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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-22-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4,366
Views: 1,631,382
Posted By jdgretz
I'd bet on Bokeh photography. jdg

I'd bet on Bokeh photography.

jdg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-13-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 265,943
Posted By jdgretz
That's part of what makes it a pretty darn cool...

That's part of what makes it a pretty darn cool photo.

jdg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 795,677
Posted By jdgretz
Wow! Those are nice. Want to build one for...

Wow! Those are nice. Want to build one for me?:evil

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 53,209
Posted By jdgretz
Cool - great riding year round here, with not...

Cool - great riding year round here, with not much rain. We'll have to get you hooked up with the local scooter scene, the ESMBs, LA Bikers, and the Cretins.

Gonna be a good winter.

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 107,685
Posted By jdgretz
Thank you for being a wonderful guest in our home...

Thank you for being a wonderful guest in our home (both literally and figuratively) and reminding us of some of the great sights we have here.

I look forward to seeing you again one of these days,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 53,209
Posted By jdgretz
If you are a scooter person only, then you'll...

If you are a scooter person only, then you'll probably do OK with Sherman Oaks. I've had three bad experiences with Dave when he owned both Sherman Oaks and Thousand Oaks. I wouldn't send anyone...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 53,209
Posted By jdgretz
When you get to California, be sure to let me...

When you get to California, be sure to let me know. We'll throw a dinner for you here in LA, and can probably find a place or two for you to spend the night. Also, a great Vespa dealer near by run...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 222,801
Posted By jdgretz
Wow - you need to post this in the Cheep Bike...

Wow - you need to post this in the Cheep Bike Challenge <$1500 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=482885)

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 107,685
Posted By jdgretz
Thanks, your eyesight is better than mine. :huh ...

Thanks, your eyesight is better than mine. :huh It's on the list.

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 107,685
Posted By jdgretz
Thanks, I'll put it on my list to find next time...

Thanks, I'll put it on my list to find next time I'm up there.

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 107,685
Posted By jdgretz
I recognized almost everything you posted from...

I recognized almost everything you posted from SF. Only this one building is unfamiliar. Do you remember where that one was?

...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 145,492
Posted By jdgretz
I'm going to un-subscribe from the thread since...

I'm going to un-subscribe from the thread since Frederic has pulled down all his threads, not just this one.

Shame really, it was a great report.

At least I still keep in contact with Laurane...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 107,685
Posted By jdgretz
We had a great evening with Weronika. I'm not...

We had a great evening with Weronika. I'm not sure what she thought of the LA Bikers, but we all enjoyed meeting her and talking about her trip and the white tread on her tires.

She took off on...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 465,915
Posted By jdgretz
Hey Colin - good to see you're still causing...

Hey Colin - good to see you're still causing problems where ever you go :D. I can't believe (well, actually I can) that some dolt is going to try to get the city council to cancel the event.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 107,685
Posted By jdgretz
OK, it looks like dinner with Weronkia in Los...

OK, it looks like dinner with Weronkia in Los Angeles will happen on Wednesday night after the Kings game (call it 8pm) at The Mexican Riviera Restaurant 4239 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA.
...
Forum: Ride reports 05-29-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 107,685
Posted By jdgretz
Sounds good, but do we know if she will be around...

Sounds good, but do we know if she will be around that long???

jdg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-18-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 1,084
Views: 523,097
Posted By jdgretz
Lots of good stuff, and I think this one deserves...

Lots of good stuff, and I think this one deserves to be included

http://bwhip62.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/utah_spring_14-17.jpg

From HERE...
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 53,209
Posted By jdgretz
Personally I wouldn't piss on Dave is he was on...

Personally I wouldn't piss on Dave is he was on fire. I am so glad he no longer owns Thousand Oaks Vespa (and so are a lot of motorcycle/scooter folks). They are much nicer folks up there in...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7,925
Views: 1,183,122
Posted By jdgretz
Wonderful bikes - don't do anything exceptionally...

Wonderful bikes - don't do anything exceptionally well (except maybe hold their value) but do everything nicely. The post '93s have the better front suspension and nicer (IMHO) dash. Fuel mileage...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-09-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 265,943
Posted By jdgretz
Found this one I took at the Schoenewald...

Found this one I took at the Schoenewald Collection tour.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/12279081073_7d620eca5f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/jH4v1n)

jdg
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7,925
Views: 1,183,122
Posted By jdgretz
If I was doing a Ryca, it would have to be one...

If I was doing a Ryca, it would have to be one like this

http://rycamotors.com/images/CS1/22.jpg

or this one, but with the belt drive

http://rycamotors.com/images/CS2/cs2s-bikecraft.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 213,214
Posted By jdgretz
Man, it looks like there are some good stories...

Man, it looks like there are some good stories there. Is there a Ride Report someplace??

jdg
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 108,887
Posted By jdgretz
I'm not sure if it's in this thread or another...

I'm not sure if it's in this thread or another one where I talk about the mods I've had done to my '07 and the improvements. A suspension upgrade ($1K round numbers) is really worth it.

My latest...
Forum: Ride reports 04-22-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 135,280
Posted By jdgretz
Must be something on your end as I just went back...

Must be something on your end as I just went back and looked - I can see all the photos.

jdg
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 108,887
Posted By jdgretz
Yeah, that idle thing should be reversed. Cold...

Yeah, that idle thing should be reversed. Cold should be the high idle. Now mine did the weird high idle thing for about 5 months, then one 100*+ day the high idle went away and it's been correct...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 108,887
Posted By jdgretz
Since you already own two others, I presume you...

Since you already own two others, I presume you are acquainted with both Guzzi Tech (http://www.guzzitech.com/) and the Wild Goose Chase (http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php) as well as Todd Egan...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 795,677
Posted By jdgretz
Well, my buddy just scored a pretty good deal. ...

Well, my buddy just scored a pretty good deal.

Last month a lady decided to make a u-turn in front of me which resulted in Ruby (my '88 C-10) hitting the ground. Mostly cosmetic damage, top...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 981
Views: 188,921
Posted By jdgretz
Nice - which Guzzi is that, and what fairing? ...

Nice - which Guzzi is that, and what fairing?

jdg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-03-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 213,214
Posted By jdgretz
Good to see that place again. I didn't have time...

Good to see that place again. I didn't have time to drop in on my last visit. There are times I miss living in Central Texas.

jdg
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 107,685
Posted By jdgretz
I'm in. When you get near SoCal, let me...

I'm in.

When you get near SoCal, let me know. I should be back riding by then (thanks, U-turning cager :asshat) and would be pleased to show you the area and invite you to dinner with some of the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-28-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 175,568
Posted By jdgretz
Have you seen this photo over in the What bike do...

Have you seen this photo over in the What bike do you want today thread?

http://minsk-moto.com/pub/products/41/colors/940x592/color3.png

You got possibilities on your hands.

Looking forward...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 545
Views: 108,887
Posted By jdgretz
All bikes (well, maybe no all, but for the most...

All bikes (well, maybe no all, but for the most part) can be made to fit, but my thinking is that out the door it should be comfortable and not need fixing to be fun on the first day. That's...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 108,887
Posted By jdgretz
I use the Go Cruise Throttle Control for cruise...

I use the Go Cruise Throttle Control for cruise control, and it works out pretty darn well. Inexpensive and easy to troubleshoot. :D I've wanted a true cruise control, but then after really...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 108,887
Posted By jdgretz
The 850 Norge is not new to the Continent. The...

The 850 Norge is not new to the Continent. The Berlin PD purchased a bunch of them a couple of years ago.

jdg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-22-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 213,214
Posted By jdgretz
The Deer Lodge in Ojai, CA. My Norge is the...

The Deer Lodge in Ojai, CA. My Norge is the first one in line, next to one of the Harley Rapidos I was with that day.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/12628132563_2b8bebf252_b.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-20-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 265,943
Posted By jdgretz
Ah, well that explains why the Adobe menu picks...

Ah, well that explains why the Adobe menu picks don't work for you :D.

Can't help you with Paint Shop.

Yes, you'll really like LightRoom. Add to that the Topaz Labs filters/ad-ons and you'll...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 265,943
Posted By jdgretz
I have CS3, CS5 and CS6, which is the final stand...

I have CS3, CS5 and CS6, which is the final stand alone version, and all of them have that same menu structure and allow you to change the Exposure settings.

Could it be that you have PhotoShop 4...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-18-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 265,943
Posted By jdgretz
Look under the Image tab. Drop to Adjustments...

Look under the Image tab. Drop to Adjustments and you'll find Exposure along with a bunch of other options. You can change the exposure then save the image with a new name. Do this multiple times...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-04-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,613
Posted By jdgretz
We have a Honda Helix in the stable which is way...

We have a Honda Helix in the stable which is way more fun than a person should be allowed to have on two wheels.

My big issue with the Helix is the small tires. The scooter will get up to freeway...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-31-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7,766
Views: 7,071,045
Posted By jdgretz
My normal response to that was "Have you see how...

My normal response to that was "Have you see how our pilot flies?" Over a beverage or two I've got some great stories about Bucky.

Then again, I flew Hueys in RVN and was also a Maintenance...
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