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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2013, 02:08 PM
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Posted By stephenaki
Thanks, I haven't looked at this one yet, I...

Thanks, I haven't looked at this one yet, I glanced at the one DirtViking posted but i've been busy unpacking this past week. I got the bikes last week, Beemer is G2G, Kawi needs a clutch adjustment...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-18-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19,811
Views: 932,816
Posted By stephenaki
I am primarily looking for a beginner off road...

I am primarily looking for a beginner off road training course similar to moto adventure in California. My daughter is 7 so needs the basics. I would also like to tune up my dirt skills as I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-17-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19,811
Views: 932,816
Posted By stephenaki
Question New to the area

Hi all, just moved to Norfolk about 2 weeks ago. Looking for some info on riding schools for myself and my daughter and would appreciate any input.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-12-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,467
Posted By stephenaki
Great photos, they made me homesick :cry. I grew...

Great photos, they made me homesick :cry. I grew up on the Big Island, lived in Kohala then moved to Hilo. Started my military career in the Hawaii National Guard so know the volcano roads pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,262
Posted By stephenaki
Great pictures and report, I wish I had made it...

Great pictures and report, I wish I had made it to Russia while in Europe but did not get the chance. I recognize the pictures of Georgia and knew exactly where you were. I spent a couple months...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,750
Posted By stephenaki
German Driving rules

I've lived in Germany for the past 6 years, here are some clarifications.

1. The autobahn does have speed limits. Usually 120 KPH when coming into a city, 100 if it tends to be a congested area....
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Board results are out tomorrow 0730 EST. You're...

Board results are out tomorrow 0730 EST. You're getting to have all the fun! I was thinking of maybe trying to find an 800 Drifter and bob it! Only real difference, other than the motor size, is...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Time for repairs

OK, so right after I got back I headed off to a local German rally and then headed to Africa for work. Needless to say, I have not been able to get the bike in for repairs. Finally, I had some time...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Ya never know!:evil I think we are looking...

Ya never know!:evil

I think we are looking at about 8 days for the trip max 10; can't really solidify anything until I get some news on my next assignment which I am hoping will be out this week.
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
We always have room for another rider in our two...

We always have room for another rider in our two man group. I'll let you know if and when we have this plan locked in, maybe you can join us. :1drink
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Yes, Marissa, being a Viking moose, is diligently...

Yes, Marissa, being a Viking moose, is diligently guarding her bed at night. :D I will hopefully know by mid-September what my future holds and when I shall return stateside. Hopefully it allows me...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Home again home again lickety split! 28 August

The day was clear and definitely much cooler than I had anticipated. I loaded up the bike, paid my bill, had breakfast then headed out. Yesterday, my GPS pretty much shit the bed. It would stay on...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Heading home – 27 August

The weather yesterday began to change and it got significantly cooler overnight. It also rained but the rain had dissipated by the morning. I loaded up, paid my bill and headed out. I was sad to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Sightseeing – 25 & 26 August

Today was all about wandering aimlessly about Budapest to see the sights. Prior to my departure from the hotel I spoke to Saci about the fact that Lilla had offered the washing machine up for use. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Budapest, hadn’t planned on being there today… - 24 August

I had looked at a couple of routes for today, one was fast and furious to Timisoara, Romania and the other was 9 hours but through the Cindrel Natural Park before hitting the valley floor and pushing...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Back in Germany

OK, I got back on Tuesday. I have been swamped catching up at work but will have the rest of the report done and posted this weekend. Sorry about the delay.:mully
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
The fenders are ABS plastic, the one thing I...

The fenders are ABS plastic, the one thing I don't like about the bike. On the other hand, probably easier to repair. Cathy was just thinking of when we should go up to visit y'all...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Romania, kinda reminds me of Italy - 23 August

Hindsight is always 20/20; I awoke, dressed and ate then had a thought. Let’s do a google map search for OBI. OBI is like Lowes or Home Depot in the states and I remember seeing OBI signs both in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
You mean it doesn't mean 'happy ending?':evil:lol3

You mean it doesn't mean 'happy ending?':evil:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
And the Dragon says…OWEE!! - 22 August

I would be riding out of Poland today, through Slovakia and into Tokaj, Hungary. I knew right away it was going to be a hot day as I was already sweating when I finished mounting the bags on the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Poland, I kinda like it - 21 August

Today was supposed to be longer than it was on account of my choice to push through to Warsaw. Since Poland is a good size country, I allotted a couple of days to cross it. Today I would stay in...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
hmm, don't know why. It is a 'public' video. ...

hmm, don't know why. It is a 'public' video. Maybe too big?
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
To Russia with love? 20 August

I had stayed up late getting updates posted and then prepping some of my gear so was a bit slow this morning. After I got everything packed, I pulled the bike up to the front again, I didn’t ask...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
So Comrade, let us go to the beach 19 August

I slept in a bit later than usual as the curtains were closed so I wasn’t awoken by the morning light. No matter, shower, dress, load bike then have some breakfast before I push out. Did you know...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Tallinn, A UNESCO World Heritage site 18 August

The ride to the ferry was uneventful; I had originally booked a 1330 departure but wound up there by 1000 and was able to get on the early ferry. Just meant more time to explore Tallinn; for those...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Nothing to see here…move along…17 August

OK, not much to say here, Finland is boring. Maybe I just took the wrong roads but they were too straight and not much to look at. I did discover today that the bell that a friend had given me back...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Probably shoulda taken the Beemer on some of...

Probably shoulda taken the Beemer on some of these roads! Slovakia, Hungary and Romania back roads are shit!:huh Currently sitting in Sibiu, Romania after a 9 hour ride. I'll get to that tale a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
I reach the Baltic Sea 16 August

Despite being exhausted, I was up early as usual. I had the bike loaded before 0600 and then sat at in the dining area typing while I waited for them to prepare breakfast. Today, I was headed to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Heading South 15 August

Morning comes around and I am up, showered and ready to go. I go downstairs and pull the bike around close to the door so I can load her up. After loading I go and get something to eat, only ate...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
A day of rest 14 August

After a nice comfortable night in a nice hotel, I get up to have some breakfast and wander around Tromso. Today would be a lazy day. The hotel has one of the best breakfast buffets I have ever...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Tromso, well hello Mr. Murphy! 13 August

Have I mentioned that I need a darker tent? At 0345, I was up and, it was light out. So, I got up and started to pack and make myself some coffee and chow. By about 0500 or earlier I was on the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Yeah, she still turns head cause you know damn...

Yeah, she still turns head cause you know damn well it ain't MY looks!:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
They are basically people's way of saying, 'I was...

They are basically people's way of saying, 'I was here.' They would do this in the Volcano National Park back home in Hawaii as well. Still friggin creepy. :huh All I left behind was a footprint...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
66 Deg 33’ N 12 August

By 0530, I’m on the road heading north again, at about 0630 I reach Namdalen and stop for photos, then keep going.

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Hmm, I think ya gotta convince your hubby of that...

Hmm, I think ya gotta convince your hubby of that and save up cause the dang place is expensive!:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Really, I think ALL videos are fixed?

Let me know if any don't work.
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
One more day…11 August

Once again, up early, I gotta get a darker tent! OK, stretch, put on my jacket, go outside my tent to head to the bathroom…WTF? :hair Who fucking put that tent there??? :kboom

...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
yeah, I thought I fixed that one...back to the...

yeah, I thought I fixed that one...back to the drawing board. I'll probably have to edit and re-post that one. Canada aye, my wife's parents owned and operated a hunting and fishing lodge up there...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
Videos are fixed

Its been a learning experience posting videos but I got it now!:D
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,613
Posted By stephenaki
GB stands for Great Britain. It is the country...

GB stands for Great Britain. It is the country identification sticker that normally goes on caravans or RVs as we call them back in the US.

I believe I have fixed the last video, I'm working on...
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