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Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 402,315
Posted By Lee R
I'm over in Afghanistan and just finished reading...

I'm over in Afghanistan and just finished reading this ride report. Thanks for taking the time to document the trip for all of us who dream of doing the same while living vicariously through the ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,826
Posted By Lee R
I've lived in Sweden for half a year and spent...

I've lived in Sweden for half a year and spent some time driving in Germany, Denmark, Norway and Italy. I'm from Maine originally and have lived/driven in all the states in the US and most of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,750
Posted By Lee R
What did it for me was a trip from Maryland to...

What did it for me was a trip from Maryland to Maine (@ 14 hours) in 35 degrees and heavy rain for the last 5 hours. My aerostich soaked through and I nearly got hypothermia. Coldest I've ever been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 33,578
Posted By Lee R
I grew up in Maine when it was still legal to...

I grew up in Maine when it was still legal to pass on double yellow (which has since been changed). I was taught that they were a "recommendation". Many states are honestly excessive in double...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,750
Posted By Lee R
Get a heated jacket. I have commuted by bike...

Get a heated jacket. I have commuted by bike for 3 years year-round only using the spare car in snow or extreme cold.

All the layer's in the world won't stop the cold. Your essentially sitting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 13,282
Posted By Lee R
As posted by many, your number one defense while...

As posted by many, your number one defense while riding a motorcycle is to predict what road hazards are present and position yourself to be ready. Bright colors (high viz, bright white) have great...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-20-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 84,531
Posted By Lee R
I replaced my garmin's after trying out my 10"...

I replaced my garmin's after trying out my 10" Samsung tablet on the bike. I now use a smaller 7" Nexus which is a much better option IMO. A smartphone will work fine. Waterproof cases are available...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-20-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 56,473
Posted By Lee R
I don't know if it's been mentioned yet but I use...

I don't know if it's been mentioned yet but I use the link below. Create your route in google maps and paste the address into the "from web url" line about 2/3rds of the way down. Make sure GPX is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,771
Posted By Lee R
I mentioned it in my above post but the apples to...

I mentioned it in my above post but the apples to oranges thing is very real in many comparisons.

If a small car like a Honda Civic or Toyota Yaris/Prius is to be compared, it should be against a...
Forum: Face plant 02-19-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 19,522
Posted By Lee R
Let it heal properly. I broke mine 3 years...

Let it heal properly.

I broke mine 3 years ago (after snowboarding all day). I slipped funny after walking out of the garage and everything went to the ankle. At the time I thought it was just a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,394
Posted By Lee R
I did a 6400 mile loop from Maryland to Utah and...

I did a 6400 mile loop from Maryland to Utah and back over 8 days (7 riding,1 at work) days last spring for a currency flight. (Usually fly to the location for a day, I'm a pilot and hate flying :D)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,771
Posted By Lee R
I've been tracking the operating expenses for my...

I've been tracking the operating expenses for my vehicles. Between the wife and I we have a Honda CRV, Toyota Prius and I have a Triumph Tiger 1050

I put 48000 on the Tiger in the past 2.5 years...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 02-19-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,453
Posted By Lee R
I quit using Garmin's after I had two units break...

I quit using Garmin's after I had two units break on me in a row. I used a Delorme PN 60 for a bit with topo maps but it's kinda on the small side.

I'm now using a Nexus 7 with RAM setup and made...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 973,021
Posted By Lee R
It's a shame. HD makes the best looking, best...

It's a shame. HD makes the best looking, best sounding cruiser's out there. And I would be first on board with a Sportster that had range and handling. I agree you could add more suspension travel...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 973,021
Posted By Lee R
I owned a 883 briefly. (4 months and @5000...

I owned a 883 briefly. (4 months and @5000 miles)

I love HD engines and the "calming" nature of them as you burble down the road. They are not rocket ships but the sounds make them feel faster...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,278
Posted By Lee R
I've been riding one for 2.5 years as a primary...

I've been riding one for 2.5 years as a primary vehicle (I only take the car when ice or snow is present on the roads) I've put 47,000 miles on mine so far (2010 picked up in late 2011). Previous...
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2011, 06:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,413
Posted By Lee R
I'd like to partake. I'll give you a call today.

I'd like to partake. I'll give you a call today.
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2011, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,300
Posted By Lee R
I recently made a trip to Afghanistan and brought...

I recently made a trip to Afghanistan and brought 1 SLR and a p/s

p/s was a Panasonic DMC TS2 which is fully submersible and well sealed, it held up perfect.

SLR was a Pentax K7 with DA*...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-12-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,630
Posted By Lee R
http://www.passporthealthusa.com/ I have god...

http://www.passporthealthusa.com/

I have god knows how many vaccinations for nearly everything (prior military) but we use them to travel to Iraq/Afghanistan. I have a price sheet somewhere if...
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