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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-23-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7,071
Views: 2,366,879
Posted By Oblivion
So, that road takes the "Global" out of GPS? And...

So, that road takes the "Global" out of GPS? And I know what "420-friendly" means, but what's with "No 140?"
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-23-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
MIGHT try to shoe-horn it in between a funeral...

MIGHT try to shoe-horn it in between a funeral and the Sox game. Sssh, I haven't told my wife yet.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-06-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
WOOT! Knew you could do it! :clap Now, how...

WOOT! Knew you could do it! :clap

Now, how go the paperwork wars?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
Well, if it's OFFICIAL, then I guess I'll give it...

Well, if it's OFFICIAL, then I guess I'll give it a rest. ;)

Lookin' good, JJJZJ. I'm heading up to my folks' in NW Wisco. They just had their 40 acres logged off, so the trails should be WIDE...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
By VHS even!

By VHS even!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-02-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
Cry Dude, if it wasn't 65 miles each way from my...

Dude, if it wasn't 65 miles each way from my house to yours, I'd help you out. I like wiring and I'm halfway decent at it. I even have heat-shrink tubing. But that'd be OVER THREE HOURS out of my day...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
Andrew, that pic is a thing of beauty. Not...

Andrew, that pic is a thing of beauty.

Not to rub it in too much, Adam, but I wonder how many miles the guy you traded with has put on by now . . .
:huh :evil

Sorry, bro, mob mentality must...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
There are trail rides within reasonable distance...

There are trail rides within reasonable distance from the north burbs? Do tell! :D



I'm heading up to TWALD/Boscobel, WI Sept 16-18 (TWALD?...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
Sounds great! I'm heading up to Boscobel, WI for...

Sounds great! I'm heading up to Boscobel, WI for the VinMoto TWALD rally thing in a couple weeks. I already have a couple route options around there (and was already planning to hit New Glarus), but...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
If I keep beating up my stock bars like I did...

If I keep beating up my stock bars like I did this weekend in Sterling w/ the Brushpoppers, I'll have a prime opportunity to put on some grip heaters. :lol3



They don't get any balder than me....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 35,970
Posted By Oblivion
I didn't take many pics and sadly got none of the...

I didn't take many pics and sadly got none of the hills/drops that I was shocked to make, but here are the few I did grab:...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
Bummer about the lump. And not riding. Hooray for...

Bummer about the lump. And not riding. Hooray for toasty paws. Do we call that a wash?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
Sorry, man, I'm a one-dirtbike dirtbag. ;) Was a...

Sorry, man, I'm a one-dirtbike dirtbag. ;) Was a great time. Tested my limits. And expanded them a bit as well.

Also, hooray for ball-busting amongst friends!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-27-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 35,970
Posted By Oblivion
Thumb Safely home, beer in hand!

285 miles on the car/trailer, 25 miles on the bike, and a HUGE freaking grin on my face. Thanks again for having me out there Jack and the rest of the Brushpoppers! I did things with my bike today...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 44,182
Views: 8,459,248
Posted By Oblivion
NO LONGER stuck in first!

Once I had the bike in the garage and a beer in hand, the diagnosis and remedy were quick and painless. Mr. Fisherman was dead on - the shift lever was bent so it would no longer clear the case. I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2011, 03:35 PM
Replies: 44,182
Views: 8,459,248
Posted By Oblivion
Cry Stuck in 1st Gear

Biffed on the trail, came down hard on the left side. Left peg was packed with dirt and stuck up, but I got that squared away. Until I tried to shift into 2nd gear. Or even neutral. Have tried with...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-26-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
No, but this'll be me tomorrow:...

No, but this'll be me tomorrow: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=686109 Got room on the trailer. . .
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-26-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 526
Views: 35,970
Posted By Oblivion
Making this happen as a Saturday day-trip. Going...

Making this happen as a Saturday day-trip. Going to trailer my WR250R out. Will have GPS. In most other ways will be grossly underprepared. Hit me up if you want a spot on the trailer and are vaguely...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-24-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
Have a great, safe ride! I wish my dad...

Have a great, safe ride!


I wish my dad liked bikes. He rode bitch with me once. That's as far as it's ever gotten. On the bright side, he doesn't give me shit for riding any more and even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,604
Posted By Oblivion
T'other day, on my WR250R, I got a thumbs up from...

T'other day, on my WR250R, I got a thumbs up from an "older" woman at a light (60-ish). So I gave a thumbs up back. She rolled down her window:

She: That's a nice bike!
Me: Thanks, I love it....
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,326
Posted By Oblivion
Awesome. Great photos and commentary. I know...

Awesome. Great photos and commentary.

I know it's too late now, but a quick tip on the Zumo - instead of going waypoint to waypoint and stopping each time, you can put in your 'destination,' and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
Remember the good old days when you could write...

Remember the good old days when you could write "License applied for" with a sharpie on a chunk of cardboard and tape that on back? :evil

Wish I could hook you up, Adam, but any riding I'll get to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-10-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
Slim chance I'll get a hall pass. If I do, I'm...

Slim chance I'll get a hall pass. If I do, I'm heading out to a fly-in at Poplar Grove Airport (from Gurnee). Not sure if there's a 'scenic route.'
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-04-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,552
Posted By Oblivion
A friend and I, and possibly 1 to several others...

A friend and I, and possibly 1 to several others are meeting up @ the McD's, 2008 Sheridan Rd. in Zion, IL around 8:30 - kickstands up @ 8:50 for a short hop to another rendezvous with some...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2011, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44,182
Views: 8,459,248
Posted By Oblivion
That's the more coherent, concise way to put it,...

That's the more coherent, concise way to put it, yeah. ;)
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,567
Posted By Oblivion
This looks like a slice of heaven. Question...

This looks like a slice of heaven.

Question for the guy on the WR250R: What tires are you running and how were they in the sand? Also, what gearing and were you happy with it?

Thanks.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-03-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,552
Posted By Oblivion
:ear We need T-shirts w/ our usernames...

:ear

We need T-shirts w/ our usernames and/or avatars. :lol3

Actually, I do have a creepy shirt with my face/name on it, but it's long sleeve and the printed part is SUPER sweaty:...
Forum: Thumpers 08-03-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 44,182
Views: 8,459,248
Posted By Oblivion
I do the same - and all of my accessories use the...

I do the same - and all of my accessories use the same type of connector so I can swap around (GPS, mini compressor, etc.) Nice thing is that I also have one on a cigarettelighter plug, so the same...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-02-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,552
Posted By Oblivion
I (and BOTH of my bikes) will be there....

I (and BOTH of my bikes) will be there. Organizing a small ride from the Zion/Kenosha area. If any are interested, hit me up for details. Otherwise, see you there, maybe.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-01-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
I totally flaked on riding this weekend. I set...

I totally flaked on riding this weekend. I set off for a 'long' run Sunday morning about an hour too late and had to call to have my wife pick me up - just wasn't ready for the heat. After that, I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
Understood. Don't plan around me - my...

Understood. Don't plan around me - my participation is unlikely at best. Mostly wishful thinking. If I do get out, I may hit Full Moon then run up and visit a friend in the Kettle I haven't seen in a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
Firm 'Maybe" for Sunday. ;) Meeting where/when?...

Firm 'Maybe" for Sunday. ;) Meeting where/when? *cough*Full Moon?*cough*
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
I know many on sport-touring.net who love them....

I know many on sport-touring.net who love them. Met a husband and wife riding his/hers at an MSF ERC a couple years ago. Has always been out of my price/need range, but would be on my short list if I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-27-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By Oblivion
Daughter is 5 next month. Has a hand-me-down 50...

Daughter is 5 next month. Has a hand-me-down 50 on the way, but need to lose some training wheels first. ;) She's very much into my bikes, though. She used to watch motocross and MotoGP with me all...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
It's like a Craigslist Missed Connection. ;) I...

It's like a Craigslist Missed Connection. ;) I was at the bar from about 8:00-8:30 (one beer and a TON of water - that's how I roll), only glanced out to the patio briefly. Strolled along the bikes...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By Oblivion
Feeling like freeze-dried ass today, so making it...

Feeling like freeze-dried ass today, so making it tonight is questionable. If I make it, I'll have the kid in the cage, in which case, I'd be happy to let you stash gear in my car. I'll try not to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-26-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
Was a decent ride down and back, if a little...

Was a decent ride down and back, if a little warm. My exhaust collector rattle is back, so that was annoying, but otherwise the Seca ran like a champ. I'm constantly amazed this thing is 30 years old...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-25-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14,112
Views: 677,543
Posted By Oblivion
I have an odd evening free of parental duty.:clap...

I have an odd evening free of parental duty.:clap I shall be there - probably on my '81 Seca as long as she cooperates. If not, I'll take the WRR. Are there any plans to 'meet up' or are folks just...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-22-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,672
Views: 439,391
Posted By Oblivion
That 'Busa trike is awesome. Oh, Hangover Park,...

That 'Busa trike is awesome. Oh, Hangover Park, stay classy.

I noticed a local custom shop up here around Waukegan had one of those Can-Am knockoffs for sale a couple weeks ago. I bet it doesn't...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-22-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,466
Posted By Oblivion
Hoping to get there one night or t'other with my...

Hoping to get there one night or t'other with my kid and possibly my wife. Unfortunately, I'll have to go home (Zion) first to get the kid. Unless I make her work with me that day (fairground is 3...
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