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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 09:57 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Next up: MORE RAIN! ...

Next up: MORE RAIN!

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/England/i-fX6d7cW/0/L/IMG_1654-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/England/i-fX6d7cW/A)
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:45 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Did some wandering around Kirton Holme at night,...

Did some wandering around Kirton Holme at night, of course. Almost got creamed by what I assumed was a drunk driver while walking around, too. Funny....all these miles on the bike and the closest...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:42 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Yep...just a bit. :) GPS is on, but not an open...

Yep...just a bit. :) GPS is on, but not an open stream.

I have a transmitter, but it was only half way through the trip that I realized it resets itself after x number of points. So much for a...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:40 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Great find. I usually plan out my routes in just...

Great find. I usually plan out my routes in just this way--someone tells me, "you should go here." Unfortunately my body is not in sync with the R/R. Pics of Scotland are all ready to be posted up as...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:34 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Anyone who's had fried eggs over peanut butter...

Anyone who's had fried eggs over peanut butter toast and thinks it tastes gross, please raise your hand....

Uh huh...thought so!

There's a hell of a lot of things out there waiting to be...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 10:15 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
All: My ride report is behind where I currently...

All: My ride report is behind where I currently am. Should be caught up soon.



There should be some available. Let me check with my 'shipping dept.' :)
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
First time in a while I had a kitchen. And not...

First time in a while I had a kitchen. And not just a kitchen, but a kitchen that had been stocked with eggs, bread and peanut butter.

MMM!
...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 12:49 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Managed to get my cell phone working (nightmare)....

Managed to get my cell phone working (nightmare). And booked an Airbnb that night before coughing myself to sleep in the only room they had available (a smoking room with fixed windows). (By the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2015, 12:28 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Driving on the left, I must admit, took a lot of...

Driving on the left, I must admit, took a lot of concentration. When on the road following cars it was just a little strange. It was when cars weren't around that things got confusing, like when...
Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 10:55 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Au revoir, France. I'll miss you. ...

Au revoir, France. I'll miss you.

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/France-II/i-snP4f26/0/L/DSC06088-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/France-II/i-snP4f26/A)
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Forum: Ride reports 03-01-2015, 09:55 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Great that the pics are coming through. And...

Great that the pics are coming through. And thanks, fredgilb, for looking that up. Interesting stuff.

My ride through France was rather interesting. I think I made it through over half the country...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 09:54 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
And back to the open road I went: ...

And back to the open road I went:

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/France-II/i-t9hSmp6/0/L/IMG_1415-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/France-II/i-t9hSmp6/A)
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Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 09:53 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
In the AM I headed out, but not before grabbing...

In the AM I headed out, but not before grabbing one last glance:

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/France-II/i-9tc5Ckm/0/L/IMG_1395-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/France-II/i-9tc5Ckm/A)...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 09:47 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
The sprinkle-turned-drizzle of my ride turned...

The sprinkle-turned-drizzle of my ride turned into a windy downpour. Again with the context: on the bike it would have been miserable. But the sound of rain splashing on cobblestones from the third...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 09:39 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
despistao: Thanks for clarifying. I knew the...

despistao: Thanks for clarifying. I knew the border was around here somewhere. Didn't know it was the tunnel itself.

Not far over the border it was pretty clear that I was in a different...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2015, 09:13 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Some interesting prints coming up soon. It's a...

Some interesting prints coming up soon. It's a new series and I'm excited. Really, really cool stuff!

StevenF: You think that's hard--I had to learn all these words by flipping through a thousand...
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2015, 01:22 AM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Wasn't a print. That was an original.

Wasn't a print. That was an original.
Forum: Ride reports 02-23-2015, 02:27 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
I carry a 10mm Allen key. That's all I need...

I carry a 10mm Allen key. That's all I need (along with a large rock) to adjust the chain.

Don T: They boxed you in, too! Forgot about the fine-on-the-spot practice in Spain. Glad they didn't ask...
Forum: Ride reports 02-22-2015, 06:22 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
I was bummed when I left Huesca. Seriously could...

I was bummed when I left Huesca. Seriously could have used another night in that sleepy town just relaxing. This is the curiously strange part of the trip, exploration-dissonance of sorts, where you...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Back on the road: ...

Back on the road:
http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/Spain-II/i-Rtz85CM/0/L/IMG_1325-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/Spain-II/i-Rtz85CM/A)

And back to Huesca:...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2015, 09:15 AM
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Posted By AntiHero
Thanks, Mart'n. I will look you up when I'm...

Thanks, Mart'n. I will look you up when I'm nearing. Hoping it's a warm (and early) spring.

xl1200r: Thanks. I'll do my best to try and keep the installments timed regularly. :)

StevenF:...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2015, 01:53 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
http://scontent-a.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t5...

http://scontent-a.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/e15/11008121_582568978545332_853024021_n.jpg

Mick Doohan's NSR500, the 3rd 500cc GP-Era 'Tribute' painting in the series is finished and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 07:49 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/Spain-II/i-P5HK8...

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/Spain-II/i-P5HK8BS/0/L/IMG_1297-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/Spain-II/i-P5HK8BS/A)
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Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 07:44 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Hate to disappoint, but that's it for Madrid. I...

Hate to disappoint, but that's it for Madrid. I was only there for a few days, mostly without a bike. But both the video and the pics I took up until the last day have vanished. I suppose it's a good...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2015, 01:48 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
While looking for the video of Madrid I ran...

While looking for the video of Madrid I ran across this one from Esco.

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Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2015, 10:50 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Whenever I visit a Ducati showroom, it's a...

Whenever I visit a Ducati showroom, it's a mixture of excitement and depression. Allow me to explain.

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/Spain-II/i-qDf9DRs/0/L/DSC03744-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2015, 10:12 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
Ok, onward to Madrid: So unlike Ducati...

Ok, onward to Madrid:

So unlike Ducati Paris, who did everything they could to ensure I wouldn't bring my bike in for service, Ducati Madrid welcomed me with open arms. I'd sent an email in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2015, 09:48 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
No need to apologize. I definitely appreciate the...

No need to apologize. I definitely appreciate the support and hope it didn't come across as me being a dick! I just really feel we are all here on Earth 'alone', so to speak. And two hands working...
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2015, 01:14 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Thanks, Sandstorm. But I'm gonna have to...

Thanks, Sandstorm. But I'm gonna have to respectfully disagree with you on the whole God watching part: if there was someone or something watching over me it would have never happened to begin with....
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2015, 02:06 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
"It was a little bit on the outskirts of...

"It was a little bit on the outskirts of Madrid--but had secure parking and was close to the service dept. Everything was working out well...a little too well....which always is a bad omen, a sign of...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2015, 03:11 AM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Here's a 30,000 foot overview of the trip thus...

Here's a 30,000 foot overview of the trip thus far. Pretty cool, I have to admit. I'd dreamt about traveling Europe since I was a kid. As an adult I figured I'd have to confine myself to 2-3 cities...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2015, 01:55 PM
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Posted By AntiHero
TC will work with other tires, but TC...

TC will work with other tires, but TC intervention is typically more intrusive, so you have to turn the sensitivity down. Course, it can be turned off completely, too. I think the 1299s ABS is more...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 07:14 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Dustin2: Even if someone else made a rear, the...

Dustin2: Even if someone else made a rear, the Traction Control is calibrated for Pirelli Supercorsas. Other profile tires throw the electronics off.

CKutzGO: Ya look good on that 899--and you...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
It may look like touring, but it sure feels like...

It may look like touring, but it sure feels like MotoGP at times! Longevity in a tire is inversely proportional to braking, handling and cornering abilities. Stickier tire = more of a chance of...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 12:41 AM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
In the meantime, let me take y'all back to Spain....

In the meantime, let me take y'all back to Spain.

http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/Spain-II/i-ffm9JF8/0/L/DSC05965-L.jpg (http://antihero.smugmug.com/RTW-2/Spain-II/i-ffm9JF8/A)

And to my...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2015, 12:12 AM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
x100. And do keep us posted. There's not...

x100. And do keep us posted.

There's not much I detest more than being indoors with a bunch of people. But I'd buy a ticket to anywhere in the world if an ADVrider meet was goin' on. Bikes or no...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
This is terrible, but I'm glad you caught it. My...

This is terrible, but I'm glad you caught it. My advice to you--and ANYONE out there: get your ass (literally or figuratively) to a university hospital if you have cancer. Though it's possible to get...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Thank you all. And the decal: nice....

Thank you all.



And the decal: nice. Two scythes because: what doesn't kill you the first time will most likely try again. How right I was.

<a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 07:36 PM
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Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
For those who didn't follow along on the Coast to...

For those who didn't follow along on the Coast to Coast trip: ten minutes into the swim portion of Ironman Cozumel 2010, I had the first symptom that led to the diagnosis of a brain tumor (severe...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 366,543
Posted By AntiHero
Fitness level goes up while riding (carrying...

Fitness level goes up while riding (carrying 50lbs on your back while muscling a bike around will do that), plus I walked everywhere when I wasn't on the bike, sometimes up to 8 hours a day. But...
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