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Forum: Trip Planning 06-03-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 622,049
Posted By likestoride
Lawrenceville, GA (outside Atlanta)

Close to 85/985 interesection outside Atlanta.

Space for several tents or a spare room with bed/matress if you'd rather.


Kitchen if you need it.

Some tools. Room to work...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,846
Posted By likestoride
tips for a long ride

As said previously, drink ALOT of water. Dehydration is your enemy on a long trip.

Wear good underwear. I use Long Distance (LD) underwear. Worth it's price IMO. Regular underwear over 500...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-05-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 105,782
Posted By likestoride

I just spent three days riding and camping. I had trouble keeping my phone charged. I bought a solar charger as soon as I got back. Also had a bit of a mechanical problem and rethought my tool...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-08-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,875
Posted By likestoride
many cameras gone

I've been taking pictures for lots of years and have been through countless cameras (ok - I'm hard on my gear).

* One stolen from a baggage cart at an airport.
* One left in a rental car and...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-11-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,326
Posted By likestoride
Krav Maga

I've studied and taught several different martial arts over a 25 year period. You could learn enough Krav Maga in 3-4 months to potentially help you. Find a good school and work hard at it. ...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-28-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 1,379,551
Posted By likestoride
VERY interesting

GREAT essay. Definitely has me thinking. I had meningitis as a baby and was isolated for a while during treatment. Antihero may be on to something.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-18-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 70,846
Posted By likestoride
I'm a big guy

"I'm a big guy. A CBR600 won't hardly go with me on it. I need a CBR1000"

"Yeah, a liter bike isn't a very good bike for a beginner but I'm different. I can handle it for sure".

Forum: Equipment 04-01-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,295
Posted By likestoride
take it

My Nikon D200 has been more than 40K miles on motorcycles, countless miles canoeing, went underwater in a housing and then bounced around in boats, dropped from 5 feet onto a rock while hiking, and...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-29-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,237
Posted By likestoride

The answer is very simple - more! It is not possible to own enough bikes unless you hosted the Tonight Show.

Currently have:

CRF50 (pit and backyard bike)
Honda Crf450X (dirtbike)
Forum: Americas 03-27-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,550
Posted By likestoride

Looks like a great trip.

If you are in AZ and get a chance, check out Mt Lemmon in the Tucson area (great road) and the Sedona area.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,524
Posted By likestoride
great report

:clapGreat report. I go up there several times a year. I'm definitely going to check out 28 and Fontana Dam next time. I agree that some of the other local roads are actually better than 'the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-19-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,832
Posted By likestoride
update us

I'd be very interested to read later if you are able to slow down and 'transform' your riding style. I wrestle with the exact same thing you do. I totally understand the track riders that quit...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-14-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 36,213
Posted By likestoride
Don't see many of them

I average 25K+ miles per year on motorcycles and another 15K or so in a 'cage'. I rarely see 1% guys out riding. My guess is they are more about business these days than riding much, I've known a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-07-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,315
Posted By likestoride
'backing it in'

I don't think they use alot of rear brake. I took a class from Kevin Schwantz at Road Atlanta. He said something like "I can remember every time I ever used the rear brake in a race because I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 19,767
Posted By likestoride
weight distribution

Cool setup.

I've always heard that approx 15% of the weight should be on the tongue. Anytime I've pulled loads without enough weight on the front, the trailer 'porpoised'.

The last pic...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,820
Posted By likestoride
pain in the neck

I have a couple of different street bikes that put your body in progressively sportier positions - a Goldwing (straight up), a triumph street triple (slight lean), and a CBR600 (full lean). ...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-28-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 240,843
Posted By likestoride
hits and near misses

Missed a wild turkey (not the drink) by approx 1 inch on a major highway. I'll bet it would have done some serious damage.

Hit a yellow jacket that landed just below my helmet. It didn't...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,465
Posted By likestoride
2 bags

I ended up using a 30 degree bag with a fleece coleman bag liner. It got down to 31 degrees at 3500 ft in the Tennessee mountains. I wore a decent 'fleece type' shirt and wasn't the least bit cold....
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,465
Posted By likestoride
I'll know soon

I'm going to try it. THANKS.
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,465
Posted By likestoride
sleeping warmer - 2 bags?

If I put a 40 degree bag inside of another 40 degree bag do I just have a thicker 40 degree bag? Do you think I'll 'freeze' in 30 degree weather? Should I get off the wallet and go buy a 15 or 20...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,490
Posted By likestoride
wear the leather

I guarantee you won't care what you look like during a 'get off'. You'll want the leather. Your skin will look better afterwards and that will be what you really care about.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,474
Posted By likestoride
back protectors

Like any gear, back protectors aren't needed 'until they are'. They are required for intermediate riders and above on the race tracks I ride. Theyat least feel like they provide alot more...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-25-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 22,773
Posted By likestoride
best one yet

Great point. Sounds like a great plan though you left out the part about knocking off the liquor store on the way out of town. It is all the same as not paying for a campground that has an entrance...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-16-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,092
Posted By likestoride
safer on a bike?

When riding a bike, I find I have ALOT more situational awareness and almost a 6th sense about what cars may do. After all my life is at stake. In a car, I'll admit that maybe I'm not quite as...
Forum: Face Plant 02-12-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,356
Posted By likestoride

Yellow Wolf is still alive and gets a big kick out of reports he is not. He posts regularly on a Goldwing forum. He doesn't currently have a Wing. The one he road a Traxxion suspension. Very...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-06-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,499
Posted By likestoride
tough to go back, but....

I had sold a small business and had a one year noncompete so I took a year off in 2000 (which seems like a lifetime away now). I found it took me a good two months to 'unwind' and get out of the...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-06-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 22,773
Posted By likestoride
it's theft

Flame suit on, but no matter how someone tries to justify not paying at a place that has a fee it is still theft - plain and simple. I've arrived late at night, didn't really use any of the...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,658
Posted By likestoride
waterproof boots

2 weeks ago I found myself 180 miles from home in a serious rainstorm and bumper to bumper traffic on the highway. Also discovered my 3 year old 'waterproof' boots weren't anymore. I was wearing...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-13-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,345
Posted By likestoride
foot position

On the street or track, you should definitely be on the balls of your feet when riding agressively. Too easy to catch your toe and end up with a broken foot or ankle. I've had several bikes that...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-13-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,076
Posted By likestoride
can't get enough

Just accept the absolute fact that you need multiple bikes. Not sure what the right number is but right now I know 4 clearly is not enough. MBS causes us to realize that no garage is big enough and...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By likestoride

I use a Gerbing liner that I think uses 65W. It gets VERY hot on the highest setting. I have a feeling 90W would just about cook you in all but the very coldest weather (with snow on the ground)...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-23-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,319
Posted By likestoride
grey hair helps

I figure my gray hair has helped keep me from two tickets. I did a 'jack rabbit' start from a dead stop up to 110mph (per the police radar) with a cop right behind me. I hadn't bothered to look in...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-23-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,152
Posted By likestoride
it happens

Before last year I used to wonder how someone could be so dumb as to blow through a tire. I was going to ride from Atlanta to Biloxi, MI (800 or so round trip). I looked at my rear tire and...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-11-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,535
Posted By likestoride

Great video. I also thought he made quite a few dangerous passes (no matter where you are - dangerous is dangerous), but loved the scenery, old cars, etc. Most of it is still relevant but didn't...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-11-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,205
Posted By likestoride

I went to the Kevin Schwantz school when it was at Road Atlanta (it is now at Barber). It was expensive but worth every cent in my opinion. Although I had probably riden close to 100K miles ...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-07-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,654
Posted By likestoride
Thumb 'stirrups'

Anyone who has ridden more than a couple of hundred miles at a time knows that the ability to change the position of your legs even slightly helps alot. I like the RT's 'stirrups' in the picture. ...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-02-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,214
Posted By likestoride
not sure the $$$ makes sense (cents?)

If you are addicted and have multiple bikes and a bunch of gear, it is really hard to justify them $$$ wise. A 1994 Honda civic is probably really cheaper driving. Then again, I want to ride - I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-02-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,439
Posted By likestoride
last time

I doubt I'll ever go on another big group ride. Last time I went guys were doing 100mph wheelies on the highway, weaving in and out of cars, and generally adding to the stereotypes of the occassional...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-02-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,260
Posted By likestoride
riding the storm out

I normally keep riding, but not too long ago I was in one so bad 2 up I just couldn't see. I stopped under the next overpass (I was only about 1 mile from it), my wife and I jumped over the 3 foot...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-05-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,142
Posted By likestoride

Current stable is not perfect, but is usable:

crf450x for woods riding
Triumph Street Triple (675) for commuting/twisties
CBR600RR modified for the track (not street legal)
Goldwing (yep, it...
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