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Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 130,042
Posted By ridin gaijin
Hotels are there so we can appreciate the things...

Hotels are there so we can appreciate the things we often don't realize we've been missing on the road (and off it).

Wrangling all those pics, what a feat! Thanks for keeping the story going! :wave
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-22-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7,227
Views: 373,155
Posted By ridin gaijin
Wow! That got virulent fast. ...

Wow! That got virulent fast.

http://cdn.meme.am/instances/500x/23406482.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-20-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7,227
Views: 373,155
Posted By ridin gaijin
Drink up and chill out amigo. Mine are long past...

Drink up and chill out amigo. Mine are long past the stage where they ran rampant around Santa Fe Brewing Co (https://www.santafebrewing.com/),* but if the beer, the music, and the company are good,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By ridin gaijin
A pair of 'em on the Beast. Given value of bike,...

A pair of 'em on the Beast. Given value of bike, budget was a consideration. Since I don't (often) (intentionally) challenge its offroad capabilities, and weigh about 160#, I don't need fancy...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-04-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7,227
Views: 373,155
Posted By ridin gaijin
Damn, whatever happened to... ...

Damn, whatever happened to...

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f247/lauriefromla/IMG_4923.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-14-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 15,872
Views: 1,364,332
Posted By ridin gaijin
Question Bike rental in Tucson

Hey folks,

Former Tucson resident here (UA grad, & thx Uncle Sam for sending me to Huachuca!). I'm planning a getaway for myself and one of my daughters and will be there all day Dec. 20, 21 and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-12-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7,227
Views: 373,155
Posted By ridin gaijin
Lisa just drove past the aftermath of a horrific...

Lisa just drove past the aftermath of a horrific motorcycle vs. SUV accident on 495 NB. Hoping for the best here. :cry
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-28-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7,227
Views: 373,155
Posted By ridin gaijin
Oh I am definitely looking forward to them...

Oh I am definitely looking forward to them (assuming they work properly, don't get hacked, etc.). I will trust a properly functioning system over a driver any day. I remember seeing some survey...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-11-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,191
Posted By ridin gaijin
I was glad to see the sun came out for you at...

I was glad to see the sun came out for you at lunch. I bet those seagulls were amusing for about three minutes. They remind me of the Harpies. Elephant seals have it pretty good but I bet they're not...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7,227
Views: 373,155
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: 239
Views: 99,283
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: 1,039
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: 7,227
Views: 373,155
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: 1,039
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: 7,227
Views: 373,155
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: 1,039
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: 114
Views: 25,099
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: 354
Views: 130,042
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: 1,356
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: 419
Views: 157,195
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: 354
Views: 130,042
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: 1,356
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: 15
Views: 4,930
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: 31
Views: 2,075
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: 37
Views: 6,512
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: 239
Views: 99,283
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: 239
Views: 99,283
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: 864
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: 31
Views: 2,886
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: 7,227
Views: 373,155
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: 7,227
Views: 373,155
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: 7,227
Views: 373,155
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: 91
Views: 14,063
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: 7,227
Views: 373,155
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: 7,227
Views: 373,155
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: 7,227
Views: 373,155
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: 7,227
Views: 373,155
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: 6,650
Views: 1,191,918
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: 7,227
Views: 373,155
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: 7,227
Views: 373,155
Posted By ridin gaijin
Crossroads cycle might?

Crossroads cycle might?
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