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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 11:50 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
NEAM (Update 2)

This is the last of the pictures taken at the New England Air Museum (NEAM) on last Sunday's ride. As mentioned in the previous post, it is a veritable Fibber McGee's closet of aircraft and related...
Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
Most definitely not spartan. Feature-laden is a...

Most definitely not spartan. Feature-laden is a better description and, judging from our last romp in the rain, wet weather protection in the cockpit is way better than my last ride. As for that...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 11:28 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
NEAM (Update 1)

Sunday last, Rider Two and I took advantage of crappy weather to ride to, among other places, the New England Air Museam (NEAM). It had been over a decade since I'd been there and he'd never seen...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
I Love Gravel

Well, I was wrong. Gravel roads aren't boring and when I want to satiate that hunger for riding, I head for some gravel. With a wintery mix predicted for later in the week, a little carpe gravel...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
Thank you for the kind words, NellieDriver, and...

Thank you for the kind words, NellieDriver, and we hope you get the chance to ride over here soon.



Well, getting that GS into the mud was a bit of a rush job. I need to learn to slow down...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-27-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
Having Fun In The Cold, Damp and Rain

Yesterday was great. It was cold (in the 40s), damp and rained on us for a good bit of the day but we stayed (relatively) warm, dry and explored a bunch of new roads and things. The morning started...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-26-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
Happy to hear you're enjoying the thread, Dave,...

Happy to hear you're enjoying the thread, Dave, and we certainly plan to post more. Rider Two and I were out exploring all day today despite the fact it was in the 40s, damp and raining for most of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-25-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
After The Nor'easter

I don't mind riding in the rain, I don't mind riding in the wind and I don't mind riding when it's (not too) cold. I do not ride when there is an excess of all three combined withing the maelstrom...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
I can see that, deep down, you two really won't...

I can see that, deep down, you two really won't be happy until something like this. Perverts! :lol3

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/mudbike.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,917
Posted By popscycle
Yes! My last (top-of-the-line, Japanese) bike...

Yes! My last (top-of-the-line, Japanese) bike had a wet clutch that would not only clunk rather loudly but lurch forward some when going into first.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-21-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By popscycle
I always enjoy pic of WV and especially the area...

I always enjoy pic of WV and especially the area around Gauley Bridge. Thanks for posting.

Trust you were careful to not run afoul of the law there as it used to be a notorious speed trap coming...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-21-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
I don't suppose writing something in the dust on...

I don't suppose writing something in the dust on my panniers or wheels would quiet you two, would it? :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,768
Posted By popscycle
Yup! I bought a bike reviewers said was the best...

Yup! I bought a bike reviewers said was the best in class and got great reviews. Although it hasn't changed much in over a decade, some riders still think it's the greatest thing since sliced...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
Mystery Solved.

Here's what I learned from the local historical society:Years ago the R.T.Curtis Concrete Co from Barre purchased the old (railroad) station and set up this structure. By having this location, they...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 35,395
Posted By popscycle
Well, that was one hell of an adventure! Glad...

Well, that was one hell of an adventure! Glad both of you are OK and thanks for the great pictures but should y'all be out after dark? :lol3
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-20-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
John, the structure didn't seem to have any type...

John, the structure didn't seem to have any type of heater or dryer that I could see but that isn't saying anything given that I am not sure what one would look like. I have contacted the local...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-19-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
Tipple Redux. What Is It?

Some months back we turned down a trail and immediately came upon an unknown (to us) structure and wondered what it was. We then discovered the trail we turned down was once a rail line and I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,575
Posted By popscycle
My 2014 R1200 GS gets around 55 mpg all day long...

My 2014 R1200 GS gets around 55 mpg all day long riding normally but only 50 or so if I mostly play rocket ship with it. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,731
Posted By popscycle
They know (family member is SVP of internet...

They know (family member is SVP of internet marketing for one of the largest ad companies in U.S.).
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-18-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
IFR and Getting The Shaft (Updated)

The acronym "IFR" had the same meaning to both my late father and myself - "I Follow Railroads". He sometimes followed railroad tracks when flying cross country and I follow them on motorcycles...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-17-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
The GSA certainly does looks great but at my...

The GSA certainly does looks great but at my advancing age, the lighter weight of the GS rules. As for the i3, I think you're right about it being a golf cart - a rather goofy looking $50,000 golf...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-16-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,429
Posted By popscycle
Nice RR with great pics. Thanks for sharing it...

Nice RR with great pics. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
iSee

Talk about stupid - somewhere between putting the Nav V back in the cradle and filling the HydraPak with water and ice I lost the key to the GS. And, it didn't want to be found. What kind of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,270
Posted By popscycle
Our condolences on the loss of your son. Go get...

Our condolences on the loss of your son. Go get em, sir!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,547
Posted By popscycle
Perhaps not weird but certainly less than normal...

Perhaps not weird but certainly less than normal out in the middle of the woods buried up to its axles.

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/offroad_53pontiac.jpg

Not exactly a barn find but...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-16-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
Just Another Cheese Run

I was going to name this post "Anatomy Of A Cheese Run" but that's a bit pretentious, somewhat laborious and not at all truthful since we have no intention of boring you with a vivid dissection of a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,547
Posted By popscycle
http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/sun5_nucwa...

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/sun5_nucwaste2.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,618
Posted By popscycle
Fortunately, mine is only clunky sometimes when...

Fortunately, mine is only clunky sometimes when going from N to 1st but I can often over come that by either (a) not going into neutral or (b) moving slightly forward when shifting from N to 1. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-14-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,082
Views: 982,421
Posted By popscycle
http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/sunfall_mi...

http://www.affiliatehouse.com/webimages/sunfall_mill2.jpg

1750s Sawmill
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-14-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
A Short Journey (Updated)

This time of year is great for riding and and the trees are a vivid reminder. Pulling the bike out of the garage, I was greeted with a lot of color, prompting a picture looking down the street before...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-14-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 28,631
Posted By popscycle
Station at Palmer, MA - a triangular structure...

Station at Palmer, MA - a triangular structure that sits between two rail lines right at the point where they intersect. It is now a restaurant and popular train watching spot.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
We certainly hope you do! Thanks for the train...

We certainly hope you do! Thanks for the train pic and may you take many more. Motorcycles + Trains = Good Stuff. :rayof
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By popscycle
Thanks for sharing your ride! Love them trains!

Thanks for sharing your ride! Love them trains!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
Saving A Pic

Well, I screwed it up - one of those rare picture opportunities of a great nature scene. Screwing up was easy. I am not what you'd call a pro photog, the camera is a relatively cheap...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
Cliffside, it sounds like you know something...

Cliffside, it sounds like you know something about engines so you're very especially welcome here (feel free to add pics) given that we're relative dummies on the subject. Also, congrats on your GS...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,434
Posted By popscycle
Regardless of your views on spokes vs. cast...

Regardless of your views on spokes vs. cast wheels, I trust y'all know (1) there are such things as tubeless rims with spokes and (2) folks on the trail have been known to pound rims back into shape...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,692
Posted By popscycle
My motorcycle choice would be based on what I...

My motorcycle choice would be based on what I enjoyed riding the most, not the proximity of the dealer. There are good dealers who will help you out regardless of where you are and bad ones that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
Today Was A Gift!

It was one of those perfect fall days for riding with temps in the 50s under a blue sky with little or no wind - a real gift! The perfect day to get out and explore, on both paved and unpaved roads...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-12-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 48,111
Posted By popscycle
Thank you, sir. Being near the peak of fall...

Thank you, sir. Being near the peak of fall color here, we're way more interested in nature scenes at the moment.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 27,554
Posted By popscycle
I think 28/35 might well be recommended - by...

I think 28/35 might well be recommended - by folks who have stock in the tire company. :lol3
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