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Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 08:48 AM
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Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
So now it is March and what did I do the first...

So now it is March and what did I do the first thing this morning? You guessed it - exercise the snow blower yet again to rid driveway of the overnight snow fall. With the glacier that is in our...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
Liking the woods as much as we do, I would...

Liking the woods as much as we do, I would certainly love to see some of your "blue hour" photography. Also, I am thinking we here now have a much better appreciation for what y'all go through in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,353
Posted By popscycle
With a healthy amount of motorcycles under our...

With a healthy amount of motorcycles under our belts and in our garages, including more than a few BMWs, this hasn't been our experience. With all the iron we have or have had, BMW's quality has...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 44,536
Posted By popscycle
What a great time! Thanks for sharing,...

What a great time! Thanks for sharing, especially with those of us who're snowbound. :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-28-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
No Riding In The Woods

With the month coming to an end today, I think this is the first February in some time that we've not been out riding at least once. With snow measuring feet instead of inches in the woods, that's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,404
Posted By popscycle
One of the great things about this country is the...

One of the great things about this country is the freedom to express your thoughts and beliefs, even those where you say something is bad. Personally, I don't find people who exercise such freedom...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,241
Posted By popscycle
To the OP: You really need to go and ride some...

To the OP: You really need to go and ride some cruisers some serious miles to answer your question(s). Also, keep in mind that comfort and handling are key to your safety and weight is not the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
Oh Deer

Our house is right between two conservation areas from which deer move back and forth, often through our back yard two or three at a time. I thought we had a deer problem until I saw this.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,353
Posted By popscycle
First off, the CR was not a statistical survey,...

First off, the CR was not a statistical survey, it was a telephone poll - two different animals. Telephone polls on quality or reliability are highly inaccurate for a variety of reasons (e.g.,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,353
Posted By popscycle
As I recall, the CR motorcycle "study" was based...

As I recall, the CR motorcycle "study" was based on telephone polling techniques, like those used running up to elections. The problem with these is that the nature of the questions can drive the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,353
Posted By popscycle
LOL, much as lotteries are a tax for people...

LOL, much as lotteries are a tax for people who're bad at math, CR testing is a purchasing poltice for folks who are clueless about products, statistical methods (e.g., regression analysis and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,353
Posted By popscycle
Good grief, not that stupid CR report again. ...

Good grief, not that stupid CR report again. That you're new here shows in multiple ways. I recommend you learn the meaning of 205, do a little learning about the validity of telephone polling...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,536
Posted By popscycle
Of all the wetheads I know of running around my...

Of all the wetheads I know of running around my neck of the woods (and we have several), there's been no mention of issues of any kind, let alone shaft/drive problems.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 15,404
Posted By popscycle
I agree. Simple messages encapsulated in layers...

I agree. Simple messages encapsulated in layers and layers of metaphysical and philosophical mutterings. Still a decent read, IMHO. You don't seem to hear much about his second book, "Lila".
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
A Dining Companion

Taken this noon right out the dining room window while I was having lunch.

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/feb2015_hawk1.jpg

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/feb2015_hawk2.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
I think Rider Two's face fuzz is just about the...

I think Rider Two's face fuzz is just about the last vestige of his heathen Harley look and you may be pleased to note that his GS remains dirtier than sin. With wind chills reaching to 30 below,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-16-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
Am thinking that if you do an archeological dig...

Am thinking that if you do an archeological dig through the white stuff you might discover what that background color is. Was that what you were doing with the bike? Given the extent to which my...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-16-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
At The Request Of A Dear Old Friend

A dear old hometown friend sent me the following email, not PM, request after looking through this thread. He is not a forum member.Well, the days are getting longer, so hopefully the snow will be...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-16-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
Indeed! I did run across such consideration...

Indeed! I did run across such consideration along the NECR rail line when one of their RR patrol guys not only showed me places to park the bike and set up along the right-of-way, but gave me...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-16-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,635
Posted By popscycle
Am enjoying your pics, Maky, but it will take me...

Am enjoying your pics, Maky, but it will take me a bit to get through all of them.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
We found the same to be true over at Pan Am's...

We found the same to be true over at Pan Am's Greenfield yard, where they have wonderful old roundhouse and turntable that we can't get to. One intrepid rail fan had a very expensive quad copter fly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,387
Posted By popscycle
I think that the ability to be both mentally...

I think that the ability to be both mentally aware and yet physically relaxed at the same time comes with experience. Handling the bike becomes almost instinctive, requiring little thought or...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
We always enjoy Rt. 66 photos - so much...

We always enjoy Rt. 66 photos - so much nostalgia. In HS, I worked as the sole night gas station person on one of the colder parts of the Mother Road (i.e., 110 miles or so south of Chicago) where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4,385
Views: 463,184
Posted By popscycle
Having had several Goldwings, I would consider...

Having had several Goldwings, I would consider their brakes and suspension barely adequate but certainly not good. There's a valid reason why numbers of GL riders drop a lot of coin doing a "full...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
Maybe A Train A Day Will Make It Go Away

Maybe a train pic a day will make the specter of snow hurricane go away. To that end, here's a spring 2014 pic of a local freight.

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/may14_springtrain.jpg
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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
Happy to have you drop in and hear you are...

Happy to have you drop in and hear you are enjoying the thread. As for getting a little brother to your Road Sofa, I'd say the chances your riding fun would double are close to 100%, especially when...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
Great bridge shots! Just great!! :clap ...

Great bridge shots! Just great!! :clap

Thanks!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
With that winter storm nearly here, I went into...

With that winter storm nearly here, I went into the archives to find some more train pics from last year. Looking at them is like mental vitamin D, so here are some from spring of last year. The...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-13-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
That is a good ride you have there, slip, and one...

That is a good ride you have there, slip, and one that will get you places where bigger iron will have trouble playing nice. As for the "afford" thing, most of us have been there and felt that for...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-12-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 44,536
Posted By popscycle
Y'all need some snow out there. :lol3

Y'all need some snow out there. :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-12-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
Pictures are really a welcome sight here as we...

Pictures are really a welcome sight here as we sit contemplating yet another storm this weekend. I'd get out the bike, ride a little and get some pics but there's mountains of snow between you and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-10-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
Being someone who now has a mountain of snow in...

Being someone who now has a mountain of snow in the street and front yard, I greatly appreciate your pictures and will dutifully grovel for more, not to mention buy dinner should we meet up. Also, I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
Well, thank you for the good weather wishes,...

Well, thank you for the good weather wishes, John, but it's looking like we may get one or two more bouts of 12 inches or more. We have so much snow now that a couple more feet doesn't seem like a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-08-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
The Lull Before The Next Foot Or Two

I drove by one of the area's bunny hills and you couldn't get into the parking lot if you wanted to. This place, shown below, seems to be doing a "land office" business this year. In years past,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,283
Posted By popscycle
We've had a good number of BMW bikes and would...

We've had a good number of BMW bikes and would have to say their quality has been a good bit better than the other brands owned and they get ridden harder also. As for smudges, (1) I am not sure one...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-07-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
The ski operators here are the happiest they've...

The ski operators here are the happiest they've been in decades, not to mention the grocery stores who're doing well by those who think a foot of snow or more is the end of the world. :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-07-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
Well Here We Go Again

With another 12 to 18 inches predicted this weekend, I thought it would be good to get a pic of the old homestead before all you can see is white.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 02-05-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,380
Posted By popscycle
Enjoyed the report and pics. Thanks!

Enjoyed the report and pics. Thanks!
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-05-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 84,106
Posted By popscycle
Trains and factories beat snow all to hell as...

Trains and factories beat snow all to hell as something to ride by/look at and we thank you. You have no idea how much we appreciate this pic, especially with more snow on the way and the fact that...
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