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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
Yeah that Mike's a fir-fondler alright.

Yeah that Mike's a fir-fondler alright.
Forum: Ride reports 09-25-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 55,372
Posted By ridin gaijin
Laugh Love this setup...got all around Japan this...

Love this setup...got all around Japan this way..."What is the tent of No Tent?"




https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/15305215156_fd2f069edc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pjteeW)



Thanks...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By ridin gaijin
This linkage thing. Some homework incriminates it...

This linkage thing. Some homework incriminates it further...

(Post 7)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=586903

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=389893
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-22-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
Blixa, we didn't do 112--we did 113 to 25...

Blixa, we didn't do 112--we did 113 to 25 instead, to stretch out the trip and take in some lakes. The leaves are just starting to change. It's very pretty (and will get nicer of course). A weekend...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By ridin gaijin
Thanks for all the replies! In order... This...

Thanks for all the replies! In order...

This bike has seen a few downhills before, though not like this, and never manifested this issue. It now has about 78,000 miles.

Coach, that's my...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-21-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
Cool2 Look what hulked its way to the top of Mt....

Look what hulked its way to the top of Mt. Washington on Friday!

The weather was stunning and it was an invigorating 23 degrees. Rode 800 miles thru the night Tuesday-Wednesday up to Bar Harbor,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By ridin gaijin
Question Any gear you want, as long as it's second

Question about descending Mt. Washington. Loaded bike, great weather conditions, not much traffic; letting the engine & transmission take care of the speed with only occasional taps of the brakes.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,169
Posted By ridin gaijin
Another vote for (uh, against, I guess, actually)...

Another vote for (uh, against, I guess, actually) the KTM... :hide
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,562
Posted By ridin gaijin
Such a contrast between the Urals and...

Such a contrast between the Urals and Chelyabinsk...we humans sure can fix a landscape...:cry...thanks for sharing, looking forward to all the ones to come!
Forum: Trip Planning 09-11-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By ridin gaijin
Thanks guys. Next big trip I think I'll opt for...

Thanks guys. Next big trip I think I'll opt for Cloak. They offer a one-month option.
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 126,369
Posted By ridin gaijin
Mishutka, Grom...It's very good to see that the...

Mishutka, Grom...It's very good to see that the world is still very big, in some places.
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,562
Posted By ridin gaijin
--Another very interested reader! Thanks for all...

--Another very interested reader! Thanks for all the time and effort spent keeping us updated.

Ride happy & safe! :norton
Forum: Trip Planning 09-09-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By ridin gaijin
Question Road trip wifi security, any thoughts?

In the US and internationally, when I'm in areas that offer free wifi--motels, libraries, Tim Horton's (RIP :cry ) and other public spaces--I tend to use it. What's the weather, where will I sleep...
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,632
Posted By ridin gaijin
Sorry to hear it Matthew and glad you're okay! I...

Sorry to hear it Matthew and glad you're okay! I hate near misses of all kinds.



Sad but spot on.

Years ago a rider from Los Alamos shared a piece of wisdom I always try to remember (try to,...
Forum: Americas 09-08-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 643
Posted By ridin gaijin
How much time do you plan to set aside for the...

How much time do you plan to set aside for the whole trip? That's probably the major determining factor in your route and activities.

Is there anything in particular you want to see or do along...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-08-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,259
Posted By ridin gaijin
I've never had anything stolen while camping, but...

I've never had anything stolen while camping, but I always keep my phone and wallet on me (e.g., when hiking or birding). Over the course of many years, the only thing I've ever had ripped off the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 55,372
Posted By ridin gaijin
:lol3:stfu I'm on a different plan--I'll...

:lol3:stfu

I'm on a different plan--I'll visit every state I like and comment as I please. If that kind of thing doesn't suit you, you're in the wrong forum entirely. :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 55,372
Posted By ridin gaijin
Rode past this same sign about 6 weeks ago. Wear...

Rode past this same sign about 6 weeks ago. Wear guns, eat furs and keep your meat. I'm really enjoying your report.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By ridin gaijin
Another vote for 6 bars. Beltway in 1st gear and...

Another vote for 6 bars. Beltway in 1st gear and neutral for 40 min during our DC summer. Actually the Beast handled the temp far better than I'd've thought for an air cooled creature. The same thing...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,094
Posted By ridin gaijin
What a nice trip! A few years back when I lived...

What a nice trip! A few years back when I lived out there, I thought both Santa Fe and Sandia BMW were class acts.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-26-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
Laugh ADV riding event in Winchester somewhere 9/26 - 28

We're engaged then but I'd do this in a heartbeat! Looks like great learning opportunities, good sponsors and good swag. Should be fun.

http://advmotorally.com/

Someone tell me how it was!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-25-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
Cry Noooooooooooo...

Noooooooooooo (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-24/burger-king-in-talks-to-acquire-tim-hortons-restaurant-chain.html)!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-21-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
We really wanted to love them. The people were...

We really wanted to love them. The people were super-nice and we got some free merch too. We'd had some of the first barrel of beer they ever sold (at Crozet's Buddhist Biker Bar), last year; and...
Forum: Vendors 08-21-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,682
Posted By ridin gaijin
Question Toad...do you know of anyone who put these on an...

Toad...do you know of anyone who put these on an old GS? I wonder what's involved. (Yes I read the other thread.)

Thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-20-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
+1! Or a similarly unfashionable relic. On...

+1! Or a similarly unfashionable relic.

On the beer thing, we had a funny experience at Three Notch'd in Charlottesville. We drank the hell out of their Hydraulian Red while Anton was doing his...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
Laugh Anyone else going to Hot August...

Anyone else going to Hot August (http://www.hotaugustmusicfestival.com/home)?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
The statie who pulled me over was doing about 30...

The statie who pulled me over was doing about 30 through the far right lane, closed for construction, of I-66, which I thought was pretty remarkable behavior. So he had a clear lane to drive in;...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-07-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
Talking One of my high school chums' dad had an orange...

One of my high school chums' dad had an orange Thing--it was a blast to ride in! Have fun fragile.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,924
Views: 779,276
Posted By ridin gaijin
Update--LEDs on handguards as turn signals

This is a follow-up to prior posts and work done by Ravenslair and Gruesome. Ravenslair helped me with patient advice and suggestions. I have movies, but 30 minutes spent trying to learn how to embed...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-05-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
Same here but back when they were adding the...

Same here but back when they were adding the extra lane on 66W in Arlington. Also a reckless. 6 points and I don't remember how much at court. (sigh):dunno
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-29-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
Crossroads cycle might?

Crossroads cycle might?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
Question Hey does anyone know where in NoVA I can get...

Hey does anyone know where in NoVA I can get Posi-Lock stuff (http://www.posi-lock.com/)? I'm calling car parts stores and coming up dry...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
Blixa!

http://ridin-gaijin.smugmug.com/VA-to-CA-5800-mi-72014/i-MwgbTg5/0/M/Elizabeth-M.jpghttp://ridin-gaijin.smugmug.com/VA-to-CA-5800-mi-72014/i-Z2Bsgn6/0/M/Tommy-M.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By ridin gaijin
Conditions turned out to be profoundly windy for...

Conditions turned out to be profoundly windy for the first week of the ride; it was pretty punishing. A lot of other riders in MI, WI and MN commented on how unusual it was, and in MB they had had a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
Coming up on ten years, and although every so...

Coming up on ten years, and although every so often I give something else a shot, I'm still stuck on cRAsH. Lack of imagination? :lol3
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By ridin gaijin
Thanks Blixa! The show was the most intense I'd...

Thanks Blixa! The show was the most intense I'd been to, because we were front row right against the stage...and there was no security. LOTS of fluids and red wine all over everything. Lisa got some...
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By ridin gaijin
Thanks all. --I still don't know about the locker...

Thanks all. --I still don't know about the locker factory. The building looked too small to be a manufacturing plant for lockers, and located in the downtown area besides. Could it have been...
Forum: Vendors 07-20-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 219,373
Posted By ridin gaijin
Hey guys, thought I'd share some feedback for...

Hey guys, thought I'd share some feedback for REV'IT. After some trying on and exchanging of various things, I bought an Excalibur and a pair of Tornados from you a few months back. (Completely happy...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-19-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6,008
Views: 284,828
Posted By ridin gaijin
I'm back. Whew. Casual ride report and a few...

I'm back. Whew.

Casual ride report and a few pics. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24649907#post24649907)

That was a lot of riding. Next trip will be more mellow--September, to the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By ridin gaijin
"What are you doing *here*?!" - 5800 mi around US and CA, '96 R1100GS

Just a few pics from ride completed yesterday (started 7/4). The weather sure has become unpredictable. Avoiding Interstates, my route was:

VA - MD - PA - NY - ON - QB (casual drivers, but great...
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