How'd you find this joint, anyway?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SkiFastBadly, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. SkiFastBadly

    SkiFastBadly A beer? Yes, please

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    Don't know why it popped into my head. I just got to wondering how so many people (well, mostly people) all over the planet stumbled across this site. Not like there's a Superbowl ad for it or anything?

    My story: In the summer of 2007 I was riding only a Harley Heritage and a buddy on a GS in Utah convinced me that I needed to get something I could follow him on off road. I looked at the Triumph Tiger (955 back then) and the GS and then decided I better get educated on the whole adventure bike scene and a google turned this place up, and here I am 1300+ posts later. The rest of you folks just stumble on to it as well?
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  2. Charlie Gary

    Charlie Gary Been here awhile

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    A friend told me about it.
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  3. Zanotti

    Zanotti Been here awhile

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    I read Flug's epic cross country trip report and was hooked!
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  4. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    I used the hall of wisdom to bleed my wizzy brakes.

    Rod
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  5. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  6. DestinationUnknown

    DestinationUnknown Been here awhile

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    Im a noob of course, but I found a link to a RideReport on another site that lead me here.
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  7. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Long timer

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    When I bought the KLR, a friend said I could probably find good suggestions for milk crates on this site
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  8. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    I had my first beemer...a 99 RT and was on the RT forum that was owned by some total dick named David...kinda like BSC, everything was about him and his site.....so I did a totally unacceptable post/take off on James Brown....I'd hung a Two Brothers pipe on my bike and it no longer sounded like a sewing machine.....hence the post....I'm loud and I'm proud...

    So unacceptable that someone said I really belonged with the inmates here...so much better, thank you....I PM'd fish and got a nice personalized acceptance....thanks to fish, baldy and all the old inmates who seem to lurk these days.....

    :wave


    and the emoticons fit me much better too..........:fyyff


    BTW.....when's the last time you got a chance to ski fast as badly as we know you can.......:deal
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  9. mtnbikeboy

    mtnbikeboy Been here awhile

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    I think I got linked here from the largest 4 wheeled off road site. Probably a crazier asylum than this place, and lots of crossover membership. All hail PBB.
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  10. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER!

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    Google.

    I was looking for information on my old '82 XL250R, found this gold mine and discovered adventure riding :D
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  11. beanmop

    beanmop dude

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    Same here. I worked at an off-road shop for a number of years that was/is pretty prevalent on pirate. Spent entirely too much time on there. Somehow it brought me here.
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  12. bigtallguy

    bigtallguy Sasquatch Jr.

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    Google kept pointing me here when I asked it a question. Finally decided to cut the middle man.
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  13. Bogfarth

    Bogfarth Fridge Magnet Safety Tester

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    Waaaaay back when I was just thinkin' about buying a bike, I wanted info about motorcycles in general. Proper gear, good first bikes, that kinda thing. Which led me here, and to the 250 Ninja. Turns out, this place had quite a bit of info about them. Not as much as Ninjette.org, granted, but plenty for a l337 n00b like me to soak up. Then I read Doug's little epistle about riding around the world on a choppah. Free time? Frak that, I found me some good stories about crazy guys on bikes! :lol3



    Oh, the Ninjette? Turns out I don't fit on 'em so well. :rofl
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  14. D R

    D R ----

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    As morbid as it may sound, "Face Plant" is what lead me to discover this site. It wasn't a face plant of my own however. As a safety minded individual (ingrained in me by military and LEO experience) I've always been on the look out for accident related stories to study -- what caused them, what can I learn from them, how can I avoid them. The quest for stories people shared about their own mishaps and those of others, led me to "Face Plant" and Adventure Rider.
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  15. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    A friend told me about it. He knew I was interested in adventure riding, so told me about it. We both lurked for a long time, eventually, I joined up, once I bought my F800GS.
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  16. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    :lol3
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  17. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    I've only been here since 2008? Seems like much longer.

    I probably found the site through Google or an online reeference. I hit "Old Skool" first and then discovered the other rooms of the Asylum.

    And here I be.

    --Bill
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  18. bluebye

    bluebye Skin it back

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    A link from the WERA board to " The Original Adventure Riders" a story from Wayne Weber with pics of his Dad and company riding in Colorado in the 1950's.
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  19. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Can't quite remember.......that must be sayin' something :huh

    Maybe Shogs told me?

    If so, thanks Gwen!
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  20. Angry Wookie

    Angry Wookie Running On Fumes

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    Recommended to me by my stepfather who is also an inmate.
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