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Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,654
Posted By bighaasfly
Question Love for the mid west?

Bummer I used to live in CA but now reside in the midwest (Minnesota) so I missed all your west coast presentations. Do you have any plans to come out to the midwest and do a slide show?

My early...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4,852
Views: 3,185,870
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb More! More! More! :clap:clap:clap A...

More! More! More! :clap:clap:clap

A question: how did you translate your perceived route on Google earth to your GPS? I've wondered if there is a iPad app that would allow me to drag my finger...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 1,608,124
Posted By bighaasfly
Laugh Your mother's right...

You shouldn't 'objectify' women. That's not nice. :lol3

But please continue to post lots of pictures of all sorts of pretty things (even women). Aint nothing wrong with pretty girls. It's all...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3,551
Views: 1,608,124
Posted By bighaasfly
Question What happened to the old one?

So....how'd they find the old one, where was it and what the heck happened to the windscreen on it? Was there a chase, the bandit crashed and the windscreen took his head off (or some other poetic...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,654
Posted By bighaasfly
Where did you go?

:hmmmmm

Probably need a breah huh? Don't blame ya! :)

Safe travels!
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 353,045
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb Okay, scootch over. I'm coming too. Subscribed!

I have a simple question and two suggestions.

What camera are you using? Looks like a Nikon point and shoot in the one photo with the rear view mirror but I can't tell the model. STELLAR colors!...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 64,342
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb Thanks for the great ride report!

I've often wonders how much adventure one can have if everything is planned out to the gnats...well, you know. Anyhow, there's got to be a line between being a dead idiot for lack of foresight and...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,654
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb Hey Simon and Lisa, Just wanted to send my...

Hey Simon and Lisa,

Just wanted to send my encouragement and glad you're back together and on the road again! I really enjoyed your latest video as well. Safe travels my friends!

Brian
Forum: Ride reports 01-14-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,876
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb Nice read. Thanks. I enjoyed it! :thumb

Nice read. Thanks. I enjoyed it! :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 1,829,660
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb :clap wow! I can't believe I read the whole...

:clap wow! I can't believe I read the whole thing! I think I might just go back to the beginning and do it all over again. BY THE WAY, I've said it before but it's worth saying again that I loved the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,248
Posted By bighaasfly
Laugh More please!! :clap:clap:clap :lurk

More please!! :clap:clap:clap
:lurk
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2011, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,248
Posted By bighaasfly
Laugh Love, Love, Love the videos!!

It's great when guys include video in their RRs!! Thanks so much! I used to have a '97 XR600 and watching these videos brings me right back in the saddle again. I rode the crap out of that thing all...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 52,532
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb On the slab

Sorry to see you're off the dirt and on the slab. With the wisdom that comes from having made many bad calls in my life, I can see the foresight in the choice you made. Nothing worse than pushing a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 143,812
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb Awesome vid. I'm in. Hit it!

Awesome vid. I'm in. Hit it!
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,606
Posted By bighaasfly
Love the report!! Great job. I've ridden a bit of...

Love the report!! Great job. I've ridden a bit of west and north west Nevada (off the blackrock desert mostly) and really miss the solitude of the open west. Your videos make me itch to go ridin'...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 1,829,660
Posted By bighaasfly
Eek http://yhelteljel.ee/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Ma...

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Roadside view.

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The color of that 'water' reminds me...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 1,829,660
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb Think I've said it before...

I think I've said it before but it's worth repeating: LOVE the audio files! They add flavor and culture to otherwise still images. I really think it's better than video! Having the stills and the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,654
Posted By bighaasfly
God bless you both. I'm so saddened by your loss....

God bless you both. I'm so saddened by your loss. We will be sending all our love and prayers to you and your extended family.
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,811
Views: 1,829,660
Posted By bighaasfly
Laugh And THAT my friend, is why I like reading about...

And THAT my friend, is why I like reading about those places on advrider.com!! :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,456
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb Absolutely stellar! :clap:clap:clap The best...

Absolutely stellar! :clap:clap:clap The best adventure one could have in the states, no doubt! The wife and I just got back from checking out Colorado on a family trip this summer. I was heavily...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,715,359
Posted By bighaasfly
Laugh I don't have any tatoos. Not necessarily opposed...

I don't have any tatoos. Not necessarily opposed to them, but could just never think of anything that I'd still want on my body 40 years from now. But THAT! Well, if I did the ROB then I think maybe...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,715,359
Posted By bighaasfly
Laugh That was a good belly laugh! Thank...

That was a good belly laugh! Thank you!!:clap:clap:clap:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,654
Posted By bighaasfly
Laugh My pastor says...

With every break DOWN, comes a break THROUGH!! :clap:clap:clap
A great result! Kudos to Touratech! When my day comes to purchase adventure equipment, I WILL NOT FORGET their generous contribution. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,715,359
Posted By bighaasfly
Talking That was cool! Nice to have a video presentation...

That was cool! Nice to have a video presentation of Doug to go along with the written impression I've developed over the months I've been reading his column (can I call it a column?!).

Ride on...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,654
Posted By bighaasfly
Talking When in the public eye...

...some will throw sour fruit. Just wanted to throw in my support of you two. Your forum has given me more entertainment and insight than the last 15 movies I've seen and the last 10 books I've read....
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,198
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb Thanks for the report! Really enjoyed the pics...

Thanks for the report! Really enjoyed the pics and stories. Hope everything goes well for you in the horsepistol. Cheers!
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,715,359
Posted By bighaasfly
Of course he's had practice! He rides Harleys...

Of course he's had practice! He rides Harleys doesn't he?! :p
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,322
Posted By bighaasfly
I think some people in gov't confuse ...

I think some people in gov't confuse
'progress' with 'additional regulation and enforcement'. I don't think they are necessarily synonymous.
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,484
Posted By bighaasfly
My buddy had a '82 XL500. Rode the snot out of it...

My buddy had a '82 XL500. Rode the snot out of it for years. The previous owner had seized the motor when he forgot to add oil after an oil change. He let it cool down, added the missing oil and sure...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 08-01-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,809
Posted By bighaasfly
The wife and I just got back from scoping out the...

The wife and I just got back from scoping out the Loveland/Ft Collins area. Loved it! It a bit away from boulder but still has all the outdoor rec possibilities, good deal cheaper than boulder, lots...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,654
Posted By bighaasfly
Laugh Breakdowns

I've been told, and experienced, that breakthroughs only happen on the heels of breakdowns (structural, emotional, financial, etc). Every problem has a solution. It's just a matter of being open to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,654
Posted By bighaasfly
Just got caught up after a time away and couldn't...

Just got caught up after a time away and couldn't be more pleased with your Nikon sponsorship. I can assure you that their support of you just earned them a new customer when it comes time for me to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2,166
Views: 776,383
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb See what happens?

I've been away from this site for a few weeks. After a 10 hour driving day across the central plains with my wife and three kids I thought I'd check in for a moment before some well deserved rest....
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,715,359
Posted By bighaasfly
Laugh Forest Gump?

Doug is like Forest Gump with all us disciples following along. :rofl
If he every says "I want to go home now" and leaves us, we'll all be looking at each other saying "Now what do we do?!"....
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,654
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb We rounded off our day with a meal with Vincent...

We rounded off our day with a meal with Vincent and Karin at the Chinese restaurant just 400 metres up the road.

That first view this morning has made my year!
...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,715,359
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb You should be the new HD poster boy!! Ride on my...

You should be the new HD poster boy!! Ride on my friend! :D
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,715,359
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb A few thoughts

First, where did you get those forks? They look a little spindley. And can you provide a parts list (for our humor)? With that new geometry in play, what does that do to the handling? Oh wait,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 1,715,359
Posted By bighaasfly
Laugh Well shoot...

There goes sleep for the next few weeks. I'll be glued to my laptop every night checkin in to see what happened to Doug today. Wife'll think my porn habit came back. "But Honey, it's just Doug!" LOL
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,654
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb The 4 shot collage on the 9th

Loved the 4 shots you posted up on the 9th. REALLY wets my appetite for Nepal and the the Cashmere region. As usual, FANTASTIC stuff. Thanks so much for posting! Sometimes I daydream about how easy...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 533,654
Posted By bighaasfly
Thumb India

I am mesmerized by your reports of India. I always enjoy reports from this dynamic country and people. I'm glad you went, grateful for your report, fascinated by your photos and never want to go...
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