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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-03-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
I remember trying your 525 on one of the Hookey...

I remember trying your 525 on one of the Hookey Day rides up at Forrest Islands, and it was SSSSSMMMMMOOOOOOTH and beautiful. Are both bikes 6-speed wide ratios?

Mark
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Hmmm, is it titled for on-road and plated? Mark

Hmmm, is it titled for on-road and plated? Mark
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-02-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Stevens steakhouse, Washington and Milwaukee.

Stevens steakhouse, Washington and Milwaukee.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By MPH
Indeed, we did! Thanks to the Forrest City...

Indeed, we did! Thanks to the Forrest City Rainmakers, er, uh, Riders, for hosting this event. A GREAT day was had, watching and listening to Andy do some single-track and creek crossings on the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-12-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By MPH
Cool!!

I was looking for somewhere to ride this Father's Day weekend with my son (14yo). We should be there (WR450 and a 1978 Suzuki TS185 in a red crew cab SuperDuty).

Weather looks perfect! ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,955
Posted By MPH
and I run Rotella T6. :lol3

and I run Rotella T6. :lol3
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-05-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,955
Posted By MPH
Getting Excited!!

Team OASIS (me and two riding buddies) will be there maybe around 6pm Friday night, camping, riding, smiling. The bike is running ever so fine, just need to get my camping, riding, relaxing, and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-02-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Never mind. Sah-WEEET ride there, Sir! ...

Never mind.

Sah-WEEET ride there, Sir! :clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-01-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Hold On a Sec Here...

What day is it today, gentlemen?

:deal

MPH
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-07-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4,267
Views: 1,592,758
Posted By MPH
Cactus giving the ADV Rider salute?

Cactus giving the ADV Rider salute?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-04-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
He didn't. I did. I figured it was...

He didn't. I did.

I figured it was standard fare for such a thing, no? :norton

(Skinny tall guy who doesn't look like he drinks too much. Yes, looks can be deceiving)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-03-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 34,957
Posted By MPH
FULL CONGRATS AND RESPECT to the Brushpoppers,...

FULL CONGRATS AND RESPECT to the Brushpoppers, land owners, and everyone who helped to put on such a PERFECT frickn' day. I hate the swinging bridge so thoroughly, though this year was better than...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-02-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 34,957
Posted By MPH
Team OASISS is fielding only a 2-bike team for...

Team OASISS is fielding only a 2-bike team for this ride, so we have a WR and a DRZ loaded in the diesel crew cab, munchies in the fridge for rides to and fro, sammich fixin's, hydration pack is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-02-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Cool, do'able, though not tomorrow, as I'm...

Cool, do'able, though not tomorrow, as I'm heading out to the Brushpoppers DS ride. Shoot a PM as to when you might be available.

Spotted Cow is good, or any robust IPA? :wink:
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-02-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Strom in Gurnee, slightly mod'ed: 5/8" lifting...

Strom in Gurnee, slightly mod'ed: 5/8" lifting links in the rear, Pro Taper bars, DR650 dirt pegs cut/swapped for lower mounting, geared down to 17/43 (stock is 16/41), SVRacing dual 4-pot front...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-02-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 34,957
Posted By MPH
Thanks for the addy, planning on arriving between...

Thanks for the addy, planning on arriving between 8:30 and 8:50, there for the 9am Drivers Meeting.

Looking to run a recreational pace with 2 other bikes, after the fast guys go first.

Mark,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-01-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 523
Views: 34,957
Posted By MPH
Echoed: Thanks to all for your efforts to put on...

Echoed: Thanks to all for your efforts to put on this show, GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!! :clap:clap:freaky

What is the starting location again please, either address or GPS coordinates? I'll...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Man, taken out of context, the statement + the...

Man, taken out of context, the statement + the icons = really weird. :huh
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,812
Posted By MPH
I'd like to suggest performing a fuel flow test,...

I'd like to suggest performing a fuel flow test, during which you unhook the fuel line and divert it to a container, hot-wire the fuel pump on for some period of time (30 seconds?) and measure the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-02-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
You OK after the biff? Mark

You OK after the biff?

Mark
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-01-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
I was parked about 3 places behind the big white...

I was parked about 3 places behind the big white trailer on the right, right after the Driver's Meeting. Had a lot of fun that day, still can't wipe the smile off... :1drink Ordered up some drive...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-29-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
I'm cleaning the house, doing laundry (including...

I'm cleaning the house, doing laundry (including sweaty riding clothes), washing the WR down after yesterday's ride, then playing hockey at 3:30.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-28-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,836
Posted By MPH
Indeed, 100% FABULOUS day! The event was...

Indeed, 100% FABULOUS day! The event was fabulous, the conditions were fabulous (albeit a bit dusty), my riding buddies, Team OASISS, were fabulous (the laughter in the truck during the ride to and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,836
Posted By MPH
Mine's loaded, gonna drive down to Deerfield to...

Mine's loaded, gonna drive down to Deerfield to pick up 2 more bikes, then prolly 5:30 depart Gurnee. 3 bikes in a big/long F250 Crew/Long Box, red over silver, Mark, aka "MPH", stop by and say...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-25-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,836
Posted By MPH
That's why I asked. I'm worried. :norton ...

That's why I asked. I'm worried. :norton

Maybe I'll carry a plate in my Camelback, I suppose in some eyes, the WR may resemble either a VStrom or a vintage 2T enduro.

Looks like I'm in with...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-24-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,836
Posted By MPH
How stringently-enforced will the "Must Have...

How stringently-enforced will the "Must Have License Plate" rule be for the Dual-Sport ride, please? I ride a WR450 w/ head and tail lights, no plate.

Mark
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-08-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
^^^ Looks like a pretty bitchin' way of...

^^^

Looks like a pretty bitchin' way of spending a weekend there, Mr. Moose!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Who is compensating for what? Is the bike...

Who is compensating for what? Is the bike hangin' out there to help counterbalance the beer? :freaky
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-21-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,836
Posted By MPH
Likely IN. :clap

Likely IN. :clap
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-14-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4,595
Views: 425,331
Posted By MPH
'scuse me? :huh

'scuse me? :huh
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-05-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4,595
Views: 425,331
Posted By MPH
Maybe it did "need nothing".... in order to drive...

Maybe it did "need nothing".... in order to drive it off the Scumbag's driveway. Those schmiesters deserve ZERO respect.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-04-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,025
Posted By MPH
I parked just to the south of Center street,...

I parked just to the south of Center street, right at where the stage was. As I was prep'ing to leave, I hear someone onstage say "We need a paramedic, right down there". I think nothing of it and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-02-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
That'll get ya there? Maybe I WILL take my '185...

That'll get ya there? Maybe I WILL take my '185 smoker, which I bought brand new when I was 14. Is it a reasonably slow speed limit all the way up?

Otherwise, I'll be on the V-Strom, camera in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-02-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,025
Posted By MPH
I'm planning to go, tall dude in (now-faded)...

I'm planning to go, tall dude in (now-faded) Human Highlighter attire, atop either a silver V-Strom w/ top case, or perhaps my 1978 Suzuki TS185C. I'll look for ADV stickers and say hello.

Plus,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Minus the studder issue. I first...

Minus the studder issue.

I first encountered it whist "dual sporting" my WR up at Skinner's Tick Fest, crap was that 2 years ago? Steady throttle at almost highway speeds induces an ingnition...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Prolly the only riding I'll be doing this weekend...

Prolly the only riding I'll be doing this weekend is to/from the parts shop, needing to do full rear brake tear down and overhaul of the F250SD. Left rear grossly overheated, and I suspect the same...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-28-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Knee Brace Options in N. IL/SE WI

Enough of the repurposed kids' hockey shin guards, I want some real knee protection and, (like many others have said: "get them BEFORE the knee injury, not after!"), I'd like to get full-on braces....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-27-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Wait for it ... :ear :ear :ear

Wait for it ... :ear :ear :ear
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
Especially on the days of the Chicago Air & Water...

Especially on the days of the Chicago Air & Water Show. There'd be cars lined up all along Lake Avenue watching them take off. I watched what I recall as an F-15 light off the afterburner right on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13,706
Views: 647,612
Posted By MPH
I grew up in Glenview, on the west side, right...

I grew up in Glenview, on the west side, right next to Countryside Park, near Glenview & Milwaukee. Tell my 'ole stomping grounds that I say hello, eh?

Mark
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