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Forum: Racing 11-17-2004, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 788
Posted By imploded
Favorite form of racing?

What's your favorite form of racing, and why?

I seem to watch a varied amount of racing, including WRC, Nascar, Busch, IRL, Silver Crown, F1, MotoGP, Dakar, WSB and so on. We're all motorcyclists...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2004, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,481
Posted By imploded
Tell me about your K 1200 GT...

Long story short: I have an order in on an FJR 1300. A friend of mine (who is a salesperson at a big BMW dealer around here) was chatting with me at a party and we talked about the 1200 GT and the...
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2004, 11:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,784
Posted By imploded
Last November, parking the ST1100 I was riding on...

Last November, parking the ST1100 I was riding on "extended loan". Pull into the parking lot (it's about 10:30, 25F, and I'm frigging freezing), back pedal into my space, put my foot down, take my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2004, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,446
Posted By imploded
Excellent. Now just have to find the...

Excellent.

Now just have to find the appropriate location... I'm partial to Western MA, but that's just because I know the area well (and I know where you can find the BBQ and beer)...

How...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2004, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,446
Posted By imploded
BMW Rider(s) suck. We should have a ride-in Sox...

BMW Rider(s) suck. We should have a ride-in Sox party - one near some of the nicer New England roads, near good BBQ, and of course have access to excellent local brew. Hmm, I smell an event.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2004, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,446
Posted By imploded
It just figures that Mr Sausage runs into a F-650...

It just figures that Mr Sausage runs into a F-650 riding, cigar smoking, finger flipping Bostonian at the MOA after that beautiful blond stalked him the whole way there.

Fuck kbasa :flip

you...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2004, 08:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,859
Posted By imploded
346 in Pownal. 1/4 mile off of 7, heading...

346 in Pownal. 1/4 mile off of 7, heading towards that small white church. Small house with a big grey barn. That guy had a Dnepr sidehack rig that he restored... only $1000.

It's not my fault...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2004, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7,082
Views: 3,246,415
Posted By imploded
Kick ass Glen, good luck with your trip and good...

Kick ass Glen, good luck with your trip and good luck with your Johnson..

:freaky to you

Cheers,

-Andrew
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2004, 12:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,765
Posted By imploded
I was timid at first -- I nearly pulled the...

I was timid at first -- I nearly pulled the trigger on a 03 GSX-R 1k two years ago, and came very close to a V-Strom last year (then, a little housefire got in the way of things). This year, I had a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-30-2003, 10:47 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 21,771
Posted By imploded
Thumb You rock Chopperman. Pure fucking art, pure...

You rock Chopperman. Pure fucking art, pure fucking art......

:clap

Cheers,

-Andrew
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2003, 11:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By imploded
Pissed Vanson Falcon Pants

These pants are total pieces of shit. I've had two zippers fully break, one pops out all the time, and the belt loops have broken twice. I have about 2k miles on the whole outfit -- not a huge...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2003, 03:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,265
Posted By imploded
illyya.... there is some banter going around...

illyya....

there is some banter going around that the paint lines outside MM are very slick, especially in the cold -- what do you think?

I guess a bunch of people have dumped out front. Great...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2003, 02:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,557
Posted By imploded
I got nailed last winter on a $375 trinitron. ...

I got nailed last winter on a $375 trinitron. The guy took 2 weeks to ship it; the box was "visibly destroyed" according to the UPS depot in CALIFORNIA, and then the guy changed email addresses, his...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2003, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By imploded
Cold riding gear, results

So, this morning began at 31 degrees, we were on the bikes by 36 degrees. Peak temps today were 41; winds were 20-40mph all day.

(See photo) My gear is on the left (all of it), Rupert (my riding...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2003, 08:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,909
Posted By imploded
Test Ride

I did a "test ride" of sorts tonight: 80 miles, 65 on highways, in 42-38F temps. Last 25 miles was in light mist / drizzle.

My gear as is gets an overall OK. My chest and legs stayed relatively...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2003, 06:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,909
Posted By imploded
So I've updated my gear further since yesterday. ...

So I've updated my gear further since yesterday. I acquired:

+ Aerostich electric vest
+ REI MTR longsleeve top
+ REI "warmer" turtleneck
+ 1 set of hand / foot warmers (I'm going to get more...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2003, 01:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,909
Posted By imploded
The weather looks like this so far: On the...

The weather looks like this so far:

On the road at 0700, sunrise at 0615. Low the night before (at our starting location) will be 24, high 45. I'm thinking it will be about 28 when we get to the...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2003, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,909
Posted By imploded
Layering for the Cold

So I'm going to Maine this weekend (well, maybe heading to upstate NY / VT) to do some serious riding. Our route is about 340 miles, the low is forecast to be 19 and the high 36.

The bike I'm on...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2003, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,153
Posted By imploded
Join the email list. That page has been like...

Join the email list. That page has been like that since I joined in late 2001. I think it is going to stay that way for a long time =)

FWIW, I'm imploded, not imploaded. Not to be confused with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2003, 02:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,153
Posted By imploded
zorbmw, first off. Join NEDoD. Bunch of...

zorbmw,

first off. Join NEDoD. Bunch of New England area folks who ride. Some of them are here, but I won't out them :evil

Adam (the site you found) is a NEDoD'er and a bunch of folks hold...
Forum: Face plant 09-29-2003, 09:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,994
Posted By imploded
Two stories, both from today: 9:45 AM, 128...

Two stories, both from today:

9:45 AM, 128 south just before the 93 merge. I've just ridden down from Richmond, ME; on the bike for about 2.5 hours at this point. I'm whipping along at about 85...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2003, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By imploded
That tunnel is the Hoosac Tunnel, 5 miles long,...

That tunnel is the Hoosac Tunnel, 5 miles long, connecting Florida, MA (which is where you were, by Zoar) and North Adams, MA. Longest tunnel in America at the time it was built.

If want to see...
Forum: Regional forums 09-18-2003, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By imploded
Walnut Creek, CA

I'm being sent to Walnut Creek on biz for a week (6th-11th of October).

Since the West Coast contingent is so active here, what the hell is there to do in Walnut Creek? A woman I work with said...
Forum: Face plant 08-11-2003, 09:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,584
Posted By imploded
pilot, you got a cougar? What a sweet plane. ...

pilot, you got a cougar? What a sweet plane.

Ron Levy's is very, very, very, very nice. Makes me want one. Although, with limitless cash, I'd do a Kosaska (sp?) type conversion and put a -540...
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2003, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By imploded
I rarely get waves from people on cruisers;...

I rarely get waves from people on cruisers; generally get them from folks on BMW's; I get "hoist a wheelie" from idiots in pickup trucks, and squids doing wheelies in the opposite direction saying...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2003, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,129
Posted By imploded
Re: Today in Bourbon County, KY

Mmmm... Eagle Rare. No Beam distilleries? You could have had some cask-strength Basil's.... =)

Cheers,

-Andrew
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2003, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By imploded
You mean, like this? ...

You mean, like this?

http://www.cs.uml.edu/~astanley/desktop.jpg

Cheers,

-Andrew
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2003, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By imploded
My list started as: VFR 800 Triumph Tiger ...

My list started as:

VFR 800
Triumph Tiger
R 1150 GS
R 1150 GS Adventure
Ducati Multistrada
Suzuki V-Strom
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2003, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By imploded
EnduroDog, thanks for your input. Mark, I...

EnduroDog, thanks for your input.

Mark, I had been wondering about the tubed tires -- I figured that a heavy dose of Slime or a similar anti-puncture product would do me some good; but I wonder...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2003, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By imploded
Why you chose the tiger

Some of you may notice this as a cross-post from the Tiger forum on Yahoo -- but some may not read it. The short list is the R 1150 GS / Adv, the V-Strom, and the Tiger. All slightly different (the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2003, 09:45 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 46,641
Posted By imploded
Yup... and it's the one reason why you can't...

Yup... and it's the one reason why you can't trust any politician who suggests to do such a thing.

Cheers,

-Andrew
Forum: Regional forums 06-29-2003, 08:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,069
Posted By imploded
Well.... I think the CFO in my household is cool...

Well.... I think the CFO in my household is cool with the GS Adventure; I'll have to head up to Max's in the next couple of weeks to get the ball rolling.

My uncle (in Oxford, MA) has about 5...
Forum: Face plant 06-29-2003, 06:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,792
Posted By imploded
Here are some of the more interesting "objects"...

Here are some of the more interesting "objects" I've been able to avoid:

June/July 1999, a truck lost a bunch of farm turkeys on 128/95 N outside of Boston. About 8 in the road still when I got...
Forum: Regional forums 06-28-2003, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,069
Posted By imploded
I'm assimilated

I met CroMag, saw GSGirl and Nactflug (well, saw him stream out on a F650 GS/PD; saw his 1150GS with ricardo's craftsmanship), and some other folks who I can't remember the names of. Max and Conrad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2003, 02:46 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 46,641
Posted By imploded
Hi Dave! :wave

Hi Dave! :wave
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2003, 11:32 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 46,641
Posted By imploded
After you are signed off by a CFI (who's career...

After you are signed off by a CFI (who's career depends on maintiaing an 80% passing percentage) and a Designated Examiner (who's career depends on it; you wad it up a week after and the FSDO is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2003, 02:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,452
Posted By imploded
Ilya... I try to go up to MM at lunch once in a...

Ilya... I try to go up to MM at lunch once in a while; but I've been on a massive project at work and working ~100 hour weeks for a solid month. Harumph.

I'll trade rides no worries, I just have...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2003, 12:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,452
Posted By imploded
Neither -- it was an (pardon my bad spelling)...

Neither -- it was an (pardon my bad spelling) Alastruzza, or somesuch.

DukeGirl, that's OK. My finacee said "no more roomates!" in 2000.....

Cheers,

-Andrew
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2003, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,452
Posted By imploded
=) My fiancee already has a place; one of the...

=) My fiancee already has a place; one of the fine residence halls on the Williams campus. I've debated moving out there and just staying with family when I'm here (work out here during the week......
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2003, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,452
Posted By imploded
Vespa, I just saw about the open house -- my...

Vespa, I just saw about the open house -- my finacee is in training all day Saturday... so looks like time for a day trip =)

I actually work in Wellesley (used to work in the Pru), live just off...
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