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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 120,518
Posted By whitham_wannabe
People are really trying to blame Hamilton for...

People are really trying to blame Hamilton for this incident?!

Imagine the same move pulled in WTCC or BTCC. The outcome would have been that the front car was spun out in the second part of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By whitham_wannabe
New Fueling Issue!

So, I have a new issue with the ol' 800. This has happened a couple of times now, and is different to the old issue (cuts out, but restarts when the fuel is low and the temps are high).

This time,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-19-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By whitham_wannabe
We went down there couple of years ago. Usal is...

We went down there couple of years ago. Usal is pretty straightforward, but a really nice area to explore.

RIDE REPORT (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831346)
Forum: Hacks 08-18-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 52,861
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Can never resist an opportunity to post pics of...

Can never resist an opportunity to post pics of mine ...

Built by Chris down at Boxer Metal.

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Utah/DSC_0174.jpg
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By whitham_wannabe
That route is like deja vu from a couple of rides...

That route is like deja vu from a couple of rides I've taken in the last few weeks. Awesome, awesome riding out there, but beware the closed routes. It feels like there is a passive attempt to get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,490
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Man, that spot looks familiar! ...

Man, that spot looks familiar!

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/IMG_2626_zpscc55523d.jpg

Awesome ride, well worth doing. Exposed, but not too...
Forum: Hacks 07-28-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,041
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Took a trip down to the Ridge Motorsports Park...

Took a trip down to the Ridge Motorsports Park yesterday to take a look at what may be my next money loosing scheme. Good people, friendly and keen to get other rigs out there.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,783
Posted By whitham_wannabe
I got my first race bike back ... ...

I got my first race bike back ...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/No37_zps4c6133de.jpg

I raced it for a year, then had it as a back up for the second. At the end of the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-19-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 12,453
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Can't really blame the GPS, but ... ...

Can't really blame the GPS, but ...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/IMG_2667_zpsc67e0790.jpg

This one, however ......
Forum: Hacks 07-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,041
Posted By whitham_wannabe
One of our M10 camera stabilization gimbals in...

One of our M10 camera stabilization gimbals in use in a sidecar ... :clap

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BnDmITgCIAAE1OA.jpg:large
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,679
Posted By whitham_wannabe
^ This. Avoidance is the only guarantee. ...

^ This. Avoidance is the only guarantee.

After nearly a decade of road racing, I had racked up 26 crashes, and the only pain was from burns after sliding from 125mph, generally being beat up from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,447
Posted By whitham_wannabe
There's some interesting replies in here ... I...

There's some interesting replies in here ... I have the same problem. My girlfriend (live together) rides a DRZ, about the most reliable bike know to man. Last summer, things conspired that I hadn't...
Forum: Hacks 06-16-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,041
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Had the 800 all loaded up ready to roll for a...

Had the 800 all loaded up ready to roll for a trip out to meet the family at the coast this weekend, and then decided that it had been way too long since I'd taken the sidecar on a decent trip. Threw...
Forum: Hacks 06-11-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,253
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Is that all he carried in there ...?! Jeez, he...

Is that all he carried in there ...?! Jeez, he should come to an ADV rally and see all the crap that gets crammed in for a an average weekend ride.

And the British versions ...
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-06-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By whitham_wannabe
This is a canoe deck bag, 100% waterproof, six...

This is a canoe deck bag, 100% waterproof, six cinch tie downs, nice little bungee net on top, that I used until I learned how to pack right. I think it cost me $20 on closeout.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,832
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Chris heads off in one direction at 70mph, and I...

Chris heads off in one direction at 70mph, and I in the other at the same. Very soon, we are hundreds of miles apart, having been mostly inseperable for the last 7 days.

North from Mono Lake, I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-03-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 47,318
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Borrowed my friend Chris' DRZ for a quick trip to...

Borrowed my friend Chris' DRZ for a quick trip to the motocross track when I was visiting a few months ago.

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/IMG_2440_zps1a076513.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 06-02-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,041
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Cool story of the first woman to race in...

Cool story of the first woman to race in Motorcycle Grand Prix.

http://cdn05.motorsportretro.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/continental-circus.jpg

<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,832
Posted By whitham_wannabe
In Moab, I got stung by something unseen in the...

In Moab, I got stung by something unseen in the night. Though Chris suggested it was a wasp, I think it was probably a scorpion, or rattlesnake or something deadly, I am just too tough to notice...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,832
Posted By whitham_wannabe
After a glorious night under a full moon, that...

After a glorious night under a full moon, that lit up the canyon walls with ghostly clarity, we made our exit from Moab. Our stay here was far too short, but I think if I stayed here a lifetime, the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-29-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,029
Views: 957,862
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Old cabin where we spent the night in the middle...

Old cabin where we spent the night in the middle of Nevada.

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/DSC_0246_zpsd37d9f47.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 647
Views: 293,750
Posted By whitham_wannabe
In 1993, after finishing college, my friend Chris...

In 1993, after finishing college, my friend Chris and I rode across the US by bicycle. Just south of Hite, Utah he took this picture of me. The picture has been in my Dad's attic for about 15 years,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,832
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Ah, a full day in Moab's red rock canyons. But...

Ah, a full day in Moab's red rock canyons. But with only one day in town, which of the many options to choose?

We plumped for the magnificent White Rim Trail, a 100 mile off road loop around the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,832
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Running into Eric from Drone Dudes while we were...

Running into Eric from Drone Dudes while we were at Bonneville was a trip - this was his first paid gig with his M5 gimbal, which I designed. Small world, huh ...?!

Bonneville is a very cool place...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,832
Posted By whitham_wannabe
http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wa...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/DSC_0063_zps22d4b9bf.jpg

Feeling suitably refreshed from our trials and tribulations in just getting here, we...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2,645
Views: 348,886
Posted By whitham_wannabe
http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wa...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/DSC_0246_zpsd37d9f47.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,832
Posted By whitham_wannabe
The Prequel - Ropey's story.

Officially I had allocated Saturday to the ride from Seattle to Alturas, but very soon decided to leave straight from work on Friday, put a few miles in and be first at one of our rendevous for once....
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,832
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Meet in the Middle II : Nevada and Utah

It's time for Twisted Melon to go riding again.

Following on from our most successful format, Chris (Bondy) and I decided to meet in the middle, between our homes in Seattle and San Diego. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-20-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 58,852
Posted By whitham_wannabe
http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wa...

http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/whitham_wannabe/Meet%20In%20The%20Middle%202/IMG_2626_zpscc55523d.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8,648
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,173,375
Posted By whitham_wannabe
FS TE310R and TE449, Woodinville, WA

Posted over in the regular Flea Market here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974851), but thought there may be some interest in the local market.

Two virtually unused Huskys (less than...
Forum: Hacks 03-27-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,885
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Fantastic that you met up with them :clap ...

Fantastic that you met up with them :clap

This is Bruce ...

<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/90069395" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen...
Forum: Racing 03-27-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4,659
Views: 551,434
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Yeah, yeah, my bad .... looked at thread titles,...

Yeah, yeah, my bad .... looked at thread titles, saw nothing, didn't think to check the bivouac.

That's what you get for being over excited about the reemergence of the rampant lion.
Forum: Racing 03-27-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,659
Views: 551,434
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Peugeot is back in the Dakar

Awesome, for anyone that remembers the 4 wins in 4 starts that they managed a quarter of a century ago.

Sainz and Depres in the hot seat.

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Forum: Racing 03-13-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,753
Views: 120,518
Posted By whitham_wannabe
I am completely the opposite ... haven't watched...

I am completely the opposite ... haven't watched much for several years, after hardly missing a race for the previous 25.

With one team dominating like RB, it just lost the spark for me, the sport...
Forum: Hacks 03-08-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,041
Posted By whitham_wannabe
http://cdn.sobadsogood.net/wp-content/uploads/Weir...

http://cdn.sobadsogood.net/wp-content/uploads/Weird-Wonderful-Historical-Photographs-8.jpg
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,885
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Thanks, though credit where it's due, the green...

Thanks, though credit where it's due, the green machine was built by Chris (BMWEURO) at Boxer Metal (http://boxermetal.com/). I'm sure he'd put another one together for you, if you ask him nicely...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,041
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Now it does ... :D ...

Now it does ... :D

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj166/brit711/007_zpsdda34099.jpg

You need tags ...
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,041
Posted By whitham_wannabe
Stolen from the WTF thread ... ...

Stolen from the WTF thread ...

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1/q73/s720x720/1625611_452207371546042_687912235_n.jpg
...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6,387
Views: 2,349,041
Posted By whitham_wannabe
If there any CAD jockeys out there, there is a...

If there any CAD jockeys out there, there is a very nice M-72 sidecar model available for free download over at GrabCAD.

Here...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-04-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,656
Posted By whitham_wannabe
I had the pleasure of teaming up with Shaun...

I had the pleasure of teaming up with Shaun Harris for Daytona a few years back, and he told some fantastic stories about his rides on the Britten at the TT ... Funnily enough, another friend was at...
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