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Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 68,226
Posted By mark2wheeler
Great RR

I'm really enjoying this report.I just echo what most have said about your attitude and clear writing style.I think it's great you chose to spend a day in Chicago.It's one of the most beautifully...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,307
Posted By mark2wheeler
hey

Well done.I did a similar trip 30 years ago.I went in the other direction though.Good for you that the sun came out for the parkway.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-07-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By mark2wheeler
well done

Nice report.I want one of those bikes.
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,791
Posted By mark2wheeler
Rr

I enjoyed reading about your trip.I envy you folks who can put together something like that.I'm interested in the camera you used.In particular the ability to use it with gloves on.The camera I have...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,212
Posted By mark2wheeler
nice

Great RR.Would love to go there myself.You write pretty well.You make it look easy and you're funny.
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By mark2wheeler
tourmaster

I had a pair of caliber pants from tourmaster.They were fine but I ordered them to short.Pants have to be a little too long for walking because when you sit on the bike they hike up a few inches.You...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By mark2wheeler
what year?

Nice pics and report.Short and sweet for us with short attention spans.What year is that Kawasaki?It's a concurs?
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2011, 05:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,015
Posted By mark2wheeler
myrtle beach

My wife and I drove the car to Myrtle beach last year and going again this summer.We ate at Bubba's twice.It's neat to see a pic of the place.Have a safe trip.
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,015
Posted By mark2wheeler
Soaring birds

The big soaring birds were probably turkey vultures.They soar as a group.Hawks are loaners.The turkey vultures are ugly on the ground with long turkey necks but look beautifull when they soar.Good...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-19-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 102,800
Posted By mark2wheeler
nice pics

I'm envious.I headed toward the BRP this past October.Had an electrical problem in West Virginia that ate a day and a half and 200 bucks of traveling money and had to head home.I'll try again next...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-24-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 3,331,859
Posted By mark2wheeler
stole this idea

I got this idea from some folks on this site.
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 227,735
Posted By mark2wheeler
Only in my dreams

I'm at a stage in life where I've come to realize I could not do a trip like that.I'll fool myself into thinking that"when I was younger maybe." Thanks for the effort.
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By mark2wheeler
nice

I watched the first video.It is pretty well done.I prefer still pictures.The videos remind me that i should be out riding ,not watching.What kind of bikes are those?
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By mark2wheeler
one more

I can't remember seeing anything like this before.I should probably get out more.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By mark2wheeler
tattoo helmet

I saw this today in west suburban Chicago.The sun was in a bad spot for my pictures but I did get a couple that are so-so.This woman may have health issues so I have no comment.
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2010, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,520
Posted By mark2wheeler
pics,helmets,smiles

taking pictures with your helmets on is a cool twist and even with them on you seem to be smiling>your eyes appear to be smiling
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 214,123
Posted By mark2wheeler
thanks

Just finished the whole report.I'm a slow reader.IT was worth it
Forum: Ride reports 11-14-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,530
Posted By mark2wheeler
Long way

I've been to these places.The BRP and Skyline drive are motorcycle heaven.I found that it takes a long time to travel the whole length at 45 mph.It's fun riding and the roads that intersect can be...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 152,142
Posted By mark2wheeler
inspiring report

Regarding your foot oder from the boots.At one time I had extremely stinky feet.Even after a shower with clean socks.After a few hours my feet would stink big time.It was the bacteria.My wife...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2009, 05:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By mark2wheeler
Thumb Pro

This guy makes you feel like throwing your camera away.His work makes it look easy.Truthfully I won't sell my camera,I will try to steal ideas from guys like him and learn more.
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,686
Posted By mark2wheeler
Thanks

I enjoyed your ride report.By coincidence I was through your town a few weeks ago.I had plannned a week long trip to Viginia and the Blue Ridge Parkway but things didn't work out.I'll spare you the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 63,970
Posted By mark2wheeler
You give us what we come here for.

Your report stirs up the wanderlust in all of us.
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By mark2wheeler
good luck

Good luck.I'm from your metro area and know how great it is to ride the fun roads of west Wisconsin.
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 28,197
Posted By mark2wheeler
so far so good

It seems you have it good so far.Best of luck.I will want to learn more about the trail.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,904
Posted By mark2wheeler
Seen it twice

I live in the Chicago metro area and in the last two or three years have seen two guys talking on the phone.I think one guy was on an expressway as I recall..I drive a tractor-trailer for work and if...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2009, 05:16 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 42,949
Posted By mark2wheeler
Fine RR

Great report.Read it all the through.The adventures of woman riders seem to have a special interest.I'd have to think about it to say why that is.
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2009, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,754
Posted By mark2wheeler
pants

I've been reading about motoport products here at adv and at their own site.Do a search and check it out.You will get interesting info.
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By mark2wheeler
Beautiful bride.You are a lucky fellow.

Beautiful bride.You are a lucky fellow.
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,317
Posted By mark2wheeler
good report

This is the kind of thing I like to read.It is a destination I don't get to read about very often.And having a pretty girl on her own motorcycle is a great thing.Your english is easy to understand.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-21-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,935
Posted By mark2wheeler
Amish joke

First I apologize.Most jokes make fun of a person or people.Joke material has to come from somewhere.OK What do you call an Amish guy with his arm stuck up a horse's ass? A mechanic
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,366
Posted By mark2wheeler
super visor

I bought a super visor this summer.It works well but make sure you install it with the clips so you can remove it when not needed.It bugs me when I ride at times when the sun is not a concern.I don't...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-03-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By mark2wheeler
Ohio river S.E. Ohio

What is it like along the Ohio River south of Parkersburg and north of Huntington.Is one side of the river better then the other?
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2008, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,725
Posted By mark2wheeler
nice pics

What kind of bike is that?Is that your tent?It is big.
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,288
Posted By mark2wheeler
thanks

Thanks for taking the time.Great pics and bear stories.The video I watched was better then the few others I've seen on the web.I mean motorcycle videos.
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 102,595
Posted By mark2wheeler
Thanks

We are all lucky to be able to read these ride reports from such talented people.I envy their talent and spirit.
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,934
Posted By mark2wheeler
chicken or egg

Do people run because they are being chased?yes.If there is no chase then they don't have to run.At least not as fast.The perpetrator does get away though.This gets debated when bad guys or cops...
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,114
Posted By mark2wheeler
bad luck

It was bad luck that the brake cable hung up.When I was young me and my pals had pretty good luck with the nutty drink and driving.It was just luck though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,993
Posted By mark2wheeler
What I know

I remember reading about the Patriot Guard in the Chicago Tribune as they they first came into being.It was this reverand Phelps who was crossing the country protesting at funerals of fallen...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-07-2007, 05:06 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 43,141
Posted By mark2wheeler
West Chicago

I'm pretty much a lurker so far here.
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,418
Posted By mark2wheeler
When was this trip?

I'm enjoying this as I skim over the text and check out the fine pictures.I did read that you are posting this in April but when was the actual trip?
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