctly, learning to salute their Dad with such respect at a young age. :lol3 I have one son (now 31) and four beautiful daughters...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-21-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By manfromthestix
Yeah, it got wet here that's for sure. On the...

Yeah, it got wet here that's for sure. On the August trip to Boone we toured all around Banner Elk and that area, it was fantastic. My wife is a pre-school teacher/owner and she likes to shop craft...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-20-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By manfromthestix
I live west of Lexington, VA and am only about 15...

I live west of Lexington, VA and am only about 15 miles from Natural Bridge via backroads. We got absolutely DUMPED on that day. I think the total here was about 2.5 inches in about 12 hours and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30,727
Views: 7,392,670
Posted By manfromthestix
Ah, the smell of Klotz just takes me back to the...

Ah, the smell of Klotz just takes me back to the bad old days of two-stroke motocross racing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30,727
Views: 7,392,670
Posted By manfromthestix
The GoPro needs to be on a gimballed mount like...

The GoPro needs to be on a gimballed mount like on some MotoGP bikes. Her video is going to be at unforgiveable angles to the horizontal = EPIC FAIL. And where are her knee and elbow sliders!?!?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,839
Posted By manfromthestix
When I lived out in Wyoming I had a friend that...

When I lived out in Wyoming I had a friend that rode his V-strom 650 two-up with his wife while I was single on my BMW 1100RT. I wouldn't guess at their combined weight :D, but he alone was about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 18,248
Posted By manfromthestix
I must be old and jaded - this is no revelation....

I must be old and jaded - this is no revelation. I've been riding for almost 52 years now and remember hearing this rant back when I was a little 5 year old kid on my first dirt bike. You can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 30,727
Views: 7,392,670
Posted By manfromthestix
Yeah, but look what riding that damned thing has...

Yeah, but look what riding that damned thing has done to him!!! He's only 43 years old, for crying out loud. I guess having your face stuck in the intake manifold and baking in the heat off that hog...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,839
Posted By manfromthestix
This is excellent advice. "Nekkid" dualsports are...

This is excellent advice. "Nekkid" dualsports are wide open to farkling, maybe that's why I love my BMW GS so much (well, and it's a hoot to ride in all but the toughest off-road conditions).

+1...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,839
Posted By manfromthestix
I've owned both the KLR and DR650, and both were...

I've owned both the KLR and DR650, and both were kinda heavy for true dirt bikes but great for dual-sporting, both are absolutely bombproof mechanically, had plenty of power for a larger person, were...
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