ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Beasts
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #7381
crosscountry
Bear went over Mountain
 
crosscountry's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: At the corner of flat and mountains
Oddometer: 2,416
Quote:
Originally Posted by valongbeard View Post
I'm sorry. What was your question? ". . . justify a purchase."?


__________________
My travel Blog, about living and riding, and living to ride.

I went for the thrill of adventure and the desire to explore - Charlie Duke
crosscountry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 07:17 PM   #7382
MariusD
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: Metairie, near New Orleans
Oddometer: 573
Quote:
Originally Posted by ishmac View Post
wOw that concept Suzuki is yuk looking, like horrible.
ditto! The only thing missing is a pair of wings and you have a cute little penguin

I wish the beak had never become an adventure bike thing... jeez, I hate all of the ones with beaks, including the ducati multistrada.
MariusD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 07:19 PM   #7383
Taz1200
.
 
Taz1200's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Oddometer: 176
Some pics of some of the rides this year.....

























Taz1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 07:28 PM   #7384
Taz1200
.
 
Taz1200's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Oddometer: 176
A few from a trip out west......














































Taz1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 07:53 PM   #7385
valongbeard
Accidental Adventure
 
valongbeard's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Shenandoah Valley
Oddometer: 1,282
That's great. Keep em coming.
__________________
2006 DL650 - Adventurous

Quote:
Originally Posted by mica View Post
I liked his form but the results were negligible.
valongbeard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 08:33 PM   #7386
Taz1200
.
 
Taz1200's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Oddometer: 176






























Taz1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 09:02 PM   #7387
quattroman
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Temple Terrace, FL
Oddometer: 60
I think I needed that last set of pictures to nail down my moto purchase decision. Wee Strom it is.

Thanks.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
__________________
Look at my blog Riding Paths.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kamchat
...it's not how long you last that counts, but how much 'living' you manage to cram into life before the inevitable.
quattroman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 09:09 PM   #7388
Taz1200
.
 
Taz1200's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Oddometer: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by quattroman View Post
I think I needed that last set of pictures to nail down my moto purchase decision. Wee Strom it is.

Thanks.

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2

If it helps I put over 22k miles on my wee this past year and had no problems at all....Just do basic maintance and enjoy it!
Taz1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 05:52 AM   #7389
southforkspeedster
koolaidless
 
southforkspeedster's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Location: the dry side of Oregon
Oddometer: 1,984
Quote:
Originally Posted by valongbeard View Post
You mean like this. . .

all black seat, and you NAILED it
__________________
Been there, broke that


SFS
southforkspeedster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 07:44 AM   #7390
mntnbound
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
Oddometer: 59
2012 Review

So here is my first year of motorcycling in review. It was tough to pick which pictures to use without posting so many, but here are the highlights.

Picking it up in January


First ride around the Ellijay, GA area



Group ride to Tellico Plains, TN for the weekend



World's largest tree house



4 day ride - this was heading north on the Blue Ridge Pkwy - we were sending off our buddy as he did a 10 day solo ride to Maine and back




Blue Ridge Parkway Motorcycle Campground



Just a typical day ride up Blood Mountain



Another weekend ride - this was Blue Ridge, GA



Campground for that weekend in Morgantown, GA



This was in NC, this day we rode the "Gravel-Hala", the "Gravel-Dragon" and some other fantastic dual-sport roads!



Tellico Plains, TN - Cherohala Motorcycle Campground - the new owners are fantastic, great place to stay



This is one of the three water crossings on Witt Rd in Tellico Plains and the only one that I had to have assistance getting across. The night before at the campground other riders were telling us how often people dump their bikes here. So I was thrilled to have only got hung up (the wee ground clearance sucks) and not tip over.



Last but not least, we did a day ride and stopped by TWO to check on progress.



So for a first year of riding I would have to say it was pretty damn awesome. Putting just shy of 10k miles on it, I was able to ride all of these fantastic well known places:
-Blood Mountain
-Richard B Russell
-Tail of the Dragon
-Cherohala Skyway
-"Gravel-Drgaon"
-"Gravel-hala"
-The Snake
- Blue Ridge Parkway
-Countless amazing dual-sport roads in GA, NC and TN


I'm looking forward to 2013
mntnbound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 12:01 PM   #7391
Rusty Rocket
Life behind "Bars"
 
Rusty Rocket's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Trying to leave CT
Oddometer: 8,857
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taz1200 View Post
If it helps I put over 22k miles on my wee this past year and had no problems at all....Just do basic maintance and enjoy it!
You're gonna wear that baby out!

How did it run at the top of Mt Evans?
__________________
on one side the sign it said "Private Road", but on the other side it didn't say nothin'
2009 DR650
..1972 Penton Six-Days ..1971 Suzuki TS185.. 2005 KTM 400exc
Member of: AMA, NETRA, Blue Ribbon Coalition, CCCofVT, Berkshire TR, CT Ramblers
Rusty Rocket is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 12:59 PM   #7392
Taz1200
.
 
Taz1200's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: NY
Oddometer: 176
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rusty Rocket View Post
You're gonna wear that baby out!

How did it run at the top of Mt Evans?

Bike ran perfect on top.... " I " don't run as good though...
need to walk a bit slower up there...lol

I thought I was accomplishing something riding the Vstrom up there until I saw a guy that trained all summer and rode his bicycle all the way to the top..talked to him at the peak and was very impressed...they get some big speed coming down on those skinny tires and shorts on....
Taz1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 01:27 PM   #7393
crosscountry
Bear went over Mountain
 
crosscountry's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: At the corner of flat and mountains
Oddometer: 2,416
Quote:
Originally Posted by mntnbound View Post
So here is my first year of motorcycling in review. It was tough to pick which pictures to use without posting so many, but here are the highlights.

Picking it up in January


First ride around the Ellijay, GA area

Great first post Keep riding. The Strom is a fun bike
__________________
My travel Blog, about living and riding, and living to ride.

I went for the thrill of adventure and the desire to explore - Charlie Duke
crosscountry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #7394
Rusty Rocket
Life behind "Bars"
 
Rusty Rocket's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Trying to leave CT
Oddometer: 8,857
mntnbnd: I sent you a private message.
__________________
on one side the sign it said "Private Road", but on the other side it didn't say nothin'
2009 DR650
..1972 Penton Six-Days ..1971 Suzuki TS185.. 2005 KTM 400exc
Member of: AMA, NETRA, Blue Ribbon Coalition, CCCofVT, Berkshire TR, CT Ramblers
Rusty Rocket is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2012, 02:51 AM   #7395
vanseagal
Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Finland
Oddometer: 79
Pic is from Alps last summer.

vanseagal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014