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Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 208,993
Posted By Trane Francks
Wow. Talk about atmosphere. I love this.

Wow. Talk about atmosphere. I love this.
Forum: Ride reports 11-06-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 618,070
Posted By Trane Francks
One life, indeed. :cry

One life, indeed. :cry
Forum: Ride reports 11-05-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 618,070
Posted By Trane Francks
Glad that you were all okay. That looked to be...

Glad that you were all okay. That looked to be one helluva serious storm.
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 618,070
Posted By Trane Francks
Maya's holding up well. Congrats on the 70K!

Maya's holding up well. Congrats on the 70K!
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 618,070
Posted By Trane Francks
That Ford Coicel is gorgeous. Huge props for such...

That Ford Coicel is gorgeous. Huge props for such obvious pride of ownership!
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 28,795
Posted By Trane Francks
Outstanding, Dave. I've had one hell of a crappy...

Outstanding, Dave. I've had one hell of a crappy day* and I really, really appreciate your posts today. Nice way to cheer up.

* 5 a.m., bent over to grab the cat's dish only to plant the corner of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 28,795
Posted By Trane Francks
A little hunting in Google would have the road...

A little hunting in Google would have the road seeming to be this north-south passage. Looks absolutely amazing:

Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-31-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 329,178
Posted By Trane Francks
That last pic is pure porn. :eek1

That last pic is pure porn. :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 208,993
Posted By Trane Francks
That last post was the best start to a Friday...

That last post was the best start to a Friday morning I could have wanted.
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 28,795
Posted By Trane Francks
Sweet. :evil

Sweet. :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-28-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 305,811
Posted By Trane Francks
Wow, Dave. Absolutely stunning!

Wow, Dave. Absolutely stunning!
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 618,070
Posted By Trane Francks
Brazil is definitely on my to-do list. I have a...

Brazil is definitely on my to-do list. I have a friend in São Paulo, which makes for a great excuse to visit. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 208,993
Posted By Trane Francks
ROTFL! :clap "There was a seismic event in...

ROTFL! :clap

"There was a seismic event in Bruges today. News at 11."
Forum: Thumpers 10-25-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 1,013,381
Posted By Trane Francks
Unfortunately, history is full of examples of...

Unfortunately, history is full of examples of dealers doing whatever they can to avoid doing warranty work. Yes, it boggles the imagination. Alas, it's just far too common a problem. :puke1
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 208,993
Posted By Trane Francks
No kidding. I've had a photo of Troy Bayliss...

No kidding. I've had a photo of Troy Bayliss wheelieing a Panigale out of a Yas Marina Circuit corner as the wallpaper on my Acer monitor since the photos were released back in 2012 (top photo here...
Forum: 2 smokers 10-21-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 329,178
Posted By Trane Francks
Model years were indeed '90 through '93. ...

Model years were indeed '90 through '93.

3XC1 (Released Jun 1990) VIN: 3XC-000101 -
3XC2 (Released Sep 1991) VIN: 3XC-030101 -
3XC3 (Released Dec 1992) VIN: 3XC-040101 -

The 3XC3 featured a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 618,070
Posted By Trane Francks
You didn't sound like a sales pitch; the accident...

You didn't sound like a sales pitch; the accident did all the pitching for you. That gear looked good before the accident. It looks unbeatable now. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,410
Views: 1,265,926
Posted By Trane Francks
Who regularly eats more than 3 meals/day? Unless...

Who regularly eats more than 3 meals/day? Unless you're a Hobbit in the Shire worrying about Elevensies, etc., 3 is the max for anybody I know. I generally opt for 1 or 2 meals/day. No snacks.
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 618,070
Posted By Trane Francks
You've certainly sold me. Should I ever be...

You've certainly sold me. Should I ever be looking for ADV-type luggage, Jesse it will be.
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 618,070
Posted By Trane Francks
Good to see that a bit of friends and tucker can...

Good to see that a bit of friends and tucker can get a bruised lad back in the pink. Good repair job on the luggage, too!
Forum: 2 smokers 10-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,200
Views: 329,178
Posted By Trane Francks
The '79 (and, in Canada, the '80) 400s were...

The '79 (and, in Canada, the '80) 400s were better handlers over the earlier years due to a repositioned engine. The Canadian models were without the emissions stuff, so finding Canadian-model...
Forum: Face plant 10-10-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 155,424
Posted By Trane Francks
That looks doable on an R1200GS. :lol3 Not a...

That looks doable on an R1200GS. :lol3

Not a place I would EVER ride. EVER. :huh:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 1,013,381
Posted By Trane Francks
Hah! Musicians suffer through this, too. It's...

Hah! Musicians suffer through this, too. It's called GAS: Gear Acquisition Syndrome. The problem is most often felt when one isn't doing a lot of playing and the lack of playing exerts itself in the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-10-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 305,811
Posted By Trane Francks
Fun is the key! For what it's worth, I liked the...

Fun is the key! For what it's worth, I liked the pop that the colours had.
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,410
Views: 1,265,926
Posted By Trane Francks
You're bloody funny, Gene. I'll remember that my...

You're bloody funny, Gene. I'll remember that my wife's amphitheatre trumps all others.
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 208,993
Posted By Trane Francks
Dennis, I'm glad that both you and the bike...

Dennis, I'm glad that both you and the bike didn't take more of a beating.

Panigale on the floor = :cry
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 208,993
Posted By Trane Francks
Your thought on the ugliness of the crowds got me...

Your thought on the ugliness of the crowds got me thinking. For some reason, I was always a lot more tolerant of the crowds in, say, Graz or Zagreb than I am when I'm traveling in North American...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 618,070
Posted By Trane Francks
Man, been there, done that. Got hit by a truck...

Man, been there, done that. Got hit by a truck while I was walking across a parking lot one afternoon. Bounced real good. Or so I thought. Made it home that night without too much difficulty. The...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-06-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 305,811
Posted By Trane Francks
D, that didn't seem to work as you intended.

D, that didn't seem to work as you intended.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-05-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 305,811
Posted By Trane Francks
Good lord! Those are FANTASTIC. :huh

Good lord! Those are FANTASTIC. :huh
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 618,070
Posted By Trane Francks
Ouch. I'm really sorry to see this, man. :huh:eek1

Ouch. I'm really sorry to see this, man. :huh:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 208,993
Posted By Trane Francks
Absolutely vile. I guess a visit to Brno by...

Absolutely vile.

I guess a visit to Brno by way of Prague for MotoGP is ALSO on the bucket list now. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 618,070
Posted By Trane Francks
Good on ya, Andi. Seriously. Then again, you're...

Good on ya, Andi. Seriously. Then again, you're travelling the world, so I'm not at all surprised that you'd be thinking (if not actually saying) people should put down their goddamn cell phones and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 208,993
Posted By Trane Francks
No doubt, but I always look forward to your...

No doubt, but I always look forward to your videos because they feature the bike rather than some '80s hair band. That said, I have to say that Ducati really does know how to stir the soul, even with...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 28,428
Posted By Trane Francks
Awwww, man! Those pics really make me want to...

Awwww, man! Those pics really make me want to visit CO again. You can make your posts as pic-heavy as you like. I'll never complain. :1drink
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-30-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,876
Views: 305,811
Posted By Trane Francks
Nice work, everybody.

Nice work, everybody.
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,159
Views: 618,070
Posted By Trane Francks
One for you, one for Ellen. S'all good.

One for you, one for Ellen. S'all good.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7,667
Views: 1,013,381
Posted By Trane Francks
I really can't offer any specifics other than to...

I really can't offer any specifics other than to say that the more aggressive the tread pattern is for dirt duty, the less stable it'll be at high speed. The tractive forces going on at the back end...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 208,993
Posted By Trane Francks
Man. That rotted out building sure set up some...

Man. That rotted out building sure set up some atmosphere for you to work your magic with the camera. Damn. It must have had an interesting feel to it.

Love the video. I've developed a crush on...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 208,993
Posted By Trane Francks
:D When the Alps are in your back yard,...

:D

When the Alps are in your back yard, sport walking takes on a hiking perspective. More of a cardio workout that way.



Gorgeous shot!
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