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Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 01-08-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,115
Posted By manfromthestix
Man, what a great set of routes to pull together...

Man, what a great set of routes to pull together for other riders! :clap Nice job! We have endless miles of forest roads around here that look very similar, but VERY limited single-track or other...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 47,700
Views: 9,759,435
Posted By manfromthestix
I love it! ...

I love it!

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRzewhtp16Ru7FOXjIaNrvO0F6jgfP_r24bXrzmdE0un-FfoM4DzQ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 47,700
Views: 9,759,435
Posted By manfromthestix
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZK8ijAghBdw/VKd...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ZK8ijAghBdw/VKdJcVQD8xI/AAAAAAAAHtQ/p6BGUVInJaw/w350-h569-no/2015-01-02.jpg

Nice! I'm envious of your riding area - we don't have anything like that near...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 47,700
Views: 9,759,435
Posted By manfromthestix
Good luck with this. I've got the Yamaha lowering...

Good luck with this. I've got the Yamaha lowering link, shortened the rear shock mount as much as possible, and moved the fork tubes up in the clamps until they hit the bars and think it lost about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,360
Posted By manfromthestix
Or shot glasses, dog bowls, bandanas, jewelry,...

Or shot glasses, dog bowls, bandanas, jewelry, beer mugs, leather dangly things, vests, hats, door stops, mouse pads, giant decals for your truck, water bottles, picture frames, bar stools, whiskey...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-23-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,862
Views: 777,217
Posted By manfromthestix
+1, man, we don't have anything like that around...

+1, man, we don't have anything like that around here. Awesome riding, great shots of the people, fantastic places to ride, excellent editing and loved the music! Well done!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,862
Views: 777,217
Posted By manfromthestix
Nice video compilation, Webbiker, but c'mon, man,...

Nice video compilation, Webbiker, but c'mon, man, where are the crash scenes? I kept waiting for them... :lol3 Are you telling us you rode the entire year in 2014 without a single fall?

I really...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-23-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 131,846
Posted By manfromthestix
Gorgeous! I had a '94 K75 for a while, what a...

Gorgeous! I had a '94 K75 for a while, what a sweet bike:

http://manfromthestix.smugmug.com/photos/i-mGZDwD7/0/L/i-mGZDwD7-L.jpg



Jim! Put some farkles on that beauty, she's so NEKKID! This...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-23-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8,214
Views: 7,896,122
Posted By manfromthestix
I love riding at that time of year, there are so...

I love riding at that time of year, there are so few people out that the roads are almost empty. Every spring Grand Teton and Yellowstone NPs plow out the roads and open them for the entire month of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36,121
Views: 9,397,445
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 I guess I just don't get it. Same...

:lol3

I guess I just don't get it. Same story with some vehicles - on a recent trip I ended up renting a 2015 Suburban (they were out of the car I had reserved) and felt like I was driving my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-22-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8,214
Views: 7,896,122
Posted By manfromthestix
You mean these Tetons? ...

You mean these Tetons?

http://manfromthestix.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/July-29-August-1-2006-ride/i-ZSHxX59/0/L/Union%20Pass%20and%20Tetons%20riding%20July%2029%20-%20Aug%201%2C%202006%20076-L.jpg
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 36,121
Views: 9,397,445
Posted By manfromthestix
I love to watch MotoGP and have many times...

I love to watch MotoGP and have many times wondered if any of those riders ever use the BACK brake? These are the fastest guys in the world and they ride into corners at ridiculous speeds with the...
Forum: Face plant 12-19-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,448
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 Best line I've heard in a while! ...

:lol3 Best line I've heard in a while!



We live just a few miles off the BRP at MM45, where highway 60 crosses near Buena Vista, Virginia. We love to ride it on the motorcycles, and it's a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 47,700
Views: 9,759,435
Posted By manfromthestix
I was a good boy on Saturday...

... so I got to ride on Sunday! Work first: we have a huge old tree in our front yard that has been slowly dying for a year or so, dropped a huge limb earlier this year that wiped out our fence and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 75,491
Posted By manfromthestix
Congrats on the new bike! Switching from a '94...

Congrats on the new bike! Switching from a '94 Harley to a 2015 BMW will be like switching from a screwdriver to a cordless drill-driver... a hammer to a pneumatic nail gun... a box-end wrench to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,714
Posted By manfromthestix
Interesting video, for sure, and the rider has...

Interesting video, for sure, and the rider has skills to be certain, but I'm with y'all that he had no worries about potentially trashing the bike or tires. Wonder what percentage of lifetime clutch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,661
Posted By manfromthestix
I would amend this to say - be smart and don't...

I would amend this to say - be smart and don't ride your street bike on the roads and highways in snow with bald tires. I've spent many happy hours riding my knobbied dirt bikes in the snow and...
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,396
Posted By manfromthestix
Wow, ugly break! Glad you were able to summon...

Wow, ugly break! Glad you were able to summon help and that you're going to be OK. I love your ADVrider spirit - laying there with a nasty break, painful rehab, and worried you won't be able to go on...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By manfromthestix
:lol3 That looks deadly (aka FUN)! I'm still...

:lol3 That looks deadly (aka FUN)!

I'm still trying to figure out how to get my ski stuff attached to the bike...

http://manfromthestix.smugmug.com/photos/i-XfJSJJX/0/L/i-XfJSJJX-L.jpg

Some...
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,629
Posted By manfromthestix
Wow, with your luck I hope you went out and...

Wow, with your luck I hope you went out and immediately bought some lottery tickets! That could have ended much worse, ATGATT or not. Tumbling = broken bones most of the time, padding...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-04-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 240,430
Posted By manfromthestix
I love your "Limo"! I've got a 1994 K2500...

I love your "Limo"! I've got a 1994 K2500 Silverado that I bought brand new over 20 years ago. That thing has been absolutely flawless, runs like a top (350 V8 and 5-speed tranny), rides like a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-01-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 240,430
Posted By manfromthestix
Oh yeah, two can play that game! This was...

Oh yeah, two can play that game! This was December 18, 2009:

http://manfromthestix.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZhKJ9nq/0/L/i-ZhKJ9nq-L.jpg

That was about two feet, so heavy we couldn't make it out...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-01-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3,093
Views: 240,430
Posted By manfromthestix
SERIOUSLY, that's today!?!?!?!? I live just west...

SERIOUSLY, that's today!?!?!?!? I live just west of Lexington (off MM45 on the BRP) and all we got here was rain and 34* temps. Wow! I can't even see white on top of the 3000-foot North Mountain...
Forum: Face plant 10-28-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,218
Posted By manfromthestix
Sorry to hear of your crash, but it was a great...

Sorry to hear of your crash, but it was a great ride right up to that point! :D I broke my collar bone in a bicycle crash some years ago, had to have surgery, then re-hab. It was a bit painful for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,388
Posted By manfromthestix
Whoa! Congratulations on that statistic! I've...

Whoa! Congratulations on that statistic! I've never been able to afford new bikes at that rate, but when I bought my WR250R last year it was my 45th motorcycle in 52 years of riding (I've worn out a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,436
Posted By manfromthestix
+1 on this - I think if you've got all that stuff...

+1 on this - I think if you've got all that stuff hanging on the bike plus you, your gear, maybe a passenger, etc. you just need more oomph. You shouldn't have to wring it's neck to get a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-14-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,915
Posted By manfromthestix
Nice ride report! We live close to a lot of...

Nice ride report! We live close to a lot of great riding in WV and visit the New River Gorge area frequently but I have to agree with this quote. Man, when you get off the main roads and into the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-14-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 31,465
Posted By manfromthestix
Yeah, Cass and Marlinton are a great place to...

Yeah, Cass and Marlinton are a great place to ride! I was just there two weekends ago with a group of bikes (bicycles :D) to ride the Greenbrier River Trail, route of the old railroad. We wanted to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-07-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,391
Posted By manfromthestix
Hey cool! They make a good product for a...

Hey cool! They make a good product for a reasonable price so I hope it works out nicely for you. I put a Suzuki-brand aftermarket low gel seat on a DR650 I had once (talk about a horrible stock...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,566
Posted By manfromthestix
Yeah, thanks for the thoughts, it is a rough...

Yeah, thanks for the thoughts, it is a rough thing to have to do. Enjoy your folks while you've got them. It looks like you are, and that's fantastic!

You know, I don't think you could have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-03-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,566
Posted By manfromthestix
Great ride report! I love it that your Dad still...

Great ride report! I love it that your Dad still rides with you. My Dad is ten years older than yours and we had to put him in an Alzheimer's care facility this Spring, hardest and saddest thing I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 36,121
Views: 9,397,445
Posted By manfromthestix
The better question is, "Who wants to get cell...

The better question is, "Who wants to get cell coverage on the Dragon?" I mean, WTF are you doing there, commuting?

Sheesh.
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,391
Posted By manfromthestix
Ha ha ha!! Yup, the stock seats on most dirt...

Ha ha ha!! Yup, the stock seats on most dirt bikes are NOT made for sitting comfortably for very long. The seat on my WR was like a sawhorse so it now has a Seat Concepts cover on it which makes a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,391
Posted By manfromthestix
What a great ride report! Congrats on your win...

What a great ride report! Congrats on your win and for taking the risk to do the ride on a new-to-you bike! My wife is also a small lady and we tried an XT225 for her but it was a little too tall and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36,121
Views: 9,397,445
Posted By manfromthestix
I rode all the way from Rabbit Ears Pass in...

I rode all the way from Rabbit Ears Pass in Colorado to Lander, WY one fine afternoon holding my helmet with my left hand and the throttle with my right because the wind was so strong from the west I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36,121
Views: 9,397,445
Posted By manfromthestix
Touche, Mr. Douche! :lol3 :thumb:bow:poser:ricky

Touche, Mr. Douche! :lol3 :thumb:bow:poser:ricky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 36,121
Views: 9,397,445
Posted By manfromthestix
Outstanding! Good on him! I doubt my wife would...

Outstanding! Good on him! I doubt my wife would be interested in learning the technique, but that is just COOL! I remember doing similar things when I was a little kid learning to ride and my bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,555
Posted By manfromthestix
I certainly wouldn't call those "blind turns"....

I certainly wouldn't call those "blind turns". Come out here to Virginia or West Virginia and hit a few twisty roads and you'll learn all about blind turns. Even on the Blue Ridge Parkway with it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,401
Posted By manfromthestix
Ummmm, Son, we need to talk... :lol3 I still...

Ummmm, Son, we need to talk... :lol3 I still remember when my kids came to me (at ages 5 and 8) with a bag of plastic Easter grass they'd found stashed in my closet and an accusation like this. I...
Forum: Ride reports 09-26-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,073
Posted By manfromthestix
I'm at work reading a ride report about a trip to...

I'm at work reading a ride report about a trip to Alaska. :lol3 It's Friday what can I say?

I had planned to ride across the country to Novia Scotia and then down to Florida to visit my mom but...
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